Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New year friends! Woohoo!!!

WOW!!! It has indeed started! The year 2014! Special thanks to you all for sticking by me through the dramatic and exciting journey in 2013. I pray for eternal rest for those that didn't make it, may they never be forgotten. It is a new year of new beginnings.....May it unfold laughter, smiles and love for us all! "Raise your glasses friends as we pour it up for 2014, we are here! Let's make it one of our best yet" Cheers!!!

What was your biggest trend of 2013?

With just a few hours left in 2013, how about we recap fashion that defined the outgoing year. From cropped tops, to bold colors, plaid, laceup sandals, print mixing, monochrome, patterns and so on, 2013 witnessed a lot of high class and urban fashion trends - both internationally and local. However, bringing it down to Nigeria now, which would you consider as your biggest? I vote 'Velvet'. It was an outrageous trend this year and the various interpretation that was given to fabric by designers was absolutely remarkable. Whats yours?

Monday, 30 December 2013

Kaylah Oniwo's retro inspired look - Hit or Miss?

The CoolFM OAP instagramed a pic of herself wearing this rather interesting ensemble. Hit or Miss? Looks like she raided TemiDollFace's wardrobe right? Lol!

Face-off! Oluchi V Alicia Quarles in Jewel by Lisa!

Two very beautiful women, one dress by Nigerian label (jewel by Lisa), who wore it better? Oluchi or E's Alicia Quarles? Though one isn't it?

Which was your favorite Angela Simmons look?

Just in-case you didn't know, the lovely Miss Simmons didn't leave Nigeria empty handed after she hosted the 'Music meets runway' show with IK, shhhhh............she left with stacks of cloths by top Nigerian Labels. See amazing fashion from her during her stay in Nigeria and share which is your best look on her?

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Rihanna's all blue everything inspired look and yup, my message from it!

Goodness, i love Rihanna to death - physique, talent and style. However, i look at these pictures from just a few days back, not that there's anything wrong with her look ( i adore the retro inspiration to say the least) but if i can pass across any message from it, i'll be think twice before putting anything 'permanent' on your body! Tattoo's are great, i've got discreet one as a matter of fact but turning your body into a palette, NO NO! Just have a look at Rihanna's right arm. More pictures below

Friday, 27 December 2013

Best and Worst looks from the 2013 Headies!

Is it just me or is Osas Ighodaro's  body ridiculous! Dayum!!! I saw this look and immediately my mind flashed back Stacey Keibler (George Clooney's ex). That body, that dress = sheer perfection!. She is just incredibly gorgeous and nails one of my best looks for the night!!! The headies went down yesterday and as expected, there were the good, bad and ugly fashion moments. See my best and worst looks from the event below.

Can you see what i see in this picture?

Look closely? Lol!

Image by Lindsay Adler

Fabulous Fashion Finds - would you rock this?

I don't know who the gorgeous lady is but she is fab.com! I heart everything about this look and do you know its got all the 'not to copy' tips i mentioned in Halima's photo? No too much hair, no over accessorizing, no major flaws on display, and definitely no tongues out. See, less is always more! Lol. Beautiful woman indeed. What do you think? 

3 makeup tips you can steal from lovely Tonto Dike!

The beautiful entertainer 'Tonto Dike' might be a drama queen but don't you just love how real and vivacious she is! She says it as she means it and never afraid to take chances. Aside from hearting Tonto for her 'out there' persona, she is one gorgeous woman and yes, you could steal a few makeup tips from her. We know she may sometimes be a little 'loud' but c'mon, that's why she's the poko queen right. Lol! 

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Face-off! Andrea Giaccaglia Vs Ghanian actress, Efya in Wana Sambo

Talk about the 'perfect' way to pull off a sexy cropped top. You see ladies, always cover your navel if you want to look classy while flashing some belly skin. I think both divas look absolutely stunning and i can't seem to pick a favorite. There's rumored Mrs Banky W, Andrea Giaccaglia and Ghanian actress, Efya both wearing Nigerian label, Wana Sambo. Who rocked it better for you? More pictures when you click.

Who wore it BEST? Cleo, Tiwa or Mpho in prints?

1, 2 or 3? Who wore it best? Personally, i love the print however, not so much in pants so think i'm feeling the dress version better. How about you?

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

5 tips you shouldn't steal from Halima Abubakar's look!

To be honest, i really don't know much about Halima Abubakar but from the little i've read, she's an actress right? Anyways, she instagramed a pic of herself in an M slit long sleeve fitted red dress a few days ago and it got the infamous style question ringing in my head - WHAT WAS SHE THINKING? There's obviously a whole lot wrong with this look right here so for the benefit of those who are looking to step up their style game in the new year, here are a few tips you don't want to steal from this look!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

SolaDunn wishes you a Merry Christmas!

From me to you and yours, have a fabulous celebration! Be safe, share love and be thankful. Merry Christmas guys and thank you for reading! 

Monday, 23 December 2013

See amazing mix of grey shades by the lovely Kim Kardashian!

Who else than the lovely Miss Kim Kardashian to wear one color but different shades yet look amazingly chic. North west mama was spotted out and about with sister Kourtney in Beverly Hills looking smashing in head to toe grey. With a pop of the seasons color (red), this ensemble will make a great Christmas day look. Yay or Nay?

This weeks worst dressed - Mercy Aigbe!

It might be just Monday but i doubt if anything can top this fashion blunder. Actress Mercy Aigbe was spotted at the recent Encomium white gig in this ill fitting jumpsuit that is simply an absolute disaster. Not only does the fabric look cheap and tailoring tacky, her styling was awful. Those pumps and the 'purse'....i have no words. Seriously girl, really? Just have a look at the crotch area. What do you think about this look guys

Sunday, 22 December 2013

SolaDunn's Best Nigerian entertainment fashion moments of 2013

After having a look at my best Nigerian entertainment beauty looks, fashion icons/trend setters and the 'WTF' moments of 2013, what's left than we to appreciate those who graced us with amazing fashion, those who threw rose petals instead of sand into our faces, those who our heart skipped one or even several beats for, those we got lost in translation for, those errrrmmmm, what i'm actually trying to say is - here are my best looks of 2013. Lol!  

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Would you consider this a camel toe?

I think this diva looks absolutely fabulous BTW! Amazing bod on there however, there was this argument yesterday on a likely 'camel toe' display from the look? I personally didn't think so cos i remember wearing something similar HERE and it looked the same. If you're wearing a high waist fitted pants such as this, this is how it looks! *straight face* This is how it should look! Right?

Friday, 20 December 2013

Stunning Angela Simmons in Iro and Buba!

Am sure you guys are aware American reality TV star, Angela Simmons is in town to host an event. She instagrammed this picture of herself wearing one of our most popular Nigerian attire (the iro and buba) today but ofcos, she gave hers a little twist/edge. Your thoughts on her look! I think she looks fabulous and her braid, OMG!!! Am certain this look was Beyonce inspired. Remember while she was on her 5th wedding anniversary vacation in Cuba earlier this year. See pic below

The biggest and most anticipated Nigerian celebrity weddings for 2014!

2013 was indeed a romance packed year in Nigerian entertainment. From surprise proposals, to major wedding showdowns and arrivals of several adorable bundle of joy, no doubt it will remain an unforgettable year for the likes of multi talented Tuface Idibia/Annie, OAP - Dotun/Taiwo, gospel singers Eben/Jahdiel, Actress Mercy Aigbe, Sharon Adeleke, just to name a few. With only a few days left in 2013, one question is left hanging in our minds - which pair will be Nigeria's next celebrity bride and groom?

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Dillish Matthews' chic monochrome ensemble, Hit or Miss?

*First clears throat* No doubt big brother Africa winner Dillish Matthews is one of the biggest names in entertainment right now. The beautiful damsel was spotted recently rocking Guiseppe Zanotti's very popular stiletto - the angel winged heel sandals in white. Those bad boys costs approximately $1,600 ( N256,000) just incase you're thinking of getting yourself the 'real' pair. She looked very fashionable in a sleeveless chiffon top and white leggings accessorized gold statement neck-piece and classic red lips. Though i'm not a fan of white leggings, i think she pulled this off good. What do you think about her look guys? Yay or Nay?

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

7 Fabulous ways to rock your red dresses this season!

From the streets to runways, RED is officially the color of the season (Christmas). Usually at this time of the year, people (particularly women) in a bid to incorporate the spirit of the season into their everyday look more often than not get overwhelmed with choices and ideas. Red obviously is a verybright hue. Its bold, beautiful, dangerously sexy and surprisingly, complimentary to various skin tones. Specially for you my fabulous readers, i've put together some of the simplest and easiest ways to pulling off your favorite red frock this season so rather you turn necks at your next outting, you break them instead. Lol!

Face-off! Beyonce's crazy-in-love album cover photo!

So finally, someone dared to give Beyonce a run for her money by re-making her infamous 2003 crazy-in-love album cover photo. Wearing (well) almost the same thing - hair, makeup, earrings, crystal studded draped chai top, denim and air-brush touches, the lady (don't know her name) took a close shot at the bootilicious diva. Who do you think nailed it better?. What i can say though, 'photocopy ko easy'...Lol!

Monday, 16 December 2013

Ebube's worst outfit yet? The huge secret to pulling off cropped tops!

Like seriously, WTF was Ebube thinking when she pulled out this ensemble from her closet? I'm going to be blunt girl, you look cheap and trashy! I like Ebube a  lot, she's got a bod to kill for but this look right here is just sheer offensive. Ladies, this is 2013, you never wear a cropped top exposing your navel - it's not classy no matter how hot you are or how hard you try. I've done a post on this in the past and wrote in details the do's/dont's, please see here. Rukky Sanda, Karen Igho and Eva to name  few have all committed this enormous fashion blunder in the past as well.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

What will the 'hair for the season' be? I have mine already!

Just in case you don't pay keen attention, year in and out, there is usually a distinct hair style that rocks during the festive period (apart from the infamous braids of course). Following the trend for about 5 years now, i've seen hair styles such as locks (extensions), pixie cuts, bangs, Bohemian twists and African weaving have their moments as 'the hair for the season' at this particular time of the year . So for 2013, while am yet to really figure out what exactly it will be, i already have a favorite and it is called the MONGOLIAN hair extension (super curly). See fabulous pictures below

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Black beauty, Lupita Nyong'o stunning in head to toe RED!

To be totally open, i've always been fashion cautious about wearing red because i feel the contrast with my really dark skin tone would be unflattering so i usually go for other bright hues except for red (which BTW is a fabulous color). However, upon spotting rising fashion icon Lupita Nyong'o today in her regal Elie Saab dress with matching pumps, gosh, my hope came to life! Her head to toe look is simply class and perfection at its peek. I'm so inspired by it that now i can confidently go to the mall and purchase a total red ensemble for Christmas. What do you think about her look guys? More picture below

And you guessed right guys, the feet belongs to ..................

Choi! My readers get eye o! Later, they'll say Sola too dey look. Lol! Majority of you got the feet question right. Yes, they belong to Nollywood actress, Uche Jumbo. Seriously guys, if you have wide feet such as this (which isn't an abomination BTW), please wear closed shoes, they flatter your legs better. See the huge difference below. Same feet, different shoes. You be the judge.*winks* 

Friday, 13 December 2013

Megan Good's decolletage neckline dress - Hit or Miss?

To be totally honest here, i think Megan Good has got incredible set of girls! *No homo*. She wore this stunning dress to the premiere of her latest flick yesterday and there's been crazy media buzz about her infamous 'saggy boobs'. Seriously, i think people need to just take a chill pill! For breasts of Megan's size, i don't expect them to be pointers, really! I may not be a fan of the entire look, i feel a few stitches at the neckline would have made more sense but i don't think Megan's breasts are abnormally saggy. Do you?

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

BRAfication by SolaDunn - Vol 3! (concluding series).

Finally, i get to finish up my series on BRAFICATION (so excited). Thanks to everyone that has followed through. So, from my previous articles, we've had a critical look at 'bras to match various fashionable apparels' as well as 'must have undergarment'. Therefore, on this concluding series, we will be taking a close look at probably the most important factor when it comes to finding the perfect bra - FIT. It is easy for us as women to walk into any store or market and pickup just any kind of bra. For most ladies, as long as it sticks to their chest, its ok. However, this doesn't usually give the most flattering look. There are specific details you need to be on the lookout for whenever you go bra shopping or sizing. Here are a few basic ones i've put together to guide you.

House of SAZiiS introduces its 2013 fashion exhibition and SALE!

The biggest fashion exhibition and SALE is going down this season so fashionista's, get your shopping bags and hurry! House SAZiiS is one of Nigeria's top fashion brands and in rounding up the year, the fashion house is introducing its 2013 fashion exhibition and Sale taking place at the SAZiiS House, 54, Adelabu Street, off Masha Round-About, Surulere from 8TH OF DECEMBER 2013 - 14TH JANUARY 2014. See amazing pictures below 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Can you guess whose feet this is?

She's a Nollywood actress who was recently criticized for a wrong choice in fashion (especially by me), Lol. BTW fashionista's, pls note - if you have wide feet, stay off open sandals such as this and wear closed shoes instead. They make your legs look very unflattering. So, who do you think it is?

Face-off! Dakore Akande Vs Eku Edewor in Tafiri dress by Ejiro Amos!

One dress, two very fashionable and beautiful women. Who wore it better? Dakore Akande or Eku Edewor?

Monday, 9 December 2013

Face-off! Daniella Okeke Vs Kim Kardashian in cropped Tee and pencil skirt!

Okay, i saw this picture of Nigerian bombshell, Daniella Okeke and immediately i knew it was a Kim Kardashian inspired look. The whole cropped Tee and pencil skirt thingy. Don't get me wrong, that isn't a bad thing - ofcos, we all get inspired by one thing or the other. My question is, who nailed it better? Kim or Daniella?

See some amazing run way to life fashion by stunning Eku Edewor!

She is just incredible isn't she now. Spotting some major run way looks from top Nigerian and other designer brands this year, checkout these fantastic fashion transformation by TV personalty, the beautiful walking mannequin herself, Eku Edewor!

My Christmas wish list!

Don't you just love the magic that comes with Christmas! Hugs, kisses, laughter and oh, gifts (rubbing hands). I love gifts, i love to give it and yeah, it wouldn't hurt if i start receiving too (eyes rolling). So, i'm swallowing my pride this year and making my list public (straight face). To everyone out there who genuinely loves and cares about me, these are my wishes for Christmas. *eye lashes*

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Okay, that's it! Another Chanel lego purse + must see looks from Africa Magic's 10th year Anniversary!

You know what guys, i officially give up on this purse. I don't care who carries it or how much it costs anymore - Whatever! Back to fashion now, there's Ghanaian Actress Joselyn Dumas looking breathe taking in her white jumpsuit during Africa Magic's 10th year anniversary celebration. She's perfection in this ensemble, love her hair and makeup, my only problem though is the 'spanx line'.......hanhan! She looks fabulous nonetheless. Gosh, her waist though! More pictures below

Face-off! Tiwa Savage Vs Makida Moka in 'newspaper' print wear!

Am not sure i'd subscribe to the trend but i think its highly creative. Svelte actress Makida Moka wore the dress version recently at the just concluded 10yr anniversary of Africa Magic while Songstress and new bride, Tiwa Savage wore her's in a short and tank version a couple of months back while on vacay. Whose version are you loving and what do you think about the trend?

What do you think about the official color for 2014 - Radiant Orchid?

Well, I LOVE IT! Honestly i've never heard of such color before till now that it was named official color for 2014. Its kind of purplish violet sort of. I just know i really love it cos it super catchy and unique - Its radiant Orchid for 2014 guys! See more below

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Goodness - Is Kate Middleton even human? Plus when did she wear it better?

OMG!!! Sometimes i doubt if this woman is real! I mean, can royalty look any better! How divine does the ever elegant Duchess of Cambridge 'Kate Middleton' look at the London red carpet for the royal film performance of Mandela: Walt To Freedom? And that neck piece from Zara, #Dead! What do you think about this look guys? I'm just speechless. Classy meets elegance meets modern meets sophisticated............. Another face-off pic below.

Season's makeup essential - brushes!

Have you ever wondered the secret to flawless makeup application aside air brushing? Perfect foundation, brows, blush, shadows and so on? Well, the answer is simple, good old quality makeup BRUSHES it is guys. A lot of women feel until you have a studio shoot, wedding or anything editorial before makeup brushes can be used but that isn't true. Luckily these days,  several brands have developed quality brushes with soft bristles which are affordable, portable and very easy to use. While the types of makeup brushes are limitless (foundation, concealer, bronzer, powder, blush, shadow, contour.....amongst many), we will be having a look at 'my' most essential (with a little description) ones which are about 6.  

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Stunning Alicia Keys in royal blue! Yay or Nay?

Alicia Keys happens to be one woman i love and respect so much in entertainment because she has evolved so much over the years. She's one of the very few women in entertainment that has successfully transitioned from a lady into a full grown woman without all drama and scandals that sometimes come with the game. Checkout her out in this superb royal blue tux, love it or hate it? I think she looks amazing!

See full pictures from the Kardashian's Kristmas card! Hate it or Love it?

Now this is creepy, asin creepy in a very weird way and i'm not liking these photos from any imaginable concept they might have had. I learnt the idea was to depict some sort of futuristic world or something. From naked mannequins to Illuminati signs, its just really See what i mean below

Amazing season's discount from Classical Stores!

In celebration of the festive season, our friends at classical stores are offering their fabulous customers a 10% discount on both apparel above from their corporate blouse collection. To enjoy discount, like and use the code #SD10 to purchase from their page here or e-mail classical.stores@yahoo.com. See more photos of apparel below.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The LWD or the LBD - which do you prefer?

Two very classic apparel that is regarded as a necessity for every/any woman are the little white dress and the little black dress but which will have the first pick from your closet? The LWD or the LBD? Do share your thoughts on your pick and why.

Monday, 2 December 2013

If you're ever in doubt, wear YELLOW!

Yellow is gradually becoming a red carpet pro color. That's stunning Alicia Keys in Stella McCartney a few days back and i think she totally nailed this look (apart from the statement necklace that is). We've seen a couple of celebrities in the past bag awards for best dresses mostly in yellow. Examples are Angelina Jolie, Toolz (i just let the cat out of the bag on that one hey, lol), Tiwa savage, Kate Middleton, Solange amongst others. 

I've got some dress and hair suggestions for Tiwa's big day!

Awww!!! She looked incredibly divine in her all white ensemble during the engagement didn't she now. After shocking us this unconventional choice, only one question is left lingering in our minds - which is, what will Tiwa Savage wear on her actual wedding day? We've seen a lot of fabulous dresses in Nigerian entertainment and Miss Kele kele's ceremony is one we are desperately looking forward to.