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[#FASHIONMEETSART] – House Of Bellus Host runway and art exhibition

1Untitled HOUSE OF BELLUS unveils it maiden edition of its fashion show tagged “FASHION MEETS ART” .A runway and art exhibition,featuring 10creative fashion designs,30stunning models and just 1runway.The fashion event is sure to create a rage not only among fashionistas but also the consumers and promises to attract the participation of some of the most creative makeup artist.trend setting hair stylists,artist,media,pr and photography. The intent of this event is to support “ogbomoso/oyo state brand”,to show them as hip,creative and happening,by showcasing series of innovative local designers and artworks.with that in mind we can take a lot of liberties with the clothe designs,art and their presentation. 3Untitled Beneficial aspect of this events includes; To encourage indigenous fashion designers. To open new windows of business opportunities for individual & investors. To put ogbomoso,oyo state on the fashion map. To enlighten the general public/attendees about what’s trending/in vogue in the fashion industry. The event is billed to hold on the 11th of sept. 2014 by 4pm, at crystal springs hall,under G.ogbomoso.lautech,oyo state. We look foward to you being part of this exciting event.2Untitled

How to Apply Blush For Different Facial Types

As easy as it looks getting to apply our blush right is something we learn to do; as a  lot of us ladies get our blush wrong.

«It is important to consider our face shape/features to know how to dab them on, our skin type also influences the choice of the blush for instance, a powder and cream blush will be perfect for an oily and dry skin respectively.

The type of brush to use is equally important amongst many things, catch this tutorial on how to nail your blush application below.

How to Apply Blush For Different Facial Types

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MAYBELLINE NIGERIA CELEBRATES IN NIGERIA WITH STARS & CELEBS

ABISOLA KOLA DAISI
BOLA BALOGUN
LANRE DA SILVA AJAYI

On Sunday, May 4, 2014 stars & celebs alike gathered together at Kudeta Lounge on the Island as part of the Maybelline Nigeria ”Find Your Shade” event. The event mainly was the launch of their new brand ‘Clear Smooth All in one Powder’. With the sheer number of the gorgeous and the stylish that came out for the event, it was they all needed somewhere to be at.


Some of those we saw at the event were the likes of Ifeoma Williams, Bola Balogun, Zainab Balogun, Waje Iruobe, Nike Oshinowo, Isio Wanogho, Dakore Akande, Toolz Oniru, Mo Cheddah, Osas Ighodaro, Seyi Shay, Noble Igwe, Temi Dollface, Ezinne Chinkata, Ezinne Alfa, Fade Ogunro, Eryca Freemantle, Uru Eke, Ezinne Akudo, Sasha P, Tara Fela Durotoye, Yets Asika, Veronica Ebie-Odeka, Onah Nwachukwu, Michelle Dede, Liz Yemoja, Latasha Ngwube, Kayla Oniwo, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Dimeji Alara, Anthonia Soares, Tosin Ajibade, Azuka Ogujuiba, Abisola Kola Daisi & very many others. 

As expected of those who attended, they all looked stylish & very elegant. Check them out!!!

MORE GORGEOUS PICTURES AFTER THE BREAK. PLS CLICK ON READ MORE BELOW

AISHA RAJU

EZINNE ALFA

WAJE

VERONICA EBIE-ODEKA

HONEY OGUNDEYI

BISOLA BALOGUN

DAKORE AKANDE

URU EKE
YETS ASIKA
NIKE OSHINOWO

AZUKA OGUJUIBA

TEMI DOLLFACE

TARA FELA DUROTOYE
SASHA P

OSAS IGHODARO
ZAINAB BALOGUN
ISIO WANOGHO

KAYLA ONIWO
LATASHA NGWUBE

IJEOMA NDEKWU
FUNTO ONI

TOSIN AJIBADE

ANTHONIA SOARES

ONAH NWACHUKWU
FADE OGUNRO & DIDI OCHEJA
EZINNE CHINKATA
EZINNE AKUDO

DIDI OCHEJA

DEBOLA FALANA
TOOLZ ONIRU
SEYI SHAY
MOCHEDDAH
NOBLE IGWE
LIZ YEMOJA
ERYCA FREEMANTLE

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Show Review: Philipp Plein Fall 2014

While many designers stateside are opting for off-site venues for their runway shows because of the high costs to present at Lincoln Center, some in Milan are having no such problem: going for excess as the fashionable city has long been known to do. Philipp Plein is one such designer upping the ante when it comes to putting on his catwalk presentations, having hired songstress Rita Ora to perform before sending Naomi Campbell out in his first look for his Fall 2014 collection.

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Queen Mother Naomi’s first look? A black fox fur collar suede coat embellished with Swarovski crystals layered over skin-tight leather pants which were adorned by a large belt buckle, anchored with a pair of studded boots. The theme “urban cowgirls” couldn’t have been any clearer.

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Red and black tartan continued the Western theme on sexy lace-trim slipdresses, ruffle mini skirts, pointed-toe booties, and top-handle totes, given a tough edge with black leather.

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Denim was given a glamorous and glitzy spin with beaded detailing and studs. Plein showed us all how to make the classic luxe when pairing it with fur coats, sequin blouses, shimmering crossbody bags, and adorned booties.

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There’s no doubt that the young and stylish set including Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga will gravitate toward the collection’s designs while out and about at fashionable parties and quite possibly onstage. A star cutout tulle LBD with lace detailing can definitely work for the red carpet, while the selection of lace-up leather pants might be just the thing for a concert with a crop top.

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Shoe News: Giuseppe Zanotti Fall 2014

While in Milan, I was able to preview Giuseppe Zanotti’s Fall 2014 line!
The famous Italian shoe maker will be celebrating his 20th year in the business with four capsule collections representing themes that are quintessential to the Zanotti brand.

Take a look at what we can expect in a few months:
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Furry, bedazzled, gold plaqued, and fabulous, Mr. Zanotti is not holding back on glamour for his forthcoming collection.
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Though pictures weren’t allowed during the presentation, I can tell you that the designer will be coming out with ’2 Chainz’ sneakers created in collaboration with the rapper himself (just imagine the designer’s current chain sneakers with 2 gold links on the back).
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Snazzy!
At any rate, what do you think of the styles above?
See anything you’d rock?

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Wardrobe Query: Rihanna’s Aspen Instagram Azzedine Alaia Polka Dotted Thigh High Socks

Farrah spied this picture of Rihanna in Weekend Instagram Hot! or Hmm, and needed more info on the starlet’s Aspen wardrobe!
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She typed, “Where can I find Rihanna’s over the knee socks that she posted on Instagram for her Birthday?”

Rihanna flat ironed her hair in a Trapstar x Rihanna sweatshirt, a heather grey American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Strapless Ruched Bodysuit, and polka dotted thigh high socks from Azzedine Alaia.
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The black wool socks feature a polka dotted design and frills at the top.
In addition to being $850, they’re also not available for purchase just yet…! Get the look in the meantime with this $10 pair from Free People:
rihanna aspen vacation polka dotted thigh high socks free peopleSame height, similar design, it should work!

Get ‘em at FreePeople.com, and wear them for your ski slope slumber parties. Want to wait for the real thing? Keep an eye peeled here.
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What do you think?
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Rihanna's Aspen Instagram Polka Dotted Thigh High Socks

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Fashion Week Discussion: Should Designers of Color Use Models of Color on The Runway?

Quite an interesting discussion erupted on Instagram when I posted a picture of Stella Jean‘s Fall 2014 collection, which showed today in Milan.

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Stella Jean Fall 2014

Instead of focusing on the bright African prints and lustworthy shoes, commenters were more dismayed at the lack of diversity on Stella’s runway.

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Stella Jean Fall 2014

Stella Jean, who is half Haitian and half Italian, is known for her vibrant kente and ankara printed separates, mixed with European menswear tailoring. She, however, didn’t use any black models in her Spring 2014 show. Out of 30 looks for Fall 2014, 3 were modeled by women of color.

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A look from Stella Jean’s Spring 2014 Show

@SoulfulSwag wrote, “Who’s her audience? I hate when some African based designers only use Caucasian models! Are you afraid your clothing won’t sell if you actually use black models?”
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@KidCadaver went on to look at Jean’s Instagram page, noting, “Stella Jeans IG, when viewed in the aggregate, looks odd for its overwhelming presentation of white models in ‘African’ inspired clothing.” @AsamPete added, “I just viewed her IG page and I must say I am disappointed in her lack of model diversity.

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A picture from Stella Jean’s Instagram

Bethann Hardison has been spearheading the movement for Diversity on the Runway since 2008. I agree that it would be nice to see a few more women of color on Stella’s runway, though she did use a handful this season.

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Stella Jean Fall 2014

The bottom line is: designers still believe that women of color, particularly black/brown women, can’t sell clothes. The common belief is also that black women are not the target luxury customer; they’re not the ones buying the bulk of merchandise, so why cater to them by including them in advertisements or in runway shows?
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We obviously know this line of reasoning is false. Still, this season in Milan, some of our favorite fashion houses, including Etro, Dolce & Gabbana, and rapper’s delight Versace only used one black model on their runways.

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Versace Fall 2014

Perhaps Stella is simply following in the footsteps of her colleagues, keeping diversity to a minimum as to not ‘shake the table.’ Jean is based in Italy–perhaps she believes her runway models truly reflect her consumer base. Jean is also half white. Maybe she identifies more with her Caucasian lineage than her Haitian heritage, despite her design aesthetic.
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The bottom line is: diversity is the ideal for us at The Fashion Bomb and for people like Bethann Hardison, Naomi Campbell, and Iman. It would be great if diversity were the ideal for all designers–especially those of color; especially since there are so few designers of African descent showing on an international scale.

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Stella Jean with Anna Dello Russo

But it’s clearly not a priority for everyone. And I guess that’s their prerogative.

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Stella Jean Fall 2013

What do you think?

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Snapshot: Phillipp Plein’s Spring 2014 Advertising Campaign

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Philipp Plein’s Spring 2014 Advertising Campaign.
Images: Bella Naija

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AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON PREPARES FOR A SUPERSONIC 2014 EDITION

With preparations already in full swing for
the 4th edition of Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) on the 7th-9th
August, the organizers of Africa Fashion Week London have announced
that they will also be hosting the first Africa Fashion Week Nigeria on
the 17th & 18th of May.

 Established in 2011, AFWL was borne out of the
urgent need to support young and emerging African inspired designers in the UK
and globally providing them with a professional and affordable showcasing
platform that enables them to create awareness, visibility and exposure for
themselves, a platform that celebrates their own kind of fashion sense and
themes.

The event is fast becoming the biggest African
inspired fashion event in the UK, combining runway and fashion exhibition shows
in three days of perfectly paced illuminating expos. AFWL as a platform has
hosted the creations of over 200 African and African inspired designers from
across the African continent and the Diaspora.

From the
success of the Africa Fashion Week London and the influx of creativity from
Nigerian designers presented during the past editions of AFWL, we decided to
host the Africa Fashion Week in Nigeria (AFWN) as there are still talented young
and emerging designers who have not been privileged with the opportunity to
showcase on an international platform.

 AFWN intends to provide the opportunity of
wide exposure to up & coming designers who have not been discovered, yet
have a lot of creativity to show the world. 
However for creativity to grow there needs to be a platform that
celebrates and supports it, hence contributing to its growth.

 Nigerian
designers are drawing their inspiration from years of cultural fashion history
and refitting it for modern-day life, creating apparel that can actually sell
at home and abroad.

 NIGERIA’S NEXT TOP
DESIGNER,( NNTD)

AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON has also launched THE FIRST
REALITY TV SHOW FOR DESIGNERS IN NIGERIA  (A COMPETITION SERIES)

 A magnificent platform
for emerging designers, it is a talent hunt show, aimed at bringing together
various fashion designers from across the country to showcase the richness of
the Nigerian Fashion Culture and fabrics.

 Hundreds of young
designers turned up from different states in Nigeria for the NNTD auditions,
where they were narrowed down to 21 contestants who will be going into the NNTD
house. The winner goes home with prizes including an all expense paid trip to
showcase at AFWL 2014.

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Wardrobe Query: Eudoxie’s Courtside Rag & Bone Lee Honeycomb Gray Track Pants and Valentino Neon Rockstud Pumps

Veronica wrote, “ I am salivating!!!!”

“… Where did Eudoxie get those pants!!”

Yep! Eudoxie posed courtside with Enniko Parrish and a friend in a black leather top, $945 neon Valentino pumps, and $325 Rag & Bone Lee Honeycomb Track Pants:

Her neon yellow and blush yellow pumps boast gold studs.

Recreate her ensemble here:

Eudoxie’s showing ‘em what she’s working with!

What do you think?

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