Category Archives: Trends

Highlights From The 2017 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town: Afro Mod Trends, Ituen Basi & Mille Collines

It is that time where we feast our eyes on a few runway trends.The 2017 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town went down recently in South Africa.

Ghanaian fashion brand Afro Mod Trends, Mille Collines  from Rwanda and Continue reading Highlights From The 2017 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town: Afro Mod Trends, Ituen Basi & Mille Collines

Ankara Outfit Inspiration: Berla Mundi, Ahuofe Patri & More In GTP

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Ladies if you are looking for some fierce Ankara outfit inspiration this 2017, well let’s kick start your year with these fabulous outfit options.

TV personality Berla Mundi, actress Priscilla Opoku Agyeman aka Ahuofe Patri, Stylists: Continue reading Ankara Outfit Inspiration: Berla Mundi, Ahuofe Patri & More In GTP

Tiwa Savage Gives Us Fabulous Street Style Vibes As She Hits New York City

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Since Tiwa Savage is now signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation guess it is only right the Afrobeats sensation is seen in and out of the record label’s office in New York City.

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The Perfect Wedding Guest : Here Are Some Hot Outfit Ideas By Ghanaian Fashion Illustrator Peniel Enchill

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Are you the sexy thigh-high slit type of lady or the traditional girl with an edgy side? Popular Ghanaian fashion illustrator Continue reading The Perfect Wedding Guest : Here Are Some Hot Outfit Ideas By Ghanaian Fashion Illustrator Peniel Enchill

14 Times Ghana’s Sandra Ankobiah ‘Wowed Us’ With Her Style

 

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As the year draws to a close we take a look at some beautiful personalities that proved to many that besides one’s voice, your fashion sense can also make a bold statement. First up is Ghanaian television presenter and lawyer Sandra Ankobiah.

Ms Ankobiah was recently awarded as the ‘Best Dressed Celebrity On The Red Carpet’ at the Glitz Style Awards in Accra. Check out some of her fashion moments. Continue reading 14 Times Ghana’s Sandra Ankobiah ‘Wowed Us’ With Her Style

When Newspaper Headlines Become Fashion! Interesting Pieces from Kampala Fashion Week 2015

How would you feel if you had to wear clothes made from your local newspaper? It is no longer used to wipe your bum you know? Just kidding.  The just ended Kampala Fashion Week had Definition Africa (a retail outlet by women entreprenuers)  in collaboration with a young Ugandan fashion designer by the name of Cirra Sue showcase a lovely collection inspired by Ugandan newspaper headlines.

Catch the collection below and tells what you think.

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This Week’s Style Icon – Nhlanhla Nciza from South Africa’s Mafikizolo

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One of my favourite fashion gurus; Kimora Lee Simmons once said “Always dress like you are going to see your worst enemy today.” I guess Nhlanhla Nciza is living by that quote each day.
Today we are crushing on the fabulous and eclectic style of Nhlanhla Nciza.
She is the creative director of her very own label ‘NN vintage’ and also the one half of South African hit duo; Mafikizolo. If you dont know who she is or what her name was…well you are not the only one, up until this year I used to call her the “lady from Mafikizolo.”
Today we are not focusing on her music but rather her eye catching fashion sense
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Ladies How Would You Feel If Your Man Showed Up In Women’s Wear

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Hate it or love it, when comes to borrowng trends from the opposite sex the ladies tend to have an upper hand whether it’s a blazer, boyfriend jeans or even boxers. Nine (9) times out of ten the average guy has zero luck in slaying in womens wear. It takes guts for a guy to rock a female trend especially due to the fact that it’s quite awkward also dare I say socially unacceptable.
In last month’s issue of Glamour magazine, the director of menswear for UK fashion retail shop; Selfridges (Bosse Myhr) had a pretty interesting statement he said “a move away from gender definition is driving the freedom to choose based on personal taste”
Hmmm.. interesting. Here are a few photos of brave souls wearing what I would describe as women’s inspired menswear

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Marc Jacobs is definitely not the shy type. But I love the mesh attire. Mr Jacobs can I please borrow it.

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Would You Wear A Septum Ring? Here Are Three Fun Facts For You.

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Septum rings, septum rings where do I start. Recently nollywood actress Eniola Badmus was brutally attacked by cyber bullies for wearing a septum ring and… just maybe her outfit choice at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

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Septum rings have become trendy statement pieces. Unlike previously where punk music lovers and goth look girlies where the only ones seen with septum piercings. If you are thinking about getting a septum piercing then here are 3 fun facts for you: Continue reading Would You Wear A Septum Ring? Here Are Three Fun Facts For You.

#Trends – Different Gorgeous Ways To Wear LACE

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Lace has evolved over the years, now it’s no longer only for brides and African mamas with humongous head wraps at weddings but also for the 2015 fashion lover too. From cotton to silk, let’s take a look at some outfit choices to inspire you the next time you decide to opt for lace

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#AfroFabulous : W Magazine’s 2015 Fall Trends

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Talk about black and proud!  The Top Fall Trends of 2015 feature of American monthly magazine – W Magazine, shows off fierce looking models in different shades of fabulous afro hair. The shoot was styled by ace stylist and fashion director of the publication Edward Enninful (who is Ghanaian by the way) and photographed by Emma Summerton. Check it out
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Different Stylish Ways To Wear Animal Print

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Will animal prints ever fade? I doubt it, animal prints are pieces that make bold statements without looking like you tried too hard. Not to say you would not look like a crazy person if styled ridiculously. There are soo many ways to wear animal print, lets take a look at some of them:

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Bam! How fabulous does Gwen Stefani look? I must admit not every one can pull off this ensemble.

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#Trends – Blazer Dress

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The “borrowing from the boys” trend has taken a totally different turn. It has
gone past the usual suit or even
“boyfriend jeans.” Blazer dresses seem to be the new cool. Here are a few looks from celebs who have effortlessly slayed in blazer dresses.

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Rihanna seems to be a regular in blazer dresses. From bright prints to all black, the pop singer makes blazer dresses look soo good
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#Trends – Coloured Braids

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Braids are not fading out any time soon. Thanks to Janet Jackson and Brandy or should I say Moesha every teenage girl of African descent fell in love with braids back in the 90’s.

Today girls are still slaying the braids trend but with a much more edgier twist. Coloured braids have become a popular trend. Whether its gold, pink, blue green or whatever color under the sun you can think of our, African chicks are “killing it.”

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MTV Base Vj Stephanie Coker showed us that rocking green and black braids can be very fabulous.

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Trends: Denim on Denim

Denim has been around for decades. But the trick question is, how do we pull off a denim on denim look effortlessly without looking like you borrowed Cyndi Lauper’s clothes from the 80’s. As usual I have put together what I would like to believe are some cool denim on denim Celebrity looks to inspire us all the next time we decide to wear denim

 

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Must Watch: Gidi Up

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I must admit I hardly watch movies not to talk of webisodes just because of the buzz or its popularity, well maybe with the exception of Game of Thrones. Oh lawd the sight of that fine vanilla Kit Harington alone. Anyway let me keep my dirty thoughts to myself.

Gidi up’s storyline is very relatable, especially to the younger generation. For instance, Hands up if you are trying to pursue a career your parents do not approve of or you are trying so hard not to be a freeloader or depend on your family or you find yourself in the “its complicated/I don’t know where this is going” type of romantic relationship

Regardless of the fact that Gidi Up is made in Nigeria, it is definitely not your average Nigerian type of production and that’s what I love about it. The cast consist of what you may describe as upcoming actors/actresses besides AMVCA winner, O.C Ukeje

So get that data bundle (I know how that can be expensive these days)  and check out Gidi up on the Ndani Tv youtube channel or if you are a DSTV subscriber then you can check it out weekly on African Magic. Trust me, you would love it.

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Trends: Slits

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Although she may be my least favorite actress due to the fact that nine years and still counting I am still Team Aniston and some way some how I wish Jen and Brad could just kiss and make up (Yes I am still hung up on the past, I know) Regardless of that awkward leg pose, the Versace number Angelina Jolie wore at the 2012 Oscars is one dress that may have revolutionized the slit trend

Whether it is a one slit or two or showing as high as the pelvic bone, some celebrities make it look effortless. Today lets take a look at some celebrities rocking this trend

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I do not know if I should call her a celebrity but Kendall Jenner from the Kardashian clan gave us some serious  pelvic bone cleavage action. I must admit I have mixed feelings about this dress. Confession time 🙂 I am still trying to zoom in to see if I could get sneak peak of errrr what should i call it? Her garden of Eden?…maybe

Next is my favorite Destiny’s Child member ( oh yes, I do not care what you beehives think) Kelly Rowland, looking fabulous in an all black number, although I think Mrs Witherspoon was showing a little too much skin. But heey can you blame her? If u have it, flaunt it

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Other celebrities such as Lala Anthony, Michelle Williams, Alessandra Ambrosio and Ghana’s very own Sister Deborah have all joined in on the action

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Screenshot_2014-07-02-02-05-33-1Booooy did I wish my Kaba and slits were this high back in secondary school. Ladies would you rock this trend?