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Fall 2018 Ready to Wear Collection: Marc Jacobs

I like the over, over size nature of this collection; I think it boxes you in a chic, mysterious way. The Stephen Jones hats combo reminds me of Mask of Zorro. I love the effect of being wrapped in comfort and warmth that the large coats seem to exude. This is Marc Jacobs 2018 Ready… Continue reading Fall 2018 Ready to Wear Collection: Marc Jacobs

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African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

Duro Olowu Fall 2018 Ready to Wear Collection

Duro Olowu's excellent skill at mixing patterns and textiles come into play in his 2018 Ready to Wear Fall Collection. A strong suite in this collection is the mixture of vibrant prints to complement cool colors like the black, red, pink and white used in the collection. Simple, easy dresses with bell sleeves are held… Continue reading Duro Olowu Fall 2018 Ready to Wear Collection

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All deep things are Song. It seems, somehow, the very central essence of us, Song; as if all the rest were wrappages and hulls! the primal element of us; of us, and all things. —Thomas Carlyle. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Fashion & Style

Back zipper, Front zipper

Reformation Bruno Pants When it comes to comfort, I am thinking a pair of denim pants with zippers that run from the back to the front or placed just at the back will be preferable to regular pants. Aside from being trendy, these pants are functional; when it comes to adjusting the pants to fit… Continue reading Back zipper, Front zipper

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Thy love shall chant its own beatitudes After its own life workings. A child's kiss Set on thy sighing lips shall make thee glad. A poor man served by thee shall make thee rich; A sick man helped by thee shall make thee strong; Thou shalt be served thyself by every sense Of service which… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

Makioba’s Romantic February 2018 Collection

I am just sitting back and enjoying this collection. It brings big, bold and beautiful into a gorgeous and vibrant reality. It is clear to see the confident smile captured by Smile Fotografi, on the face of Tunmise Oshanisi @everbold, and her diva fierce look while modeling ensembles from the collection. Makioba's Romantic February 2018… Continue reading Makioba’s Romantic February 2018 Collection

beauty · Fashion & Style · Magazines

Vogue’s March 2018 Issue

Vogue faces. Stars who graced the coming March Issue are Nicki Minaj, Lilly Collins, sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid and Alicia Vikander as the edition's cover girl. The issue was shot by photographer Mikael Jansson and saw the five successful women in different striking poses, glammed looks and of course, designer wear. The cover girl,… Continue reading Vogue’s March 2018 Issue

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If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small— too small to be worth talking about, for the day of adversity is its first real opportunity. —Maltbie Babcock. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Fashion & Style · Runway

Photo of the Day

NYFW 2018 Joan Smalls wearing a multi-colored Ralph Lauren mini-dress is our style crush for today. The mini dress featured shades of  blue, white, yellow, green and red stripes. With her slicked back hair and glowing natural makeup, Joan Smalls looked chic and sophisticated in the multi-colored piece, one of the latest from Ralph Lauren.

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If there is no love for self, can there be love for another? Most often, we must first give to ourselves, nurture and grow ourselves in light to be able to give to another. It is wisely said, "you cannot put something on nothing." — Belinda. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Hair

the culture of hair

I remember the first time I saw a woman sporting kudos (bald hair), it was a spectacular moment. She wore the hairstyle like a queen 👑; her big round earrings, a bright shade of red lipstick and makeup all added glamour to her hairstyle. The image is burned into my heart ♥. Plenty of love… Continue reading the culture of hair

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A man is not his hope, nor yet his despair, nor yet his past deed. We know not yet what we have done; still less what we are doing. Wait till evening, and other parts of our work will shine than we had thought at noon, and we shall discover the real purport of our… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Accessories · Fashion & Style · Magazines

A Jacket I love

Emerald green collar, metallic blue and purple sleeves with colorful lightning ⚡ prints and Star Wars inspired balls, I am thinking matching this multi colored jacket with a loose white top tucked into light pink shorts and worn with black strap heels. Saoirse Ronan is the cover girl for the Spring/Summer March 2018 Issue of… Continue reading A Jacket I love

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The Malaika Collection by Ophelia Crossland

The Malaika Collection by Ophelia Crossland presents a variety of choices for brides who are going for a bohemian styled wedding, a simple court wedding or who prefer traditional ceremonies. The designer cleverly blends modern style using sheer details, mesh, fringe, thigh high slits with traditional bridal wear silhouettes and embroidery opening up each piece… Continue reading The Malaika Collection by Ophelia Crossland

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Few, in the days of early youth, Trusted like me in love and truth. I have learned sad lessons from the years; But slowly and with many tears; For God made me to kindly view The world that I was passing through. And all who tempt a trusting heart From faith and hope to drift… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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#MazellexValentinesDay

Mazelle Studio recently released a fashion editorial "to celebrate women and their individual styles on Valentines Day. Tagged #MazellexValentinesDay, the editorial is a cross between sultry and simple designs. With shades of pink, red, purple, white and black colors, the aim of the editorial according to the Lagos based lifestyle brand is to show "different… Continue reading #MazellexValentinesDay

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We cannot command veracity at will; the power of seeing and reporting truly is a form of health that has to be distinctly guarded, and as an ancient rabbi has solemnly said, "The penalty of untruth is untruth." —George Eliot. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

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Photo of the Day

A dress by Frida Xhoi Xhei This is the dress! Everything about this look is perfect and of course it comes with a crown😄😄😄😄. From the perfect, glam makeup, to the glittering neck to shoulder cape like details with all its sparkling jewelries, to the very fine off-shoulder lace dress this collection is romance, love,… Continue reading Photo of the Day

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Glamour Magazine’s March Issue

A little soul surgery is next for Katy Perry, and she shares her next big plans on women's magazine Glamour. With her trademark platinum blond pixie haircut, the rock star who has had a big year since her latest album was released last year stunned in fashion's latest trends from Miu Miu, Prada, Maria La… Continue reading Glamour Magazine’s March Issue

Footwear

Photo of the Day

Georges Hobeika Under Knee Boots From the brand's 2018 haute couture Spring Summer collection, come this bejeweled under knee boots. This stiletto features lace inset up to the knee with back zipper of the same length. Since blue is my favorite color, I am very inclined to this gorgeous powder blue color and of course… Continue reading Photo of the Day

African designers · beauty · Fashion & Style · Runway

Elie Kuame’s Hyper-Women Collection

Is it okay to go back to 2016? Some say to know the future, you have to understand the past (don't know if I got it right), however this post is borne more ouoft the excitement from discovering a new designer than knowing the future. This designer doesn't have any recent releases, sadly, and these… Continue reading Elie Kuame’s Hyper-Women Collection

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Though man a thinking being is defined, Few use the grand prerogative of mind. How few think justly of the thinking few! How many never think, who think they do! —Jane Taylor. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

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Ma Cherie by Katherine Joyce

The newest bridal collection from the Victoria Soprano Group, is the Ma Cherie Collection by Katherine Joyce which uses:      "quality materials, original finish, a complex process of       tissue and refined small detail (to) make a collection           of elegant, but not pretentious (dresses)."    Ma Cherie… Continue reading Ma Cherie by Katherine Joyce

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If I practice one day, I can see the result. If I practice two days, my friends can see it. If I practice three days, the great public can see it. —Ole Bull. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Accessories

Photo of the Day

An Oscar de la Renta A minimalist clutch purse with "bright sequins and beads arranged as paint splatters". This high end purse is a perfect match for monochrome ensembles and will instantly amp up your style game. Photo Source: Instagram, @oscardelarenta  

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Life is not a May-game, but a battle and a march, a warfare with principalities and powers. No idle promenade through fragrant orange groves and green flowery spaces, waited on by coral muses, and the rosy hours; it is a stern pilgrimage through the rough, burning, sandy solitudes, through regions of thick-ribbed ice. —Thomas Carlyle.… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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Lady Biba’s Sangfroid Collection 2018

According to Lady Biba, the Nigerian women's wear brand behind the Sangfroid Collection: "The pieces are designed for and inspired by the Sangfroid          women of the world especially here in Lagos. Amidst the          economic hardship and uncertainty; The Lady Boss              … Continue reading Lady Biba’s Sangfroid Collection 2018

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To stand with a smile upon your face, against a stake from which you cannot get away —that no doubt is heroic. True glory is resignation to the inevitable. But to stand unchained, with perfect liberty to go away held only by the higher chains of duty, and let the fire creep up to the… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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There are four things which are little upon the earth, But they are exceeding wise: The ants are a people not strong, Yet they provide their food in the summer; The conies are but a feeble folk, Yet make their houses in the rocks; The locusts have no king, Yet go they forth all of… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2018 Collection

The latest Spring collection from Tommy Hilfiger is a unique blend of luxe sportswear with classy everyday ready to wear pieces and bits of street style for an ultra chic look. With Tommy Hilfiger's famous colors as the backdrop for this shoot, the Spring collection features model Bella Hadid, their fourth collaboration together. The collection… Continue reading Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2018 Collection

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Ulyana Sergeenko Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

The #ulyanadreams is a collection of rich colors, fabric and embroidery. There is a soft refinement and class in the elegant hats, fringed napkin bags, well defined dresses and gowns with their sweeping peplum details, puffy sleeves and beautiful silhouettes. Intricate embroidery, delicate hand-knitted sewing and lace trimmings give each piece a stunning effect bringing… Continue reading Ulyana Sergeenko Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

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When disappointment comes meet it, but do not carry it along with you; nor fetter your spirit by changeless haste. "Memory will always pursue some precious instance of itself," which will bring either renewed confidence or resignation. —  M. B. S. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

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Spring 2018 Charlotte Simone Collection

A chic, fun and interesting way to rock your spring style, the newest Charlotte Simone collection presents a great "bubbly and effervescent" look especially unique for fur lovers 💏. Modeled by Leomie Anderson, who is also the face of the brand, the furry accessory collection which includes phone cases, tote handbags, clutch bags, and fur… Continue reading Spring 2018 Charlotte Simone Collection

Accessories · Celebrity fashion · Events · Fashion & Style · Red Carpet

Black Panther Movie Premiere

At the Black Panther Movie Premiere, the color theme was noticeably black, but there were stars who wore other colors to mark the premiere of the highly anticipated Marvel movie. Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira and more wore stunning shades of purple, yellow and pink while stars like Janelle Monae who wore black spiced… Continue reading Black Panther Movie Premiere

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The Pre-Grammys and The Grammys

One color stood out at this year's Grammy Awards, black; and Beyoncé was among the famous stars that up 👆 the color black. From the Roc-Nation annual Pre-Grammy Brunch, the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy 2018 party honoring Jay-Z and then the Grammy Awards itself, Beyoncé stood out in a line of all black ensembles. A stunning… Continue reading The Pre-Grammys and The Grammys

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Why, why repine, my pensive friend At pleasures slipped away? Some the stern fates will never lend, And all refuse to stay. I see the rainbow in the sky, The dew upon the grass; I see them and I ask not why They glimmer or they pass. With folded arms I linger not To call… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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The Grammy Awards

One of the most anticipated annual award shows, the 60th Grammy Awards 2018 was held last night in New York. Stars were 'stars' on and off the red carpet in their very best designer gowns, glittering jewelries and white roses. From Chrissy Tiegens dazzling silver Yanina Couture gown to Ashanti's stunning Elie Madi gold princess… Continue reading The Grammy Awards

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Just where you stand in the conflict, There is your place! Just where you think you are useless, Hide not your face! God placed you there for a purpose, What e'er it be; Think you he has chosen you for it: Work loyally. –—Anonymous. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Fashion & Style

Photo of the Day

An Elie Saab gown An Elie Saab gown has always been for me 'the gown'. This is gorgeous on all levels, a sparkling loveliness. The dress hugs the body curves, emphasizing all the important feminine areas. I love the long sleeves feature, the cape and the elaborate head piece with the floor length veil. Of… Continue reading Photo of the Day

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To keep young, every day read a poem, hear a choice piece of music, view a fine painting, and, if possible, do a good action. Man's highest merit always is, as much as possible, to rule external circumstances, and as little as possible to let himself be ruled by them. —Goethe. This image does not… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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… AND I AM A ROBOT.

Sophia. Towards the end of last year, there was a huge influx of famous celebrity sons and daughters strutting the runway for power fashion houses. This year and probably in years to come, we may see Sophia's 'family' on the runway, a line of artificial intelligence models taking over from human models and wearing designs… Continue reading … AND I AM A ROBOT.

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Self-scrutiny is often the most unpleasant, and always the most difficult, of moral actions. But it is also the most important and salutary; for, as the wisest of the Greeks said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” — J. Strachan. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

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The great Gods pass through the great Time-hall, Stately and high; The little men climb the low clay wall To gape and spy; "We wait for the Gods," the little men cry, "But these are our brothers passing by." The great Gods pass through the great Time-hall, Who can see? The little men nod by… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

beauty · Fashion & Style · Runway

Spring 2018 Couture- Ralph and Russo

I don't know how expensive these dresses and gowns are but I can't stop thinking that they will look good on moi☺. I love how graceful each piece is, the precise attention to detail to create such drama and elegance at once. However, it's Ralph and Russo everyone, so designs such as these are the… Continue reading Spring 2018 Couture- Ralph and Russo

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Nature never did betray The heart that loved her; 'tis her privilege Through all the years of this life, to lead, From joy to joy; for she can so impress With quietness and beauty, and so feed With lofty thoughts, that neither evil tongues, Nor all the dreary intercourse of daily life, Shall e'er prevail… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

African Beauty · Celebrity fashion · Fashion & Style · makeup · Photography

Melanin Beverly

Photographed by Metro and Abusalamiphotography, Beverly Osu's newly released photos are 'all that' and more. In black and white and color, the ex BBA housemate, actress and model showed off her flawless skin and style in the photos. Beverly, who is famous for her popping melanin skin and afro locks, got her styling and makeup… Continue reading Melanin Beverly

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The Azzedine Alaïa Dress Exhibition

A 41 dress exhibition titled "Je Suis Couturier" was opened Sunday, 21th January 2018 to show the designs and works of Azzedine Alaïa, the late Tunisian born couturier and shoe designer. A collection of Azzedine's famous works were opened at the event and is being shown in his honor at Azzedine Alaïa's Marais Headquarters in… Continue reading The Azzedine Alaïa Dress Exhibition