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Sometimes the sun, unkindly hot, My garden makes a desert spot, Sometimes a blight upon the tree Takes all my fruit away from me; And then with throes of bitter pain Rebellious passions rise and swell; And so I sing and all is well. — Paul Laurence Dunbar. This image does not belong to Belijose's… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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The 2017 Victoria Secret Fashion Show

What many would call the one show-stopping fashion event of the Year, the annual assemblage of Victoria Secret Angels held this year was as always a spectacular show. Held in Shanghai, China at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, the 2017 Victoria Secret Fashion Show opened to a large onscreen and offscreen audience across the globe with catwalk… Continue reading The 2017 Victoria Secret Fashion Show

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  Then why, my soul, dost thou complain? Why drooping seek the dark recess? Shake off the melancholy chain, For God created all to bless. The gloomy mantle of the night, Which on my sinking spirits steals, Will vanish at the morning light, Which God, my East, my Sun, reveals. — Thomas Chatterton. This image… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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The Wedding of the Month

I can imagine Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams dancing to the tune of Tale as Old as Time, it must have been a special, beautiful moment for them. The Beauty and the Beast themed wedding held in New Orleans, Louisiana was indeed a fairy tale event with glitz and sparkle. Serena was a stunning bride… Continue reading The Wedding of the Month

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The KKW Fragrance

Crystal Gardenia, Crystal Gardenia Citrus, Crystal Gardenia Oud all exotic and sensual fragrances from the KKW Fragrance. The KKW Fragrance which was launched this month, has had awesome responses and positive reviews. Recently hitting $10 million, the fragrances which come in crystal shaped bottles contain a blend of garden scents: Brazilian Orange Oil, Sandalwood, Apple… Continue reading The KKW Fragrance

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There are evergreen men and women in the world, praise be to God!—not many of them, but a few. They are not the showy folk. (Nature is an old-fashioned shopkeeper; she never puts her best goods in the window.) They are only the quiet, strong folk; they are stronger than Fate. The storms of life… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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Judge not the workings of his brain And of his heart thou canst not see; What looks to thy dim eyes a stain In God’s pure light may only be A scar, brought from some well-won field, Where thou would’st only faint and yield. And judge none lost; but wait and see, With hopeful pity,… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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Weekday Style Steal

It's Wednesday and although you may have mentally pictured and prepared what you will wear this week, I stumbled on a very suave, professional look to add to your working style. Introducing Zoe Saldana, bad ass actress, bad ass style influencer, super sweet mom and the office style Muse of the week. Dressed in an… Continue reading Weekday Style Steal

African Beauty · beauty · Celebrity fashion · Fashion & Style · Magazines

Yvonne’s maternity shoot.

Everyone has been reeling from actress Yvonne Nelson's Wow! Magazine interview. She shared her happy news with the world, her pregnancy and her coming baby girl. With the interview came stunning maternity shots and that's what we are here for: what she wore. A sheer dress with floral embellishments, a two piece set featuring wrap… Continue reading Yvonne’s maternity shoot.

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Glamour Women of the Year: Solange Knowles

Solange was an edgy yellow canary in a lime yellow gown with statement ruched shoulder details and front high slit at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. The beautiful singer who received the 'Artist Award' stood out in a white dyed blowed out Afro, matching her look with statement hand gloves that came… Continue reading Glamour Women of the Year: Solange Knowles

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Jeanxecutive

The Edit puts a classy spin on styling denims: diamonds and gold. Accessory is 'bae' here and it's all about the sparkle in your blue. With its weekly read of 9.11.17 starring iconic music artist Mary J. Blige, we get a run down of the designer list who are behind "modern statement jewelry". Names like… Continue reading Jeanxecutive

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Whether thy work be fine or coarse, planting corn or writing epics, so only it be honest work, done to thine own approbation, it shall earn a reward to sense as well as to the thought. — Ralph Waldo Emerson. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

Fashion & Style

Spring/Summer 2018 Collection: Fulani Fashion presents the “Quiet Storm”

This collection is an all-round presentation of casual wears, evening and work wears. The collection titled Quiet Storm is a collection of ready to wear pieces infused with soft colors, easy and flattering cuts in bold prints. With Fulani Fashion's latest collection, you are never without the option of not having what to wear. With… Continue reading Spring/Summer 2018 Collection: Fulani Fashion presents the “Quiet Storm”

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Where persons who ought to esteem and love each other are kept asunder, as often happens, by some cause which three words of frank explanation would remove, they are fortunate if they possess an indiscreet friend who blurts out the whole truth. — Thomas B. Macaulay. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

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Many more Enninful Projects

With his first British Vogue cover still receiving high reviews, we are presented with another masterful and professional work from the British Vogue's editor, Edward Enninful. Teaming up with Photographer Tim Walker, Enninful styled the latest Pirelli Calendar, the 2018 Pirelli Calendar with an all black cast of subjects (for the first time). With an… Continue reading Many more Enninful Projects

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Shall we have ears on the stretch for the footfalls of sorrow that never come, but be deaf to the whirr of the wings of happiness that fill all space? — Maurice Maeterlinck. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.  

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Christie Brown’s Latest Collection

With fashion these days, there are no rules. Designers go for bold, vibrant, unique and unexpected looks for their collections. This is the latest from one of Ghana's top design houses, Christie Brown for its FW17 collection. There's a lot of playfulness in the fabrics with a mix of sexy and matured confidence that comes… Continue reading Christie Brown’s Latest Collection

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‘Issagirl’ birthday photoshoot

The girly color pink is one color most of us don't outgrow. Toke Makinwa channeled her love for the color pink into a pink themed photo shoot for her 33rd birthday celebration. We love Toke, her style and all the set goals she has accomplished for herself that inspire us. Issapwettygirl

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The victor’s road is the easy way. Straight it stretches and climbs to where Fame is waiting with garlands gay To wreathe the fighter who clambers there. There’s applause in plenty and gold’s red gleam For the man who plays on the winning team. The loser travels a longer lane; Level it leads to a… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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Mila Kunis’s stylish party dresses on The Edit

With smokey eye makeup, red lipsticks and tousled waves, Mila Kunis is a glamorous princess in a colorful sparkly dress by Attico. For its November 2nd edition, The Edit stars actress Mila Kunis, it's cover star of the Week to introduce FW17's most elegant, sexy and glamorous party dresses. With sparkly disco dresses, LBDs, featuring… Continue reading Mila Kunis’s stylish party dresses on The Edit

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One whom I knew intimately, and whose memory I revere, once in my hearing remarked that, “Unless we love people we cannot understand them.” This was a new light to me. — Christina G. Rossetti. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

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Rock Legends and Wives

Fashion brand Racil's SS17 Collection titled 'Rock Legends and Wives' is a tribute to the strong fashion influences from the musical stage of the 1970s. Drawing inspiration from the lives of the 70s Rock Legends like Bowie, Prince and Mick Jagger, both on and out of the stage and the fashion and style of their… Continue reading Rock Legends and Wives

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The thing that goes the farthest Toward making life worth while, That costs the least, and does the most, Is just a pleasant smile. That smile that bubbles from a heart That loves its fellow men Will drive away the cloud of gloom And coax the sun again. — Anonymous. This image does not belong… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Footwear

Fenty by Rihanna: What’s on the Table?

A new season of the Fenty x Puma collaboration is here, the Fenty x Puma AW17 Fenty University Collection. The collection was released this month and it's exciting and fresh like all things from Rihanna. The footwear collection is amazeballs, with the sneakers even featuring ankle straps, elevated platform soles, padded collar and more. There's… Continue reading Fenty by Rihanna: What’s on the Table?

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No one could tell me where my Soul might be, I searched for God, but God eluded me. I sought my brother out, and found all three. — Ernest H. Crosby. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

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Modest Style – Dian Pelangi

  Modest Style. I saw these words for the first time this evening and it led me to do a whole lot of research. Conclusion: there's a lot I don't know about fashion. Fortunately and gladly I am still learning. So, for all of us who don't know modest style is simply put, style that… Continue reading Modest Style – Dian Pelangi

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Overmastering pain—the most deadly and tragical element in life—alas! pain has its own way with all of us; it breaks in, a rude visitant, upon the fairy garden where the child wanders in a dream, no less surely than it rules upon the field of battle, or sends the immortal war-god whimpering to his father;… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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Maleficent, Sexy Super hero, Chuckie’s bride and all the looks of Halloween

What famous faces wore for Halloween. Halloween gave us another chance to catch up with our favorite famous faces when they are not playing cool mum, super hero, sultry singer or catwalk queen and it was fun to see them pull out their best ideas and costumes for this year's Halloween 🎃 The prize for… Continue reading Maleficent, Sexy Super hero, Chuckie’s bride and all the looks of Halloween

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Happy new month

Who said November’s face was grim? Who said her voice was harsh and sad? I heard her sing in wood paths dim, I met her on the shore so glad, So smiling, I could kiss her feet! There never was a month so sweet. — Lucy Larcom.

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African Fashion Collection at the HFDW Lagos

To support emerging fashion talents in Africa, Heineken, the official sponsor and host of Heineken Fashion and Design Week launched its first African Fashion Collection in collaboration with Lulu Mutuli and Azra Walji, two of Africa's hottest emerging talents. According to BN Style, the collection was created by the winners of Heineken African Inspired Fashion… Continue reading African Fashion Collection at the HFDW Lagos

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HFDW Lagos: Gert Johan Coetzee

Someone once asked me if I could wear the clothes I post on my blog and I said yes. I just don't post 'things' that are news but I post fashion and style, two things I love and are passionate about, so I would definitely wear the clothes I post. Gert Johan Coetzee's presentation at… Continue reading HFDW Lagos: Gert Johan Coetzee

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Ere, in the northern gale The summer tresses of the trees are gone, The woods of autumn, all around our vale, Have put their glory on. The mountains that unfold, In their wide sweep, the colored landscape round, Seem groups of giant kings, in purple and gold, That guard the enchanted ground. Ah! ’twere a… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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HFDW Lagos: Tiffany Amber

A favorite brand of Nigerian celebrities like Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji and Miss World 2001 Agbani Darego,  Tiffany Amber presented classy, refined style at the recently held Heineken Fashion and Design Week held in Lagos. The colors in the collection are muted but lovely and rich. The cuts and designs are feminine and soft. The… Continue reading HFDW Lagos: Tiffany Amber

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The great elements we know of are no mean comforters; the open sky sits upon our senses like a sapphire crown—the air is our robe of state, the Earth is our throne, and the Sea a mighty minstrel playing before it. — John Keats. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.  

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The vice of envy is not only a dangerous, but a mean vice; for it is always a confession of inferiority. It may promote conduct which will be fruitful of wrong to others, and it must cause misery to the man who feels it. — Theodore Roosevelt. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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PrettyLittleThing

'Another Kardashian', some would say. Another Kardashian, I say in the most impressed, inspired and exciting way I can possibly muster. I love love what this ladies are doing for themselves, very positive, ambitious, hardworking and go-getting women + they have very beautiful bodies😎. Now, let me go back to PrettyLittleThing Kourtney Kardashian's new fashion… Continue reading PrettyLittleThing

beauty · Footwear

The £11 Million Pair of Shoes

Diamonds. Gold. More diamonds. More gold. Bespoke. Expensive. The world's most expensive pair of shoes is on display. The shoes were designed by world renowned British designer Debbie Wingham, who is famous for her Red Diamond Abaya dress which still holds the record as the world's most expensive garment, in collaboration with Florida-based artist Chris… Continue reading The £11 Million Pair of Shoes

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One of the notable eddies of the present-day world currents is what has been loosely called the “Woman Movement.” The sensitive and vicarious spirit of womanhood has been enlisted for service in behalf of those who have been denied a fair chance, or who are the victims of oppression, greed, and ignorance. — William T.… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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The Wilderly Bride

Set atop mountain tops with cool breeze and soft sunlight, the Wilderly Bride collection is an outdoor collection for a bride who is at home with nature. I imagine the Wilderly Bride barefoot or wearing simple sandals as she walks to meet her groom; a beautiful, private affair witnessed only by the vast mountain range.… Continue reading The Wilderly Bride

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The InStyle Awards 2017

  Held on Monday in Los Angeles, the InStyle Awards was an event for fashion and style's finest. From the fashion and style industry to film and music celebrities, the event boasted big names; Selena Gomez, Zendaya, Elle Fanning, Cindy Crawford, Kate Bosworth, Cate Blanchett, Kelly Rowland, Heidi Klum and many more. Hosted at the… Continue reading The InStyle Awards 2017

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It is trite, but it is true. Time lends perspective. When you are trapped in the emotions of the present, you cannot really see because you are like a leaf driven before the autumn winds by the demons that possess you. - Harold Robbins

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i carry your heart with me i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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Mazelle Studio Pre-Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

  These are all pieces you will find on a day to day basis from different fashion houses, however I like how Mazelle Studio interprets and tells their own story in the brand's Spring/Summer 2018 Collection titled 'Abeokuta' after the eponymous city known for its rich Yoruba heritage. True to Yoruba culture, Mazelle Studio employs… Continue reading Mazelle Studio Pre-Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

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O youth whose hope is high, Who doth to truth aspire, Whether thou live or die, O look not back nor tire. Thou that art bold to fly Through tempest, flood and fire, Nor dost not shrink to try Thy heart in torments dire— If thou canst Death defy, If thy faith is entire, Press… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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I will wear a Nina Sharae Swimsuit

Nina Sharae's bold collection of swimsuit for plus size women was somewhat unexpected for me. I don't really know what I expected to see but I can say that eventually it was all I hoped it would be and more.   Nina Sharae presented a complete collection of swimsuits that were beautiful, colorful and sexy, exclusively… Continue reading I will wear a Nina Sharae Swimsuit