When the news broke that David Bowie passed away after battling liver cancer, millions of fans lost their idol. Until the last day he never stopped working and just released “Blackstar” his last album. No need to say how much he contributed to music, fashion and (more…)
A new year, a chance to refresh, reboot, re start or eventually, just start. Start to be confident, to be hopeful, fearless, bold, proud, strong. I always think about my resolutions when the year starts, but when asking a friend the other day what would be hers, she simply said (more…)
After the talented Frida Giannini, Alessandro Michele has been named Creative Director of Italian luxury house, Gucci. The brand is entering a new era exploring more of the 70’s baroque prints and embellishments, going complete opposite of the glamorous 70’s power woman we were used to. Here are 3 reasons to rediscover the iconic house:
Today’s Gucci girl is a romantic, an original, she’s playful and totally assume her quirkiness. The last Spring Summer Collection (SS16) is full of rich fabrics and bold mix of patterns with a strong vintage feel.
I can not help but picture 70’s style icons Ali Mc Graw, Bianca Jagger or Marisa Berenson wearing most of the pieces of the collection and notice how relevant the clothing are as they would have been 40 years ago!
With its beautiful bucolic illustrations and jewellery details, the Dionysus bag is fast becoming a must have as well as the fur loafers (for those who can afford it)! Just perfect for Christmas gift!!
The very anticipated collaboration between Balmain and H&M arrived in stores (worlwide) on November 5th. Embellishment, sequins, body conscious dresses, padded shoulders, the French luxury house lovers won’t be disappointed: Balmain went full on in incorporated its DNA into a rich yet affordable collection. After Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Marni or Lagerfeld just to name a few, H&M once again took the fashion world by storm and we can predict that the Balmain x H&M line key pieces will be a huge it!
It’s been a while since I wanted to post about this great exhibit, Beaute Congo 1925-2015, that I saw at the Fondation Cartier. The exhibit showcases the work of congolese artists such as Cheri Samba, Cheri Cherin, JP Mika, or Moke, a journey in the early days of Congolese art to nowadays masterpieces. Colours, love, (more…)
Aurora James is one of those character you want to know more about instantly. Obviously the girl is stylish, but the down to earth approachable kind, and her initiative has been catching everyone’s interest in the fashion game. After working in (more…)
This lovely black lace see through blouse and suede brown skirt seen on Margaret Zhang during NY fashion week. Miss Zhang, a favourite of mine when it comes to style, masters the combination of sexyness and the romantic aspect of this look with a touch of 70’s nostalgia. I will copy this asap!
The star of this summer is without any doubt the sneaker, I don’t think I saw that many in years! Probably since the late 90’s when the Air Max, Stan Smith and New Balance were the must have shoe on male and female feet. Now the big fast fashion chains offer sneakers at affordable (more…)
Taraji P Henson was the cover girl for July’s W Magazine issue. Her black and white picture referencing Diana Ross circa 1980 where she posed in white tee and jeans for her hit album “Diana”. Two ways of being sexy at different times!
This a movement in fashion that is quite up in the air since a few years now, we remember luxury houses who have been inspired by Africa (Christian Dior, Yves St Laurent, Givenchy…). Smaller fashion (more…)
For Beyonce’s ponytail and natural glowy make up at the Met Gala last month. Once again queen B stole the spotlight with her beauty and bejewelled embroidered gown by Givenchy. Ideal for Summer nights and keep your look young and fresh, the ponytail is an hair trend to copy immediately!
Temple Muse, in Victoria Island, is one of the first concept store I discovered when I moved to Lagos, I love the quiet ambiance and how each product is carefully displayed. The customer can enjoy (more…)
After nearly 20 years of career, Gisele Bundchen decided to retire from modelling. The mother of two married to professional quarterback,Tom Brady, wants to spend time with her family and work on other projects still related to fashion. Gisele is considered as one of the most emblematic figure of (more…)
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…)
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…)
Apo for Naija is an initiative created by expatriate women living in Lagos, all the items are made in Nigeria by local artisans using traditional African fabrics, mostly Ankara also known as wax, and even leather. The collection is (more…)