The Rules of Pregnancy Fashion

I have been having so much fun dressing up while I have been pregnant. Here are some looks that I pulled out of my closet mixing maternity clothes with items I already owned.

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Rocking my PZI Jeans with an ASOS maternity white shirt

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My New Years Eve Gown from Intermix, Atlanta

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ASOS Maternity

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Heres a dress I already had from Theory that I wore as a cardigan instead!

“I wanted women to know they didn’t have to spend their kid’s college fund on their maternity wear to look good. Spend money on the layering pieces (jackets, shawls, scarves, jewelry) that can be worn during pregnancy and well into merry mom-hood. Pregnancy is also a time to get creative. Just because something doesn’t fit the traditional way, don’t banish it from bumpland. (Think: belts as necklaces, inner wear as outerwear, dresses as tunics, skirts and coats as dresses.)

 I wanted to wear what celebrities were wearing. They have a knack of mixing and matching and dressing for their silhouettes with tunics, leggings, sack dresses with belts, and they use accessories well. But I couldn’t find anything in the stores. That was my a-ha moment. So I went to my closet and put away all my skin tight items and pulled out all the non structured pieces and accessories, and that became my uniform”.

Bump It Up, NBC trend reporter & style expert Amy Koch

Totally how I felt the last 6 months! best piece of advice I’ve read regarding pregnancy fashion. Here are a few of my favorite celebs styling it up. Enjoy the fabulousity 🙂

Halle Berry

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Kourtney Kardashian

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Gwen Stefani

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Kerry Washington

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We fell in love….

I don’t know how or why I missed Jennifer Lopez receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame back in June, but she was awarded the 2,500th star and accepted the honor in a beautiful Dior Pre Fall 2013 cashmere & silk knitted white shirt and silk peach high low hem line skirt combo. It’s a very different look from J.Lo’s regular body hugging outfits and I’m loving it! She kept her makeup natural and flawless as usual, and paired the outfit with a pair of subtle black ankle strap Brian Atwood “Zenith” Pumps and H. Stern stud earrings. Even though I’m totally in love with these classic black BA pumps, I would have gone for a more elegant and delicate shoe with this outfit. *shrugs* We love it any way!!!

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Looking for the perfect gift?

We are having our annual Valentines Day Sale starting Feb 7th – 15th. Looking for a great Valentines Day gift for that someone special? Stop by at Olivia’s Trunk and we can help. Up to 20% off on most items including Kanem by Kingi accessories, Marc by Marc Jacobs jewelry, Diane Von Furstenberg, Thursday Friday and more!!!

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Thursday / Friday Tote Bags

*More Colors & Styles in Store*

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Diane Von Furstenberg Limited Edition Lori Print Tote

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Kanem By Kingi Accessories

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Bracelets

*More Colors & Styles in Store*

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Olivia’s trunk & Friends at the Lagos Polo Club Fashion Show

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On December 23rd we hosted the fashion show for the last Polo Tournament of 2013: The Captain’s Cup at The Lagos Polo Club. Some friends of the store, who we currently stock, joined the show. Beautiful garments from designers Re Bahia and Elizabeth Waldorf were shown along side PZI Jeans for curvy girls. The show was well attended by Lagos Polo enthusiasts and socialites. After the fashion show segment performers Seyi Shay & Vector both gave vibrant performances.

Re Bahia, known for their flowing garments and somewhat edgy look did not fail to please the audience. The line was so well liked one lady came running into the dressing room asking to buy the garment directly off the model! Elizabeth Waldorf maintained their timelessly classic look, using a vintage toile print and a vintage newspaper print material as the basis for this collection. While the dresses were all classic cuts – A -line and straight pencil dresses – she added a little bit of a wild flare with her snake skin print silk beach dress and very versatile animal & print silk tops. Last but not least, the current PZI Jeans collection was displayed on a throng of curvy women down the runway. Some of the vibrant colors from this seasons Paris collection were displayed as well as last seasons silver party jeans and Candy Coated collection.

The models also displayed some of the beach & swimwear items from Olivia’s Trunk including Saks 5th Avenue’s sun visors and designer Thursday / Friday tote bags.

My favorite item of the night had to be the Re Bahia Crop Shirt & White Trouser set. Everything from the color combination to the cut and fit were absolutely stunning!

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Model in Re Bahia Fuchsia Floor Length Gown

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Model in Re Bahia Crop Shirt & White Trouser set

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Model in Re Bahia Electric Blue Top & Trouser set

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Elizabeth Waldorf Models in this seasons current collection

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Model in Elizabeth Waldorf Snake Skin Silk Print Halter Neck Beach Dress, Saks 5th Avenue Sun Visor 

& Thursday / Friday Tote Bag

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Model in Elizabeth Waldorf Signature Print Toile Pencil Dress

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Model in Elizabeth Waldorf Newspaper Print Sweetheart Neckline Pencil Dress

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Model in Kelly White Boot Jean & Elizabeth Waldorf Silk Printed Neck Tie Blouse

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Model in Last Seasons Silver Skinny Jean (Only Carried by Olivia’s Trunk – no longer available online)

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Model in Last Seasons Monroe distressed Skinny Jean

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Model in vibrant yellow jeans from The Paris Collection

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PZI Jeans Models in The Current Paris Collection & Last Seasons Candy Coated Collection

Lanson Champagne… Her Royal Majesty’s Choice

It’s not well known that Lanson Champagne is the official champagne of The British Royal Family and the only champagne served at Wimbledon. Although Queen Victoria was the first member of the Royal family to award Lanson the famous Royal Warrant as an official supplier to the Court of England it’s a tradition that has been retained ever since.The Lanson House of Champagne was created in 1760 making it one of the oldest Champagne Houses in France.

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The Classic Lanson collection includes The Black Label (Brut), The Rose Label and The Ivory Label (Demi – Sec).

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For more information & prices contact us via email: oliviastrunkng@gmail.com

PZI Jeans – For girls with a little something extra!!

For all my ladies out there with a little something extra, these jeans are for you. At first, I too was skeptical, however, I am now in love! When the owner of the company first approached me to model for them, I didn’t want to believe that the jeans had the fit he claimed. After trying on a pair I was in total shock. No gap in the back. Fit my waist, butt and thighs properly. No need for a belt. No muffin top??? SOLD! I am so in love with these jeans that I had to bring them to Africa and share them with all my curvy women! You can get all these styles and more from Olivia’s Trunk!

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Even Oprah placed PZI Jeans in her “The Worlds Best Jeans” Feb. 2013 Issue

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A Few Style Ideas direct from The Denim Suite in Atlanta

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ENJOY!!!

Location, Location, Location!!

Some people have been asking where we are located. You can find us in Ocean Bay Mall, 24 Idejo Street, Off Adeola Odeku, VI, Lagos. We are open 10am – 6pm (Monday – Friday) and 12pm – 6pm (Saturday).Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 8.54.40 PM Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 8.54.21 PMWe are right below Sari Signature Hairdressers! 

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What Exactly Is Luxury Consignment??

What’s luxury consignment you ask? It’s quite simple really…

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Bring in your gently used designer babies (luxury brand name bags, shoes and accessories) and while you check out the latest styles in the store, we will review your items. We’ll create an offer based on style, condition, brand and the store’s current stock levels. Once you accept the offer (Olivia’s Trunk collects 20% commission), your items will be displayed for sale. As soon as it’s sold we’ll send you a cheque.

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So for any of you looking to do a little spring cleaning (… that pays off) or simply looking for hidden treasures, come in and visit us!

Welcome To Olivia’s Trunk Unlocked!

Welcome to Olivia’s Trunk Unlocked! Olivia’s Trunk is a luxury consignment shop founded by two sisters with a love of all things fashionable. Makashe graduated from Skidmore College, New York with a Bachelor of Arts degree in foreign languages and literature. While studying abroad in Paris her love for fashion grew. Nenesi graduated from Skidmore College, New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. While studying abroad in Milan, her love for business and fashion met leading her to pursue her masters degree at Savannah College of Art and Design in Luxury and Fashion Management.

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We want everyone to enjoy luxury at an affordable price by selling your gently used designer babies on your behalf. We stock mostly bags, shoes and small accessories from your favorite labels like Burberry, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and many more.What people don’t know is that we do a lot more than just consignment. Olivia’s Trunk are also ambassadors for Lanson Champagne, the distributors for PZI Jeans – Africa, we create customized holiday and gift baskets with quality products from around the world and so much more!

Here you get to see everything that happens behind the scenes at Olivia’s Trunk, what we like, what we love, what’s new in store, what we’ve done in the past, what we’re going to be doing in the future and the best part is… we are just getting started!

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