Saturday, 28 May 2011

Naana Tennachie Yankey’s Coccolily label is hot, hot, hot….

(All photos courtesy of Coccolily)

Ghana Rising has a new label crush and its Coccolily by Naana Tennachie Yankey. Sexy and soft all at the same time, gown-up chic with a twist of whimsy -the Coccolily label was a fashion insider secret until now! A celebrity favourite, -I’m crazy about this label and can’t wait to (hopefully) shoot some of Coccolily’s A/W 2011 collection for a big project I’m working on -I’ll keep you in the loop folks. For more information or purchase the above -visit:

More Info:
Designer Naana Tennachie Yankey was born in Ghana. Her formative years were spent in the United Kingdom where she attended boarding school and later ventured off to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
While living in the US, Naana made a dramatic switch from business to fashion, to cultivate her creative spirit. Her longing to be part of the fashion world came to fruition when she apprenticed with Marc Jacobs in New York.

Naana later moved to Montreal to study Fashion Design at Academy of Arts and Design in Montreal, Quebec and then worked under Eve Gravel, before starting to sow the seeds of her own line, Coccolily.

Through her diverse travels and colourful heritage, Naana`s approach to fashion is sensual, edgy and bold. Coccolily is infused by European flare, since Naana loves to work with original haute-couture fabrics from mainly Italian mills.

Naana believes that a woman deserves to be draped in luxury; to have her body enhanced with special clothes. Coccolily is a daring yet playful line of couture lounge and eveningwear that brings out the edge and sexuality in every woman. (Credit:

Fashion: YN's Closet

Apparently actress Yvonne Nelson has opened her own fashion boutique in Dansoman, Accra called YN's Closet -and is also the lady behind YN hair. Does anyone have any information about said businesses. I‘ve tried numerous times to contact said actress without success but it would be nice to celebrate her businesses -if said claims are true. Have you visited YN's Closet? If so get in touch. Thanks xx

Want to do business in Ghana -talk to Robert Quaye & Associates first..

Robert Quaye & Associates is new to Ghana Rising radar but I look forward to catching up with this accountancy firm -as I need their services asap. The following is a bit more information about Robert Quaye & Associates.

Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of Robert Quaye & Associates. The website has been designed to provide some basic information to you our customers, potential customers and visitors. We are a Chartered Certified Accountancy firm established to provide services to small businesses, Charities, Churches, Pastors, Sole Traders and individuals.

Our Vision
To partner with our customers to:
Fulfil their financial and statutory obligations
Develop dynamic system to be able to adapt to market and industry changes
To be creative and innovative with new strategies to help our customers' businesses succeed.
To add value to our customers' businesses and charities.

We have network links with firms in Ghana to assist customers with business activities in that country. It is very important that before you undertake any business in Ghana you do your homework very well. Ghana is a friendly country with business opportunities, but like any other country it has its own rules and regulations and this is where we can help you. It is therefore important that you talk to us before embarking on your business venture. We provide the following services:

Start-Up Phase
Advising on the differences in business practices between Ghana and the UK
Advising on the appropriate corporate structure
Assisting in obtaining the relevant documentation
Preparing required registration forms
Tax Planning and Compliance
Outlining the documentation requirements for related party transactions, including transfer pricing
Coordinating with Ghanaian professionals to obtain the best tax structure
Discussing the tax implications when your staff work in the UK
Preparing UK local tax returns

Assisting in record-keeping for the UK entity, and reporting to the Ghanaian office
Advising on relevant insurance coverage
Facilitating payroll servicing for clients with absentee management
Recommending lawyers, insurance brokers and other professionals
Training personnel on software

Additional Services
Reviewing, or compiling financial statements for the UK operation
Acting as liaison with Ghanaian office
Performing due diligence
Advising on a wide range of business issues

***For more info visit:

Joe Osae-Addo’s Home in Accra -probably the most beautiful home in Africa…

Designed without air conditioning, the house was raised three feet off the ground to take advantage of the cooling under floor breezes. Sliding slatted wood screens throughout the home allow cross ventilation from outdoors and the fans overhead.

I stumbled across architect Joe Osae-Addo’s serene interiors via Escapade blog and fell in love. I wonder -all those Accra based hotels that claim to be 4 or 5 star, why don’t they consult architects like Joe Osae-Addo’s and David Adjaye -or interior designers like myself, because this is how successful African interiors look like. The colours, textures, furniture and quality of Mr Osae-Addo’s home speaks for itself! Be inspired -dare to do it properly or call me.

More Info…
Title: At Home in Accra
When Ghanaian-born architect Joe Osae-Addo decided to move back home to Ghana from Los Angeles, he set out to design a space inspired by the striking modern style of his favourite icons - Finland’s Alvar Aalto, Australia’s Glenn Murcutt, and L.A.’s Ray Kappe and apply it in a way that was relevant and suitable in an African context. Through long distance correspondence, he and his fiancee Sarah Asafu-Adjaye designed a space that would stand out among Ghana's typical concrete block houses. The house has a balcony wrapping around it, inspired by both colonial English bungalows and the courtyard plans of rural Ghanaian houses. “There are no internal corridors,” Osae-Addo says, “so rooms extend from one wall to the opposite wall, allowing for free flow of light and air." www.escapade blog


Business & Luxury Brands: FM GROUP GHANA

Extremely appealing fragrance combination of fresh strawberries, raspberries and wild strawberries with the sweet note of vanilla.

Joyful, citrus notes enriched with delicate accords of sandalwood and cedarwood.
  Can you believe it -FM Cosmetic and perfume group is also in Ghana, -did you know? Nor did I. Anyway its now possible to buy that lovely teenager in your life, yes your beautiful niece, your Godchild or you darling son their first ever perfume or aftershave from the FM group Ghana. Note, the FM group -a Polish owned multi facetted, beauty conglomerate also sell a whole host of skincare, foot-care and perfumes for the whole family -across the globe. Also like Avon, FM group are always looking for distributors and innovative sales people to sell their product. For more information visit:


9twenty5 -Selling Luxury Jewellery in Accra Ghana….

“We have a beautiful range of exclusive gift packaging. You can have your gift purchase in a stylish silver box decorated with a Bluebell ribbon. We'll also include a gift card, to be personalised with your own message.”
If like me, you often wonder, why Ghana -a country known for its gold -isn’t known for its goldsmiths -then wonder no more. The wonderful artisans at 9twenty5 -make the most delectable jewellery out of yellow gold, sterling silver, beads, pearls and much more. Their eclectic array of bold colourful beaded pieces and lovely delicate silver and semi precious gems alike are a big hit with Ghana’s fash-pack. I’m especially loving their high quality diamond brilliance Cubic Zirconia rings -set in Rhodium plated .925 sterling silver for platinum pieces -ideal for weddings and the gold and silver chains above. The staff at 9twenty5 also offer an array of services including: made-to-order, personalized inscriptions and gift packaging. To purchase the above or for more information visit:

Behind Corpus Christi Catholic Church or PS Global Building,
Sakumono Estate
First Floor, Ocean House
(Same building as Ghana Telecom Care 4 U Centre -Sakumono Estate)
Tel.: +233 22 413 437
Fax: +233 22 413 438

(Flyers) Ghana -Right Now. Its people, its culture, its night life, hot people and luxury life in Accra….