TO DIE FOR WEDDING FAVORS

TO DIE FOR WEDDING FAVORS

Some wedding favors are just simply too much, I believe they add a touch to your wedding day and are a classy way to say thanks to your invitees! Here is one: “The Cosmopolitan” Monogrammed Jewelry Pouch and another! “Something Blue” Gift Box Candle in Pearlized Box with Satin Printed Ribbon (Reminiscent of Tiffany’s) What are your thoughts, did you use wedding favors at your wedding? Tell me your story if you did, I would love to hear!

KOSIBAH’S BRIDAL WEAR NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE MY SENSES!

KOSIBAH’S BRIDAL WEAR NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE MY SENSES!

Nigerian based in the UK Kosibah is definitely top talent in the UK for bridal wear. I have actually seen his work live at a friend’s wedding in 2006 and all I can say is, she looked stunning! Here are pictures from his line: Hi readers stopping by, I would love your ocmments! What are you thoughts on his bridal style? For more pictures and styles be sure to visit :Kosibah’s site On an another note also if you are feeling the slipper below like I am let me know…

THOUGHTS ABOUT AFRICA MY MAMALAND! BE INSPIRED

THOUGHTS ABOUT AFRICA MY MAMALAND! BE INSPIRED

“Radio Africa” in 1986 the video listed above said “I am hearing only bad news from radio Africa.” I remember as a child thinking what the hell is he talking about? Listening to this now. It makes sense, however we need to celebrate the success stories from Africa. I hope this blog will highlight good things. For instance, I came across a site yesterday kiva.org (still wondering how it works) but I have to say, this organization is doing a good deed. Lending money to those in need and getting…

BACK TO THE BASICS OF TRUE FASHION DESIGN

BACK TO THE BASICS OF TRUE FASHION DESIGN

Are you a budding designer? Well here is my practical advice on areas yet uncharted. Find a niche! Wedding, Maternity and of course the most overlooked fashion enthusiasts plus size! Guess what entrepreneur magazine says about the plus size market? “The numbers don’t lie. The average American woman is a size 12 to 16, and 30 percent of all U.S. adults are obese. Meanwhile, London-based researcher Mintel International Group Ltd. reports the plus-size clothing market reached nearly $32 billion in 2005. It’s no wonder plus sizes are making waves” African…

BIG FASHIONISTA BUSINESS IN NAIJA? THE WEDDING BUSINESS!

BIG FASHIONISTA BUSINESS IN NAIJA? THE WEDDING BUSINESS!

picture above by Kevin O’Rourke I know I am considering going into that arena. There is so much moneyto be made considering the amount you place into it. Well here goes fashionistas! Your wedding guide in NAIJA First stop wedding makeup: House of Tara’s fees range from N15,000 to N70,000 Next stop wedding Cakes! Wedding cakes range from N50,000 to N500,000 depending on layers etc Wedding Gowns? You can rent from Chioma Dibor’s Brides & Bells. “Dibor believes couples do not have to run into debts buying their wedding clothing…

Is Modivah the next best thing?

Is Modivah the next best thing?

Okay I have this to say today my dear fashionistas reading this; What is up with designers not keeping up their websites? Once you start a business, you must, I repeat you must keep it up at least for the first year! If you need website design and hosting send NAIJAGAL an email and I will personally get someone to get you one for a year at a good price! I hope Modivah reads this. Deola Sagoe, is there a link to your website? Okay now back to my regular…

COULD BLESSING ODIASE BE THE NEXT LADY IN THE ARM OF THE PRINCE OF MONACO?

COULD BLESSING ODIASE BE THE NEXT LADY IN THE ARM OF THE PRINCE OF MONACO?

NAIJA BINI CHIC HANGING OUT WITH THE PRINCE AT A PARTY! Who exactly is she?? I checked out her website which made me decipher that she is a MODEL or something like that. Here is a link to her site so you tell me! Blessing’s spot on the web Well all I can say is this; this true fashionista is definitely close enough to have another African prince for his royal highness! OK just found out she is a stunning singer check her out! Thoughts anyone?

SEAMSTRESS IS DIFFERENT FROM FASHION DESIGNERS PEOPLE!!

SEAMSTRESS IS DIFFERENT FROM FASHION DESIGNERS PEOPLE!!

Hope you are having a swell Monday! I know I am, one of the things that irks me though is how people especially Naija and Africa call FASHION DESIGNERS seamstress!!! I was at an event and a dress designed by a fashion designer trained in one of the elite schools in the United States was referred to as a SEAMSTRESS! Why do folks not get it; Would you call RALPH LAUREN or VERA WANG a SEAMSTRESS? I think not! ugh! Oh and here is another interesting fact! Did you know…

YOURUNWAY! THERE IS NEW SITE OUT THERE THE YOUTUBE OF THE FASHION WORLD IN BETA TESTING

YOURUNWAY! THERE IS NEW SITE OUT THERE THE YOUTUBE OF THE FASHION WORLD IN BETA TESTING

http://www.yourunway.com Check it out sign up and from what i gather, you take a picture of yourself and and create your own blog about your fashion style and meet friends! call it myspace meets youtube. Well maybe just for pictures. This is one site to watch. I will be watching too. Designers seeking exposure you have no excuse this time around. Thoughts anyone?

Winner future awards entrepreneur

Winner future awards entrepreneur

Congrats to Funke Bucknor wedding consultant for winning the future awards entrepreneur of the year! Zapphires EventsPlanning, consultation, co-ordination.Address281,Herbert Macaulay Street,Yaba,Lagos Beauty and style awards went to the dynamic fashionista duo! Bola Balogun and Omoyemi Akerele of Exclusive Styling and Imaging Consultants profiled by Bellanaija Kudos to the winners and the fashionistas nominated especially our own stylista msminx who looked fabulous at the event and stylista Toni Payne!

Ok here goes! Temptation Nigeria superstar KEMI in designs by Nigerian Designers

Ok here goes! Temptation Nigeria superstar KEMI in designs by Nigerian Designers

Temptation Nigeria superstar Kemi looking hot next to wildchild wearing designs by Nigerian Designers First stop Kemi dressed by designer MYA Next stop Kemi dressed by JEWEL BY LISA Kemi dressed by one of my favorites LANRE DA SILVA Kemi dressed by designer fashion designer TIFFANY AMBER Finally Kemi dressed by SA JJSCHOEMAN whom I will be profiling tommorow What do you think? I am loving it all! Naija designers doing their thing! Can someone offer naijagal one? I will pay! Which one is your favorite dress?

IDOLS WEST AFRICA!! (WEST AFRICAN VERSION OF POP AND AMERICAN IDOL)

IDOLS WEST AFRICA!! (WEST AFRICAN VERSION OF POP AND AMERICAN IDOL)

Thanks to MNET IDOLS COMES TO WEST AFRICA! “Four auditions will be held for IDOLS WEST AFRICA and West African entrants should note that these auditions will be held at the following venues – on January 6 in Lagos (The Ibru Victoria Gardens), on January 15 in Abuja (Sheraton Hotel), on January 20 in Accra (venue to be confirmed) and on January 26 in Calabar (Cultural Centre). These are audition registration days and entrants may be asked to return for an audition in the days that follow. However failure to…

CHIMA DIKE SET TO HOPEFULLY BECOME THE FORD SUPER MODEL

CHIMA DIKE SET TO HOPEFULLY BECOME THE FORD SUPER MODEL

NAIJA HOT MODEL OF THE YEAR Chima Dike is set to take over the world as the ford model of the year! Here is wishing her all the best! “The winner of the international final event receives theindustry’s largest prize, a $250,000 modeling contract. The two runners upalso receive contracts of $150,000 and $100,000 respectively.” GO GIRL! WE ARE ROOTING FOR YOU! Thoughts anyone?

ITS FRIDAY! WEEKEND PARTY TIME! OLUCHI BEFORE AND AFTER! BUSINESS THOUGHTS COOL VIDEO!

ITS FRIDAY! WEEKEND PARTY TIME! OLUCHI BEFORE AND AFTER! BUSINESS THOUGHTS COOL VIDEO!

Hello everyone I am always amazed at the talent coming out of naija and Africa as a whole,which is what I try to portray on NAIJAGAL, the positives leaving the negative news behind.Okay it is friday! Babaalaye is back, we thank the good lord for him. It is hard to believe with all the goodwork Funmi Iyanda does for the talk show industry, getting sponsors for her show is quite a cumbersome task.Then again, one could argue that it is because it is not a privately owned station that created…

Spolight time! Hot Super MODEL OJY OKPE!

Spolight time! Hot Super MODEL OJY OKPE!

In case you have not noticed, there is a dashing super model gracing the runways of fashionista designerssuch as Deola Sagoe etc Who is she ? Ojy Okpe, New york based Super Model. Ojy wed ex- US Marine-turned businessman, Austin Okpe a few years backthere are a couple of pics of their wedding. Love the traditional Benin/Asaba style gear. Bianca and Ojukwu graced the occasion and so did the fabulous fashionista Nkiru Alimudu (Globe Motors) Well here are pics of her today? We hear that she is good friends with…

I have a special today! MEN’S STYLE DAY! MEN’S FASHION DESIGNER, EMMY COLLINS!!

I have a special today! MEN’S STYLE DAY! MEN’S FASHION DESIGNER, EMMY COLLINS!!

Say what you may but this guy’s design style is smoking and may I say hot! The design in my opinion mixes class and style. It is great to finally see a menswear designer who is a hot Naija Guy! Enjoy as we present EMMY COLLINS! Enjoy the collection. What do you think? EMMY COLLINS is based in Britain but we recently saw him on the Newdawn with Funmi IYANDA. Check him out here. What are your thoughts? I appreciate your comments thanks!

Cranberry is so in!! Are you in style?

Cranberry is so in!! Are you in style?

Cranberry is so in! it is fresh, exciting and it is a new line by dedicated and true fashionistas. If you have not checked them out yet, what rock have you been under? The stylistas of this wonderful fresh line are : Joan Caven, Oseyi Etomi, and Doreen Caven. Taureanminx profiled them here What do you think readers? We love it at Naijagal. Our stylistas are doing it big! Check them out here!CRANBERRY

Lets start off the year with what else a FASHION SHOW for charity in Accra

Lets start off the year with what else a FASHION SHOW for charity in Accra

Fight the hunger. According to fighthunger.org “CatWALK the World brings together the worlds of fashion and food by organizing high profile fashion shows to create awareness while raising funds to fight child hunger. It was launched in Lagos, Nigeria in April 2006, and was met with extraordinary success.” Recently, in 2006 (December 22nd), Catwalk the world held in Accra and here are a couple of the pics! Starting the show is Stoned Cherie! We love her style big time. Next is Designer Tina Atiemo from Ghana! Tina’s site I love…

Review of 2006 blogging is a joy! Fashion! hot videos!

Review of 2006 blogging is a joy! Fashion! hot videos!

In july 2006 Naijagal burst into the scene with a review of Deola Sagoe’s designs Another interesting part of blogging is talking about the independent designer. One that comes to mind is GOZI 2007 will include designs from all over, profiling what it takes to make in the design field. Now you know you must be doing something right when you recieve nice compliments from an insider in the FABULOUS Fumni IYANDA show! love it stylista all the way. Ok here are a few useful sites in 2007 prosperThis site…