Wednesday, 21 September 2016

STYLE - 5 OUTFITS THAT ROCKED FOR ME AT THE #EMMY2016 AWARDS

I love Award events, because of the Red carpet Glitz and Glam, the unplanned emotions around it and the fact that it rewards excellence and hard work! The Emmy Award recognizes excellence in Various sectors of the American television Industry.

The 5 outfits shared in this post are my favourite because of the trend and creativity in the outfits.

  1. Kerry Washington Slayed in an "All Black Everything" Outfit,  From the view at the front, then the cutout at the sides and the tail behind! What other Stylish way can you style a bump? Preggy Moms can look stylish too! 

Kerry Washington in Brandon Maxwell.

 3.  Heidi Klum
For the Love of white! I love the Glittering white outfit, this outfit felt like two different styles on one toned body ( I couldnt help but notice that fit body) the Sleeved part with the cutout and the Sleeveless part with the Slit! Very Creative. 

Heidi Klum in Micheal Kors

    2. Priyanka Chopra: Red for Nights! Red on the Red Carpet! Priyanka's outfit is everything beautiful, from the Red hot colour to the creative mono-strap design and yes the twirl! I love
Priyanka Chopra in Jason Wu

     4.  Stylish Kids gets me so emotional! Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Millie Bobby Brown looked amazing in their Simple yet Stylish outfits. The Monochrome between the guys is creative!


   5.  Tom Cullen : Just because a guy had to make it to this list. It looked like all the guys wanted to wear monochrome! Black and White was the order of the day for the guys, I for once thought it was the norm for guys attending the EMMYS. This Suit really sat well on him, I like the silky touch at the pocket and collar.

Tom Cullen

Any Objections? What were your Favourite Styles at the 2016 EMMY AWARDS?


Picture Credit: Cosmopolitan.com


  




Monday, 5 September 2016

MONDAY RANDOMS - SAVE SMALL BUSINESSES X RUMENS REMAINS

What is the hope of Entrepreneurship in Nigeria? Today’s Monday Random topic is one that really concerns all of us as a nation and it is really hurting me. Just last week, there was a devastating news and video making rounds on Social media, it was a disheartening video, showing the demolition process of Nuli Juice Company, Nuts about cake and some other small businesses around it in Rumens at Ikoyi Lagos Nigeria. Nuli  and Nuts about cakes may have appeared to be the worst hit, because they leverage on the use of social media for advertising as opposed to very expensive Radio, Bill board and TV advertising rate.
Remains from Rumens Demolition

Just as I was starting to celebrate the fact that in this part of the world, Natural and healthy living is now the order of the day, and that small businesses can thrive with the help of good publicity and Social media, Just a month ago after being tagged on instagram to one of Nuli’s post by a friend asking me to checkout the place and do a review, she kept on gushing about their juice, only for me to see on instagram that Nuli branch at Ikoyi has been demolished without notice. What breaks my heart is that they claim to have been given just an hour notice, that the landlord had an issue with the government over 40 million naira, and that some of the tenants already paid rents a week before demolition. I couldn’t watch the video more than once, because equipment worth millions of naira went down, in the presence of 4 armed police men, who supervised the whole process as the bulldozer bulldozed the building, on lookers, staffs and owners of the businesses were sad, there was tears and gloom.

My question and curiosity is : 
Why didn't the government intervene? Why didn't the rightful landlord just buy and take over the building instead of demolishing someone’s blood, sweat and money? How can there be such destruction in this recession? 

There is no light, Dollar rates have increased, we have bad roads, there are no proper funding for other sources of generating national revenue, there are painful and unreasonable government policies that wont allow businesses thrive  

If our government and affluent influential individuals wont provide jobs or sources of income in Nigeria, then why demolish or kick people out of their own Jobs that they created for themselves?

What is the hope for future Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria?
Why destroy a legitimate business and then claim to help tackle unemployment?
What is the reward for hard work? Does the government understand the impact and role of Small and Medium Scale Businesses?

Not to even talk of selfish people who will only invest in your business if they will take 50% off your proceeds.
Impunity and lawlessness by armed security and unarmed law enforcement officials must STOP! 
The world must hear this! Our good leaders must come to our aid, let us #SaveSmallBusinesses . I contribute this write up as my voice to the voice of every affected and concerned individual.
I am very happy that Nuli and Nuts about cakes still delivers despite the demolition and most of their staffs haven’t lost their Jobs, thanks to the founders of the Social media platforms that have allowed us share our voices, use our hashtags and promote our businesses.

QUOTE: You can only demolish a persons building, but you can never steal their dreams, passion, vision, ambition, hardwork, tenacity and drive - Tara Fela Durotoye

Friday, 2 September 2016

TIPS - DIY ANKARA EARRING IN 4 EASY STEPS


Happy New Month! Welcome to the "ember" quarter of the year. So I am starting a Fashion DIY channel, I will always find a way to link it here on the blog, so watch out! Today, I will be showing a practical demonstration on how I transformed my bronze hoop earring, using African print "Ankara"
I have had this bronze earring for 5 years now, it started wearing off, then I tot to myself why discard it? Just transform it! So I got some pieces left from the Ankara material I made a dress from, and Viola a new earring was born!
THINGS YOU NEED:
  • Ankara fabric (Quite Small to go round your earring or pieces from your tailors shop) make sure to select the pieces with lovely, regular pattern.
  • A hoop earring
  • Uhu gum (a garment friendly adhesive)
  • Scissor

STEPS:

  • Cut through the fabric vertically, long enough to go round the earring, 
  • Cut the tip of the already cutout vertical fabric into an inverted triangle shape, this is to make it tip smaller and easier to start wrapping at the beginning part of the hoop earring.
  • Apply little amount of Uhu Gum to the tip of the fabric and start wrapping tightly and neatly,
 
  • making sure the fabric overlaps neatly on the ends of each wrap
  • When you get to the end of the hoop, apply the Uhu Gum and neatly seal the end, use a Scissors to neatly cut and effect the finishing.

The Finished Ankara Earring
You can follow me on Instagram for a full video on how I made this in one minute! @divaUju is my Instagram handle

Quote: Nothing Should really never go to waste! Use! Reuse! Recycle! and Use again! - Ethniques with Uju

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

REVIEW - STYLE INSPIRATION ALL IN ONE PLACE ;THE NEEDLE PLUS

I know how daunting it can be when we get to search for Fashionable Styles from the pages of magazines and getting our stylist to give us the perfect fit. Good news is that all that is about to change, as NEEDLE PLUS is here to fix.

Monday, 1 August 2016

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Happy New Month Lovelies! To think that this is the fastest year ever, wont be a lie! But the good news is, I am hurrying to meet my quarterly blogging target before the "Ember Month" Hope you are meeting up with you goals and target. 

I saw this picture on @genevievemagazine Instagram handle, and I thought to share! Here is the caption "genevievemagazine:This is Ladi Kwali, a legendary Nigerian Potter. In 1980 the Nigerian Government invested on her with the insignia of the Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA), the highest national honor for academic achievement. 

Her picture appears at the back of the NGN 20 note.


Sometime last week on Ahmadu Bello Way, I was caught up by a TV station Vox Pop, and I was having fun getting all the puzzles thrown at me by the presenter correctly, until he asked me the "Money Question" I have learnt alot about finances from Nimi Akinkugbe and I never thought I will fail the money question.
This post and the money question is about the great personalities on our Nigerian currency. Isnt it surprising that we spend money without finding time to know who is on the Naira note? If only I got that last question from the Vox pop correctly, as I did the others, I would have walked away with 5000naira. How well do you know your currency? The story and personalities behind the Naira? 
Do you have interesting photos from travel locations, Art or any interesting Scene and will like to share, Kindly send as an email to Ujulilyan@gmail.com

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

STYLE - ALL BLACK EVERYTHING X HOW TO SLAY YOUR CURVES IN A BLACK DRESS

Its very amazing how an outfit can e spiced up and transformed into a whole new different style with the use of a simple fashion accessory. The waist Belt, High waist Pants / skirts, Maxi, Midi and Bodycon dresses are my favorites when it comes to accentuating my curves. Every woman have curves, some are voluptuous, others are moderate, while others are feminine must haves! If you know what I mean *winks*

Some weeks back,I rocked a long bodycon turtleneck dress to host the 5th Edition of the 

Thursday, 21 July 2016

EVENT - ALL THAT WENT DOWN AT SHOP AND CHOP EVENT

Should I call this Stale? But I found this in one of my lost files and I thought to share, as I played a major role in the Core Planning of One of the biggest and best discount sales event – SLEEK STUDIO SQUARE PRESENTS SHOP ‘N’ CHOP expo,  The planning was hectic but fun as we had fun people in the planning team and the Event turned out successful, thank God!
Venue: Sleek Studio Square 141 Ahmadu bello way VI Lagos Nigeria
PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT

KONGA YAKATA

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