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Chioma Stephanie Obiadi Emerges Winner of Miss Nigeria 2016


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Stephanie Obiadi has emerged winner of the 40th edition of the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant. The event held last night, December 19 at the Eko Hotel Conference Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.

Chioma, who is representing Anambra State, beat the other 36 participants at this year’s edition of the famous competition, tagged the Ruby Edition.

She was crowned by the 2015 winner of the competition, Cross River’s Pamela Peter-Vigboro Leesi.

Some of the benefits Chioma Stephanie Obiadi has received so far include an all-expense paid trip to France courtesy Air France, 5 million naira, a brand new SUV, 6-month skill acquisition programme in any institution of choice, and a one-year serviced apartment.

The new Miss Nigeria will be representing Nigeria at the Miss Universe contest which will come up some time next year.

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Congratulations to Ms. Obiadi.

 

Cocktails And Dresses 2016: What Went Down At The Biggest Gathering Of Made In Africa Fashion


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The much anticipated Cocktails and Dresses 2016, the largest gathering of made in Africa fashion finally took place on Sunday December 11 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Victoria Island Lagos.

The event was well attended by Lagos fashion lovers and socialites, who were thrilled by the beauty of the items that talented manufactures had to display.

The richness of the African culture and heritage was in full display, which goes to show that there is still so much to be discovered in the African creative industry.

The event also witnessed catwalk sessions showcasing collections from top designers, followed by the young CEOs panel session handled by Kabir Shagaya, CEO Zippy Logistics Micheal Ugwu, CEO Sony Music West Africa and Olatorera Oniru, CEO Dressmeoutlet.com. The panel was moderated by Bolanle Olukanni; while the keynote address was given by Professor Pat Utomi.

See some of the pictures from the event.

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See Glamourous Runway Looks From The 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show


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The highly anticipated Victoria’s Secret fashion show took place in Paris on Wednesday November 30 and it was an exciting explosion of fabrics, culture and art.

The lingerie giant has come a long way since its first show which held in 1995.

Notable top models like Tyra Banks, Oluchi Orlandi and Linda Evangelista have graced the Victoria’s Secret runway as angels, now newcomers like Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid and Kendal Jenner are taking the show to its next level.

A big highlight of the moment was when Jasmine Tookes strutted in this year’s Fantasy Bra worth $3 million. Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be aired on Monday, December 5th on major networks.

See what model wore down the runway at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

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Will You Dress Melanie Trump? See Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs And Other Top Designers’ Response


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“Will you dress future First Lady Melanie Trump?” this question seems to be the trending question for U.S fashion designers.

It will be recalled that the fashion industry as a whole predominantly voiced enthusiastic support for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton throughout the 2016 election. Now that the elections are over, are these designers still showing their allegiance to the democrats or are they willing to change their voices?

Top designers are now faced with the possibility of dressing Melanie Trump instead, something many designers seem to be in conflict about.

Sophie Theallet was the first designer to take a stance on the issue, releasing an open letter announcing she will not dress the future First Lady and urging other designers to follow suit. On the other side of the debate is Tommy Hilfiger, who revealed he would be proud to dress both Melanie and Ivanka Trump.

WWD recently brought more of fashion’s influential voices into the conversation, publishing a piece which posed the question, “Would you dress Melanie Trump?” to nine designers, including Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne, Vera Wang and CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg.

Von Furstenberg remained pretty neutral on the subject, saying, “Donald Trump was elected and he will be our president. Melania deserves the respect of any First Lady before her. Our role as part of the fashion industry is to promote beauty, inclusiveness, diversity. We should each be the best we can be and influence by our example.”

But Marc Jacobs, who was a strong supporter of Hillary didn’t hide his feelings: “I have no interest whatsoever in dressing Melanie Trump. I didn’t even see Sophie Theallet’s letter. Personally, I’d rather put my energy into helping out those who will be hurt by Donald Trump and his supporters.”

There seems to be a divide among these designers and more of them seem to be tending towards “against” rather than “for.”

Photos From The Press Party Of Cocktails And Dresses


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In anticipation of the much-anticipated largest gathering of Made in Africa fashion, Cocktails & Dresses; DressMeOulet.com held a press party for their media friends.

The event took place on 29 November 2016 at Hard Rock Café at Oniru, Lagos.

The event was attended by top fashionistas, socialites and media personalities including Olatorera Oniru, the CEO of DressMeOulet.com, Kayla Oniwo of Cool Fm, Bolanle Olukani, Mimi Onalaja among others.

It was truly a fun gathering where everyone let their hair down and had loads of fun. It was also a great opportunity to mingle and network.

According to Olatorera, she can’t wait for the 11th of December, when she will be hosting the largest gathering of fashion lovers to a night to remember.

Cocktails and dresses will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday, with His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria leading the pack of highly distinguished dignitaries expected.

Cocktails & Dresses expects to gather over 2,000 attendees of fashion enthusiasts, shoppers, leaders, celebrities and designers for a full-day black-carpet shopping Rave. “Cocktails and Dresses champions the revolution of the fashion and beauty industries in Nigeria and Africa.

See some of the pictures from the event below:

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Tiwa Savage And Her Look At The ELOY 2016


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Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage was spotted at the Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards ( ELOY 2016) which held last night Sunday November 27 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos.

For the event, the singer chose a piece from Bridget Awosika’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The outfit consisted of a blue chiffon top and matching pleated skirt, accessorised with a silver bracelet and pink heels.

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Suffice it to say everything about Tiwa’s look was so wrong. Starting from the outfit which did nothing for her figure, in my opinion, the attire looked drab and was nothing near form fitting. The outfit definitely did nothing for her figure.

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Our celebrities need to be enlightened on getting appropriate outfits that flatter them and not jump on anything because it was recommended by a known stylist or from the stable of a popular designer. A Genevieve Nnaji or a Rita Dominique will definitely not step out sporting this look.

It didn’t end at that, it looks like after all these years, Tiwa still hasn’t gotten it right with her choice of powder and foundation. Or probably she just feels she will look better if she uses a shaded lighter than her colour.

Her not-too-well blended make up was literately staring us in the face. Can we blame this mishap on Tiwa or her beauty team (stylist and make-up artiste?)

Whatever it is, we hope Tiwa gets it right on her next outing.

New Trend: Spray-On Nail Polish


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Good news for manicure lovers. There is a new trend in town. The spray-on nail polish is a modern invention brought to the nail world.

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Here’s how it works: first of all, you apply basecoat, evenly spray the polish about 4 inches from your nails, wait for it to dry, apply the topcoat to seal it in, rinse your nails with soapy water, and magic! Your nails are done in less than five minutes.

Some may argue that what’s the point, as it gets on the skin leaving a mess, but the difference between spray-on nail polish and the glossy version is that it washes off immediately, unlike nail polish that could be around the finger for days if not cleaned off immediately.

Another difference between both products is that the spray on dries off immediately. Plus it’s really easy to take off and it can be applied directly on top of old nail polish.

Lots of ladies are applauding this foolproof at-home manicure trend.

Now to go over the procedure one after the other:

Start by applying a layer of base coat and then letting it dry for a few minutes, next spray the polish. Bear in mind that it will get a little messy.

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It is advisable to put down a layer of cardboard or old newspaper on the surfaced you are using, since the spray goes everywhere, especially all over your hands. Painting one finger at a time is nearly impossible, so just spray back and forth at random, as you would with any aerosol can, until you have a nice, even coat across all fingers.

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Once the nails are completely polished, allow to dry for about five minutes before moving on to apply top coat.

After a few minutes of waiting for the top coat to dry, proceed to the final step which is washing the polish off the hands.

Voila! The finished product looked fabulous! It gives a chrome-like shiny colour and airbrushed finish.

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This faster, easier beauty trend is undeniably a lot of fun and the result had a unique finish which feels fresh and modern compared to the typical brush technique.

See a video demo of how it’s done.

Tommy Hilfiger Talks How Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, Usher Helped With His Rise To Success


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American fashion designer Thomas Jacob Hilfiger, popularly known as Tommy Hilfiger  recently appeared as a guest on the Wendy Williams Show.

The 65 year talked about his rise to success, revealing that he started his business with $150 to run his first shop called People’s Place at the age of 18.

The successful entrepreneur who has been in business for over 33 years also talked about how black entertainers like Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, Usher and Aliyah helped in building his brand, dispelling rumours that he is racist. He also revealed that he helped Russell Simmons with his fashion line Phat Farm as well as P Diddy with Sean John.

He adds that he is grateful to hip hop for propelling his brand into height he can never imagine, stating that Beyonce first wore his clothes during her performances when she was just 16 and still a member of the girl group Destiny’s Child.

Hilfiger also shares the joy of being a father to 7 children, the oldest being 31 and the youngest 7. He is telling his story in a book titled American Dreamer.

Watch the inspiring interview below.

Heineken Lagos Fashion And Design Week – Lanre Da Silva Ajayi


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Lanre Da Silva Ajayi showcased a breathtaking collection on Day 4 of the 2016 Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week which she named the “Artistic Statement Collection.”

The collection explores artistic imagery with edgy and bold pieces featuring velvet, lace, silk, organza and other delicate, feminine fabrics to create a masterpiece look and feel.

With  artistic floral details, as well as embellishment, the designs featured hand painted images done on solid colours.

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi is the founder of women’s wear label founded in 2004. She creates bold statements with an edgy twist, which are the signature of her couture designs. Her pieces have been worn by celebrities and socialites.

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Photo credits: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna Media)

Heiniken Lagos Fashion And Design Week 2016  – Moofa


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Moofa is a Nigerian based womenswear label, owned by Yinka Arolambo.  The brand was launched 7 years ago is known for creating trans-Seasonal, timeless and functional pieces that can be worn for several occasions.

Moofa showcased a breathtaking collection on day 2 of the Heineken Lagos fashion and design week and it was a sight to behold. The pieces exuded femininity, boldness and grace. The designer gave lacy patterns and colourful floral bursts a whole new meaning.

The pieces were unique and an exciting portrayal of African luxury as well as infinite sophistication and modern timelessness.

See the collection below.

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Photo Credits: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna Media)

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