Virtual Fashion Show

Yayyyy! The day finally arrived :D… I released my very first virtual fashion today and it felt so good! I have to say it was really fun working with Robert Odudu again.. he never fails to impress!! I’m trying to start a mini movement with this video so be sure to watch it, like it and share share share it

Much love,

Emefa :* :*


Virtual Fashion Show: Behind the Scenes!

Hey guys!

So, the time is fast approaching for the release of israella|KOBLA|’s very first virtual fashion show… eeeek! In the mean time take a look at the behind the scenes footage!

Click here to take a look

We had a such a fun time filming this video… it ran way over the time but everyone stayed in such good spirits and got the job done. My friend Fawwaz was in charge of capturing all the behind the action. And Robert [Odudu Photography] was the videographer for the main video. Massive thanks to both of them and also my models as well: Yang, Issaina, and Angelica.

I’ve also decided to make this a trend for every collection that I put out. I have personally never seen any fashion video like the one that I will be released… so I think it would be so cool to create something that would synonymous with israella|KOBLA|.

Click here to take a look

Much love,

Emefa :* :*

CAT –> MAN –> YOW.. translation: Back to Reality!

Happy New Year to you all!!! I hope 2013 will be an amazing year for you :D

It’s my last night here in Sicily **tears**.. not only has it been a really nice break away from life.. it has been a really inspiring place to start planning my next collection.. and BOYY are there plans! haha.. I will give you more updates/ upload some sketches later!

Well aside from eating wayyyy too much, I did actually manage to work on all things israella|KOBLA|.. I even managed to sneak in a cheeky photoshoot with one of my dresses that I brought along.. [there is never a wrong time to have an impromptu photo shoot..lool]

I’ve mainly been working on my portfolio! I want it to be on point for when I apply to fashion schools next year. I have been doing research into reputable/not too expensive schools to attend.. but if any of you have suggestions please feel free to comment and let me know :)

I’m going to have to love you and leave you now [there are suitcases to be packed!], but here is an idea of what to expect from israella |KOBLA| in the not too distant future:

  • israella |KOBLA|’s very first virtual fashion show will be released [i’m sure you won’t have seen anything like it before.. prepare to be blown away!]
  • The israella |KOBLA| website will be launched.
  • The “Lost in the |WILDERNESS|” collection will start being retailed!

I will be forever grateful to everyone that showed us love since our launch in November!! I hope this year will be a significant one for israella |KOBLA|.


Much love,

Emefa :* :*

My Birthday Outfit: End Result!

So, my birthday is nearly over! :( But I had a great time celebrating it and and even better time rocking my outfit. I must be honest though I came very close to just leaving the project! It is very hard when you have curves to make things fit properly (without all your bits and pieces falling out). But I managed to pull it together in the end and I just made a slight change to the original design.

Pictures below! (the lighting was really dim everywhere we went so the pictures are not as clear as I would have liked). Massive thank you to my friend Aira for getting the material as a gift for my birthday! :*

And look what my friend Saphia got for me.. personalized sketchbooks.. whoop whoop!! :D. The quote inside also meant a lot!!

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Below are some pictures of me looking a little rough making the outfit

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If you don’t already know me, you are probably starting to see that there is always something in the pipelines. This weekend I’m going to be shooting my virtual fashion show!! Remember how my friend Sade gave me the idea after I decided not to do the fashion show.. I know it’s going to be siiick because Robert the photographer from my first shoot is going to be shooting it for me :D

Until next week!

Much love,

Emefa :* :*

My Birthday Outfit: Dumb or daring?!

So it’s my birthday next week [Dec 3rd].. and I’m celebrating it on Saturday. I don’t know if I’m dumb or daring.. lets go with daring.. haha! I have 3 days (along with 2 assignments) to make a pattern and sew my birthday outfit!

I’m using the style of the blue dress but turning it into pants! i’m also going to accentuate the shoulder [something that I LOVE to do] My roommate bought the material and notions as a birthday gift for me so I have to make sure I do it justice.

Here’s the sketch and also the material i’m going to use.. Be sure to check back next week when i’ll have the final garment posted!


I know i need to work on my colouring/shading [don’t judge me… i’m a beginner still]


Until next time,

Much love,

Emefa :* :*

Roommates Birthday Dress: End Result!

Yayyyy! She loved the dress.. I did too. Just wish I had more time to perfect it but hey such is life.

So I combined the idea of the romper and also the blue dress together to make a whole new dress!

Enjoy the pictures :D. I’ve also uploaded a sketch that I made of the dress

Next up is my birthday outfit! Coming soon

Much love,

Emefa :* :*

Birthday Dress for my Roommate


So i’ve decided to take my roommate on as my first client! I’m going to design and make a dress for her birthday that’s next weekend! It going to incorporate 2 styles from my collection, but its nothing you will have seen from me before. That’s going to keep me busy this week.

I’m exciteeeeed!! I will post a sketch and the final garment once she’s seen it (the design is kind of a surprise).

Much love,

Emefa :* :*