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Full list of awardees at Divas of colour 2015 in association with Lebara Mobile and Dr Kem

25 Mar

Divas of colour International women’s award is the largest gathering of world’s most powerful women of colour. A special day to celebrate, recognise and reward the best of women of colour from around the globe.  The second edition was held on Saturday 21st of March 2015. The day unleashed a glorious night of luxury entertainment, fashion and awards ceremony. Bringing together high profile and prominent women, Hollywood star Winston Ellis and Nollywood stars , HRH Theodora Ibekwe Oyebade , Rita Nzelu and a host of many others.  17 women went home with a diamond  shaped glittering awards as  tears of joy and excitement run .

Kwame Koranteng collections at Divas of colour 2015

Models for Designer Kwame Koranteng bespoke Tailoring with Faustina Anyanwu Founder Divas of colour (middle).

 

Full lists of Awardees

Lifetime Achiever recipient    – Prof Elizabeth Anionwu

Lifetime Achiever recipient  –   Sherry Ann Dixon

Women of Honour Award    –   Cllr Ann Mbachu (Also the keynote speaker)

Women of Honour Award     –   Cllr Kate Anolue

Women of Honour Award  –      Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler (USA state of Georgia Representative.

Diva Ambassador Award   – Sandra Nelson – Founder Lift Effects

Inspirational Diva Award     –     Parmi Dheensa (Founder Include me too , Charity for the disabled.)

Entrepreneur Diva              –      Vanessa Oluwole – Founder IWOP (International Women of power )

Outstanding Diva Award    –       HRH Queen Theodora Ibekwe Oyebade.

Diva Author                        – Ibitola Ojoye

Diva Artist   Award             –       Roucheon Iloyi

Diva Makeup artist           –         Joy Adenuga

Diva Presenter                 –      Marjorie Fielder

Diva Designer                  –     Rose Perkins of Fashionsistas label.

Diva Face won by                 Vashtina Johnson

Diva Brand of the year –      Afrodeity – makers of Joliette luxury beauty brand.

Facebook Diva Face     – Aisha Sagnia

Top Model Victoria Michaels named brand Ambassador for AFWL 2015.

25 Mar

AFWL Ambassador 3Top Model extraordinaire, she is the true definition of beauty and brains combined; multi-talented, intelligent and focused, she is exceptional as a runway and a commercial model.

An enthusiastic social change advocate, Victoria’s passion for Women and Children’s Education led to the establishment of the Victoria Michaels Foundation – a non-profit organization seeking to empower women and less privileged children across Ghana.   It is a vehicle to drive various philanthropic and charity projects in Ghana, including support for various children’s homes, orphanages, destitute women and anti-poverty campaigns; and she hopes to make the Foundation’s work a pan-African project by 2017.

Groomed by the late legendary statesman designer, Kofi Ansah, Victoria Michaels’ international modeling career has seen her participating as a runway model at the AU Summit GOLD Show, BBC Fashion Show, Dubai Fashion Week, FIMA International Fashion Show and Dark & Lovely Fashion Show. Victoria has also been invited as a guest to some of the most prestigious fashion shows in the globe including the London and New York fashion weeks.  She has also been featured in major publications like Vogue Italia.

She is one of the most sought-after models to be brand ambassador and lead commercial model for leading businesses in Africa.  She has played major roles in commercials for Hertz Rent-a-Car, Vodafone, MTN, Nescafe, Da-Viva, and Bela-Aqua mineral water.  Charitable institutions also see Victoria as a powerful brand ambassador; she was chosen by the British Council as one of two representatives from Ghana at the All African Youth Summit in Johannesburg, SA.

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Victoria has won many awards for her work, in 2014 alone; she came out with four outstanding awards including being honoured by Ovation International as its first Angel of Hope Award recipient. This award recognizes celebrities in Africa whose image and positive contribution continues to inspire hope across the continent. She was honoured that evening alongside Ghanaian former leader – President Jerry Rawlings and her late mentor, Kofi Ansah who was awarded post-humorously.

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“It feels really great to be chosen as the Brand Ambassador for a globally acclaimed proudly African event like the African Fashion Week London. I am particularly excited to be part of this grand platform that showcases the original African creativity, style and talent. We have a very rich fashion culture and I look forward to working with inspiring African designers from both within the continent and the Diaspora as we thrill and dazzle the world with authentic mind blowing designs that speaks only of our incredible creativeness”  Victoria Michaels

We are excited to have Victoria on board as our brand Ambassador for Africa Fashion Week London 2015. We see her as someone who represents our brand in many ways, and  we believe she can use  her knowledge to encourage the young & upcoming  models. We look forward to working with her and to creating a fantastic event  this year.
Ronke Ademiluyi
Founder, Africa Fashion Week London.

 

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Afro red carpet glam

28 Sep
Afro red carpet glam

Stella Jean green midi dress
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High heels stiletto
$36 – fashionunion.com

River Island heart earrings
$6.52 – riverisland.com

Divas of colour International women’s day is back!

23 Sep

Divas of colour 2015 flyer nominationsDivas of colour 2015 sponsored by Fashion fair UK is the largest gathering of world’s most powerful women of colour from around the globe. The event which is a special day set aside to celebrate, recognise, reward and discover the best of women of colour , brings together high flying women, dignitaries, and achieving women of colour.  The event is made of two major sections day and night.

The day is a free entry tradeshow and exhibition of brands from cosmetics to fashion , home and lifestyle products .  Expected to attend the 2015 tradeshow is over 1000 strong and well to do buyers from all over the world. With over 30 brands represented, it has promised to be buys day to discover great products for women and the household.  The organisers are calling brands and businesses to register now to secure their stall for an opportunity to tap into the enthusiasm.

Night section : Includes, Diva Designer fashion show – calling all female designers and male designers who design for women to register now to participate. In the section also includes, pageant to find the diva face of colour of the year with lots of amazing prizes to be won, including face of Fashion Fair UK social media, covergirl for C. Hub magazine, Fotoreel magazine and Black and Bold Magazine, plus a cash prize to be won. Women from the age of 14 and upwards can enter. This competition is open to any woman regardless of race or religion, as long as you feel you can pull it off. You do not have to be a pro model to enter too.  The award ceremony also with a keynote speech on Depression and Mental Illness, fundraiser for the chosen charity – Depression Alliance UK.  Nominations for the awards are now open . To find out the categories and nominate follow the link below.

http://www.mbwpr.com/divasofcolour/entry/#sthash.qFxjgP1l.dpbs

C. Hub magazine issue 8 : Family issue out now!

23 Sep
C. Hub magazine issue 8

By C-Hub Magazine in C.Hub magazine

80 pages, published 9/23/2014

C. Hub magazine issue 8 brings you the family as it should be. Intimacy, love and giving. With a rare intimate chat with Nollywood most powerful couple, best of designers and designs at Africa Fashion week London 2014, top 10 most beautiful African families, beauty must haves, and wardrobe inspiration from AFWL, your festivity Afro care and of course a getaway to Canada and lots of treats to win sponsored by Fashion Fair UK. you can’t miss this…

Subscribe to print edition for £20 only a year

C. Hub magazine issue 7 out now on free digital download

19 Jul

In the past  month over 20,000 people have read and downloaded the current issue of C. Hub magazine . If you haven’t yet, you can also get it right here.

 

C.Hub magazine issue 7 Vol.2

By C-Hub Magazine in C.Hub magazine

80 pages, published 6/21/2014

C.hub magazine is the first and only Afro-creative magazine in the UK based on a number of shared values which include authenticity, originality, creativity, intergrity and African Heritage.

The new approach to feminism is to up your game with this power dressing.

30 Sep

In this new era of men dominated business and board rooms, it can be a heck staying true to who you are. I just read few days ago how bad the statistics is with the degree to which men see women from the sex point of view.  Couldn’t shout.

If you are a business or career woman caught up with such sex preying eyed men, the solution is not bitching around, whining or crying out loud. Here is the remedy – UP YOUR GAME with  your looks.

You may have known that 50% of what you have to say has already been heard from how you’re dressed . This time to make your stands clear you don’t even need words any longer. These 3 pieces are all you need to say where you belong and who you are.

Radley bags - Broomford.

Power bag from Radley – http://www.radley.co.uk £299.00

Debenhams

Jonathan Saunder, Fluro Collar for Debenhams – http://www.debenhams.com – £75.00

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Brantano shoes – http://www.brantano.co.uk

These 3 combinations are all you need to boldly step into any board room and you are sure to win the debate at least for once.  Good luck.

Unleash the flora in you with Asos’s new trend .

18 Aug

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This year flora prints have been on trend for celebs in the likes of Beyonce and several other Alisters. And it seems the floral has no plans of fading away yet. Designers and fashion buyers are ready more than ever to make sure that the summer feel does not just go yet. Asos in particular have unleashed its floral power house and here we go. We just can’t get enough. Now you get yours on http://www.asos.com

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This season all that glitters may turn gold.

15 Aug

World designers and shoppers are opting for the metallic this season. Its all shimmering and glittery for autumn winter. Are you ready for the ball?

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Right you are, lets see. These investment pieces carefully chosen for your all glitter stylish night out cold, rain or not are all you need to make your statement. ssssshhh! No words please.

From top to butts –

1. Dipsie Heel from Steve Madden – £99.00

2. Fashion world glitters – £95.

3. Debenhams glittery trainer – £40.00

4. Out and about bag – from Dune  – £49.00

5. Beautiful sequin glits from House of fraser– £160.00

6. Autograph glittery boots – M&S – £69.00

7. M&S Per Una Speziale Dress – £119.00

8. M&S collection Jacket – £59.00

9. Alea dress from Monsoon – £179.00

10. Angelz gold from Steve Madden – £99.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fashion/Style -Lets do the polka it’s Tiannah styling at AFWL

13 Aug

Polka’s has always been embraced by fashionistas , it is so sweet endearing. Which is not far fetched from Tiannah styling collections at Africa fashion week this year. These polka from Tiannahstyling is not just another polka on trend, it encapsulates the essence of feminity flattering the female forms and shape.  They are so deliciously worn by these elegant models giving it even more edge.

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The Nigerian designer who is also a top sleek sophisticated stylist took over the Africa fashion week London with her wow collection

The designer’s love for polka dots was evident in the edgy collection which made use of materials such as silk, lycra, polka dots, leather, feathers, and chiffon, heavily accessorised with bags and hats.
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“We wanted to create a dramatic and creative collection that captured the essence of freedom,” said Lawani of the collection, “And the models brought that to life with their freestyle runway.”
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The standout pieces came in the shape of two floor length gowns, in blue and black respectively, with polka dot detail and daring sheer paneling, which teased the audience with a hint of skin.
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Other playful pieces included a pink leather coat with white polka dot detail lining, bright yellow short shorts with orange details and a matching suitcase paired with a yellow blouse with orange collar detail, a polka dot and animal print mix leotard paired with a black leather coat sporting a brown animal print lining and a long yellow one-shoulder dress with polka dot and leopard print detail and a sexy side split accessorized with a matching hat.
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Lawani’s biggest surprise came at the end of the show when the designer, clad in a red dress with big white polka dots accessorized with her trademark high tops stepped out unveiling her baby bump for the first time to the press and the London audience.
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Photographed by – Nia Rose.

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