Christian Louboutin has joined the crop of designers like Burberry, Tom Ford and Chanel to get on the beauty train with its latest offering – the “Rouge Louboutin” nail varnish.
The hot red polish, which matches the brand’s iconic red bottoms offers an ombr’e effect unique to the signature “Rouge Louboutin”. The flash of red and stiletto-like cap resemble the classic Louboutin high heel measured at 20.5cm (the exact height of the brand’s highest/tallest shoe designed in 2007).
This is the first of a range of nail varnishes to come, and the full set will be released in September 2014 inspired by either the shoes or bags. The varnishes are set to retail at £36.
Tania Omotayo shines in her first ever modelling campaign as she is the star of Fashpa.com’s July Lookbook – “Print Party” which celebrates the launch of Jewel by Lisa’s diffusion JLabel online at Fashpa. JLabel features an amazing selection of easy to wear separates in JBL’s signature modern prints, bright colours and easy silhouettes.
Join the cool set and see the rest of the lookbook below!
The May issue of Vogue Taiwan features beauty spread that includes everything from flower appliquéd tops to headpieces. Model Ragnhild Jevne stars in the glossy shoot captured with bold beauty looks you can try. Stylist Jen Patryn dresses the beauty in looks from the likes of Balenciaga, Prabal Gurung and John Galliano for the spread.
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.