Monday, July 19, 2010

in 1463 words

well forgive me for this small rant.. but it isnt than ns is fresh to death tis more important that we remain the truth.. we are independent.. well grounded and aint about the fame.. the money the status the opportunities... we out there for the glory... as long as we are in the fashion industry. we have a role to play and being true to ourselves and what inspires.

ns changing attitudes

now with that said....

lets keep it OG and we will hold the title down for the peoples champion for the next 1463 yrs

no competition

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Zeus for a day

asides making ns the uniform of the new world.. i'd wage war with delta airlines and send all the management staff to hard time in the streets of naija preferably in the delta region where they can be ..... let me stop before i get banned or put on a no fly list..

so why this issue with delta airlines.. well this story is too long and tooo tasking to try and get into it.. will try as much to explain but pls read btw the lines

1. they were the cheapest airfare.. to naija

2. not a big fan of direct flights but for the dollars saved i am game.. what can i say the ijebu in me

3. when other airlines charge 50 bucks for ur allowed checked in luggage up to 70pounds, delta charges a cool 150. their fada lol.. i obviously had to pay for xs

4 flight leaves bmore on time but storm apparently shuts down atl airport where the connecting flight was to originate. so we are chillin i guess flyin in circles for a bit then pilot says we need to go to tennessee to refuel.. i am thinking hmm thats interesting.

5 land in tennessee refueled atl still shot down so we are camped in the plane for about an hour and change. thank god they left the AC on..

6) now this whole time delta havent really done much wrong but their reputation is about to be tested.

7) connecting flight to naija was to take off 11.40pm we landed in atl like 11.30 so there was no way to make the flight now last time my mom missed her flight similar issue.. they put her in a hotel gave her crappy coupons and her flight wasnt till the next day same time.. retarded if u ask me but story.

8)land in atl to my relief flight delayed till 1.30 am .. not bad.. about 2 hours delay in arrival time in naija.

9) this is whenn things starts getting very suspect.

10) we board plane about 1.15. we seated all that ready for the long journey.. then pilot says some SHIT about reserve crew.. it must have not registered in ppls minds cuz we were already to go.. most of us on the planes had already experienced long delays and all by this time...

11) pilot announces again that crew had to be changed cuz of some technicality and reserve crew have been called.. now when i heard crew i was thinking ground crew to direct plane to runway.. noooooooo my ppl dude meant the airplane crew pilot and cabin crew.. what kinda rocket science is this.. they must be pullin a fast one us

12) pilot announces while we r waiting we can leave the plane walk around the airport but stay close so when crew comes we will be good to go..

13) 20 mins into waiting.. dude says we all have to leave the plane.. reserve crew isnt coming till like 4.30 am.. now we are at around 2 am mind u....

14) oh yes they did. they kicked us all out and we had to carry our hand luggage out. and if u know anything about nigerians on planes going home.. u will be lucky to find space to put ur hand luggage period

15) bear in mind the airport is pretty much shut down.. no food just vendin machines...

ACE in the pocket::: a few things delta did to cover their asses.

a) by putting us on the plane and by not officially rescheduling flight they are savin a ton on hotel accomodation

b) by havin us board the plane and then kickin us off they save a potential disaster . new rule u cant have ppl sit on a plane for up to 3 hrs waiting.. so they saved themselves a major lawsuit

16) at airport they keep announcing now they are waiting on just 2 cabin crew.. a few mins later 1 cabin crew comes another.. ait so we complete abi..

17) another announcement now they are waiting on pilots.. hold up didnt they just say they have everyone hmmm i smell bs in the air.. mean while the boardin time is slowly creaping from 4.30 am to 5.30am .. now this is putting us in dangerous territory meaning we will be gettng to naija close to midnight and u all know how that is. plus we are about 6 hrs delayed now so imagine ppl at the airport waitin for ur plane to arrive.

18) we signed a petition being passed around for a class action law suit

19) we get a spokes person to talk to delta staff .. we uniting to have a common weak voice.. cuz u know damn well this can only happen on african flights

20) some guy apparently said motherbleeper.. now this was said after we deplaned and we were pretty much at the gate .. not sure how he said it or if he directed it at anyone ... but a delta employee heard and next thing u know 2 cops were there talking to the guy.. i am thinkin no biggy.. then i dont mind my business and go and listen to what they are saying..

21) the guy gets kicked off the flight .. money refunded and banned from flyin delta.. now not tryin to justify anything but cut dude some slack.. frustration gets the best of most ppl. plus it wasnt on the plane.. whats their problem...

22) we watch them escort dude out of the airport. i am sure they would have processed him and now his name is in the system.. hope his future isnt affected. but one can imagine it is.

23) 6.15 am flight takes off

24) we land about 11.40pm out of the airport in lagos and did OG status/ ghost rider gunned it to home..

25) get home past midnite.. home sweet home

26) delta sucks.. like real bad

27) sucks more my return ticket is with them...

lights camera action

so shirts are out of the oven .. now we need models.. models models..

i look at bassey... i look at bayo they look at me..

i frown at bassey.. i frown at bayo they both look away..

i say hmm well this ball was def dropped.. but how can we pick it up... lets say i was kobe game 7 bayo was artest and bassey was artest's Psychiatrist. ( if u didnt watch the nba finals this joke will def go past u)

anyway in the end they both came thru and they did ok redeemed themselves. so A- for them.. guys lets get out shit together way earlier.... still love u guys tho

anyway so we got a phat location... we got Adriana/ Eric and Courtney the comeback chick.. she was the veteran on the floor.. she has graced our site for i believe 3 collections now.. look forward to the next ones with her.

so pls enjoy the pics

courtney, Adriana and Eric


count down begins.

Babs the photographer always brings his A game

BABs getting it in and xbox bayo doing some work

sitting in a phantom.. and milo the energetic dog

really like this pic.. somehow we all ended up wearing our Pharaohs


ok not so OG STATUS but them chicks dig it....

Courtney doing some styling herself noice

baby Milo

Respect my Gangsta

can u guess whats going to happen next

Adriana being a trooper

GQ inspired


noice !! no homo (lol another cultural reference u may or may not get)
thats all folks.. hopefully a few days from today we will launch officially online

pls dont call it a come back

well well well.. dont call this a come back cuz i am sure i will probably slack on u in the very near future...

so today is the 3rd of July, back in lagos was gone for close to 2 months.. should have gotten back earlier but such is life.. so the whole trip from beginning to end i only thougth about blogging like 3 times.. the first was at the airport in london on my way their.. second was after we did ns photoshoot and 3rd was airport in atlanta on way back...

so i will try as much to capture the emotions i had for both 2nd and 3rd i actually saved a draft for the london experience so just a little bit of tweaking and we are good to go..

much love always.

Africas Curse

"i mean what can one really say about this"

CNN) -- A government spokesman said Saturday 204 people were killed and at least 190 were injured when an oil tanker flipped over and exploded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a government spokesman said Saturday.
Five of the dead were United Nations peacekeepers, said Mende Omalanga, the country's minister of communications.
The tanker flipped over while attempting to overtake a bus on a national road in South Kivu province, on the country's eastern border, he said.
When oil began to spill from the overturned tanker, local residents attempted to collect the oil. One was smoking a cigarette, causing the tanker to explode, Omalanga said.
He said the number of dead was expected to rise.
Some of the injured were being treated locally in surrounding villages, but most were sent to the nearby town of Uvira, he said.