Thursday, May 30, 2013

NSFDW: Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week (7th – 8th of June)

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It’s a few more days to the most anticipated Student Fashion Week in Nigeria; “Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week”scheduled to hold on the 7th and 8th June, 2013 at the Indoor Sports Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka.

See full details after the jump.

Collection Look book: Kimono Kollection presents its “Kimono Dragon” Collection

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In the words of the creative director Hakeem Balogun “the dragon is known to be a fire breathing legendary creature which possesses honour, authority and respect” and these features have served as the blue print for these pieces. They are created for the modern man with tailoring that is stylish and elegant.

RTF COVERS: Joselyn Dumas On All Three Covers of New African Woman Magazine’s June/July 2013 Issue

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New African Woman is a news and lifestyle magazine ‘for the discerning women of substance’ and, its brand new issue is packed with lots of fabulous features.

For the brand new June/July 2013 Issue, New African Woman Magazine spotlights Ghanaian Actress & TV Star Joselyn Dumas on all their three covers; that is, for their South African, UK and International editions. Which of the covers do you like best?

See the other covers after the jump.

The New Bag Collection by Ivorian Designer Alain Niava

 
You will love these bags like I do :)
see full collection after the jump.

Oki Orleans Bespoke Bridal Prints Collection Documented By Wedding Photographer Jide Alakija

 
This collection is really lovely. I think this is a brilliant take on African designs for Weddings. Check out more shots after the jump.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Edward Enniful’s June/July Editorial, titled ‘Survival of the Chicest’.

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Ghanaian Fashion Editor for ‘W Magazine’: Edward Enniful’s June/July Editorial, titled ‘Survival of the Chicest’. This feature stars the stunning Ethiopian model, Liya Kebede in what looks like a Forrest (or ‘Tropical Paradise’)

More looks after the jump.

The New Skirt Length



This is a welcome trend. Enough with the Micro mini's. what do you think? You like?

Sunday, May 26, 2013

‘Didi Creations’ 2013 Collection

  

Tina Ndidi Ugo is the creative director behind the label DiDi Creations, a UK based Nigerian fashion company that caters for the fashion conscious male and female through unique pieces of clothing, bags, footwear, and accessories.

See full collection after the jump.

RTF HEALTH: Health is wealth



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RTF FOCUS: SliceByCAKE AFRICAN INSPIRED CHILDREN’S APPAREL LINE

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SliceByCAKE Clothing is an online specialty boutique for children’s African-inspired apparel, accessories and gifts. All SliceByCAKE pieces are designed to foster a positive connection between children and Africa by bringing a little Slice of Africa into a child’s everyday life. We feature unique, colorful, vibrant and stylish African fashion for today’s stylish kid. Whether they are going to school, party or just hanging out, our lovingly designed apparels stand up to any occasion! SliceByCAKE are the clothing brand of C.A.K.E (Culture of Africa for Kids Everywhere), INC.

More designs after the jump.

Friday, May 24, 2013

RTF INSPIRATION: Forbes list: Black Women on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women List

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Forbes released its annual list of the 100 most powerful women in the world. It is more diverse than usual, featuring an array of women of color from the Americas through the Middle East. The list also boasts 11 women of the diaspora from business, pop culture and politics.

See the list after the jump.

South African Fashion Week: Renault talent search for new upcoming designers

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For it’s 2nd year running SAFW & Renault are giving designers a chance to establish themselves and/or their brands in the South African fashion industry.

The SAFW Renault New Talent Search is one of the most established and prestigious fashion talent searches with a unique concept that has been created by Fashion icons Lucilla Booyzen and Dion Chang to give young designers the opportunity to build their brands and develop their talent. in South Africa. It is an annual competition that not only identifies South Africa’s hottest design talent, but also provides the winning designer with a springboard (and therefore competitive business advantage) into SA’s vibrant fashion arena.

See how to apply after the jump.

RTF PHOTOGRAPHY: Travel Photography Scholarship 2013: Greenland

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Have you ever dreamed of travelling through Greenland, camera in hand, capturing all that the breathtaking country has to offer? Well get shooting, because the 2013 Travel Photography Scholarship could be sending you there!

This is your opportunity to explore Greenland while being mentored by National Geographic photographer, Jason Edwards.

The 10-day itinerary with Visit Greenland, Destination Arctic Circle and Air Greenland features the remote wildlife and landscapes of the rugged north (check out the full itinerary here). 

Looks from The Tinsel 1000th Episode Celebration



Thursday, 23rd May 2013 was Africa Magic’s hit soap Tinsel 1000th Episode Celebration at Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island Lagos. Take a look at the first shot of photos coming out of the glamorous event.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

RTF Beauty: MOTHER NATURE'S ANTI-AGING TRICKS

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Preserving your skin from the natural effects of aging, sun damage and the environment rests largely on mitigating the effects of harmful free radicals. In these three cheap and natural anti-aging skin treatments, Mother Nature gives man-made products a run for their money in your quest for an ageless, radiant complexion.

RTF Beauty: Nail Designs

 
I found this and they look so lovely. see more designs Here
 

BLACK FASHION WEEK MONTREAL :OSCAR MENDOZA 2013 COLLECTION

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See full collection after the jump.

BLACK FASHION WEEK MONTREAL : ELIE KUAME 2013 COLLECTION

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Full collection after the jump.

BLACK FASHION WEEK MONTREAL : RUSH COUTURE COLLECTION 2013

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Full collection after the jump.

BLACK FASHION WEEK MONTREAL : SAMUEL DONG 2013 COLLECTION

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BLACK FASHION WEEK MONTREAL : VFRANZ 2013 COLLECTION

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BLACK FASHION WEEK MONTREAL : YVES JEAN LACASSE COLLECTION 2013

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BLACK FASHION WEEK MONTREAL : CREATIONS YOUD 2013 COLLECTION

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Full collection after the jump.

Black Fashion Week Montreal : Défilé Éricka Jean & Khrystel Delaleu 2013 Collection

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Full collection after the jump.

BLACK FASHION WEEK MONTREAL : AU NOIR COLLECTION 2013

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cannes Film Festival 2013: All The Latest Looks From Cannes red carpet (Photos)

             
More Red carpet looks after the jump.

LOOKBOOK: BUKI AKIB CELEBRATES AFRICA’S CLIMATE CHANGE WITH AFEFE 2013 COLLECTION

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Many years in the future in Lagos city. The ‘AFEFE’ collection is a celebration of the inevitable climate change in Africa’s future. Buki Akib introduces contrasting but compatible fabrics to create futuristic response to the traditional fabric Aso-oke. Mixing metallic leather and PVC next to the traditional fabric accommodates the unpredictable weather in Africa. From the regal cowhide leather jacket shielding the misty harmattan breeze, to the contrasting wire shirt adsorbing the increased heat that reflects the magnetic colors of the sun. The constructed aso-oke jumpsuit patched worked with leather, mesh and a printed silk lining of Lagos Airport. An assembly of advanced materials and new silhouettes using traditional weaving techniques and knitting, shields the vagaries climate and expresses the pathos during the ‘AFEFE‘ times.

See complete collection after the jump.

Are you a UK based African Designer Looking for funds to Start Your Fashion Business

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If you’re a small business owner or thinking of starting a business, money is probably your biggest concern. You may be wondering if there are any funding available for start-ups. The simple answers is yes, but getting your hands on it is a complicated and rather stressful process. There are countless schemes, each with their own set of criteria, which you can apply for when you’re on the verge of starting. Business money is out there to be claimed, yet it is estimated that Black Minority groups are the least people to grab such opportunities. The criteria is very straight forward, you must be British or have ILR or Tier 1 Visa and aged 18-30 years old, frequently asked questions has been posted below as I believe you might have some questions about this government scheme. 

I hope serious emerging African designers will take this opportunities to tap into such exciting business support and funding.

See FAQ after the jump.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013