Thursday, 29 January 2015

Designers of the Decade - Nubian Skin

~Hey Everyone!

I told you this year will be different in the sense of the type of posts that I will be writing and this one will be no different as I speak about my favourite design company of the moment!


Nubian Skin are a fairly recent start up underwear brand that is redefining the idea of 'nude' and addressing the underwear needs of women of colour worldwide! They have been seen recently displaying their designs at Salon De la Lingerie in Paris(a major lingerie and swimwear trade show), and are now selling on ASOS!


I must admit, when I first heard of this brand and what they were doing for the underwear sector, it almost seemed like a no-brainer to what they were doing and a surprise that no one had thought of it before them! I'm so glad that they've addressed a need in the market that has been ongoing for years now. Their tag line of Redefining Nude really represents what their products do and alongside the practical everyday nude pants and bras, it's nice to see a variety of lacy numbers as well as a range of actual skin coloured hosiery!  Something else that I thought was really cool was the matching of their underwear shades to some popular but diverse makeup brands, so you have a rough estimation of the shade before you buy! 


With my dreams of working in the lingerie industry, knowing that there are companies like this who are equally conscious of what the market needs and successful at getting it right, makes me excited for the future!


I will definitely be supporting the brand, in fact I have my items in my ASOS basket as I write this! I hope that you will too and spread the word!!!

Links/Credits

Nubian Skin Website
ASOS Nubian Skin Shop
Photos taken from Nubian Skin website.


~Colette

© Made by Co-Ge 2012-2015

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

27 Days Later...

~Hey Everyone,

It's been almost two months since I last did a post on here and in that time we've seen Christmas come and go, New Year come and go and all the promo for Easter and Valentine's day slowly creep up on us all!

I really wanted to begin this year with a fresh look to the blog, so I hope you like the new colour scheme and logo! I also wanted to change the type of things that I spoke and wrote about this year as well, so I'll be including a bit of my design work on here too.

Not only will this year be exciting with the change that the blog has, but I'm also looking forward to turning 21, moving house and continuing to find ways to push myself further in my textile designs!

Do be on the look out over the coming weeks as I write more outfit and fashion related posts as well as explore the design and jewellery aspects of MBCG more!

Thanks for coming along on this blogging journey with me so far and here's to 2015!

~Colette


© Made by Co-Ge 2012-2015



Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Ten Reasons To Love Turtlenecks!

~Hey Everyone!

I think it's fair to say that its cold outside here in England and with Leeds reaching lows of -2 so far, it's been a great excuse to bring out my warm and snug turtleneck!

So, I thought I'd dedicate a post to the the Top Ten things I love about them!


  1. The come in all shapes and sizes and fit any body type! I'm talking, chunky, slim fit, cropped, dress form, long sleeved , short sleeves or even no sleeves at all!
  2. They are great for layering up, especially if it's mild enough not to wear a coat but cold enough to feel a breeze
  3. They can be dressed up for a day in the office or an evening out, but still comfy enough to lounge about in at home!
  4. They are excellent crumb catchers!
  5. Turtlenecks look really good with chunky or delicate necklaces, so it's really up to your taste how you accessorize them!
  6. They keep your neck warm without having to wear a scarf (win win if you ask me!)
  7. The colour range that can be found in the shops currently, is great! There are so many amazing colours, prints and textures to choose from, it's hard not to love them! 
  8. The rolls at the neck are great for holding surprise sweets, pens or other small objects in... unless yours has pockets, which you can go ahead and use! haha
  9. Picking fluff off of the sleeves and body is a great pastime when dealing with awkward situations...
  10. And... You can only really wear them when it's colder, so make the most of it now! (Unless you live in England like me, where it's pretty much socially acceptable to wear them in July....)

 Turtlenecks in their natural habitat... Modelled by Ashley and Myself

What's your winter essential?

~Colette













© Made by Co-Ge 2014

Thursday, 4 December 2014

So Long November...

~Hey Everyone!

It's been a hectic month to say the least! I had my first major deadline of the year last week and have mini projects building up on a daily basis, but in true Co-Ge style, I am powering through, trying my best!
Because of my absence at the beginning of November, I thought I'd do a recap of the month instead, thinking about all the great things November brings and the season that we're currently in! So here we go...

November Loves...

  • Free Zumba classes at the #MyGirls studio in Leeds Adidas store!
  • Celebrating my dad and my youngest sister's birthday, and feeling really old in the process!
  • Wearing loads of cosy jumpers in an attempt to rebuff the cold winds up north!
  • Getting a Pre-Christmas hair cut ( Bye split ends!)
  • Eating yummy Trek Berry Protein bars, as my pre or post workout snack (They are seriously good!)
  • Finding Vaseline's new edition lip tin on a random trip to the market
  • Celebrating my Church's 10th birthday at Ellen Road!!
  • Handing in my first major project of the year and loving the work in the process! (Printed Textiles is no joke guys!)
  • Only 3 weeks until I get to see my family again for Christmas!
  • And finally, Watching House on Netflix....From series 1 (Goodbye Christmas Holidays...)


Hope you all have had an amazing November, and as we get stuck into frosty December, what are you looking forward to?

~Colette












© Made by Co-Ge 2014

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Made By Co-Ge X AFiNC Designs

~Hey Everyone!

I'm super excited to share with you the creative talents of Metruth Kaselampo!

Designer/founder of AFiNC Designs and personal friend, she has an eclectic collection of bow ties and pocket squares, that fuse together perfectly the essence of African design and contemporary accessories.

I was lucky enough to be gifted one of her gorgeous 'Auburn Butterfly' bow ties, which finished off perfectly,  the preppy look I was going for this Sunday!

Have a check below at my mini photoshoot, and to find out more, you can find her blog HERE!




~Colette














© Made by Co-Ge 2014

Thursday, 9 October 2014

October Says...

~Hey Everyone!

The month of October is upon us, and with it has come thunder, rain and some neon pink pompom earrings ! (Who knew?) I'm really excited for this month in particular, as my calendar starts to fill with uni work, friend catch ups and Made By Co-Ge related projects! Have a look below to see what i'm loving!

October Loves

  • Wearing all black and snuggly jumpers
  • My amazing AFiNC Designs Bow Tie! Gifted by the lovely Metruth (more on her later this week!)
  • Collabs and working with some really cool vintage clothing stores and gifted musicians
  • Powering on, early in the gym, despite the warmth of my bed in the morning!
  • My awesome studio area and being surrounded by inspiring people to match

The Original MBCG Pom-poms!


What are you looking forward to/ loving this October?

~Colette













© Made by Co-Ge 2014

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Made By Co-Ge Turns 2!

~Hey Everyone!

This is a rather humble birthday post where I just want to express, my joy and gratitude towards all of you loyal readers and followers, for supporting my blog in the past and supporting where I'm taking it in the future!


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After the madness of the first few weeks, since moving back to Leeds, there should be some calm where I can begin to show you things I've slowly been working on and introduce the newest elements of the blog!

Looking forward to this next year with you all!

~Colette

© Made by Co-Ge 2014