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Mnet begins scouting for the next Face of Africa.

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The competition that revolutionized the concept of modelling in Africa is back! MNet’s Face of Africa has started scouting for the next African supermodel.Hopefuls should be aged between 17 and 24, have a minimum height of 1.72m, a maximum hip measurement of 96cm and should not have an existing modelling contract. Entry forms are available via www.mnetafrica.com. The deadline is August 28, 2009.  The prize  is $50,000 in cash from M-Net and a modelling contract with Oluchi’s SA-based modelling agency  O Model Africa.Past Face of Africa winners have enjoyed varying degrees of success – Oluchi is the gold standard of Face of Africa success while recent winners such as Kaone Kairo, Venantia Otto and Kate Menson are have ongoing success in Africa particularly in South Africa. Earlier winners such as Benvinda Mudenge and Ramatoulaye Diallo have left the fashion world to pursue other interests.For the 2010 competition, after the entry deadline, scouts will hit the road in 14 countries; Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe – to evaluate the most promising of the online entrants. This process wil be filmed for a 14 episode Face of Africa TV series.Those selected will then head to Model Boot Camp during which time the Top 10 finalists will be chosen.The Top 10 will then head into the M-Net Face of Africa 2010 Finale which is being held in Nigeria for the first time.- Bella.

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80% discount off selected items at MyAsho.com

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myashocom-logo.jpgMy Asho is having a Summer Sale – yipee. They have up to 80% off selected items.Seeing as you’re so special to us, we are going to give you a special 25% fashionafrica discount. This discount applies to all items on the myasho.com site and will be automatically calculated when the promo code is entered in the checkout page. Your promo code is FASHIONAFRICA and is valid until 15th August 2009.

 Enjoy!

- ‘Wadami. 

Just Because: Estelle + Fergie in Ankara

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. . . because every now and then, we just don’t appreciate what is OURS.

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Aren’t you proud of your Ankara?! 

 

Oluchi on ARiSE Cover. . .

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 The Gracious Oluchi graces the latest cover of the fabulous ARiSE Magazine. Pick it up at your nearest New stand!

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Obsidian: The Muse

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Isoken Ogiemwony of Obsidian dropped by hautefashionafrica.com to introduce us to her new collection. Here’s what she had to say about her design influences:

My muse Nicole was the focal point in the creative process of this collection. The quirkiness she lends to the glamour of each Obsidian piece, is part and parcel of the image I had when designing the pieces. Bianca Jagger was also one of my inspirations for the  Muse collection, but it was the idea of Jagger that came through—the easy grace and simplicity of Bianca in the 70’s , with just a touch of the theatrical bent she was known for  (evidenced by her Studio 54 entrance on a horse).

 However, I wanted to find a balance between traditional and modern. I played around with the ‘traditional’ fabrics of lace and damask. Worked into special pieces like the pink damask and satin strapless dress – interpreting the clothes in a new way– I especially love the sea green top and silver trousers, the simplicity and ‘airiness’ of the sheer chiffon top and the harder, more rock ‘n’ roll vibe of the skinny pants.

The Obsidian spirit is definitely here – a garment designed to make the wearer feel special. Although its quite a small collection, it displays all the Obsidian hallmarks, beauty and glamour with a hint of drama.

Photographer: Oladipo Oladapo

Model: Nicole

Creative Consulting, Hair and Makeup: Teepha Adams

Stylist: Ada Onumonu for Style Junky

Contact: isoken@ogiemwonyi.com

Check out more from Obsidian in our designers section-  http://www.hautefashionafrica.com/designers/obsidian/

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