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Monday, December 17, 2007

FIFA World Footballer of the Year + Edition3 cover + Top Model Search



Ricardo Kaka is world footballer of the year 2007. He was crowned just last night, Mon 17th Dec. While Christiano Ronaldo came in a close second and Merci, third!

Nice choice you would say hmmm?

Meanwhile here's what the 3rd edition of the mag will kinda look like...


What do you guys think of this cover? It's absolutely not what the end result will look like. This is something we did in the office ourselves. We haven't gotten a professional graphic person to look at it yet.

We just wanted to see what it will kind of look like...

But this is the photo we intend to use (It hasn't been worked on)...and the cover stories!

She and I did the photo session same day...we had her in regular clothes (Clothed by Collectibles boutique), but everyone at work kinda preferred this pic...

Anyone like?

She's one of the wave making models right now in Naija. Hot on the runway. I want to use the magazine to promote modeling and models in Nigeria. So for now, no celeb is gracing the cover...maybe later!

So what do you guys think?


What do you think of this pix of me? Hilarious abi?

People seem to like it. I find it...hilarious! 'Sharia woman' wanna-be! lol!

Meanwhile, here is the flyer we did for Top Model Search

I totally don't like this photograph. But the director picked it 'cos he thinks that's the only pic that has a message. Something like 'From me to you!'

Whatever! lol!

Well, I indulged him but this is definitely not what I'm using for the handbills and posters. We made this into cards to present to potential sponsors.

I'm going all out in the picture for the real campaign.

You know 'The more you look, the less you see' kinda photograph.



What do you think?

When the real pictures and posters are out, I'll let y'all see it!

If there's anyone interested in this idea, get in touch with me.

Meanwhile, the Dynamix award is tomorrow. I'll be there 'cos I'm co-ordinating the Collectibles fashion show at the event. Tried to get out of it, but got boxed in. I'll see if there's any gist I can get from that event...

The Dynamix Award is an Award for students all over Nigeria...I wonder why the organiser, Tunde, wasn't nominated for Future Awards...he sure is a very hard working young man.

Anyway, hope everyone is alright? Life is treating you good? Happy? No break-ups? No heartbreaks? Making plans for a wonderful xmas? Remember to say your prayers?

Disappointed?

It's around this time of the year we start to count our blessings and losses. What did we achieve in 2007 we wonder? We start to compare ourselves to the person next to us...

But that's not necessary, because after all said and done, what matters most of all, is happiness and peace of mind!

So don't worry, if 2007 wasn't so great, 2008 will be beautiful! Life is about to get even better for us all! 2008 is our year! You just watch!

See you all later.

kisses!

30 comments:

TJ The Actor said...

Linda, Kudos to you and your entire dedicated crew!The cover is superb!It's a CUTTING EDGE! As u know, good quality photos with good stories sells magazine. Ugly photos and boring stories are the killers of journalistic excellence. So, i would have to say the: COVER is just great! The covergirl is beautiful!etc...All the best and loads of good luck to u and ur Team.

Cheers

im a babe said...

may i ask y u guys keep wearing blankies instead of real clothes 4 d fotos? i like the poster with u tho cos it does seem as tho ur conveyin a msg. me no like d cover of the 3rd edition of ur mag tho.

Anonymous said...

Lin lin, no vex but i no dig this blanket/ichafu thing that you have going on. The other day it was green, now it's orange. We no get cloth for naija? Make you find fine cloth wear na, haba...

Ofro said...

Linda, I think the model's pose on the upcoming cover seems a little amateur. The wrap is a little short. Are the nigerian conservative masses ready for that yet?

Meanwhile I like the poster for the model search. Nice. Good luck with everything.

im a babe said...

lmao @ anonymous...my point exactly tho.

linda im inspired 2 start up a blog of my own 4 d new year....something of ur calibre. u kno fashion and wat have u.
d only thing is i doubt i'ld have enuff tym 2 update it as frequent. just thot i'ld let u kno, ur part of my fashionista inspiration.

damilola said...

linda im so in love with you. You bring tears to my eyes everytme. i love ur third edition. it's hot!!! what's the model's name?

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL said...

Linda, I think the cover is kind of red. I was wondering if you could change the colour of the dress of the model to something more matching.
The title of the mag is in red and you have some of your articles in red too. I feel it is generally too red.

How do I get the mag in Port Harcourt, and what are your subscription plans.

mixme said...

Hi Linda! Just want to comment on the "Sharia wannabe" pic. You actually look pregnant in the picture and it's totally not cool. Your model for the 3rd edition on the other hand is GREAT. No need for an expert again.

Anonymous said...

i was thinking why not make / get the model of the cover picture of your magazine wear a gown, you know, the kinda Beyonce style cause she has that kind of body other than the sheet (u know what i mean)

Why? Cause it looks kinda the same with your promotional bill for the "Model search with Linda Ikeji," and i guess both of u are not all about the same thing but all n all is all gooood. What do you think, Linda ... babes?

Anonymous said...

hi there linda dont get me wrong or anything like that but what is it with the piece of cloth thing i dont get it .it doesnt suit i think you are pretty and all that but please wear clothes the fabric look is really tacky . keep up the good work you are proof that hard work and determination pays of but please girl put on some clothes

temmie said...

I share your optimism...2008 'll be a better year for us all in Jesus name....ur pic's beautiful
but seriously,linda..i think u needd some more meat on your bones oo..how about taking a breather and stuffing up?
.......some sisterly advice from a slim fan.(not a fat one who's probably jealous of ur figure o! lol!
(u know women and how we think..lol)

wienna said...

Chaaai....Linda baby, those pics are so raunchy but i think it's about time we start something of dat nature too. Me loves it. Kudos to u. Hope u'll enjoy yourself tonite. And pls make sure u take loads of pics and post it o.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

The cover is red hot no doubt, but there some room for improvement.

You on the cover of your "Top Model Search" poster is even more chic than the cover of your magazine. The TV Reality Show will be a success, so relax and add some flesh.

Here a Niger Delta maiden on the website of the L.A Times on http://yourscene.latimes.com/mycapture/photos/JXImage.aspx?ImageID=173251&EventID=143832&CategoryID=18065.

I wish you all the best.

Cheers and God bless.

Anonymous said...

LINDA DEAR,

YOUR BLOG IS THE FIRST THING I READ EVERY TIME I GET TO MY COMPUTER IN THE MORNING.

PLS CAN'T YOU PUT A COVER THAT I WILL SEE ON THE STAND AND BE VERY PROUD TO BUY IT, THE COVER IS NOT GOOD, I'M SORRY I DO NOT PRETEND. MAKE IT MORE DESCENT

OR ELSE I FEEL IT IS GOING TO BE ONE SIDED, I.E A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE ME THAT LOVES YOU SO MUCH WOULD NOT WANT TO BUY THE MAG 'COS OF THE COVERS (ALMOST NUDE)

SORRY TO MENTION THIS, GENEVIEVE MAG IS A MAG I AM SO PROUD OF AND I TELL MY COLLEAGUES ABOUT IT

Anonymous said...

Make a cover so that a 60 year old grand mother would see it a buy it.

I pray you take this advice, why? u refuse to take the advice for your time (clock).

Your now a public figure and a lot of people love a already

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda,
Love your fotos; but they are unsuitable for your magazine front cover display. dont think our people are quite ready for such exposure just yet. the fotos could give out the wrong message on the type & content of your magazine. Your magazine focuses on fashion, entertainment & lifestyle right? in that case, & for credibiity, less is more. :)

Anonymous said...

regular clothes on yr model please.....hair and makeup need to be on point.....lackin in that area presently.......vogue, glamour magazines should give u ideas.....less is not always better......lose the wrap 4 ever......

shola pacheco said...

hey linda u just keep breaking those walls,girl ur inspiring one can be anything they want to be no matter what.keep flying the flag i hope to see ur work on international news standa someday soon,nd linda its high time one of those ur celeb friends agree to do a cover for u at least to support ur work.have a wonderful christmas linda and do keep us posted on events.take kia

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda,
I'm a Nigerian graphic designer based in Canada and an avid reader of your blog. Just some comments on the layout of the magazine.I hope ypu will find them useful.
First and foremost, remove some of the clutter in front of the magazine, personally I think there's too much info thrown at you.
Reduce the leading i.e. the space between the sentences, once that is tightened the layout will look cleaner.
I see you are creating empahasis by using either bigger fonts or stronger colours that's great!
Lastly, your model needs a little bit of work.I worked in the fashion industry here, and have had to do alot or some "work" to the photo's before print.
That extra flesh at the top of the armpit should go, shave off some of the extra saddle bags from her legs. Do some touch up on her skin.
Unfortunately, its the market, perfection sells, so anything you put out ther will compered to images of models from te western media. Good Luck!

Ify

Ajide said...

correction: Kaka won the footballer of the year with Messi and C.Ronaldo coming second and third respectively.

Anonymous said...

The model wrapped in orange, I observed the legs were not of same proportion one tends to be thinner (not being insultive), but you would need to adjust the airbrush on her.

Anonymous said...

Linda... I am not to sure about the girl on the cover like Ofro said it does look a little bit amateurish...and her knees seem a bit ashy

Olu said...

Err, also not diggin dis blanket/bedsheet thing!
sorry!
apart 4m dat,everything else is on check!

Anonymous said...

no offense but i'm NOT impressed with that model on the cover of your magazine.

i'm sure she's a fine girl but tha picture says otherwise

Waffarian said...

Good job but what's up with the bedsheet thingy? I take God beg you, make una no dey tie those things...abeg!

~Mimi~ said...

linda you and blankets...what's up with that :) get some hauteeeeeeee couture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
do some fab make up :) yes love i am THINKING BIG!!!!!!!!!!!

MWAH! Love u tho, ur so hardworking..KUDOS! its easy to shout out 'constructive criticisms' from the audience point of view...but hunie..it's love..cos i want nothing but the best for you!

Anonymous said...

MNET FACE OF AFRICA IS NOW NOKIA FACE OF AFRICA SINCE NOKIA DOES MOST OF THE SPONSORSHIP...JUST INCASE!!! THE GIRL ON THE COVER COULD STILL LOOK HIGH FASHION WITHOUT THE BEDSHEETS, SOME GREAT DRESS WOULD WORK, BELIEVE ME!

Fausset said...

hey i totally love ur blog...very interesting...and yeah i was thinking of Nigerias Next Top Model too but they already have one but i dont know if they r already showing it on nigeria television....btw HAPPY new yr.

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