Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016 recently announced Ade Bakare Couture London as it’s headline designer to showcase at this year’s event set to take at the Eko hotel on the 1st – 3rd of July 2016. The designer Ade Bakare is set to debut his Cruise Collection Line at the event.

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The word, ‘cruise’ evokes travel, luxury, style, boats, yachts and summer.
Ade Bakare has designed a capsule Cruise Line Collection for summer 2016, influenced by his constant travels between London and Lagos where he maintains his design studios and boutique respectively.

The Cruise Line has been greatly inspired by his clients on both sides of the Atlantic who desire something colourful, modern and ethnic to wear while abroad. To satisfy these demands, Ade Bakare came up with an exquisite range of vibrant jackets and dresses in neoprene textiles and adire in modern geometric and circular designs embellished with his unique signature style of wood and glass intersected with beads that sparkle.
High-necked coats with eyelets that are roped  with silk adire and large balloon sleeves, capes and empire-cut jackets are teamed with straight silk adire dresses, some  cut off the shoulder, whilst sleeveless shift dresses and halter neck styles  are all shown in bright effervescent colours such as neon pinks, yellows, deep purple and cobalt  blues.

Picture a slight commotion at the airport as a lady emerges from the crowd in a vibrant orange neoprene coat and an adire orange and yellow dress with heaps of her luggage being moved by several porters and imagine that behind her bejewelled reflective glasses lies that anonymity of reserved elegance . . . she just might be wearing the 2016 Cruise Line by Ade Bakare!


The View Lifestyle Magazine is a media partner for Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016





How to “Tightline” Eyes



Tight lining your eyes (also known as “invisible eye liner”) is a great way to add subtle definition to make your eyes look bigger, but it’s also used to make your eyelashes appear thicker and fuller. Instead of lining the skin above your eyelashes, you line the inside of the upper lash line and in between the roots of the lashes. Filling in the inside of the lash line really creates an illusion of fuller lashes, more so than just with mascara. This technique can be used for any formal or casual occasion especially for your ‘no makeup’ kinda day and it’s pretty easy to master.

For best results, use kohl or gel eyeliner because it’s specially formulated to hold in the wet area of the eye. Enough said; now I will walk you through each step, so grab your eyeliner and follow along.

Before you start, make sure any product you use near your eye is clean. My next article will educate you on how to sanitize your eye liners.


Step 1: Using clean fingers gently lift your lashes upward. You’ll see tiny gaps between your lash hairs; those are the gaps to fill in with your eyeliner.


Step 2: Using your eyeliner, lightly dab it in between each individual lash and get as close to the root as possible.


Step 3: Technically you’re done, but if you want to intensify the look more, you can tight line your bottom lash line too. Gently lift lower lashes downwards and fill in the gaps between each lash.





brushes imageAs women, the way we feel about ourselves is deeply linked with the way we look. Most of the time, our faces are a reflection of our inner beauty so we are wise to pay special attention to it. Make-up is one way to enhance our features and to properly apply make-up, we need quality tools.

Make-up brushes are must-have for every beauty lover who desires a flawless effect. Quality brushes are a good investment and if properly maintained can last for years. Just as a painter who doesn’t have a good brush can’t make the best painting, the same goes for make-up brushes. You look your best when you use the best.

For your everyday use, you don’t necessarily need a lot of brushes to wear your make-up. To guide you, we have put together a list of some essential brushes to help you achieve pretty much any make-up look you desire.

1. Powder Brush: The powder brush is a must-have in your make-up bag. This brush is designed to cover large areas of the face and neck so it’s usually the biggest brush in your set because it should give a more even distribution of the product. It can be slightly rounded with thick bristles or have a straight cut head.



2. Foundation Brush: A flawless face is a base for every make-up; it’s the perfect canvas for your make-up look. Your foundation is the best product to provide that perfect canvas. The foundation brush is used for applying different types of foundation. The quality of this brush is very important as it sets the tone for your make-up look. It has to be firm and have very good bristles. It can be flat, slightly rounded at the tip or it can be a stippling brush.

3. Blush Brush: As the name implies, this brush is designed for applying blush on the cheekbone area. The tip is usually round or angled (can be used for contour, applying bronzer or shimmer to selected areas of the face; forehead, chin, cheeks etc..)It helps create a healthy glowing skin and gives depth to the shapes of the face.

4. Eye-shadow Brush: This is usually a flat or fluffy brush, best used to blend eye-shadow onto the lid sweeping from inside to outside. This brush can be used for a light application or an intense look.

5. Angled Brush: This brush is angular in shape and serves different purposes. It can be used to define your eyebrows with both powder, liquid, cream, wax or gel formulas. It can also be used to highlight your eyebrows. Another important use of the angle brush is that it can be used to apply different formulations of eye-liner to your waterline and your upper lash line.

Brush sanitation: Due to constant use of our make-up brushes, it is compulsory to maintain a high level of hygiene to avoid different skin problems. Once you invest in good quality brushes, you must take care of them by keeping them clean and conditioned. Foundation, eye-shadow and lip brushes should be cleaned using a brush cleanser or home remedy liquid soap and lukewarm water after each use to prevent bacteria spread. Other brushes should be cleaned and sun-dried at least once every week.

So ladies… now that you know better, you can do better.


Shop your quality personal brush set at Zaron Cosmetics and get that flawless look for much less!

by @zaroncosmetics


_DSC6106Have you ever headed out into the day feeling completely self-assured, only to cringe later when you glance in the mirror and catch an obvious foundation streak or a pimple that you totally missed covering up? So here is the gist, without the proper lighting, your makeup can look like a fake-bake nightmare…LOL

The best lighting for makeup application is natural sunlight, but in the absence of natural light, the right light bulb is the next best thing. When choosing lighting for makeup application, LED lights are the future in lighting. Warm white bulb is said to give you an accurate glimpse. Be sure to look out for CRI (Color Rendering Index) of 90 or higher on the packaging.

Another important factor to consider is the position of your light. Always position the light source to shine on you directly from the front for ideal results, lighting from above or below will cast shadows that won’t let you accurately see what you are doing. So if you’re near a window, look straight into the light instead of letting it hit one angle of your face, and use a handheld mirror if necessary orconsider sconces on either side of your bathroom or bedroom to create even light and help you avoid major makeup mess-ups.

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With the flip of a switch on your new lighting, you will be able to perfect your daily beauty routine leaving you looking flawless all day, every day.

Featured Editorial by @zaroncosmetics

3 Foodies 1 Night in Lagos hosted by Chef Dish





1 Night in Lagos is fast becoming the go to monthly networking event organised by The View Lifestyle. This May, food is our focal point, led by Executive Chef, Dumebi Agbakoba, as she celebrates all things food with 3 food lovers.

“Food is a universal language, it’s brings people and different cultures together.  My fondest memories growing up and through my adult years all have one thing in common –  food.  I have a great love for food and it’s something I believe everyone should experience”. says Dumebi Agbakoba.

Let’s talk about food and the business of food with Chef Nylah, Fitness Trainer Rehia and Absolut Brand Ambassador Lola Marcus on the 15th of May at Samantha’s Bistro.

Proudly supported by Absolut, Zaron,  DRZPT TV, Spice Tv, Bella Najia, Kamdora, Pulse.NG, 360nobs, Seph Image,,, Exquisite Magazine, Hello Food, Day and Night, Boredingidi, Spice TV, Ebonylive TV, Lean kid, Afro cab and Unravel GFX.



With a Bachelors degree in Mass communication and a Masters in Communication. She has worked on integrated marketing campaigns for brands like Coca-Cola, UAC Foods. She currently works as the Brand Ambassador of Absolut Vodka and Olmeca Tequila.

She likes to take photographs and is a creative problem solver that loves travelling and discovering new cuisines.


Rehia Giwa- Osagie is the founder and owner of Secret Cinema Lagos and Elite box the first commercial boxing gym in Lagos.

Having had a few professional boxing fights in the UK and moved backto Nigeria 2 years ago, he currently coach boxing for all levels and educating people about the sweets science and how best to use this particular sport as an avenue to achieving various health and fitness.

The ultimate aim is to add value to Nigeria’s health and fitness industry by creating an active lifestyle culture through boxing.


Chef Nylah is an American trained chef from the International culinary school of The art institute of Washington.
After serving in the United States Air Force as a nuclear weapons security specialist, She opened up Nylah’s Catering. Her past clients include Samsung, Etisalat and Google.


They say when you realise what your vocation in life is, you never stray from it, no matter what age you were when you made the discovery.

This was very much the case for Dumebi Agbakoba, who had the vision to be a creator and entrepreneur from a young age. So, as she got older, the opportunity to chase the vision came into view, and she powered ahead to make it a reality.

Despite working as part of the media, she forever clung on to her first love; food. Now ready for a fresh challenge, she is transitioning into the role of restaurant chef, maximising on her
natural flair for cooking that she had from a young age, and her ability to cook dishes that don’t just tickle the taste buds, but absolutely ravish them. Bringing with her a wealth of disciplines that has been gained from years of professionalism in an industry that takes no prisoners, she combines a natural talent that is well trained in the kitchen, with methodical practice and a spark that stands out from everybody else.

British Council kicks off conference to promote collaboration between UK and Nigerian creative industry stakeholders

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Abuja | 20 April 2016 – Key public and private sector stakeholders in the Nigerian and UK creative industries will meet to discuss ways to stimulate creative sector collaboration between both countries at the 2016 Creative Industries Conference and Expo on 26 and 27 April.

The annual event, organised by British Council, is presented this year in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture as part of the British Council UK/NG 2015–2016 programme which aims to stimulate further bilateral collaboration between the creative industries in both countries.

Keynote speeches on the economic importance of creative industries to Nigeria and the UK, as well as panel discussions on Investment Models for the industry and more, will be delivered at the conference.

The event will also feature panel discussions as well as trade and creative showcases. It will be opened by the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who will also give a key note speech alongside Mr Graham Sheffield (CBE), (Global) Director of Arts, British Council. The various sessions will feature different high profile speakers including the Commissioner for Arts, Tourism and Culture, Lagos State, Mr Folorunsho Coker and Mrs Eugenia Abu, Executive Director NTA.   Other speakers include Akin Oyebode (Lagos State Employment Trust Fund) and Audu Maikori, Chocolate City Group. UK speakers also include Tom Fleming, one of the leading Creative Economy experts in the world, and Yemisi Mokuolu of Hatch Africa, UK.

The British Council’s joint vision with the ministry is that through discussions like these that lead to concrete international partnerships (particularly with the UK), Nigeria can become a leading Creative Economy globally, matching dynamic Creative Economies elsewhere. Ms Connie Price, Country Director British Council Nigeria, when speaking of the conference said – I am glad to say that this conference helps us contribute to ongoing discussions about how to create, and sustain, the enabling environment that will make this possible.