Monday, October 26, 2009

Oby

Meet the gorgeous new YFF Girl of the Moment, Oby. Her colorful style is completely refreshing since it seems like everyone (including me) has been permanently dressed in black lately. Strongly influenced by her Nigerian roots, she pairs fun (and sometimes traditional) prints with great accessories, always making sure to finish her look with the perfect bag.

Name: Oby
Age: 28
Location: Washington, D.C.
Size: 16-18
Favorite places to shop: I can pretty much shop anywhere, but I get immensely giddy when I step into Old Navy.
Fashion Icons: I wouldn't consider her an icon, but I really do admire Gwen Stefani's fashion sense. She knows how to ROCK her outfits! You can never really pinpoint what she will do next, but when she does it, it's rarely a miss.
Current Obsession: You mean, besides my love for Lost, Chuck and Modern Family? Sequins, sequins and more sequins. I am abso-freakin-lutely hooked. If I can find a legit sequin jacket to pair with some straight/skinny jeans, my life will be complete. Also, I just recently got into the genius that is Dorothy Perkins. I mean, where have I been?!!
Advice to other YFF Girls: I'm not really good with this advice thing, but I'll give it a try. YFF girls, always know what works best for you. What may look great on your friends might look like a hot mess on you. Also, I feel an outfit is never, EVER complete without some sort of accessory--adding a little detail to an outfit can do wonders. Keep your head held up high (something I have to remind myself every single day). Being a YFF girl comes with a lot of criticism, it's like being fat automatically means that we should be confined to the basic colors of black & grey. Um, no. We are girls that love fashion and love to look good! And there is definitely NOTHING wrong with that.

Wanna be featured on YFF? Email me your pictures: gabi@youngfatandfabulous.com, you might be chosen next!

20 comments:

  1. Yes, she is most definitely fabulous! Very cute style! You sure know how to pick them Gabi, you go girl!

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  2. Great Pick! Oby's such a fashion inspiration! I just wish she would own up to her divaness! Work it gurl!

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  3. Speaking of West African fashion influence, I just discovered Sika and Vlisco, and I totally love this look right now...great pick!

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  5. Does Oby have a blog? If so, what is the name of it? I would love to check her out and see some of her past outfits. Being an African myself, I sometimes wonder how I can wear the more traditional outfits I have as everyday wear.

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  6. I love her head wrap. I need to learn how to use one of those!

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  7. Oooh, I love the two middle ones, especially.

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  8. I especially love the seconde one, yellow & purple.

    ChaCha

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  9. i love this girl. and she likes Modern Family? perfect.

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  11. just fabulous, i love the top right hand look especially. that cardigan! those shoes!
    i really like her purses and her overall use of accesories.

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  12. Aww!!! Thanks everybody! And thank you Gabi for giving me a feature. Cool beans. *thumbs up sign*

    @bronxgirl1: I have a blog but it's not a fashion one. If I ever have the guts, I'll probably start one. Later rather than sooner. ;o)

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  13. What a gorgeous girl, her style is fantastic :D

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  14. I LOVE IT! GO NAIJA GIRLS! :D aahaha. and i love those ankara dresses! her style is amazing. i wish i had the courage to step out of my black, lol!

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