Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Heels: How to rock them painlessly

We apologize for lack of posts in recent times :) We will do better henceforth.

How to wear 'them' heels painlessly since high heeled shoes are a girl's best friend,no?

1. Wear your size
Don't be tempted to buy those shoes because they are very beautiful and its half an inch short of your size.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

How to dress Vintage 3

Look for perfect vintage dresses. Vintage dresses are fun to wear, for the main reason that there is such huge selection of well-fitting dresses available for purchase. Be on the lookout for dresses that can be easily accessorized to be made modern in appearance. This means that dresses with lots of embellishment and adornments can look too costume-y for regular wear. Dresses that are solid color, a mild print, or in good quality fabric can be put with courts/flats/sandals, a cute beanie or wide-brimmed hat, and a few pieces of modern jewelry.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

How to dress Vintage 2

Part 2 of the "How to dress vintage" series.
Enjoy :)

Choose a few vintage tops. Vintage shirts from nearly any era are the easiest way to step into the world of wearing vintage. Shirts and sweaters are relatively low-maintenance, and pair with any modern bottoms. Presently, it is very popular to pair a vintage top with skinny jeans and booties, alongside any other accessories you may want to add. You can also add a vintage cardigan or sweater to nearly any modern outfit without looking out-dated.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

How to dress Vintage 1

We are taking a break from the "fashion and style through the decades" series to do a 3 weeks "how to dress vintage" series....enjoy!

How to dress Vintage:Best practice

Choose items from a variety of eras. Vintage clothing, although there is no firm definition, is generally acknowledged as any clothing or accessory that was made in the 1980’s or earlier. Therefore, there is a huge selection of clothes to choose from in the ‘vintage’ category. Although it may be normal to gravitate towards one particular era, try mixing up your wardrobe with a variety of clothing periods. Wearing pieces that are all from the same era can make it look like you are in costume, rather than like you have a love for vintage.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Fashion and style through the decades 90s - Dungarees

Dungarees/Overalls were the rage in the 90s.This was a common fashion for teenage women during the 1930s as well, especially for ones living in rural areas. For extra authenticity, leave one of the clasps undone.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Fashion and style through the decades - 90s sheer trend

If you wanted to be sexy in the ’90s, you went sheer.

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Gwen in the 90s

Anna Wintour in the 90s (who knew?! :) )
 Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell in the 90s

Vintage Dolce and Gabana dress

Baby spice in a sheer jumpsuit in the 90s

Janet Jackson

Diana Ross


The sheer trend made a huge comeback in 2014 and is still hot in 2015 as they were in the 90s.
See how celebs rocked the sheer trend. (Got pictures of lots of Nigerian and African celebs rocking sheer outfits...yayyy!!)

 Tiwa Savage in 2014

Miss Nigeria

Genevieve Nnaji


Anne Idibia

Chika Ike


  Tiwa Savage


Keke Palmer

Rita Dominic

Beverly Naya


Joselyn Dumas

Tiwa Savage


What do you think of the sheer trend?Would you go all out like Rihanna or demure like Joselyn?

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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Vintage Style Inspiration - Stephanie Okafor from London

We are taking a break this week from the "Fashion and style through decades" series and presenting to you blogger Stephanie Okafor @Metrogypsie our Vintage Style Inspiration.
Enjoy :)

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My name is Stephanie Okafor aka Metrogypsie.

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I am a Business Analyst,currently working with a commercial bank in the UK.

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Style is a second oppourtunity at a personality.

VC9ja:-     What makes vintage clothing appealing to you?
Stephanie:-The fact that they are rarely mass produced,they are usually in good quality too and most times with more character.

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Vintage style tip:
Always mix up your vintage finds with modern pieces so you don't start looking like you resurrected from another decade.

More Pictures:

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Follow Stephanie on instagram @metrogypsie to see more of her takes on vintage and even contemporary style.
Visit her blog

Which of her looks do you want to replicate?

Vintage Closet.

NB:- If you will like to be featured as vintage style inspiration  AKA kindly send a minimum of six pictures to

Monday, 30 March 2015

Fashion and style through the decades - the 90s Grunge style

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90's Trends and clothing:

The 90s trends and popular clothing are Grunge,sheer,metallic,flannel,colour block,crop-top,choker,scrunchies, slip dress,leggings and exercise wear,neon colours,1970's revival,casual chic,glamour wear, modern preppy,hip hop amongst others.

 The 90s era had very interesting trends and some deserve a dedicated post hence this grunge post.

1. Grunge:-The grunge style is a sloppy look that suggests you didn't put in much effort into dressing up but still manage to look good. You can achieve this with layering,mismatched clothes, loose fitting clothes,denim(distressed and acid wash), flannel shirt, tee(with rips or tear), leather jacket,messy hair and and heavy eyeliner.

The 90's grunge style made a comeback in 2014 but with a little more cleanliness and class.

High tops
Stockings with holes in them

90s Grunge style in pictures:

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Grunge Style

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Courtney and Gwen 90s grunge girls

Grunge Fashion

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Would you try the 90s grunge style?


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