Giambattista Valli and MAC Cosmetics Collaborate on Lipstick Collection

giambattista-valli-mac-cosmetics-lipsticksItalian designer, Giambattista Valli has teamed up with makeup giant MAC Cosmetics on a five color lipstick collection ranging from bright coral to dark berry.  I’m especially eying the red one, it looks like it’s going to be fantastic. Alas, I don’t know if the collection is going to come to the Nigerian MAC store.


The collaboration is set to hit stores in summer 2015.

Stay fab!


Stella McCartney x ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative in Kenya

SMc in Kenya - Credit Tahir Karmali & ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative (3) (800x534)

The ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative pleased to announce the launch of their latest video celebrating our partnership with Stella McCartney. Stella McCartney and the Ethical Fashion Initiative partnership began in Kenya in 2011 and since then, Stella McCartney has produced beautiful handmade accessories with Kenyan artisans specialised in screen-printing and tailoring. Continue on for the video!

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Dior Magazine Beauty Shoot – Optical Games


Model Ondria Hardin stares in this beautiful beauty editorial with a focus on eyes.  The American beauty wears pastel shades courtesy of Dior Makeup creative and image director Peter Philips. Ondria stuns in optical illusions including geometric shapes and magnifying mirrors.

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Ms.Ray Luxury SS15 Collection – ‘A Touch of Elegance’

FN5A6076-Edit-4-EditWe have featured Ms. Ray before during the first September Issue in 2013 and I’m glad to feature her agian. This time, it’s all about her new collection, ‘A Touch of Elegance’. The main aim of the all white collection was it make it as flawless as possible and use African prints to spice it up. She stepped out of her comfort zone with this collection and created what would be her own definition of elegance. Continue on for more photos of the collection.

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OURS Magazine Unveils 5th Issue with Cocktail Event


Right after fashion week ended, OURS Magazine launched the new issue of their magazine themed ‘Madness’. They are a really smart and artsy magazine and every issue has a theme that will be explored through the lens of arts, fashion, politics, entertainment, and lifestyle. There was also a fashion presentation by Clan and they presented their SS15 collection which was shown at New York Fashion Week earlier this year. MAC Cosmetics was on hand to give the models the perfect look for the presentation.

During the event, guests enjoyed Taittinger Champagne and snacked on tasty finger food as they mingled, networked and read past issues of the magazine. Read on for more!

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Lagos Rising – The Fashionable Women of Lagos on

Reni Folawiyo - Founder and CEO of Alara

Reni Folawiyo – Founder and CEO of Alara

I was hard at work and catching up on fashion news when I saw the link for ‘Lagos Rising’, a story about the rise of the luxury market in Nigeria with Reni Folawiyo, founder of concept retail store, Alara, as the central tie in. For the piece, they had photographer, Nick Waplington, come down to Lagos to take pictures of the most fashionable ladies in Lagos. I love how Nigeria is getting on the map now for fashion and we aren’t always in the news about Boko Haram and other horrible things. It’s also weird typing this piece about rich women and fashion when about 50 kids died yesterday from a suicide bomb in Yobe.

They were at school. I didn’t know that going to school could get you killed now.

I don’t know how to feel about Nigeria anymore actually.

That was a downer, huh?

Please keep Nigeria in your prayers. You might think you are unaffected and these attacks won’t hit you in your comfy house in Lekki/Banana Island/Wuse/Port Harcourt but we never know what might happen tomorrow.

On to the fashion. Peep the images of the piece below and check out an except of the interview here.

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BTS: The Gran Coronas x Republic of Foreigner et Mai Atafo Campaign Shoot


We all love editorial campaigns, they are the sustenance of every fashion lover. All the glamorous models wearing designer clothes, shot by the best photographers in exotic locations just splayed out on the page for your consumption. Runways are amazing, but editorial campaigns, now that’s the grit of the fashion industry. It’s rare for television stations to get to see how these campaigns are made, it’s even rarer still when a blogger gets to sit in on a campaign shoot and watch the magic happen. So when we got the call, that the Torres wines brand was allowing us and a few other bloggers sit on their lifestyle campaign in collaboration with two mystery designers for Gran Coronas, the new wine they’re launching in Nigeria, I was more than ecstatic.

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