"The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress."
 —Hubert de Givenchy

kartia Velino is a Toronto Based Fashion and Style Blogger

I. A.M E.V.E.R.Y W.O.M.A.N
F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S is the word and I hope you are all feeling it like I am. Welcome back to the last Saturday of October.
Some people celebrate Halloween while some look ahead to celebrate All Saints Day. For me, I celebrate the good life, being alive, loving and being loved in return because I. a.m. e.v.e.r.y w.o.m.a.n and I own it!!! How about you? With all my heart, I wish you all that you wish yourself and more.

Woow, I am having a blast and trying hard not to rub it in with my 'True North' fans stuck over there in the cold......'brrrrr'. Hahahah. I hear it's not that cold though. I am still vacationing, travelling to various Nigerian cities but trying to stay out of trouble hahaha and also stay out of the direct rays of the hot sun so I don't ruin my complexion. I am using a lot of sun screen mind you as the dangers of sunburn or melanoma are not that far fetched even for dark skin like mine.

Now to My Style Corner:

As I mentioned above I am enjoying being loved and pampered. One of my several birthday gifts from my better half is this absolutely gorgeous, eye catching, head turning Ellie Saab floral, black, flowing dress that hit the run way not too long ago. It is such a conversation piece that I was practically overwhelmed by the compliments it generated from all and sundry! If I say that, you better believe me because I can handle compliments but this was really generous. Bring it on guys! Hahahah! The colors of this outfit contrasted against the black background are so bright and vibrant without being gaudy or clashing. The length of the gown is full and demure while the off shoulder component is tantalizing, sexy and flirty, showing off my shoulders. The rule of thumb when wearing a revealing outfit is not to bare it all. You see how my upper part is bared but I compensated by covering up my lower half. That way you don't look tacky or under dressed.

To go with it I have the ever faithful signature Channel purse (black) to complete the fashion statement as always. I love the mirror sun Glasses and wear them a lot. This one  stands out and goes wells with the ethnic scenery palm fronds and banana trees in the background. My jewelry is a very simple but unique gold necklace and bracelet. You know how I like to go easy on jewelry when the outfit is already very busy. This dress doesn't need a lot of help. It already did most of the work! Of course the chic look is not complete without those heels.
Turn every head when you walk inside that special occasion alone or with your better half. I am moving over a little for my better half in this post because he has been such a darling on this vacation trip. Let's shout out to our better halves, wishing them all the best. Just try this trick and remember......Kartia told you first.

Dress: Ellie Saab (here) 
Shoes: Charlotte Olympia (here)
Purse: Channel (here)


Hello Lovelies, and how are you all doing? I welcome you all back again.  I am as fabulous as you.. I know it is FALLS at my first base in Canada, But Summer all the way in my Birth country Nigeria, I just love being under the sun.. woooow,  Isn't  it nice to be where the culture and tradition takes place,, I have so many families here, and guess what? food is a way of welcoming one another. been eating like a big, and thank God that when I go back I  will be wearing layered clothes to hide some extra pounds, ,,, heheheheh.. But its all good.. I still embrace my curves...and looking forward to hitting the gym as soon as I get back. for now let me enjoy it.


Whether you already own a closet full of yellow outfits or you’ve never purchased anything in that color before, . It’s one of the colors that’s beautiful on everyone. Plus, it provides a youthful glow that adds an extra special kind of flair.and I matched it with teal green fringe shoulder bag as you all know that fringe is very large in the fashion industry today.. and I also paired it with same shades of Christian Louboutine shoes,... the roads are not as smooth as over there, the sole of the shoes will give you a full definition of what am talking about,, but I guess this is the beauty of those shoes...
Will still be posting summer outfits for now, as a fashion blogger I do not have to forget that i am styling for every one, regardless of the season.
I hope you enjoyed the reading and thank you for your time.

DRESS: Gift (here)
SUN GLASSES: Dolce and Gabbana (here)
SHOES: Christian Louboutin (here)
SHOULDER BAG: Moda Luxe (here)


GG marmont leather shoulder bag

GG marmont leather shoulder bag

a feline metal detail sits on the front of this structured leather shoulder bag with contrast stitching detail. made in Gucci signature lightweight leather, noted for its softness and elasticity a very boyish look shoulder bag that is in season is here to stay.

woow!!!! what do you think of the maroon autumn color cross bag.
it just adds a vibe to your complete look.
click on the link to order yours todayhttp:/www.gucci.com/uk//

GG marmont leather shoulder bag

GG marmont leather shoulder bag

GG marmont leather shoulder bag

GG marmont leather shoulder bag

T.E.E. A.N.D  S.C.A.R.F Embellishment

Welcome back y’all to the amazing Kartia Velino blog and I hope you’re all good. 
I took a trip to Nigeria and I can tell you right away that there is no place like home. At this time of the year in the south south part of the country the tropical weather is truly beautiful, the sun is not very intense and the humidity is quiet comfortable. It rains practically every day, but after the rains come the cool and fresh ‘breeze’ that is not only very rejuvenating but also relaxing. I love the periods of time that I am able to spend in Nigeria and enjoy the sometimes quiet and at other times hectic lifestyle.

What I even love more is being able to stay connected with you. thanks to the technology of the internet. It doesn't bother me that I am jet lagged and tired after practically twenty four hours of flying, but keeping you up to date still takes priority in my life.  So here I am blogging away from the heartland of Nigeria! Hahaha. 

I just started unpacking and hanging up my clothes in the closet but I was only able to get halfway before becoming overwhelmed by fatigue and tiredness. Because I am such a fashionista, I travel with quite a bit of stuff because I never want to be caught unprepared for any occasion. So since I love dressing and dolling up myself, I decided to take a little break from unpacking and take a few shots. So I threw on this lemon yellow body hugger Tee with the classic cut asymmetrical burgundy skirt with these high but amazingly comfortable patent pumps from Cavelli.

You know me to be a scarf diva right? I love scarves so I wrapped myself in the inspiring luxury of this over-sized butter yellow scarf .  Feel the rich and luxurious folds as they caress like linen mustard petals in the African sun. Beautiful, priceless perfection and class all rolled in one. These soft and effortlessly chic Italian linen scarves are the ultimate accessory, whether you're out on the town or just lounging around with friends and family. These fabulous oversize scarves can be worn in a variety of ways. Throw a vibrant scarf around your neck for a casual look, drape a linen tassel scarf over the shoulders as a luxurious wrap or drape it on your bag or shoulder. This fine Italian silk blend with a hand-knotted fringe is very stylishly chic and as you know, the fringe is big in the fashion world today. A fancy scarf adds a dose of everyday luxury to any outfit.

Practical and timeless style meets luxurious chic, that's the beauty of the scarf. No wonder the fashion gurus of Hollywood and trendsetting fashionistas and celebrities around the globe, are falling in love with scarves. Why not jump on the band wagon and complete your fashion statement with S.C.A.R.V.E.S and be as chic as ever.

Thanks for reading.

Top: Nordstrom
Skirt: Saks fifth Avenue
Shoes: Carvali
Tot bag: Roots
Accessories: Gifted


ABS - Metallic Hi-Lo Skirt