Friday, December 25, 2009


Today is a great and though commercialised, it is not all about the presents and the food. It is a day where we give thanks and remember the love that God has for us that he sent his only begotten son to this Earth!

Let's celebrate the good tidings of this season and rest upon the love of the moment. Let's also not forget to continue in this love all through the coming year!

Merry Christmas to you!
Stay warm and above all stay fashion-ABLE!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Another day, another showbiz event!
This time KiRette Couture, the most talked about up and coming fashion label from Cameroon were showcasing their new collection on the catwalk in Lagos organised by Dele Momodu of Ovation magazine.

Some pictures of the event below...

Ms Kibonen Nfi of KiRette Couture

Photos by Kelen Ndzelen
Stay Fashion-ABLE!

Monday, December 14, 2009


Designer: Christine Mhando
Label: Chichia London
Collection: "Made in Dar" (She was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and raised in London, UK)
Signature fabric: Khanga - traditional East African cottom printed fabric used by women as wraps.

Check out some pieces from her new collection below!

Fabulous model as well!!!
Go to their website here

Stay Fashion-ABLE!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Bamenda is set to come alive on December 27 with a glamorous fashion show organised by KiRette Couture, a classy traditional-chic fashion label that produces exquisite haute-couture handcrafted and limited edition pieces.

Bamenda is not only home to an Anglophone minority in predominantly French-speaking Cameroon - it also bears the stigma of a socio-economically moribund city in the West African country that is little known except for its talented soccer team.

But according to Kibonen Nfi, co-founder of KiRette Couture, this stigma is about to change as the event is more than just a Fashion Show. Nfi and her partner, Anrette Ngafor conceived Bamenda Rocks! as a celebration of the massive cultural and intellectual wealth that Bamenda has exported to other parts of the country and the Diaspora.

“Bamenda produces luminaries in every industry in Cameroon, albeit often under-recognised. By organizing this show, KiRette Couture is leading a revolution that will not only exact the recognition we are due, but also encourage the talented people of Bamenda to come back home and invest in the development of their culture, their people, and their resources. That is the inspiration behind Bamenda Rocks!”

Sponsored by Africa’s largest mobile network, MTN, Bamenda Rocks! will feature other local and international designers as well as musicians from Bamenda. One of the local stars billed to perform is Sidney, 2008 winner of Africa Star (a regional Central African version of Idols). Joining the bill is Bamenda-born international success story, Wax aka Nde Ndifonka, a South African-based writer, singer and producer whose endorsements ironically include the City of Johannesburg. Cameroon’s hottest boy band, X Maleya will add some French flavour to the show, while sassy crooner Ga L will provide some eye and ear candy for the men.

Bamenda deserves its place in the Cameroonian and international spotlight, and who better to lead the revolution than KiRette Couture’s dynamic duo, Kibonen and Anrette.

Bamenda Rocks! Fashion Show takes place on Sunday 27 December 2009 at Ayaba Hotel from 5-9pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Some proceeds of this show will be donated to the Our Lady of Fatima Handicap Centre, Bambili.

Check out some of KiRette Couture's bold new summer collection below.

If you'll be in Cameroon over December, go support y'all!
Stay Fashion-ABLE!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Saw this on the Bella Naija website and I was speechless! Wow, what an inspiration and an amazing imagination from the designer!

Who is the designer? Well, Samantha Cole is her name and she is a fabulous Nigerian designer based here in the UK with cutting edge pieces that are truely timeless and very creative.

Check out these pics!

Her new collection above is termed WARRIOR and she also spoke to Bella Naija about her inspiration and choice of fabric for this collection. Check it out here
I would love to see more cutting edge pieces and even haute couture pieces rocking the African runway. Our African designers are doing amazing things but they also have to keep stepping up their game.
The competition seems fierce, but it is all healthy!
Stay Fashion-ABLE!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


The premier of the Camer Couture fashion showcase saw an eclectic mix of media representatives from the BBC, New African Woman, The Voice, Arise Magazine, Cameroon Gazette, VoxAfrica and OHTV etc as well as a crowd that was more cosmopolitan than the London streets! It is only therefore fair to say that this event was the most talked about showcase within the community and beyond!!

From Hong Kong to Germany, Cameroon to Nigeria, South Africa to Australia, the Camer Couture showcase has received wide interests from afar. Following on from this enormous success and huge turnout, the 2010 event is kick starting with a bang!

Are you a designer with Cameroonian origins?
Would you like to participate in the 2010 showcase?
Would you like to be part of this unique and chic event which Camer Couture is?
Are you passionate, determined and creative?
Are you calm under pressure and able to deliver high quality garments?

If the answer is YES, then Camer Couture needs YOU!!

Their Criteria for selection is:
· The participant should be emerging, with a business name and should be in business under one label name if already established.
· Collections should be ready to wear or couture and be exclusive to the Camer Couture Fashion showcase.
· The maximum number of garments to be shown is 15 and minimum 10.

Their Requirements are:
· Designer biography/CV.
· Label background.
· Label logo.
· Colour images of most recent collection (x10, high resolution, excellent quality).
· 100 words synopsis about your label for publicity purposes.
· Any experience/participation at international/local fashion events.
· Any awards recognition.
· A recent fashion portfolio (this will be returned after the selection process).
· 1 single garment from your recent collection (this will be returned after the selection process).
· A registration fee of £200 (payable once accepted).
· All required documents to be received by 28 February 2010.

For further information, please email
Please also go to our website:
Find us on Facebook: Camer Couture

If you would like to model, be a stylist, makeup artist or hairstylist at the show please email them. If you would also like to be a photographer or videographer on the day, please email them with your details.

Don't miss this opportunity. You could be featured on the BBC or on Bella Naija!
Check the links below for the premier coverage of their show.
Stay Fashion-ABLE!