Monthly Archives: May 2013
Ankara in Chic! Fenix Couture presents its 2013 “Ihotu Collection”
“We work to stamp our brand into the consciousness of the fashion world” – these words form the mission statement of design label Fenix Couture and they seem to be doing just that with their 2013 “Ihotu Collection”.
The Canadian based brand owned by Josephine Akioyemen designs and creates women’s couture with a special preference for working in ankara. The name of the collection which translates into the “Love” collection in Idoma is aimed at “making elegant women bloom like cherry blossom flowers“. The collection is filled with different styles in lively print colours specifically designed to accentuate natural feminine beauty.
On Saturday 27th April 2013 the Sierra Leonean Diaspora in the USA celebrated their country’s 52nd Independence Anniversary. Hosted by The GWB Commission, the classy and patriotic 5th Annual Green. White. & Blue. Ball was held at the Historic Howard Theatre, Washington DC. The ball was not only attended by Sierra Leoneans but by fabulous guests from other African nations and friends from the Caribbean.
The night started with the presentation of awards honouring exceptional Sierra Leoneans making an impact in Diaspora and in Sierra Leone. The awards segment was hosted by Farai Gundan. Awardees included Director General of UNIDO Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella (Lifetime Achievement Award), International Ballerina Michaela DePrince (Arts and Entertainment Award), Ola Dpt (Sports Award), and Liesel Renner (Humanitarian Award).
The theme was Hollywood inspired with cultured elegance. Performances included traditional and cultural music by Janka Nabay and Vicki Forna, while DJ Lebbie and DJ No Name kept the atmosphere going with great sounds throughout the night. Commemorating the event were delectable green, white, and blue cup cakes and cake pops provided by Kulture Kakes.
The successful event was sponsored by Arik Air, Jabs Group, Face 2 Face Africa, and Miss Jessies. Partners included BellaNaija, Restycle, Prince Zamira Photography, Because I Am Fabulous, Runaworks Studios, Applause Africa, Ms. Dunnie O. and African Limelight.
Partial proceeds will go to non-profit organization Throne Room Orphanage Educational Center.www.troec.org.
Lace Dresses, Fringe Skirts & Beaded Earrings! Design Label DPipertwins presents its 2013 Spring/Summer Collection » Dpipertwins Spring Summer Collection
Formerly known as Kastle Designs and Treasure Chest, design label Dpipertwins present to you their 2013 Spring/Summer collection. The label is from the creative minds of twin sisters; Danielle andChantelle Dwomoh-Piper, graduates from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Already gaining credibility the label has been featured on Arise Magazine Fashion Week, Glitz Africa Fashion Week in Ghana, New York Fashion Week, Rachael Ray show, NBC’s Today Show, Vogue Japan and the hit series Gossip Girl to name a few. Also celebrities such as Tamar Braxton, Lila Lopes (Miss Universe 2011), Bianca Golden from Americas Next Top Model (ANTM) and others have been spotted wearing their designs.
This collection is bright and girlish showcasing the labels speciality; accessories and clothing. It is filled with simple cut silhouettes, ankara print and lace dresses, sequins tops, skirts and dresses and the jewellery pieces are simple yet bold