You can do anything if you put your mind to it, they say. Just try and see if you'll like it, they say. It'll be fun, they say.

Well, after trying it, I can officially say that a) I am not a natural model. It's just not my ministry, b) Modeling is HARD, guys!!, and c) It WAS fun, but definitely hard work.

A few weeks ago, I was asked by one of my favorite style consultants, Damilola Oke of Fierce and Modish to model the Christmas collection of a Nigerian jewelry brand called Bland2Glam. The inspiration for the looks and the entire shoot was Olivia Pope - the strong, smart side, not the murderous, bad decision making side :). 

To make a long-ish story short, shoot day came and went, my "acting" skills were put to the test by the talented Malik of Slick City Empire, and these pictures, among others, taken by the awesome Paul Ukonu were the result. Please let me know what you think.

Thanks to the entire awesome team for putting it together and executing it beautifully. There are more pictures in my gallery, and check out Bland2Glam to shop the collection. They are beautifully made!

Lamide Akintobi is strong, powerful and sexy as she shows us how to rock pieces from the 2016 Bland2glam Holiday Collection. Pieces available on

Pictures from the shoot:

Photography – Paul Ukonu I @paulukonu
Creative Direction & Styling – Fierce and Modish Ltd I   @fierceandmodish
Video production & Editing – SlickCity Empire I @slickcityempire
Make Up – Wemimo Ajibulu I@mua_weezy
Hair Styling – Vaavavoom Styles I@vaavavoomstyles

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