Saturday, 1 December 2012

Amazing Holiday deals/offers

Hi guys,

Been ages, I know. So sorry, been preparing for an exam coupled with work; its been hell so I wont be posting regularly. But haven't forgotten bout fashion.

Its Holiday season and everything is 80% off.The best time of the year is here! I love the Holidays… family, friends, food and all the new fashion, beauty and gadgets we can rack up on with holiday sales! Whether you are working on your list to give or just a list of things to buy for yourself, I want to help you out by featuring some fabulous sites. Some of you may know… some you may not but I'm going to pick my favorites. Been keepin up wit the latest trends and shopping like crazy.


Our first featured site is boohoo.com. Boohoo is one of the UK's leading fashion sites. They offer a variety of on trend clothing, accessories, and footwear. Most items are fairly priced. They have free shipping over $25 so with the purchase of one item, you'll most likely save that shipping charge.

Some of my favs!

   Charlotte Stud Collar Peplum Shirt Una PU Sleeve Denim Jacket Hayley Cap Sleeve V Neck Midi DressDanity Crochet Knit Jumper


I love the studded Collar Blouse ($40). It's comes in 3 colors, but I especially love the black blouse and how the stud detail pops on the collar. I have my eye on the blazer with leather sleeves. BooHoo has this Una jacket with PU Sleeves for $40. I love the contrast sleeves and the cut of the jacket. Third is a party dress - this Billie V Neck Cap Sleeve Bodycon Dress for only $30. It comes in 3 other fun colors, but I always love classic black. Lastly, a cute knit - this  Loose Knit Jumper ($24). Take a look at what Boohoo.com has to offer, we are sure you will find something you like!

Fashionistas will love this site, they have all the labels ranging from Gucci, Armani, Micheal Kors and Dolce & Gabbana to L.A.M.B, 7 for all mankind, true religion jeans and Jessica Simpson. They have bags, jewelry (diamonds too), makeup, shoes, watches and household items.

Giorgio Armani Notch Lapel Blazer
Giorgio Armani blazer


DKNY Jeans Soho Bootcut Jean   William Rast Tatum Bootcut Leg Jean with Flap Pockets
                     DKNY Jeans $20.00                                       William Rast jeans $44.00

Havana Platform Ankle Strap Wedge  HUGO BOSS Sequin Blazer   
                        L.A.M.B Havannah platform $169              Hugo Boss sequin blazer $199

Diane von Furstenberg Plaxico Blazer     Mark & James by Badgley Mischka One-Shoulder Day Dress
        Diane Von Furstenburg Plaxico blazer $88       Badgley Mischka Dress $89

The Deal: 30% Off Everything with promo code CYBERMONDAYSPECIAL | Asos has some great items you can pick up. You can even use this code with already reduced sale items. Check out some of my favorite items that I may grab today.

30% Off your entire purchase with promo code CYBER30 | I’ve been eyeing a pair of bangin’ platform boots from bebe which will probably be added to my Whit Pick’s next month. They are currently $189 but with the discount, they would be knocked down to $132. Not bad not bad! Check out some of the other things I’d pick.

30% off everything with promo code CYBER | This isn’t the best deal. Typically you can get 30% off and I believe they will have 40% off soon. It also stated restrictions apply so… not the best day but just in case someone is in search of something for themselves or a gift.

2 Free Secret Rewards with a $10 Purchase using promo code MONDAY. Free shipping on an order of $50+ with promo code FREE50. $30 off $150 with promo code 30OFF150. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the secret rewards, the cards come loaded with either $10, $50, $100, or $500. Not a bad to time to stock up on shoes, PINK gear, bras, panties, whatever! Check out some of my picks


BEAUTY
For all you makeup lovers out there, crown brushes are having mega sales on their make up, brushes, make bags and aprons; 83% off. Hurry and pick up everything you need. this is a very lovely brand and their products are amazing, Ve Neill swears by it. Here are some of the things i got

Deluxe Jumbo Foundation
Foundation brush $2.99

88 Color Shimmer Palette
Eyeshadow palette $14


10 pc. Italian Badger Set
$29.24

Bath and Body Works is giving a 25% off with promo code CYBER2012.| Great time to stock up on your favorite scents! They have some of the “favorites” items, Buy 3 Get 2 free, along with a bunch of other deals.

Free Buxom Sidekicks Trio with $25 purchase using promo code FBCYBER |The Trio includes a full size Buxom Lash mascara and 2 mini lip polishes. Only while supplies last so order quickly!

HAIR

This is a hair company I just discovered. They have amazing bundles deals on peruvian, malaysian, brazillian, cambodian and mongolian hair. Trust me ladies, you wont be disappointed.

With celebrities like Christina Milian and Keke Palmer drooling over this hair, they don't need further praise. The company is having a 25% off everything sales for the holidays, go get yours!!

So ladies, get out your credit or master cards and start shopping!!!!!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS











Tuesday, 9 October 2012

MTN Lagos Fashion Week 2012


The MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) will take place on the 24th - 27th of October 2012 and I am really looking forward to it. I hope I will be able to attend because I have been crazy busy (will also like to apologise for being MIA lately).

In addition to showcasing the best of the Spring/Summer 2013 collections from Nigeria’s premier designers, the week will once again present The MTN LFDW Awards where cash awards will be given to the Young Designer of the Year, Young Creative Entrepreneur of The Year and the Young Model of The Year.

Speaking on the event Omoyemi Akerele, Creative Director of StyleHouse, the producers of LFDW said “Our goal for LFDW 2012 is primarily to make an impact in the Nigerian fashion industry beyond the runway. Fashion is a viable economic driver in Europe and North America and it is no longer just about aesthetics but a business model which can significantly contribute to Nigerian economy if made part of the agenda.”

LFDW has been at the forefront of growing the Nigerian fashion industry by seeking out various international opportunities for Nigerian fashion designers. In February this year LFDW designers participated in an international Fashion Showcase in conjunction with the British Fashion Council and British Council to exhibit a cross-section of Nigerian fashion designers in the “Tales by Moonlight” exhibition in London.


Lagos, the budding fashion city was the last stop for the screenings. As expected, the metropolitan did not disappoint! By far the most attended screening, the crowd gathered on the 13th of August at the British Council, a LFDW sponsor and the perfect venue for the “Center of Excellence”.

The judges for the Lagos screenings were MTN’s Bukola Kajero and Ibobo Chukwuma; Ojoma Ochai from British Council; Veronica Odeka-Ebie of Vanestyle, and fashion designer Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi who were incharge of picking models, designers and those being considered for the Young Creative Entrepreneur category. They reached an agreement, the list is out and those nominated are:

2012 MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week Awards - Young Designer Category – Finalists


  • Agu Anumudu
  • Ponmile Olawoye
  • Karen Jacobs
  • Jennifer Adighije
  • Kehinde Osotimehin
  • Wana Sambo
  • Uju Offiah
  • Wisdom Anaba
  • Orange Culture
  • Buchi Okoro
  • Joshua Udiminue
  • Kopho Jomo


2012 MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week Awards - Young Creative Entrepreneur Category – Finalists


  • Ogo Atariete
  • Olajide Okerayi
  • Isoken Ogiemwonyi
  • Yusuf Kolawole Kuddus of Kola Kuddus – who was the 1st finalist for the YCE awards in Lagos, and took home the Blackberry 9230, a gift from MTN LFDW Official Technology Partners, RIM Blackberry.


2012 MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week Awards – Prizes


  • MTN British Council Young Designer of the Year (YDE), which includes a cash prize of N4,000,000, business mentoring and capacity building working workshops
  • MTN British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur of the Year (YCE), which includes a cash prize of N2,000,000 and a tour of the London Fashion week
  • MTN Young Model of the Year which includes a cash prize of N1,000,000


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

NYFW Spring 2013: Ready-to-Wear


Muted and vivid monotone looks mixed with intricate details and textures were all the rave for next spring.  For colors, lots of neutral tones, golden yellows, pinks, red/oranges and blues; not much of the pastels from the past, but vibrant and rich colors. 





Oscar De la Renta

The collection i loved the most was Oscar de la Renta. He is New York fashion's √©minence grise. He showcased fresh color splashes, neutral tones as a base and then building on them with bright pinks, yellows and teals. I loved the textures, embellishments and lace - very feminine.

Rodarte



Marc by Marc Jacobs created heavy layers and mixed prints for an unconventional preppy look in the collection.

Jenny Packham kept it simple and classic

Alice + Olivia updated take on the draped boho chic


Vera Wang Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear



Vera Wang used a lot of rich solids and prints in her collection. I loved it 






Friday, 21 September 2012

Brown to blonde


Khloe Kardashian has become her own paragon of style. Her fabulous face-framing ombre highlights in a plush caramel-blonde tone spotlight the variation in texture as the hair begins to tousle and flow. This on-trend long layer with center-part is a classic, pretty and feminine way to wear hair which I love and have on right now . 

Here are a few pictures with my inspirations





vibe vixen angela simmons.
Angela Simmons






Ciara













Kim rocking brown to blonde in miami





Lala Anthony

If you go for a similar style, use a curling iron on the ends to create the soft ‘S’ shaped motion that make a brilliant addition to this look


Step: Ask your colorist for painted-on ombre highlights on the ends. For a natural-looking style, pair a dark root with blondish ends.

Step:  Create a foundation for luster, volume and fullness by combining styling whip and volume foam roots to ends of damp, towel-dried hair.

Step: Blowdry hair with round brush. Take manageable sections and go from roots to ends.

Step: When close to dry, create a center-part with comb.

Step: Wrap sections of this hair around curling iron. Hold for a few seconds; release. Complete the process on both sides. Create soft kicks and flips in a flowing style.