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Intro­duce your­self!
E:
My name is Eki Ogun­bor. I just com­plet­ed my under­grad­u­ate degree in Account­ing and Finance from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kent. I am cur­rent­ly in Lagos, Nige­ria intern­ing with Xcla­ma­tions by Tomi Rotimi. I also run a fash­ion and lifestyle blog called The Chameleon Blog­ger.

What is your style phi­los­o­phy?
E:
For me com­fort is key. You look your best when you are con­fi­dent and com­fort­able in what you’re wear­ing. Acces­sories also play an impor­tant part in my dress­ing, but I try not to over do it. Last­ly, I believe it’s bet­ter to be over­dressed than under­dressed to an event, which is some­thing I’ve learned from my mum over the years.

How would you describe your sense of style?
E:
I think my style is quite ver­sa­tile. Some days I chan­nel my inner tomboy, and the next I’m look­ing bohemi­an. Hon­est­ly, I just go with the flow and try to look good.

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What is the process of decid­ing what to wear in the morn­ing?
E:
Real­ly the process begins the night before lol. Before I sleep, I make a men­tal pic­ture of what I have in my clos­et and pick my options. The deci­sion is even­tu­al­ly made in the morn­ing, or some­times I just re-rock an out­fit, who cares!

What are the three favorite things in your clos­et?
E:
The num­ber one thing would be scarves. They hide a mul­ti­tude of bad hair days. Any scarf will do but I prefer my ankara print scarves, and I get those from my mum, love her. Next would be my Amer­i­can Appar­el rid­ing pants, hon­est­ly I could live in those. They fit real­ly well and they are quite com­fy as well. Some­how peo­ple always seem to think I’ve lost weight when I wear them, which is always good :) The last thing would have to be my black Alexan­der Wang Roc­co Bag, it’s the per­fect bag for me because it’s the right bal­ance between an every­day bag and a state­ment bag as well. 

What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and acces­sories?
E:
Shops! I like Zara, Top­shop, H&M, Net-A-Porter, Asos, Match­es Fash­ion, Vintage/Thrift shops, Mar­kets, Ebay… Hon­est­ly I can shop every and any­where as long as I like what I see and it’s a rea­son­able price.

How long have you been nat­u­ral?
E:
It’s been three years since my big chop.

How and why did you tran­si­tion into nat­u­ral hair?
E:
I first relaxed my hair when I was 13 and big chopped at 18. In the space of 5 years, I real­ized I didn’t have the patience to com­mit to a life of relax­ers every now and then so I decid­ed to go nat­u­ral again. I also like big volu­mi­nous Diana Ross look­ing hair and going nat­u­ral would give me the best of both worlds. I can rock my afro and still have straight hair with heat or a weave.

What is your sig­na­ture hair­style?
E:
My sig­na­ture hair­style is between the tur­ban wrap with my scarves or the usu­al afro I wear either as a wash and go, twist out or a blow out.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
E:
I do a lot of pro­tec­tive styling for the most part of the mon­th, either with braids, a weave or a wig. Before and after that I make sure my hair is washed with either Organix Nour­ish­ing Coconut Milk Sham­poo or Herbal Essences Hel­lo Hydra­tion Sham­poo, and prop­er­ly con­di­tioned with Herbal Essences Hel­lo Hydra­tion Con­di­tion­er (which I also use as a deep con­di­tion­er). I use a lot of oils such as coconut oil, cas­tor oil, jojoba oil, olive oil and shea but­ter depend­ing on what my hair needs. Some­times I make a mix­ture of dif­fer­ent oils and apply that instead, not for­get­ting euca­lyp­tus oil, which helps with itch­ing. When I feel my hair needs it, I deep con­di­tion with yogurt or may­on­naise, and some­times do an apple cider vine­gar rin­se.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
E:
To know more about me you can vis­it my blog at www.thechameleonblogger.blogspot.com, though I don’t have any new updates due to recent pri­or­i­ties.

Meosha

Just anoth­er lover of nat­u­ral hair and expres­sion.
— Style Icon Coor­di­na­tor for BGLH

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10 Comments on "Style: Eki in the United Kingdom"

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Deb

so jeal­ous! my mom has the same shape! I’m her only daugh­ter and guess what? straight as a board D:

courtney

well aren’t you the cutest girl in the world!

Tiffanie

Gone girl! Love her style and hair! I have that red dress and yes it’s from Asos!

EmskiB

Love your style!! Does any­one know if the red dress is from Asos?

ThatOneGirl

:’) such a sim­ple reg­i­men. Not sure of her hair type but it’s so thick and lush. I can’t imag­ine how I will ever sim­pli­fy like this. I’m inter­est­ed in euca­lyp­tus for the scalp. I’ve tried tea tree oil but it doesn’t do any­thing for me.

LaNeshe

Love­ly!

Amma Mama

Her body is bananas~!~ She is beau­ti­ful.

alice

hot­tie. espe­cial­ly in that red dress!!!

DreamGirl

I have a hair and style fold­er on my com­put­er and she’s in it hahahahahaha,hair and style porn. She is too fly!!

maxine

She’s sexy and she knows it.lol

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