Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CW Network/WPIX NY ITW with Munaluchi and CMinou

Catch CMinou as it features in the Premier Issue of Munaluchi Bridal Magazine now available at Borders Bookstore all over USA. As seen on the TV on the CW Network and CBS morning news, purchase this African Bridal Magazine with tips for all your pre and post wedding plans.

COTE MINOU supports MUNALUCHI!
For more info visit http://www.munaluchibridal.com/

Also Check out CM Profiled on Munaluchi's Website
http://www.munaluchibridal.com/CoteGallery.php

Here with the link for the Interview: http://weblogs.wpix.com/news/local/morningnews/blogs/2010/02/munaluchi_brides.html

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

PAPARAZZI II ~ MULEYMA~ THE FOLLOW-UP

Courtesy of S67 Photography

PAPARAZZI II~ MULEYMA was truly AN AmaZIng SHOW...

Thanks to everyone who came out and showed support at the PAPARAZZI II Muleyma SHow.Be on the lookout for pictures and coverages soon to be posted on our picture and video galleries.
For now enjoy from our early birds...WE SOO LOve this! Amazing JOB>

BlackHerald Magazine
http://blackherald.egoong.com/?p=1044

S67 Photography
http://s67.smugmug.com/gallery/8738717_ddfPf

Also Special Thanks to Finishing Touches, Eccentric Makeup and STyles, and NS 1463.



Special thanks to our Vendors: Sorella Bags, Fest Africa 09', DϋK ZEPHNE, African Dance Exhibition, Traci Lynn Jewelry, and Mary Kay.

Detail Info on these companies coming soon here

The Performers...
SIMI-SOLA, Roderrick, Emmanuella and Jay Cube and QD.

Also the Dancers known as Les Farrotteuse Camerounaise.

We would like to thank our Loving Friends for their on going support in preparation..
Raoul, Nadege, Britney, Babila, Valmy, Derek, Azo, Jefferson, Fausta, Arrianne, Karine, Tena, Yetunde, Maxi, Dayo and Moyin.

The Lovely Models!!! as well as Hosts Stephen Munabo & Sophy Aiida.

Courtesy of Viz Photography

Check out our collection also featured in the FIREWOOD Issue of CANOE Magazine- Flip the pages. (Canoe is Printed in Ghana and South Africa)
at http://www.canoequarterly.com/7th_issue.html


Shout out to Mexx Studios & Africa In Demand for what is forecasted to be an amazing coverage. Check them out at www.mexxstudios.com and www.aidproductions.com

Monday, March 23, 2009

R U Ready.....PAPARAZZI II





This summer designers Maryanne & Stephanie intend on taking their clothing line to bigger and bolder heights. Côté Minou plans to celebrate on June 27th 2009 with a Summer 09' Fashion Event. The event will be entitled “Muleyma- Love for Fashion”. The event, a follow up to PAPARAZZI- The Launch Party will feature Côté Minou’s Summer 09 Menswear & Womenswear Lines. It will take place at beautiful The Hampton Conference Center in Capitol Heights, MD -www.thehamptoncenter.com


This event will be a day of celebration, full of entertainment, fashion and networking amongst many that seek to make an impact on their society. It is prepared to be concerned with guest stars, musicians, models, photographers, magazines, and others in the entertainment industry from the continent of Africa and the Diaspora.


TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW ON http://www.groovetickets.com/

GROOVE TICKETS - SEARCH: PAPARAZZI II: http://www.fla.vor.us/wafform.aspx?_act=eventview&_pky=58785




Monday, March 16, 2009

Sunny SUNY Binghamton!

While the rest of the DMV residents were meditating on the pouring rain, CM was in Binghamton, New York for the University's African Students Organization (ASO) Fashion Show entitled Threads of the Motherland. The 13th of March, was indeed a great night....The crowd there had MAAD energy....Africa was fully represented by the audience, music and the themed fashion scenes.. From Brunch in Burundi, Hi-Life in Kumasi, Flashing Lights in Nairobi to Nights in Nollywood. The Threads of Motherland Show had true versatility and character.

The show also featured a fundraiser for the African Women of Love Ministry whose focus is on transforming the lives of individuals in Sierra Leone. The show also featured an exhilarating dance performance by the Black Dance Repertoire.






Shout out to the models, Ms. Lola and the ASO crew for their hard work..It payed off!!!
We had fun, enjoyed the campus and we definitely enjoyed a bit of shopping before we returned to Maryland to begin the weekend..LOL. Thanks to everyone who made it Awesome.

Next on the Calendar....

March 28th: Taste of AFrica Fashion Show @ SUNY Plattsburgh, NY

April 3rd: Howard University Annual Spring Fest Show in Washington, DC

Take care and have a great week..

xoxo
Maryanne & Da Gurl Nini

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What a Wk end!!!

CM was in three places in one weekend! VERMONT, VIRGINIA, and WASHINGTON, DC.
From The University of Vermont to The College of William & Mary.... CMinou was out and about.
The fashion Show at The University of Vermont was great..The crowd enjoyed the show and the models were awesome. We would like to give a special shout to Ms. Kim Davy from the University for her co-ordination. Here with a few pics from the fashion show models and the U of VT Step Team.



Aaaahh..Yodit..What can we say The College of William & Mary African Cultural Society Fashion Show was Amazing. Paper the Pearls is a truly unique and exquisite collection. Shout out to everyone who hung out for the pre-after party at the AFRICA HOUSE! If you haven't heard about it yet, please visit www.papaertopearls.com. Shout out to Yodit, the team and the models for their excellent coordination. you all were Amazing. Special shout out to The Band for their wonderful entertainment.

Feb 27th was ended with the special party hosted by Genesis Entertainment In collaboration with Africa In Demand @ Love Night Club. Special Thanks to all who came out to support the continent Native/Trad Style. It was a special night and the men definitely came out in their numbers in traditional wear. Big ups to Genesis for this creative idea and Africa In Demand for their wonderful collaboration. AFRICA as promised took Love Nightclub by storm. On the third floor was the place to be for all reppin' in traditional wear/ African clothing....The Exclusive Fashion show by CMINOU was phenomenal and we would like to thank the models for a fantastic job. Stay tuned for the video recap brought to you by Femster & Africa In Demand. Special Shout to Michelle, Cudjoe, Christy Luv, Cherie, Tamara, Yetunde, Mavis, Bisi, Genesis and Femster esp Africa in Demand Fashion Rep.. Ms. Nikki Osei.


See you back in New York on Feb 13th 09 at the Sunny Binghamton- Threads of the Motherland Fashion Show


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

KALA Recap and This WKend Events

KALA SHow was FANTAbulOus.....We had a great time..The models were a delight..DEF. Rocked it....Once again Howard ASA brough it...Shout out to Bolanle Salaam...KALA-Couleur lead coordinator..Special thanks again to Ms. Moyin A. of Finishing Touches for her exclusive provision of special accessories for our clothing...

NEXT UP......
FEB 27th University of Vermont African Diaspora Ebony Fashion Show @ 8pm in Burlington, VT. CM will be in the HOuse....Everyone is ready...R U???
CM Supports FEB 27th Power Shift 09 @ Washington Convention Center inWashington, DC . A Weekend long event supported by Al Gore, with Special Night on Friday co-organized by The Howard Univ. College Democrats featuring Santigold & The Roots Performance, and Guest appearances. The show begins at 8pm.

FEB 27th Gidi Style @ LOVE Nightclub Hosted by GENESIS Ent. in Washington, DC
one night only...AFRICA is taking Love Nightclub by storm..On the third floor come in traditional wear/ african clothing...REP UR Continent. Sponsored once more by Africa in Demand with Exclusive Fashion show by CMINOU...Ya don't want to miss this.

THEN....
Join us on Saturday night in Virginia at The College of William & Mary African Culture Society Fashion Show in Williamsburg, VA (February 28th 2009) Part of proceeds go to Paper to Pearls, a non-profit organization that helps women in northern Uganda by supporting their business of making necklaces out of PAPER. They are truly exquisite. Shout out to Ms. Yodit....VA here come.....We can't wait! Doors open @ 8pm.

Stay cool and funky fresh!!!
xoxoxo

Maryanne & Da Gurl Nini

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Did Somebody Say Website??

............ESTABLISHING A NEW MEANING TO FRIDAYS IN THE DMV.



THIS FRIDAY Feb 20th 2009 @ LUX LOUNGE- THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE Côté Minou WEBSITE WWW.MYCOTEMINOU.COM


INTRODUCTION TO PAPARAZZI II, & NEW CLOTHING PREVIEW @ DC FASHION WEEK,
THIS SAT. AT THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY, CRAMTON AUDITORIUM.

( KICKOFF @ LUX LOUNGE, 3RD FLOOR)
Co-Hosted by DJ Chick and Sponsored by AFRICA IN DEMAND


DOORS OPEN @ 9PM.
21+ EVENT with DISCOUNT TABLES FOR BDAYS.
OPEN BAR FROM 9- 11PM.

PROPER & CHIC ATTIRE.


FREE BEFORE 12AM, IF ON GUESTLIST OR WITH PASS.
FOR TABLE RESERVATIONS CALL: 202-905-9570.


MUSIC GENRE: DIVERSITY IS CIVILISATION
www.LUXLOUNGE. com


Forward Guest List Info to coteminou@gmail.com before 8pm on FEB 20th 09
Facebook link- http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=51634348870

See you there...

Maryanne & Da Gurl Nini

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dartmouth, Oh Dartmouth...How We Miss Thee!!

Darmouth College...if you can remember was the location of the 2008 first presidentail debate.. The school is an Ivy League College located in New Hamsphire, less than 1 hour away from Boston, Vermont, and Quebec, Canada.

This very hilly and snowy side of the world was where we were...We are Africans and mind you, We hate snow..ok...not hate but we are not great fans!!!

BUT MEIN!!! We miss Darmouth...
What was it?? Maybe the sensational models, The African Carribean Society, the unity of the event organizers, or the fashion show audeience who were screaming from beggining to end....Maybe it was just the music.... Aaaaahhh!

The chocolate and youth friendly champagne was served as refreshments..What a prelude to Valentine's weekend just a week near!! We had fun..Wish we could rewind, but such is life!

Special shouth to Catianne, Boma, David, Casey, Danielle, Henry, Anna-Sophia, Danielle, Henry, Kanika, Jasmine, Janna, Andres, Charles and the four Ashleys..LOL

The lovely hosts Brandon & Ashley.

Next up... February 21st at the DC Fashion Week Special and The Howard University African Students Association's 6th Annual Fashion Show- KALA: CouLeur.....KALA: The Resurrection.



Tickets are ONLY $15 for Non ASA memebers
Official ASA members pay $12

Location: Cramton Auditorium, 2455 6th Street, Washington, DC 20009
Time: 7pm-10pm

Tickets available at http://www.ticketmaster.com/ or in advance at Cramton Auditorium on The H.U Campus. For more info on HU-ASA visit http://www.hu-asa.com/

See ya there....

xoxoluvxoxo
Maryanne & Da gurl Nini

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

So Wats New??

Check out these pics from Peeps reppin' the CMINOU at Inauguration Balls all over the Capital.
Shout out to Naessa and Moyin at the Russell Simmons Hip Hop Ball.. Our girl, Whennah at the Howard University Student Gala and Maryanne with LES Nubians at the African Diaspora Inaugural Ball.

Haha...Da gurl Nini live from The Capitol...


UPCOMING SHOWS...

JAN 24th 2009: Bowie High School Fashion Extravaganza

FEB 7th 2009 : Dartmouth College Black Students' Winter Fashion Show
http://www.facebook.com/s.php?init=q&q=connecticut&ref=ts&sid=d4da7712b3907dabf089c2fe8688cc44#/event.php?eid=51803822406&ref=mf

FEB 21st 2009: HU-ASA Fashion Show- Couleur (DC Fashion Week Special)
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?sid=3e65260eaf3d79d9e1949a8ea2c4eb66&id=8911227&hiq=bolanle#/group.php?sid=0e6b770b8117f30de2707265744f230a&gid=6573356573

Feb 27th 2009: University of Vermont African Diaspora Fashion Show

Feb 28th 2009: The College of William and Mary African Culture Society Fashion Show

Stay Posted

xoxoxluvluvxoxo

Maryanne & Da gurl Nini

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

......Check These Out!!

Special Thanks to the many who came to support us at the Oh What a Night Christmas Gala! on Boxing Day December 26th 2008.So many faces and smiles...The Choir was awesome, The Food was delicioso, The DJ was fantabulous...YOU came out and Partied with us for Charity. With your help we raised about $3000. Pre-sales were used in preparation for the event - Drinks, Food, Decorations. From the grand total part of it will be given to our Parish, another Charity. We did it! So Thank YOu!...

Big ups to DJ Inturn and the Youth Choir for a wonderful show... Here with PICS



-Also...CMINOU was recently featured on Dulce CAMER a blog that enlightens others on the best news and brightest people from Cameroon.


Check out the CMINOU Interview on dulcecamer.blogspot.com

ITW Link- http://dulcecamer.blogspot.com/2009/01/cote-minou-cote-couture.html

-As we prepare for Inauguration Day with our new President check out the following two events in the Nation's Capital that caught our attention..

AFRICAN DIASPORA INAUGURAL BALL- JANUARY 18th 2009
Organized by African Diaspora for Change
Feat. Les Nubians, Angelique Kidjo, Belo, Jason Jasper, Darrin Henson and Camilla Barungi.
Harman Center for the Arts $150 at 610 F. Street, Washington DC
Time 7pm-1am
www.ad4change.com

KENYANS FOR OBAMA INAUGURATION CELEBRATION- JANUARY 20th 2009
Organized by Kenyan Cultural and Heritage Organization Inc.
Feat. Kenyan Boys Choir and Celebrating Kenyan Heritage, Music, Dance, African Cuisine, Friends, and Fun.
Hilton Hotel $50 at 1750 Rockville MD 20852
Time: 7pm-2am
www.koice.org

The National Mall is Waiting 4 U!!

xoxoluvxoxo
Maryanne & Da gurl Nini

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Taking this moment to wish you and all the CMINOU FAm a Merry Christmas 08'and Prosperous New Year 2009. May your life be filled with God's blessings as you spend time with friends and family....


For those of you in the DC Metro area or in town for the holidays, we hope to see you at the CCYC (Cameroon Catholic Youth Choir) Christmas Gala on DEC 26th 2008 (BOXING DAY) for a special night full of food, comedy, dancing, a CMinou fashion show and of course music by the Choir. Don't Miss THIS!!




After Party @ 11pm
Price $20


P.S ....Inauguration Ball Clothing Orders are currently now accepted!!!
Foward your inquiries to cminouorder@gmail.com

xoxoxo
Maryanne & Da Gurl Nini

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

This Thanksgiving!!!

This Thanksgiving was nice.... We spend time with friends and family....We were thankful for many things...our life and all the little and grand blessings God has given us, Especially OBAMA!!

The Thanksgiving Meal was Awesome with Capital A. I believe, we are still full from Thursday...
The b-day cake was yummy too.. The Birthday Bash and Mokobe Concert, we have got say was very very nice...LOL.
Mokobe's performances was great and we had fun with our close friends and all those who came to BLu Lounge...

As promised here the link to the exclusive interview by Jamati Magazine with the France/Mali star- MOKOBE...


links: http://www.jamati.com/online/music/mokobe-an-artist-with-a-heart-to-make-a-difference/?link=feature
Also here with BlackHerald Magazine Video of concert pics.. http://vimeo.com/2529043
MOKOBE Interview LIVE: http://vimeo.com/2642108
A pic and video from the event.

video

Stay Blessed and hope everyone is getting ready welcome the son of God in our hearts this Christmas....
Shout out to Carine, Nadege, Aggie, Babila, Valmy, Sidonie, Ashley, Eleanor, Raoul, Derek, Anrette, Gladys, Stephane, Alice, and all who came through.... not forgetting Centrique Ent., Jamati Magazine and Blackherald.com... Stay posted for upcoming events in this December and next year...

xoxoluvluvxoxo
Maryanne & Da Gurl Nini

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2 wks Down, 2 weeks to GO!

Here with pics from past events...

OBAMA VICTORY PARTY @ Station 9 with Friends

Eliane, Nini, Coucou, Pascaline


Africa Pearls Fashion TrendSetter Award Recipients
Our Saker Mom, Coucou, Ms Junda (Africa Pearls), Nini, Mr. Fidelis (Uzuri MAg.)



@ Blu Lounge/Force Afrik Masquerade Ball

Nini, Arianne, Sophy, Coucou

See you at the Côté Minou Designers' B-day Bash & Mokobe Concert.
Brought to you by CENTRIQUE Ent.

This Thanksgiving Nov 28th @ Blu Lounge 10pm Sharp!

This Fashion Celebration, Concert Event will feature France's own DJ Noise and MC Manu Key.
Please Await Exclusive Interviews from Jamati Online and Black Herald Magazine.
Ya don't Wanna MISS THIS!! ;-)

xoxo always
Maryanne & Da Gurl Nini

Saturday, November 1, 2008

**SWEET NOVEMBER Preview**

BRACE YOURSELVES>>THIS NOVEMBER'S GONNA BE SWEET!!
Congratulations to all on our New PRESIDENT-Elect BARACK OBAMA.

Friday NOV 7th @ 11pm
THe Official OBAMA PARTY @ STATION 9.

Join us and many others as we celebrate VICTORY!
Special B-Day SHoutouts to all the Scorpios esp..MA Gurl Nini.
Come celebrate with us. YES WE CAN!! BARACK OBAMA

Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=53897712672


ON NOV 15th @ 6m
AIMC- African Modelling Competition & Fashion EXPO

Brought to you by Africa Pearls Inc. The African International Modelling Competition will host its second Annual fashion event at
The Hampton Conference Center
in MD. This will be a night of fashion/networking. Price: Reg- $25, VIP- $40.

Côté Minou, BHF MAGAZINE, SEGUN GELE, UZURI MAGAZINE, and Model HAWA BARRY are all Fashion Trendetter Awardees at the AIMC & Fashion Expo event...

Visit www.aimc.africapearls.com for more INFO


ON NOV 15th @ 11pm
THE MASQUERADE BALL- LE BAL MASQUE

Never before seen Masqued Ball @ Blu Lounge. Also celebrating the One Year Anniversary of Blu Lounge and their baby's Ms. Roselyn Abunaw's B-day. Exclusively brought to you by Event Organizers FORCE AFRIK who brought the phenomenal African Dance Explosion 08.....09 coming soon.

Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=87230065295&ref=ts


Friday NOV 28th
Côté Minou Designers' Birthday BaSh & MOKOBE Concert

This THANKSGIVING join Maryanne & Stephanie as they celebrate their Birthday @ Blu Lounge together with Wonderful appearance and Performances by FRANCE/MALI artist MOKOBE from the group 113 brought to you exclusively by CENTRIQUE Ent. and sponsored by African Vibes Magazine, RedBULL, Western Union, The Mali Embassy, M2SHow, Life Magazine, Alliance Francaise, abidjan.net.

CMINOU DRESSES a PLUSs... $20 off all CMINOU sales for B-DAY BASH

**Also celebrating Ms. Nyenpu Kamara's B-day**

Exclusively pre-sold @ $30
Tickets will be $35-40 at the door
Pre-Sale Ends NoV 26th 2008




Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=38063116442&ref=ts

Monday, October 27, 2008

New York State of Mind......

New York...There we were....
BIG KUDOS to All the Models at the St. John's University Staten Island's Best of Both Worlds Show and the SUNY Buffalo Annual Fashion Show both in New York. We had great fun!!

The fashion weekend mania began at 6pm on October 24th 2008 at the St John's in Staten Island where Ms. Martha from the Pan African and Caribbean Association invited us to be part of their cultural event. The event was held at the campus Gynasium. The show was to express fashions from different countries in Africa and West India as well as show its progress to Modern times. Entitled Best of Both Worlds: Modern Vs. Traditional the show also featured designs from Modern African designers NS 1463.

The event was hosted by Ms. Daphne Chanoine and part of proceeds from the event to UNICEF. Can Food donations were delivered to the St. Edwards Food Pantry.

The food and music was great and the crowd had a blast.

Thanks to all the models and show organizers for making this a memorable event.

Shout out to Patrice, EBosetele (EB), Franchesca, Nathalie, Wassim, Saphia, Jenese , Andre Shayna, Brittany, and Precious. Also Martha, MaryJane, Chris, Hadiatu, and Athena.

Since it was Nini's B-DAy we went with Dayo and to Brooklyn and Manhattan in search of a fun place to party. We finally found it Da gurl NINI had much fun....We were all Glad!!

NEXT STOP >>>>>>BUFFALO

Hoped on the plane early and landed in Buffalo by 9:30am on saturday October 25th 2008. We were happily welcomed by our hosts and we ready to start work.

We fitted the models, had a quick run through and got ready for the show with make-up and accessories...
The event was held at the Harriman Hall at 6pm...
The pre-show consisted of a dinner starting at 6pm with some delicious food. We almost went for seconds....Then there were the Ghana troop drummers who definitely killed it.

The fashion show had four CMINOU scenes- daytime, cocktail, party and glamour. It also featured a scene from Trinidadian fashion designs by ROOTICAL. The designer Miss Crystal Voisin says she was inspired by the Afrocentric Movement in her clothing production. Her stuff was truly amazing. The show also had a beautiful Poetry performance by Akin.

oooooo....the E-Board did a fantastic job....+ the dance troop was great!

love this.....


Big ups to the hosts Ola & Kilanlo...

Also the E-Board: Michelle, Olympia, Blessing, Joan, Ahmed, Brittany, and Selifat.

The models: Chris, Shanique, Seyi, Fadima, Michael, Barbara, Audrey, Joan, Chike, Kemi, Abigail, Karla, Brittany, Roy,Brittany, Maragaret, Michelle, Imelda, Crystal and everyone who attended and helped to make this event a huge success.


love always

Maryanne & Da gurl Nini

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Upcoming OCTOBER Events

Join us this OCTOBER 12th 2008, in collaboration with BCBG Productions as African Vibes Magazine presents MAGIC SYSTEM, the international sensation who brought us "PREMIER GAOU" and "TAPER DOS". The concert will be held at FUR night club... This is their first performance in the UNITED STATES...


For more info visit: bcbgconcerts.co.nr, bcbgproductions.com


OFFICIAL PROMOTIONAL TEAMS:
PARTYADDICTS WORLDWIDE, IDOA ENTERTAINMENT, COTE MINOU, RENDZ-VOUSDC.COM, AND JAMATI.

TICKETS PRICES: $40 for MAGIC SYSTEM Concert

$60 for Concert and After PArty @ BLU LOUNGE with MAGIC SYSTEM

Also preparing for 2 New York Fashion Features............

OCTOBER 24th 2008
Join us as we celebrate with the Pan African and Carribean Student Assoc. at The St. John's University- Staten Island Campus at their Best of Both World's: Modern vs. Traditional.

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: St. Johns University Staten Island Campus Gymnasium
Address: 300 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY
Price: FREE

OCTOBER 25th 2008
Also Join us at the Hair and Fashion Event on Saturday at The University at Buffalo in New York hosted by the Student Association. Doors Open at 6pm @ The Harriman Hall.

Friday, September 19, 2008

*Customer Spotlight*- MS. Davies





Ms. Davies, a student at Howard University is just like most of us, in looovveee with CMinou
She juts wants to change her whole closet and go Afro-chic!! Tylah has bought so many clothes form us that we had give her our appreciation. Our first customer on the spotlight! Tylah Shines and reps the only African country with a female President___ LIBERIA!!! ****GO Tylah******

xoxoxoluvluvxoxoxo

Maryanne and Da Gurl Nini

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