GISTVILLE- NIKKI KHIRAN & OBJECTS OF BEAUTY , Ozwald Boateng, Tiffany Amber, Gavin Rajah,Tsemaye Binitie & Maki Oh set for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York Today.....and many more


Nikki Khiran couture has become one of the most reputable fashion /life style brands in Nigeria. It has taken a stand as one the most purchased brands in it genre with no intension of slowing the pace of its rise.
Hence the decision of Nikki Khiran to partner with other fashion and life style experts to hold a world class event that would promote creativity and craftsmanship as well as create awareness on fashion and life style brand in Africa.- Objects of Beauty. 
  Objects of Beauty, would become the biggest fashion life style event in Nigeria with reputable national and international partners in collaboration. The event is a huge platform for manufacturers of garments, fabrics, hair and beauty, interior décor, and art and crafts products, to exhibit the best of African creativity.
Objects of beauty is aimed at projecting the Nigerian rich indigenous culture in terms of fashion, accessories and design.
The event would attract members of the diplomatic corp. corporate client and fashion and lifestyle lovers.
The event is scheduled to take place at the PROTEA HOTEL IKOYI 22 Awolowo Road Ikoyi, Lagos on the 17-18 November 2012,  admission is free for all and time is 10am -6pm 

Ozwald Boateng, Tiffany Amber, Gavin Rajah,Tsemaye Binitie & Maki Oh to display their Spring/Summer 2013 Collections at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York Today

Ozwald Boateng

Arise Magazine, One of Africa’s top selling fashion publications, will also be hosting its African Icons –Gavin Rajah from South Africa, Ozwald Boateng from UK/Ghana, Tiffany Amber from Nigeria,Tsemaye Binitie from UK/Nigeria and Maki Oh from Nigeria, at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. These top designers will display their latest collections today at the Lincoln Center Theatre, Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, 10023, USA.
The show will kick off at 3 PM and we can’t wait to see what these African Icons will dazzle us with.Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2012.It’s going down in New York City From today, Thursday 6th September 2012 till Thursday 13th September 2012, some of the biggest fashion brands in the world will gather in the Big Apple, for the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, where they will be displaying their Spring/Summer 2013 collections.

Tiffany Amber
Gavin Rajah
Maki Oh
Tsemaye Binitie

The Irresistible and Charming Lisette Mibo From Congo is Zen Magazine September 2012 Cover Girl

On the cover this month is a beautiful African fashion model, human rights campaigner and mother. She is young, fierce, versatile and passionate about modelling. Born and raised in Kinshasa,Democratic Republic of the CongoLisette Mibo is one of the most beautiful models from theDRC and is also an ambassador for Save the Congo (a foundation that raises awareness on the human tragedy overwhelming the Congo). Lisette shares with us her story as a fashion model based in the United Kingdom, her role as a mother to her daughter and her humanitarian work to her people ‘A truly moving and inspiring story that will get you thinking’. Also in this issue, we will bring to you the 6 funky looks your wardrobe is dying to have (I have to add that the photographerLe’Ticia Fisher is truly amazing), we find out who our designer of the month is, we share with you our great chat with music artist, producer and former Big Brother Africa contestant Zeus fromBotswana, architectural brilliance and style from North Africa‘s best resorts and our take on the best Artwork to buy at the Joburg Art Fair in South Africa this month. We are happy to share all these fabulous stories with you this month and we implore you to read, comment and share! Have a great month.
Photography by V ValentinoMUA: AbizArtStylist and head wraps: Kiyana WrapsAssistant Stylist: Ty Ty TyeishaAfrican Accessories: Bibish Mbemba
LIFESTYLE :Israeli Architects Erect Stunning Palace in Nigeria...For Who ? 

This palace is actually in Nigeria and it was built by Israeli architects Shalom Davidovich and Hanan Periof PeriDavidovich Architects.
In a piece published by Israeli news site Haaretz, the architects spoke about the features of the palace and the processes in its development.
The team received the invitation from the ‘mogul’ and his wife to prepare a detailed proposal for designing and furnishing a “palace”. At the start, they created a 3-D animation of what the proposed building would look like, both inside and out. Over the course of seven months, they prepared a simulation of all the spaces in the palace down to the lighting, colour of the marble and design of armchairs.
They presented the clip to the client and he and his family gave them a yes.
After six years, the palace is now a reality in Nigeria. It is situated on a 35-dunam (roughly 10-acre) plot near the village of Issele-Uku in the Delta state, and covers an area of 12,000 square meters. These are divided (in the main structure) between a basement, an entrance floor and a residential floor, and among a large number of buildings, including a servants’ house and an entry pavilion used by the security guards.
The architects also noted that the client and his wife already had houses in the cities of Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, as well as in Europe and the Persian Gulf. The new house is meant to be used for family vacations and on holidays, as well as serving as a luxurious residence in which to host – and impress – guests.
It boasts of large guest rooms, separated from one another, because he [the owner] likes to maintain distance between the guests; corridors that make it possible to pass among the spaces without being seen; a smoking room and an indoor pool.
The capacious premises also house a cinema, discotheque, hair salon, bowling alley and separate 350-square-meter suites for the couple, as well as a selection of guest suites. It also has its own water-purification system and electrical generator.

Below are Photos of the interior and exterior parts of the palace

Source - BN