Michael Kors to buy Jimmy Choo for $1.17 billion

Popular fashion brand, Michael Kors has agreed to buy accessory and fragrance brand Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion. This development is coming after Jimmy Choo, was put up for sale in April after its sales growth fell 0.8 per cent in 2016, which the company said “reflected the luxury-sector slowdown.” Profit for the year fell from £19.4m to £15.4m.  Michael Kors said its offer was “final and will not be increased”, unless there is another offer from a third party.

Chairman and chief executive officer of Michael Kors, John Idol said “Jimmy Choo is known worldwide for its glamorous and fashion-forward footwear, the company is a leader in setting fashion trends. Its innovative designs and exceptional craftsmanship resonate with trendsetters globally. We believe that Jimmy Choo is poised for meaningful growth in the future and we are committed to supporting the strong brand equity that Jimmy Choo has built over the last 20 years.”

Peter Harf, chairman of Jimmy Choo, added: “A combination with Michael Kors will allow Jimmy Choo to embark on its next phase of growth and provide opportunities for the benefit of Jimmy Choo customers, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders.”

Founded in 1996, the company will continue to be run by current chief executive Pierre Denis. The deal is expected to close in the coming months.

The outfit that won Selly Galley, Glam Africa's VGMA Best Dressed

Stunning outfit!
Ghana’s biggest award event, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, came off over the weekend at the Accra International Conference Centre. The Awards came with its usual razzmatazz, as many artistes, celebrities and music lovers swooned the conference center to find out, whose works will be recognized. Besides the biggest VGMA category, “Artiste of the year”, another attraction that was anticipated on the night, was the presentation of Glam Africa’s Best Dressed.

Glam Africa partnered with the VGMA’s to award one celebrity the “Glam Africa’s VGMA Best Dressed” title, an initiative aimed at celebrating and rewarding that celebrity whose style stunned and sparkled on the night. Thanks to Vasties eye wear and Glam’s makeup, Glam Africa Magazine gave out thousands of Cedis worth of accessories and beauty products, to that one celebrity who undeniably stunned, and this year it was ever stylish actress Selly Galley in her Sima Brew hand made couture gold dress styled by Kelvin Vincent.

As well as the title, Selly will be featured in Glam Africa’s next edition, and she couldn’t hide her excitement as she thanked Glam Africa and its sponsors.
All in all, the night of glitz and glam was climaxed with nothing but anticipation for the next VGMAs. Who would be Glam Africa’s VGMA 2018 Best Dressed?

Struggling to look stylish? Get some inspiration from 85 year-old Ali!

Age has nothing on Ali’s sense of style.
The doctor-turned tailor may be 85 but his fashion game is remarkably strong. A photographer, Zoe Spawton has spent 3 years taking pictures of this stylish man. Spawton does not only photograph the Turkish/German octogenarian on a daily basis on the streets of Berlin, she has also dedicated a blog, ‘What Ali Wore’ in his honour.

83 Year Old Stylish Tailor

83 Year Old Stylish Tailor

83 Year Old Stylish Tailor

83 Year Old Stylish Tailor

83 Year Old Stylish Tailor

83 Year Old Stylish Tailor

83 Year Old Stylish Tailor

83 Year Old Stylish Tailor

83 Year Old Stylish Tailor

83 Year Old Stylish Tailor


Denise Pearson: When Music Meets Fashion

Glam Africa collaborates with Mary Martin London for a shoot with  British musician, Denise Pearson.

Many of us know this talented artist from 80s band Five Star. Others of us may also recognise her from her appearance in The Voice UK. We had the privilege of speaking with Denise Pearson to talk about music, beauty and, as always, all things Glam.

What was it like working on The Voice?


“[It was] great to work with such talent. It was hard work, early mornings with singing and rehearsals…but it was a great experience.”


What is missing from the music industry at the moment?


“There’s a lot of new talent but not enough greats from the past, the 80s, to teach this new talent. There’s much to be lost. The vocal techniques from Whitney Huston, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey was just amazing! Great vocalist are coming back though. Especially on the club scene.”

How would you describe your music?

Back in the day we were definitely R&B. But we wanted to cross over so we became more pop… It was quite an achievement for five young black kids at the time.”  Speaking about the dangers of compromise when crossing over, Denise reminds us that “the creativity of the artist needs to be strong enough to keep authentic. It depends on you and your style, what you want to do…One key is to stray true to yourself. Have confidence in your art.”

What have been your favourite moments in your career?


“There’s been so many. Tours. Meeting the Queen. Meeting fans, especially at the rewind festivals. They’re great” she says referring to the festivals. “We’re getting to meet the artists we admired growing up.”

Has a fan ever approached you with something completely random?


“When I was on the Jackson tour, someone came up to me and said “Denise, I want to hear Stay At My Life playing as my casket goes into the furnace.” I thought wow, loyal, but a little strange!”

What would you tell your younger self?


“Keep the  Lamborghini” she says in jest. “I don’t think I would [change anything]. I think [my youth] was great. I was the quiet one, listening, learning. I’m quite happy with how I was. Although I would have loved to go out more. And wear less makeup.”

What advice would you give to upcoming artists?


“Find your own unique style. Always go with what you feel inside. It’s a gift from God.”

Curiosity Corner:

We also took some time to ask Denise some quick fire questions and here are the first things that came to her mind.


  1. What’s one thing you cannot leave the house without?


  1. What is your favourite beauty tip?

Moisturise! My grandmother  introduced me to Kananga water. Mixed with olive oil its a great moisturiser.

  1. What’s your favourite season?

 I enjoy fall. It’s sunny but bearable. Not too hot and not too cold.

  1. Where is your favourite place in world?


  1. Tell us something we don’t already know.

I’ve been designing for the past few months. [My brand] Bisou Bisou means Kiss Kiss in French. I’ve [been] making kisses from little Swarovski diamonds. They go in the centre of each flower of a bridal bouquet.

Soon after we spoke, Denise took to the run way of London Fashion Week with U.K. designer Mary Martin.


A link to Denise’s performance for the Mary Martin SS17 show: http://youtu.be/gUXJ1ICmUjE

Interview by Ama Badu

Designs by Mary Martin

Photography by Kosher of Koshmo Photography

Makeup by Made Excuisit by Omotola


Bonang Matheba covers Glam Africa Magazine's Social Media Issue

The latest edition of Glam Africa magazine z
features one of the country’s biggest media personality, TV and radio host,
Bonang Matheba who has a staggering 1.1 million following. She talks to
Glam Africa about the role Social Media has played in her life, her upcoming
book, personal life and future plans.

This edition explores how social media has
created a new mode of success and the celebrity world of today. Hoping this
issue will positively impact and inspire readers, it also explores social
media’s contribution to society’s perception of Africa as a whole. How the
indigenous content on social media paints the continent in positive light and the
positive effects on the perception, relevance and even economic performance the
continent will experience as social media matures.

As well as in stores across Ghana, Nigeria,
UK and South Africa, Glam Africa is now available to the world via digital or
print purchase/subscription at glamafrica.com/magazine.

Quick fire questions:
One fact most fans don’t know about you?
I’m asthmatic – I
don’t know how many people know about that. I was diagnosed when I was five
years old and I’ve been living with asthma all my life.

Favourite African city?
Cape Town, because
it is beautiful, the culture there is incredible. It’s one of my favourite
holiday destinations, because it’s very global, very European, but it’s
quintessential South Africa – the markets there and so many things come
together beautifully; our fashion, our music, our people. Cape Town really
personifies how beautiful South Africa is and what a great nation I think we

Favourite far flung holiday destination?
I love Paris, I
love London and I love Los Angeles. And I love Mauritius.
5 things always in your handbag?
My cell phone, my
power bank to charge my cell phone, a pair of sunglasses, my asthma pump and my
Revlon lipgloss.

Who’s your favourite designer at the moment?
Hazra and Guccia –
I absolutely love him; I’ve worked with him numerous times over the years and
he just gets better and better. Internationally it has to be Balmain; I have
huge respect for Olivier.
Who do you stalk the most on Instagram?
I stalk a lot of
the Kardashians – I love what they wear, I love their family and I just love
their online presence on social media. I get a lot of style inspiration from
I stalk
FashioBombDaily – their owner, Claire Sulmers, who I have great respect for,
and I also stalk Chrissy Teigen who I find really, really, really funny.
In Real Life, who is your favourite person right now?
My mother. 

Photo:        Alessandrio Bergman (SYNC Model South
Styling:       Siyamthanda Alakhe Ndube
MUA:          Muzi Cebolenkosi Zuma
Location:    Maboneng, Johannesburg

Dillish Matthews stuns in Nigerian native outfit

Namibian Beauty Former Big Brother Africa 2013 Winner Dillish Matthews who visited Lagos recently took out time for a Nigerian Native shoot planned by Tara Adesemowo, A makeup & beauty expert, CEO of Taries Beauty Lounge. 

Makeup, Photography and Styling- @tariesbeautylounge

Aso Oke- @ceomaniaalasooke
Accessories- @sfsnaija

Thisday Style celebrates designer, Deola Sagoe at 50.

Deola Sagoe 50? She looks 20 years younger. One has to wonder how she has managed to stem the tide of time. The ace Nigerian designer was featured in the latest edition of Thisday Style and leading photographer, TY Bello had this to say about the shoot.

My portraits of Deola Sagoe  are on the cover of today’s Thisday style . You should go out and get this one . Her interview is amazing .  I remember telling her over the phone the images I had of her in my head . I described the movements and fringe details. This amazing woman just went ahead .. Sketched her interpretation of what I had described and produced some pieces for the shoot. 
More importantly she brought way more than the freedom and the spirit I had described. I can shout it from the mountaintop… Deola Sagoe is the most amazing subject a photographer can ask for . She connects so uniquely ..Her beauty runs deep and she’s understand what it means to be truly free. I still can’t believe this woman just turned 50. 

Calling on all Fashion Entrepreneurs! Attend 'The Unveil 2016' fashion and exhibition show.

The next largest fashion and exhibition show in Nigeria is here.
Are you a Fashion designer?, would you like to showcase your designs on our runway and exhibit them for sale at our exhibition?
Are you a vendor? would you like to showcase your products for sale at our exhibition on the 18th September 2016 at Muri-Okunola Park, Victoria Island beside Law school.
All interested designers should contact LizziesClosetNG via email : [email protected]
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Or call 09034858950 for more Information.

Ghanaian actress, Selly Galley Stuns in Nigerian Yoruba Attire 

Award winning Ghanian actress and Tv host and producer Selorm Galley – Fiawoo, Popularly called Selly looked ravishing in this Nigerian Yoruba Indigo- dyed attire (Adire) and Aso Oke.
The movie producer visited Nigeria for the City people awards and took time out for a Nigeria Inspired Photoshoot.
Styling and Makeup by Taries Beauty Lounge, 
Photography by Vision, 
Beads by  Rochem  Iyaileke, 
Outifit By Aries

Luxury Fashion Brand, Amaka Global To Launch Debut Fragrances

Preparations are in top gear for the launch of “SOAR” Eau de Parfum; a fragrance collection by Luxury fashion brand Amaka Global, Chairman & CEO Mr. Promise Uzoamaka disclosed in an exclusive interview with CPPLuxury.com
The eagerly awaited launch which was originally planned for 2014 will take place early next year. It is the brands first perfume and the collection will include both shower gel and body lotion for men and women. A team of master perfumers was recruited during the past 3 years with a dedication to create evocative fragrances through pure ingredients and the world’s finest essential oils.
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According to Mr. Uzoamaka the man behind the new scents, the perfume was made in Berlin, Germany and it took over 3 years to develop and he believes it is the best perfume in the world. Mr. Uzoamaka maintains that perfumery is an art and Amaka Global was established with a vision to create and design timeless masterpieces for the discerning consumers who appreciate art.
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