Showing posts with label Red carpet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Red carpet. Show all posts

Sunday, 5 November 2017

#WhatWentDown@HLFDW2017: My experience at the Lagos Fashion Design Week 2017





The just concluded Lagos Fashion Design Week has been talk of the town. Known to be  one of the most anticipated and highly attended shows that bring together celebrities, fashionistas, fashion bloggers, fashion designers, business opportunists, fashion enthusiasts and the public generally, the curtains were opened for the 2017 edition of this worldly acclaimed event.

This annual event has become a tradition that showcases the collections of top designers both locally and internationally. To the fashion-conscious individual, It is another time to know fashion trends that are fast taking over the fashion arena. To another set, it is a time to build their brand and make a name. For some others, it is time to network and build long-lasting relationship. Yet for some others, it is time to blown away and just have fun.

The four-day event witnessed a new twist this year as the venue was changed from the Federal Palace hotel to Eko Atlantic. For those that came with their vehicles, it was an applaudable development. For some others who had to rely on public transport, they had to device alternatives to get to the venue going and coming probably through car-pooling or hiring taxis or public transport as it were.

The Lagos Fashion Design Week was indeed a success. Personally, I think the organisers did a good job. The venue was quite spacious for the activities, considering the car-park, the exhibition stands, the restroom facilities and food stands. The whole ambiance of the venue was peaceful and calm. The fresh air that saturated the area and the beautiful landscape view was another high point to not be forgotten in a hurry. They all added to the beauty of the event.

To add to this, the DJ was rendering soothing music from the old school to the new school and it appealed to everybody present. The decorations were also on point, everywhere around the venue was perfect for that selfie, conversation or interview. I noticed that the venue was also clean to a fault; I think the venue management deserved thumbs up.
 At a point in Day One, the lightning of the hall was sparking and people were scampering for safety. Kudos to the maintenance team for sorting out the issue in no time and the event progressed without further hitches. Security was also tight as there were no reported cases of theft, harassment or any kind of societal vice.

However, there were some flops. As usual the event which was slated for 6p.m followed the norm of 'Nigerian timing' and started later than expected for all the days. I noticed that for Day One, the hall was barely full to capacity, however as the event progressed it was quite difficult to get a seat because it became jam packed. Extra seats had to be placed on the runway for the VIPs to create more spaces for the audience but that didn't solve the problem much.

Recession might have hit hard the fashion industry because this year, there were no ‘freebies’. Judging from last year, the attendees were given freebies on daily basis but this was not so this year. Instead the freebies, I observed, were for only for a selected few-the VIPs, with their names on their seats.

Having said that, the Lagos Fashion Design Week still clinched a pass mark in my good books for the successes far outweighed the flops. It was worth the time, energy, resources and experience and next year, it would definitely be another event to look forward to attend again. 


Check out photos of some guests giving us #HLFDW2017 Street style:












Wednesday, 30 August 2017

#WomanCrushWednesday: Check out 10 Red carpet looks from Michelle Obama




Just little tale from this amazon:

 One night, former President of United States, Barrack Obama and his wife, Michelle decided to do something out of routine and go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn't too luxurious. When they were seated the owner of the restaurant, asked Barrack Obama's secret service if he could please speak to his wife in private. They gladly obliged and Michelle had a conversation with the restaurant owner,
Following the conversation, Barrack Obama was curious to know what went down so he asked his wife:
" Why was he so interested in talking to you?"
Michelle replied that during her teenage years, the owner was madly in love with her. To which Obama replied that if he had married her, she would have been the owner of the lovely restaurant.
Refusing to take defeat, Michelle responded:
"No, if I had married him, he would have become a US president"
Now that is what I ma talking about!

Michelle Obama is what I can describe as a three-in-one woman. She is intelligent, beautiful and charismatic. She is not just a pretty face but beauty merged with brains.She is down-to-earth and very amiable.  During her tenure, she was the brain behind the ''Lets Move'' campaign that sought to promote healthy lifestyle habits amongst children.

Have you caught her busting those moves? She is a stepper,a good one as that! Being the first lady didn't prevent her from being herself. The mother of two had been caught on the field engaging in athletics e.g Table Tennis. She does karaoke like no other.

Michelle Obama has been regarded as one of the stylish/fashionable FLOTUS of all time. Of course she couldn't be caught alone without her proud husband, Barrack Obama. So check out10 red carpet  looks from our Woman Crush Wednesday, Michelle Obama:











Photo credit: Pininterest

Which is your favourite?

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

#WomanCrushWednesday: Check out 8 beauty looks from super diva, Kate Henshaw



The first thing that captivates you about Nollywood actress,  Kate Henshaw is her endearing smile and the gaiety of her laughter which is so infectious. Do you know that this beautiful actress, who is also a fitness guru, is also a very good dancer? Follow her on Instagram and watch videos of her busting those moves and you are hooked! 


Kate Henshaw  was born in Cross River and is the oldest of four children.  She had her early school education in Lagos and Calabar. Although she enrolled in University of Calabar to study Medical Microbiology, she later ventured into acting when she auditioned and landed a lead role in the movie-When the Sun sets. That was how her journey into acting began.

Having starred in over 45 movies, Kate Henshaw  remains one of the most soughted-after actresses in Nollywood.  She is the recipient of several awards and endorsement deals.

On the red carpet, Kate Henshaw always the graces events with her presence, outfit and style. In celebration of her, she is our  woman crush this Wednesday. So I bring to you eight beauty looks of this diva. See them below:

Which is your favourite? 



Photo credit: Instagram @k8henshaw