Yesterday, I had my first international edition of Cocktails with Claire in Lagos, Nigeria!
The DZRPT Fashion team pulled out all the stops, treating Nigerian Fashion Bomb supporters to a two part #CWC event.
During the Day we had a Shop and See at Shop Meidei, a contemporary fashion and lifestyle store that exclusively stocks African designers.
Take a look at a few of our stylish guests!
Former Miss Nigeria and designer Omowuni Akinnifesi looked festive in a black and red printed top and Valentino Rockstud Pumps.
@KessianaThorley was effortlessly chic in a Jewel by Lisa top, white jeans, and degradé sunglasses.
This Bombshell looked lovely in a simple black H&M jumpsuit.
Adaku from the website Third World Professional and Genevieve NG wore a lovely blue dress. Shout out to the step and repeat with my face on it!
Black and white was done right with this fashionista.
This style blogger bet on all black.
A yellow top and black skirt combined for a smart look.
And on our way out, we captured @MoguletteLilian in a pretty pink dress and green reflective shades.
Because it was a daytime event, I wore an Elizabeth and James cropped top with an Ankara printed skirt by Liberian designer It’s Archel of Shop Bombchel.
Then it was time for the evening event!
Lagosian fashionistas and fashionistos convened at the Radisson Blu for our nighttime soirée.
Pierre was on hand to photograph a few stylish stand outs:
Taje aka @MissVivaciousT looked hot in a Perfect Fabrics cardigan and dress.
@OrangeCultureEng aka @TheOrangeNerd worked a burgundy blazer.
Celebrity stylist Kanayo Ebi smiled bright in a The Fia Factory top from Shop Meidei, distressed jeans, and Prada triple strap wavy sandals.
David Prest founder of DZRPT Media and DZRPT fashion modeled a look from IJD Monarchy.
My adopted Nigerian Mother Kunbi Oyewole embodied the cocktail theme in a fringed H&M dress and Aldo sandals.
DZRPT Street style fashion winner and stylist @HyperFashun kept it punchy in an orange skirt.
@AkinFaminu went for a tailored look with a white blazer.
Spice TV presenter Elma Godwin was white hot in a form fitting dress.
@CynthiaSapara had one of my favorite looks of the night in mixed black and white prints.
@HapyGypsy beamed in blue.
@WignOutHair showed off her stems in a high slit orange wrap dress. Love!
@Mel_Devidal threw up the deuces in a Yeezy inspired dress.
Doyin of @ShopMeidei went for monochrome in forest green.
Black sequins were the call for @StyleTerritory.
I wore black sequins as well in a custom Duckie Confetti Jersey. I wanted to rep for Fashion Bomb for those who might be new to the site, and the jersey was a nod to the good old USA.
It’s been an amazing time in Naija and I can’t wait to come back!
My trip would not be possible without the DZRPT Media Team and DZRPT Fashion.
Special thanks to the Radisson Blu, Uber Lagos, Shop Meidei, Complete Fashion, Space, Shop Maju, Grey, Le Victoria, Ciroc, TNL All Things Nigeria, Okiki Marinho, Tope F and R, 24, Milleaime, Adesoile, Raya, Florence H, This Day Style, Ada by Alter Ego, Nectar Studio, and Omowunmi.
And a super special thanks to Kunbi, Kanayo, David Prest, Zina, and Pierre! See even more pix in the gallery above!
Images: Karl Pierre