Tuesday, 21 October 2014

RIP to Fashion & Design Icon Oscar de la Renta

There is no student of fashion and style who does not know designer Oscar de la Renta. What most probably didn't know is that he was a native of the Dominican Republic. However for those who paid attention to his designs, you may have sensed the tropical (some would say African) touch in his clothing. The story of how he started: learning a year's worth of sewing and draping in a couple of weeks, is inspiring. He had raw talent and was very hardworking. That was pretty obvious. Fate surely shone on him as well. With his amazing history of dressing women in power, what more could he ask for? I have no idea what his personal and spiritual beliefs were, but I hope all was well-sorted in his spirit before he left this earth. May his soul rest in peace. We hope his successor Copping continues to give us awesome feminine cuts and outfits. Long live Oscar de la Renta designs. Some of his best are here. Images from Oscar's site, Getty Images (through NY Times), Wedding Inspirasi and other Google images.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Anne Hathaway Harper's Bazaar November 2014 Cover Girl

Hate her or love her, Anne Hathaway looks ravishing in her cover shoot with Harper's Bazaar. I can't wait for my November issue. She looks happy, free, ready to love or heavily loved (the kiss she blew us), etc. Looking through the pictures made ME feel happy. Can you ever go wrong with red or black? I think not!! Red is the color of passion. That says it all.

Photos are from Harper's Bazaar website. I want that red lipstick by the way.

Dakore the Heat!

One of my favorite women in the Nigerian film industry is Dakore Egbuson, now Akande. She carries herself with such grace and poise it's hard not to do a double take when she walks by. Her wedding was probably a couple of years ago and she had a baby recently, but still looks amazing. Don't her beauty and grace just ooze out of these photos? Photos courtesy of BellaNaija.

Bovi "Man on Fire" Red Carpet

When I hear "man of fire", I think of the late artist Michael Jackson... and Kevin Hart since watching one of his bigger stand-up DVDs: "Let Me Explain" (?), where he keeps setting fire on stage to imitate a Jay Z and Kanye concert. :-/ Having said that, it makes perfect sense then, that a recent but big-time comedian in Nigeria: Bovi, would choose that title and that strong element: fire. If I may say so (and I may), most of the outfits on the red carpet were dazzling. I will post those that caught my attention the most from Bella Naija but you can find the rest here. Feel free to imitate the instant stars on your night-out this weekend.

The following image was the first on the site, and rightfully so. This is excellent use of ankara for a top and bottom. Something tells me Michael Kors may copy this design. ;) Anyway, her mid-riff is not overly exposed. Plus she's supporting a Naija look/designer at a Naija event.
Adunni Ade
I like Yvonne's outfit below. I think it's a little too collected and serious for a comedy show but she still looks lovely. Check out dem leeeegs!!
Yvonne "Vixen" Ekwere
The look below is simple but goes well with the light air of a comedy show.

I find this dress interesting but would prefer it less revealing at the bosom especially.

While all three young ladies look good and appropriately dressed for Bovi's show, I love the dress/outfit of the girl in the middle. You know I'm a sucker for simple (white) dresses and the right accessories. Ummm. Check out the shoes.

Let me know how you like the outfits...
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