Monday, July 17, 2006

FLY FASHION - LANRE DA SILVA-AJAYI

For the past year, I have started seriously luving Nigerian designers, clothing and accessories.
Nigerian designers have really stepped their game up. So I will be periodically featuring some top notch Nigerian designs along with pics……
Here is a recent fashion spread that was featured in True Love West Africa.
I love the whole nostalgic vintage look…..


Clothes by: Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi
Hats by: Tiwa Kehinde Benson @ The Hat Lounge
Model: Emifome Emede
Hair: Bobby Eke @ Bobby’s Signature
Make-up: Bayo Haastrup @ Ijade Egbin
Photographer: Yetunde Ayeni
Stylist: Omoyemi Akerele

Fun Fact: The spread was shot on location at King’s College, Lagos…….
Hmmmm….so that’s how it looks

What do you think? Fab? Fugly, overpriced and unwearable? Does KC really look like that?

27 comments:

Dimples said...

Love the clothes...FAB just FAB!!!...True Love rocks....Usually some of the prices are a bit OTT because Mr Kasali my Isale Eko tailor can possibly reproduce the same outfit for less than half the published price.
But then again...i might just be a cheap- skate.
And yeah if i can remember as far back as the nineties in those secondary school days..lol!!! :) that does look like KC main campus near TBS Lagos Island...not that i ever went there or anything :)

Bella Naija said...

lol...ahhh...dimples better start confessing ooo...yeah..the clothes and all the looks r hella fab!

naijagal said...

love the hot clothes they are tres chic!!! In any case bella check out my blog. A close friend of mine is starting a line of maternity clothing.

Dammie said...

WoW...........these are fabulous!!!...I am soo impressed....I have a thing for Nigerian designers as well!!

Parazone Super Bleach said...

Totally in love with outdated stuff in general so this is right up my alley. Coincidentally, the afore mentioned designer designed my BFF's wedding gown and it was quite lovely!
I saw the credits and noticed the absence of Tara or Banke Meshida taking credit for make up. Instead it was a "Bayo Haastrup" is he the next big thing? Do yo know?

Biodun said...

I love Lanre's stuff, she sewed this fab dress for me recently n I get compliments all the time I wear it, she knows her stuff n she is a sweetheart too, n yeah the prices r just mag price abeg, hmmmm @ dress #8

Anonymous said...

LOL @ dimples! isn't that what's wrong with Nigeria though? the concepts are reasonably easy to reproduce so it'd have to take some form of brand loyalty (a la prada & gucci) for the average person to spend #100, 000 on one outfit. great entry. i don't know how i feel about the clothes just yet...since everyone's into "vintage" these days and all our sensibilities are turned upside down. in any case, the hats are pretty impressive.

Adaure said...

THIS IS HOT!!! AND THAT'S KC? DANG!!!! OK YA'LL I NEED THE CONTACTS FOR THESE DESIGNERS AND PHOTOGS ABEG... MY PROTFOLIO NEEDS SOME WORK. SEND ME AN EMAIL... BY THE WAY BELLA WE HAVE TO TALK SO YOU CAN TELL ME HOW AND WHERE YOU FIND ALL THIS GIST.... AHH AHH ...CAN'T BE BEATING PAPPARAZZI AT THE PAPPARAZZI GAME...LOL...HOLLA

Onada said...

i love the clothes they are absolutely gorg!!!!Kudos to the designer, the photographer and whoever came up with the KC concept.

Parazone Super Bleach said...

@ Dammie...How modest are you? I just saw your Magazine/ website. . Read a little excerpt of your interview with designer, Chi-Chi who I just saw on Tyra not to long ago. Well done! Consider me a patron!

Dammie said...

LoL, Thanks Darling. What is Parazone super bleach? {hehehehe}. Email me please!

@ Bella Naija, Do you have another form of contact?!?....

Bella Naija said...
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Parazone Super Bleach said...

@ Dammie...You got it! Will email on your site suffice for subscribtion? "Parazone Super Bleach" is my blog moniker...

Dammie said...

Uh huh, Email Editor@fashionnigeria.com please. Thanks.

Biodun said...

@ bella, I will e-mail the pix to you sometime next week!

Dammie said...

Heyyy Biodunnn, Pleasee can I see it as well?

Please email to Editor@fashionnigeria.com

Thanks.

Yetty said...

Wow this is so hot.. rawk on!

Adaure said...

I'M STILL WAITING FOR THE EMAIL AND CONTACTS :(

Mona said...

I saw these pics in either true love or genevieve recently...are all those models nigerian? very nice themes tho...what are you emailing everyone? xxx

Kunle.... said...

wow those dresses are nice.

undressed*polaroid said...

totally loving this,much props to true love!!

Funmi said...

Lanre is a gifted designer and like Biodun mentioned she is a sweetheart. She made my dress for my wedding and it was fab. She puts the 'U' in unique

bibi said...

met lanre da silva in person...shes's quite talented..shes actually making an out fit for me..cant wait to see it in dec..her prices r quite high tho...i hope its worth it

bibi said...

met lanre da silva in person...shes quite talented..shes designing an outfit for me..cant wait to see it..shes quite pricey tho

phyllis said...

how do i get in touch with lanre da silva.my weddin is in august and i would love for her to make my gown.i live in abuja.

Anonymous said...

love ur great work,keep up wit d good work, love 2 see more of pics

Anonymous said...

Mi thinks Ajayi Da sLVA IS D best