Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Ok boys, if you didn’t grab Versace x H&M’s $129 Bomber jacket while you could, you might’ve missed out on the hottest item of the season! Chris Brown is the latest celeb to rock the bomber, pairing his look with the brand’s bright blue pants and black button down top for a recent video shoot.
Boxing Kitten once again turns the fabulosity up to 11 for their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Instead of going completely demure for the season, they kick things up a notch mixing splashes of bright foliage-inspired colors with deeper toned prints.
Elegancy101 got you some black model flicks.
Jourdan Dunn and Rob Evans by Alasdair McLellan for i-D Winter 2011. Enjoy!
Here’s a designer collaboration that’s going to make you forget all about the Versace x H&M collection. Word is Marni is next to design a capsule collection for H&M! Just when we were on the mend from elbowing our way through the recently released H&M and Versace collection, we now have something ELSE to look forward to after a long, cold winter!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Beauty pageants have not always been around, contrary to what we may think. Paris of Troy was perhaps the first man who had the pleasure of selecting the most beautiful woman, but his choice was limited to three: Helen, the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and two other women. The choice was clear. Helen of Troy would have been the first Miss World, the face that launched a thousand ships.
There was a whole lot of admitting going on at the reunion part 2. I figured out that Jackie is acting crazy to make these women tell on themselves as far as their adultery, infidelity and child neglecting ways are concerned.
Anyway the ladies brought out all the labels for part 2 of the show recap and we found a few of the items in case you want to dress like an LA stylista
Monday, November 28, 2011
Did you ever have one of those days, where nothing is going right? You feel like the universe has got it in for you today, no matter how hard you try to make them otherwise, some days are just awful. They start off bad, they never get any better, and they end on a low and sometimes even gloomier note.
21 Year Old Feyijimi Sodipo was crowned as the winner of the 2011 Miss Nigeria competition on Friday night. Feyijimi represented Ogun State during the competition and was a crowd favourite all through the grand finale.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
What’s the rule on pantyhose and open-toe shoes? The short answer? Rock it.
Though I wouldn’t personally be as adventurous as Ms. Minaj with pink tights, I think wearing black or sheer stockings with peep or open toes is totally fine.
Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose were both reppin Africa by wearing the same $392 Mara Hoffman Twist One Shoulder Dress. Amber Rose was papped shopping at Intermix wearing the beautiful inspired African dress while Kim Kardashian wore it to a Wet Republic Hawaiian Tropic party.
Friday, November 25, 2011
The ladies have really established themselves 3 years ago. From Omawumi, Waje, Kel, Mo’Cheddah, L’Ami based in Nigeria and then the rising talent like AiRis and Zara based in the US. Now there is Shiikane – a new group consisting of twin sisters Shayshay & Princess Annamay and younger sister Baby-K.
Reneta Ndisang is a young and new fashion designer. She is a student studying human resource management and she is in her first year. She is a Cameroonian that loves fashion and colors and that is one of the reasons why she got engaged in designing her own pieces.
As an official sponsor for the Miss Nigeria 2011, the finalists were dressed in Vlisco evening gowns made with fabrics from the new ‘Delicate Shades’ collection, for the final show, which took place on Friday 18th november at the Expo Center, Eko Hotel and Suites.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Ok ladies, it is friday and that means WEEKEND! You might want to go out tonight, but you STILL DONT KNOW WHAT TO WEAR! Dont worry Elegancy101 provides you some style inspiration.
It is so stupid how something as hair can spark so much debate, heated conversations, and unwelcome advice. Especially when all you want to do is mind your business and just wear your hair the way it grows out of your head.
Wow Magazine’s november issue cover is being graced by Pop singer Mo’ Cheddah (21) & Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010 Winner Chika Emmanuel (18).
The young ladies bring all manner of fierceness in this Young & Fabulous themed issue, but I have to say Chika out-fierced Mo’ on this one.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Beyoncé just wants to "Dance for You" in new teases for her 4 album track (ooh we got that!). Beyoncé teases two short length previews for the seventh video debut from her '4' album," Dance For You."
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Jewel by Lisa’s Spring Summer 2012 collection is inspired by 60′s era Nigeria, a time when men wore traditional garb–bubas and sokotos with agbadas thrown over safari suits– and women flaunted print dresses and full skirts. Designer Lisa Folawiyo seeks to meld this vintage sensibility with modern silhouettes, resulting in a series of multihued cocktails, mini skirts, and printed separates.
And we have another singer who is turning into a designer. Vogue UK recently reported that Rihanna has teamed up with Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans on a small collection which will hit stores worldwide mid-November. The collection consists of jeans, biker jackets, lingerie, and tee shirts that are all emblazoned with Rihanna’s R logo and Armani’s signature eagle.
We have another pageant coming up. Miss Africa Netherlands prides itself in empowering young African women in the Netherlands to become role models and to create a positive impact in their communities. It is founded with the aim to develop and enhance the whole African mind, body, and spirit as well as to project a positive image of Africa and advocate for the needy within our community.
The harsh winter air can wreak havoc on your skin, leaving it dry, itchy and irritated. Fortunately, there are many simple ways to combat dry skin and help keep your skin feeling moist and supple all season long. Here are some tips from our friends at blackdoctor.org:
Monday, November 21, 2011
You may not be the one to wear African clothing from head to toe. But if you want to add something special to your wardrobe you can start by wearing simple African accessories. Thats a sure way to add originality and spice to any outfit. Take a look:
Abuja’s fashion’s finest gathered on 11.11.11 to celebrate the sophomore edition of the Runway, a fashion and music event. The show organizers can be described as visionary, introspective and delightfully innovative in the thinking and execution behind this event.
21-year-old Feyijimi Sodipo was crowned the new beauty queen and ambassador.The question session is usually considered the hardest part of a pageant, fortunately for Feyijimi Sodipo of Ogun State, that was her defining moment.
Kelly Rowland appeared on the X Factor UK in a stunning black leather Topshop dress accented by the same Giuseppe Zanotti peep toes Alicia Keys wore to the Premiere of Five. It seems that Kelly Rowland is in love with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. We saw her wearing the African inspired shoe during a shoot.
Its Party Season and that is why Virgos Lounge is launching their Party Collection today! Virgos Lounge is an London-based womanswear brand. It is an online fashion store supplying unique, affordable and quality clothes.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
From little white lies to the more serious variety, most women will curtail the truth at some point in a relationship. Her motivation for lying can stem from wanting to protect your feelings or, sure enough, to save her own butt. Luckily men tell twice as many lies as women.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
On Monday 14th November 2011, the list of the winners were published for the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Here are the photos from the event! Experience all the action from the red carpet to the stage.
The much awarded and awaited movie, "Two Brides and a Baby' premiered in Lagos at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Lekki! Two Brides and a Baby, written and produced by Blessing Effiom Egbe will begin showing in Nigerian cinemas in about two weeks.
Friday, November 18, 2011
If constant stress has you feeling disillusioned, helpless, and completely worn out, you may be suffering from burnout. When you’re burned out, problems seem insurmountable, everything looks bleak, and it’s difficult to muster up the energy to care, let alone do something about your situation.
We gotta love Funmilayo Csilla Deri who is a London/Budapest based fashion designer that was born in Nigeria. She developed a passion for fashion from a very early age, designing and making garments with her mother. From earning a degree in International Business and working as a manager at a private bank in Switzerland, she decided in 2009 to make a career of her love for fashion.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Three years after marrying Jay-Z in a secret location, singer, actress and soon-to-be mom Beyonce finally lets fans in on the biggest secret of all: what her wedding dress looks like!
The big reveal came within DVD bonus footage of the former Destiny's Child singer's live concerts at Roseland, as well as during her brand new "I Was Here" music video.