Merry Christmas lovely people! I hope you’re having a great one despite the fuel scarcity situation in Nigeria. This is the time to be chummy with fuel station managers because connections in this country are key if you don’t want to suffer.

wumi tuase christmas shoot at ikeja city mall

I tweeted recently that our coping mechanism in this country is top notch because I went to Ikeja City Mall for this shoot and the parking lot was filled up! I mean, where did they all get fuel? LOL. May God deliver us.

This is the second time I’m shooting at ICM and there was no disturbance although it took a while before I could get a store to use as a background, everyone wanted to charge for space even after I proposed a collaboration with free adverts on the blog. Nigerians still don’t know how to take advantage of Influencer marketing. The team at Mobos were divided but one of them took my card and just told me to add a picture with the name of the store. I really liked their motto- “Passion, Fashion, Addiction”. They also have really nice items so please check them out if you’re at the mall.

My baby girl Lade (who is now a mummy by the way) sent me this “Wumi” dress that we designed together some weeks back. I think I lost weight, (weight that I cannot even afford to lose if I don’t want to disappear) so the fitting of the dress is a bit off but I love it regardless.
This dress is originally a tube dress but due to past experiences, I realized that tube dresses do not suit my body type so when I got the dress I was at a loss as to what to do. Luckily for me, the beautiful people of Brief Essentials sent me a gift bag some weeks back and there was a red embellished bra strap amongst it. I attached it to my bra and voila! I got exactly what I wanted. Paired with my embellished red sandals and black clutch, I’m Christmas ready!


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On the real though, I’m currently sitting home, eating pounded yam and vegetable soup and chilling with my family this Christmas Day.

How’s your day going? Sending lots of love to you and yours, Have a blessed celebration.

Outfit Details Dress- Lade// Shoes &Purse- Thrift Store NG// Embellished Straps- Brief Essentials

Photographer: @dare_oguns 

LoveandKisses from TANG

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary and they shall work and not faint”- Isaiah 40vs31 

15 thoughts on “Christmas in Lagos – Another Mall Shoot

  1. Hi Hi, Wumi in the Red Dress! I’m really not big on strapless dresses or the color red but you made it work as usual 😉
    Nigerians still need a lot of schooling as regards Influencer marketing walahi! Would have loved it if you stood at the centre of the mall though and did a twirl or something but I guess the influx of people must have been an hindrance.

    Also, it would help if you dropped the links of the vendors in your outfit details section.

    Great post anyways :*


    1. I tried the middle of the mall thing but the photographer wasn’t feeling the lighting. I just updated the post with the links, had terrible network issues before finally getting someone to help me post on their end. Thank you hun, Compliments of the season ❤️

  2. I recently realized Red color is not an awesome color for me, which is a shame because my wardrobe is filled with clothing of red undertones, if not just red. You look amazing and happy.
    Thank God the current Nigeria situation did not deter you from having your shoot. The way you said it, I thought you wanted to concentrate on the store background for your shoot which you barely did. I wonder why you needed the plenty permission anyways.

    Idle head

    1. Hey Oluchi! Are you sure it’s not the way you pair them? Little things can make an outfit look wrong and it might not just be that color. Try to pair with other predominant colors and see how that works. I needed permission at the mall because naturally cameras are restricted inside and I didn’t want any issues with the security so it’s always better to make it seem like it’s the store having a shoot. Thank you for stopping by, compliments of the season. ❤️

    1. Hey hun, thank you! Those shoes are from thrift store ng & I’d be on the lookout for something similar. Compliments of the season ❤️

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