Monthly Archives: December 2011

Eku Edewor’s Effortless Buy Nigerian Fashion Parade Featuring Jewel By Lisa, Maki Oh & Bunmi Koko

Eku Edewor has always been a huge supporter of the “Buy African” fashion movement as evident by her latest red carpet stylish moments. Whether it’ll be a beaded Jewel By Lisa asymmetrical-hem stunner or a kaleiodoscope Bunmi Koko silhouette, Eku manages to stay ahead in the curve. The 53 Extra host keeps her fans in the loop on what she’s wearing via daily tweets and twitpics posted on her official Facebook and Twitter pages. We love Eku’s Grey graphic print pants she wore at  2011  Hennessy Artistry Video Launch party! Actress Lynn Whitfield also took part in the fashion parade when she was photographed in a off-the-shoulder Ere Dappa ankara dress.

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Jewel By Lisa “Vintage Love” SS 2012 (MTN LFDW)

Eku’s a huge fan of Jewel By Lisa as she has worn their stunning clothes on and off the red carpet as CulturalToast.com has reported on in the past. To attend the AFRIFF 2011 Gala, Eku wore a jeweled asymmetrical hem dress from the label’s Vintage Love Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

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Maki Oh “Love is a Mystery” AW 2011 (Arise Fashion Week)

Eku Edewor was one of the first to be seen in this mesh Maki Oh dress as initially revealed at the 2011 Arise Fashion Week in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Bunmi Koko “Kaleidoscopia” AW 11 Collection (London Fashion Week)

Eku ditched the orange fur shrug when she stepped out in this kaleidoscope Bunmi Koko Autumn/Winter long-sleeved dress. This stunning look was first unveiled at London Fashion Week.
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It’s always great to see Eku supporting the successful Buy Nigerian initiative!

image credits – Bella Naija & Eku Edewor

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Red Carpet Glam Moments With YaYa DaCosta, Michelle Obama, Ashley Madekwe, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, & Annie Ilonzeh

The holiday season has bought out stylish red carpet glam moments featuring YaYa DaCosta, First Lady Michelle Obama, Ashley Madekwe, Annie Ilonzeh and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. In need of something fresh to wear this New Year’s, check out these five did it.

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First Lady Michelle Obama

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First Lady Michelle Obama wears a strapless cobalt blue Vera Wang dress to attend the 2011 Kennedy Honors with husband, President Barack Obama. From the ‘updo to the drop earrings, Michelle shined. It’s a perfect dress choice for a catered, high class event!

Ashley Madekwe

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ASHLEY MADEKWE IN HERVE LEGER

The British-Nigerian actress/fashion blogger, of the hit ABC series Revenge, attended the 2011 GQ Man of the Year party in a cream Herve Leger cut-out dress with her favorite Prada heels. Her look mixed up edgy and trendy thanks to her black leather motorcycle jacket and flirty Herve Leger dress. This is a perfect look to wear out in the clubs.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie in Burberry Prorsum SS 2012

Rosie in Burberry Prorsum SS 2012

The Transformers star is the latest celebrity to be obsessed with Burberry Prorsum’s African-Inspired prints when she stepped out in a body-hugging high-waisted skirt at the label’s Paris Boutique opening. It’s no surprise Rosie’s wearing Burberry Prorsum as she’s the current brand face for their Burberry Body fragrance. Rosie’s skirt was first seen on model Joan Smalls at the label’s Spring/Summer 2012 runway presentation during London Fashion Week. Rosie’s entire look is definite look to wear on date night.

Annie Ilonzeh

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Annie Ilonzeh hung out with her Charlie’s Angels co-star and friend Minka Kelly at the launch of Micheal Kors Roberston Boutique Launch. There Annie and Minka took a kodak photo with actress Zoe Saldana. If you’re looking something hip and fashion-forward to wear for a fun night out with your best friend, test out Annie’s look.

YaYa DaCosta

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YaYa DaCosta continues to dazzle on the red carpet. Here she pairing a mustard yellow beaded shrug over a black satin column dress at the 2011 Women for Women International Gala at the Museum of Modern Art. If you’re going to add a dramatic flair to your LBD, throw a funky shrug like YaYa.

CulturalToast.com hopes these looks inspire you for your upcoming New Year’s festivities! Happy Holidays!

image credits – Getty

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