Tuesday, August 7, 2007

I'm Carrie

Which Sex and the City Character Are You?

You are Carrie. You know what you want out of a relationship and you're not afraid to keep moving until you get it. Wit and charm are your biggest turn-ons, and you like guys who appreciate you for your mind as much as your body. You have fun playing the dating game, but secretly you just can't wait to find the guy who sweeps you off your feet and carries you into the sunset.
Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Bad Girl

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

This Love Is A Strange Love.

I was listening to a random selection of songs I downloaded recently (a list which includes music by Dire Straits and Simple Minds) and i came across this song. So beautifully mellow. It's also on the Cruel Intentions soundtrack.

Craig Armstrong feat. Elizabeth Fraser - This Love

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Simpson's

In this month's American Harpar's Bazaar is a really cool fashion spread with The Simpson's and Linda Evangelista. I love all the pics, I especially like Homer in the one with Uncle Karl;


Monday, July 16, 2007

Another Monday

Busy busy weekend. Lot's of social outings featuring cramped clubbing on Friday, engagement party on Saturday, and finally the ThisDay concert held on Sunday with Rihanna, John Legend, Diddy, Kelly Rowland (who fainted), and D'Banj (what an ashewo!). Of course I was rocking VIP tickets. It was a lovely event, and I am very impressed with This Day's new events centre. Of course seeing that I left the concert at midnight, and I am now past my prime (haven't you heard, twenties is the new fifties), I've been half asleep at work all day.

Anyway, here's the selection for today's jukebox. It reminds me of all my dysfunctional relationships (and I have lots of those). I like the message of the song, especially the lyrics in the chorus, but i love the the video a lot more. So here's all our f'ed up relationships;

Travis - Re-Offender

Plans For The Week
  1. Pamper myself
  2. Find an outfit for my dinner on Friday
  3. Find love
  4. Or at least a shag
  5. Make lots and lots of money.

Now I have to get back to work, I am trying got hold down a full time job and still remain fabulous. Not an easy feat i tell you.

Friday, July 13, 2007


I am soo bloody pissed off. My tailor's assistant has just delivered what i am meant to be wearing to a wedding tomorrow. Instead of being white and plain, its now white and way too much silver embroidery. I can't wear this disgusting piece of clothing out. I hate it when I don't get what I expected (want). I hate NIGERIAN TAILORS. They are all a**holes!

Now I have to see what damage control strategies I can apply.


Time Off...

...and nothing to do. I need ideas on projects to keep me busy during my time off. I am thinking it might be time to get reacquainted with my creative side and spend some time with my tailor (s) and in the market buying materials. Only one problem, I'm broke. This is what happens when you take soo much time off work. Oh well.

A return to my natural home on the internet; style.com, shows plenty of fashion (shows) to catch up with. I'm particular looking forward to my darling Thomas Maier at Bottega Veneta. Actually I know what I'll do to keep busy, develop my (new found) hobby, interior design (ing). And to start off with, I have a list of Arcitectural Digest's Top 100 Architects to discover/explore/research. And being the democratic individual that I am, I've added the list below for you to come along on the magical journey into interior designing;

  • Marco Aldaco
  • Charles Allem
  • Marc Appleton
  • Howard J. Backen
  • Penny Drue Baird
  • John Barman
  • Bill Bensley
  • Karin Blake
  • Peter Bohlin
  • Samuel Botero
  • Geoffrey Bradfield
  • Thomas Britt
  • Mario Buatta
  • Diane Burn
  • Timothy Corrigan
  • Savin Couëlle
  • Robert Couturier
  • Elissa Cullman
  • Wallace E. Cunningham
  • Joanne de Guardiola
  • David Easton
  • Steven Ehrlich
  • Mica Ertegun
  • Ferguson & Shamamian
  • Norman Foster
  • William T. Georgis
  • Peter L. Gluck
  • Mariette Himes Gomez
  • Alexander Gorlin
  • Michael Graves
  • Gregga Jordan Smieszny
  • Victoria Hagan
  • Alexa Hampton
  • Cecil Hayes
  • Thad Hayes
  • Anouska Hempel
  • Hendrix Allardyce
  • William Hodgins
  • Kelly Hoppen
  • Laura Hunt
  • Terry Hunziker
  • Ike Kligerman Barkley
  • Hugh Newell Jacobsen
  • Jim Jennings
  • Eddie Jones
  • Richard Landry
  • Legorreta + Legorreta
  • Sally Sirkin Lewis
  • Donna Livingston
  • London Boone
  • Suzanne Lovell
  • Ron Mann
  • Peter Marino
  • Martynus-Tripp
  • Margaret McCurry
  • Mlinaric, Henry and Zervudachi
  • Juan Pablo Molyneux
  • Juan Montoya
  • Moore Ruble Yudell
  • Katherine Newman Design
  • Sandra Nunnerley
  • Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen
  • Thomas Pheasant
  • Campion Platt
  • Jennifer Post
  • Antoine Predock
  • Bart Prince
  • Jaquelin T. Robertson
  • Jacques Saint Dizier
  • Harry Schnaper
  • Annabelle Selldorf
  • Roderick N. Shade
  • Stephen Shadley
  • Shelton, Mindel
  • Shope Reno Wharton
  • Marjorie Shushan
  • Sills Huniford
  • Scott Snyder
  • José Solís Betancourt
  • John Stefanidis
  • Robert A. M. Stern
  • William W. Stubbs
  • Emily Summers
  • Rose Tarlow
  • Roger Thomas
  • Stanley Tigerman
  • Suzanne Tucker
  • Mitchell Turnbough
  • Edward Tuttle
  • Carleton Varney
  • Axel Vervoordt
  • Diego Villaseñor
  • Graham Viney
  • Alan Wanzenberg
  • The Warner Group
  • Dennis Wedlick
  • Bennett and Judie Weinstock
  • Paul Vincent Wiseman
  • Craig Wright
  • Pierre Yovanovitch

  • There's also all those fashion designers who've gone into doing interiors, Armani, Bottega, Prada. I tend to have a natural bias against over diversification, but this could be interesting.

    Have a nice weekend ya'all

    P.S. Can't decide if I should go out tonight or not...

    Sweet Surrender

    I've been absent for far too long. Soo much to update on, soo much to discuss, soo much to share. Soo much life to look forward to...

    Sarah Mclachlan - Surrender

    "Sweet Surrender is all I have to give"

    Thursday, May 17, 2007

    Non-Poker Face

    During my daily read of the Times (British) online, I came across an article in the Fashion + Beauty section (the very few relevant bits of the paper) promoting the benefits of taking extra care of your appearance when you're feeling down. Apparently it helps with depression or proves a worthy distraction when suffering from depression. But you see the only personal objection I have here is this; whenever I'm down, you don't really need to look at what I'm wearing, my face tells the whole story. I have a 100% 'non-poker face'. You can gauge my reaction very easily by watching my face. the time has come to put a stop to it. So now i am looking for tips on how to mask one's true feelings. Suggestions are gladly appreciated.

    I just realised I haven't shared any music on this blog yet, very odd. Anyway, Well we'll start with something very calm thats so beautiful to listen to;

    Sting - When We Dance

    Tuesday, May 15, 2007

    Just A Little Blue

    I've been trying to get inspiration to come up with a post for today, and also get through all the work I have to do at my office today. I suspect my boss is trying to get me out of here quicker than my one month notice period, and when I say quicker, I mean this Friday. Well, I don't mind as long as they agree to pay me for the rest of the month. London here I come, just a little bit earlier. Which brings me to the next topic, how should I spend my time in London? Shopping is a given, but what else could I do to occupy my time? I was thinking walks on the Embankment listening to my Ipod like I used to. Some alternative clubbing, i.e. dodgy underground club somewhere in East London where everyone is off their faces on drugs, but that always leaves me feeling bored. I could do an internship in the Guardian's Style dept which a friend helped arrange last year, but I wasn’t able to make it. Hmm... that’s the best idea I have come up with so far.

    I went to a very boring dinner party last night at Mr. Chang. It's a new Chinese restaurant on Awolowo Road. Very unimpressive. Oh well. However I am looking forward to an apple pie at Roberts Café with a friend, an ex-colleague this evening. She has an amazing fashion label, beautifully simple dresses, and she’s doing a sample sale. I have been appointed her PR Supremo person, so we are meeting this evening to come up with ideas for the sale. I will post pictures of her stuff soon enough.

    And to round up, here are some children's letters to share with you, they are so adorable;

    Thank you.

    Monday, May 14, 2007

    Costume Institute Gala

    Here are my favourite looks from the Costume Institute Gala held at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, a bit late I know, but I didn't have a blog last week;

    No 1 Best Dress
    Camilla Belle in Jean Paul Gaultier

    My Favourite Pair Tom Ford + Carine Roitfeld

    Old Hollywood Glam Jennifer Lopez in Marchesa

    Him, Not her Roland Mouret in a super sexy tux

    Black Lindsay Lohan in Zac Posen

    Beautiful Couple Christy Turlington in Versace + Edward Burns in Prada

    Contemporary Colour and Dress Tory Burch in Proenza Schouler

    For Always Being Effortless Stylish (though I don't really like the dress) Queen Rania of Jordan in Giambattista Valli.

    Rich ColoursDonatella Versace + Hilary Swank both in Versace

    Best Transformation (Him) Marc Jacobs

    All sourced from style.com

    So which one's did you like best?

    Sunday, May 13, 2007

    Lessons Learnt

    How was your weekend? I did the most embarrassing thing a social animal such as myself could do; I went to bed at 9.30pm on Friday. A Friday night spent in bed is sign of a non-existent social life. On the plus side it meant that I got up at 6am the next morning, cleaned the whole house and did the laundry (ok, I supervised), it was followed by brunch at Le Saison. I had a chicken salad sandwich, coke, and a fruit scone (meanwhile I am meant to be on a diet). Cue in more aimless chilling at friends’ houses and generally doing nothing. Went to an incredibly boring party on Saturday night. A bit odd, as everyone was there, yet it was just very dull. Clubbing afterwards could not rescue the night. Sunday was a blur of nothingness.

    I have accepted a new job offer, and will be handing in my resignation letter today (I’m a bit anxious I must admit), but what's really important is coordinating a new wardrobe for my new job (lol). First impressions counts, bad one's are never forgiven. I think a shopping trip in Europe is required. I am going for a more serious look this time round (especially after my new boss commented on my too casual look when I went in to sign the new contract, what's wrong with ‘trad’, teamed up with a pair of simple Gucci thongs?). Anyway, I am looking at dark suits paired with white and blue. And a lot more subtle accessories, less designers.

    I am listening to a song called Lessons Learned by Carrie Underwood, and I think I should use it as a thought theme today. What lessons have I learnt so far in life? Hmm… off the top of my head, drinking on an empty stomach = less money spent trying to get drunk.

    Saturday, May 12, 2007

    Where It All Began

    I don't have a conscious memory of when I became interested in fashion, I do remember always been particular about colours, or more importantly, colour combinations. In fact I plan on doing a post about that later on; colours that work well together. My Aunts tell me it was very difficult dressing me up when I was younger. Apparently, I would refuse to wear what they picked if I thought it didn't go well together. I suppose I could say that my mother was a great influence. She is fantastic in combining colours when it comes to wearing 'trad' (native Nigerian clothes), and it’s very easy to go wrong there as you have a vast choice of colours to work with. A special aunt also inspired me, but she provided more of an appreciation for designers. At the end of the day, I feel style is more than the clothes you wear, the accessories you own, its more of an approach to life. And that’s what I am trying to master now, but not in that pretentious way that makes one look down at other people, more in a way where you are considered to always be well put together.

    There is something very important I have left out thus far, how would I describe my style? Well, I would say it’s very simple, bordering on boring in fact. Though I tend to be more lively, but still simple when making recommendations to friends. The reason why I say my style is boring is because it never changes. I have a staple uniform that only alters in colours. With colours, I am getting a little better; previously I stuck to navy blue, now I experiment wth colours, but usually in block form. Sometimes I try to inject very little elements of current trends in my dressing, but it doesn’t come naturally, as I don’t like or believe in trends. I verge towards well-known designers, but buying their discreet goods. At the end of the day, one still wants to be appreciated for one's spending power.

    This all sounds like the ramblings of a drunken socialite, but I'm just trying to give you an insight to me, an introduction, a background really. Coming up next, Style...

    Style by Alistair

    This is all about style, not trends, not fads, not hype, but simple style. Stylish fashion, stylish people, stylish lifestyles, stylish interiors, etc. I've tried writing other blogs that looked at inner feelings, emotions, la la la, but really its time to stick to what I know best; style (and drinking, lol). As Coco Chanel put it, "Fashion passes, style remains."

    B.T.W. the title was inspired by CNN's Style by Elsa Klensch from the 90s.