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Nigerian Fashion Stylist & founder of Vane Style Showroom, Veronica Odeka launches a line of Luxe Nail Lacquer, Vane Nail Polish.

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The very enterprising stylist who launched Nigeria’s first showroom Vane-Style in 2012, is expanding her portfolio just in time for the summer holidays, fashion curator and stylist Veronica Odeka introduces ‘Vane Nail Polish’; a premium luxury nail lacquer.

Vane Nail Polish by Veronica Odeka

Vane nail polishes provides premium luxury nail lacquer  with non-toxic ingredients and materials that enhance healthy nail growth in a perfectly packaged 15ML bottle . 

The fashion forward quick drying lacquer nail polishes features 8 contemporary core colors and an additional 4 introductory  shades that are formulated with non-toxic ingredients for a unique luxurious feel from start to finish. The Vane Nail Polishes offer show-stopping trend setting colors with a mix of luminous neutrals to complement ones individual style.

 Vane Polish by Veronica Odeka

Vane  polishes are a treat to own, and are now available at top notch luxurious salons for use and purchase in Lagos, Nigeria such as Mud Studio located at 12B Fatai Idowu Arobieke Lekki Phase 1, and The Nectar Studio located at New 3, Old 6 Ogbunike street, off Josephine Fingesi Street, Lekki Phase 1.

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Cape Town Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 3] : Kluk CGDT

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Kluk CGDT

Kluk CGTD made a collection for a very cosmopolitan woman with a diverse society engagements: From a gatsby themed party where she would wear the tasseled frocks to a benefit gala where she would wear the burgundy embellished midi dress to a few drinks with friends and fashion or art engagements in the more fashion forward pieces. 

Such a woman never spends an evening alone, she is the salt of the society and her pairs look up to her for  style inspiration. To dress such an informed and global woman is the hardest thing to do, for which Kluk CGTD gracefully did. 

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Cape Town Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 3, Duo 4] : Leigh Schubert | Ruff Tung

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Leigh Schubert

Patterns reigned supreme at the Leigh Schubert Spring Summer presentation: beautifully so. Classic silhouettes and modern cuts heavily characterised the collection. 

Leigh Schubert really has no business designing a menswear line, considering how it dragged the thoughtfully designed womenswear line that truly conveyed the strength and depth of the designer. 

Moving forward, Leigh Schubert will have to focus mainly on the brand’s strength; which is their womenswear and steer clear of what does not work for them.  

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Ruff Tung:

Rung Tung

Black and white; yes! Stripes; yes! Patterns; yes! The desings; not so sure!   

There was hardly anything that I had never seen. Hardly a standout piece that I can remember the Ruff Tung Spring Summer 2016 collection by, it all came and went, with little to no memory to relive and nothing to long for. 

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Cape Town Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 3, Duo 3] : Tart | Shana

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Tart

Tassels and bared mid-riffs? Now, this is my kind of collection. 

Tart’s Spring Summer2016 boho chic collection is obviously for the woman with an effortless and careless style. She’s cut across being a gypsy and an island girl with the familiar carelessness and airiness that comes with being that self assured! 

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Shana:

Shana Morland

I craved pineaples, coconuts and water melons as the Shana models strutted the runway. I wanted to be on the beach or just some Caribbean resort or just treat my self to a makeshift beach side party at my poolside with my guests deliciously adorned in Shana’s SS ’16 collection.  

You want to just party in these clothes, you want to put them to good use at some Summer soiree or cruise. That is really how functional and essential the Shana collection is.  

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Cape Town Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 3, Duo 2] : Danielle Margaux | Lara Klawikowski

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Danielle Margaux

The Danielle Margaux Spring Summer 2016 collection was a culmination of classic silhouettes and very modern designs. Quite demure and understated. Colours were soft and feminine; different shades of pink, marsala, blue and white. 

Styling was minimalist, allowing the clothes to speak abundantly without any disruption, which was indeed the strong hold of the presentation. 

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Lara Klawkwoski:

Lara Klawkwoski

Construction and structure were both strong holds in the Lara Klawkwoski collection. Skirts made to stand, and dresses ruched to form ruffles and bows for an exaggerated visual effect. 

The lines are clean and cuts very contemporary, bringing a certain youthfulness to the collection, almost like an ode to the days when girls played in the garden in bright yellow dresses with fastened belts in shapes of bows with only the sun and kites above their buns. It is with the fondness of years past that Lara Klawkwoski anchored her collection.

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Cape Town Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 3, Duo 1] : Lazuli | Imprint

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Lazuli

Lazuli literally dressed a lady; from a lady about town to a belle at a ball to the chic on fleek at the cocktail party to an effortless front row fashionista at Fashion Week. 

It is concise and aptly precise, making it clear that you can still be the centre of attention even in the most basic of silhouettes and palettes without having to draw unnecessary attention to yourself, while still reiterating the most formidable of Summer trends (culottes and crop tops.)

This is definitively the easiest, simplest and chicest that Spring Summer can ever get, and Lazuli indeed made that so!

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Imprint:

Imprint S/S16

The disk fascinator was perhaps the most brilliant idea at the Imprint Spring Summer 2016 presentation. The printed pieces and the pink-white striped pieces were not complimentary to each other at any point, not even when paired together. 

Clearly the brand had an idea that was partly lost in the execution, all thanks to poor fabrication and lack of proper colour and thematic cordination. 

Otherwise, it was an easy and breezy collection, especially because of the lightness of the striped fabric and the vivaciousness that came with it. 

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Cape Town Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 3] : David Tlale

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David Tlale

David Tlale is understandably one of South Africa’s biggest fashion exports, but for his Spring-Summer 2016 collection, a literal interpretation of less-is-more would have gone a long way in the overall appeal of the collection. 

The collection had a lot going on with the ruffles, glitters, feathers and cuts; hence the graffiti backdrop was totally uncalled for as it further distracted the eyes from the clothes, and because it was not complimentary to the clothes it looked like an after thought. Also, they could have done a lot better without the shimmers on their faces, there was just too much sparkles, from the green  shimmery  pieces (which I thought didn’t look high-end) to the embellishments and embroideries. 

One thing is clear, a little toning down would have had the David Tlale collection and presentation looking a lot more appealing, at least to me.

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Cape Town Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 2, Duo 2] : Ruald Rheeder | Craig Native

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Ruald Rheeder

Ruald Rheeder just created Summer’s most feminine yet Masculine clothes, with his samurai inspired collection. How — you ask? I really can not say for sure. Otherwise, how else would you explain the very feminine mustard yellow coat and liver brown pinafore combo, which is supposed to be the girliest pairing, yet turned out to be super masculine with just the right dash of testetorone. Or the outrageous orange play suit with the waist belt, beat this — with a man bun? And yet, it still turned out super masculine.

Culottes, coats, layering, leather, fur and feathers had the most formidable presence in the Ruald Rheeder Spring -Summer 2015 collection. What started as a singular affair at the Adriaan Kuiters show turned out to be a full blown conspiracy at the Ruald Rheeder show,  with the two designers redefining and revolutionising the new menswear.

At the end of the day, one thing was for sure; the Ruald Rheeder next season man will not need his clothes to declare his gender; his demeanour and carriage will ultimately do the talking.

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Craig Native:

Craig Native

Craig Native’s sporty and urban collection was fresh and quite interesting. Men had leggins and the female models paired tees with head wraps, shift dresses where equally paired with bomber jackets (genius!).

While there might have been less cordination than expected, the brand  however did well in grounding the collection in a single narrative which was centred around the sporty- street-urbanistas!

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Cape Town Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 2] : Dax Martin

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Dax Martin

I have come across a lot of colourful people, whose attention I hope will gravitate towards what Dax Martin has on offer, and will be willing to brave the colour storm that characterized its Spring/Summer collection, but what’s swimwear without Graffiti patterns and a kaleidoscope of colours?

 Despite the ambush of colours for Summer/Spring (not obvious enough) the styling with hoop earrings, pitch black shades and straw hats could have been tastefully displayed in a cohesive manner to show a complete clean, chic spring/summer look.

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Cape Town Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 2, Duo 1] : Michelle Ludek | W35t

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Michelle Ludek

Michelle Ludek did not impress in anyway whatsoever ( maybe a few). Yes, a few standout pieces here and there, but that is not what makes a collection; cuts were a little too basic and safe, those statement neck pieces took away from the clothes as I found my self staring more intensely at them than the clothes which should have been the main focus of every Editor and not the accessories. 

In Michelle Ludek’s defence, where she tried, she really did ( like the pink and blue mix matched sweep coat, paired with a matching harem pant and the white buttoned down, and a few other instances). The collection was clean and squeaky, which is a relief – quite honestly. 

While the accessories might have been used to make up for the blandness of the collection, it was a little bit too much for even it’s own purpose, ultimately making it a show stealer. The brand will have to learn proportion and balancing to further perfect their craft, otherwise it will be a continuous case of a distracting insignificant other over the main subject of the day; which in this case were the clothes.   

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W35t:

W35t

See throughs, brassieres, leotards and masks? I am game! 

W35t made a case for that woman who sweats it out in the gym, who toils for her insane midrif and is confident enough to show it off, unapologetically. 

I might not be that woman, but I know a lot, and they will give anything to inextricably look or feel like Anastasia Steele in the raunchy 50 Shades of Grey movie. 

At one point W35t made use of applique for the most jaw-dropping colour blocking effect, a very subtle technique, yet visually stunning and at another point they used liquid silver for a body hugging effect while aptly passing across their message: that fitness is important. 

I left the W35t show a fan, with the ultimate goal of returning next season, a very toned version of myself: how is that for a challenge? 

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