Saturday, August 05, 2006

Embellish'd

Embellish'd is an initiative for AIDS relief formed by a group of Nigerian university students in the UK. Their aim is to showcase their designs in a fashion show depicting their message -- The importance of safe sex and its unparalleled importance in preventing the spread of AIDS in Africa. --

The event is going to be a night of music, dance, comedy, high-class fashion and makeup. There will also be food and drinks. It will be held at Regent Hall on Oxford Street on the 23rd of August, 2006 (see flyer at the bottom of page for details).

All the clothes showcased are designed by the students and the materials used are 100% African. The idea was born out of a desire to alleviate the problem permeating Africa and the belief that its in our power to do something about it. Personally, I find it amazing to see young people trying to do something positive and reaching out to their peers and the rest of the public. The event is even being endorsed by UNICEF to show how determined these people are and to see their hard work, check out their website for more details/tickets - www.embellishd.com


Please support this worthy cause! Try and attend - fashion show or after-party or BOTH. Speaking of events, there was an apparently "mad" Lagbaja concert after-party in D.C. yesterday. For more details of the rest of his live tour round the U.S. go to www.lagbaja.com

8 comments:

Dammie said...

That's lovely!!! - Very impressed!!!

....and Lagbaja will be in NY August 9th at Sobs!!!!

Sobs *Pronounced s.o.bs* {I love this place, I don't think it's a Nigerian that owns it, but they represent Nigeria very well!!...Sunny Ade, Femi Kuti and their likes have graced this place, and every last thursday of the month they play fela tunes!! <---- http://www.sobs.com/

Lagbaja Flyer for Sobs <--- http://www.sobs.com/african/2006/0809.html

Mari said...

Yea truely impressive. Wish I could be there for the show. Ramzy, are u going? I wanna see pics if u do.

(Oh and my sis said she saw u, friday nite @ finchley rd.)

Mona said...

Really yeah I was there :o) Yes I'm going for the show xxx

Dipo Tepede said...

Hi Mona,

The link "www.embellishd.com" is not functioning.

Please, kindly fix ASAP; I am interested in these youths....

Onada said...

i've been hearing lagbaja all around me and have heard his concerts have been fun so far.

This embellished event sounds like it will be good fun! please email me the pictures you take. i'm interested in checking out the clothes

Mona said...

@ Dipo..it worked for me :-/

Dipo Tepede said...

Thanx Mona,

The link is now working but it takes time to load.......

Bella Naija said...

Looks good...i'm sure it will b fun...benita and nicole r lookin good..now i feel old oo....for those who cant attend..i have africa fashion week on my blog for the next couple of days..everyone is invited....(: