Saturday, 31 December 2011

Never say no to Panda

Hi Guys!!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Guten tag and everything else.

Soooo guess where I am right now??

Sutton BLOOMING Coldfield. Yup. I went to go visit my second family up in good ol' Birmingham [my first time] and I got THE cutest present ever from Aize's little brother.

IF you do not know who Aize is, then for shame to you all. She is the other half of me [the loserish half but we can't all be as awesome as me now can we?] and the owner of throughmyaiz [geddit?]


I went up to brummy to go stay with her fam and her little brother got me a freaking PANDA HAT.

Now, I may have wrinkled my nose at animal hats in the past but this one is totally up my ally for many reasons:

1) It is monochrome and lord knows I'm all about that.
2) It is a panda. I love pandas. Not because of the animal itself, as I am really not an animal lover [sorry RSPCA but you have all the horrid dogs that chased me as a child to blame] but because of the never say no to panda adverts [awesome-est thing ever]
3) It is a blooming cool hat.

Check it out...

I can pull ugly faces because I am cool. OBVIOUSLY

kisses for my new fave hat

NEVER say no to panda... GRRRRRR!!
JUST in case you are a total loser face and you haven't seen the panda advert, here it is for your viewing pleasure. I DARE you not to laugh.

Love, kisses and Pandas
Sunday, 18 December 2011

Call me old fashioned but....

Hi guys.

I just thought I would share my latest revelation; namely, that I am old fashioned.

I am old fashioned in the way I think sexual relations should occur, I am old fashioned in the way I think men should try to behave and I really like fashion from the olden days.

Now in relation to point 1, do NOT get me wrong. I am 24 and my hormones also sometimes make me want to shiver somebody's timbers...HOWEVER, where I once thought that I was a bit of a saucy minx, I have now realised that in the grand scheme of life, I am not. I am not a judge, I don't own a gavel, everyone is entitled to their own sexual choices, it just took me a really long time to realise that everyone is just casually sexing because once again, I am old fashioned.

Re. point 2, I am merely referring to men being gentlemen like in the days of old. I will cook and clean as long as you don't bark at me and generally behave. This new breed of 'modern men' however, really make my head itch. I am patiently awaiting for the one man who will surprise me otherwise, I will select 'donor no.54' and DIY my daughter.

Re. point 3, I love old fashioned fashion. The end.

  I dunno.

Call me old fashioned but I'd defo wear all of the above...

Love, Peace and the 1950s...
Thursday, 8 December 2011

It's my party, I can pray if I want to!!

Hi guys

If you haven't heard me tooting my own horn all over twitter, I would like to once again declare that 24 years ago in Nigeria Teaching Hospital, this little blazerwhore was born!!

This year has been a particularly difficult one and there have been times when I honestly didn't want to speak let alone blog [and it takes a whole lotta stuff to silence me] BUUUT through it all, through my highs, lows and inbetweens, I have had a sometimes wavering but never ending reassurance in my faith in the fact that God loves me unconditionally.

Romans 8: 38-39 talks about how absolutely naught can separate us from the love of God.

I 100% believe this and as my one altruistic act of the day, I am choosing to share. I don't like to force my faith on people but I think that love is a universal concept and I just want to spread some on this uber spesh day!!

I also have the singular most amazing [albeit dysfunctional] brothers and friends in the planet. At the peak of that list is the one and only Aize of throughmyaiz who is actually the sister I never had/always wanted.

OKOK - gross displays of emotion over, now unto my wishlist.

1) Abs of STEEL. this time next year I want to be able to crush nuts betwixt my ripped abs.

2) BEN&JERRY'S FAIRLY NUTS. now this doesn't sound like a wise idea if I intend to achieve wish number one but I consider myself a risk taker and this is one risk I will defo be taking into a shame free corner, today!!

3) Thigh high black leather boots. This is the second year I have requested this item but I'm sure someone will heed my pleas one day

4) A better paid job, doing what I love, which is writing and shopping and making people look puurrrrty  [translates to pretty]

5) To meet Ian Somerhalder/Tyler Perry (only if he is dressed as Madea though) /Pink/any other of my celeb stalkees

6) For ALL of my hair to grow in equal lengthy lengths!!

7) These shoes that I saw in Topshop [please forgive the tights but it has been chilly of late and I wasn't removing my protection just to try on some shoes.]

8) General happiness, success and love for myself and all my loved ones.

Like I tweeted earlier, the best gift thus far has been hearing that you all seem to find me as hi-larry [translates to funny] as I find myself. I hereby promise to always bring a smile to your face with my ever random but always honest musings...

Also I would like you all to say a HUGE happy birthday to fellow blogger Trey of the blog 'treyning day' because a) he is my birthday twin b) he is hot and c) his blog has the moves like Jagger.

Once more. Thank you for the birthday greetings thus far.

Love, peace and more love just because I feel good..

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Tutorial: the blazerwhore brow

The title is pretty self explanatory but this vlog is for all those who asked how I get my eyebrows to look as awesome as they do. Yes I sound slightly braggy BUUUT if you'd spent a good part of your life trying to find a solution to the faint eyebrow gene, then you too would brag.

Ain't no shame in my game.

Do pardon me for all the moments when my head really isn't in the screen per se. I don't really have a good relationship with electronics soooo it was probably the computer's fault. not mine. defo.

Love, peace and Barry M eyebrow pencil...
Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Hiding my face in shame

*Waves sheepishly* - Hi guys....

Well erm, I'm alive and that is always good news. The bad news is that I have been on the hunt for full time gainful employment and as such have had no time for blogging. Also, I have no cameraman because I live far away from friends, acquaintances and regular public transport.

I DO however, have a beaut top with amazing detail on the sleeves that I thought I would finally share with y'all

 okok FINE- you can see my face...

this post is only to keep you going. If you miss my face and my witty banter then pray I get a job pronto because I have officially vowed to ixnay on the ogginblay until I am employed..ay.

OR better yet just hire me. one of the two.

Love, Peace and gainful employment

p.s. any job spec that says they want to get to know 'the real you' is a filthy lie. The real me is hardworking but funny, crazy and doesn't really like human company at times and yet somehow I don't think that is what anyone wants to hear...
Monday, 19 September 2011

And so it begins...

Yeah so I'm totally selling my blazers and some other ish.

Note the new 'SHOP BLAZERWHORE' page. Or alternatively go directly to my new semi store: The Siren's Song...

Go forth and enjoy

Love, Peace and Blazers
Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Green with envy


I've been back from Miami for a while now and I am suffering from the post holiday blues. I spend my days picturing my hotel on south beach and longing for someone to take me right the heck back. Just in case you aren't already jealous enough, we also went on a cruise to the Bahamas which btw is pure paradise. [pictures coming soon]

Anyhoo I wanted to show y'all an outfit I wore a couple of days before jetting off AND to let you all know that the green blazer featured below is definitely going on sale!! More details to come soon.

I cannot write for too long because I've also just started an internship at Junior magazine [a parenting magazine with a strong focus on children's fashion] and I am always getting dressed to leave or trying to sleep so I don't hate the world the following morning. I always fail on the latter tbh but I wanted to leave you all with something lest you forget about me

Love, Peace and South beach escapes

p.s. the men in america are HOTT - clearly they dine on a different kind of cuisine from our local men...

Monday, 29 August 2011

I'm going to miami

Hi guys- quick explanatory post as to why I will be MIA for the next 2 weeks...

I'm actually off to Miami in approx 4hours time!! If ANYONE talks to me about hurrican Irene I will genuinely poke you in the eye with a rusty fork because I am already a wee bit depressed with this weather report that speaks of "a chance of storm" for the actual entire duration of my stay there. The thing is that will smith told me that the heat would be on till the break of Dawn sooo I'm going with that report instead.

I will miss you all like I've missed out on real meals for the past 2months so that I could have a semi bikini body. I will take lots of pics- even if it is of the storm clouds and my Wellington boots and bikinis (because I WILL wear them by force)

They'll be no pics in this post though - cos I'm doing it from my iPhone - just trying to keep y'all in the know. Ok must sleep as my taxi will actually be here in like 5 seconds and I'll just be tired and cranky.

Love, peace and umbrellas with bikinis
Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean....well if the Caribbean was actually just Borehamwood...

Hi guys

I never really normally wear red buuuut I saw this red waist coat and it made me feel like cap'n Jack Sparrow and I figured since I am now embarking on this whole 'launch an online clothing store' type thing that I would buy outside my usual tastes in a bid to appeal to more people.

Tell me what y'all think.

If you don't like it then aaaaarrrgh me hearties. Or whatever it is that pirates say....

`Love, peace and treasure chests...

p.s. i haven't quite perfect the headscarf tying method soooo forgive me harriet tubman and fashionistas near & far, I am but a humble student

p.p.s does anyone know where i am looking in any of these pictures?? because I really do not....
Friday, 19 August 2011

Velveteen Rabbit...

Ok so I have had these velvet trousers for a while now but I haven't known what to do with them because they were far too short and pocketless [I hate pocketless clothes]


I let down the hem, embellished with a cute button and then I remembered just why I had so been named the blazerwhore and I found not one..but TWO velvet themed blazers and I knew what had to happen.

So here you have the look I have dubbed the velveteen rabbit, styled in two diff ways

Like a Boy...

Like a boy in heels...

Again, I am considering parting with SOME of my blazers and some other gems in a sale.

Comment if you would be interested in such endeavours.

Love, Peace and velvet dreams

p.s The fence you see behind me is part of my new home in blooming borehamwood. Bloody boring area soooo if anyone lives near- do tell me what one does in the middle of nowhere [barring the shopping of course]
Thursday, 18 August 2011

Good hair/the appeal...

Guys, I totally buckled and did my hair, pretty much the day after the post below. I cracked and then relaxed my hair in a desperate fit which means that now, I will have to do my hair AGAIN before jetting off to miami.


I am heading to the land where the heat is on and you're laying on the beach to the break of dawn. In order for this trip to be a success, I require mermaid-like hair and abs of steel. I am half way to the first one but I need at least another four inches of hair to complete the dream. If anyone is giving away brazilian/indian/peruvean/heavenly hair then please look no further - I am in need of one bundle of 22 inches to add to my hair and I will be taking your business to miami and singing your praises so really everybody wins...

In relation to the abs....well, tbh I am the closest I have even been to actually seeing them so I think that if I continue with my regime, it can only result in good things. That said, I promise that the nanosecond I have a 6 pack 2 pack, I will strut around in barely concealed nudity.

pardon the boobage, sometimes they just refuse to be caged.

all those who want a blog post about my foundation-less facial regime, comment below and let me know..


considering doing a 'shop blazerwhore' bit for the millions of blazers [and other random items] that I no longer wear. All those in favour, you know what to do.

Love, peace and the donation of free weave

p.s is it me or is my blog slyly heading in the beauty direction?? corr blimey- more outfit posts coming soon...
Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Bad hair week!!

Guys I am very much depressed at the mo and even though it is for such a trivial reason [not having my hair done], I cannot help the feeling.

Sooo for the next week or so, if anyone spots me, I will be wearing headscarves galore and I will look like so...

I know it is not quite the fabby nicola you're used to but honestly, I cannot even be bothered to look nice with a funky fro.

Still smiling though..

Love, peace & good hair or weaves...

p.s. please be gentle with me as I go through my ugly days. cheers.
Monday, 8 August 2011

African Fashion Week London 2011

So on Saturday 6 August 2011, I had the pleasure of attending the very first AFWL with fellow blogger and editor throughmyaiz at Gibson Hall. Barring a few organisational mishaps, I would say the event was a huge success; so much so that the turnout was more than bargained for. 

Covered by BBC and CNN, this was not something to be missed. My attendance was a bit of a last minute affair but it was definitely worth it and I may have spotted a few items that I would not mind adding to my wardrobe.

Other attendees included bloggers Yemyeslondon, Memoir Mode, Miss London Rissikat Bade and many more. 

For those of you who couldn't make it, here are some pics for your viewing pleasure.


 Yemyeslondon - check out her Youtube channel here
 aize of throughmyaiz with all round fab beauty Dionne

 miss london Rissikat Bade

from this point forward all the photographs were taken by AllPhoto London, check out the facebook page here

i LOVE this blazer.

me with and aize - do check out her blog right huurr
Also, I was interviewed by Black Hair magazine which is simply magical considering I was most definitely wearing a hat but I was chuffed anyway sooo if anyone spots me in a future issue please do holla.

Love, Peace and Fashion Week
Monday, 1 August 2011

DIY MAC Viva Glam

Ok so recently, I've been looking for a vampy, dark red lipstick like so...

 and after a recent trip into MAC, I almost bought the closest thing from their Viva Glam range when I saw it on all the assistants....

 BUUUUUT  two things happened:
1) I tried it on and although it was super vampy on them, it was drowned out by my melanin and didn't quite have the same 'pow' impact I was going for...

2) You know me, I can never pass up the opportunity to mix and match colours and so I went home aaannnnnd...BOOM!!!


sooo how did I do it??
with a mix of my rimmel 'Red Fever' [colour 230] and some black eyeliner 


you like??

ALSO on another note someone recently told me I look like gabby union. Obviously, I practically hugged him in response but then again I have also been told I look like
1) Kerri Washington
2) Kelly Rowland
3) Angela Simmons
4) Angelica Bell
- someone actually stopped me once convinced I really was her and I was just lying....

and basically every other black woman in the world.

Who do you guys think I look like??

Love, Peace and DIY lippies