#IVYMARSHALLSAYS MY THOUGHTS ON BLACK CHYNA FOR ELLE MAGAZINE.

It pays to be a Kardashian-affiliate after all! Pregnant Black Chyna is unstoppable and gracing top Magazine's. First Paper and now Elle, who would have thought. Looking stunning and baring it all, Black Chyna is spilling a thing or two about herself and her baby on the way, and yes her baby's name isn't going to start with a "K", i smell a #KardashianKhaos. See more of her pictures and hear me sound off after the cut. 

KEEPING UP WITH #AUBRIH AND RIHANNA'S DATE NIGHT FASHION.

Apparently, all Drake needed was a really nice suit and a public declaration of love to land Rihanna officially lol. Seems like they are now officially a "thing" and can be seen together in public. I am such a big fan of this mega-super talented union, heck i'm still smitten from watching thm at the VMA's. Rihanna and her leading man Drake stepped out for a date night in NYC following the festivities of the last few days. For her outing the singer looked chic in a white long-sleeve dress and some heels. See more of her look and outfit details after the cut. 


NIGERIAN LUXURY FASHION AND RETAIL STORE, 41 LUXE PRESENTS ITS LADY OF THE MONTH, AUGUST 2016.

Leading Nigerian Fashion & Retail Store 41 Luxe always shares its lady of the month, and i am always thrilled to re-post it here on the blog, because its that one time every month when one gorgeous lady gets to display beautiful pieces from creative Fashion brands in Nigeria. You know i am all about showcasing all the talent and creativity Nigeria and the rest of Africa has to offer. This month, they picked on-screen media personality and fashionista Mimi Onalaja as the lady of the month. Get to see and be inspired by all the stunning pieces Mimi is rocking this month. Enjoy! 


WHO ROCKED IT BETTER; TINASHE VS BLACK LIVELY IN JUAN CARLOS OBANDO FLARE JUMPSUIT.

Hey all! Back with another fashion face-off, this time it features two ladies from two opposite sides of Entertainment and one Red hot jumpsuit!!! In one corner we have actress Blake Lively and in the other we have R&B Pop-star Tinashe. Want to find out who nailed this sleeveless satin jumpsuit by designer Juan Carlos Obando better, then keep reading. 

WATCH: HOW TO PERFECTLY RE-CREATE NAOMI CAMPBELL'S MTV VMA SIGNATURE RED "GLITTER LIPS".

So if you watched the MTV VMA's then you couldn't have missed Supermodel Naomi Campbell. If you didnt watch the Award Show, then you missed out on a lot of great performances and seeing Teyana Taylor!!! So go back and watch it or see the red carpet here. Anyways back on course, Naomi Campbell stood out easily yesterday on the red carpet and inside the award show, rocking a bold red glitter lips. Everyone comes out these days showing a little extra or should i say a lot of skin and long legs so why not stand out with something different like some glitter on the lips right? Well, thankfully i am always ahead, up-front, center and in the middle of all things Beauty and Fashion. So, if you want to know how to re-create and rock the red glitter lips effortlessly like this chocolate goddess down here, then keep reading for more. 


RIHANNA RULED THE 2016 MTV VMA'S IN FASHION AND STYLE.

Just like every other person who tuned in to see the 2016 MTV VMA's, i was there mostly for Robyn Fenty aka Rihanna. The 28-year old Barbadian beauty achieved a major milestone yesterday, being honored with the Michael Jackson's Vanguard Award. Last year, we saw Beyonce walk away with the award and this year, it was only befitting to give the award to one of the youngest and most hard-working diva's of this generation, Rihanna! I get a little mushy when it comes to Rihanna because i have followed her for the 12 years of her career. From watching her make a debut shooting Pon de Replay and being interviewed by MTV to being honored with the MJ Vanguard Award pheww 12-years already, i am getting old! Keep reading for more. 


AFRICAN FASHION; FABULOUS ASOEBI INSPIRATION.

Stepping away from Hollywood and the MTV Ice Carpet to the most colourful continent on the planet, lets take a look and be inspired by all the fabulousity that was this weeks #OwambeFashion. Enjoy! 

ON THE SCENE; THE 2016 MTV VMA AWARDS.

The highly anticipated 2016 Video Music Awards, is finally here and going down right about now. Before the red carpet lights up with all the celebrity appearances and the great fashion, i should remind you that we have not had such a power-packed Award show in a while so expect the unexpected. Who will rule the red carpet and who will not?! I'm so excited for the main show, the great performances ahead Rihanna is performing over 3 times!! Lets waste no more time chit-chatting, straight to Madison Square Garden, its the 2016 VMA's, lets go!


SNAPSHOT; 50 SHADES OF GORGEOUSNESS!!! RENOWNED NIGERIAN DESIGNER DEOLA SAGOE TURNS 50.

In a continent with over 50 million beautiful women, Veteran Nigerian designer Deola Sagoe of House of Deola definitely stands out with her uniqueness and flawlessness. In honor of her golden jubilee, the fashion designer graces the Thisday Magazine's daily style issue. See all her pictures after the cut. 

SHOP THE LOOK: JENNIFER LOPEZ OUT AND ABOUT IN THE SCOTCH & SODA SUNSHINE COLLECTOR FLORAL SWEATSHIRT AND BUSCEMI SITE LEATHER BOOTS.

Jennifer Lopez hit the streets of NYC for some retail shopping therapy, looking bossy as usual and living it up! Did you think she was going to be curled up eating chocolate and lamenting over her split, NO!!! When you're a bossy lady like J-lo, your 99 problems wont include 1 break-up. J-lo shined on the streets rocking her favorite pair of Scotch & Soda Sweatshirt and some mean Buscemi boots. See more of her look and outfit details after the cut. 


SHOP THE LOOK RIHANNA'S JACQUEMUS STRIPE SHOULDER SHIRT AND RENE CAOVILLA EMBELLISHED SLING-BACK PUMPS.

Everyone is stoked about the up-coming MTV VMA's tomorrow, i know i am and i would be reporting life from the red carpet with all the gorgeousness we are to expect. Bad girl Riri was spotted in NYC heading out from rehearsals for her up-coming performance tomorrow. Looking gorgeous as ever, the superstar was spotted wearing a Jacquemus cotton top and a very lovely pair of Caovilla sling-back pumps. See more  of her look and outfit details after the cut. 


TIKA SUMPTER'S PREGNANCY STYLE AND GLOW IS INSPIRATION YOU NEED YOU NEED TO SEE SOUTH SIDE WITH YOU.

I dont think there was any pressure at all for Ebony beauty Tika Sumpter, when she got casted to play a young version of Michelle Obama in the new movie Southside With You because, Tika is a one gorgeous sister and is known for her simple and gracious style. Even though we all know Michelle to be an incredible fashionista and that it would take a little extra grace to nail her adorned first-lady fashion and style. Leave it to Tika and her very natural glow to outshine her character with her smoldering pregnancy style. She has never looked better and i am in awe! See more of her beautiful recent sightings after the cut. 


RITA ORA'S FINAL WALK IN D-SQUARED "RIRI" SANDALS. GOODBYE TO NYC!

We will definitely miss seeing blonde beauty Rita Ora catwalk the streets of NYC. After weeks of taping the new Season of America's Next Top Model, Rita's NYC reign has finally come to an end. I must confess i almost got overwhelmed writing about her back to back fashion hits everyday. Rita should most definitely land on all lists of best dressed, most fashionable and most watched women for the year 2016 because fashion and playing dress-up for her in fancy designer clothing, is a walk in the park. In honor of her last cat-walk and her NYC street reign i'm showcasing her last look and some of her very best looks. See them all after the cut. 


A LOOK AT THE GIVENCHY 2017 COLLECTION WITH MARIACLARA BOSCONO.

There is a reason Fashion Houses coined the term "creative designers" as opposed to just calling them designers. Ricardo Tisci is "the" creative designer and indeed a genius. The Givenchy 2017 collection depicts the Italians incredible fashion skills an its everything a lady would want to be seen wearing. 

STEAL!!! GABY ESPINO'S EMMA SAVHL PINK LACE EMA SAVALH DRESS AT THE TELEMUNDO WORLD AWARDS.

If you know Gaby Espino, then you you'd know she is not just an on-screen goddess but she also rules the red carpet with her beyond flawless looks. Her fashion and style are impeccable and next to nothing. Gaby is the real Venezuelan Bombshell trust me. She stepped out looking swoon-worthy as usual to attend the Telemundo Premios Tu Mundo ‘Your World’ Awards in Miami, looking polished in pink. See more of her look and get outfit details after the cut. 


BEST LOOKS OF THE WEEK.

Hey all, happy Friday! Lets have a recap of some of the very best looks of the week. Enjoy!!!

Definitely one of my best looks from this week, the beautiful Tiwa Savage caught up with Fashion Bombshell Claire Summers of the Fashion Bomb Daily for an interview. Both ladies looked pretty fashionable as expected. Tiwa dressed head-to-toe in an athleisure-esque ensemble why Claire was sparkling in a gold sequence 

Kelly Rowland debuted her new short, perfectly cut hairstyle attending an event in NYC. For her outfit, the ebony beauty paired a white sleeveless tank top over the most enviable pair of  a Solace London Millie High-rise pants. STEAL!!!

South African beauty Bonang Matheba stepped out looking red hot. She paired her long-sleeve leather jacket with a red midi dress, some pointed heels and a red Gucci purse. Gorg!

 Who can forget seeing Nicole Scherzinger at the X-Factor Photo-call looking ravishing in a blue David Koma mini. The singer looked radiant on the red carpet, pairing her dress with some silver heels.

 Christina Milian's shoe game this year has been one to envy. She stepped out looking gorgeous as usual, sporting a monochrome look. She paired her beautiful pleated skirt with a black low-cut crop top and a black blazer. She topped off her look with some fine ass studded Gucci pearl embellished heels. STEAL.

 Tia Mowry's hair game this days, is just something else, on fleek!..did you see her in Mistresses? The TV personality shined and grined for the camera as she stepped out Jimmy Kimmel Show in LA. For look, she sported  a gorgeous Alexander McQueen "obsession" print dress anchored by some nude pointed Christian Louboutin heels.

No week would be complete without a Kardashian-Jenner fashion sighting or hit. Kendall scored for the family looking gorgeous and chic as she stepped out of the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Accompanied by her gorgeous mama Kris, the 21-year-old looked youthful in a yellow and white Gucci silk lace camisole, paired with a black skirt and the cutest Dries Van Noten pearl-design choker. The model completed her look with a pair of ankle-high boots. That choker is 50 shades of gorgeousness.

Another look that did it for me this week was from Nazanin Mandi. She attended the Harper by Harper’s BAZAAR September Issue Party in Los Angeles looking lovely in a red one-hand halter design flare jumpsuit. Her hair, her outfit, her make up...the model looks superb.

 Telenovela darling Gaby Espino always nails her red carpet appearances. She looked radiant contrasting the blue carpet at the Telemundo World Awards in Miami rocking a pink lace halter dress and some silver heels. Best of, was her hairstyle...she has one cornrow in the middle of her shoulder length locks. Is this about to become a thing? I like!

Alyssa Milano nailed the Project Runway catwalk strutting down the runway at the BCBG Make-A-Wish Foundation Event in LA looking radiant in all black.

Super mom Jessica Alba can do no wrong in my eyes, she always looks good even when she is casually strutting. She made her way out of her appearance at the Tonight's Show looking gorgeous in a brown leather low-cut neckline dress. She paired her dress with some nude pointed heels which she matched with her nude purse. I love that purse...i'll repost her look when i have full outfit details. 

Nope, i didnt forget Queen Bey's gorgeous sexy secretary appearance this week lol. Superstar Bey and her man attended the Hands of Fire movie premiere looking adorable in matching colors. Beyonce slid into a two-piece Pallas Paris ensemble and some Saint Lauren Heels. See more of Bey's look here

 This was by milestones my very besttt look of the week. Tika Sumpter!!! The ebony beauty will give you something to think about, she looks gorgeous. Maybe its the pregnancy glow or something else she has in her water but she is radiating! She stepped out to promote her new movie South Side with You; were she plays Michelle Obama. looking gorgeous in a black and white long-sleeve number and some black pointed heels. #pictureperfect

Chrissy Teigen is always out and about and she always looks great. The model/mum hit the town in some daisy dukes, a nude cami paired with a white long blazer and some nude heels. She looks pretty darn hot lol. 

Okay guys, what do you think about my very picks for looks of the week? Worthy right? I loved how each and every one of them look, i'm inspired. I know its Friday and you are about to step out for some Friday night fun, dont forget to dress the way you want to be addressed and be safe. Dont forget to come back for more fashion inspiration and dont forget to...

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FASHION NEWS; SOUTH AFRICAN ACTRESS AMANDA DU-PONT LAUNCHES HER OWN COLLECTION OF HEELS.

Some Friday morning inspiration for you. South African Actress and TV presenter, Amanda Du Pont can now add the title Shoe Designer, to her long list of credentials. She just recently launched her own collection of heels with South African shoe brand Footwork. Great right? I love it when ladies get out there and make something off their passion. Amanda is a seasoned fashionista with an enviable style so its safe to her shoes will be nothing short of awesome. Keep reading for more details. 


STEAL; NICOLE SCHERZINGER'S DAVID KOMA BLUE WOOL DRESS.

Once a Pussycat doll always a Pussy cat doll, and i say that because she is unarguably one of the prettiest and hottest women in Hollywood. Nichole Scherzinger!!! such a beauty. The 38-year-old Singer never fails to seize the spotlight on any red carpet appearance she makes, she hit the red carpet at the Press Launch of X-factor where she returns as a judge on the shoes next season looking absolutely beautiful in an electric blue David Koma dress. See more of her outfit and get all the details after the cut. 


2016 SHOE TREND; EMBELLISHED HEELS.

Remember when Africa's whitenicious pop-star Dencia stepped out at the 2016 Grammy Awards covered head-to-toe in embellishments right? Well, she raised a lot of confused eyebrow's wearing a pink heavily embellished onesie and some crystal-glitter embellished heels. I remember reading comments on the internet after seeing her look and laughing. One fashion house called her look a Pepto-bismol Harajuku inspired disaster (ouch!) and another said it was ridiculous and hideous and not appropriate for music's biggest night. Well, i do agree, Dencia was being a little extra but who cares, its go big or go back home to Africa. Now, fast-forward to a few months later at Fashion Week's Spring 2016 unveiling, every major fashion house had one embellished item or the other, it was an embellishment attack. The not so popular 2015 trend had come to stay in 2016 for good.  Since then, the embellished trend has only been getting bigger and better. Keep reading and find out more about this trend. Dencia still has to redeem herself in 2017, but way to go on putting your touch on the trend before most people did. 

SHOP THE LOOK; GUCCI MANE'S ALEXANDER MCQUEEN JACQUARD JACKET AND JIMMY CHOO "PETER" LOAFERS.

Gucci Mane is not about to be left behind in the world of Men's fashion. The 36-year-old rapper is about to add Fashionmista! to his list of talents. He recently lost a whooping 75 pounds so he told Vogue, and this has opened him to a new world of high fashion and online shopping (i know that feeling). Well, not bad for the ATL Based rapper as he has been spotted styling for the gram in some pretty fashionable get-up's lately. In one of his recent posts, the rapper smiled looking all fly on the set of a music video shoot, rocking Alexander Mcqueen and some Jimmy Choo's. See more of his outfit and get all the details after the cut. 

HIT OR MISS - MEL B IN YOUSEF AL JASMIN JUMPSUIT AND YSL BOOTS.

Mel B is still all about flaunting her newly toned, slimmed down figure. I must admit she looks great, she always has. She was all about the 'spice' in her blinged out sheer see-through jumpsuit, as she stepped out to attend the taping of NBC's America's Got Talent Show. See more of her look and get all the outfit details below. 


HOW TO STYLE YOUR THIGH-HIGH BOOTS IN 2016.

The thigh-high boots are a double standard fashion asset in any lady's closet, serving both seasonal fashion (winter) and your sassy everyday fashion appearance. Personally, i think i really fancy thigh-high's because they never go out of trend and they always look great when styled properly. Pair them with a pair of jeans, a gown, shorts...there are so many stylish ways to style the everly saucy and cool fashion item. Still, a little styling error and you can be mistaken for a "pretty woman". Keep reading and find out more fabulous ways to style your thigh-high boots, also, take a cue from these fashion forward ladies below. 

BEYONCE IS CORPORATE CHIC AT "THE HANDS OF STONE" PREMIERE IN PALLAS PARIS AND YSL HEELS.

Now we know exactly how Beyonce would look, if she lived a corporate life and had a 9-5 lol. Stunning!!! Is the list to say when describing how the music icon looked as she stepped out to attended the premiere of the new movie, Hands of Stone movie in NewYork City. Queen Bey took a break from her World Tour and showed some support for long time friend Usher, who stars in the new movie, making his big debut  playing the role of famous boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. See more of Beyonce's look and outfit details after the cut. 


A SNEAK-PEAK AT LOZA MALEOMBHO'S AUTUM-WINTER 2016 COLLECTION.

Creative Ivorian designer Loza Maleombho debuts her 2016 Autumn-Winter Collection. Much has indeed been expected from the designer since designs from her last collection were featured in Beyonce's "Formation" Video. Glad to say, she didnt fall short of her uniqueness or our expectations. The collection is titled "Queen Poku", inspired by Queen Abla Poku, founder of Baoule ethnicity of West Africa, based in the center of Côte d’Ivoire, this collection is a combination of creativity and finesse so be inspired by all the pieces below. 


SNAPSHOT; KENDALL JENNER FOR VOGUE JAPAN SEPTEMBER 2016.

Kendall Jenner is unstoppable! From one Vogue cover to another, the supermodel is still making her mark. Gracing this months cover of Vogue Magazine Japan shortly after slaying the pages of Vogue Magazine US (see it here). See more of her fabulous pictures after the cut. 


FASHION FACE-OFF; WHO IS ROCKING THE ATHLEISURE STYLE BETTER KYLIE JENNER OR RITA ORA?!

Athleisure is officially a thing! After gym hours haven't been the same since the invisible fashion gods declared it okay to come out in your gym slacks. I still dont know who declared this a thing, we literally woke up one morning and a new word was coined "athleisure" for the new designs of sports-wears re-invented to fit our everyday style. Well, big brands like Puma and Adidas are wasting no time jumping on this quint fashion trend, releasing merchandise to suit the trend and our everyday fashion. Also, celebrities definitely seem to also be loving this trend, who wouldn't?! You can now walk around in your yoga pants and feel totally blameless or guilty of breaking any rules. Of all the celebrities who have been slaying the athleisure trend, my fashion face-off today, is directed towards the fiercest of them all, Kylie Jenner and Rita Ora! Both ladies have an interesting and engaging style and are also ambassadors of athleisure brands. Lets waste no time talking...check out their respective athleisure style and tell me who is killing this trend better. 


LOOKBOOK; BOLD AND NARRATIVE, ZR TALES RELEASES ITS 2016 CAMPAIGN LOOK-BOOK "THE TRANSIT".

Its a fairy tale!!! Nigerian Fashion and Lifestyle Brand ZR Tales, releases its 2016 Collection look-book. The brands eye-catching designs features a lot of feminine-bright colors, bold prints and very alluring outfits. See more of the beautiful and wearable designs after the cut. 

AMANDA DU PONT FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE SOUTH AFRICA.

South Africa's very own Amanda Du Pont sizzled on this month's Issue of Women's Health Magazine, South Africa. Oiled up and sexy, the gorgeous beauty is dishing it all, her likes, dislike and beauty tips on how she stays gorgeous. Keep reading...

AFRICAN FASHION; FABULOUS ASOEBI INSPIRATION.

Hey all! Happy Monday. Last week was a long cold not so cool week for me, i was battling with a horrendous flu but i'm back and i'm better (i mean it this time lol). Lets kick off this fabulous Monday with some Inspiration from the African Scenes. What's hot in the native African Fashion Scenes? If you want to know keep reading and be inspired by this beautiful outfits below. 

RIHANNA ROCKS LONDON'S V-FESTIVAL IN ESSEX WEARING LA ROXX AND YEEZY SEASON 2.

Whoever first spotted Rihanna and told her she was going to be a superstar, deserves a gold medal! She is indeed a superstar. I've followed her for twelve years, fell out of and back in love with her and all through her talent continues to out-shine every other thing about the Barbadian singer's personality. Just like her talent, Rihanna's fashion and style stands out as bold and eccentric. She rocked the V-festival yesterday in Stafford Essex looking like a million bucks in a brown leather bustier ensemble. See more of her pictures after the cut. 


SNAPSHOT; THAINA OS, MIDELE OGUNDELE AND AIRA FERREIRA FOR ELLE MAGAZINE SOUTH AFRICA.



LIFE IS A BEACH!!! KEEPING UP WITH KIM KARDASHIAN AND HER POST-BABY BODY AND SUMMER BIKINI STYLE.

While most of us are hitting the gym and struggling for weeks maybe months to loose just 10lbs, new mum Kim Kardashian is soaking in the sand and sizzling up social media with her enviable new slender figure and fashionable/racy Summer bikini shots. Word on the street and from the hot momma Kim, is that she has lost almost 70lbs since she gave birth to her son Saint West just 8 months ago. See more of her summer bikini style from her Vacation in Punta Minto, Mexico below. WARNING!!! Do not feel bad or blame your gym instructor for the things you are about to see lol. 


ANOTHER SIDE OF RITA ORA AS SHE HITS THE STREETS OF NYC IN HELLESSY

We all know Rita latest and past fashion shenanigans, she gets up every morning, gets dressed in something mind blowing or buzz worthy and takes on the streets of NYC like a cat-walk pro. Well, not on this faithful day...the beautiful blonde British singer hit the streets of NYC and showed us another side of her...wanna see? keep reading. 


SNAPSHOT; THANIA OS FOR ELLE MAGAZINE SOUTH AFRICA SEPTEMBER 2016.

Brazilian model Thania Os looks exremely beautiful on the September Issue of Elle Magazine South Africa. Photographed by Travys Owen, see more of her effortless pictures after the cut. 

SHOP THE LOOK; MEEK MILL'S GIVENCHY BROTHERS T-SHIRT AND SAINT LAUREN HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS.

Just like most A-list rappers, Philly-born Meek Mill and beau to Nicki Minaj, has a great sense of style. After all they say looking good is great for business! Spotted posing for the gram looking super-fly in the Givenchy Monkey brothers T-shirt and a pair of brown suede Saint Laurent sneakers, see more of Meek's look below and also get to shop. 


STEAL; LISA FOLAWIYO'S PINK MIU MIU PEARLY FAUX SHEARLING SLIDES.

You all already know how much i adore Nigeria's fiercest fashion designer, Mrs. Lisa Folawiyo's Style, she is an unapologetic, enviable and effortless fashionista. Even on her casual days, Lisa is decked-up in something off the charts lol, there is nothing conventional or casual about her look. She posed for the gram, looking all super-fly and fashion forward in some fancy clothing. Keep reading and find out all her outfit details and get to shop the look. 

RITA ORA SPOTTED OUT AND ABOUT IN NYC IN ERICKSON BEAMON JEWELRY.

Hey all! So my week just started today, thanks to this horrendous flu that tried (but failed) to keep me down.Thankfully, i am back and better and more eager than ever to fill you up with all my fashion inspiration lol. Now, to the first fashion statement of the day from Rita Ora!!! The musician turned fashionista/street model/every designers favorite muse, was seen strutting the big apple in some pretty interesting jewelry, outfit and make up. Keep reading and get more scoop on her look.