Thursday, 31 October 2013

Try a Skater, the look is dapper!!!

I’m sure you are wondering why “Skater”…” Are we going skating? Trust me; your guess is just as good as mine. They are referred to as Skater dresses simply because they are similar to the dresses that figure skaters wear. Figure Skaters are people who engage in Figure skating:  this is one of the most popular sports in the world, where individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates.
Skating in the 19th century, 1862 lithograph

 Unleash that femininity with a Skater dress. This style dates back to the 80’s; a dress is referred to as a Skater when it’s with a gathered-in waist which flares out over the hips and thighs.

It is a wardrobe staple, spotted in trendy fashion scenes; the style flatters your figure, and can be accessorized in numerous ways….You can layer it up with a blazer to work, to give that professional look, style with a skinny-belt to give that demure look, Throw on a piece of Peter-pan or chunky neckwear, with shoes to match… We can go on and on…..the list is endless with this mega hot style.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Guaranty Trust Bank plc: Responsibility meets fashion as GTBank sponsors the Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2013:


“Guaranty Trust Bank plc is one of the few Nigerian financial institutions that maintain a defined Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy with measureable impact in all areas where it has a business footprint”.

When corporate entities take initiative and responsibility for their effect on the environment as well as show an impact on social welfare, it is referred to as Social Responsibility. This is a company’s effort that goes beyond what is actually required of them to go that extra mile and affect the community positively. 

While some organizations see CSR as a stalking horse for an anti-corporate agenda, something which, like original sin, they can never escape, many large corporations are devoting real time and money to various social welfare initiatives to benefit employees, customers, and the community at large.

Gtbank is an organization which passionately believes in giving back, they are widely recognized as an organization with an ardent commitment to the society in which they operate which is evident in their various CSR projects over the years in  Health, Sports, Community development, Arts and their Adopt a School Initiative that has changed many a life. In the CSR community, they are considered a pace setter.

This year, GTbank’s is the headline sponsor of the Lagos Fashion and Design Week. Speaking about the sponsorship, the General Manager, Communication & External Affairs, GTBank, Lola Odedina said: “As the headline sponsor of the Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2013, we recognise the importance of the fashion industry to the growth of Nigeria’s economy and the Guaranty Trust Bank Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2013 will act as a catalyst to ensure that fashion can become a sustainable business model which can drive commerce in Nigeria”. Fashion in Nigeria is now a way of life and our runways have played host to both local and International brands. This week has been the catapult for a lot of budding designers and it has proven to be a reliable platform for designers, consumers and even window shoppers.

The Grand Finale of the event which commenced on the 23rd of October 2013 is Saturday, 26th October, 2013.
Venue- Eko Hotel’s Ocean View
Exhibition time-10 am-5pm
Show Time- 5pm


Don’t miss out on the glitz and glamour, as the event is an amazing kaleidoscope of colours, from clothes to bags, make-up, shoes and amazing accessories that would sure blow your mind. Buy Maybelline make-up worth 2,000 naira and get a free make-over…..How awesome is that!!!