Friday, December 18, 2015

Thula Sandi:Summer 2015




Thula Sindi: 2014/2015 S/S Collection


 
Thula Sindi is one of Africa's most innovative designers of the decade. Intelligent, creative and fearless, he has  made a name for himself as the designer that knows what women want. 
 
“Modern, Sophisticated, Simplicity” – this is the main theme that encapsulates the Thula Sindi Brand.
 
See more from the collection after the jump.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

RTF ADS: FARMERS MARKET FOR RURAL WOMEN #FMFRW


Beat the Xmas Shopping Craze! Shop at the farmers market and support rural women farmers.

The Farmers Market for Rural Women is organized by WOSSAGI (Women Support for Success, Achievement and Growth) ‪#‎FMFRW‬ will encourage rural women farmers and support growth of local foods businesses, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.

Date: Saturday, 7/11/15
Venue: Municipal Council Field, Marian Road. Calabar
Time: 9 am.

Place bulk orders now! 
Email: wossagi.women@yahoo.com

Tag a friend,girlfriend!

Twitter:@wossagiwomen
Instagram:@wossagiwomen

Thursday, August 27, 2015

FIA debuts Chic “Qua-Iboe” Collection

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FIA, created by designing trio – Funke,Ijeoma and Abi, is here with a fashion line for the women who love their ankara fabrics. With unconventional designs & silhouettes created on staples like jumpsuits, shift dresses, overalls and more, we get to look at the diversity of ankara for the modern African woman.

Named “Qua-Iboe“, the fashion label is targeted at fun-loving, modern yet eclectic style lovers.

See full collection after the jump.

Eyola: ‘Rumora Tighl Octette’ Collection

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Eyola is a British fashion label  that comprises of  Femme De Rose, ; a designing platform for the public to design their own blazer which is handmade in London and then delivered to their door, and Eyola's limited edition cocktail dresses, evening gowns and bridal wear. This collection is called ‘Rumora Tighl Octette’. 

Check the full collection out after the jump.

Apply Now! Afterschool Centre for Career Development #ShowYourSkillsCampaign



Afterschool Centre for Career Development (formerly known as Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project) is pleased to announce the launch of its #ShowYourSkillsCampaign organized as part of its activities to celebrate and promote the inaugural United Nations World Youth Skills Day held on July 15th 2015.

In designating the World Youth Skills Day, the United Nations General Assembly 
·   ‘expressed concern at the high number of unemployed youth, estimated globally at 74.5 million in 2013, the majority of whom live in the developing countries
·     noted that Member States have an important role in meeting the needs and aspirations of youth, particularly in developing countries,
·     Recognized that the fostering of the acquisition of skills by youth would enhance their ability to make informed choices with regard to life and work and empower them to gain access to changing labour markets.

The #ShowYourSkillsCampaign seeks to generate greater awareness on the relevance skills development comprising core skills, technical and vocational skills as well as highlight the place of skills acquisition in driving employability and entrepreneurship.

The Campaign is hinged on the fact that skills drive the future of work for both local and global economies and the need for young people to position themselves accordingly.                                                                                                 

How to participate:

Monday, August 10, 2015

Register for the World Export Development Forum



Registration is now open: itcevents.event2mobile.com

Opening up new trade and investment opportunities to encourage sustainable growth will be at the heart of this year’s World Export Development Forum (WEDF), which will be held in Doha, Qatar from 20-21 October.

The 15th edition of the International Trade Centre (ITC)’s flagship event will be hosted by the Ministry of Finance of the State of Qatar through the Qatar Development Bank (QDB) under the theme ‘Sustainable trade: Innovate, invest, internationalize’. 

Policymakers, representatives of trade support institutions and businesses are invited to meet in Doha against the backdrop of the post-2015 development agenda calling to renewed efforts to unlock the potential of small and medium-sized enterprises, women and youth.

Alongside high-level panel discussions and practical working sessions, facilitated business-to-business meetings will allow participants to take advantage of the Gulf countries’ unique position at the crossroads where east meets west to explore new business opportunities.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Adele Dejak: ALMAZ Collection



Adele is one of my favourite African designers. I just love the authenticity of her work and the passion behind it.

Check out more photos from the collection after the jump.

Jason Porshe: S/S 2016 “Bella Vista” Collection

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Checkout more from this collection after the jump.

Lukhanyo Mdingi Spring/Summer 2016 Lookbook

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Lukhanyo Mdingi is a young South African fashion designer who aims to interpret minimal aesthetics through his clothing, finding the balance between line, form and texture. Creating clean minimal looks that are distinct and powerful, with a flare of contemporary elegance and sophistication.

See the full collection after the jump.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Omowunmi Owonifari: S/S 2015 “Avatar” Collection

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 Omowunmi Owonifari“It was only natural that I reflected on what I had learnt as a person and as a designer.” Her reflection ties in with the Avatar of a tree which she translates through patience, perseverance and persistence – which are also the ethos of the Mofari fashion label.

See full collection after the jump.

Gavin Rajah: 2016 "Croisiére" Resort Collection

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check out the collection after the jump.

Ohema Ohene: SS16 Menswear "Enter The Gentleman" Collection


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Ohema Ohene is a high end fashion brand that blends quintessentially British styling with exotic prints. The Ohema Ohene brand makes ready-to-wear collections in Ghana. The SS 16 Collection is an explosion of colour and warm prints with names like "love prints" and "life". This collection is a deep expression of personality through colour and print, designed to give the wearer crowd pleasing entrance to any occasion.

Check out the full collection after the jump.

Nuraniya :Ready-To-Wear 2015 “Philosophy” Collection

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Nuraniya is a Nigerian label. The Nuraniya Label is autobiographical to the core, the purveyor of all things minimalist with an aesthetic built around a contemporary take on the effortless elegance keeping to its design ethos of creating affordable ready to wear garments with a high end look. With a vision that transcending age and seasons, our garments inspire and whisper confidence stitched in the Elegance of Simplicity.

The collection summarizes our aesthetic and our philosophy as a minimalist ready to wear fashion label. Our distilled version of juxtaposing Ease, Versatility, Color and Simplicity. We thought about reinventing interesting basics that could stand as a whole and be dissected into parts, basics that can be dressed up to look like a million box and dressed down to look to exude that tasteful vibe.

Nura Ikahlea "Each piece is a reflection of my unadulterated love for Simplicity,Contemporary Minimalism and Sophisticated Ease that is Practical and Affordable. Enjoy."

Check out the full collection after the jump.

Afrovolt: The Afrocentric S/S 2015 Collection!

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Afrovolt is a Ghanaian Label, releasing their first Afrocentric collection, Afrovolt brings back the kango style hats in a new his and hers collection. Showing solid colours with a touch of print, Afrovolt presents an easy to wear choice for love their black dominated wardrobe. 

Check out the collection after the jump.

Register! : The Makeup Photography Workshop



The Makeup Photography Workshop is a hands-on two-day practical session that is strictly tailored for makeup artists. The workshop features Tobbie of TCD photography and Pro MUA Jide of St’Ola.

If you’re a makeup artist interested in understanding how to take great pictures of clients for your portfolio, this one’s for you. The workshop covers an introduction to photography, composition, editing workflow and many more. You’ll learn to take the kind of shots you imagine, understand the camera settings that produce exceptional results and also get the chance to take your art to a whole new level.

More Info after the jump.

Orange Culture: H.E.R 2015 Collection

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Adebayo Oke-Lawal has been designing since the age of 10, and since officially entering the fashion industry, he’s dabbled in writing and styling, working with African designers, actors, pop stars- Rita Dominic, Tiwa Savage ,Mochedda and even magazines like Wow magazine and Élan. However, designing is his greatest passion, which led to him starting his own label Orange Culture in 2011.

See the full collection after the jump. 

Orange Culture: “Etched Journey” Collection

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Orange Culture needs no introduction, I am always fascinated by how far Adebayo is willing to go to bring his inspirations to life, and exquisitely so. This Collection is no exception. I love the whimsical and almost carefree feel of this collection.

Adebayo Oke-Lawal: “Growing up in the metropolitan city of Lagos that was constantly nestled in chaos, vitality and a spiral of fleeting hopes, it was almost impossible to catch a moment beautified by its silence alone. Everyone always seemed in a hurry to somewhere, for something. But I remember driving past Third Mainland Bridge often with my family, my head pressed against the cold glass alive with dew from the AC, staring out into the sea as fishermen rowed their canoes alone at even the loneliest of hours.

The solemnity of that still beauty rattled me. The elegance of their arm strides saturated in the euphoric concept of gracefulness carried around by people who knew what belonged to them would surely come to them. It stirred something inside of me. I wondered what they were thinking while they stood, legs muscled and firm on the wood, waiting for their capture, or as their lips cracked as they sighted something I couldn’t see. The universe came to them in those moments, and on descending the bridge, I constantly felt robbed of an indefinable beauty.”

Check out the full collection after the jump.

Yeside Laguda: Ready-to-Wear Collection – “Blossom”

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My Q is a Nigerian bespoke Fashion brand. The designer, Yeside Laguda brings her background in bespoke fashion to her first Ready-to-Wear line. 

According to Yeside – “after 7 years, it was time to break out into something different, I felt free and knew I could hold my own hence it was time to blossom. The pieces are what they are fun, fresh and flirty. Nothing complicated just chic and playful as can be seen in the images.“

I love the simple yet sophisticated pieces.

See the full collection after the jump.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

REGISTER TO ATTEND THE WSN BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT IN CALABAR


The WSNBN event is for all women from different works of life. The WSNBN Event is designed to get women together in a semi-formal setting, to interact with one another and support each other’s businesses through striking conversations and provide a platform for new business partnerships and create an opportunity for women to expand on their network and form new business linkages.

Date: Sunday, June 28th
Time: 2-8pm
Venue: to be confirmed
Dress code: Blue or Black jeans with any colourful top
RSVP: wsn_nigeria@yahoo.com

Website:womensupportnetwork
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WomenSupportNetwork
Twitter: @WsnWomen

"Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True" comes to the cinemas



Date: Friday 13th, June 2015
Venue: Agip Hall, Muson Centre, Lagos Island.
Time: 8pm (cocktails start by 6pm)

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Lanre Da-silva Ajayi: 'Rock Delight' campaign for her S/S 2015 Collection

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Lanre Da-Silva is a Nigerian designer that needs no introduction, We are constantly surprised by her work and we always look forward to her new designs. With this collection, Lanre was inspired by Olumo Rock.

See more photos after the jump.

RTF ADS: Attend the Afterschool Stakeholders Interactive Series on School to work transitions in Africa. holding in Johannesburg, South Africa


Afterschool Centre for Career Development (formerly known as Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project) in collaboration with the Maharishi Institute and Bold Moves Africa is running an Africa -Wide Stakeholder Interactive Series on School to Work Transitions in Africa. 

The Stakeholders Interactive Series (SIS) on School - to -Work Transition is a collective action initiative aimed at interrogating the socio- economic conditions, education and skills development, unemployment and inactivity, job searches, labor market entry and segmentation as well as adequate income amongst other issues influencing young people’s successful transition into adulthood. 

Continue reading to find out how to register and attend for free.

Friday, June 05, 2015

WanniFuga:‘Ligne’ 2015 Resort Collection

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WanniFuga is a Nigerian fashion label.  According to the designer – “For me, the question became ‘how do I merge the old new with the new, bring out an edgy look in a way that is in tune with the Nigerian woman’.

I'll say she did a really good job. check out the full collection after the jump.

Onwuchekwa By Chikezie Daniel; The ‘Opulence’ Collection

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Chikezie Daniel is the Creative Director of the  Nigerian menswear fashion label “Onwuchekwa based in Abuja. The label is a line of bespoke Urban/High street shirt brand. He’s also the man behind "GetBeadup",an accessory line.

This collection is called “Opulence” , and I like the mix of different textures and lines. Check out the full collection after the jump.

Tina Lobondi: Spring/Summer 2015

 

Tina Lobondi is an international Fashion Designer and young entrepreneur born in Congo, with over 7 years experience in the fashion industry.

Tina established her eponymous label in Notting Hill, London in 2010. Her collections are based on exceptional attention to details and finish, classic and chic designs.

The Spring Summer 2015 Collection is called "Au cinema". It was inspired by iconic actresses from Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren to Zoe Saldana.

check out the full collection after the jump.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Model’s Workshop Nigeria (TMWN2015) ; Second Season


PRESS RELEASE!

The highly anticipated second season of The Model’s Workshop Nigeria (TMWN2015) is finally here - only this time, its bigger and better.

The Model’s Workshop Nigeria (TMWN2015) is a 2-day intensive program that explores and teaches the professionalism and etiquettes of Modelling in relation to the entertainment industry. The Workshop has become the most anticipated event for Models and other professionals with interest in modelling, photography, runway, and makeup in Nigeria because of the consistent delivery of unrevealed insights by a number of seasoned industry experts.

The Model’s Workshop Nigeria (TMWN2015) is a wonderful experience that will definitely provide you the necessary tools on your journey to becoming a top model anywhere in the world.

The workshop is segmented into forums, talks and interactive training sessions by industry experts.

Friday, May 08, 2015

OSEI DURO SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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Osei-duro is based in Los Angeles, CA and Accra, Ghana. The label produces textiles and garments in Ghana, applying traditional techniques such as hand dyeing and weaving.
The label is owned by Maryanne Mathias and Molly Keogh. Thier SS15 collection contains a rich mix of prints, textures and cuts.

Check out the full collection after the jump.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Women Support Network: Training for Women Entrepreneurs in Calabar ( scholarship for 20 Women)



The overall objective of the Training for Women Entrepreneurs [TWE] is to enhance leadership, management and entrepreneurial skills of startups and seasoned women entrepreneurs, thus increasing the number of women entrepreneurs who own/manage SME’s and who contribute to the national economy.

Venue: ACCD Training Hall, 53 Mount Zion Road ( Champions Bet Building) Calabar. Cross River State
Date: 21-22 May, 2015
Time: 9am-5pm daily

There is a scholarship for 20 Women to participate for Free!! Send in your name and number to wsn_nigeria@yahoo.com to receive the scholarship form. Hurry!!!

Ladies, do not miss out as space is limited. Register now!

Contacts:
Twitter:@WsnWomen
Email: wsn_nigeria@yahoo.com 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

House of Marie: “Ethan’s Frame" Rainy 2015 Collection

               

House of Marie did it! The first Fashion house to acknowledge the Climate seasons in Africa in her collection; Rainy 2015 Collection.

We love it!

See more from the collection after the jump.

Training for Women Entreprenuers


Ladies, this is a good one. Register now as space is limited.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

We need your support


Christie Brown: Spring/Summer 2015 Collection


Christie Brown needs no introduction. We just love her and her work. See more from this collection after the jump.

Ramore: Hit Hard Collection 2015



Ramore is a one of those fashion labels you just love. They keep it simple and wearable. I love the play on cuts and lengths on this collection.
Check out more photos after the jump.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

RTF Spotlight: Dabanga Jewelry



Welcome to Dabanga Jewelry. My handmade jewelry is an eclectic fusion of African and world cultures that goes back in time to connect the past with the present, transforming copper, brass, pearls, turquoise, coral, fabric and recycled materials into jewelry designs so raw and real you can Feel The Vibe.

See more designs from the brand after the jump.

O'Eclat: 2015 Edition Nouveau Collection


O'Eclat Designs (pronounced O-eyklah), is a Nigerian fashion and home accessories label birthed in 2010 by Gbemmy Johnson ,which locally produces beautifully handcrafted pieces with special focus on but not limited to handbags using leather, rich African prints and indigenous hand-woven fabric mixed with a contemporary edge.

See more from the collection after the jump. 

Monday, April 06, 2015

Sign up to be part of ‘Beauty Business On-the-Go’ by House of Tara

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Beauty Business On-the-Go (BBOG) is an initiative by Africa’s leading makeup brand, House of Tara International, in partnership with First City Monument Bank (FCMB). The campaign is aimed at recruiting and empowering 5,000 women to become beauty representatives and as such create job opportunities to further reduce the rate of unemployment in the country.

Reps will be offered financial training, marketing support and other business skills which they will need to grow their start-up business.

Interested participants can sign up to become reps at http://beauty-reps.houseoftara.com/ or can walk into House of Tara outlets to sign up to become beauty reps.

They can also attend a BBOG seminar, which will feature a free training on how to sell make up products. These weekly seminars have already commenced in the following cities – Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Benin, Enugu, Ilorin, Ibadan, Kano, and Kaduna.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 Nigerian Presidential Election result minus Borno state


Looks like APC has produced the next Nigerian President. Welcome, Mr. President.

RTF AD: ATMF Annual Worship Event 2015


The annual worship gathering, At The Masters Feet (ATMF) holds this friday 3rd April, 2014 by 4pm at Guiding Light Assembly, Layi Ajayi-Bembe Street, Park View Estate. Ikoyi, Lagos.

Visit the event page on facebook to read more about the program and go with a friend. Entry is Free!!