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Casual Look Now in Vogue? Check Out Cynthia & Angel Collection

This season trend across African design houses are moving towards casual and youthfull looks. Floral details still surface and less heavy textiles seem to go no where.

With that said, Cynthia & Angel  are bringing a very youthful collection to this space. According to their press report, the collection overall look is very specific. Idealized by the casualness that comes with the city of Abuja, the collection is strongly inspired by loungewear, fancy in mid and lean silhouettes with a great hint of pajama-style.

This collection conjures a vaguely sarcastic vibe with pieces that transits from work to play. The most appealing looks defy you with their sensuous but conservative charm. The clothes are for the playful and stylish professional woman who want a bit of strange awesomeness
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These 8 Startups Will Pitch At Seedstars World Lagos 2016

Remember when we posted about the seedstar competition where entrepreneurs with innovative ideas can apply to win funding? That’s right! Lagos was considered for the local competition for startups and with over 100 applications received, only 8 made the cut. From fintech, e-learning to retail, the August 11 pitch result had 8 startups whose businesses where less than 2 years old, have raised less than $500,000 in funding, have an MVP, traction and can scale.

Check out the eight startups below:

  • Davtonlearn, a cloud-based e-learning platform for professional courses
  • Tuteria, an online tutoring service
  • Legal Form, a registration portal for companies, land, vehicles, work permits, food and drugs
  • Piggybank.ng, a service built by Sharphire Global that helps you save by automatically debiting your account at regular intervals
  • Quick Gas, an online cooking gas retailing platform
  • Kangpe, a med-tech platform that connects patients with verified doctors via SMS, their mobile app
  • Grit Systems, a startup that makes an internet enabled
  •  Social Lender, a short-term loan service that is deeply integrated with user social profiles

Seedstars World offers exclusive and global startup competition to promote, connect and invest up to $1.5mn for Entrepreneurs in emerging markets in 60 countries.

The winner of each Local Event will be invited to Switzerland to represent his startup and country at the global finals. The Final Event is a week long adventure consisting of a bootcamp, international conference and investor forum. It’s an amazing chance to meet with investors, build a global network and grow your business.

“Our mission is to discover startups that come from bustling, emerging economies like Nigeria and give them access to opportunities for support and funding,” Benjamin Benaim said (he’s the founding partner at Seedstars) “Specially this year, we have launched our first physical co-working space in Nigeria called Seedspace, and the Seedstars Academy, where we are constantly striving to add more value to our startups. Therefore, I am very excited for our Seedstars World event in Lagos.”

Preloved! Shop From Stylish Wardrobes On discount and Bid For Good At NFB Yard Sale

Ever wished you could raid the wardrobes of those people whose style you love? Here’s the chance to. NFB yard sale is a shopping project that seeks to bring quality and stylish items from the wardrobes of style-savvy individuals to buyers at a fraction of the original prices.

If you’ve been looking for a way to de-clutter your wardrobe, NFB Yard Sale is for you then.The platform founded with the aim to foster a community-driven approach to shopping, helps individuals to release unwanted fashionable pieces from their closets and yet make some money out of it. In the same manner, consumers can access these fashionable pieces through the yard sale at a discounted affordable price instead of the full retail price.

The yard sale also comes with an auction for a charitable cause. The aim is to support the vision of educating more young girls in the field of Hospitality by contributing to the expansion project of Iroto School of Catering.

“People sometimes buy things they never wear, own things they love that no longer fits, or just simply arrive at a stage in their lives that calls for a change of style; new job, new resolutions, or new tastes. These are few reasons why clothes end up unused or as clutter in most wardrobes.”

*Old treasures find new homes.*

At the yard sale, you’ll get to shop from a diverse collection of styles, sizes, and price points. Whether you are shopping from the Budget Booth which offers items at N3500 and below, or from the Bargain Booth which lets you negotiate on must-have pieces sold  above 3500, you’ll definitely score something spankin’ new or pre-loved pieces from different wardrobes at a fraction of the original price.

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The Yard Sale team is currently in correspondence with a representative of the Women’s Board Educational Cooperation Society, a not-for-profit NGO set up to contribute to the development of the Nigerian woman through various educational activities. The mission of the school is to continuously equip young women from impoverished backgrounds with skills and a better chance of sustaining themselves and their families.

The auction will be hosted by fashion and lifestyle blogger, Cassandra Ikegbune of cassiedaves(dot)com. The auction will feature a variety of gorgeous and rare/valued wardrobe pieces donated by fashionable personalities and entrepreneurs like Bidemi Zakariyau of LSF PR, Sharon Ojong, Sika Osei, Bola Balogun, and Temi Dollface.

Date:  July 24th, 2016  

Booths Open: 12pm

Auction starts:  3pm

Venue: 35A Ethnic Heritage Center, Raymond Njoku. Ikoyi, Lagos

Will you like to support the local community by bidding for good?Contact: nfbyardsale@gmail.com or 07060530274 to RSVP for the auction.  

Stay updated on Instagram @nfbyardsale and Facebook @n.yardsale

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Media Sponsors: Pulse Nigeria, The Other Style

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How This Nigerian Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna Got Accepted by All 8 Ivy League Schools

This young Nigerian, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna is a force to be reckoned with!

Remember when a Nigerian student from New York, Harold Ekeh got accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools? It’s happened again!
Elmont Memorial High School student Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna has been accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. The high schooler waited hesitantly for the results of her college admission applications to find out in pure disbelief that one by one, each relayed the same news: Harvard. Yes. Dartmouth. Yes. Princeton. Yes. The University of Pennsylvania. Yes. Cornell, Yale, Columbia, Brown: yes, yes, yes, yes.
It was March 31, the emotion-filled day when Ivy League universities posted their decisions online. And Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, a senior at Elmont Memorial High School, became the second student there to pull off an exceedingly rare feat: She swept all eight.
She screamed. Then she cried.
“It’s so surreal,” Ms. Uwamanzu-Nna, 17, said on Wednesday to the New York Times. “It’s still hard to actually believe that this has happened to me.”
Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna’s high school has also been celebrating with the valedictorian.
 “Having two students get accepted into all eight Ivy League institutions in back-to-back years is humbling but also speaks to the incredible commitment to children by the families and staff within the EMHS Community,” said Kevin Dougherty, Elmont Memorial High School principal.
 “My recent accomplishments reflect the hardworking ideals of the town of Elmont, my supportive parents and my dedicated teachers. I am elated, but most importantly, I am thankful,” she said in a press release.

She also realises that it’s a unique opportunity and is quoted saying “Though I was born here in America, I visited Nigeria many times, and I’ve seen that my cousins don’t have the same opportunities that I have. So definitely, whatever I do, I want to make sure that it has an impact on Nigeria.”

Augusta has until May 1 to make a decision. We wish her the very best as she progresses at every stage of her education and congrats on the achievement.

Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2015 Unoaku Anyadike Looks Pretty Amazing in New Photos

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Unoaku represented Nigeria excellently in the 2016 Miss World competition and the Nigerian beauty queen has also been an active advocate for a worthy cause, Endometriosis.

In the past couple of weeks she has been the leading face for the campaign as well as Omowunmi Akinnifesi‘s lookbook. Just in time for Easter, the beauty queen  has released some stunning photos of herself to celebrate the holidays.

Don’t you love how regal she looks in the first picture? Indeed, the Unoaku rocked some bold colourful pieces and accessories styled by @thestyleinfedel.

For the shoot she was photographed by Emmanuel Oyeleke while Bimpe Onakoya was on the facebeat 🙂

Check out the stunning photos below:

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Photo Credit:
Photography – @emmanueloyeleke
Makeup – @bimpeonakoya
Styling – @thestyleinfidel
Jewelry – @gbengaartsmith

Guests Enjoy Laurent-Perrier Champagne As Alara Hosts Private Presentation Of Tiffany Amber & Maki Oh S/S’16 Collections

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Nigeria’s first luxury concept store, ALARA and leading Nigerian fashion labels, Tiffany Amber and

Maki Oh, gathered a glamorous crowd on Saturday, October 31st to a private presentation of their

Spring/Summer collections at the eclectic luxury store in Victoria Island, Lagos.

In an atmosphere of sheer sophistication, some of Nigeria’s most glamorous women gathered to

shop ‘straight off the runway’ as they enjoyed exclusive access to pieces shown at the just concluded

Lagos Fashion and Design Week. Shoppers also got an opportunity to meet the designers – Folake

Coker and Maki Osakwe – as they shared inspirations behind their collections.

Guests tasted and savoured the suppleness of a selection Laurent-Perrier Champagne including,

Brut, Demi Sec and Cuvee Rosé.

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All credits: LSFPR

5 Eternal Style Lessons We’ve Learned From Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji’s name is synonymous with Nollywood screen goddess, killer style, jaw-dropping beauty and a joie de vivre we wish could be bottled. The Mbaise beauty has maintained her glamazon status as long as we can remember, starting with her breakout moments as one of the top stars in the Nigerian movie industry. With her recent movie Road to Yesterday, which is set to hit the cinemas across the country soon, we have put together the 5 lessons we’ve learned from the iconic Nollywood actress.

#1. Let Your Natural Beauty Shine

What We’ve Learned: Keep hair and makeup simple when opting for a head-turning classy evening look. Genevieve Nnaji stuns in a cute evening look. She rocks Tiffany Amber Eden Waistcoat from the SS 2015 collection.

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#2. Coordinating Outfits Is Fully Acceptable

What We’ve Learned: If your #squadgoals include matching ensembles, you’re on the right track.

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#3. Don’t Be Basic

What We’ve Learned: If you go with a black dress, be sure it’s anything-but-boring by opting for a style with intricate embellishments, sheer paneling or a dramatic silhouette.

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#4. More Is More

What We’ve Learned: Lux materials like sequin and faux fur can totally coexist, as long as you keep it polished. When in doubt, opt for a more conservative use of sequin as seen on Genevieve Nnaji below. She looks snatched in Deola Sagoe and Lisa Folawiyo.

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#5. Invest In Accessories

What We’ve Learned: Statement accessories like traditional coral beads make a huge difference to your look. Beads as embellishments on your outfit, oversize sunnies and a power bag will ensure you look stylish.

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Check out the trailer of Road to Yesterday

Photos: Rele Gallery Shows Off ‘Everyday People’ in New Exhibition

Lagos’s most exciting art destination Rele Gallery has announced the launch of a new exhibition, ‘Everyday People’ a photography series on some particular Lagos citizens shot by breakout photographer, Dr. Jumoke Oduwole.

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Dr. Jumoke Oduwole

The gallery known for its artistic innovation and unprecedented exhibition offerings and their chosen subject matter, has again done the unexpected, taking on an artist that would be in most circles considered a late bloomer. Dr. Jumoke Oduwole, in her other life is a lecturer at the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos.

The series ‘Everyday People’ is an attempt to chronicle social change. It is a turn of lens on the beautifully ordinary characters that dot the Lagos landscape, on the everyday icons of our sprawling metropolis. It captures these particular citizens that are the heart and soul of the city, at their most raw, going about their seemingly uncluttered lives yet with industry, contemplation, atimes resignation and ultimately with resilience. The series was shot over a one year period in popular, throbbing urban areas- Jakande, Agric Market, Ojuelegba, Jankara market and Iddo.

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The exhibition berthed in a private opening last Sunday and immediately sparked conversations about social change and garnered on-site sterling reviews. Guests went further to put their money where their mouths were, with 70% of the work being sold on the day.

The exhibition opens to the public from the 20th of October 2015, at the gallery – 5 Military Street, Onikan, Lagos.

For more inquires about the exhibition and the gallery’s work at large –

www.rele.co / art@rele.co

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Photo: Rele Gallery

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Urban & Casual! Introducing MXVV Cruise Collection Range 2015/16 Lookbook

A new menswear line has been launched by fast rising menswear designer MAXIVIVE. MXVV is the latest fashion project inspired by the success of luxury and androgynous brand MAXIVIVE. The creative director Babatunde Oyeyemi just carved a niche in Urban Wear in Nigeria seeing that a lot of urban wear brands were very stale and simple he decided to create a diffusion line called MXVV.

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The brand thrives for its casual sportwear aesthetic which are defining key elements in the MXVV brand for the new cruise 2015/16 collection. For its first diffusion range MXVV drew its inspiration from well-known problems in the Nigerian market like the lack of functionality and simplicity with that in mind the new collection solves this problem by producing designs that have a minimalist approach.

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The range grand purpose and business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance, but to solve and do what lies clearly at hand.

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MXVV cruise collection differentiates itself from the regular Nigerian Urbanwear for its 2015/16 Cruise collection by creating a mixture of Styles and Functionality, with detachable pockets and Velcro straps. The Cruise collection is the perfect balance between Nigerian everyday life and urban style.

Check out the full collection of MXVV cruise collection below:

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Laurent-Perrier Champagne Hosts Real Estate Unite’s Networking Reception

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Laurent-Perrier Champagne hosted a networking reception at the just concluded 3Invest Real Estate Unite summit held at the Eko Convention Center.

At the reception, guests enjoyed a range of Laurent-Perrier Champagne including Demi-Sec, Brut and Rose as they networked. In attendance were top CEOs and leaders in the real estate sector in Africa.

See photos from the event below in the gallery: