KiK Style Star – Grace Gigi from Nigeria

Grace GIgi's natural style in braids extensions
Grace GIgi from Nigeria
Grace GIgi from Nigeria

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.

Grace Gigi in a white dress shirt,  denim skirt  and two tone heels. Hair is pinned in front and a not so defined bun behind.
Grace Gigi in a white dress shirt, denim skirt
and two tone heels. Hair is pinned in front and a not so defined bun behind.

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.

Grace Gigi wearing a black cape with a slim black pants and netty black heels. Minimal accessories.
Grace Gigi wearing a black cape with a slim
black pants and netty black heels. Minimal accessories.

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.

Grace Gigi in a slim black pants and a plain white short sleeved shirt topped with a patterned monochrome jacket.  She added "flat black shoes to the rescue.​"
Grace Gigi in a slim black pants and a plain white short sleeved shirt topped with a patterned monochrome jacket. She added “flat black shoes to the rescue.”

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.

Grace Gigi in a vintage printed skirt paired with a high neck green blouse.
Grace Gigi in a vintage printed skirt paired with a high neck green blouse.

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.

Grace Gigi dressed in traditional attire for a weeding – Cord lace and velvet wrapper. Paired this with gold sandals and a gold purse.
Grace Gigi dressed in traditional attire for a weeding – Cord lace and velvet wrapper. Paired this with gold sandals and a gold purse.

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.

Grace Gigi wears stripes on stripes and pattern on pattern with  netty heels and a fun but chic transparent bag.
Grace Gigi wears stripes on stripes and pattern on pattern with
netty heels and a fun but chic transparent bag.

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.

Grace Gigi wearing a mustard coloured high low blouse tucked into a printed pencil skirt.
Grace Gigi wearing a mustard coloured high
low blouse tucked into a printed pencil skirt.

KiK:  Where can we keep up with you online?
Grace Gigi: You can find me on: Instagram – @beeeyuteeful, and on my blog: www.epiphany29.com

5 Comments on “KiK Style Star – Grace Gigi from Nigeria”

  1. Graceful Grace 🙂

    I really enjoyed reading this.

    She has a lovely, bubbly personality and her style is both effortlessly chic and sensible. Her blog posts are so enriching.

    Well done babe!

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