WIWT Series: All Things Retro for Fashion Day Out
Hi style lovers. I did promise to have more personal style post right? Lol. Recently some of the best of Nigeria bloggers spearheaded by Dee of Dee Mako, came together to enjoy a retro themed fashion day out, held at Surulere Lagos state Nigeria. The purpose of the picnic was to create a casual fun environment for creatives to network and chill out, without the added hassle of trying to impress or oppress. Lol.
The week prior to the event was quite hectic for me at work so I didn’t start thinking of what to wear, how to style it and where to shop for retro ensemble till Friday night after work. To say I was stumped is an understatement. After an unplanned meeting on Saturday, I barely had four daylight hours left to go shopping. Unfortunately I couldn’t find anything I wanted and that’s when I had the brilliant idea to raid my mom’s closet. Retro fashion basically is style that is consciously derivative or imitative of trends, modes, fashions, or attitudes of the recent past. What better place to shop for retro trends and fashion staples that my mom’s closet.
I choose this floral granny dress (though it was several sizes too large for me) because merely looking at transported to a time, when princes were charming on the inside as well as the outside. (Supposedly).
I paired the dress with pop socks from Mimiflash (Harmattan was in full swing) and Belmondo kitty heels. To emphasize the look I applied my makeup with a heavy hand, as the 70s, 50s, and 80s, were very heavy handed with their signature red lipsticks and kohl eyes.
What is a retro look without a touch of sequins? For the final touch of retro glam I accessories my twists (which I styled myself) with a sequin embellished head band.
Eyes: Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal and Sleek Dip It Duo
Lips: Sleek Pout Paint in dark red
Face: Iman Perfect Response Oil Blotting Pressed Powder
Twists by Lizzys Place
Floral granny dress from Mom’s closet
Mimi Flash Pop Sock
Fandia retro sunglasses