Brand new magazine launches into Nigerian fashion space

Mannequin Magazine, the novel editorial fashion magazine for women has hit the streets of Lagos bringing with it an edge – one of style, fashion, entertainment and exposure.

Having a strong fashion background from working with reputable fashion giants, the likes of GAP, Topshop, Bank and Republic, in organizing fashion shows as well as its vast experience with stylists and photographers in the industry, Mannequin aims to set a different kind of standard in Nigerian fashion editorials.

With its slogan – ‘Dream It. Change It. Work It’, Mannequin believes in the empowerment and perfection of women with fashion being a major part. The magazine’s intention is to guide readers accordingly, updating them with the latest trends and news, offering inspiration and encouraging growth in almost all spheres of their lives. Mannequin’s belief is that fashion is not just in the clothes a woman wears but how they are worn, how she carries herself and how she lives.

Mannequin Magazine boasts of being Nigeria's first real fashion magazine and aims to be the ultimate African fashion bible. In order to do this, the magazine comes in a handy size, which fits right into a handbag and comes out monthly.

Having been present in the Nigerian online blogging and web space for over a year, the magazine’s website has a daily traffic of over 230,000 hits.

The first, “Nouveau” issue launched on October 1st, 2010 with Miss Nigeria, Cynthia Omorodion, Studio 53 Extra’s Eku Edewor and female rap artist Mo'Cheddah on the cover. These women are the new power figures in their various fields, modeling, fashion and television and music respectively. The official launch is billed to take place on the October 10, 2010, (10.10.10) at an exclusive venue in the high-brow area of Victoria Island, Lagos.

Mannequin Magazine costs N700 and is available throughout Lagos with plans of reaching other states in Nigeria within a few months. The web address is

Project Desiree III Countdown!!

This year's edition of Project Desiree, a major annual fund raising event has been scheduled for Friday, September 24 2010. The program which features comedy, play and fashion aims at raising N1.8m to expand a full scholarship program beyond the 8 kids currently sponsored. Event details below:

Venue: Coral Hall, Mothercare. Building 21b, Idowu Martins Street, VI

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Comedians: Senior Advocate of Comedy (SACO), AK 47, Firstbon

Fashion: James Johnson, Charles Anthony, 28 The Bag Company, El-karis Clothing Accessories, D’Lamila couture.

It will be an interactive, entertaining, fun-filled and meaningful event in impacting the lives of students under the Project Desiree programme.

RSVP: Ayo on 07035131187 and

Don't Miss It!!

The BBG Store

Here are pictures from the official BBG opening. Join the group on facebook and visit the store at 1, Adeola Hopewell Street (Sanusi Fafunwa junction), Victoria Island. Lagos

Phenomenon Captured...

Pictures from the official Phenomenon Store opening on Saturday the 20th of March in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.

The Phenomenon revealed.....

On Saturday the 20th of March 2010, Phenomenon, an upscale unisex boutique will be opening a store in the Garden City of Port Harcourt at the Genesis centre.

PHENOMENON is one of Lagos finest fashion forward unisex boutiques and has been in existence since 1999, with its flagship store located on Awolowo road in Ikoyi and a branch at the ultra modern Palms shopping mall in Lekki. It is well known for unique and exclusive designer fashion, matching any other boutique in Europe . Phenomenon stocks a wide range of designer brands such as Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Giuseppe Zanotti, Sergio Rossi, Viktor ‘N’ Rolf, Louis Vuitton, Paul smith, Billionaire by Angelo Galasso and many more.

Come Saturday the 12th of March the Genesis Centre will play host to the crème de-la crème of Port Harcourt ociety as Phenomenon throws opens its doors with hors-d’oeuvre and cocktails .


Date: Saturday, 20th March 2010

Venue: 1st Floor Genesis Centre, 52, Tombia Street, G.R.A Phase 1 Port- Harcourt.

Time: 2 – 8PM

RSVP: 08023288648

For press inquiries, contact The Socialyte PR – 08039456987


Fusion is Back this month! Featuring designs from d’zyN couture, Tai, Urban style, House of Silk, House of Marie, Coco' couture and Phunkafrique. Also featuring vendors selling men's fashion, pearls and beads, clothing accessories, scarves, footwear, leather accessories, fragrances, cosmetics, gemstones and trimmings! For a full list of vendors see the bottom of this post!

Venue: The Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Centre, Abuja (map)
Date: 27th March, 2010
Time: 12pm - 7pm

It will be Abuja's biggest fashion and beauty sale/event with 10% of all profit going to the FOR SISTERS GIVE charity.

There will be a fantastic goodie bag for the first guest to spend N50000 and above. All types of payment welcome (cash, cheques*, bank cards*)

There will be photo shoot slots as well as hair styling, manicure/pedicure slots and lots to eat and drink!

In the spirit of Breast and Cervical cancer awareness, MEDICAID DIAGNOSTICS will be making bookings for screening tests from these deadly but preventable diseases at a discount.

* Conditions apply for payment type contact for more info

Vendor List

- Badela Designs
- Bath and Body Works
- Caxton Alile Cards
- Coco' couture
- Croft Studios
- D'Zyn Couture
- Fabrica
- Fully Charged
- Gemstones
- Hayah
- House of Marie
- House of Silk
- Iyannu
- Izizi's Bodyline
- JamesLULLY designs
- Jidda’s pride
- Just Scarves
- Kazelos pearls
- Literati
- Mi Regalio
- Ola Accessories
- Phunkafrique
- Pillow Talk
- Shukr
- Simply Beautiful
- Simply Shoes
- Sleek Makeup
- Soulskin
- Tai
- The Source
- TM Lewin
- Trinkets
- Urban Fashion
- Urban Style
- Venello

Details of the last fusion event here

Nigeria is 50 this year!!

Happy New Year! Nigeria will be 50 this year! :o)

Nigerians are fortunate to live in a nation which is fast growing, having intelligent and resourceful people with strong cultural backgrounds, and having a vast amount of resources and raw materials. In the same vein, there is a huge potential for change and economic development as well as social, infrastructural and political improvement. Nonetheless, we are proudly Nigerian and NO we are not terrorists :)