Posts tagged ‘african’

September 16, 2011

Lanre Da Silva, Lisa Folawiyo, Fati Asibelua, Temikayo Binitie, Nyasha Zimucha and other Best Dressed Celebrities – #MBFW Finale in NYC



Nyasha Zimucha

MUST SNAG ITEM – Map of Africa necklace/pendant

People Tree Brass Batik Africa Cluster Short Necklace $40 @ ASOS.COM

Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi

MUST SNAG ITEM – Peep toe pumps

Gucci Sofia Suede & Patent Ankle Boot - $795 -

Or Bargain…

Moda In Pelle Women's Cocos - $90 (£57) -

Temikayo Binitie

MUST SNAG ITEM – Christian Louboutin Very Prive Pumps

Christian Louboutin Very Prive Patent Pump - $795 -

Or Bargain…

Carvela Adore Peep Toe Pump - $93 (£59) -

Kendall Amyre and Tracey Ferguson

MUST SNAG ITEM(S) – Animal Prints + Lace Up Wedge

MICHAEL Michael Kors Animal-print faux fur cropped jacket - $175 -

Michael Michael Kors Snake Ruffle Skirt - $375 (€274) -

Jeffrey Campbell Rockin Cut Out Wedge Lace Up Booties - $164 -

Fati Asibelua

MUST SNAG ITEM – Peep toe slides + skinny bow belt

Steven by Steve Madden 'Wauwi' Slide Black Leather 7 - $150 -

Stone fixed bow skinny belt - $9.47 (£6) -

Lisa Folawiyo

MUST SNAG ITEM– Siamese Animal Print Booties

Charlotte Olympia Alice Siamese Animal Print Booties - $809 -

Or Bargain…

Charles By Charles David Tasse - $145 -

 Photo Credit: Getty Image North America and Polyvore


April 22, 2011

Genevieve Nnaji in TIBI NY, Chanel and Christian Louboutin – Fashion For Relief

WHO: Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji

WHAT: Fashion For Relief

WHERE: London, England

WHEN: April 2011

Fashionwidget Verdict: This style icon earns a B+ from us.

Photo Credit: Photo Agency


TIBI Pine Drape Dress $685 (470 EUR) -


Christian Louboutin Lady Daf - $995 -

Note: Ms. Nnaji is wearing Christian Louboutin Daffodil 160MM pumps in the picture which as of the time of this article were sold out on the official manufacturer’s website Fashionwidget has substituted this look with Christian Louboutin Lady Daf  Mary Jane pumps which were also sold out on the official manufacturer’s website at the time of this article.


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

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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