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Rihanna BBHMM single cover (photo by Paolo Roversi)
Rihanna BBHMM single cover (photo by Paolo Roversi)

2015 will be with no doubt Riri’s year, with her new album, R8, dropping any time now, a hit song with Paul Mc Cartney and Kanye West, a first single called BBHMM (Bitch better have my money) already getting everybody excited, the Barbadian beauty is making her big (more…)

Pretty Gigi

Gigi Hadid for V Magazine (image courtesy of V Magazine, photo by Sebastian Faena)
Gigi Hadid for V Magazine (image courtesy of V
Magazine, photo by Sebastian Faena)

In the bombshells models roster we had Lara stone or Kate Upton, meet the new recruit, Gigi Hadid marking a new era in the modelling world. The 19 years old model is one of the most “en vue” girl of the fashion sphere along with her industry best pals, Kendall Jenner and (more…)

My life in black

Gabrielle Union for ELLE US February 15 issue (photography by Nagi Sakai, courtesy of ELLE US)
Gabrielle Union for ELLE US February 15 issue
(photo by Nagi Sakai, courtesy of ELLE US)

Lately I’ve been trying to avoid buying too much black and overall the black total look, but I’m just loving a couple of black outfits that I find so inspiring. The monochrome colour can be reinterpreted in so many ways without being too conventional, sad or (more…)

Imagine…

carré-noir

There is no word or image to describe the tragedy. Over the last two days I felt chocked, angry, sad, scared, terrified in front of such intolerance and barbary, this is the world we live in, but too much is too much. Some words from John Lennon’s song “Imagine” to meditate.

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

Je suis Charlie.

 

 

Happy 2015!

Holiday Inn movie 1942
Holiday Inn movie 1942

And here we are in 2015, new year, new beginnings, new resolutions… Hoping this year will be full of success, great surprises, peace, interesting challenges and joy like in the picture above. This is one of the movies I would have loved to watch during the holidays with a hot chocolate and Christmas cookies and maybe be transported (again) in the magic of this particular moment of the year. Funny how the good vibes of this image are drastically different from the dark place the world was then, a good example of hope for a better tomorrow when everything seems falling apart…

Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2014

Tiffany Amber collection (image from Bella Naija.com)
Tiffany Amber Collection (image courtesy
of Kola Oshalusi Insigna Media)

For the first time I attended the Lagos Fashion & Design week, sponsored by GT Bank, Fayrouz and Maybelline who also handled the make up and hair backstage. The designers  I knew already did not deceived, and proved they were on their way to conquer the world like Tiffany Amber, Maki Oh, Lisa Folawiyo (previously known as Jewel by Lisa) or Lanre Da Silva. This group of (more…)

At the spa

I visited a couple of times the Clearessence Hotel Spa, I was quite impressed by the service quality and the overall experience. Especially in a busy city like Lagos, sometimes you just need a little escape. Inspired by the Californian lifestyle, the boutique hotel is a peaceful place where you can eat healthy dishes, drink fresh fruit juices and pamper yourself. The spa which is nested in a beautiful garden, offers a large range of luxurious treatments: from different sorts of massages, facials*, body treatments to mani pedi you can be sure you will feel relaxed and refreshed after a little visit!

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To experience or for more information about the Clearessence please visit

clearessencecaliforniaspa.com

*The Clearessence uses its own line of products for facials (adapted for each skin type)

Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Week Recap

This fashion week season was full of exciting things as usual, I thought it will be fun to relate what I liked and disliked about it!

Likes 

All this 70’s and rock festival frenesia on the catwalk, spotted at Tommy Hilfiger, Anna Sui, Tom Ford, Pucci…

Tom Ford SS15
Tom Ford SS15
Anna Sui SS15
Anna Sui SS15
Tommy Hilfiger SS15
Tommy Hilfiger SS15
Pucci SS15
Pucci SS15

Angel face model Binx Walton who walked shows in NY, London Paris and Milan. She was The Girl of this fashion week

Binx Walton at Tom Ford, Chanel, Celine and Chloe
Binx Walton at Tom Ford, Chanel, Celine and Chloe

Watch out Pat Mc Grath, there is a new make up artist in town! Nigerian Bimpe Onakoya, first African woman, representing (more…)