Wardrobe as a unit is one of the most important items in your life as it carries your clothing which is your second skin. It is essential to keep your wardrobe refined as it mirrors your self esteem and your sense of worth.
What do you have as a wardrobe? Is it just a space between two walls, a shelf above the door, a couple of boxes, or a full room walk-in closet?
Regardless of what your wardrobe looks like, easy access to your things make it a place you can visit with serene and not with combat.
Every wardrobe normally has things that are in vogue, things that are going, things that that need to go and things that have gone. Here are a few tips on how to have that wardrobe that reveals the real you.
Empty your entire closet. Throw out clothes and related accessories that haven’t seen the light of day since you were eight years old. Is there stuff that you haven’t touched in years? That ’80s style tie-dye shirt which you hope would be back in style? An old pair of corduroy pants that you expect to fit into, once you lose those 20 kilograms. Avoid holding on to old clothes with the hope that they will come back in style.
To organise your wardrobe, invest in closet organizers such as pullout shelves with dividers, plastic boxes and drawers. Besides being space savers, closet organisers cut search time for a particular piece of clothing, as every thing is neatly filed and readily accessible.
Another important must-have item to organize your wardrobe is the hanger. Metal hangers are a popular but not trendy. To make metal hangers more appreciable, cello-tape the tips of the hangers and paint them in a uniform colour. Never keep rusty or broken hangers.
You can also double your closet space by adding a second clothes rail, if you have the space.
When organising your closet, store the same kind of clothes together. If possible, sort by colour and occassion for easier colour coordination. For example, avoid mixing working shirts with weekend tops. This will save you shifting through various types of clothes on days when you are rushing for time.
Keep frequently used items within reach, in order to facilitate easy access.
* Lastly hang some scent or freshener in your closet to lightly scent your clothes and to make you feel good when you open it.
It is rare to see a lady outside her home without a bag. This is because a lady’s bag complements her dressing.
A lady’s bag portrays her dress sense and tells who she is.
Many ladies revealed that they put mirror, cell-phone, cosmetics, money, diary, keys, comb or brush, tissue paper, powder, complementary cards, identification card and vehicle particulars, among others in their bags.
Too many items in the bag make it heavy, sag and wear it easily.
These days, ladies carry bags of many colours but the popular colours include black, brown, blue, pink, gold and so on, but the commonest of them is black because it is a universal colour. Some bags have fusion of attractive colours and unique designs which make them popular in the markets across the globe.
Mesmerizing beads, shells, sequins and coins further enhance their elegance to a large extent. Various forms of bags ladies like to carry comprise: party bags, ladies beaded bags, ladies fashion bags and ladies designer bags.
Recently, a luxury Hermes handbag produced in 2014 and has 18 karat gold buckles and strap loops encrusted with 205 diamonds was auctioned at $380,000 in Hong Kong. This shows that handbags have gone beyond mere tools for carrying valuables to being used as a store of value.
The organiser of Miss Nigeria pageant has flagged-off preparations for thecelebration of 60th anniversary of Miss Nigeria scheduled to hold in November aimed at show casing attributes of Nigerian women and fostering unity among Nigerians.
Speaking at a media briefing in Lagos, Tuesday, to intimate the media on the event, which started in January this year, the Executive Director of Miss Nigeria Organisation, Dr. May Ikeora, said that all arrangements have reached advanced stage to achieve a successful multi-faceted celebration.
“Miss Nigeria is 60 years today. Founded in 1957, when we were trying to secure Nigeria’s independence, it was a more symbolic pageant specifically formed to promote peace and unity in Nigeria, which it has continued to achieve,” she said.
“Today, we celebrate Miss Nigeria at 60. We have come a long way. It is another chance to refresh and search for what we can do better for Nigeria. How do we change with Nigeria and how do we make contributions to make Nigeria better?” former Miss West Africa added.
In continuing, she however, emphasised that the only way the pageant can be improved upon was for them to achieve the goals they had set.
“We have been working so hard from last year, especially, trying to make sure that Miss Nigeria as an organisation is clear with its objectives,” she stressed.
She mentioned the key elements of Miss Nigeria pageant, which include; the pageant itself, the women empowerment element as its vision today is empowering women beyond beauty, sustainable and long term project such as Green-Girl project, which is reviewed every five years, and the culture and heritage.
“Every Miss Nigeria surpasses what her predecessor did. It brings value to our community and the sponsors. Every year from last year, Miss Nigeria takes a state or two and promotes their culture and heritage. Last year, the girls wore Benin attire on stage thereby promoting Benin culture.
“We want a strong Miss Nigeria. We want to bring back pageantry better than what it used to be. It is unfortunate that we have too many pageants today that diluted pageantry, we don’t want that anymore”, she said.
She revealed that they would continue to use Miss Nigeria as a platform to showcase who a beauty queen should be. According to her, Miss Nigeria is not a perfect girl but the everyday girl that represents the entirety of Nigeria and implored Nigerians to support her.
“Miss Nigeria embodies an intelligent and beautiful woman that understands her identity as a Nigerian. It is not about beauty or whether a girl is from East, West North or South. Last year, we had more girls from the Northern part of Nigeria that contested for the pageant. We don’t want a girl from a particular ethnic group but, a Moslem or a Christian from any state that will represent who we are as human beings,” she explained.
She summed up her statement by saying that the 60th anniversary is an avenue for them to tell Nigerians and the world that the pageant is bigger, stronger and better.
“This is Miss Nigeria, well structured to promote peace, unity and our rich cultural heritage,” Ikeora added.
In the same vein, Special Project Expert, Edi Lawani, said that Miss Nigeria has a lot of history comprising visual and spectacle that goes through stages of selection, training, boot camp and the grand finale.
He maintained that the need to ensure that the event is recorded and stored for generations yet unborn to watch is by storing it in a recorded form.
“From the technical point of view, moving forward, we shouldn’t make a mistake like in the past. To capture it properly, that is where we come in to ensure the technical requirement is put together,” he said.
“This year, we will ensure Miss Nigeria is presented in a way it can be termed world class that will make it engaging for people to want to watch after that day,” he said
Also speaking, the 40thMiss Nigeria, Chioma Obiadi, the current queen, said she has used the platform to orientate girls and women through Green-Girl project she inherited from her successor.
“While growing up, I wanted to be Miss Nigeria because it is ambassadorial. I would like young people looking up to Miss Nigeria to know that it is not about beauty but, for projection of peace and unity in Nigeria,” she explained.
The 22-year-old 200 level student of Geography and Meteorology, Namdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, reiterated that the 60 years old pageant has a lot of weight on her shoulders.
“It has been amazing. I have built my intellectual strength from being the queen,” she revealed.
It would be recalled thatthe winner of the maiden edition of the Miss Nigeria, Mrs Grace Oyelude, clocked on December 19, 2016, the day the 40th Miss Nigeria, Chioma Obiadi, was crowned.
The organisers of Miss Nigeria, in one accord stated that they would do all they could to sustain the pageant and ensure it continues to serve its purpose of bringing peace, unity and progress to Nigeria.
They revealed that they had written letters to the American President, Donald Trump, individuals, organisations and some multinational companies, intimating them about the world class event that has interesting programmes that would thrilled Nigerians and the world.
Established in 1957, the pageant which holds every year aims to showcase the positive attributes of Nigerian women and also serves as a platform used in uniting Nigeria.