31 December 2013

ALTF's Top 20 Cameroon Music Artists/ songs of 2013

Hey guys,
              With just 24 hours to 2014, I bring to you the top 20 favorite songs of 2013. I can tell you that bring this list to 20 was not easy at all. I gathered information from my Facebook page, twitter and of course, YouTube views. All the artists in who made and didn't make the list should be very proud of their selves. Just last year, i couldn't have been able to get even 10 good songs for this list but this year i got about 40. What an improvement!!. I am soo proud of the amount of talent we've got in Cameroon. My only hope is that next year should be bigger and better, with lots of new artists, great videos, explosive songs and better and loyal fans. Here are the Top 20 songs of 2013, tell me what you think by leaving a comment. Also vote your favorite artist on the POLL at the top right hand side of the blog. There will be  cash price for the winner. The poll is open till 00:00am (canadian time) which is 6 am (Camer time)  - 31st night. You can vote as many times as possible. 


25 December 2013

Best Dressed Artists at the Cameroon Movies Merits Awards

Hey guys, so the CMM Awards was a couple of weeks ago and most of the artists killed it on the red carpet. As usual there were some absolute fails with i will not put up but these are the actors and artists who killed it. This is totally my opinion so you don't have to agree with me. My only advice to my fellow Cameroonian artists esply the ladies is to stay away from the bleaching creams and reduce the make up. Using make up artists like Anyi Asonganyi from OZI by ANYI and Sandra Ekukole from BIH-YOUTY. These are not in any order. That being said, here are the best dressed of the day

Sama Ndango aka Mr Fix It always kills the red carpet and he did it again. His style is very different from most but it definitely works for him

Nude & Sequin



Merry Christmas Guys,
                            Christmas is here and I want to do special posts dedicated to my lovely readers who have been there for me all year through. I am truly grateful for your love and support through out this year. and since it's  Christmas, i want to do something special for you too. Leave any questions you many have about fashion, style or even about me below. And i will do a post where i answer all your questions about What to wear for special events etc etc. My sister's birthday was last weekend and this is what I wore. My outfit theme was Gold and Nude. and so was my make up. I kept everything simple Yet SEXY and since it is Winter, i wore a lovely double breasted coat. Christmas gift from my lovely mom.

19 December 2013

Bright Light Project: Music Artists around the globe come together for a Great Cause

                                                                                                        Hey guys,
I bring to you one of the biggest projects of this year and the years to come. African music artist come together to make the world a better place by speaking through music. I am so excited and proud to present to you the Bright Light Project. Cameroonian artists Ben Decca, Dj Skeeper, Franco Bonghan and Superval are already part of this great project along side a host of other music artists from around the globe and the Mayor of Houston Texas, USA. 










17 December 2013

New Music Video: Kwasia Braha (Watta) By Nabil aka NABSTAR

As Belgium based rapper Nabil aka Nabstar prepares his comeback fully into the music scene, this year has seen him actively release tracks and videos for his EP My Tory Part 1. After “Don’t 4get Me” and “Confirm”. Kwasia Braha (Watta) is the dancey follow up track that attempts to please both the "lyricist" and the "dancist” with a controversial twist and a fun, satirical video to match released today.

Nabstar is know for this very artistic and rhymical lyrics. Wondering what Kwasia Braha means? Kwasia Braha; meaning “fool come here” in Twi an Akan language spoken in Ghana - is once more another powerful lyrical track from Nabil portraying three verses of uniquely and articulately aligned all pidgin lyrics with humouristic metaphors and reality inspired images where Nabil shows why he is unique.
The video is a comical attempt to showcase the bad behaviour from those unpleasant “haters” equipping you with a one sentence response back at them…”Kwasia Braha Bring Me Some Watta”.

NEW CAMEROON MOVIE ALERT: VIRI THE MOVIE; AN ADVENTURE LIKE NO OTHER

The Cameroon Film Industry has been booming lately, with new movies being premiered, released and breaking grounds. And with new and upcoming actors, actresses, producers and directors. Now, there is yet another ground breaking movie in the making. It has been getting a lot of buzz and it's not even out yet. I know you must have heard about Viri and wandering what it is all about and who the cast and crew are. Well, wonder no more, I've got everything figured out, just read on and share.




The Cameroonian film industry is evolving everyday as more and more home movies are shot and produced some of which are obvious in the manner of story-telling and others, a true depiction of our culture, heritage and evolution.

Upcoming Cameroonian Female Artist 'Miss Bess" Releases her first Official Single - LAST DANCE


The Cameroonian music industry has had a big break this year with tons of new artists killing it  by putting Cameroon on the music map. Though we have good number of artists, there are very few female artist so it is my pleasure to present to you our new and up coming damsel MISS BESS. 

27 November 2013

Stanley Enow Speaks Out about His Controversial Bamenda Concert

Hey Guys,
                    How have you all been? hope everything is moving on well. Well, hope you are not hearing this from the first time but there has been a very very controversial story about Cameroonian Hip hop artist, Stanley Enow. Anyway, Stanley had a concert in Bamenda a couple of weeks ago. During the concert, he took down pictures of Brasseries posters from the walls. saying and I quote " I am a brand, and if I am invited for a show and there is a sponsor, I have to be told. I can't promote a brand without being paid for it". Just so we are clear, I totally 200% agree with and understand what he did. The organizers had to tell him about all the sponsors of the show and pay him accordingly. Anyway, here is the peak of what happened



16 November 2013

Blue Illusion Dress



Hey everyone,
                        By the way TGIF!!!!, I think this is one of those days where I am like pwefff!!! Thank God this week is over, now I need to start studying for next week. #smh. I make it my goal to blog at least once every week but it's been 3 weeks since I have been on here so you can imagine. This semester has been one of the most stressful, busy and annoying semesters I have ever had but I refuse to let it stop me from doing what i love, that's blogging. Anyway enough of that. I am so in love with Illusion dresses and when a dress has color blocking, then it's a plus. Illusion dresses are best at making ladies look like they are hour glass shaped / pear shaped when they might not be. I love love love them in every color and style. This illusion dress was gotten for me by my mom. AGAIN!!! I KNOW!! *hides face* . Well I decided to add more colour to the outfit by wearing my gorgeous pink sandals from Le Chateau, I also kept my jewelries at a minimum and rocked my black bag from Aldo. I wore my hair up to expose the very interesting neckline of the dress. This outfit can be worn to work, interviews or formal occasions. Hope you love the way I styled it.

24 October 2013

Brown Plaid


Hey lovelies,
                   How are you all doing today? I can't believe the year is almost running to an end. It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating Christmas and then a new year and in less than two months it will be December again. Wooow!!!!.  My outfit today is dedicated to all the working class ladies. I have been having requests and questions on how to dress fashionably to work without going over the top, so here you go. First of, you can NEVER go wrong with a white shirt, so you need to have at least on white shirt in your closet #MUST. Then you need a pencil skirt plain or print it doesn't matter, go with what works for you. In this case I have on a brown Plaid skirt gotten for me by my mom. ( if you knew me in Cameroon then you must have seen this skirt a million times, it's soo old, had it since about 2009, funny how it till looks fashionable). Very simple jewelries , you don't want to look like you are going to the club or a party so a simple necklace, earring, bracelet and watch is the best way to accessorize, and of course some killer heels. Now you don't want to really be wearing 5" (five inches) or higher heels to work, it just looks too much. But if you can handle wearing it for 8 hours or more, then go right ahead. Finally it's fall so you obviously want to keep yourself warm until you get to the office, so a simple well tailored trench / wool coat can do the job and add some class to your outfit. Hope you like this outfit. Let me know what you think or any question you have by leaving a comment. Just for the record everything I have on was gotten for me by my mom but for the shoes and jewelries. We never see eye-to-eye when it comes to shoes, Lmao.

DADDY BLACK Presents his first audio “AH NO BE SMALL BOY”



Mister Daddy Black as he often refers to himself is certainly no small boy; for the past 11 years, he has actively been working his way through the Cameroon music scene preparing himself, recording his music in the studios and making his vocals known. 
The Yaoundé based artist is now ready to unleash his baby in the form of his music and experiences to the wider public. “Ah No Be Small Boy” his second release which will feature in an 18 track album entitled “Hustler’s Philosophy” scheduled to be released in the Spring of next year is an RnB song subtly tinged with reggae and afro beats influences with lyrical content and creatively engineered instrumentals. 
The message passed in this real life inspired song is nothing far from real for it paints the picture of the struggle between love and materialism very vividly that you do not need to listen between the lines to understand that some women are only there when the going is good. 

30 September 2013

BLOG GIVEAWAYS: "Mookeh" Snap- back Cap & "On est High Pere" T-Shirts

Hey lovely Readers,
                       You guys have been soo AWESOME. I know I have said how much I love and appreciate you guys but as they say "Action Speaks Louder Than Words". So I decided to do a giveaway and what better time to do it than at the end of my month of birth (September). Even though I didn't get any birthday presents (sad face). Anyway, since you guys have been asking me about Mookeh Caps and when they will be available online, I decided to give out ONE of them and TWO "ON EST HIGH PERE" T-Shirts courtesy of Me. The Mookeh cap is open for  both sexes but there will be only one Winner. and for the "On Est High Pere" T-shirts, there will be Two winners, One lady and One Guy. The Giveaway starts today 30th September and will be open for TWO WEEKS. It ends on the 16th of October. It's completely 100% FREE. All you need to do is follow the instructions below and do the entries to sign up for the Give away.  Also it's open to everyone, it matter you country or continent, Africa, UK, Europe , Americas etc

28 September 2013

Songs of the Week

Hey guys,
                 It's been a while since I have done a song of the week post but i couldn't resist doing one today. There are a couple of hot new songs I just had to bring to your notice. The Cameroon music scene has been booming for the last couple of months and I am super duper proud. From our new rap Anthem "Hein Pere"  by Stanley Enow to Monika by Denzyl and many others. Today, I bring you four recently released songs that I have been dancing and knodding to for the past days. Listen, comment and Share. Also let me know of any other new songs in the scenery that I haven't put up yet. Merci et je vous souhaite un bon weekend. Gros Bisou , Alison

Disclaimer: the songs are not in order of merit or preferences.

Cameroonian Blogger & Face Behind "Art Becomes You" - Lydie Epangue


Hey lovelies, I am beyond happy to present to you one of the best in the Cameroonian blogging sphere. She is known other than the London based Cameroonian fashion blogger - Lydie Epangue. Her blog * Art Becomes You* is one of the most renown fashion blogs owned by a Cameroonian. With over 349000 blog views and almost 5000 facebook likes, it's no doubt this lovely day is killing it. Beauty, Brains and a crazy love for literature and languages is just few of the skills she possess. Enough of the talking, read for yourself, and enjoy!!!!



ALTF: Hello Lydie, Thanks for accepting to do this interview, I guess it’s about time who know about you. I greatly admire what you do, blogging etc etc

Lydie:  Thanks a lot for the opportunity Muke. Love your blog as well!

Thanks Hun, So who is Lydie Epangue? 

I’m a twentysomething (wink) year old darling whose tremendous love for writing, blogging, photography and all things fashion has resulted in me investing in my very own blog. I was in Saker Baptist College, studied for a BA in English & French at the University of Buea before coming to England where I‘ve just recently earned an MA in Media & Mass Communication. I’ve always been intrigued by people in the media and wanted to work there. I currently work as an SEO/ Web Analyst but do some A LOT of blogging and other bits and bops in my free time.


19 September 2013

My Silver Birthday Dinner

Hey lovlies,
                  How are you all doing today and how is the month of September treating you? This month is absolutely my favorite month of the year, Firstly because it's my month of birth and also because .... it's just the best. lol. Well, my birthday was on the 6th and since i had school all day, i couldn't do anything special, I just went out with a few of my friends, did a little dancing and went home (sad face). Anyway, I had my Birthday Dinner on the 14th and this is how it went down. It was a gold and nude kinda night for me. I wanted to look glam and effortless. So I kept everything very simple, sticking to my simple, and chic style. Since it was my Silver birthday, my initial idea was to wear a silver dress. Unfortunately, i couldn't find a silver dress that I loved, which suit the occasion, and which could be shipped to me in less than 3 days. So I went for a Gold dress from Nasty girl. It's kinda reflects gold and silver depending on the lighting and in most of my pictures it looks Silver , Whoop whoop!!!. lol but it's actually kinda gold. Hope you like how I styled this lovely dress by Nasty girl. All the details of my outfit is below. Thanks to all my lovely friends who made my night very special and to all those who sent me happy birthday messages/ wishes on Facebook, Instagram, etc etc. You made this special year even more special. A special thanks to all my readers, I might not know you personally but i really do love you all. A blogger is nothing without his/her readers and you guys make my day every single day. Much love and I promise you there are better things to come so subscribe and stay tuned. Mwahhh!!!!!

Dress from Nasty Girl

10 September 2013

ON EST HIGH PERE!!!! Stanley Enow's In the house. #HeinPere



Stanley Enow aka Bayangi boy aka HEIN PERE. Is a Cameroonian Afro Rap Artist whose out burst into the music scene has created a revolution, a movement and a massive buzz. In my opinion he is the most talked about Cameroonian artist right now, considering the fact that his record breaking single HEIN PERE was released on July 13, and in just 3 weeks, it  had over 62,500 views, now it has over 150, 000 views and has been the talk of the year.Since the release of his single he has been touring Cameroon performing in Douala, Yaounde etc. He also performed with Flavour ( Nigerian Artist) at two sold out concerts in Douala and Yaounde and to Crown it all he performed at the Cameroonian Match against Libya last week. If this guy doesn't get to international recognition then there is something seriously wrong. I personally can't wait to see him on a stage in Toronto and Montreal ( I need to work towards that). Anyway, I was very honored to be one of the first bloggers to interview him when his song was released 2 months ago. And here is our little tweetinterview. Shout out to all my tweeps and Hein peres and Meres who followed this interview on twitter, the turn out was Hamazing!!!! LMAO. This was the first of my MMPR tweetinterviews and this is how it went down.

ALTF:  Hi Stanley aka Bayangi boy. Neh yee!!. Thanks for accepting to do this interview. it's a pleasure to have you here. 


Stanley Enow: Hello mere. Hi to ma peeps from across the globe

  • I am sure everyone wants to know, who Stanley Enow Is?
Oh I go by the name of Ebai Enow Stanley. I reside in Douala and is rep for Cameroon

Thigh High Boots Poping



Hello lovely fashionistas,
                                I know it has been a while but I am back. Just started school this week and it has been really difficult to balance everything especially after having such a long time off school. Any way I am figuring it out and I promise to be more current. Just bare with me I beg. The post/ message of today is going to be deep, even though the title of the post doesn't reflect it. A couple of weeks ago, I went to the mall and the message of this lovely tank top cut my eye. "THEN YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE!!! John 8:32". This message brought flashes of so many struggles, insecurities, fights, barriers etc that I and many people I know have had to face.  Bullying!!! Bullying BULLYING is a HUGE issue in this part of the world. It is very easy for people to sit behind their computers and bully others, insulting / judging them about their looks, their size, their behavior etc etc when they themselves are worst looking. Don't get me wrong, it is okay to give constructive criticisms, as a matter of fact I loveeee constructive criticisms and that's why I LOVE my readers coz they show me nothing but love. However some people especially on other social media sites find pleasure in insulting other bloggers calling them names and insulting everything on their bodies. It is never fun to put others down in other to look good. I know many bloggers who have been bullied , insulted and cursed for there looks or for something on their body. For example my friend and fellow blogger Brenda Chuinkam, In my eyes she has the perfect shape and size any girl will want ( I envy her * hides face* lol), but I can't count the number of times she has been featured on a site and people esply girls have insulted her. if it's not her legs, it's her hips, her style etc. I love how she doesn't let it bother her one bit ( Strong Lady) but everyone is not as strong as she is an you never know what impact a couple of arrogant words can go to others especially youths. No one is perfect, everyone has something they don't like or are insecure about even YOU ( cyber bullies). Only the "TRUTH" can set you free, that's allI can really say. Any successful, hardworking, good looking and happy person wouldn't derive pleasure in putting others down. Being jealous, envious, and mean wouldn't help you.  I can't count how many teenagers and young adults loose their lives every day because of bullying. We Need to STOP BULLYING and learn to accept each other coz we are more alike than we are different. That is the TRUTH. This post is for every teenager, blogger, artist, man, woman, child who has been bullied / hated . Just know that they do not define you and what doesn't kill you makes you STRONGER!!! NO ONE is worth loosing your life for not even YOU.

Disclaimer: Just so you know this is not my personal story, I haven't been insulted on any sites or by anyone (at least not yet). It just hurts me to see others suffer / loose their lives because some other human beings think less of them. I just can't stand it.

3 September 2013

NEW SONG AZONTOMAKOSSA BY PRIME TIME BOYZ

Hey guys, 
               
Happy New Month oo. Let me go straight to the point. have you guys heard of AZONTOMAKOSSA? hmm if you haven't heard then you are not living. A swear this song is the Dopest thing that happened to the Cameroon music industry after Hein Pere. "On va danse Azonto, On va melange avec Makossa". Can't stop singing and dancing. This buzzing song was released a couple of weeks ago by the US based Cameroonian Afro pop/ Rap Group Prime Time Boyz (PTB) released their debut single " AZONTOMAKOSSA". PTB was founded in 2010 by 4 very charismatic gentlemen namely Benji, E-Man, Mikolo, and Sumaguru all of Cameroonian decent. The group's music createsa blend of West African music and modern day pop culture. They have also been noted for their versatility in composing different genres of music in variety of languages. Among these are English, French and broken English. ENJOY!!!. 






Follow the Prime Time Boyz on 

Twitter: @PTBMuzik


Facebook: Prime Time Boyz Official

24 August 2013

Tie Dye Dress

My lovely fashionistas,
              How are you all doing? Hope your summer holidays / weekend is going well. I have been super busy this summer with work, etc etc you all know the drill and I am kinda in a bitter sweet mood right now preparing for school :). Anyway, Let me get right to the post of today. Growing up, my mom used to make tie and dye materials rand sew us some lovely African outfits So when i went to the mall and saw this dress, there was an instant connection between us. Talk about love at first site, touch and wear. Lmao. but seriously though, i absolutely love this dress, I kept the outfit very simple trying not to take away the beauty of the dress with too much accessories. Hope you like the way i styled the outfit. Details of the pieces i am wearing are with the pictures. Don't forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think. There is a video below with more pics and details of my outfit. ENJOY!!!


Lips: Rebel by MAC,  Hair by Mookeh Hair ( No extensions, No tracks, No colour 100% my natural hair)

Cap - Ardene Glasses - Ebay

14 August 2013

My "Hipster" Side

Hey fashionistas,
                How are you all doing today? As you all know, I am a huge lover of Ankara Prints, So i decided to do a mixture of African and western fashion items to come up with this "hipster" look. As usual i always have to be urban chic no mater what I am wearing coz i believe that's my style and i love rocking it. My outfit is made up of a white "INFINITY" cut tee, black skinny pants, Zara sandals, Denim Ankara Jacket costume made by Me and i also added an Ankara head tie. Hope you love the look. Let me know what you think. Thanks to all my readers. You all are AWESOME!!. Much love
xoxo, Alison.



5 August 2013

Love "ARMY" Prints

Hey Fashionistas,
                              How are you all doing today? This week has been a very busy one for me, from interviews to work etc. Well, the outfit of today is all about one of my favorite prints, ARMY print. For some reasons I am just CRAZY about it, i really don't know why. Anyway for my outfit of the day, I wore my peplum army print top with my studded black shorts, Gold Aldo clutch and Black Zara sandals. I have those sandals in mint green, they are soo comfy and gorgeous I just had to get another one in Black. And for some crazy reason i INTENTIONALLY did not wear any earrings lol. I am crazy like that. Hope you enjoy the outfit and don't forget to tell me what you think by commenting below. 


Hair and Make up by Me, ( More hair Pics HERE AND HERE)




3 August 2013

Interview with the gorgeous CEO of Afroshic clothing - Reneta Ndisang





 Hey everyone, how are you all doing? Hope the summer is treating you nicely. Well, Guess who I interviewed this week? The gorgeous, creative and talent Fashion designer and CEO of Afroshic Clothing, Reneta Ndisang. Many of you might not know this but we grew up in e same neighbourhood. We were childhood friends. #kwako buea pikin them. I am extremely proud of her and the huge success of her clothing line. Her designs are crazy good. Check out more about Reneta and what she is working on,



  •               Hi Reneta, Thanks for doing this interview with me, I am so proud of the success and growth of your line. As you know i am a huge Afroshic fan.Before, I go into your upcoming collection; I think my readers will want to know a little about you. Who is Reneta?
        Reneta is a funny talented girl. .I am 24 of age and into fashion designing.I am from Northwest part of Cameroon,but currently living between Douala and Buea.




31 July 2013

Styling your Maxi Dress




OMG, i am soo sorry for the long silence guys. Been soo busy lately. This post has been way overdue. Took the pics about 2 weeks ago. Anyway hope u guys enjoy it. It is no news that maxi dresses are the must haves of every summer. i don't think they will be going out of fashion, even if they do it won't be anytime soon. They are comfy, light, sexy and easy to wear. who doesn't love that. Every girl has definitely rocked a maxi dress this summer and the only thing that makes it different is how you style it ( your accessories). For my outfit, i decided to wear a purple and white maxi dress which I bought last summer, with a gorgeous hat, a pair of flats, lovely hand bag and a pair of sun glasses. you can rock this outfit to any out door event, be it a BBQ, a day at the beach, an outdoor concert or even a touristic day around town. it's a simple but fun outfit. hope you like it.



22 July 2013

Candy Yum Yum

Hello Lovelies,
                          So sorry for the long silence. I have too much going on right now. Work and any other things that have been keeping me super busy and making blogging almost impossible but as usual i will try my very best to blog as much as possible. Do to time constrain this post is going to be very simple and short. As you all know it's summer and everyone is bring out and wearing as much color as possible. One color that has been turning heads this summer is the candy pink color. From the Candy yum yum lipstick by Mac to Candy pink dresses, shoes, pants and blazers. For my outfit of today, i paired my cream white studded top old. with a flare black skirt i got from Siren, My candy pink pumps which i loveeee, a black crocodile shopper bag and finally Candy Yum Yum lipstick from Mac to match me shoes :). It was my first time trying on the lipstick, i love it but it's too bright and demands too much attention wc i don't like. lol will be rocking it but definitely not often. Hope you like the outfit *fingers crossed*




17 July 2013

New Song Release: Hein Pere by Stanley Enow.

Hey guys,
                Before I even start giving you giste about this new song, Let me just say how addicted I am to it. As in this song is DOPE to the DOPIEST. lol does that even make sense? Anyway thanks to this song I have found my new Slang - " Sexy Mackerel". Just love it. lmao so if anyone calls me Sexy Mackerel a no go vex. Lmao Stanley Enow go kill me oo. Learn a little about him below.



Attitude – check, stage presence – check, great images – check; Stanley Enow is the new must know name being uttered from every Cameroon urban music lover’s mouth. In such a short space of time, this young rap artist in his 20s signed to his own indie label Motherland Empire; has become synonymous with a new youth order vying for change and recognition within the small scale industry seeking to elevate its status within the African and international milieu. The buzz around him has become so huge so fast so much so that his award hunting debut single “Hein Père” is not only the biggest hip hop track of the moment released since April but is also the only contender for the most memorable and worthy track within the Cameroon music scene this 2013.


Song of the Week: Africa (Higher Higher) by Debra Debs

Hey guys,
             Another outstanding song of the week. Africa (higher higher) by Debra Debs has been the talk of Facebook and other social networks for a while now. Just a little over a month since it was released and it has almost 1.5 million views. Yes, people you heard right it's in millions and it's no wonder why. From it's captivating message to her stunning voice and woowing video quality/ directing, there is no doubt that this song deserves millions upon millions of views, countless awards and why not a Grammy. This is the most viewed Cameroonian music i have ever seen, and the support is not just from within Cameroon but from all over the world. it's CRAZY. In my opinion, She is like a younger, BETTER version of the Nigerian female artist, Asa. As I said my opinion, lol i love Asa but Debra is giving a running for her money #BIGTIME. lol let me stop talking. Just watch and let me know what you think. I have no critic about it. And let's not forget Mr Ndukong Bertrand aka February 16th, the amazing director of the video. 100 Thumbs up bro. You have done it again. This is just tooo PERFECT, *Hats off to you*.




Let's all strive to go higher in everything we do, No more lower. We are better than what they portray us to be. Thanks for this Debra, gives me strength to wake up every morning with a new and bigger dream. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below and if you will like to know more about Debra Debs, also let me know so i can interview her.

Have a lovely week every one, We Africans are BLESSED, Never forget that.

Lots of LOVE
xoxo 
Alison

12 July 2013

DIY: How to Achieve an Ombre Hair

Hey guys,
               I know this post has been a long time coming since you guys have been asking me how I achieved the look for my new hair style. Some of my readers have been asking for a video tutorial , the truth is I wasn't planning on doing a post or tutorial on it. Luckily i took some pictures while i was doing it #THANK GOD, So i will just try to explain what I did using the pictures. Mind you I wasn't planning on doing this post so the pictures are not perfect but I will try my best to make it work. Also, I promise to make a video when next a do this to my hair. so if you are in Windsor and you need help to achieve this look, Just shoot me an email and i will be willing to help. So here we go, Enjoy and don't forget to leave any questions and comments below.

Firstly, Most Ladies think that Ombre is a hair color, it isn't. Ombre is a french word meaning "shade or shading". Ombre Hair usually fades from a darker roots to lighter ends of your hair, So you can have pink, blue , red etc etc ombre hair but today I will be talking about achieving a brown - blonde ombre hair. This is a great way to add some sexy and hotness into your summer. it just makes you look stylist, hot and smoldering and the good thing is anyone can pull of Ombre hair no matter your skin colour, race or hair type. Some many celebs have been rocking this hair style from Rihanna, Ciara to Khloe kardashian


So to achieve this lovely look,

  Requirements:

 - Virgin Hair ( Brazilian, Peruvian etc etc),
 - 30 Volume Developer,
 - Hair bleach (Quick Blue, ),
 - Plastic bowl,
 -  Spatula or wooden/ plastic spoon,
 - Aluminium foil


8 July 2013

Fashionistas of the week 2

Hey Lovelies,
                     How are you all doing today and how has your first week of July been? Hope it's splendid. Sorry for the silence, I have been so busy this week. Well, I thought I should cheer you all up with a list of fashionistas of the week. If you love fashion, have a great style and want to be featured here, just click  to submit your pics. It barely takes a minute. It's open to girls, women, children and boys/men. Your race/ age doesn't matter, just make sure u are killing it :). Couple of our "Finest Cameroonians" made the list this week. Enjoy and hope you like what you see. Once again your comments and critics are very welcome. You can also submit for a friend.

Ladies:


Yoland Scullark ( IG: yoyo_symone): , i absolutely LOVE the "tomboy" look and that ankara blazer just took it to a whole different leave. Killed it



Keyshia Kaoir (IG: keyshia ka'oir) She knows how to ROCK a bodycon dress. Always looks glamorous and the hair!!!!!!!! Killer


2 July 2013

Worst Dressed At The BET AWARDS 2013

Of course you know when ever there is a best, there is a worst. Here is the list of the worst dressed at the BET awards 2013. Unfortunately or fortunately, there is no guy on this list, they are all girls. Again, this is very subjective and it's based solely on my opinion. Let me know what you think.



Best Dressed: BET AWARDS 2013

Hey Lovelies,
                      Happy New Month to you all. Guess what? we are half way through the year, it's that AWESOME?. To think that it was just yesterday we were celebrating the new year. Well, Last month ended with a huge event, the biggest and best black entertainment awards and As usual all the stars came out in grand style, pulling all their fashion strings and woowing the audiences and got fashionistas (like me) dreaming. lol. This is just a list of my favorite looks. Feel free to agree or disagree by leaving a comment below. This list is not in any particular order. Hope you like it.

LADIES:
It looks as though this awards was an all white one coz most of the ladies where dressed in all white and nude colors and they Killed it.


LaToya's all white jump suit was a killer. I don't have anything to say other than it was PERFECT on her. Way to go Gurl.


 Megan Good looked splendid in this V- neck, high split blue dress, what can i say? they girl is Gorgeous. Very few people can pull this off but she did.


27 June 2013

Toronto Blogger's Conference




Hey everyone,
                      So I have been talking about the Toronto's blogger's mini conference that I attended this weekend. Lol I don't live in Toronto but I really want to support my friend and blogger Brenda Chuinkam who was the host. So I traveled from Windsor to Toronto just for that. And I had a lovely time. I meet 7 other bloggers/ fashionistas. We spoke about blogging, and caught up on other stuff. Well no need to over explain here are the pics. I wore a gold bodycon Sequin dress from Missguided, ( Sequin dresses are trending this season so please grab one, they are just too gorgeous),  Zara Shoes, Aldo Bag, and Ardene Jewellries.


26 June 2013

Fashionistas of the Week

Hey Everyone,
                       I have decided to start a new section on my blog called Fashionistas of the week. Every week I will feature a number of fashionistas, bloggers, celebs and everyday people with great styles and i will talk about what i love about their outfits. This is just to inspire some of my readers' who may have a style  different from mine, and also to give you some fashion ideas (dos and don'ts). This is for everyone boys, girls, women, men, children etc etc. All you need to do is click HERE follow the instructions and submit your pictures, it's that simple. So here are the fashionistas for this week.


Casual Chic Style:



 I just love how the colors go together, yellow, while and grey. There is nothing to criticize about this look. it's just gawgus. love it


What a weekend!!!!

Hey guys,
               How is your week coming along? hope not very stressful. Well as i said in my last post, i had one heck of a weekend. Traveled to Toronto for a blogger's conference organised by Cameroonian Blogger Brenda Chuinkam ( Here is her blog) and I decided to catch some fun on the side. LOL. Who doesn't like to have a good time? Well a friend of my decided to make my stay in Toronto worth while but taking me to one of the biggest touristic sites in Niagara Falls, and i really had a lovely lovely time. We also went to Marine Land (to see some dolphins and whales) but we go there when they were closing #SadFace. Anyway, here are the pictures I took at Niagara Falls. I decided to dress really simple, black high-low skirt  and Crop top from Urban Planet, Spike pullover (old). Pictures of the blogger's conference will be up soon.

So as some of you many know, I do my own hair. So this hair was dyed and weaved by me and I am very pleased with the results.


 It was kind of chilly , so I had to wear a cardigan 


24 June 2013

It's Black, It's Spike

Hey Fashionistas,
                           How are you all doing today? I know I have been away for a while. I had to travel to Toronto for the a mini blogger's conference held by my friend and fellow Cameroonian Blogger Brenda Chuinkam of Can never be a skinny bish  Here.  I must say I had a very lovely weekend, couldn't have asked for a better way to send it. Also I was featured on the list of Top 40 Female Bloggers of our time. Can you imagine? I was so astonished to find myself on that list. #TrueToGod. I have just been blogging for  three months and I was featured on the same list with ladies who have been blogging for years, some of my blog/style idols and ladies I look up to. I was/am really honored, check out the list ---> Here (if you want to check me out, i am at number 28 :) ), you might see some of the bloggers you follow.
Well now about the post of the day, this post is overdue. If you follow me on Facebook you might have realized my hair is different, I was supposed to put this up last week but was busy. This is part of the 3 posts of my little black dresses, Click Here and Here for the previous posts on LBDs. This outfit is perfect for a date or  ladies' night out. If you follow my blog, then you should know that I am obsessed with spikes and studs. so I wore my spike black dress from Urban Planet, Jewelries - Ardene, Bag (gifted) and red pumps (gifted).  You can never go wrong with the mixture of red and black. it's that simple. Hope you like the outfit.




18 June 2013

V - Dot Chris Releases New Single - " Ma Lady"


V-Dot Chris is another talented Cameroonian artist on the rise. He has been doing music professionally for 4 years and is now working on his debut solo album. After just being signed to Mannorun Records, he has dropped his first hit single entitled 'Ma Lady' which is already getting appraisals. The song was produced by D.P. and the video directed by February 16th. This is just the beginning as more is to come before he finally drops his album. Stay tuned.

Here is the video





 I personally LOVE the video, it's on point. As usual Ndukong Bertand aka Febuary 16th killed it again. The video is #Sick. Ahead Ahead Cameroonians, keep killing us with your talent. #DOPE Song.

Artist: V-Dot Chris
Label: Mannorun Records

Arthur Iyok - Talented Actor and Producer of the Cameroonian movie "Whispers"

Hey Everyone,
 I bet most of you have been hearing and seeing pictures and promos for the recently released Cameroon movie "WHISPERS", Well, Arthur Iyok is the talented producer and one of the actors of the movie. Have you been thinking that the Cameroon movie industry aka Collywood is dead and dormant? Well you couldn't be more wrong. Many talented young Cameroonians are working their butts off to make Collywood vibrant and booming ... and Arthur Iyok just happens to be one of them. Just read on to see what I mean.



·        Hi Arthur thanks for doing this interview with me. How are you doing today?

·        I am Ok Alison and you?

·        I am very fine, thanks. Please can you tell us about yourself ?

·        Arthur Iyok is a Cameroonian in his mid 20s, he lives and works in
Cameroon. Produce/Actor of Zachrose Entertainment. From Bishop Rogan
College to the University of Buea (Bsc. Hons Political Science) to the
Institute Of Commercial Management, England (Diploma, Human Resource
Development) and now a Filmmaker.

Arthur is a skillful and consummate, humble, dedicated and resourceful
Actor/Producer. His assiduity to the task and resilience in front of
the many challenges that face the movie industry in Cameroon have seen
him through many obstacles in his career. Young but determined to add
a plus to the Film Industry, and to him "Good luck is a lazy man's
expectation of a workers success


16 June 2013

La Vie en NOIR


"A woman never looks bad in a little black dress, they can always trust that look." Quote supplied by the fashion house

Hey everyone,
                      Happy Father's Day to all the lovely Dads.Well, I just want to start by thanking you all for the support I have been having these few days, Increased views and more comments. Means a lot and please keep the views and comments coming, sincerely, they motivate me. Today's post is a continuation of the Little Black Dress post, this is the 2nd of 3 ( Check out the first post here). As earlier said, a LBD is a definite must-have for ever fashionista but just because it's called a black dress doesn't mean it can't have a little bit of color. A black dress with the right pop of color in all the right places can  take your outfit to a whole new level. For example, If you had to attend an interview, office / board meeting or even a corporate presentation, an outfit like this can move mountains.





  Dress: BCBG , Shoes: Shoe dazzle, Accessories: Forever 21/ Gifted Bag: Trifted. Of course if you are going for an interview you might want to wear lower heels, but for a meeting, especially a corporate presentation, you just have to keep those heels on, coz you might be surprised the kind of contracts those shoes/legs can get you, lol just saying. You can always put a blazer over the outfit or add a belt, but don't forget to keep the colors to a minimum and avoid bright colors, It's a formal meeting not a girls night out. More pictures after the cut.


15 June 2013

FROM ANTWERP TO AMSTERDAM WITH LOVE FROM DAVIDO & NABSTAR




Nigerian superstar Davido and Cameroon’s bad boy rapper Nabstar aka Nabil will be raising the roof today in a show stopping, stage popping concert at the exclusive Noxx venue in Antwerp kicking off the second stop of Davido’s European/Schengen Tour.


Next stop on the tour list is the DNA Club in Amsterdam, Today Saturday June 15 where both artists will together serenade the Dutch crowd with a hair raising performance.



Contact:
Press: modemaisonpr@gmail.com (@ModeMaisonPR) 
General Enquiries: Nabil4real@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nabilmase
Twitter: @CallmeNabsta


14 June 2013

Back to the Basics: My Little Black Dress



"The little black dress is “a uniform for all women of taste.”Vogue November 1926

Hey fashionistas! 
                How are you all doing? Today is all about LBDs (Little Black Dresses), They are soooo essential, they have a fashion mnemonic, LBD. Sincerely I can't emphasize this enough. EVERY WOMAN/GIRL NEEDS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS. At least one, I think I have 4 Lmao. Well, this is 1 of 3 posts I will be putting up about little black dresses. You know how jeans and white Tees are fashion essentials, well LBDs are way more essential. Apart from the fact that they can be worn in ANY season, they can also be worn to EVERY occasion and EVERY where. The only difference is the accessories you use. For example , when going for a job interview or corporate meeting you can put a cozy, stylish blazer over your black dress, or for a date, you could pair it with bold colored accessories and shoes so you look sassy and eye catching without going over the top. They are my GO TO fashion outfits, e.g if my friend was to abruptly tell me about her birthday party at 5:30 pm while the party is at 6pm, this is how I will dress




It takes no time to put this together. I wouldn't wear a lot of colorful accessories just because I wouldn't want to be the center of attention lol ( it's her b-day, let her be the star). I would go with my Guess black dress, my African accessories, (Ankara necklace (done by me), Earrings and bracelets from Cameroon), lovely brown Wedges for Shoedazzle . I would also keep my make up very simple, with a nude lipstick from MAC (creme sheen). Hope you love my outfit of the day.



11 June 2013

NABIL aka NABSTAR Performs with Nigerian Superstar DAVIDO in ANTWERP

Hey Everyone, Guess whatz up? A Davido concert in Antwerp featuring our very own Camer brother - Nabstar



Performing at the “Urban Africa” event under the alias of “Nabstar”, Nabil Fongod; the Belgium based
Cameronian rapper/entertainer with a penchant for hardcore street lyrics and bad boy image will be sharing the stage with none other than the Gobe / Dami Duro singer Davido during his European Tour which kick starts with the opening show on Friday June 14, 2013 from 10 pm at the lush Noxx venue in Antwerp.
“Urban Africa” is a collaboration project between Motherland VZW, Michael Adekeye and 3
rd World Survivor – Nabil’s record label which he co owns with his brother Rahul Fongod.
Nabil aka Nabstar

The Cameroon born artist is looking forward to performing at the event and he adds “the show is going to 
be crazy so if you are in Antwerp on Friday, Noxx will be the only place to be!” Nabil is also currently preparing for his comeback Trilogy EP entitled “My Survivor Tory 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3.” the first due for release in a few weeks with each segment specifically giving the public an insight into his diverse and very
unique personalities.

Do not miss the show. Tickets cost from 20 Euros in advance.
Click HERE to grab your tickets. Trust me you don't want to miss it. I wish I were in Antwerp right now L
plus the tickets are just 20 Euros so you have no point not to get one.

Here is the promo video:


Just for the record Nabstar grew up in Bonaberi, Douala in case you are wondering were you saw that cute face, lol.
Have a lovely new week guys.
xoxo
Alison

9 June 2013

Exclusive Interview: Cameroonian Afro-hip hop Rapper/Singer - Gee Reign

          Hey Lovelies, How are you guys enjoying your weekend? Hope it's splendid. Today, I bring to you one of my favorite Cameroonian Rapper/ Singer - Gee Reign. Some people even call him "African Drake". He is a young musician with a very versatile taste but very unique sound. The first day i heard one of his songs "Blowing Ashes" I was like there is no way this guy is a Cameroonian/ is in Cameroon. and I was very wrong. He is the REAL DEAL, like no joke!. I had a request from one of my readers to have an interview with Gee Reign and I ALWAYS fulfill my promises, So here we go



      Hi Gee Reign, thanks for accepting to do this interview with me. Let me start by saying, I am a HUGE fan of your work. Your songs are #killer. Very original and current.

        Gee Reign: Awww that’s sweet, thank you. I’m a huge fan too. You are stylish and your fashion sense is on a 100, trust me ...lol

    Aww thanks * blushes*. So who is Gee Reign?