Sandals have been a huge runway trend in men’s fashion lately, making them one of those footwear trends that every fashion forward guy should partake in. You can style them in your own way pairing them with cropped shorts, pants or even with a suit for a fun and easy casual take on formal wear, making it less serious. It’s time for your toes and feet to breathe and before donning these pair of sandals, “please i beg’oo”; have clean and groomed toenails, so the sole focus would be on your footwear. Go from strappy gladiator sandals to simple and intricate ones to go with your outfit and taste.
The Lagos, Nigeria fashion scene is growing by the day. A new designer duo on the block is the Okunoren Twins. The brand, which carries the CONCEIVED IN AFRICA trademark to highlight its position as a global African brand, uses traditional weaving techniques in their ready to wear menswear collections. For Spring/Summer 2015 Okunoren Twins looked to South West Nigeria for its inspiration, as the focus is on shirting and the ‘Aso Oke’ and ‘Etu’ fabrics are woven using the traditional Yoruba technique. This beautiful detail can be seen on the sleeves and panels on the back. Check out more of this exciting collection below. We are sure to hear more of this brand, which currently already has its own stand alone stores across its home region.
This is the new Yohji Yamamoto’s collaboration with Adidas. The latest eye-catching collection features fresh floral prints in a range of silhouettes, from the Qasa High to the Reebok-homage Kohna. The collection is now available at LUISAVIAROMA for pre-order.
As i look back at what 2014 has brought me, i can’t help but to be thankful. Thankful for the blessings, numerous opportunities and growth that has come in my life. I am really grateful that the ones i love have survived this year. I think that is the main thing i am happy and grateful for. So many people died and things went wrong for many but i guess that is just part of life for everyone.
I had a year of hard work and sacrifice and it all paid off as i got promoted to be Social Media Lead for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Major deal for me! Ford recently ventured into Africa and that mean’t that all efforts executed in South Africa had to be done in three markets in Africa- namely Nigeria, Angola and Kenya.
I kicked off a full month of strategy to launch a Social Media presence for Ford in each market. I appointed a Community Manager in Nigeria and Angola and we launched a Facebook and Twitter presence for Ford Nigeria and Ford Angola. To date, all platforms have been doing very well. Brand awareness and favouribilty has definitely increased and the engagement and numbers on the channels are true testament to that.
Traveling has also done me well in 2014 as i have been to a new city every month since January. I captured each one so do check out #AdventuresOfTheLoneBoyTraveller on Instagram. In 2015, i hope to be fortunate enough to see more of the world.
I’ve got my annual Birthday tripped booked for April 2015 and its going to be awesome! I won’t be traveling alone for it, i have invited a few friends so it is sure to be interesting.
Anyway, here’s to hoping for an amazing 2015 filled with success, joy, love and growth in all aspects.
Never lose focus and always be positive. Pray as much as you can, forgive quickly, laugh more and appreciate the ones around you. Stand your ground, fight for what you want and forget the haters.
Happy New Year!