Zinkata’s Styling Adventures: A Journey Down “WOW!” LanePosted on Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 6:20 AM
By Ezinne Chinkata
Slowly as the month draws to an end, the pressure creeps up and steadily gathers intensity, fever pitch excitement. I, nervous as a wired rabbit, fear, adrenalin… Arggghh, I love this! As the fashion editor of Wow, I also double up as the stylist, and this entails constantly churning out editorials and covers. I have a running joke when I disagree with a cover concept,” oh hell no, please that will send me right back to my village”. In other words, it will be the death of my career. I have styled quite a number of covers for Wow and I wonder which of the covers intrigued you the most? I am totally unbiased and have no favorites.
This was my very first cover, featuring Uche Jombo. Kelechi Amadi-Obi and I had a blast at the shoot!! We doused Uche‘s crisp white shirt with water!
Eku Edewor’s cover. I was very particular about the hair! Bridget Awosika saved the day in sheer black.
I channel all my creative juices from scratch till the realisation of each cover. Of course, the fashion industry is severely hindered and hampered by a narrow selection of quality pieces to work with. It is getting bigger and developing greatly every day. However, we all have to put our thinking hats on and create with the products readily available. It has been a fun ride so far, I am very thankful.
Here comes the million dollar question, which was your best cover? “Best cover o”. I did not ask for “worst cover”.
Please do not feel the need to tell me which cover almost sent me back to my village
Thanks. Let us keep it interactive and positive. Suggestions and input will be very much appreciated. Who else would you love to see on our covers?
Are you a designer with stunning pieces to showcase? Are you a stylist or an aspiring stylist or a fashion writer? Come on! Let’s all come together and further develop our Nigerian Fashion Industry.
Thank you for the kind words and constant support. We all love you at Wow and we shall keep striving to do our best.
Ezinne Chinkata is a leading Fashion Stylist/Image Consultant/Writer/ Fashion Editor in Nigerian Fashion. She has styled numerous lookbooks and editorials and is the current Fashion Editor at WOW! Magazine. Follow Zinkata on Twitter: @Zinkata1; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org