Friday, May 30, 2014

ITORO OKON: "UYAI" Jewelry Collection



Itoro Okon is  a Nigerian Jewelry label known for their bespoke statement pieces. The brand latest collection "Uyai" - which means ‘Beauty’ in the Ibibio-Efik language, consist of neck pieces that aim to adorn the beautiful African woman.  

The "Uyai" collection exhibits a distinct beauty that comes from a love of nature, language, people and precious stones that inhabit the earth. Each piece has been crafted exclusively to showcase the unique beauty and individual tastes of each woman. The vibrant cornucopia of gems, crystals, seed beads and corals reflect a conscious zest for this beauty to be known and celebrated. It is with this passion that I present Uyai, the collection  ~ Itoro Okon

See the full collection after the jump.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

OPPORTUNITY: The FoodHub is accepting applicants

Lucy Kanu is the Founder of The FoodHub, which  is a  is a commercial kitchen facility designed to be an engine for creating food-related jobs and businesses, and to provide resources to emerging food entrepreneurs.

The FoodHub's main focus will be imparting practical, demonstrative and interactive knowledge and hands-on-training as well as effective and sustainable culinary innovation apprenticeships.

Monday, May 26, 2014

OPPORTUNITY: Etisalat Prize for Literature 2014: Call for Entries

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About the Etisalat Prize for Literature

The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first ever pan-African prize to applaud first time writers of published fiction. The Etisalat Prize was founded in June 2013 and has a board of patrons which include some of Africa’s finest intellectuals. Submitted works must be the writer’s first fiction book of over 30,000 words and published within the last twenty-four months. The winner of the prize receives £15,000 and attends the Etisalat Fellowship at the prestigious University of East Anglia.

The Etisalat Prize for Literature which is the first Pan African Literary Award to celebrate African fiction writers seeks to recognize, celebrate and reward debut fiction writers of African descent whose works are published in the last 24 months.

Prize Structure

Thursday, May 22, 2014

OPPORTUNITY: Win N 3Million in the 4th Edition of " Building Entrepreneurs today" (BET4) Awards for Nigerians

                                Diamond Bank BET- Building Enterpreneurs Today

BET 4 marks another great opportunity for entrepreneurs all over the country in the following industries(Agro allied, Renewable Energy & Information Technology) to present their businesses and innovation and have the opportunity of being selected as one of the top 50 businesses that will be provided with extensive training, mentoring and advisory by the Enterprise Development Centre with the top 5 businesses winning 3 Million Naira each.

See how you can apply after the jump.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

TZAR : AUTUMN/WINTER 2014 ‘TRIUMVIRATE OF VAGRANTS’ COLLECTION

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TZAR is a Nigerian Menswear label. See their Debut collection HERE. Men's fashion is nothing like it was a few years ago. TZAR is out to make sure men dont only look dapper and confident but different.

Check out the full collection after the jump.

TINA LOBONDI: AUTUMN/WINTER 2014 "Heritage" COLLECTION


This is one designer that never disappoints. I'm loving her new designs for this collection. Check out their AUTUMN/WINTER 2013 collection .

More photos from the collection after the jump.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o looks stunning in leather strapless dress with cut-outs as she is honoured at Calvin Klein Cannes bash

Always dressed to impress: Lupita was once again the best dressed person in the room as she attended the bash at the annual Film Festival Always dressed to impress: Lupita was once again the best dressed person in the room as she attended the bash at the annual Film Festival
Lupita arrived at the Calvin Klein party during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in a flattering blue leather strapless dress, with cut-out under the bust. The dress is by Calvin Klein.

See more photos after the jump.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

New label Alert! Mazel John

  
This is an interesting find, the pieces are simple yet chic, i like mix and match of the fabrics. 

See more photos after the jump.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

OPPORTUNITY: JOB OPENING WITH HOUSE OF TARA


JOB OPENING

Position: Marketing Assistant
Experience: 2-3 Years

Skills Required:
Graphic Design 60%
Good Writing Skills 20%
Customer Service 10%
Microsoft Word (Especially Excel)10%

Please only send CV if you have a portfolio of previous Graphic Work to show and if you live in Lagos to mktg@houseoftara.com

THIS IS NOT A SALES JOB!

*PLEASE NOTE* ONLY CVs WITH DESIGN PORTFOLIOS ATTACHED WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Nyumbani design: SS/14 Wood fusion range

 
Nyumbani design is a lifestyle and home-ware range inspired by the beauty and colours of the Swahili coast.

Nyumbani design believes in creating simple yet distinctively desirable pieces, handcrafted and shaped by skilled artisans throughout Tanzania. Dedicated to design, these playful signature pieces are deliciously collectible. 

This range was released a few months ago, it looks really fab! I love it.
Check out more exquisite pieces from the range after the jump.

Nyumbani design: AW14 / 15 "Yellow Spaces" Collection

  

Nyumbani design is a lifestyle and home ware range inspired by the beauty and colours of the Swahili coast, specializing in Wooden jewellery range and homeware. Founded by a fashion production and development specialist from the Cayman Islands in 2012, the label is a colourful amalgamation of her homes in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and East-Africa. 

See the beautiful pieces after the jump.

MultiChoice: The Fashion Protégé airs from Thursday 15th May 2014


The most anticipated fashion reality TV series this year starts tomorrow, the 15th of May, the Fashion Protégé will air on DSTV‘s Africa Magic Entertainment – Channel 151 at 8PM.

Fashion Protégé, a five episode reality television series was created to celebrate MultiChoice Nigeria’s 20th Anniversary.

The General Manager of Marketing, Martin Mabutho, explained the rationale behind embarking on the project. “Since inception, we have been focused on contributing to the country’s socio-economic landscape through the creation of original African content that is uniquely African. With Fashion Protégé, we have gone a step further by contributing to the development of the fashion industry in Nigeria.”

OPPORTUNITY: INDIAFRICA Young Visionaries Fellowship 2014


INDIAFRICA Young Visionaries Fellowship seeks to identify promising young entrepreneurs in India and Africa to offer them opportunities for growth and collaboration across the two geographies. Entries are invited from entrepreneurs under 40 years of age from Africa and India, who have demonstrated success in terms of achieving significant profit and/or substantial social impact through a venture in any of the following industry sectors:
• Creative & Cultural Industries (Art, Music, Handicraft, Design, Cinema ...)
• Education
• Energy
• Environment
• Agriculture, Food & Nutrition
• Healthcare
• Information & Communication Technologies

Continue reading to see how to apply.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

RTF COVERS: Sippora Jackson is on the Cover of Zen Magazine's May issue!

Sippora is Our May Cover Star!

This month’s digital issue includes fashion stories from Adéle Dejak, Congolinho, and Fée Uhssi.

Photo Credit
Photography by Remon van den Kommer
Make up and hair by Eldrigde Mullenhof
Headwrap and Jewellery from NomibyNaomi

Friday, May 09, 2014

O’Milua: Unveils "Youthful Exuberance" 2014 Collection

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O'Milua is a Nigerian upcoming label,The brand’s designer Olajumoke Ademilua draws her inspiration from history, art, culture, and people.

See the full collection after the jump.

RTF COVERS: 2face covers OK! Nigeria Latest issue

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2face talks about Women, Marriage and more.

Also featured in this issue of Ok! Nigeria magazine is Burna Boy, who has been steadily climbing to the top of the Nigerian music charts. Burna Boy talks about leaving London for Nigeria, and being a one woman man and fashion.

Africa International Fashion Week

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Africa International Fashion Week is an initiative which is focused and committed to building and promoting Africa’s design talents. This is achieved through the creation of world-class platforms meant to showcase the creativity of talented designers.

The Young Designer’s Award category is a special feature as emphasis is on getting the next African fashion stars who will compete in the world arena.

The winner of this category will go home with USD20,000 and will intern with one of the world’s biggest names in fashion.

Winner in the modeling category will go home with USD10,000 and Make-up artist will also go home with make up kits worth USD3,000.

Visit their Website www.africainternationalfashionweek.com to learn more about the open call.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

OPPORTUNITY: Yale Young Global Scholars


The Yale Young African Scholars Program is a new initiative that is modeled off of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program. These sessions, in Ghana and Ethiopia, are the first sessions to take place outside of Yale’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut. These sessions are intended solely for African students attending secondary school on the African continent. 

The 2014 inaugural Yale Young African Scholars programs will be hosted by Yale University in two locations:
Ghana from 11 - 15 August 2014
Ethiopia from 18 - 22 August 2014

download application form after the jump.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

OGO NEWYORK: SPRING/SUMMER 2014 COLLECTION

                              

OGONYC is a Luxury Womens' wear Fashion Brand Founded on August 8, 2012, with a mission to Celebrate True Beauty in Women and to transform the lives of children globally.
Founder & Creative Director of OGONYC -Ogo Ekweozor, she infuses her cultural experiences into each piece she designs. Her Spring/Summer 2014 Collection titled “Midnight in Morroco”  features a  range of chic dresses, trousers, tops and gowns inspired by Morocco

See the full collection after the jump.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

DIDI CREATIONS: LIMITED EDITION BAG COLLECTION & SPRING/SUMMER JEWELLERY COLLECTION FOR 2014


The Nigerian fashion brand has released the Look book for two 2014 collections  – the limited edition bag collection and the jewelry collection.

You're going to Love this,I do!! :)

Check out the full collection after the jump.

Monday, May 05, 2014

RTF COVERS: Timi & Busola Dakolo Cover Gem Woman Magazine

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Inside the mag:  fresh treats for every mom, exciting ways to enjoy your marriage and more.

Magazine is on news stands and with vendors now!

Ifeanyi Nwune Debuts ‘Control’ Collection Lookbook

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The Nigerian designer debuts its "Control" Collection.

See the collection after the jump.

Lady Biba: "Graphic illusions" collection

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Lady Biba is fondly described by the designer; Bibi Adeniyi as “my own little love letter to fashion”. The brand was conceived from the need for affordable ready to wear fashion in Nigeria. With no formal training in fashion, the designer ventured on a passionate and meaningful journey of catering to retail style needs of the very fashionable burgeoning market.

see her full collection after the jump. 

Ekineyo: Spring 2014 Collection





Ekineyo is a Brooklyn-based fashion brand owned by Nigerian Nike Oyelami was created in 2010.
I love the vibrant colours and cuts in this collection. See the full collection after the jump.