ARISE MAGAZINE FASHION WEEK

Finally Arise fashion week is upon us. Its barely 2 weeks now. Yesterday, Federal Palace hotel in Lagos was a bee-hive of activities. It was the screening of Stylists, models, hair and make up for the show. This year its 77 designers showing so you can imagine the crowd of creatives all over the place.
I managed somehow to get through my 1st stage of interview early enough after which i was told i still had to wait. A very long wait for that matter. It continues tomorrow. However it was fun waiting though, Like some sort of reunion party. Everyone you’ve worked with was around somewhere and lots of healthy fashion discourse.
I went with a friend who kept me company through the wait. After some time she promised me she was going back on her’ shake-off’ diet because of all the skinny models walking around. lol
Afterwards, we met up with another friend and went Kart Racing at GET Arena. There was this Arab lady that dusted all three of us. Lets just say the beef we now have for her is real. Will be on the look out for her when next i go i have to show her back.
This is what i wore. Photo was taken with my very poor cell phone camera as i hardly ever go out with my camera. i intend to fix that soon.
Nine West shoes
Kenneth Cole bag
Forever 21 tights
George Vest
BYC over-sized T-shirt .
Retrospective Earrings
View the Press Release below from the Arise Team.
Due to the phenomenal response to the call to participate in the much anticipated, ARISE Magazine Fashion Week, which last year hosted 5,000 guests, 51 designers, 81 models, 5 musical acts over three days – ARISE organisers have announced that it will return to Lagos in March 2012, only this time it will feature 77 participants from 6 continents – including designers as far away as India, the Caribbean, USA, Europe and Africa.
The ARISE Magazine Fashion Week – Lagos 2012 fashion extravaganza will run for an extended period of SIX days from Tuesday 6th March to Sunday 11th March 2012 in THREE tents on the grounds of the luxurious 5-Star Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria.
So far, 66 of the 77 participants have been revealed:
  1. Adama-Paris (Senegal/France)
  2. Amine Bendriouich Couture and BS (Germany/Morocco)
  3. Amrapali (India)
  4. Angelo Van Mol (Belgium/Ghana)
  5. Grey (Nigeria)
  6. Bestow Elan (UK/Ghana)
  7. Bridget Awosika (Nigeria)
  8. Buki Akib (UK/Nigeria)
  9. Chichia London (UK/Tanzania)
  10. Christie Brown (Ghana)
  11. Clan (Nigeria)
  12. David David London (UK)
  13. Davida (Nigeria)
  14. Duaba Serwa (Ghana)
  15. Ejiro Amos Tafiri (Nigeria)
  16. Eki Orleans (UK/Nigeria)
  17. Frank Osodi (Nigeria)
  18. Funlayo Déri (UK/Nigeria)
  19. Gavin Rajah (South Africa)
  20. Gloria Wavamuno (Uganda)
  21. House of Divas (Nigeria)
  22. House of Farrah (Nigeria)
  23. House of Nwocha (Nigeria)
  24. Iconic Invanity (Nigeria)
  25. Imane Ayissi (France/Cameroon)
  26. Jacob Kimmie (UK/South Africa)
  27. Jewel by Lisa (Nigeria)
  28. Kastle Designs & Treasure Chest (USA/Ghana)
  29. Kaveke (Kenya/UK)
  30. Kevan Hall (USA)
  31. Kezia Frederick (UK/St.Lucia)
  32. Kiki Clothing (Ghana)
  33. Kinabuti (Nigeria/Italy)
  34. Klûk-CGDT (South Africa)
  35. Koke (Botswana/India)
  36. Korto Momolu (USA/Liberia)
  37. Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi (Nigeria)
  38. LaQuan Smith (USA)
  39. Laurenceairline (France/Ivory Coast)
  40. Loza Maléomsho (USA/Ivory Coast)
  41. Madam Wokie’s Couture (Sierra Leone)
  42. Mai Atafo (Nigeria)
  43. Maki Oh (Nigeria)
  44. Mataano (USA/Somalia)
  45. Meena (Nigeria)
  46. Mustafa Hassanali (Tanzania)
  47. Nkwo (UK/Nigeria)
  48. Odio Mimonet (Nigeria)
  49. Okunoren Twins (Nigeria)
  50. Osman (UK)
  51. Paul Hervé  Elisabeth (Martinique)
  52. Poisa (Kenya)
  53. Re Bahia (UK/Nigeria)
  54. Sandra Kennedy (Jamaica)
  55. Sandra Muendane (Mozambique/Portugal)
  56. Sunny Rose (Nigeria/UK)
  57. Taibo Bacar (Mozambique)
  58. The Vessel. By Lois (USA/Jamaica)
  59. Tiffany Amber (Nigeria)
  60. Timo Welland (USA/South Africa)
  61. Tsemaye Binitie (UK/Nigeria)
  62. U.Mi-1 (UK/Nigeria)
  63. Virgos Lounge (UK/Nigeria)
  64. Viv La Resistance (Nigeria)
  65. William Okpo (USA/Nigeria)
  66. Zekaryas Solomon (Eritrea/UK)
ARISE will invite this year’s intake of 77 designers to participate in its fashion extravaganza from Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th March 2012. The event will end on the night of Sunday 11th March 2012 with the spectacular ARISE Magazine Fashion Awards where each designer will hope to secure a Golden Ticket to showcase their designs at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week 2012 this September.
Award-winning New York-based producer, Kevin Krier & Associates and celebrated UK-based Inca Productions have been appointed AMFW 2012 show producers.
ARISE Magazine founder Nduka Obaigbena says: “There has been a surge of interest from around the world including major UK and American brands this year, following our successful inaugural event last year, which is why we have decided to give even more designers an opportunity to participate. The world has recognised that Nigeria has much to offer in the way of vibrancy and extraordinary talent in abundance making it the cultural capital of Africa. Once more we are proud to be associated with nurturing new designers from the vast continent – and continuing our support of those who are more well-known in Nigeria and in the Diaspora.
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Comments (8)

  1. I really love your look…so chic! I wish I could be there. I can't wait or all the coverages 🙂

    xoxo
    Stella

  2. I really love your look…so chic! I wish I could be there. I can't wait or all the coverages 🙂

    xoxo
    Stella

  3. Jummie says:

    You've got style. Love the simplicity of your outfit. Nice bag too.

  4. Jummie says:

    You've got style. Love the simplicity of your outfit. Nice bag too.

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