Tuesday, August 23, 2011

We Have Moved!

This outfit was inspired by Shally of ForStyleSake in this post

I shall not bore you with long stories of why I have been a bad blogger. I, however do ask that you check out the new website here.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Meet the Models Backstage At Music Meets Runway

Before things got a little crazy, I managed to record this video of the models getting ready backstage.


Special thanks to Beth Modelling Agency.

And Your Music Meets Runway Hosts For The Evening....

Banky W and Toolz on stage

... Award winning RnB Artist Banky W and On-Air personality Tolu Oniru, aka Toolz. The public wondered who the host of the highly anticipated fashion show, Music Meets Runway, after American model Amber Rose, originally billed to host the show, had tweeted that she had "no idea about any appearances" . The organizers of the show were pleased to bring on board Toolz, radio host and personality of The Beat 99.9fm to co-host the show with male  RnB crooner, Banky W, aka Mr. Capable.

It was a perfect match, as the chemistry between the two hosts was clear. Miss "MEGN - Most Endowned Girl in Nigeria", as Banky fondly referred to his co-host, had limited time to rehearse, yet she was graceful and articulate in hosting the show. Both of them did a brilliant job anchoring, but of course it would have been quite difficult to take ones eyes of Miss Toolz in that form-fitting red dress.

Hand in hand, the hosts walk off the stage.

Toolz in 2nd outfit for the show

Curves toh badt gan

More pictures from the show coming soon.

Sasha P Does Colour Blocking at Music Meets Runway

Nigerian female rapper Sasha P, who is also Brand Ambassador for Samsung took to the stage on Saturday, 9th July at the Music Meets Runway Fashion Show, sponsored by Samsung, to promote the brand. The First Lady of Nigerian hip hop was spotted looking colourful in a jacket, bustier and trouser combo, taken from her fashion line, Eclectic by Sasha. Sasha exudes confidence as she combines two of this season's fashion trends, lace and colour blocking.

Blocked shoes

What do you think? To colour block or not to colour block?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Neks2u Beauty Crush - Nkechi Bakare

Summer is the time for bright and cheerful colors, so a dazzling shade of pink is a great option, especially for cocktail parties or nightclubs. We're blown away, literally, by the lushness of Nkechi Bakare's summery look, the focal point being her lips. By using this soft shade of pink, Nkechi of 37thState, perfects the radiant summer glow. Kohl eyeliner and a little mascara have been used to add a little bit of extra definition to her eyes.

Shop MAC Glam Gaga Lipstick

Monday, July 4, 2011

MTN and The British Council To Sponsor Lagos Fashion and Design Week

Omoyemi Akerele, Fashion Pioneer and Creative Director of Stylehousefiles.com
We are excited to announce that Telecom multinational, MTN and The British Council have teamed up with StyleHouseFiles to produce what will be a magnanimous milestone in the Nigerian Fashion industry. It was officially announced on Thurday, 30th June 2011 that this year October, Lagos will host one of Nigeria's biggest fashion initiative, MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week. The collaboration between these entities aim to create a platform for Nigerian designers to showcase their innovation and creativity to further increase productivity in the fashion industry in Nigeria, which is already playing a huge role in uplifting our economy. 

How exactly does this affect you? Well, apart from the amazing catwalk shows featuring new season collections from the best talents in the fashion industry, design exhibitions, seminars and workshops, aspiring creatives stand a chance to win awards in three different categories. The MTNLFDW competition is now open and the deadline for application is Sunday, 24th July 2011. To register, log unto the website, select and fill out the form of the category that applies to you.

Pictures from the Press Conference.

Cherry Eremosele, Senior Manager Consumer Marketing, MTN addresses the public

From L-R: Hauwa Mukan, Yoanna Pepper Okwesa, Omoyemi Akerele and Zara Okpara

From L-R: Mo Alatise, Omoyemi Akerele and Ezinne Chinkata

From L-R: Guest, Folake Coker of Tiffany Amber, Omoyemi and Avinash Wadhani of Temple Muse

For more information and updates, follow  on twitter.

Friday, July 1, 2011

We Remember Our Dearly Departed Chuka and Uchenna Okeke At This Month's DMP

We are excited because it is that time of the month again. Yes DMP! Yet our hearts are heavy with the unexpected and early departure of our friends, Chuka and Uchenna.Therefore, we dedicate July's edition of Designer's MarketPlace to the memory of Chuka and Uchenna Okeke and all our dearly departed.There will be a candle light memorial by 6:30pm. 

Date: 2nd July 2011
Time: 12pm - 7pm
Venue: El-Amin School, Maitama, Abuja
For more information on the participants, please visit www.dmp.com.ng

Designers Marketplace... Coming together for you!

Neks2u Style Steal - Rainy Season Special: Oyinda Fakeye

The weather report in most parts of Nigeria this season indicates stormy winds and heavy downpour.
This has certainly not rained on Miss Oyinda Fakeye's fashion parade. Oyinda is weather appropriate as she steps out in this metallic blue rain coat, paired with linen shorts and a t shirt. Ofcourse, it is still quite warm so she gets away with such light clothing.

The Creative Director & Founder of Burlesque Princess, dresses down for an afternoon of shopping, yet we love the infusion of her pin up persona in the detailing of her t shirt.

Love her t shirt!

For more info on the Burlesque Princess, check out their Facebook page

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pictures from The Afro Hair and Beauty Live Show

It was an exciting day for me as I rushed to get dressed for the much awaited, Afro Hair and Beauty Live Show. I have been growing an afro a year, you see, so imagine my joy when I hear the words "show" and "afro" in one sentence. So off I went, alighting at the closest tube station to the show venue, the Business Design Centre in Angel Islington. I was amazed by the huge stands that had been put in place displaying quite delectable products, all for afro hair!!! Side Note: By Afro, I don't just mean natural, unprocessed hair, I refer to all textures of African hair. Accompanied by my girlies, Tomi and Sunbo we strolled though the stall, in search of treats and tidbits for Afro hair.

That's me in the middle with Tobi and Sunbo

It was great attending such an event as this, that creates a platform for African/Afro Caribbean hair and beauty in London. It would have been nice if more attention was paid towards nappy natural hair, as there was more focus on wigs and weave-ons. However, there were products for hair and beauty as well as clothes and accessories. Many people were surprisingly nice and friendlier compared to events I have been to in Lagos. It was easier to compliment someone's outfit or hair or ask to take a picture with them.

The highlight of my day was meeting a lot of creative and beautiful African beauties(both men and women) and getting to watch the fashion show. I'm definitely looking forward to the next event. I think shows like this should happen more often.

Enough stories for now, enjoy the photos below.

I met the lovely Mumplus2 on my way to the event. Love her hair!

Thanks to the ladies at Mary Kay for a free makeover

TheNaprika, An Afrotastic lady and oh yeah that's me! The lady at Mary Kay though to me give me red lips as it matched my jacket (^_^)

Me and the gorge Trish of Britpopprincess

Ogo Ezeaka

For more information on the Afro Hair and Beauty Live Show, please visit www.afrohairshow.com.