#LondonChronicled – The Kaftan

By Isoken ogiemwonyi

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
― Proust


Travel is such a balm for the mind, sometimes it’s like pressing the reset button.

Fresh perspective, fresh ideas – a chance to recalibrate – and being in Nigeria for eighteen months STRAIGHT

(Caveat: I know it sounds dickhead-ish, but anyone that lives here can relate),  but this time-out was particularly necessary.

I had a great time rediscovering my (old) city, and really just taking a minute to decide what direction I want to go in.

These shots were taken by a great photographer and friend Samuel Waters. He used to cover all our *cough* ‘wild nights’ in Nottingham and London when we still lived there. It was a really fun day, waltzing around Hyde Park. One thing I loved, was how much Samuel pushed me out of my comfort zone – ironically, I hate taking photos and doing it all in PUBLIC? I got all sorts of crazy looks. It was hilarious and a little bit uncomfortable, but super fun in the end!

the obsidian way, white black kaftan





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What I’m Wearing

Obsidian Kaftan Co-ords or try this

H&M Sunhat. Similiar here, here and here. Also love this

Primark Flats. Try this and this

Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses. Similiar here, here and here

MiuMiu Satchel. (No longer available) Similiar here and here

H&M Knuckle Rings. Try this


House of Tara Bronzer. Try this

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Deep. This is also pretty good.

EOS Lipbalm


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