Friday, December 30, 2011
The much anticipated soap, 'Catwalq' is set for viewing on your TV Screens! This info was officially revealed by Emem Isong the producer of the soap. According to her, 'Catwalq is a 26 episode Soap about three ladies, Kima, Paris and Wange who run a fashion magazine.
It seems like our favorite celebrities are digging the Isabel Marant High Top sneakers! Last weekend, Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beatz enjoyed The Knicks vs. Celtics game at The Garden with their one year old son Egypt. While Swizzy wore his signature Kamikaze sneakers, Alicia Keys rocked a pair of funky Isabel Marant Willow high-top sneakers.
New Year's Eve is a door step away. That means that its time to prepare yourself for the ultimate glamour look. Globe Cosmetics gives you some instructions!
The eyes let us see some mysteries that we might otherwise miss in dealings with people we know and love. Of course it does not matter if you have blue, brown, hazel or green eyes have when it comes to reflection of emotion. Eyes reveal joy and elation, sadness and melancholy.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
We found this pic of DRAYA from Basketball Wives and we love the legging. The boutique where Draya purchased the leggings recently launched an online shop! Get ‘em for $40 (approx. 30 euros) at www.chicspotboutique.com
Its almost partytime that means shop for the most prettiest dresses! Look cute wearing a FREAKUM DRESS together with your girlsfriends. Take a look at three style inspirations, first up: Adrienne Bailon!
We are excited to bring you these beautiful African print fabric shawl by Ghanaian designer ReneeQ. ReneeQ was inspired to design these shawls because of her regular flying and difficulty in finding her passport and travel documents.. (dont quite get that but that sure gave her some nice inspiration).
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
On december the 17th the second edition of the Styled By You presentation took place. The Styled by YOU final presentation is part of Live XXL Swazoom that took place in the youth center NoLimits in Amsterdam. The presentation reflects the acquired skills that the participants have acquired during various workshops. The winning participant in the beginners group assists Fashion Stylist Ashlee Janelle at the photo shoot for Power Lady Magazine.
Elegancy101 was lucky enough to catch up with Miss Africa herself: Nkem Anthonia Emegha! We chatted about competing in the Miss Africa Scholarship pageant and what it means to be a representative of the organization. Check out our exclusive below!
Yetty D in conjunction with Uber Africa hosted a fashion show and music event for some emerging designers and talented Artiste in a new Fashion hot spot ‘The Granyte House’ in London. The event featured clothing and accessory designers Yiga, Ellize, Lorenore Inc, Esther’s, Ikollection, LD_ Design, Elizabeth Divine, a collective from Uber Africa designers and Yetty D showing its 2012 collection.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
All the African fashion shows around the continent are coming to an end, and all the hype we have been making about African fashion designers it makes sense that we go out there and buy from these creative designers. Christmas just ended and the New Year is bout to begin, this only means one thing (SALE)!
Tis’ the season for garnished locs, braids, and twists! Braids provide the opportunity to create lasting hairstyles for active black girls. Because the hair isn't subjected to daily heat, it has a chance to grow more rapidly.
The premiere of the annual fashion week for African inspired fashion from all over the world was held in London during August 2011. With an impressive turnout of over 4,700 attendees, the 2day extravaganza created an unprecedented platform for over 50 international designers to showcase their collections.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Robert Harper captures Shena Moulton in colorful fall-winter looks for the latest issue of Ukrainian magazine, Playing Fashion. Outfitted by Katy Lassen, Shena takes on bold patterns from labels such as D&G, Emilio Pucci and Blumarine.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Winter has arrived and the holiday season too. In this time of the year a lot of people go on a winter sport vacation in Switzerland, France or Austria. This made us wonder, do black people also participate in winter sports that often? First off, have you ever seen a black person play lacrosse? Have you? And if you have by some strange coincidence, was there just one? Maybe two?
Friday, December 23, 2011
Elegancy101 is digging the edgy label Y’OH, a street wear currently stocking men’s clothing by designer Kara Messina. The brand is based in the UK. Kara is inspired by traditional African print fabric and textures. The collections come in interesting cuts and styles for men, with 100% cotton and military twill lining. Take a look:
Crux NY offers unique pieces pegged for the bold fashionista. Crux NY is a creation out of studded, stacked, fringed, and feathered jewelry. It seem that the celebs are also diggin the sassy jewelry line. Amber Rose, Kat Deluna and Marsha Ambrosius have been spotted with Crux NY earrings and the Knowles sisters also picked up a pair for Beyonce’s “Party”video!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Today's Style of the Day is a very good example for the ladies who are experimenting with the N.E.R.D. look! Its nice and colorful and goofy all at the same time!
(Be our next Style of the Day and send your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org )
Today's who wore it better is a tough one. Mashonda of Love & Hip-Hop fame attended fellow reality starlet Jennifer Williams’s Lucid Lipgloss launch in the same $1,495 Alexander McQueen Flesh Fish Bone platform sandals that was first spied on Beyonce and Alicia Keys.
A busy woman like you needs a way to stay fit and healthy but have you ever noticed that your body shape is quite different from that of your best friend, sister, or coworker? Have you been wondering why some people have that hourglass figure, while others are more pear-like in appearance? Well, this is because every man and woman is born with a specific body type and body shape.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
TW Magazine presents its end-of-the-year edition and it’s positively bursting with colour! The cast includes Joke Silva, Ireti Doyle, Tiwa Savage and Dolapo Marcy Oni and introduces startlets like Olajumoke Bello, Reanne Opia and Matilda Obaseki.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
You should shampoo your hair at least once a week. I know there are people out there who shampoo less often; some much less often. I know there are some women who rely on their stylists to shampoo their hair and if they only go in twice a month, then that's when their hair is cleansed.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Angela Simmons loves her some Louis Vuitton…and Pastry shoes of course. She was spotted leaving Mr Chows in Beverly Hills rocking a Louis Vuitton Shearling Thunder Bag. She paired the $3300 dollar bag with a black leather jacket and pastry sneakers. The following day she stepped out wearing the same bag while running errands.
Fabulous Magazine had a 60′s inspired shoot styled with high street ensembles from Oasis, Asos, Dorothy Perkins, Zara and more. Who needs a designer wardrobe to create a unique and elegant look?
Wanna Smell Like Nicki Minaj? Dont worry! She is the next celeb to have her own fragrance in the works. Nicki Minaj didn't say “M.A.C, OPI, and a fragrance, too” on Make Me Proud for no reason. Next stop must be her own clothing line (how we would love to see that)!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Wendy Williams attended Common’s New York Dreamer/Believer listening party in the same $348 BCBGMAXAZRIA Sheena Long Sleeve Leopard Print Dress Evelyn Lozada wore to Shaunie's B'day in Miami!
On the 17th of december 2011, 26-year-old Rebecca Habtab was crowned Miss Excellence 2011 at De Koning in Amsterdam after a pulsating grand finale event that featured plenty of interesting displays by the contestants for this year’s first Miss Excellence competition.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Khloe was seen wearing shoes from a collaboration from Iris van Herpen with United Nude to the 2011 Z100 Jingle Bell event. These limited editions are so hot, apparently Khloe thinks so as well. Go Dutch design!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
We all know that black people have cans of milk in their refrigerator! Western governments spend millions marketing, advertising and subsidizing milk products. But is it really that healthy?
New Flicks! Nyasha Matonhodze, Lily Donaldson, Cara Delevingne, and Jourdan Dunn by Emma Summerton for W Magazine January 2012. Styled by Edward Enninful.
The third official Single from Tiwa Savage is finally Here and its Hot and Swinging! Her debut album has not yet been released, yet Tiwa Savage has achieved superstar status with a slew of singles, magazine covers and her deal as the Nigerian Idol host.
Actress Vivica A. Fox was featured on the latest issue of Real Health magazine. In the magazine she dishes on how she keeps herself in shape and her exercise regimen. Although some women have a fear of becoming older and losing their good looks, Vivica reveals that she’s looking forward to aging gracefully.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Let the fashion battle begin! Reality-star Evelyn Lozada and songstress Teairra Mari have hit the party scene in glittar style, wearing the same $795 sexy sheer stone embellished short dress by Jovani
Ladies, I'll hope you wont pass out after going through the pictures :p. BETH Model Management Africa in conjunction with MARTINI presents, MALE MODEL SEARCH 2011, the first male Model Search in Nigeria. Founded in Lagos, Nigeria in December of 2005, BETH Model Management as a company has become a household name, in the short space of 6 years. Since its birth, and the huge success as the organisers of the world biggest female model search, (ELITE MODEL LOOK) BETH has leapt to the top of its industry, making it the biggest brand of its kind in the whole of Nigeria.
Lil' Wayne wants to show off his stylish side. He is getting ready to start his own clothing line, which will be called Rebirth, the same title of his experimental 2010 album. Weezy told XXL Magazine in their July/August 2011 issue that is available on newsstands now, he wants to jump into the fashion business.