Archive for ‘Nollywood Fashion’

August 6, 2012

FIRST LOOK Newlyweds: Nollywood Actress Uche Jombo & hubby Kenny Rodriguez cover WOW! Magazine

FIRST LOOK Newlyweds: Nollywood Actress Uche Jombo & hubby Kenny Rodriguez cover WOW! Magazine

Since every little detail about the nuptials was kept under wraps from the media until exclusive photos were revealed in the current issue of WOW! (A Nigerian periodical) we can only tell you that the couple reportedly got hitched in Puerto Rico this past May and Jombo’s beautiful dress was designed by Oleg Cossini. For more pictures, pick up the latest issue of WOW! Or visit:


Photo Credit: WOW! Magazine

May 21, 2012

African Actress Jackie Appiah Walks the Red Carpet at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival in Kente by JiL Boutique


Popular Ghanian actress Jackie Appiah represented her home country of Ghana at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, wearing a traditional Ghanian print dress known as “kente” designed by one of her favourite African fashion houses; JiL Boutique. She looked liked she picked this dress not only to be patriotic but also for comfort. She could have done with better accessories (the necklace in particular was too busy for an already loud outfit) but all in all she looked beautiful and decent. Ghana reportedly sent fifteen films to the prestigious film festival this year, all of which are being screened out of competition.

Photo Credit: Ghanaweb


April 24, 2012

Paint the Town Red…Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde & Tiwa Savage Style


Omotola in London (March, 2012)
Credit: et. al.

Tiwa Savage

Nollywood superstar Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde hobnobbed with the likes of Thandie Newton, Tiwa Savage and Amy Willerton at a recent OK! Magazine event in London, England. The obvious theme of the night was red and what better way to make a fashion statement than to arrive dressed in red on the red carpet? It’s a bold move considering you will most certainly be competing with the carpet but I think these ladies pulled it off. Shop the looks below.


Akiko Cut Out Sleeve Dress - $195 -

Rachel Rachel Roy, Keedan2 Platform Pumps - $99 -

Tahari Asl Red Stretch Knit Long Sleeve Wrap Front - $87 -

Bright Patent Pump - $65 -

Christin Michaels Noelle Wrap Dress - $85 -

Calvin Klein Natalie - $88 -

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Dress Plus Long Sleeve Surplice Dress - $98 -

Calvin Klein Natalie - $88 -

Photo Credit:, Optics/Flyer & Polyvore


September 15, 2011

The Very Best of Arise Magazine’s Made In Africa: Spring 2012 Designer Collective IV At The Mercedes Benz NY Fashion Week





Christiaan Gabriel du Toit and Malcolm Kluk

Lanre Da Silva

Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi

Temikayo Binitie and designer Tsemaye Binitie

Pierre-Antoine Vettorello

Pierre-Antoine Vettorello

Jewel by Lisa

Jewel by Lisa

Lisa Folawiyo

Bunmi Koko

Bunmi Koko

Bunmi Koko


Fati Asibelua

Photo Credit: Mark Von Holden/Getty Images North America



March 30, 2011

Nadia Buari wore Black Label by Alyce Designs not Oscar De La Renta

Tongues wagged when actress Nadia Buari showed up at the 19th annual PAN African Film Festival in Los Angeles California earlier this month and it was not because people were surprised to see her come all the way from Ghana to be in attendance. The actress showed up draped in a jaw-dropping form fitting beaded red and black gown, turning heads from the moment she stepped onto the red carpet, rubbing shoulders with and perhaps stealing the limelight from such Hollywood greats Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe and even fellow African actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde. When asked about the designer of her gorgeous gown, Buari reportedly did not hesitate to credit Oscar de la Renta. A move that sent many-a-fashion-blogger into a frenzy as no one seemed to recall seeing this gown in any of the recent fashion week collections. A show-stopping gown like this would be vivid on the mind of fashion followers. Perhaps it was a vintage OdlR? One fashion blogger actually went as far as to call the company to inquire about the dress only to be told that the dress was not a part of any of the Oscar de la Renta collections after providing them with a link to view it.

Nadia Buari in Black Label #5036 by Alyce Designs

Weeks passed on and while the actress had been called out on her little white lie by the media, fashion bloggers and inquiring minds still wanted to know who the “real” designer behind the seeming fashion forward gown was. Well, as prom season is in full swing, a young teen (who has requested to remain nameless) shopping for her prom gown tweeted us a link to view a fashion label named Alyce Designs which carries a couture line known as ‘Black Label’ which specializes in couture evening wear and prom gowns and lo! Behold! there the dress was sitting pretty and popular on their site.  We fail to understand why Ms. Buari would feel the need to lie about her dress on the red carpet but her little stunt seems to be paying off for the company, her infamous frock is now their second bestseller.

Black Label Gown #5036

Black Label Gown #5036

Description: Alyce Designs Black Label is a couture collection of special occasion evening gowns featuring dresses in luxurious silk fabrics, rich colors and amazing attention to detail. Perfect for any special event. This strapless silk ombre gown has a sweetheart neckline; fully beaded throughout with heavy beading at bust. Shown in Blue and Brown.
Colors: Black/Red, Black/Teal, Brown, Purple
Sizes: 2-22
Price Range: $250-$350


Photo Credit: Alyce Design & Best Bridal

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

March 19, 2011

Celebrating Pink Fashion this Morning with Aishwarya, Shilpa, Thandie & Kate

Pink Ladies

Good morning friends, just thought I’d share the full photo collage used for our current Header, featuring International Red Carpet Fashion Statements by Aishwarya-Rai-Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty, Thandie Newton and Kate Henshaw-Nuttall all dressed in one of my favourite colours…PINK!

– Fashionwidget

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