Sunday, 29 September 2013

Don't be afraid of making mistakes.

 Hey Guys,

This was my outfit for LFW (London Fashion week) day 2. You can read about my experience Here if you haven't already. And lol if you care to know the secret behind my outfit, leave a comment below and i will tell you.

As always, i feel the need to share what stood out to me last week. I came across a quote 'While one person hesitates because he feels inferior... the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior'
This quote made my week. We all hate making mistakes, but as there is no set manual for our desired success, mistakes are inevitable if progress must be made.
The successful will tell you they had to make loads of mistakes to be as good as they are. As oppossed to being afraid of/ being embarrassed by or shying away from making mistakes i'm instead learning to confidently make, accept and embrace them. 
It's easy to shy away, anyone can. But instead brave up and don't let the fear of making mistakes stop you from committing to that thing which comes to your mind
It's the easiest way to mould yourself into that superior, wise and outstanding being God intended.

'Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. - Henry Ford'

Lots & Lots of Love,
The Aspiring Sartorialist Xx
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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

University Library

I should let out some thoughts before i continue with the serious work i'm here for.

You see, in the process of selecting this year's modules, i had come across a particular module, "what does it take to lead change?" I despised & dismissed the idea of taking it, because like many leadership modules they paint an addled illusion that you really are the revolutionary the world awaits when in-fact it's really all false hope. No, you cannot effectively & easily effect a change, People, Society etc are always major hinderances.
I'm no pessimist, but i honestly detest how easy & attractive they make these things look when in reality it's always more than you bargained for. If it was that easy, i bet a lot more people will be on it.

But you see, that was where i got it all wrong. Thinking about it now, I was only nitpicking by dismissing the module on those grounds. This is becsuse, people face hindrances, stumbling blocks & challenges everyday but will only make it look easy. Far from the idea of leading a change, this concept is central to everything else in life. The fact that something is not easy to do is no indication that it cannot be done. People, challenges & the society can be stumbling blocks or stepping stones, we get to choose that. Nothing is really ever smooth sailing, running from the difficult tasks is usually running from the bigger rewards. 
 It's no false hope, People have and will continue to lead successful changes in their lives, in other people's lives, in their local community, and the brave, in the world. The question instead is "Are you prepared to pay the cost to lead the changes we desire?

It is indeed true that it's always impossible till it's done. And the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are usually the ones that do.
Most importantly, i was forgetting Philippians 4:13, we can do all things through Christ, our strength. 

God inspired.

Lots & Lots of Love,
The Aspiring Sartorialist Xx

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Sunday, 22 September 2013

She's a man.

Lool ..not to be taken seriously

 Top: Forever 21 || Jeans & Shoes: A'gaci || Accessories: River Island || Bag: Tommy Hilfigher 

Thursday, 19 September 2013

London Fashion Week Day 2 (Finally met Kavita of shewearsfashion)

Hey Guys,
I'm blooming with so much excitement as i'm writing this. If you follow me on instagram (@tosinakande) you probably already know that i attended the day 2 of London Fashion week, last week. Like you would expect, it was an amazing first experience to say the least. To think the day had started off so roughly that it almost looked like i was going to skip the event.. i'm so grateful to God for encouraging me to go nonetheless.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Bukky's day!

I feel so sleepy right now lol but I already promised to upload the pictures to Bukky's party in the post  "The Morning After"  but forgot to keep to my words. However, someone was kind enough to remind me in my last post, saying he/she was still waiting. Well, here you go, thanks for keeping up with the blog enough to have noticed and I hope it's worth your wait :)

(Birthday Girl!!)

1) Please don't expect awkward dancing pictures, 'cos i won't be putting those up
2) There was another professional who covered the event properly, these are just my own pictures of my friends & I

Haha.. debbie at work!

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Splurge or Save?

Hope you're having a good week? Well, good news is it's almost over anyways! :) 
    Below are some of my new favourite things. Especially those balenciaga shoes, they are to die for!! I've been looking up cheaper, but quality alternatives to all those key items. Below are my findings. Would you SPLURGE or save on each of them?

Tuesday, 10 September 2013


I get inspired easily. My blog name has only further given this off cheaply.
    I love seeing young people like myself moving beyond their comfort zone, doing whatever their hands find to do, and achieving greatness in their niche.  It's the reason i'm so excited to share this self-made young designer to you. Please meet Christian Ihuoma, the brain behind 'INSPIREDBYHS' 

     Apart from fact that he's hosted successful shows in major cities such as Colchester, Essex. Notthingham, Oxford and Manchester,  to add to his credit, he's also Gizmo's personal suit designer.
    HS, as he's commonly known, got most of his fashion design training from the very popular Nigerian fashion designer, Mister Silva. He further went ahead to start his label 'inspiredbyhs' here in England, where he schools, to majorly design suits & blazers for men.

I was impressed to find out that he also styled two nigerian artists, Bonafide crew and Ajebutter in their upcoming video for the song "Atide". One of the many reasons i can't wait for the video. 

Whoop! Britpoprincess is an NCS ambassador.

Hey Guys,
By now you all know that i LOVE!!! Britpoprincess
       So can you imagine my excitement when i found out she was an ambassador for the National citizen service (NCS) along with some awesome you-tubers like ZoellaJim Chapman and Alfie from the pointless blog? I've literally looked through the NCS channel on youtube and watched most of their videos interviewing some amazing people on the programme. 

I mean, just look how much fun they are having in this video - click 'NCS in derbyshire' 

Just incase you didn't know, Ncs is a unique 3 week programme committed to community project, fun & discovery for 16 and 17 year old's across England. You can read my detailed article about it on here >> NCS at a glance if you haven't already.
          It's started in Devon, Nottingham, Derbyshire, Newcastle and it's in major cities across England.
        I think this programme is ideal because apart from the opportunity of meeting & making new friends, to doing new things (such as surfing, climbing, rafting) you would also be having the opportunity to give back to the society and build your CV by involving in community projects. 
    Plus you get a certificate signed by the prime minister!! How cool is that?

I'm definitely, definitely, excited to see more videos from their tour! :)

To sign-up visit:
Ncs youtube channel:

Lots of Love,
The Aspiring Sartorialist Xx

Sunday, 8 September 2013

The Morning After...

Hey guys,
I went down to London last weekend for my baby Bukky's birthday which was amazing to say the least. Her party was in the penthouse above, which at first i had thought was a bit over-priced when she said how much she paid for it. Not until the next morning when i properly saw the house. That place is BEAUTIFUL!!!  From the gorgeous view, to the classic & luxuriously furnished rooms, i was honestly impressed.

These are pictures from the morning after the party, but I will be putting up pictures from the event, so make sure to come back to check or simply subscribe, so you get new posts sent directly to your mailbox.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Lots of Love,
The Aspiring Sartorialist x

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Live and let others live.

Hey guys,
I've missed!!! you. It really does feel like forever and a day more
First thing is that I'm sorry in advance, as this pictures were merely night shots and the colour changed with locations. Secondly, I've felt like i've had so much to say that I've only said little. I can't make it interesting or all fairytale, but it's worth the words still. I will put it down somehow.

Enjoy looking at the pictures now but it's even more important to read the story at the end :)

Sweater: Zara || Skirt: River Island || Shoes: Anne Michelle || Bag: A'gaci || Other accessories: Aldo & River Island

As i said, i have too much to say, but i will mention just one of them now.

 I've been observing a lot, and not to sugarcoat it, we all are hypocrites, in some way or form.Someone had said this on twitter some months back, and i'm not sure which i had detested more the person or that statement.
         But with the recent or not so recent miley case, recent backlash of this beautiful young mixed race girl on instagram (delilah johnson) and so much more i've observed, i'm now convinced it's just the truth. Before you crucify me, think for a moment, and can you honestly say this isn't true? 

We are always too quick to notice what another is doing wrong when we are far from perfect ourselves. I'm not here to preach and i wouldn't even attempt it simply because just like delilah johnson's case people with low self esteem will always be ready to hop on your slightest mistake to make themselves feel better.
I was talking to my friend and he gave a reasonable explanation, that the average person is angry and dissatisfied with their life and will jump at any opportunity to criticise another to make themselves feel better. 
  But let me tell you the plain truth, no one is ever fully satisfied with their life, always remember, people will always only show you the best of their lives. No one ever talks about the hidden fears and tears. our insecurities should not be  an excuse. How confident are we that we cannot make other people's mistakes? Our hypocritical judgements are only valid if we've walked their shoes and stories.
When i'm dis-satised with my flaws, i've learnt to instead use that time to work on them.
As at last week I could have sworn that Britpoprincess was the happiest person i knew, up untill her '50 random facts about me' video where she casually admitted to crying at least twice a week. If that means anything to you. 
I read a lot from that statement
In conclusion, remember, in the story of the adulterous woman, Jesus did not say 'Let he who has never committed adultery be the first to cast a stone'  What he said was 'Let he without sin' (John 8:7). In simple terms, it means, you & i have no moral justification to condemn another simply because even if we are righteous in the aspect they get wrong, we have other areas we're lacking in.
If you're not convinced, that's fine, but don't forget that the measure of judgement you dish out to others will be what you will get. In dealing with others, It's important to always temper justice with mercy.

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Lots of love,
The Aspiring Sartorialist Xx