The 3rd Glam & Essence Style Awards and Runway Show took center stage on the fashion and style scene on Sunday 23rd November 2014 as the crème de la crème of the society stepped out in exquisite outfits for the much anticipated event.
With the theme of the event being glamorous, the A- list guests did not disappoint as they all stunned in their beautiful, glamorous and unique fashion statements by both local and foreign designers.
It was a star-studded event as celebrities such as Grace Egbagbe and daughter Zemaye, Eunice Efoli, Data Okorodudu, and Alex Ekubo among several others making an appearance to show support for the recognition of people who have stood out in the society for their positive impact in their different sectors. Special recognition awards and honours for the female game changers along with other categories of awards were given at the event.
There were also runway presentations by top designers such as Ade Bakare whose mix of the traditional Adire fabrics with foreign chiffon and heavy beading with local wooden beads brought a lot of colour and showed a lot of deep connection to our traditional roots; Trish O. Couture’s dreamy and elegant floor-length dresses were the embodiment of femininity, and Ella and Gabby showcased beautiful dresses and pieces in heavily beaded local fabrics in unique local prints. The outfits were all from the designers’ latest collections.
Trish O Couture
Ella & Gabby
The award presentations were done by dignitaries to the awardees who were chosen based on a vote poll conducted among Style Editors.
Some of the award recipients include
Mary Charles (CEO, Twinkul) – Beautician of the Yea
Omotola Sokunbi CEO, Tokalene) – Most Outstanding Jewelry Designer of the Year
Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi (LDA Fashion Brand) – Most Outstanding Fashion Brand
Ono Bello – Young Style Diva
Ejiro Amos Tafiri – Fastest Growing Fashion Brand 2014
Vanguard Allure – Most Supportive Media for Fashion & Style 2014
Elaine Shobanjo (Shomya CEO) – Makup Artist of the Year 2014
Alex Ekubo – Most Stylish Male Entertainer 2014
Rita Dominic – Most Stylish Female Entertainer.
Buky Olatunji – Most Stylish Personality in the Corporate Sector 2014
Eku Edewor – Most Stylish Media Presenter
Kola Kuddus – Men’s Custom Designer of the Year 2014
Tricia Onumonu (Trish O Couture) – Most Outstanding High Fashion Designer 2014
Kehinde Ejiogu (CEO, Valerie Davies) – Most Outstanding Couture Designer 2014
Modupe Uhuangho Egharenba (CEO, Odava Fashion House) – Most Outstanding Ready-To-Wear Designer 2014
Quincy Ayodele (Quincy Herbal Beauty Clinic) – Special Recognition Category – Lifetime Achievement Award for Beauty
Violet Hecksher (CEO of Belle Fille) – Lifetime Achievement for Fashion
Martha Najomo – The Style Personality of the Year 2014
Senator Daisy Danjuma – Style Icon Of The Year
Deola Ade-Ojo (CEO, Deola) Honours – Female Game Changer in Fashion Designing
Nike Ogunlesi (CEO, Ruff n Tumble) – Female Game Changer in Children’s Fashion
Uche Majekodunmi (CEO, Newton & David Company) – Female Game Changer in Events and Interior Designing
Ibinabo Fiberisima (President, Actors Guild of Nigeria) – Female Game Changer in the Movie Sector
The First Lady of Lagos State, Dame Abimbola Fashola was The Special Guest Of Honour and she presented the awards for the Female Game Changers at the event.
Sponsors of the 3rd Glam & Essence Awards & Runway Show were; First Bank, ISIS Models, BellaNaija, Airtel, Bisi Olatilo Show, Da Viva, UBA, Mateus, Nigerian Breweries, Encomium, Cocktails In & Out, Rave TV, R2 TV, Goge Africa, and Hitz TV.
Photo Credit: Studio52 Creations
BellaNaija is a Media Partner with the 3rd Annual Glam Essence Awards