TMM Style – Toni Tones at the #TIFF17

Stunning actress Toni Tones is currently in Toronto attending the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

The fashionista looked ethereal in blue as she wore a dress by Nigerian fashion designer Bibi Lawrence.

See photos below:

Credit: @iamtonitones



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GTBank Fashion Weekend set to Showcase “Africa’s Finest” | November 11th and 12th

Fashion lovers all over the world can once again look forward to an unparalleled fashion experience as the 2nd edition of the GTBank Fashion Weekend is set to hold on the 11th and 12th of November, 2017. The 2-day event will treat attendees to an enthralling journey across a wide variety of Africa’s finest styles and trends whilst offering small businesses in the Nigerian Fashion Industry a free and vibrant platform to connect with a wider segment of their consumers as well as experts in their industry.

The GTBank Fashion weekend is a free business platform that was created by foremost African Financial Institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, as part of its efforts to showcase the best of Africa’s Fashion to a global audience whilst promoting the effervescent enterprise of the continent’s growing fashion industry. The 2016 debut of the consumer-focused event received very positive reviews nationally and internationally. Attracting over 30,000 guests over the 2-day period, the event featured a series of master classes, runway shows, and a curated retail exhibition – creating the biggest, most thrilling exposé of African fashion to take place on the continent till date. The retail exhibition gave the over 90 Small Businesses that participated the opportunity to exhibit, sell and connect with consumers, as well as discover new markets.

This year’s Fashion Master Classes will feature global fashion experts such as reality TV personality and runway coach J Alexander, best known for his work on America’s Next Top Model, to renowned fashion entrepreneur and celebrity stylist, June Ambrose to award-winning fashion designer, Giles Deacon.

Other fashion and global media experts scheduled to host master classes at this year’s GTBank Fashion weekend include; Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine, Vanessa De Luca; Kenyan-born Vanessa Kingori, publisher of British GQ Magazine – the famed gentleman’s fashion and style magazine; multi-talented Nigerian photographer TY Bello; professional Makeup Artist and Educator, Danessa Myricks; and Fashion Editor & Style Consultant, Shiona Turini.

Fashion enthusiasts will also be treated to the ultimate shopping experience as dozens of Small Businesses will showcase a diverse range of carefully curated affordable and luxury apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty items, and much more. As part of the retail experience, there will be a crafts market featuring indigenous fabric and accessories. Each day of the event will close with a series of epic Runway shows featuring Africa’s finest designers and renowned international designers.

Commenting on the 2017 GTBank Fashion Weekend, Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank explains the vision behind the event as an “initiative that is unlocking growth opportunities for small businesses and putting African fashion on a global pedestal. The 2017 GTBank Fashion Weekend will not only give visibility to the amazing talents and entrepreneurial drive of our people at home, it will also connect them with fashion leaders abroad, in order to build local capacity and expertise across the entire Fashion Value Chain.”

GTBank has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. The GTBank brand is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions across its subsidiary countries and serves as a role model within the financial service industry due to its bias for world-class corporate governance standards, excellent service quality, and innovation. The Bank is also going beyond the traditional understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility as corporate philanthropy by intervening in key economic sectors through non-profit consumer-focused fairs and capacity building initiatives for small businesses operating in these sectors.

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Rihanna x Puma Fenty Cleated Creeper To Release This Week



Rihanna’s Puma Creeper has been released multiple times in numerous colours and textures including leather and suede, but there’s still more in store for 2016’s “Shoe Of The Year.”

Promotional pictures have revealed a new tan suede Rihanna x Puma Fenty Cleated Creeper, which features a chunky boot-like outsole beneath the already bulky Creeper midsole. The kicks feature the familiar look of the original Rihanna x Puma Fenty Creeper, except this updated model is built on that platform style outsole.

The Cleated Creeper will reportedly make its retail debut in two different colours, including the suede golden brown joint which utilizes leather detailing throughout the shoe. Additionally, Puma will be releasing an all-black version of the Rihanna x Puma Fenty Cleated Creeper.

In addition to working with Rihanna, Puma has also partnered up with other artists and celebs this year including The Weeknd, Jay-Z and Kylie Jenner. Last week, The Weeknd officially launched his first Puma collab, the Puma Parallel, and the brand has also teamed with Jay-Z on a collaborative sneaker in honour of 4:44. Puma has also agreed to sponsor Jay’s 4:44 tour, furthering their ties within the hip-hop community.

Take a look at the two initial colour of the Rihanna x Puma Fenty Cleated Creeper below.

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Kim Kardashian Channels Jackie O In Photo Shoot With her Daughter

Kim Kardashian sure knows how to break the internet. In her latest photo shoot for Interview Magazine’s September issue, the reality star channelled Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the editorial. Kim also posed with her adorable daughter North West. The magazine was titled Kim the American Dream and America’s First Lady. As expected it caused some controversy, but Kim Kardashian is most certainly used to it.

Kim Kardashian Channels Jackie O In Photo Shoot With her Daughter Kim Kardashian and North West

Kim Kardashian Channels Jackie O In Photo Shoot With her Daughter Kim Kardashian and North West

Kim is undeniably one of the most famous women in the world. She is one of the highest-paid celebrities who managed to earn unbelievable 14 million dollars in only minutes after the launch of her eponymous beauty brand. Anyway, Kim thinks people don’t give her enough recognition. The reality star admitted that she didn’t mind being underestimated in the past, but after 10 years in the business, she deserves a bit of recognition.

“You can say a lot of things about me, but you cannot say I don’t work hard. I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I don’t act. But I am not lazy,” Kim Kardashian tells Interview.

Kim Kardashian Channels Jackie O In Photo Shoot With her Daughter Kim Kardashian as Jackie O

Kim Kardashian recreated Jackie O’s most iconic looks flaunting a bouffant wig and opera-length gloves. In the pictures, you can see Kim wearing Jackie’s signature pillbox hats as well as some of her most memorable outfits. The images are taken by Steven Klein at The National Art Club in New York City. Steven Klein and Kim certainly know how to put on a show. The same photographer was behind Kim’s full frontal nude pictures for Love Magazine’s February 2015 issue. The controversial pictures were in the centre of the media attention. Steven Klein explained that every time he and Kim work together they have a different approach.


“We have no desire to repeat ourselves or reference anything she has done previously,” the photographer added.

Kim Kardashian Channels Jackie O In Photo Shoot With her Daughter Kim Kardashian with Pill Box Hat

Kim Kardashian Channels Jackie O In Photo Shoot With her Daughter Kim Kardashian in white elegant belted dress

The reality star proved that she can get all the attention both naked and fully covered. North West also stars in the latest Interview’s editorial. She wears her hair in double buns and rocks many cute dresses. Her brother Saint who is 20 months old didn’t appear in the pictures. Kim shared that she and her infamous husband Kanye West have strict rules about their kids on camera. She also added that they live a very normal life at home.

Kim Kardashian Channels Jackie O In Photo Shoot With her Daughter Kim Kardshian and North West taking dogs for a walk

Kim Kardashian Channels Jackie O In Photo Shoot With her Daughter Kim Kardashian and North West

Photo Credit: Steven Klein/Interview magazine



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Kendall Jenner Looks Sensational in La Perla’s New Campaign

The beautiful Kendall Jenner is the star in La Perla’s new campaign. The luxury Italian brand wowed us once again, with an ultra-feminine and sensual ad. La Perla is currently trying a new, avant-garde approach to designing and the pieces are a part of their Fall/Winter 2017 line. The collection includes “built-in” lingerie in modern and stylish pieces such as dresses, tops, and suits. The brand already released the official pictures and a wonderful video of the collection.

Romance, fantasy and a world of boundless imagination… #LaPerlaFW17 coming soon

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In the pictures, you can see Kendall flaunting her gorgeous physique in several different surroundings. In one of those, the model lies on a table surrounded by fruits and flowers.

The shoot took place in a garden in Milan and was photographed by the amazing photographer duo Marcus Piggott and Mert Alas. Julia Haart, who is the creative director of the brand took care of the styling for the photoshoot. All of the designs are her creations.

Kendall Jenner Looks Sensational in La Perla’s New Campaign magenta bodysuit mules

Kendall Jenner Looks Sensational in La Perla’s New Campaign white dress plunging neckline high slit

Kendall Jenner Looks Sensational in La Perla’s New Campaign white dress plunging neckline high slit

Kendall Jenner Looks Sensational in La Perla’s New Campaign gray embroidered suit

Kendall Jenner Looks Sensational in La Perla’s New Campaign black and white dress

Kendall Jenner Looks Sensational in La Perla’s New Campaign black and white dress

Kendall Jenner Looks Sensational in La Perla’s New Campaign gray embroidered suit

Kendall Jenner Looks Sensational in La Perla’s New Campaign white dress plunging neckline high slit

Photo Credit: La Perla

Best Dressed At The MTV VMA 2017

MTV Video Music Award (commonly abbreviated as a VMA) is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium. The VMA’s red carpet has welcomed many unconventional and at times weird fashion choices throughout its history. Check out some of our best dressed fashionistas below and let us know what you think.

Mel B

Best Dressed At The MTV VMA 2017 Mel B
Photo Credit: Filmmagic

The singer proved that she didn’t come to play with her “You Will Never Own Me” sequined dress by Di$count Universe. Mel B paired the bold dress with red pointy toe heels.

Vanessa Hudgens

Best Dressed At The MTV VMA 2017 Vanessa Hudgens
Photo Credit: Filmmagic

Vanessa stunned in an intricate sheer dress is by Yanina Couture at the MTV VMA 2017, the all-red ensemble had sequined details.

Paris Jackson

Best Dressed At The MTV VMA 2017 Paris Jackson
Photo Credit: Wireimage

Michael Jackson’s model daughter flaunted a barely-there sheer dress by Christian Dior. The intricate embroidery on the dress was complimented by the modern beige logo lingerie underneath.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Best Dressed At The MTV VMA 2017 Alessandra Ambrosio
Photo Credit: Invision/AP

The Victoria’s Secret Angel enhanced her runway legs with the lace-up trouser boots and the ultra short heavily embroidered dress. The entire outfit was by Balmain.

Hailey Baldwin

Best Dressed At The MTV VMA 2017 Hailey Baldwin
Photo Credit: REX/Shutterstock

Hailey bared her toned body with the sheer Zuhair Murad dazzling jumpsuit. The plunging neckline and the waist-accenting belt added, even more, drama to the look.


Best Dressed At The MTV VMA 2017 Lorde
Photo Credit: REX/Shutterstock

Lorde looked like she stepped out of a fairy tale in her lilac fringe gown by Monique Lhuillier. The were no accessories and bag in sight. Apparently, the princess gown was enough to make a statement by itself.

Heidi Klum

Best Dressed At The MTV VMA 2017 Heidi Klum
Photo Credit: REX/Shutterstock

The legendary supermodel showed a lot of skin in the sheer intricate gown by Dundas. She paired the daring dress with strappy sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti and got all the attention.

Katy Perry

Best Dressed At The MTV VMA 2017 Katy Perry
Photo Credit: REX/Shutterstock

The host of the night looked astonishing in the asymmetric white gown by Stephane Rolland. The elegant ensemble was styled by Mariel Haenn and Rob Zangardi who have worked with Jennifer Lopez for years.

Yara Shahidi

Best Dressed At The MTV VMA 2017 Yara Shahidi
Photo Credit: REX/Shutterstock

The actress stunned in a feminine draped silk dress by Zimmerman. The olive gold hued dress flattered Yara’s complexion and made her look like a bronze goddess.

Ashake’s Diary 7 – Ify’s Diary

Ashake's diary


“Why can’t you ever do anything right, you’re not better than your father ” screamed Ify’s mother, “I wasn’t the one attracted to him ” Ify retorted, this earned her a slap.**

** For many years, I wondered why my mum hated me so much, then I realized that it wasn’t me she hated, but herself. My dad was married and he cheated on his wife with my mum, and my mum wasn’t over the fact that he didn’t want her again. I really don’t blame him, my mum was wrong for trying to break his home. Everything still hurt, even with this conclusion, but I have always tried to block it out by getting myself involved in school and hanging out with my friends.

When I met Steven, he was everything to me, always listened to me, and he never failed to compliment me. I couldn’t wait for him to be my first kiss, even though we weren’t dating yet, I was anxious.

You can imagine my joy this afternoon at lunch when he asked me to be his girlfriend with a cute handwritten note. I screamed with joy, at that moment I guess he was all I wanted. We planned to have our first kiss as soon as possible. My sweet Steven found a romantic spot in school for us to kiss later in the day, our plan was in motion. Finally, my dreams were going to come true, which was rare.

I daydreamed till school closed for the day, I was just so excited, I couldn’t believe I was finally going to kiss Steven. I ran out of class after the closing bell to meet Steven, and we proceeded to our “Spot”. Steven was a dream, He gave me another card to celebrate our impending kiss, then we proceeded to get it over with.

“What Rubbish, not in my school ” I turned to see the principal and some teachers glaring at Steven and me, I was shocked. How did they find us? My question was answered quickly as I saw my ‘nemesis’ Ashake. I was dumbfounded. This girl must really hate me. Well, I have beaten her up in the past,  but she wasn’t the only one. This was just too low. The “snake” was actually happy, I made up my mind to deal with her. When I saw how much trouble I was getting into my love for Steven suddenly became non-existent. He wasn’t worth all this trouble, I resented him so much at that moment.

I kept thinking to myself how much Ashake was going to pay for this, I didn’t  know how or when, but she would. While my mother screamed at me at home, I zoned out and began to plot my next move. I would hit back when she least expects!