Printex, Baileys, and GoWoman Magazine hosted 100 dynamic African women in the creative industries, and in public service from Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Liberia at a ceremony at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra. Printex also chose this occasion to recognize the accomplishments of four women who have made significant contributions to their respective fields. Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, and Ghana’s Minister of Gender, Nana Oye Lithur were lauded for their life long commitment to human rights, justice, and peace. Fashion entrepreneur, and founder of Christie Brown, Aisha Obuobi and actress, producer, and glaucoma awareness advocate Yvonne Nelson were awarded for their contributions to West Africa’s creative industries. Story by Ameyaw Debrah
Perhaps, then, his appearance on Sunday night's Countryfile shows a different side. As a guest presenter of the outdoorsy show, the future king's knowledge of hedges was only overshadowed by his jacket: a patchwork of army green fabric with leather and stray threads in a ragtag display. Presenter Matt Baker described it as having "seen a bit of wear".
Baker isn't the only one to notice. Perfectly distressed in a manner that the fashionable will part with considerable sums for, it saw a flurry of attention from insiders. Melanie Rickey suggested on Twitter that Barbour should create a version of the jacket, while designer Patrick Thornton, who produces London's E Tautz label, cites it as an example of how Charles is "completely at ease in his clothes – this makes him a man of great style." High praise for a man more usually known for his double-breasted suits.
Charles' countryside look – with or without that jacket – has stealthily grown in influence over the last few years. While he was once overshadowed by the royal women – his mother, as well as Diana and Kate – he may actually have the last guffaw. His beloved Barbour has become the outerwear of the young and the beautiful – first worn by Kate Moss at Glastonbury and then adopted by city-dwelling hipsters. The menswear collections for autumn also paid homage. "We saw a real nostalgia for British heritage across the Paris and Milan," confirms Damien Paul, menswear buyer at London boutique Matches. "Prince Charles's classic, town-meets-country aesthetic is endlessly emulated."
While the Duchess of Cambridge's style may have captured the hearts of the masses, Charles's appeal seems to have penetrated the upper echelons of high fashion. This jacket only clinches it.
Textile producers, Vlisco, has outdoored five of Ghana’s most celebrated and accomplished women as nominees for its Women’s Month 2013 celebrations dubbed ‘Be Your Dream’.
The women include multi award winning CEO of L’Aine Services Limited, Ellen Maama Hagan, CEO of Accents and Arts, Constance Elizabeth Swaniker, CEO of Sparrow Productions, Shirley Frimpong Manso, Founding Director and Chief Business Strategist if Inspire Africa Consult Limited, Mawuena Trebarh and Investment Banker and Founder of CEO of Baobab Advisors, Abena Amoah.
Speaking at the launch of the event, the National Sales Manager for Vlisco, Cecil Chinery noted that the event was to “celebrate women who have made their dreams come true” and to the campaign will seek to give women all over the country the belief that they can also achieve their dreams.
He noted that the celebration, though scheduled to coincide with International Women’s Day, was to be more than a one day affair.
“We want to inspire other women who look to these ladies so that they can achieve something in society. Vlisco says we want to celebrate women for a whole month. To express our gratitude with all the women who have supported all through these years.”
The women were selected by an external agency in consultation with stakeholders from a list of 20 nominees.
The public will vote for the women who inspire them most via
1. Online at beyourdream.com
2. In Vlisco retail outlets
3. By SMS voting where only the first letters of the names of the various nominees need to be texted to short code 1751 across all networks.
The public will however not be left out of the fun as they stand the chance of winning 25 VIP tickets to the award night plus 5 tailor made dresses to the award night.
The winning nominee will stand the chance to win a three day trip to the Netherlands and a unique opportunity to inspire women all over the world.
Vlisco, as part of the celebration have also launched a fashion dream fund contest in which women (who must be either tailors, fashion stylists or designers) can pitch for their projects online to receive support to establish their fashion themselves in the fashion world. Winners will closely work with commercial teams in the country and will be part of Vlisco points of Influence programme. The first prize is $10,000.
Vlisco has been creating unique textiles, in Holland, that have influenced the fashion landscape in West and Central Africa. These textiles are a display of true Dutch craftsmanship and as such were originally known as ‘Hollandais’, from the French word for ‘Dutch’.
Many people dream of traveling to far away places, visiting exotic cities and partaking of cultural rituals. However, for one Toronto based fashion designer, the next step from wolfing in wanderlust is to create the experience as a fashionable medium.
Corinne Monique's designs are inspired by elements of nature and cultures she has yet to experience. During February's New York Fashion Week, Corinne displayed garments that evoke exoticism of the far east; and is a modern take on an ancient oriental style worn by a warrior empress of the future. The Corinne Monique Fall/Winter 2013 collection is titled, 'The Year of the Serpent'. Some of the fabrics are hand made by Corinne. Handmade fabrics are one part of the custom approach to the Corinne Monique's ready-to-wear dresses. The collection was presented using seductive colors and sensual textures such as silks, wool, printed velvets, lace, and gilded finishes. Pieces of decadent fabrics are adored with mythical creatures to symbolize 2013 as the year of the serpent. The fashion looks were cut using ready-to-wear dresses, yet finished with haute couture techniques. "I design fashions for a wide range demographic. My creations are for the twentyish woman to a more sophisticated woman. And the aesthetic is more about what I would like to wear. But I have created full figured fashions for a local boutique in Toronto too. So, I like to keep my future creative options open" says Corinne.
Corinne Monique is one of New York Fashion Week's emerging designer talents for the fall 2013 season. This is Corinne's first experience presenting during New York's market week. "I've normally created fashions for myself or as commissioned special orders, but I am hoping to sell and get my fashions in boutiques across North America. The Rogues Gallery Presents production team was really organized, and my experience was actually very good! I'm still excited and would definitely present in the New York fashion market again. I thought all the designers who presented in the RGP collective were really amazing! I'm so happy to have been a part of it." claims Corinne. The Corinne Monique Collection offers timeless and luxurious fashions for today's modern woman ...who is well traveled or maybe not.
Konfidence Fashion And 5 Others For #Gm1623 Red Carpet Ghanaian Night
Konfidence Fashion, SelinaBeb Bags, Abrantie Wear, Afriken Novelty and a surprise guest are the confirmed 5 top fashion names to exhibit their proudly made in Ghana collections at the March 1st Red Carpet Ghanaian night put together by Signup international to be held at
Aphrodisiac night club.
According to Ms. Eugenia Dela Ayah the PR of Signup International she said, the March 1 st event is to promote Friday African wear and install in people the confidence of patronizing locally made fashion clothes coupled with some good music and entertainment.
She added that on March 1st, Konfidence fashion will display her elegant Konfidence shoes, SelinaBeb bags will seek to give the ladies a reason to use a made in Ghana hand bag, while for the guys Abrantie wear by Oronga designs will bring the causal life out, trust Afriken
Novelty to do justice to both male and Female clothes which are proudly Ghanaian and we have a surprise fashion designer on board coming with more swag.
‘On the night it is more than just a club party, it is a night to install swag and ‘vim’ that people can still look hip / trendy in a local design which is why the dress code for the event is ‘strictly African wear’ why would you want to miss this great entertainment night.
In Eugenia Dela ending words, she said that the Red carpet part of the event will be coupled with a cocktail and cameras setting. We are poised to give club attendees all the attention and the best of everything that a red carpet comes with hence just come in looking good in your African swag.
#Gm1623 Legon and your favorite celebrities plus DJs humbly invites you to join them as they party for a good course on March 1st at Aphrodisiac Night club at 9pm, see you there.
The African Fashion & Design Week is a bold advance for African fashion in its strive for global recognition with an aim to promote the business of fashion in Africa, nurture emerging talent and to take local talent global and bring global talent local. BSI AFDW is proud to send five (5) outstanding designers during the fashion show to showcase in Brooklyn Fashion Week New York September 2013.
The maiden event was held in Port Harcourt on October 14, 2012. It saw five designers emerging as winners and will showcase in Brooklyn Fashion Week New York in February 2013. The designers where Nallem Clothing (Ghana), Wanamei (Nigeria/UK), Jazz Effect (Nigeria) and Zhalima Grozioni (Nigeria)
African Fashion & Design Week is in its second season, as part of this drive BSI AFDW is inviting fashion and lifestyle brands to participate in the March 2013 event. The event activities will include showcasing of the best in African and international fashion and design, with design exhibitions running during the daytime, and runway shows in the afternoon, press conferences, private cocktail parties for sponsors, VIPs, designers and celebrities, and live performance by top musical talent.
Vlisco celebrates successful business women in Ghana..
Ahead of the celebration of International Women’s Day on the 8th of March 2013, Vlisco is celebrating inspiring women, throughout West and Central Africa, for one whole month, under the theme, BE YOUR DREAM.
The public will vote for the woman who inspires them the most and stand a chance to be winners themselves, with prizes such as VIP tickets to the BE YOUR DREAM award night and tailor-made Vlisco dresses. Vlisco aims to support ambitious designers and tailors who have bigger dreams of success but need some support. By sending in a business plan of their dream, they have an opportunity to win funding to make their dream come true.
The winner will be elected by the Ghanaian public, and will be revealed during a festive award night & fashion show on the 6th of April. The whole month of March, everybody is invited to vote for the candidate that inspired them most at any Vlisco shop, or online at beyourdream.vlisco.com.
Voting starts on February 18th. Voters can win tickets to the award night & fashion show and a tailor made dress of their choice, made in the latest Super-wax fabric.
FASHION DREAM FUND contest & award for talented female fashion designers and tailors
Apart form encouraging women to dream, we also want to empower them to unleash their potential. Imaginative female creative fashion professionals (tailors, designers, stylists) can send in their business plan for the VLISCO FASHION DREAM FUND, and win the funding to realize it. Candidates can get more information on beyourdream.vlisco.com. The winners will be selected by a Vlisco jury. Three winners throughout West and Central Africa will respectively win 10,000, 7,000 or 5,000 US Dollars and Vlisco will support them with business advice to help them out.
The selected nominees of Ghana for the BE YOUR DREAM award
ELLEN MAAMA HAGAN: Ellen Maama Hagan is the multi award winning CEO of L'Aine Service Ltd and an inspiration to women all around Africa, with her determination to live up her dream by opening what is now Ghana's leading human resource organization and taking up the role of an employer of about 3.000 members of staff.
CONSTANCE ELIZABETH SWANIKER: Constance Swaniker is the CEO of Accents & Arts who has managed, through sheer grit and hard-work, to carve a niche for herself in a male dominated environment. She believes she has broken through the invisible yet clichéd ‘glass ceiling’ and won both the acknowledgement and respect of her male counterparts, collaborators and competitors alike.
SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO: Shirley Frimpong-Manso is the CEO of Sparrow Productions and is by far one of the most talented and highly ambitious young women in Ghana today, Shirley seeks to raise the standard of film production in Ghana and Africa by telling progressive African stories as seen through the eyes of Africans.
MAWUENA TREBARH: Mawuena Trebarh is the Founding Director & Chief Business Strategist of Inspire Africa Consult Ltd, a business strategy and business re-engineering consulting firm. Very recently, she was appointed as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre. She has over a decade and a half of work experience in corporate environments acting as interface for investments in excess of two billion USD and has also been recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in reputation management.
ABENA AMOAH: Abena Amoah is an Investment Banker and the Founder & CEO of Baobab Advisors. She sets out to follow a profession that she fell in love with and has risen to the top through sheer hard work. She has chalked a lot of first positions, through her academic and professional life making her one of the most successful women in corporate Ghana today.
Introducing Liz Yemoja Glam Lashes!! Below are details on how to get your hands on a pair!
The new swag is flirting with your eyes…… Introducing - Liz Yemoja Glam Lashes. LY:GL are luxurious and beautifully natural looking eyelash extension that open and define your eyes ensuring you always get a 2nd look. You completely eliminate the need for mascara. The best thing about LY: Glam Lashes is that you illuminate your look without damaging your own lashes. The range is mostly 100% Human Hair, please see the range below. For enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Liz Yemoja Extreme Glamour Lashes’ can be purchased @ Shop Unit A17 chase mall 19 Adetokunbo Ademola str V.I Lagos (Next to Tantalizers, inside the same compound as Deuces Night Club). You can also follow @Sharonojong on twitter for more details on getting a pair of luscious lashes!
Instructions: Eyelash application: Remove the eyelashes carefully out of the box (tweezers may help). Apply the adhesive from one corner to the other corner of the eyelash edge. Wait a couple of seconds till the glue is a bit sticky, and now apply the eyelash from the inside outwards using fingers or tweezers! Viola! It’s that simple! Eyelashes can be removed with standard eye make up remover.
Human hair lashes. £12.75 or 3200 Naira
Synthetic hair lashes £7.75 or 2000 Naira
Lips are the most attractive and beautiful part of your face. Lips play an important role in facial beauty of every woman. Every young girl and women of every age want to have beautiful, pinkish and attractive lips. This require extralip care, use of lips beauty products and to some extend, right lips makeup. Although the natural lips beauty products may enhance lips beauty but we can’t ignore the importance of lips make up and the right application of the lips makeup tips.
Lips makeup is every important for your lips beauty and gloss especially when you are going to an occasion.
Here are some very easy to apply lips makeup tips which will definitely enhance your lips shine and beauty in short period of time.
Lips makeup tips:
As lips is the prominent and beautiful part of your face and play an important role in your facial beauty. So you have to take care of your lips on regular basis. Use moisturizer on daily basis. It is scientifically proven that lips don’t have oil glands and hence need regular moisturizing. Application of lips makeup and lips makeup tips occasionally is not the only way to make your lips charming and attractive. For this, use lip balm daily.
If you are a regular user of lipstick or lip gloss. Then make sure to use a branded lipstick or lip gloss which contains herbal and natural moisturizer to maintain your lips skin and shine.
Shape of the lips enhance your lips beauty and attraction and add a nice and glamorous flair to your face. A natural tip to have a stunning lip shape is to drink plenty of water daily. Water ahs the quality to prevent your lips from dehydration and chapping. Hence maintain your lips shape.
Always use a lip liner that is closer to the shade of your lipstick color. This is a very important lips makeup tip and will help in defining your lip’s shape.
For a glamorous, shining and a celebrity look, don’t forget to apply lip gloss after applied coat of lipstick. Lip gloss highlights your shade of lipstick and your lips beauty in one try.
Choose a right lipstick color. It is indeed another very important lips makeup tip I give to all my readers. The color of the lipstick must compliment your complexion. Otherwise, you will look over or funny.
Here is another important lips makeup tip for you. Always choose a lip color that matches with the occasion. A red color lipstick is good for a party or night function but not suitable for day time or at a business meeting. Lighter and nudes shades are good for office and casual use.
Remember these lips makeup tips before applying lips makeup on your lips and enjoy glamorous, attractive and a kissable lips. :)