"The Cosmopolitan" Monogrammed Jewelry Pouch
"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!
Bollywood celebrity designers Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis showcased their stylish designs at South African fashion week. We all know thanks to the bollywood movies that Africa has had a love for stylish sarees. Here are some of their designs.
What do you think?
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 either by email or by posting a comment as well.
"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 paid back. This is not a handout; this is what the people who cannot afford need. They do not need nor want anyone giving them rice, instead they would prefer to have the tools to create the rice they want.
Yvonne Chaka Chaka's song "my mamaland"(the video listed yesterday) evokes emotions in me; I love my mamaland; the red sand, the love of family, hardly would you find someone homeless. Do not discount what $300 can do in the life of an entrepreneur. As a kid when i received money as an allowance of sorts, I would save my money till I had enough to buy food items; I would then pester my mother to take me to the market and subsequently take me to the "motherless babies home" (orphanage). I would spend the day there with so much joy.
What have you done in the life of someone today? This goes to you reading this.
Now take a look below and see how African entrepreneurship is thriving!
now what are your thoughts?
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 needs when they can rent them, without mortgaging quality, at what she calls “affordable prices”. So Dibor rents out “classy” wedding gown and accessories to “help wedding couples cut cost.” Her rates hover between N20,000 and N25,000 for bridal dress and accessories, and N15,000 and N20,000 for complete groom suit. " according to the news!
Cost of the hall? "At Liberty, a 1500-capacity hall on Lekki-Epe expressway, the charge is N393,750 per event"
Okay did I miss anything oh yes! do not forget the wedding favors! http://dcsoiree.com
and the wedding invitations more on that soon!
It is so refreshing to find a designer that is so inherently proud of his culture. While you hear designers today saying oh " I do not want to be know as Nigerian or African designer" This guy by the name of Ibrahima Doukoure who founded his company www.bebenoir.com a couple of years back is proud to be African! Check out his style below?
What do you say yay or nay?
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 report. Oluchi looking glam in Sun GODDESS designs!
What are your thoughts? What makes a designer unique? Why would you call Zac Posen a designer as opposed to Yemi fashion house ?
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!
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 jet blue reservation agents work 100% from home! (how does this have to do with fashion?). Well if you are an aspiring designer you can work from home to pay the bills and then design your clothes!
Oh did anyone sign up for www.yourunway.com last week how was the process? I have been asked by the beta site's developers:) GOT A LOT COMING UP LATER TODAY. WATCH THIS BLOGSPACE.
Today take a look at other designs by JJSHOEMAN, the South African top designer who designed the dress worn by Temptation Nigeria's stylista KEMI.
What are you thoughts? I like his style reminds me of PETERSOM's clean classy lines. Do you think he is hot?
Planning, consultation, co-ordination.
281,Herbert Macaulay Street,Yaba,Lagos
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?
Carla Caballero is a name to reckon with in the fashion industry. Born 26 years ago to an Chilean/Italian father and a South African mother, she recieved her diploma from Haute Couture school of fashion design, Cape town. I consider her style tres chic. What do you say?
pix by etomi
A cool pal of mine is putting together a nice site for fashionista jewels! Check out a sample below!
And finally here is the DURO OLUWU dress that was such a hit. What do you think? Hit or Miss in your closet?
The guys are doing their thing too. So how has your weekend being so far?
What are your thoughts?