Monday, 14 January 2013

Designer Spotlight: Christiane King

There is no doubt that Africans have great talents. In the African Fashion Industry, a new breed of designers are displaying their African-Inspired and Western influenced designs. At the first sight of her designs, one word that comes to mind is- ELEGANCE. No wonder top celebrities pay a premium just to wear Christiane King’s brand.

Christiane King was born and raised in Ivory  Coast. She earned a Bachelors degree in International Trade, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast after which she decided to follow her passion for fashion. Moving to Paris and then Los Angeles opened her eyes to the various fashion opportunities available. She started her fashion career by enrolling and graduating with Honors  in Fashion Design from Woodbury University.

Christiane released her first collection in the Fall of 2006 and her brand has been growing since its birth. Her dedication and commitment has helped put her brand on the ‘Hollywood spotlight’. In 2010, after auditioning 5times, she finally got a spot the 6th time, as one of the contestants for the TV show- Project Runway. Although she didn’t emerge as the final winner, since then, she boldly forged ahead by showing off her elegant designs to the world.

Influenced by her home country and her love for nature, she creates glamorous and striking dresses. Her backgrounds from Africa, France and America have definitely played a huge role in her unique, artful and organic embellished designs. In addition, her brand has gained admiration from top celebrities such as- Ashley Tisdale, Shaun Robinson, Teri Hatcher, LisaRaye, Venus and Serena Williams, just to mention a few. Her versatile fashion sense has won her recognition on major publications such as US Weekly, Beverly Hills LifeStyle Magazine, Zooey, OK Magazine and many more.

As many African designers abroad venture into the African fashion industry, they continue to follow the African based designers to create avenues for more jobs and generate revenues. We want to see more African designers abroad come back to invest in the industry even as they continue to display their collections internationally. I hope to see more of Christiane King’s  wonderful designs flaunt major runways and boutiques in Africa.
Check out some of her collections below.

For more information check-
Twitter- @Christiane_King

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Steal: LaLa Anthony’s Virgos Lounge Beaded Jacket

LaLa Anthony was spotted courtside supporting her hubby at the Knicks vs.Celtics game. For the evening, she opted for a $111 Virgos Lounge Aggy Jacket.

Her jacket features sequin and bead embellishments.

It may look familiar because Angela Simmons wore the same jacket last year at her Indique Launch Party.

Cute! Who do you think wore it better?
If you’re interested, purchase the embellished beauty here.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Lookbook: Sammy B Spring 2013

Sammy B New York is back with pieces from her ‘Soho Brunch’ themed Spring 2013 collection.

Sticking to a pastel color palette, Samantha infused prim frocks and jumpsuits with peach, turquoise, and white tones.

Fun flowers get a kick in strapless silhouettes, along with vest and pants combos:

More into neutrals? Take you pick from the collection’s thigh skimming cocktails, slim fit pants, and gowns:

Purchase at
What do you think?

Friday, 11 January 2013

Snapshot: Beyoncé For GQ February 2013

Beyoncé for GQ’s February 2013 Issue. We have no confirmation as of yet whether this cover is real or fake. In the meantime, enjoy!
Source: BeyLite

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Nicki Minaj to Launch Fashion and Homeware Line

Would you buy Nicki Minaj bedsheets?
If so, you just may be in luck. According to Page Six, Ms. Onika might soon be expanding her empire, creating a fashion, accessories, and housewares line for a mass retailer (think KMart, Walmart, or Target).

If rumors are true, we should expect to see her pieces in stores just in time for the next holiday season.

I’m thinking her collection will be splashed with her signature pink, along with technicolor bold hues.
What do you think?
And will you be picking it up?
Read more at Page Six

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Amber Rose’s Baby Shower Keyboard Dress

Kimye isn’t the only couple expecting. Glamazon Amber Rose is in full glowing mommy-to-be mode as her and Wiz Khalifa prepare to welcome their new bundle of joy.
Amber aka MuvaRoseBud instagrammed a photo from her baby shower for their new little boy looking faboosh! She rocked the adorable Jeremy Scott keyboard dress from the designer’s Fall 2012 collection.
The floor-length dress has a fun colorful keyboard print and a sexy bodycon fit. Amber paired the fab maxi with orange lips and gorgeous glowing skin. So beautiful!
Get Amber‘s dress here for $110:

Don’t you love it?

Fashionista for the Month of January: Tanya

She says, “The best way to describe my style is ever evolving.”

“… I love trends…”

“…but don’t feel obligated to follow them.”

” [I plan to launch a] blog this year!”

“In the mean time check me out on Instagram…”

Jazzy! Love your leopard moments.
What do you think?