This week, I'm thankful to be Nigerian born. There are many benefits to being a Nigerian born woman. One of those benefits is this: Nigerian women get a chance to play serious dress up whenever they choose to. Give a Nigerian woman a beautiful fabric and she'll turn it into a royal attire - with her "Buba" and "Iro" aka "Wrapper" finished with a statement "Gele" aka head tie or as it's said in America "Head Gear", a Nigerian woman becomes an African Queen and makes the world her personal runway. The following is a custom cut and sew look made by an emerging yet remarkable fashion brand - House of Neakey. House of Neakey is headed by a very dear friend Neakey Oside and I love the simplicity yet regal touch she put into this outfit for me. My other favorite finish to this outfit is the stunning make-up by Malaika @Malaika Cherie. Nigerian women and gorgeous make-up go together like bread and butter. I really did feel like a true African Queen in this outfit. What do you think?
The Outfit - Contemporary Iro and Buba @HouseofNeakey 832.736.1051 or her website HouseofNeakey.com, Hair & Make-Up by Malaika Cherie 713-582-5669, find more of Malaika's work on Instagram @MalaikaCherie, Dear Malaika - I am so thankful for you and your work. | Stunning Suede Blue Pumps - Vince Camuto Signature Collection, this color is sold out, I promise to find you similar ones | Head tie wrap and outfit styling done by me :)