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February 2, 2014

VALENTINE GIFTS IDEA FOR HER THE DAME PATIENCE JONATHAN FASHION PROJECT

NEW YEAR NEW SKIN

ALEXANDRA BURKE

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I n your pursuit of your passions, always be young. In your relationship with others, always be grown-up. â&#x20AC;? - Tom Brokaw

â&#x20AC;&#x153;What do I have to do to make you see she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t love you like meâ&#x20AC;? - Sugarland

â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is it about men that make women so lonely?â&#x20AC;?

From the editor... On our cover, heralding this month of love, is lovely, lovely Alexander Burke, international star and winner of X-Factor UK. $OH[DQGHUEUHH]HGLQWR1LJHULDODVW\HDUIRU*OR¡V;)DFWRU Ă&#x20AC;QDOH)DWLPD*DUEDZKRPDGHKHUDFTXDLQWDQFHJXVKHG about meeting the star. In this interview with Fatima, she talks about stardom and, yes, her love for Nigeria. See pp. 8 & 9. 2QORYH9DOHQWLQH¡V'D\LVDEUHDWKDZD\)RUWKRVHZKR KDYHQ¡WGHFLGHGZKDWWREX\KHUZHEULQJ\RXXQLTXHLGHDVRI how to tease her fancy, moving forward to that day, when love gets formal expression. Before you accuse me, the men will get their bit next week! Eryca Freemantle writes on your New Year beauty. She gives reasons why identifying your skin type and using products that suit you is the key to looking great for a long time. A must read. Go to pp. 4 & 5. Our project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the First Lady Wardrobe Project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which we began late last year is still on. We started the project as our FRQWULEXWLRQWRHQVXUHWKDWWKH)LUVW/DG\'DPH3DWLHQFH Jonathan, is presented to Nigerians and the rest of the world in the best possible manner. 7KHĂ&#x20AC;UVWODG\LQRXUUHFNRQLQJVKRXOGQ¡WKDYHDQ\IDVKLRQ faux pas but we have seen many in the past. So, because we WUXO\ORYH0UV-RQDWKDQNQRZLQJWKDWVKHLVTXLWHDWWUDFWLYHZH believe what is needed is styling direction; a gentle tweak here and there.

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FLOWER These are classics that work like magic magic. Flowers always signify romance and spread love.Select beautiful roses and Ă RZHUVWKDWVLJQLI\URPDQFHOR\DOW\DQG purity on this Valentines Day.

BODYCARE BASKET Women never seem to have enough beauty products and almost every woman is concerned about her look and cares a lot for her body.So feed her vanity a little and presenting a body care basket will not be a bad idea and include her favorite perfume.

Valentine Gift Ideas for HER! by - Fatima Garba

Yes it is that time of the year again.Giving that unique and special gift on 9DOHQWLQHVGD\LVDOZD\VDGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWWDVNIRUPHQEXWRQWKHRWKHUKDQGZRPHQ DUHYHU\SLFN\DQGVHOHFWLYHLQWKLVFDVH*LYH\RXUZRPDQVRPHWKLQJYHU\ special that she is fond of.But if you are confused on what to give her on 9DOHQWLQHV'D\KHUHDUHVRPHVXJJHVWLRQVWKDWPD\KHOS\RXGHFLGHDQG help you impress your lady!

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TEDDY BEAR Teddy bears are always cute and adorable as gifts. This also another perfect gift idea.

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e welcome Eryca Freemantle our Global Spokesperson for WOW. We are proud to announce that she will be regularly contributing to Allure Vanguard. She is one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading international and celebrity experts on makeup for women of colour. She mentors mainstream brands on the needs for women of colour. Creating makeup lines and product develops for leading PDQXIDFWXUHV6KHLVDÂżWQHVVLQVWUXFWRU Wellness Specialist, TV producer, Motivational and Empowerment speaker. Her expertise spans over 30 years.

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January is over, while February has just dawned. How many of us kept up with our New Year resolutions? Especially, with the promises we made to our bodies, skin and make-up regime. Remember, our PDNHXSGRHVQRWGHÂżQHXVRXU skin does. The good thing about make-up LVWKDWLWFDQEHZDVKHGRĚ&#x2020;DQGUHplaced. However, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say the same thing about your skin. We tend to forget that our skin is a living organ. It is delicate, sensitive and needs much TLC. :HDOOKDYHGLĚ&#x2020;HUHQWVNLQW\SHV It is imperative to become familiar with your own. One thing I do know, for sure, is that not enough of us look after our skin. We use products without knowing if they are right for us. This article will, hopefully, give you the education and knowledge UHTXLUHGWRJLYH\RXFRQÂżGHQFH when handling your skin type. Beauty is not simply skin-deep.

We base our visual impression of a person on their attire, individuality, style and body language. Our beauty care regime should consist of cleansing, toning and moisturizing. How many of us are aware of this? It is imperative to remove of all signs of dirt, oil and residual make-up. This is the beginning of a good skin care regime. Washing your face with water to clean the skin is not enough. There LVVRPXFKSROOXWLRQDQGGLUWĂ&#x20AC;RDWing around society, that we must use cleansers, toners and moisturL]HUVVSHFLÂżFDOO\IRURXUVNLQW\SH There are thousands of cosmetics SURGXFWV0RLVWXUL]LQJLVWKHÂżQDO stage of this basic skin care routine to replenish the natural moisture that the skin has lost during the day. If your skin is clogged with dirt and infection, its issue can be greater than just a beauty problem. Our skin is what keeps us together. Here are the main three skin types.

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Dry skin care products are produced by all the leading brands and are widely available. Learning how to take care of dry skin with skin care products that are speciÂżcally made for dry skin types is so important. 7he Âżrst step in caring and protecting dry skin is the cleansing factor. Cleansing should be done only once a day at most, if you are aĚ&#x2C6;icted with dry skin. ,t is essential that you use cleansing products that are made for dry or sensitive skin so that you can avoid taking away the natural hydration of your skin. Treat your skin with TLC. Do not switch products. Give the product the opportunity to work before changing. Respect your skin.


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Always cleanse using a gel cleanser and moisturize, using a light moisturizer or serum. Another product that many people with acne-prone skin forget is sun-screen because many products cause people with acne-prone skin to break out further. ,f you have oily skin, there are many products available to make your skin care regime as easy as possible. The advantage of having oily skin under control is that you can look younger than your years.

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Twice daily, use a mild baby soap and water and tone with something mild â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like Rose Water. At night, to keep your skinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s normal moisture balance, apply a thin Âżlm of moisturizer. Follow every cleansing with a mild freshener to keep pores tight and to remove traces of cleanser clinging to the skin. Use an astringent with low alcohol content. Always use a mild, oil-based moisturizer under make-up to help retain surface moisture. Guard against the drying, aging eĚ&#x2020;ects of the sun by using make-up products that contain a sun-screen. There are other skin types it is important to Âżnd out which you are. We recommend that you see a beautician. They should be able to advise you exactly which category you fall under.

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It is with great pleasure for me to share with you that we will be in Lagos, attending the Social Media Week/Lagos on February 17- 21, 2014. My team and I will be sharing our up and coming beauty projects for Africa. We look forward to meeting those of you that can attend in person. - Eryca Freemantle February 2, 2014 /

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from the waist line giving her torso a longer and leaner silhouette.

ASANDIA HOGAN DESIGN by - Asandia Hogan

7KH7UDGLWLRQDO6NHWFK The top is a heavily embellished, 8-piece aso-oke ensemble. It is also lined with a hidden corset. It has been made in this style to hold in the WRUVRDQGJLYHDUHĂ&#x20AC;QHG structure. The sides are beaded with Swarovski stones. I chose this fabric EHFDXVHLWHPERGLHVÂśROG VFKRRO¡JODPRXUDQGLWLV extremely classy. The Peter-Pan style collar gives it a touch of modernity and is peppered with rice beads. The black wrapper is velvet and represents opulence. It has been tied in a sarong style to give a modern yet traditional feel.

7KH%ODFN7LH6NHWFK The colour, royal blue, has always been associated with â&#x20AC;&#x153;the royalsâ&#x20AC;?. I believe this should be a constant shade in WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWODG\¡V closet. An offshoulder, three quarter sleeved, heavily embellished bodice with Swarovski gem VWRQHVĂ RZLQJ into the A-line, polished taffeta skirt is perfect for a dinner, banquet or ball. The A-line structure begins

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7KH%ODFN7LH6NHWFK This is a beaded red chiffon fabric, lined with gold rice beads and Swarovski stones on the side. The sleeves have black beads dropping with sequins at the end. I chose this fabric because of the grandness it exudes, its rarity and the fact that it is EHĂ&#x20AC;WWLQJRIDĂ&#x20AC;UVWODG\7KH GUHVVLVOLQHGZLWKDĂ&#x20AC;WWHGERGLFHDQGXQGHU garment support to give a perfect silhouette.

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VLPSO\Ă DZOHVVDQGQDWXUDOLVRXUJRDO 1 First, we start by cleaning the face with right products â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cleanser and toner. With this. we have a fresh face to work on. 2 Moisturizer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Using a small dab, the size of a pea, gently rub in an unscented, oil-free lotion. Note: Scented lotions can aggravate skin and cause break out or an allergic reaction. An oily lotion will also encourage acme. 3 Apply oil-free foundation primer. 4 Apply foundation: Using a foundation that is her VNLQWRQHEOHQGXQWLOZHJHWWKDWĂ DZOHVVORRN 5 Concealer: Use concealer on dark areas and spots, being careful not to overdo it. :HOOGHĂ&#x20AC;QHGEURZVDUHDPXVWVRZHRXWOLQHWKHP by highlighting the areas around each and making the brows stand out with a highlighter, which could be with your foundation or concealer. 7 Apply eye shadow primer for long lasting natural looking eyes. 8 Apply a natural shade of eye shadow and blend well to have that natural look. In this case, we used a light and dark shade of natural colours to get that perfect natural look.  7RGHĂ&#x20AC;QHWKHH\HVZHOLQHGWKHPZLWKDEODFN pencil. 10. One coat of mascara and dash of a natural coloured lipstick, lining the lip with a semi-darker lip pencil. Blend inwardly to get a more suitable look, always apply lipstick with a lip brush.

THE STYLE ANGLE

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)RUPHDĂ&#x20AC;UVWODG\KDVDVXUSULVLQJO\IXOODUUD\IRU wardrobe options, especially in a country as diverse as Nigeria. There are many cultural elements that can be incorporated into her wardrobe. For example, she could ZHDUD<RUXEDÂśDVRRNH¡WRGD\ZLWKÂśEXED¡DQGÂśLUR¡DQG WKHQH[WGD\FRXOGEHWKH(Ă&#x20AC;NVW\OHZUDSSHURUWKH,MDZ ÂśJHRUJH¡IDEULF It will be pleasing to see her wearing something indigenous to a particular region in the country she may be visiting. It would encourage unity and show a sense of kinship with that community. However, the factor that supersedes style is colour. As a style consultant, my clients rely on my advice to GUHVVDFFRUGLQJWRDQHYHQW¡VFRGHDQGFKRRVLQJWKH appropriate colour to wear. Colours give off their own energy and could also change moods as they say a lot DERXWWKHZHDUHU¡VSHUVRQDOLW\ ,ZRXOGSXWWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWODG\LQFRROQHXWUDOVRIFUHDP yellow and white. These are colours that represent polite warmth and would do well for daily duties. They can also be worn when hosting luncheons or fundraisers. However, I would be conscious of the fact that VKHLVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWODG\DQGZRXOGWKHUHIRUHVW\OHKHULQ safety colours of navy blue and grey when involving matters of a serious nature such as visiting a grieving family because, wearing red or bright pink would not be the best choice. ,QDVLWXDWLRQZKHUHVKH¡VFDOOHGXSRQWRVKRZ concern, I would opt for a purple palette to channel support and understanding of the cause and when it FRPHVWRDLULQJFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHRULQWHOOLJHQFHWKHJRWR colour should be blue. For accessories, I would urge her to wear stylish hats or head wraps to shade the sun and advise against wearing sunshades or, at least, refrain from being photographed in them when giving public addresses. Wearing a wrong colour could be taken as being LQVHQVLWLYHDQGXQFDULQJVRLW¡VYHU\LPSRUWDQWWRQRW only consider what styles and cuts she wears but also take into effective attention what colour she wears.


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DEOLA SAGOE

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This is why I think it is unfortunate that in Nigeria, we do not know who deVLJQVRXUĂ&#x20AC;UVWODGLHV¡FORWKHV,IDQ\WKLQJLWLVVKURXGHGLQVHFUHF\7KLVVKRXOGQ¡W EH2XUSXEOLFĂ&#x20AC;JXUHVHVSHFLDOO\Ă&#x20AC;UVWODGLHVVKRXOGWDNHSULGHLQSURPRWLQJ Nigerian designers. We have Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN) at state and national levels. The association should be able to work with all the Ă&#x20AC;UVWODGLHVWRSDWURQL]HGHVLJQHUVUHVLGHQWLQWKHLUUHVSHFWLYHVWDWHV )RU1LJHULD¡VĂ&#x20AC;UVWODG\WKHUHDUHFHUWDLQ1LJHULDQGHVLJQHUVVKHVKRXOGSDtronize or else, how can she promote the culture and the fashion industry of her country? She should be the one pointing the way to the outstanding designs that 1LJHULDQVDUHNQRZQWRFKXUQRXW%XWDODVWKLVKDVQRWEHHQWKHFDVH 7KLVLVZK\ZHDUHWKURZLQJWKHEHDPDQGDVNLQJ0UV-RQDWKDQWRKROGWKH beacon and open her doors to some remarkable Nigerian art. The same way she has embraced Nigerian musicians, she should make public patronage of VRPHRI1LJHULD¡VH[WUDRUGLQDU\IDVKLRQWDOHQWV We recommend the listed designers, although these are by no means the only talented designers. There is a whole list to choose from. Â&#x2021;'HROD6DJRHIRUKHUHOHJDQW\HWFODVVLFFXWV Â&#x2021;$GHED\R-RQHVNLQJRIFRXWXUHIRUWKRVHVLPSO\JUDQGSLHFHV Â&#x2021;0DL$WDIRIRUWLPHVZKHQVKHZDQWVDGHPXUHORRN Â&#x2021;,WXHQ%DVVH\IRUĂ RZLQJ\HWXQLTXHFXWVDQGSHUVRQDOL]HGFUHDWLRQV Â&#x2021;/'$IRUYLQWDJHDQGUHWUR The time is now for Nigerian fashion to be fashion.

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REPORTAGE

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lexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewen Burke born 25 August 1988 is a British recording artist and songwriter. Burke was exposed to music from an early age, with her mother being the lead singer of Soul II Soul. Burke rose to fame after winning the fifth edition of British television series The X Factor in 2008.Burke currently stands as one of the most successful winners of The X Factor. She was previously signed to three record labels: Epic Records, RCA Records and Syco Music. After winning The X Factor, Burke released the winner’s single “Hallelujah”, which became the European record holder for single sales over a period of 24 hours, selling 105,000.The song also became the top-selling single of 2008 in the UK and the UK’s Christmas 2008 number one. In this interview with our style Correspondent Fatima Garba, Alexandra gives us an insight into her life in the music industry.

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ing Into Nigeriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music Market By - Fatima Garba Welcome to Lagos Miss Alexandra Burke. Can you tell us a bit about your background? I grew up in Islington in London. I started singing at the age of 5. My mother was a member RIWKHPXVLFDOEDQGÂś6RXOWR6RXO¡6KHZDVWKHLU last lady lead singer. My inspiration is mainly my mother because, she basically taught me so much about music. I went to school in Islington. I used to sing in school and I attended afterschool clubs for singing, dancing and acting. Singing is all I know and I have known. It is my passion and it is what I love to do. I do not see myself doing anything else but being in this industry. So, here I am today!

What new projects are you working on? Your future plans and what should we expect from Alexandra Burke? I just released an EP especially for my fans â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MXVWWRVD\ÂśWKDQN\RX¡IRUWKHLUVXSSRUW,WLVWLWOHG Âś1HZ5XOHV¡DQGLWLVDYDLODEOHWRGRZQORDGRQOLQH IRUIUHH,WIHDWXUHVĂ&#x20AC;YHWUDFNVODWHUWKLV\HDUDQ album will be out. We are changing up the music this time around. It is going to be the third album I will be releasing and we want to make sure I give all of me and stay connected. +RZGLGLWIHHOEHLQJWKHZLQQHURI%ULWDLQ¡V X-Factor in 2008? ,GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\GLGQRWH[SHFWWRZLQ,WZDVDVKRFN to even pass Week 2. It was a great challenge being on that show and it is something that I will remember forever. I took away so many great memories and I will give anything to go back for one week and relive that moment. I made great friends on the show and it has given me a huge platform that I can be grateful for, especially for the people that voted for me and supported me.

What was your initial reaction and how did you feel when you got to know you were coming to Lagos? 2KP\JRVK,ZDVHFVWDWLF:H¡YHEHHQ SODQQLQJWKLVWULSVLQFH$SULODQGLWĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\MXVW KDSSHQHGLWWRRNDORQJWLPHWRSODQLW:KHQ, found out that I was going to be here and also appear at the West African X-Factor, I literally got H[FLWHG My best friend lives here in Nigeria and I had always wanted to come to Lagos. It was the perfect WLPHWRFRPHEHFDXVHLWZDVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWHYHU;)DFWRU in Africa and I had been asked to perform with other JUHDWDUWLVWHVEDVHGLQ1LJHULD,WZDVYHU\H[FLWLQJ and I was very honoured and grateful to be here. Since you arrived in Lagos, what was the reception and how were the people towards you? ,WZDVLQFUHGLEOH7KHKRVSLWDOLW\KDVEHHQRXWRI this world! I have been really overwhelmed with how the people here have accepted me and the rest of my crew. We have been welcomed with RSHQHGDUPVDQGWKLVKDVPDGHWKHH[SHULHQFH YHU\HQMR\DEOHDQGXQIRUJHWWDEOHMXVWPDLQO\ because everyone has been so great to us. We were not able to see much of the city because of WKHWLJKWVFKHGXOHEXW,GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ZDQWWRFRPHEDFN DJDLQWRH[SORUHPRUHVHHSODFHVDQGEHDWRXULVW for, at least, 24 hours. <RXFDPHIRUWKH;)DFWRUĂ&#x20AC;QDOH+RZGR\RX feel about the show being introduced here in Africa? I think this is wonderful and fantastic. It is a great opportunity for Africa to have a show like this. ;)DFWRULVDJUHDWEUDQGDQGDKXJHSODWIRUP7KH PRPHQWSHRSOHKHDU DERXW LWWKH\JHWH[FLWHG because a new talent is about to be discovered. I hope that more and more series of the show takes place and I think it will do very well here. As an international artiste, things are not always perfect. So, what challenges do you face in the music industry, especially now that music has become so versatile? For me, I see everything as a challenge so as to EHWWHUP\VHOIZKHWKHULWLVUHOHDVLQJDQHZVLQJOHRU an album or even performing at an event. I see it as

Which other international artiste have you worked with? I recently worked with Dr. Sid and released a VLQJOHZLWKKLPFDOOHGœ%DE\7RUQDGR¡,ZDVRQWKH UHPL[RIWKHVRQJDQGLWZDVIXQ,KRSHWRZRUN some other artistes over here. I am a big fan of :L]NLG7LZD6DYDJH'%DQM%XUQD%R\²MXVWWR name a few. I want to get into the market and tap into this because the artistes are absolutely talented and incredible and (they have) a huge fan.

always a challenge because, at the end of the day, if you cannot challenge yourself, then no one else will be able to challenge you. I have had a lot of ups and downs, especially the aspect of not seeing my family very much but I guess it is something you eventually get used to and your family understands that. Secondly, dealing with the press is a bit hard. I remember in the beginning, almost 5 years ago, when I won the X-Factor show in the United .LQJGRP,KDGWRJHWXVHGWRHYHU\RQH¡VQHJDWLYH comments because in this life â&#x20AC;&#x153;you cannot be HYHU\RQH¡VFXSRIWHDÂľ,WXVHGJHWPHGRZQDORW, used to get depressed by it a lot of times. Now, I am at a point where I take it with a pinch of salt. I had to develop thick skin and learn to just get on with it. Luckily, I have a very strong support system: my family, my management team and my friends have supported me greatly and this is a very important aspect to have around you, especially in this industry where it is easy to get caught up. My motto is to keep being myself, remember where I come from, remember my roots and keep P\IHHWĂ&#x20AC;UPRQWKHJURXQGHVSHFLDOO\ZLWKWKHKHOS of my mom.

You seem like a very stylish person. What is your typical daytime and night time look? I would say my style is global fresh! My brother always said something to me: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do not follow trends. /HWWKHWUHQGVIROORZ\RXÂľ,WKLQNLWYHU\LPSRUWDQWWR wear what you feel comfortable in. I am 25 years old, I have curves and I am embracing them. I am not a size 0 but I am proud of what I am. :KDWLVLQ$OH[DQGUD¡VEDJ. My purse is a mess. I have my mobile phone, VRPHPDNHXSDERRNWLWOHG´7KH)RXU $JUHHPHQWVÂľ*ODPRXUPDJD]LQHVRPHFDVK chewing gum and some chocolate. :KLFKIDVKLRQDFFHVVRU\FDQ¡W\RXOLYHZLWKRXW and it is a basic necessity to you? My shoes and a good handbag. Who is your favourite designer? ,KDYHDIHZOLNH'ROFHDQG*DEEDQD,ORYH 6WHOOD0F&DUWQH\DQG$OH[DQGHU0F4XHHQ,ORYH 7RSVKRSDVZHOOEHFDXVHLWKDVHYHU\WKLQJ\RX need. Who is your role model? My mother. She is my backbone. And, my *UDQGGDG+HLVP\DQJHOZDWFKLQJRYHUPH

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HEALTHY LIVING101 by - Teri Mendes

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EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVRIRRORQJWHDEXW,QHHG\RXWRWHOOPHZKHUH, can buy it in Nigeria because I looked in many places and FRXOGQRWĂ&#x20AC;QGLW Thank you. Regards. Amaka Dear Amaka, If you are based in Lagos, try China town, or Park and Shop and also Ebeano Stores. Best wishes, TM. February 2, 2014 /

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VEUVE CLICQUOT AND GENEVIEVE MAGAZINE CELEBRATE “FASHION & STYLE DAY OUT” By - Oscar Ochiogu Veuve Clicquot in conjunction with Genevieve magazine hosted “Fashion & Style Day Out” on Sunday, 19th January 2014 during The President’s Cup at the Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi, Lagos. The event gathered fabulously dressed guests in dramatic hats, fascinators and perfectly tailored, luxurious fabrics and accessories in simple silhouettes. The dazzling ambiance of the venue mixed with sleek décor provided by Veuve Clicquot offered guests a chic and exciting new polo experience; guests were priviledged to watch the finale match of The President’s Cup from the VIP area while savouring glasses of premium champagne. During half time, guests had fun wandering across the field stomping the torn up turf while also socializing. A major highlight, amongst several of the event, was the presentation of medals and gifts to Best Dressed Male, Best Dressed Female, Most Elegant Female, Suave Male, Best Dressed Couple, Stunning Couple, Best Hat, Best Accessory and more. While the winners - women, looked comfortable and uber-chic in jersey and sun dresses with sleek modern cut and statement jewelry and hat pieces, the men looked dashing and polish in lustrous suits. Some of the winners include; Osas Ighodalo – Best Dressed (Female), Omawunmi Akinnifesi – Best Hat, Ene Maya-Lawani – Most Elegant Female, Gbemi OlateruOlagbegbi – Most Elegant Hat, Kazeem Suleiman – Best Dressed (Male), Taryor Gabriels – Best Dressed (Male), Olumide Ogunnusi and Victoria Uilyams – Best Dressed Couple. Other A-list guests at the event are Nkiru Anumudu, Monalisa Chinda, Michelle Dede, Fade Ogunro, Lanre Da-Silva Ajayi, Bridget Awosika, Emmy Collins, Nimi Akinugbe, Taryor Gabriels, Lami Phillips, Olisa Dibua, Dolapo Oni, Olaotan Towry-Coker, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Vanessa Banigo, Wole Aboderin, Timi Dakolo, Fauzi Fahm and many more.

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P EO PL E “ O N E PA RT Y AT A T I M E ! ”

NOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS WITH THE STARS By - Yemisi Suleiman All roads led to Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, penultimate Saturday, December 21, 2013 as Nollywood celebrated Christmas with the stars. The red carpet event, organized by Grand Touch Pictures to celebrate Christmas the Nollywood way, brought together celebrities, captains of industry and other personalities under one umbrella to celebrate Christmas in an atmosphere of music, drama, fashion, comedy and dance. According to Chico Ejiro, veteran writer, movie producer and brain behind ‘Nollywood Christmas’, the idea is “to celebrate ourselves in the entertainment industry, have fun, relax and at the same time give back to society.” Money raised from the event, he said, will be given to the less privileged in the society. High point of the event was the special recognition award for Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and Opa Williams for their distinguished and excellent performances in Nollywood. Hosts of this glamorous event were Fred Amata and Kate Henshaw, with special performances by a choir group from the USA, Kate Henshaw and Segun Arinze, Sheyi Shay and Ruggedman. Comedy was provided by Mandy. The event was sponsored by Valetta wine, LIRS (Lagos State Internal Revenue Service), Keystone Bank Plc and Jameson Frutta Juice.

IBINABO AND OPA WILLIAMS

CHICO EJIRO,KATE HENSHAW AND JOY CHICO EJIRO

DESMOND ELLIOT EMEM ISONG AND MONALISA CHINDA

ENATOR OBINNA DURU,KEPPY EKPEYOUNG, SOUND SULTAN AND RUGGEDMAN

MANDY,CORNELL UDOFIA AND CHORAL CHOIR MASTER

INI EDO AND HUSBAND

SENATOR FLORENCE ITA GIWA’S SEAGULL BAND WINS LAURELS AT CALABAR FESTIVAL

NKEM OWOH AND SENATOR GIWA

The Seagull Band which is owned by Senator Florence Ita Giwa was adjudged the most colourful, stylish and glamorous band at the recently concluded 2013 Carnival Calabar. They are the six times champions of the Children’s Carnival, five times back-to-back champions of the Carnival Kings and Queens both in the Junior and Senior categories. In the just concluded 2013 Carnival Calabar, they came tops in several categories. In the adult category, they won Best Interpretative Costumes, Best Decorated Float, Best King and Queen, and came 3rd in the Overall Senior Band of the Year. In the Junior Category, they won Best Interpretative Costumes, Best Reflection of Carnival Spirit, Originality, Best King and Queen and were the Best Overall Junior Band of the Year.

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CELEBRITIES DANCING AWAY

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