As much as my wardrobe doesn’t reflect it, I enjoy a good runway show. I think what attracts me the most is how ideas are portrayed on a person really. How a style or a look changes how one percieves the wearer or just how a well made outfit brings out another side of the wearer, you know. If you dress up for halloween, a cosplayer or work as an actor, you get a huge taste of that. Now, having the chance to bring that into your everyday life is something many would want to do it without having to either break the bank or look eccentric or missing from a movie set so fashion is their ticket to it…and I love it.
I love watching people strut their stuff in new clothes. Yes, I do tend to morph into one of my picky aunties when I see an issue with a look ( too much, too little, too tight, too gaudy, all the “too” everythings out there) but hey, they got my attention so that’s good.
So, as I draw fashion illustrations digitally like my Disney Inspired Wedding Looks, I also make versions of looks that I like with paper.
I started making my paper fashion illustrations as the 2017 Lagos Fashion Week started with some of the outfits I saw on the runway. Starting with this by Ejrio Amos Tafiri.
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I admit, it was fun making my version of them so I went ahead and made Nigeria’s Movie Sweetheart, Adesua Wellington ‘s bridal outfits for her very viral wedding.
I took a break from making my paper dolls for a while but just like winter, they came back knocking as I fell in love with this look bridal look by Tubo Women’s Wear.
And now, with the #PillowChallenge that has gone wild on instagram, ths was an easy one for me.
I have plans on teaching this as I have added some notches to my teaching career and want to continue dispite the changes we all have to make due the Corona Virus. But in the mean time, here is quick video of how I made my #pillowcallenge mama.
My very own runway…I like alot.