Vanessa Akin-Adesola

Personal Style

Accessories Necessary

Black and White purse from Accessories 2 die 4

“You’re never fully dressed without a smile”… Smiles though, aren’t the accessory we’re focusing on today. Because, accessories are a necessary component to finishing an outfit. They are like the signature at the end of a carefully worded letter, it’s not complete without it.…

Fashion Lifestyle

Okrika Chronicles : Jewelry Editorial

The Okrika Chronicles are tales from my thrift experiences. In this chronicle we discuss okrika (thrift) jewelry. I rarely wear jewelry and so making the transition from a full head of hair with which I could get away with no jewelry to a being a bald queen who had to double up on the accessories was hard. However, thrifting came through for me, as always. When I found a pile…

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White & Beige in Spring? Weather Fashion!

Around the world its spring but here in Abuja Nigeria, the hot/dry season is here! The first rains might have had us fooled but its been hotter as the days go bye. So I decided to shoot a weather appropriate look and it so happens to feature White and Beige tones. This weather appropriate look was mostly inspired but breathable fabric . What fabric will be best for the heat .…

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An African Princess in An Arabian Forte

This is a love story between an African Princess and an Arabian Forte. As she walked through the forte gates, hummingbirds sang to herald her arrival. She closed her eyes and pictured herself in one of her favorite Arabian folklore; The Lost City of Atlantis of the Sands. The Lost City of  Atlantis of the  Sands is a legend very similar to that of the lost city of Atlantis, only…

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Vacation/Resort Fashion For Less.

It appears that everyone and their grandma is either on vacation or planning one and it is giving me the jellies. Yes, I said it, I'm jealous and honestly I don't think I'm prepared for the onslaught of FOMO I'm about to have. Especially with the vacation/ resort fashion.…

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LFWNG Not So FROW 3: Tokyo James and Mai Atafo

The final day of LFWNG 2018 is wrought excitement and nervous energy. Outside the runway tents, whispers of leather, of womens wear and Tokyo can be heard. Tokyo James is debuting his first women’s collection.  As the first female model walked down the runway , Savage, Sexy, Sweet ran through my mind. The silhouette, though sheath like, fit like a glove as it grazed the curves of the models beautifully.…

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LFWNG Not so FROW 2: Gozel Green+ Style Temple

My runway analysis on LFWNG continues. You can read my first runway report here. The schedule for LFWNG  Day 2 of runway shows was sprinkled through with a few unknown and household name designers.  One of the newer/unknown designers was Gozel Green. Gozel Green had one of the most successful leisure wear collections shown at LFWNG. Dressy athliesure and urban street wear chic were attempted but not quite executed like…

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A MINIMALIST GUIDE TO STYLE

Minimalism isn’t just a lifestyle choice it could also be a persons, personal style. How they dress and accessorise. Minimalist style features a limited color palette and a slim closet. So many moons ago, I thought I could fully live the minimalist lifestyle, with very few possessions, clean, simple and chic. Do I still want that? Of course, I just haven’t gotten the hang of clearing out my closet from…