17-Year-Old Girl Who Got A1 In All Subjects In WAEC Dies

Chisom, a 17-year-old girl who got A’s in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), has lost her life. It was learnt that Chisom got 7 A1s, and emerged the best student from her school, Graceland college in Enugu last year. She won many awards in her school, and now death has caught short the life of this Young girl. According to a Facebook user, Michael Okoli who shared that sad news on the platform, Chisom died following a sickness which started off as a leg pain, but became severe over the year. The father of the girl who is a Professor, shared a very touching story of how his daughter died on Facebook. According to what he posted, the young girl started complaining of having a pain in the leg and just like every father that desires the best for their child, he decided to fly her to South Africa because he didn’t have trust in the medical system of this country. “At first, they were happy with her recovery rate, but they never knew it was going to end lik

In Pictures: Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017

From fetishism at Balenciaga to 80s power suits at Vuitton, the Observer fashion team pick their top  collections from Paris fashion week spring/summer 2017.......

1. Balenciaga

Demna Gvasalia is now firmly into an OTK boot clad stride at Balenciaga. For SS17 he explored fetishism and couture. That meant spandex boots from stiletto toe to hip, worn with floral dresses inspired by vintage bathing suit prints. Masculine oversized 80s tailoring, and latex hooded capes tied under the chin also featured. The much instagrammed bags riffed on the zip-up holders duvets and electric blankets are sold in. The final word was talon nails in orange or fire engine red, some studded with diamonds. Which is about as 80s power woman as it gets.

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2. Louis Vuitton

Using the shell of the unfinished new Louis Vuitton flagship store on Place Vendôme as the show venue, Nicolas Ghesquière played with the idea of an executive woman of today. The 80s power suit was given the Vuitton treatment, inspired by the film Rive Droite, Rive Gauche about corporate lawyers. Evening wear married punk with Parisian chic and killer boots. The result? Fashion is moving to a more sophisticated place, away from athleisure.

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3. Stella McCartney

Feel good was the message at Stella McCartney for SS17. A flashmob dance finale with models whooping well and truely woke up the audience. The clothes went from gathered and drawn sack dresses, paperbag waisted trousers, and Stella’s signature voluminous silhouette (big shoulders are back) into striped men’s shirting and a denim section. Peaceful slogans such as “All is love”, “Thanks girls” and “Animal free” were used as prints on the final looks. A cream lace dress stood out.

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4. Saint Laurent

Anthony Vaccarello, newly appointed creative director, unveiled his debut collection for Saint Laurent. A predominately black collection packed with sex appeal, opened with a leather puff-sleeved dress, inspired by a 1982 Yves Saint Laurent collection. Plunging bustiers in velvet and leather worn with jeans followed. Tailoring came in the form of sleeveless tuxedo jackets worn with slender trousers. Vaccarello picked up the pace with draped gold lamé one-shoulder dresses, but for die hard Saint Laurent fans the YSL logo earrings and heels were the real winners.

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5. Christian Dior

Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut collection opened with English model Ruth Bell (made famous for her buzz cut hair) in a white fencing jacket. Chiuri’s show notes said: “I wish to create fashion for the woman of today, freed from the stereotypical categories of masculine/feminine.” The unisex fencing jackets felt fresh and new for Dior and variations were worn with tulle embroidered maxi skirts. The new logo – Christian Dior J’Adior – was written on ribbon straps on dresses, the tops of waistbands and on the straps of kitten heels.
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