Fashion & Style · Hair · Runway

Autumn/Winter 2019 Ready to Wear – Ashish

The overly bouffant hairdo of Ashish's models for its Autumn/Winter 2019 Ready to Wear presentation distracted from the collection's chic, contemporary clothing. The fashion event which was held in London, showcased gowns, dresses, pants, blouses and oversized sweatshirts. However, the sequins, colorful patterns, floral embellishments and technicolor crochet illusions provided an artistic enjoyment to the… Continue reading Autumn/Winter 2019 Ready to Wear – Ashish

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African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

Spring/Summer 2019 – VISU

VISU's Spring/Summer 2019 collection offers you 'A seat at the table' with its sleek, sophisticated and feminine fashion pieces. Offering among others, a track style, athletisure inspired pants paired with a button down v-neck white blouse; an assymetric peplum blouse ; a black backstrap jumpsuit, VISU combines earthy tones with classic, timeless, feminine silhouettes adorned… Continue reading Spring/Summer 2019 – VISU

African designers · beauty · makeup · Photography

The Alien, The Goddess and The Angel

A three-themed fashion x photography editorial, these photos are from the series - Out of the World. Photographed by Nigerian photographer Lex Ash, with creative inputs such as makeup by @adella_makeup, @poshpaperdesigns for props and assist, hair by @ceezystyling. It was modeled by M. J Akindele of FEW Models. The fabrics used for this editorial… Continue reading The Alien, The Goddess and The Angel

beauty · Hair · Videos 📹

The Ugly Truth about Frontals by Tierraj Beauty

Let me tell you a secreeeet...... Frontal wigs are in, slay, beautiful and not going anywhere. But what comes after the glam do-it-yourself YouTube videos? Tierraj says it's not all rosy as we think. After a few days, weeks, "there's the real real..." 1. The Ear Itch 2. Where My Fo'head? 3. Lace Is Not… Continue reading The Ugly Truth about Frontals by Tierraj Beauty

African Beauty · African Inspired · Fashion & Style · Hair

Photo Speaks – My best 10 colored braids from @nigerianhairbraids

We are in February, and a lot of hair makeover (braiding, fixing, crocheting, cutting, trimming, relaxing, straightening and more) have been done since the first day of this year. In terms of braiding, I have always wanted to spice it up on the hair color, however I will just sit back and admire 🙌 the… Continue reading Photo Speaks – My best 10 colored braids from @nigerianhairbraids

Hair

Video Tutorial: Crochet Faux Locs

You remember that Rihanna's very cool, long, bold faux locs she wore for the Ocean's 8 movie? For the locs, the actress and singer ditched the traditional corn rows look and introduced an entirely new way of wearing faux locs. This video tutorial was shared on YouTube by Daye La Soul. It shows how to… Continue reading Video Tutorial: Crochet Faux Locs

African Beauty · beauty · Hair · makeup · Photography

BLACK BARBIE Fashion and Beauty Photography

Photography - Image Faculty Concept - @otobongsmart Makeup - @otismakeupartistry Hair - @tonysbeautyace Wig - @wigtools Retouched - @retouchafrique Assist - @ehiabhii Black Barbie was created by the above named persons, with @the_kitan of KBS Models as its muse. The glossy fashion and beauty photography reminds me of residents of Panem, the fictitious Capitol in… Continue reading BLACK BARBIE Fashion and Beauty Photography

African Inspired · Cosmetics · Lifestyle · Magazines

Nail Art Inspiration from Afropolitan Magazine

Inspired by African print fabrics, Kiara Hawkins of NYC's Nail Candy uses Vlisco wax prints to achieve a perfect and chic nail polish. Originally a beauty editorial by Afropolitan Magazine, the shoots titled Perfect Match was done last year in August and features other works from beauty brands including makeup and hair by @paspoma using… Continue reading Nail Art Inspiration from Afropolitan Magazine

African designers · Fashion & Style · Hair · Magazines · makeup · Runway

Photos from Vogue Magazine’s new January 2019 Issue

Starring Sudanese-Australian model,  Adut Akech Bior, these photos are fun and colorful looking and shows Adut in her words "running into 2019 [in] high fashion style. The shoot was photographed by Josh Olins and styled by Lucinda Chambers with makeup and hair by Sally Branka and @cimmahony respectively.

Hair · Videos 📹

Video Tutorial: Defining Natural Hair with Vaseline and Water

This video was published in November by beauty vlogger, Queen Kaay. You may have heard or known about the things you can achieve with Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on your hair, including using a mixture of Vaseline and water to achieve curls and define your hair. Yesterday was my first time of discovering this and I… Continue reading Video Tutorial: Defining Natural Hair with Vaseline and Water