We have been MIA from the blogging scene for a while and we are sorry. But here is a post just showing you what we have been up to in pictures. Hope you enjoy. Please do comment and share
Sorry it’s taken a while to get this post out but here it is. As you all know, Simply Kayo was an official partner and sponsor of Africa Fashion Week London that took place just over a week ago. The 3 day fashion show culminated in a fundraising Arts and Fashion Banquet at the prestigious Dorchester Hotel on Sunday 4th August.
The event was hosted by Nigerian business woman and socialite Princess Fifi Ejindu, and was in aid of the Georges Malaika Foundation.
It was a lovely night with a delicious 3 course dinner, great company and beautiful centrepieces by Simply Kayo. The ankara centrepieces were a nod to African print and the overall mission of AFWL. Check out the iPhone pictures below. What do you think of Ankara print flowers?
This will serve as a double wammy blog post. We were beaten by Africa Fashion Week London to display the new SK logo under the Partners section of their website. Yes you heard right, Simply Kayo is an official partner of Africa Fashion Week London – very excited!!! See gratuitous screenshot below 🙂
And the first element of our rebrand has been revealed – the new logo. Here it is in all its glory. Only slight differences with our staple SK and flick still in tact but more grown up I think. Let us know what you think of our new logo.
If you want more information on Africa Fashion Week London, check out
@africaFWL and http://www.africafashionweeklondon.com/africafashionweek
In the days of old, engagement list items were fairly static, but perhaps differing in quantity and maybe quality. You would see the usual tubars of yam, palm oil, bible and suitcases full of fabric.
Well, the modern Nigerian bride is not being bound by tradition. You can peruse the engagement list of a yuppy bride of 2013 and not surprisingly find the tubars of yam and the bible. But you may just do a double take when you come across “a white iPad mini”
Here are some of the items I have either seen on a list or heard about:-
Samsung S3 Phone
Louis Vuitton Bag
Louboutin Pigalle Shoes
Guiseppe Zanotti Sandals
It may seem somewhat mercenary or a shift away from tradition but I completely understand what these savvy young ladies are thinking. If, her husband to be and his family must buy gifts for her, it may as well be something she wants and/or will actually use. What will she actually do with suitcases upon suitcase filled with lace or Ankara (which probably wont be to her taste)? Why not get that gadget or handbag she’s been lusting after for months. I believe this is the thought process of the modern Nigerian bride when it comes to her engagement gift list. I know I’ll certainly be doing the same when the times comes
Gone are the days when guests turned up to weddings with toasters and china to present to newlyweds as their wedding gifts. With the advent of cohabiting, couples tend to have already furnished their homes and so don’t require the traditional starter home gifts. These days, it is more common for invites to say “we request monetary gifts”, “contributions towards a store gift list” “vouchers” or more simply “your presence is enough of a gift”. We have come up with interesting and creative gift ideas, big and small for the less traditional couple…
Contribution towards honeymoon
This is becoming an increasingly popular notion for financially savvy couples trying to save money
Mr and Mrs Pillowcases
It’s unlikely they’ll receive 2 of these, making your gift a memorable one
An experience day
This can be as wild as jumping out of an airplane or as relaxing as a couple’s spa day
If you know the couple very well, you can be different and buy them tickets to the theatre or a show that you know they will appreciate/enjoy after their honeymoon.
Most homes these days tend to have a bit of artwork in them so if you know their taste or have visited the couple’s home, buy them that perfect piece.
This could be anything…crazy, quirky, irrelevant, funny, personal, if you can think of it, then give it.
What other non-traditional wedding gift ideas can you think of?
Today’s Moodboard Monday is a very small nod to the Nigerian culture. Being that I am in Nigeria at the moment, I thought why not celebrate the richness of the Nigerian traditional wedding. This is only a small look and sometime in the future I will do something more substantial on the blog. There are so many subcultures within the one country and we’ll take a closer look. Watch this space but for now enjoy these images.
Nigerian Weddings via Pinterest
The Atunbi Experience
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