Thursday, 27 June 2013

Her Style: Featuring - Grace Omotoyosi

By: Favour Ajayi
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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to "Her Style". This week's post features Bowen University Graduate and CEO Omoge Arewa HOF, Grace Omotoyosi. When asked to describe her style in 3 words she said, simple, simple, simple. What do you think? Scroll down to read the full interview and see more pictures. Don't forget to leave your comments.



Tell us about yourself

My names are Augustine Grace Omotoyosi. A graduate of Bowen University. CEO Omoge Arewa HOF an upcoming fashion house *smiles*. (You are free to patronize us anytime)  A fashion lover but not a freak. A simple and outgoing lady.



Do you consider yourself to be stylish, If yes, why?

Well yes I do. Cause I believe being stylish is being able to create something with fashion. Fashion is what you buy while style is what you do with it. So I believe I'm able to create a style for myself from what I have.


Who are your style icons?


Well I would say Jeanie Mai of "How Do I Look". Her style is simple and chick. Also I love Lanre Dasilva. Their style  is very simple and classy.



What is your favourite accessory?

Necklaces. I love having something on my neck. I almost can't do without a neck piece.



What can't you be caught wearing?

Errrrmmmm..... Pant and bra. Lool



What has been your most embarrassing fashion moment?


The first time I went to a club, my shoe broke right in front of the club. Had to manage myself in like that. Lol. Fine girl just ended like that... hahaha 



Describe your style in  3 words?

Simple! Simple!! Simple!!!



Which celebrity's wardrobe are you willing to steal and why?

Jeanie Mai. I love her style so much and raiding her wardrobe won't be a bad idea.




How long does it take you to get ready for a night out or any outing at all?


Well most times I always think about what to wear a night before going out the next day so, about 30 minutes but for impromptu outings.... Mehn hours o.



What's your favourite body part?

My lips



Who is your role model? 

My Mum and Kimora Lee Simon apart from the fact that she's being married I think twice or more. I like the fact that she's been able to combine being a mum, a mogul and a model. Now that's what I call love.  lool.



Do you have any fashion advice for our readers?

Well being stylish isn't about being so loud and having all the clothes in the world. I believe its all about being able to create a style with what you have. So don't put in too much efforts cause less is more.



What are your thoughts on Toyosi's Style? Love it or not? Leave your comments below. You can also follow her on twitter @mzhawty91 and for her HOF please follow @OmogearewaHOF for Instagram please follow omogearewa

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Did I Pull Off My 80's Inspired Look?

By: Favour Ajayi
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Hi Guys,

Thank you so much for constantly visiting this blog whether you are reminded to or not. Your support is very much appreciated.



For the very first time since I started publishing on here, I've decided to treat you guys to a little bit about me. For those of you who already know me, you'll know I always have my hair extensions on. You know, its not like I can exactly do without my  weave.



So anyways, I took the extensions off a couple of days back and I chose to style my own natural hair (without the extensions).



I styled my hair to give me an 80's inspired look which I teamed with red lipstick. I'm not sure if it looks great so that's where you guys come in. What do you think? Love it or not? Did I pull off my 80's inspired look?

 Please feel free to leave your comments below.



For my make-up, I used:



Maybelline Newyork Fit me concealer -  Fit Me Concealer



Estee Lauder Double wear Foundation - Double wear Stay-in-place Makeup

Maybelline Newyork Eyeliner - Eye Studio Master Precise


Sleek Make up - True Colour Lipstick



Calvin Klein Lipstick - Delicious Luxury Creme Lipstick

Eye Shadow - Pro 88 Full Color Makeup Cosmetic Eyeshadow



Maybelline Newyork Powder - Fit me Pressed Powder





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Monday, 24 June 2013

His Style: Featuring - Victor Nneji

By: Favour Ajayi
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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to "His Style". This week's post features nerdy computer student Victor Nneji. Vik, as he is called by his friends considers his style to be simple, smart and sophisticated. What do you think? Scroll down to read the full interview and see more pictures. Don't forget to leave your comments.






Tell us about yourself.

My name is Victor Nneji but my friends call me Vik. I am Nigerian currently studying at Aston University Birmingham, UK. I'm enrolled on a Computing for Business course, so I'm a bit of a nerd. I love to laugh, I'm Friendly, cheerful and Ambitious. 





Do you consider yourself to be stylish, If yes, why?

A lot of my friends have said that I am stylish but I don't really consider myself to be stylish. I just wear what I like and what I feel is appropriate for that time or occasion.



Who are your style icons?
 
My Style icons are Kanye West, lord Scott Disick and David Beckham




What is your favourite accessory?

I"ll say my watch is my favourite. You can never go wrong with a good time piece.



What can't you be caught wearing?

Bright coloured skinny jeans... I've never worn them, never will by accident. Loool






What has been your most embarrassing fashion moment?

Well I was much younger. One time I got trousers that were way bigger than me and they use to drag under my shoes and folded around the belt space and when I got to the airport and had to take of my belt, guess what happened Haha!




Describe your style in 3 words?

Simple, Smart, Sophisticated



Which celebrity's wardrobe are you willing to steal and why?


Kanye West -  He has the best blend of suits, shoes, casuals, blazers for any occasion. You name it he has it.



How long does it take you to get ready for a night out or any outing at all?

Doesn't take me long at all lool... Maybe 20 minutes max



What's your favourite body part?

Haha! This is a funny question. I'm not sure if it's my body or a female's your asking or if I'm suppose to answer it from a stylists point of view but if I am. I would say the Torso as a whole...Most of the time that's where the emphasis is on.




Who is your role model? 

Steve Jobs. I like him because of how he always put simplicity in sophistication, he was a great mind. RIP




Do you have any fashion advice for our readers

The only advice I have is that everyone should be original. These days everyone is just trying hard to follow the trend. Create your own style and let your style describe you.





What are your thoughts on Victor's Style? Love it or not? Leave your comments below. You can also follow him on twitter @Vicneji and on Instagram vicneji


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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Exclusive Interview with Rossi Riko

By: Favour Ajayi
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Born on the 6th of August, UK rising rap star, Ross John Wheeler has always been focused on music. His music has been inspired by the likes of Kanye West, John Legend, Jay Z and many more. 'I live through music and it gives me release', he said. The very artistic young star who considers himself to be a perfectionist says he has never really been an academia but excelled in art, music and drama. Rossi speaks exclusively to VM about his childhood, fashion and music. Read the full interview below. 




Did you have any particular childhood name 
My nickname is Riko, has been since I was a child.

What childhood habit did you have and probably still do. 
I'm a perfectionist (*covers face*) and I wont give up until I get things right. haha

Tell me about your educational background?
To be honest, I've never been too academic but I excelled in Art, Music, Drama and other creative subjects.



Do you have any tattoo (s)? 
I have a St Micheal tattoo on my right arm a half sleeve, it was the first of the tattoos I got and it represents the devil "Lucifer" being banished from heaven by the archangel St Micheal. Reminds me to keep on top of bad things in my life.



Have you got any customised item 
I cut my own hair as I'm a barber and I customise cut up and re-sew a lot of my clothes as I'm very into fashion.

When was the last time you cried?
Not for a long time. I've been through quite a bit in 2013. I haven't shed a tear yet. I turn weakness into strength.

When was the last time you said 'I love you' and to who?
My mum....  nearly every day.. I love her.

What are you scared of?
Not reaching my potential.

What’s your best food?
I love Caribbean food.



What’s your favourite song and who’s your favourite artist?
I don't have one favourite song. Everything I've listened to and taking inspiration from has made me who I am,  but to name a couple, John legend is a big inspiration and Kanye West, Erykah Badu, Ryan Leslie, Jill Scott, Omar lye Fook , D'angelo, Common , mos Def, The Roots, Jay Z, Kid Cudi, Bassment jaxx, Soul 2 Soul etc

Who's your celebrity crush?
Jessie J and Michelle Rodriguez from the fast and the furious there's probably a lot more too lol....

Are you in a relationship?
No, I'm single.



If you could be a film character for a day, who would you be?
Loool.... The Joker.

What would your fans be surprised to know about you? 
I'm a self taught pianist. Never had any lessons and I cant read music. I learnt by ear and I also beatbox, rap, sing and produce and record all my music.



Have you got a favourite body part? 
I like my hands. I keep them in good condition. They are important to me as I play the piano.

Who are your style icons?
Kanye west, Asap Rocky, High fashion, Dope Chef, etc

How long does it take you to get ready for a night out or an event?
I think..... 1 hour

Who is your favourite fashion designer
Versace



I know you know you're very good looking (LOL), Can you dish out some of your beauty tips?
I'm flattered, thanks. I'm a barber so I cut my own hair and I look after myself and eat well.

What was your first job and how much were you paid?
lol... I'm not sure discussing how much I was paid is relevant. I made a decent wage running a barbershop.

As a child, what profession(s) did you hope for?
Music has always been a leading focus in my life since I was a child.



Why did you choose this career?
Because I live my life through music and it gives me a release.

How does it feel to know people love and listen to your music
Its incredible. I'm focused on everyone knowing and listening.

What’s the best part of your job?
Recognising that with hard work I could take it further then others have.




What’s the worst part of your job?
Trying to create a buzz because with a lot of people all doing the same thing, being different can be difficult as people are used to hearing the same hood rap. I want to bring UK talent to the forefront and showcase something completely new and most importantly REAL!

What has been your most embarrassing moment?
I rarely get embarrassed, I see myself as  a confident person.

What has been your biggest challenge?
I'd say....... Myself.



What is the weirdest thing a fan has ever done to you?
I have a lot of fake profiles and they speak to people as me, and also tweet everything I tweet. That's pretty weird.

Do people tell you you're their inspiration?
Thankfully yes. And it makes me feel humble and grateful they understand what I'm doing.



What has been the highlight of your career?
That's yet to come.

Do you have any advice to give your fans (career wise)?
If your going to do something with just a part of your heart it won't work. You have to make it your full time job to ever have a chance of making it. 


FREE Mixtape from Rossi Riko "The Leo Constellation" is out in August 2013.




 Listen to Rossi's track Real Love and leave your comments below.



Follow him on twitter @ROSSIRIKO



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