BBC AFRICA TO START FOCUS ON AFRICAN FASHION


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In a post today on BBC Africa’s social media pages, they announce their intention to start featuring African Fashion as one of their segments.

In their words; “In the next couple of weeks, BBC Africa is going to be looking at #AfricanFashion. As the topic is so vast, we want to hear from you on what we should be focusing. Pls suggest your ideas below.

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BBC Africa Facebook Page

This we believe is a welcomed change and will contribute to African Fashion. More grease to your elbow!

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MODUS VIVENDI RELEASES F/W 2015-16 LIMITED EDITION ‘FLASH LINE’ COLLECTION


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The time has come for Modus Vivendi to start releasing gradually their new Autumn/Winter 2015-2016 collection. The first line to see from the new collection is a “Flash Line”. The Flash lines, more of which we will see later in the year, comprise limited edition items made exclusively for this season, so once they are gone, they are gone! You can see it here: http://e-modusvivendi.com/gbu0-catshow/mc_FlashLine.html
Giving a hint of what the new collection of Modus Vivendi will be like, this line has some sexy and classic underwear designs. Vibrant colours as well as classic ones in a range of different cuts and fabrics. In this specific line you find white, blue and brown, combined with aqua blue, yellow and orange. There are three distinctive and very comfortable shapes: low cut briefs, briefs and brazil cut boxers all made from the finest cotton.
The conceptual pictures show model Alexandros Kaltsidis in the new designs of the brand, photographed on location in Thessaloniki. The sexy “window cleaner” of this campaign was styled by Lefteris Evaggelou. Enjoy the photos and get these limited edition underwear while there is still stock available!

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Credits:
Underwear: Modus Vivendi (www.e-modusvivendi.com)
Photographer: Panos Misailidis
Model: Alexandros Kaltsidis
Styling: Lefteris Evaggelou

OONI OF IFE DIES AT 85


Its Nature by Lisa: Lisa Folawiyo Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection


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Lisa Folawiyo is out with its new collection for Autumn/Winter 2015.

The womenswear fashion brand is all about transition and journeys translated with intricate detailing and artistic hemlines. Drawing inspirations from happenings around Autumn.  We observe the  hemlines have Oak & Maple tree leaf cuts, leaf-shaped fabric attached to some pieces and withered and dying leaves littered on the shoot floor (quite original) .

The brand’s pieces have been named with synonyms of transition and journey like ‘travel’, ‘movement’, ‘direction’ and more; and have arrow print fabrics, overlays and inserts giving more descriptive theme to the collection.
A total deviation from the signature bead embellishment- Jewel by Lisa  . Can we say this is Nature By Lisa ?

See some of our picks from the collection below…

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Credit:
Photography: Sarah Cresswell
To find out more about the collection and the Lisa Folawiyo brand, visit their website: http://www.lisafolawiyo.com | Follow them on Instagram: @LisaFolawiyo_Studios

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MONOCHROME AND YOU: SUMMER STYLE AND TREND


The simplicity of monochrome makes it a timeless classic, and once again it’s set to dominate our wardrobes this summer. If you are one of those people who gravitate more towards a muted colour palette that really doesn’t require a lot of hassle. The Black and White trend known as “The Monochrome” will give you just that. Monochrome has been seen hitting the runways with a stomping sense of chic refinement and simplicity. Whether it’s prints, stripes or colour blocking, working the monochrome look is so easy, there’s none of the worry of wearing colours that don’t compliment each other. Black and white make the perfect partnership.

Colour is clearly vacant yet this doesn’t deprive this trend of any style. Monochrome gives that edgy feel on to your outfit yet keeping it clean and simple. Just the way I like it, I’m sure that most of you guys would probably agree with me here. This trend is fast becoming that ultimate trend that any man thrives to have in their closet and with mass markets buzzing so much with regards to monochrome. You sure have to have it. Some things just look better in black and white, right? old movies, the text in a good book, Instagram photos, and now, your wardrobe. It may seem very strange that in a season where bright and lively colours are in, I’m still advocating you guys to wear black.

Do you want to go all chic this summer with no stress of colour combination? Here are our style guide shows you how to wear these chic shades

SOURCE: STYLE ME AFRICA

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SENEGALESE MALE GROUP

SOUTH AFRICA MENSWEAR WEEEK

How To Make Your False Eyelashes Look Natural


By of fashionista.com

 

I’ve worn false eyelashes exactly twice in my life: my wedding day, and the beauty trial before it, after some serious coaxing from my stylist. “Your fiancé will love these,” she cajoled, a delicate spray of whispies at the ready in one hand. “I promise.”

Honestly, I don’t think he even noticed, but I sure did. Surrounded by a long, plush layer of extra hair, my eyes looked Anime-­large, yet surprisingly natural. This, I was told, was thanks to the use of individual extensions, rather than babydoll-­like strips. The tip of each one is painstakingly dipped in adhesive, and attached right above one’s waterline— sounds tricky to do on your own, right?

Perhaps not, I try to convince myself while watching pro makeup artist Lisa Eldridge’s straightforward application tutorial on YouTube (which you can watch above). “Nothing adds a sprinkling of playful looking magic to the eyes like individual fake eyelashes,” she says. Playful looking magic! While not quite sure what that is, I’m certain my life would be better with more of it. So I whip out a set of falsies and glue (from Ardell, and Duo, respectively, just like the video recommends), take a deep breath and get started.

Things go wrong immediately. While Eldridge seems to effortlessly place each piece with tweezers, mine get stuck to the metal, then my fingers, and migrate to the wrong part of my lid. “If you drop them on and they twist, don’t panic. Just lift them off and reposition.” How about if I drop them and they get stuck on my furry toilet seat cover? Should I panic then?

By the time I’m halfway through, I’ve picked up a few tricks: wash your hands frequently to avoid stickiness; evenly space each bunch to prevent clumping; and if you make a mistake, wait a minute or so before fixing it. That extra drying time allows you to make tiny adjustments without anything detaching. It’s a slow process though, and I’m meeting a friend for drinks in less than 30 minutes.

“Once they’re completely dry, you can leave them natural like that,” Lisa says as I finish things up. “In which case they just look very feathery and light.” As I peer at my gummy handiwork in the mirror, I realize this is not an option for me. “You can also add a bit more mascara.” Mascara then! I aggressively use my curler first to set things in place, before adding two coats and some liner. What a difference this makes: all the extensions are finally pointed in the correct direction, adding the kind of lush fullness I’ve only seen on Latisse commercials.

A few hours (and cocktails) later, I’m starting to wonder if these DIY extensions shouldn’t become a more regular part of my routine, since even if I never quite get the process down, I can just mask my errors with product. Not a bad trade­off for a set of big, fluffy Brigitte Bardot lashes.