IFA PARIS PRESENTS NEW LOOKBOOK WITH THE 2017 GRADUATES’ COLLECTIONS

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For the second consecutive year, IFA Paris is pleased to announce the volume 2 of its’ lookbook which features some of the graduates of 2017 and their final collections in our two creative Bachelor and Master programs. It is viewable or available to download as a PDF: IFA Paris Lookbook 2017

We wanted to share with you the work of a selection of young students who came to Paris from all over the world. These upcoming designers spent months working on their final collections which showcase their personality, their universe, their cultural background and their creativity.

 

Chloe Kerr's collection in our lookbook
Chloe Kerr’s collection in our lookbook

Around a common theme, students found their inspiration from many different sources: a song, the future, death, the complexity of the woman mind, the endless possibilities of every day, the celebration of life, the female energy and strength, boxing or toys from the 90s.

We hope you will appreciate their creative endeavours as much as we do. They represent years of study, research and experimentation! We hope that this will give a small insight into the creative minds of a new generation, and perhaps ignite a curiosity to discover more…

At IFA Paris, we love their talent!

For the full lookbook as a PDF: Download here.

 

Best Dressed at the 2018 Golden Globes

At the first major awards show of 2018, the red carpet style could not have had a better meaning. Men and women, including Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis, and Issa Rae, chose to wear black to the Golden Globes in protest against harassment in Hollywood, turning couture designs from the likes of Zuhair Murad and Versace into visually striking political statements. These ladies wore all black for a cause—the #TimesUp movement— brought style to solidarity, and we are all here for it.

See our list of the best-dressed women on the red carpet and let us know what you think.

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REESE WITHERSPOON
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VIOLA DAVIS
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TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
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SAOIRSE RONAN
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SAMIRA WILEY
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NICOLE KIDMAN
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EVA LONGORIA
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ISSA RAE
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KELLY CLARKSON
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KERRY WASHINGTON
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MARGOT ROBBIE
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MARY J. BLIGE
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EMILIA CLARKE
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ELISABETH MOSS
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DAKOTA JOHNSON
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CATHERINE ZETA-JONES
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AVA DUVERNAY
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ALLISON JANNEY
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ALICIA VIKANDER

 

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For the Love of Mules

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Mules have literally taken over the fashion world! This 90’s favorite has finally made it back on the fashion scene. It’s amazing how an overlooked shoe design has managed to stay on trend over the years, and become a welcome delight for celebrities, fashion bloggers and shoe lovers. By definition, Mules are shoes that are backless and often closed-toes, they can be any height, ranging from flat to high. Although not a favorite for many, it’s obvious the shoes are here to stay!

Let’s take a look at celebrities in mules that will definitely make you rethink your earlier predisposition about the backless delights.

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Sienna Miller, PhotoCredit: Pinterest.com
Sienna Miller, PhotoCredit: Pinterest.com
Chrissy Teigen, PhotoCredit: Pinterest.com
Selena Gomez, PhotoCredit: Pinterest.com

10 FASHION MISTAKES WOMEN ALWAYS MAKE | Shea Whitney

Let’s jump right into it. When we say fashion mistakes, we’re not talking about wearing an outfit that could land you on a worst-dressed list. Rather, we’re talking about long-held habits you refuse to break, fashion clichés you still believe are true, trend wagons you jump on and small things you’re avoiding—or doing—that can wreak havoc on your personal style.

Watch how Shea Whitney breaks it down in this video and let us know what you think.

TMM Style – The Stunning Ini Dima Okojie

Yet again Ini Dima Okojie is our Celebrity Style Star for today

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The stunning actress and tv host is our favourite style star this week, whether she’s glammed up for a red carpet event, looking chic for an afternoon out, or breaking fashion boundaries we totally love her ensembles.

See some of her gorgeous pictures below and let us know what you think.

 

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Thanks for reading.

Wumi ‘Tuase Covers November Issue of The Mode Mistress

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Say hello to our Mode Mistress for the month of November, Wumi Oguntuase, a fashion blogger, personal stylist and fashion entrepreneur. The talented style star in July 2016, launched her online store, The Thrift StoreNG where woke fashion lovers shop classic thrifted pieces at affordable rates. With an impressive Instagram following and a sleek and polished wardrobe to boot, we couldn’t wait to get a glimpse into some parts of her life. From fav designers to life as a blogger, we asked Wumi everything about fashion, business and more.


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Get to know Wumi by checking out how she answered our quick-fire questions below.

    1      The first thing I do in the morning is…  pray. I actually try not to miss my quiet time with God.

    2      I would never leave home without… my sunglasses. My eyes are very sensitive so I try to protect them even though I don’t (won’t) use medicated glasses.

    3      My staple clothing item is…  a jacket. Either kimono, denim jacket, blazer or waterfall jacket. I always just have to add something to my outfit.

    4      The one thing I’ll let myself splurge on is… good food (it’s funny because I don’t eat a lot) but for the sake of fashion, definitely shoes.

    5      If I had to describe my personal style in one word it would be… Relatable.

    6      The best thing about Nigerian labels …

Flexibility and Versatility. I’m loving how we’re breaking fashion barriers across the globe and not limiting ourselves to Africa or African styles alone. Nigerian labels have blown and they’re taking Nigeria to the world proudly!

    7      My favourite designers are…  Micheal Kors, Deola Sagoe, Vera Wang & Adidas

   8      When it comes to fashion blogging, people don’t realize…  it’s not just about taking pretty pictures and getting free stuff. It takes a lot of hard work if you’re passionate about it. You need to put in work to get people interested in your style & blog, put in work to retain the said interest and also influence people. So it’s not just about “oh she’s pretty and wears nice stuff, that’s why” No, it doesn’t work that way.

   9      My guilty pleasure is…  window shopping online. I’d literally put everything in my cart then close the tab, it’s crazy but I love it.

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10    The most exciting person I’ve ever met was… Maybe when I meet Omari Hardwick, Micheal Ealy or Keke Palmer, then I’d come back. LOL.

   11    One person, I’d love to meet would have to be… Kim Kardashian. I’m fascinated with how she keeps slaying and making her money above all the hate. I need to learn some business tips from her (no shady nudity courses though).

   12    Something people don’t know about me is…  I have a really reserved side. I’m an extrovert but for some years now, I’ve been discovering the part of me that likes to be alone and in my own little world.  I’m still the “Hey let’s turn up everyday” girl but that side of me is in existence too.

   13    The last thing I googled was…  “Celine trapeze mini bag”. See my online window shopping?

  14    The hardest thing about being in the spotlight is…  getting over negative feedback. People can be so rash and uncultured and I’m usually one to give a smart-ass reply when people come at me but I now have to remind myself that I’m building a brand and can’t let everything get to me.

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   15   The best thing about being in the spotlight is…  getting recognized. It encourages me to do more and be more. I mean I’m not even a top blogger yet but I get messages from ladies who are being influenced by my style, bloggers who have been inspired by me to start their own blogs or just people wanting style tips when they meet me. It’s the little things that mean a lot to me and that’s the best part for me.

   16    I stay in shape by… doing 50 squats and 100 sit-ups! daily

  17    My beauty essentials include…  Cussons baby wipes for my face, Primer, Foundation (I currently use Glam Girl), Powder (I use Milani) and Lipstick (Current fave is Kylie True Brown)

    18    My favourite place to travel is…  Maldives!

   19    The best thing about being a fashion blogger is…  getting to do what I love and making an impact with it no matter how little. I love to play dress up, mix and match and just look good, the type of good that makes people take an interest in what I’m wearing so achieving that is the best thing. Oh, and of course getting promotional items because let’s face it, how many pieces can I afford to buy all by myself? LOL!

    20    One thing I’ve never done but would love to do is…  go on a world tour with the love of my life, most preferably before I get married.

    21       The greatest life advice I’ve ever received was…  from my mum and she told me “You only know what’s in your heart, don’t be fooled by what people say or do, you never know what’s in their heart”. It’s quite funny because I never used to listen to her but I’ve had to accept after so many events that she was right. Mothers are always right.

Follow Wumi on social media 

Instagram – @wumituase

Blog – http://www.wumituase.com

Credits

Photography by Moyo Oshibamowo (@awgzz)

Makeup by Gbemi Sowunmi (@makeupbygbemi)

Creative Direction – Yejide Erogbogbo (The Mode Mistress)

Watch the BTS Video below

Rita Dominic, Omoni Oboli, Kate Henshaw, Blessing Egbe Dazzle On Red Carpet At ”The Women” Premiere

Nollywood actress and Filmmaker Blessing Egbe, premiered her highly anticipated new movie ‘The Women’ at the IMAX Cinemas, Lekki, Lagos, on Friday. The event was quite colorful as several celebrities and movie lovers graced the red carpet.

The glamorous event was attended by star actors such as Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma McDermott, Kate Henshaw, Femi Branch, Kene Mkparu, Samuel Olatunji (Bigsam), Moses Babatope, Gregory Ojefua, Kalu Ikeagwu, Anthony Monjaro, Lillian Afegbai, Rita Dominic and host of others.

The movie ‘The Women’ follows the events that occur when a group of women and their partners decided to go on a weekend getaway. At this getaway event, the set of malicious women are met with challenging trials that each must confront or succumb to. A tale of love, friendship, lies, and betrayals, take us all on an interesting journey filled with so much drama, humor, and lessons. The movie touch on may emotions that the screening hall became emotionally charged with divided opinions with some people standing for women and many other for men.

Written, produced and Directed by Blessing Egbe, ‘The Women’ features some of Nollywood’s top stars including Kate Henshaw, Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Kalu Ikeagwu, Femi Branch, Anthony Monjaro, Gregory Ojefua and Lilian Afegbai. The movie also introduces upcoming actors like Unity Nathan and Roxy Antak.

Blessing who is the producer and director of critically acclaimed soap, Lekki Wives said it is her best movie yet. The movie will be showing in cinemas across Nigeria from Friday, September 29, 2017.

Watch the Trailer HERE