Saturday, April 23, 2011

Neks2u Label Love: Geeks and Stitches

One may find it difficult to find a correlation between science and fashion, as they are two completely different industries. But what happens when both worlds collide, to present an amazing fusion that embodies the beauty and creativity that comes out of scientific thinking.

European based Nigerian Designers, Natasha Oyibo and Julie Okiro, creators behind the label, Geek and Stitches, merge the sensuality of fashion and the innovative nature of science. Geeks & Stitches was first conceptualised in 2006 after these two fashion crazy geeks decided to infuse their knowledge of science into fashion. This brand has been designed to electrify your wardrobe with its individuality.

 "As we grow we intend to draw our inspiration from the endless pool of science. We hope to capture the imaginations of fashion forward shoppers with our in-house designed and hand made collections."

Here's a peak at their latest collection.

For more information on shopping Geeks and Stitches, please visit

Runway to Real Life: Viv La Resistance

Ex Beauty Queen, Ene Maya Lawani was spotted at the Mode Men magazine Black Night on Friday, 22nd April 2011, rocking this gorgeous feather mini dress by Nigerian Designer, Viv La Resistance.

L-R Model on the runway; Ene Maya Lawani

Ene totally owns the look, by adding a red hair band, black drop earrings and satin tie platforms.

With minimal accessories, her black and gold pleated clutch compliments the dress.

For more pictures of Viv La Resistance designs, go here

Photo Credits: Neks2u Photography

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Neks2u Beauty Crush - Dolapo Oni

A new feature has been added to the Hair and Beauty segment, Beauty Crush. This feature is dedicated to awesome and inspiring hair and beauty.

To kick off, we shall focus on TV presenter and personality Dolapo Oni.

Dolapo ticks all our beauty boxes with her glowing skin and pastel manicure. Her complexion is luminous with a subtle hint of bronzer on her chicks. Fully lined eyes and plumped up lashes brightens up her eyes.

How to get the look: Even out skin with a sheer liquid foundation, then top with a light dusting of bronzer.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

It's All About Colourful Candy

Not the sugary kind. This season, colourful carryalls are a big trend and what better way to infuse colour into your wardrobe. This trend is not only restricted to the females, but can be adapted by the fashionable male as well.

Nigerian accessory designers Johnny O'Eclat for the ladies and Haus of Hercules for the gentlemen, have released a collection of punchy coloured bags this season.

Greta by Haus Of Herclues 

Tasseled zip

Two tone is so bang on trend!

Box clutch by O'Eclat

Guys - Designer and Model, Christopher adds colour to his ensemble with this creamy leather briefcase from Haus of Hercules.This is a complete turnaround from the typical boring briefcase we're used to and it is absolutely divine!

Girls - While the designs will perfectly compliment an LBD (little black dress), don’t be afraid to pair them with other spring colors, prints and patterns. For the risk takers, try mixing and matching complimentary shades to create countless fun and flirty fashion possibilities this season.

Student and stylist, Onyinye accentuates her casual and effortless look with the beautiful pink box clutch from O'Eclat. 

For more information on the bags, contact:
Johnson O'Eclat Designs; Gbemmy - 07041119996;;

Haus of Hercules

Kosibah Dazzles at FLARE, The Oaken Event

You are cordially invited to bask in the glow that is bridal bliss, courtesy of world renowned event planner Preston Bailey and bridal, evening-wear designer Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah and Oaken Events.

"The bride spends most of her time with her back to the guests. Hence, I put as much effort in making the back of a wedding gown look as beautiful as the front." - Yemi Osunkoya

True words from a true bridal designer! The designer sticks to his African roots, by using traditional fabric, such as Aso-oke, Adire and Ankara. Yemi also incorporates other fabrics into his designs, such as organza, textured tulle, raw silk and embellishes with Swarovski crystals for a touch of luxury. His designs celebrates the real woman, with curves and shape. With excellent and elegant draping and corseting, the lovely designer pays tribute to the hour glass silhouette, providing support and sculpture to the female figure.

Let the dreaming begin...


Yemi Osunkoya fits the model

Stylist, Onyinye Fafi Obi fits a model

Elohor Isioho, President of Beth Models Management Agency

The models pose with Stylist and PR consultant Veronica Ebie Odeka

A models gets fitted by Onyinye

And of course, it would only be fair to recognize the lady behind the Oaken Event.

Ayiri Oladunmoye, CEO, Oaken Events in Odio Mimonet