Archive | March, 2011

AMFW: Day 3

29 Mar

Hey guys,

I’ve started a new project that doesn’t leave me time for much else so you’ll have to forgive the sporadic blogging, just like you’ll have to forgive the low quality pictures, they were shot in the dark with no flash and I’ve tried to brighten them up a bit , but here they are anywhere, what I wore  to AMFW day 3.

Dress: Viv La resistance

SUPPORT NIGERIAN FASHION.

Deuces,

Toni Tones x

Follow me on twitter @toni__tones  (yes that’s two under scores)

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AMFW; Day 2

21 Mar

Hey guys,

Here’s what I wore to AMFW day  2.  Viv la resistance, yup! again. 🙂


I’m inlove with these velvet structured pants, knew I had to have em’ the moment I laid eyes on them,

paired them with my viv la resistance lace, structured shouldered top

and animal print shoes.


However I did swap over to my multi coloured  sandals when I was working,as I was shooting the event and finally got press pass on the morning of day two.

P:S  A huge thanks to my boyfriend for being my official photographer during AMFW, I kept dragging him outside making him take pictures of me for the blog LoL.  Thank you baby !!!

I have to get back to work now, major deadlines, but i will update this post with backstage images later on tonight, so check back in for those.

Lace top: Viv la resistance:

Structured pants: Viv la resistance

What I wore: Arise Magazine Fashion week (AMFW); Day 1

16 Mar

Hey guys,

unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about ‘Arise Magazine Fashion Week’,  that took place in Lagos, Nigeria over the past weekend. The show was pretty amazing, it was quite easily one of the best fashion shows ever held in Nigeria.

Yes there were a few glitches here and there, like shows starting hours late, or my personal favourite, on day 1, which was the press accreditation day, they made us all  report at 10 am to get our press passes and made us wait around till 4pm, before they casually came out and told us to come back the next morning. After waiting around for 6 hours? really? no apology, nothing. Everyone there for a press pass was pretty ticked off, but hey what were we gonna do? We did get them the next morning though but still, *side eye* Every other event  planned for that day was pretty much cancelled, designer’s dinner, performance, all cancelled. Not a great start at all.

day 2 was much better, The show started for real, for real, although 4 hours late, so another major *side eye* moment but when its started, it was pretty cool. I was shooting the event so was pretty exhausted by mid day.

For day one, I wore this cat suit by Viv la resistance and paired it with blue pumps and a tote.

Check in a few days for day 2, where I’ll have exclusive backstage images from the show.

 

Playsuit: Viv la Resistance

Shoes: Michael Kors

Bag: Gucci

 

SUPPORT NIGERIAN FASHION.

 

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Re’Bahia

3 Mar

Hey guys,

Today I’m wearing Re’bahia, an upcoming designer that’s new on the Nigerian fashion scene. This piece was designed for the Fab magazine party in collaboration with vlisco fabrics last year, and I’m totally inlove with it. Might be a bit cliche for some but I love how it screams ‘African’. Her line aims to create a fusion between western and africn fabrics.

 

 

The Rebahia style is one of simplicity and is all about the fabric. According to the designer, The Rebahia woman is the personification of modernity, sensuality  and simplicity as these are the inspirations for her collection. She’s got two thumbs up from me.

 

That said, I’m eagerly anticipating Arise Magazine fashion week which is coming up in a week. I’m beyond excited that it’s in Lagos this year. Also excited that all the designers that have participated in the ‘Support NIgerian Fashion’ campaign will be showing at AMFW. Toju Foyeh, Viv La Resistance, Kem Kem studios and Re’bahia . Yup! all four of them. Bridget Awosika, the designer who made my the ‘future awards’ dress was also selected. I can’t stress how major that is, not just anyone was picked and it ‘s a huge honour for any designer to be chosen, So I’m extremely proud of my babies 🙂 I will be there with bells and whistles to support them.

I’m also wearing my Kem Kem studio bangles, the coloured ones are hand painted . Yes, she’s a painter as well as a designer, and she brings both talents together most times to develop one of a kind pieces like these bracelets, she also hand paints some of her wardrobe pieces as well. *sigh* extremely talented she is.

Well, that’s it from me folks, its 2:50 am and I gotta get some shut eye.

remember to ‘SUPPORT NIGERIAN FASHION’

There is no reason not to, too much talent in the land. I LOVE IT.

for more from Rebahia go to http://www.rebahia.com

and for kem kem studio : http://www.kemkemstudio.com

 

Deuces,

Toni Tones

 

Dress: Re’Bahia

Bangles: Kem Kem studio

 

Photography: Obi Somto

Photos edited by: Toni Tones

Make up: Seun omisesan

Hair: Ola