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:

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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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Brighten and Clarify your ​Skin with Eres Bella by Yejide African Black Soap

African black soap traditionally known as Ose Dudu translated into ”Black Soap.” The soap is commonly used by the Yoruba people of Nigeria, Benin and Togo.  It has been used for centuries by Ghanaians and Nigerians and proven as a great body cleanser.

Eres Bella by Yejide African Black Soap is 100% Natural and specially formulated for the Face and Body. This natural black soap is hand-made and hand-poured in Lagos, Nigeria using centuries-old techniques. Made with plantain leaves and effective essential oils this soap is famous for brightening, clarifying and moisturising the skin.

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Normal shelf life is 24 months. To prolong the shelf life of this natural black soap, keep it in a cool and dry location. After using your black soap in the shower you can then store it in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag in a cooler and drier section of the house.

Directions: Gently rub a large pinch of soap in your hands or sponge to create a lather. Rub the lather or soap on all areas of your face, and rinse.

 

Contact Details

Email – Eresbellabyyejide@gmail.com

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Ashake’s Diary 8 – Girl Like Toks

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I woke up with a smile on my face, today was definitely going to be a good day. I showered and hopped into the car, I kept humming as my mum drove Toks and me to school. In all honesty, I had no reason to be in a good mood, I was notorious in school, even though it wasn’t deliberate, it wasn’t the best either. Everyone hated me, even my own sister Toks.

I was older but Toks was bigger, prettier, smarter and more vicious. She was loved by everyone in school and quite frankly I resented that. Toks was friends with most of the seniors in school so she was always invited to their exclusive parties, I always wanted to attend one, but no one wanted me there. “Like I care!” Sadly I do care.

Sigh! I strolled into class, took my seat and could immediately feel Ify staring at me with so much venom. Yes! I ruined her little love story, but really, what did she expect after beating me up? I tried as much as possible to ignore her as I brought my books out. Miss Are was her usual boring self, I kept staring at her and wondering what motivated her career choice.

I walked into the cafeteria during our lunch break and saw Ify and Toks chatting away. What are the odds? My annoying sister and nemesis becoming best friends, but why me? To be very honest, I wasn’t very surprised, right from her birth, a year and a half after mine, making me miserable was how she relaxed. Little did I know that everything she had done to me in the past wasn’t compared to what she was about to do to me today.

We had our Physical Education class (Sports) after our lunch break, and it was mandatory for everyone to change into their sports wear. I hurriedly changed and rushed to join everyone on the field.

I noticed everyone was looking at me funny including Mr Diji our sports teacher, but I assumed it was as a result of my notoriety. Little did I know that Toks (on Ify’s orders) loosened the seams at the back of my shorts, weird how I didn’t notice it when I wore it. Usually, when we have P.E everyone rushes to sit at the back, so if you’re late “HELLO FRONT ROW.” So as I sat down everyone, I mean everyone saw all my delicates.

Physically I looked younger and smaller than my age, my skinny arms didn’t help my case as well. So to get my school uniform to fit I would normally wear shorts and some extra clothes underneath. Toks knew this obviously and felt that Ify should know.

Toyo, an annoying boy in my class said “denim bum’’ out loud and everyone burst into laughter including me (why didn’t I shut up). When everyone saw me laughing, they even laughed louder. I could swear I saw Mr Diji chuckle, Simi then said: “Ashake you do know they are laughing at you, go to the bathroom and look at your shorts.” A shiver went down my spine, If I was white, I am sure I would be red. Toyo then went as far as taking pictures and sending it to people in school, I swear, in minutes people were walking by the field to see the “denim bum” girl with their own eyes.

I don’t remember my trip to the bathroom, but I remember everyone laughing and pointing at me, calling me “denim bum” and some other mean classmates saying they are sure I store my bad attitude in the pockets.

I sat in the bathroom and cried in frustration, why me! Ify came into the bathroom under the guise that she wanted to help me out, then proceeded to tell me how and why she did it. Staring at her at that moment I wanted so bad to hurl some vile words at her, but fear held me back, knowing Ify, this was just the beginning and with Toks by her side, I was finished.

I reported Toks to my mum when we got home, but mom would hear none of it, apparently what I was saying sounded like something I would do, not her perfect Toks! I went to bed upset, and I kept thinking and plotting. If I was going to win this battle, I had to think like Toks.

 

 

 

by Yejide Erogbogbo

Rihanna Teased The First Products of Her Fenty Beauty Line

Rihanna finally teased her fans with the first look of her beauty line on Instagram. Unarguably one of the most anticipated releases of the year, Fenty Beauty is only a few days away, and people won’t stop talking about it. This is Rihanna’s debut in the world of cosmetics, but knowing her success in other industries – fashion, music and film, everyone expects something huge. Millions of fans are eagerly awaiting for her products, which she already subtly flaunted in her looks at several red carpet events.

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Rihanna Teased the First Products of Her Fenty Beauty Line
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The video features  15 models, among which are the popular Slick Woods, Indyamarie Jean, Halima Aden, Leomie Anderson, Duckie Thot, Paloma Elsesser, Selena Forrest, Camila Costa and of course the singer herself.

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And last, but not least, there is a glowing golden product that looks like an eyeshadow, called Trophy Wife. The singer also released short individual videos of the models, talking about the different shades of the upcoming line.

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Photo Credit: @fentybeauty/Instagram

Unfortunately, we still have to wait a few more days until the products arrive. The official launch time of Fenty Beauty is 12 am PST on September 8, which is only three days away. Until then, prepare your wallets for some quality spending.

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Rihanna x Puma Fenty Cleated Creeper To Release This Week

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Photo Credit: Steven Klein/Interview magazine

 

 

culled from fashionisers.com

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.

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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.

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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