SEUN ODUMOSU-EBOIGBE AND HER WORKS
Seun Odumosu-Eboigbe is the creative director of women’s wear label named, LIPSTICKBYSEUN. She is a stylish designer who has dressed many top fashionable women in Nigeria. In this interview with The Stylist, the soft-spoken fashionista, whose vision is to make every woman own a LIPSTICKBYSEUN wears in her closet, shared with us what makes a style icon, her signature look and many more.
By Bolatito Adebayo
How would you describe your signature look?
Classy and elegant. As a designer, I play with a lot of looks from whimsical, to structure to drapes. It all depends on my mood.
What’s your favorite trend this season?
There are so many beautiful trends now but my favorite would be the monochrome looks, crops set, capes, fringes, big belts for waist cinches and bow/necktie on top. I love these styles and they are really trending too.
What trend would you like to see disappear?
Well, that would be culottes. I know a lot of people love this trend because, to them, it’s cool and also because everyone is wearing it right now. Honestly, I don’t care much about it because I have realiZed that it doesn’t flatter many people.
Who inspires you?
First of all my inspiration comes from God and after God is my mum. She is my number 1 fashion Icon any day any time. Then Maufechi, who happens to be my mentor, is also a great source of inspiration to me and lastly, DVF also inspires me.
Do you have any style tips specifically for the average Nigerian woman?
Nigerian women are generally fashionable but here are some style tips that I think every woman should adhere strictly to, number one is always remember that a simple look is very classy so don’t over kill an outfit. Also, many of women tend to follow the band- wagon of trend, forgetting the fact that what suits A might not be suitable for B, so avoid copying a trend verbatim. Look out for something that works for your shape and personality. And lastly, for many of us who love weddings, this should always be at the back of our mind when attending any wedding. Please, never try andy outdo the bride at her own wedding.
What are the building blocks of a complete wardrobe?
The building blocks for every wardrobe should include denim, the LBD (little black dress), a maxi dress, a blazer, white shirt and a jump suit.
Do you consider yourself a trend setter?
Yes, I do. You know as a designer, you don’t always have to follow trends, you need to create your own style and let other people follow suit. At lipstickbyseun, we try to create our style and many of our designs are worthy of imitations. We have recreated everyday styles and made into something spectacular and so I can say with all confidence that at Lipstickbyseun we are trendsetters.
Who qualifies as a true fashion icon?
A style Icon is someone whose has succeeded in captivating every designer with her beauty, poise and style. She is a leading lady for her decadence and glamour. A true style icon serves as style inspirations to others and I will choose Audrey Hepburn as a fashion icon cause she was and is still looked up to as a source of fashion inspiration.
What are some tips for timeless chic?
A timeless chic should go for clothes with clean lines and cuts. She should always avoid things that are too dramatic.
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