Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Squeezed Feet Horror

Photo Credit; fashionallure.com
I love shoes! Whenever I see anyone looking good, I look at their shoes. In another life, I must have being a shoe collector since am so crazy about them.  Being a shoe person has made me a feet person and this fascination with all things footwear, made me stumble on a new menace in our style world, which could wreak havoc, not only on our style but our health if not curbed.
Photo Credit; www.glamour.com,
This menace is called ‘pinched feet’. It’s amazing the amount of pinched weeping feet you see parading the red carpets, malls, offices, religious houses and even schools these days. Knowing and buying the right size of shoes is as crucial or important as knowing which type of shoe to buy or pair with any ensemble you have on. Fact is, buying shoes that are just a tiny bit too small or large can be the singular factors, which cause you to end up in the papers/magazines fashion victims column.
Here are four simple guides to ensure you aren’t guilty of the sin of pinched feet.

Adéy Soile presents its Debut Collection – “The Adéy Woman”

Nigerian designer and  female fashion brand Adéy Soile  her debut collection – The “Adéy Woman Filled with modern pieces for working women that are chic, simple and have that added glam that makes any outfit stand out.
According to the brand “We use a minimalist and simple approach to create classic timeless clothing that can be worn year after year. The aesthetic is structured, our cuts sophisticated and strong whilst being incredibly feminine, enhancing your silhouette.

Adaobi Mgbudem, Creative Director Of Nigerian-Based Luxury Brand, Ella & Gabby At The Genevieve Pink Ball

Adaobi Mgbudem looked effortlessly glam at the 3rd edition of the Genevieve Pink Ball last Saturday,  at the Dorchester in Victoria Island.
The Creative Director of Nigerian-based luxury brand, Ella & Gabby was wearing a pink sleeveless floor-length dress from her brand. Pairing the dress with a matching pink sequin clutch and heels, she finishes her gorgeous look with straight flowing centre path hair and glam make up completed with bright pink lipstick.

Photo Credit: Insignia Media

Monday, 13 October 2014

Geometric Prints Obsession

"You may not have to solve for X to wear the geometric print trend stylishly but a basic knowledge of angles is essential to pairing or matching your geometric prints staples" - Millicent Arebun.
It’s a merry season for the print craze style addict, as geometric print once again top trends chart for spring summer 2014/15, as seen by its prevalent  presence on the runways of fashion weeks recently. Geometric prints are prints that come in shapes of triangles, octagon, zigzags, heptagon, circles, squares, stripes.
Despite the fact that you don’t have to solve for X to wear this trend stylishly, one has to be careful when pairing or matching your geometric prints staples.

Protective Hair Stylin:Calabar

Yello people, how's your week been? Hope rad, fruitful and fabulous. Our gist today centers around the natural hair craze.
With the successful black and proud campaign in recent times, Africans worldwide are going back to their roots literally. Natural hair and protective styling is all the rage and our stylistas, fashionistas and mamasitas have brought their creative A-game to the table. Social media video vlog sites like Youtube, Vimeo et al and manufacturers have flooded airwaves and visual media with natural hair
DIYs, Protective styling tutorials, hair magic elixir campaigns, hair growth serum, oils and more.
Inspiration blogger, music artist and super mom, Celestina Foks aka omotiny of omotiny Inspires blog, decided to go the natural route recently. After countless hours surfing hair vlogs, channels and blogs, she decided to grow her hair the Nigerian way. That is, the way our mama taught us.

CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Award Returns To Recognise African Business Excellence; West African Nominees Announced

The West African round of Africa’s most prestigious business awards, the annual CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards Presented By Johnnie Walker Blue Label (AABLA), will take place in Lagos on October 23rd, raising a toast to the pioneers and game-changers in the region’s business landscape.
With Nigeria now Africa’s top economy, the region has shown significant growth and resilience in recent years, championed by the likes of the AABLA nominees, all of whom will gather for the event to be held at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos.

Meet Nigeria’s Women of Vision at Tiffany Amber in Partnership with Diamond Woman

In November 1998, Folake Coker launched Tiffany Amber Nigeria Limited, the first ready-to-wear label in Nigeria, revolutionizing Nigerian fashion and paving the way for the industry we know and love today. Fast forward 15 years and what you have is a luxurious lifestyle brand that transcends the whole of Africa with outstanding global recognition. To celebrate this monumental occasion, The 15th anniversary celebrations kick off in October with the unveiling of the Tiffany Amber,  “Meet Nigeria’s Women of Vision” campaign, in perfect partnership with Diamond Woman – an initiative by Diamond Bank, designed specifically for women, by women, providing women with financial, business and lifestyle advice, helping them to achieve their aspirations.

The campaign  which was officially launched on Saturday, October 11, 2014, features 15 women between the ages of 18-60, showing Tiffany Amber’s multigenerational following. These women have and still are making a mark in their relative fields.,

Meet the Inspiring Women of Vision:

Everything is Blue-some!

 The global fashion month ended last weekend and our senses are still reeling from an overload of the style fabulosity on the fashion weeks runway and walkways. One thing we learnt from the fashion weeks is that everything fashion and style this season is awesome only if it’s Bluesome! Blue is certainty at the peak of color trends for this season as designers set the fashion week runways of Milan, London, New York and Paris, aflame in blue-tastic trends, which makes you want to have the blues!
Trend setters, style enthusiast and fashion lovers like Solange Knowles, Keke Palmers, style bloggers et al, have jumped on the blue chic wagon, to show off their style blue-someness in amazing fashion trends.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Shop Genevieve Nnaji Personal Style Today As She Launches Her St Genevieve Clothing Line Exclusively on Jumai Nigeria

Fans and fashion lovers can now shop Nollywood award winning actress Genevieve Nnaji style online, as she launchs her St Genevieve clothing line exclusively on Jumia Nigeria today.

According to Genevive Nnaji “by recreating my personal style into my fashion label, I am creating this collection that brings to life strong and sexy pieces for every woman to look good. The collection is for all women out there who want to look fabulous every time of the day in their simple outfits. That is what the St. Genevieve brand stands for”

The phenomenal collection is themed around simply pieces ranging from chic to formal with pieces that look like they came straight out of Genevieve’s wardrobe.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Nigerian Design Label, Ejiro Amos Tafiri Officially Launch Their Flagship Store. Photos

Nigerian design label, Ejiro Amos Tafiri officially launched their flagship store recently and it was a retail shopping and style experience, all guest present relished and enjoyed. 
Guests spotted at the event include Noble Igwe,Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Deola Adebiyi, Mai Atafo, Elohor Aisien, Folake Coker, Kunbi Oyelese, Ene Maya, Muna Abii, Kaylah Oniwo, Toyin Jolapamo, Ifan Ifeanyi Michael, Liz Yemoja and more.
Photo Credits; Bella Naija 

Gents Fashion at Bovi Man On Fire Comedy Concert 2014! Patoranking, Ali Baba,AY, MI, Freeze, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Jay Jay Okocha & More

The 2014 edition of Bovi Man On Fire comedy concert that hosted by Basketmouth, held recently at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, was a nght full of laughter, evergreen style moments and the inevitable networking.
 Amongst guests in attendance includesTiwa Savage, Toke Makinwa, Mo Cheddah, Zainab Balogun, Yvonne Ekwere, ChiDynma, Ezinne Akudo, Emma Nyra, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Jay Jay Okocha, Dotun Kayode, Kaylah Oniwo, Shina Peller, Victoria Kimani and more
Photo Credit; Anazia .E. Richy

Genevieve Nnaji Relaunches her St. Genevieve clothing line! Oluchi Orlandi, Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele, Mo Abudu & more. Photos

Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji recently relaunched her St. Genevieve clothing line in collaboration with online retailer Jumia at the Social Place in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Genevieve Nnaji showcase her new collection tagged ‘Philomena’  comprises of fab ready to wear pieces to a select appreciative audience of press,  nollywood collegues, fashion bloggers, friends, family, press and fans. 
 Amongst the guest spoted were Gene’s besties Chinny Onwugbenu, Oluchi Orlandi, Vannessa Amadi-Oki and Veronica Ebie-Odeka, alonside Lynxxx, Stephanie Linus, Lola Maja, Rita Dominic, Bridget Awosika, Olisa Adibua, Funke Akindele, Yvonne ‘Vixen’ Ekwerre, Mo Abudu, Zainab Balogun, Ezinne Chinkata et al.
Photo Credit; Bella Naija

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

GirlTalk: Self-Love & Affirmation

 Looking into the mirror I see a vision and it was a revelation.
You see, I’ve always had this mirror but it was dirty, so whenever I looked into this mirror, the images I saw were blurred, skewed and unclear.
 I wonder why I never thought to clean this mirror before so I could see this wondrous vision.
The vision is the very definition of beauty, glowing in good health, bubbling with joy and cheer like champagne in a glass.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Express your style with Accessories

Accessories are a fashionista best friend and a secondary way to express one’s personal style. It has the dynamic abilities to translate your ensembles, express or lift  your style mood in seconds, from bland, plain or normal, to glam, quirky, Afro chic, gypsy, edgy, geeky, metallic, rock/roll, ET AL. Depending on the look you intend to achieve, you can either pile it on or wear them single and simple.
Tommy Ton
Below are picks of style stars rocking accessories in megawatts fashion this season. Enjoy!
Tommy Ton

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Fab-u-lous Forties!

History has shown us that the stylish fashionista blooms and begins her real journey to style immortality and greatness when she hits her forties- Millicent Arebun
Rita Dominic
It’s a popular held opinion that the style lover hits her peak in the 20s to 30s and begins the dreaded fashion decline to style obscurity as soon as she hits her forties. 
Style visions of granny panties, conservative gowns, midi skirts, kaftans, mom jeans, polo, flat Sandals, granny heels with cute flowers and puff sleeves hunt the late thirties fashionista nightmares fed by this erroneous beliefs. This leads to desperate fashion attempts by the almost forty or mid-forties fashionista, dressing in teenage or too young fads, in a bid to maintain their youthful fashion relevance.
Monalisa Chunda

Mango Smoothie Surprise

Shed belly fat, jumpstart your day and satisfy your sweet tooth with these delicious high-fiber, low-calorie fruit smoothies. Below are recipes for two fat burning and energizing smoothies for your chilling pleasure. Enjoy!

Mango Smoothie Surprise
Ingredients you need. (One Serving)
¼ c mango cubes
¼ c mashed ripe avocado (MUFA)
½ c mango juices
¼ c fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 Tbsp sugar
6 ice cubes

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Trendy Teens

"In an era where fashion obsession, thin-spiration and style is worshipped as a mortal god, the teenage style lover is often a trend victim"…. Millicent Arebun

Photo Credit:Tommy Ton (Style.com)
In an era where fashion obsession, thin-spiration and style is worshipped as a mortal god, the teenage style lover is often a trend victim…. Millicent Arebun
Nowadays six, out of every ten teenage girl, is “13 going on 30” fashion wise. Observing style moments at events held in Nigeria, fashion week street style around the world and walking the streets of Lagos recently, I came to the dismay conclusion, that teenage style was rapidly becoming extinct. Most teens sacrifice their style on the altar of global fashion trend, which often times is more fit for the trendy twenties to the cougars forties fashionista. 

Matching Orders!

"Matching outfits is super fun and budget friendly to the budding fashionista with high taste" – Millicent Arebun

Photo Credit: Tommy Ton’s in Milan (Style.com)
Hello fellow style lovers! It’s a new week and time to chart a week style course for yourself. This week I am in love with match-y set outfit. Pairing, mixing, blending and coordinating your outfit to match is back on the trend chart this season, so chuck your color blocking hat in the back of your style closet and get creative. 

Your fashion order for this week is to literally “match” your outfit in a soothing, stunning or nude style. You can match your colors, have a theme for your accessories or simply coordinate your fashion staple in a graceful eye catching way.

The Fashion Forward Gent Essentials This Season!

Gone are the days that men stick strictly to conservative wears, earth toned shades, grey socks and dark colored suits. The creative fashion bloom of the past decade, has revolutionize the male fashion and style psyche, giving birth to today’s crop of fashion forward gents in bright hued shades, hip ensembles, yellow suits and pink socks figuratively.  Hence the difference in the style essentials of the tradition male and the fashion forward gent wardrobe. 
The three keys to staying on the positive side of the new menswear style radar is to go bold, bright, neutral and quirky! In order to step up your style game this season,

Nigerian Designer Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi of eponymous label LDA,"Rock Delight” Collection Debut at Vogue Talents 2014 in Italy

Nigerian Designer Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi of eponymous label LDA,"Rock Delight” Collection Debut at Vogue Talents 2014 at the Palazzo Morando, Milan, Italy.
LDA described the collection via Instagram as “being inspired by the famous Olumo Rock located in Abeokuta, the largest city and capital of Ogun state in South-West Nigeria“. You can also expect to see the full collection at the 2014 Lagos Fashion & Design Week.
Supported by GTBanbk SME MarketHub, LDA unveiled its “Rock Delight” collection to fashion legends like American Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Genevieve Nnaji, Funke Akindele, Sheyi Shay, Lynx, Toolz, Toke Makinwa & More At Genevieve Pink Ball Foundation Breast Cancer Awareness Run/Walk/Cycle

Nigerian celebrities from all works of life last saturday turned up for the annual Genevieve Pink Ball Foundation Breast Cancer Awareness Run/Walk/Cycle

Roll call of celebrities  who joined Betty Irabo publisher of Genevieve Magazine for the Breast awareness walk/cycle/run included Genevieve Nnaji, Mai Atafo. Michelle Dede, Funke Akindele,Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru, Toke, Kemi Adetiba, Toke Makinwa, Seyi Shay, Fade Ogunro, Osas Ighodaro, Lynxx Gbemi Olateru, Mai Atafo, Bolanle Olukanni amongst others.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Multiple Award-Winning Actress Monalisa Chinda, Marks 40th birthday with Friends & Colleagues

Multiple award-winning actress and Founder of the Arise Monalisa Foundation, Monalisa Chinda, marked her 40th birthday with friends and colleagues at a private birthday dinner on Saturday, 13 September 2014
The terrific evening of fine wine, jazz and unlimited joy held at the upscale Villa Medici in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria and also witnessed appointment of Monalisa Chinda as the first Slum2School Ambassador.
Eminent personalities that stepped out to celebrate the multi-gifted superstar included Joke Silva, Tonye Cole, Honourable Kingsley Kuku, Honourable Joy Okunu, Elizabeth Benson Ameye, Mai Atafo, Uti Nwachukwu, Julius Agwu, AY, Segun Arinze, Rucky Sanda, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Basorge Tariah, Olisa Adibua, Zik Zulu Okafor, Lola Maja-Okojevoh, Patrick & Ireti Doyle, Gloria Ibru amongst others.