Saturday, 28 July 2012

Steal her style: Featuring Kim Kardashian and Jessica Hart

classic pair

classic pair by tope-1990 featuring coral jewelry

jessica Hart

Jessica Hart by tope-1990 featuring giuseppe zanotti shoes

I love fresh outfit ideas and that always comes in form of a weekend style or steal her style story. This week i no different thanks to two gorgeous ladies- the ever so stylish Kim Kardashian and Jessica Hart. I have two fab outfits from which to steal ideas. So, without further ado, be free to ransack the style of these chic ladies.

Kim Kardashian
When you have a casual meeting and you need something that can easily make the transition to a dinner date with friends, take notes from Kim's outfit: a long sleeve knot front top, boot-cut jeans camel -toned accessories. Its so easy to try.

Jessica Hart
Jessica’s outfit is a perfect mix of preppy and bohemian—and the combo works! This would make a great outfit for the girl who works in a casual office setting. Plus, by swapping out the sandals for heels, you can head straight out after work. To steal Jessica’s style, layer Zara’s Basic V-Neck Cardigan in Navy ($20) over J Crew’s Stretch Perfect Shirt in White ($72). Then, slip into Jen’s Pirate Booty’s Voyage Skirt ($98).

Friday, 27 July 2012

How to apply Eyeshadow correctly

Eyeshadow serves to enhance your eyes. Here we will discuss the basics of how to apply eyeshadow.

Its important to pick your shadow shades in groups of three; one for your brow bone or under brow (highlighter), one for the eyelid (medium colour) and one for contouring along the crease (this is usually the darkest shade). They should be in the same colour family or at least blend well.

  • Start with a fresh face (after applying your foundation primer and foundation)
  • Then eyeshadow base, applied to the eyelid with a soft shadow brush. This will keep eye make up from creasing and helps the colour last longer.
  • Apply the base to your entire eyelid area up to the brow (this can be inform of a primer or a matte-natural shade base shadow)


  • Choose three complementing eyeshdow colours that are light, medium and dark in intensity. The medium colour is the base, the lightest colour is the highlighter, and the darkest colour is the contour.
  • Using an eyeshadow brush, apply the medium colour onto the main area of your eyelid that is directly over the eyeball; go slightly into the crease (labelled 2 in the diagram below).
  • Now apply the lightest colour, or highlighter above the medium colour and up to the brow using an angled brush and a tapered blender (labelled 1 and blend in the diagram below). Sweep it out slightly at the outside edge as you did the first colour.
  • Apply the darkest colour, or contour to the crease (labelled 3 in the diagram below) using the pointed tip of the eyeshadow brush and a light hand. Apply a bit of the dark colour just to the tip of the brush, then make a thin line starting at the inside corner of the eye and make the line wider as you move toward the outside of the eyelid.
  • Continue with the darkest colour just past the edge of the crease of your eyelid and bring the tip back to touch the outside edge of your lashes forming a greater than sign (>) labelled 5 in the diagram below.

  • Soften the line of the dark contour colour with either a Q-tip or  clean brush tip and smudge it into the lashes slightly.
  • Apply eyeliner and mascara to pull the look together and you're finished!

To Recap, here is a picture illustrating the steps above


  • #964 Blusher - Powder/blush application and it can be used to dust on face powder as well.
  • #948 Foundation -  Liquid and cream foundation, or concealer as it has a tapered tip  and can be used to apply cream blush too.
  • #942 Slanted contour - Finally, you can place contour colour where you want it to be. This brush can also double as a blush brush.
  • #785 Tapered Blending - A good blending brush that can be used on the eye crease for contouring and to apply highlight shade. It can also be used to apply concealer for an air-brush effect.
  • #777 Eye shadow -  This brush handles powder/loose eyeshadow very well because of the dense bristles. It has a slight point on the tip so it can also be used to apply crease colour.
  • #763 Angled brush - I love this brush. It can be used for highlighting the brown bone/under brow. Its also  good brush for applying gel or liquid brow fillers and eyeliner.
  • #540 Precision Liner - Lipstick brush which aides precision lining. Its also good for concealing spots.


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Guy Power: Phillip Plein spring/summer 2013 collection

I know I usually don't blog about menswear but I just saw the Phillip Plein spring/summer 2013 collection and fell in love with it; just had to do it. This collection is a tribute to street art with the main components being biker jackets, customised sneakers, studded skateboards and basketball caps (which I Love). 

Rich hues of white, black, beige, khaki, teal, blue, florescent green, brick red, and baby pink compliment the the rich pallazo setting of the run way in an array of luscious fabrics such as crocodile leather, cotton, silk, nylon and denim. You're in for a treat..........

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Designer For a Day (would prefer forever)

I recently entered a fashion / style contest titled "Designer for a day". I was feeling very creative and instantly drawn to it because that's my dream. I have been sketching a lot and I have a lot of amazing ideas, I hope God gives me the chance to materialise them. I'm deeply into Elie Saab's creations right now, obsessed being a more accurate description. I love the simplicity, impeccable tailoring, attention to detail and minimalist approach. Its everything I aspire to be and I know I will achieve. Practice makes perfect........ will take it a day at a time.

Here are the sets I created for the competition, I hope I win ........... fingers crossed.

Sweet Dream (Elie Saab Wannabe)

Sweet Dream - (Elie Saab wannabe)

Sweet Dream - (Elie Saab wannabe) by tope-1990 featuring a NARS Cosmetics eyeshadow

A Style Story

A Style story

A Style story by tope-1990 featuring ankle strap shoes

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Designer for a day

Designer for a day by tope-1990 featuring a sheer lace Elie Saab dress

What do you think? Click here to see more style sets I created and those created on the mini editor by visitors on my blog.

Thank you for visiting, God bless

Monday, 16 July 2012

Needle Kraft fashion show / graduation night

For many people in Nigeria, fashion education hasn't exactly been a priority. But as fashion rapidly evolves and the entertainment industry growing by the second, people are putting a lot more effort into their appearances; hence a larger demand for designers who are not only innovative but can create their visions. To do this, you have to stay up to date with the relevant fashion curricula available anywhere. 

Needle Kraft has been preparing students for success at every level; from Haute Couture to ready-to-wear to mass market. The programme keeps evolving with fashion itself. I love fashion and I want to nurture my creativity (plus Fashion school is the only type of school I enjoy going to); needle kraft provided just that. It is a brand of fashion education that provides a rigorous grounding in practical skills needed for career success and exposing you to the real demands and practices of the fashion world. I learnt the fundamentals of draping, pattern making and skill sewing techniques, I don't regret any moment of it.

Tesse Onakala is dedicated to her students and is such a wonderful role model; so much so that she threw an amazing graduation/fashion show for the graduating students. It was fab and everyone who is anyone in the entertainment industry was present. I enjoyed seeing my classmates strut in their very own creations, watch those that came before me unveil their collections and observing the unique style of guests presents. Without further ado, here are some pictures from the night,

 School magazine


 Love my manicure

I made my outfit, shoes- Mango, Bag- Zara 

Inspiration: Kourtney Kardashian ( I'm always inspired by the K sisters)

Pictures of  the graduating student's collection

 Love this dress

Some pictures from the event

Uwa and performer, Ashi

 Needle kraft students in their creations

Needle Kraft students and future designers (super stars) in their creations

 Timi looking nice from behind

 Tesse (CEO Needle kraft fashion group) and I

 I love Tesse's patch-lace dress

My darling friend Hally and I in our creations

Cross section of guests

 With actor Paul Obasile

 Tesse giving her speech

 Actress Oge Okoye about to present a student with her certificate. love her dress

 Oge Okoye, Femi Brainard and other celebrities presenting students wit their graduation certificates

Beautiful people

 Fashionistas at the show, they look amazing, I love the colored blazer

I love the rocker chic look 


 Very cute and romantic, lace and floral prints

Pretty in a Tangerine maxi

 It was a wonderful night........ ;)