Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Ditch the traditional one tone hair, go OMBRE!

Have you guys ever noticed Beyonce doesn't wears her hair in one color? Yes friends, she hardly does. The two toned look is called the OMBRE (some called sunbre). Any which way, it is a process whereby through coloring effects, a certain portion of your hair (either top or bottom) is lighter than the other. The ombre hair is quite versatile and could be worn in so many ways. Thanks to international celebrities like Beyonce, Khloe Kardashian, Rihanna, Ciara and the rest, the Tie n Dye hair  (Ombre) is proving to be ever trendy and timeless.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Fabulously spotted - Halle Berry!

Ageless beauty, Halle Berry was spotted flaunting her baby bump in Rio de Janeiro a few days back while premiering her latest movie 'The Call'.  The expectant mum wore this gorgeous floor length lacy black dress designed by Monique Lhuillier from her fall 2013 collection. She completed the outfit with Christian Louboutin heels, hoop earrings and ofcos, her signature pixie cut. What do you think about her overall look? More pictures when you click.

Knowing your body type (women)!

Hello friends, so over the weeks i've gotten e-mails and comments on various posts pertaining to women body types. While i may not be able to reply every comments because some descriptions given are quite ambiguous,  i've decided to put together a comprehensive post on the most common women body types. Am sure by reading through, you will be able to identify which category you belong. I'll also pair each category with International and Nigerian celebrities to help you with your styling options. More when you click..........

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Celebrity hair transformations that WOWED us!

That is the beautiful Selita Ebanks - model, actress and girlfriend to E! News presenter Terrence Jekins switching up her ultra curly spring hair to a a shorter straight bob cut. Over time, we have seen a lot of our entertainment celebrities get a bit adventurous with their hairdo. Some went from good to bad and vice versa. See our tops 5 picks for the most interesting hair transformations.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Face-off....Stella Vs Toolz

 GoJane Two-Tone Maxi Dress in nude and black and red and black (Stella McCartney Saskia knockoff)

Originally designed by Stella McCartney (left) and worth over $1,000 and replicated by Aqua Gable costing just $40 (right) - the optical illusion dress has been Hollywood's favorite for a while now. A-list celebrities spotted wearing it includes the beautiful Kate Winslet, Alicia keys,  Kim Kardashian, Jenifer Hudson, Jane Fonda and a whole lot of others. Well, now our Nigerian celebrities are stating they are no push-overs in the fashion world.  Two drop dead gorgeous entertainers have been caught rocking the trend lately, it is Stella Damasus and Tolu Oniru on this one peeps.

Jumia.com - Week of the Geek!

Lagos, Nigeria, April 22 2013- Jumia.com.ng, Nigeria’s number one online retailer, is at it again, bringing the best of online shopping experiences to its customers, this time introducing ‘Week of the Geek’ one such shopping experience that is sure to blow your mind and leave you unbelievable savings on selected computers, electronics, mobile phones and their accessories.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Weekend style inspiration (tops + denim)!

Hello dear fashionista's, so we thank God for seeing us through the busy week and am sure a lot of you are yelling TGIF right now! (lazy people -Lol!) I sort of came up with an idea last night and going forward, every Friday we will be looking at various ideas/recommendations to inspire our styles for the weekend. It could be featured as hair, makeup, shoes, and a whole lot of stuffs. This week however, it will be focus - Tops and denim). I'll be recommending outfits for all body types and i hope you get rock and enjoy.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Blue Ivy....already a stylish Diva???

Little Miss Cater was spotted with her multi-millionaire parents - JayZ and Beyonce today at a fancy restaurant in Paris, France. She wore a skinny blue denim pant paired with a white printed Tee and colorful high top sneaks designed by Adidas. Her gorgeous locks looked amazing and for some reason she's started to look more like Beyonce than Jay. Do you agree she's already becoming a stylish diva at just 15 months old? See more pictures when you click.

Our guys dangerously BALD and sexy!

Have you ever wondered why all of a sudden all our dudes are going bald? well, most recently, the bald head has been the guys favorite for reasons best to known to them. However, with my research lately, i've gotten to find out why truly bald is sexy. Some are forced by nature, while some are self inflicted, anywhich way - what you may find amusing is that the bald head actually entails a lot more maintenance than the normally outgrown hair.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Kate Middleton continues to dazzle - pregnancy style!

This is what the Duchess of Cambridge and mom to be, Kate Middleton wore yesterday when she was spotted at the Art Room Reception. The dress was designed by Emila Wickstead. I don't know if its her stylist or her, but incredible job with picking out her outfits everytime - she just never seem to get it wrong.  Soooo effortlessly classy. See more images when you click.

My 'barely there' makeup routine in few easy steps!

Yeah, that's SolaDunn - the face behind the blog (with the rabbit teeth, lol). Okay, so i might be a lover of edge however when it comes to make up, i like to tone it down a little bit and that is why i look on to gorgeous black women like Megan Good, Keri Washington and Gabrielle Union for inspiration. They have managed to overtime keep up a mild, understated yet sophisticated look with their faces. Ofcos we can't deny the fact that makeup is a very essential part of our everyday lives, especially we women. Thing is though - i feel every woman should be able to master the barely there makeup. Its is soft, sweet and super easy - the essence of it is to have a lot on without necessarily being dramatic ( you know what i mean).

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Sexy Vs Sophisticated!

Its the battle of the K's peeps. Both expectant mums (reality TV star, Kim Kardarshian and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton) are said to be both far down the lane (equally pregnant). However both have exhibited very different maternity styles. While Kim is dedicated to her sexy franchise, she is sticking to covering up her baby bump with tight and clingy clothings, Kate on the other hand, maintains her high class sophisticated status by opting for a more traditional look. Various comparisons have been made as to their pregnancy styles however i'd like to know which you prefer. 

Monday, 22 April 2013

Dakore's red dress....Hit or Miss???

The stunning actress Dakore Akande on Friday made a regal appearance at the premiere of Jim Iyke's 'Unscripted' reality show. She wore this silky, elegant, ankle length red draped dress - accessorized with peep toe pumps, shinny clutch and white layered pearl necklace. What do you think? Another thing tho, i've seen similar designs in the past. Find out more when you click

Sunday, 21 April 2013

The 'PEAR' shaped woman! You rock!

Okay now, we women especially Africans may be a little bit 'over endowed' at our lower bottom sometimes and the truth is not everyone is lucky enough to have the appropriate bust to balance this off but this shouldn't  hinder us from being stylish and fashionable right? Trust  me, a lot of women crave for what you have. Also known as the triangle shape and mostly typical to African women, this body type is the most common.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Is she truly the most Beautiful woman in the world?

Behold the Arabian goddess! That my friends, is the Queen of Saudi Arabia - Fatima Kulsum Zohar Godabari. A while ago, the world had the rare opportunity of beholding her beauty when she was photographed without her Niqab covering her face. Her skin, bulgy eyes, lips, facial structure...OMG!!! 'A miracle work of Nature'. Click to see some rare photos of her

Friday, 19 April 2013

Face-off....Moet Abebe Vs. Karen Igho

Well, Its the battle of the boobies friends. Both stunning ladies made not just a bold but 'boobylicious' appearance while at the MTV party a couple of days back. As for me, they were the show stoppers. Am a lover of edgy clothings and i must say these are some fierce fashionisters. Question is, who wore it better? Don't hate if you aren't a man'CHESTER' fan, Lol! See their full pictures when you click.

Getting your 'STRIPE' swag on!

Its the weekend friends and here's a little way to 'stripe' things up a bit. Gradually, stripes (precisely black and white) are becoming one of the biggest trends of 2013. With top designers like Moschino and Marc Jacobs debuting amazing designs on their spring 2013 runways. Well, most likely you must have a few 'black and whites' in your closets, i will be giving you few ways to get them rejuvenated and rocking. Learn more when you click.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

How green is too green??? Kim K lets you know

The expecting mother and reality star ( not forgetting Kanye's Girlfriend) was spotted yesterday in Beverly Hills while leaving a doctors appointment. She wore this head to toe  bright green ensemble. Clingy knee length dress and strappy heels - but really, how green is TOO green??? Do feel she went a little too over the top with this outfit? See more images when you click.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Fabulously spotted....Draya Mitchel in Ankara Fabric!

The sexy star from the Basketball housewives rocking in African print - Yay or Nay??? She paired the ensemble with matching Gucci handbag and sexy stiletoes. See more images when you click 

Our Eye Candy of the day........Miss Gabrielle Union!

Super Sexy Miss Gabriel Union is red hot in jumpsuit! She stole the spot light at the BET Networks 2013. Finishing her look with a sleek chignon, studded silver strap sandals and a barely there makeup - chic and effortless. The sexy jumpsuit featured a low cowl neckline and relaxed wide legs. Isn't this woman just beautiful!

See the full pictures when you click

Celeb style to steal.........Rita Dominic's Coral manicure!

Even though it was a solemn event (tribute to the legendary Justice Esiri - God rest his soul), i couldn't just get past the Sexy actress's eye catching nails. Rita Dominic let the hands do the talking while she showed up at the event dressed in a white and black understated ensemble. Here's why you need to steal her look.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Trend alert...........Orange lipstick! (updated)

Its been heating up runways, red carpets and the streets for a little bit now and its telling you its time to switch-up the classic red and sweet yumyum pink for a sumptuous orange glow. Proven to be one of the most unexpected trend this season, the orange lipstick is taking over all make-up stands worldwide. It is fun, it is sweet and mostly it is breaking the rules. Curious on how to work the sun kissed hue? not to worry, its actually quite easy........click to find out HOW

Yvonne's dress - Coincidence, imitation or creativity???

The stunning Ghanaian Actress earlier this week made a dramatic appearance while receiving an honorary award and immediately i saw the pictures, there was an instant flash back which got me thinking - could this be a case of 'B* STOLE MY LOOK? (in Joan's voice, lol ). She showed up in a floor length printed cut out dress that got eye brows raising. See what i mean after the cut.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Fabulously spotted! Miss Agbani Darego

The ex- beauty queen keeps looking ever radiant. She was spotted at the lunch of the Olusegun Obasanjo's Foundation in London. Wearing this orange high side slit elegant and edgy Antonio Berardi dress, the African beauty appeared dashing. See a full picture after the cut

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Who is Nigeria's most stylish bride???

The Nigerian Entertainment industry has undoubtedly over the years produced not just amazing talents but quite a number of stunning nuptials - with edgy wedding dresses, jaw dropping hunky hubbies, star studded guest list and exotic venues, here are SolaDunn's top most stylish Nigerian brides. 

Friday, 12 April 2013

Indigenous hair styles making massive comeback!

As they say, before Abraham...there was Isaac! or was it Jacob? oh well, you fill in the gap. lol! Before all them Brazilian, Peruvian, Asian, e.t.c. hair, i tell you, there was real 'HAIR'. While writing this post and compiling pictures, i knew for certain my generation has absolutely no idea what hair fashion is. The old African( Nigerian) era was not only infamous for amazing body art but also for super creative and timeless hair styles. You'll be amazed how the old saying 'nothing new under the sun' applies here. keep reading to find out how these ageless hairstyles are making their huge comebacks!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Beyonce's 'printy' anniversary looks!

Not just did Beyonce give us a shocker with her super sized box braids during her 5th anniversary trip with Husband Jay Z to Cuba, the bootilicious songstress managed to pull off quite a couple of interesting outfits. Heavily criticized for stealing her sister 'Solange's signature style,  i think Queen B still managed to keep her print swag tight and maintain a distinct look........I need to get me some of those catty frames tho, 'epic'.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Head '2' Toe Denim!

Yeah Yeah, its made its come back for almost 2 years now but i just can't seem to get enough of the look. Rihanna made a stunning appearance just last week in the early 90's trend and she totally proves that the head 2 toe look ain't going no where. What i typically love about it is how it keeps evolving (we all know in Fashion, What goes around is always gonna come back around). A bit  daring and tricky to pull of considering our 'Naija sun swag', however i'll be giving a couple of style ideas that would help you become a 'matchy matchy' pro in no time.............

Cuffing it up with foot wears!

All thanks to top designers such as Michael Kors, Gucci, Givency, Alexander Mcqueen, Christian Louboutin and Tom Ford, 'cuffs' all of a sudden isn't a scary word anymore but instead, all fashionista's are stumbling to get into them. Worn with pants, Denims, dresses, jumpsuits, rompers, shorts and practically any and everything, the 'cuff' ranges in various designs from sandals, pumps, booties, wedges and so on. Click to learn more on the tricks and trades.........

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Nude Art.........you like???


I stumbled onto this yesterday and found it quite interesting. Photographer, Allan Teger has taken the nude body and transformed it into a landscape  he went further to make them playground for miniature figures. Personally, i love but i find them a bit creepy though ( i have an uncontrollable phobia for creeping creatures) Lol! Click to see some of his most popular Bodyscapes images of all time.