Jumia teamed up with the Radio OAP, ‘Wana Wana’, to showcase plus size collection in a fashionable way with the ‘Day and Night’ Lookbook. The collection highlights the fashionable woman, bold in her everyday fashion outfits from corporate wear to party wear and even the sexy bedroom look. ‘Wana Wana’ proves that size is no issue when looking fabulous. The different looks represent Wana’s personality as a fun, sexy and loving personality. She is an example of an elegant curvy Nigerian woman. See more of the lookbook below!
House of Tara is my favorite Nigerian beauty brand and they have released a new campaign called ‘Colourburst’. It is a visual campaign that celebrates the variety and versatility of the Tara product line. Made up of four stunning looks, each one represents a different personality and style of makeup. Using vibrant hues and modern techniques, ColourBurst demonstrates that every shade makes a statement!
See the campaign video below!
The Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference (happening at the Eko International Convention & Exhibition Center, Lagos, Nigeria from 7th -9th October), has secured a great panel of regional and international experts for the business and workshops. You will get great advice on how to set up your own salon, or to market yourself as a make-up artist and to build your clientele. All of these people have done the ground work and have made it to the top of their respective professions. Beauty Africa offers a fantastic opportunity to sign up for the free business talks and get the chance to meet face-to-face with the professionals that can make or break your business.
Here is what Award-winning hairstylist Dionne Smith has to say about the event:
“Beauty Africa exhibition & conference is a fantastic ground to come and refresh your skills, learn the basics and bring the education back to the fore front of people’s mind. I am very happy to be invited and I am all for education and learning, my motto is “education is key!” Hair styling is so much more than just doing it! Its consultation, theory, knowledge and skills in a professional manner. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and skills with you all and feel free to check out some of my work on my website, this is a show not to be missed.”
For more information about the conference, register here
Maxi dresses from Grey
On Sunday, July 20th, I went to the Grey Projects Private Collection Viewing which was held at Stranger Lagos. Honestly, I was already thinking that the clothes would be too expensive and I would see nothing I liked but I was pleasantly surprised. Grey this time worked with different textures for many of their separates as a way to use different materials but not make them too expensive for people to afford. They also played with a lot of print which produced beautiful summer maxi dresses perfect for brunch with friends or lunch with your SO. It was very feminine, very playful and all so nice (I use nice in a good way here). Continue on for more from the Grey Projects Collection Viewing.
Agu, one of the Young Designer Nominees at the MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week in 2012, has launched his Ready to Wear Collection and invited the public to shop and see on July 20th at the Social Place in V.I. Agu’s RTW is very affordable; I’m talking maxi dresses for N9,000, tops for N6,000 and complete sets for N12,000. I say affordable because compared to what some designers price their clothing, Agu is way lower and you get quality for your money. I’m very fond of the printed high-low tops which I can imagine pairing with some skinny jeans or some sexy short shorts. See more below!
I had a lot of events to attend this weekend! Seemed like everyone decided their pop-up shop/launch should happen this particular weekend but with my superwoman genes, I did alright.
First event was on Saturday and it was the Caven+Etomi Kingdom Tees Pop-up Shop. Caven+Etomi is a lifestyle company started by Joan & Doreen Caven who are sisters, and Oseyi Etomi and they have all been friends since high school. Kingdom is a line of luxury tees which aims to share a piece of Africa with its consumers around the world, and to provide access to modern street wear apparel that conveys an aura of empowerment and African royalty.
It was a lovely time and I really want to get one of the shirts from the new collection (African Hairstyles collection which we featured here). There were cocktails to go around and the location, Temple Muse, is beautiful! See more below to see what I’m talking about! Continue reading
Dolce & Gabbana has tapped actress Scarlett Johansson as the face of the makeup campaign where it’s launching its first ever cream eye shadow, . The blonde starlet, wears a polka dot dress like a “modern day Marilyn Monroe” as the label describes on its website. See a video and behind the scenes images of Scarlett below for the Dolce & Gabbana campaign