Category : Fashion & Beauty

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 4 days ago

Here are 3 independent Nigerian designers you must have on your radar

We are enjoying a surge of fashion designers in the Nigerian landscape as a host of young talents are on the rise with their disruptive and exciting approach to fashion. They are using their designs to challenge everything we have come to understand about style, design and even the way we view gender identity. Fashion is being used as a vehicle to spark conversations and the more we tell our own stories, the more the rest of the world will be forced to sit up and listen. Whilst we have nothing but respect for the veterans that have come before and paved the way for there to even be a functioning industry, we have to make way for the new wave of creatives that are catapulting Nigeria into a new era of creating. These three designers are definitely ones to watch are having a significant impact on the face of fashion as we know it. These are the 3 that you definitely need on your style radar!...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 1 week ago

7 ways to flourish when life gets tough

We all have our moments when life takes a turn for the worst but in our darkest moments, we can still find ways to bloom. Here are 7 ways to help pick yourself back up when life knocks you down. Nobody is immune from the issues associated with hardship but what people apart from the rest is their ability to manage, adapt and ultimately bounce back when life throws curve balls. The key to surviving these ups and downs is to develop adequate emotional coping skills as well as build supportive and reciprocal relationships with people you can lean on during these hard times. Through hardship we can find new meaning and strengths, the very idea of resilience does not provide immunity from harm but buffers the impact of stress and allows us to recover more quickly. Whether it means recovering from the death of a loved one, surviving an accident or an unexpected and unwelcome turn in life like losing a job or a bout of ill health, you can discover how to flourish even when times get tough....

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2 weeks ago

Rihanna breaks ground by becoming the first woman to create an original brand, Fenty, at LVMH

Rihanna has once again, struck gold, as she announces a line with iconic French fashion house LVMH, Fenty, On Friday, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group, confirmed not only that the fashion line created by Rihanna was becoming part of its fashion conglomerate. The line, which will be launching in the next few weeks will irrevocably change the face of fashion, forever. Rihanna will become the first woman to create an original brand at LVMH, the first woman of color at the top of an LVMH maison, and her line will be the first new house created by the group since Christian Lacroix in 1987. It joins other luxury brands as Dior, Givenchy, Celine and Fendi and positions Rihanna as a breakthrough designer on a number of levels. @vogueaustralia In a statement released by the LVMH group, they said: "LVMH has partnered with Robyn Rihanna Fenty to create a new luxury Maison that will be based in Paris. T...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2 weeks ago

Meet the 3 ethical brands driving forward sustainable fashion in Nigeria

More brands are transforming their business models and improving their supply chains to reduce their overall environmental impact and improve social conditions for their employees. We are also seeing a growing awareness among consumers about the fashion they choose to invest in. Consumers are making more conscious decisions about clothing and the entire fashion industry is turning towards a more green way of life. Sustainable fashion about producing clothes, shoes and accessories in environmentally and socio-economically sustainable manners, but also about more sustainable patterns of consumption and use, which inevitably catalyses change in individual attitudes and behaviour towards the way they consume. The main responsibility of fashion companies is obviously to change their production, distribution and marketing practices and strategies towards greater sustainability. In Nigeria, more brands are turning towards more sustainable models and thinking more profoundly about their social and environmental footprint....

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2 weeks ago

Beauty influencer Whitney Madueke recreates Ciara's Met Gala afro space buns and we love it

Beauty influencer, Whitney Madueke, who was recently made a part of the Sephora Gang, just recreated one of Ciara's Met Gala looks and it's a must for all natural girls. Ciara dropped a video on Instagram ahead of the Met Gala featuring bounce star Big Freedia. The two were spotted dancing on the steps of the MET and Ciara was sporting a fun hair style. Ciara had her luscious hair styled into two afro space buns, Camp indeed. Recreated @ciara MET GALA 2019 look! Tutorial is up on YouTube (both the Hair and Makeup) ! I used: Hair: @hergivenhair clip ins @oribe curl gelee @pantene edge tamer @briogeo b. Well castor oil @devacurl high shine @janecartersolution mist me over Makeup: @smashboxcosmetics photo finish primer @rimmellondonus stay matte primer @esteelauder day wear matte @lauramercier flawless fusion foundation in truffle @diormakeup backstage foundation in 9N @smashboxcosmetics studio skin concealer in dark warm @lauramercier concealer in N9 @lauramercier translucent powder in medium deep @ctilburymakeup the dolce vita luxury palette @covergirl full spectrum so...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2 weeks ago

What waist? Here's your exclusive behind the scenes look at Kim Kardashian's Met Gala outfit

Kim Kardashian beggared belief when she turned up to the Met Gala in the most spectacular Thierry Mugler creation. Now, Vogues takes us behind the scenes to look at the making of that very moment. French designer Thierry Mugler created Kim Kardashian West's look with the help of the world’s foremost corset maker.  The figure-hugging silicon dress was made even more special because it was the first piece that designer Manfred Thierry Mugler has created for the House in over 20 years. Kim Kardashian West wearing Thierry Mugler at the Met Gala 2019 in NYC earlier this week. ???? #kimkardashianwest #thierrymugler #metgala #met #nyc #beautyoffashion Spun with silk organza and dripping with sparkling crystals to emulate a wet look, the Mugler creation was made to mimic the wet shirtdress that Sophia Loren wore in the 1957 film Boy on a Dolphin. Kim's waist, or lack thereof is what really got people's tongues wagging and the vid...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2 weeks ago

Met Gala 2019: First look at all the action from the gala red carpet

The biggest night in the fashion industry calendar is upon us and we have all the scoop from the red carpet as the iconic MET Gala gets underway with the extravagant theme; Camp. The Met Gala is always held on the first Monday of May (the only day of the year besides Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day when the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Fifth Avenue location is closed to the public). This year, it lands on tonight, May 6, 2019. The theme is 'Camp'. This year’s exhibition was curated by Andrew Bolton and Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute who drew on Susan Sontag’s seminal 1964 essay, 'Notes on Camp'. The essay describes a sensibility marked by performance, excess, and a kind of winking bad taste, exemplified by figures like Oscar Wilde and outré aesthetic movements such as Art Nouveau. This year's theme is far more fun and will give guests the opportunity to play with colours, styles and allow designers to run wild with their creative licence. Celebrities often interpret the theme very loosel...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2 weeks ago

Met Gala 2019: Here's all you need to know about this year's ball

As we prepare for the biggest night in fashion; The Met Gala, we give you all the information you need to know about the prestigious fashion ball from theme to guest list exclusives. When is the Met Gala? The Met Gala is always held on the first Monday of May (the only day of the year besides Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day when the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Fifth Avenue location is closed to the public). This year, it lands on May 6, 2019. What is the theme of the Met Gala this year? The theme is 'Camp'. This year’s exhibition was curated by Andrew Bolton and Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute who drew on Susan Sontag’s seminal 1964 essay, 'Notes on Camp'. The essay describes a sensibility marked by performance, excess, and a kind of winking bad taste, exemplified by figures like Oscar Wilde and outré aesthetic movements such as Art Nouveau. Among the pieces on display will be dazzling looks from Off-White, Schiaparelli,...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 3 weeks ago

Dior's Cruise 2020 show was tokenism masquerading as appreciation and a lesson in colonialism

Dior's Cruise show was essentially a luxury brand trying to reinvent the wheel and present something we have been doing in Africa for decades as cutting edge fashion. How much longer will we stand for it? During her illustrious career at the helm of Dior, Maria Grazia Chuiri has tackled many a topic including feminism and has come under fire for creating outfits that were exact replicas of Romanian folk outfits. This appropriation led an online campaign to be created against her and the french fashion house called #GiveCredit. Whilst that blew over, another storm is brewing in the wake of the Dior Cruise 2020 show held in Morocco and featuring heavy, wax print, ankara which is symbolic of the European colonialism in Africa. Wild animals roamed across the jewelry from the #DiorCruise 2020 collection by #MariaGraziaChiuri, possibly having escaped from her toile de Jouy print. (The power of nature is a recurrent theme across the House’s archives, notably in the designs of former Dior Creative Director Marc Bo...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 3 weeks ago

Regina Daniels is a casual style connoisseur and here's why we love her low-key looks

She's made the headlines recently for her extravagant additions but when it comes to style, Regina Daniels knows how to keep it casual. Regina hit the headlines a few weeks ago when It was revealed that the teenage actress secretly got married to billionaire Ned Nwoko in Asaba, the Delta state capital, last weekend, with few guests attending. Since then, Regina has been flaunting her new-found wealth on the gram but when it comes to her looks, she's as relatable as ever. Nollywood is known for it's over-the-top glam and we are used to seeing actresses dressed up to the nines but Regina Daniels goes against the grain and can often be spotted in a pair of jeans with some colourful sneakers. Even though she has an enviable fleet of luxury cars and a growing luxury watch collection, her style is down to earth. Now, the young actress, who often pictured flying to and fro in the comfort of her alleged husband's private jet, is still thrilling her Instagram fans with her daily outfit posts....

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 3 weeks ago

Rita Dominic does it again in this stunning and classy outfit by Tiffany Amber

Rita Dominic's style is the most iconic and consistent in the Nigerian entertainment industry. The popular actress knows what suits her and her latest look is a show-stopper. The Nollywood star stepped out in style on Sunday night to attend not one, but two events; the 2019 UBA CEO Awards and Bovi's 'Man on Fire' comedy show at Eko Hotel. Even though the actress revealed that she could only make it to one event, she made sure she turned heads in her navy blue and beaded ensemble from Nigerian designer Tiffany Amber. Rita Dominic does it again in this stunning and classy outfit by Tiffany Amber [Credit: Instagram/ritadominic] Rita Dominic does it again in this stunning and classy outfit by Tiffany Amber [Credit: Instragram/ Ritadominic] Rita wore an off the shoulder gown with exaggerated puff sleeves. The bottom half on the dress was adorned with handmade b...

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