Fashion designer, stylist, entrepreneur and business mogul Toyin Lawani, Creative Director and CEO of Tiannah’s Place Empire showed that being stylish is not dependent on your body shape or size, as she stylishly rocked her baby bump on the cover of Exquisite Magazine.
Toyin Lawani is the experienced Fashion Stylist, Entrepreneur and Business Mogul that runs Elegante by TiannahStyling which was officially launched on the 1st of March 2012. Since its launch, Ms Lawani has been stylist and designer to a number of celebrities within Nigeria including Wizkid, Banky W, Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Juliet Ibrahim, Waje, Stephanie Okereke Linus, Toke Makinwa, and Yvonne Nelson.
Below are excerpts from her interview on the magazine:
EM: What trimester of the pregnancy do you think is or was the easiest for you?
Toyin: The second trimester
EM: Tell us about your first pregnancy and this present one?
Toyin: The first one was quite comfortable and less stressful as I was younger at the time and she is now 8 years old and the face of Elegante kids, my fashion line for the younger ones
EM: How has your diet changed during pregnancy?
Toyin: I have an amazing cook which has made it easy for me to stick to my vegetables. I eat more of broccoli carrots and grilled fish/chicken and I love smoothies …avocado prawn salad is my favourite for now and I had to cut down on my sugar.
EM: What was your first thought when you knew you were pregnant?
Toyin: The first thought was “I hope I remember how I did it the first time” but well its maternal instincts it always comes back.
EM: Tell us about your style before and after pregnancy.
Toyin: My style hasn’t changed much from before. I love standing out and being unique and don’t think pregnancy should make you change how you dress. You just wear more comfortable clothes, but you can still keep it edgy
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Photography – Hakeem Salaam
Makeup – Teni Coco
Creative Director of Exquisite Magazine – Toyin Lawani
Hair – TiannahStyling
Model- Cynthia Abdullahiby