KiK: Tell us about yourself.
Grace Gigi: My name Is Grace Gigi. I am a Business Development Officer (my 9-5) and also a personal shopper and wardrobe consultant on the side. A girl has to make this money. I live in Lagos, Nigeria. I love shopping, listening to music (soft rock) and reading good books.
KiK: Describe your fashion style and does your fabulous hair play a part in your personal style?
Grace Gigi: I would describe my fashion style as casual, laid back but also put together. Over time, as my personal style evolved, I found out that I am most comfortable in jeans and full skirts even though now I try to branch out a little. I would like to think that my hair plays a part when it comes to my personal style. I am mostly in braids and that’s my signature look.
KiK: What are your 3 favourite items of clothing?
Grace Gigi: My three favourite items of clothing would be, demin, white shirt and my black cardigan.
KiK: Name your favourite places to shop?
Grace Gigi: I really don’t have a particular place where I shop. With the help of instagram, I follow a lot of online stores and when I see something I really like, I first save the picture, if I cant stop thinking about it, I buy it. Hahaha.
KiK: What is your favourite hairstyle and how do you maintain your hair?
Grace Gigi: I love braids. Long braids. I really don’t do much to maintain my hair even as a naturalista. I try as much as I can to keep my natural hair moisturised. I have a spray bottle with water and coconut oil as well as Jamaican Black Castor Oil in it which I spray my hair with all the time. Then, I apply my leave in conditioner, I am currently using Profectiv Leave In Conditioner, then I seal in the moisture in with shea butter.
KiK: How do you wear your hair and what are your 3 favourite hair products?
You: When my hair isn’t in braids, I like to wear it in a bun. I have tried the finger coils once and loved it. As easy as Bantu knots seem, I haven’t been able to pull it off. Oh dear. Hmmm, favourite products. I started out as a product junkie but found out that my hair loves water so that’s one if we can count it as a product, then I love the profectiv leave in conditioner as well as the eco styler gel. They help with all the fly-aways and gives my hair some form of wavy look. I like.
KiK: How do you select what you are going to wear each day? What is your process?
Grace Gigi: I select what I wear depending on my mood. Because I work and tend to leave home early, I created this ritual of picking out clothes for the week but I more often than not change my mind at the last minute. But for events and the likes, I try to wear what’s appropriate as well as what I am comfortable in.