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HOT STUFF: Funmi Iyanda, Adaeze Yobo, the Fashanu ladies & more hit the African Fashion Week in London (PHOTOS)

by Kolapo Olapoju

 

The African Fashion Week 2014, hosted by London, commenced on Friday, 8 August, and some Nigerian celebrities turned up.

Ace broadcaster Funmi Iyanda was spotted with Adaeze Yobo, designer, Ade Bakare, and the wife and daughter of John Fashanu, Abigail and Amal.

See photos from the opening night of the week-long event.

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How hot are Ebuka & Osas Ighodaro on the new covers of Complete Fashion? (LOOK)

by Kolapo Olapoju

Rubbin’ Minds host, Ebuka Uchendu is on the cover of the new Complete Fashion , alongside budding actress, Osas Ighodaro.

Ebuka is clad in a army-green traditional outfit, while Osas rocks a lemon American-football jersey.

How do they look? Over to you.

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Girl on fire: Actress, Mercy Aigbe is a pretty bombshell in white (LOOK)

by Kolapo Olapoju

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Mercy Aigbe-Gentry seems to have upgraded her sense of style, and consequently updated her wardrobe, especially in the white department.

Recently the Nollywood actress has been seen stepping out in some notable ensemble which is gradually raising her profile as a bonafide fashion icon.

Aigbe once again proved that the colour ‘white’ is one after her heart as she shared a photo of herself on Instagram, where she was clad in a white long-sleeved top, a white denim, white stilettos, while all her accessories were also white.

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What was she thinking? Rihanna struts her stuff in sexy satin nightgown (PHOTOS)

by Kolapo Olapoju

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Rihanna has got little or no competition when it comes to combining sexy and outlandish, and yet again, she scores!

The Bajan singer has made many fashion statements and started several fads over the course of her reign and here we go again.

RiRi was pictured out and about in New York on Tuesday, July 8, in a pink satin nightdress which perfectly accentuated her obvious curves, a faded denim jacket and a white and black converse.

Check out more shots of Princess RiRi below:

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Photo of the Day: This is why Nigeria needs the fashion police

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by Akan Ido

Forget all you think you know about fashion because the guy above knows far more.

You can fault his photoshoot location (and a little bit more) but it’s hard to deny that his style his cutting edge (pun intended).

Whatever you do though, don’t let the fashion police spot you in this, the jail term will be severe.

 

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Smash or pass? Check out Cossy Orjiakor’s outfit at an event in Lagos (See Photos)

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by Akan Ido

Controversial singer and actress, Cossy Orjiakor was the Needle Kraft Fashion Show which took place on Sunday, June 15 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event saw many attendees showing off their style in a spectacular manner but Cossy managed to make a statement in a red and black number which allowed her ‘girls’ ample time to breathe.

The event was attended by many celebrities and fashion icons like Opral Benson, Abbah Folawiyo, Susan Peters, Uti Nwachukwu and more.

See another photo below:

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Toke Makinwa Sunday

#MorningDelight: Toke Makinwa goes au naturel, shares no make-up selfie on Instagram (LOOK)

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by Akan Ido

Yes, it’s quite rare seeing vlogger and media personality, Toke Makinwa without some form of make-up so we just had to bring you this.

Makinwa who is married to fitness expert, Maje Ayida posted this remarkable selfie on her Instagram page earlier today with the caption: #tokemakinwa #morningrose #waiting #calltime#early@bolinto looks like she needs food.#stripped #tvdiaries #longassdayahead.”

Also in the selfie is Bolanle Olukanni, her Moments with Mo co-host.

Just like many of Toke’s 32,000 followers on Instagram, we agree that Toke looks flawless even without the layers of make-up she’s known to be in favour of. Go Toke, you rock!

Like a boss! 2face Idibia wants you to see his N1 million Versace sneakers (See Photos)

by Tutu Akinlabi

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2face Idibia is unarguably one of Nigeria’s richest entertainers but he has always liked to keep a low profile, until now at least.

The musician rocked a pair of gold encrusted sneakers which were designed by Versace and are believed to be worth about N1 million.

That’s a lot of money!

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13 tips to keep your denim perfect

by Lauren Valenti

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On one hand, there’s a million and one styles for us to choose from. On the other hand, there are so many factors to consider: the cuts, fit, fabrics, wash, and embellishments. And even when you find the perfect pair, or build an entire roster of different styles, you have to be mindful of the proper upkeep for each particular design. If you don’t, you’ll have to suffer the consequences, which could be anything from your dark wash dye bleeding your laundry to shrinking your skinny jeans.

With these denim conundrums in mind, we sought the expertise of Francine Rabinovich, founder of Denim Therapy, to answer the burning questions we have about our favorite textile.

Generally speaking, do you think that denim should be dry-cleaned or handwashed?

The less you wash them, the better. Once you do, hand wash or gentle machine wash is fine. Just make sure not to put them in the dryer.

How do you wash jeans with embellishment or wax coating?

There can be no washing at all! If you need to get rid of odor, put them in a Ziploc bag and have them spend the night in the freezer.

In terms of washing and caring for denim, what are the fundamental differences between dark wash denim and light denim?
Dark denim should always be washed in cold water to preserve the color. You can be a bit more relaxed when it comes to lighter denim.

How do you care for denim that’s colored or printed?

The less you wash them the better. To prevent dye transfer from jeans, you can wash them once inside out in hot water to run the color, and then wash them using half a cup of vinegar to set the color. However, some dye may still be left so just be careful and follow instructions on the label.

What’s the best way to break in jeans?

Wearing them all the time!

What advice do you have for taking jeans to get tailored?

Plan ahead. If you are getting them hemmed, make sure you know which shoes you will most likely be wearing them with. For a resize, make sure jeans have been washed when you take the measurements.

What advice do you have for cutting jeans into cut-off shorts?

It’s not as simple as it looks, but you can do the following. Put on the jeans and mark the desired length for your shorts. It’s always better to go longer and then cut again if needed. Also, set them on a table and cut them diagonally with the long end at the inseam, flip them over, and do the same on the other side. If you still aren’t sure you can do it, send them to us! We also have a quick video that explains how to do it:

What are the most important factors to consider when deciding between cheap and expensive jeans?

This is a tough one, but factors to consider are always fit and quality. Some expensive jeans may have a lot of stretch and have been extensively treated, which can compromise the quality of the fabric.

How do you care for jeans that mix ’n’ match fabrics (example: leather and denim)?

Always follow the care instruction on the label.

What’s the minimum a shopper should invest in a new pair of jeans?

There are great jeans at all price points! I’ve bought jeans for $20 that I’ve worn more than the most expensive ones. It’s all a matter of budget and taste.

What are the most notorious problems you find when people are repairing their jeans?

Crotch problems.

What tricks and techniques do you have for distressing jeans at home?

Grab a pair of scissors, some sand paper, and go to town.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done to decorate your jeans?

I’m a purist when it comes to denim, but I have a pair that I stonewashed and came out pretty cool!

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