Keem Harun does stunning details for ‘The Great Gatsby’ Fall 2017 Collection

Womenswear brand Keem Harun goes all out pretty and glittering with new Fall 2017 Collection tagged ‘The Great Gatsby‘.

The Nigeria based brand takes on flirty details like fringe and embellishments on vibrant African prints.

The collection is “an eye catching combination of sleek African prints with dramatic American flapper details. The attempt was to blend two extraordinary but very diverse cultures and strike a stunning balance between old world glamour and present day charm with our ‘Great Gatsby’ style pieces that pulls inspiration from both cultures.

The 1920s, the year of the Great Gatsby is known for unprecedented economic prosperity, the evolution of jazz music, flapper culture, and forging of a genuine mass culture. Africa is currently witnessing its own cultural renaissance in music, dance, fashion and the arts generally.

Characterised by bold, vibrant prints, laces, fringes, mesh and ornate details; these looks mixes classic flapper ideas with bright contemporary pieces for a look that hints at old world but is full of life as it is today. We went for a 1920s American aesthetic mixed with new age African ideas for the entire collection” the brand revealed about the collection in a side note.

For Creative Director of the eponymous brand Keem Harun-Adeleye,” style is eternal and old fashion trends repeat themselves after some years the only difference in this fashion tendencies is their modernization and innovative thinking incorporated into the production and presentation”  which is evident in the pieces presented in the new Fall collection.

Jane Michael styles singer eclectic in new shoot

Toby Grey shows off fierce looks in a new shoot created by celebrity stylist Jane Michael Ekanem.

The singer and Grey Nation First Lady, sports a grey tuxedo dress with matching bralet under paired with lacy thigh high boots striking sultry poses released to mark her birthday today 8th May as she turns 23!

She works the look with bubble gum ombre hair done in a centrepart. She wore soft bronzy makeup look and full lashes that flatter her face shape.

The singer and song writer recently released two songs: ‘Na u‘ featuring Ex Big Brother Naija house mate Soma and French inspired song ‘Applaudissez‘.

Media maven shows off stylish looks in new photos

Toyosi Phillips is the pretty poster girl in new promotional photos.

The stylish TV producer shows off bold accessories sporting flattering looks for the new photoshoot for her upcoming talk show  ‘As Toyo Sees‘.

She chose a mosaic print sheer top over boxy bottoms paired with statement jewelry and pretty makeover in some shots and did a black feather detailed piece topped with layered pearl sweeping her tousled hair to the side complete with bronzy glowing makeup look.

The media girl who doubles as CEO of Butterfly Productions unveils ‘ATS’ a weekly talk show targeted at the dynamic, upwardly mobile generation that covers a wide variety of social issues. She recently joined Smooth 98.1’s Grapevine show as an Entertainment Analyst.

Papa Omisore sets menswear brand in new direction

POC (Papa Omisore Clothing) rebrands to P.O.C (People Of Colour)!

The Nigeria based menswear brand is repositioning the brand’s identity all the way up to its offerings and it comes with more exciting news!

Papa Omisore

Looking to create more options for the fashionable man, the brand is set to launch three (3) more arms catering to its vast clientele by offering instant retail options where people can walk into a store and pick up P.O.C pieces amongst other things lined up in the new direction.

Celebrity stylist, designer and creative director of the brand Papa Omisore started the brand out of the desire to stay fashionable and seeing the need to satisy a dearth in men’s fashion pieces he created the brand that has since made a debut and a follow up showcase at the Lagos Fashion Design Week.

A stylish sport himself, Omisore is known as a bold dresser who surprisingly makes sure comfort is key without taking away from his unique style and his eye for details which doesn’t go unnoticed in any look he chooses.

The rebrand had to happen as a direct result of what he intends to do with men’s style; “the love for colour and need for more colour in menswear” he states.

In an exclusive interview about the new direction, he offers:

Why the name change?

It’s not really a name change, but more of a rebrand. It was important for people to know that the brand is not ‘poc’, but P.O.C, which was initially an abbreviation of Papa Omisore Clothing.

Papa Omisore wearing Gladiator sandals

What’s going to be different now (from POC to POC)

P.O.C has now changed from Papa Omisore Clothing to People Of Colour. The brand started because I could not find anything to wear and started the brand, essentially creating clothes I would wear, and found that men loved and wanted it. People often forget that men love fashion, it’s not enough for them to throw on a t shirt or button down shirt, they want more. The brand has now become more than that, it now infuses a lot of print and colour. People think men don’t like or want colour, but that’s not true! When I wear prints and colour, I get so many requests for it, it’s different. Colours and prints have personalities, just like people!

What inspired the change? How are you repositioning the brand?

The name change was inspired by the love for colour and need for more colour in menswear. The brand has also been known for its kaftans, which are a P.O.C staple, but now, we’re expanding. The people spoke, and we listened – we are no longer just ‘the kaftan brand’. Don’t get me wrong, people absolutely loved the kaftans, but men need more!

What to expect with the new direction?

You’ll have to keep your eyes out, but what I will say is that the brand will now have 3 arms and more options.

Major shows this year?

Right now, I can’t say. Main focus is to create, things tend to fall into place, so only time can tell.

What to expect with new collection?

The last Lagos Fashion and Design week saw something different from P.O.C. The way I create, I can’t predict where my inspiration will come from, but there will always be something new.

About the diffusion line and other plans?

I won’t call it a diffusion line. The brand will now have 3 arms and more options for men. I will say though that the brand will now be available for sale at a retail outlet, to enable people walk into a store and pick up P.O.C, instead of waiting for their bespoke orders. This is a major step for the brand, as we have relied on orders for the past 3 years. We want our customers and followers to now be able to access P.O.C whenever they want. However, the bespoke option will still be available.

Nollywood actor releases new photos

Uche Ogbodo shows off in photos as she adds another year today 17th May 2017.

The Nollywood actor chose different bold looks showing off in body grazing evening styles, sporty casual looks and more.

In a set of images, she wore a dusty pink floor grazing evening cape dress with sheer and embellished details pulling her hair away from her face -leaving it down in another set-wearing the look with a soft glowing makeup look and fierce matte red lips.

She also chose a floor length evening dress look complete with floral crown showing off soft bronzy skin finish.

In another set she chose distressed denim on denim paired with white tee and sneakers while she switched to a dungaree in another look.

Actor covers a double issue of Koko Magazine

Osas Ighodaro is a pretty cover girl for Koko Magazine.

The Nollywood actor sports looks from Amarelis Atelier and Makioba spoke about childbirth and getting her body back, her career and what makes her tick in the new edition.

Ighodaro who is married to co-actor Gbenro Ajibade  chose a sheer detailed yellow and white piece for one cover shot wearing her hair side swept complete with soft glowing makeup look and statement earrings.

Osas Ighodaro

For the second cover she chose tassel detailed contrasting piece  wearing matte  red lips while showing off her enviable frame.

Fast rising actress releases sultry new photos

Angel Samuda goes sensual for her new promotional photos.

The fast rising Nollywood actress and budding fashion entrepreneur shows off sexy looks sporting 2-piece body skimming pieces ahead of her birthday on 23rd March 2017.

Choosing a serene scenery, the actress shows off in a white tee pared with black bottoms with a sheer shrug in a shot while opting for a brown covered up look in another shot  showing of a glam vampy makeup wearing a layered turban look.

She posed sultry in an embellished maxi in yet another look complete with a makeup look that accentuates her face while she opted for a laser cut 2-piece worn under a sheer white cover-up and a floral headband.

Actress exudes glamour in ThisDay Style cover pictures

Actress, Funke Akindele, brought on her touch of glamour in cover pictures of her ThisDay Style photo shoot.

Actress, Funke Akindele for ThisDay Style.

Akindele, who is now a household name due to the success of her moral driven drama series, “Jenifa’s Diary” appeared on the Sunday edition of the weekly periodical.

Stunning in a dinner gown befitting of a queen, the actress was a sight for marvel as she effortlessly portrayed the elegance and finesse associated with the ThisDay brand.

Funke Akindele rocking an overflowing gown.

Her feathery purple top seemed more than perfect for the matching lacy orange skirt she rocked.

The colour mix was also complimented with a glimpse of purple flowing down the left side of her hair.

Funke Akindele ThisDay cover.

Actress is a glam goddess for SCHICK Magazine’s debut issue

Rita Dominic covers the debut issue of SCHICK magazine themed ‘The Power Issue‘.

The actress showed off a statement hair updo on a chiseled face as the glam cover girl  wearing a soft glam smokey eye look, matte red lips serving a duck face with blue tassel earrings.

SCHICK Magazine is set to launch in Nigeria and across Africa, owned by Simi Esiri a fashion enthusiast and buyer, the debut issue themed ‘The Power Issue’, “celebrates African women playing pivotal roles in shaping the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries across the continent. Page after page, the Spring edition, is an embodiment of all Africa has to offer and takes readers on a journey through fashion editorials, interviews with A-list celebrities and fashion designers, hot debates, beauty, travel and moreEsiri shares.

The magazine is specially curated for the smart, stylish and successful woman telling “authentic African stories, through the lens of fashion, beauty and lifestyle“.

Stylish Nollywood actress Rita Dominic was handpicked for the debut cover after spending “19 years in Nollywood, starring in over 100 productions, as well as winning several prestigious awards. She’s a beautiful, accomplished and celebrated star,has played a significant part in the growth of the Nigerian film industry and has become one of Nigeria’s greatest style icons, making her the epitome of the SCHICK woman“.

Rita Dominic for Schick Magazine

Actor dazzles for latest edition of Fruit Tree magazine

It no news that Kiki Omeili has so many facets to who she is, but she finally throws some light on the topic while covering the April edition of Fruit Tree magazine.

The Doctor-turned-actress bares all, from her flawless style and taste to the chronicle of her journey from medicine to the movie scene.

Kiki Omeili for Fruit Tree MagazineKiki Omeili for Fruit Tree Magazine

Omeili also talked facing and dealing with rejection, having to prove herself in a bid to break into the movie scene.

Looking stunning with an exceptionally flawless facebeat and classy-chic style, Omeili also talked family marriage, and of course her ideal man.

Kiki Omeili for Fruit Tree MagazineKiki Omeili for Fruit Tree Magazine