In this time when fashion bloggers have become the newest wave of trendsetters, inspiring designers, stylist and people, a few tops the list of the best of the best.
The enigmatic Desola Oluwakemi Mako, owner of deemako.com where she uploads photos of her daily outfits, is certainly one of the best. Though, a practicing architect, Desola’s monstrous love and passion for fashion is undeniable. Always full of youthful energy, life and vitality, she is trying to live her dream through blogging.
St. Eve Magazine caught up with her recently and had her talking about her first love – fashion!
St.Eve Magazine: What/Who inspired the creation of deemako.com and what motivates you to keep going during the good and bad times?
Dee Mako: I would say it started from passion. I have always been passionate about fashion, I have designed collections, worked as a stylist, done a bit of fashion production, fashion writing, I still work as a costume designer and creative director. I then had to leave all these behind to take an 8 to 5 job. At this point I needed to stay relevant in fashion, and document my fashion journey. This birthed deemako.com
During the good and bad times, I have to say nothing but passion and emails & messages from my followers keep me going.
St.Eve Magazine: If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?
Dee Mako: I will definitely have taken better quality pictures and thought of a name like deemako.comearlier, it took me three name changes and loosing followers before I finally decided on deemako.com.
St.Eve Magazine: Who is your favourite fashion icon?
Dee Mako: I have a few, Lisa Folawiyo and Solange top the list however. I also like Rihanna’s style sometimes.
St.Eve Magazine: If you had to start your wardrobe from scratch, what 5 things would you go buy straight away?
Dee Mako: Blue or black jeans, a classic white shirt, an outerwear like a blazer or kimono, flats or brogues and a hat or scarf.
St.Eve Magazine: What’s the most expensive piece of clothing you have ever bought?
Dee Mako: Hmmn… I guess it would be my wedding dress and I haven’t bought it yet. lol. I can’t really remember this.
St.Eve Magazine: What beauty products can’t you live without?
Dee Mako: I’m not really a makeup or beauty enthusiast, I’m all about the plain face but an eye-liner is my best friend every time.
St.Eve Magazine: What kinds of clothes are in fashion now but which you could never see yourself wearing?
Dee Mako: Lycra and light jersey fabric clothing and alter necks; I never really like it.
St.Eve Magazine: What type of clothing/shoes/hair style used to be trendy but no longer is, which you would love to have back?
Dee Mako: Gratefully full skirts are back, I would definitely love to rock pencil midi dresses and skirts again and pleats. For shoes, I want peep toes back; I was so obsessed with them.
While for hairstyle, I’m natural so I really miss fixing a classic ponytail and I definitely miss the days of short semi synthetic hair when we all didn’t look alike.
St.Eve Magazine: What should every woman own?
Dee Mako: Accessories and high shoes.
St.Eve Magazine: What two lessons have life taught you that you would tell a younger you?
Dee Mako:I’m a worrier and I always have been. So, all I would want the younger me to know is ‘you are all you need. Take a deep breathe you will be fine’.