SPRING/SUMMER BLOGGING

Hey guys! I am Back!

I just wanted to give a quick post on my return. As usual I do not blog during the winter for whatever reason I do not even know myself but it seems to work for me. As Spring is finding it way out and Summer slowly approaches I will be back with my very first post soon. I am happy to say that I will be collabrating again with RedHeadCreative studio Chicago for my #ChichiInTheCity Series. I cant wait to style my personal looks and slay all over the city of Chicago.

Till then pls be sure to follow me on all social media

IG, Snapchat, Twitter: CHICHI_NNEKA

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Top 5 Trends From NYFW Spring 2017

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(Vetements Spring 2017)

Single Shoulder Cutout

Every year they are making lounge wear look fashionable! The fashion is in the shoulder cutout. Not only did Vetements showcase this trend, but other designers such as Jeremy Scott did as well.  This will be a big trend Spring 2017 so be on the look out!

 

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(Tibi Spring 2017)

Boyscout Sash

Remember when being in girl scouts was cool? Well the sash is back and it’s better than ever! The boycott sash hit the runway in many shows this New York Fashion Week. Make sure you hop on this trend before it’s hot.

 

 

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(Phillip Lim Spring 2017)

Sleeve Slits

We talked about the shoulder cutout being a hot trend, now it’s time to talk about the sleeve slits. This simple slit in your sleeve can take your outfit from drab to fab! It’s very trendy and gives a sophisticated look.

 

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(Phillip Lim Spring 2017)

White Shirt Dress

White Shirt Dresses are life! If you look closely, you will be able to see a slight shoulder cutout. Everything about this new trend screams Rihanna! Can’t wait to see which celeb will be sporting this look.

 

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(Dion Lee Spring 2017)

New Trench Coat

As you can see from the image posted above, Dion Lee will make you look like a sophisticated woman with sex appeal. The trench coat trend was hot during New York Fashion Week 2016. It gives you a look that is always ready to walk the runway. Don’t be afraid to try some of these trends Spring 2017!

Cocktails With Claire #Chicago

Another saturday another fashion event to network at. On Saturday July 30th, Chicago’s fashion savys came out to ‘Cocktails With Claire x Miss Diddy’. Hosted at 19 East venue, the evening included a panel of personalities and influencers in the fashion and beauty industry discussing ways we can all use our creativity to its full potential.

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Photo credit “The source”

The panel consisted of Claire Sulmers (FashionBombDaily,) Miss Diddy (The Brand Group,)Kendra G. (107.5 WGCI-FM), celebrity make-up artist Ashunta Sheriff, and entrepreneur Bobby Simmons.

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Photo credit “The source”

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We had the opportunity to sip and shop with fellow fashionistas. After the panel, attendees mixed and mingled with vendors, sipped complimentary drinks sponsored by Hennessy, and posed for pictures.

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If you follow me on snapchat @chichi_nneka you would know I explained this selfie moments with claire herself.

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We posed for a pic with claire and my friend Coco who also is a fashionGirl owner of Shopwithcoco

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My look for the event was simple with a little detail.

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Excited, Something great happened from attending this event. #networking, will be visible soon.

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Shirt: Gojane.com – Jeans – Old (DIY fringe hem) – Bage: Katespade – Shoes: Akira (old)

FASHION + BEAUTY CONFERENCE #SimplyStylist

On Saturday July 16th 2016 I attended for the Second time the Fashion and Beauty conference hosted by simply digital network. Basically, its the bridge that connects young entrepreneurs, tech whizzes, and fashion enthuastist with other like-minded stylistas and beauty babes.

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I geared up in some new ZG and was out door to network and learn from other fashion/beauty entrepreneurs.

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Blouse: zurikgirl – Skirt: zurikgirl  – Shoes: forever21

The event was hosted at Dana Hotel and Spa Chicago. The conference started with a nice list of fun activities and  engaging interactive items to try at every booth and ended with numerous breakout sessions with expert insiders from various fields.

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Inspirational station!! I loved it!! I believed it!!

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Nail Station bar. Free paint job!

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Hair station … quick touch ups and nice products to test out.

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Live Fashion Illustrator: she could sketch you in just 5 mins. The line was too long for this I never got the chance to get my sketch.

 

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One Day I will Look back and I will be very proud of myself.

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I remembered to take a flick at one of the Break out session. Above is the PR for “The Tie Bar Chicago”.

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Few flicks of other fashionistas I met at the conference.

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Overall, It was a lovely event and I look forward to next years.

Classic Button-Up

Another fun collaboration with RedHedCreativeStudio project #ChiChiInTheCity #ChicagoStreetStyle. We shot this entire look at the Dusable bridge, the bridge carries Michigan Avenue across the main stem of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Unfortunately for us it was also Taste of Chicago weekend so you can imagine how crowded and busy downtown was. We still managed to get some good wide range shot without anyone in the background.

Portrait PhotographyMy look for the day was this lightweight semi fitted short sleeve button down shirt, perfect for sunny days or warm nights. It goes perfectly with jeans or a fitted skirt. Portrait PhotographyMy button up turned into a sleevless shirt, thanks to my handy dandy scissors.

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Cut out sleeves, stitch up your hem. Attach sleeves on to both sides as a waist belt.

Never underestimate the power of a button down. Now double that statement when it comes to a classic stripe button down shirt. Button down shirt is one of the most versatile garments a woman could own, from it’s ability to challenge the vibe you are trying to set to overall changing your whole look.

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The versatilely can go from high fashion, casual cute, preppy, to the clean crisp look.

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The bag I am carrying is by an European desigher Nine by Anita Loncar.

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Top: Jcpenny get it here for less – Pants: Akira – Shoes: Steve madden – Tote: Nine

Graphic Essential Tee

Your choice in graphic tee can say a lot about you. Perhaps you’re a vintage-Ramones-tee kind of girl or a high-fashion animal lover à la Kenzo or Givenchy type.

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IMG_8759Paired this  David Bowie 1972 World tour tee (Distressed it myself) with a Leather Skirt and oh the car was my accesory 🙂 thanks to my photographer and editor @4rxri

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IMG_6403Aside from this look being pocket friendly and in style this SS16, I got to embrace the young and care-free side of my style .

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T-shirt: Amazon, Also here and here  Leather skirt Nastygal  Shoes:Topshop

XOXO

ChiChi of Nigeria

 

MEMORIAL WEEKEND IN MIAMI

On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in defense of our nation, those who have served or are currently serving.  Besides that, Memorial day is also a day off which equals to a long weekned to the working class Americans.

I spent the memorial weekend in Miami because a couple of my friends from london and lagos came to town and it was only right to meet up and faji with them Miami edition.

1190549_123_zWe stayed 4 nights at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel.

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Day 2: my look was chic, fashionable and flirty.

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IMG_6005IMG_6010IMG_6022IMG_6023Dress: Akira this color is sold out but still available in blue. – Shoes: Aldo(sold out) similar here  Bag: GG Marmont leather shoulder bag Gucci

You can buy mine for less here

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Day 3: We had dinner at Jaya at the Setai for my friends 25th birthday.

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The Ambiance was beautiful, the middle of the resturant was surround by palm trees and water, felt like you are literally eating outdoors but still enclosed. I loved the sensual music playing in the background, the service is fantastic. Quality and variety of food also excellent.

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IMG_6123The venue fit perfectly with my outfit, very sleek, modern hotel eatery dishing up eclectic, Indian-accented Asian dishes, plus cocktails & sake.

I loved my Slinky Satin dress from oh polly P.S go to sizes up if you do buy this dress I ususally wear a UK8 but I had to return it and get a UK12 for it to fit like this and not look too short. Shoes: Misspap.co.uk

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Day 3: I attended a Day party at Hyde (SLS Boutique Hotel)

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Denim Dress: Boohoo– Shoes: Steve madden – Bandana – Beauty supply

I also did a lot of eating and sipping of sweet wine/virgin cocktails. I am still getting used to taking my canon camera around with me so on some days I didnt take any pics. You can follow me on snapchat: @chichi_nneka for next time to see literally day to day post 🙂

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Day 4: Brunch with the ladies at LA CÔTE, an Outdoor oceanfront dining on French-Med cuisine in stylish quarters at the Fontainebleau Hotel.

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Cant come to Miami without pool side chilling

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besides the fact that my swimsuit is from nastygal  two summers ago. I did a DIY on the “Jnasttyy”

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Thanks for reading/viewing

XOXO

CHICHI OF NIGERIA