La Mode Magazine Releases Cover of “Fashion Statement” November Edition


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La Mode Magazine releases new “Fashion Statement” November Edition cover featuring International supermodels Aisha Bello (Isis Models & ICE Models Milan), Bunmi Ademokoya (Isis Models & ICE Models Italy) and Emmanuel Ikubese (Mr Nigeria 2014 & First Runner-up Mr World + Shuga Series star).

Amazing shoot styled by Cutesaint Styles and lensed by David Asumah. See pictures below….

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Credit:
Stylist: Cutesaint Styles
Photography: David Asumah
Make-up: Revealmupro
Green Dresses: O’Saunders
White Dresses: PJJD by Agatha Moreno
Shirts: Shirts by Ocee
Blazer: Kamsi Tcharles

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#MonochromeAffairs by Cutesaint Styles


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Cutesaint Styles releases a brand new shoot themed #MonochromeAffairs. #MonochromeAffairs is inspired by the sweetness of free-lined dresses, and put together out of plain chiffon and Cotton materials all in black and white by Ajose Muftau Femi.

See pictures after cut……

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Credit
Models: Ayo Anjorin (Miss Nig Int’l Africa & Cutesaint Model)
              Mistura (Cutesaint Model)
              Anita (Cutesaint Model)
Stylist: Cutesaint Styles
MUA: Leke Shades
Photographer: Ola Akin-Dawodu

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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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It Wasn’t Anna Wintour’s Idea to Put Kim and Kanye on the Cover of ‘Vogue’


 

Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue 

Vanessa Friedman is about to leave her post at the Financial Times to take on the dual role of fashion director and chief fashion critic at The New York Times next month, but before departing, she sat down for a chat with Vogue‘s illustrious creative director Grace Coddington for the paper’s “Lunch with the FT” column.

Coddington is never short of clever soundbites, and Friedman’s interview is no exception: The 73-year-old editor doesn’t shy away from opening up about body image, her current lack of inspiration in the fashion industry and her longtime colleague Anna Wintour. She also shares some interesting tidbits about the infamous Kim Kardashian and Kanye West cover story, which she — not Wintour — helped to initiate.

Coddington doesn’t often work on celebrity cover shoots, because she prefers to work with models. “The clothes look better, because they are made for them. And you can ask them to do things you might not ask a celebrity to do,” she says. But despite the fact that she knew Kimye shoot would be controversial, she was the one who made the push for West and Kardashian to appear.

She tells Friedman how the couple eventually was chosen for the cover: “There was a wedding story to be done, and Anna probably had them in mind, because she had been seeing a lot of Kanye, so she said, ‘Maybe we should shoot it on lookalikes.’ And I thought, ‘Why not just do it on the real thing? This is Vogue.’ And I do think Kim Kardashian represents this moment in our culture. I’m fascinated by her, in the same way I’m fascinated by the people I see on the street or the subway.”

The shoot was so top secret that she didn’t even tell the designers involved who the featured models were — she just sent over the measurements — and says that in the end all parties involved were thrilled with the end result. That’s not to say there weren’t haters: “I got an envelope from Texas, with the cover ripped up into little pieces inside,” she tells Friedman.

Head on over to the FT for the full story — it’s a great read.

Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue

Taking a “Retrograde” Step in Fashion – Suchile presents its Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Lookbook


Suchille Spring Summer 2013 Collection - BellaNaija - December2013006Don’t you just love location lookbooks? Taking a cue from the glam in the 50s, Nigerian designer Priscilia Suchi Best, Creative Director of Suchile, presents her Spring/Summer 2014 collection – “Retrograde“. This collection is all about taking a step back in time in fashion for the design label as well as with the creativity of the pieces.

This collection, which is a favourite of the designer, is for the bold and confident woman who is not afraid to make a statement with her style. According to the designer “we went a little off our aesthetics of designing pieces that are simple & innocent in form, but daring enough to awaken the female body, to when fashion itself was everything but simple“.

The pieces are cut in simple silhouettes made from lace and silk in black, blue, red, yellow, champagne and red & white polka dot hues. I especially love the contrast between the pieces and the background.

Check out the collection and don’t forget to let us know what you think.

Suchile Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Lookbook – “Retrograde”

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Photo Credits
Photography: Aham Ibeleme
Art Direction/Styling: Ifan Ifeanyi Michael
Makeup/Hair: Ifeanyi G.P for Iferibeauti
Designer: Priscilia Suchi Best
Models: Claudia Adelu & Aishetu bello for Isis Models

 

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Model Joan Smalls Lands Elle’s First Cover of 2014


Elle magazine is starting 2014 off with a couple of firsts: The January issue stars a Givenchy-clad Joan Smalls, who has never before covered American Elle, and her editorial was shot by the illustrious Michael Thompson in his first-ever spread for the magazine.

Smalls may be a bona-fide celebrity in our eyes, but it’s not often that the magazine puts a model on the cover. Smalls is a bold choice for a brand that often depends on celebrity covers to sell issues. And while it’s rare for a model to grace the cover of an American title, a black model is even rarer. In her interview, Smalls opens up about the hot-button issue and the challenges that her race has presented throughout her career, saying, “There are people in the industry who are advocates, who support diversity. And there are people who do not. I don’t get it. Beauty is universal. These doors have to open.”

In a toast to the cover girl on Tuesday night, editor-in-chief Robbie Myers said, “Joan is an Elle girl in every way — she’s smart, charming, fit and totally in charge of what’s going on in her own life.”

Myers also mentioned that she’s been trying to work with the photographer, Thompson, for seven years, and the Jan. issue marks their first time collaborating. Thompson, who cut his teeth as Irving Penn’s assistant years ago, has been a Condé Nast favorite (and exclusive) for years. He’s become known for his work at W and Allure — so this Elle cover is certainly a coup for Hearst.

“Every now and then when a model is quite special, they’re kind of considered a celebrity,” Thompson told us at dinner. The inside editorial features Smalls in a very diverse group of looks, from menswear by Saint Laurent to a colorful minidress by Chanel. ”I wanted to explore a little bit the versatility of Joan,” Thompson said. “Each shot was completely different from each other. That’s the quintessential great model, you can change them — they’re not married to just one look.”

This may be Thompson’s first cover for Elle, but it doesn’t sound like it will be the last. He told us that he and the magazine’s fashion director have some projects in the pipeline for future issues. “Joe Zee and I have some history together, we’ve been working together for 20 years, so being able to come together now is a great gift.”

Head on over to elle.com for the full story and to see all of the photos from Small’s January spread.

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