BY OYINDAMOLA LAWAL
RONKE Ademiluyi is the brain behind African Fashion Week, London. In the last few years, Ronke has proved that she is not only a style icon, but also, a trendsetter.
Having made a huge success as a clothier in the country, the pretty lawyer decided to take her love for fashion to a new dimension, promoting creative African designers in the international market with her yearly Africa Fashion Week, London, which is set to hold on August 3 and 4, 2012 at the London Spitalfield Market.
Have a sense of style
Create your own fashion and have your own style, because it's not right to wear something that isn't you. It's often better to have a basic personal style than to always be chasing the latest ‘fad’ look.
Have good taste in clothing. Like the lawyer-turned entrepreneur, be modest in clothing and avoid clothing of bad taste.
The fair complexioned Chief Executive Officer of Rukkies Boutique is indeed a trendsetter and follower, yet very conservative. She says, “ I follow the fashion trends of every season, but in a conservative way.”
Keeping it clean and simple
The pretty damsel knows that a clean and simple outfit can be incredibly elegant as well as very trendy.
Dazzle in black
Ronke’s favourite colour is black; like they say, you cannot go wrong in black. Black is an all-around classic, and Ronke certainly takes that to heart.
Knee length dresses rocks
It is advisable to dress yourself in the way you will be comfortable. Ronke’s favourite piece of clothing is knee length dresses, they make her comfortable, chic and elegant. Knee length dresses end up being effortless to wear, as they are comfortable tending to be matched with either sandals, flats, high heel slides or boots.
So Pretty by Cartier does the magic for her.
Let the design speak
She discloses, “I honestly do not have a favourite designer, if I like a design, I just buy, not necessarily because of the name. What interests me is the design itself.”
Ronke’s favourite accessory is her Rolex wristwatch, but one fashion piece that she cannot leave the house without is, her handbag.
The boutique owner does her shopping in her boutique, Rukkies in Lagos. She adds, “Charity begins at home.”
Obagi, the secret of her flawless touch
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