Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Stay Black With Topshop!

The color black will never go out of fashion, after locking eyes with some of the hottest outfits on tumblr I decided to rummage through the shelves of Topshop and find some items that are a close enough match.

How many days in Fashion Week will you rock the color black?

Shell Platforms from Topshop £65

Ruched Waist Maxi £30, Aztec Dip Hem Skirt £38 both from Topshop

Fringe Trim Shorts £39, Topshop

Batwing Jacket £65, Topshop

And then there's black and gold... yum


Sunday, 22 January 2012

Compare The Market (dot) Com: Shorts

I am still in love with these sparkling shorts; after seeing some of these picture's below on Instagram and on tumblr I went on a hunt for my own version, I did see a few but I ended up buying the sparklers from Marks and Spencers. What do you think? Have you got a similar pair? email RamiKadri@rocketmail.com xoxo


long legs :’(

Below: My own version from Marks and Spencer's


Friday, 20 January 2012

Armani Meets Rihanna

So in love with Rihanna! Check out these photo's from her Emporio Armani Underwear Campaign.

Hope you enjoy!


Compare The Market (dot) Com

When I first saw this picture on tumblr I fell in love, it was in the festive season of  December when embellishments and sequins were back in trend. I initially found a sequined top in Beyond Retro but when I tried it on it was far too big. The aztec print skirt initially from ASOS completely sold out; so I did what I do best and shopped around :)

Above: Original outfit and alternative idea with heels and bag suggestion

Silver blouse: H&M
Aztec Skirt: eBay originally ASOS
Wedges: Aldo
Rustic Cuff: eBay


Monday, 16 January 2012

Oh.... Africa....

Being of Nigerian descent, I have seen the many beautiful African outfits that my mother, cousins, and aunts have worn over the years.  The striking colors and patterns captivated me as a child, and still do today.  Recently, Burberry decided to use African print for the summer line of clothing.  Here is my problem: Wearing African print is not just a trend; it is a way of life.  It is not something that will be here today and gone tomorrow.  And here’s the icing on the cake: Burberry added insult to injury by using only European models for the print ads.   As many successful African models as there are today such as Alek Wek, Oluchi Onweagba, and Nyasha Matonhodze who just got a big ad campaign with Louis Vuitton, they couldn’t use any of them?  

Kate Bosworth at the Burberry Body event in an African-inspired print dress. ‘The Burberry Prorsum dress’

And there are more companies exploiting our culture, in my opinion. There are so many talented African designers who are trying to break into the design industry and cannot get a break. And at the same time fashion houses like Burberry buy the material, usually Ankara for as cheap as £5 and sell the items at sky high prices... makes you think. 

See more pictures below....

When I see pictures in the media of celebrities wearing my native print I do feel prideful; do not get me wrong, I just feel like if people from Black African ethic groups can produce designs just as good then why shouldn't they be given more opportunities, after all it is their identities that are being borrowed.


Sunday, 15 January 2012

T'was The Season To Be Jolly

Hi Guys, I forgot to ask you all how your Christmas was! Mine was great, I love being surrounded by my family and especially since I am a Christian; Christmas was a celebration for me. I got such cute presents and loved the things that I gave out.
On new years day I went to church (Kensington Temple in Notinghill) and as usual I cried myself into the new year, I can be so soppy at times.
I hope this year is a very good, productive and prosperous year for you. My motto is #NoDaysOff and #Ambition.... Thanks Wale your album inspired me. I have been listening to Kanye West - Spaceship as well and I always feel elevated! Lets hope this feeling lasts. 
What are some of your new years resolutions? I'd love to hear. Email me: RamiKadri@rocketmail.com or tweet me @RamiCoco 

Michael Korrs cosmetic bag and perfume.

Lovely hamper full of wine and chocs :)

This is how chaotic my kitchen looks on Christmas day, the food is so yum!

MAC make up brushes, lots of bath sets (happens every Christmas) New look and Topshop vouchers, money, wine, Rihanna's album (from my baby bro - so touched) and Uniqlo slippers

NYX Glitter Cream Pallett (LOVE IT!)

Aztec skirt and Aldo wedges.

Loved all my pressies and my lovely company; Until next year xoxo


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Organisation Is Key

Recently tidied my room and sorted my items out. Yes- it took ages but I can finally find my items without turning my room upside down lol. Tip to all the ladies; head over to Marks and Spencer's and buy a glass tumbler for £1 to put all your brushes in. Fantastic and it looks nice too :D

I have so much lipstick that if you stole a few I wouldn't even notice, I stacked them into a box that came with my Christmas present. #TeamRecycling lol!

Let's get organised ladies!

We have all seen the acrylic cube that the Kardashian's use to store their make up, it looks so neat and pretty; a friend of mine recently wanted to purchase the original one but it was all sold out. She discovered a website called Muji that sells an alternative for only £11.50. It comes with two drawers so the more make up you have the more sets you would have to buy, the good thing is all you would need to do is stack them on top of each other! 

Another example of how the acrylic cube looks.

Acrylic Box - 2 Drawers With Flip-Top Lid Wide
The Muji cube available here!

Brings out the colour of your eyes....

Right now I'm so obsessed with eyeshadow; to be honest I always have been. That was the first piece of make up I owned. I started to wear eyeshadow even before I purchased my first foundation. These are some of the looks I have attempted to emulate of recent.
I will post some of the looks I have done and the tools I use in another post.

Enjoy x

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