29 Mar 2011

Earth Bee Bag

Earth Bee Bag, originally uploaded by Urbanknit.

The Bee bags are back.

28 Mar 2011

Are you a Stylist?

If you are secretly a stylist or closet fashionista you must try your hand at Polyvore! It is so addictive and so easy to use. You can put together differents looks made up of dresses, accessories, shoes, jewellery from pretty much anywhere and see the results as a veritable digital fashion shoot. Here is one of my first goes at it. Notice that must have clutch hand bag in there. Wink wink.

Go on, you know you want to!

Have a great weekend.

26 Mar 2011

Le Petit Marche- March 2011

LPM – March Madness!
The “March Madness” edition of the LPM monthly market holds this weekend as the LPM crew plan to make it a most memorable experience for you!
Date: Sunday 27 March 2011
Time: 12PM to 7PM
Venue: The GET Arena, Oniru Gate, opposite Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos

In the spirit of March Madness, Le Petit Marche have decided to serve you the opportunity to have an unbridled shopping experience! This Sunday, the GET Arena will be home to the blissful bedlam that will be the March edition of the LPM market. Nothing beats going on a shopping rampage to shut down the month!

Here is a rundown of what to expect at LPM “March Madness 2011″

Prima Rouge – The Prima Rouge Sample Collection is a modification of our first collection and it features pieces that are more colourful, architectural, and edgy. This collection is a limited edition inspired by the power of self expression through fashion.

Shoe Haven – At Shoe Haven, we pride ourselves in selling comfortable, elegant shoes for every kind of woman. Our shoes are sourced mainly from Milan, Italy but we go further afield to other parts of the world for the best quality shoes at an affordable price.

Fashion for Life – Clothing is a fresh spin on your timeless classics. The clothing line is exclusively couture, featuring fabrics and materials that in themselves carry a beautiful longevity and design. Fashion for life also has a commercial men’s line which embodies the afro centric classics, featuring the most exquisite embroidery ever un-imaginable.

CamCam Sweets Confectionery – UK and Retro sweets (Haribo, Swizzels, Wham Bars, Sherbet, etc) sold in a variety of selection packs of 150g, & 500g ranging from N800 to N2,000.

JJ Arts and Crafts of Africa – Paintings, fabric bags, fabric belts and accessories, clay and fabric dolls, brass, ethnic clothing & beach towels, beach bags, wooden butterflies, baskets, beads and other ethnic products from Nigeria and many other African countries.

Republic of Foreigner – ROF is a women’s apparel brand established with the aim of bringing out the spirit of freedom in all the ladies out there! Inspired by vintage dresses, fairies & pixies, beat poets, endless summers of love, and film, the creators developed a brand based on fun, love, and freedom! “We’re like hippies just spreading the love!” ROF offers a wide selection of desirables–modern & vintage inspired clothing and accessories derived from the global fashion sphere. All of the brand’s fabrics are carefully handpicked, taking into mind style, wearability, and quality.

Grace Diva – Clothes, bags, shoes and accessories

Kikcot Nigeria – We stock ladies casual and trendy clothes. Our clothing ranges from jumpsuits to maxi dresses, heels to flats, jewellery to handbags, jeggings to treggings and everything in between. Did we forget to mention our bargain prices!

Little Luxuries – At Little Luxuries, our range of hand crafted earrings, necklaces & bracelets are made using semi-precious stones, crystals, silver and gold-filled findings sourced from around the world.

Sweet As Candy - Candy, nuts, cookies, dried fruits, gluten, dairy and sugar-free products, toys and party systems for dispensing candy!

Poise Fashions – Shoes, accessories, purses, shoe and bag boxes, hair accessories, belts.

Beadazzle – Jewellery, make up, and accessories

Home Essentials – We sell a wide range of home products such as vases, flowers, candles, figurines. We sell both wholesale and retail and we make souvenirs for birthdays, weddings, etc.

Ours by Juliada – Organic Hair and Skin products and Hair accessories.

UrbanKnit – Fashion accessories: handbags, clutches, pouches

Virtue By Focuswear – A wide selection of high quality tee shirts, cardigans, polos, shirts, blazers, and y-neck shirts.

So hurry down to the GET Arena this Sunday the 27th, from 12pm – 7pm. Come and enjoy the last Sunday of the month with great STALLS… great MUSIC… great PEOPLE… and Great FOOD!

See you this weekend!

22 Mar 2011

Euroweek + Birthday week

It is Euroweek on Etsy from the 21st to th 27th of March. As its also my birthday today, I thought I'd mark it with 20% off for the week. Oh yes, just enter EUROWEEK at checkout, its that easy. Hope everyone has a great week, I am having one so far.


17 Mar 2011

The A - Z Initiative

Fat Zebra Owena Clutch, originally uploaded by Urbanknit.

I have been thinking of this idea for quite a long time but I have finally decided to go ahead instead of trying to plan it to perfection before executing it.

There is a tradition in Nigeria where for special occasions friends and family wear the same fabric as the celebrant. This is called 'Aso-ebi'. It is a way of showing solidarity, support, oneness.

It used to be that people would say, please wear 'Alari'. This is a type of Aso-oke, a hand-woven fabric which often ranges between deep red and magenta in colour.

So if you had one like it, which you probably would, you'd just wear it. In more recent times people often buy brand new fabric or have a large quantity custom-made and sent out to friends and family to have made into their own individual outfits. So on the day there is an array of dresses, tops, blouses, shirts and what not all in the same fabric. It makes for very interesting viewing!

After my long ramble I get to the point! A lot of people end up with a lot of Aso-ebi that they no longer wear and as a way of doing a little bit to help, I have taken donations of such fabric.

A - Z is an Urbanknit initiative to donate proceeds from sales of bags, totes, clutches made from these upcycled, repurposed, recycled fabrics to assist orphanges in Lagos State, Nigeria. Its a start!

This image is the very first one and is availabe on Etsy and on Bigcartel. Happy browsing

Frank Gehry- Stata Center

It was virtually impossible to take a picture of the whole of this building but I guess that in some way is the point! So this is only a small part of the huge jigsaw.

14 Mar 2011

The Evelyn Dress

The Evelyn Dress was discovered on Etsy and is goes to show that simplicity is elegance. In my opinion it is also very versatile as it can be worn informally or very dressed-up.

It is from the collection by Three Little Ducks, the Australian duo consisting of Katherine Humphery and Patrick McDermott.

I had also had a thought that this dress would go perfect with almost any Urbanknit clutch!

13 Mar 2011

The Shop Floor Project- New Clutch Collection

They are here! Brand new collection of Supersnap clutches are now available at The Shop Floor Project. The clutches in these brand new prints from Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria are exclusive to The Shop Floor Project so do stop by and have a good browse! Have a great week ahead.

7 Mar 2011

Tae- New Stockist!

Some great news; Urbanknit clutches are now available for purchase at:

15b oduduwa way
off Isaac John street

Tel: 08033080392, 07063883454

1 Mar 2011

Teal and Bronze Supersnap Clutch

Even more experimenting with the Super snap.....

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