Sélénsé: AN EXHIBITION OF FLAMBOYANCE, STYLE AND DECADENCE IN OILS, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS.

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Every art lover knows that art and fashion have always been linked in one way or another – art often influences fashion, and fashion influences art. I have always been a lover of art and I was so excited to see this exhibition by Ibe Ananaba at The Rele Art Gallery, Onikan. "Sélénsé" is a show of the works of renowned fashion illustrator, graphic designer, cartoonist and painter Ibe Ananaba. According to him "Sélénsé na SHAKARA".
From the exhibition it is obvious that Ibe knows his craft. His excellence with the brush achieves an explosion of colours and an expression of his observations of fashion.
The exhibition was grouped into; The Head series,
The Applique series,
The Runway series and:
 The Sartorial series
Obviously my favourites had to be from the runway series. Gele, big hair, newspaper prints, colourful outfits and what seemed to be inspired by Lagos fashion and design week all crawl across 5 beautiful pieces that I want hanging on my wall (but the way my account balance is set up lol). Further celebrating the collaboration between fashion and art suggesting an interdependence that will long continue.
Some of my favourite pieces
'Lagos Traffic'
'Red Scarf'


'The pose off wall'

Like they say SEPTEMBER IS THE JANUARY OF FASHION. This exhibition was definitely a good start for the new fashion year. 

What I wore
Mary Edoro







I was going for a very blogger-esque look yesterday, 
Shoes are from Zara
Trousers are new look
The "Drama" handbag is available on Konga
The top is part of a skirt set, I just decided to pair with these.
Brown fedora hat from Dapper 24 (instagram)

Tragically, 
I had planned to take pictures of all the fabulous guests that came out for the exhibition but unfortunately I forgot to charge my camera and the battery went off.*sad face*
But please make do with the candids I took before my camera battery drained completely.



Oyemen Edoro and Chudi Daniel



Cointreau served drinks 

Adenrele Sonariwo
The Sélénsé exhibition is a must see for all true art and fashion lovers. Rele Gallery, Onikan is an amazing art space, promoting a pool of Nigerian artists, with the goal to present contemporary art to experienced and new collectors. Prices of the Sélénsé pieces range between N100,000-N500,000. The exhibition is on view until September 29, 2016.
Don't miss it!

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