Tuesday, January 29, 2008

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MISS NFF






Hey everyone! I am back again! I am getting used to this regular blogging, and I must admit I am loving it! I have never felt this excited in years, like every minute excited...once an idea pops in my head, I get thinking, researching..and it is so so much fun to do...hehe....I can say at this point, that I am a happy woman!


Anyway, lets get down to business, to the main ish of the day!... The ideas for my posts are usually triggered by an adrenalin rush of inspiration fostered by a conversation, an image, a movie, it differs....but one thing remains constant, and that is I have to be inspired..a light bulb has to glow in my head...and the hallelujah chorus must be resounding in the vocal chords of my soul..lol..I am in another world I tell you...


I found myself having a conversation in my head and BAM!!!!....there he was...clouding my mind with his thoughts , his voice calling for me...wanting me...my body yearning for his warm embrace......aaannnnnddddddd.....cut! I am talking about inspiration yall...lol... being poetic...OK! where was I, yes! I got inspired and there you have it 'The Gospel according To Miss NFF'
This post focuses on the fashion facts.....the gospel; the truth behind being fashionably fabulous!!!!!! Enjoy!!!!


1) BE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN: To embrace fashion wholeheartedly, you must find a way to love yourself and be comfortable in your own skin. This is the first step one must undergo before one can confidently express their individualism through fashion and her utensils.


2) LEARN TOO SEE BEYOND YOUR LIMITATIONS: I always pray this prayer…that I see beyond my limitations…explore hidden arenas…think bigger than the world can imagine… and all that jazz… anyway, when I say learn to see beyond your limitations, I am saying be creative, inventive with fashion. I find it difficult to comprehend the reason why people project a look twice wearing the same outfit and also, why people wear a particular item of clothing the same way each and every time. I know it will be totally unfair for me to just talk…so I decided to illustrate how one can see beyond their limitations. To do that, I will show 5 ways in which ‘I’ will wear a particular tee shirt. I will Giving you all a glimpse of my personal style.

Look 1: Strictly Casual

-Light blue vintage tee
-dark denim skinny jeans
-black sequin beret
-silver flats and
-a purple structured bag.










Look 2: Cool, calm and collected

-Light blue vintage tee
-White lace pinafore
-denim blue jeans
-Silver sandals with gem detail
-Gucci's large scarf tote and
-Dior sunglasses.















Look 3: Brit boy

- Light blue vintage tee
- Dark denim skinny jeans
- railroad vest
- Stripped fedora hat
- Metallic gold sneakers and
- a metallic gold big bag.












Look 4: Casual chic

- Light blue vintage tee
- High waist denim skirt
- Nude and purple open toe shoes and
- a purple over sized-clutch.










Look 5: laid-back corporate

- Light blue vintage tee
- black blazer
- black tweed trousers
- black shoes and
- a metallic hand bag.












3) YOU MUST INVEST IN TIMELESS PIECES: If you ask me, I will tell you that I have followed quite a number of fashion trends. Fashion trends have a short lifespan, so the need to keep re-stocking your closet occurs quite frequently. However, there are certain pieces which can stand the test of time and are immune to this constant change. These are timeless pieces, and one must try to invest in a good number of them. Some of these pieces include the overly emphasized LBD, the leopard and floral prints, the blazer, the clutch, Etc.






4) BE SMART WITH YOUR PURSE AND YOUR PURCHASES: To be fashionable, you have to be smart, cut your coat according to your size or whatever they say!...If you indeed have the money not to consider the size of your wallet before shopping…touché…but if you don’t, then you have to sharpen your bargaining tactics, hunting skills and learn how to be a smart shopper, only then, will you succeed. To be smart with your purse and purchases you have to:

1) Explore all your horizons: There are people who tend to stick to certain clothing stores, each time they shop. Personally, I don’t advise this; one must learn to go into as many shops as possible, because you never know!

2) Think location: The locations of certain stores determine their price range due to cost of production and the ‘luxury’ of the area. I have come to discover that most clothing stores in Surulere and the mainland offer more reasonable prices to shoppers than the ones in the Island, due to obvious reasons.

3) Take advantage of sales: Stores do have sales, and it is an opportunity to save a few Nairas. Although, in Nigeria the clothes that are sold in sales are usually the ones which have been in the sores for so long, some, fashion has left them behind…discouraging I know, but it won’t hurt to take a look….I have found a few unique items through taking advantage of sales.







5) BEAUTY IS PAIN: Nothing good comes easy; you have to pay the price to be fabulous!!!... There are many times that I go out clubbing with the intention of going ‘koko-below’...Lol…and I still wear my 6 inch heels, not because I am short, now! You all know that! But because they go better with the outfit…and at those times, I remember that ‘beauty is pain’….yeah! Being comfortable is key...but not in all situations. I wouldn’t take comfort as an excuse for someone wearing a satin mini dress with flats….the person will probably get the Miss Nff award for ‘why the hell did you wear those shoes’ ..lol…so my dears if your mama didn’t tell you, well, I will say it loud and clear BEAUTY IS PAIN!





6) BE A FINISHER: It makes no use to start something up, and not finish it. It would have been wiser not to have started in the first place. When you dress up, you must take into consideration each and everything. What hair do will best complement the outfit, what bag, what shoes, what type of make-up; should I go heavy or light? By taking into account all these details, you are not just wearing a combination of clothes, accessories and random make-up; you are creating a ‘look’. Anyone can wear clothes, but only a true style goddess knows how to pull off a look!!!!!!!!!!






7) YOUR BODY SHOULD DETERMINE YOUR STYLE: Variety is the spice of life; people come in different beautiful shapes and sizes; and your body, your size should determine your style and the trends you choose to follow. Like I said, I am short and thus; I can’t afford to wear some certain trends even though my heart longs for them. We determine the way we portray our bodies with fashion being the ultimate tool; In other words, as we all can’t be perfect, your style should be aimed at playing down on your imperfections, laying emphasis on your strong points.



8) ATTITUDE GIRL!!!! : You must bring life to a ‘look’, you must have an attitude!!!!....think Omowunmi Akinfesi, Chalya Shagaya, Elohor Isihor….having the right attitude is essential…to pulling off a look and to be crowned a fashionista. Fashion is for a woman to tap into her confident, passionate, sexy, savvy persona …..And you know it has got to be backed up by attitude! Get your walk on, strike a pose, flash that beautiful smile, be you, be fabulous, be outrageous…it is all in the letter A!!!!


That’s all folks….I will be posting a fashion quiz soon….and I am currently working on an article which will focus on the latest shoe trends….so….tune in….anyway, see you when I see you, need fashion advice???… It still remains
naijafashionfreak@gmail.com.

If you have taken time to read my interests, you’ll find out that I have love for poetry…so since I love to spread my love….go check out http://www.inkwrotethis.blogspot.com/
...it is new…and I think any fan of poetry will absolutely love it….have a fab rest of the week…and remember to always keep your fashionfreak on!

Yours' Stylishly,



naijafashionfreak

7 comments:

Waffarian said...

Cool blog you have here, keep it up! Had to go through all the old posts as well...very cool indeed!

Ladybrille said...

Just showing love via refferal from Bella Naija. Like ur research. On point. Keep it up.

Pink-satin said...

i officially love ur blog!

emma said...

your blog is just fab!
out of interest, where did you find the dress in look 2 and the shoes in look4? TIA!

Anonymous said...

You this girl you want to kill us.. you are showcasing B. Romanek clutch.. you know how expensive that thing is.. ha ha

tiwalade said...

first time and you blog and i ahve to say I'm loving it. Plus i love the shoes on your blog header

DAVID said...

Where have you been all my life? lol

Love your blog! This post is especially comprehensive yet concise. You def. hit the nail on the head. I especially love advices 3 and 6. I try to stay true to those principles.

xoxo,
DAV!D