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Wedding, Beauty, Style


At the Lagos Fashion and design week held at Federal palace hotel on the 29th of October to the 1st of November 2014.

The event was well planned out. The exposition hall had all white props with a lot of talent in the room from bag designers to clothing and jewellery makers they also had Maybelline representing as usual adorning ladies with up to trend make up and beauty tips.  Hmmmn Farouz  also represented by handing out  free drinks at the exhibition centre throughout the three days, well…. I had the drink so I will like to say a big thank you to Farouz.

For me Highlights of the exhibition were:

Nicole by Haguanna

The creative director Aisha Ugah Igbinovia kept a lot of jaws ajar, mouth-watering and ears tingling for a while as both ladies and gentlemen paraded her luxurious stand. People were astonished by her creativity, design, colour combo and finishing touches.


Guys don’t think this is hearsay o. I know this because I was there (life and direct) EP styled her stand with our ever faithful, always on point state of the art white Manzanita trees (We call her Elizabeth), cube vases and clutch stands. Hmmm we were even there to work with her team to tap into their inspiration


Her bag collection features clutches, weekenders , boy bags and totes all made from real Crocodile, Alligator, Buffalo, Calf , Snake skin and metal ware. This makes her bags feel and look alive, when you feel the texture you will know what I am talking about.” Pure genius”



I have known Aisha for over a decade and she has always been creative right from the time we were roaming the streets of London together as teenagers, we always run to her to make little beaded accessories for us when we had one wedding or party to attend and she did a fantastic job.


Fast forward  three decades later she has turned her talent and passion to an award winning business. I saw her breath taking neck master pieces and I thought hmmm like good wine her skills have matured through the years.

See me see trouble o, There was almost a cat fight at the stand when a lady who had bought one of this coveted necklaces spotted another customer admiring and trying it on. Okay yes I admit it was my fault.

I saw this beautiful tall charming lady eyeing the necklace paid for and I took it to her to have a close look at it, how am I supposed to know she would want to try it on?

Anyway she decided she wanted to try it on and where I come from ‘’ customers are always right.’’ So I go ‘’okay’’ and placed the master piece on her long neck. It looked stunning, unknowingly to me the customer who had purchased the item was watching me and was giving me that ‘’ How dare you ‘’ look as she was walking towards me. I then politely told the lady that this particular piece was already paid for but the designer can make her another  customised to her requirement.

‘’Phew!!!!!!!!!!!!! She smiled and said okay and placed the necklace in my hands’’  Thank God o. Am sure she had already noticed the customer walking down to claim her possession.nicole4

We had a lot of celebrity and leading men and women purchase some of Aisha’s bags including Lisa Folawiyo, Stephanie Okereke- Linus and Tiffany Amber just to name a few


I will like to say a big shout out to my darling friend Aisha; We all at EP love you to bits and Thank you for inviting us and giving us the Lagos Fashion and design week experience.


Moving on swiftly to the Runway.

Adebanke Olopade  Collection

Banke is also very close to our heart at EP.  Her collection is chic, it’s fun, it flatters  the feminine figure  it’s very sexy if you ask me. A bit like Bankes personality.  We have  known  Banke to be a fashionista and have a passion for what she does at an  early age. I am very proud of her and happy she has decided to take her passion from locked doors and present to the world to see.


As a newcomer at this year’s fashion week, she is one of the ones to watch out for. She is going places. When we spoke to her at the event she revealed she only had a couple of days to create this collection for the show. Well done dear.


Lanre Dasilva- Ajayi  ‘’The Rock Delight Collection’’

Rocked the run way. LANRE Dasilva as we all know her needs no introduction. She is not a novice to the run way nor the fashion Industry. One thing I like about Lanre’s collection is that its feminine  and very always innovative,  She creates clothes you can literally pick from the run way and rock the next day.

Whilst watching her show from the first row I must add, All I kept thinking was” I want! I want! I want!. Call me greedy but, I could rock each of her designs every day of the week, colours were amazing and the clothes and tailoring were bold and on point.  The fabric she used was to kill for.



Okunoren Twins

I also like designers like the Okunoren twins ,  I love their concept with the “Remi Lagos Tribute’’ The way they followed the theme through from pre to post show was very impressive.



I have always heard of  the twins but this is the first time I am seeing their collection well done guys.


Shout out to  GTB bank for sponsoring such a successful and talented show and a huge WELL DONE  to all the folks that showcased at the fashion week, Tiffany Amber, EL and Ade Bakare plus many many more. I have plenty more to say but I am tired of typing jare. (Lol) Every one did exceptionally well.

Oh by the way stay tuned for our ‘’oops’’ moment witnessed at the Event. There were a few.


Thank you all for reading our highlights, watch out for more event  commentaries on Out and About with EP.



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The wonders of the colour ‘’WHITE’.

Dear Readers:

Quite a few of you have reached out to me about how helpful it was reading my article on jazzing up your reception ambience using crystals. Well here is another beautiful way of improving your décor idea to give the WOW!! Factor to your creativity.

Do you know the colour White can add a whole new feel to your Décor? How you may ask me. Well, apart from the fact that white signifies Purity, it can also go well with any of the other colours. This means that if your favourite colours are Red, Black, Purple, or Orange you can still have it in your décor theme or you can have an all- white ambience .

I thought I would share these stunning Ideas i found in the hope that you may find a few Ideas to compliment yours.

The Good thing is all these items are available at EP please enquire within at


Which one do you like most/least and why? I’d love to know!















Hello!!! I believe these articles of choosing your wedding theme has eased a lot of stress. I have gotten a lot of calls from  many brides about how fun and helpful it has been. Well, here are the last 3 steps and am sure after reading this, you would be able to apply these tips in incorporating your favourite colours into a beautiful theme.

Step 7

Get the groom and best man involved. The cummerbund, waistcoat, and tie can all be in the colour theme of the wedding. And don’t forget the buttonhole/corsage.

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Step 8

Incorporate colour with care. It is common to have a colour palette with up to five main colours for your wedding but you do need to be careful that the colours don’t overwhelm the wedding or create a sense of disjointed themes. Also, an exact colour match on everything is overwhelming; instead, go for shade variations on the original colours. Rely on small touches here and there. Rather than huge bold displays of it, such as the font colour on invitations, and little ribbon touches here and there.

  • Use the colour theme on the invitations, the place cards, the ribbons around flower arrangements, the flowers in the flower girl’s hair or waist sash, and on the wedding cake.

If the colour of flowers you really wanted is not in season, rely on white flowers and use the ribbons and other decorative elements in the colour of choice instead. This will still indicate the theme without losing the beauty of the floral arrangements.





Step 9

Take care with colour on the wedding cake. Aim for simplicity of colour with the wedding cake, as brightly coloured food is not very appealing.  Use a good cake maker who is familiar with colour matching, and also consider adding flowers to the cake to reflect the colour element.



Additional  Helpful Tips:

  • Another consideration when deciding on colour is to know the effects that colours have on people’s moods. This can help you to decide what sort of “mood” your colour theme will suggest or create and may be an important factor for your wedding plans.
  • Don’t forget that culture plays an important part in wedding colours. Make sure not to choose colours that will, even though they mean nothing to you, have an unpleasant meaning to those around you.
  • Even the bride’s dress can be a different colour. White isn’t essential, it’s a tradition from Victorian times but not one you have to follow. There are variants on white (such as ivory, alabaster, cream, and so on) or change the colour completely and wear gold, pink, blue, red, or whatever takes your fancy. One warning: it is important to let members of the immediate family know you’re not wearing white, so that they can be careful with their own colours.

Aha! there you have it. Drop you comments, we would love to hear from you.



Good day to you my beautiful brides. I am quite sure that you are beginning to picture how your theme would match what you have always dreamed about and I hope the last tutorial was helpful as well as fun. Well, this is a continuation from our previous session. Please feel free to send an email or give me a call if you have any questions or require assistance in choosing your wedding colours.


Step 4

Enlist your favourite bloom. If Gardenias are your thing, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t make it into your décor scheme. Incorporate your predominant flower colour – either making it the dominant shade or using it as an accent – and it will all come together.


Step 5

Consult the season. Decorating is simple when Mother Nature is your guide, so let the natural colours of the season be your inspiration. NOTE: This doesn’t mean that you have to be stuck with prissy pastel decorations during spring or brown and orange during fall/autumn. Just make sure that your wedding colour complements the blooms and foliage that are naturally available during that time of year.

  • Be wary of combinations that usually go with other celebrations, unless it’s the right time of year. For example, red and green is associated with the holiday season. While that would be fine for a winter or holiday season wedding, it would be less suitable for a spring or summer wedding.
  • When thinking about seasonal colours, think of variations of shades and not just the commonly recognizable colours.


Step 6

Remember the bridesmaids’dresses. If you want your bridesmaids decked “head to toe” in your colour, you’ll need to make sure it’s an appealing and flattering shade to wear. Hmm!!! pretty catchy right? Well am sure you don’t want you bridesmaids to look ridiculous and uncomfortable on your big day. You may need to accept variations in the shades to keep each bridesmaid happy, especially if it’s a colour that one or more of them are not happy to wear.

Well, there you have it today. am pretty sure you are as excited as i am. Remember I am always here to walk you through every step of the way , just drop your comments and lets enjoy the ride. I would be happy to hear from you.


Joy Okosun,

Event Perfekt Styling Team.

Welcome to our Wonderful World of colours.

How to Choose Your Wedding Colours.

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A lot of brides I have worked with have always had a lot of problems choosing their wedding colour theme. So I have come up with a few essential tips every bride should know about themes. The first and most important tip to know is that the colour scheme for your wedding has the power to set the vibe. Focusing on the colour theme early on is important to ensure that everything else obtained for the wedding is well coordinated and suited to the wedding taking into account where you’re getting married, and the formality or informality of your ceremony and reception.
The complexity or simplicity of colour schemes is another part of your decision and these will depend on your personal preferences, budget, and patience! Here are the top determining factors to selecting your hues.



Step 1

Use your favourite shade. You have been in love with all the shades of pink since the first grade; this is a good place to begin with – ‘’what you love’’. You can tastefully incorporate any colour into your wedding decorations by selecting the right hue, and combining it with the right accents.

  • Which colours are you drawn to most? Is there one particular colour or several? If there are several colours, are they compatible?
  • Check your wardrobe. Leaving aside the standard office black, what are the other colours that emerge the most? They are a good indicator of your general preferences.
  • Make a colour inspiration or mood board. Get a piece of thick card and place images you like from magazines on the board, images that highlight the colours you’re keen on. You can also use colour paint charts to help you match the hues.



Step 2

Consider the setting. Look at the colours used in your venue’s carpeting, drapery and decorations. If the site has strong colours, you’ll need to select a colour scheme that complements. If you already have your heart set on a certain theme, you may need to select a more neutrally decorated site but this needs to be sorted out very early on or you may miss out on a good location! However, keep an open mind about colours until you’ve chosen the venue, because the setting may well suggest the scheme for you.

  • If the colours of the venue are very strong and you have your heart set on that venue, consider predominantly white and/or cream for the colour scheme as this will be both effective and matching. This will allow you to add a touch here and there of a favourite colour without overdoing it, but these splashes of colour will tone down any Spartan feel of the white theme.
  • For outdoor weddings, look for fresh and light colours that suggest the brilliance of outdoors.


Step 3

Be prepared to have two different/distinct colour themes if your church or wedding building and reception venue are very different in tone. In general, it is probable that you will have more leeway to use colours with the reception than where the wedding ceremony itself is held. However, you can still carry the colour theme in clothing and flowers from the place of marriage to the reception, even if you can’t decorate the church, hall, or register office as much as you’d like.


Hmm!!! this is quite captivating.  More tips coming up subsequently.

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Welcome to our wonderful world of colours.

8 Popular Wedding Colours And Their Meanings

For a wedding to become more memorable, unique and exciting, a good and well planned wedding theme is a must. Wedding theme sets the tone and the overall feel of the wedding ceremony up to the reception.

For you to come up with a nice theme, you have to choose and decide the colour(s) you want to be seen at the wedding.

Below, I listed down eight of the most popular wedding colours along with their meanings. I hope it can help you out to choose or decide the perfect theme for your big event. Here they are.



Red. Red is absolutely the most popular wedding colour around. It’s a traditional colour or symbol of love. It also represents the great and unconditional love between the couple. Red is the easiest tone to be partnered with other colour in terms of wedding decorations

Yellow.  Yellow weddings are happy and vibrant moments. Yellow symbolizes joy and happiness and it is a perfect colour for a happy couple celebrating their big day. This is also a great colour for a summer or spring wedding.

Blue. Blue is the colour of peace and tranquillity. It is perfect for small and intimate weddings and is often used at beach weddings partnered with white or any light colour. Blue is also used traditionally in a summer or spring wedding.

Black. Black is growing in popularity nowadays and even celebrities use black as their wedding theme colour. Black represents class, formality and elegance. Black is best partnered with yellow, gold or silver. It is a perfect wedding colour theme for winter wedding celebration. WORD OF CAUTION: black themed wedding is not designed for all so use it with great caution.

Green. Green means abundance, wealth, growth and positivity. Green is usually seen at a garden wedding and most especially in a spring season wedding.

Purple. Purple represents royalty. It also depicts sophistication and class. Purple themed wedding is often used for small intimate weddings.

White. White is the traditional wedding colour that represents purity, innocence, fertility and cleanliness. Most traditionally planned and executed weddings use white as their dominant theme.

Pink. Like red, represents love. It also represents innocence, sensuality and sweetness. Pink is often complemented with white or red.

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There you have it, the common wedding theme or colours of this generation. I hope you find it helpful if ever you are looking out for the kind of wedding colour to use or are in doubt, consult Event Perfekt Styling team.

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Stunning decor ideas

Dear Readers:

Quite a few of you have reached out to me Joy   (Event Perfekt Stylist)  for ideas to jazz up your reception ambience.

Well, crystals are still in vogue this summer. They add life to your design and creativity. They redefine the whole concept of your Idea adding CLASS to your Décor.

I thought I would share these stunning Ideas i found  in the hope that you may find a few Ideas to compliment yours.

The Good thing is all these items are available at EP please enquire within at

Which one do you like most/least and why? I’d love to know!












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Event Perfekt Styling Team

Ageing with Attitude

Stumbled on this Interview today and I thought to share. Its good to know some people are still aging naturally… Enjoy

Aging with Attitude: Style Maven Lynn Dell

Lynn Dell has been serving up fabulous at her Off Broadway boutique for 50 years. In Manhattan, that is quite a coup. An Upper West Side staple, the store is a haven for grown up dressing, filled with dramatic clothing and bold accessories that have garnered Dell a loyal following. She has also hosted a cable television show, produced fashion shows, appeared in Italian Vogue and in Ari Seth Cohen’s popular book “Advanced Style.”

She says that she dresses for the “theater of life.”

Today, Dell greets us in one of her signature monochromatic looks. She is a vision in white – from her striking hat to her over-the-knee boots – accented with dramatic gold earrings and bangles. Lynn Dell is Auntie Mame glorious, and we have decided that we want to be her when we grow up.

As we chat, Dell welcomes her customers. First comes legendary actress Cicely Tyson, a long-time client; next, a gentleman who dresses opera stars; and then a woman playing hooky from work. Off Broadway fans like to inhabit Dell’s glamorous yet cozy one-of-kind world.

It’s a world that also includes two sons (a third passed away), two grandchildren and Sandford Sheldon Cohen, Dell’s husband of over six decades, whom she says she “loves more now than I did 62 years ago.”

We talked to Dell about life, style and the benefits of good old soap and water.

How did your boutique get started?

I was married with three sons, and I said to myself: What else is there? There’s got to be more than this. I did not like staying home. I had been a model, I had been a buyer; I was always in the fashion business, my whole family was. I would walk down the street and people would say, “I love the way you look!” but I had to find something to do.

I went to a shrink. He said, “You love fashion, you love people, and you’re creative; a store would be a wonderful thing for you have.” I wanted to open one where Bendels was on 57th street. But my parents had a store in the Bronx, facing Taft High School, where I used to be a cheerleader a thousand years ago. My stepfather was retiring and my husband suggested I take over. I said, “Oh my God, I don’t want to go the Bronx!” I couldn’t wait to get out of there! But he figured after six months I’d be over it. I turned that little Bronx boutique into the most exciting store. That’s where I started.

How old are you – and how old do you feel?

I’m 80 years old; I’ll be 81 in January [Dell just turned 81]. How old do I feel? I’ve never felt any particular age. There is no age, I just feel life! Age is unimportant; it’s more about who you are.

What do you do for your health?

Absolutely nothing! I eat everything I want, I don’t do any special exercises or special diet, but I think I’m fit. I would like to be slimmer, but you know what? It doesn’t make any difference. I am very happy the way I am. I have never had my face done, and so I think it’s pretty good for 80. My routine is boring: soap and water to clean my face and Vaseline to moisturize; that’s it. Oh, and a little heavy makeup. Makeup makes you look like what you ain’t!

What have you learned about women over the years?

I’ve learned that many women are insecure, especially when they are buying clothes. They are doctors, they are lawyers, writers, and what do they say? “I’m too fat, I’m too this!” And then there’s the preoccupation of trying to be sexy. You are sexy in your mind, and if you are alive, and you have a personality, you are sexy.

What do you know now that you wish you had known at 30?

Everything. I wish I had had the confidence. Back then, I thought I was Ginger Rodgers and Lana Turner rolled into one, but people would not tell me how wonderful I looked. I was dying for the accolades, but there was an air of competition. Now that I’m 80, people compliment me all the time. For some reason, it is not intimidating to compliment an 80-year-old woman!

So the question is ? What does aging with attitude mean to you?

You must age with attitude; it’s all in the mind. You attitude is your altitude – there is no question. You have a life that you must lead. You must be alive; you must be involved, whether it’s a business, joining a club, or reading. Stay active, no matter what it is, and do something you love.

Please share your thoughts about this and what you intend to do to age naturally.

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Wedding Dresses, Luxury or Neccessity

Ladies, you have planned this day ever since you were knee high. Back then, you were not thinking of the exquisite menu, the glass carriage to transport you to the venue or the details of the table decor. You were not even thinking of the groom. What was on your mind then? THE DRESS!!!

This is the single most important thing in every little girl’s vision of their wedding day. Which one of us has not sashayed round the yard with a bunch of hibiscus and leaves and a pillowcase on our heads singing ‘here comes the bride….’ (Or is it just me?) Not much has changed you see ladies, it all boils down to THE ALL IMPORTANT WEDDING DRESS.

This can be seen in two different ways, either that this is the most gorgeous, beautiful dress you are ever going to wear or the one time you will be forgiven for wearing a meringue! Either way, you cannot get it wrong.

But….. After that amazing day what have you done with that precious expensive dress?



  • Tori Spelling Wedding Dress 

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The Beverly Hills star, Tori Spelling wedded her first husband, Charlie Shanian in a lavish $1 million wedding in 2004 and she had worn a charming and sparkly full-length gown by Badgley Mischka. The flapper-esque inspired wedding gown is intricately hand-sewn with loads of beadwork.

  • Madonna Wedding Dress 
    Cost: $80,000


When Madonna married Guy Ritchie in 2000, she had worn a Stella McCartney dress made up of ivory silk, featuring corset bodice and full-length skirt. She had accessorized her gown with antique veil embroidered with lace attached to an Edwardian diamond crown.

  • Heather Mills Wedding Dress 
    Cost: $40,000

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Second wife of Paul McCartney, Heather Mills had worn a gown of Ercu lace designed by the eminent fashion house Eavis & Brown of London. Although her marriage to the Beatles star was short-lived, the dress still lives on.

  • Grace Kelly’s Wedding Dress 
    Cost: $65,000

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The wedding gown which has inspired Kate Middleton’s dress worn by Grace Kelly when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 was designed by MGM seamstress Helen Rose. The figure may not impress you much, especially after learning about the Duchess’s modern-day version, still the dress is historic and will always be counted among the lavish dresses of all time. The dress had a high neckline, long sleeves, and full skirt. The gown was made up of 25 yards of silk taffeta and 100 yards of silk net, which also featured ivory peau de soie and Brussels rose point lace embroidered with seed pearls.

  • Mauro Adami’s Wedding Dress 


The Italian ace designer Mauro Adami had designed this wedding dress as a part of Domo Adami collection in 2008. This luxurious gown is made up of 40 meters of platinum-colored fabric. It was sewn with platinum and silk thread, and if put into perspective, it is about 10 times what the normal American bride may spend on her dress.

  • Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Dress 
    Cost: $75,000

In her ridiculously over-publicized “fairytale wedding” to Kris Humphries, reality TV queen Kim Kardashian wore three lavish Vera Wang gowns, each costing $25,000. Now, if our math is correct then this reality TV star spent $75,000 on her wedding dresses alone, over $1,000 for every day she was married. Holy cow! She was married for 72 days

  • Victoria Beckham’s Wedding Dress 
    Cost: $100,000

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In 1999 when Posh, the Spice Girls singer married hottie footballer David Beckham in front of 29 family members and friends, she chose to wear strapless dress with a 20-foot train designed by Vera Wang. Fashionista as she is, it did not come to us a surprise to see her wedding gown selection.

  • Melania nee Knauss’s Wedding Dress 
    Cost: $100,000 – $200,000


In 2005 Melania nee Knauss married gazillion ire Donald Trump in a Christian Dior dress made up of 300 feet of tulle. The gown was so huge that Melanie was suggested to eat well before the wedding so that she could bear the weight of the dress. She was made to sit on a bench rather than a chair to accommodate for its volume. The dress was embroidered with over 1,500 rhinestones and pearls. 

  • Princess Diana’s Wedding Dress 
    Cost: $115,000 – $150,000

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Ever since Lady Diana stepped out of her royal carriage to take her wedding vows with Prince Charles in 1981, her larger-than life Victorian-style gown has remained the fabric that bridal legends are made of. The 250-yard lace, tulle and ivory silk taffeta gown, embedded with 10,000 pearls and sequins covering its layers upon layers of fabric and an equally grand 25-foot-long train to boot, dragged plenty of attention during its world tour last year.

Although the puffy sleeves with shoulder pads are out of fashion now, the dramatic gown is as enchanting today as it was back in the ’80s — and you can’t put a price tag on that sort of timeless appeal. It’s priceless. The dress itself cost £9000 at the time, but direct calculations of the pound to the US dollar including inflation give us anywhere from $30,000 – $52,3000, but officially reports estimate more like $115,000 – $150,000.

  • Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress 
    Cost: $400,000


The absolutely stunning dress Kate Middleton had worn to wed Prince William was designed by Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen. The lace applique bodice flaunted hand-cut, individually-applied English and French Chantilly lace roses which symbolized England, thistles for Scotland, daffodils for Wales and shamrocks for Ireland.


There you have it! Hmmmmm!!!!! Even I had to sigh. This is serious business. So why don’t you share your experience.  My questions are:

  • What have you done with the most expensive dress most of us have ever bought but would never wear again?
  • Gentlemen if you do know, please share what your wife has done with that dress that has cost at least three months’ salary or more and single ladies share your future dress and cost with us.
  • How much was it?

Please upload pictures. Seeing is believing… hahahahaha.

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From the EP Styling Team.