Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

Instead of a gem or a flower, cast the gift of a lovely thought into the heart of a friend. — George Macdonald. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

Advertisements
Accessories · Fashion & Style · Fashion Trends · Footwear · Runway

Céline Ready-to-Wear Spring Collection 2018

The Ready-to-Wear Spring Collection from Céline is ready to step into the coming Spring's boardrooms, business meetings and offices. The collection is what you would expect from Céline; a powerful, sophisticated, professional yet feminine look for the modern working class woman. The pieces from the collection are large yet explicitly defined to command attention and… Continue reading Céline Ready-to-Wear Spring Collection 2018

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

Don’t look too hard except for something agreeable; we can find all the disagreeable things we want, between our own hats and boots. — Leigh Hunt. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

Accessories · beauty · Fashion & Style · Fashion Trends · Footwear · Hair · Photography · Street style

Instagram #s

I collected some of the latest, coolest Instagram street styles and fashion and they are beautiful ideas to add and mix up with your street style combo.   There is everything for the weather from styles for cool climates to hot ones like Nigeria's hot weather. There are denims, knitted sweaters, trendy ripped jeans, beautiful… Continue reading Instagram #s

Accessories · African Beauty · African designers · African Inspired · Fashion & Style · Photography · Street style

Ladunni Lambo’s Spring/Summer Collection

The Spring/Summer collection from Ladunni Lambo is filled with wonderful colors. The collection is on trend and features well cut designs. Inspired by Moroccan princess Lalla Nouzha, the collection stays in tune with the times with lace applique designs, beautiful embroidery, sheer and flattering cuts. The collection titled 'Star' is feminine, chic and made for… Continue reading Ladunni Lambo’s Spring/Summer Collection

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

  Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly until he knows that every day is doomsday. — Ralph Waldo Emerson. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

Fashion & Style · Footwear

Rihanna’s Shoes

  Shoes have long taken over a world of its own, with the shoes statement becoming a powerful, important and defining piece of a woman's ensemble. According to Marilyn Monroe, 'Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world', with Rihanna's shoe collaborations with Puma and Manolo Blahnik, girls are taking over… Continue reading Rihanna’s Shoes

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

There are some hearts like wells green-mossed and deep As ever summer saw, And cool their water is, yea, cool and sweet; But you must come to draw. They hoard not, yet they rest in calm content, And not unsought will give; They can be quiet with their wealth unspent, So self-contained they live. —… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good. If thou wouldst be happy, bring thy mind to thy condition, and have an indifferency for more than what is sufficient. — William Penn. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

African designers · beauty · Fashion & Style · Hair

Bibi Lawrence Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

There is everything to love about this collection from women's wear brand, Bibi Lawrence. Details are everything in this collection and one word sums it up 'perfect'.   From the necklines to the sleeves down to the body, great attention was given to each piece to achieve this stunning structured collection, titled The Belle. Cutouts,… Continue reading Bibi Lawrence Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

African Beauty · African designers · African Inspired · Fashion & Style

Vintage Sackar by Nuna Couture

The first thing I thought after seeing Nuna Couture's Vintage Sackar collection was that it will be a delight for all skin tones. The colors chosen for each piece from this collection are gorgeous, not too bright and not too muted colors, just enough to let the skin color shine through. I love the cuts;… Continue reading Vintage Sackar by Nuna Couture

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just, And he but naked, though locked up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. — William Shakespeare. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

Accessories · African Beauty · African Inspired · beauty · Fashion & Style · Hair · makeup

Ini Edo

      Ini Edo recently released this stunning photo of her in traditional Efik attire. Notice the stunning gold colored head piece, the beautiful traditional braided hairstyle and bead necklace to complement her purple dress and last but not least, her traditional staff. The Special Adviser to the Akwa Ibom State Government on Culture,… Continue reading Ini Edo

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

Photo of the Day

Let's begin with her hair all tied up in a sleek top knot, her Men-in-Black (M. I. B) dark sunshades, her 100% 🔝 notch nude makeup to her carton-colored boxy blouse and her blue waist length on-trend denim, a box Louis Vuitton x Frank Gehry bag, gold chain and matching wristwatch,and  white ankle-lenght shoes, Rihanna… Continue reading Photo of the Day

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

An illusion haunts us, that a long duration, as a year, a decade, a century, is valuable. But an old French sentence says, “God works in moments.” We ask for long life, but ’tis deep life or grand moments that signify. Let the measure of Time be spiritual, not mechanical. Life is unnecessarily long. Moments… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Accessories · African Beauty · African Inspired · Events · Fashion & Style · Footwear · Hair · Runway

Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017: WeizDhurm Franklyn

WeizDhurm Franklyn brought exotic to the runway. The designs are classy and tasteful; not normally what you will wear on the streets but for a stunning entrance, WeizDhurm Franklyn is your go-to. The collection is structured and well tailored with embroidery and embellishments adding finesse to each piece. 2017's favorite pieces are inbuilt into the… Continue reading Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017: WeizDhurm Franklyn

African Beauty · beauty · Events · Fashion & Style · Fashion Trends · Runway

Nadrey Laurent at the Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017

Nadrey Laurent showcased classy ready to wear pieces infused with glamour and style. The fabrics were beautiful and the colors were bold. Nadrey Laurent went with the times delivering sassy, stylish cuts that fit perfectly, flowing with the curves. With the Spring/Summer collection there's a piece for everyone and for every occasion; there were midriff… Continue reading Nadrey Laurent at the Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

We cannot make bargains for blisses, Nor catch them like fishes in nets; And sometimes the thing our life misses Helps more than the thing which it gets. For good lieth not in pursuing, Nor gaining of great nor small, But just in the doing and doing As we would be done by is all.… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Events · Fashion & Style · Runway

Big, Bold and Cover up

The Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017 held in Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra Ghana provided 'an inclusive runway presentation' that showcased plus-sized models. Championed by Latasha Nwugbe of AboutThatCurvyLife, the showcase was laudable. For people on the plus side like moi, knowing that there are more size-inclusive clothing from major fashion brands in Africa… Continue reading Big, Bold and Cover up

African Beauty · beauty · Events · Fashion & Style · Runway

TUBO: Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017

Women's wear brand, TUBO showcased it's latest collection at the Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017 held in Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra Ghana. The collection highlighted feminity in stylish cuts and avant-garde tailoring. With sheer net necklines, corsets, peplum details, full ruffle skirts in different silhouettes, the collection is sassy and modern. With white,… Continue reading TUBO: Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

True, it is most painful not to meet the kindness and affection you feel you have deserved, and have a right to expect from others; but it is a mistake to complain, for it is no use; you cannot extort friendship with a cocked pistol. — Sydney Smith. This image does not belong to Belijose's… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Accessories · beauty · Fashion & Style · Footwear

Zazzaii’s Latest Color Story Editorial

  Zazzaii's latest color editorial is a story in yellow. Counted amongst the leading multi-brand retailers in Africa, Zazzaii offers all the stunning shades of yellow from Africa's favorite and leading designers. Dressing up for work or for an evening engagement, Zazzaii showcases in this editorial, a 'how to wear yellow' with artful and well… Continue reading Zazzaii’s Latest Color Story Editorial

African Beauty · African Inspired · beauty · Fashion & Style · Hair · Runway

The Most Promising Designer Of The Year

 An exciting new take on Dashiki fabrics, the new collection from Apparels by Pearl deserves all the attention and accolades it has garnered including helping the brand win the Most Promising Designer Of The Year at the 2017 Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week (NSDFW) .  With Dashiki fabrics playing a major role in the… Continue reading The Most Promising Designer Of The Year

Fashion & Style · Footwear · Runway · Street style

“Don’t shove it in our faces”

A lot of buzz has followed fashion brand Balenciaga's Spring/Summer 2018 Collection, negative buzz, and it all comes down to Balenciaga's designer Demna Gvasalia and his choice of footwear: Crocs. Much ado about nothing, I will say. The Balenciaga x Crocs 'collab' were beautiful, yes, with the colors in yellow, pink, green and more, the… Continue reading “Don’t shove it in our faces”

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

The heart which boldly faces death Upon the battlefield, and dares Cannon and bayonet, faints beneath The needle-points of frets and cares. The stoutest spirits they dismay— The tiny stings of every day. Ah! more than martyr’s aureole And more than hero’s heart of fire, We need the humble strength of soul Which daily toils… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

beauty · Fashion & Style · Hair · Inspirational · makeup

Muse by Bertha 2018 Bridal Collection

I doubt if this bridal dresses will make it to a Nigerian church but there's no doubt that they are ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. Another outstanding collection from Muse by Bertha for its 2018 campaign, the collection is oozing sexy and yet it has this soft sweetness and fairytale in the twirls of each embellishment and in… Continue reading Muse by Bertha 2018 Bridal Collection

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

We ought to rise day by day with a certain zest, a clear intention, a design to make the most of every hour; not to let the busy hours shoulder each other or tread on each other’s heels, but to force every action to give up its strength and sweetness. There is work to be… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years; But thou shall flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter and the crush of worlds. — Thomas Addison.  

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

Up, up, my soul, the long-spent time redeeming; Sow thou the seeds of better deeds and thought; Light other lamps while yet thy lamp is beaming— The time is short. Think of the good thou might’st have done when brightly The suns to thee life’s choicest season brought; Hours lost to God in pleasure passing… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Accessories · African Beauty · African Inspired · beauty · Events · Fashion & Style · Hair · makeup

Nigeria

Have you ever been to Nigeria? Some of the fond memories I have from growing up are the visits to the village during Christmas when my daddy's mom was still alive; as children, we organized little dance groups made up of children from the same kindred or even more, children from the same neighborhood and… Continue reading Nigeria

beauty · Fashion & Style · Footwear · Hair · Magazines

The Edit’s Cover Girl: Cara Delevigne

   With a stunning career in modeling and a successful big screen entry in Hollywood, Cara Delevigne's interview by Annabel Brog reveals a side of Cara different from the tabloids and glossy magazines: the real life, self-told side.  With her story which also introduces her upcoming book, Mirror, Mirror, Miss. Delevigne modeld the seasons finest… Continue reading The Edit’s Cover Girl: Cara Delevigne

Accessories · Fashion & Style · Footwear · Magazines

17.09.28: The Edit’s Shoe Sparkle

A collection of custom made, bejeweled shoes styled by Anina Heè and photographed by Andrew Woffinden make weekly magazine The Edit's 17.09.28 'irresistible' shoe collection and may hopefully make it to our shoe closet. With clever, adventurous, chic names like Haute Heels, Going Platinum, Galaxy Quest, Mirror Mirror and Be Jeweled, the glamorous pairs which… Continue reading 17.09.28: The Edit’s Shoe Sparkle

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

O strange and wild is the world of men Which the eyes of the Lord must see— With continents, inlands, tribes, and tongues, With multitudes bond and free! All kings of the earth bow down to him, And yet—he can think of me. For none can measure the mind of God Or the bounds of… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Accessories · beauty · Fashion & Style · Fashion Trends · Footwear · Hair · makeup · Street style

A Future Step

Probably what streetwear would look like in a Hollywood sci-fi movie, Olivia Culpo's street style look in the streets of Paris was both commando and futuristic.  The supermodel and style influencer wore a wrap dress with draping neckline over a black long-sleeved turtleneck with red designs by Aquilano Rimondi. The wrap dress had a prominent… Continue reading A Future Step

Accessories · beauty · Fashion & Style · Magazines · makeup

Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

With another edition of Harper's Bazaar Arabia comes another stunner, this time supermodel Bella Hadid. Shot in one of the world's most romantic cities Venice, Italy by photographer Victor Dermachelier, the October edition of the luxe fashion magazine is fierce and sparkly. The stunning result of the photoshoot sees beautiful Bella Hadid wearing a fierce… Continue reading Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

Life is not an idle ore, But iron dug from central gloom, And heated hot with burning fears, And dipt in baths of hissing tears, And battered with the shocks of doom To shape and use. — Alfred Tennyson. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

Accessories · African Beauty · African Inspired · beauty · Celebrity fashion · Fashion & Style · Hair · Street style

Icon Watch 34: Stephanie Coker Aderinokun

With a successful media career in Nigeria and beyond, Stephanie Coker Aderinokun's TV personality has grown since 2011.   Born Stephanie Omowunmi Eniafe Coker in November 28, 1989, Stephanie grew up in London and finally moved back to Nigeria in 2011 were she got her first job as an anchor of MTV Base's countdown show, 'Street… Continue reading Icon Watch 34: Stephanie Coker Aderinokun

Accessories · beauty · Celebrity fashion · Fashion & Style · Street style

Yesterday’s Style

 Inspired by her son's buzz haircut, Kate Hudson who recently has been rocking a similar haircut looked stylishly simple on Monday in New York. The actress wore a coordinated outfit in royal blue color to promote her movie, Marshall. She wore a blue halter neck top tucked into wide legged royal blue trousers cinched together… Continue reading Yesterday’s Style

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

Not as the conqueror comes, They, the true-hearted, came; Not with the roll of the stirring drums, And the trumpet songs of fame: Amidst the storm they sang, And the stars heard and the sea; And the sounding aisles of the dim woods rang To the anthem of the free. Ay, call it holy ground,… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

If you would be well spoken of, learn to speak well of others. And when you have learned to speak well of them, endeavor likewise to do well to them; and reap the fruit of being well spoken of by them. — Epictetus.

beauty · Fashion & Style

Knowing What It Means To Stay On Top

A novelty collection, Style Temple's Pre-Spring 2018 Lookbook is a collection I think style icons like Kim Kardashian West will love. A mixture of structure and feminity, the collection is soft with a sexy-demure vibe. Everything is highlighted and each look is perfect for the modern woman. A classy, diva element is infused in the… Continue reading Knowing What It Means To Stay On Top

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

The Kaya Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

Premlin's 2017 Spring/Summer Collection, 'Kaya'is youthful and playful. The new collection which comprises colorful jumpsuits, midi dresses, bomber jackets, playsuits and swim suits is colorful and fun. The 'Kaya' Collection meaning home in native Zimbabwe, features a 17-piece assortment inspired by South African Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu. The use of fabrics with geometric motif and… Continue reading The Kaya Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

  Man learns to swim by being tossed into life’s maelstrom and left to make his way ashore. No youth can learn to sail his life-craft in a lake sequestered and sheltered from all the storms, where other vessels never come. Skill comes through sailing one’s craft amidst rocks and bars and opposing fleets, amidst… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Inspirational

Thoughts 💭

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 💭

Accessories · beauty · Events · Fashion & Style · Fashion Trends · Footwear · Runway

Spring 2018 Ready to Wear Collection: Christopher Kane

Frills are in this season, so is sheer. With Christopher Kane's Spring 2018 Ready to Wear Collection, plastic trash bags become dresses, pegs hold a black dress together, crocs are one with negligee and mop fringes were both earrings and used on shoes. With boxy, long male coats and shoes, wide satin lapels juxtaposed with… Continue reading Spring 2018 Ready to Wear Collection: Christopher Kane

African Beauty · beauty · Fashion & Style · Magazines · Photography

Starring Duckie Thot

As the latest cover star for Paper Magazine's 6th edition of 'Beautiful People', Duckie Thot's stellar list of successes is growing. The self-taught model nicknamed Black Barbie was all shades of gorgeous in the magazine showing off her model-tall svelte frame in a faux fur jacket, a chiffon blouse, a coed leather dress with boots… Continue reading Starring Duckie Thot