Weekend with Donatella’s Versace + PA Guru

Hi guys,

I have missed you all so terribly.. How is everyone? Haha, what really am I typing?? Anyways, I had an amazing day on my birthday last week. Here’s thanking everyone who wished well, sent gifts and prayed for me. God bless you. I really appreciate your efforts.


On Sunday, yesterday, I was at the Southbank Centre in London for the Day 2 of Vogue Festival. There was a great and inspiring talk from Donatella Versace and then a t-shirt signing afterward. The queue was as long as God knows what, everywhere was so packed in an orderly manner but before one could pronounce Balenciaga, my lady said she was done and had a flight to catch. OOOookay..

Anyhoo, that was such a pity for them ones who came just for the signings, got tees but yeah, had to hear that.
Trust me though, I was amongst the first 10 people on that line.

Here are some pictures..

Donatella Versace



So elated after I got my tee signed. 







With my friend Genevieve. 
Dress: Personal Tailor
Shoes: Vivienne Westwood
Bag: Zara

Genevieve’s dress: Hybrid
Her shoes: New Look
Her tights: Oasis



Alright so, back to the reason we are actually here. Our week’s feature is a lovely lady in the Oil & Gas sector, you know, one of those people living the Nigerian (youth) dream. Lol..

Here..


Yetunde Payne
Occupation: Personal Assistant to the DMD, Oando Plc.
Interests: Shopping, partying, watching movies, hanging out with friends.




Monday

Shirt: H&M
Skirt: Papaya
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Style – Chill Corporate
Inspiration – Well today is my Day 1 for the metrogypsie feature and that inspired me. You are going to see a lot of heels because that’s how I function at work. I absolutely love high-heeled footwear.






Tuesday

Jacket: H&M
Camisole: H&M
Skirt: Matalan
Shoe: Newlook
Neckpiece: Random store
Style – Corporate
Inspiration – The season in the western world, Spring. I could’t inculcate it so much in my whole outfit because of meetings today so I just did the flowery jacket. I love heels as stated above.








Wednesday

Top: Primark
Inner top: Primark
Skirt: Newlook
Shoe: Risky
Bag: Michael Kors
Style – Business Casual
Inspiration – After-work plans. I had  to look not-so-serious so that I could blend nicely for my evening.






Thursday

Dress: Catherine
Shoes: Newlook
Bag: Michael Kors
Style – Chic
Inspiration – A conversation I had with my mum on simplicity. I decided to have a single dress item without a jacket or belt.






Friday

Top: Kaftan from India
Jeggings: Zara
Bag: Furla
Shoe: Charlotte Russe
Style – Modern Culture
Inspiration – Friday really. Its dress-down day but I didn’t want to wear casual stuff neither did I want to wear Nigerian ‘trads’.





Saturday

Top: H&M
Skirt: Forever 21
Bag: H&M
Sandals: H&M
Neckpiece: Random Store
Style – Smart Casual
Inspiration – Well its the weekend so I have to reflect that by tucking my shirt in. The weekend was my inspiration






Sunday

Embellished blouse: Tailor made
Iro (bottoms): Tailor made
Head-tie: Lagos Market (beautifully tied by my mum)
Neckpiece: Random Store
Ring: Aldo
Style – Nigerian
Inspiration – Asoebi. My colleague was getting married today.





Her Sunday look is so gorgeous. I just feel like rocking this today right now to work.

There it goes from the sweet Yetunde. Thanks babe for letting us have you on here.

Asoebi for those who do not know what it means is act of wearing a uniform fabric at an event like a wedding, birthday party or burial ceremony, to distinguish different groups of people at the gathering usually according to their relationship with the hosts.

Do leave a comment below as usual on your favourite look and if time permits you, create a look of your own inspired by the outfits above.  A winner would be picked by Yetunde who would then wear the look in a follow-up post.











“If a woman rebels against high heeled shoes, she should take care do it in a very smart hat.” – George Bernard Shaw.








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36 Comments

  1. April 29, 2013 / 11:15 am

    Nice post Steph,I’m sure u had fun meeting Donatella. Your model looks fabulous…all the outfits are beautiful and excellently combined. I love the Asoebi. Great job dear.

    • May 6, 2013 / 10:24 am

      Thank you. She was a great feature.

      xx

  2. Oge
    April 29, 2013 / 12:04 pm

    I love d blue peplum skirt and thursday’s look..really nice!x

  3. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013 / 12:27 pm

    The asoebi is lovely! The colors fit her well..that furla bag is life!!

    • May 6, 2013 / 10:24 am

      That aso-ebi picture is life.
      She was just glowing. I love!

      xx

  4. April 29, 2013 / 12:51 pm

    Yetunde sure LOVES her Michael Kors! love all the outfits especially the kaftan one. Steph looking good as usual!

    • May 6, 2013 / 10:23 am

      She does!!!
      She has even influenced me, I have been paying a bit more attention to Michael Kors, might just cop one soon.

      xx

  5. Sophie Pam
    April 29, 2013 / 1:06 pm

    Aunty Indian Tunic from ‘Sophie’s Place’.. Why uno mention my shop name here na .. Ahn ahn Indian Tunics for the girlsdem. LoL. Yetunde you love this ya bag shaaaa

  6. Gnv
    April 29, 2013 / 1:44 pm

    lol! Hafiz “good effort” that’s all??? na wah. I love Ms. Payne’s Tuesday and Wednesday outfits. Dear Yetunde, kindly wrap Wednesday’s bag and post it to me, i forfeit the shoe,it may not be my size. Thank you in advance.
    Stephie! Stephie! keep it up.

    • May 6, 2013 / 10:20 am

      He probably thinks he is a lecturer.

      xx

  7. GNV
    April 29, 2013 / 1:54 pm

    Yetunde I forgot to add that God loves a cheerful giver. 🙂

  8. April 29, 2013 / 3:28 pm

    Thursday, Saturday and Sunday!!! Sunday’s outfit is so on point! love love love it. love Saturday’s outfit as well. way to go gurl.

    • May 6, 2013 / 10:20 am

      You are so ardent on here..

      Thank you!

      xx

  9. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013 / 5:06 pm

    IJ, i love your blog, its really great, i wonder y u didnt get me a “donatella signed” tee
    YP, all your dressing up to work sure had to get you a feature on metrogypsie *wink*i’m proper proud of u boo…:-)
    Deebs!

    • May 6, 2013 / 10:19 am

      Thank you so much Deebs.. This means a whole damn lot to me.

      xx

  10. G
    April 29, 2013 / 5:38 pm

    Sophie no1 asked u to come and do free marketing here *rme* Yp my lil doll,I see u! Two thumbs up for ur thursday outfit plus I luv them ‘Risky’ shoes

  11. Shade
    April 29, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    As I have said before the calibre of ladies on this blog, very cool, nice nice jobs and they don’t look like they form, always make me think I am dulling. She looks so beautiful and calm on Monday. I love the wed bag a lot.
    If I have to restyle, maybe the Saturda the choker should go off and the belt too.
    I like this.

    • May 6, 2013 / 10:18 am

      Thank you so much dear for the re-style effort.

      xx

  12. Ngozi
    April 30, 2013 / 11:29 am

    very nice. . . Steph couldn’t she have signed more than one tee for us??? your faithful readers should get prizes na. . love her Saturday and Sunday looks. xxx

    • May 6, 2013 / 10:17 am

      Definitely y’all would get something soon.
      Thanks for being here always.
      Appreciate.

      xx

  13. May 1, 2013 / 11:18 am

    I’m so jealous you got to breathe the same air as Donatella! I. Could. Die.

    • May 6, 2013 / 10:16 am

      OMG darling.. *hugs*
      She was such a diva though, lovely experience. 🙂

  14. Oscar
    May 3, 2013 / 6:51 am

    She’s so classy! I like them outfits

  15. Odiva
    May 4, 2013 / 9:05 am

    She looks great on monday’s outfit and sweet on sunday,she rocks the native attire with class……good job to the model and kudos to Stephy!

  16. Anonymous
    May 6, 2013 / 3:12 pm

    i so so so so so love ur sunday outfit dear…so photocopying dis outfit.hehehehhe

  17. May 11, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    Love her Monday, Wednesday and Saturday looks. Very inspirational for me. Great post this week.

  18. Anonymous
    June 15, 2013 / 1:04 pm

    Lovely outfits from Monday to Sunday,she’s sooo lovely in dem all.