Archive for March 23rd, 2011

March 23, 2011

Death of an Icon – R.I.P Dame Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

Iconic for her signature style, great beauty, many marriages and as a crusader for HIV/AIDS related charities, Elizabeth Taylor quietly passed away in the wee hours of  Wednesday March 23rd 2011 surrounded by her family at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California where she had been hospitalized two-months ago.  Taylor’s son Michael with second husband (Michael Wilding) released an official statement on behalf of the family:

“My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humour, and love,” he said. “Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world. Her remarkable body of work in film, her on-going success as a businesswoman, and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS, all make us all incredibly proud of what she accomplished. We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for mom having lived in it. Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts.” – Michael Wilding

Elizabeth Taylor.Image Circa: 1981 (with Roddy McDowell).

Elizabeth Taylor.Image Circa: 1992 (at the Academy Awards with Paul Newman)

She is survived by her four children, ten grand-children and four great-grand children.

Photo Credit: Bauer Griffin


– Fashionwidget

March 23, 2011

The 5 Winners of AMFW’s NYFW 2011 Competition

These 5 designers/competition winners will represent Africa at the Arise Magazine Fashion Week presentation during the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2012 in September and they are:

  • South African designers Malcolm KLûK and Christiaan Gabriel Du Toit who are the creative force behind Kluk-CGDT (and who also won The Designer of the Year award)
  • Nigerian-British designer Bunmi Olaye’s brand Bunmi Koko
  • Nigerian designer Lisa Folawiyo’s brand Jewel by Lisa
  • Nigerian designer Tsemaye Binitie
  • Belgian-Ghanian designer Pierre-Antoine Vetorello


Photo Credit: Arise Magazine

– Fashionwidget

March 23, 2011

Arise Magazine’s Lagos Fashion Week AW-2011


Who: African Designers at Fashion Week

What: Arise Magazine’s Lagos Fashion Week 2011

When: March 10th-13th 2011

Where: Lagos, Nigeria

Fashionwidget Verdict: A

Photo Credit: Arise Magazine,

Video Credit: 4ACESTV

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