Wednesday, 20 December 2017 12:17

The Adventures Of Being A Non- Conformist

This season's accessories and beauty trends are to die for. As we explore the adventures of being a non- conformist. This editorial captures the very essence of being bold and free while baring all that lies beneath.

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Photo Credit: Photography- Shola Ajisegbede | @sholaajisegbede for Sniper Ajix Photography | @sniper_ajix

Model- Blessing Obila | @mz_basilia

MakeUp- Temitope | @adella_makeup

HairStylist- Tony Aigbogun | @beautyace7

Styleing & accessorries - Maryanne Alabi | @mayreejay

Location- The Range, Lagos Nigeria

Written by Maryanne Alabi 

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 If you used to shop for swimsuits only according to your personal taste and your body shape, it’s time you changed your strategy.

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:59

90's Trends That Have Made a Comeback

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If you sneak a peek onto the catwalks of the latest fashion shows, and peruse though the wardrobes of some of our beloved Insta stars, you’ll easily find at least several style items that traveled in time from the infamous ‘90s. They are youthful, daring, rebellious and glam, and they are sure as hell here to stay!

Looking for something old and something new? For fashionistas among you who crave to add a retro touch to their collection, the following pieces and trends are your most likely candidates for a modern look inspired by the timeless touch of this vivid decade!

Chokers With A Classy Twist

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Whatever stirred up the style waters in the past decades did not manage to root out the one and only, the lovely, endlessly sexy and slightly intimidating – the choker. However, unlike the original version that was predominantly intended for the very rock ‘n’ roll Avril Lavigne fan, mixed with a black eyeliner, now we’re looking at collections of immense beauty suitable even for an evening look.

Take, for instance, Oscar La Renta and his fall collection of incredibly beautiful evening pieces combining black, red, lime outfits and glam makeup, with the perfect finishing touch of a sparkly choker. But you can still embellish your jewellery box with the good old black, simple and velvety choker of your choice.

The Immortal Platform Shoe

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Among so many ballet flats and high heels, the platform shoe has been slightly forgotten until this very year. The sheer volume of varieties will dazzle and make you dizzy, as they come in colours of every spectrum, and materials your feet can only dream of.

Balmain’s purple daze of animal-print or the evenly-distributed high soles of glitzy gold and flashy silver are just some examples of this shoe’s revival. There are also the pinup-inspired Dolce & Gabbana polka dots and snazzy reds, while the delicate bohemia remains dominant in Max Mara’s ethnic browns and florals.

Simple And Sleek With Satin

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It looks and feels like lingerie, yet it contains all the high-style glory of the evening gown, worn effortlessly with that “what do I care” attitude to either a dinner party, or just your all-night-long rave paired with an oversized denim jacket.

Look up to Kate Moss to tackle her ever-so-spotless slip on satin look, and you’ll be able to pull anything off after you manage to handle that one. Don’t be fooled by its simplicity – it speaks volumes of Kate’s innovative, daring spirit, and so it will of yours.

When in doubt, go goth

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Once upon a time, it was the alternative style of the loudest of rebels, and Amy Lee fans world-wide. Now it has become a powerful echo, a beautiful ghost that haunts even the pickiest of designers (think Miuccia Prada) of the fashion universe to become the staple of street looks everywhere.

Goth has once again made its presence known in every bit of beauty there is – from the choker, to the satin dress. But one piece is still the quintessence of all things goth, one item to rule them all. It’s the enchanting gothic corset with its lilacs, blacks and cobweb patterns that will breathe life into your ‘90s collection no matter the occasion.

Keep It Short With Crop Tops

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Show some skin with the comfy crop tops, designed for you to enjoy the summer breeze and break the spell of the seemingly conservative high-waisted jeans. The beauty of crop tops is in their endless versatility and simplicity.

You can pair them with your boho skirt, wear the off-shoulder, embellish them with quotes and neon shades, or simply mix them with your favourite pair of fancy pants. Alexander Wang played with the trend by adding an edgy cropped shirt element to his feminine combos with miniskirts and a minimal make-up free look.

Written by Mia Taylor a fashion and beauty enthusiast.

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:51

Summer Free Styles

If summer had synonyms this season, it would be light, minimal and free. I'm in love with these minimal,  A-line styles. We no longer see them solely on the catwalks but highstreet stores have made it accessible, affordable and super stylish.
 
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 A classic linen dress in dusty mustard, by Camelliatune Craftsman. 
 
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 A-line stripped linen dress, from the Whit Spring 2017 collection.
 
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 Light Summer dress with a strong influence from simplicity and fluidity, by Roxane Baines (SS2017 collection)
 
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 A lightweight strappy dress in linen and cotton, by Edit.
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Monday, 22 May 2017 11:58

As Seen In Vogue

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Shop this seasons must have pieces, As seen in Vogue and receive 15% off your first order with the code STYLE1.

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Romantic and subtly sexy ,Chloé's tri-coloured blouse, crafted in lightweight silk crépon frabric. You will be floating in the pretty piece with its exaggerated, tiered bell sleeves. A must have summer statement piece.

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Fall in love with this multicoloured Valentino gown, the closing pieces at the Valentino SS17 runway show With its beautiful lace detail and block colores for a contemporary romantic look.

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Say it loud in this limited- edition slogan T-shirt emblazoned with the words Canned Candies,after the London exhibition of erotic photographs by 1960s photographer Jean Clemmer featuring Rabanne’s futuristic chain-mail designs.

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Sweater dressing just got seriously sexy and you will look the part in this Esteban Cortázar’s asymmetric, split hem knit dress with a white ruffle trim and one-shoulder.

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Boho flair at its best, is the Valentino's black leather fringed shoulder bag with its multi-stand twisted strap and rockstud and turquoise cabochon embellishment.

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Get your hands on one of the jewellery pieces from the Christopher Kane’s SS17 runway show.

The bejeweled beetle necklace set in resin alongside sparkling stones. The perfect accent for all your summer prints.

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 12:06

Travelling In Style - Summer Essentials

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Stylish Sunglasses

Sunglasses, an essential summer accessory, are an important element of a trendy outfit. This season, the bigger and brighter, the better!

Founded in 2012, Bôhten manufactures and designs eco luxury glasses made from reclaimed material sourced from West Africa. All frames are super light and go well with various outfits. Perfect for travelling!

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Ripped Denim

Be it skinny, boyfriend, flared or cropped, ripped jeans is one denim trend that is still going strong.

Whether you pair it with a floaty blouse and sneakers for a daytime look, or a silky camisole and killer heels for a night out in town, ripped jeans add a definite edge to your outfit.

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Slip Dress

This is arguably one of the most versatile piece of clothing you can bring. A slip dress can be worn various ways. Throw it on and pair with comfy sandals for a day of sightseeing, with a sweater for a lovely dinner, or even over your swimsuit for some cover up for an evening stroll on the beach.

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While the floral print trend has been in full bloom for as long as we can remember, it is still one of the best ways to freshen up your wardrobe and get ready for the summer season. Fabulous florals combined with simple, minimalist accessories, will never go out of style.

If you are looking for a more edgy look, try mixing florals with other prints and adding bold accessories such as statement jewellery or oversized sunglasses.

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Friday, 28 April 2017 16:31

Weekend Cool

Cool Weekend style

We are about to head into another long weekend and that means, time to let our hair down and throw caution to the wind and bring out the Prosecco. Weekends are also for casual cool style. So if you are heading out this weekend and in need of some inspiration to jazz up your look, we got you covered. Scroll down for our pick of effortlessly chic outfits to keep you fashionable this long weekend.

Girls love Skirts and Dresses

If your Monday to Friday is ful of #bossbabe pants suits, then the weekend is the best time to bring our your girly side with a femine dress and or skirt. Channel spring fever with flower and frills for a boozy girly brunch.

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Chic Denim Up

Keep it cool, edgy and street chic in denim, sheer and metallics for a modern and cool weekend look.

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Pants and All

Nothing beats smart casual trousers for a fashionable weekend lunch or dinner for a modern yet classic weekend look.

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Happy Feet

Weekends are for walking so keep your feet happy in cute flats and comfy heels for a fresh and trendy look.

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Enjoy the long weekend ladies and have fun !!!!

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Thursday, 05 January 2017 15:34

New Year Confidence

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Each- and- every new year we wow to do better and take on new challenges, promising ourselves that this year we are going to do better than the year before. But come mid-year, and we start to take stock of all our set out intentions to move forward and out of our comfort zones. We realise that we have not achieved half of it. So, the question remains, how do we go about achieving our set out intentions? Personally, I believe that the key to that is Confidence.

Read on to discover my personal tips on achieving New Year Confidence.

Take care of yourself

It is amazing how much of a difference a new hair colour or smelling beautiful and glowing skin can have on your self-confidence. Looking good and feeling great is a fantastic boost to your self-image. So, take the time to take care of yourself indulge in those small things like a new lipstick or trying a new eye-make look. It will turn your mood around from feeling glum and grey to bright and sparkling.

Keys to confidence

Dress nicely

You cannot look all pretty and not be dressed nicely, if you dress nicely, you’ll feel good about yourself. A nice dress or a pants suits will make you feel successful, presentable and ready to tackle whatever the day hold and brings. Invest in good quality items and build your capsule wardrobe with pieces that will make you feel confident when going for that all important meeting or interview.

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Re-brand your self-image

Our mental picture of who and what we are, so often determines our confidence. If we feel good or negative about ourselves, we reflect that outwards. In the way, we carry ourselves and how we allow others to interact with us. Let 2017 be the year where you make the choice to re-brand your self-image. Make small changes, like having a mantra, my favourite is, I AM BEAUTIFUL, I AM WORTHY, I AM CONFIDENT, I AM CAPABLE, I AM NOT LESS THEN OR BETTER THEN THOSE AROUND ME, repeat this every morning in front of the mirror and with time you will start to carry yourself in that manner and not allow yourself and others to make you feel small and worthless. Remember, who you want to be and how others perceive you, is your choice. So, choose to show you true worth.

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Think positive

This is an important part of re-branding your self- image and building self-confidence. Positive thinking can open- up new opportunities. It is all about the energy you bring into a situation, so if your energy is positive you will be more open to feel good about yourself and to become the best version of yourself.

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Smile

A smile lights up your face and will instantly make you feel better and it will help you to be kinder to yourself and those around you. A small but beautiful thing that can have a wonderful chain reaction. Your smile is one of your best assets so use it well this new year.

STEPS TO A CONFIDENT YOU

Stand tall

Good posture will make you feel taller and more confident. If you stand tall and walk with confidence into any room people around you will take notice. Stand straight and pull your shoulders back and stand tall and walk talk and be proud and have confident in yourself, your beauty and that gorgeous smile.

MAKE 2017 THE YEAR OF CONFIDENCE

Have a wonderful 2017 and may you achieve at least one of your set out intentions for this new year.

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Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:45

NYE Party: End 2016 In Style

End 2016 in style

I am sure that many of us is still recovering from a very festive Christmas but with just a few days away from the biggest end of year party. The countdown to 2017 means more champagne and plenty of more festivities and all of that means we need a killer outfit for the big night. So here are some pieces to give you a kick start in planning the perfect NYE party outfit.

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Heading out with your girlfriends for a crazy night of Prosecco and dancing the night away slip on this Metallic Mink Satin Pleated Midi Cami Dress from Glamorous, red suede bow detail heels from Office and small round fur silver chain clutch from Primark

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So, you do not really feel like going all out and are just looking for a cute top to go with your jeans like this Emerald green top from River Island and a pair of gold and teal block heels form Office and print detail body bag from River Island

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Love the high shine of metallic then you will love this Pink high waisted metallic skirt from River Island, which is currently on SALE and these, pink metallic leather, on point court shoes from Office and the cute gold and pink metallic clutch from TK MAXX

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Be the sexy siren in this black figure-hugging pencil skirt with the gold button detail from River Island and the short leopard print fur jacket from Miss Selfridge, and strappy black and gold heels from Office, and gem body bag from Primark.

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Got no big plans for the big night, other than staying in with your man, for your own private PJ party then do it in style, in this Navy silk robe, Bronze strappy heels and blue and silver necklace and earing’s from River Island.

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