Search This Blog

Monday, 1 August 2016

IT'S BEEN A WHILE

Hello guys,
It's been a while since my last post ( over six months) and to be honest I didn't think I would return to  the blog. I haven't felt inspired in a while and it left me in a bit of a rump ( pretty sure that's not a word) but lately I've had a lot of changes in my life that has given me new inspiration to continue, so here I am.

First of  I graduated from the sixth form college I had been attending for the past year and I have to say it was amazing. School is never easy but the wonderful people I met at Bridge House college more than made up for it. Below are some pictures of me and my friends at the ceremony-
 

Next up, I'll be starting as a freshman at Rutgers University this fall with a journalism and Media studies major and I also  plan to apply for a student blogger position (wish me luck!)

Lastly, I've started a new blog on wordpress that will have a totally different direction than this. It's going to be more lifestyle, events, restaurant reviews and so on. This is because since I started this blog two years ago I feel like I've been more social in Lagos and I want a blog that I can just share my adventures on without losing the roots of Marachi's Closet. This is the link- My Lagos Living
 Also for the foreseeable feature the self style section of this blog will be on hold but that hopefully will just be for a little while.

Well that's it for now guys amd I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing on here again. Add me on snapchat- amara_chee and follow me on twitter (amara_chee)  and instagram (amarachee_) for a peek at behind the scenes of the blog. Have an amazing week!




Tuesday, 1 September 2015

JUMPSUIT, OXFORDS AND FILTERS

  
          Hello guys and welcome back to my blog, so I have quite a different and interesting post for you. One of my readers told me that I needed to change up the backgrounds for my photos and I decided to do just that and today I incorporated some new pieces into my outfit; a jumpsuit and a pair of oxfords. I also decided to spice up my photos by adding filters using the photography app; Retrica ( you guys should check it out its amazayn). So check them out below: 












Now a selfie or two with my big sis a.k.a my photographer.

Here are details about my outfit. The jumpsuit is a navy blue one with a white bird print on it and a thin brown belt through the waist, both from Primark. I matched it with brown lace up oxfords with cut outs from a Nigerian store called Diva shoes. I added a black bag with gold hardware from new look and a my new look sunglasses. So what do you think.

Don't forget to comment below, check out my social media and email me. Have a great week.

XOXO......
AMARACHI

Monday, 24 August 2015

IT'S BEEN A YEAR


   Hey guys today we have an extra special post; Marachi's Closet is a  year. I just can't believe that I've been a blogging for a year. To all those who thought I would give up easily; this is just the beginning. There has been so many changes to the blog this year, starting with the name change in January ( it was formerly brown eyed fashion lover) and the creation of the youtube channel a month ago. Today I decided to do something a bit different from our normal posts; I decided to do an interview.
So I interviewed Wunika Mukan and Wunika is the brand director for the African Artists Foundation; a non profit contemporary art organization based in Ikoyi, Lagos and I also spent a day with her so that will also be included in the blog. The AAF (as it is often called) was founded in 2007 by Azu Nwagbogu and conducts many projects including their flagship one; the Lagos Photo Festival which is going to conduct its sixth edition in October. Other projects by the organization include-
- The National Art Competition in collaboration with Nigerian Breweries
- YECA- Youth Empowerment through Contemporary Art
- Art Base Africa ( an online platform for debating about African Contemporary Art
- The Female Artist's Platform ( Includes art exhibitions including one that took place in July)
AAF's wiki link- wiki
AAF's website link- website
AAF director interview link- picturing Africa

Below is some pictures of the foundation's office; which is so beautiful and unique-

Finally the interview-
video

Here's a photo of Wunika-

So that's it guys, thanks for reading. Don't forget to email me and follow me on all my social media;
twitter- amara_chee
Instagram- amarachee_
snapchat- amara_chee

Don't forget to also check out my youtube channel- youtube and have a great week.

XOXO....
AMARACHI.







Tuesday, 18 August 2015

BOOK REVIEW


    Hey guys, its been a while since I've done a book review but after reading this book; I just had to do one. You know like most books follow like the same arrangement, so you can pretty much tell what's going to happen next, but this book just threw that concept out the window. It literally blew my mind. Its not really surprising seeing as the authors has established herself as amazing. So here it is; We Were Liars by E .Lockhart

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.
 
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

SOME REVIEWS ABOUT IT

"Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents."--Wall Street Journal
"A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten."--Parade.com

"No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is...[Lockhart's] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic."--The Chicago Tribune

I'm not going to tell you more about the book than that but I promise it's a book you'll not regret reading. I was literally in tears at the end; its so unbelievable. Here's a link- liars .

So that's it guys, don't forget to check out my youtube channel; youtube and have a great week.

                                                                          XOXO......
                                                                         AMARACHI