The city of fast movers, hustling minds and new ventures
Spending my time consumed in art, music and fashion
Adding to the culture by sharing my experiences
What does the city mean to you?
To say the least, last week was eventful. From attending an art exhibition at Brick Lane Gallery to Wande Coal’s sold out London show. The art exhibition inspired me in various ways, each collection was beautiful, but Niya’s collection was the one that stood out. A conversation starter, the symbolism, concepts and deeper meanings were thought-provoking which I adore in art.
The following day I was taken on a trip from Lagos to London at Mr Eazi’s album launch. A celebration of culture, music and good vibes, he really knows how to host a party. It’s hard to love an album in its entirety, however, the features, instrumentals and topics have made it a winner. It’s difficult to skip a song, I like them all, standalone or whilst listening to it as a collection it’s a masterpiece. What’s your favourite song from the album? Whilst we’re on the topic of afrobeats, Wande Coal’s show was exceptional. He’s a talented artist with beautiful vocals and energetic performances. Co-hosted by Basketmouth, performing alongside a live band and many supporting acts to grace the stage. It was a musical journey, each act added to the experience, Maleek Berry, Burna Boy, Naira Marley and a surprise appearance from Wizkid.
Switching the focus to fashion, we’ve all heard the debates surrounding fast fashion and the problems it causes. Well, this weekend I was fortunate to attend a pre-launch event hosted by The Dress Change. They’ve found a solution that doesn’t add to the problem. An online womenswear exchange marketplace that makes it simple for women to exchange items that they don’t need. Many of us have items in our wardrobes that we no longer wear. Due to various reasons, such as weight change, styles change or we simply didn’t have time to return the item. The website runs on a membership basis, £9 per month for 5 exchanges or a free version that allows one exchange a month. There’s also a rating system where users can review each other, making it ideal to know who’s reliable. The Dress Change brings a smile to my face, unwanted clothing for one person is a treasure to another. Bringing happiness to a once loved garment. I managed to exchange two items, bagging myself a mustard H&M jumper and an Anna Smith neon handbag.
What are your thoughts on fast fashion?
Until next time, stay fabulous,