Lagos – Nollywood actress Foluke Daramola on Thursday said people should stop criticising celebrities who repeat outfit, “as there is no fashion law that forbids outfit to be shown off in public more than once.”
She said in Lagos that “I recycle my outfits once in a while; especially the ones I am comfortable with.
“I like the outfits that I wear, so I don’t mind repeating them once in a while. In fact, I have a pair of sandals that I particularly like; they match with most things. And, why not?”
“Why should celebrities not be able to repeat or wear stuff they like?.
“Why is it that when I wear my favourite outfit twice, it’s circled, zoomed in and runs with an unkind caption like ‘fashion offender’ or `she cannot afford it’;
“I can afford it, but maybe this is my favourite pair of jeans and I want to wear it three times. It’s cool to repeat outfits and I am going to do it.
“I repeat my outfits all the time. I hate the fact that people believe that singers and actresses should not repeat clothes.
“As a woman who loves fashion, there are certain things in my closet that I can’t live without and I wear them over again and again because they make me feel a certain way.
“I just don’t view fashion in a disposable way.”
Daramola is a Nigerian Yoruba actress and producer, also founder of an NGO that is against rape and abuse against women called Passion Against Rape and Abuse in Africa.