I have been natural for some time now (4 years actually) and my hair has refused to grow. Maybe it’s because I dye it every few months and I don’t sleep with a satin cap and I don’t live and breathe shea butter. I’m one of those carefree natural girls that don’t read labels and I just live.
Italian 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.
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!
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.
We 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.
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!
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.