Friday, 17 December 2010


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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Event:Women Wine & Diva Delicious

This month has been an exciting month with countless fashion and beauty events, we are pleased to announce a special event by Diva delicious. As the title gives it away, this event will prove to be of first class experience for all, it will be held at Zanzibar Labone Accra on the 13th of November 2010. Bring your friends and family for a unique spin in the soon-to-be traditional shop around, wine and buy event.
Come together for a few hours of FABULOUSITY,  and SHOPPING
For more information check Diva Delicious on Facebook

Supermodel Iman Shoot with Harper's Bazaar

Harpers’ Bazaar recently Interviewed Somali-born beauty Iman where she spoke about her successful career, marriage and her recently launched home collection. The best part of the interview was the photo shoot as she looks amazingly flawless, View a few of the images below


Photographer: Mark Seliger

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Designer to Watch: Ajepomaa Design Gallery

Ajepomaa Design Gallery is an apparel and accessories brand that caters to the classic sophisticated woman. Ajepomaa Design gallery has been making waves in the world of African fashion since her debut launch this year. The design skills and ingenuity of her collections has seen her create a brand image that is world renowned and aspired to by all. Support her designs by simply clicking here
Located @ Ambassadorial Enclave two doors from Nana Akuffo-addo's house
Accra, Ghana

Monday, 1 November 2010

Event: KUA Shop and Mingle Part 2

After a successful event in DC, Kua Designs next stop will be in Atlanta Geogia where KUA will reveal her one of a kind Jewellery and Handbags. The location of the event is in the heart of Buckhead - across from Justin's Restaurant. Hope to see you! To invite friends simply click here 
Shadders wish KUA all the best with this Event xoxox

Pick of the Week: Sika Designs

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Tsemaye Binitie SS2011 Collection

The collection takes a multi-dimensional perspective masked in modernity; in this collection we see sharp tailoring with, demure sophistication. Tsemaye presents a worthy selection of slightly futurist styles which embody structured figure hugging garments. The collection definitely has his personal imprint on it, the pieces align to what we have come to discover as his point of view as a designer. He has always had strong use of color and with this he goes from nudes to hints of pastels and ends with black resounding. The dresses go from Body con to baby dolland possess a kind of grown up quality to them. Tsemaye knows how to make a woman feel like a woman. What Shadders loves most about this collection is the fact that, although it has glamorous touch to it, the outfit also have a street/edgy twist to it.
Shop Tsemaye Binitie – Paradis 2 Ganton Street, Soho W1F 7QLWebsite

Friday, 29 October 2010

Alek Wek at the amFAR Inspiration Gala

What do you'll think about her look?

Event: Noir 'In darkness all colours agree'

Kemkem Studio will be showcasing 2 new collections at Noir.
Along side Ituen Basi, Beatrice K Newman, Mong, Bianou, Bob Afrique, Aiyda, Debonair, S D Yohans and Racheal Liddle

Exhibition & talks 1am to 6.30pm
Fashion Show 7pm

30th October 2010

Somerset House, 
Embankment East
The Strand
London WC2R 1LA

Tickets are 6.00 pounds

For more information please visit:

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Trend Hunter: Oprah Winfrey In Victoria Beckham

Oprah Winfrey receiving an award from Maria Shriver and a model both in the same dress from Victoria's A/W 2010 collection.

Olatosweett Collection 2010

Olattosweet dresses are made in Nigeria and available to customers worldwide. They can custom make dresses for individuals, event ushers, retailers and more. Their goal is to keep up with global fashion trends and to create unique dress styles for fashionable women in Nigeria and beyond. To order an Olatosweett dress, browse their current designs and contact from here

Runway Review: Dare to wear Love 2010

A great initiative of Canadian designers to create outfits based on the African fabric provided to them. Proceeds from this creative event goes towards the Stephen Lewis Foundation to raise money for community HIV projects in Africa

Photo Credit: Ron Louie

Naomi Campbell covers ELLE South Africa

Magazine: Elle South Africa

Issue: November 2010

Model: Naomi Campbell

Photographer: Tesh

Photo Credit -Elle South Africa

Duchess Mega Sale

Nigerian fashion retailer, Duchess is having a major SALE this weekend.
Duchess stocks various international fashion brands including Guiseppe Zanotti, Moreschi, Baldinini, Just Cavalli, Fratelli Rosetti, Marc Jacobs, Christian Lacroix, DVF, Dusk, Fenn Wright Manson, Cheetah B, Amanda Wakeley, Grosvenor, Aftershock, Badgley Mischka, Frank Usher, Versace, Medici etc.
This is your opportunity to grab these items are great prices! Pieces will be on sale for 50% off and up to 75% off.
Duchess Mega Sale – 29th & 30th October 2010
  • 29th October 2010 – 10am-6pm
  • 30th October 2010 – 11am-6pm
Both Sales days will be held exclusively in the Ikeja outlet
Address: 93a Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos
Kindly note that all other Duchess outlets will be closed for the duration of the sale.
For further enquiries please call 012703906,07025619805 or email

Lola Faturoti Spring/summer collections

Love the collections Visit Lola Faturoti's website here to view all the collections

Trend Hunter: Doris&Doris

As always Shadders is always on a look out for African trends, this week i received an enquiry from one of our readers regarding African Jumpsuit. After a thorough search i came across Doris&Doris, you can find them every Fridays and Saturdays at Brixton Arts and Craft market, Tunstall Rd, opposite the entrance to Brixton Underground station, Victoria Line, London, UK. If you dont live in London you can shop from Here

A stunning bandeau Jumpsuit / Playsuit in a vibrant African print. Elasticated at the top and waist, making it a comfortable fit for UK sizes 8-14 (US 6-12).Deep hip pockets at side seams. This will also fit a smallish UK16 / US14.(If you are unsure, please wait until we make it in a size 2)Team with boots or heels and a great belt.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Trend Hunter:Sika Designs New Collections

Sika is an African clothing brand based in the UK.  Designer Phyllis Taylor is the brains behind SIKA and she has been making great strides in the fashion industry by incorporating  traditional African print fabrics such as tie and dye, batiks and wax prints with contemporary styles. Sika designs have featured at the Arise fashion week 2009 and continue to design amazing collections seasons after season.  Check out some of the designs!

Shop Here

MIU MIU (Fall 2010) Lace Inspired Collections

Just received a publication submited from one of our readers who was inspired by this dress designed by MIUMIU, with perfectly detailed floral on the neckline and fabric which reminds of African lace am not surprised she was inspired. Must say am loving the MiuMiu lace collection, it is exciting to know that other designers continue to be inpired by Africa. See a few of the collections below;

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