A few days ago luxury retail brand ALARA hosted supermodel Naomi Campbellfor a book signing for her book “Art of Beauty“. It was a gathering of VIP guests as people networked over canapés from Nok, champagne from Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere infused cocktails.
The evening kicked off with event compere Denola Grey welcoming guests, and fireside chat moderator Cuppy Otedola starting a conversation about the business of fashion between Reni Folawiyo and Naomi Campbell.
Naomi looked back on her spectacular modeling career, charity work with various humanitarian causes including the Mandela Children’s Fund, her visit to Nigeria for ARISE Fashion Week, and meeting the Dream Catcher Kids of Ikorodu.
Thereafter was the signing of the two volume Art Collector’s Edition featuring acrylic bust cover by Allen Jones, signed photographic print by Paolo Roversiand Jean Paul Goude, and images by legendary photographers. The Art
Eku Edewor & Kessiana Edewor- Thorley
Editions which are sold out globally are now available exclusively on the continent at ALARA Lagos.
Guests included Sal and Femi Gbajabiamila, Adesua and Uzoma Dozie, Bola Adesola, Nduka Obaigbena, Grace Ladoja, Ozinna and Nkiru Anumudu, Ruth Osime, Tokini Peterside, Skepta, Jenke, Oluchi Orlandi, Eku and Kessiana Edewor-Thorley, Biola Alabi and Ozwald Boateng.
Reni Folawiyo, Founder of ALARA, said the event was a fitting conclusion to Naomi Campbell’s visit to Nigeria. “ALARA prides itself in being a cultural landmark in Africa where the highest level of creativity in a broad range of artistic endeavors are celebrated” she stated.
Chioma Ikokwu & Fatima Idris Ajimobi
Reni Folawiyo & Naomi Campbell