Wednesday, 30 November 2016

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK - BONANG & TOKE! RED CARPET TWIN SLAYERS FOR TW NOVEMBER / DECEMBER COVER ISSUE

I have always wondered if Nigeria's Media Personality Toke Makinwa and South Africa's Media Personality Bonang Matheba knew they have a lot in common, and if they can just collaborate on something! I like to refer to them as the media fraternal twins.

Today's Woman Magazine recently brought one of my thoughts to life by featuring this two On air personalities, Red carpet slayers and media entrepreneurs on their 2016 November / December issue.
I love the magazine cover because it featured like minds and powerful young women together, it is creative and artistic!

Toke makinwa dished out some hints on the inspiration behind her book #OnBecoming while Bonang Matheba gives us an insight on her Fashionable lifestyle. You can visit www.twmagazine.net or follow Tw on their social media platforms @TwMagazineNg for more pictures, You can buy the magazine from your local vendors or online.

Photo Credit- @TwMagazineNg on Instagram.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

EVENT - FREEDOM HALL ABUJA SPOKEN WORDS WITH SAGE

My Abuja people, you have to come out for this. Do you love spoken words, stage drama, poetry and good music? Then you don't want to miss this event. Checkout Details on the flyer.

Freedom Hall Nigeria, a movement where people get the chance to express themselves freely in live music, spoken word, poetry, and more is getting set to host renowned, inspiring, and dynamically creative spoken word artist ... Sage Hassan on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Sage Hassan is recognised as the first and premier poet in Nigeria.

Other performances by sultry afro soul act Blessing T, the quintessential Eve Urrah and vocal power house Frankie Walter. Amazing Poetry by AP and ALS Slam Champ- Debbie Braide!

Time: 7PM prompt.

Venue:  The Roof Top Lounge of Barcelona Hotel, 23 Blantyre Street, off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja.

Host- Spoken Word Artist Tope Sadiq (Torpedo Mascaw)

This event is free to attend.

Powered by Freedom Hall Abuja & Marie Stopes Nigeria (Children by Choice not Chance)

Monday, 28 November 2016

STYLE - FROM BOARDROOM TO COCKTAIL

Switching up Style with ease has always been my thing, it goes a long way to show how outfits can go from basic to chic then classy with just simple accessories and a sense of style.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

EVENT - GTB FASHION WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Hi lovelies! You know when it is about promoting enterprise, I am all about attending and sharing. So the #GtbFashionWeekend is here and it is all about promoting enterprise! It is a two day event which will take place at the Landmark Event Center at Water corporation drive oniru Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria on the 12th & 13th of November 2016. The event is  divided into 2 main sessions.
1- The Master Class
2. The Presentation / runway session. The Masterclass schedule is as follows.

The 1st Session - The Master Class
DAY1
CEO of Zaron Cosmetics, a makeup brand, Oke Maduewesi
Topic: Building a successful Cooperate brand in Nigeria
Time: 12pm - 1pm.

CEO of British fashion council and head organizer of London fashion week Caroline Rush .
Topic: Brand positioning.
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm .

A renowned international makeup artist Sam Fine
Topic : Makeup Artistry.
Time: 3pm - 4pm

Creative director of Sole Rebel- Bethlehem Alemu.
Topic - The Fashion Entrepreneur.
Time - 5pm - 6pm

DAY 2
Fashion Merchant Bioju Abiola
Topic: Global retailing; myths & realities
Time: 12pm -1pm

Blogger and owner of the most popular international fashion blog Claire Sulmers
Topic: Fashion Blogging
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Editor of British GQ Dylan Jones
Topic: Content and Commerce
Time: 3pm - 4pm

American Fashion designer and member of the board council of fashion designers of America Tracy Reese
Topic: Growth and Profitability
Time: 5pm - 6pm

To attend any of these sessions, you must have registered online for it. I did and I will be sharing my experience.

The 2nd Session: Presentation and Runway 
All the details are on this flyer.

If you are #LostInLagos or are you a Fashion Enthusiasts, or an Entrepreneur, make sure to attend.




Sunday, 30 October 2016

STYLE - DIY CHOKER

Fall looks and the fashion trend is here, the recession is real and I know we will like to look fashionable but not break the bank. This post is a DIY post to save the day! I will be showing us how to make 3 different neck chokers with just one choker.

The Choker trend is one that made a huge come back this year and it isn't going anywhere soon! From the ribbon chokers, to the fabric chokers, then the rope chokers, denim chockers, bead chokers and scarfs turned choker! All are trending. Here is what you need: 
. Scissors
. Needle
. Thread
. Button
. Chain
. Cloth Ribbon
. Pendant
. Plaster
. Measuring tape.
All the items listed and pictured above can be gotten from a tailoring store, I got mine from the fabric line at tejuosho market in Yaba Lagos Nigeria.


STEPS:
For the First Choker -
. Take a measurement of your neck
. Using the measurement, cut out the Cloth ribbon.
. Cut out a small piece of the plaster ( the plaster isn't the ones used in hospitals, but the ones found on bags or sneakers or wedding gowns, it is simply put, used as a closure)
. Sew the plaster on both ends of the cloth ribbon, sew it in reverse order (one on top , the order below, this is to enable you close both ends. N.B - you can sew on with a sewing machine or needle and thread.
. And the first choker is ready!



For the Second Choker -
. Using the First choker, make a hole with your pendant on the choker ( cloth ribbon turned choker) and let your pendant hang on there! The Second choker is ready


For the third chocker -
. Still using the First DIY Choker, with a needle and thread, sew on the button and chain as seen in this picture on the choker, make sure to use a smaller and thinner needle. The 3rd choker is ready


For a full and comprehensive video on how I made the 3 choker in 1minute, kindly follow me and check it out on my Instagram handle : @divauju
Which chocker is your fave? Will you try them out? If you do, kindly tag me or mail me on ujulilyan@gmail.com
NB: If you can't find the plaster, just tie the Cloth Ribbon making a bow round your neck.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

EVENT - LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK 2016 #LFDW2016 SCHEDULE

One of the biggest Fashion events in Africa Sponsored by Heineken and produced by Style House Files, is back! This is an annual event that provides a physical platform which reposition's Fashion as a useful tool for commerce and creativity in Nigeria.
So if you are a fashion and lifestyle enthusiasts you really need to come out for this! Here is the Schedule for the 4 days event that will kick off on the 26th October till 29th at the Federal Palace Hotel on Ahmadu Bello Way VI Lagos Nigeria.

It is going to be Street style, so bring your fashion game on! 
I look forward to trends that will rock in 2017, because it will start at the #LFDW2016
There will be lots of Retail Brands at various tents, so get ready to shop, take pictures and use the hash tag #BuyNigerian #BuyAfrican to promote the African Fashion industry.

www.Lagosfashionanddesignweek.com

Monday, 24 October 2016

MONDAY RANDOM - 3 LESSONS TO LEARN FROM BONANG MATHEBA AND THE 6 TIMES SHE SLAYED AT THE #MTVMAMA2016

Just 24hours to the #MTVMAMA2016 Awards, an award to celebrate musical talent in Africa, I heard South African Media Personality and Style icon Bonang Matheba was going to host the event! And I thought to myself, what happened to the initial host fine face Trevor Noah? But that's not my issue. I was happy, because with Bonang M, the stage will be Lit with her Style Slay game! then again I thought isn't the time notice too short? How will she pull through? The d day came, she stepped on stage then wowed us with her style and her talent! I realized and appreciated the fact that she was born ready! Here are the 3 things you should learn from Bonang.
Dress by Marchessa

1. Be Skilled at your craft - Whatever your hand finds to do, do it well and the bucks will come. Have you ever wondered why she was the last minute pick to become the host? Can you be called on to save the day? What will you be known and remembered for? If there is anything you know about Bonang, it is that she is a perfectionist at Slaying Fashionably, she is hardworking and delivers her role as a Host excellently well. She is intentional in doing. What are you skilled at? Show me a man who is skilled and with talent, for he will stand in the presence of kings!
Bra & Top - Thela Prchick, Pants - Zara

2. Never be caught unaware - Always be ready! Plan! Prepare! And  Execute whenever you are called upon.
 I always practice in front of the mirror every morning, what I will say when I get to start hosting shows or what I will say when I am on CNN African Startups lol! (that is intentional living not madness as my mum will think) my mum will say life is a stage, where God is the author and you get your script not before life event but on life, Yet she still says planning well and now is planning for the future. Bonang executed her role  well on that stage within 24hours of notice to be host of the MTV MAMA 2016 not just because she is a TV and Radio Host, but bcause she is ever ready! She is passionate about what she does. she was fluent in pronouncing the names of the artist at the MAMAs and she blended well with other co host. Will you be able to defend that business plan of yours anytime of the day or when woken from sleep? How ready are you?
Sheer dress - Gabriela Cadena

Dress- Leena Duggal

3. Make use of every opportunity - Richard Branson once said, "If Someone offers you an opportunity, and you are not sure you can do it, say yes then learn how to do it later"  Put your talent to use when called upon, give it your best. Bonang would have given excuses such as - I didn't get the time to prepare, why should I be second choice to Trevor? If I am correct to say, what she must have thought was - this is my opportunity to shine! This is a huge event and the world is watching! Chosen to replace Trevor Noah is a huge shoe and I will fit into it perfectly well!
                         
Dress by - Christian Siriano

Bonang in a dress by Maria Lucia Hohan

Photo Credit: From @Bonang_m on Instagram.

KONGA YAKATA

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