The Butterfly Effect

Happy Wednesday! Here's another vintage ankara piece that belongs to my mum and I have now permanently borrowed, hehe! I'm appreciating how the cold weather is being delayed here in North Carolina but loh and behold, the cold gradually seems to be winning *insert sad face*   Anyways, while taking these pictures, a man commented [...]

LAJA Unseen #8

  I went out to dinner then to a Broadway show last night and saw Beauty And The Beast! It was really good but I'm yet to see another Broad way performance that would top Wicked (at least for me). When it comes to movies and TV shows, I'm a crier. Correction, a bawler. Literally [...]

African Explosion Fashion Show

  Hello, lover! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know I went for a fashion show this past Saturday. I did something super embarrassing that you can read about here. It consisted of clothing made with various African prints and over 6 designers showcased their collections. As you can imagine and also [...]


  Happy New Month, lover! Saying hello to October and goodbye to showing skin. The temperatures have dropped so quickly and you can imagine I'm trying my best to hold onto the scarcest bit of warm weather. Probably the last time you'd see my show this much skin from this point on... till next Spring [...]

White Out

  Oh, white. White, white. One of my least favorite colours to wear mostly because I stain everywhere and everything. Plus, if it's not worn well, you look bigger. Am I the only one who feels that way? Hopefully not. However, I had an all white event and literally had to DIG and RAVAGE through [...]

LAJA Unseen #7

Enjoy and don't forget to check out the name of the pose above on LAJA-gram (@miss_laja). Any guesses? Leave them in the comments below!   LAJA Unseen #6 |  LAJA Unseen #5 | LAJA Unseen #4    The "I was trying to pose but almost fell down" pose   The "Teach Me How To Dougie" [...]

Cottage Away From Home

LAJA goes on another one of her adventures away from home. Her arrival reveals two sides she simultaneously embraces and struggles with. Something about the cottage forces her to confront both sides. To understand that the two distinct parts form a whole, one LAJA. What in the cottage, how and why, we'll probably never know. [...]

Fans And Leopard

  Really transitioning for Fall. I've been all about that dark and neutral look for a bit. Especially with my lip colors. Can't seem to get enough of those deep burgundy, brownish-reds. I even got a nail polish in that color. Looking forward to the fashion aspect of the season but not so much the [...]

LAJA Poppins

In the middle of shooting these pictures, I felt so Mary Poppins. My outfit was just short of a little hat (still finding my place with them, not the biggest fan) and my matching umbrella. So there you go, introducing LAJA Poppins.   This is another vintage ankara dress, courtesy Mummy LAJA. The sequins, buttons [...]

Ankara In Disney

From my LAJAgram, you'll know I was in Florida last week. Disney was one of my stops and it was a short and VERY eventful two days. I really need to share this story because it almost feels unreal that such events took place with such coincidences... Or shall I say divine intervention?   The [...]