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This weekend was so nice and eventful, I might need to use the weekday to relax. But a girl gotta do what she has if she wants the finest things in life right? 
Speaking of finer things, my husband helped me pick out this outfit in less than 10 minutes, maybe I'll ask him if he could be my occasional stylist. I only wore legging because the skirt was just too short. I wore it to Aboutthatcurvylife press conference a week and some days ago. I felt so sexy and confident through out the day. 

Also, I know the leggings are ripped, I just like the little edge it added to the look. When it comes to fashion, sometime you just gotta take a risk, and I'm glad it worked out. 












Top: Tosfa
Skirt: Net a porter (sold out)
Sunglasses: Le Specs
Bag: Versace
Shoes: Jumia

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 It feels so good to sit back and relax while drinking hot water with ginger and honey. I promised myself I would not do anything today but relax. While editing these pictures, I realized it had really been a long time since I paired two different African prints together, I'm not surprised I thought about it just when Lagos Fashion Design Week was just right around the corner. I sketched it on paper and gave it to a tailor on Sunday, and got the outfit on Tuesday. 
I wanted to look colorful and most importantly, be comfortable in for the fashion show. The hair tie was just a little extra touch I wanted to add to complete the look. I tied it under a minute, and  it turned out quite cute *proud of myself* #happyface. 












XOXO


History was made yesterday when Plus size designers showcased their latest collections at day 1 Heineken Lagos Fashion Design Week. The crowed was very pleased with the collections and how the model were strutting the runway. To our surprise, there was also a male designer. His collection brought a new perspective on Plus size male fashion. Check out the collections below

Tosfa



Mabello




Assian




Makioba



Aisha Abu Bakr



Latasha Nguwbe was the brain behind the Aboutthatcurvylife Collective that created the platform for the designers to show their collection at Fashion Week.


Latasha Nguwbe

Which pieces are your favorite?





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Lagos Fashion Design Week is finally here, and what other better way to make the most of the experience than making sure you are covered. I listed 6 essentials you might need to know to avoid being stranded and distracted.

Camera / Phone: a camera or a phone with high megapixel is very essential. Not only would you be able to take pictures of the latest designer collections, you would also get to see a lot of people dressed to express. Also, you can use the street style photos for blog content "if you are a blogger" or for personal style inspiration.

Dress To Express: How boring would it be to dress the same way you would on a day to day basis to a fashion show. This is the time to really express yourself. Go that extra mile and don't be afraid to express your self in your style, it is the only way to make a statement.

Water and a snack: before the main show starts, you would be doing a lot of exploring because there would be a lot to see. Having a bottle of water or snack will keep you hydrated and ready to go!!

Flats / Slippers: My ladies who can't help but wear high heels, but they can't stand the pain due to standing while waiting for the doors to the runway show to open, a pair of slippers or sandals are very handing. Once the pain starts coming, you can switch it up once you cant take it anymore.

Makeup Kit: The weather is not smiling, it is pretty hot. Having a little makeup kit which consists of foundation, powder, lip gloss or lipstick to touch up your makeup is important. We don't want any running makeup. Also the kit should have a handkachy or tissue paper.

Ticket: please don't forget your ticket, you won't be allowed in. Taking a picture of your ticket doesn't count. As for the early bird ticket that was purchased via jumia, don't forget to print it and bring it with you.


Saved the best for that last: HAVE A BLAST!!! 
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AboutThatCurvyLife.com proudly powered by tech giant, Intel, is set to make Pan African fashion history with its entry at Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2016. Titled #Aboutthatcurvylife Collective, the runway show will feature five contemporary plus fashion brands consisting of four womenswear lines and one menswear line. This will be the first time in the history of LFDW that a plus fashion show would take to the catwalk. 
The official announcement was made at a press gathering of writers, presenters, bloggers and fashion influencers held at the ZAZAII showroom in Victoria Island. The purpose of the conference was to announce the selected brands set to showcase in the collective, namely; Maki Olugbile for Makioba, Osa Aisien for MaBello Clothier, Tobi Ogundipe for Tosfa, Aisha Achonu for Aisha Abu-Bakr Luxury  and Matthew Idang for Assian- each designer will be presenting 6 looks, culminating into a 30-piece strong catwalk.

This is a particularly exciting time for the industry as key players like Intel, who understand the value of empowerment and exist to give technological support to platforms like ours. In this digital age, a brand like Intel keeps us connected, allowing us go further with every stroke on our keyboard is definitely one to have on your team and we are super excited they decided to come on board a project like this. Intel itself is no stranger to fashion as  it has been the official technological partner of New York Fashion Week for the last couple of years. Their current slogan  #IamPowerful is in line with Aboutthatcurvylife's message of empowerment which affirms a woman's right to want to feel beautiful, confident and stylish at whatever size.


According to the founder of Aboutthatcurvylife.com, Latasha Ngwube; "We could not have been included on Africa's most organic and progressive fashion event at a more strategic time. All over the world there has been a spotlight on body positivity and fashion inclusion for more than just runway sizes. This year's theme of "Connecting the dots" is more than just a catchy phrase and we are glad to be a part of  Heineken LFDW 2016, thanks to Intel. Bringing this vision to life has been an unforgettable experience so far...my background and decade long experience in the fashion and lifestyle industry prepared me for this role as Creative Director of the #Aboutthatcurvylife Collective and this is only the beginning".

The designers of the collective were handpicked by Ms Ngwube on the basis of their creativity and passion for their craft.  Each designer expressed their excitement in taking part in the groundbreaking collective and their aspiration for the local plus fashion industry. They have also been working with veteran model, Andy Ogbechi of AA Squared Network whose expertise has proved invaluable for the models who will be hitting the catwalk. Style Mania Magazine Editor, Godson Ukaegbu is also working with the designers, overseeing their process, ensuring their first outing at fashion week goes well. 



Latasha Ngwube Founder of ATCL


left to right: Matthew Idiang, Tobi Ogundipe, Latasha Ngwube, Makibo Susan Manuel, Osa Aisien



ILLrymz






Ariyike Akimbobola


Deola Adebiyi


Beauty Ayegba


Daniel Chiazor


Edirin Okumagba


Erumu Odiete


Kemdy McErnest and Latasha Ngwube


Mojisola Allen


Yours truly was present. Velma Williams


Nikky Anyansi


Nimide Ogbeun


Oge Agu


Oma Chiri


Osa Aisien


Tobi Ogundipe


Makibo Susan Bob - Manuel


Latasha Ngwube


left to right: Edinrin, Funke, Konye, Latasha, Moji




Ajibola Babatunde Aweda, Anne Okwuzi, Latasha Ngwube, James Opara and Emmanuel Sadi (ATCL TEAM)

The #Aboutthatcurvylife Collective is showing on Wednesday the 26th of October at Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week’s Runway Tent in Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island and will also be part of the X retail experience with our ATCL x POPUPPLUS  sales and exhibition booth .

Time: 6pm
Tickets: Earlybird Specials on Jumia.com, tickets also available at the Venue.

















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