Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Guests at the Arise Magazine Fashion Week, Day 4

Finally, Day 4 came! The finale to the season that was Arise Magazine Fashion Week. There were mixed feelings of relief for all those who had worked tirelessly in making the event a success and nostalgia for departing from the location most people had grown accustomed to for four days! It truly was a unique experience for everyone involved, from the designers, to stylists, makeup artists, photographers to the guests. Roll on September, we certainly cannot wait to see the African designers that have been selected to showcase at the New York Fashion Week!

A big shoutout to these guys! They were such troupers, running from one tent to another, ensuring they captured all aspects of the show.

Now unto the guests...

Nacha Kama

Zainab Fashola in Akpos Okudu

Adejoke Adepashe
Helen Adegbite

Esosa Anenih

Itoro Udo

Linda Ikwesi

Eleanor Goodey

Temi Melissa

Kemi Solomon

Kunbi Oyelese

Nkechi Obichere

Eku Edewor of Studio 53xtra interviews Kelechi Amadi-Obi

Helen Jennings

Nkiru Adekoya

Carmen Ohen

Ronami Egirani

Ese James

Onyinda Fakeye

Alfred Obande, Temikayo and Tsemaye Binitie

Monday, March 28, 2011

Neks2u Style Steal - Arise Magazine Fashion Week Special: Yvonne Ekwere

Silverbird Television, entertaintment head honcho, Yvonne Ekwere, was spotted at the Arise Magazine Fashion week looking as fabulous as ever. Yvonne, also known as Vixen, is fashionably versatile, as she is able to pull off different looks and still remain  fierce!

Outfit 1 - Biker Chic

Yvonne channels her inner rock stardom by wearing a pair of biker boots over leather patch leggings. This look is edgy yet softened by the the floral jacket and her curly tresses.

Outfit 2 - Olive Beauty

Yvonne wears an olive draped dress made by Nigerian Designer, Zebra, accentuated by a flower chunky necklace.

Outfit 3 - Colour Blocker

Yvonne pulls one of this seasons biggest trend, colour blocking, in this orange bustier and cobalt blue pencil skirt, both by KemKemstudio. Styled by Helen Adegbite, Head Sytlist for the PR firm - Sisters, Vixen accessorises with a pair of studded Carvela platforms, an embellished rafia bag and a funky neckpiece from Dubai.

Which one of Yvonne's style would you steal?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Arise Magazine Fashion Week Catwalk Report: Dress Like a Lady

Makida Moka in Toju Foyeh

From trailing evening gowns to African inspired red carpet style dresses. The following designers showcased a flamboyant and colourful array of lovely gowns.

Toju Foyeh - A daring mix of thigh high slits, sheer lace and elegant satin, Nigerian Designer Toju Foyeh, does sexy glam.

Toju Foyeh

Toju Foyeh

Mustafa Hassanali - The Tanzanian Designer creates gorgeous evening gowns using colourful African print.

Mustafa Hassanali

Mustafa Hassanali

Nikki Khiran - A rainbow pool of draped knee and floor length asymmetrical kaftans and dresses.

Nikki Khiran

Nikki Khiran

Ejiro Amos Tafiri - a playful mix of tribal print, jersey and silk, that are extremely flattering and chic.

Ejiro Amos Tafiri

Ejiro Amos Tafiri

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Arise Magazine Fashion Week Catwalk Report: Jil

An interesting fusion of Kente, African print, leather and lace, Ghanaian label, Jil depicts the modern African woman this collection. Anne-Marie, Creative Designer behind one of Ghana's most popular label, encapsulates formal and evening wear with a unique African twist.

Creative Designer, Anne-Marie

Arise Magazine Fashion Week Catwalk Report: Vonne

Nigerian Designer, Yvonne Nwosu does sexy rock and roll by artfully combining metallic netting and iridescent tulle. With exaggerated detailing and quirky embellishments, this is definitely not for the conservative.