10 Jun 2017

Event | The Mosé Store Launch

Hi lovelies,
I went out! I actually woke up on Saturday, dressed up and drove out of my house. Not for a shoot or to work but for an event. Haven't done that this year since the Slay Festival in January. But I felt it was time for me come out of hiding again so off I went to The Mosé Store launch.

I almost bursted a tire looking for the location in Lekki Phase 1. Google Maps said it was between Fidelity Bank and Wema Bank. It also had the Centro Mall in view so I automatically thought it was at that end of Lekki (there is also a Fidelity Bank branch there). I had to call Liz for directions. Alas, it was just beside the Fidelity Bank branch I go to every week for meetings. SMH at myself.

Anyway, I got there and I was rather early. Had to wait for about 2 hours before the event started as the rain which had threatened to pour affected the schedule of events. Then I entered the store, then I met Nowe ÒmònòMóséNabìèsé Isibor, the owner; then the event started...and it was all worth it.

I managed to get into the store to take pictures before it got crowded and I was grateful for that. I got to meet Nowe and even though she wasn't in a good enough mood to be still for my pictures, she still gave it a shot, lol.
and the beautiful store...
The dress code for the launch party was African Prints and although I can't say I have a bevy of prints in my wardrobe, I managed to snag an oversized pair of ankara pants which I wore with a tee and an old vintage jacket. Thankfully, Deola of Omogemura was on hand to take a picture of me.
I was also able to take pictures of some other guests at the event (see below)

I haven't been out in aagggeeessss and hadn't seen anyone in a while. It was lovely to see Sisi Yemmie, Dabs of NaijaHairCanGrow and Jagabeauty (she'll kill me but do you know I don't know her real name? SMH) again. No one from the blogosphere has seen me in person with my short hair so I did go through a lot of the "Oh no, why did you cut your hair?" "You look so different". A couple of people didn't even recognise me for real.

There was a panel with Nowe holding the fort.
Speaking passionately and with a lot of conviction, Nowe began with telling the audience the story of all the hurdles she and a partner had had to cross on the road to birthing the dream of The Mosé Store. Some of this included having all their life savings go down the drain after months of rigorous work which included pounding the pavements of foreign cities. The dream of The Mosé  Store is to be the Sephora of Nigeria with a blend of international and indigenous brands. A couple of years and A LOT of hard work later, the dream has come to life.

Various brand owners whose products were being sold out of the store were also asked to join the panel to share stories of how they met Nowe and how they've been doing so far at the store to which a lot of them reported being sold out after about 2 weeks and less. The special guest was Dr. Vivian Oputa - a renowned dermatologist. It's really nice to see skincare being regarded as very important these days.
 Overall, I was happy I attended even though I had to leave early cos of a blistering headache that was threatening to paralyse me. I got a goodie bag *grin*. I'll show you what's in it in a subsequent post.