ECOWAS FASHION WEEK: A REVIEW BY JOSEPH EJIRO

I want to thank Mrs Joan Okorodudu for being a great force in the fashion industry and i pray God gives her the strength to do more.


I was at the just concluded ECOWAS FASHION WEEK DAY 2 and I must say I was impressed by some of the designers work, i.e. kil fashion and house of nwocha, however I have my reservations about the all round organization of the show and i am going to highlight all my reservations bellow:

1. The lighting: when lighting a runway, you do not light the audience, the lighting goes on the runway itself thereby avoiding too much of the audience showing on pictures, the reason is when too much of the audience shows on pictures from the Continue reading

10 Reasons Your Clothing Brand Sucks

 

Everyone wants to start a clothing brand these days. From the outside, it seems easy enough—make a couple of T-shirts, maybe sell them online, and then rake in the cash, right? Wrong. For every successful brand, there are way, way more that go under long before they even get a chance at the spotlight.

Running a clothing label is one of the most time-consuming and expensive undertakings someone can attempt, and there are plenty of ways it can go south quick. Do you think your stuff’s not getting the shine it deserves? Maybe you need to pay attention to these 10 Reasons Your Clothing Brand Sucks.

Lessons from the stylish: Liberty Ross, 35, model and designer

Her debut design collection blends punky provocation and disco glamour with her bohemian west London roots. But Liberty Ross is settled in Los Angeles, she tells Luke Leitch

Liberty Ross on her California home: "One of the things I love most about LA is the freedom"

Liberty Ross on her California home: “One of the things I love most about LA is the freedom” Photo: ALICE WHITBY

You can take the girl out of Los Angeles. But as we sit with her publicist and her fashion collaborator in a London members’ bar, Liberty Ross immediately resorts to a juicing metaphor to describe her debut clothes collection. “Basically, if you put my life in a blender, this is what you would get,” she says. Continue reading

Apple under scrutiny after Jennifer Lawrence and 100 other celebrities have their ‘nude’ pictures leaked online by 4Chan

  • Nude photographs that purportedly show multiple celebrities leaked online
  • Photos were obtained through Apple’s iCloud and published on 4chan
  • When activated, ICloud automatically stores users’ photos and data online
  • Twitter is reportedly shutting down accounts disseminating the pictures
  • Lawrence’s spokesman confirmed the nude photographs were published
  • Kate Upton’s attorney called leaked pictures ‘an outrageous violation’
  • Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead confirmed the photos of her are real
  • But not all ‘nude’ photographs that have been published are genuine
  • Ariana Grande said the photos that claimed to show her are fake
  • Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice also said her photos aren’t real

Apple was today under scrutiny after nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and ‘100 other celebrities’ were leaked online by a hacker who allegedly broke into their iCloud accounts.

The phone photos, reportedly obtained through the widely-used online service, were published on 4chan, the image-sharing forum.

A list of the alleged victims – 101 in total – reportedly posted by the hacker has also appeared. Most of those named have not seen their photographs leaked by the hacker.

A spokesman for Oscar winner Lawrence confirmed to MailOnline the photos of her are genuine.

‘This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence,’ the emailed statement read.

The publication of the photographs calls into question the safety uploading personal data to iCloud, which was launched by Apple in October 2011. Apple is yet to confirm or deny whether the service was involved in the hacking.

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Selfies leaked: Jennifer Lawrence was  the victim of a hacker who posted more than 60 revealing images of the actress online

Selfies leaked: Jennifer Lawrence was the victim of a hacker who posted more than 60 revealing images of the actress online

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Scott Disick’s rant revealed in full after Kourtney confesses she is pregnant on KUWTK

Kourtney Kardashian had major news for Scott Disick as she revealed that she was pregnant with the couple’s third child, in the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

The businessman’s less than pleased reaction to learning he will be a father once again had been truncated in previously released clips, but on Sunday night’s episode his rant was captured in full.

Scott, 35, had walked in on his long-time partner Kourtney packing for ‘Poushka’, a pet name for their two-year-old daughter Penelope when the she broke the news.

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Unsettled: Scott Disick does not respond well to Kourtney telling him she is pregnant with a third child on Sunday night's KUWTK

Unsettled: Scott Disick does not respond well to Kourtney telling him she is pregnant with a third child on Sunday night’s KUWTK

‘How many clothes does one little kid need?’ he asked.
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BEYONCE AND JAY Z BACKSTAGE AT THE MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL

They put their romance under the spotlight almost every night of the week on their sold out On The Run tour.

And even in their private moments Beyonce and Jay Z look Crazy In Love as they were spotted on Sunday night slow dancing backstage at the Made In America Festival.

The music mogul wrapped his arms around his famous wife as she clutched a beverage while swaying to the music at the Los Angeles concert.

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Night magic: Beyonce and Jay Z slow danced at the Made In America Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday

Night magic: Beyonce and Jay Z slow danced at the Made In America Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday

 

Jay Z, who brought the festival to Los Angeles which is a two-day event spanning across the US, looked enthralled by Queen Bey’s sultry moves. Continue reading

The importance of water stewardship in the fashion industry

It’s easy to take water for granted, until there’s a problem. H&M are hoping to lead the way in water stewardship in the fashion industry

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A duck herder guiding his boat. Xipanshanzhou Polder, West Dongting Lake, Hubei province, China, Photograph: H&M

Water is like air, easy to take for granted, but an immediate problem when it gets dirty or short in supply. The fashion industry has a unique opportunity for much-needed leadership in water stewardship, according to WWF and H&M. To take up this role it will need to think – and act – in an entirely new way.

The fashion industry is not a monolith. It’s haute couture and off-the-rack. It’s flagship shops and noisy factories. It’s a cotton farmer in Pakistan, a designer in Sweden, a seamstress in China and a shopper in Brazil. Across all these different aspects, there’s a constant: water. From how fibres are grown to how garments are cared for, water touches fashion.

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Kate Middleton wins over Joan Rivers, the queen of fashion put-downs

The famously acerbic comedienne offends almost every celebrity with her jokes about their red carpet style, but she is a fan of Kate Middleton who’s ‘looked gorgeous so far.’

Joan and Melissa Rivers on the red carpet

Joan and Melissa Rivers on the red carpet Photo: Rex Features

Joan Rivers once described Nicole Kidman as a ketchup bottle. The sight of the Oscar-winner in a red dress with her milky white face was too much for the fashion pundit. Rivers, the queen of American comedy, is not in the business of making friends in fashion: she makes a living making fun of them.

Rivers has described Madonna as having a leather face; Liv Tyler as a drag queen who stole a homeless man’s shoes; and Karl Lagerfeld’s sometime muse, Diane Kruger, as having all the style of a “dumb waitress who can’t get my order right”. Continue reading

Joan Rivers attacks Jennifer Lawrence

As The Hunger Games star criticises Joan Rivers’s programme Fashion Police, the TV personality has hit back at Jennifer Lawrence’s arrogance

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers Photo: Reuters

Mess with Joan Rivers at your own peril. On hearing the news that Jennifer Lawrence had spoken poorly of her TV show Fashion Police, Rivers sent a barrage of abuse Lawrence’s way via Twitter.

Speaking to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, as part of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire promo tour, Lawrence criticised the E! show for teaching young people “that it’s OK to point at people and call them ugly or fat,” the Independent reports. Continue reading

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Are Married

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Are Married
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union
 
From Being Mary Jane to being married!

Actress Gabrielle Union, 41, star of the hit BET drama about a woman unlucky in love, found her own happy ending Saturday, marrying long-time boyfriend Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade, 32.

The pair wed in Miami in front of an intimate crowd of family and friends. Wade’s two children from a previous marriage and a nephew he’s raising helped Wade propose back in December.

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Choupette Lagerfeld: possibly the world’s most pampered pet

With her round-the-clock staff, her faddy diet and her vast Twitter following, Choupette Lagerfeld is the ultimate in fashion fluff, and the first of a new breed of celebrity pets

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Photo: Karl Lagerfeld

Choupette Lagerfeld weighs 7lb 11½oz, measures 10in to the shoulder, has fur the colour of baked Alaska and eyes of such a clear shade of sapphire blue that they have inspired both an entire Chanel collection and a range of cosmetics.

She is also living proof that it is impossible to be spoilt to death. This is what Choupette likes: ‘Going to visit the pilot in the cockpit’ (she is a frequent flyer with her own custom-built luggage by Louis Vuitton and Goyard for when she Continue reading

STYLIST VS FASHION DESIGNERS

 

I’ve realized based on recent phone calls and inquiries that there is some widespread confusion around the word “STYLIST.” Part of the issue stems from the fact that many stylists (as naturally creative people) are also fashion designers. And, some fashion designers, like Tom Ford, were actually just really good stylists. Some clarity would help in this department. Continue reading

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