Friday, December 24, 2010

Neks2u Style Report: The Runway, A Fashion and Music Event

Fashion and Music was in the air as fabulously dressed folks gathered for Abuja's biggest fashion show of the year. The Runway, a Fashion and Music event took place on Friday, 17th December at the spacious and palatial grounds of Thisday Dome Abuja. The event promised to present Abuja’s finest in fashion design, with interjections of musical performances from a few of Nigeria’s hottest artists. Guests enjoyed Hors d’oeuvres and champagne while watching the models strut on the runway, showcasing the collections from selected designers.

House of Silk, by Jennifer Adighije

Wanger Ayu by Wanger Ayu

The event was an impressive combination of eclectic, luxury and sophistication, making for an applaudable debut edition for The Runway team, featuring both seasoned and up and coming designers. The designers included Berry’s Couture, Dzyn, E4MA, Hayah: True Religion Collection, House of Silk, Maya Couture, Wanger Ayu, Reedas, Ressurection and Vodi. The Black Carpet was hosted by Denrele and then joined by Dooshima Dabo'Adzuana (Kiss FM), in presenting the entire show. Musical performances from Ochuko, Addiction, Wizkid, Kas Fimile, Ice Prince and Brymo made for a very exciting and upbeat show.

The Runway Organising team: Ireti Dada, Ofure Adive, Makeup Artist and Ogwa Ogbeh

According to The Runway Organising Team, the event was introduced as “an avenue to showcase Abuja’s hidden talent, as designers in Abuja more often than not, do not get the deserved publicity”. The Team are also looking forward to unveiling a 2nd Edition of The Runway, promising a bigger show with even more fashion and more music. Well, judging from the turn out of their debut effort, we absolutely cannot wait!

Models get ready backstage

The Black Carpet

Tinuola Oluleye in Prima Rouge, spotting a JamesLULLY bag

Hanne Kachalla and Neya Uzor-Kalu

Osita Iweze and Adegbe Ogbeh

Mean Shoe Game

Designer Wanger Ayu in River Island Cherry Red Leather Pumps

Aisha Mohammed Ali in Christian Louboutin Spiked Open Toe Slingbacks

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Behind the scenes with designer Akpos Okudu on photo-shoot for new collection

The sun was out in full blaze, providing the perfect scenery, as the models posed for the camera revealing designs from Creative Director, Akpos Okudu’s new collection. The young designer is excited to reveal “Cocktail Hour” the latest line to add to a budding label. Where emphasis still lies heavily on femininity, as can be seen in her previous collections, Akpos has definitely switched things up, as there is evidence of a more playful, chic and retro look.

Here's a sneak peak of Cocktail Hour........

Akpos fixes model's dress

Anyone feel like a Cosmo?

Photo shoot Reference Card
Designer – Akpos Okudu
Photo shoot Director – Saze Osayande
Photographer – Victor Augustine Udoh
Models – Motola Musa and Chito Egwudo Anne
Behind the Scenes Photographer – Moi

Watch this space for more pictures and information from Akpos Okudu's latest collection.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Neks2u Style Spotter: Denim Shirt

While the Denim Shirt may seem outdated to some, it is a wardrobe staple with endless versatility. The denim shirt can be worn as part of a casual, layered look with leggings or trousers. It can also be part of an edgy look if paired with white jeans or Capri pants.

It was a fashion faux pas to wear denim on denim. This is not longer the case! This same fashion faux pas is now the fashion rage. A stylish look can definitely be achieved, pairing a denim top (shirt, dress or tunic) on a denim bottom (shorts, trousers or jeggings). Ensure to pick key items that work for you and your body type. Either way, you're sure to exude that über cool look that that screams chic and effortless!

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

The MAMAs in Pictures

The biggest music event this year, MTV Africa Music Awards, also known as the MAMAs, brought together all the hottest stars in Africa, with an inclusion of a few hot international artists. The event took place on Saturday, 11th of December at the popular Expo Centre, Eko Hotel, VI, Lagos.

The 3rd edition of the MAMAs in pictures.

Rick Ross opens the show with an explosive performance

Performances by other artists

Award Winning Artists

Interesting Presenters

Well, that's all for now folks. Watch this space for best and worst dressed from the red carpet