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FAB – the new way to fabulosity

FAB – the new way to fabulosity[1]

You know that thing about if happiness came in a pill, everyone would be happy?  Being the ‘stylista’ that I am and avid Kimora Lee Simmons lover, I started to wonder ‘what if fabulosity came in a can?’  In her book on Fabulosity, KLS says Fabulosity is a state of everything that is fabulous & a quality ascribed to that which expresses glamour, style, charisma, power, and heart.

The Urban Dictionary says only a select few out of the whole human population are fabulous enough to live in ‘fabulosity’.  So what’s a girl like me to do?  Before you start thinking that fabulosity=all things glam only, stop and think again. 

Enter Forever Living’s exceptional energy drink – FAB.

With much ado about the down sides of most energy drinks on the market (see this article BBC on energy drinks) and the ever increasing need to keep up with the fast pace of our world (or is it the rat race), it’s no surprise that FLP should come up with such an exceptional product.  FAB is fabulosity in a can.  It’s what you reach for when you want ‘clean’, ‘sustainable’ energy. 


FAB is what you drink when you need to get into the state of mind that says confidence and style have kissed, energy and passion have met.  FAB is the energy drink that helps you channel the energies of your inner and outer beauty.

FAB delivers verve without incorporating the famed culprit ‘caffeine’.   Check out this quote from Forever Living Products – ‘FAB’s “boost” is different from other energy drinks because it gives you both immediate and long-term energy. The immediate boost comes from guarana, a natural ingredient that is very popular in Brazil, while the long-term energy is powered by ADX7 technology: a proprietary blend of adaptogenic herbs and other nutritionals developed by a leading Russian sports scientist and researcher. ADX7 has helped Russian track and field athletes win over 130 medals in Olympic competition!


FAB is a quick, refreshing way to stay energized and alert all day long. And it revitalizes you so you have the endurance and concentration to do all the things you have to do, plus the things you want to do.  Guarana provides a natural boost powered by a proprietary blend of adaptogenic herbs’.

So what you gon’ do? Wait till the rat race drains you out or reach for a can of FAB?


Talk to me

I care about style, and about your lifestyle.  What’s more?, I want to share all my keys to fabulousity with you.  For more info on how to get your fabulosity on, please contact Tolulope on +234 8023 655728 or Adedayo on +234 7030 281898 or tweet at @latendenzalagos

[1] This article is not an advert or approved document of Forever Living Products.  It is a reflection of my thoughts and opinion on FAB.


GTbank-LFDW 2013 is here! What to wear…

So like me you are a lover of fashion but couldn’t get a spot at all the fashion week events held in Paris, Milan and New York? Don’t even break a sweat! The whole world knows that Africa is the place to be for everything from business to fashion (you’ve noticed that many designers use African print, haven’t you?) and that’s why GTBank is bringing the Lagos Fashion and Design Week from 23- 26 October, 2013.

Yayyyyyyyy!!!!!!! Im practically going insane here and you must understand why. Anyway, my focus today is … What to wear to… I plan to make this a more regular entry when there’s an interesting event in the works.

The key for any fashion week is to not be a fashion victim. Don’t throw so many things together in the name of avant-garde fashion only to end up looking like a clown. Trust me, that’s the last thing you want. And you have to remember that not all runway looks will work ‘offway’. So what am I proposing? Here are my hip tips to represent yourself at fashion week.

1. Trends: A lot of things are trending this quarter and others have been trending all year long. So pick 2 (workable) trends and combine with one classic trend and a staple item. For instance, combine a tartan/plaid skirt/pants with a white shirt, nude shoes and statement neckpiece. In place of plaid, you can do anything from floral print, animal print to houndstooth or chevron prints. What this tip does is make you safely fashionable but if you’re in doubt, wear a jumpsuit. You can view my post on Jumpsuits.

2. Hair: The classic hair-do I favour is a long wavy weave. If you are like me, you’d have cashed in on Mide’s mane’s independence day promo or sallah promo. However, fashion isn’t always about being safe. You’ve gotta take risks sometimes, so I’d be favouring a pixie cut (think Annne Hathaway, Toni Braxton, Halle Berry or Niyola (brief spell)) even though it’s been ages since I wore short hair. Remember that the hair-do has to match the outfit. You can even do dreads or braids or cornrows with your African print outfits.

3. Theme: I strongly believe that understanding the theme of an event is key to dressing well for it. So I ask myself what do GTBank, Fashion and design stand for? What do they represent? Think youthfulness, being bold, standing out, pacesetting. These should guide your outfit choices.

4. Be real: After the saga of some babes flaunting fake Chanel Lego bags, I’m sure a lot of peeps have realized ‘You can best be you, you can best be real’ if your bag isn’t real Hermes or Balenciaga, just go with the ankara piece you love so much, or your Zara, Topshop or whatever else. Remember fashion isn’t all about designers and a truly fashionable or stylish babe knows just how to combine high street and designer items. Trust me,Fashion is an expression of your reality amd style is…..

I’m not really a pictures person but I do try, so I’m bringing this picture of one of my idols – Omoyemi Akerele and Ono Bello whose site I got the pictures.



To be normal again – High street fashion

I love my celebrities, really I do. They sorta inspire me in a funny way and in no small measure, so I don’t want anyone thinking I’m a hater. My love for them is greater when they have a story, like Tyra Banks, Kimora Lee Simmons, Oprah, Princess Diana… After reading about Princess D’s desire for a normal life. I am again reminded that at the end of the day, we all want the same thing, celebs and fans alike.

That’s why I am holding on to this moment in time in my life even as I press toward achieving the goals Ive set for me. I don’t want to ever lose sight of normalcy and that’s why after the red carpet and paps, the premieres and product launches, the ads and the fads, we just wanna kick back in denim, go to the movies or go shopping.

These beauties from Mango help you to be normal again (without giving up on style, fashion, instaglam and instachic).


Go diva! Unleash the celeb within

It’s like looking for a needle in a stack of hay or searching for diamond after a volcanic eruption. But there’s always treasure to be found beneath it all. Fashion and style are different but they give us all the opportunity to express ourselves.

I believe there’s an inner celeb in everyone, an inner goddess in every babe and an inner diva in some. I also believe that #style and #class are not at the instance of designer and luxury items. As Chanel says, beauty comes from within and Mango is stopping at nothing to help chics on a budget channel their inner celeb.

These dresses are show-stoppers and I Love love love them

#fashionista #fabyou #style #fashion #highstreet #innerdiva #mangofashion


For instaglam, wear a jumpsuit

It’s pretty obvious that there’s a huge difference between trendy chic and fashion victim. Between elegance doesn’t mean wearing new clothes and the innate nature of style, there’s space for instaglam.

One of the fashtems that’s refusing to go out of fashion is the jumpsuit. Find the best style for your body shape, best colour for your skin, best pattern and fabric for the season and you’re good to go with the perfect footwear and accessories for the occassion.

In my usual high street vs designer mode, i have found these beauties from Mango and I still insist that high street makes instachic any day, any time.