International rapper, Tinie Tempah was born to Igbo parents in London, England. Not only is he a huge musical act, he is known to have quite the presence in the fashion world. Now, we get to know what his style process is.
Tempah, otherwise known as Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu began his passion for music and the arts at a very young age and he hasn’t looked back since.
He has worked with some of the biggest stars in the music industry such as Rihanna and Calvin Harris. He launched his Independent record label, Disturbing London, which is home to Nigerian act, Wizkid.
Right now, he is in Nigeria and making the best of his trip, from hanging out with label mate, Wizkid and friend, Seyi Shay, he is also posing for Ace photographer, Ty Bello.
Tempah is known as a staple in modern British fashion. As he was named best dressed man in GQ’s Men of the Year Awards 2012. Also, in 2015, he was picked as the new men ambassador for London Menswear Collections and was named one of GQ’s 50 best dressed British men.
Talking about his process, he mentioned; “ I start in my steam room. Then, after a shower, I use coconut oil all over my skin and hair: I like how healthy and natural it is. The steam room opens up my pores, so I feel fresh, but I might use tea tree oil or a good face wash, too, because I like to feel very, very fresh.”
He added, “My wardrobes go all around my room, so it’s easy to stand back to look at it all. It’s like a clothes shop: it is very organised. I usually have in mind what I’m going to wear, but when I can see everything, I might pick a jacket or jeans I hadn’t thought about.
I put fragrance on first, so it doesn’t mark my clothes. I like to wear things that show my silhouette. At the moment, my favourite pair of jeans are by Saint Laurent – I bought them in three colours. If I’m going for a more comfy look, I wear tapered high-end jogging bottoms.
I like accessories, too: a pair of clear specs, maybe, or a nice watch. I know some people like their watches to look bashed-up vintage, but I prefer them nice and polished. Everyone has their own style, but my biggest no-no is dirty clothes.”
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