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Believe

”A lot of people believe God but don’t believe in God” Adotekom Okodi-Iyah and I learn so much listening to him.

Think of how deep your faith truly lies. In your job? Your bank account? Your relatives? Your talent? Do you rely on God’s provision or in your bank account balance? Your healer or your doctors prescription? If God led you to a pool of water and told you to walk, would you?

I’m listening to Oceans by Hillsong and its definitely a prayer point for a lot of us: Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, LET ME WALK UPON THE WATERS WHEREVER YOU WOULD CALL ME, take me deeper than my feet could ever wander…..

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Dress designed by me: NdatseNdomo https://www.instagram.com/ndatsendomo/

Dress made by: Eromon for ERM Clothing https://www.instagram.com/e.r.m_clothing/

Shoes: http://www.riverisland.com/

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All Shiny

So many deep thoughts and words I’ve written down on my iPhone notes. But today we are going straight to the outfit *tongue out*

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My family knows I love everything that shines

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Obviously, I am feeling my ‘fit

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Maybe a little too much tho haha

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Blogger & Model: NdatseNdomo https://www.instagram.com/ndatsendomo/

Skirt: https://www.dorothyperkins.com/women

Pictures: https://www.instagram.com/yjpictures/

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Hair: https://www.instagram.com/avasachair/

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Be intentional…

So this thing called passion. If you’re lucky enough to find those things you are passionate about, never let it go. Make time for it. Be consistent. Build it in line with your purpose. Do not accept self-made excuses. Let nothing stop you. Keep trying. We will win! We are Winning!

At some point in Dubai when I started blogging, I always knew fashion and beauty blogging is something I am in love with. I remember telling myself ‘I’ll start when I lose some weight’ but my persistent mind wasn’t having any excuse, so I started anyways. Countries and life changes down the line, I decided this time, I’m starting – evolving – and never letting go.

Ini is a motivation. I remember when she started, her persistence and consistence is really bringing out her creativity and I am in love with what she is doing. She is quite affordable too, so head over to her page and support this home-made brand. XX

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Love everything about this top

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Giving me serious vibes

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At least 30 people have asked me about this top today

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Peep the face on the top

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So creative! Buy Nigerian to grow Nigeria!

Blogger & Model: NdatseNdomo https://www.instagram.com/ndatsendomo/

Ruffle sleeve top: https://www.instagram.com/ini_ni/

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Skirt: https://www.riverisland.com/women

Pictures: https://www.instagram.com/yjpictures/

Hair: https://www.instagram.com/avasachair/

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Not how long….

Today’s post is going to be short and deep.

That word our parents said was enough for the wise.

This particular one is by Jackie Aina and it struck me!
Taking longer than others to arrive doesn’t mean you’ve failed
Use your weekend to ponder on that. xx

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Looking all ‘can’t sit with us-ish’

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I promise I’m all nice and fuzzy inside..LOL

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Art! Not Fashion??

I’m all for creativity honestly.

Read my title again and tell me what you think in the comment section.

As for me, what do I believe? LOL! You don’t even need to ask, if you follow my blog, you already know I believe fashion has no limits and I always feel some satisfaction when I combine pieces in manners people would never think to try and they come out effortlessly beautiful.

All the time I feel I am definitely NOT using my brain up to even 5% the capacity God has given me. I feel there is so so so much you and I can do. Am I wrong to believe so? I think not! From flying planes to dancing to blogging to professional swimming and lots lots more…. I know we can do anything…. I know if we put our minds to something, we are going to do it and do it well, excellently well…. Phil 4:13

13 Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. The Message

Did that scripture just blow your mind? It blows mine away all the time.
I can do anything, everything, ALL things! ALL things. ALL! Not SOME!!

In my state of pondering and wondering, I’m having all these midnight thoughts, morning meditations and random midday wanderings, on how best to explore my full potential, enter Jaru, a fellow MUA, creative director, dress maker (she made a wedding dress overnight – YES – overnight), hair maker, set designer, costume designer and so much more; into my life and she definitely challenges me to put more effort into displaying my creative juices. Thanks Jaru.

We go back and forth on designs and she shows me one. I’m sold!
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Its Art
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Its Fashion
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Prayer is man’s greatest weapon! Lord, by Your strength I can do all things.
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Art. Fashion. Oh! They’re not the same word?
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I definitely think they are.
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Kinging; as a Queen

So lately I’ve been meditating.

Meditating on Ps 23:1. ‘The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want’. ‘Want’! Not ‘Need’

Do you know what that means? We are not talking about basic needs for survival. WANT!!!! Chew on that – this is not a mere blog post!

What do you want? An island. A Ferarri, A great job? Whatever! ‘Want’ not ‘Need’.

That’s like an open cheque. Do you know where the real problem lies? It lies in your mind – your mindset – not daring to dream nor really really want. Before the thought even creeps into your minds, your fear kills it. But guess what? It is really already given to you because again Phil 4:19, all needs (wants) have been provided according to heavenly riches – immeasurable!

Imagine you are royalty – a queen – born into countless riches, everything you want, you have. You are clueless to what lack really means, because you’re a queen. This is the best part of this post for me – telling you, your imaginations are a reality, your Heavenly Father is a King, YOU are His heir, YOU are a QUEEN. Can we just go into the world and start living it out like yesterday?

Yas! We are Queens

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Hmmm, I shall NOT want!

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Always told mum at age 5 that I want to be a Queen when I grow up!

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Little did I know, I have been, am and always will be one!

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Graced with favor, divine blessings and abundance

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I’m all for re-styling – in my creative way, I figured you can use as a neck piece too. Thank me later!

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Blogger & Model: NdatseNdomo https://www.instagram.com/ndatsendomo/

Hairpiece: https://www.instagram.com/accessorizebyzoe/

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MUA: https://www.instagram.com/byjaru/

Pictures: https://www.instagram.com/yjpictures/

Hair: https://www.instagram.com/avasachair/

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Velvet dress-piration

Side story because I believe the aim of my fashion is to motivate, teach, and pass the message of creative fashion while being stylish.

Here’s a short story culled from: https://wizdompath.wordpress.com/2008/03/05/an-old-cherokee-tale-of-two-wolves/

One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’

The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’

In church today, my pastor added that we should be sure to feed ourselves with God’s word. Its okay to lose everything BUT your mind.

Relating this to the outfit, since I feel you can use this as your Sunday/ Friday outfit to church, might as well share somethings I learned in church today.

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Pondering on all I learnt in church

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Dress designed by me: NdatseNdomo https://www.instagram.com/ndatsendomo/

Dress made by: Eromon for ERM Clothing https://www.instagram.com/e.r.m_clothing/

Gold shoes: http://www.aldoshoes.com/ae/ar_AE/

Necklace: Gifted to me by mum (lots of kisses to you mummy)

Hair: https://www.instagram.com/avasachair/

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Stun in Peplum

Ladies (all shapes and sizes) get in here!!! LOL!

We all love dresses that accentuate our curves. I love the way peplums have the potential to flatter our plus size curves, enhance our size 0 curves and accentuate every figure in between.

If you haven’t noticed, I love me a good peplum in any form, dress, belt, shirt, skirt and even pants.

I designed the dress below and my tailor friend made it for me. Her deets are below.

How do you rock yours?

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Designing a new peplum outfit in my mind

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Hmmm, concept is starting to form

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Yas! Can’t wait to have it made

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Planning to slay all day

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Come through!!!

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I can design one for you tho ($$$)

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Another one!

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Dress designed by me: NdatseNdomo https://www.instagram.com/ndatsendomo/

Dress made by: Eromon for ERM Clothing https://www.instagram.com/e.r.m_clothing/

Green shoes: River Island https://www.riverisland.com/

Red shoes: Gift from big sis

Bag: Charles and Keith http://www.charleskeith.com/tw/bags

Black and white jacket: H&M http://www.hm.com/ae

Black peplum dress: Namshi UAE online store www.namshi.ae

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99 problems, a good outfit ain’t 1!

Read the following story (I hope you do) or scroll down to outfit pictures:

Story was told of a pastor who told everyone in his congregation to pen down all their problems in life and drop the sheets of paper at the altar.

Boy! Did they write and write and write and laid everything at the foot of the cross – altar – the aim was to let go and let God takeover.

In a twist of things and to teach them gratitude, he then asked them to come back to the altar and pick any random sheet (knowing it would be impossible to pick the exact same one they dropped). So everyone picked someone Else’s.

He then urged them to open the sheets and read the problems they had in their hands. Shouts of exclamations filled the chapel as they all realized what other people were facing seemed a million times worse than what they themselves were going through.

“I’ll take mine back” they all started saying, I can’t deal with these things I’m reading. The pastor had a hearty laugh knowing no further sermon was needed on gratitude as he asked them to all drop back the sheets at the altar.

You see, while life isn’t perfect, and problems may come and go, you have to learn to let go and let God and as difficult as it is to be grateful in the midst of problems, you have to train yourself to be.

My life changed when I started thanking God for my problems and what He was trying to teach me through them and when I started giving out literally the last money and things on me at my poorest and my most broke times.

In an attempt to relate this story to my fashion – hope this works –

1. I’ll say life isn’t perfect but your outfit can be.

2. 99 problems but a good outfit isn’t one

Duh!

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Told you a good outfit makes you have a good laugh and feel good 🙂

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Wow! Something must really be funny yo!

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But don’t ask me what (tongue out)

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I’ll just adjust my crown and keep moving

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Loved this outfit so much I had to restyle it:

Dress: Fauziat

Hair: https://www.instagram.com/avasachair/

Hair: @avasacHair on Instagram

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Waistcoat series

Who said anything about boring work wear? Nopes! Not me.

C’mon you spend most of your time doing some form of work, can we afford to let that be boring? Naaaah!

So some of my latest wardrobe favorites have been my waistcoats I like to call kimonos for some reason.

Style it like:

Red on white,

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Black on green (or any color in the world actually)

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Yep! Lets slay all day…

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Cos why not?

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Still waiting for my superman (refer to previous post)

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Would you rock one? Leave me comments ok xx

Waistcoat and white shoes: Dress Island

Leggings: Splash Fashion Dubai

Bag: Pierre Cardin

Accessories: Me

Hair: Avasac Hair

Green shoes: River Island

NB: All outfits are mine

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Denim X Bedazzled

Whoever said you couldn’t mix and match your basic pieces – yup! Your denim jacket is definitely a basic – with your night out pieces, was lying!!!!!!

I decided to pair both in my usual creative style and I completely love the outcome! Do you?

Pretty sure you do:

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I mean……

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Take off the jacket for a night out, if you’d like

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Or just slay this way 🙂

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Waiting for my Superman (imaginary)

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Denim jacket: Levi’s

Sequin bralet: Some store far away in India

Leggings: Splash, Dubai

Bag: Charles and Keith

Credits: YJP Photography, Bella Makeovers, HairbeatssbySmart, AvasacHair and my stylish creative self putting it all together.

Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe. xx

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Habits every entrepreneur MUST practise

 

  1. Make use of your most productive time of the day.

Whatever yours may be, I always advocate for getting up earlier in the day when there are little to no distractions and doing something that develops you. It could be reading books, researching, meditating, praying or even exercising (even if you are not a morning person). Just do anything to ensure your day is started right and you are in a good frame of mind.

People have different times of the day when they are able to maximise their thought processes. Some people are morning people and others are not. Identify yours and use it ideally to brainstorm and document your ideas.

2. Read books.

This is one habit that is essential for personal development. To be a successful entrepreneur you need to set out time study and read books. Get your hands on that will develop you as a person and your trade. Never stop seeking knowledge and never stop learning. Set a target for each week to read at least a chapter or two per day, gather the books you need to read that month and keep them in a visible place to remind you of your daily target. If you don’t like to read hardcopies, look out for audiobooks. Just read, read, read.

3. Network.

Maintain a good network and grow it, I always say your network determines your net worth. Keep the right set of people around you; people with whom you feel comfortable sharing your goals and dreams. Network with people you can also partner with. Connect with like-minded individuals who tell you your dreams are too small. Connect with those that will motivate you when things are not looking up.

4. Have mentors.

Identify someone who really challenges you to do better, act better and be better. I have 2 mentors, one who mentors me in my industry and I really look up to for his excellent leadership qualities and technical skills, who knows me personally and believes in me, gives me great advice and always encourages me. And my second mentor (T.D. Jakes) whom I have never met but I look up to him and admire him so much, read his books, watch his videos and follow him on social media. I personally think he is one of the wisest people around. I still have a lot more people I admire and look up to, but those are the two who mentor me. Having people mentor you is really important for you and your trade, I think it is important for every entrepreneur to have these two type of mentors at the least. They give you a direction, coach you, are honest with you, help identify your strengths and help with your personal development.

5. Be disciplined.

Start by being disciplined in any aspect of your life – it could be as simple as training yourself to go to the gym each morning – and make no excuses for yourself, from that one aspect, you can translate that to other areas of your life.

The importance of being a disciplined individual cannot be over-emphasized. When you are self-disciplined, you are able to be much more diligent, effective and successful. This will inadvertently tell on your trade and the way you do things. Be committed to what you do and have zero-tolerance for indiscipline which leads to mediocrity. Also be disciplined with your time and time management. It irks me when people use the term ‘African Time’ and expect it to be generally accepted, this leads to a culture of indiscipline.

6. Take risks.

As an entrepreneur, you will probably be turned down on some opportunities, don’t get put off by hearing ‘No’, all you need to do is keep pushing on. When your ‘light bulb’ idea gets turned down in some places., remember the light bulb (LOL).

Every entrepreneur is a risk-taker. Sometime calculated, sometimes not even calculated, sometimes we just go with our gut-feeling (I try to back mine up by research though) I once read an article on Mark Zuckerberg and he said he didn’t even expect Facebook to become what it is today, someone was willing to invest thousands of dollars on his site and he was willing to take the risk.

I hope these habits are able to help someone out there.

Here’s to making the best of 2017!

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Golden/Champagne Birthday

Been a minute guys!!!!!!!

Have I been missed? I promise to be back again in full blast so lets start all over again with my champagne shoot. I featured 3 looks below, please feed your eyes and enjoy my lovelies!!!!

Look 1: Traditional Nigerian Attire

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Look 2: Classy and Elegant

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Look 3: Queen in my own rights

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These were all the looks and I was quite pleased with the outcome. I hope you enjoyed watching.

I took up a Make Up Artistry course immediately after, soon I hope to be creating the facial looks and captioning ‘yours truly’.

Photography: Mikaelb @mikaelb on social media

Make -up: @prettysinksignature

Hair: @avasachair

Hair styling: @hairbeatssbysmart

Styling: All the aforementioned.

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Exotic & Royal: be different!

My good friend spoke to me about featuring me in his portfolio, told me the look he was trying to achieve and asked me to prepare for it the night before. I wasn’t quite sure I had the outfits we had in mind but we were determined to make it work. I threw together a combination of items and the outcome was beyond amazing.

This look can be worn to weddings, theme events or wherever you just want to exhibit the queen and royalty in you! Enjoy!!!

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Working in Progress 🙂

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Sometimes a selfie 🙂

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Outfit by me: @ndatsendomo

Model: @ndatsendomo

Photography: @shoeboxng

MUA: @bella_makeovers

Creative content: all the aforementioned

Keep reading the next posts for more looks and pictures lovelies.

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#OOTD Winter inspired

Hello Readers,

The #ootd (outfit of the day) is a Winter inspired theme to layer up in the cold and still appear trendy and fashionable.

The boots are a winter essential for the fashionable female and so is the jacket.This jacket can be worn in a variety of styles and I am in complete love with it.

Take a look:

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Coat: F & F

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