28 February 2012

Weekend of Investment

I just had a great weekend, spending time with my family and friends. On Saturday I went to Week 2 of the bootcamp I was speaking at last week. The focus was on business and we had the priviledge of being educated by Bertia Anderson & Junior Ogunyemi. It was such a great session; I met some lovely individuals and also saw some old friends that I haven't seen in YEARS! It is so important to invest in yourself. Whatever you expose yourself too, will either make you or break you! 

Love yourself enough to invest in yourself by reading books, going to seminars, having mentors that are at the level you wish to be at & connecting with like minded individuals that will CHALLENGE you.
Don't stay in the shallow end & entertain excuses...get the skills you need in order to swim deep and wide. 

For my outfit on Saturday, I decided to wear different shades of purple. I have never done this before, but I really like it, and hope to do it with a few more different colours this summer. I had a military look in mind with a hint of lady elegance and a French twist. I still stand by my statement that Twists are one of the best hairstyles ever, I can do so much with them! 


Military Business! Love it!
An old face I saw on Saturday, I really liked her outfit so wanted to share it with you.
Beautifully tall and slim. The white blazer really sets her outfit off nicely. 
Met this lovely girl on Saturday and really liked her Style. It's different. 

Such a lovely girl. @iDeborahMarie
Me with Entrepreneur: @JuniorOgunyemi; a really nice guy.

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. ~ Proverbs 18:15 #InvestInYou


Sunday was a beautiful day, with the Sun shining through the skys of bluuue! Whoop! I'm seeing the hint of the season to come and I'm loving it. When I see the changes in the weather it always reminds me of the different seasons we go through in life and when the hint of sun, shines through that grey season, it's enough to remind you that it is a season so it shall pass!! 

As the sun was shining, I was just thanking the Lord for such a beautiful day. Although it wasn't hot, the rays from the sun was enough for me. As always, I'm looking forward to the summer. 


The Accessories

Rejoice ALWAYS, pray without ceasing, give thanks IN all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18   #Seasons


19 February 2012

iStyle: Look Beyond The Surface

Yesterday I was speaking out at the Young Ladies Club Bootcamp (< Click for more info!). YLC are holding 5 classes on 5 Saturdays for 5 weeks, looking at Self esteem, Finances, Motivation, Health & Relationships. Ladies, invest in yourselves & GET INVOLVED! My session was all about Confidence & Style,while tackling the issues with self esteem. 

It was a really great day, the session was really intimate and interactive. It was a pleasure to speak to the ladies about the ins & outs of adopting your own personal style and how one can be confident with themselves. In order to visually show that no matter your body size, you can still look BEAUTIFULLY FABULOUS whilst maintaining modesty, I had 4 beautiful models that I styled for the day


To quickly sum up what I covered: Confidence does not come by what you wear, but it comes as a result of knowing who you are and Who's you are! The main 3 points I elaborated on were:
1) Self worth/value
2) Renewing your thinking about yourself 
3) Check Motives

Your personal Style doesn't have to be colourful, to be bold. It just has to be YOU, because style is about celebrating YOU!


Outfit was based upon this tail coat blazer  which I purchased from a small vintage boutique in my area for £19
Skirt: Jane Norman | Heels: Next | Bag: Ted Baker | Shirt: H&M |Scarf: Primark | Flower: George (Asda)
Twist using expressions styled in a 1950's updo. 

PresentingNashAmber's Stall

Amazing A's helping me at my stall
We are all styled for the occasion of 'Dinner Date With The Girls', yet celebrating our individual uniqueness.

PresentingNashAmber's Models for the day- The Royal Ladies

Live & (be) BOLD | RAW | We Are Royalty 

iStyle - AJ 

BodyType: Pencil 
Wonderfully dynamic. Thin but not skinny.  
Tend to have straight waist with narrow shoulders and hips.

Confidence ID:  'God is my Father & I'm His princess!' ~ AJ

AJ is a beautiful African girl, both inside & out! She has natural edge and elegance, which she embraces & it shines right through in her character. When styling her I choose to focus on her natural flare and gave her an African meets Westernise look. 

I teamed up her African corset with her pencil skirt to give it the appearance of being a one piece. As AJ is a slim girl (much like myself) I also decided to put her in a loosely fitted mustard blazer as this would give her a slightly fuller look. I complemented her outfit by teaming it with her bold red bag which made her simple black & white attire pop! 

Heels: Aldo | Bag: Primark | Material ~ £6 | Blazer: Eastham | Earrings: Eastham
African Top: Designed by her friend | African Pencil Skirt: Designed by her friend 

iStyle - Miche

BodyType: Womanly
Ultra feminine; fullness through the core, arms and legs.

Confidence ID: 'God is my EVERYTHING! I am a daughter, friend &servant to Him'.~ Miche

Miche is an absolutely beautiful individual. Being a Stylist herself she has a fantastic wardrobe, so it was a great pleasure to be able style her. I choose to have Miche in the black leather skirt with the tights as I wanted her to look specifically feminine. 

I teamed it up with the black wedges as they tend to be much more comfortable and sturdy than normal heels. I decided to add the fur attachment unto the blazer to give it a modern twist but the outfit looks just as nice without it. Black looks great on some people and Miche is definitely one of them! Adding the purple blazer adds the right dash of colour needed, with simple gold accessories. 

Fish tale Plait done by me. #Experimenting...

Blazer: New Look | Fur: H&M | Shirt: Roman Rd | Wedges: New look
Bag: Zara | Skirt: Primark | Chain: Forever 21 | Weave: Remy

iStyle - Ebuni

BodyType: Athletic
Fantastically fit! Tend to have broad shoulders, muscular legs, arms, and a lovely flat stomach.

Confidence ID:  Daughter of the King!

Ebuni is a cool, calm and motivated individual, that is always on the go. Comfortability is one of the most important aspects that would influence her outfit. Her simplicity is admirable alongside her naturally great skin & features.  

I don't believe that one has to wear heels in order to have a great look. I decided to put Ebuni in the flat loafers for this very fact. Together with the black chinos & basic white top, a very simple outfit was quickly jazzed up with a large, oversized bag, earthy coloured accessories and a stylish black coat. 


Chinos: Primark | Shoes: Primark | Bag: Primark |
Accessories: Claires's | White basic: Primark | Coat: Oasis

iStyle - AdeLady

BodyType: Short
Perfectly Petite, made with care. 

Confidence ID: 'God is my My Daddy & my All in All. I am His daughter, His babygirl & His love, even when it doesn't 'feel' like it. Regardless of me, He is and will always be.' ~ Adelady 

AdeLady is simply that; A LADY! Her beautiful character is displayed in the way she carries her self. A warm & friendly individual that serves with such excellence! Her lifestyle screams worth more than rubies. 

Taking into account how Adelady is, I decided to put her in a simple all black attire. I then gave her the peach blazer, to soften the look, & to eliminate her looking slimmer than usual, (as black is slimming). It would have been possible to stop the outfit there, however by adding the chunky gold necklace and scarf, this outfit gains some extra edge, which compliments her natural bang. The embellished beige heels & large bag, work great as an additional colour to block with.  

Green Raw Tahi Silk Scarf: Market place in Belguim | Necklace: Primark 

Blazer: TopShop | Black Long sleeve basic: Primark | Slim Harem: Forever 21
Heels: Nine West | Suede bracelet: Debenham's Concession | Bag: Ted Baker
Fearfully & Wonderfully made

Modesty is the best policy! #TeamDiscretion
Miche fixing my shirt for me. She is such a helpful girl!  
Thank you Ladies!
Next time I may do this type of post as a Vblog ....but we shall see...would you like that?
(comment below to let me know. Thank you. )


17 February 2012

Paris; Le Dernier Jour

Day 5/5! I really enjoyed my time in Paris, and hope to go back there perhaps towards the end of this year, we shall see. 

A random gentleman handed me this paper at the station as I was looking for my train time. 
En route....Home!
Every time I go France I make it my personal goal to bring back these sweets: Carambar & Haribo's.
My brothers will enjoy I am sure. 

Have a great weekend! Tomorrow I shall be speaking out at Young Ladies Club BOOTCAMP 2012.  <<Click it>> Check it out & Get involved Ladies. 

'If you look for flaws, you will find them. If you look for beauty, you will see it.' - SKC

16 February 2012

Paris; Le Quatrième Jour

On the 4th day of Paris, I went to visit my older sister who lives just over an hour outside of Paris.  It was nice to catch up with her as it's been a while. Being mindful of the weather and just how cold it was, I made sure I was warm.

Throughout the day I spotted a few things in the shops just by Marina's house. I was really excited when I saw all the designs, colours, shoes, shapes and more..The things I was spotting for men, were just wonderful! I definitely want to explore some stores here in London, to see what's going in my home town. Very soon I will!


J'adore Simplicity 

Tout va bien - All is well

Really like this...
My Favourite look from the collection!
The brown blazer really complements the baby blue.
An advert I saw in the underground. I like it.
Other side of Franklin station, not as glam and creative as the other station I mentioned on Day 1. 
I used to imagine a double decker train, had no idea it actually existed, until now. It's super cool.
Inside the double decker train
Nice and colourful interior on another train. I like. 
My beautiful little niece. I've missed her, she has grown so much!
Good old Jimmy eh! Me & Marina really didn't appreciate that advert on the left:
 1) Why fight? 2) Why fight over a bag?!... just buy your own one....SMH, tut tut!
I saw them from afar , they caught my eye QUICK!... Marina asked me,
if I would ever wear heels so high...errm Yeah! lol
Jimmy Choo 2012

Pretty Bridal Store - thought of my Adelady straight away, when I saw this!

Envision - Plan -Take action!
If your mind can conceive it, then you can achieve it. 

'Actions speak louder than words.'