The Spotlight…

I have been writing this blog for a while now and I think that it is time I start to show some love to the brands that I love (so much love ❤ ) I pride myself on only posting clothes that I actually wear and genuinely like and I am taking that one step further. Once a month I will be shining the spotlight on a label which has really caught my eye. Brand new, established, formal or casual wear it doesn’t matter.

So welcome to the first editionnnnnnnnnn

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…Dao London

I believe I have made it clear just how much I love a good two piece here & here and today is no exception. I recently became aware of a brand which uses traditional African ankara to make on trend clothing.

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As my name may suggest, I am half Nigerian and I have grown up wearing traditional Nigerian clothes to parties, wedding funerals and so on. When I turned around 16 that all stopped, my parents figured I was adult enough to make my own clothing choices and I definitely wasn’t complaining about that. A few years on and I have to admit I now realise it is a damned shame! Obviously the clothes I had pre- sixteen no longer fit and now I WANT to wear Ankara, I am proud of who I am and want to show that to the world. Not to mention the fabrics are pretty (lolz) So enter Dao London! a London (obvs) based brand which uses beautiful luxury fabric and creates eye catching designs.
I first became aware of Dao London when I was a guest judge at the Born To Model house (this is an online tv show which will be debuting this summer) and I have been obsessed ever since

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Dao London have a website which you can find here. I know that the shop part of their site isn’t available yet (April 2015) They are a pretty new company ya see, but I know that it soon will be. On the site you can see more of the designs and links to their socials and stuff.

I have an older sister (I actually have four but that story is for another day) and she told me that she has a tailor who can create any design that she wants out of the fabric that she provides, which is sick. So I know that this isn’t a BRAND NEW idea however; a tailor could create the latest design from any brand, you could show a tailor a picture of Yonce’s latest outfit and they would probably be able to make it. I don’t want that, I want a brand that showcases its own designs and collections, who tell me what I should be wearing while providing great product.

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The leather trimming made her more happy than she wanted to admit

I threw on some chunky boots and a crop both from New Look with this outfit. Kept my makeup and hair pretty neutral too. That is the thing with bold patterns; you have to show them the respect they command.. Too much and its Clownville for you

Simple is as simple does baby
Simple is as simple does baby

There you have it! Keep you eyes peeled for this months Spotlight brand: Dao London Mann I mean I love the stuff probably a little more than is appropriate. Check em out peoples! Stay happy ❤

Submit your brand to be under my spotlight.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. B R Y A N says:

    nice Outfit – steht Dir gut – sieht toll aus .

  2. Kayla says:

    SHe strikes againnnn🙌🙌🙌🙌

  3. Christina says:

    That is such a nice pattern!

  4. Gabbi says:

    I’m Nigerian too

  5. Marie says:

    Hi yinka
    Will this be only new brands or will you be using established brands like high street stores too?
    Just curious

  6. Will says:

    Fucking blinder 😍

  7. Freda Grant says:

    Stunning! Love the suit too

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