I have always been a collector of lingerie, all thanks to my mum who seizes every opportunity she has to shop me some new lingerie. However, there are a few things that I probably never knew about lingerie that I got to find out at the maiden edition of Lingerie Lust pop-up and brunch.
The event which took place on the 12th of February, 2017, kicked off with an informative session by Seun Tayo-Balogun, the CEO of Brief Essentials. During her session, she showed us the very different kinds of lingerie and how to wear them. She also intimated us on the correct pronounciation of some lingerie like the chemise which our mothers called ‘she-mi’.
Right after that was Mrs. Dapo Nnadi-Davies, CEO of ETC Lingerie on how to know your bra size. Everyone present got the opportunity to have their bra measurement by her. Many were surprised at how they have been rocking the wrong bra sizes without knowing. She also went on to inform us on the need to select your outfits first before your lingerie as the outfit you have chosen will determine the kind of lingerie to go with. She also mentioned that the breast needs to be completely packed from the sides to fit into the bra cup.
Closely related to this was the talk by celebrity stylist, Veronica Odeka, on wearing lingerie as an outerwear.
If there is one problem that ladies have had to face in recent times, it is the issue of self-confidence. It was quite interesting to hear from the founder of About That Curvy Life, Latasha Ngwube, how lingerie can boost a lady’s confidence.
Asides from the sessions, the organizers did treat us to a lingerie catwalk by lingerie retail brands, The Lingerie City and Seven Lingerie, a homegrown lingerie brand.
In between was a live makeup presentation hosted by Mary Jane of Zaron Cosmetics.
Right after the brunch, we had the opportunity to shop some beauty products and lingerie at the various stands within the venue.
I certainly had a good time though I was pretty much busy trying to help out my friend with the guests. Notwithstanding, I made sure to gather enough information to enable me make a better lingerie shopping decision.
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