Pretty in Pink - 1955

This pretty pink confection of a dress is my idea of perfection.  The neckline is adorned with pink flowers that coordinate with the cotton print.  Dress by Perullo of David Hart, summer 1955.

Photo from a full page ad for Signature Fine Art Fabrics, 1955.

Style secrets for the ladies

An impeccable wardrobe is a great foundation, but it’s not enough to be truly stylish and ready for any problem that might impact your flawless look. Discover some of the best secret style tips that professionals use all the time and are happy to share. With the right tips and tricks, you’ll never feel unprepared for a fashion emergency and you’ll learn how easy it is to always look your best.

Zipper Lubricant

Few things can ruin a special occasion like the realization that your zipper is stuck. Forget about zipper problems by getting a cheap zipper lubricant and you’ll never have to completely change your outfit at the last moment before an important evening. A stick of zipper lubricant is small enough to fit in your clutch, so you’ll know that you’ll also easily get out of your outfit at the end of the night.

Doublestick Tape

Using doublestick tape is one of the secret style tips that keep on giving. On one hand, you can make sure you won’t have any accidents when you decide to go for a sexy look. Use it to secure your garments on your cleavage or to keep a mini skirt from rising up. If you have it handy, you can also hem new pants quickly, when you don’t have time to get them altered the right way. Always wondered why Lola volcan's dresses never ride up? Lol

Shoe Stretcher

Some women choose to suffer for fashion, especially when it comes to gorgeous shoes that are tighter than they’re comfortable with. With the help of an adjustable shoe stretcher, you’ll never have to grin and bare the pain of shoes that are too tight. 

Padded Hangers

Thick hangers are a must, but wooden or plastic ones shouldn’t be your top choice. Throw away your wire hangers and upgrade to padded hangers, especially for delicate fabrics. Vintage dresses need careful maintenance, so they should still be stored in boxes, but for everything else, a padded hanger is one of the secret style tips that will keep your clothes looking great for years.

Pencil Erasers

If you’ve even lost an earring, you can stop worrying about the chances of that happening again by simply using pencil erasers. Whether you’re wearing earrings with sentimental value or very expensive ones, simply cut the top of a round pencil eraser and use it to secure your earrings. Pierce it at the back of your ear with the earring and your jewelry will stay put.

Perfume Types

Your fragrance will dissipate faster if you have dry skin and stick around longer on oily skin. That’s where different types of perfume come in. If fragrances usually stick to your skin for too long, you might want to switch to Eau de Cologne, the least concentrated type of fragrance. For dry skin, you might need Eau de Parfum, but never apply it directly on the skin. Spritz it in the air and walk through it, one of the oldest and best secret style tips. What to do when you’re already stuck with a lot of Eau de Toilette? Apply a tiny bit of petroleum jelly on your skin before applying it to make it last longer.

White Chalk

When you’re wearing white, a bit of chalk can help you get rid of any stains in no time. Simply rub it on the stain and you can get back to your pristine look. It works for all types of makeup stains and even for stray liquids that can ruin your look and mood when you can’t change right away.

Thank me later ladies


Most women tend to favor either clutches or totes, but every basic type of bag is important for a stylish wardrobe. If you love bags, but you tend to stick to one shape, discover the 5 bags every woman should own

Once you’re familiar with each handbag and its proper use, you can easily fill in any gaps in your bag collection, making sure that you buy each new piece after analyzing how it coordinates with your outfits. 

Check out the bags every woman should own

Evening Clutch

The most elegant bag you need is the evening clutch. Small enough to fit your phone, keys and credit cards, the evening clutch can be conservative or ultra-modern, but it needs to shine. 

At the top of the list of bags every woman should own, the evening clutch should be purchased based on your evening looks, but doesn’t need any special matching.


A structured top-handle bag is the elegant and practical choice when it comes to the workbag. Mixing style with functionality, your workbag should be in a neutral color, so it rarely clashes with your outfits. 

If you need to carry files or a small laptop or tablet, make sure your structured workbag has a separate compartment in the right size for your work.

Cross-Body Bag

Ideal for most errands, the cross-body bag frees both of your hands, so you can easily text while enjoying your coffee. 

It’s easy to go big when it comes to cross-body bags, so make sure you set a limit of 9-10 inches in diagonal, so you’re never tempted to overstuff your bag. The cross-body is one of the main bags every woman should own, but you don’t have to stick to neutrals as much as for a workbag.

Universal Tote Bag

If you need more space, the tote bag is your top choice. It can double as a baby bag or even beach bag, but it can’t replace the weekender completely. Make sure you choose the right tote for you, depending on the amount of thing you’ll stuff it with. 

Sturdy handles that are also comfortable when you wear it on your shoulder are a good idea.


Well structured and charmingly elegant, the weekender or 48-hour bag can be a statement piece if you’ve got the budget for it. It’s definitely one of the bags every woman should own, retaining its shape even when it’s filled to the brim.

Used for travelling in style, the weekender is also a good choice for any short trip that isn’t suited to your universal tote bag

Daily dose of style

Hi guys... Am so so sorry for my late posts, who could have thought network will be this bad in ogun state, yes I have moved to my place of primary assignment and the network hasn't been favorable. Will put up posts every weekend till I find a suitable way to connect daily... 
In the meantime, here's your daily dose of style for the week

I promise to find a lasting solution to this problem, be good guys

Fashion Lesson From the War Years - 1943

1943.  The world is enmeshed in war.  There's not a lot of money for new clothes.  It's the age of "make-do and mend."  The smart woman makes a fashion statement with what she has, combining her clothing in new and different ways, perhaps buying just a new red belt or gloves to co-ordinate with the black and white check dress she already owns.  She piles on all the bracelets she can find and makes it work....with great success.

Can you make do today?  Do you really need something new to make a fashion statement?  Reach for an old favorite in your closet and combine it in a new way with accessories you already own.  Don't spend your money on fast fashion garments that will fall apart, fade, shrink and pill.  The vintage in your closet has stood the test of time.  It was made with far better fabrics and construction techniques than anything you can purchase today. 

Wear a classic.  Wear vintage.

Photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper's Bazaar, 1943.

Weekend Eye Candy - Gilbert Orcel, 1952

Gorgeous gray hat by French milliner Gilbert Orcel for spring 1952.  Insert smile here.

Dior Sundress - 1954

I usually think of opulent and magnificent ballgowns and cocktail dresses when vintage Dior comes to mind, but the house did cute cotton sundresses too, as evidenced by this photo from 1954.

Photo from L'Officiel, 1954.

fashion finds: socks and heels

so i came across this delightful post on one of my favorite fashion websites and i was really inspired,
heres what it said:
Hey Fashion Divas, today I was inspired by one girl, while walking down the streets. She was wearing mini skirt, heels, sun glasses… but the most interesting part were the socks. Yes, she was wearing socks in a combination with heels and skirt and it looks fabulous, lovely, gorgeous… I’m speechless. So, my post is called “Socks and Heels Spring 2014 | Trend You Can Wear Now”.
Layer a pair of unique, printed or not socks under your heels and walk down the street. It would change the entire look of the shoes you are wearing and the whole outfit will look different!
The girls from the gallery below will give you all the reasons why you need to wear this trend now! Be cool, chick and seductive girl. The trend of Socks and Heels Spring 2014 is already here and it is up to you to follow it or not!
 Socks and Heels Spring 2014 | Trend You Can Wear Now

 Socks and Heels Spring 2014 | Trend You Can Wear Now

Socks and Heels Spring 2014 | Trend You Can Wear Now

 Socks and Heels Spring 2014 | Trend You Can Wear Now
 Socks and Heels Spring 2014 | Trend You Can Wear Now

 Socks and Heels Spring 2014 | Trend You Can Wear Now

 Socks and Heels Spring 2014 | Trend You Can Wear Nowso what do u think guys? yay or nay?

tutorial: How to: Apply False Eyelashes (Easy + Beginner-Friendly).

hi guys, ok this weeks tutorial will teach us how to apply false lashes by our selves and its pretty easy. tried it and got it the first time, its way classier than the synthetic lashes and it transforms your look
all you need are
1) tweezers
2) adhesive (bonding or any eye adhesive you have)
3) false lashes
4) mascara
and your good to go.... enjoy the tutorial and leave your opinions

know your prints; the print called GINGHAM

Hi guys, as fashion divas and divos it's very necessary that we know not just how to wear what we wear, but that we know exactly what we are wearing, so today's fashion education we'll focus on the print called GINGHAM
Gingham is a medium-weight balanced plain woven fabric  made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarn. It is made of carded or combed, medium or fine yarns,where the colouring is on the warpyarns and always along the grain (weft). Gingham has no right or wrong side with respect 

Gingham- Gingham usually comes in a checkered pattern and is distinguished by white and colored, even-sized checks. This pattern is formed by horizontal and vertical stripes (usually of the same color) that cross each other on a white background to form even checks.  Gingham originated as a striped pattern when it was first imported in the 17th century and had become woven into a check pattern during the mid-18th century, with blue and white being the most popular choice in color.

When most people refer to Gingham Prints, they quickly turn to picnic, and with the all honesty, who wants to be reminded of a picnic table cloth, or any thing picnic related when a wearing a Gingham Printed garment, I know I wouldn't, so that's where I come in. 

3 Tips for How to Not Look Like a Tablecloth   
Don't be afraid to go for more bold Gingham prints, try to venture away from the red and blue, wearing different colors would allow you to get creative an create a fun but unexpected twist on such a timeless print.

When wearing vintage style Gingham prints, try mixing in modern pieces to make this look more trendy and less grandma-ish.

Smaller Gingham prints looks less like a tablecloth, but if you're wearing a much larger print, adding a nude color will balance out your look.

DIY Tuesday; all things fab

Hi fashion online is a source for inspiration, advices you and helps you to make fashionable DIY Ideas. Today your always faithful – Fashion Addict is here with a new gallery of fantastic do it yourself, easy to make and cheap projects that will make you richer, more confident and beautiful. I have step by step pictures and you need only to follow them to succeed. All of the projects are so challenging and you must try it at home. The sandals and the shoes are like the ones in the stores and this is also true for the clutches.

If you want to update your wardrobe without spending a fortune, try these fashionable diy ideas below. You will transform your old pieces of clothes and shoes into new brand designs. these fashionable DIY ideas will inspire you how to update and transform them into stylish and fashionable, ready to wear outfits. These do it yourself clothing ideas are a great cost-effective way to update your wardrobe in an easy and a cheap way
 12 Fashionable DIY Ideas

 12 Fashionable DIY Ideas
 12 Fashionable DIY Ideas

 12 Fashionable DIY Ideas

enjoy!! my favorite is the clutch

Stripes for Spring - 1955

There's nothing quite like the look of a tiny bolero jacket over a fitted dress.  This set by Minx Modes from 1955 features a cotton stripe jacket in beige, olive and white over a beige rayon dress. Set sold for $18 in 1955 (about $156 in today's dollar.)

Photo by Derujinsky for Harper's Bazaar, 1955.

Fashion finds; tulle skirt

Tulle skirts are fashionable girly pieces and are great if you want to look like a princess. They’re not only for ballerinas anymore. You can see them on the streets more often nowadays. Even Carrie Bradshaw loved them and had them in her wardrobe. They’re super feminine and you can make many looks featuring tulle skirts.

You can make a trendy look by adding accessories. For a casual look pair them with your favorite pair of Converse while for a more glamorous look put on your high heels. Discover how to wear tulle skirts by taking a look at the photos below. See how these fashionista bloggers combined them. Enjoy!

So what do you say? Hi fashion? Or nay fashion? Lol.... Have a blessed weekend

Hi fashion meets; Ofure Ohkifo

She's a Madonna law graduate with a flair for acting and anything entertainment, my first make up tutor and a very good friend of mine. 

She's a very creative young lady with a ready smile, always ready to crack you up. She's currently working on her first movie which will be on the big screen soon enough, so if you ever hear of Ofure Okifo, remember you read it here first!

My Friday fashion

So I took my own advice and went for a full skirt today as we aren't really allowed to wear trousers in the school where I teach.... I chose retro, it's really my favorite look.

Floral blouse, full skirt and my little scarf with the nerd glasses
So TGIF ladies, cos am especially grateful it's Friday. 
Fabulous weekend to you all