Top Latest Ankara Designs 2017 ( Photos)

New season, new things, new development, new designs, new dresses. Years back, the best that could be achieved from Ankara cloth is the Iro and Buba. In the latest fashion trend Ankara are sewn with different styles of gowns , tops , and dresses that were known only to be English style. Following the fashion trend since past few years, it is noticed that new styles emerge almost every week either by making some alterations to the existing styles or bringing new ones entirely. Many factors could have brought about the emergence of a particular style. One of it is when a new set of Ankara pattern comes in vogue or the latest type of tailoring materials attached to Ankara that is available in market. Or, probably a well known artiste or celerity was seen with the style. Regardless of what might have induced a trendy style, once people notice it is ok and beautiful, they go for it.

Ankara gowns are always super gorgeous when you step out wearing them. They look cute on both slim and fat ladies. Choosing whether a gown should be long or short is a matter of choice, but too short gown can appear to be indecent. When going for long gowns it is advisable not to make it tight fitting to allow free and ease of movement. Slim long gown/skirt do have a wide open mouth styled to cater for the movement. Fitted gowns are most apt when they are short. Most time, people love gowns because of the simplicity an ease of not wearing spitted dress. ALSO READ: Latest Guinea Brocade Styles (2017/2018) Ankara tops with plane pant/trouser or skirt can’t go extinct in the fashion world. Such type of dressing is usually chosen as a dress code of occasions. They can be very cute if sewn nicely but making sure color of the plane attire is contained in the colors on the Ankara dress or complementary color. Tops of these kind doesn’t pass the hips region most times.

Latest and Modern Gowns, Tops, Dresses.


How to clear Black Spot on your face.

for Black Spots on Your Face

Many black spots or dark patches can be easily lightened or eliminated to restore a glowing facial complexion. Dark spots, patches and other marks on the face may be due to excess secretion of melanin on the skin.
Some factors that can lead to this condition include over exposure to the sun, hormone imbalance, pregnancy, certain medications, vitamin deficiencies, lack of sleep and too much stress.
Spots and patches on the face can be embarrassing and even lead to low self-esteem. Luckily, there are many possible treatments, such as acid peels and laser surgeries. Simple, natural homemade remedies also may reduce the appearance of spots and other blemishes on your face.
Here are top 10 home remedies for Black Spots on Face.
(Out of the 10, we have covered 3 home remedies in this video as well.)
1. Lemon Juice
A quick and easy solution can be found in your kitchen or your nearest grocery store – lemon juice. Lemons have vitamin C that can lighten dark spots on your face. It’s easy to apply.
1. Put some fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and rub it directly on the affected skin area.
2. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with plain water.
3. Continue applying this dark spot removal home remedy for at least two weeks to get the desired result.
If you have delicate or sensitive skin , you can dilute the lemon juice with plain water, rose water, or honey. You can also use lime juice to get rid of black spots, applying it in the same manner as described above.
Note: Don’t use lemon juice if you have got open sores or lesions on the skin. Also, avoid going out in the sun after using the lemon juice as it can make your skin photosensitive.
2. Potato
Your vegetable drawer is another source of home remedies for black spots or dark patches. Potatoes have natural bleaching properties that help fade spots, scars as well as blemishes. The starch in potato helps reduce pigmentation, while the enzymes in it promote healthy skin.
Potatoes can be applied in one of the three ways:
Method 1
1. Slice up a potato.
2. Place one slice directly on the black spots.
3. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash your face with lukewarm water.
Method 2
1. Peel and grate a potato.
2. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey in the grated potato.
3. Apply the mask on your face and allow it to dry for 15 minutes.
4. Rinse it off using lukewarm water.
Method 3
1. Extract the juice of 1 potato.
2. Add a little lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder to it.
3. Apply this mixture on your black spots.
4. Allow it to dry, then rinse it off.
Some people have also had success using tomatoes to get rid of dark black spots within a few weeks.
3. Buttermilk
Buttermilk is also beneficial in getting rid of dark spots. Like lemon juice, it also helps fade blemishes and black spots but without causing burning sensation. The lactic acid in it will gradually reduce skin pigmentation and brighten your overall skin complexion .
1. Take 4 teaspoons of buttermilk.
2. Add 2 teaspoons of fresh tomato juice.
3. Mix the two ingredients (both have excellent bleaching properties) and then apply.
4. Wash it off after 15 minutes.
If you do not have buttermilk, simply soak a cotton ball in milk and dab it directly on your spots. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then wash it off. Repeat this procedure twice daily for 4 to 5 weeks.
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera has many healing properties and is a great natural dark spot corrector. Its gel has polysaccharides that stimulate the growth of new skin cells to help reduce dark spots and heal scars.
A 2010 study published in the Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research throws light on many skin benefits of aloe vera gel. The study says that this gel can help clear dark spots and skin blemishes and make the skin clearer.
1. Extract fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf.
2. Apply it directly on dark patches and black spots.
3. Gently massage the area with your fingertips for a few minutes.
4. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse your face.
5. Repeat this once or twice daily for a few weeks to fade skin discolorations.
If it becomes messy, use a clean cloth soaked in warm water to remove the mask. Follow this treatment once or twice a week.
Vitamin E oil and castor oil, too, are useful in getting rid of black spots.
5. Sandalwood
Sandalwood is another effective option. The natural oils in it can help clear black spots naturally. It even adds a healthy glow to your skin.
1. Make a thick paste of 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder, 1 tablespoon of glycerin and 3 tablespoons of rose water. (If you don’t have rose water, you can use milk or honey.)
2. Apply the thick paste to the affected skin area, leaving it on for a few minutes. Wash off the paste with lukewarm water.
3. Follow this remedy once daily until your black spots vanish completely.
6. Turmeric
Turmeric is another popular skin-lightening agent that can be used to get rid of black spots on your face. It repairs free radical damage and reduces skin pigmentation and discoloration. It is also effective for quickly removing sun spots and age spots.
1. Make a thick paste of 2 teaspoons of turmeric and a little milk and lemon juice.
2. Apply it to the skin where there are black spots.
3. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

How to Clean Suede and Nubuck Shoes

What is Suede and Nubuck?
Have you ever tried on a beautiful new pair of suede or nubuck shoes and found yourself asking…how can these shoes be so soft, and can they actually survive a night out with my friends?
Despite a common misconception, suede and nubuck shoes are in most cases made from the same types of leather as the rest of the shoes in your closet with one main exception. They are meticulously sanded to produce a velvet-like finish. While this process creates the soft texture we all love, it also causes the leather to become porous and thus become more susceptible to scuff marks and staining. Don’t fear, however. There are effective ways to keep these materials looking great no matter what your night has in store for you.
Removing Scuffs and Stains from Your Suede and Nubuck Shoes
It is imperative that you remove scuffs and stains quickly from your suede or nubuck shoes to prevent them from permanently setting into the material. Check out the Clarks Shoe Care and Maintenance Guide video above to give you the tools, tips, and tricks on how to quickly remove those unsightly marks from your favorite pair of suede or nubuck shoes.
To remove stains from a suede or nubuck shoe:
• Use a brush or cloth to brush away any dry dirt and stains.
• Make a solution that is two parts water and one part white vinegar.
• Dampen a clean cloth with the solution and gently wipe the shoe.
• Allow the shoe to fully dry in the open air before putting away or wearing again.
Or, use the following Clarks products for an easy and convenient cleaning care solution:
• For light stains, use the Clarks Horsehair Brush to wipe away marks, always brushing in the direction of the grain of the fabric.
• For more persistent stains, the Clarks Cleaning Bar has a dry cleaning element which acts as an eraser, brushing away stubborn stains.
• Please note that the Clarks shoe care products shown in the video are designed for suede and nubuck ONLY.
Long-Term Care
Please remember to visit your local Clarks store for Clarks Horsehair Brush and Cleaning Bar to keep your favorite pair looking fantastic for many more years to come.
Never let dirt stop you from wearing your favorite pair of suede or nubuck shoes again!
General Care
Shoe Polishing and Restoration
Boot Polishing and Restoration
Salt Removal
Caring for Suede
Cleaning Inside Shoes
Tools and Supplies

Banky W/Adesua’s White Wedding Is Everything

The bride
Jennifer Okundia
RnB singer Banky W and his actress wife Adesua Etomi held their white wedding in Cape Town, South Africa today with their loved ones with them to give them all the support they need on their big day.
The traditional wedding held last week sunday in Lagos and was one of the most searched topics on Google. Almost everyone in Lagos attended the event as it was the talk of the day wherever people gathered for


We are hopeful for more breathtaking weddings like this to keep coming, because writing about them is our delight as they make our day.
The couple look amazing and we are loving these pictures.
The couple – Banky W and Adesua
Grooms men
Banky and Tunde Demuren

8 Leggings Your Exercise-Addicted Friends Will Love

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We’re not sure who said leggings aren’t pants, but whoever they are, we don’t trust them. We live for tights—whether sweating it out in the gym, lounging on the couch, or hitting up brunch with our besties—and we’re pretty sure your fit friends do, too. Plus, these pairs will totally pop on any Instagram feed.

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Scroll through now to find one (or two or three) to gift to that exercise addict in your life. You’re welcome.
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The white piping on this soft, seamless pair does all sorts of magic with your frame—lengthens your legs, gives a boost to your booty, and creates curves along your hips. Translation: They are pretty much perfect.
Asics | $78
The texture on the back of these Queen Bey-approved bottoms gives simple black leggings a style boost. Plus, they’re super breathable, thanks to mesh panels along the back of the knees, so you won’t overheat.
Ivy Park | $55
Ever made a Target run and emerged with everything but the kitchen sink? Here’s something else to tempt your wallet: these color-blocked tights. They’ve got a high waist to tame not-so-tight tummies, a zippered back pocket for keys and cash, and they’re cute enough to wear outside of the gym.
JoyLab | $30
It only seems right to rock a pair of bright red tights during this festive season. These slim-fitting ones wick sweat super fast and have antimicrobial properties to keep you dry and odor-free all day long.
Reebok | $85
These compression leggings. feel. like. butter. And we’re totally obsessed. Sport them during light activities, such as easy-paced hikes, yoga, or strolling around town. Handy feature: a hidden waist pocket.
Outdoor Voices | $95
When you gift these easy-to-move-in bottoms, you’ll not only put a smile on your workout buddy’s face, but you’ll be showing the Earth some love too, since they are made from recycled polyester. Talk about a win-win.
Athleta | $79
These training tights are almost too pretty to sweat in, thanks to Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone, who collaborated with the fitness brand to create this abstract print. Rest assured, though, they can still tackle tough workouts with ease.
Nike | $130
For your pals who aren’t afraid to log miles in the winter, these insulated bottoms are a keep-you-toasty must. Awesome functional detail: The front and side piping is reflective, so they’ll be visible in low light.
Adidas | $120

Hot Stuff Coming Through! Summer’s 5 Top Trends

POSTED IN: FASHION IMAXTREE; LIA TOBY/WENN.COM 1. HOT STUFF COMING THROUGH! SUMMER’S 5 TOP TRENDS As the temperatures warm from the runway to the red carpet, we’re getting inspired by the season’s hottest trends. Whether it’s bold printed shorts, as seen on Barbara Bui’s catwalk, or a dramatic backless dress like Kate Mara wears above, these chic five trends are guaranteed to have you looking hot this summer. IMAXTREE; CHELSEA LAUREN/WIREIMAGE 2. PRINTED SHORTS Gams your best asset? Flaunt what you’ve got by drawing the eye to your legs with a bright, eye-catching set of printed shorts. Balanced with a relaxed and solid blouse, as seen on the runway at Barbara Bui and on Solange Knowles, these styles simply can’t be ignored. IMAXTREE; CHRIS WEEKS/GETTY IMAGES FOR VOGUE EYEWEAR 3. PEEK-A-BOO LACE We see you, Carven and Eva Mendes! Like the old schoolyard game, these playful styles are coming out of hiding this season. IMAXTREE; MICHAEL SIMON/STARTRAKSPHOTO.COM 4. LEATHER DRESSES Leather, for summer? Yes! Take a page from Proenza Schouler and Emmy Rossum: The cold weather fabric can work just as well when the mercury rises-as long as you keep your silhouette airy and colors light. IMAXTREE; ERIC CHARBONNEAU/INVISION FOR LIONSGATE/AP IMAGES 5. CROPPED TOPS Show as little (or as much) skin as you’d like-the secret to scoring chic looks like Balenciaga and Elizabeth Banks’s is all in the proportions. An A-line skirt is a demure addition to a denim halter, or pair a mini and boxier blouse if you dare. GETTY IMAGES (2); LIA TOBY/WENN.COM 6. BACKLESS DRESSES Business in the front, party in the back. Nothing gets things started like Azzaro and Kate Mara’s dramatic cutouts. Talk about a big reveal! SPONSORED STORIES

10 summer fashion trends you should be wearing right now

The looks that will majorly influence your summer 2017 wardrobe
By Leanne Bayley
11 May 2017
Summer is nearly here and we’re so ready to embrace the biggest of 2017.
The trend still remains huge with ; 80s party wear and the will be your new go-to wardrobe essential. But will you be brave enough to try the full-on and the ruffles?
We’ve curated 10 catwalk trends that will most influence your wardrobe choices (and bank balance) this year. Which looks will make the biggest impact on your wardrobes this summer?
See the 10 trends everyone will be wearing below: fashion trends
cold shoulder
deconstructed shirts
slogan T-shirt
Think metallics, disco leggings and the one-shoulder dress – the ’80s is back, everyone! This is pure night-time attire – short minis and neon spandex. It’s definitely not for the shy types.
Spotted at: Marc Jacobs, Kenzo, Gucci, Isabel Marant, Balenciaga.
Fashion with function is all the rage for 2017. Designers have cottoned on to the fact that we have shit to do, so we’re workwear inspired pieces were big on the catwalks, with relaxed shapes and muted shades.
Spotted at: Stella McCartney, Chloe, Vetements, Kenzo and Paul Smith.
So wrong yet so wrong, the slogan tee is here to stay! T-shirts with a political stance (as seen at Dior) are all the rage – it’s time to let your T-shirt do the talking.
Spotted at: Hood By Air, Moschino,Gucci, and Christian Dior
Hallelujah, the trusty shirt isn’t going anywhere. On the contrary, it’s getting even more interesting. The off-the-shoulder trend is still going strong, but now we’re getting ruffles, over-sized sleeves, peek-a-boo cut-outs and even cropped shirts hit the runway. It’s official: Shirts are not boring for 2017.
Spotted at: Joseph, Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, and Prada
Basically if you’re not wearing ruffles on, you might as well stay indoors. And don’t be scared – it’s not all girly – we caught a glimpse of black leather ruffles at Alexander McQueen, and punky ruffles at Preen.
Spotted at: Erdem, Mulberry, Marc Jacobs, and Dries Van Noten.
This isn’t for the shy types – the spring/summer 2017 trends included lots of colour, but went one step further by clashing to the max. Think bright blue and grass green, pink and yellow, blue and red, purple and pink… the choice is endless.
Spotted at: Balenciaga, Celine, Givenchy, Topshop Unique and Sportsmax.
Statement stripes were spotted everywhere during the shows – if you’re not into florals, perhaps we can interest you in a full-on striped ensemble, because that’s the thing, these stripes aren’t subtle – they’re full on.
Spotted at: Balmain, Barbara Bui, Nina Ricci, Victoria Beckham Sonia Rykiel
Head-to-toe florals were huge during the shows. It turns out florals for spring are
groundbreaking after all. Basically, if it’s covered in florals, you’re on to a winner.
Spotted at: Chloe, Coach. Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu and Victoria Beckham.
Sports luxe isn’t going anywhere, folks. Think anoraks and tracksuit tops with crystal embellishment, leggings and drawstring-pulled nylon. Warning: We even spotted cycling shorts.
Spotted at: Alexander Wang, DKNY, Christian Dior, Versace and Stella McCartney.
Exaggeration was a key trend for summer 2017. Think shoulder detailing, cinched it waists and oversized shirts.
Spotted at: Balenciaga, Gucci, Isabel Marant, Giambattista Valli and Acne.

Here’s Why Mayowa Nicholas Missed Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017

The Victoria’s Secret Angels took the runway by storm at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Sunday night in Shanghai. The shows which began airing in 2001 is perhaps one of the biggest modeling events in the fashion world.
Although Africa was represented on the runways by nine beautiful women of color we all felt the striking absence of 19-year-old Mayowa Nicholas.
Read: Mayowa Nicholas To Walk The Runway At 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show And She Is Excited
According to Vogue Espana, Mayowa and four other models: Russians Kate Grigorieva, Irina Sharipova and Julia Belyakova and Ukrainian Dasha Khlystun had visa issues and therefore couldn’t attend the show.
Mayowa has not only hit some of the most coveted runways – from Chanel to Fenty x Puma and Oscar de la Renta, she has also been the face of Calvin Klein underwear – and would have been a great addition to Sunday’s VSF Show.
When she was announced to walk Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show she described it as a “huge dream come true” on social media. There are still tons of opportunities for the runway star and we’re certain Mayowa will make good use of them all and excel.
source: Stargist

These Photos Of Chidinma In Ankara Are Totally Beautiful

Nigerian singer, Chidinma Ekile shared these stunning photos of herself rocking Ankara as she stepped out yesterday. Chidinma Ekile, popularly known as Miss Kedike, is one celebrity known for her love for wearing Ankara prints ensembles or accessorizing with Ankara jewellery. Chidinma is one of the few celebrities who have inspired young Nigerian girls and women that they can wear their native Ankara prints and still look very fashionable. The Kedike princess without any doubt loves native attires a lot and you can see that from most of her outfits. Here are the photos she shared on Social media:

source: Stargist

Six Important Ways to Save Money and Still Have Your Dream Wedding

Although many of us dreamed of our wedding when we were young, we sure wouldn’t have been able to process how much the big day would cost. It’s only after we’ve become adults that the true cost of a wedding really hits home.
Going into debt because of a wedding isn’t exactly the most romantic way to start a marriage, so read on for suggestions to help you save money on your wedding:
Drop the two-month’s salary engagement rule
Do what works with your budget and a stone with significance. There is no hard and fast rule to buying an engagement ring, so don’t sweat over forking over two months’ salary if both of you can’t afford it.
Keep in mind that you have more wedding expenses to battle. Focus more on the significance of the ring instead of the price tag. Perhaps she’ll be happier with an engagement ring that has her birthstone, or maybe she wants a man-made gem or a pre-worn ring with history.
There are plenty of wallet-friendly options out there, so don’t limit yourself to the never-been-worn traditional diamond ring!
Pick a house, not a hotel, for your bachelorette party
Rather than shelling out for a hotel room, why not rent a house instead? You’ll have a more cozy, intimate atmosphere, and everyone will be free to come and go as they please — free of any messy, time-sensitive checkout situations.
Only invite to the wedding people who are in your life currently
If you haven’t seen someone in a long, long time, then they can probably be considered for your cut list. (Think childhood friends and old acquaintances.) A good rule of thumb: you should invite the people who know your fiancé — the people who have spent time with you as a couple, who play a part in your present lifestyle.
Cut the guest list by category
Divide your guests into groups: immediate family, closest relatives, extended relatives, family friends, friends, acquaintances, kids, coworkers, etc. Once you’ve both classified your lists, see if you can trim the list by removing entire categories. Maybe you can both nix the young kids, the acquaintances, and the coworkers. Keep going until exceptions start to pop up, and then evaluate each possible guest individually.
Embrace the digital age for invites
While printed invitations are lovely, the purchase price adds up, especially when factoring in mailing rates. If a simple email invite isn’t your style for anything fancier than a weekend bar night or birthday party, then consider making a personal video to share the wedding details online.
Instead of a wedding planner, get a day-of coordinator
If you find it hard to organise your wedding without a planner, then consider day-of coordinators, who will make sure your wedding day goes off without a hitch. According to Offbeat Bride, “A good DOC will do quite a bit of troubleshooting for you in the weeks prior to your wedding.”

How To Apply False Eyelashes – A Step By Step Practical Video

Beauty hacks is a never-ending trend which has given rise to the fabrication of cosmetic brands including the false eyelashes. Long eyelashes are considered a sign of beauty in many cultures and as a result, some women seek to enhance their eyelash length artificially, using the false eyelash extensions – quite a popular procedure.

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Beauty and Spar: Types of False Eyelashes

As many people are fully aware of the glam that falsies can add to their face, there several pairs of these lush eye line decorators to hypnotize your admirers. You can find any of these in any cosmetic shop or market with different designs and volume. Below are some of the major types. See Also: Coconut Oil – Uses And Direct Benefits To The Body Natural false eyelashes

This is most popular in the fashion world because despite being fake; they blend seamlessly with your real eyelashes and appear closer to natural. However, it is quite delicate and should be handled with care. See Also: 15 Things Women With Gorgeous Skin Do Every Day Full Volume lashes

full lashes give you bold and edgy appearance, and perfect for theatres and photo shoots make-ups. They’re thicker strips, with more densely packed bristles that make your eye look more dramatic. Long and short lashes

These types have a bold pattern of long and short lashes. Only the tip lenght is it’s biggest distinction. See Also: Hottest Women In The World – The Sexiest And Most Beautiful Individual lashes These sets do not come in strips, rather; they have to be attached individually to the lash line. Applying it takes more time, which is worth it since it looks way more natural than strip eyelashes.

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