Fashion Forum Ghana’s Last Fashion Talk this year happens on Thursday 14th December 2017 at the British Council in Accra.
A good number of industry experts will discuss issues such as the Importance of Cloth, Clothing and Textiles to revolutionize our garment and textiles industry towards industrialization. Continue Reading
Ghanaian Luxury womenswear brand Christie Brown has released photos of her latest collection titled F(MEN)IST . According to the creative director Aisha Obuobi, the collection F(MEN)IST has "the very powerful juxtaposing of a modern day feminism and the nagging traditional stereotypes of the suggested role of women in our society. The big idea: we highlight the trending push back against present day societal norms imposed on women who so fiercely want to show their powerful nature in a male dominated world"
With intricate detailing, vibrant patterns and ankara pieces, Christie Brown F(MEN)IST collection delivered a fierce, fabulous and fearless look. The collection presents a powerful infusion of modernism into carefully selected traditional African aesthetic. The collection was showcased at the recently ended 2017 Lagos Fashion and Design week which was held at the Eko Atlantic Lagos, Nigeria.
Christie Brown prides itself in making fashion in Ghana relevant internationally. Fro winning the Emerging designer of the year award in 2009 at the Arise Africa Fashion Week in Johannesburg, to capturing the attention of global fashion influencers such as Harpers Bazaar, Vogue ltalia, Canoe 53 and Glamour Magazine, the brand has a consistent history of international acclaim and recognition. Christie Brown stands uniquely as a women's apparel and accessories manufacturer and retailer with pieces ranging from beautiful bespoke gowns. Her clothes and accessories have made a bold statement, painting the runways with fuse of color and culture, fit for the contemporary African woman.
The Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week team officially announced the dates for the prestigious fashion show this year.
From the 25th to the 28th of October, Lagos will host the foremost event of the Nigerian fashion industry, bringing all creatives together for 4 days of drama, excitement and inspiration.
Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) is a multiday fashion event platform that aims to drive the Nigerian and ultimately, the African fashion industry; by bringing together buyers, consumers and the media to view the current collections of African designers in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria.
Follow @Lfdw_ng for more info.
Men aren’t the only ones who get to have a little fun with dirty pick-up lines at the bar. Ladies, ever seen a good looking man, in all his beard gang glory and thought to yourself, I’ll love to get to know him better, and no matter how hard you try, hints and all, you can’t get him to ask you out?
A pick-up line is a conversation opener with the intent of engaging an unfamiliar person for romance or dating.
Here is ours. .
Well, if you were to ask him out on a date what would your pick up line be?
Let us know in the comment section below!
Most of us have experienced an acne flare up when stress is on the rise. Research shows that stress and breakouts are directly linked.
Skin breakouts occur when there is an over production of oil which often results in a clogged pore, and the growth of bacteria inside. Breakouts include acnes; pimples, black heads, white heads and zits in one particular area of the face.
The hormonal cycle can tighten our pores and cause acnes but most times sudden breakouts on the skin are caused mainly by stress.
Here are some few things you can do to prevent and reduce skin breakout caused as a result of stress:
A healthy diet is an important part of beauty. Eating healthy and regularly, drinking lots of water will help reduce hunger and dehydration. Without doing the fore mentioned, your skin will not receive the nutrients it needs. You can also balance your diet with nutrients and vitamins by taking nutritional supplements like Omega 3.
Many people mistakenly believe that avoiding moisturizers, lotions or using oil free products will prevent oily skin and clear breakouts. Not so! Drying the skin out will further stimulate the oil glands to produce more oil to compensate for the loss, whereas maintaining a balanced moisture level will keep the skin healthy.
Seriously guys: quit staying up all night and get a good night’s sleep. It helps the body recharge, keeps stress levels down and reduces the possibility of breakouts. Sleeping eight hours is highly recommended.
Acne and pimples start because of clogged pores because of dead cells and this leads to blackheads and blemishes. While we all wash our faces every day, we need to exfoliate regularly to remove dead cell debris and dirt clogged in pores.
Limit your sugar, caffeine, and alcohol intake or whatever you’ve been eating a lot of that you think could be contributing to your acne. Besides making you feel awful, excess alcohol, greasy food, and other unhealthy foods intake will strip your body of vitamins and are terrible harmful to your skin.
Often times when we’re stressed out. We tend to revert to bad habits like touching our skin or picking at already existing pimples. That is a major no-no. “Do not pick your face or put your hands on your face transferring bacteria to the skin, ultimately creating an environment for acne. Stop practicing finger surgery on your skin.
Spend 10 -20 minutes engaged in physical exercise each day- it doesn’t have to be a gym routine, just going for a brisk wall or taking a bike is great. And for men a good workout not only improves your physiques, but also makes you feel good.
It’s definitely not the easiest thing in the world to manage stress- especially when so many things in life are out of control, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try to take steps in the right direction. There is no harm in trying to reduce your stress levels by taking the day off and do something that you find relaxing. Try to find your chill zone and go there at least once in a day. And deep breathing seriously helps.
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My name is Mrs Joanna Ampratwum-Danquah esq. I am a lawyer and also a self-taught fashion designer currently living in London.
I am going to tell you a story about one of the most innovative times in my life - my wedding; wait, make that my three weddings. Continue Reading
Watch highlights from the Pentagon Hall Week Fashion Show in this video.
Pentagon Hall is one of the Halls of Residence for Students of the University of Ghana, Legon.
Each year, the Hall organises a hall week celebration. This year, a fashion show was organised as part of the celebration.
The show was held at the Hall on Thursday, 26th February 2016. It was a fun night with lots of students at the event grounds watching work done by other students.
Fashion Forum Ghana’s Last Fashion Talk this year happens on Thursday 14th December 2017 at the British Council in Accra. A good number of industry experts will discuss issues such as the Importance of Cloth, Clothing and Textiles to revolutionize our garment and textiles industry towards industrialization.
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