It’s not everyday I’m willing to admit that I am envious of another woman, but Nigerian media personality and Ciroc Nigeria ambassador, Toke Makinwa is an exception. Toke has to have the most drool-worthy shoe closet in Africa *insert crying emoji*. From Gianvito Rossi, Aquazzura, Valentino, Gucci, Chanel, Prada and YSL, these are some of the brands that can be found in the ‘Moments’ host’s closet. Of course, there is a point to this article, even though I would rather unpack her closet.
My admiration for Toke spans beyond her visibly fabulous life, inclusive of luxurious travels, designer bags, luscious lashes and flawless wigs. I was drawn more to her by the relatability she displays on her Youtube Vlogs. I also appreciated the vulnerability expressed in her book, ‘On Becoming’, which chronicles the story of her love life gone wrong. Following the successful launch of her book, the petite star is testing new waters with the recent launch of her new luxury bag line.
The “Baby Girl For Life” collection is a part of Toke’s high fashion brand Toke Makinwa Luxury. Each bag is handmade from genuine crocodile hide by Muji Lagos and its signature piece is the TM Tote, designed by Estanola Oyelese. The TM Tote will be available in Black and Gold with more colours to be released later this year.
The TM Mini Bags; Melanie and Roseline from the “Baby Girl For Life Collection” mark Toke’s highly anticipated fashion debut. It’s unclear if the line is available to fans outside of Nigeria or whether there are plans to distribute to South Africa as yet.