In the heart of Victoria Island at the Temple Muse conceptual store, the crème de la crème of fashion and lifestyle in Lagos enjoyed an evening of cocktails and great music from the decks of DJ Obi and DJ KoolJay.

The occasion was the GTBank Fashion Weekend Pre Event Cocktail, a glimpse of the fun planned for Fashion Weekend on the 11th and 12th of November.

Stepping into the exclusive party greeted by the beautiful Sharon Ooja and Timini Egbuson who were hosting the red carpet videos for GTBank’s Ndani TV was very pleasant but also intimidating. Sharon was a complete #BellaStylista in a S.O.M.O multiple side flap blush and damask fabric set. While Timini kept things cool in an ankara set from menswear brand Lookslikeagoodman.

Ik Osakioduwa kicked off the activities with a welcome bit of comic relief inside the boutique which had been totally transformed to a dimly lit party space, with more of the invited guests taking in the vibes of the night – drink in hand and munching on samosas.

Sharon Ooja and Ik Osakioduwa

The transitioning of the music from the 70s, 80s, 90s sure made the atmosphere jolly, close buddies like Teni Sagoe, Denola Grey, Papa Omisore and Latti Ronx Bamisedun among other glittering crew of friends shared laughs in between snapchat photos and cute boomerangs.

Denola Grey and Papa Omisore
Denola Grey, Latti Ronx Bamisedun

One of the highlights of the night was the well-curated mini fashion show TheStyleInfidel put together showcasing pieces from brands that will be showing at the GTBank Fashion Weekend and also stock at Temple Muse.

The night escalated quickly with Ifeoma Williams and Dakore Egbuson-Akande digging it to MC Hammer. It was a glamorous mid-week party, one we are not in a hurry to forget.

Next stop: #GTBankFashionWeekend!

Latti Ronx Bamisedun in Bridget Awosika
Dakore Egbuson-Akande in Wana Sambo
Denola Grey in Mai Atafo
Papa Omisore in P.O.C Lagos
Toke Makinwa in Gucci
DJ Obi in Zara shirt and pants
Stephanie Coker wearing Elpismegalio
Idia Aisien in Elegante by Aisha
Salewa of
Toju Foyeh
Zed Eye in Grey
Bella Adeleke in Zii Studios blouse and Zara shorts
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu in Mai Atafo
Ini Dima-Okojie in Ejiro Amos Tafiri
Basket Mouth in a Zara jacket
Nkem Marchie
Odenike Odetola-Odeleye
Bisola Aiyeola
Fade Ogunro in Fruche
Emmanuel Oyeleke
Lily Afegbai
Derin Odugbesan
BellaNaija’s Rose Umane
Timini Egbuson and Idia Aisien
Uti Nwachukwu and Hauwa Makun
Tokyo James
Kaliné and Ronke
Mimi Onalaja and Abimbola Craig
Jide Reason
Joro Olomofin
Abimbola Craig, Sharon Ooja and Bisola Aiyeola
Jekwu and Nikki Anyansi
Tokyo James and Dakore
The GTBank Fashion Weekend Crew
Derin and Hauwa
Nikki Anyansi
Derin, Timini and Dakore
Efe Tommy
Faith History and Stephanie Busari

Photo CreditFemi Alabede