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...
xxxx


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]

BUUUUT

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
xxxx


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.

Yup

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.
Alsooo

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

Also

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
xxxx


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...
xxxx

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.

Enjoy...

 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
xxxx
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!!!


WHO'S BAD?? ERRR NOT ME MATE, THAT'S NOT MY MIDDLE FINGER YOU NAUGHTY FOLK- JUST SHOWING YOU MY BRIEF EXPERIMENT WITH CRACKLY NAILS


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

BAM!!

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
xxxx