Sunday, November 27, 2011

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I was playing around with my camera and iPhoto and came up with this. Anyways, Never mind all of that ................. 

My go to accessory is my Bowlers hat and I love it. It comes in handy when my hair looks a little rough on the edges (like now). I pop it on and my secret is hidden for the time being, oh the joy of being a woman I tell you. Even though I wouldn't trade it for the world I will always be a firm believer in females having it harder than males. This conversation has always been a controversy between both genders and I will always say that a day to day upkeep of females is way more expensive than males. It takes so much for us to look the way we 'ought' to look. I mean all men really has to do is get a haircut, put on clean clothes and wear it with some swag. As for us we have so many different sections and those sections have sub sections *SIGH*. Here are a few examples of what some females might use before stepping out the house .....................
Face Makeup
The whole face
Foundation
Concealer
Powder
Eyes
Mascara
Eyeliner
Eye shadow
Primer
Eyelashes 
Lips
Lip liner
Lipstick 
Lipgloss
Cheeks
Blush
Eyebrows
Wax, Pluck or thread 
If you use makeup
Concealer
Eyebrow pencil
Eye shadow 

Hair
Weave (if you wear weave and depending on the hair you get) 
Hair products to take care of your real hair (depending on your hair texture, journey, or regimen) 
Hair electronics ( straightener, blow drier, curlers, etc) 
Hair accessories 
Clothes
I'm not going to say too much about what we wear but when it comes to clothes, I feel like we have more layers to attend to than men. Men can get away with the same boxers for a day or two but it would be unlawful for a female to.
Others
*Sigh*, I'm not going to go in depth with accessories like attending to your nails, bags, jewelry, etc but I'm sure you guys get the point now. One thing I must say is that a day to day upkeep of a male/female varies. I am aware that some females attend to themselves more than others and vice versa for males. I'm also sure some men probably attend to themselves more than some females. Nonetheless, if you ask me Females > Males, BUT THAT'S JUST TUTU.




Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Androgynous

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Have you ever put on your significant other's basketball shorts or shirt, and it made you feel extremely sexy? Well, that is exactly how I feel every time I interpret my own meaning of this trend with my outfits. It makes me feel like nothing less of a rockstar.

 Even though I convinced myself that I'm too much of a girly girl to try something remotely "tomboyish"(whatever that means), I'm drawn to it like a magnet. I find myself embracing this androgynous trend and loving every minute of it. Even though to another female this might still seem a little feminine, I disagree because this is daring to me. I have always tried to stay away from anything that takes away a pinch of my sexy every women is blessed with. What I did discover is that, there is so much more beauty in NOT trying to be sexy, but still achieving it. It makes it effortless and anything that looks natural is worth taking a double look BUT THAT'S JUST TUTU.  


Jacket: Forever 21
T-Shirt: YSL
Trouser: ASOS
Loafers: Jeffrey Campbell 
Harness: ASOS

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tell me about it ... stud

My obsession for loafers this fall is getting worse. I find myself "falling" 
more and more for the androgynous trend this season but can you blame me?
There is just something about dressing like your boyfriend and adding
that female touch of sexy that drives me bonkers.
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Blouse: NastyGal
Jeans and Clutch: ASOS
Choker: H&M 
Sunnies: Ray Bans
Loafers: Jeffrey Campbell 

My short vacation to Atlantic City was everything I needed to relax. I absolutely love the way I felt while being there. Three nights of total bliss and not to mention it was the perfect time to bring out my loafers because it was not the kind of place you could dress up too much especially while walking on the boardwalk. Sadly, that meant no heels but who says you can't be sexy without heels ? I certainly didn't, BUT THAT'S JUST TUTU






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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wild and Untamed

Something about the sun being out today made me want to go wild and crazy. So I woke up today and didn't even pick up a straightener. I wanted the crazy, nappy, big hair look I have desperately always wanted to achieve but was a little skeptical about it. I was afraid people would say things like "did her straightener die or something?" Nonetheless, I braided my hair just so I can achieve the frizzy hair look and I loved it. Even though this is not exactly nappy hair or MINE, it made me wonder why tightly coiled hair also known as nappy hair is so frowned upon. The sad thing is its us thats doing everything in our power to BUY the look thats considered the norm. Some of us (and I am guilty as well), will go as far as buying up to $300 Malaysian/Indian/cambodian (notice African hair is not included in this) hair just to be a part of the norm. 



When I meet people that are natural, I always commend them because it takes a very beautiful, confident African woman to wear her hair proudly with no chemicals. My confidence is not close to being there yet, BUT THAT'S JUST TUTU. Not to worry though, I'll get there slowly but surely. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Inspired Look Day


Every now and then my looks are inspired by celebrities and my favorite bloggers BUT THAT'S JUST TUTU. Because of this I have decided to incorporate this into a few posts. So once in a while I will post pictures of a favorite look of mine and then show you guys the way I wore it and how you can get these looks for cheap. 

My first fashionista is Solange Knowles. Over the past few years this lovely young lady has been making a name for herself in the fashion world. 
This look stuck out to me because this summer I was seriously reaching for these 70's High waist flare pants. So I thought adding a blazer like Solange "is so crazy, it just might work." These 70's style pants are extremely fashionable and goes with pretty much anything. 



I still have in the same hair by the same, I used a no heat regimen to curl it thats all. 

                       


Blazer: Forever 21
Top: H&M 
Pants: ASOS
Wedges: Zara
Necklace: H&M 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Double L: Leopards + Loafers


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The trend this fall has definitely been bold thus far. The Androgynous look for women has been slowly but surely making its way into the hearts of fashion lovers. I tell you, there is something about dressing down with a hint of sexy that every female is blessed with that wows me. That being said, Loafers is definitely a must have in every females closet. I say head on over to your favorite stores and pick one up. These shoes can be found as low as $20 depending on where you snatch them up. 

Another bold trend thats common this fall is prints. They are taking over the scene sporadically especially leopard skin styles.  I for one have never been a fan of leopard skin  BUT THAT'S JUST TUTU.  But lucky for me, I took a walk on the dark side and decided to join the bandwagon. Do I regret it? Absolutely not. As a matter of fact, I am kicking myself for not hopping on a long time ago. 

Combining these two L's is extremely bold. I would suggest dressing down because your shoes are doing all the talking for your outfit meaning every other item should be the supporting actress, not the leading lady. 




Here is how I dressed up my Double L's

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How to: Fishtail Braids


































     




        

I'm Currently falling in love with another lazy hairdo called FishTail Braid, BUT THAT'S JUST TUTU. It is the perfect hairstyle for dinner with your girls, date with your significant other, etc.. It is really easy and quick and I am sure you ladies will love it as much as I do.
Enjoy the tutorial Below




Sunday, October 2, 2011

How To: Bohemian Braid with weave


Sorry Guys. I wanted to make a video but something came up

This would work so great on relaxed hair as well as natural Hair





Achieving the bohemian braiding style can be complicated especially when you have short hair.
 I suggest you get the cheap synthetic weave for corn rows at the beauty store, its like $1.99 a pack and thats all you'll need ( keep in mind the longer the better )


Steps I followed:
1) I braided the weave from the top to the bottom 




2) I burned the end of the braid so that the braids will not come undone



3) Part your hair how you like or simply brush it back like I did

4) Put your hair in a ponytail
5) Place the braid where you feel fits you best then wrap it around your pony tail
6) Curve the pony tail or braid it depending on how long your hair it
7) Use a few bobby pins to lock your hair into the braids

And WA L A! Just like that you're done. 
I call this hairstyle the "Lazy Do" because its the kind you can quickly whip up on a fast pace day BUT THAT'S JUST TUTU

Friday, September 30, 2011

Breakfast for Dinner


My sister and I decided to make breakfast for dinner because it felt like that type of night. We whipped up a quick meal and I decided to share the recipe. It has just a touch of African flavor in it just like I like it BUT THAT'S JUST TUTU.

Ingredients: 
Potatoes
Eggs
Onions
Hot Jamaican Peppers
Salt
Olive Oil
Maggie
Curry Powder


Eggs: 

Place olive oil on skillet
Turn the stove to about medium heat
Slice Onions and hot jamaican peppers into the hot olive oil
Add Maggie
Add a dash of Curry powder
Let it cook until the onion shrink and turns brown
Add the egg

Potatoes:
Slice potatoes in small cube sizes
Place potatoes in a pot full of hot water
Turn the stove on to medium heat
Add Salt  
(Add sugar if you want a sweet taste) 
Let it cook for about 20 minutes 

BEWARE ITS HOT! 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Someone Like you - Adele





Anyone who know me knows that this beautiful lady's voice is very near and dear to my heart. I believe both 19 and 21 are a masterpiece carved by a genius named Adele. I have been patiently anticipating a new video from her and I must say it wasn't what I expected.  I literally stared at the video expecting something to happen, my heart rate was running about a mile a minute cause I presumed she was going to jump ( DON'T MIND MY CRAZY MIND)....


One thing I can definitely say is that this is the most simplistic video she has made thus far, every other video had an abstract concept to it.

Nonetheless....

 I love the song just the same. All I can say is, if the price of being heartbroken is walking around Paris with a sad face, sign me up cause I am sold.
BUT.....THAT'S JUST TUTU.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It gets BIGGER....

















Confession: I have a major obsession with big hair, actually its more like a problem 
BUT THAT'S JUST TUTU




The biggest problem that can result from wearing BIG hair is the "too much weave syndrome". This is a syndrome in which people misunderstand that to have big hair you have to stack millions of bundles on your head but this is not true. You can tease and manipulate your weave into pretty much anything, all you need are the right products. Watch the tutorial on how to achieve these curls. ENJOY!  


Products used ~

Remington Wand - Target $25 (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) 
Flexi Rod - Sally's Beauty Salon 
Hair - Harlem 14 inches and 18inches 



Introduction...........










About me:

My name is Adetutu Olatawura but known as Tutu

Age: 21 years of age
Education: Senior in college
Ethnicity: 100% Nigerian

Why did you start a blog?
I started this blog because

1) I needed a hobby that can take me away from the depression of school (NO SERIOUSLY)

2) If you ask me I believe I'm lacking the creative gene so I am digging deep to find that side of me. 

3) I have a few things to get off my chest

4) I love any and everything that pertains to fashion, hair, family, God  and food BUT THAT'S JUST TUTU ! .....and I would like to share that with the world



SO HERE GOES