It seems just like yesterday, we were wishing you amazing BellaStylistas a Merry Christmas then a Happy New Year and here we are already, in the third month of the year. If there is one 2019 is not lacking in so far it has to be fun events which seem to be sprouting up everywhere. To help you combat every and any form of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) that could creep up on you this month, we have collated all the best events happening that you should add to your social calendar this month. From the South African Film and Television Awards to Lagos Theatre Festival to VC Polo Classic, it doesn’t matter if you are a film enthusiast, fashion veteran or theatre fanatic we have something for everybody. The best part? We have also curated a little style guide for each event so you don’t have to worry about what to wear to these events. You’re welcome!
South African Film and Television Awards
Date: Saturday March 2nd, 2019
Style Inspiration: Fashion Statement
Hosted by the award-winning multifaceted media personality Pearl Modiadie and seasoned media personality Thomas Msengana, South Africa film’s biggest night is one everyone should be in attendance as they honour and recognize South Africa’s film talents.
The International Women Of Power Luncheon
Date: Saturday, March 9th 2019
Style Inspiration: Boss Babe @ironyofashi
With some of the most powerful Black and African women in the world like Tiffany Haddish and the First Lady of Sierra Leone E Fatima Maada-Bio in attendance fostering a sense of unity and community between the Africans in Africa and in Disapora, The second edition of The International Women of Power luncheon is one event you do not want to miss.
She Be Lady
Date: 8th – 9th, March 2019
Style Inspiration: Concert Ready
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Supafrik is hosting a two day event which features talented African women and singers like Teni The Entertainer, Akua Nauru and Falana in Toronto, Canada.
Date: 27th February – 1st March, 2019
Style Inspiration: Art & Design Queen
From the 27th to 1st of March 2019, the 24th iteration of the Design Indaba Conference will be taking place at Opera House of the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town. With speakers like creative director Adebayo Oke-Lawal and talented poet Lemn Sissay, Design Indaba 2019 has to be quite the magical experience.
Luxury Connect Africa
Date: 1st – 3rd March, 2019
Style Inspiration: Maximalist Fashionista
For the second year in a row, Luxury Connect Africa will be bringing the ultimate luxury African beauty, fashion and lifestyle experience to Paris Fashion Week for three days. The three day exhibition allows non-Africans enjoy an immersive experience with Africa’s top luxury brands.
Lagos Theatre Festival
Date: 4th – 10th March, 2019
Style Inspiration: Hipster Chic
Lagos Theatre Festival was founded in 2013 and over the six years, it has become known as one of the best events held in Lagos and this year promises to be just big as the others. With over a hundred performances scheduled over the six days of the festival, this is one event you must not miss.
Paris Fashion Week
Date: 25 February – 5 March, 2019
Style Inspiration: Fashion Week Fly
The Holy Week! Paris Fashion Week is the perfect time to see your favourite model strut down the runway in the best Fall 19 pieces and we are so here for it! This is one event every fashion lover world wide has marked to attend- remotely or in person. If you’re lucky enough in to be attending a show, make sure you slay your street style like BFFs Toronto Shay and Monica Awe-Etuk.
Eko International Film Festival
Date: 11th – 16th March, 2019
Style Inspiration: Theatre Buff
The ninth edition of one of the biggest events in the Nigerian film industry – Eko International Film Festival – will be happening from the 11th to the 16th. Eko International Film Festival is truly the event to go to if you are a film maker, aspirating film maker, actor or aspiring actor.
VC Masters Polo (South Africa)
Date: 2nd March, 2019
Style Inspiration: Polo Buff
Every year Veuve Clicquot hosts on of the biggest events on the South African social calendar and it has evolved to one of the events everyone looks forward to and the ninth edition hosted by South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha and South African TV presenter Mark Bayly promises to be everything and more.
VC Polo Classic (Lagos)
Date: 16th – 24th March, 2019
Style Inspiration: Polo Buff
If there is any event most people look forward look forward to attending, it is the annual VC Polo Classic. From the stylish guests to the adrenaline the event causes, this is one event you should not miss out on.
NAACP Image Awards 2019
Date: 30th March, 2019
Style Inspiration: Red Carpet Ready
The NAACP Image Awards was founded to honor outstanding African-Americans in the fields of film and television. It is award ceremony by African-Americans for African-Americans and we are just about ready for the 29th edition of this award ceremony.