Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Standing for Malala


“My role and struggle is beyond personal fame and achievement. I will be happy when every girl in this land gets formal education. I will not sit with ease until all my girls receive education and learn their rights,”  Malala Yousafzai
Malala, just 14 was shot in the head in an assassination attempt by taliban gunmen and has been in critical condition since the 9th of October. Gunned down because she actively seeks freedom of education for girls in the swat valley, in Pakistan. My thoughts and prayers goes out to her and her family. This is not the end but the beginning, your future is bright…and you would live to see another day. 


It's news like this that makes you appreciate where you are and those little things we take for granted.

Tinymiyo

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Domestic Violence...


Unfortunately, some people believe that the issue of domestic violence should be handled within the confines of the home and not be spoken about like its a taboo...you know, turn a blind eye to it because e no concern you. Such sad sentiments is what kills us, especially Africans. 50% of women in Nigeria have been battered by their husbands - 65% of these women are educated while 55% are uneducated (you would think the reverse would be the case). A staggering 92.7% of these cases are NOT reported to the police. And anyone who has ever lived in Nigeria might understand why - in fact the cases of domestic abuse is almost "normal" that most people don't see it fit to report or are afraid to due to the fact that the law doesn't generally protect them or have protection against such cases, they get blamed for it (like it was deserved or she's been vindictive), beliefs, loss of matrimonial home, loss of financial security, fear of starting over or change, etc.
Sadly, there are only 4 states that have legislation against crimes of these kind of abuse... legislation that are not fairly implemented sometimes. Ever so often we begin to hear more and more stories on blogs about women (and in some cases men) being murdered by their significant other. One might think these stories are rather new, but might i also add that it has been a general trend for as long as my 26 years can recall...the only thing that makes it different this time around is the advancement in technology/social media, thereby making news travel faster and what not.
Fortunately, a very few brave victims are able to speak out...share their stories and seek help in hopes that it creates awareness and calls the attention of the society to not sleep or turn a blind eye on this issue. So when i see videos like this, i am more than enthusiastic to share and post, because we can't continue to be quiet, we cant continue to wait until the woman is dead or psychologically damaged, we need to stand up against domestic violence. Period!!!

sources: thisday and youtube 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ColetteClayton presents...

The LBD's

The Sheer Bodycon. Size: M. Click HERE to shop.


This black floor length dress has slit at the back. Features invicible zipper at back with sheer cut out on waist and shoulder. Sweet heart cut on chest. 95% Nylon, 5% Spandex. Size: Small. Measurement: Length ~56.25”  slit length ~ 21” Click HERE to shop.

TinyMiyo.


The truth from E.Roosevelt.

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Make up your mind.
Don’t be an idol, be an idea. Don’t be a dream, be a don. Don’t be a whisper, be a winner. Don’t be a retire, be a REVOLUTION.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Blouses and a Blazer


Early 80’s Galinda Wang multicolored vintage blouse. Features beautifully designed neckline with Lightweight fabric made with 100% polyester. Label: La Chine Classic by Galinda Wang. Size: 10 (Fits Medium and Large). $12.
Click HERE to shop

Vintage Gianna Blouse. Features lightweight print fabric and shoulder pads. 100% polyester. Label: Gianna. Size: 10 (Fits Medium and Large). $10.
Click HERE to shop

This Vintage Lightweight Norton McNaughton nautical print blazer, is perfect for all seasons. Features inner linning, and shoulder pads. Size: 8 (fits Medium). $15.
Click HERE to shop

Happy Shopping
TinyMiyo


Friday, August 10, 2012

Get The Look For Less...

...You Decide





Shop Wise, Shop smart, Shop Vintage
only on ColetteClayton.com

TinyMiyo

In My Africa

This is just about the only show on tv that manages to show a refreshing non stereotypical national geographic view of Africa. It's really fun to watch and if you're from Africa, you'd enjoy it as much as i did....i know, i know, its Arthur...but you know what...it sure does a helluva lot better job than most shows that portrays my continent.



 Enjoy!!
TinyMiyo

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Vintage Nigeria in Picture

                         Nigerian Public Service Billboard Ad , On The stupidity Of Driving Fast And Reckless , Lagos 1967.

Lagos in the 1920’s.

                                                                             Bata store in the 60’s. Lagos.

                                                                      The first Nigerian Airways crew in 1961. courtesy of The Nigerian Nostalgia Project @ http://www.facebook.com/groups/nigeriannostalgiaproject/ 

                              Girl in market place, Vintage Nigerian postcard.

                                                        Vintage picture of north eastern girls in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

                                                                             Eko bridge, Lagos Nigeria. c, 1973.


I hope you enjoyed, looking at them as much as I did.
Happy June Everyone.

Tinymiyo

Sunday, June 10, 2012

#Inspiration

"Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." - Steve Jobs, 1955-2011.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Vintage Velvet Clutch

 

 



Black velvet clutch purse embellished with very richly textured geometric styled metallic colored beads thoughout the purse. Features magnetic closure, a chain handle and a black linning inside the purse. $12.
Measurement: Length:5.25", Width:7.25"
Condition: Excellent.
click HERE to shop
TinyMiyo

Vintage Wrap Skirt



 


This oriental print vintage wrap skirt is crafted with lightweight fabric, perfect for the sizzling weather.
Size on label: 4 (Fits a Small and possibly a Medium). $12.
Measurement: Length 35"
Condition: New.
Click HERE to shop.

Tinymiyo


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Backpacks

I was bored yesterday to the point that I decided to do some “online window shopping” and the outcome of that is being an owner of two new backpacks from ASOS.com. I’ve kind of become a hoarder of bags as of late since most of the watches that I like are either expensive or sold out. Anyway, I’ve been forcing myself to get rid of the ones I don’t use to make way for fresh bits. I gave out two to my cousins over the weekend. I’m also a sucker for backpacks like the brown Quilted Backpack from ASOS. It looks well designed and real functional for carrying all my accessories. I pray that I won’t be lectured for getting them.





- 'Biodun


Monday, May 7, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

African Men, Hollywood Stereotypes.


 African Stereotype of the Day: Gabriel, Benard, Brian, and Derrik, who live in Kenya, were inspired to poke fun at the way African men are portrayed by Hollywood: “If people believed only what they saw in movies,” they said, “they would think we are all warlords who love violence.” Mama Hope — an organization that partners with African organizations to help transform their communities — was more than happy to hand them a mic as part of a video campaign to “Stop the Pity, Unlock the Potential.”

Let's face it, stereotypes makes up Hollywood movies, regardless of the gender, age, race or ethnic groups portrayed. So its refreshing to see these young men talk lightly on it. A good watch.

TinyMiyo.

DJ Neptune Presents House Party Mix



New Mix From  DJ Neptune (House Party Mix By DJNeptune). To download and/or listen clickHERE. Blackberry link Click, HERE

Friday, April 20, 2012

Electric Guest - American Daydream


I love this song, its pretty chill...and i hope they become pretty huge very soon. I remember posting Gotye's, somebody that i used to know on here a while ago (last year in august) with the same thoughts hoping he will become big some day and now i can't go anywhere without hearing him and kimba belting out their now famous tune. So here's hoping Electric Guest has the same success. 

 Have a wonderful weekend.

Tinymiyo

Purses, Purses, Purses.




All  $12.
Click HERE to shop for this and much more 

TinyMiyo

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Myron - You Are

I have been repeating this song since the beginning of the week. Why don't I just share it right?
 

Monday, April 9, 2012

The embellished Vintage dress


This dress gives a whole new twist to the little black dress. With a little more umph factor, it features gold (on the top half of dress) and black embellishment throughout the dress, and an invincible zipper at the back of dress.
Label: A.J Bari Vintage
Size: 6 (Fits a Small and Medium…mostly medium).  
Length: 36”  Sleeve length: 9.5”

Click HERE to shop

Have a wonderful Easter.
God bless
Tinymiyo

Friday, April 6, 2012

It has been a minute...

Hi everyone, it has been a minute since I blogged but I’ve been very busy, with relocating from Belgium to the UK and I landed a new job as a UI (User Interface)/UX (User Experience) Designer with a Digital Agency in St. Albans (Hertfordshire). I promised Mimi that I was going to blog sometime since she has obviously been the only one updating this space.

I have never really wanted to reside in Belgium but fate has a funny way of putting us all in check. Belgium has its problems like every other nation but it reflects greatly on its citizens. I never stood the chance of getting a job to begin with; talk less of hoping for a better life. The place can and will demoralize you if care is not taken. Thank God I am out of the country. I must admit that its medieval architectures and my mother are few of the reasons why I might visit again.

So at 25 with an IT Diploma, a Belgian Passport, and 2 European Languages – I decided that the United Kingdom was my next destination. I moved to South London in a small flat in Camberwell, Southwark. Residing in that flat is something that I wish I have never done. Mimi always says when it is too good to be true then it is in fact too good to be true. I didn’t listen to her because of my stubbornness and I paid dearly for it. The rent was reasonable and I shared the flat with a Nigerian-Swedish bloke whose name is Timi Abede. My integration was very easy as I have researched a lot before moving to the UK. I registered with a GP, opened a bank account without any difficulty whatsoever, and registered myself to vote on the council voters’ registration. In fact, I had everything under control expect for a job. The expression “unfortunately” was probably the expression that I heard most from September 2011 till December 2011.

Towards the end of November last year I had an interview with a company in Central London but being that I was a JJC in the UK, the abbreviation OTE didn’t resonate at all. It means On Target Earnings. Americans will probably know it as commission jobs. When you see OTE don’t even bother applying. Ignorantly, I did and I attended their interview with the hope that I will secure the job and not die of starvation when I run out of my savings. I made myself a promise that I wasn’t going to call Belgium to ask my mother for money. She has been raising three kids alone for twenty-two years so I had my reasons plus her mortgage as well. That’s a story for another day.

I was given the job and Mimi was in fact happy. I knew she had asked me if it was a commission job but I answered her like I usually do, “No, stop disturbing me.” The first day was introduction and I was showed my office and around the company. It was a different story the following day as I was asked to join the group of people that will be going from door-to-door to knock and ask for money for UNICEF and Red Cross. I’m sure those who reside in the UK would have seen them. Next time you do kindly slam your door on their face. It is a form of direct sales and they’re extortionists. Anyway, I refused and without being told I knew that I wasn’t wanted there.

I was heading back to Camberwell filled with anger that’s enough to strangle the life out of a human, I got to the flat and to my surprise all my belongings have been destroyed. Not by my flat mate but the person he rented the flat from. He is a twenty-three year old Brit of Nigerian origin. A lost boy with criminal records as long as my late grandfather’s walking stick. Sometimes, I wonder why some Nigerian parents bring their children here but then again I won’t blame them. It is normal for any parent to want a good life for his/her children. I mean my mother removed me from Covenant University at 17 just so that I can move to Belgium. My belongings were destroyed because they had a confrontation about him accessing the flat when we are not inside. The (useless) Metropolitan Police were involved but they still didn’t do anything to him. What I got was a letter with a case file number, a telephone number to call so that I can assist them to reduce crime in London, and a letter of apology. A**holes!




















At that point I had two options, go back to Belgium or go to Bristol and live with my brother who is studying at the University of West of England. I knew I was going to inconvenient him but I didn’t care. I was a desperate man with the intention of doing and putting up with anything. So I moved to Bristol and secured a customer service job with Teleperformance which wasn’t really something that I wanted to do but I had to succumb to the pressure of my mother. She was already telling me to move back home. “You have a big room and you don’t even do your own laundry.” As tempting as that was, I told myself that I will rather die.

I was at Teleperformance for two months and while I was there Mimi was encouraging and assisting me to look for something in IT. Only God knows how many applications that we submitted. I’m certain reed.co.uk will have different versions of my CV. She was amazing throughout the period. I didn’t get the chance to wallow in self-pity. Whenever I wanted to she will snap me out of it. Thank you Mimi, you’re an amazing woman.

I started this new job three weeks ago and moved back to London from Bristol. I am now the UI/UX Designer at UK Lead Generation, where I have been working on projects for their corporate clients. I have been flown to Paris already to meet with one of their clients. I am involved in the enterprise deployment of most of their projects. I get to do more relaxing stuff like drawing wireframes (sketches) for their designs.



It has been a crazy six months but I got closer to God, started paying my tithe again, and most importantly appreciate Mimi more.

In the meantime, I took some time to redesign my personal homepage and this blog, which is now using Wordpress, the Content Management System that kick ass. Happy Good Friday everyone.

'Biodun.