Sunday, 11 August 2013

Featured Model:01

Congrats to the first model featuring on this blog, Okonkwo Ijeoma Vivian. A newbie in the modelling industry, yet she's got vision and determination. Anyways, enough of my talk...

Model Profile
Name: Okonkwo Ijeoma Vivian
Physique: Slim

Complexion: Fair
Height: 165cm
Occupation: Student

Talents: Singing and Dancing
Location: Imo State
Contact: 07063263104, bbm: 263F1F75

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Combinig Colors Rightly

At one point or the other, we all have had issues choosing the right color combination for an outing. Sometimes we are lucky to pull it off at other times, we were entirely wrong. On some occasions we feel we've killed it, only for someone to walk up to us and make remind you your combination was awkward.
For a lot of us, we choose to remain in the safe zone. My safe zone is anything on a black trouser. We can slip-past unnoticed in such colors unless our physique enhances the cloth, which should be the case in all times.
I am particularly not an expert in color combination (although I am slowly becoming one) but I believe this article will help you combine colors effectively.

 We've been exposed to numerous colors as humans and this has posed a problem in itself. It is interesting to know that these numerous colors are gotten from a simple combination of colors. In its simple form, we have red, yellow, and blue colors which are known as "primary colors". Combination of these colors makes life more beautiful and adds variety. Combination of the three primary colors in equal proportion is supposed to give black.
  • Blue and red produces Purple
  • Red and yellow produces Orange
  • Yellow and blue produces Green
Mixing of two of the primary colors gives a secondary color. Adding the final primary color gives a neutral color. It becomes more fun when we start mixing primary and secondary colors, and that's why we have a variety of colors.

The best place to learn color combination is beside you. How do I mean? Who can beat Mother Nature when it comes to gracefully combining colors? From the horizons of the skyline meeting the sea, to the contrast in the setting sun, the beauty of several land, ocean, and sky animals, Mother Nature is certainly the author of color combination.
On this note, I can start this article on combining colors rightly. Colors!!!

Combining colors can be monochromatic, complementary, triadic, or analogous.
  •   Monochromatic colors are colors of the same class (hue) that vary based on lightness and saturation. Simply put, you have sky blue, navy blue, turquoise blue, etc. all in the class of blue. It doesn't necessarily mean wearing the same color head to toe. Always try to balance things up.
  • Complementary colors are those adjacent on the color wheel. Examples are orange and blue, pink and green, purple and yellow.
  • Triadic colors are formed by drawing an equilateral triangle on the color wheel. In some cases, three colors may be too much because of their contrasts, it is best wearing only two of such colors and supplementing them with a neutral. Blue, Red, and Yellow is an example of a triadic color scheme.
  •  Analogous colors lay side-by-side on the color wheel.
As always, I will emphasize the fact that your combination is limited by your imagination. Wear what suits you best and don't be afraid to try-out new things.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Necklaces and Earrings

There is always this wow effect you get whenever you see a well-made earring or necklace. It won't be wrong to say that necklaces and earrings go hand-in-hand. They are simply inseparable. Piercing and adornment has always been in the original traditional setting. Quite similar to other African accessories that vary from culture to culture and more widely from designer to designer, these accessories can be in the form of beads, gold or silver materials, and recently Ankara materials. These accessories also range from very simple designs to more complex designs.

Beyond wrapping something around the neck, we obviously want to draw attention to our style, color, and quality. Unless you are advertising something else I believe the primary purpose of necklaces and earrings is to enhance the beauty of your face.
Selecting the right necklace is paramount if you want to stand-out. The right choice is influenced by your face, body type, neck shape, and neckline of clothing.
If you are wearing a short, slinky necklace, it should fall below the hollow of your neck and above the neckline so that it is visible.
For long necklaces usually 36"+, they could be worn as a single long piece, double strand or more. As a tip, never allow your necklace slip into your cleavage. If you are fuller, keep the attention on your face and the necklace above your bust.
In summary, general tips for choosing and wearing necklaces:
  • Your necklace should be visible
  • Your necklace if short shouldn't be too far from your face
  • Finally, always keep the attention on your face

Friday, 2 August 2013

Featured Make-Up Artist: Happy MakeOvers

I am not a fan of body make-overs or anything that affects the skin. I will rather stick to my clean and clear. But after seeing her jobs, I am considering becoming a model (*winks*) or at least try out a body make -over. Featuring on the blog today, we a very talented young lady with a different and unique sense of make-up, CEO Happy Make Overs. I can assure that this lady has carved a hole for make-overs in my heart. She is a must contact for excellent make-ups if you are in Benin.
And if you are as stubborn as me who spends little time on how I look, get convinced today. In her own words, why you need a make-up artist:
  • Provide you with a beautiful look that enhances your appearance
  • Get that dramatic and high fashion look 
  • You fantasy of becoming Cinderella or superman becomes real (I added this)
Contact: 08068191676
Bbm: 2397A40F

...some of her jobs