Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Thierry Henry Meets Fans at Tommy Hillfiger Store

Thierry Henry greeted fans at Tommy Hilfiger's Paseo de Gracia store in Paris after charity competition. The footballer was at the store on Friday to talk about his charitable institution, ‘THe One 4 All Foundation’, and personally greet the winners of Tommy Hilfiger’s European ’14 Hours in the Footsteps of Thierry Henry’ competition. The competition, which kicked off at the end of September 2007, invited Tommy Hilfiger customers who have purchased the new Men’s Underwear Collection in selected retailers across Europe, to share the 14 things they would most like to do in Barcelona – a number that makes playful reference to Thierry’s number 14 soccer shirt. he winners of the competition received a once-in-a-lifetime tour of Barcelona’s hottest destinations, as chosen by Thierry. They were also given a unique opportunity to personally meet Thierry at the Paseo De Gracia store. The launch of this competition is one in a series of initiatives undertaken by Tommy Hilfiger and Thierry Henry. In December 2006, Tommy Hilfiger signed Thierry Henry, one of the world’s most successful and iconic sportsmen, to be an international brand ambassador in an endorsement agreement for Tommy Hilfiger men’s formal wear and underwear. “I am delighted to have partnered with Tommy Hilfiger,” said Thierry Henry. “It’s always great to have the chance to mix with the Barcelona fans who made me feel so welcome here and meet the competition winners.” “My designs were influenced by the grace and charisma of Thierry Henry, a supreme athlete and an amazing man – each garment in his Capsule Collection captures a little of his spirit,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “I am especially delighted that all profits from the Collection will be donated to Thierry’s charitable institution, ‘THe One 4 All Foundation’, helping him in his fight against racism and social inequality.” Thierry Henry also became the face of a Tommy Hilfiger advertising campaign for Spring and Fall ’07, which debuted in Europe, the United States, Asia and South America. Shot by renowned fashion photographer Nathaniel Goldberg, the campaign captured the relaxed elegance and debonair of the famed French forward and the Thierry Henry Capsule Collection he inspired – a limited edition Collection of tailoring, menswear, formal footwear and underwear geared toward discerning, fashion-conscious men. All sales profits are donated to Thierry’s charitable initiative, ‘THe One 4 All Foundation’. Our very own Kanu Nwankwo has his Kanu Heart Foundation, he and Thierry share a thing with charity and the leather ball. We are calling on more of our international stars to go into charity and help support the underprivileged few. They could do the same thing as Henry has done, that is promoting fashion as well as charity-killing 2 birds with one stone. Their care and support would go a long way.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

chic Cyprus

I was browsing the net, and thought I should share this for all would be travellers. Enjoy this piece! Why Cyprus? There’s more to Cyprus than Ayia Napa, R&B and house music. In fact, Cyprus has so much more to offer than a summer of love that it’s difficult to know where to begin. Well, you could start off by visiting the most chic of Cyprus’s options: Pathos and Limassol. People enjoy coming to Pathos all year round because of its traditional villages and also for the appealing temperatures. In the summer it has the lowest climes, and the highest in the winter. Because it is part of the Mediterranean, between May and October the sea temperatures are higher. Cyprus has an ever-changing climate, and within just one hour of driving the temperature can drop by around 5–6°C (10°F).Pathos is an area for people who like a bit of tradition and history mixed in with the mythological adventure that is connected to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. What about the food? Sample the delights of halloumi, which is grilled traditional Cypriot cheese. It is typically served with watermelon as a popular Cypriot snack during the summer, offering a sweet and salty taste. Cyprus is a haven for fish lovers. If you’re taking a trip to the Aphrodite baths, be sure to stop off at Pollis in Latchi for a fish meze. The meze consists of fresh, succulent fish including sea bass and swordfish, but the more adventurous can try calamari or octopus. To accompany the fish there’s chips, olives and bread made with garlic and herbs. And, of course, a traditional salad of lettuce, tomato and olives provides the perfect accompaniment. As a lunchtime treat in Limassol be sure to head to the trendy Artima restaurant. It makes the perfect stop after visiting the castle nearby.A dining experience not to be missed is an evening at Aliada, also in Limassol. Don’t be deceived by its average-looking exterior: once inside, it’s transformed into a classy restaurant. The sumptuous food comes complete with pianist and chandeliers. Where to stay For the first part of our five-day trip, we stayed at the exclusive Thalassa Hotel in Pathos (right) which is two hours’ drive from Larnaka airport. The five-star hotel is divided into three parts: families, no kids, and everyone. At night, everyone comes together at the nightclub, which has theme nights. The Thalassa, which prides itself on flexibility, is a popular marital spot, hosting about 300 weddings a year. Another fact worth noting is that it was the first hotel to launch a holistic spa. It offers an array of therapies to treat the mind, body and soul. Each guest can receive a lifestyle consultation. The spa features Ancient Greek specialities using locally produced ingredients with classic therapies inspired by Asian and European techniques. They offer services including pilates, reiki, yoga and life-coaching. The spa also offers saunas and a unisex steam room. There’s an indoor pool and two tranquil relaxation areas where you can sip nutritious fruit juice prepared at the juice bar. Treatments include the Trahana Body Wrap, which is made with domestic oats, goat’s yoghurt, fresh herbs and lavender, mashed together and applied to the body in circular motions as a gentle exfoliant, before you are cocooned in a comforting body wrap, allowing the mixture to nourish and cleanse the skin while your scalp is massaged to relieve stress. For the second half of our trip we stayed at the newly refurbished and beautifully designed Londa, which has an air of sophisticated cool to it. By day, the five-star hotel is a lady, where you can sip afternoon tea as you take in the spectacular views. By night, the Londa puts on its lipstick and dresses up. At the bar you can relax to chilled lounge music as you sip a cocktail and take in the amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea. After my treatments at the luxurious Thalassa Boutique hotel and design-led Londa hotel, I felt like a newborn baby – from the body wrap and head massage, to my rejuvenating pedicure and back massage. Nothing more was needed to repair my overworked body and help me feel and look like a sophisticated woman again. What is worth doing? You can’t visit Cyprus without taking a trip to the Baths of Aphrodite (below). It is 150m (almost 500ft) above sea level and looks like a giant, natural shower. The myth goes like this. Aphrodite was married to an old, ugly crippled man, which was her excuse for being unfaithful to him. After her daily swim in the sea, she would shower here, believing that doing so would bring back her virginity. This is where Adonis fell in love with her and where their love story began. Cyprus was the island of love and beauty in ancient times because of Adonis and Aphrodite. Her birthplace and the bath is an area that the Cypriots want to preserve. Up until three years ago, visitors were allowed to bathe in the pool, but that is no longer permitted. The ramblers among you, though, may take a walk along the Aphrodite Trail. It takes around four to five hours but is not recommended in the summer – unless you go early in the morning – because of the intense heat. While in Limassol you can take a trip to the nearby wine museum. It is based in a renovated house in the western district, where they grow the best grapes. This is southwest of the Troodos Mountains, which receives the most sun. The museum offers the chance to sample the delights of Cyprus’s best wines and 20-year-old brandy. As an appetizer, Cypriots serve zivania, which is good for colds. It tends to be served with nuts. After the meal they drink commandaria, a sweet dessert wine. After the wine tasting, it is hard to resist picking up some treats to take back home! Book flights to Cyprus via Cyprus Airways ( Stay at the Londa ( or the Thalassa (


Ebony beauty Georgie is turning heads wherever she goes. From the West African nation of Burkina Faso, the statuesque stunner and Miss Africa of 2005 can be seen in the Moschino campaign, shot by Peter Lindbergh, and recently posed for Russian Vogue and MAC. In her spare time, which has to be very spare, she cooks up tasty African dishes. Can you beat that for a really busy young woman? We need such representatives like this from Nigeria too. Models where una dey ooooooooooooooooooooooooo?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Monday, February 4, 2008

Do you have what it takes to become a top model?

Whether you're a male model or a female model or you're considering whether you should be a model, there are a few factors that need to be considered. There are the physical requirements of modeling which go beyond mere measurements. The personality of top models is also incredibly important and becomes a major factor when you consider the time you will be spending with such professionals as photographers, hair stylists, make up artists, and art directors. Also, you need to be able to market yourself. You may have the look, the talent, and the personality but if nobody knows you exist you won't be getting top model jobs. Essentially, as a model you are a commodity. Having the right look and the talent is what makes a true super model. The physical requirements definitely mean that you must be tall, thin, and beautiful (for the most part) but you must also have an incredible work ethic and an ability to work in a high stress environment. Most top models at one time or another will find their jobs grueling so when modeling agencies are looking for new talent, they are also looking for new models who they feel will be able to undertake all the physical demands of modeling. There is a lot of traveling for successful models along with very busy schedules and sometimes long working hours. If you're asking yourself how to become a model some of the key ingredients include persistence and perseverance. Almost all reputable model agencies will also be looking for somebody with the right personality. You must be able to adapt to different environments, cultures, and individual personalities. Ultimately, the best super models are highly adept at quickly forming effective working relationships with a variety of professionals. You must be able to understand exactly what your photographer expects from you – how should you pose, what about your facial expressions, where should you look. To be successful in modeling you need to have many of the skills necessary for being successful in an office. At any given point you may be working with a hundred or more people trying to ensure a flawless runway show or bikini model shoot. If you are difficult to work with you'll probably cost companies both time and money. Having a poor reputation in the modeling industry will spread quickly and will ultimately prevent you from working. Finally, in order to be a successful model requires that you market yourself. You need to build not only a portfolio but a reputation in the industry. Your name is your brand and the top super models are successful because they are good at what they do but also because everybody knows their name. Never underestimate the power of recognition. In the beginning you will have to be crafty to come up with ways to get yourself on the map. Signing with a modeling agency is paramount but building and maintaining notoriety is one of the most important factors in your success.

The Most Expensive Book in the World Costs 153 Million EUR + Sade Okoya

I thought this would be worth the while to share with you guys, happy reading. The Most Expensive Book in the World Costs 153 Million EUR ZURICH, January 24/PRNewswire/ -- - Indication: Picture downloadable for free under: The so far internationally unknown author Tomas Alexander Hartmann has entered the hitherto most expensive book in the world into the register of German Books in Print (VLB). According to that list, the book with the title "The Task" (ISBN: 978-3-00-023396-8) has 13 pages and is listed at a price of 153 Million EUR. However, there will only ever be a single copy of the by far most expensive book in the world. The book will appear for the first time in public on the Book Expo America 2008 Fair in Los Angeles from 29th May to 1st June 2008 as well as on the Buch Wien Fair. Hartmann, who sees himself as the greatest philosopher of all time, is certainly the most expensive one. The other day, the Times compared the prices of Hartmann and Harry Potter's Author Rowling and worked out that a single page of "The Task" will demand the staggering price of 9 million pounds. Asked how he arrived at such a price, Hartmann said he needed more than thirty years to write the 13 pages of "The Task" and generally speaking the price of something is only then truly driven by supply and demand, if looked at without any enforcement. In April Tomas Alexander Hartmann will introduce his philosophical poems at the Linz international book fair (23rd to 27th). However, although that edition limited to a thousand copies is comparatively cost-effective at 1530 EUR each, Hartmann has already announced a possible cost increase. If Hartmann was to win a literary award, the book will go up to 1.53 Million EUR. Internet: Tomas Alexander Hartmann E-Mail: Phone: +49-17-628-33-56-85 Source: Xite GmbH Tomas Alexander Hartmann, E-Mail:, Phone: +49-17-628-33-56-85 BILLIONAIRE business mogul, Alhaji Rasaq Akanni Okoya's youngest wife, Sade, has broken her silence on why her talk-of-the-town 30th birthday party, earlier slated for Saturday, April 28, 2007, was postponed. Speaking with us in the afternoon of Friday, May 16, 2007, at one of their factories in Ajah, Lagos, the svelte and pretty mother of four explained that the party couldn't go on as planned because she was a little under the weather. “I was down with a slight fever.” Not any strange ailment, like rumour mongers are peddling.” Adding, “I don't know why people say a lot of nasty things about me without bothering finding out the truth. It's better they call to find out the truth…” Attired in a yellow kaftan, with gold trimmings and a cream hijab, Sade was looking as beautiful as ever. Educated at the University of Lagos, where she read Sociology and graduated in 2006, she divulged to us that the postponed gig 'will now hold in the first week of June, Insha Allah.'

Ibinabo Fiberesima delivers baby girl for fred amata!

After months of enjoying a whirlwind romance with actor Fred Amata,my sources reveal that the ex-miss wonderland queen has just brought to bed a baby girl in London on the morning of Tuesday January 29,2008. According to the source''both mother and child are doing well and they will be in Nigeria soon.'' This is coming after many months of rumoured speculation that the actress was pregnant,a claim which she vigorously denied as a baseless rumour,and took off to london before it was visible that she was indeed pregnant. Sources also reveal that on the day the babygirl arrived,Fred in a joyous mood,sent sms to trusted friends and colleagues to meet him up for a celebration later that day.According to sources'' the guy is estatic that everything went well because Ib was in labour for 18hours. Booze and food was abundant at fred amatas surulere residence and it was a full house''. The couple who are both of Nollywood's known faces began dating in 2007 and in no way hid the face that they were smitten with each other,a few months into dating, Ibinabo took in and the rest is history. Fred Amata's marraige to talk show hostess Agatha developed hiccups in 2004 with both parties throwing allegations of infidelity at each other(the resulting effect which also led to the crash of the other accused persons' marriage),though both live apart, sources reveal that both are in friendly terms ''for the sake of their children'' In the heat of their relationship Ibinabo was rumoured to have shown friends an engagement ring from Fred but sources reveal that''its not possible as fred is still married to agatha and none of them have filed for divorce!'' Ibinabo who used to run a night club stayed in the limelight by diverting into Nollywood as an actress. This is her third child,her first son's father' identitiy is shrouded in secrecy while her second son is as a result of her brief marriage to photographer Phillip Trimnell(the marriage ended and both parties claimed irreconcilable diferences)who has since remarried. congrats to them both! real wah.

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Friday, February 1, 2008

2face attacked again by Armed Robbers

Reports has it today that high profile Nigerian musical star 2face Idibia was robbed again yesterday and his customized Jeep taken away. The incident occurred at about 10.30p m. yesterday, around Anthony Village opposite GTB Bank. He was coming from one of his 'wives’ house when he was attacked by robbers and his driver was taken along with the vehicle. It would be reported that It is believed that 2face impregnated the three of them @ the same time. Really disgusting!!!!!! He bi like say he get one pact we dey between 2face and robbers. Abi na only him, be musician wey dey for Naija. Haba!!!!

Welcome to The 50th Edition of the Grammies

Academy, In Style launch Salute To Fashion event featuring collections from recording artists-turned-designers. (For a complete list of 50th GRAMMY Award nominees, please click here.) The intersection of fashion and music will be celebrated on Feb. 7, when In Style and The Recording Academy present the first ever GRAMMY Salute to Fashion. The event will be hosted by Recording Academy Chair and four-time GRAMMY-winning producer Jimmy Jam, and will include a special performance by current four-time GRAMMY nominee Rihanna. Curated by In Style's fashion director Hal Rubenstein, the fashion show will feature spring collections from Beyoncé and Tina Knowles' House of Deréon, Sean Combs' Sean John Women's, Jay-Z's Rocawear, Jennifer Lopez' justsweet, Jessica Simpson's Jessica Simpson Collection, and Justin Timberlake's William Rast. Also showcased will be The Recording Academy's fashion line, GRAMMY Brand. "There has always been an exciting synergy between music and fashion, and no other red carpet event is better at reflecting this connection than the GRAMMY Awards," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "GRAMMY Salute to Fashion will pay homage to the stylish musicians that have successfully branched out into the world of fashion design. What better way to display their passion for music and fashion than with a live fashion show featuring their respective collections." GRAMMY Brand is a high-end, fashion-forward clothing and accessories collection celebrating the unique intersection of fashion and music. Inspired by the energy and emotion of the GRAMMY Awards, GRAMMY Brand is comprised of original hand-painted tees and blazers by Michael Eaton; luxury eyewear by Franco; high-quality casual wear such as organic tees and hoodies from JEM/Awake Sportswear; and dresses and leather handbags and belts from Latino Royalty. GRAMMY Brand is available at luxury boutique retailers nationwide and a good portion of proceeds from sales benefit The Recording Academy's charities, the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. Beyoncé's House of Deréon is a clothing line that launched during the holiday season of 2005 by famed singer and actress Beyoncé and her mother, designer and celebrity stylist Tina Knowles. This initial collection of House of Deréon dresses for spring 2008 consists of styles for cocktail and evening, incorporating fabrics such as silk. Sean John, a privately held company, was created by music icon and producer Sean "Diddy" Combs and made its fashion debut with a men's sportswear collection for the spring 1999 season. The company has annual retail sales in the United States of more than $525 million. Rapper and media mogul Sean "Jay-Z" Carter launched the multi-million dollar clothing line Rocawear in 1999. With annual retail sales more than $700 million, Rocawear has expanded its brand through licensing pacts to develop lines for children, juniors, leather suede and fur outerwear, handbags and belts, loungewear and big & tall, headwear, jewelry, and sunglasses; as well as co-branded product with Pro-Keds. Multi-platinum recording artist/actress Jennifer Lopez heads her own successful clothing lines — Sweetface and justsweet — and was awarded with the ACE icon award in 2006 for her contributions to the accessories and fashion industry. Justsweet reflects Lopez's personal style and culture, which adds a richness and wearability to the collections. Singer/actress Jessica Simpson launched the Jessica Simpson Collection in fall of 2005. Her popular lifestyle brand consists of footwear, handbags, swimwear, lingerie, outerwear, jewelry, sunglasses and a soon to be released fragrance and celebrates her iconic, American image. With William Rast, pop music icon/actor Justin Timberlake and his best friend, Trace Ayala, infuse the soul of authentic Southern heritage with the energy of contemporary Hollywood. In collaboration with Johan and Marcella Lindeberg, a full men and women's collection will debut in the fall of 2008. Elizabeth Stewart will serve as the show's stylist, makeup artistry will be provided by CoverGirl, hair styling will be courtesy of Paul Mitchell, with a jewelry showcase by Le Vian and shoes by Steve Madden. The 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide and XM Satellite Radio, and covered online at