snapseed-1img_7574-1

Are we in March already? ๐Ÿ˜ซ They say time flies. Nah it doesn’t fly. Flying is too slow. Time is wheezing by on a space rocket. I am UNABLE to catch up!

I had a long list of things that I’d get up to and tick off my list during my maternity leave… 3 months in, I’ve only just managed to revive that to-do list today and re-evaluate it.

Motherhood is one helluva tough job. Sleep these days is like; ย You can cash me outside. How about dah? ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ญย  Continue reading “OOTD: Pinstripesย “

Advertisements

black leather 7

Finally I got to wear my ‘Bloggers Love’ lace up heels which I featured a couple weeks agoย in a style rant. Yes, after everyone commented on how cute they looked, I fell in love with them. LOL. Yes, I’m one of those people who when shopping will pick something out, try to decide for ages if I really like it. Finally decide I don’t love it, replace it on the rack and just as I’m about to walk away another girl (who probably has been waiting for me to drop the item) grabs it. Then I go, ‘Sorry, I’m getting that.’ Funny how you suddenly want something once someone else wants it. Continue reading “OOTD: Black Mango”

sequin ans nike air thea 7a

Having a chill Friday guys? I was super thrilled when Sheela Goh of ย Sheela Writesย invited me toย join February’s Sister Act Project.ย She’s strongly committed to the idea that style is ageless and collaborates with bloggers to see how they interpret and style themes across different age categories. February’s theme is “Sequins and Sneakers” and myself and four other fabulous bloggers gave it our best go!ย  Continue reading “OOTD: Sequins & Sneakers (Sister Act Project)”

UPDATE: Cheers @Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) for featuring this post on their site on their weeklyย Links ร  la Mode roundup.

I was going through my shoes the other day as I’ve been intending to have a closet clear out (but never get around to it…) and discovered that I have more than 25 pairs. Gasp. Some of which I had bought and forgotten about and still have their tags on. Lawd. Continue reading “Fashion Rant: 7 Pairs of Zara Shoes or 1 Jimmy Choo? (Investing vs Buying in Fashion)”

Happy month of July!

I know, I know. I am so late but this is my post this month after a mini break from blogging ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you’ve all been faring well? Well, I’ve been up quite ย a few ventures myself. The lovely team of people at Scarfworld sent me two gorgeous scarves to style into my summer outfits. Scarves are a fun, colourful and fabulous accessory that you can easily style into any outfit. So I was looking forward to putting my little spin on this.ย 

If you love what you see on here, I have great news for you! They will be offering 3 SCARVES to 3 LUCKY WINNERS. All you have to do is

-Like the Art Becomes You Facebook Page

-Like Scarfworld on Facebook

-And enter your email below

3 winners will be selected at random to receive a scarf of their choice.

Back onto how I styled my scarf goodies:

I got two scarves from Scarfworld. One was a Pink & Purple Colour -Block Printed Scarf and the other was White Leoprad Print Scarf in fine polyester.

I paired both with this black and white pleated skater dress from Mangoย (bought a year ago) which is now out of stock.

skater dress fiorelli bag hot

skater dress 70s girl

skater dress black skin natural skater dress art becomes you 4 skater dress black girl blog

 

skater dress happy dance

skater dress monochrome

 

The leopard print scarf is quite big so I had a lot of fun with it! I used it as a neck scarf, a wrap around and as a skirt!

skater dress natural hair skater dress blogger style skater dress scarfworld

skater dress topshop blogskater dress outfitย skater dress and scarfworld skater dress art becomes you 1

 

This was one of my favourite shots from the day. It makes for a gorgeous skirt or beach shawl! It looks a little bulky over my skater dress but you get the drift…;)

skater dress black natural skater dress scarf as skirt skater dress scarfworld blogger skater dress topshop4 skater dress trendy

 

It also makes for a brilliant shawl.

skater dress evening

 

The colour-block scarf is a stand out. You can’t miss it, which is why I love it ๐Ÿ˜‰

skater dress great shot canon

skater dress fiorelli bag skater dress bright skater dress and pearls

skater dress scarfworld uk skater dress sandals hot skater dress fiorelli bag skater dress naturalista skater dress colour block

There’s how I styled these scarves. How would you have styled them?

What should I have done differently? Which of my styling endeavours was your favourite? Let us know!

I appreciate your feedback and comments.

have a great week ahead fab people.ย 

Remember to ENTER to WIN ANY scarf of your choice from Scarfworld by dropping a comment and leaving your email in the poll below.ย 

For some reason I can’t get around to changing the ‘VOTE’ to ‘SUBMIT’ ;( Oh well, just click VOTE after entering your email. Your email or personal information will not be seen by anyone else.

3 randomly selected winners will be picked in the the following week and announced.ย 

Scarfworld ship worldwide so feel free to purchase any of their affordable goodies here. Remember to say ABY sent you!

Love & Lightย 

Lydie xx

ย Photo Credits: Mathew Warke using my Canon 500D. (He’s getting really good at this).

Kim Kardashian has established that she can do both couture and ready to wear fashion with expertise. She showed us how chic simple can look in a Black Sleeveless Valentino Jumpsuit while she took North out for a trip to the doctor’s. Simply fab chic. Love this look. it’s polished and clean.The sleek hair and touch of red lips totally works.

The jumpsuit features aย ย v-neckline, sleeveless, a v-neckline on back, a zip fastening on back and tailored trousers. This is a classy piece and I love.

 

However, if you can’t get the Valentino jumpsuit, there are so many pieces you can use to recreate the look. Get similar pieces here:

Black Sane Jumpsuit, AQ/AQ, ยฃ115

Black Jumpsuit, H&M, ยฃ29.99

hm black jumpsuit

 

Rachel Roy Black Jumpsuit, ยฃ336

Blackย Jumpsuit, Mango, ยฃ20.50

SHADOW STRIPE PRINT JUMPSUIT BY KATE MOSS FOR TOPSHOP, ยฃ90

Do you think Kim nailed it?

Love & Light

Lydie xx

 

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’ve been rocking my On Est High Pere tank all weekend!

That’s because I’m paying my respects to #StanleyEnow who just won our first MTV Award for Best New Act. A few weeks ago Muke Alison launched the campaign to Vote4 Stanley Enow and this is what followed! This is MASSIVE! This paving the way for Cameroon music and artists around the world. Even more, not only is it solidifying and developing a new zeal and drive in young Cameroonians to pursue their dreams but it is proof that with hard work and diligence, you can make it.

This is the kind of breakthrough talented but struggling artists needed. I can feel immense progress in terms of Cameroonians being more proactive and creative these days via social media. And I’m loving it!

The blogging scene is growingย (Muke Alison, Mode Maison PR, Dulce Camer, Brenda Chuinkam, Find Palaver Woman, Glow by MONAT), the makeup and beauty scene is changing (BihYouty, Ozi by Anyi, E.K’s Hair Bar), the fashion and designing scene is on leaving it’s mark (Kibonen NY, Liiber London, EB Kreations, Mareta West, The African Shop), our movie industry is getting accolades (Christa Eka, Sahndra Fon Dufe, Stephanie Maa),our photography and videography is only getting better (Penjo Entertainment, Tabi Zama), our editorial presence is on the rise (FabAfrique, Bakwa Magazine), our music scene is slaying competition (JOVI, Stanley Enow, Gasha, Reniss, Debra Debs, Sine, Melcube King) and not to talk of our catwalk and beauty queens (Valerie Ayena, Naoumie Ekiko, Geli Forlefac).

All of the above are just to name a few.

It’s the first of many guys. #WeGotThis. team237jjf team237op

And yes, I cut my hair ๐Ÿ˜‰ #TheBigChop. It had to be done. It shrinks like crazy but it’s long enough to hold ‘one drumming.’ Lol.ย 

Outfit details

High-waisted distressed jeans – Zara

Tank – Motherland Clothing

Blazer – Mango

Strappy Tie Up Heels – Zara

Stack of Bangles – Thank you BihYouty for sending me these!

ย  ย  ย  ย  team237zhteam237ke team237xznjgteam237lydie1team237vdteam237vmmxteam237vznhdteam237xbteam237xbmteam237xfgbteam237xnvmzteam237xnzteam237xzdbteam237eteam237gteam237gh

 

View my previous OOTD with this slogan tank here.

When did I wear it better?

Have a terrific week guys.

L’impossible n’est pas Camerounais.

Love & Light

Lydie xx

I went on a blog hiatus and that’s because I’ve been away for a few weeks. Mathew & I just got back from our honeymoon/vacation in Spain. We visited Barcelona and a much smaller town on the ‘countryside’ called Sitges. It was beautiful! This is a quick post to share a few pics from the holiday.

I normally log around with my massive not-so-portable DSLR Canon Camera. But it gets tiring carrying a huge camera and lens around especially when you just want to have fun. This time I ditched it and used my Nokia Lumia 1020. The camera on this phone has been all the rave so I wanted to try it out. I got this phone for such emergencies and I must say it did a great job!ย 

Day 1

One thing you can say about Barcelona is there is not a shortage of mime acts. I literally ran into one every 5 minutes on The Ramblas. This beautiful turquoise geisha princess was my favourite though. And what a coincidence that I ran into her the next day! LOL. She was in plain clothes, but she still had blue streaks in her hair. We waved at each other…ah, the birth of new friendships…

aby5 aby7 aby8

The next day we set out for a sunny walk down to the beach.

I was the mysterious lady in red ๐Ÿ˜‰

aby3[1] baettttr4t aby9 aby10

 

While Matt was just…mysterious.

bae47oh2

Instead of jumping right into the beach action like everyone, I opted to do my favourite thing – EAT. And boy did I eat. I don’t think I’ve had a more delicious meal of Paella before. The restaurant we dined at was called La Litoral which brought back vague memories of Douala ๐Ÿ˜‰

aby11 aby12

A full girl is a happy girl ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

We took this silly video just after the meal. I couldn’t even walk. LOL.

I'm really getting into these #videos #reddress #fashion #artbecomesyou #barcelona #didijustcourtesy?

A post shared by Lydia Epangue (@artbecomesyou) on

bae7ik

The next day it was time to see the great and impressive Gaudi architecture by the famous artist Antoni Gaudi.

bae68ulk bae5yhn aby570 aby689f aby584g aby13 aby14 aby17aby6

aby3790bae68ik

Then I got hungry.

aby690 aby178

 

Yum, yum. Another pan of paella bites the dust.

Then it was time to hit the BEACH! In my favourite rainbow one piece ๐Ÿ˜‰

aby063 aby25t790 aby4rc aby3470 aby793ds

aby2yu

 

The best view ever.

aby685d aby995v

 

 

Next day – out and about in Sitges.bae699j

baeujns bae89ijm bae68l bae67j bae9ij,

Then to the beach.

baeohb8 bae80m

 

The next evening, ย I thought; I packed a few heels. I might as well wear one of them. Hence, the strappy sandals. I missed my feathery slippers though. They are just the most comfortable things. I wore them everywhere, literally. LOL!

aby9764 aby905 aby690h

 

aby95g aby368fd

aby146hvaby257bb

bae4 bae3 bae2 bae1 bae57j bae357 aby954gk aby990m aby580m, aby579j aby368fd

 

I was Catwoman for a day. Meoooow! My feather slippers again!

bae9ijm bae7j3

bae58im

 

I also donned this lovely floral day dress which was gifted to me.

bae68jm bae56u bae69ihn

One short beach stroll. It was too cold to get in the water ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

aby268

Last few days were spent sunbathing as usual. By this time I felt like a stuffed goat.

bae78ijvs

bae68lf bae68k bae080k bae5j,p

 

bae690

 

Take Off: Good bye BCN. Welcome BHX ;( ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

bae79kp bae138 bae47ui

There you have it!

Our holiday snaps.

Hope you lurved them.

Enjoy your weekend and God bless.

Love & Light

Lydie xx