A great cocktail can be found in Accra at a new generation of bars spending serious time training the great mixologist. The weekend is a here and what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail? This is the only time a lot of us get to indulge in a drink because we don’t have to be at work. Here are places to get your nice and bright cocktails in Accra.
This bar as it remains one of the best bars in Accra right now, thanks to its relaxed approach to the good things in life: alcohol, fried food and really great music. It’s a tiny space that tumbles out onto the street when things really kick off, late on a Friday or Saturday. Album covers and black-and-white photos of music stars adorn the walls as Ghanaian music blasts out (there are often jaw-dropping highlife music acts live on the terrace. The ingredients used in the cocktails are not found anywhere else. They are located at Osu, Oxford Street.
The annual Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017 has just been launched with a Street Fashion show at the Oxford Street Mall at Osu. The launch which saw models strutting in the middle of the streets in outfits designed by this year's showcase designers.
Runway shows will begin from tomorrow with designers like Madlyn Mode, Quophi Akotuah, Jump on Glitz, Nadrey Laurent, Nallem Clothing and many others from 5pm at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra. This year’s event promises more glitz and glamour.
This event is aimed to bring together both established and upcoming designers in Ghana and across the African continent on one platform to showcase their designs to an international audience
Checkout the photos from the Street Fashion Show Continue Reading
Fashion week is here, so as Streestyle and some of fashion's most anticipated collections will be unveiled. Personally, I’m bored with a lot of what’s happening in fashion, so I’ve been gravitating more towards the Street Style fashion where innovation is a constant.
Aside from the catwalks though, street style is still an ever-growing phenomenon and a crucial part of fashion week. In many ways, it shows the world what the host city has to offer while demonstrating the creative flair of its people. It has become just as major as the runway themselves because, at a fashion show you will find people who enjoy dressing up.
From good old high-street to high-end chic, and from modern trends to vintage pieces; street style takes pride in producing the finest images and showing what it means to be a participant of the 21st Century fashion scene. It is often an eclectic mix of the bold, the beautiful....and the brave. Yes, that does mean some crazy styles along the way, but hey, Accra embrace the weirdly wonderful. After all, its what makes this City oh-so unique. The most important thing street style aims to achieve however is to prove that fashion is all about individuality. After-all there really is no limits with style!
Street Style is a more defined sense of your personal style.“Never be afraid to try something new, and never lose sight of yourself. Style is fun and is always changing,”
Check out these DIY Street Style Inspirational looks.
Fulani braids are probably the hottest black hairstyle in 2017. If you’re not currently rocking this look, you’ve most likely seen someone rocking it because it’s that fly. If you wear your natural hair and you are looking for a cool, functional style, then this Fulani braids look is a must try. And frankly speaking, summer is here, which means for many of us it's mine to put our hair away and bring out the braids.
THREE MOST POPULAR FULANI STYLES.
This look is probably on the ‘lower’ end of the Fulani Braid spectrum. The forward cornrows just above the ears and the beads give it a Fulani touch. Other than that, this look is a relatively simple braid pattern. All the cornrows are braided from one side of your head to the other
2. BRAIDED HIGH BUN
This look is one that probably takes the least amount of time because it’s created with jumbo braids. Six jumbo box braids in the back, three in the front, and two forward plaits on either side of her head. What’s nice about this look, beside it being quick to do, is it gives you a bit of flexibility since you can easily wear the braids up or down.
3. FULANI BRAIDS WITH CROWN
Here’s where things get a bit more complicated (but with a beautiful result). This style also has box braids in the back but pencil-width box braids, so there are a lot more of them. It also has the quintessential one cornrow in the vertical center of her head. And then two horizontal ones (one on each side) going from the side to the center.
If DIY Fulani braids aren’t your cup of tea, you can, of course, get the style done by a professional hairstylist.
FEATURES OF THE FULANI BRAIDS
As mentioned earlier, the braid pattern of Fulani Braids is what makes it distinct. There are four common elements to the pattern:
Here are some tips on how to ensure your braids come out exactly as you want them to:
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Trouvai lingerie a Nigerian premium lingerie brand, makes a splash this weekend with its new swimwear collection.
The brand which aims to provide swimwear for all shapes and sizes, designed this collection in line with the brand’s vision to provide stylish, great fitting, high-quality pieces to full-bust women.
The swimwear line was created to be fun, stylish and, most importantly, supportive. The collection includes bikinis, one piece swimsuits, cover-ups and robes in a variety of bright, eye-catching
colours and prints, available in sizes 8 to 20, and from D to G cups.
Check out the full collection
Designer: Trouvai Lingerie | @trouvai.lingerie
Models: Ayo | @ayoteerocks, Adeola | @adeola.lydia
Photography: Eleanor Goodey | @eleanorgoodeyphotography
Makeup: Sutchay | @sutchay
Hair: Ceezy’s Styling | @ceezysstyling
After the excitement and magic of deciding to get married dies down a little, there’s important logistical stuff to address about the relationship. Some of this stuff is not as much fun to talk about as romance and wedding planning. It can be boring, unpleasant, overwhelming, or scary, and it brings up differences and conflict. You might be wondering, how does one even begin to think about these questions?. The experiences you share in your relationship will serve as the foundation for your marriage, and they can keep you connected and strong in the spaces where life throws curve balls.
WHAT TO TALK ABOUT
Finances are an incredibly important topic. They influence marriage on a daily basis, as well as in more long-term ways. For many couples, marriage can be a financial benefit and an exciting opportunity. But money is also hard to talk about. Many people grow up in families in which money is not openly discussed. Partners can also come from different socio -economic backgrounds, or have different values about how money should be saved, spent, or shared. Partners usually make different amounts of money. For some couples, the difference is larger than for others. Partners also have different amounts of assets and debt. For all of these reasons, money can be a complicated topic. But it can also be an exciting topic, and one that helps propel future planning. And consider these questions:
Each other’s career goals. What do you each want to accomplish in life — and how will it affect your relationship with each other? Knowing what you each want to achieve and supporting those dreams is a critical foundation for any couple.
Whether you want children: It is important to be on the same page regarding your general timeline for starting a family, if you want to start a family at all. But you don’t need to agree on how many kids just yet. “Once a couple has their first kid, they will have a better idea of how many children they really want,” Jaclyn Bronstein,
The past. Like it or not, it helped shape who you both are at this very moment. You don’t need to provide every exhaustive detail, but you should have a general roadmap for how you each got to the present.
Value partnership. If this isn't a high value for both of you, you're in trouble. If you have lots of "deal breakers" or if, whenever there's a problem, you think, "Should I stay or should I go?" that's a red flag. Your marriage will have a better chance of success if you're both committed to fixing problems and if you both think of all problems as shared problems.
Communicate consistently and communicate about everything. If you have a big secret in your life that you're not comfortable sharing with your partner (a fetish, a crime you committed, a friend you betrayed), this will likely cause problems down the road. Get it out into the open, now, and lay down a foundation of honesty.
Sometimes people say, "I woke up one day and my husband was a stranger." But he didn't become one overnight, even if it seems that way. People change gradually. It only feels like they change quite suddenly when they don't continually talk. If your wife is slowly becoming depressed or dissatisfied, it shouldn't take you by surprise. You should know about all the stages, through constant talk. There should be many, many opportunities for intervention.
Nadrey Laurent, Accra based fashion brand is set to showcase its spring 2018 Collection at the upcoming Kampala Fashion Week 2017.
The fashion week will take place from the 28th-30th September 2017 at the Kampala Forest Resort in Muyenga, Kampala-Uganda.
Nadrey Laurent takes pride in offering well-crafted high-end quality garments with an ethnic inspiration that convey elegance, luxury and class.
Marie KIPRE, Creative Director for the brand has expressed her excitement at the opportunity to showcase at this year’s Kampala Fashion Week stating that “This is good for our brand as it is a way to strategically position Nadrey Laurent throughout Africa taking one city at a time”.
She added “While we have been stocking at Bold Kampala Store for a while now, we thought it will also be the best platform to officially launch the brand in Uganda while creating its awareness and accessibility for our clients living within that part of the continent”.
Mrs KIPRE reiterated Nadrey Laurent’s vision to become a relevant global luxury fashion brand renowned for its unique and striking designs and looks forward to sharing the stage with some great designers to once again tell the story of Africa whiling showcasing our creativity in fashion.
Nadrey Laurent will also be showcasing at the Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017 scheduled to take place at the Kempinski Hotel from 5th-8th October 2017.
Fashion consumers used to learn about fashion exclusively from high-profile magazines — unless, of course, they were lucky enough to attend Fashion Weeks, and more often than not, they trust third party recommendations rather than a brand itself.
Today, however, influencers can help put fashion brands on the map. You don't need a cover photo on Elle magazine or a similar publication to get your clothing noticed. Fashion influencers typically use social media to amplify fashion brands across multiple channels. If you haven’t tried influencer marketing yet, here’s an in-depth guide to get you started.
INFLUENCERS MAKE FASHION RELATABLE
Runways and fashion magazines might inspire consumers, but they don’t always connect on an emotional level. Influencer marketing changes the fashion landscape. Consumers see regular people just like them in an outfit, and suddenly they realize that they can look just as fantastic. Fashion brands, regardless of price points, can make their lines more accessible to average consumers by encouraging influencers to wear their designs. Data from influencer platform, MuseFind, shows that 92% of consumers trust an influencer more than an advertisement or traditional celebrity endorsement. It has become a significant trend in the marketing world, and if it’s done right, it can be a great opportunity to increase brand engagement and drive sales.
CHOOSE AN INFLUENCER THAT ALIGNS WITH YOUR BRAND
Choosing the right influencer for your brand is something that is easy to overlook. It can be tempting to choose an influencer with the highest amount of followers, but they should be someone who is relevant to your brand. It is more beneficial to determine which influencer has the right personality and audience that will complement your brand, rather than choosing someone with the most followers.Think about how your brand image pairs with their social media personality.
PRIORITIZE ENGAGEMENT OVER REACH
Aside from choosing the right influencer that matches your brand’s personality, the amount of engagement their content receives is something to consider. Your goal should be to find an influencer that is as productive for your brand as possible. The number of followers an influencer has is not as important as the amount of engagement they receive on posts. Audiences that act on an influencer’s content (likes, comments, shares).
BUILD A CAMPAIGN
You can give your digital influencer free reign, but that’s inadvisable. Instead, work together to create a rock-solid marketing plan that’s responsive to the goals you created above.
Influencers can create many different types of content:
You’ll probably want to approve the content before it goes live, so set strict guidelines about your marketing campaign and how the influencer should communicate with your brand.
AGREE ON COMPENSATION
Influencers don’t promote fashion brands out of the goodness of their hearts. They expect to receive compensation for their hard work, especially when they’re creating user-generated content. Compensation structures vary depending on the brand’s financial resources, the influencer’s social reach, and other factors.
You might agree to a cash payment for each piece of content, for instance. Alternatively, for a brief product review, you might simply offer a product sample in exchange. Commission agreements can also work well because they keep both parties accountable; the influencer gets paid based on engagements, sales, or other metrics.
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.
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. Dec 12, 2017admin
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