Fashion blogger behind JTO (jtofashion.com), Temi Otedola has just wrapped up her Made in Lagos series which she shot around Lagos. We’re doing a round up of all her looks to showcase our talented Nigerian brands and see how Temi put these pieces together with her chic, fashion forward style.
Temi told us,
I’ve wanted to do this series on my blog for ages so I’m thrilled to be showing you the shots from when I was last in Lagos. The series includes clothing and bags by Nigerian (yes!) designers.
I was especially excited to rock the looks I had coveted over during the most recent Lagos Fashion and Design Week catwalk.
To see Temi’s blog head to jtofashion.com
Made in Lagos – Behind The Scenes
The first look of the series includes a printed skirt/top co-ord by Grey. The emerald green of the skirt and top goes perfectly with the vibrant blue of the bag and neutral shoes. As a mentioned before, I was obsessed with this Grey print when I saw it on the LFDW runway. Outfit Details
Top and Skirt: Grey, Bag: Zashadu, Heels: Valentino, Photography: Ayo Ipinayo, Hair: TJ of TasalaHQ, Makeup: Ndubuisi Peggy of Makeupbyoma, Words: Ibukun Badejo, Editor: Temi Otedola
I LOVE the silhouette of this print Meena suit. It’s something entirely novel to anything I’ve worn before. The trousers have such a flattering crop and the jacket wings out in a really sculpturally beautiful way. I paired the deep navy of the suit with the vibrant red of this Gozel Green top to create a really eye-catching contrast. Outfit Details
Suit: Meena, Top: Gozel Green, Heels: Miu Miu, Photography: Ayo Ipinayo, Location: Lekki Market, Hair: Adetunji Olafinlade, Makeup: Ndubuisi Peggy of Makeupbyoma, Words: Ibukun Badejo, Editor: Temi Otedola
Everything about this outfit screams – SUMMER! The vibrant yellow is so flattering in sunny weather and is the perfect statement dress. However, the star of this look is the cut out detail (look closer!) and fringe detail. I also love the deep wine colour of this Zashadu bag that can be worn on the shoulder or as a clutch.
Dress: Grey, Bag: Zashadu, Heels: Alexander Wang, Photography: Ayo Ipinayo, Location: Tinubu Square, Hair: Adetunji Olafinlade, Makeup: Ndubuisi Peggy of Makeupbyoma, Words: Temi Otedola
I hope you’re enjoying the Made in Lagos so far as I bring you to the first Bridget Awosika look of the series! Bridget is one of my favourite designers at the moment and I couldn’t wait to shoot this pink dress and another piece of hers you’ll be seeing very soon… This is definitely the most romantic look of the series and is so on-trend for this spring/summer. This dress is a must have for any summer evening occasion or special date night. Dress: Bridget Awosika, Bag: Zashadu, Shoes: Alexander Wang, Photography: Ayo Ipinayo, Location: Lekki Market, Hair: Adetunji Olafinlade, Makeup: Ndubuisi Peggy of Makeupbyoma, Words: Ibukun Badejo, Editor: Temi Otedola
Continuing on the theme of the “perfect summer dress”, the Made In Lagos series bring us to this sand-coloured Meena dress. This dress proves that less is often more. The dress speaks volumes for itself and needs very little embellishment to accentuate the look. I paired it with a red Zashadu clutch just to add a pop of colour, as the geometric cuts and flowing silhouette make for understated elegance.
Dress: Meena, Bag: Zashadu, Heels: Valentino, Location: Lekki Conservation Centre, Photos: Ipinayo Ade-Akingboye, Makeup: Chioma Peggy, Hair: Adetunji Olafinlade, Words: Temi Otedola
For the final outfit I wore a sheer Bridget Awosika shirt that has a beautiful green detail. I first saw it on the LFDW runway and instantly fell in love. This is the perfect summer button-up and will be great over jeans or to tucked into a skirt (as I have demonstrated here!)
Shirt: Bridget Awosika, Skirt: MSGM, Flats: Simone Rocha Mary Jane Flats, Bag: Zashadu, Sunglasses: Celine, Location: Queen’s Drive, Ikoyi, Photos: Ipinayo Ade-Akingboye, Makeup: Chioma Peggy, Hair: Adetunji Olafinlade.
I really hope you enjoyed this series. Let me know what your favourite look is by commenting below! Also, a special thank you to all the designers who collaborated with me on this
We really enjoyed this series and we hope you did as well. Again, we want to encourage you to continuously support our African/Nigerian brands. We also hope this motivates our designers to continue putting out great work with top notch quality and creativity that blows us away.