Exclusive stories, news and updates on fashion, lifestyle, modeling, pageants, and so much more...


Registration Online for Nigeria's Next Super Model 2013 is now on.
Miss Unity Nigeria 2013 registration is now on.
Click here now.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Final Screening of the Nigeria's Next Super Model 2012.

The awaited screening eventually rounded up at Best Western Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. All the contestants are awesomely gorgeous as they appeared elegant and graciously glide up and down the runway.

All the shortlisted contestants from the previous screening at Rays Inn were present alongside some new faces after being screened privately.
The event was opened with a series of "Talent Hunt" of the contestants flaunting what they are best at after which there was a breath-taking dance steps from the contestants while the audience are being "Wow-ed".

Please check our Youtube Channel for the various videos captured at the event.

The event was graced by several Dignitaries, Brand CEOS, Sponsors, The Media, Guests, Friends and Well Wishers rallying their support for NNSM 2012. 

 A through screening of the contestants by the eagle-eyed judges which was led by the Founder herself - Mrs Joan Okorodudu

Before the calling out of the finalists, JOAN OKORODUDU addressed the guests, introducing some of the sponsors, while telling the brief history and phenomenal growth of NNSM.

Finally, Twenty-five (25) were short-listed from the fifty-two (52) shortlisted at the second screening that emerged from the one hundred and thirty-five (135) registrants

Two contestants from Canada and UK will be joining the final selection where they will be camped.

L-R: SALLY INHEGO, designer with mom, MRS. OKEKE

Amongst the brands, guests and sponsors present were: L’Oreal Paris (with their Dark and Lovely products), Prince Dany of Petit Prince, Dr. Vivian Oputa, Mon Ami, Meg Alabi Couture, Sally Inhego, Wranglers, Linda Ikeji and Wave Tek (which will be broadcasting NNSM 2012 live to the world) to name but a few.

Friday, August 24, 2012


At the Venue, Best Western Hotel - V.I Lekki, The final selection of the contestants for Nigeria's Next Super Model 2012 is taking place and the girls are being screened and selected for the Contest coming up in October.
Here is the picture of the Venue.
Pictures of the selected comes up in a short while.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Week Best-Dressed | Lea Michele, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel.

Lea Michele

On Sunday evening, Lea Michele looked sexier than ever upon arriving at the star-studded 2012 Do Something Awards in Santa Monica, California. The "Glee" actress -- who decided to show off both her decolletage and toned stems -- sauntered down the blue carpet in a breathtaking, Giorgio Armani-designed dress, which featured an off-white hue, plunging neckline, and ruffle-enhanced hem. Lea's lovely accessories included metallic Jenni Kayne sandals and statement earrings courtesy of Samira 13. (8/19/2012) 

Kate Beckinsale
Also spotted looking stellar this week was Kate Beckinsale, who delivered effortless elegance in a sequined Donna Karan showstopper and Salvatore Ferragamo satin pumps at the U.K. premiere of "Total Recall." The action flick may have bombed at the U.S. box office, but that hasn't stopped Kate from looking "totally" gorgeous during the promotional tour. (8/16/2012)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Christian Louboutin reveals science behind perfect high heel

  • Christian Louboutin shoes coveted by ordinary women and celebrities
  • But each shoe is a feat of custom engineering
  • Soles are specially cushioned for extra comfort
  • Heels can reach 6.5 inches, but designer says the sky is the limit
Paris (CNN) -- His name is synonymous with high fashion and even higher heels.
Christian Louboutin is the Parisian shoe designer whose skyscraper heels are coveted by women all over the world, and eulogized in popular culture by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, who sings a song about them.
But behind each trademark red-soled shoe is a feat of custom engineering. "The heel is engineering in itself," said the sought-after designer in his Paris atelier. "This little thing that supports the human weight has to have a precise balance."
The materials needed to create the perfect shoe include wood lasts -- a shoemaker's mould in the shape of a human foot -- and supporting metal stems that are inserted into heels, which can measure up to 6.5 inches, to ensure that the wearer doesn't topple over.
"If you just look at the heel, you are immediately going to see that if there was not the (right) engineering), it would break," the designer told CNN.
Gallery: Christian Louboutin's must-have shoes
"If it is not exactly inside the center of gravity position, inside the gravity line, the weight would make you flip out behind, or the weight would make you break the heel and (fall forwards)," he said.
But even with heels measuring just two inches, these metal points still need to be inserted into the heel to perfect the balance of the wearer.
"I wouldn't say it is an art," he said, but does admit that "it is complicated."
Louboutin was born in Paris in 1964 and was drawn to footwear from an early age. One of his earliest memories is seeing a sign prohibiting the wearing of stiletto heels in a Paris museum -- warning of potential damage to the wood floors.
In 1992 he set up his own label, and his shoes, which cost on average $700 a pair, are now stocked in high-end stores across the world. Celebrities and fashion editors love his creations. According to Terresa Cannata, writing for Italian Vogue, "His creations are sexy and original, some playful, some definitely classic."
Louboutin's career has taken some unexpected turns, including interning as a teenager at the Folies Bergere music hall theater in Paris. The experience was instrumental to the development of his design aesthetic.
"The shoe is so important because it shows the posture," he said of the footwear worn by showgirls. "It has to be comfortable ... but it has to give the perfect shape and elongate the legs to the maximum."
This little thing that supports the human weight has to have a precise balance
--Christian Louboutin, shoe designer

The influence of these showgirls remains evident in his flamboyant and vertiginous designs, and he even named a stiletto shoe after the infamous Paris area of Pigalle, home to dancing girls and the Moulin Rouge.
But his influences are wide-ranging and the embellishments on his shoes are inspired by design motifs as diverse as fish scales, Masai beads and spider webs. The actual build of his shoes, he said, is architecturally inspired and he cites the fluid and seemingly gravity-defying buildings of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer as an important influence.
Though his shoes are often worn by women who want to be noticed, particularly celebrities including singers Beyonce, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez, and actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker, Louboutin says the ideal shoe is one that is able to "appear and disappear."
By that, he means a pair of shoes that grab the attention of the beholder but also flatter the figure of the wearer to the point that the shoes "vanish with the silhouette."
And he believes that there is no point wearing a shoe that makes you suffer, however beautiful. Though his shoes are specially cushioned to protect wearers from pain wrought by pressure on the balls and arches of the feet, he also believes that all women are different and so have different pain thresholds.
But as long as women continue to covet his designs he maintains that the sky is the limit in terms of what he can design. "For me there ain't no high heel high enough," he said.

source: cnn

Fake 'red sole' shoes seized at Los Angeles port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized enough counterfeit Louboutin pumps and high heels to garner $18 million.
 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized enough counterfeit Louboutin pumps and high heels to garner $18 million.
  • Counterfeit Christian Louboutin shoes could have brought $18 million
  • Fake "red sole" shoes often sold on illegitimate websites, customs officials say
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Customs agents in Los Angeles seized 20,457 pairs of fake Christian Louboutin shoes shipped from China, U.S. officials said Thursday.
The counterfeit lacquered "red sole" shoes, an icon in women's fashion, could have brought $18 million if they had reached the online and underworld market, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.
Sole survivor: Christian Louboutin
Louboutin: Sexy shoemaker to the stars
Inside Christian Louboutin's 'shoe lab'
"CBP maintains an aggressive and proactive posture on intercepting shipments containing counterfeit and pirated items," CBP Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles Todd C. Owen said.
Five shipments were seized at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport on July 27 and August 14, the CPB release said.
"Often available on illegitimate websites and underground outlets, counterfeit high fashion commodities multiply the illegal profits of smugglers and traffickers," the agency said. "The public is misguided into believing they are buying an original product at a significant discount."

source: CNN

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

London celebrates African fashion | HOUSE OF JOLA AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON ON MSN .COM

If you happen to be one of those that are sarcastic about the way African Models, African Fabrics and African Designers are appreciated on the International platform, then you've gotta watch this clip.
It shows how London celebrates African fashion at the African Fashion Week London 2012. The appreciation was so obvious that it made MSN headlines as well as Yahoo!,,,, African Fashion Week London of course and thousands of bloggers all over the world.

 Models shine in bold prints and bright colours at Africa Fashion Week London 2012

I think fat-free food is not always cool - Here are 8 whys

Take the fat out of these foods and you could be risking your health.Take the fat out of these foods and you could be risking your health.
When you’re at the grocery store and two options are staring you down—one that says “reduced fat” and one that’s unapologetically full-fat—choosing the less fattening option is a no-brainer, right? Not so fast!
“Just because a product is labeled ‘fat-free’ or ‘lowfat’ doesn't mean it’s healthier or even lower in calories,” says Jared Koch, a nutritionist in New York and the founder of Clean Plates. “In fact, most lowfat or fat-free foods will have sugar and chemicals to make up for the loss in taste, which renders them poor nutritional choices.”
Plus, our bodies need healthy fat in our food to keep our cell walls strong, absorb important vitamins and regulate our hormones. Taking away that fat and adding in chemicals can have another unexpected result: Franken-foods that don’t cook the way they should, or crumble up when they shouldn’t. Here are eight full-fat foods that are actually better for you than their reduced-fat or nonfat relatives.
Salad Dressing
Salad Dressing You might think that a salad filled with low-calorie, lowfat veggies would find its match in a low-calorie, lowfat dressing. The opposite is true, though.
Researchers from Purdue University found that while fat-free dressings are lower in calories than fat-based dressings, they block absorption of fruits’ and veggies’ nutrients, like carotenoids which protect your body’s cells. According to the study, dressings with monounsaturated fats (from canola and olive oil, for instance) boosted the absorption of the veggies’ carotenoids. Dressings made with polyunsaturated fat (from soybean oil) and saturated fat (from plain old butter) helped absorption, too, but it takes more dressing to reap the rewards.
Don’t use this info as an excuse to smother your salad in high-fat dressing—just 1/5 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil drizzled onto a salad is enough to get the best out of veggies.

Mariah Carey shares new pics of ‘Dem Babies’ and flaunts fit swimsuit bod

Mariah Carey tweeted new pics of herself and her 15-month-old twins over the weekend. In one snapshot the superstar mom is showing off her fit swimsuit bod while lounging poolside with little Monroe, and in another she's napping with son Moroccan. Adorable! Plus, Mary Louise Parker showed a very different side of herself on the set of her latest flick, "Parental Guidance Suggested," on Monday, and Jennifer Aniston emerges for the first time since the news of her engagement to Justin Theroux!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


STUDIO 24 the official photographer for Nigeria's next super model and Nigerian olympic team in conjuction with ISIS MODELS is launching the first of series of FTV fashion shows and fashion parties.Designers,models and sponsors are wanted for this shows and we are all looking forward to a great show.
The shows which will be at Best Western Hotel will have top designers like Berry Couture,House of Farrah, Keto Couture, House of Nwocha, Remi Lagos, Di Constantino, House of jola, Reedas , and some up and coming designers like Ushie Lagos and Sally Intiego and many more.
This show will also witness Nigerian top models on the ramp.
Designers who are intrested in show casing can get in touch with telephone numbers on the advert,
However, models,photographers,designers who want to show case their work on ftv should also get in touch with the above numbers or Linda Ikeji .

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Moon between Olympic rings makes for breathtaking London photographs (GALLERY)

A full moon made for a beautiful sixth Olympic ring on Friday night, when a Reuters photographer snapped a breathtaking picture of the moon positioned between a large set of Olympic rings hanging from the top of London's Tower Bridge.
The shots were an instant hit on Twitter, with fans retweeting them thousands of times within an hour of posting.
Photographer Luke MacGregor also snapped photos with the moon positioned between one of the rings and hovering above and below the famed London span.
The pictures provided an opportunity to crack a few jokes about the IOC and its stringent policies that prohibit illicit use of the rings. In this case, the moon should be expecting a cease and desist letter from the IOC for infringing upon its trademark. Neil Armstrong will also be named in the suit.
Click here to see more photos of the full moon over London.


This girl,is amazing and going by what we saw at the Africa Fashion Week London,she has most definitely set her eyes on the world stage.
Stephanie Okeke of  Sally Intiego wowed the audience she got a thunderous appreciation from them.
The finishing of her clothing was superb and it kept me think and shouting Go Sally Go.

The next stop for this awesome young girl is DC fashion week and there is a buzz around her in DC already. One more time i say Go Sally Go there is no stopping this young girl.However,we will be seeing her at the grand finale of Africa's biggest model search Nigeria's Next Super in its 6 season . NNSM now has L'oreal Paris as its major sponsor.
Article written and reported by CEO of Fashion Net Work Africa Joan Isioma Elumelu Okorodudu. Photo by Kevin Thornhill London
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Search This Blog

Fashion Network Africa, your search light to the world of fashion.

Fashion Network Africa, your search light to the world of fashion.
From time to time,Fashion Network Africa will bring to you updates of fashion events and general news in Africa and beyond the shores of Africa.The Nigeria's Next super model will be covered by fashionnetworkafrica from the 20th of November, 2011

Top Stories