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Holiday Styling by Hadiza Lawal

Holiday Styling by Hadiza Lawal

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Christmas is a time when everyone gets all glamorous in their best attires and hit the streets of Lagos. Families and friends unite from all around the world. During the holidays, I like to dress free and comfortable in anticipation of all the food I will most likely eat when I go out visiting or to parties. Today’s article showcases one of my best looks suitable for the Christmas holiday.

I designed this dress myself and had it made by Nigerian designer @Tojufoyeh. I sourced and bought the material at a fabric store in Atlanta Georgia about two years ago. I was home for the summer holidays in 2013 when I got this dress made. Due to the glamorous nature of the dress, I did not have an occasion to wear it to until my 21st birthday dinner. I took a couple pictures, which I posted on instagram then, but I knew I had to get professional shots taken in this beautiful silk made dress.

I had planned to take pictures of various looks, but the photographer and I got caught up in our daily agendas and by the time he arrived, it was already dark. My other looks were just not coming to life like I planned. So I immediately opted out and said if anything, this blue dress will work wonders in the dark and in the scenery. I immediately changed and we got to shooting.

I wanted a really simple glamorous look as you can tell from my make up. I decided not to wear shoes, as I wanted these pictures in a very raw form. The style of the dress already had so much to showcase, and I wanted to showcase it in the best way that I could. Even after we viewed the pictures, we wanted to do better because this dress is so gorgeous. But we decided we will shoot other outfits and just publish these as they are.

I am looking forward to designing and sewing more outfits while in Lagos. This dress is one of the most timeless and versatile pieces that I own. I usually opt out of low backs and low necks because I have no breasts to flatter such looks, but apparently, they say people with no breasts pull it off real good.

This is a great look for an evening party this Holiday. Dress it up with some heels and some nice earrings while your hair is pulled back. A nice clutch would give that extra oomph! Going plain and simple to lunch? Put on some nice sandals and call it a day.

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Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you in my next article.

Lots of love,

Hadiza Lawal (wovenblends)

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