Can we talk about how Toke Makinwa is chanelling New York in Lagos in her Self Portrait dress?
Baby girl for life as she calls her self, stepped out for Omotola 4.0 (Omotola Jalade Ekehinde’s lavish 40th birthday bash) in a monochrome navy blue ensemble but what really caught my eye was the dress. Let me tell you why!
Hue Chong (Founder and Creative Director of fashion house, Self Portrait) had a show in New York to showcase his 2018 Ready To Wear Collection. Following the usual Fashion Week norm, he had his favourite fashion influencers and celebrity friends show up in his designs and some of them included Camila Coelho, Dani Song, Aimee Song and Lucy Hale.
Chong showed his diverse skills by shifting his focus from what he is best known – fish net and mesh dresses and focused more on outer wear thereby targeting a new target audience but our love for design staple is never fading.
Back to the baby girl, she chose to wear a Self Portrait dress on the same day he had his show in New York where Hollywood celebrities and style influencers were seen all over town in and I thought to myself, she is goals!
She is just an evidence that you can be wherever you are and still make an equal fashion statement like some in major fashion capitals. I’m so in love right now!
From her clean face beat by Anita Brows to her Gabriel Hearst shoes to her Altuzarra purse, the look was oh! so perfect and event appropriate and it just shows that no matter hue you choose to go for, the monochromatic trend is here to stay. For real!