CF STYLE DIARIES ‘Messing with the shoes!’

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I watched the Lagos mud bathe my leopard printed suede shoes in disgust and the eyes of passersby at the bustop bear down on me, they too hadn’t been oblivious to the car which had raced down like a speed boat, splashing my shoes with thick slimy mud in the process. I bet they were waiting for me to do the typical Nigerian thing…*hurl insults*…but I was smarter than that, I chose the better option, I began to cry hard.

“My shoes…Oh my God! My suede shoes!” I wailed while people stared at me in confusion. “These are one of my favourite pieces, it’s Gianvito Rossi’s, do you know how much these cost? Five hundred and ten pounds!” I cried stamping my foot in anger.

Someone helped me get a bottle of water from the nearest kiosk and tried rinsing off the soot, instead, the mess grew worse. Shaking my…

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STEP OUT WITH A ME-OW

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They come in various colors, shapes and designs and could be perfect for just about any look. I’m sure some of you might be thinking “these shoes would make me look old” but then I could prove you wrong.

Low heels became fashionable in the 1960’s when teenage girls wanted to wear high heels which were considered unseemly by their mothers. These “trainer heels” came back in the 1980’s and have since then died off until they resurfaced in 2003. They keep you comfortable and your backbone and legs would thank you for taking the low road.

These shoes come in various styles and so if you are super-bold and trendy, you should be thinking about adding them to your already wonderful shoe-collection;

Work Shoes

Low heels are comfortable and can always serve as work shoes. They are as comfortable as slippers and as functional as stilettos. You can go low in bright colors like red, pink, blue, green etc.

 Low-heeled sandals

Sandals are good for evening dresses as they are elegant and can keep you looking as classy as they come. Even at midnight, you don’t even have to worry about losing a glass slipper and turning into a pumpkin. They look good in silver, gold but if you are the non-conformist type, you could go out in orange or plum.

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Block/ wide-heeled shoes

You could rock the casual chic look with block kitten heels. When paired with the right pants, they give a softer side to an otherwise edgy look.

Boots

For the adventurous and tom-boyish girl, the low-heeled boots might be just right for you. Paired with the right jeans or blazer, you would be ready to step out in these old-new shoes.

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These are the sharper edged kitten heels and they work for just about any look. They can turn your demure dress to high fashion wear. Tan-colored kitten heels are especially wonderful in this regard as they give the illusion of being really tall (especially when you are not).

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IGNORE ALL FLASHBACKS! ‘MINI BAGS ARE NOW A FASHIONABLE DELIGHT’

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Granting reprieve from the shoulder bag, totes and other bag stylings, mini-bags have become the fashionable (though admittedly less accommodating) alternative.
  Not being ones to sit back and let a good thing go, Nigerian stars have hopped on the mini bag bandwagon, as seen with the diva actress, Genevieve Nnaji, who is party ready in this yellow Chanel Lego bag.

Take our advice: Feel free to add a playful/colourful

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 edge to your outfit by pairing your mini bag with an unlikely, but complimenting colour. For that effortlessly casual, but catching look, defy the norm and pair your outfit with a mini-bag.

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For the quirky stylistas, step out of the norm and make your outfit even more interesting, pairing it up with an unlikely shaped mini-bag as shown above by Temi Dollface.

 

For the tom-boyish folk, add a feminine edge to your look and pair it up with a lady like official mini-bag, as shownImage by the ever daring Rihanna.

Oh! Sweet November! Complete Fashion Magazine dazzles with a global edition!

COVERS November Issue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This month, our cover features are two people who have taken the music industry by storm. D’banj popularly known as the Koko master and British recording artist who gained popularity after she won the fifth season of  the British Television series ‘The  X Factor’- Alexandra Burke. She recently collaborated with Dr Sid on the remix of his single ‘Baby Tonardo’

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The gorgeous Alexandra  tells Complete Fashion about her life before The X-factor and the new projects presently at hand. After her win, Alexandra released the winner’s single and debut singleHallelujah“, which sold 105, 000 copies in a day, becoming the European record holder for single sales over a period of 24 hours.

 

Down to earth D’banj talks about his big step to the wider scene and on his move back to Nigeria. He also speaks more on the change in his lifestyle and  his tenth year anniversary which he’ll be celebrating next year-2014. We can’t believe it’s been 10 years since his first album ‘Tongolo’. D’banj’s transition to the international scene has placed him as one of the top male recording artistes in Nigeria.

 

The insert features Lolavita hair and great ways to look chic on different hairstyles and great fashion looks for the season.

 

Complete Fashion magazine’s twitter handle has been changed due to technical works. New twitter handle for complete fashion magazine is @cfmagonline.

 

Do follow us @cfmagonline.

 

CREDITS FOR ALEXANDER BURKE SHOOT

Makeup by Maryjane for Zaron

Styled by the Complete Fashion team

Hair tie and accessories from Nike Art Gallery

Photography by Kelechi Amadi Obi

CREDITS FOR DBANJ SHOOT

Styled by Veronica Odeka of Vane Styling

Photography by Moussa Moussa

CREDITS FOR INSERT

Styled by Unique James

Make-up by Mary-Jane for Zaron

Photography by Moussa Moussa

Cf Diaries “ABUJA FASHION WEEK”

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(Here’s Unique looking fab in a tie and dye orange and white summer dress. Her leather foot wear and African inspired neck piece added a touch to her great look. Did I add that she’s good with the camera too...)

It was a fabulous week and it was about to get better as Unique and I packed up our stuff and headed to the Abuja fashion week in the lovely capital of Nigeria. Lodged at the Transcorp Hilton hotel Abuja and later seated at the Transcorp Hilton hall waiting to see the dazzling designs off the runway, there was no mistake to the fact that the Abuja fashionistas have a distinct and unique sense of style. I had so much fun and even got glammed up by the BM/Pro (Banke Meshida brand) during the event, it was fun and they did a really good job.

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Baileys was at the event and we had a taste of fine Irish cream (twas tipsy lol).

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(Me…smiling and flashing teeth…I’m camera shy ooo)

Designers like Casa de Moda, Add-ons accessories, Sidi Bespoke and many other fabulous designers from the Abuja front had so many beautiful wears to showcase. Pace setters like the amiable Lanre Da Silva, Mai Atafo and Iconic Invanity ended the show with great aplomb. From lighting, to camera shots and media attendance, the Abuja fashion week was well planned and so much fun for all who attended.

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(A model on a designer’s piece…nice!)

Three days passed too quickly, soon it was time to leave and now, days after the Abuja fashion week, there’s still a nostalgic feel as we can’t shake of the dust of what we’d experienced.

GLITZ AFRICA FASHION WEEK 2013!

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Are you excited over the Glitz Africa fashion week 2013 in Ghana?

Be prepared to say Akwaaba to big designers in the industry both from Africa and around the world. Glitz Africa Fashion Week (GAFW) is tailored to provide the platform for Africa’s Fashion Industry to showcase its talents, network, celebrate each other and expose them to uncharted markets. Glitz Africa Fashion Week will be an international 5 day event at the Accra International Conference Center on the 6th-10th of November 2013. GAFW opens vast opportunities for designers to showcase their brand to thousands of visitors including fashion buyers, retailers, local and international press, as well as increase visibility and promotion of brands associated.

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Now get those shoes clicking as you hurry for GAFW live in Ghana!

The GAFW is proud to partner with Bella Naija amongst other partners and Complete Fashion magazine, the biggest fashion magazine in Nigeria and the only magazine brand media partner for the GAFW.

The GAFW kicks off with:

  • Private opening cocktail on the 6th of November.
  • Fashion shows at the Accra international conference center, from 5pm – 10pm on the 7th and 8th of November plus free fashion sale exhibition.
  • Business of fashion seminar on the 9th of November, from 10am- 1pm at Alisa hotel.
  • Runway designers pop up shop on the 10th of November from 10am-5pm at the Alisa hotel.

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Access to the GAFW comes in two packages: the daily event ticket at 50 cedis and the three day package at 100 cedis.

AfrICANDO 2013: Textiles of Africa Redefining African Cultural Trends

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WHEN: Thursday, October 4, 2013. Welcome Reception: 5pm; Runway Show: 6-8pm (EST).
WHAT: Africa Trade Development Center and Ankara Miami, Inc. presented AfrICANDO
2013: Textiles of Africa. The runway show took place during the 15th Annual
AfrICANDO U.S. – Africa Trade & Investment Symposium/Expo (Oct. 2-4). AfrICANDO
2013: Textiles of Africa, focused on promoting bilateral trade and investment
opportunities between Africa and the Americas. The symposium included a trade fair
and fashion show, both of which were specifically designed to showcase apparel and
products to buyers, distributors and consumers in The Americas. Africa Trade
Development Center and Ankara Miami, Inc. partnered on this journey of creating
buyer/investor relationships, providing platforms for media access, and
highlighting talent and progression within the African Diaspora.
WHO: Hosted by: Comedian Marcellus “Chello” Davis (of BET & Blue Magic Open Mic
Night); Featured designers: apparel – Jama Clothing (Ft. Laud/Sierra
Leone), Patience Torwolei (Lagos/Nigeria), Wamuiru Couture (Miami/United States),
Yhaniqua Lopes (Miami/Angola), accessories – Sankofa’s Child, and Unapologetic
Presence; Also featuring: music by Deejay Baboo and a spoken word performance by
Nzingah Oniwosan.

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WHERE: Miami Free Zone – 2305 NW 107th Ave #107. Doral, Florida 33172

HOW: Online ticket purchase was available via http://www.AfrICANDO2013.eventbrite.com.
Door entry was also available.

WHY: AfrICANDO 2013 focused on the following sectors: textile and apparel;
cultural products, including handicrafts, ethnic foods and spices; cut flowers and
other perishables; and wines.

ATDC’s primary mission is to provide trade development services to manufacturers,
and importers and exporters of goods and services from Africa and the Americas.

Ankara Miami, Inc. is devoted to using its platform to raise cultural awareness
and impact the South Florida community and abroad through cultural and performing
arts.
CONFIRMED SPONSORS & SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS: Miami Free Zone, Greater Miami
Convention & Visitors Bureau, Enterprise Florida, WOW Wines, Don Ignacio Culinary
Arts School, ONE Coconut Water, Port of Miami, Lu’s Party Rental, Sam’s Club,
Casimiro Global Foundation, Beauty Schools of America, TheFashionistis, LLC,
Natural Trend Setters Hair Salon, VY Imagery, Patsie Girl Natural Hair & Body
Care, OBIA Natural Hair Care, and Hollywood Lighting & Design. AfrICANDO 2013:
Textiles of Africa
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Redefining African Cultural Trends

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Order your latest CF Magazine online!

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Complete Fashion’s October issue can now be purchased online at Dealdey.com

The latest edition features Big Brother Africa- The Chase finalists, Melvin and Beverly on the cover and they are looking hotter than ever. The reality TV stars are opening up and revealing all to fans about their time in the BBA house. The magazine also includes new franchises like Star Panel, Spot the Trend, and Try the Trend.

You can also get a discount on this issue at dealdey.com, so hurry now!

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COMPLETE FASHION MAGAZINE’S BBA EDITION! (GET 30% DISCOUNT VIA DEALDEY)

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This month our cover features are Big Brother Africa stars Beverly and Melvin. The duo thrilled Nigerians during the airing of the Big Brother show and has exclusively spilled to Complete Fashion magazine, details of their stay in the house.
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The October issue of the Complete Fashion magazine is tagged, ‘The Revelation’
Bearing a quiet and rather reserved nature, the beautiful Beverly talks on her famous acts in the house and what she hopes to achieve in the nearest future.
Handsome and talented, Melvin speaks on his life in the BBA house, his plans in the entertainment industry and his life as a model.
Zaron has been Complete Fashion magazine’s official make-up and beauty brand for one year and this edition, CF showcases the beauty Zaron has to offer. The insert features the Zaron team and their fabulous make-over session with unsuspecting ladies. With fine strokes and pure definitive hues, the Zaron team gives us a step by step guide to creating the most flawless make-up.
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This month, Complete Fashion intends to give back to its readers-See surprise package at the center spread of the magazine.
Complete Fashion magazine is out on newsstands now.
Complete Fashion magazine can be ordered, via dealdey at a reduced price of N700. Go to http://www.dealdey.com/deals/30-discount-on-complete-fashion-magazine
For updates on your favourite magazine, follow us on Twitter: @completefashion

CREDITS FOR BEVERLY’S SHOOT
Makeup by Onyinye for Zaron
Styled by Fierce and Modish
Hair by Jerry Plus Salon
Photography by Kola Oshalusi
CREDITS FOR MELVIN’S PHOTOSHOOT
Styled by Ayodeji Osinulu
Groomed by Jerry plus salon
Photography by Kola Oshalusi

CREDITS FOR INSERT
Styled by the Zaron Team
Make-up by Zaron
For future feature requests contact the complete fashion team: completefashion@truetalespublications.com

WANA SAMBO TO PRESENT ‘THE VOYAGE OF MADEMOISELLE ADANNA’ AT LFDW AND GAFW

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Nigerian fashion brand Wana Sambo is scheduled to show its Spring Summer 13/14 Ready-To-Wear collection ‘The Voyage of Mademoiselle Adanna’ at Lagos Fashion and Design week and Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2013. Lagos fashion and design week will take place from October 23rd to 26th 2013 in Lagos, Nigeria, while Glitz Africa week is scheduled to take place in Accra, Ghana, commencing on the 7th and ending on the 9th of November 2013.
The Mademoiselle Adanna ready to wear collection represents the quintessential Wana Sambo woman who is classy, sexy, fun and always on the move. She is a modern woman with an artistic edge and an independent eye for style like no other. Each piece from this collection is a must have for Her. The défilé will be a mixture of feminine and empowering pieces ranging from dresses, skirts, pants, anorak’s, jackets and tops.
The Wana Sambo brand was launched in December 2010 and has since been delivering top-notch fashion that represents a strong, sexy and exotic woman. Its clientele is typically young at heart, vibrant and independent which embodies the overall message of the Wana Sambo Woman.
Wana Sambo pieces have been featured in prints and online media platforms sold and read within and outside Africa such as:
MSN Africa: http://african.howzit.msn.com/wana-sambo-nigerias-fashion-future , Africa Fashion Daily: http://paper.li/iBezeng/1337257084#!education , Thisday Style (Nigeria/UK/South Africa), Mania Magazine (Nigeria/UK), WOW Magazine (Nigeria), Complete Fashion Magazine (Nigeria), FAB Magazine (Nigeria/UK), Tropics Magazine (South Africa), TW Magazine (Nigeria), Glitz Magazine (Ghana), etc and various online media sites including but not limited to Bella Naija.com, OneNigerianBoy.com, StylebyQueens.com, AbinaMag.com, Neks2u.com, KenyaStylista.com, Uberchicmichi.com, Thirdworldprofashional.com, etc
Wana Sambo clothing partnered with Darey Art Alade in his ‘sisi eko’ music video, creating and producing menswear and women’s wear African print pieces for the music video.

For more information on Wana Sambo’s participation in these fashion weeks contact info@wanasambo.com or wanasambopr@gmail.com