On the 5th of November, award winning afro-pop star YemiAlade and online jewellery atelier and retailer, Bland2Glam, will be launching the first ever ‘YemiAlade Collection’ at the Civic Centre in Lagos. The collection is an exclusive range of exotic costume jewellery inspired by the career and personality of YemiAlade. Yemi announced this via her Instagram account with the quote;
I am incredibly excited today, after a full year of planning it’s finally time to show you guys a sneak peek of what we have been up to! My first ever fashion collaboration with Bland2Glam! Soon we will get to finally unveil the love, innovation and all the hardwork that went into creating this collection. #YemiAladeCollection #YemiAladexBland2Glam
There was also a press briefing which took place at the Plosh Lounge in Gbagada Lagos on the 5th of October, 2015. At the briefing, Yemi explained that the collection would reflect her style which she described simply as a blend of African and Cosmopolitan; ‘Afropolitan’
Also to be launched on the same platform is the ‘Get Mented’ initiative: An innovative mentorship network for girls and women across Nigeria which aims to provide a platform via which girls andwomen across Nigeria are given theopportunity to give and receive mentorship in vocational/career development, self-improvement, financial intelligence and intellectual development hence enabling them to pursue their dreams and achieve their goals. Proceeds from the YemiAlade collection will go into the funding of the Get Mented Initiative.
“With the Get Mented Initiative our primary aim is to primarily provide a virtual platform via which any accomplished woman (popular/not-so-popular) in the society can mentor and inspire any hardworking girl/woman that expresses her need for guidance and mentorship. We believe this platform will boost women’s contribution to the social and economic development of Nigeria.” explained Seyi Banigbe, Founder, Get Mented& Creative Director, Bland2Glam!
The Yemi Alade Collection is supported by TW, Bellanaija, Genevieve Magazine NG, OnoBello.com, Olorisupergal, Pulse NG, Cool FM, Exquisite Magazine, Sharon Ojong, That1960chick, Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info, Complete Fashion, YNaija, Spice Tv, Ebonylife Tv, Genevieve Magazine, StyleVitae ,TheNetNG, Olodo Nation and others