Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a super fabulous weekend, I did! Thanks to H-I-M…. On Friday I was having a discussion with a friend of mine (H-I-M to be precise) about how it is necessary to look fabulous during awards. He thinks people should be remembered for their win not what they wear( whatever!), I think the contrary; the win matters as much as the fashion laying emphasis on Halle Berry’s Oscar win and the Ellis Saab dress, they sort go hand in hand…Anyway, that discussion inspired this article, ..'The Future Awards, the present fashion’

The Future Awards took place a few weeks ago and I will like to congratulate the winners and say more grease to your elbows…omagod! I can’t believe I just said that! It is taking me back to the days of prize giving days and the teachers who always said; ‘does she have two heads’ to those who never took a prize…. Lol… anyway, you know naijafashionfreak is all about the fashion! So I was excited about the whole awards ceremony, yes… Partially because of what it stands for, the fact that it acknowledges the success of individuals, but most importantly because it gives me the opportunity to be me! So here I am being me…or should I say WE (my body, soul and spirit).

This article explores the different looks, trends and everything fashion displayed at the glamorous occasion plus there is the ‘Miss NFF award for the all and sundry’ that has a nice ring to it…right???....so I say, Enjoy!!!!!


I have learnt to acknowledge that trends differ in countries and fashion industries, although yes! We tend to follow the ones set by the international fashion scene, that is ,the trends featured in the Paris, Milan, New York and London runways, but we do have our trends which are unique to our industry, so that is what I am exploring. These trends are not necessarily global, they are local…

Clutches: Clutches usually take over the award scene, like I said; It is mostly for somewhat extravagant occasions, and an award show is certainly one. My love for clutches, I believe is so evident and I guess the stars love them too…awww…great minds think alike… a star!! I am… I certainly am!!...lol… Anyway, if you are yet to have one, haba!!!.. It is about time…and also, it is about time you start considering increasing your collection. Add a little more depth to it, In terms of more colours, textures, shapes, and sizes… since this year is all about increase…Preach!!!...financial increase…promotion in workplace…spiritual elevation…Amen!…why not clutch bag increase…lol…words for the wise…

Big Jewellery: Nigerian women are very flamboyant when it comes to their jewellery. It was evident at the awards.......as accessories were bold, big and beautiful…unfortunately, some failed to strike a balance; ignoring that when one chooses to go bold with jewellery, the outfit should take a back sit and lean towards simplicity. As too much flashy can become so so trashy! lol... however, the big jewellery is a trend to be reckoned with, it is for the drama queen fashionistas!!!...dare to be bold…go big with your jewellery! And let it do all the talking!

The Empire band: Just when you think Nigerians are over a particular trend, there you have it!the empire band is back! and it is doing wonders for ladies.... and it could do wonders for you too!!!!!

Prints: A lot of people went for prints at the Future Awards….was I thrilled…to be honest, although I love prints and usually encourage my readers to own a few, I wasn’t really feeling the printed looks at the awards. A few got it right. Yes…only a few…but, most ended up looking frumpy or cheap…but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good trend...it is , but one should realise that prints for an award ceremony is such a ‘dare devil’…and only few can pull off the look.

The colour green: I thought everyone caught the green fever in the month on October, since that’s when we celebrate our independence and all…but I guess I thought wrong because Nigerians seem to have caught the green fever in the month of January! Green took the award for the most patronised colour of the event. Was I surprised…no… not really…the thing with the colour green is that it suits the varied complexions of the African skin….and it can be easily combined with various colours like gold, bronze, black…the list goes on…so I say…get something green yall...the grass is definitely greener this time of the year!

‘Miss NFF award for the all and sundry’

The award for 'best smile' goes to:

Ashionye smile is so beautiful and she is glowing...she deserves this award....doesn't she???

The award for 'Why the hell did you wear those shoes':

There is nothing like a finished look, and this lady needs to understand this; she spoils the whole look (try to ignore the choker)lol.. with the white shoes...not because they are pointed..she did get the whole pointed heel look down, bur because of its colour!!!!!!

The award for 'Print fab' goes to:

Prints ruled at the future awards, and she brings sexy back with this number, she worked it fabulously to the core!!!

The award for 'best use of colour' goes to:

Sasha's look is really impressive, she plays with colours and goes neon bright!!!...hail!!!!

The award for 'belle of the ball' goes to:

When I saw her picture, one word came to mind 'beautiful' it is as simple as that. As far as I am concerned, she stole the show!

The award for 'most under-dressed' goes to:

I see no reason why anyone should wear jeans to a high profile award show like the future awards...was she punked????..because I really do not get it...there is an appropriate dress code for particular occasions..and no... I will not take simplicity for an excuse...this is just wrong and totally unacceptable....

The award for 'that bag just spoilt your look' goes to:

I love this look...especially the Victorian themed top...but...as I have said earlier on...finishing a look is key, one item and one item alone which doesn't quite coordinate with the others can be doom for the whole look...the bag speaks HORROR!!!!

The award 'most unfaltering dress' goes to:

This dress is sort of like 'Mary Amaka' meets 'dance hall queen' ..it has a very conservative neckline and sleeve..and the shine..is all disco ball...okk...that is not even the issue, the main ish is its fit..it is so unflattering.......it pencils her figure....which in this case..makes her look less appealing to a fashion conscious eye.

The award for 'daring choice of shoe' goes to:

J'adore tu, whoever you may be. She spices up her outfit with a daring pair of shoe. This I will say, is a true finisher, putting every detail into consideration. She sticks to one colour, then decides to go astray with the shoes....I like!!!!...No..I love!!!

The award for 'best make-up' goes to:

Ty Bello's make-up is flawless....her strong brows framing her face, the choice of eyeshadow...... plus her beautiful warm smile.... she looks tres gorgeous .....


These two ladies happen to have worn the same shoes to the same occasion..should one have left them in the closet or never bought them attal????..lets know...who ran it better????

That's all folks...I will say at this point, that I am a bit disapointed by the fashion displayed at the Future Awards. I expected more glamour, more effort from our celebrities. Hope they step up their game next time around! Anyway, need fashion advice it still remains
naijafashionfreak@gmail.com ....have a lovely rest of the week..see you when I see you..and remember to always keep your fashionfreak on!

Yours' Stylishly.



Bella Naija said...

I love your blog!
Your fashion review from the Future Awards was so insightful.
Luv it!
Ciao doll

Lelo said...

LOL absolutely loved this post gal. The awards you gave them gals were spot on....keep writing!!

Eloho said...

wow, that was breath-taking. i want us to work together i still maintain.

kiks said...

keep this up gal, ur blog is deff worth reading by everyone!!!love it...

lummie said...

lovely blog!!! Sasha definitely ran it better ;)

lummie said...

lovely blog!!! Sasha definitely ran it better ;)

ghana fashionista said...

Disagree with your " best use of colour award" that girl is too chunky to be wearing a short bright green frock, yes thats exactly what it was a frock!

Not really feeling any of the clothes up except the chick in the long green dress! i wouldn't wear it, but she looked pretty cool.... all in all not very impressed!

Anonymous said...

the girl in the most unflattering fit is my friend nowwwwwwww

Fausset said...

im so pissed off cos i had just written am epistle...lol gosh...well i totally love ur blog cos am a fashionista myself coming from a school that is rated 2nd best...heheh well enuff of the yarns, lets go straight to the point...about sasha, i think her shoes where HIDEOUS...lol its ding go at all with the dress, i mean i totally love the dress, colors are def. in style, the girl that was awward most unflattering dress, i thnk u r absolutely wrong, i mean the dress is gorgy, what u shud have said was that the accesories that went with it dint match, including the shoes, her hair, everything but the dress was hideous, NOT the dress, its def. does look like a maryamaka...lol so to speak, and u are def. right about naijas going huge on jewels...lol like its not that necessary atimes. PLus i think you can wear jeans to an award show, as i said it just depends on what you combine it with, like her top and shoes dint cut it for me, but trust me you can wear JEANs to an awrd show. The girl that won belle of the ball, i think she was the best dressed so far, right down from the jewel on herleft hand, to her makeup...i mean, i think her shoes dint cut it tho, but overrall mehn, she hit the nail on the head. For the lady who won the award "why the hell did you wear those shoes" i think the shoes where not bad, i mean wat cut me unaware was the choker, maybe if she matched with a white bag, maybe that wud have finsihed the look, the was another foto of sum girl that i saw, wish i cud post up the picture, i think her dress was too much green and white flag "in ur face"...lol it was boring, just imagine sumone wearing the american flag, HIDEOUSSSS...PPLE like us need to have a show to critize how pple dress after an award show. once again i love your blog. :)

bigmouf said...

@ Fausset: I think the girl in Green, white, green is Linda Ikeji, lol.. Her fashion sense is pretty bland.

The girl that rocked green here was COMPLETELY on point! And that big ole bracelet was definitely the accessory of the night. She was a true finisher from head to toe. (I wish she had more voluminous hair though)...

Ashionye's dress? Lawd have mercy! It's totally a knock-off version of Miss Knowles AMA 07 dress.Wth? She looked tres RAZZ, lol...


mini-me said...

@fausset... .one can wear jeans to an award show, but not a high profile one like the future awards, which miss nff made mention of...it is sort of like wearing jeans to the grammys..who does dat????..anyway,loving this blog.....

butterfliesandstars said...

the "belle of the ball" is Ugonna Omeruo - she has a fashion outfit - House of Nwocha. Could someone profile her...she's always dressed real good - was in thisday style for Feb3

Fausset said...

@ mini-me...pple do wear jeans, skinny jeans, coloredjeans, regular pants/mettalic pants basically any thing to the grammys, as long as they pull it off with accessories, hand bag and a nice top. as for that girl she dint pull it off witht he top and accessories.
@butterfliesandstars....all i can say is that shes really a godd designer, and a hottie too

delabique said...

posts on- point. Love your blog!
Don't stop what ya doin'!