TOMBABE TUESDAY: AYISHAT AKANBI

Photo Credit: Dean Chalkley

If you peeped the awesome Return of The Rude Boy exhibition then you will have seen this adorable face before, alongside menswear demigods such as Jason Jules, Sam Lambert & Shaka Maidoh of Art Comes First.

I can’t remember how I stumbled across Ayishat but I do remember thinking “this chick is cool as fuuuuu”. I ended up reaching out to Ayishat for work and gifted her some jeans. If you peep her instagram, you’ll notice that her style is typically utilitarian – much like my own. Lots of denim, duck canvas and other such workwear dreaminess. Being that she ticked all boxes, Ayishat fully qualifies for a feature on #TombabeTuesday <3

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Name: Ayishat Akanbi

Age: 26

Home Town: Southampton

What do you do?

Anything that I find fun or mentally fulfilling. To pay my bills I style people. To satisfy my mind I write and read religiously. I think the word “Creative” has taken on a douchy dimension I’m not comfortable with. But I’d consider myself a visual artist. My aim is to only be paid for things I would have been happy enough to do for free at one stage.

How did you get into styling?

I met Labrinth before he was famous. He was after a stylist and I pitched him my ideas, I wanted to dress him differently to other artists. I was interested in the psychology of attire, and how clothing can radically change peoples perceptions of you.

How would you describe your personal style?

I don’t think I have “a style” I have themes. My themes are never the traditional image of femininty, I like to appear unisex at all times. Essentially I always want to have the freedom to wear whatever I like and it not seem out of character, I dress for the many different women who live inside of me.

How has your environment influenced your style?

Living in London, you’re are spoilt for culture, from music, fashion and art. Living in an environment that barely flutters an eyelid at what others perceive to be eccentric has created a comfortable space for me to express myself honestly.

What has been your favourite project to date?

I think it’s yet to come.

What do you do in your spare time?

I’m not sure if I have social anxiety or if I’m terrified of small talk due to this I spend a lot of time on my own. I really like to read, I’m fascinated by human beings and existentialism. I’m pretty much obsessed with anything society calls taboo. I find writing theraputic, it’s a secret dream of mine that isn’t so secret anymore to become a writer one day.

Top 5 favourite place to shop:

Other (Boutique behind Carnarby Street)

Present

YMC or anything YMC-esque

Maharishi

Topman (Basics)

What songs to you have on rotation atm?

Honne- Baby Please

King Krule- The Noose Of Jah City

Alexi Murdoch- A Song for You

Groove Theory- Tell Me

Otis Redding- For Your Precious Love

Your tweets are always thought provoking. Any advice for the youngin’s?

Letting go of what other people think is freedom, letting go of what you think of yourself is euphoria.

You can keep up with Ayishat on Instagram, Twitter & Tumblr

***Images provided by Ayishat Akanbi***

VIDEO: MY SUMMER MAKE UP ROUTINE

I’m no pro, by any means, but I thought I’d film my summer make up routine and show how I use the products that I’ve been feeling lately. Here’s what I used:

NATURALUS PAWPAW OINTMENT

VINCENT LONGO WATER CANVAS BASE PRIMER

MAC PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER IN NW45

BEAUTY BLENDER

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD FOUNDATION IN N175

MAC STUDIO FINISH CONCEALER IN NW40

BENEFIT COSMETICS CREAM SHADOW BRUSH

BEN NYE BANANA POWDER

SLEEK MAKE UP CREME TO POWDER FOUNDATION IN “DEEP SABLE”

VINCENT LONGO VELOUR PRESSED POWDER IN “DARK”

BEN NYE CHESTNUT POWDER

MORPHE M413 BRUSH

BENEFIT “BIG BEAUTIFUL EYES” PALETTE

VINCENT LONGO BI-BROW POWDER & POMADE DUO

MAC MINERALIZE BLUSH IN “LOVE THING”

SLEEK I-DIVINE PALETTE IN “STORM”

MAC COSMETICS SHADOW IN “MULCH”

MODELS OWN BLACK KHOL PENCIL

VINCENT LONGO SHADOW IN “NOCCIA”

BENEFIT “THEY’RE REAL” MASCARA

MAC LIP LINER IN “CORK”

NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAMS IN “STOCKHOLM” & “ABU DHABI

If you dig this sort of video, please like, comment and subscribe to my channel! What are some of your favourite summer looks?

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email – nieshkapeesh@gmail.com

MUSIC BY @ESSEXLOVER

VIDEO: MY JULY FAVOURITES!

Here they are :)

I tried a different format for this one. Let me know what you think :)

Products listed below:

* CURLS UNLEASHED Moisturising Conditioner *

* LUSH “The Guv’ner” Deodorant Powder *

*MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation in N175 (FOR REFERENCE, I WEAR MAC NC55)* –

*TRIWA ROSE LANSEN CHRONO Watch*

*CONVERSE 70’s OG CHUCK TAYLOR*

*CALKIN KLEIN RACER BACK CROP TOP*

*APPLE MUSIC*

*MARSHALL MODE EQ inear headphones*

*SATURN (FLAT) PEACHES*

VIDEO: GRACE LADOJA FOR BARBIE’S FASIHONISTA

Forget #TombabeTuesday for a second. Remember when I posted Skepta’s video for Shutdown? That was directed by the absolute QUEEN (and Tombabe) that is Grace Ladoja.

Grace has an impressive resume as long as my arm and here she is again with an awesome video focusing on female friendship and support featuring Sharmadean Reid, founder of WAH Nails, and Carri of Casette Playa fame.

Peep the full interview for iD online  and be sure to show your female friends some love. We need each other!

 

TOMBABE TUESDAY: LEYLA FI

Tombabe Tuesday’s back! Yaaaas hunny.

I stumbled across Leyla Fi‘s tumblr and quickly received all of the life.

Think Jil Sander, Cos, Acne, selfies with the classic Nike-cap-hair-tucked, “normcore” vibe (ugh, I hate fashion/internet buzzwords but eff it). Not only is her style perfect, she has the dreamiest boat* ever.

All Images taken from leylafi.tumblr.com

Follow Leyla on Instagram.

Can I get a witness?

*Boat – short for boat race. Cockney rhyming slang for “face”.

VIDEO: MY EYEBROW ROUTINE

Thankfully, I was blessed with full brows. Not Cara Delevingne full, but full nonetheless. I still have to groom and tame them as they can get a little wild. Here’s how <3

Products Used:

VIDEO: MY JUNE FAVOURITES!

Have you seen my June favourites yet? If not, why not? Y’all sleep!

 

Like the t shirt i’m wearing? you can cop it from the Natural Hair Daily Store  – @naturalhairdaily

Check out Kel B’s awesome project, “Coquine: The Beauty of Kinky Hair Realised” – @kelbpics

What were some of your favourites from last month?