We have some exciting news for you. How about you spend your Valentine’s weekend with us at Amarelis Fashion Soiree? You heard right! We at Amareli’s Atelier, a ready-to-wear, bespoke tailoring and styling brand will be hosting our customers and friends. It’s what we call a delightful afternoon of shopping and networking.
M E T A M O R P H O S I S C O L L E C T I O N
With a preview of our alluring pieces’ campaign, some of our faves; Angel Obasi (Style Connoisseur), Adesola Momoh and Ajoke Bethel will be there to spend quality time with us.
Also showcasing will be Yellow Kaftan, Olayinka Dwave and Ady by Linda, what other way to spread love? Thought so!
It sure sounds like lots of fun, so tell your friend to tell their friends! Get those coins ready for shopping. We can’t wait to host you.
We simply can’t get over the AMAZING SUCCESS that was this year’s Lagos Leather Fair, which took place last weekend. Feeling nostalgic? So are we!
Follow us as we journey back, and reflect on the highlights at LLF2019:
The Fair, themed “Advancing The Conversation”, kicked off with a private auction on Friday, September 6th, held at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi. A mix of seasoned and up-and-coming leather designers were handpicked to showcase some of their exclusive pieces to key players in the industry.
The main event took place on Saturday & Sunday (September 7th & 8th) at The Harbour Point, Victoria Island. Both days were brimming with people, taking part in the conversations and workshops, and exploring and shopping at the myriad of designers’ stalls. Guests also experienced a series of amazing catwalk presentations featuring leather products from our very own exhibitors.
Day 1The event was officially opened by Mrs. Otuyalo the representative of the First Lady of Lagos State.
Throughout the day, we held three insightful conversations which spanned topics from copyright law and branding to money and business. Day 1 ended with a practical workshop on the ins and outs of using technology to build products.
DAY 2The exhibition continued on Day 2, with conversations, workshops and catwalk presentations running throughout the day. Once again, we had a series of local and international experts share their knowledge on design, sourcing, manufacturing, retail and storytelling, to name a few!
So there you have it! 3 days of exciting talent, enlightening conversations, networking and so much more! We had a blast and hope you did too!
We’re signing off for now, but don’t worry, you can catch us on Instagram, Twitter and our website.
BOP CONFERENCE X THE WHITESPACE
Everywhere you go in Nigeria, this is the common phrase of the time. A country struggling with its desires for the shiny flash and sleek lines of 21st-century modernity, glimpsed through Instagram and cable tv, juxtaposed with the reality ‘on the ground’ – limited or failing infrastructure and a physical environment totally frayed at the edges.
A city like Lagos has always striven to expand towards the new instead of regenerating the old. In its wake, we are left with hollowed out infrastructure, abandoned building entire industrial zones become eerie dilapidated ghost towns. Whatever happened to Tinapa?
We shape our narratives by first understanding our current and past states of mind, documenting our realities to inform the framework of our future dreams. So we can hopefully move from a ‘managed’ state ‘ to a state of ‘considered engagement’
This series asks photographers to document the realities of these spaces left behind, whose empty corridors and broken windows tell the real story of the things we aspire.
Theme: SHAPING THE NIGERIAN NARRATIVE
“Looking at the Development and neglect of industries across the Country”.
NOTE: All works are to be submitted no later 11 pm on April 15th with a short (max100 words) description and a body of work in a PDF format(max 5 photographs taken on digital or film camera).
SUBMIT TO: submission@businessof photography.net.
The ELOY Awards press conference held on Thursday, November 1st 2018 and in attendance were Tewa Onasanya, founder of Eloy Awards and CEO, Exquisite Magazine, Sukhm Pannu of Lush Hair, Robin Sohdi, MD Lufthansa and Tolulope Aminu, Marketing Manager, Nigeria, Lufthansa.
The event was anchored by Yetty Ogunnubi.
According to the founder of ELOY Awards and Publisher of Exquisite Magazine, while giving a brief rundown on the history of ELOY Awards, Mrs Tewa Onasanya says “We are delighted to have the 10th year anniversary of ELOY Awards; it is a milestone for us.
“This year, we are having 21 categories, which is about five more categories than last year’s event.
Speaking further, Tewa noted ELOY Awards is hosted to celebrate uncelebrated women who are impacting lives and adding values in their little corners. While speaking on the expectations of the event, she said, “People should expect great fun from the prestigious ELOY Awards. The best event where ladies of all categories will be celebrated and the Dress-code is to show how audaciously iconic you can get with dressing”.
The General Manager for Lufthansa, Robin Sohdi, talked about why they have decided to sponsor ELOY Awards and their thoughts on the brand. Lush Hair representative, Sukhm Pannu also talked about why they have continually supported ELOY Awards and their excitement about ELOY Awards 10th Anniversary.
Annie Ekwere, the representative of Martini, also spoke about why martini has continued to sponsor ELOY Awards over the years and the part they will be playing at this year’s edition.
For the first time, ELOY Awards will be awarding a man in the category called, ‘He4She Awards’, this category is targeted at men who help women to be their best.
Adeyinka Aderemi, a past winner of the On-Air Personality category spoke about how winning ELOY Awards opened new doors for her she said “This is a very big event; I was shocked to be nominated last year and won. Thank you for starting this to recognize women and their exploits”.
This year’s nominees who were present also expressed their surprise and gratitude for being nominated for ELOY Awards.
According to them, they never knew anyone was watching them in their little corner and had decided to nominate them for such a prestigious award.
ELOY Awards 10th anniversary is themed, “The Year of Audacious Ambition, The Power is Hers” and is set to take place on Sunday, November 26, 2018 at the Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental hotel).