Monday, September 21, 2009


Ohhh myyy, I just saw this on Bella Naija's site and I just had to put it up. I LOVE the concept without a doubt.
It is a very ingenious idea on the designers part to make this straw material which can look quite bland and tastelss into a look that is to die for!

The choice of embellishments are just fab!
Use it for any occasion to make any outfit stand out!

Designer: Sandi Owusu
Country of origin: Ghana
Label: Diva Delicious

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Cameroon's most fabulous fashion designers take over London for the first time ever!

Courtesy of funky new style hub, Camer Couture, Afro-eccentric star, Anggy Haif and celebrity couturiere, Olivia Ervi will join forces with exciting newcomers, KiRette Couture, Bot I Lam, Rovisa Designs by Rose Mbango and Ms Mi to weave a night of eye-popping art, elegance and panache at the über chic Shoreditch Studios.

It will be a kaleidoscopic interpretation of Cameroon’s rich history and dynamic culture and news of this exquisite encounter between the country dubbed Africa in miniature and the West has set media and entertainment circles twirling.

With fashion big shot, Yemi Osunkoya, buyers, diplomats and entrepreneurs on its sparkling guest list, the event promises to be a superb blend of clout, chic and class.
Prominent media, including the BBC, and highly regarded pan-African magazines, ARISE and New African Woman will be covering the occasion.

The spectacle will also feature live performances from artists: Muntu Valdo, Serge Tebu as well as Dee, Quest & Band.
In addition, there will be a raffle sale to benefit the Baka Pygmies who make up one of Cameroon’s oldest and most deprived communities.

A fantastic fusion of makossa, bikutsi, soukous, couper-decaler, Nigerian urban rhythms, R&B, hip-hop and more music from around the world will keep fashion fops bopping the after party away!

So what are you waiting for? Hurry and get your tickets!
Ticket prices are: Standard = £30 & Second row = £40
Time: Running from 6pm prompt – 3.30am
Venue: Shoreditch Studios, 29B New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London EC2A 2EY.
Cynthia Anduhtabe
Tel: 00 44 7834 321 373

Isabel Bezeng
Tel: 00 44 7733 735 515

Ngum Ngafor
Tel: 00 44 7944 043 954


See you there!
Stay Fashion-ABLE

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Kahindo Mateene, the brainchild behind Modahnik, believes in making women look and feel the best in figure enhancing original designs made by beautiful strong women.

Kahindo, born in Uganda but of a Congolese heritage was truly raised all across Africa due to the nature of her father's job as a diplomat who worked for the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the African Union.

This opportunity means she lived in Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Niger etc and this gave her a deep rooted unabashed love for the continent that she calls home.

Her fashion sense emerged not only from her surroundings and travels, but also from the very stylish colorful beautiful designs her late mother wore during the 70s.

After getting an International Business degree in 1999 and working in corporate America, she decided to follow her passion and enrolled in the highly acclaimed Fashion Design Program at the Illinois Institute of Art.

In 2005, with another Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in hand she unrelentlesly started her journey and dream of creating a clothing line.

The name Modahnik (pronounced mode-ah-nique), is an anagram composed of her first name and the first initial of her last, and a play on the French and Italian words “mode” or “moda,” which mean “fashion.”

She has also featured in the "I wear African" fashion showcase hosted by African Vibes Magazine earlier on this year as well as the Extravaakhanga show.

Below are some of her designs.

For more information, please visit her website
Stay Fashion-ABLE!