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She is a plus size model who uses her platform to empower other plus size women to embrace and love themselves.
She is also strong and inspiring curvy fashion models to go for it.
Nakitende Esther just knows how to work a curvy body in great outfits. Adding to her beauty is her luxurious Afro hair which just works magic for her. Her poses are effortlessly elegant, it will just make you wonder which planet she’s from. In short, she is hot and we can’t help crushing on her!
Check out 12 times she served us with some very chic and hot looks below:

Nollywood starlet, mother and humanitarian, and fashionista, Tonto Dikeh is the cover girl for Wow Magazine’s June/July Issue, in this edition, she opens up on all the topics you are curious about: from finding Christ, to her son, co-parenting, dating and feminism.

In one photo the beauty donned a cleavage-baring black outfit for the shoot. See all the images below.

Read her full interview on wowmagng

Credit
Photography: @ahamibeleme
Make Up: @banksbmpro
Creative Direction@babyjuleswow
Interview: @oluwadunnii
Hair: @lolavita
Styling: @harvellastyles

We are fortunate to meet Kobby Klein, the sartorial mastermind behind TSUTSUBLEMA. After spending several years in the industry, Kobby has built an impressive resume that includes working with his celebrity clientele, on numerous editorial campaigns and contributing as a fashion expert. Kobby has already become somewhat of a fashion social media guru.

Kobby Klein
For anyone who loves fashion, and in particular, loves to shop, becoming a wardrobe stylist seems like a career fallen straight from heaven. Spending your days shuffling through gorgeous clothes, and playing dress up with gorgeous models doesn’t even remotely sound like an actual job. It sounds like fun. But mind you, becoming a fashion stylist is actually difficult business.
It’s safe to say Kobby Klein (tsutsublema) is an expert in all things fashion, and today we are lucky enough to chat with this awesome stylist to get his thoughts on the industry, and what it takes to make it.
Q: Tell us a bit about your brand and the meaning of the name “Tsutsublema”
Tsutsublema means olden days or back in the days, the word  is derived from the Ga language, a tribe from Ghana, West Africa.  The Tsutsublema brand basically aims to revive the olden days fashion and style in today’s fashion world.
 Q: Who is behind tsutsublema?

Kobby Klein, a vintage and art lover, a photo model and fashionista.

Kobby Klein
Q: How was the start up of your business (brand) and how long has it been in existence? 
Styling has always been a part of me. From the get go, I used to give remarks on what people wear and then at some point I felt I knew it all when it comes to fashion.
Officially, the brand has been in existence since October 2016, thus 17 months. Nonetheless, I have been styling years before that.
Q: When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career as a stylist? 
I was motivated by few photographers due to my creativity on set  as a photo model. This was around 2010.
Q: Who or which things inspire your styles?
I get inspired by the books I read and few movies I watch. I typically watch old or historical movies  and Oh  my family’s old photo gallery as well.
 Q: How do u feel when your see your creations on social media and on other platforms? 
That feeling is intriguing. Imagine seeing your works on magazines, billboards, TV and other places across the world. It’s such an amazing feeling and so far and I give thanks to God.
q: Where do you see yourself five years from now? 
To be recognized globally and be the  first to be mentioned when  it comes to vintage and art.
Q: Any Achievements? 
 Yes, couple of achievements. I got featured in Berlin Times magazine, Editorial for Nataal media South Africa, , music videos, just to mention a few.
Q: What are the three hard to spot pitfalls that are critical to avoid in your field?
  1. Not everybody is your target audience.
  2. Avoid people who discourage you.
  3. Never loose focus.
Q: Looking out 5 to 10 years, what do you think will be the next big change in your industry In Ghana? 
Styling Awards to reward and acknowledge works from all stylists across Ghana.
Q: What are the ‘3’ things you’ve told yourself that kept you going during your darkest hour?
  1.  Don’t give up yet, you are almost there. 
  2.  Forget about money for now and do it for the love. 
  3.  Believe in God and believe in yourself.  
Q: How long were you running the business before you started paying yourself? 
About 2 years. Let me say it was the “pro bono” season in styling. lol.
Q: What role do you think social media plays in fashion today?
It plays a very significant role. Especially when you have a lot of friends who share common or mutual fashion goals
Q: How do you stay updated with fashion?  
Attending and watching fashion shows, magazines, the internet, movies and most importantly, social media.
Q: Do you have any advice for the upcoming ones hoping to make it in the industry?
It’s an open career for anyone who is interested as long as they has passion for it. Whether young or  the old. 
Facebook: @tsutsublema
Instagram: @tsutsublema

TIMELESS PIECES are classic fashion accessories that never go out of style. Unlike the temporary trends which are in vogue today and tomorrow are not, this timeless pieces are pieces that would always be in style year from now. Tell you what? It’s best to buy timeless pieces, It’s worth the money, It’s all about switching things up in the aspect of your styling.
That’s a goal worth striving for: having clothing that your grandchildren could wear fifty years from now without looking out of place.

I always urge ladies and anyone into fashion to focus on pieces that are both classic and timeless.
You wouldn’t want to wear outfits today, that would be outdated tomorrow would you?. So why not keep your look timeless and classic, both for your sake and your budget’s.

SOME TIMELESS PIECES EVERY LADY WITH A TIMELESS STYLE SHOULD HAVE

PEARLS
Pearls are classic and timeless fashion accessories that never go out of style. This fashion accessory gives you an authentic classic look. Pearls are a timeless accessory fit for any occasion. Rock some pearls, today!

DENIMS
The word Denim is an Americanization of the French name “serge de Nimes” a fabric which originated in Nimes, France during the Middle Ages in 1864.
Denims are the fabric used in making jeans. Denim fabrics are both durable and comfortable.Denims play a big role in the contemporary fashion today. It’s interchangeable and creates a statement always!

FURS
Fashion designers appreciate the beauty of fur pieces but also their timeless essence, lasting quality and growing versatility as a stylish garment that can be worn all through the seasons. Today’s contemporary fur garments are not only designed to ward off the cold but are made in lighter weights so they also act as amazing layering pieces.
A good quality fur is durable and timeless. Fur is a wonderful option to show off your high-end, luxurious and classy style. Furs can be used to design anything ranging from bags, attires, shoes. Get you a fur today!

HATS
Looking for a piece that never goes out style? Then get yourself a beautiful and chic hat. Hats instantly sets you apart – Wearing a hat such as a fedora is rare these days, especially when worn properly and with confidence. When worn with style it can be a distinguishing feature that helps cement your place in a casual acquaintance’s memory bank. In the words of the great Las Vegas designer Nudie Cohen “Better to be looked over than overlooked.”

POINTED SHOE
Every woman’s fav! This set of shoes gives every lady that sophisticated and classy look.
It’s a basic shoe type every lady should have in her wardrobe. They get their name from the shape of the front view; it’s kinda like the tip of an arrow. The amazing bit about the pointed shoe is the fact that it can be worn with just about anything. In addition, it adds class to any outfit, it makes you look taller, leaner, sophisticated and more graceful.

One tip for you guys? Avoid temporary trends and fluctuations of fashion!

AUTHOR: Princess Ladi

Stephanie Linus (Okereke), Nollywood actress attended the launch of the new luxury range collection few days ago as she has been a vlisco ambassador for a few years.

Vlisco for over 170 years, has created more than 350,000 original textile designs. Many of these designs have become cultural treasures, bestowed with special names and meanings by the merchants of Central and West Africa.

For the event, Stephanie Linus showed off her fab style in a vlisco print dress and jacket designed by Trish O. Couture. Stephanie nailed the dress effortlessly.

See more photos below.

The female half of South African music group Mafikizolo, Nhlanhla Nciza has a serious Afrocentric style game that is unrivalled. With a personal style that pays attention to fabric, she is a unique trendsetter. The South African fashion designer recently turned 40, but that hasn’t stopped her as she continues to show us just how prints are meant to be rocked!

Weddings in Northern Nigeria are a celebration of love, culture, and the establishment of new relationships and families. The wedding of the daughter of Africa’s richest man, Fatima Dangote and Jamil Abubakar was colourful, festive, and spanned over a couple of days. The 8-day ceremony saw the bride look regal and stunning for all events, for beauty lovers, this is big.

The Bridal Shower

Fatima Dangote

For the Bridal Shower, Fatima looked Grecian as she rocked a glittery smokey eye with a matching fuschia lip and no-makeup makeup for the base by Monavee Beauty lounge.

The Mother’s dinner in Kaduna

Fatima Dangote

For the pre-wedding dinner in Kaduna, Fatima wore a Komole mould Iro and Buba with funnel sleeves designed by Deola Sagoe. The exquisite outfit was topped up with a minimal yet glowy nude look by Bimpe Onakoya.

The Kamu Amarya

Fatima Dangote

Fatima Dangote

For Fatima’s Kamu Amarya (which means “catching the bride”) ceremony held in Kano state, she donned a stunningly clean, toned matte look made up of warm tones with glossy lips by Banke Meshida of BM Pro and let the bling do the talking with a multicolored Komole mould iro and buba by Deola Sagoe.

The Fatiha

Fatima Dangote

Fatima looked beautiful for her wedding fathia in an all-white Trumpet Silhouette dress with embellished creeping flower elements custom made by Deola Sagoe. She looked radiant in a glittery makeup look with glossy pink lips by Banke Meshida of BM Pro. The look was finished with a haute turban by John 3v3 Turban for a truly regal look.

The Father’s Lunch

Fatima Dangote

Fatima stunned in a champagne A-line dress with tulle embellished corsage with a feather detail veil designed by Deola Sagoe and finished this truly victorian look with a nude makeup look with a bright red lip by BM Pro and a turban.

The Budan Kai (Conveyance of The Bride)

Fatima Dangote

Fatima looked elegant for her Budan Kai – which is a northern ceremony whereby the new bride is taken to her new home and revealed to her new family. Her makeup look was kept nude with a pop of colour done by Fati Mamza of Mamza Beauty.

Dinner Reception hosted by The Groom’s Family

Fatima dangote

Fatima opted for natural yet glam look by BM Pro for the dinner reception hosted by the groom’s family in Abuja. She wore a detailed all-pink number designed by Lanre Da Silva Ajayi (LDA) and accessorised with Swarovski crystals and a sleek turban.

Dinner Reception hosted by The Bride’s Family

The ceremony ended in Lagos state as the Bride’s father hosted a dinner reception. For this, Fatima wore a beautiful Elie Saab floral applique wedding dress with a matching turban by John 3v3 Turban. Her makeup, which was done by BM Pro brought a fresh but nude base topped up with a glossy finish.

Photography Courtesy:

BM Pro|Monavee Beauty Lounge|Bimpe Onakoya|Mamza Beauty

 

 

Originally Appeared in: Schick Magazine

In Namibia, where the average temperature in the summer is 80 degrees, Herero women deck themselves out with long sleeves and petticoats. Their gorgeous dresses, elaborate headpieces, and vibrant patterns showcase their pride in their identity, all the while alluding to the suffering they’ve endured within the past 100 years — including a genocide that nearly wiped them out.

But what produced the Herero sense of style is clearly known. In the late 19th century, the Germans took possession of “German South Africa” (nowadays Namibia). They then systematically appropriated Herero grazing land and brought Herero people in to work for them. The wives of the German colonialists and missionaries took upon themselves to teach the women working in their houses how to dress “properly”.

The Herero people resisted expropriation for many years and started a “great rebellion” that ended with their near destruction in the early 1900s. One would think that the Hereros would have rejected a style of dressing imposed by the colonialists, yet the Herero women embraced it fully and to this day have fiercely protected their dress as a crucial part of their cultural identity.

Herero dress is important to their personal identities, and individual, clan, and national expressions of remembrance and protest.

So even in Namibia’s tropical climate, Herero ladies wear heavy dresses, reflecting the style of the Victorian period with numerous petticoats worn to add roundness to their skirts.Though it’s evolved in the past century, much of the ensemble’s main features have endured: floor-sweeping hemlines, long sleeves, petticoats (which can total up to 24 meters of fabric), and signatures like bold, waxed prints, fringed capes, and a horned hat that honors the Herero’s cow herding roots. 

One can see them while visiting Herero villages but also in larger cities, like in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. The dresses are hand-sewn, with women adding their own personal flair, and are topped off with an elaborate horn-shaped headgear sometimes made of a matching fabric. The headdress is said to represent the horns of the cattle, which are so important to the Himba and Herero communities. These elaborate dresses also convey social status as only married women wear them. (Unmarried women wear more typical, modern western clothes.) Also, the size of the hat is an indication of the size of cattle herd own by the family; a larger hat suggests a more prosperous family. The Herero women take enormous pride in their outfits.

VIDEO CREDIT: Refinery29

Can we all take a moment and notice Lupita Nyong’o’s fabulous looks at the moment? The Kenyan Hollywood actress had single-handedly been gearing us up for the ‘Black Panther’ cinema release with a series of red-carpet looks that takes direct inspiration from the Marvel film. First, it was the Atelier Versace gown at the LA premiere, then her Elie Saab two-piece worn in Seoul, and even her ‘gangsta’ outfit while doing press, she is giving us serious power wardrobe inspiration with metallics, strong necklines, shoulder pads and embellished harnesses. It’s only halfway through the tour, but we’re sure there are more favourites to come!

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