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 (
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 (
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.

Mo Abudu Executive Chairman & CEO of EbonyLife TV Celebrates 50th birthday In Grand Style. PHOTOS!

The Executive Chairman and CEO of EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle network, Mo Abudu, celebrated her 50th birthday on Saturday, 13 September 2014 at the grand ball room Oriental hotel, Lagos and needless to say, Africa’s prominent fashion and entertainment industry personalities showed up to support her.
The black tie and glam event started with red carpet from 6pm. The event was tagged “Mo@ 50…Celebrating Sisterhood” with the aim of celebrating women of distinction in different categories of life and business. 10 categories of unsung heroes were awarded for their quiet but extraordinary and exemplary achievements.
Guests at the event included Nigeria’s A-list set Genevive Nnaji, Tiwa Savage, Funke Akindele,

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Nicki Minaj Explores Her Provocative & Demure Sides For Dazed & Confused Magazine Twisted Fantasy Edition

Dazed & Confused Magazine in collaboration with photographer Jeff Bark and Dazed Fashion Director Robbie Spencer “have created a pair of covers that explore two very different sides of Her Minajesty  Nicki Minaj.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York: Deola Sagoe Spring/Summer 2015 Showcase

It been double honours and dual fashion moments for Deola Sagoe & her daughters’ label Clan, as they showcased their breataking collection at the just finished Mercedes Benz Fashion Week showcase at The Salon at Lincoln Centre, New York
The joint showcase started of  off with veteran designer Deola Sagoe’s label showcasing a large number of her beautiful Spring/Summer 2015 pieces. Featuringdetailed cut-outs, sheer fabric inserts, plunging necklines, the showcase was long, inspiring and stunning.

BadGalRiri is grey haired and scary georgeous on the 35th Edition of TUSH!

BadGalRiri is grey haired and scary georgeous on the 35th Edition of TUSH! Debuting her first cover on the german magzine, rhianna was at her fashion changeling best rocking extravagant head pieces, fur & feather coats, glam dresses and corsets from designers, Jan Taminiau, Bess Webb, Maison Martin Margiela, Jimmy Choo, Bess NYC, House of Malakai, Tony Ward, Zana Bayne and more.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Millicent Style Diaries (MSD): Faded Jeans & Sequinned Glam for JWBL 2014 Event |REVIEW

I had a blast combining work and fun at the Johnnie Walkie Blue Label Trophy Finals last saturday at the beautiful Lakowe Golf resort  & estate. I must admit I didnt know that we has such a great slice of paradise and prime real estate on the Ajah to Epe axis of Lagos state Nigeria.

Maureen Reece Emerges Winner Johnnie Walker Blue Label Trophy & Mai Atafo Inspire Bespoke Blue Label

Last Saturday Mrs Maureen Reece emerged winner of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Trophy at the prestigious Lakowe Golf and Country Estate,wining the coveted chance to be a personal guest of Johnnie Walker, at Perthshire’s esteemed Gleneagles Golf Course, Scotland’s historic biannual Ryder Cup and donning the Mai Atafo Inspired Bespoke Jacket made especially for the winner.
Maureen Reece Winne JWBL 2014 wearing MAI Bespoke Trophy Blazer
 According to Mrs Maureen Reece, "I started golf to slim down and keep in shape. It's a great shock to me that I won but at the same time,I've always been on the leading board from the beginning of the tournament. I had a little hiccup today because I've been away for two months with no practice but I just left it for God and did my best. In the past I worked hard for it but today, I think it was just a gift from God, a privilege and a shock"

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria 2014 Finale Holds This Saturday @ Eko Hotels & Suites

Elite Model Look is the most renowned international modelling competition in the world. It is unique in providing the opportunity for young boys and girls to enter the fashion and modelling world.
The Aquafina Elite Model Look scouts toured over eight major cities in Nigeria including Abuja, Port Hacourt,Enugu, Benin, Oyo, Uyo, Delta State and Lagos in search of the next Aquafina Elite Model Super models.
With over 4000 entries the finale which will consist of the top 20 models will take place at the Eko Hotel & Suites on the 6th September.
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cash prize of 5,000 DollarsEMLN
2014 winners will represent Nigeria alongside 80 other countries and will stand a chance of winning $150,000 USD at Elite Model Look International world final and a chance to win a modeling contract with elite model management worldwide, two years modelling contract with Beth Model Management Africa
Regular – N10,000
VIP – N 50,000
Platinum – N 100,000
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Genevieve Pink Ball Foundation announces its Breast Cancer Awareness Run/Walk/Cycle

The Genevieve Pink Ball Foundation is happy to announce its run/walk/cycle against breast cancer! The aim of this year's walk is to have more than 500 people help raise awareness about breast cancer and show support for those affected.
The run/walk/cycle being led by Maje Ayida will take place on Saturday, September 13th at 7a.m. and has the likes of Seyi Shay, Ambassador for the Genevieve Pink Ball Foundation alongside many others, participating.
Everyone is invited to join this initiative to help fight against breast cancer. All the proceeds for the run/walk/cycle will go to the foundation towards the treatment of 100 breast cancer patients.


MEETING POINT: Divine Mercy Church Playground, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

TIME: 7:00am

ROUTE: The run/walk/cycle will start at Lekki all through Ikoyi and back to Lekki.

REGISTER: Please find attached the registeration form or pay at venue (N5,000).

Fee is payable to Genevieve Pink Ball Foundation
Account Number: 0690749687
Access Bank

Kim Kardashian West is Nude, Lush and Golden Inside GQ Magazine Spread October Edition

Think you  seen all of Kim Kardashian? Well take a good look at GQ  october issue and think again! Kim is nude, lush and golden inside GQ magazine spread, Shot by by Tom Munro, as she wins the woman of the year award 2014.
Kim told the magazine “What a huge honour to win Woman of the Year. It’s so special. I want to thank my husband for making me feel like the Woman of the Year every single day“.

Kim Kardashian West creates a sensation in Atsuko Kudo custom bustier bodysuit & jewel-encrusted mermaid skirt by Ralph & Russo Couture At London GQ Awards 2014

Kim Kardashian  West glows on the arm of hubby Kanye West  at the London GQ Awards in  a Atsuko Kudo custom leotard beneath a hand-embroidered, jewel-encrusted mermaid skirt by Ralph & Russo Couture . Her leather  plunging neckline bustier bodysuit with acenter slit and endless legs  showcased through a sheer gunmetal material sure created a sensation on the red carpet last night.
Kanye West certainty couldnt help 'checking her' out as stood confident and gorgeous in her bejeweled sandals and matching silver bracelets  in front of style  photographera on  viaing for the best shot of her. 
Lil wonder she won the the Woman of the Year award at the event. 
In her acceptance speech, she emphasized her new name... “It’s Kim Kardashian West! I want to thank GQ for making me Woman of the Year, and my husband for making me feel like woman of the year every day.”

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


 Hello people! It's been a hectic few weeks, with work, school, and all the itsy-bitsy responsibilities that comes with being an adult. (Bye bye sweet teenage rebellion and freedom)
I had some work/study free moments recently (to my everlasting joy) and I indulged in some much needed girl gist and fruit therapy (the flat belly battle is constant). As I sat listening to the normal hilarious and wisdom filled chatter of delicious female gist/gossip, I observed that a lot of us were taking pictures and viola! I had the makings of an interesting blog post.
Truly, how many picture do we take weekly, especially in these days of Smart, android, IOS phones and apps that comes equipped with great MP cameras.  (DON'T LIE)

Angelina Jolie Atelier Versace Weding Dress Made by Luigi Massi

Credit; People
People has gotten the bragging rights to Brangelina's intimate wedding. The event affair was obviously a 'family' planned affair right down to Jolie's bridal attire.

According to Refinery29 the actress donned an ivory satin dress with a ruched bodice and spaghetti straps, which she paired with a full-length veil adorned with colorful illustrations courtesy of Hollywood's new favorite art collective. Their names? Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt.

Jolie's dress and veil, designed by Atelier Versace master tailor Luigi Massi, also featured the children's playful artwork.
"Luigi is like family to me and I couldn't imagine anyone else making this dress," Jolie told People. "He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together." 
The  six Brangelina kids also helped write their parents' vows. Pax, 10, baked the cake before joining 13-year-old Maddox in walking their mother down the aisle. Shiloh, 8, sported a top hat and tie as she played the role of ring bearer with 6-year-old Knox, while 9-year-old Zahara and 6-year-old Vivienne served as flower girls.

Despite all these, groom Brad Pitt ended up forgetting to pack a tie and had to borrow one from one of his sons.  Thenewlyweds exchanged Robert Procop wedding bands.

For more details and photos, pick up this week's issue of People, out Wednesday.