10 Facts About Bògòlanfini

I'm beginning a new series called African Print Diaries where I really share my knowledge and research about the beauty, diversity and versatility of prints. As much as I love creating editorials, I believe knowledge is power and I want LAJA to be bigger than I am. I want to educate and empower people. As [...]

Gele Chronicles: George Me Not

Two of my favorite colours in one George material. George is a cotton African textile originating from Nigeria. It is adorned with bright colours and especially gold accents because it is usually worn by royalty. The fabric signifies wealth, luxury and status. The material is commonly worn for special occasions like weddings and church events. [...]

Earth To LAJA

I'll just be honest with myself and admit that I'm a sucker for flared skirts and off should tops (substitute turtle necks for colder weather)  This is a casual outfit that's comfy yet chic. I found myself gravitating towards it and I thought "Not again." This one is from my fashion line, LAJA. The amount [...]

Blue Swan

Hey chica! I just got back from Spring break (very much needed) and if we're friends on Instagram (@miss_laja), you'd know I was in New York! I got the chance to network with and meet lovely individuals who shed great insight on entrepreneurship, fashion and business.  It's lovely being around people passionate about making a [...]

Sighting: Éclat Collections

LAJA: So, give us a schpill about yourself. Kemi: My name is Olukemi Adeyemi. I am Nigerian and the second child in my family of five. I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria but moved to the U.S for college. I am currently a sophomore at Temple University, Philadelphia and I major in Human Resource Management [...]

Sighting: Chukwu “D” Designz

I met up with the brains behind Chukwu "D' Designs, Derrick Okeke. While shooting his pieces for this post, I learnt he is self-taught in the art ofankara wrapping and sewing. Talk about determination! Derrick is a Nigerian native and only started creating his designs back in 2015. I first saw his pieces during the [...]

Gimme More Flare

Happy February, sunshine! This week has been a whirlwind for me. So many meetings and appointments to keep up with. I wake up and before I know it, the day's gone. I'm glad though because tomorrow, I'm seeing a BØRNS concert! *jumps up and down like a true fan girl* Being excited is such an [...]

LAJA in Osborne

After an emotional departure from the cottage, LAJA's adventures lead her to Osborne. Feeling stronger in her every evolving identity, this time she means business. Very comfortable as a solo explorer, she decides to celebrate her new found confidence and indulges in the luxuries of life through SpringPark Yaad Hotel. It was going to be [...]

BAD.

I hope you're enjoying what's left of the weekend. I finished watching "Far From The Madding Crowd", I started it on the plane but didn't get to around till the end. I AM IN LOVE. I love movies, books, TV Shows and pretty much anything where the heroine (if she's the main character) is strong [...]

This Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing day! I went for a relative's birthday party! Yes, she shares the same birthday as Jesus. It was a great time with food and lovely company. I've been visiting many family members and friends and it absolutely blows my mind that they know about Miss LAJA! Hearing the things they [...]