Iyabo Ojo says she has over 50 perfumes, 200 shoes and more…

Iyabo Ojo

Popular actress, Iyabo Ojo,in a new interview with Punch has talked about her fashion style! See excerpts below: What influences your style? I try my best to stay updated with the
trends in the fashion world. I watch fashion shows a lot on the
television. I also shop a lot and when I do that, I have an idea of what
is in vogue. I have a designer who makes all my clothes and makes sure
that I am up to date with the latest fashion trends, my designer keeps
me in check and tells me what colour is in vogue and the latest designs.
Generally, I just make sure I update myself with the happenings in the
fashion world and when I do that, it influences my style. How would you describe your style? It mostly depends on my mood but whatever
I am wearing, I like to reflect my personality through it. I like to be
very casual except when I have to be at an occasion. My dressing also
depends on the occasion but naturally I like being casual. I match
colours a lot in my dressing. I am just a very casual person. What kind of clothes do you feel most comfortable wearing? I love my jeans and tops; I am always
very comfortable in those. Sometimes I love to wear long dresses and
sometimes it could be short but it depends on my mood. I am not one who
sticks to a particular kind of dress code. Today, I could be girlish and
tomorrow I could choose to be a tomboy, so it depends. What do you think about Nigerian designers? I believe they are one of the most
creative people on earth. Nigerians are very fashionable. I have a
fashion designer who is up and coming and she is very good. She does
very creative designs and she is very stylish. Nigerian designers know
how to meet the needs and taste of their clients. I noticed you have a golden tooth, is it part of your fashion signature? Actually it is a silver tooth. It is not
part of my style, I lost two of my teeth and they were very close to
each other. The gap was too much so I decided to put a silver tooth
there instead of having the usual fake tooth to replace it.

What are the things you consider when stepping out? I usually consider my perfume, I love to
wear them a lot and I use both male and female perfumes. I don’t have a
favourite as I use all the brands, I am a perfume freak. I also consider
my shoes depending on where I am going to. I have to know if I should
wear shoes with high heels or flat ones. Those are the two things I
consider when I go out. I don’t wear make-up except I am going for an
occasion, if I am not going for an event, I don’t wear make-up at all. I
just try to make sure that I am wearing a nice perfume and comfortable
shoes. It is difficult to believe you rarely wear make-up, why don’t you like it? It is not that I don’t like make-up; I
just feel that there is no need for that if I am not going for an event.
I just like to have my normal looks; I don’t think I have to wear
make-up every time I am going out except when I am going for an event. You have a beauty palour, what inspired you to venture into the business? It is because I am a very fashionable
person and I’m someone who is very careful about health issues. I found
out that people say I love to look good and I check my health all the
time to ensure that I am in perfect condition. I noticed that what I do
is good for both my looks and health but people take little things like
that for granted especially in a place like Nigeria where everyone is
always busy. I love relaxing and I found all these things interesting so
I decided to educate Nigerians on the importance of taking care of
themselves, that is why I chose to run a spa and a beauty salon. What is your weakness when it comes to fashion? I would say perfumes and shoes. I have
over 50 bottles of perfumes and they are all designers while I have
about 200 pairs of shoes; I have actually lost count of how many shoes I
own. I know how it sounds but I am a shoe freak, it could be high or
low, it could be slippers, sandals or sneakers depending on what I am
wearing. I love shoes generally and I just can’t stop buying them. I
also love my perfumes. What is the most laughable fashion mistake you have ever made? There was a period that I used to wear
what was referred to as the ‘she-devil make-up’, it is when you have to
draw a very long line on your eyebrow and you draw it up at the end. I
used to do that type of make-up but now when I see my old pictures where
I was on that make-up, I just laugh. I ask myself if I actually did
that. I think things like that change with age and time. What is the most expensive fashion item you own? I cannot say how much I got the item but what I know is that it is a piece of jewellery. Can you go bald? It depends. I could but because of my
petite stature, going bald would make me look really small and that
might not go well with the kind of movies that I shoot. So I am not sure
if I can wake up one day and decide to go bald, But if I have to do
that because of a movie, then I don’t mind doing that especially if the
movie is very challenging and it would propel my career. How many tattoos do you have? I have three. Why, do you find them fashionable? I love them. They are creative and I
admire it when I see them on people. I love it on myself too; They’re
just something I love but cannot explain why I love them.


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