Support Nigerian Fashion. The Toju Foyeh Edition

20 Jan
Hey guys,
This is my first official BuyNigerian post and the 1st image is the official image for it. Check out my BuyNigerian logo at the bottom left, whatchu think? ๐Ÿ™‚ The rest of the photos are as usual, for your viewing pleasure ๐Ÿ˜‰
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This piece is by upcoming designer Toju Foyeh and its fabulous. I absolutely adore the flirty flounce detail flaring out at the top. Yes! Ah loves me some drama in my cocktail dresses and this one’ll definitely turn some heads huh! It’s sooo very ‘Dynasty’! (What’s Dynasty you say? only the most awesome, epic, ridiculously fabulous and fashion forward soap opera ever!!! … look it up)
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So I’m gonna go ahead and say that this dress is definitely not for the faint hearted, you’ve gotta have some cahunas *said in italian mob voice with hand gesture* to pull this one off! It’s a piece from her Rebirth ‘L’or’ gold-themed collection, inspired by ‘the golden woman’ and to quote the designer herself “the golden woman is Toni Tones” *big grin* err Ok …. well… maybe her actual words were ” sexy, bold and elegant”…. BUT!!! it was totally obvious she meant to say ‘Toni Tones’ it was in her tone, you could tell…. you could just…. tell! *awkward silence*….. Err moving on swiftly…..It’s called the Dee Dress in dedication to her friend …. Well her friend ‘Dee’ obviously! She dedicated each of her pieces to her closest friends, how cool is that??? I for one, am currently re-evaluating my friendships… I mean, there’s got to be a particular reason why nothing’s ever been dedicated to me! Perhaps I just need to move some friends around …. you know …. as see what happens, cause obviously, they’re not working out too well are they?
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Toju Foyeh is very quickly becoming one of my Nigerian favs, I’ve loved every single one of her pieces that I’ve seen ….. she just…. gets me…. *sigh*
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If anyone caught Tiwa Savage at the MAMA’s and SMVA’s, you’d have seen her looking uber fab in her Toju Foyeh pieces, she caught my eye, that’s for sure. While we’re on it …. I lurvvve Tiwa Savage. ‘Kele kele love’ is my everyday shower song, yes! I sing and dance in the shower *hangs head in shame*. She’s on the cover of WoW magazine’s latest issue, in another Toju Foyeh piece. I put the pic up in my previous post actually, check on it.
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If you’re interested in becoming a ‘Toni Tones *coughs* I mean a ‘golden woman” aka getting all fancied up in Toju Foyeh one of a kind pieces, follow her on twitter: @tojufoyeh
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Her pieces are also sold on myasho.com and will be ‘ready to buy’ in boutiques soon (can’t wait *drool*)
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It’s 7am in the morning??? Where the heck did all the time go??? *extremely puzzled* I haven’t slept and yet somehow, I’ve got to get to my friend, Terence’s event at 4pm or risk being beheaded. If I stand a chance of making it, I have to go to bed, …oh, sayyyy…4 hours ago! and I choose life people so I’m gotta bounce. catch you in a little bit and remember everyone,
BUY NIGERIAN!
Deuces, Toni Tones X
Dress – Toju Foyeh
Shoes – Kurt Geiger
Make up – Seun Omisesan
Hair – Ola
Photos – Obi Somto
Photos edited by Toni Tones
ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE??? : I’ve got my voting card and my queuing shoes ready, Whose with me???
P:s – Friends!!! yes, you know yourselves, this is a public service announcement letting you know, that If I dont get a dedication pretty soon, you will all be traded in for newer, more advanced, ‘love to dedicate stuff to me’ models. That is all.

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 bugย 
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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 Coetzeeย 
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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Greyย 
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Toju Foyehย (singer Tiwa Savage in Toju Foyeh body suit)

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Kem Kem studiosย 
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Rehabiaย 
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and Babushka, these are just to name a few. And men, yes, we cater to you to ๐Ÿ™‚ You know we loves our men…mmm hmmm, with designers like
Maiย 
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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.

Enimien and Sele: A Beautiful Union

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14 Aug

HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID……

14 Aug

Hey guys,

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As usual, Sorry it’s taken me so long to blog…I don’t have to say it….you already know…but I’ll say it anyway….WORK!!!

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today’s my dad’s birthday…….HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!!….I LOVE YOU

So believe it or not…. I’ve never really been a fan of the movie Casablanca…….now I realise that was probably because I never really watched it…….there’s something about black and white movies that always makes me wanna change the channel

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But yesterday, a friend of mine pretty much forced me to watch it and I gotta say I love that movie……..my favourite line from the movie ??? “Here’s looking at you kid….” I find Humphrey Bogart’s voice quite interesting….he sounds a bit like a cartoon mobster to me ๐Ÿ™‚ not quite sure If I actually like but i definitely find it quite intriguing…..
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I wasn’t gonna mention this cause I didn’t wanna have to read this post and be reminded of it…..but then how could I not…… I lost a very good friend of mine this weekend…..he was too good for this world…..too good……So Dare Oshikoya……”HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID….”

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Blazer – Vintage
Belt – Miss selfridge
Tights – La senza
Shoes – Aldo
Aviators – As always ๐Ÿ™‚ Rayban
Clutch – F21

Deuces,
Toni

R.I.P Dre…..

Michael Jackson (THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL) tribute, featuring M.I (Mister Incredible…..Nigeria’s most talented rapper)

27 Jul

Hey everyone,
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So I had a photoshoot with “the Kanye west of the West” The very talented ‘Mister Incredible’. For non-Nigerians who might not know who he is, he is the latest rapper to take Nigeria and Africa by storm, his music is absolutely phenomenal and I must say he’s a pretty great guy, very big personality but also very humble, and he kept me laughing all through the shoot, I had a really great time working with him, and we got along so well he wants us to work together again, so will keep you guys posted on future M.I shoots. Here’s a link to his music video ‘safe’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUXsuObsmqk, absolutely love this song, EVERYONE SHOULD REALLY CHECK IT OUT… This shoot was for a magazine cover, i can’t say which yet, but I’ll let everyone know when it comes out, It was a Michael jackson tribute shoot ๐Ÿ™‚
I can’t show the pictures yet, obviously, till the magazine comes out, but I did take and edit one to share with you guys, here it is … Hope everyone likes it ๐Ÿ™‚

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So after M’I’s shoot, I threw on my M.J salute ‘get up’ and had a minishoot of my own with him for my ‘King of Pop’ Tribute ๐Ÿ™‚ But back to other things, a lot has passed since I’ve been back,

Image Hosting my birthday has come and gone, it was on the 20th of July, and I had a fabulous time, I had a little get together at this bar called ‘churasco’ and they make the biggest meanest cocktails you ever saw, All my favourite people showed up and I had a very memorable night, A big thank you to everyone who came to spend my birthday with me, I had a really fabulous time….took loads of pics, but I literally have not had time to upload them unto my computer yet, when i do, il try to put a few up here …….Thank you also to everyone who called, messaged or reached out to me in any form on my birthday, I really appreciate it and I felt very loved on my birthday :). A huge bearhug to my sister Abi, who gave me my present long before my actually bday and who has just been my support system in all things, thank you so much sis, I love you more than anything ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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Work has also been keeping me really busy, thus the long break between blogs ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
I did the Koko mansion shoot and that was loads of fun, the pictures are all done now and they came out really beautiful, The girls look so beautiful you might barely recognise them when the pictures come out, the pictures will be in next month’s ‘HI MAGAZINE’ So everyone don’t forget to grab a copy. I’ve also done some other shoots and have some coming up that I’m not at liberty to disclose at the moment but you can trust I’ll keep you guys posted a soon as I can ๐Ÿ™‚

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The work is really crazy tho, I barely have time to sleep….but it’s all good……I’m really just glad to be doing what I love and I wish that for absolutely everyone………

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I’ll try my possible best to upload more frequently guys and hopefully this post was long enough to make up for it :)Thanks for stopping by.
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Belt: Miss selfridge (bought ages ago though)
Dress : Vintage skirt worn pulled up
Blazer: Vintage
Red M.J tribute jacket: Custom made
Sequined Glove: Custom made

p:s
Has everyone seen this trailer??? I absolutely love it, coming out in 2010 and I can barely wait:) This is creativity at its best, so proud of my Nigerians, we’re not even playing anymore, stepping it up on a major scale, Im so impressed with the quality and the originality of this. GO FUSION MEDIA!!! If anyone wants to know more, here’s their website http://fusionng.com

Deuces,
ToniTones x

MY FAVOURITE HANDBAG…..

7 Jul

Hey guys,

I know it’s been way too long, but you all already know how it is with work and all….
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So I finally made the big move, I’m now in Lagos and work started straight away!!! but before I get to that….My Fav Handbag!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Image and video hosting by TinyPic My cameras are my fav fashion accessory…..I carry one everywhere….well almost everywhere….and being a lazy one…I’ll hardly ever carry one of my big ass cameras and a handbag…. so I usually just make someone else my handbag….lipgloss, keys…blackberry…that’s usually bout’ it…so if I can’t slip em’ into my pocket, I slip em’ into someone else’s and make sure they stay close by…..OR ELSE!!!…lol….or else nothiing really :)….or else I’ll have a nervous breakdown form being 2 far away form my black/crackberry ๐Ÿ™‚
Image and video hosting by TinyPic So work has started and I got approached by another magazine to work with them……well tv station really………And my first shoot for them will be on saturday…. I’ll be on the reality show ‘KOKO mansion’ having a photoshoot with the girls…I think it’s starts at 12 so everyone tune in if u wanna see me in action ๐Ÿ™‚ Image and video hosting by TinyPic

I’ve already been in the house, off camera ofcourse to scout what parts of the house I’d like to use for the show…and I must honestly say, that the mansion is quite fab ….It’s even hotter than it looks on TV……
Here’s the website for the show http://www.kokomansion.tv/ and for those in London: sky channel 204….it’s on from 10am to 10pm…but i’ll be on from 12……people everywhere else….You can watcthe show live on line, just follow the instruction on the site here it says ‘watch live’….You do have to register though…I know it can be a pain but it only takes bout 30 secs and u only have to do it once, so i’s actually no that bad ๐Ÿ™‚ plus it’s TOTALLY FREE!!!

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So everyone don’t forget to tune in on saturday

Crop tie top ( yup it ties at the back…..when last did u see one of those :)- Vintage
Shorts – f21
Blazer – Vintage
Handbag – Nikon d40x
Shades – Rayban

oh! by the way….I’m on twitter, so follow me http://twitter.com/evilbunny1