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Thursday, 5 April 2018

#AriseFashionWeek2018: Highlights of what went down

Why do people attend fashion shows? To stay updated with latest fashion trends? To meet with the who and who in the fashion industry? To establish connections and build relationships? To see the works of established and upcoming fashion designers and collaborate with them?  To slay and make a fashion statement?  To expand one's creativity? To get free souvenirs?  All these and more were obviously some of the reasons why people from different walks of life made it to Lagos Intercontinental hotel, Victoria Island - the venue of the Arise Fashion Week 2018.

After taking a long break from inception in year 2012,the Arise Fashion Week returned with a bang with stellar appearances on the runway from international top models particularly  Naomi Campbell and Oluchi Orlandi.

The  mind blowing  three day event made it an Easter to remember if you ask me. Even though, day one started on a slow note with the organisers starting pretty late, it picked up in the following days.One fashion fabric that stood out for me was the #Ankara, in different styles and designs, it left one completely mesmerised. It was creativity at its peak.

The red carpet ws another area that was bubbling with activity. It witnessed the arrivals of  fashionistas/guests all slaying their looks in different outfits of different colours and designs. The videographers and the photographers had a field day, as in there was no 'dulling'. Every opportunity was perfect to get the right shot and video.

More so, the show was the perfect opportunity for A-list and upcoming fashion designers to show case their creativity in their works. Some notable designers present included Gavin Rajah, Ozwald Boateng, David Tjale, LaQuan Smith, Lanre DaSilva, DEOLA, Jewel By Lisa, Ituen Basi, Odio Mimonet and more representing Africa.

The show featured over 45 designers from 15 countries (South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, France, Morocco, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Caribbean and Nigeria) that included:
  • Abaya Lagos / Nigeria
  • About That Curvy Life / Nigeria
  • Amine Bendriouich / Morocco
  • Andrea Iyamah / Nigeria
  • Aurora James / Canada
  • Banke Kuku / Nigeria
  • Bridget Awosika / Nigeria
  • Bukola Akomolafe / Germany
  • Chularp Suwannapha / South Africa
  • Colrs / Germany
  • Dzyn / Nigeria
  • Fashpa / Nigeria
  • Funke Adepoju / Nigeria
  • Gavin Rajah / South Africa
  • Gozel Green / Nigeria
  • House of Divas Lagos / Nigeria
  • House of Irawo / Nigeria
  • House of Nwocha / Nigeria
  • Ilare / Nigeria
  • Imad Eduso / Nigeria
  • Ituen Basi / Nigeria
  • Karolynne Ashley / Bahamas
  • Kenneth Ize / Nigeria
  • Kimono Kollection / Nigeria
  • Kluk CGDT / South Africa
  • Koko Kamala / Botswana
  • Lahnayo Midnigi / South Africa
  • Laquan Smith / USA
  • Laurenceairline / France
  • Lanre Da Silva / Nigeria
  • Lisa Folawiyo / Nigeria
  • LOZA Maleombho / Ivory Coast
  • Lulu Lingerie / Nigeria
  • Mai Atafo / Nigeria
  • Maxhosa by Laduma / South Africa
  • Maxivive / Nigeria
  • Moofa / Nigeria
  • Mustafa Hassanali / Tanzania
  • Odio Mimonet / Nigeria
  • Orapeleng Module / South Africa
  • Ozwald Boateng / UK – United Kingdom
  • Prim By Michelle Elie / Germany
  • Quiteria & George / South Africa
  • Rich Mnisi / South Africa
  • Rokus London / Ivory Coast
  • Style Temple / Nigeria
  • Sunny Rose / Nigeria
  • Thebe Magugu / South Africa
  • Tiffany Amber / Nigeria
  • Tinie Tempah / United Kingdom
  • Tokyo James / Nigeria
  • Tsemaye Binitie / Nigeria
  • Tzar / Nigeria
  • Vonne Couture / Nigeria
  • Weiz Dhurm Franklyn / US
  • Washington Roberts / USA
  • Yutee Rone / Nigeria
  • Ziva Lagos / Nigeria

It was also an array of models, both local and international, of different sizes, shapes and complexion bringing it on on the runway. Guess who made the models up? None other than House of Tara and they are known to represent professionalism. 

Speaking of the runway, it was quite broad enough. So no matter where one sat, it was possible to get the perfect view of everything happening at the show. The ambiance of the hall was another detail to not be forgotten in a hurry. It was spiced with abstract and latest music from Nigerian artistes-thanks to the DJ in the house.

Personally, I think the Arise Fashion Week 2018 deserves a round of applause for creating a world class event. It has come and gone but the experiences it left attendees to savour can only make them look forward and anticipate for a bigger Arise Fashion Week come 2019.

***Check photos of some of the attendees: #IShotIt

Check also some designs on the runway:

photo credit; roberttaylormedia

Friday, 15 December 2017

#WCW: Check out 10 beauty looks from media guru, Mo Abudu

I remember I got glued to the television screen watching the delectable Mo Abudu on her show-Moments with Mo as she hosted great people from different walks of life. 

Then, her favourite mantra;' If you can think it, you can be it' stuck in my subconscious and became my watchword. From there, I got endeared to her personality and went on aquest to learn from her and what makes her thick.

Asides her business acumen, eloquence and accomplishments, Mo Abudu is a beauty to behold. Mind you, she is not just a pretty face, she is what we would call a " 'Three-in - one' woman". 

The University of Westminster graduate proved to her naysayers that you can be a combination of beauty and brains. With several awards and of late, the IoD Entrepreneurship award off her shelf, Mo Abudu is a woman to reckon with. 
She wears her many caps effortlessly and is indeed a role model to many.

As we celebrate this icon, we take a look at her as she gives us different shades of her beauty with make up on fleek as always. From nude to bold to subtle to flirty make up, we can't help but appreciate her beauty. 

Take a look at 10 beauty looks of Mo Abudu. Which is your favourite? 

Photo credit: Instagram @moabudu