LIFT

I haven’t been inspired¬†lately, hence the silence on my blog. Pls excuse me ūüôā¬†¬†

I came up with a new addition to the blog called: 

L.I.F.T = Look I’m Feeling Today!!

This is an old image, but I am really feeling Alek Wek’s¬†look in the campaign¬†ad for the MAC Cosmetics collection called The Stylistics. The collection came out back in 2007. What do you think?¬†

 
 
 

MAC Stylistics Collection: Alek Wek

I’m out!

  

Thots,  

Tiwa 

***Pink Diamond’s ‘Steals and Deals’ Alert***

Hey Guys…

Because I love you guys soo much, I keep my “eyes and ears to the streets” for you ūüôā

With this recession we all need to help each other out. Keep checking back periodically as I will be posting deals from time to time. The first deal being:

Urban Decay¬†is having a friends and family sale¬†from April 6th to April 19th 2010. 30% off… You can’t beat that! The code is 1SFNF

Some of my favorite things from Urban Decay are their Liquid and Glitter liners. I also love the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion and some of their eyeshadows.

I’m definitely¬†stocking up, lol.

Thots,

Tiwa

My ICONIC Series: Fela‚Äôs Wives

As I said in my introduction blog entry “I‚Äôm inspired by everyday things, everyday colors. I love recreating looks while adding my own personal twists”, hence the creation of my Celebrity Inspirations series and now, my new series called¬†Recreating Icons….My Iconic Series.

About 2 years ago, I watched the documentary ‚ÄúKonkombe: The Nigerian Pop Music Scene.‚ÄĚ The 1988 documentary, depicted how Nigeria‚Äôs distinctive juju, Afro-beat, Afro-pop and Lagos street music styles in the 1970’s¬†used traditional melodies and rhythm to¬†influence modern music in Nigeria. One of the Artist featured in the documentary was Fela Kuti. Growing up, Fela‚Äôs music always struck a chord¬†with me (even if I really didn‚Äôt understand the gravity of what he was singing about at the time). As I¬†grew older I¬†started to realize just how much¬†he did to stand up to the social and political injustices in Nigeria through his music.

There was a scene in the documentary, in which a few of his 27 wives (He married them in one ceremony to make a political statement) were sitting around him. They seemed to really adore him. They all looked so regal and beautiful. Their sense of style was inspiring to me. I realized the amount of makeup they had on might have been considered offensive back then.  But my take on their look, is that they were ahead of their time.  These women did not follow trends, they made them! They really didn’t care what society thought of them. I also began to wonder about the dynamics between the wives. Did they like each other? Did they fight? Were they happy? All these thoughts led me to the concept of a photoshoot I did recently.

As¬†I started to process the information, I realized I wanted to create a story (well, a story that made sense to me).¬†Enter…four¬†amazing models and one very talented¬†photographer. Ed Frazier is a professional photographer based in Charlotte. He was able to capture¬†my vision perfectly. I would like to share some of the images from the photoshoot.

Photography by Ed Frazier; Concept, Makeup, Head Ties and¬†Styling by Tiwa Lawrence; ¬†Models–Bianca, Justice, Katrina and Pep.¬†

  

Interpretation of some of Fela's Wives interacting...

Bianca as one of Fela's Wives

 

Justice as one of Fela's Wives

Katrina as one of Fela's Wives

Pep as one of Fela's Wives

 

Another Look...

Thots,

Tiwa