Hi guys, its been a while. I cant believe I have been away from the blog for so long and honestly I have no real excuse. Lets just say I kinda lost my groove. I was confused as to what to direction to steer the blog. I moved from Fashionati to Mirrorofstyle and somehow lost a lot of my following. It wasnt exciting to log in and see less than a hundred viewing per day, sometimes as low as twenty views even . It wasnt very encouraging.
You see I recently moved from Nigeria to Europe and without the comfort of my Nigerian job which took a whole lot of my time, you know between traffic and the nine hours, five times a day I spent at that job, it was so easy to loose oneself , to never think, to never ask your self those quintessential questions, who am I? What do I want out of life? What do I do with my life? What can I do? How and where do I start? Its not like I am in my early twenties, I just hit my thirties , so you know I dont have all the time. I was confused and lost so I decided to take time out to think and read and read and try to figure it out.
I still havent figured it out completely, to be honest but I find that shutting myself out wasnt a solution either. I love fashion, I love writing and I love to read. Between these three, I will find my way so help me God. Facebook has very helpful lately, I have come across very intelligent , informed, outspoken, opinionated and articulate young women who have inspired me afresh and they do not know this even, big thanks to Joy Isi Bewaji, Temidayo Ahanmisi, Ife Onwugbufor and many others . I want to be like them, I want to be smart like that, to leave a mark on my world, to make a difference . I am going to be a mother soon and I want to be one my children will be proud of.
As I said earlier, I am yet to get it, I havent hit my epiphany yet but I am going to start blogging again, mainly on fashion (but not restricted to) with major emphasy on Nigerian and African fashion . Though I have stayed away from active blogging I have been completely blown away by lots of young Nigerian fashion designers – Orange Culture, IamIsigo, FrockitRockit to mention but a few , their new collections have been awe inspiring, you really should get to know them and meet their pieces to understand, I promise to introduce you soon. Right now I am just glad to be back and blogging again.
Its another season for weeks and weeks of fantastic fashion kicking off with NYFW . Its been very exciting to see all the mind blowing collections, all the amazing designs from the runway, thanks to style.com really. Some Nigerian and African designers will be showcasing as well , a wider exposure is always a good thing for the budding industry. Jewel by Lisa now rebranded Lisa Folawiyo has shown hers already , I was pretty underwhelmed and will be posting a review shortly , Deola Sagoe now rebranded “Deola” showcasing today 10th Sept. I simply cant wait to see what she has got to offer. David Thlale from South Africa was stunning and BCBG Max Azria from Tunisia’s flowy, dreamy pieces floating down the runway was brilliant.
Finally, to conclude my long epistle, I wil leave you with my mantra of late – There is more to success than passion and talent, you have to be dogged and persistent as well. Cheers to success my friends and please do come back, I intend to blog more here.