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Model Diary || House Of Nwocha

Thursday, 27 February 2014
I wish I could say I enjoyed this show but No I didn't, Not really. Shows like this remind me of how messed up it is to be a model in nigeria. Forget the glitter and glam and all that, modelling is" not always" as fun as it looks (Keyword "not always"). Don't get me wrong, i actually love being a model and i wouldn't trade the experiences and some of the amazing people i've met along the way but mahn these people over here steady trying to kill your passion.
Thankfully I had my main G "Tracy' and my baby 'camera' to keep me company. The first thing I did when I got to the venue was take outfit pictures which will be up later this week so check back guys! ;)
Fun show or not, I still gotta do a model diary post for my blog fam so yurr some behind the scene shots from the house of nwocha cocoon launch.
Let me just add that I'm in love with the make up artist "Lola Maja" (First Picture). This is my first time getting my face beat by her and I was genuinely impressed by how sweet and nice she was. I don't expect niceness and sweetness from these "fashion people" (which btw is totally wrong) so I'm always touched when I meet one who proves me wrong (like the amazing people i worked with in my last shoot)
 Typing this in the students room of the labour ward (I'm supposed to be on call oh). haha. I seriously can't wait for the weekend!
What have yall been up to?
Cassandra Ikegbune

To unforgotten friends

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

I thought about you today
About the beautiful times we had
And the memories we made
From the early morning jobs to that one time I was a mess.
Who am I kidding, I was always a mess
 Oh and the little drama's
I want to write our story but the words aren't coming out right
Did we even ever have a story?
How have you been?
I really hope the years have been kind to you.

I thought about you today
All the way back to when we were still bright eyed, just getting into med school
Dreaming about being models
calling up agencies together
Getting scammed together
How have you been?
I hope the years have been kind to you.

I thought about you today
Diploma days.
Struggling to get our names written in pen
Remember that one time we spent the night at the mosque?
You knew me when I was at my worst
When I wasn't even sure of myself
yet you loved me that way
How have you been?
I hope the years have been kind to you.

To all the ones I've loved and Lost
Due to time and distance
Due to Pride and plain childishness.

I miss you
And I know we can't have what we had back but
I'm grateful you were once a part of my life

Cassandra Ikegbune

Outfit || Old School Vibe

Wednesday, 19 February 2014
I don't know if yall are seeing the whole "Granny Style" thing going on but i felt like a"throwback" in this outfit . I'm not sure which exactly is giving off that vibe or maybe its the mix of the two?
This is my first time wearing a midi pencil skirt and on the low, i felt a little bit weird in it at first. I know it seems like red is my best but it actually isnt . Don't ask, i also can't really explain why i've been wearing a lot of red of recent. No! Its not a mood thing, I'm not feeling in any way dangerous.
Yes! Yes! This is also a school outfit, where else will i be dressed like this to?  I decided to tone down the noise from all that red with black shoes.
I know i've not been regular with my posts and i wont give school as an excuse this time (I feel like i've been complaining alot about school to you guys) . Its more of the fact that i havent been going out much and therefore havent really been dressing up.
                 What have you all been up to?

Cassandra Ikegbune


Model Diary || Thisday Style

Tuesday, 11 February 2014
No. No. This is not me Complaining
But this final year life is not beans at all.
Everything has been moving in a rush. The weekends are so short and the weekdays seem to last forever. I literally do not have time anymore. It hit me even more recently when I had to pass on a job (modelling) offer because I had lots of work on my plate already.
Speaking of modelling and jobs (which is what this post is really about) , remember i mentioned in this post that i had a shoot recently on one of my increasingly rare free days.
It was a shoot for the Thisday style valentine edition with one of my favorite male model "Toyin" (mentioned in this post) at the epe resort and spa. Beautiful scenery, amazing team, easily the most "chilled" shoot I've had.

These are just some behind the scene pictures. See me looking all pretty and what not!! Haa

The Amazing team i'm talking about?!
Stylist : @thestyleinfidel
Photographer : @iamBlawz
Makeup Artist : @christine_creations
and of course Moji Daniel- Allen
   Thank you Guys!

P.S - I hit a 100 followers on GFC recently. Goshh!  Thank you mes amours

P.PS - Get this past sunday's thisday style for the full love story and final pictures :D *side eye Dotun*

Cassandra Ikegbune

On Settling

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

I've had this post in my draft for a while now. It was written during a period I felt all confused and what-not , I haven't obtained maximum clarity yet but the air sure does feel a little clearer over here these days.

You know that point in your single life where you finally get tired of being the only one amongst your friends without a "Le boo"? Where you just finally want someone you can call your own too? Yes! that point! I know how confusing it can get and how its so easy to give up all your set values and settle with just anyone you feel you have a little connection with. Society doesn't even make it easy these days, its like everyone wants to know who you are dating and why you are not dating. Meh
I don't believe in mediocre relationships at all. I don't believe in dating for just dating sake.
But it wasn't always like this. I also got to that break point and I settled!
You see, the thing about loneliness is that it grabs at you in the deepest places, taunts you till you succumb to whatever to find temporary release.
If you are like me, you start getting this messed up idea that maybe if you find someone, it will all get better. So it starts with wrong choices of friends, just to feel that closeness to someone and then wrong relationship choices.
Nope! That won't make you  feel better.
I finally realized that no one can walk in and just fill up that void in me. It was like an epiphany, an Eureka moment. So I just stopped hoping on things and people and started saying more "Thank you Lord" because His plans for me are always plans of good, to give me a future and hope.

Never settle for less than you deserve because it was convenient. Its better to be lonely now than be in a relationship and still be lonely.  Don't waste your best years on a relationship that should have never began. Never rush into anything, take your time and reflect deeply. The answers are within you 90percent of the time. You know what you want, its right there.
No settling allowed! You deserve a loving, caring and healthy relationship!

  Some quotes that helped me rethink when I was stuck in that situation

"My alone feels so good, I'll only have you if you're sweeter than my solitude." - Warsan Shire

“This is what I know. Don't settle for 40, 50, or even 80 percent. A relationship-it shouldn't be too small or too tight or even a little scratchy. It shouldn't take up space in your closet out of guilty conscience or convenience or a moment of desire. Do you hear me? It should be perfect for you. It should be lasting. Wait. wait for 100 percent.” ― Deb Caletti,

"Until you get comfortable with being alone, you'll never know if you're choosing someone out of love or loneliness" - Mandy Hale

P.S - I know you've heard this a million times but we really should learn to be patient with God and wait for his opinion on whatever we want to do even if it takes a while for Him to give a go

P.P.S - Amazing men still exist. I know, God gave me one. :D

Cassandra Ikegbune

Thoughts During Class

Monday, 3 February 2014
  • Oh God, when will this class end?
  • Argh! My eyes are hurting! Damn glasses
  • Wait! Isn't this woman a consultant, why is she shelling like this? Oh well
  • Yasss! My pink blazer will go well with the new blue playsuit i jusy got. I should totally rock it with sneakers.
  • Someone please remind me again why I'm a medical student
  • Kai Cassandra, Focus!
  • Okay this sounds interesting, i should focus.
  • Hayy God, there are so many medical conditions in this life sha! 
  • I hope i dont ever have this disease. So Scary
  • NYC!! Can't wait to live there
  • I really need money though *sigh*
  • I hope the look on my face says "focused and alert"
  • Maybe if i stare straight at the lecturer, she wont call me
  • Please don't call me, Please dont call me. *phew*
  • God please, don't let my classmates ask so much questions after the class
  • I should put this up on my blog, I'll prolly get no comments but hey! YOLO

I know what you are thinking! but I'm actually a pretty decent student. All that happens when the lecture starts getting too long and my focus starts shifting. I mean, why will a class be more than an hour? My attention span isn't that long.

Am i alone on this? Please share some of the thoughts that go through your head while in class? Except you all are "super students" but somehow i doubt that :d

Cassandra Ikegbune

Outfit || Denim Dungarees

Sunday, 2 February 2014
I know, I know! Dungarees are sooo 2013 right? Yes! I'm fully aware but then i just happened to get my hands on this denim dungaree early this year (It was a birthday gift from my hunnay Fola) and for someone who has been looking to own one, y'all can't blame me if I'm still pretty excited about it because i am!! Thank You Fola!
Also, yes i know i don't have much pictures for this post and it sucks major because i was so busy and one thing led to another and i couldn't take pictures with my camera but i just had to put this up because I think its a really cool look, if i do say so myself. :D ( Please ignore the hungry look on my face and the nylon and biscuit I'm holding) -_-
I wore this to a shoot i had on Friday. I was going for something easy and laid back but still really stylish and i remembered that i had this dungaree. The shoot is easily the most amazing shoot I've had so far. I can't put up pictures till its out officially but i had an awesome time shooting with an equally awesome team.
Friday ended on a pretty decent note and my weekend has been beautiful.
Hope you all had a good weekend too?

P.S : Notice anything different about the blog?  I got my own domain name finally!!! Whoop. :D

Cassandra Ikegbune


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