Monday, September 14, 2009


Hey y'all doing?
It's a bright monday morning and am feeling all great. I had a great weekend..took time out to stay away from all the hustle and bustle of Lagos..from friends and virtually everyone... most importantly from all the DRAMA! and to make it fun, my battery went flat so, couldnt receive or make calls...i had the whole weekend to myself and with myself...

It gave me that opportunity to think..reflect over so many things and certainly, y'all will be seeing some of those changes reflected here! l recommend that you try that solo helps...

But for today...lets do some fash blog...


Nduka Obaigbena the Nigerian media mogul and Editor-in-Chief of THIS DAY Group is determined to make his brand ARISE a household name by bringing his global African concept of fashion, music and entertainment to the forefront. On September 11th, marks the second presentation of the ARISE Promise of the Africa Collective to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Bryant Park Tents located in the heart of Manhattan.

The promenade was jammed packed filled with the Afro-politan elite, fashion gurus, businessmen, models and celebrities like Damon Dash, Amerie, Kelly Rowland, Estelle just to name a few. The show was kicked off with Jewel by Lisa Collection comprised of traditional African prints with a touch of shimmer and sparkle. Tiffany Amber designs followed with many pieces that where long, flowing and elegant with “boubou” influences. Eric Raisina was next up noted for his “silk fur” creation pieces that flowed off of the statuesque body of Aminat Ayinde from America’s Next Top Model Cycle 12. Last but not least the show was closed out by South African designer David Tlale, winner of the ARISE Fashion Award for Best Designer in 2009. His creations exude glamour as his ready-to-wear collection is in high demand for his loyal South African celebrity following. The crowd gave a warm welcome and applause to Nigerian Supermodel Oluchi and Tyson Beckford as they gracefully walked the runway in Tlale designs.

The ARISE show provides a platform to the many talented African designers that are unfamiliar to most in the U.S. market to showcase their work in the fashion capital of the world. Nduka’s ARISE concept includes a new monthly magazine filled with artistic portraits, high end advertisers and informative editorials. ARISE is spearheading and exposing a global Afro-chiq renaissance movement to the world.

Pictures from the event will be posted soon!



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