Monday, 31 December 2012

KIMYE PREGNANT

COUNTDOWN TO YET ANOTHER BABY ARRIVAL


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

The only reason I am blogging about this two quite frankly is because they are on the list of my fav couple. I was so excited to hear the news yesterday, I think that they are so good together and It is very important in a relationship for two people to know how to be with each other.

There has been so much back and forth about theses two but somehow they have managed to keep us all entertained. They started dating in March and they closed 2012 with big news.

 Kim, In the past has been so unlucky in love and it is so refreshing to watch her find someone who is not so far from her. Kanye has been called an attention seeker, thanks to all the stunts he pulled in the past and Miss Kardashian is always in front or in the middle of all the action, get my drift?

Cuteeeeeeeee

Wishing Kimye 9 months of bliss.  Kim is already 12 weeks into her pregnancy, let's see how all of this plays out and errrm baby names?  Ideas? Anybody????? O Toke get a life.  Lol

HAPPY NEW YEAR

2013 IS HERE....


Happy 2013 guys, we made it. whoooooohoooooo! There is so much to be thankful and hopeful for. Special thanks to all of you for being a part of my life, the journey has been a very interesting one I must confess, I hope we have it even better in the new year.

This year had better be a special one, I am so excited guys, I'm back on my grind. You can listen to my radio show from anywhere in the world. Just go to www.rhythm937.com and click on the listen live button. If you are in Nigeria, tune in to Rhythm 93.7fm.

Wishing you a Happy New Year; God's blessings and favour

Enjoy
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Saturday, 29 December 2012

ROLL ON #2013

NEW YEAR PLANS?


Hey guys, "Happy Holidays" this season has been so much fun for me because I have some time off work. How have you been? It has been a min since I blogged, blame that on all the rockies. I haven't had some down time since christmas.

It is the new year in a couple of days, what plans do you have? Have you started thinking of 2013? What do you want to change and in what areas do you want to Improve? I am all for positive changes and growth so I would like you to share some interesting things that you want to do in 2013.

I would love to have my own talk show (Ellen style) in 2013, I plan to be a better blogger and I promise to respond in 2013. Oooh I would love to try some acting in the new year, I had some auditions for some excellent scripts in 2012, let's just say acting was not ready for me. Hahahaha, you know when you want something so bad but God says not yet? Ya, lets try again in 2013.

Thank you for all your generous questions, comments etc, you guys make this blog interesting. If you want to share some of your aspirations, plans, hopes for the new year, please do.

Wishing you enough time, clarity and space to think of the new year and the boldness to embark on paths that would lead you to gold too.

Just checking up on you guys really,

Enjoy
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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

VLOG - HIGH OR LOW STANDARDS? WHO CARES???

TOKE MOMENTS

Hey guys, I hope you are enjoying the holidays. Every wednesday is my video day. I have been told that it is called Vlog. here is another episode of the Toke Moments. 

Toke Makinwa

I hope you really like it,

ENJOY
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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS



"Here is wishing you a merry Christmas, may the true reason for this joyous season never depart from you. Lets take a moment to pray for those who mourn, may the good Lord be gracious unto them, may our homes and lives be filled with laughter and may this christmas be as special as you."

Enjoy
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Monday, 24 December 2012

EME - THE BADDEST

FUN NIGHT OUT


Toke Makinwa

The concert took place on Friday, 21st of December at the Ocean view grounds. It was such a fun-night out. I'm not sure I have recovered from it. This is what i wore to the event, Yayy or Nay???

Enjoy
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PROJECT 2013

EXCITING NEWS....

Hey Guys, I have some exciting news to share with you all. Come 2013, there is a new project that I am involved in. I wish I could say more for now, I'm afraid not. 

I will say this though, It is new but not far from my field. I am hoping that it becomes a great step in the right direction.(God willing) I do nothing without the God factor so I am confident that this will work.

I spent the whole of yesterday working and  I have some pictures from all the work FUN.

The Fashion Portal

I love my team, My stylist Lucy put together all the outfit while  Folawee of Siran Faces did my makeup. You like? The dress is by Ejiro Amos Tafiri 

Toke Makinwa
I love this look so much, Shoutout to Folawee of Siran faces. The yellow dress is by Toju Foyeh.

I can't wait to share all the deets with you, #Soonish

Enjoy
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CHRISTMAS EVE

THE ONLY TIME I GET TO SAY HO HO HO.....


Toke Makinwa

Ho Ho Ho!!! It is Christmas eve today and I am feeling all mushy inside. There is  SOOOO much to be thankful for I guess, Christmas is not only about the partying, meeting up with friends, eating and drinking etc, It is a time to reflect on the real meaning of this special season... LOVE.

May we all have love in our hearts not only at christmas, may the light and laughter we feel never depart from us all.

Have a Splendid day, In the post to come, I shall be sharing all that I have been up to in pictures and some words. Love you 

Enjoy
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Friday, 21 December 2012

L'ESPACE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY

HOUSE OF NWOCHA...

L'ESPACE
"Celebrate with L'Espace on Sunday the 23rd of December, 2012 at 19a Olosa Street, Victoria Island Lagos. Party starts at 4pm"

To celebrate 365 days in the retail industry, Multi-brand concept store -  L'espace is offering TMB a chance to win an item from the store.



Are you guys excited? Well, I am. If you want to win the amazing pant in the picture above, you have to answer this question: What's the address of L'Espace flagship store?

The first person with the right answer to the question, who has followed L'Espace on Twitter and liked L'Espace Facebook page wins.

Post question answer + Facebook Name + Twitter handle in the comment section of this post.

It is important to note that the giveaway item can ONLY be picked up at the L'Espace Anniversary Party - on the 23nd of December, 2012 at the L'Espace flagship store. Winner MUST pick up item in person, and come with a valid ID.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

WHY ARE MEN MORONS?

WEDNESDAY - VIDEO SERIES DAY (YAYYYYY)


Hey Guys, remember I promised to start a web series? Well I made one today. I hope this will be the first of many videos to come. If it is a hit, every Wednesday, I will put one out, If not, errrrr lets see. You can subscribe to my youtube channel and stay connected with me.

Enjoy
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Monday, 17 December 2012

WORLD END OR EME CONCERT????

FRIDAY 21ST OF DECEMBER, WHERE WOULD YOU BE?


I cannot believe that I am even blogging about this, blame it on the amount of emails and broadcast messages I have received today; telling me that come Friday, December 21st, the world would end.

Too funny, but wait a second, what if Friday is really the last day we have on earth? What would you do in the days to come? I haven't even given it any thought because my bible tells me differently, but then just imagine for a second that this story is indeed true, would you dress better on that day? I would love to know what you would be doing.

I know what I would be doing on Friday,  errm, the EME concert is where I will be. I have some tickets to give out on my show too. If you would like to win, tune in on Friday morning, Rhythm 93.7fm and you just might win one.

As you make your plans for Friday, you can like to factor in the possibility of watching  BankyW, Wizkid, Skales, Shadyboy and Niyola. That Is If the world does not end. #Hahhahaahah

Enjoy
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LIPGLOSS OBSESSION

 FRENZY

Lipgloss
I took a look at my makeup purse today and the amount of lipgloss that I have Is shocking! Women and Lipgloss, to think that I still went online to buy some more of recent is actually funny. Yes, this post is about lipgloss.

Why do we buy so much? Is it just me or do you find yourself asking why you have so many lip colours and yet sometimes it feels like you do not have enough?

 Each time I am on holiday, I leave my makeup buying till I am at the airport and even when I walk thru my Favourite makeup stand, I must pick at least one lipgloss; even when I do not need it. I end up asking myself why when deep down, I know it wont be the last time I would buy what I don't need. Lol

 My close friends know the only thing I nick from them is Lipgloss. "Unrepentant" In fact, they keep all their makeup far away from me. I know I am not alone, Let me know how many you have and please share new exciting colours as well, we share on this blog and I love it. *Wink*

Enjoy
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MUSIC MEETS RUNWAY DECEMBER 24TH 2012

COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC MEETS RUNWAY 2012!!!


Music meets runway 2012

The long awaited show Music Meets Runway is almost here! Who will host this year? Who are the 10 performers and who will be the final designer?

If you want to get ahead of the fashion pack this December, then it's worth seeing the collections of 10 amazing designers coupled with performances from 10 of the biggest and hottest artists right now in Nigeria, all at Music Meets Runway (MMR) 2012 taking place on Monday, The 24th of December at the convention centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

Music and Fashion lovers can now purchase their tickets for the full price as the introductory 20% online discount on AFRITICKETS is over! However, for your convenience, you can get tickets delivered straight to your door step by calling 360 Delivery on: 08105004000

Tickets are also available at the following outlets; Eko Hotel & Suites, Genesis Deluxe Cinema, Ozone Cinema, Get Arena, La Reve Pieces (Lekki phase 1), L'espace & Selected Sweet Sensation outlets.

Here's all the Table and Ticket information you need:

Standard Tickets: N5,000.00

VIP Tickets: N20,000.00

Gold VIP Table of 10 Seats: N500,000.00

Platinum VIP Table 10 Seats: N1,000.000.00

FOR TABLES RESERVATION ONLY, PLEASE CALL: 08104751043/ 08092222201

For additional information:
Email: tickets@musicmeetsrunway.com
Check the website: www.musicmeetsrunway.com
For Sponsorship, Email: sponsorship@musicmeetsrunway.com

Check out all the Performances, Runway, Red carpet and video highlights from MMR 2011 on the website: www.musicmeetsrunway.com

For a chance to win free tickets to this year's show:
Like us on Facebook: Musicmeetsrunway
Follow on Twitter: @musicmeetrunway

This event is supported by: Le Reve Pieces, Ciroc, Complete Fashion, MUD, OnoBello.com, L'espace, Ozone cinema, Sweet Sensation, 360 Delivery, 360 Nobs, The Beatfm 99.9, Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Lo'Lavita Hair and Bellanaija.com

Sunday, 16 December 2012

STYLE DIARY

 HOUSE OF NWOCHA

Toke Makinwa in House of Nwocha

Hey guys, last night was the Ynaija Black Ball and it was such an excellent way to close the long weekend. The highlight of the show for me was listening to music super star Waje. To open the show, she sang her heart out to one of my favourite christmas songs.  "silent night'. Let me just say, I still have goosebumps from that experience. Yes, it was that goooooood.

Praiz also performed last night, he was looking for his Cinderella and he brought out 5 ladies on stage. I was one of them, he had a pair of Christian louboutin shoes to give to the lucky lady who fit it best. "You all know the glass slipper story" Unfortunately the shoes were too big for me so lets just say, I wasn't cinderella after all, lol

The show was extremely good, in fact I was impressed. I wore a black dress from HON, who is fast becoming my favourite designer btw. She really just gets where my head is right now. Tell me what you think.

Toke Makinwa in House of Nwocha
Same picture huh, just a different colour I guess or maybe I am just feeling myself too much. My stylist Lucy is trying different things with "The Toke Makinwa" brand and I appreciate how hardworking she Is. Even just putting up with my indecisiveness, If you are looking for a good stylist in Lagos, or perhaps you like what she is doing with me, follow her on twitter - @lucylurrve.

Have a great Monday and chat with you soon

Oooops, how can I forget, Toke Makinwa was listed as one of the best dressed ladies for the year 2012 at the Ynaija ball.We try abi? Lol at me tooting my own horn.

Enjoy
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TM - INSPIRATIONAL

QUOTES...

Hey guys, hope you are having a great sunday. I believe in the power of positive words, I love how like seeds, words can give life, encourage, edify, promote and nurture the mind. Over the years, I have adopted some quotes  that have improved my state of mind and outlook towards life.

I will like to share some and I hope you can also share yours (If you have any)with me too. After all, we are here to inspire ourselves, right?


Nelson Mandela
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.A brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,but he who conquers that fear.' - Nelson Mandela

"Freedom is not merely to cast off one's chains,but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela

"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies." - Nelson Mandela

Maya Angelou 
"The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them." - Maya Angelou

"A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man should have to seek Him just to find her."     - Maya Angelou

"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within" - Maya Angelou


Oprah Winfery
"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength." - Oprah Winfery

"Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure." - Oprah Winfery

"Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different." - Oprah Winfery


There you have it, Just some soft words that help me in the times when I cannot help myself. And of course Prayer as well. 

I hope in this week brings all your heart desires; keep believing, don't let go of your hope, It is all you have.

Enjoy
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Saturday, 15 December 2012

STYLE DIARY

VIV LA RESISTANCE


Toke Makinwa in VLR

Thanks to my amazing stylist Lucylurve, This was what I wore to the smirnoff 3D disco party yesterday. The dress is from Viv La Resistance, what I love most about it, is the colour and fit. I wore a red Christian Louboutin sandal, gold accessories and of course red lips "Ruby Woo".

Notice the colour in my weave? Do you guys like the ombre? I am turning it up a bit in the fashion department so expect to see some changes. It is making me nervous and excited at the same time, you know that I am open to your advice here and there right? Well, if you didn't know, now you do.

 Let us take the Toke Makinwa brand global in 2013. Oops, by the way Christmas is in 10 days. Excited? I am too......

Enjoy
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CAT FIGHT

SO NOT SEXY..



There is absolutely nothing flattering about women exchanging blows. No matter what it does for the men, (heard men think it is in fact sexy) I think it is the lowest point that any woman can reach. 

Very recently, I was walking out of an event and right there before my eyes a fight broke out between two ladies. The guys around were amused watching the two ladies get into it, as I walked past,  I couldn't help  thinking to myself; why would this happen? I was not shocked to find out also that it was over  a guy. Ladies, when would we ever learn?

Why is it so hard for us to get along? A guy once told me "you women will never know peace, until you all begin to stand up for yourself and not run each other down" Deep huh? I thought so too. You will never see guys exchange blows over a girl, should it happen, they are quickly called to order by their other friends and they settle the squabble over a bottle of beer. Women on the other hand, do the worst things to each other. I feel so bad because I am a woman.

I think it is pitiful to fight another woman over a guy. No guy is worth it. Yes, you have heard that before but really, It is the truth. The emotions you feel when you hear he is seeing someone else is painful no doubt, but the other woman is really not your bone of content. Boys will be boys and even if I have been In very tempting situations myself, I ask myself; will this matter in 3/5years? Would it feed me or pay my rent? If the answer is No, Girllllllllllll, keep it moving...

Keep Striving to be the best version of You.

Enjoy
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EYELASHES FROM HELL

DILEMMA


So yesterday was the very first time that I decided to fix eyelashes. I still dont know what I was thinking, I normally use the strip ones but yesterday I guess when I got my weave dyed ombre, the spirit of trying new things welled up within me.

Almost 24 hours later, I feel so uncomfortable and I need some help. I am a big fan of washing my face vigorously, I literally scrub it every morning and night. (I hear it is very bad to do that btw), since I put the lashes in, this has been somewhat of a challenge. Apart from the fact that I look like I am drunk 24/7, the weight is unbearable and  I feel my eyes watering too .

All the guru's please help me. Is it normal to feel this way? How do I wash my face clean without ruining the lashes plus sort out the eye closing problem? I await your responses.

Toke Makinwa 
I love the way my eyes are talking in the phorrrrro above, LOL

Enjoy
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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

BOBW - DECEMBER EDITION

BEEN LONG YOU SAW ME,


Toke Makinwa

Hey peeps, I am tired of apologising for my disappearing acts. Yes, even me I tire for myself. Lol but yet again I have to say I am sorry. It is so busy in my world right now. I feel bad each time I say that because my blog is part of my world too, but you get me rooooight?? I  promise, I will get better.

How are you guys doing? Build up to christmas I see, anyone gotten any presents yet? I got my first christmas pressie already, will blog about it as soon as I can but for now, let me give you some update. Last night was the december edition of the best of both worlds event "BOBW". It is a networking event put together by my very good friend Aryike Akinbobola and boy it was so much fun.

 I wore a jumpsuit, I want your honest opinion on how I look, did I pull it off? I just had to show some flesh, #hehehehe going thru a naked phase am I?

Enjoy
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Sunday, 9 December 2012

EFA - CELEBRITIES OPEN AND CLOSE

MI, 2FACE, BRYMO, TOKE MAKINWA, LAMI, DAMMY KRANE, DR SID AND FRIENDS...


Open and Close

My very good friend EFA has an amazing song titled Open and Close. The video of the song is not out yet, he got a couple of close friends together; to come up with their own version of the open and close dance. Talk about creativity, #Hahahaha

Watch 2face, MI, Lami, Omoye Uzamere, Jimmie, Jesse Jagz, Brymo, Toke Makinwa and more and you decide. I think the video is genius, hilarious and very entertaining. Who do you think has the best Open and Close dance? I think he should get Sir Shina Peters, the original Open and Close master. Lol

Watch out for more Open and Close performances, and of course the main video too

Enjoy
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CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN..




'Tis the season to be jolly and joyous. Although, the christmas feeling this year hasn't quite hit home yet. You know that undiluted excitement in the air, the carols, the buzz about christmas et cetera, I took a look at the calendar this morning, Christmas is in about 16days and I haven't even made my list. I usually write Santa this long letter starting with 'thank you' before I ask for anything.

Blame that on the economy, even the streets are not as lit as they used to be this year, everyone knows it is coming, but that excitement is just not as evident as I thought it would be. I walked into my house and I didn't see a single hamper, what is going on?

If you have made your list, please share with me cos I am looking for some inspiration. Maybe you can loan me some? Let me see; I could do with a Chanel bag, I want to give my car (Haley) a brother, an Iphone5 and Idris Elba who I hear is coming to town in a week or so. Teeheee, I await some of your responses, let's get the christmas spirit up.

Idris Elba
Errm, If wishes were horses? But then, you just never know...#Gofigure xx

Happy planning and God bless you

Enjoy
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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

EVENING OF COCKTAILS AND SNAILS

OBSIDIAN PEPLUM DRESS

Toke Makinwa

I was invited by Dstvng to the launch of Omotola Jalade Ekeinde's Reality Tv show. The event took place last night at the Wheat baker hotel, Ikoyi Lagos. It was well attended I must say; there was so much to eat, drink and of course network.

 I wore a black lace peplum dress designed by Obsidian. Yes, I'm going through a lace phase, lol, I think it is really sexy but I will let you decide. It has a gold detail on both sides of my shoulder and I think the dress is very feminine, I had my hair swept to the side, gold earrings and my black Christian Louboutin sandals.

You can view/buy Obsidan pieces at L'espace, 19a Olosa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Enjoy
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DEAL BREAKERS

IS CHEATING ONE OF THEM?


Let's all admit it, dealing with infidelity in a relationship is everyone's worst nightmare. I haven't met anyone who actually felt/feels happy about being cheated on. We have all heard the stories of cheating, cheaters and the cheated, It can be really hard for any couple to move forward after a breach of trust, err wait till you get to Nigeria. Lol

I am not quite sure if it is a society or self esteem thing, people in this part of the world often times shy away from talking about it. Let's face it, almost every guy/girl (if not all) has been cheated on or as a matter of fact, done the cheating. Yes, please don't roll your eyes just yet, this article is not to divide the men from the women, neither is it a survey on who cheats the most, It is only my thought process.

I met a girl who only recently ended her relationship because she could not deal with his indescretions and I find it kind of humiliating when people ask questions like why did she leave him? What do you mean why??????  Wait for it, then they ask was it just a one time thing? Was she the main chick? How bad was it? How old is she? Ah, I stifle a laugh at this point because I'm thinking to myself you can't possibly be serious. I look up, and the dead on seriousness of the person asking, makes me uncomfortable. 

It is like they are waiting for more, because you haven't said anything that warrants you leaving your man. I'm not trying to make anyone feel uneasy for staying with an unfaithful partner, to be honest, we all have; or at least till some of us can't take it anymore. It is a pattern, we forgive, hoping that it will never happen again, but do we really forgive?  Sometimes it really is a mistake "one time thing" lmao, and at other times, lets just say it is a never ending story. People get into relationships for various reasons and I am not even going to try to analyse that.  I just don't see why we have accepted infidelity as a way of life.

What then gives? Is cheating not that big of a deal after all? Does it not translate to getting away with murder? I'm I just a drama queen or Is monogamy really boring after all? Would you leave if she/he cheats on you? I think I can answer for the guys on this one.

Please share your thoughts, I gotta run, xoxo

Enjoy
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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

LADIES - READ THIS.

GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER, IS IT REALLY?


My sister sent me this long (note/story) that has been going round on Facebook. I must admit, I found it really funny. Reading it left me in stitches, I mean it is sooooooooooooo hilarious. That being said, it has some elements of truth in It so you should read the "No Nonesense Wife"and let me know what you think. You can read it HERE

Enjoy
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Monday, 3 December 2012

ROYAL BABY?

DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE PREGNANT...


William and Kate

Yayyyyy, I'm sure some of you must have heard the news now, well, If you haven't, William and Kate are expecting a baby. This will be their First child, the palace confirmed the news yesterday and I am so excited for them. 

I can only imagine how the following months will be for the couple as bets are already being placed on the name of the unborn child. I'm thinking  'Diana' if they have a girl but not sure of a boy name yet. Lol, like my opinion matters right?  I love Kate, she is Uber stylish and admirable too.


Good luck guys,

Enjoy
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FAB NIGHTOUT 2012

TOKE MAKINWA IN HOUSE OF NWOCHA....


Toke Makinwa

Hey Guys, It is the first week in December and I am feeling really lucky to be alive. I hope you are too, This year has been so long, if you know what I mean, but, It is almost over Thank God! I am looking forward to Christmas, which is around the corner and of course 2013. We get to do this all over again.#Yihaaaaaaaaaaaa

The Fabnightout 2012 event took place last night in Lagos. I wore the red dress in the picture above, It is a Lacy red dress from House of Nwocha. I love Red so much and this one has got a Risqué effect. Yes, I am trying to push my style envelope just a little bit further. All i've got under is a black sequin high waist pant and my black Bra, kind of reminds of Carrie Bradshaw in season 4 of Sex and the City, "The real me" where she fell walking the runway of a charity fashion show that had models and real people.

Sarah Jessica Parker - Carrie Bradshaw

Notice the similarity? Well, the sequin gold pant carrie wore is kind of like the black one I have on, Mine is  from HON as well. What can I say, I love House of Nwocha. Her designs are very daring and she is not afraid to take risks. #Loveit

HON

 Tell me what you think about the look, plus, notice how fast my hair grew overnight? #Ifyoudotgetthejokeforgerrrrrit

Have a great Monday peeps xx

Enjoy
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