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  • Getting the Best Out of Your Small Bedroom Space

    We don’t always have the luxury of living in extremely big apartments or spaces/rooms. Even at that, you may never get the best out of a big spaced room except you know how to manage small spaces. This write up will help you understand how to use your small space efficiently and what may be taking up more space than it should.  Let’s look at how to make the most of your small bedroom space. 1.    Love your Corners: Use the corners of your bedroom to create Read more...

  • Make Up Essentials: Ten Items for A Complete Make up Kit

    A woman’s makeup kit is one of her most prized possessions.  For a makeup artist, it’s a beauty arsenal. Whether it's a small makeup bag or a suitcase of beauty weapons, many secrets are held within it. How do lashes get so long? (Falsies!) Did you lose some weight? (Contouring palette!) How did you get that glow? (Highlighter!)Here, we've compiled a list of essential items that every woman and makeup artist needs in her (or his) vanity pack. Fora beginner, start with a simple foundation Read more...

  • General Drawing Tips: 5 Most Common Beginner Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    No matter what you may have heard or may have been told, drawing (as well as anything else we wish to know how to do) is a very "learnable" skill, no different than reading, writing, or even riding a bike. It is simply a question of having someone show you what to do, how to do it, then practicing and dedicating yourself to it so you improve.These here are general drawing tips which will help improve your drawing1.    Using the wrong tool for the wrong job: This really Read more...

  • How To Use The “Hire Button” To Hire A Creative Member

    Hiring creative people on 54artistry.com just got a lot better. Now you can contact or book a creative member directly. See how it works in 5 simple steps;1.    Click on the creative work or project that you like. 2.    If you’d love to hire that creative member, click on the orange colored “Hire Me” Button. The button usually appears on the person’s profile or project(s). 3.    A simple form will appear where Read more...

  • How To Get Hired on 54artistry.com

    We are glad to announce our latest feature called the “Hire Me” button. With this lovely feature, Clients can book and contact you directly for a creative job. HOW IT WORKS FOR YOU AS A CREATIVE MEMBERActivate Your Hire Me Button: To enjoy this awesome feature, please login into your account, click on “activate your hire me button” and update your details. HIRE ME ACTIVE: After activating your button, a button titled “Hire me active(Basic)” will appear on your profile. Read more...

  • Fashion 101: How To Improve Your Style

    The continuous boom and trend in the fashion industry tells us one thing: Everyone wants to look good and people invest a lot in doing so. This is also simply because people would rather listen to and give their money to a man in a good looking suit believing that their money will be safe than a guy in bad looking jeans or just casual clothes because let’s face it, appearance matters! Yes, you might have heard this a thousand times, but this gospel is ever true and needs to be preached all Read more...

  • 23 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Creativity

    Recently, we asked a couple of people what their tips for staying creative were. Sometimes creativity flows from the heavens, but other times, as we all know, it’s like drawing water from a stone. The following are a compilation of tips we received;1. Surround yourself with creative people; Hang out with writers, musicians, poets and artists. Often, just being in a creative environment will inspire you and refresh your creative mind.2. Start somewhere; If you create a load of crap for a few Read more...

  • 14 Things To Do To Be A Great Writer

    Here are some tips shared by various established authors all over the world. Read and enjoy!1. Write every dayThe idea of sitting down every single day and writing profound literary prose can be overwhelming. In reality, it’s much simpler to write every day. One of my writer friends works as an administrative assistant, and every day she writes for 15 minutes before work and for 15 minutes during her lunch break. You can talk about all of the great ideas you have for novels or screenplays all Read more...

  • 10 Pro Makeup Artist Tricks You Need To Know.

    We’ve always wondered how professional makeup artists work their magic. And no matter how hard we try, our own makeup just never seems to come out quite as nice—but that’s not the case anymore! Here are 10 tips the pros use regularly that will make your makeup look more fabulous.1. Create a Radiant Base With a Good MoisturizerYour kit must have a rich moisturizer perfect for all skin types that hydrates and preps the skin, leaving a gorgeous, dewy glow.2. Get Rid of Redness With Eye Read more...

  • 5 Reasons Why Photographers Are Exceptionally Attractive

    The concept of attractiveness is not easy to define. The most obvious aspect of attractiveness is, of course, physical appearance but it isn’t the only one nor is it even the most important one. There are numerous factors that can make one person more attractive than the other. In some cases, people pull through on mere confidence, other times it is their actions that make them attractive, but what about vocation? Could this be one of the factors?If you are a professional photographer, Read more...

  • Diary 55: Green White Dreams

    Diary 55: A Compilation of 55 Creative Works Celebrating Nigeria We are extremely proud to present to you our DIARY 55: GREEN WHITE DREAMS! Diary 55 is a compilation of 55 creative Nigerian works done by passionate, patriotic and extremely talented Nigerians portraying a variety of different Nigerian elements, using different mediums and making expressions through different artistic and creative means to tell their beautiful Nigerian stories.   www.54artistry.com/eftinzz.francisca\Thanks to Read more...

  • Lagos Photo: Designing Futures

    LagosPhoto Foundation is pleased to present the sixth edition of the annual LagosPhoto Festival in Lagos, Nigeria, October 24 - November 21, 2015 entitled “Designing Futures”.Currently in its sixth edition, Lagos Photo is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. In a month long programme, events include exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, discussions, screening, and large scale outdoor installations in congested public spaces in Lagos. LagosPhoto Read more...

  • Diary 55, a compilation a of 55 Creative Works Celebrating Nigeria at 55

    54artistry presents Diary 55; a compilation a of 55 Creative Works Celebrating Nigeria at 55 This is open to Artists, Photographers, Writers, Models, MUA, Fashion Designers, Stylists, Caterers and many more.  To participate; Upload your creative work (pictures only) on your Instagram and/or Twitter page(s) celebrating Nigeria at 55 and use #Diary55 and #54artistry.If you wish, you can also upload your work on 54artistry.com and use GWD as your project title. On the 1st of October, we will Read more...

  • 5 Pointers for Picking the Perfect Wedding Photographer

    In the past, most people didn’t put so much thoughts and organisation into wedding planning and photography like they do today. One could usually just pick a random photographer to document such beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. It usually went that if we probably had a friend or someone that knew someone that had a camera or that could take photos, he was usually enlisted for our big day and didn’t necessarily have to be a professional. Today on the other hand, wedding planning Read more...

  • Stand The Chance to Become a Glam Glam Model

    Have you got what it takes to be a model? Glam Glam Afrique Models is partnering with 54artistry to recruit models for its modelling agency.To participate:Visit and Register on www.54artistry.com Upload six pictures which should include a clear headshot, a picture showing your head to your waist (torso) and a full length picture. Use “GGA Model” as your project title. Also include your body stats in the project description.Please note: You must be 18+ to apply and you should also reside Read more...

  • 8 Practical Ways to Boost Your Creativity

    Many of us don’t even realise how creative we are sometimes until someone else points out what we have done. Some people might blame this on our stereotypical educational or schooling system.Who are Creative People?When creativity is mentioned, majority of people think of Artists, Musicians, Writers etc. The truth is, we all can be creative even as some of us go about our daily 8-5 jobs (Yes, 8-5 not 9-5 that’s a rip off especially for people in Lagos if you know what I mean).Why Should You Read more...

  • AFRICAN FASHION WEEK LONDON 2015 CATWALK HIGHLIGHTS

    DAY 2 DESIGNERS AIMEEKU AIMEEKU is a newly established African inspired clothing brand based in Taiwan, a new tribe of fashion designed with lots of wax prints, colourful tweed, coloured denim, picturesque patterns and more.  S/S 2016 collection "Blossom" was presented at the catwalk show.      ALISHA Founded in 2014 by Lydie Djamba and Helen Akenda Ciza, the ALISHA brand is for young and dynamic women. The clothes are very colourful, sportive and ethnic. Lydie and Helen are cousins. Read more...

  • AFWL 2015 CATWALK HIGHLIGHTS

    DAY 1 DESIGNERS   AAUGUST AAugust is an upcoming brand that was created by Emalda Mbulo and Suwilanji Katuka who have both recently graduated in Fashion and Textiles. The combinations of African print, textile techniques and fine tailoring have been a part of their inspiration; giving them the insight to work with both men and women’s wear. "Born in Zambia and relocating to England at a young age gave us a chance to embrace our culture in everything we do|. Their brand is currently based in Read more...

  • Lovely Pictures From The Models Workshop Nigeria 2015

    The Models Workshop which held in university of Lagos was a two-day event that kicked off on Thursday, 18th of June 2015 and ended Friday, 19th of June 2015 and was attended by a great number of fresh and aspiring models ready to take on the modelling world. We were impressed by the turn out of the long list of invited facilitators who are the movers and shakers in the modelling and related industries like Tomisin Ariyo (CEO, Celebrite Modelling School), Ovo Ogufere (CEO, XA! Models Read more...

  • AFRICAN FASHION COMES TO LONDON: DAY 2 HERE WE GO!!

    AFRICAN FASHION COMES TO LONDON -  BBC NEWS DAY 2 HERE WE GO!! After a fabulous Official Opening of AFWL 2015 yesterday with exquisite designs from our Designers from around the World  and Models strutting our Runway. We simply can't wait for you to discover the amazing Creatives we have showcasing today at the Olympia and Yes!! We are set and ready for you all.  From Designers, Exhibitors, Models, Brand Ambassadors, Face of AFWL, #TEAMAFWL  are all here and We are ready to Read more...