so I just turned 21 today! *Whoosssssssssh* .. The days preceding my birthdays are usually a tad reflective for me and more often than not I would be like ‘oh I’m not marking it this year’ but then a couple days before I start to change my mind ‘okay maybe a meal with colleagues’.. ‘maybe brunch with a friend’.. or get my friends together for dinner’. Oh well..
All my life I have marked my birthday in some way or another. This year, its an e-party with some of my favourite female Nigerian fashion bloggers. I haven’t met some of these ladies in person but with most of them, we just communicate really good and get along on social media. I hope I meet all of them someday.
I am going to share all their photos, Occupations, Interests and website addresses here.
Guess what, of course where bloggers are gathered there has to be a style theme/dress code. Its an All-White affair with Non-White footwear so feel free to side-eye anyone who broke the dress-code rules. LoL!
Lastly, I would also include one special guest and 4 Birthday mates of mine who aren’t bloggers.
Do have a blast reading through, I hope you enjoy partying with us as much as I enjoyed putting it together.
FASHION BLOGGERS – 16 of us
(listed in order of which they sent me/agreed to the use of photos)
– Stephanie Ij, @Metrogypsie & @Jaunelion
– Sazi Hills, @Fashion_53
Occupation:- Business Consultant .. Interests:- Traveling, Reading, Swimming & surfing the internet
Daks Ufere, @LoveTWP
Occupation:- Oil & Gas Lawyer .. Interests:- Reading, traveling, writing, eating, shopping, watching tv shows
Occupation:- Model, Fashion and life style blogger, Medical Doctor in a few … Interests : Fashion, Poetry, Books and the arts
– Grace Alex, @T2pitchy
Occupation:- Journalist … Hobbies:- Reading ..
Occupation:- Analyst, Entrepreneur & Blogger/Fashion Consultant, Maryland, USA … Interests: Fashion & Styling, Interior Decoration, Soccer, Arts, Music and Traveling
Occupation:- Corporate Communications, GE, Nigeria .. Interests:- PR, Beauty Blogging, New Restaurants :), Nigerian Literature.
– Zina Anumudu
– Occupation:- Brand consultant , Brand director StyleVitae .. Interests:- Watching Premier League and anything Arsenal related
– Bukky Ogunyemi, @Prettyfaze
Occupation:- Medical Student … Interests:- Travelling, Shopping, Blog bants..
– Deola Adebiyi, @D3ola
– Occupation:- Online Editor of Gaurdian Newspaper and Editor of OmogeMuRa … Interests: Fashion, beauty, Young Adult novels, technology and ice cream
– Nwokeocha Nneka, @Nwokeochanneka
Occupation:- Medical practitioner … Interests:- Creating, Learning about history/historical events and people, Travel, Exploring means to revolutionise the Global (esp. African) fashion industry, cooking.
Tomiwa Oladele, @Stylebyayaba
Occupation:- Creative Director AYABA, PR Consultant
Interests:- Fashion (obviously), Food, Travel
Shenny Kings, @Shennykings
Occupation:- Video producer/photographer, Student of Sociology at LSE, Aspiring Fashion Designer hopefully I’ll take all up to PhD
Interests:- And here comes the long story.. —> Major shopaholic, Globetrotting, I love to witness beauty, i’m naturally drawn to things that give me the ability to create; like in photography, video production and sewing, I enjoy the freedom of being able create and portray things as ‘appealing’ from my perspective. My favourite part of creating is that I get to sit back to observe the beauty of what I’ve created. I find it thrilling that my imaginations do not have to be limited to the things that are physically accessible to me, but that I can also create and get swept in my creation.
Meditating, I enjoy starting my day off by quieting my mind and tapping into a clear emotional space, Eating, Taking walks alone in the dark, Cooking, Baking & Stealing recipes.
Olawumi Adewale, @Olarslim
Adaora Onwuasigwe, @Msadao
Occupation:- Publicist / CEO Zebra stripes Networks … Interests:- Working, Watching TV series T
Olakunbi Oyelese, @AprilbyKunbi
Occupation:- Creative Director, April by Kunbi.
Ufuoma McDermott, @UfuomaMcDermott
Occupation:- Actor, Compere
Personal Instagram – @Jaunelion
Thanks for dropping by..
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