Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cultural Presence: Catt Sadler’s Jewel by Lisa Obsession

The buzz on Jewel by Lisa heightens yet again thanks to E News correspondent Catt Sadler (@IAmCattSadler) who wore three statement pieces from the Nigerian-run fashion label, a creative brainchild from Lisa Folawiyo. It’s great to see Hollywood embracing one of Nigeria’s top fashion designers!

Catt Sadler in JBL Fall 2010/2011 skirt

Catt Sadler in JBL Autumn/Fall 2011 pink butterfly print dress

Catt Sadler in JBL Fall 2012 dress

Nigerian model and Studio Xtra 53 host Eku Edewor (@Eku_G_Edewor) was actually the first celebrity to wear the butterfly print dress from the Fall 2011 collection at Arise Magazine Fashion Week in Lagos, Nigeria. We love the dress in lime green and yellow! Eku accessorized her look with grey oxfords and her black YSL muse bag. Interestingly so the butterfly print dress popped up again in the new JBL Fall 2012 collection’s print campaign which featured by Tanzanian model Millen Magese (@ladivamillen).

Cultural Toast is excited to see what JBL statement piece Catt Sadler may chose to wear next!

photo credits: Jewel By Lisa. Style House Files. Catt Sadler
Cultural Presence looks at how celebrities and everyday people wear African fashion straight from the runway.

Cultural Trend: Black & White Leopard Prints

The hottest Spring/Summer 2011 trend to try is the black and white leopard prints as Dolce & Gabanna brilliantly done for their new runway collection.

Singers Keisha Buchanan and Solange Knowles translated the look for a great everyday style that you can easily imitate. With prints, it’s best to keep the siloutees fitted like Keisha or mix and match the look with different color like Solange.

<Cultural Trend Recommends: Vix Karine Leopard Print Maxi Dress, $145


Dolce & Gabbana Tie Neck Silk Blouse, $825>

So, is the black and white leopard prints a cultural trend you’d want to test out?

Photo credits: & Getty Images

Cultural Trend takes a closer look at trends as they are translated from the runway to celebrity fashion events.

This Or That Edition: Opening Ceremony

African-inspired patterned Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony embellished caridgan and shorts as seen on Solange Knowles and Tracee Ellis Ross marks our second edition of This or That.

Solange first wore the look outside a Lexington Social House in Los Angles with her favorite nOir necklace. In between filming her upcoming BET series, Reed Between The Lines, with Malcom Jamal-Warner, Tracee wore the silk culotte shorts by Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony to unwind at Atlanta’s Mansion Elan. We love how Tracee pair her look wtih a nautical-like black and white top.

Shop The Look: Opening Ceremony Silk Culotte Shorts: $257.60

African print is definitely here to stay!
photo credits: & pacific coast news

This Or That examines style trends on and off the red carpet. Sometimes it’s a fashion face-off or two looks that’s quite similar.

Virgos Lounge Resort 2012 Lookbook

The London-based, Nigerian-run fashion label, Virgos Lounge, has deliver supreme style prowness yet again thanks in part to their newly launch Resort 2012 Lookbook.

From the press release: “Inspired by the tropics, The Resort collection consists of flowy floral print and bright colored maxi dresses as well as colorful beaded statement party dresses that will take you from day till night. This collection combines the simplicity of classic pieces from past eras armed with exotic yet playful colors, prints and embellishments. This collection pushes the boundaries of vintage inspired clothing by developing fashion forward statement pieces that would add excitement to any wardrobe.”

Each look from the 7-dress collection has a chic, unique name: Citrine, Jade, Opal, Aqua, Onyx, Dahlia, and Carnelia. Our favorite look is the green dress – Jade. For the lookbook, Virgos Lounge used their favorite modelOmowunmi Gbadamosi. Omowunmi shares the lookbook spotlight with fellow model, Fatima Babagana.

Behind the scenes on Virgos Lounge Resort 2012 Look book shoot

<Connect with Virgos Lounge: @virgoslounge,,, Facebook>

Sophie Pycroft for virgos lounge.

Cultural Look examines fashion’s latest lookbooks and looks lifted from the runway!