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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.

 

Follow me on twitter :  @toni__tones  (yes that’s 2 underscores)

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

What I wore to the future awards

22 Feb

Hey guys,

A quick one to show y’all what I wore to the FUTURE AWARDS. Wore this silk Bridget awosika piece  with the extravagant shoulder detail and statement necklace, loved it. It can not be denied that Bridget Awosika is a box of talent, coincidentally, she won designer of the year at the future awards, the same day she officially released her collection, how amazing is that.  for more from BA go to bridgetawosika.com. I’m out.

Deuces,

Toni Tones

Dress by: Bridget Awosika

Kem Kem Studio

16 Feb

Hey everyone,

How goes it?  I know this post is late but I’ve been super busy would be a gross understatement. multiply that by about 5o and that might work.

The most upsetting thing happened, my email address got disabled by google and along with it my blog and I haven’t been able to retrieve it, so my old blog is gone (blogspot),  this is a BRAND NEW ONE, my new address is now WWW.TONITONESNG.WORDPRESS.COM if you wondered why it looked different. Along with it went all my followers, so if you were following the blog previously, please re-follow and I apologise for the inconvenience.The only reason I still have all my images and comments was because I had my old blog files exported and saved so I was able to import the files into this blog, so I thank God for that or it would literally be like my blog never existed but I guess worse things have happened to people so I’m not dwelling on it, life is too short to stay angry at the little things.

But here it is, the 3rd series from the ‘Support Nigerian Fashion’ campaign and in the spotlight is Kem Kem studios. To say I adore this chiffon tye dye flapper dress would be another understatement (seems I’m full of em’ today) I absolutely love it. my fav thing about it, as it is most Kem Kem pieces, is they can either be dressed up or down. It’s the perfect line for day to night pieces. if I swapped my wedges in for some super sexy heels and ditched the turban,  mixed it up with a dressy clutch?  Voila!!! I’d be ready to hit  the town. Kem Kem studios has fast become one of my favourite designers, her attention to details always leaves me in complete awe.

In the designers words, the Kem Kem studio woman has a personal relationship with her clothes, they showcase her different moods. (*waves* hi, me).

She is very fun and playful, very eccentric and proud of her heritage (remind you of anyone? 🙂  *coughs* ehem. hint: SUPPORT NIGERIAN FASHION!!!)

She is looking for clothes that are about comfort (*waves enthusiastically* I’m all about my comfort people… ALL ABOUT IT) yet not lacking in creativity or style.

I strongly recommend everyone look up KKS, I’ve honestly not seen any other nigerian designer offer the kind of variety she does with her designs, there’s something for everyone. Her Clientel ranges from Asa to Joke Silver, see how diverse that age range is??? LOOK HER UP!  you can find her at  WWW.KEMKEMSTUDIO.COM

Well, duty calls so I have to bounce. On a side note, I really am sick of internet in Nigeria, something needs to be done. What exactly is the problem Nigeria??? why can’t we have internet that runs at a descent speed? Guess it must be the same thing that stops us from having constant electricity and clean water but don’t get me started on all of that, or we’ll be here for a minute. Hope you enjoyed this post. have a great week people.

Deuces,

Toni Tones x

 

Dress: Kem Kem studio

Wedges: Vintage Kem Kem Studio

Bag: Vintage (I got it from my mum, she’s had it for over 30 years, how amazing is that?)

 

 

Phototgraphy: Obi Somto

Photos Edited by: Toni Tones

Make up: Seun Omisesan

Hair: Ola

It’s been a long time…..I shouldn’t have left you {left you without a dope beat to step to}

19 Jan
Hey guys,
It’s been way too long. Did you miss me???
Firstly, allow me to apologise sincerely for the long hiatus, moving to Nigeria was a huge adjustment and work leaves no time for anything else.
But I’m back, bigger, better and here to stay. The blog has a new outlook and is now devoted to promoting African fashion. YUP!
It’s a great time to be part of fashion in Africa, especially in Nigeria. The Nigerian fashion industry has grown consistently and is now making headway in the global arena. The world has finally begun to recognise the amazing talent we’ve got on our shores.
We are now recieving international recognition with personalities such as Michelle Obama wearing Nigerian designs,
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many thanks to designer Duro Olowu. How awesome is that? Does it really get better than the 1st lady of America wearing Nigerian designs? We also have artists such as Kelis Image and video hosting by TinyPic
and Dawn of ‘dirty money’ wearing forefront designer ‘Jewel by Lisa’. Kendall Kardashian Image and video hosting by TinyPic
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look fabulous in JBL in these fashion editorials, thanks to celebrity stylist of nigerian descent Ugo Mozie. Gwen Stefani used African prints for her latest collection. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Even my (yes my) Rihanna has caught the bug 
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and she looks ecstatic to be wearing her African inspired blazer.
Nigerian celebrities are also repping Nigeria these days, honestly with the likes of Deola Sagoe and Tiffany Amber in the land, there really is no reason for them to go elsewhere.
Our very own Nneka whose fashion style is usually best described as simple, bohemian chic, traded in her t-shirt and sandals for stilettos and this sexy Deola Sagoe piece, and doesn’t she look stunning in it? Image and video hosting by TinyPic
{I don’t think she needed that necklace}.
It’s not just Nigerians making waves, designers from all over Africa are being ackonwledged and shinning brightly if I might add, here is Kourtney Kardashian wearing a piece by south Africa’s Gert Johan Coetzee 
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Congratulations to him, Kourt in his creation? thats’s huge!!!
If you can’t tell already, I am extremely proud of all the designers who are revolutionising African fashion. God bless them all as they continue to serve as inspirations to us all, may they keep making us proud.
I am so inspired by whats going on in fashion in the motherland right now, that I lauched my very own BuyNigerian campaign.
The BN campaign was instigated by fashion frontrunners ‘Stylehousefiles’ in a bid to encourage Nigerians to support the industry, support their own. Now I’ve decided to take the initiative and run with it, how could I not? It definitely got me fired up and I hope to encourage everyone to BuyNigerian. After that, comes my BuyAfrican campaign. To not support the fashion industry right now, is almost a crime in my eyes, everywhere you turn there Is amazing fresh talent and there’s something for everyone, even the men. Apart from pioneers like Deola Sagoe, Tiffany Amber, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Jewel By Lisa etc, there is also an influx of fresh amazin talent such as, Obsidian

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Viv La Resistance (yup that’s me in that photo ad VLR muse also photographed by me 🙂 Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Maki OH Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Bridget Awosika (as photographed by me)
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Vonne (as photographed by me 🙂 Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Grey 
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Toju Foyeh (singer Tiwa Savage in Toju Foyeh body suit)

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Kem Kem studios 
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Rehabia 
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and Babushka, these are just to name a few. And men, yes, we cater to you to 🙂 You know we loves our men…mmm hmmm, with designers like
Mai 
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and Okunoren twins, with their perfectly tailored suits that would put any Italian brand to shame and their made to measure shirts that’ll have you looking like you just stepped out of the pages of GQ, what’s not to love?
What’s that? you say, these aren’t for you? you like your get up more casual than not? Well there’s
purple pepper clothing
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and Literati, an elite nigerian t-shirt line (photographed by yours truly as well) Image and video hosting by TinyPic
So you see, there is absolutely no excuse not to BuyNigerian. Whatever your fancy, we’ve got it.
If you are not in Nigeria and are wondering how to BuyNigerian, try http://www.myasho.com
To find out about more Nigerian designers and where to buy go to any of the following sites and do a search :
My buy Nigerian campaign showcases 5 fresh and new designers on the scene that are definitely ones to watch in 2011.
They are Toju Foyeh, Kem Kem studios, Viv la Resistance, Babushka, and Rehabia.
The campaign will be spread out over the next month, tune in to the blog regularly to experience the fabulousness.
IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE BACK!!!
P:S This will probably be my longest post ever so I hope y’all enjoyed it.