I remember a distant cousin who at one time dug out her mother's spinster clothes, bags, shoes and jewelry. The collection was as far back as the early '60s and most of them were neatly preserved, especially the bags and jewelry. She wore them on campus and was well talked about for weeks. I assembled… Continue reading Brown Leather Bags
I pray you find strength I pray your hope never falters I pray you have love that brightens all of your life I pray you find the courage to say 'I am fine' I pray it is true. —Belinda. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.
There is nothing that is puerile in nature; and he who becomes impassioned of a flower, a blade of grass, a butterfly's wing, a nest, a shell, wraps around a small thing that always contains a great truth. To succeed in modifying the appearance of a flower is insignificant in itself, if you will; but… Continue reading Thoughts 💭
Inspired by Lagos street style, Zarabella's "My Lagos" collection is created for the everyday modern woman with pieces ranging from corset styled tops to short dresses, flared pants and peplum tops. The collection brings sophisticated style and elegance to the streets of Lagos with its bright and modern style.
For its Autumn/Winter season, Tiattra takes a self exposè with IAMTIATTRA, a narrative that explores the many fragments that makeup the brand's design ethos, aesthetic and the many types of women Tiattra morphs into. The collection is mostly evening wear, with dresses and gowns being artfully presented and well tailored. Everything goes seamlessly in this… Continue reading Autumn/Winter 2018: Tiattra
I often wonder why it is that we are not all kinder than we are. How much the world needs it! How easily it is done! How instantaneously it acts! How infallibly it is remembered! —Henry Drummond. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.
Ciara is Pandora's ambassador and for the jewelry brand's latest campaign titled Shine Bright collection, the mother of two, actress and singer discussed what jewelry means to her. Posing in different ensembles, Ciara wore several pieces from Pandora: statement bracelets, chokers, rings, necklaces and earrings while discussing her favorite Pandora charms, her jewelry style, her… Continue reading “It’s all about shining bright…”- Ciara
In this collection, I found designs I love and dresses, blouses and skirts that will be my size and that is among the things we expect from designers, clothes that will actually fit. I love the orange sheath dress with structured puffy sleeves and how graceful it looks on the model, it's a sure winner.… Continue reading Anyanwu Ututu by BelleKay
"Unhindered Hues" by Amede The bold use of varying colors adds sauce to this collection. What it lacks in form-fitting details, it makes up for in the free, easy flowing lines and extraordinary print and tie and dye details. Some would say the colors are distracting but I think and will say that it's not… Continue reading Spring/Summer 2018 Collection: Amede
“And women?” she asked thoughtfully. “What is the world to us?” Gulnaz offered a meek smile. “Do you not know, my daughter? Our world is the spaces between the rocks and meat. We see the face that should but doesn’t smile, the sliver of sun between dead tree branches. Time passes differently through a woman’s… Continue reading Thoughts 💭
Happy belated birthday to Chioma Akpotha. Her birthday was two days ago, it's probably late to wish her a happy birthday but it's not to late to admire her very fine makeup, hairdo and most importantly her very own self. Dressed in black and white ensemble, Chioma Akpotha looks gorgeous in and white dress draped… Continue reading Photo of the Day
The sets of lingerie featured in this campaign shoot bring Fifty Shades to mind; there's everything freed, everything darker, everything black, purple, red and pale pink and fifty shades confident. Modeled by Kristina Sheiter and Sarah Stephens, the collection of 16 sexy, bold lingerie sets comprised of push up bras with double straps, suspenders, corsets,… Continue reading Honey Birdette’s “L.A Story” Campaign
Among the happiest and proudest possessions of a man is his character. It is a wreath, it is a bank in itself. What is the essence and life of character? Principle, integrity, independence. —Bulwer Lytton. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.
You usually see this look on Jessica Alba. I don't know Eiza Gonzalez that well, (and I will be sure to look out for her and her style statement from now on) her look here is refreshing, minimal and elegant. Her bright rose colored lipstick, woven hat and nude bag set off her all white… Continue reading Eiza Gonzalez’s Veuve Clicquot Look
So he died by his faith. That is fine— More than the most of us do. But stay. Can you add to that line That he lived for it too? It is easy to die. Men have died For a wish or a whim— From bravado or passion or pride. Was it hard for him?… Continue reading Thoughts 💭
This collection is romantic, I think it's the word I will use here. Embellishment come in huge, but aren't they all in a Zuhair Murad dress and I believe it's the appeal when it comes to clothing from the designer. The Fall 2018 Collection has a mixture of sleek, elegant and rock vibes; embellished stockings… Continue reading ZUHAIR MURAD: Fall 2018 Ready to Wear Collection
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself into one. —James Anthony Froude.
Winning today's style crush are Christina Milian and Priyanka Chopra. Christina Milian in easy, stylish casuals is our muse for simple street style which I bet will do well in the not so cool Enugu weather. Dressed in a denim on denim ensemble, denim shirt, denim pants and denim bra, Christina paired her look with… Continue reading Style Crush for the Day
Titled Afro Neo-Plasticism, big words but stronger words are used to describe the collection's pieces and its use of bold geometric lines and colors; Adia, Dalia (flower), Alika (most beautiful), Nia (purposeful), Ayana (blossom), Amare (of great strength)and many other unique names. The ready to wear collection from DNA by Iconic Invanity include shorts, a… Continue reading DNA by Iconic Invanity: Spring-Summer 2018 Collection
We are our own fates. Our own deeds Are our own doomsmen. Man's life was made Not for men's creeds, But men's actions. —Owen Meredith. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.
When I have the time so many things I'll do, To make life happier and more fair For those whose lives are crowded now with care, I'll help to lift them from their low despair When I have time. When I have time the friend I love so well Shall know no more the weary,… Continue reading Thoughts 💭
This beauty inspired photographs were done by Felix Crown, a beauty, fashion and lifestyle brand based in Nigeria. Titled IN AQUA I and II, the stunning beauty shots feature @mimzbee as its muse and was styled by beauty artist @casskoncept1 with hair styling from @ceezysstyling. Photo Source: @felixcrown.
To celebrate its 2nd Anniversary, #legend magazine featured models Kiwi Lee Han and Josephine Skriver for its March 2018 Issue and the shoot photographed by Teddy Zeng and Christian Högstedt respectively was edgy and stylish. Both models discussed dreams, future projects, fashion must-haves, favorite designers while dressed in fashionable pieces from Louis Vuitton, Chow Tai… Continue reading hashtaglegend
It is perfectly obvious that men do necessarily absorb, out of the influences in which they grow up, something which gives a complexion to their whole after-character. —Anthony Froude. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.
Coming March 15th, the latest FentyxPuma collaborative creation is sporty and fashionable and includes a variety of clothing choices; tank tops, full bodysuits, yoga pants hooded sweatshirts, mesh tops, shorts and some of Fenty's most coveted footwear. The collection is mostly athleisure with the brands' logos printed on them. Showing off the latest FENTYxPUMA alongside… Continue reading The New SS18 FENTYxPUMA
Okay, who doesn't like a fresh glam look such as this one? I couldn't resist posting, thought I'd share. So this is Governor Ganduje's daughter, Fateema and this is one of the pre-wedding photos for her wedding. Fateema Ganduje is a human rights activist and the founder of Let's Talk Humanity, a non-governmental organization devoted… Continue reading Stunning Bridal Makeup Look Starring Fateema Ganduje
I will describe a fishnet bag as a powerful and sensational look and a fine addition to one's personal style statement. A hold all that is unique and out of the box, the fishnet handbag is one style staple that will glam up any look. It is extraordinary because it is not something you will… Continue reading Fishnet Bag
Kourtney Kardashian's style has been major grand slam lately. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has delivered classy, glam makeup looks and style that has us paying attention. I am a quite tired of the bikers shorts and snakeskin boots, so Kourtney's looks has been something to look forward to and she was true… Continue reading Style Crush for the Day
We and God have business with each other; and in opening ourselves to his influence our deepest destiny is fulfilled. —William James. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.
Red Is it just a color or is it so much more? Passion, strength, determination, danger, power, war, love or just simply red? For this post, red is a color we love either as a makeup, an accessory, dress or skirt, without forgoing the confident, powerful and bold feel from wearing red. I collected some… Continue reading Red Crush
Soul, rule thy self; on passion, deed, desire, Lay thou the laws of thy deliberate will. Stand at thy chosen post, Faith's sentinel: Though Hell's lost legions ring thee round with fire, Learn to endure. —Arthur Symonds. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.
With Paris holding her fashion week, fashion lovers came out to view the fashion shows and to display, their fun, classy, elegant, quirky and personal styles. Against the cold weather, most attendees covered up head to toe in heavy yet fashionable coats and jackets whilst others wore more daring sporting woolen cardigans worn over denim… Continue reading 2018 Paris Fashion Week: Street Style
They are slaves who fail to speak For the fallen and the weak; They are slaves who will not chose Hatred, scoffing, and abuse, Rather than in silence shrink From the truth they needs must think; They are slaves who dare not be In the right with two or three. —James Russell Lowell. This image… Continue reading Thoughts 💭
Life is a sheet of paper white Whereon each one of us may write His word or two, and then comes night. Greatly begin! though thou hast time But for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime. — James Russell Lowell. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.
The 80s have come alive, influencing not just fashion but music as well. With Bruno Mars and Cardi B's "Finesse" still going strong on the sound waves, the runway is as well lit with style statements from this well-known era, bold shoulders, animal prints, neon colors, sequins, heavy embellishments, spandex, fringe and more.… Continue reading Norma Kamali: Fall 2018 Ready to Wear Collection
There are days leading to months and even years, life pummels you on and on into a corner. Don't loose your breath, Inhale, exhale Gather strength and Push. Fight and never give up. It's never always bad. —Belinda. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.
While serving in Bauchi State, for the one year mandatory National Youth Service Corp I discovered a new way of adding volume to my thinning front hair, and so far it has served me well. No guessing game required, it's my mascara! An essential fashion basic for adding volume, length and boost to your… Continue reading Mascara for Hair Volume
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes. All other passions do occasionally good; but wherever pride puts in its word everything goes wrong. –—John Ruskin. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.
Braids One of the hairstyles I have always 'cottoned' to; I am always in love with it. Cornrows, crochet, box braids and more, you are never without options, styles and designs, and it is in keeping with that ever burning 🔥 love for braids that I have selected some hairstyles from @nigerianbraids on Instagram for… Continue reading Braids love
Think truly, and thy thoughts Shall the world's famine feed; Speak truly, and each word of thine Shall be a fruitful seed; Live truly, and thy life shall be A great and noble creed. —Horatio Bonar. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.
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
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
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.
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
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 💭
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
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
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.
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.
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 💭