African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

Nouva Couture’s ‘Florasion’ Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

What draws you to a piece of cloth: the fabric, the design or style, or the thought of how it will fit your body? For me, I think it's more the fabrics. I love fabrics and that's what makes this collection so appealing to me. The Florasion Collection according to the designer, created to inspire… Continue reading Nouva Couture’s ‘Florasion’ Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

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My crown is in my heart, not on my head: Not decked with diamonds and Indian Stones, Nor to be seen. My crown is called content. A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy. —William Shakespeare. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Accessories

Photo of the Day

This pair of shoes is ABSOLUTELY perfect and amazing; if I owned a pair, I won't wear it, just keep it on my bedside table so I can stare. It's gorgeous, lol. There's a big deal on the design, it helped the shoes stand out. Pants are slowly coveting shoes, dresses and skirts need to… Continue reading Photo of the Day

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We live in deeds, not years: in thoughts, not breaths: In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. —Phillips James Bailey. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz

Bridals

Fabulous Wedding Dresses 👗

  Apart from  exchange of vows and the cake, the wedding dress is the next highlight of every wedding. Most often, I hear of brides who try to play it safe with their wedding dresses or who just go with whatever is presented to them, not knowing that there are lots of other choices to… Continue reading Fabulous Wedding Dresses 👗

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Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to throw away. Death stands at your elbow. Be good for something while you live and it is in your power. —Marcus Aurelius.  This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

African Beauty · beauty · Bridals · Fashion & Style · Hair · makeup · Photography

Brides, Photography and Styling

These are breathtaking wedding inspiration photos for a special yet simple wedding look. With a collaboration of some of Africa's top wedding brands, Felix Crown Photography presents one of it's finest work. Styled by @moashystyling, with hair and makeup by @tobbiestouch and @jideofstola, models Juliana and Zainab of Beth Models Africa play the perfect muse… Continue reading Brides, Photography and Styling

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The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. —Disraeli. One sees, and the other does not see; one enjoys an unspeakable pleasure, and the other loses that pleasure which is as free to him as the air…. The whole outward world is the kingdom… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

beauty · Fashion & Style · Photography

D’luxe Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

This collection is lively and classy, and what better way to show spring and summer than floral prints? D'luxe Haute Couture is a Nigerian based fashion brand and these are some of the pieces from its Spring/Summer 2018 Collection. Co-ord sets, florals, two-piece prints, wraps, kimonos, gowns are some of the gorgeous offerings in store… Continue reading D’luxe Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

Fashion & Style · Inspirational

Embellished Denim

Sometimes a little touch up is what you need to stand apart. It's even more unique when it's your own personal touch. Adding items to your clothing: a pendant, a brooch, inscriptions, a set of floral designs or a piece of lace can change your denim jacket into a 'talk-worthy' fashion piece. Here are a… Continue reading Embellished Denim

Accessories · Fashion & Style

Puss in Boots

Rihanna uploaded this photos to her Instagram account. Dressed in an array of mismatched clothes: a blue and white stripe shirt, an off white sweatshirt, snakeskin boots, a brown, black and white face mask, a cross body bag and layers of jewelry, Rihanna proved dress ups are not just fun but can be upscale stylish… Continue reading Puss in Boots

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I met a little Elf-man once, Down where the lilies blow. I asked him why he was so small And why he didn’t grow. He slightly frowned, and with his eye He looked me through and through. “I’m quite as big for me,” said he “As you are big for you.” —John Kendrick Bangs. This… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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“Like She Never Left”

The trending hashtag on Instagram is the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival with a line up of live performances from Beyonce, Jay-Z, Eminem, the Weekend, Migos, SZA, Tyler the Creator and many more. Beyoncé's performed last night, alongside Jay-Z and a much anticipated Destiny's Child reunion. Of course, there were wardrobe changes, absolutely amazing… Continue reading “Like She Never Left”

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My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The child is Father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be Bound… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

African Beauty · Fashion & Style · Hair · Magazines

The April 2018 Issue of GlamSquad Magazine

GlamSquad magazine released its newest issue yesterday, the 13th of April 2018. The issue features on its cover, Nigerian soul and afrobeat singer, Omawunmi. The magazine release coincided with Omawunmi and the singer shared some stunning photos which were photographed by Tim McBaj Visuals for the magazine. Omawunmi's blown out full Afro hairstyle was the… Continue reading The April 2018 Issue of GlamSquad Magazine

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If there were dreams to sell, Merry and sad to tell, And the crier rang the bell, What would you buy? A cottage lone and still With bowers nigh, Shadowy, my woes to still, Until I die. Such pearl from Life's fresh crown, Fain would I shake me down, Were dreams to have at will,… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

beauty · Bridals · Fashion & Style · Runway

The Fragrant Dream Collection

From @dariakarlozi_official comes the Fragrant Dream Collection, a collection of bohemian styled bridal wear. The flowing skirts, floral embroidery, corset top, lace applique details, long train and the beautiful model is one of my high points of the Fragrant Dream Collection. I like how you with all the details it still appears simple and the… Continue reading The Fragrant Dream Collection

Accessories · African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

The Boho Royale Collection by Byfyne

  From Byfyne comes the Boho Royale Collection with more swimsuits, scarves, coverups and accessories. Like other collections from Byfyne, the swimwear brand draws inspiration from African traditional patterns and designs to create a bold and unique color. This collection comprising of the Mulan swimsuit, the Zoya swimsuit, the Nolan swimsuit, scarves and coverups is… Continue reading The Boho Royale Collection by Byfyne

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New Demi-Couture Collection from Ulyana Sergeenko

This is fast becoming my favorite brand from Russia ( I don't know much fashion designers there sha). Ulyana Sergeenko has continued to design and deliver stunning timeless and classical pieces and I like that the new Demi-Couture Collection imbibes this with also a fascinating fairytale look. The new Demi-Couture Collection is simple and yet… Continue reading New Demi-Couture Collection from Ulyana Sergeenko

Accessories · Fashion & Style

Why we love our bags

From the mall, to the open market, for an event or even for an outing with friends, our bags are surely always with us. Be it a clutch, a purse or even an oversized hand bag, matching it right with your clothes can really compliment your outfit.   Yeah, diamonds are a girls best friend… Continue reading Why we love our bags

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That nothing walks with aimless feet; That not one life shall be destroyed, Or cast as rubbish to the void, When God hath made the pile complete. Behold, we know not anything: I can but trust that good shall fall At last, —far off— at last, to all, And every winter change to spring. —Alfred… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Bridals · Fashion & Style

Walter Mendez Collection

These are wedding reception dresses but as you can see they are all-rounders, perfect for every event not just wedding or for a bride. The Walter Mendez collection is beautiful with varying colors in soft hues for the bride to chose from, or in this case for every woman. The designs are one to love… Continue reading Walter Mendez Collection

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The essence of happy living is never to find life dull, never to feel the ugly weariness which comes of overstrain; to feel fresh, cheerful, leisurely, sociable, unhurried, well-balanced. It seems to me impossible to be these things unless we have time to consider life a little, to deliberate, to select, to abstain. —Arthur C.… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

beauty · Fashion & Style · Footwear

Shoe’holic

Nail polish and ankle bracelets aside, a pair of shoes is one of the most important adornments (if I may) for the feet. While being an important protection and accessory for our feet and a great, why not make it look as gorgeous as possible, right? So, here are some of the most gorgeous nude… Continue reading Shoe’holic

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I am the man of a thousand loves; A thousand loves have I; And all my loves are white winged doves, That into my soul will fly. I am the man of a thousand friends Of tuneful memory; And each of them spends delicate ends Of a brilliant day with me. And all my gifts… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Hair · Photography

Solange’s beaded braids

Beaded braids are nothing new however it's the style and confidence when a person wears it that gives it a freshness and 'extra'. We first saw Solange Knowles earlier this year on Allure wearing blonde braids with red beads; it was a spectacular look, you remember? Well it seems that when it comes to braids,… Continue reading Solange’s beaded braids

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If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life from aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin, Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. —Emily Dickinson. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

African designers · beauty · Fashion & Style · Fashion Style · Magazines · Runway

Some of my favorite looks from the 2018 Arise Fashion Week

The 2018 Arise Fashion Week has so far been interesting and exciting, here's a quick run down of my favorite looks. WWW by Tinie Tempah It's my first time of seeing collections by Tinie Tempah; this collection What We Wear WWW is impressive. The collection brought a certain uniqueness and ease to streetwear. The colors… Continue reading Some of my favorite looks from the 2018 Arise Fashion Week

beauty · Hair · makeup

J Lo’s New Makeup Line

A line up of good movies and TV series, beautiful music, celebrity guest judge, fragrance line, mother, girlfriend and MILF (Mom I'd Like to Follow), Jennifer Lopez is adding a makeup line too. In collaboration with Inglot Cosmetics, the makeup line is set to be launched April 26th 2018 and is set to be a… Continue reading J Lo’s New Makeup Line

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As morning hears before it run The music of the mounting sun, And laughs to watch his trophies won From darkness, and her hosts undone, And all the nights becomes a breath, Nor dreams that fear should hear and flee The summer menace of the sea, So hear our hope what life may be, And… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

beauty · Fashion & Style · Runway

Lewa Lifestyle’s ‘Lewa Woman’

Lewa Lifestyle, a Nigerian based fashion retail store recently launched it's new season apparels titled the Lewa Woman. For its latest collection, Lewa Lifestyle collaborated with wellness influencer and yogi, Onyinye Ugwueke. The collection worn and modeled by Onyinye Ugwueke comprises of ready to wear and affordable work apparels and day wears ranging from simple… Continue reading Lewa Lifestyle’s ‘Lewa Woman’

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"The greatest object in the universe", said a certain philosopher, "is a good man struggling with adversity"; yet there is still a greater, which is the good man who comes to relieve it. —Oliver Goldsmith. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

African Beauty · beauty · Hair · Inspirational · makeup · Photography

#loveyourcrown

#loveyourcrown We love hair length and braids are Bae, and because when we mix length and braids there can only be stunning fireworks, I decided to compile some of the newest, gorgeous long braid styles from @nigerianbraids. The ladies are beautiful too with awesome, glam makeup and so we have makeup and hair inspirations all… Continue reading #loveyourcrown

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The greatest gift of God's love is the gift of free will. God allows us to be ourselves, choose for ourselves; even in His omnipotence, He waits for us to decide. —Belinda. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.  

beauty · Fashion & Style · Fashion Trends · Runway

Idma-Nof’s Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

This collection is a bit overwhelming; there's a lot of things going on each piece, the art inspired splash of paints, the khaki color, the beads, fringe and deep pockets, distressed cutouts, academia inspired letters and more. However, the collection is a definite win for street style. For a more moderate and sophisticated look, pairing… Continue reading Idma-Nof’s Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

African designers · beauty · Fashion & Style · Fashion Style · Runway

Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection: Amnas Closet

Do something and do it better rings through for this collection. I like how with this collection, everyday pieces and styles are done better in a way that makes the collection more interesting. The transformation style is used here in the detachable skirt that transforms to a beautiful floral design sheath dress. This is Amnas… Continue reading Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection: Amnas Closet

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    The year's at the spring And the day's at the morn; The hillside's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing: The snail's on the thorn; God's in his heaven All's well with the world. —Robert Browning. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.  

African designers · beauty · Fashion & Style · Runway

Bel Evolution from Belangelique

The pieces from Bel Evolution that has my  attention 💯 are the pants and jumpsuits: how it hugs the hips just right and then flares downwards, the side pockets and the pleats addition, all make for a powerful look especially for the red pants. Taking a look at Belangelique's latest collection the Bel Evolution, it is… Continue reading Bel Evolution from Belangelique

Footwear

One different heel at a time

One of fashion's key points is standing out; pieces from your clothing to your accessories and footwear that is different from day to day wear speaks and represents some of your personal style. Whether letting the designer's work do the talking for you or you wish to mash and mix your own style, it's all… Continue reading One different heel at a time

Accessories · Fashion & Style · Magazines

The Latest Issue of Sorbet Magazine

Sorbet Magazine's latest issue stars Portuguese supermodel Sara Sampaio. The Spring 2018 issue of the lifestyle magazine titled 'The Unapologetic Issue', does not just have Sara gracing it's covers but iconic pieces of jewelry from the Résonances de Cartier Collection as well. The priceless pieces which feature in the magazine include pieces owned and worn… Continue reading The Latest Issue of Sorbet Magazine

Accessories · African designers · Fashion & Style

Tofarafashion’s Latest Jewelry Collection

Tofarafashion creates African inspired jewelry from beads or metals. The African luxury brands latest collection of pays homage to the fictional kingdom of Wakanda from Marvel's Black Panther movie. With references to power, love, Africa and feminity, the pieces compromising of gold metal bangles and choker in gold and silver colors, Cleopatra inspired necklaces, fan… Continue reading Tofarafashion’s Latest Jewelry Collection

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Every quivering tongue of flame Seems to murmur some great name, Seems to say to me "Aspire"! No endeavor is in vain; It's reward is in the doing, And the rapture of pursuing Is the prize of vanquished gain. —Henry W. Longfellow. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Accessories · beauty · Celebrity fashion · Fashion & Style

Queen Bey’s new look

Beyoncé's undoubtedly one of our leading favorite style crushes. Her wardrobe is always on point and we love how she switches her look from glamorous to sexy to next door neighbor to trendy street fashion, effortlessly setting her style statement on her pace. With this new look from her photos posted on Instagram, we see… Continue reading Queen Bey’s new look

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Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full formed and majestic, into the daylight of life... . Nay, in thy own mean perplexities, do thou thyself but hold thy tongue for one day; on the morrow how much clearer are thy purposes and duties! —Thomas… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

African designers · African Inspired · beauty · Fashion & Style · Photography · Runway

Bfyne’s Gypsy Soul

Looking to stand out this summer? Bfyne has stunning swimwear you will definitely love. This is Bfyne's latest collection and it's as eye popping as it is vibrant. Sexy, confidence, comfortable and powerful, any one of these has got you. Known for using vibrant, and colorful African patterns and designs the collection which includes one… Continue reading Bfyne’s Gypsy Soul

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Red Love still rules the day, white Faith enfolds the night, And hope, green-mantled, leads the way by the walls of the City of Light. Therefore I walk as one who sees the joy shine through Of the other Life behind our life, like the stars behind the blue. —Dean Farrar. This image does not… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

AD by Agbani Darego

Agbani Darego Danjuma's clothing line AD by Agbani Darego is set to release its newest collection on 25th March 2018. The newest collection from the self named luxury fashion line is a chic and stylish set of ready to wear pieces in soft colors, simple cuts and feminine details. And in anticipation of the launch,… Continue reading AD by Agbani Darego

African Beauty · African designers · Fashion & Style · Fashion Trends · Runway

2018 Lookbook: Marobuk

I recently read a post by Vogue's Lynn Yaeger titled 'Introducing Fashion's Freakishly Cool New Trend: The Frankenstein Dress', and this collection by Nigerian based fashion brand Marobuk sort of calls it to mind; cool, yes, freakish, not exactly. The cut up and combine method of placing entirely different fabrics together as can be seen… Continue reading 2018 Lookbook: Marobuk