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Award-winning Ghanaian Fashion Designer Quame Owusu, Wins Best African Menswear Collection In South Africa

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Quame Owusu presents another unconventional collection with the idea of beaming beginnings. It celebrates the idea of uniqueness and meets the demands of a modern closet. The collection is bespeckled with simple, affordable but interesting, changeable fabrics that fits and illuminates the needs of men who want to make subtle but stunning statements with their clothes.

The heart-stirring collection titled “Luccent” features many pieces with composition cuts and color scheme which were carefully plotted to pass for a timeless garb.

This year’s edition of Durban Fashion Fair at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre and the Durban Exhibition Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, awarded the maestro of the present Quame Owusu, Best African Menswear Collection after debuting the Luccent Collection.

Click the video below to watch the commercial for the award-winning collection and more pictures from the collection below!

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Presenting another unconventional collection with the idea of beaming beginnings. It celebrates the idea of uniqueness and meets the demands of a modern closet. The collection is bespeckled with simple, affordable but interesting, changeable fabrics that fits and illuminates the needs of men who want to make subtle but stunning statements with their clothes Credits: Videography @jhoe_sey Director: @fashionpivot @monteozafrica ______________________________________________ BRAND TO SPARK PERFECTION IN THE WORLD ______________________________________________ #Quameowusu #clothes #lookbook #fashion #currentlywearing #fashionable #fashionaddict #beautiful fashion #style #stylish #love #me #cute #male #beauty #beautiful #instagood #pretty #swag #pink #bestman #eyes #design #model #dress #styles #outfit #shopping #glam #print #classicman

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Men Necklaces

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Unlike women, necklaces aren’t something men naturally know how to wear. In the last decade men’s jewellery has evolved again, now more of a fashion accessory than anything else.

“Men wearing jewellery is definitely having a renaissance,” says Alex Simpson, founder of men’s jewellery brand Alex Orso.

Here Are 3 Styles Of Necklaces For Men.

Chains: Plain, unornamented chains of metal are a classic male adornment. They can create any number of looks, depending on the metal used, the length of the chain, and the style of links and the method of fastening them. They’re a statement on their own, whether they’re worn with a white T-shirt or a suit. The key to wearing a chain well is modesty. Keep the style understated, and keep the chain underneath your shirt. The small amount that’s visible is enough to make your statement for you.

Religious Emblems: Worth a quick mention are the various necklaces that denote religious affiliation or are tied to faith. Some of these are required/encouraged by specific faiths or sects, while others are merely personal displays of belief. In most cases, these are worn under the shirt against the body on a chain long enough that the ornament falls below the neckline.

Pendants: It’s an incredibly broad term, but a pendant-style necklace basically just means a single small ornament on a relatively long chain or cord, such that the ornament rests below your neck. These are common, popular, and versatile. The ornament can be anything from a shaped jewel to a clay tablet with a character etched on it to a tiny vial or scroll case, or just about anything else. As long as it’s small enough to rest comfortably against your breastbone, it’ll work. It can be worn outside casual shirts like T-shirts, but are usually tucked underneath anything with a turn-down T-shirt. A deep V-neck may, of course, bare enough of the chest that the pendant can be seen against the bare skin.

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Model of the Week – Kate Tachie-Menson

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This fierce, angular-faced art of a woman is Ghanaian. After winning the M-Net Face of Africa in 2008, Kate Menson announced her ambition to be the next African supermodel.

She’s been represented by agencies like SHINE GROUP – SOUTH AFRICA, ZONE MODELS, MUSE MANAGEMENT – NEW YORK.

She has also been on magazine Covers in Africa: ‘Mimi Magazine’ – November 2008, Ghana: ‘Canoe’, UK: ‘BlackHair’. And also in Fashion Shows like Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2009 {Gloria Wavamunno, Jewel by Lisa, Kluk CGDT, Lanre Da Silva, L’or d’Afrique by Auditions, Mekdi, Odio Mimonet}, Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2011 {Yeohlee} etc.

She is a well-spoken young lady, and just one of the many Africans who are creating a name for themselves.

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Look Pretty Without Makeup – (5 Tips A Day).

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Do you spend hours every day in front of the mirror to look beautiful? While makeup is a fun way of expressing yourself and enhancing your features, you don’t need to rely on it as a crutch to define your beauty.

A bare, natural look not only allows your authenticity to shine through but it’s also the best thing you can carry around.

  1. Drink Plenty Of Water: We can’t stress enough on the importance of H2O. Every system and function in our body relies on water. Carry a bottle of water with you wherever you go and keep yourself hydrated through the day. Drinking a minimum of 8 or more glasses of water helps flush out toxins from your body, and hence your skin looks plumper and livelier. It also helps keep wrinkles at bay.
  2. Sleep In Peace: A good night’s sleep goes hand-in-hand with how you look and feel. It’s crucial because your body repairs itself while you sleep. Just like you need to charge your cell phone, your body needs to charge itself and to go through the day with your battery at 50 percent, only leads to added strain and inefficiency. 6-8 hours of quality sleep is vital for you to wake up feeling and looking great. By doing this, you will have a glowing complexion, less of those dreaded dark circles under your eyes and you’ll slow down your aging process.
  3. Be Ingredient Conscious: Ingredient-conscious beauty is a thing. Yes! Just like what you put inside your body affects your overall health, what you put on the surface does the same. Your skin absorbs 60 percent of the stuff you put on so make sure you do some research on the ingredients that are present in your skin care, hair care, and beauty products. Keep away from products that contain parabens, petrochemicals, and sulfates that may cause irritation to your skin or make your hair dry and frizzy. It’s best to stick to products that contain natural ingredients.
  4. Working Out To Healthier Skin: Physical activity is so essential, both for your physical as well as mental health. Do something – whatever your jam is – be it hitting the gym, running, doing yoga or going swimming. Scientifically, it is proven that exercise benefits your skin and improves your mood. A minimum of three hours of physical activity per week will result in improving your health. It improves your blood circulation, helps get rid of toxins, increases the amount of oxygen delivered to your skin, provides a boost of endorphins that reduce stress and calm your entire body, including your skin!
  5. Stick To A Consistent Skin Care Routine: You need to know your skin type and find a skin care routine that works for you. The CTM routine that is cleansing, toning and moisturizing are imperative for healthy skin. The kind of products you use to follow this method wholly depends on your skin type. Follow a consistent morning and night routine, and we guarantee that you will see a drastic improvement in your skin’s appearance. Also, do not, under any circumstances, go to bed without adequately cleansing it out. You will only invite a whole bunch of problems for your skin.

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King Promise Flaunt In His New Villi’age Fly Africans Long Sleeve.

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Ghanaian Afro-pop singer, King Promise has been spotted on social media flaunting in his bew Ghanaian based American clothing line Ashanti Beads and Villi’age Fly Africans long sleeves attire.

He recently took to his Snapchat to give his followers a peek of his extravagant outfit by flaunting a time piece, fully encrusted in red but refused to reveal the price tag.

Clothing brand, Ashanti Beads and Villi’age is adamant to spread the culture and educating Africans through their fashion and social media pages by producing cloths that have the ‘Adinkra’ symbol, (Gye Nyame) meaning ‘Except God’ originated from Ghana printed on it. This fashion brand is also geared towards emboldening the African-American to be proud of their rich culture.

Ashanti Beads and Villi’age have supported brands such as Polo Lacoste, Gucci etc to attain higher heights in the fashion sector. You can reach Ashanti Beads and Villi’age on their social media handle; Twitter @ashantibeads, Instagram @ashantibeads or get them on the internet www.ashantibeads.com

By: Gerrard-Israel

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