Chronicles Of A Lagos Fashionista

August 15, 2016

You scrolling through blogs and magazines for inspiration

This is serious business!

When you see the prices of the things you like

Ahn ahn!

When you check your budget and compare it to the cost of things you like

One day, one trouble!

Trying to find affordable things in Lagos

So to find skirt and blouse is now a problem?

You getting ready to enter Balogun market to shop

It’s not just shopping, it’s a battle.

A rare image of a popular vendor’s stall in Balogun

See crowd oh hayyy!

When you try to replicate autumn/winter looks in Lagos

Ah mo ti sé mistake.

Your tailor when you start explaining what you want

Carry your wahala and go please!

When you tell people you are passionate about fashion

Is it not ordinary clothes?

When your parents think your love of fashion means you want to become a tailor

You want to kill us abi?

When you see people trying to copy your swag

Trendsetter of life!

But then they claim they came up with the idea

THIEF THIEF!

When you find an outfit you’ve been looking for, for months

I feel happy! I feel grateful! I feel fulfilled!

When someone claims you have too many clothes

Get out of here please!

When people just want you to “dash” them clothes

It’s a no from me please and thank you!

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