Wednesday, June 30, 2010
VANE STYLE by Veronica Ebie-Odeka: Styling from New York City to Cosmopolitan Lagos
Veronica Ebie-Odeka is an international stylist with over ten years worth of experience in modeling, fashion and styling.
Veronica Ebie-Odeka launched VANE STYLE, a brand new styling consortium that caters to women for their fashion and styling needs.
Before her career as a stylist, she had also delved into the world of runway modeling, print & commercial modeling, travelling model and also worked as a spokesperson for notable brands like General Motors and OTC.
Her successful modeling career introduced her to high end fashion brands such as Betsey Johnson, Armani, Just Cavalli, BCBG, Donna Karan and a host of others.
She was also trained by fashionista Cassandra Walker, who styles most of the Houston’s and Los Angeles’ bourgeoisie wives and socialites.
Under Ms Walker’s tutelage and guidance, Veronica practiced the fine art of styling celebrities and socialites alike, for events, dinners, vacations and more.
Her eye for detail and her understanding of fashion and the female body is what sets her apart from other stylists in her league.
To re-introduce, VANE STYLE is a styling agency which provides the female gender with an insight into creating instant glamour both from updating their wardrobes to improving their personalities with an eye on matching and complimenting fashion items.
VANE STYLE has a cutting edge styling brilliance and the know-how and actual passion for dressing women of all ages, shapes and sizes.
VANE STYLE offers services such as: Styling Services, Wardrobe Coordination, Personal Shopping Services, and so much more.
On the 13th of June 2010, Veronica Ebie-Odeka launched her brand VANE STYLE to the African Fashion Industry.
The invite-only event drew some of the highly sociable and fashionable women in the cosmopolitan city of Lagos (Nigeria).
The event held style consultations, showcased fresh looks and outfits straight from the hottest boutiques in Los Angeles & New York City, Opportunities to win fabulous gifts, Shopping party and more.
For all information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The stylist and former model is also a contributor at ThisDay style,the sunday sunday style magazine,that has become a must read for fashionistas in Nigeria.
VANE STYLE: “Look Fabulous, Feel Fabulous”
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Thursday, June 24, 2010
How did you discover your passion for fashion? What’s your interpretation of it?
I just realized that I find very interesting the intricacy of every twist and turn, stitch and cut that goes into creating a master piece, it’s very very interesting.
When did you make up your mind to express your artistic endowment through fashion, and how has your foray into it been since.
That has to be in 2007 or thereabout, it has had its ups and downs but it hasn’t hindered my progress.
Is this a now a long term profession, or is it a fun thing for the mean time to show what you can do.
This is something I enjoy doing because I have a passion for it so you can say it’s both for me, a long term profession but at the same time having fun while I am doing it.
You were one of those who showcased at the last Nigerian fashion show in Lagos, and you had a fantastic showing, what was the main reason for featuring, what are your expectations after.
We decided to showcase at the Nigeria fashion Week so we can give Nigeria a taste of what we’ve got and can give, An opportunity to show the public something different and they should expect to see more from us, and it was an absolutely amazing opportunity for us.
How easy is it for you to continually come up with ideas, what are those things that helps to inspire you.
I always say this; inspirations for me come from everything and everywhere, believe me it might just be a painting or something other thing.
What does your brand name mean, what are you reflecting through it.
It’s a name I derived from my daughter’s name which means purity, beauty and sophistication.
What’s your candid assessment of the Nigerian fashion situation, are our various designers up to the task, can they favorable compete with their counterparts in other parts of the world.
OMG! Nigerian designers can compete favorably anywhere in the world because our fashion industry is becoming a force to reckon with. We have fabulous designer coming out every day and that is fantastic.
Are their particular difficulties you daily encounter in the course of doing your business are those challenges peculiar to you, or they are a general one that entrepreneurs all face.
Being an entrepreneur in this part of the world that I come from is a great challenge. Not many people have faith in small businesses so for instance if you have a bank support you at the end of the day you find out that you are actually working for that bank for so many reasons you don’t even have constant electricity to run your business but you have to pay the bank. So there are so many challenges that we face.
There seem to be an upsurge kind of, as more Northerners are openly embracing fashion, a lot more designers of Northern origin are on the scene now, why is this.
Northerners are very fashionable people as you can see and a lot of designers are coming out to the scene this days, the truth is I think they northern designers’ have been around for a while, but most of the media house choose to concentrate on those in the south like in Lagos, but if they come down north believe me they will be amazed as to what they can find here.
Are their particular types of women you love to dress and why, paint us a picture of those you will love to see in your brand?
You know women are very sophisticated beings and the confident women are my best kind of women, you know that woman that can turn a sack into the next trend? THAT IS THE WOMAN.
Who are your icon in the business and why
I really admire Ituen Bassey and Folake Coker, they understand what fashion is about and they are not doing it because they have the money or because there is money in the fashion industry but they have that passion.
Don’t you feel that the northern ladies are restricted fashion wise and in their expression of personal style by religion.
No we are not restricted fashion wise, we are just very modest, but absolutely fashionable
When are you at your best?
Believe it or not, when I have a lot of challenges. I don’t like to admit it but I am a very restless person so when I am very busy with so many ideas and so much work inside my head and around me, trust me it’s pure bliss.
Tell us a bit more about yourself, growing up, educational qualification etc
I am from Nassarawa, and I am 30 years old; I come from a very large family where respect, integrity, humility, confidence and oneness are our core values. As for my educational qualifications, I am a very smart woman, if I could say so myself.
How do you relax?
I relax with my Blackberry and my children, lol!! Trust me that am not relaxing. I don’t know how to relax but I will learn..
What are we to expect from you in the nearest future, say in about 2 to 5 years from now.
Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Designer To Die For, lol!!!!!!!! By the grace of God.
Posted by maestromedia at 3:22 PM
The biggest fashion event in Abuja finally happened on Saturday,June 19,2010,prior to the main day,everyone was curiously waiting to see what the designer behind the label was going to come up with,and d- day finally came,and all that came were quite mesmerized by what was on display,Hajia RUKKAYAH SULEIMAN clearly is a designer many would come to recognize as one of the best to emerge from Nigeria very very soon. with over 200 exquisite ready to wear designs on display,all fantastically finished,properly branded and ready for the international market,it was clear for all to see,that she was prepared to stake her claim to the best couturier's crown in the not too distant future,above all that,it was a first class crowd of those who makes the federal capital Abuja tick,that came to celebrate with Rukkayah-the wife of the vice-president of Nigeria was ably represented by the WIfe of the defence minister,while the wife of the FCT minister was also around,amongst many other first class guests,who mostly came in outfits sown by REEDAS FASHION HOUSE. Now that the grand opening is out of the way,Reedas is already preparing to storm Dubai to showcase at the 2010 edition of the DUBAI FASHION FIESTA,which would be on from July 6 to 10,2010 and the whole of the emirate had better be prepared to view some of the most creative outfits from the HOUSE OF REEDAS.
Posted by maestromedia at 11:33 AM
Sunday, June 6, 2010
KIKI KAMANU IS ONE OF NIGERIA'S MOST INNOVATIVE DESIGNERS,AND BEFRORE SHE STARTED HAS A DESIGNER SHE HAD BEEN A SUCCESSFUL MODEL IN HER OWN RIGHT HAVING TRAVELLED ROUND THE WORLD,SINCE SHE STARTED HER VERY INNOVATIVE LABEL NOT TOO LONG AGO,SHE HAS GOT A LOT OF TONGUE WAGGING BECOS OF HER UNCONVENTIONAL DESIGNS AND STYLE,WHICH A LOT OF THE VERY FASHION FORWARD LOVES,SHE HAS HAD COUNTLESS EDITORIAL SHOWCASING HER INGENUITY,MIXING ANKARA AND LEATHER WITH SILK OR EVEN CHIFFON,BUT THATS NOT THE NEWS RIGHT NOW,THE NEWS IS THAT SHE AND HER PARTNER NOBLE HAVE DECIDED TO GIVE THE MARRIAGE INSTITUTION A TRY AND THE DATE IS THE TENTH MONTH OF THIS YEAR ON THE TENTH DAY OF THAT MONTH- 10-10-2010,AND IT WOULD BE HAPPENING IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN THE WORLD - ISLANBUL,IN TURKEY. FRIENDS OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED AND ALREADY PEOPLE ARE MAKING ARRANGEMENTS TO CELEBRATE WITH THEM.
Posted by maestromedia at 3:40 PM
Thursday, June 3, 2010
an absolutely amazing traditional wedding ceremony that was very well put together at a very well decorated first class venue in oregun,and the top lagos socialites were in attendance in very large numbers,abah folawiyo,dr mrs doyin abiola,cordelia agboti,vivian chioloji,ndidi anyachie,ruth osime,grace osime,alali hart,bibi adeuja,lola majekodunmi,folly coker,chief sunny asemota and wife,and many more and this establishments were well supported by the young and upwardly mobile crowd-bisola dejonwo,hakeem muri okunola,amechi onyekwele,rukky sanda,yvonne,rita idehen,marifa whyte,freda edewor francis,jumai and jamila shabba,lolu sodeinde,etiosa and osayi,taiwo and kehinde ogunsola,azuka ogujuiba,moriam musa,funke babs kufeji and several others
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