Belles in the Forest! Presenting the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection by Tai Adeboyeku
Presenting the new Spring/Summer 2014 collection from eponymous Nigerian design label – Tai Adeboyeku.
The collection is hitting all the right fashion notes for the classy and edgy fashionista. Featuring clean cut silhouettes on A-line dresses, streamlined & tailored trousers, asymmetrical cut outs, dresses with embroidered detail and tulle fabric skirts, the pieces are represent the formal side of Spring.
According to the designer, the collection was inspired by the romantic period. “A woman should feel innocent but also be romantic. I am a huge fan of Jane Austen novels and I always wanted my work to reflect on the novels I’ve read, especially Pride and Prejudice.
The picture of the movies inspired me with a color palette for this spring 2014 collection – soft, calm and romantic. Since I am of Nigerian decent, I wanted to incorporate the fabric of my heritage in this collection. Each piece has it’s own story. The looks that have a victorian embroidered detail, symbolize the curves of a modern woman and how it makes the woman feel, which is very powerful but yet innocent and romantic.
Overall I can call this spring 2014 collection a romantic novel and each look is its own chapter”.
Well said Tai. Check out the collection
My name is Roseline and I am a freelance makeup artist, working independently. Trained by Labella Beauty Couture practicing and not being afraid to
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As much as I have a passion for makeup, I also have passion for fashion designing, I got trained at Zaris Fashion & style Academy and Mon Ami Couture on how to construct Pattern Drafting, human Figure, Designing and Sewing. I will be blogging about Beauty and Fashion under the following categories:
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We bring to you the new collection by UK based Ghanaian designer Sika Designs – “Candy Collection”.
The yummy collection features bright pieces in tie and dye, batik and wax print. With cute peplum & sun dresses with high and plunging neck lines, the designer incorporated his ethos of using bold prints with the trend and style of London’s urban chic, into the collection.
Personally I’ve got my eye on the Bubble Gum dress . What do you think of the collection?
Gals! Imagine it’s another beautiful day and you are just about to get ready for your day out. You’re all dressed and then you realize your foundation is empty. Time to get a new one right?
Now, before you go makeup shopping, there are a few things you need to verify. Your right shade, what formula would be best for your skin and if you need to buy anything extra for its application. As usual, BN Beauty has got your back. So, here are a few tips to help make that tricky foundation selection process easier.
Identifying your skin type
To check for your skin type, first use a cleanser to wipe off any dirt or grime that may have resided on your skin. This is so the dirt does not alter the appearance of the foundation when you try it out.
Don’t know what skin type you are? Don’t worry, it happens. Here are a few indicators to help out.
If your skin is…
– Tight, uncomfortable & sensitive – You have dry skin
– Neither tight nor shiny – You have normal skin
– Shiny down the centre – You have combination skin
– Shiny all over and blemish prone – You have oily skin
Finding the Right Formula for you
Dry skin: Go for foundations that are creamy or have creamier bases.
Normal skin: This is very liberal and you can try any formula you want as long as you are not allergic to any of its components.
Combination skin: Try lightweight formulas for a comfortable and natural finish.
Oily skin: Stay away from thick foundations. This would clog up your skin combined with your oily skin.
Selecting your shade
– Always shop for foundations on a sunny day. This way you have the harshest light to work with.
– Try a couple of matches under your check and above your jawline.
– Use a compact mirror; and check the comparison of the foundation against your skin outside in the natural light.
– Sometimes your skin changes with different seasons. In the sunny season your tone is warmer and in the harmattan it is a little bit cold. Try getting two foundations for when the seasons and your tones change.
Application using 3 Tools
Beauty Sponge: If you are using a beauty sponge then apply an amount of foundation on its surface. Press the sponge against your skin and roll it slightly in small strokes. This is great for full coverage.
Brush: Use the brush to apply a light coat on your skin. Be sure to make it as even as possible and even use it to spread them out. Then brush in the foundation making sure not to leave any harsh lines. If you use a flat brush, then you may have to be extra careful because they are more prone to leaving harsh lines of foundation on your face.
If you are using a fluffy brush, then be sure to get an even distribution on your face for a more covered look.
Fingers: Use clean fingers to smoothly apply foundation on your skin starting from your forehead down to the rest of your face. It is better to use at least 4 fingers to get a better distribution of foundation. This technique allows you concentrate on problem areas.
There you have it. Some great tips to help you find the right foundation and tools to get a flawless finish. Don’t forget that there are many other tips to finding foundation. If you have any tips that we may find helpful please share. Have a beautiful day
The Spring/Summer collection for Bibire Designs is here and it’s themed the “Faconner Collection” which translates to ‘Shapes’ in French. The creative director – Busayo Salahdeen – has a love for shapes and architectural designs and used triangles, squares, straight parallels and zig-zag lines to create the patterns of this collection.
The pieces are majorly in leopard prints, monochromes and bright colours like citrus yellow, bright blue and red.
View the collection
A Passion for African Fashion! View Photos from the 3rd Edition of FashionMist in London
The 3rd edition of the FashionMist recently held in London and was attended by lovers of fashion and beauty. The event had an array of diverse products, from designers to make up artists, and was the venue for showcasing young African designers who reflect the country’s creativity through their westernised pieces.
The event was also aimed at creating a network for the designers to interact and inspire the fashion conscious crowd in attendance. It took lace in two parts: the first segment entailed an exhibition which was free to attend. The exhibition has a diverse blend of products – clothes, accessories, beauty products, kids wear and men’s wear from Ayikai Couture, Celebrity Hair, House of Loulee, Kizmet Designer Jewellery, Yaa Ataa Couture Bags, Alexaire’s Box, Heritage, NADJ, Alternatives, Gita’s Portal, House of Aranu, 5th Avenue Collection, Amaya, Arhin Armah, Glamz Beautique, Jokemish, Diva Jewels and Lovely Notebooks. During the exhibition, make up artist and beauty enthusiast Chanel Boateng of Chanelboateng.com gave a seminar with useful tips and advice and a goodie bag.
The show continued with the guests having pre-drinks and interacting with each other, the press, exhibitionists and the organizers. They also had the chance to talk about the event and their experiences there with Edma Ohemaa Lawer (Ambassador for last year Nana Afua Antwi) . The second leg of the event, which took place in the evening was the highlight of the evening as designers showcased their new collections to a seated and ticketed audience. On the runway were designs from Wusuwaah’s Diary, Kolture Apparel, Sa4a, N’kya Designs, Afriqan Apeiron, A’Cote Collections, Sarfo, M.A.F Couture and Ms Ray Couture which were introduced by the hosts of the show; A-Dot and Rachael Williams with entertainment from Twi Teacher (www.twiteacher.com) and a trio of ladies; Nada, Bimpe and Starlet.
The event served a second purpose of raising funds for the WAM (What About Me!) campaign (www.wamcampaign.org) which is and initiative aimed at providing for the lives of orphans and vulnerable children living in Ghana. A raffle was held on the night and the proceeds were donated towards the campaign. Prizes for the raffle were donated by sponsors such as Sweet Handz Restaurant, Clause Bar as well as some of our participating designers including Kizmet Designer Jewellery, Sarfo, Ms Ray Couture and Sa4a