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I stand amid the roar Of a surf-tormented shore, And I hold within my hand Grains of the golden sand- How few! Yet how they creep Through my fingers to the deep, While I weep- while I weep! Oh God, can I not save One from the pitiless wave? Is all that we see or… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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I can hear the fallen leaves rustle I picture your shade of blue when I close my eyes In the silence, it's just you and I No one else Thinking of you makes me smile The thought of you makes me want to cry. —Belinda. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

African designers · beauty · Fashion & Style · Runway

Zii Studios 2nd Collection

Florals are big this year and we see it played as a major theme here, the newest collection from Zii Studios. Elegance and feminity are big also in the defined yet simple silhouettes, well thought out details to emphasize each piece from the collection like the bell sleeves, ruffles, layers and more. Soft materials like… Continue reading Zii Studios 2nd Collection

African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

Fashionable Inclusive

SGTC Clothing is a ready to wear brand and online retail store in Africa that designs and delivers clothing from different African prints for women of every curve. With its newly released collection, SGTC Clothing offers fashionable and stunning ready to wear pieces from a fusion of bold Ankara materials for its plus size customers.… Continue reading Fashionable Inclusive

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Endless I am imagining falling into an endless abyss of quiet and solitude. I am not just imagining it but feeling it. All thought gone, my head wiped of all images, sound, memory but the empty quiet. I am closing my eyes and my lids are throbbing, my head is filled with so much liquid… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Accessories · African Beauty · beauty · Celebrity fashion · Hair · makeup

Photo of the Week

Genevieve Nnaji's portrait has been trending this week. The actress shared this glam photo with fans and its 100 shades of gorgeous. Genevieve wore a soft, natural glow by makeup artist, IAmDodos, a round neck floral blouse and gold jewelry. With her curly black hair parted at the side, Genevieve Nnaji proudly showcased her good… Continue reading Photo of the Week

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Perfect good-breeding is the result of nature and not of education; for it may be found in a cottage, and may be missed in a palace. ’Tis the genial regard for the feeling of others that springs from an absence of selfishness. — Disraeli. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Accessories · Uncategorized

Ditching necklaces

The current emphasis on fashion is minimal style- less is more. Recently, I noticed that I have unconsciously removed necklaces from my daily apparel, not that I wore it everyday before, but lately earrings have formed a big part of what I wear everyday (stud earrings only, please 😌). I don't know why but for… Continue reading Ditching necklaces

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I do my thing and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, And you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful. If not, it can't be… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

beauty · Fashion & Style · Photography

Mary Katrantzou Resort 2018 Collection

Described as "opulent", the Mary Katrantzou 2018 Resort Collection is a gorgeous and beautiful collection of tropical floral and animal prints. The collection emphasizes the word 'vibrant' in it's use of colors. Achieving a beautiful nature inspired look, the high-end collection which is made from rich silk, fuchsia, organza, wool textures includes full flair skirts,… Continue reading Mary Katrantzou Resort 2018 Collection

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Show the thing you contend for to be reason; show it to be common sense; show it to be the means of attaining some useful end. The question with me is not whether you have a right to render your people miserable, but whether it is your interest to make them happy. — Edmund Burke.… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Fashion & Style

Discovering Indian Fashion

Almost everyone who is a fan of ZeeCinema and ZeeBollywood's "extraordinary characters" will know what a saree is, but going above and beyond to discover some of the big design names and brands behind India's rich fashion and style, and share some of them with you became a big part of today's fashion research for… Continue reading Discovering Indian Fashion

Celebrity fashion · Events · Fashion & Style · Red Carpet

All Dressed in Black

To celebrate one of Hollywood's most famous award nights, celebrities in the film and movie industry all gather taogether Sunday together Sunday night in Los Angeles for the 75th annual Golden Globes. Held at the Beverly Hilton last night, what was even more notable about the event aside the bevy of stars was the all… Continue reading All Dressed in Black

Accessories · beauty · Fashion & Style

Dolce and Gabbana SS18 Advertising Campaign

Dolce and Gabbana's 2018 Spring/Summer Campaign is fun, lively and sleek. With flowing skirts, kimono inspired dresses, sheerspiration dresses and corsets, the latest campaign for the mega fashion brand is not just glamorous but first class urban style. The tag line here is #DGVENEZIA seemingly referencing the fashion house, but what is absolutely clear here… Continue reading Dolce and Gabbana SS18 Advertising Campaign

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Opportunities fly in a straight line, touch us but once and never return, but the wrongs we do others fly in a circle; they come back from the place they started. — T. DeWitt Talmage. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Accessories · Fashion & Style · Footwear

Giuseppe Zanotti’s SS18 Footwear Campaign

Giuseppe Zanotti's SS18 Footwear Campaign starred models Bella Hadid and Kit Butler, and was a classy offering of the luxury footwear brand's latest. From slingbacks covered in pearls, to leather boots, slides and stilettos, the campaign described as "compelling, contemporary, arresting" was indeed that and more. For the campaign, Bella Hadid was seductively styled in… Continue reading Giuseppe Zanotti’s SS18 Footwear Campaign

Accessories · beauty · Celebrity fashion · Fashion & Style · Hair

Style of the Week

We are kick starting this year with a strong positive energy, popping colors, more glitz look and Solange. Heralding 2018's Style of the Week is Solange Knowles's superb hairstyle with its pop of color and add-ons. Wearing her hair in blond colored braids, the style icon and singer opened the new year with this elegant… Continue reading Style of the Week

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Years rush by us like the wind, we see not whence the eddy comes, nor whitherward it is tending, and we seem ourselves to witness their flight without a sense that we are changed: and yet time is beguiling man of his strength, as the winds rob the trees of their foliage. — Sir Walter… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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Fidelity in small things is at the base of every great achievement. We too often forget this and yet no truth needs more to be kept in mind particularly in the troubled eras of history and in the crises of individual life. In shipwreck a splintered beam, an oar, any scrap of wreckage saves us.… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Accessories · African Beauty · beauty · Celebrity fashion · Events · Fashion & Style · Hair · makeup

Mercy’s 40th

Mercy Aigbe's birthday was a few days ago and while there was fun and laughter, there were also stunning dresses mostly worn by the celebrant. A sequined dress, feather dress, lace and even a jacket worn over shorts made the cut. Like a lot of people these days, there was a pre-birthday shoot and later… Continue reading Mercy’s 40th

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Prepare to live by all means, but for heaven’s sake do not forget to live. You will never have a better chance than you have at present. You may think you will have, but you are mistaken. — Arnold Bennett. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Accessories · African designers · African Inspired · beauty · Bridals · Fashion & Style · Hair

Contour by Valerie Lawson’s 2018 Bridal Campaign

As always but even more this year, there's going to be a huge focus on bridal fashion. And for Ghanaian beauty brand, Contour by Valerie Lawson the focus is not just on 'what the bride wore' but also on flawless skin care using skin regimens that work, on hairstyles and makeup. All in all, providing… Continue reading Contour by Valerie Lawson’s 2018 Bridal Campaign

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Let every dawn of morning be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close. — John Ruskin. The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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Some days the world is at its most difficult It does not mean I love you less I love you Even when I don't show it Even when I don't say it Even when I am at my most difficult I love you, I love you Belinda. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Accessories · beauty · Fashion & Style · Footwear

Valentino Garavani’s Stud sandals

  With the caption 'Go gold or go home', this collection of stud heels from Valentino Garavani is undoubtedly impressive and glamorous. Its unique shiny gold color pops up each pair for a chic and unique look. Designed with tone-on-tone micro finish stud, back zipper closure, gold metallic leather, straps and heels, the Lovestud and… Continue reading Valentino Garavani’s Stud sandals

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When heaven endows you with all gifts, you are an incomplete being if you stay still in your corner instead of taking advantage of your real value. — Marie Bashkirtseff. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.  

Accessories · beauty · Fashion & Style · Footwear · Street style

12.2017 for Beyoncé

"Are you happy to be in Paris?" December 2017 style for Beyoncé has been one of cool shreds. Whilst showcasing glamor and class in fashionable dresses at events, Bey has also shown her street savvy style in shredded denims and tops. A fashion icon and style influencer, Beyoncé's style theme this month is legs, more… Continue reading 12.2017 for Beyoncé

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There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better or worse, as his portion; that, though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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Let not ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile The short and simple annals of the poor. Nor you, ye proud, impute to those the fault, If memory o’er their tomb no trophies raise, Where, through the long-drawn aisle and fretted vault, The pealing… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Accessories · Fashion & Style

Your Hammock Bag

Comfort and functionality meet classic design and elegant structure in the new bags from acclaimed design label, Loewe - the Hammock bag. In tan, beige, black and camouflage, the Hammock bag was designed with an eye to detail and form. Key features include interior and exterior pockets, zippers, multi handles, embossed Anagram and folded zippered… Continue reading Your Hammock Bag

Accessories · beauty · Celebrity fashion · Fashion & Style · Fashion Trends · Footwear · Hair · makeup

Style Lessons from 2017

2017 is coming to an end and while we eagerly look forward to 2018, here's a few things we got from 2017 and will see hopefully in the coming new year. 1. Nude is bae Last year, the look was nude. This year, we had nude, but the focus was more on the face #nomakeup.… Continue reading Style Lessons from 2017

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Ah, friend, let us be true To one another! For the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain, And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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Love and Pain Make their own measure of all things that be. No clock’s slow ticking marks their deathless strain; The life they own is not the life we see; Love’s single moment is eternity. — Thomas W. Higginson. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

beauty · makeup

On the 26th day of Christmas

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc25E8PDmS3/ 🎶My true love sent to me🎶 The Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick is five days away and there's a lot of excitement for the lipstick collection. With 14 shades and 14 cool, glamorous names, #badgalriri has continued to tease fans and makeup enthusiasts with stunning photoshoots of the collection. Beautiful, clear, and daring,… Continue reading On the 26th day of Christmas

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Grow old along with me! the best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made: Our times are in his hand who saith, a whole I planned, Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid! — Robert Browning. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Accessories · beauty · Fashion & Style · Footwear · Hair

Her’s on Christmas

Christmas is only a few days away. Getting her a hassle free, special Christmas gift devoid of the painful nudges from barrow pushers and tight squeezes in Ogbete Main Market, the sweltering 32°C weather, the no-idea, no-inspiration brain jam from being too busy at the office and the many more wahalas is the reason for… Continue reading Her’s on Christmas

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Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken. It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. — William Shakespeare. This image does not… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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Since trifles make the sum of human things, And half our misery from our foibles springs; Since life’s best joys consist in peace and ease, O let th’ ungentle spirit learn from hence, A small unkindness is a great offense. — Hannah More. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Accessories · African Beauty · African Inspired · beauty · Fashion & Style · Photography

The Gina Akala Photography and the Jewelry Effect

One of the most enhancing wardrobe essentials when it comes to accessories is jewelry 💍. Plain and simple! Ghana's Gina Akala has got the model looks and effect, but the jewelry collection places the entire shoot in an other-worldly  pedestal. The face mask much like a Black Panther inspired fashion accessory, the wire mesh head… Continue reading The Gina Akala Photography and the Jewelry Effect

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The night is mother of the day, The winter of the spring; And ever upon old decay The greenest mosses cling. Behind the cloud the starlight lurks, Through showers the sunbeams fall; For God, who loveth all his works, Has left his hope with all. — John Greenleaf Whittier. This image does not belong to… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Accessories · African Beauty · African designers · beauty · Fashion & Style

Vasti’s New Eye Wear Collection

Designed for the Summer Harmattan season, the new eye wear collection from Vastis is fifty shades cool. The impressive collection of sunglasses, featuring custom designed reamless shades, aviators, butterfly and cat eye style sunglasses and oversized glasses are simply suited to up your style game for a chic and fashionable look this holiday season. Each… Continue reading Vasti’s New Eye Wear Collection

Accessories · Fashion & Style · Footwear · Runway

Roberto Cavalli 2018 Autumn/Winter Pre-Fall Collection

Linear motifs, floral designs and zebra prints rule in this collection, creating elegant and svelte style. The 2018 Autumn/Winter Pre-Fall Collection of ready-to-wear clothing is graceful and easy-breezy, a fine fusion of suave style and sensible fashion. The colors are bright, popping for the season and each piece flows elegantly down the body, a perfect… Continue reading Roberto Cavalli 2018 Autumn/Winter Pre-Fall Collection

beauty · Bridals · Fashion & Style

SS18 Bridal Collection: Adétòlà by Erilyn

It's Christmas, the weather is sunny and cool for weddings and I guess for this reason it's okay to go heavy on wedding dresses and gowns. Adétòlà is Erilyn's take on wedding gowns for Spring/Summer 2018 and the designs are simple and lovely. Adétòlà by Erilyn is for brides who do not want to go… Continue reading SS18 Bridal Collection: Adétòlà by Erilyn

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One small cloud can hide the sunlight; Loose one string, the pearls are scattered; Think one thought, a soul may perish; Say one word, a heart may break. — A.A. Procter. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Fashion & Style

Relax Baby Be Cool’s AUTOFLEX Collection

The Batik edition Vol. II of fashion and lifestyle brand 'Relax Baby Be Cool' called the AUTOFLEX Collection is an ingenious ready-to-wear collection with a cool, likeable name and very cool, modern and colorful statement fashion pieces. The collection features, flowing floor length skirts, tailored suits and jackets, jumpsuits and dresses in simple cuts. A… Continue reading Relax Baby Be Cool’s AUTOFLEX Collection