♣ ONE OF THE EVENTS I WAS HAPPY TO BE A PART OF THIS YEAR WOULD DEFINITELY HAVE TO BE THE VLISCO DAZZLING GRAPHICS CAMPAIGN WHICH WAS RECENTLY HELD AT THE LAVISH ALISSA HOTEL. VLISCO EMBARKED ON THEIR DAZZLING GRAPHICS CAMPAIGN BY TASKING HAND PICKED DESIGNERS TO INTEMPERATE THEIR PERSPECTIVE OF STYLE THROUGH VLISCO FABRICS. THE NIGHT WAS A PLANE TICKET AWAY FROM DULL, FROM THE VIBRANT COLORED FABRICS TO THE WORK OF THE EXQUISITE HANDS OF THE HAND SELECTED DESIGNERS. MY FAVORITE PART OF THE NIGHT WAS THE REACTION FROM INVITED GUESTS AS THE MODELS STRUT THE RUNWAY….I PERSONALLY THINK THE DESIGN HOUSES WHICH INCLUDED MINA EVANS, MANISE, JIL , ALIMA BELLO ,ROW VON AND SEYI JONES OUT DID THEMSELVES. I AM NOT AN OVER THE TOP LOVER OF ANAKARA FABRIC BUT I THINK MY LOVE FOR IT GREW AN INCH WHEN THE NIGHT WAS OVER. I HAVE A PERSONAL VIEW THAT ANKARA FABRICS SHOULD BE KEPT SIMPLE BECAUSE THE FABRIC IS ALREADY BUSY, BUT I WAS PROVED WRONG ON THIS NIGHT…AMONGST THE DOMINANT READY TO WEAR PIECES WERE ALSO ABSTRACT FORMS THAT I FOUND REFRESHING. ♣
Me and my camera bumped into the beautiful @RiyaDiva backstage after the show looking stylish as always. As soon as i saw those leopard print feet candies and the scare crow brooch i had to document it . Not a lot of people are able to accessorize and not come off as gaudy but she pulls it off all the time ….she played her whole ensemble with dark tones and let the little details take the stage . simple is not easy…♣
I also found the creative alhima bello lurking around with this beautiful handmade clutch which she made herself! i loved the bag so much that i put thru an order for a personal portfolio case.