A beautiful bevy of FAB girls and boys refused to let the rain damper the mood as the UK FAB Magazine launch party got underway at RS Lounge in East London.

Co-hosted by StylishDay, the event saw an influx of music enthusiasts, fashion lovers and party starters arrive at the location on Sunday 7th August.

As our FABulously dressed guests trickled into the venue, they were treated to a 360 degree bar and a gorgeous terrace view as a warm up before the night’s events began.

Proceedings kicked off around 6pm with the long awaited fashion show taking place. As the beautiful models, FABulously made up by amazing Mink London make-up artists graced the catwalk, guests were treated to the work of an array of designers including Salford fashion graduate Ester Ndongala, upcoming designer Adjoa Osei and architect and artist Zekaryas Solomon.

 

Ester Ndongala design

 

Adjoa Osei design

 

Zekaryas Solomon design

 

Not to mention Erzumah Ackerson who showcased her Bestow Elan collection and Nico Denoir whose pieces were made for the woman who wants to enhance her curves.

Bestow Elan design

 

Nicol DeNoir design

 

While Democratic Republic of Congo native Tina Lobondi and House of Jol used both their creations to wow and impress the audience.

Tina Lobondi design

 

House of Jola design

The musical performers were on an equal par with their fashion peers showcasing their many talents. Opening the show and welcoming the crowd was Miss Deena Luvit who was closely followed by Segun.

Miss Deeva Luvit singing her heart out

 

Singer Segun

Next up was Zimbabwean songtress Cynthia Mare who performed her track Catch Me When I Fall and to close the section was Nadia who gave a crowd pleasing performance.

Singer Cynthia Mare

There were some special guests appearances from a few familiar faces including the Editor-in-Chief of Encomium Magazine Abiola Aloba, celebrity hair stylist Angela Plummer, New African Woman Editor-in-chief Regina Jere-Malanda, Taponeswa Mavunga of Ndeipi PR and Uche Nnaji of Ouch.

FAB General Manager Nicola Odeku, designer Uche Nnjai and Editor-in-Chief Sinem Bilen-Onabanjo

Other V.I.P’s in attendance were entrepreneur Alexander Amosu, Vanessa Amadi of VA-PR, Princess ‘Deun, Y Magazine Editor-in-Chief and Red PR consultant producer Adebola Williams, Tunji Amure of HiTV, CEO of the ZAFAA Awards Sam Anwuzia and singer Tinashe.

With a collection and fusion of hip-hop, afro beats, old skool and RnB from DJ’s including DJ Longers everyone’s musical tastes were catered to, ensuring that the dance floor was kept busy and the people were more than happy.

The prize giveaways were thoroughly enjoyed with guests wining a bottle of Moet, fragrances for him and her and some ‘I LOVE 9aija’ shirts as well as a few other goodies.

In addition attendees were treated to the culinary delights of jollof rice, chicken and plantain to name a few which impressed and fulfilled a number of bellies while the drinks were flowing aplenty.

The FAB crowd can't get enough of the dancefloor

Serving the dual function of entertaining and informing; performers, designers, editors, writers and guests were given the chance to network; making new friends and bumping into old ones, giving a really comfortable and friendly vibe from the afternoon lasting all the way into the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

FAB Publisher Mr Fab with Alexander Amosu

Watch our exclusive FAB Launch Party video below:

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We certainly had a FAB time and hope…well actually we’ll be so bold as to say you had a FAB time too!

What did you think of the FAB launch?

Who was your favourite performer?

Which designer impressed you the most?

Let the FAB team know!

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2 Responses

  1. nicola

    It was a FABulous Stylish day event.. if you werent there you missed out!

    Reply
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