It’s been aeons since I updated the blog. Sorry about the hiatus. Well, let’s not call it “hiatus” because I’ve been busy updating the online magazine, trying to keep it up to date like never before! For instance, there’s an update on Ozwald Boateng, ISIS Models in Senegal, latest scoop on AFWL 2012 and many more on our online magazine!
Summer season is still on and no better trend rocks like colour blocking! This is one trend still making the rounds in fashion circuits and districts worldwide. But the question is, are the men out there really rocking this unique trend? It was on this note I did a recent post on colour blocking. It’s ideal for men and ladies (who want the men in their lives to look trendy). You could check out my recent post for OnoBello.com on colour-blocking. Don’t forget to share with friends. More posts are underway.
On a final note, lemme seize the chance and wish y’all a stylish new week. Remember to dress smart! We live in an era where “first impression counts”!
We are already in the second half of 2012 and still in Summer too! It may please you to know that we’ll continue articles on summer trends, ranging from ManStyle to beauty trends to accessories and even to fashion events. I must mention specially that Africa Fashion Week London is only a month away! All updates on AFWL 2012 will come your way only on our newly re-launched online magazine. So, please, keep checking every now and then.
Guys, have you upgraded your style in some way? A number of us (myself inclusive) need to upgrade our wardrobe, colognes, accessories, shoes, etc to meet summer’s trends! Anyway, we need not break the bank to look trendy. We are still in summer and we will continue our tradition of writing on summer trends. There’s a lot to read and share on We will be featuring our MODEL OF THE MONTH in few days, interviews from top fashion entrepreneurs, designers, etc. Feel free to drop your comments or questions. Also, suggestions are welcomed from any part of the world on how we can make your reading a better experience. We are not neophobic. We are open to new ideas!
Also, don’t forget to check OnoBello.com this month because I’ve got articles ready that I’ll be sending to the Style Director. As soon as they are published, I’ll keep you posted!
Wishing you guys a stylish and jolly month of July!
Guys, I’ve been working and consulting endlessly on a certain project in the last couple of weeks to meet up a surprise for you guys. I don’t want to beat about the bush and keep you all in suspense (my favourite pastime). If you are going to have a less busy weekend, or you are going shopping, picnic, movies, models’ castings, weddings, burials (oops, did I just say that?) just check out our online magazine which recently underwent some “facelift”! If you are using any mobile device, you will meet the default “mobile mode”. To view the site’s full functionalities (which include animated slides and visual aesthetics), scroll down to the bottom page and click on “Switch to our desktop site”.
I hope you all will have a swell time. Stay stylish always! Another weekend is here, catch fun (if you can)!
As you read this, all is seemingly set for the launch of Calvin Klein’s latest cologne for men. Christened “Encounter”, the cologne features striking Swedish actor and manstyle celebrity, Alexander Skarsgard as the face of the campaign.
According to reliable sources, Honorine Blanc and Pierre Negrin (both Firmenich perfumers) are behind the composition which opens with aromas of mandarin, cardamom, rum, with middle notes of pepper, Egyptian jasmine, cognac and closes with oud, Atlas cedar, musk.
This woody fragrance launches in September, 2012 with 30, 50 and 100ML Eau de Toilette bottles plus a face and body lotion! Featuring alongside Mr. Skarsgard, is model, Lara Stone
As the days for Africa Fashion Week London (AWFL 2012) draw near, models and designers must apprise themselves of what to expect during the casting which comes up on 17th June, 2012 at Hammersmith, London. AFWL is arguably the largest African Caribbean Fashion event in Europe. AFWL PR, which partnered recently with FAB Magazine is billed to take place at Spitalfields, London on 3rd and 4th August, 2012.
Below are details for professional models who want to feature during AFWL 2012. This casting is an open one.
1. AFWL will ONLY HAVE one day casting.
2. Models must be punctual.
3. Models will be paid £100, food and refreshments would be provided on all 4 days that we need you for.
4. Models must commit to all of the following days:
-Fitting days 28th & 29th July – all day on both days
-Show days 3rd & 4th August – all day on both days
5. The casting is open to models of all colours and ethnicity.
6. Female models must be a minimum height of 5.8 and above with UK dress sizes from 6-12
7. Male models must be a minimum height of 5.11
8. All models must bring a 5×6 printed colour picture (head-shot) with your name, email address and phone number on the back.
9. All models would have to complete a form and sign a model release form
10. You must know your statistics so make sure you are measured before attending – stats needed for female models is height, bust and cup size, waist, hips, dress and shoe size and for male models: height, chest, collar size, waist and shoe size.
DATE: 17th June, 2012
VENUE: Distillers Bar (Red Room), 64 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9PH
Call: 02087482834 for more details.
To enter designers must:
-Submit five high res images of their collection
-Submit a 300 word (maximum) bio detailing the inspiration behind their collections. Prospective designers must also state what showcasing at the event means to them.
All submissions should be made to email@example.com by the end of June. A panel comprising members of See Africa Differently and AFWL will then shortlist entries. The five finalists will be submitted to a vote by the public.
For further media inquiries, please contact, Florence Igbokwe – Africa Fashion Week London PR Manager at
It was a blistering afternoon at Rays Inn as models attended the screening of Nigeria’s Next Super Model in their droves. Models from Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Bayelsa, Ibadan, Jos, Lagos were seen waiting to make it as finalists. The auditions which started by 12:00PM had Juliet Morgan as the model scout and judges that presided included: Mrs. Joan Okorodudu, Larry Kay, Kitschai, fashion stylist, Igri-Offor Titilola, Bunmi Ademokoya, Aisha Bello and Brendan Nsikak. At the end, 30 models made it as finalists. Here are the pictures of models and judges from the event. Pictures of guests spotted at the screening will be published subsequently.
The Judges R-L: JOAN OKORODUDU, Founder, NNSM; BRENDAN NSIKAK, fashion consultant; KITSCHAI, stylist/kreative director; LARRY KAY, of MONAMI; BUNMI ADEMOKOYA, 1st Runner-Up, NNSM 2007; AISHA BELLO, winner, NNSM 2009 and IGRI-OFFOR TITILOLA
LARRY KAY (of MONAMI) fielding questions from ABAYOMI USIM, Producer, NNSM, 2012
JULIET MORGAN, model scout addressing the models while Founder, NNSM, Mrs. Okorodudu watches on
models anticipating their fate
IMADE OGBEWI, current queen (NNSM 2011); HUMPHREY, model and CLAUDIA ADELU, winner NNSM 2010
Models awaiting their casting calls.
Joan Okorodudu, Founder, NNSM
Abayomi Usim, Producer NNSM 2012
Even with few weeks past, memories still linger at the AfterParty of Mimi Lee London with OLMECA as the official drink. With the successful Launch at Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria earlier the same day, Mimi Hassan (Creative Director, Mimi Lee London) thought it wise to invite her guests to the posh club, AUTO LOUNGE, in Victoria Island, Lagos. It was another moment of fun as the invitees had a swell time. We captured some of the invitees!
Mimi Hassan at the venue