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Elanred’s 2017 Summer Collection with Victoria Kimani

Having one of the hottest on screen beauties as your muse definitely gets our attention. Introducing its new fashion edit 'Bottles, Muses and Shots' the Nigerian fashion store dished out a sexy summer look with this collection. Dressed in a multi-colored breezy chiffon dress, Ankara dress with cold shoulder cut-outs and a nude singlet with… Continue reading Elanred’s 2017 Summer Collection with Victoria Kimani

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Inspirational Quote

Of course, it was not easy at first to fly. The speech wings were weak and broken; nothing was left save the impulse to fly, but that was something. One can never consent to creep when one has an impulse to soar. There are so many difficulties in the way, so many discouragements; but I… Continue reading Inspirational Quote

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A glimpse into her world 🌍

Nigeria's and Africa's richest blogger is hardly seen on magazine covers. Although a former model, I am guessing  Linda Ikeji is somewhat shy, so her cover on Nigeria's no. 1 fashion daily, ThisDay Style came as an interesting and exciting surprise. The photo shoot which was done by an equally important female name in the… Continue reading A glimpse into her world 🌍

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Photo of the week

This is a 'not too recent' photo of Bella Hadid in a pink power suit finished with a pink bold belt, black strap sandals and pink bag. The look is classic and beautiful. Bella's straight shiny bob hairstyle with bangs totally complements the entire look giving it a glam, bold finish.

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Abstracts and Blocks

Modeled by Toluwalope Awosika, this collection is colorful, structured and on par with modern fashion trends.   Coming from the house of women's wear fashion brand Cece, the collection called Kadinsky is the brand's interpretation of structure with inspiration from Wassily Wassilyevich Kadinsky, Russian artist and theorist.   With delicately structured geometric cutouts and colorful… Continue reading Abstracts and Blocks

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Style Revolution

Ever thought of adding wax to your hair? I haven't. Style revolutionaries make the inconceivable possible 🙆; Di'ja makes Ankara wax hair extensions possible.   Not what some of us would ordinarily wear but this awesome hairstyle is for that 'free' moment when we want to cut loose and go wild. Di'ja, Nigerian song writer… Continue reading Style Revolution

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Wonderland Magazine’s 2017 Summer Issue

What influences fashion? An idea, art, religion, history, personalities, trends and so many more. For Jeremy Scott, Moschino creative designer's summer '17 collection its religion, pop culture and combat. With singer Madison Beer as Jeremy's muse, the collection is given life with a series of bold, defiant poses by the singer. The fashion shoot is… Continue reading Wonderland Magazine’s 2017 Summer Issue

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Berta’s Spring/Summer ’18 Wedding Collection

Looking forward! While other brands are presenting their 2017 spring/summer collection, Berta is a step ahead with the release of its spring summer '18 collection. Presenting a deeply intimate collection, with plunging v- necklines and figure accentuating gowns, Berta's wedding collection ensures your groom never gets his eyes off you. Very far from the demure… Continue reading Berta’s Spring/Summer ’18 Wedding Collection

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Photo of the week

Sweetheart neckline, off shoulder blouses with flared and puffy long sleeves make up this stunning photo of the week from @lagos_streetstyle on Instagram. Colorful tassels and peplum are added to create edgy and chic looks on the outfits worn by two stunning ladies.   Accessorized with a bold red floral headpiece, yellow beaded necklace and… Continue reading Photo of the week

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Where fashion meets culture: OBIRIN

  ADM Project's Autumn/Winter 17 collection "represents all African women who through their hands, create Art".  Using hand-dyed fabrics by West African artists, each piece of the Obirin collection is a beautiful blend of culture and fashion with each piece named after and representing female qualities. With vibrant colors created from barks, roots, flowers and… Continue reading Where fashion meets culture: OBIRIN

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Love white?

  A fresh and bold look, Kemi Adelaja's new Spring/Summer 2017 collection is a variety of all white ensembles in beautiful styles. Called "Faith Avenue", each piece is lively albeit coming in white. With bold bell sleeves at the sleeves and mid calf, the flamboyant designs come with streamlined silhouette gowns and skirts and tight… Continue reading Love white?

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Grey’s 2017 Resort Collection

From Oseyi Etomi of Grey Projects Fashion label, comes this awesome summer designs in colorful unique fabrics. The first reaction I got from seeing this collection was excitement; each piece is everything I want to wear and the colors are so awesome and gay, it's refreshing. Modeled by Ifeoma Nwobu, Etomi's designs are flirty and… Continue reading Grey’s 2017 Resort Collection

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‘If it’s in a magazine, it’s probably too late.’ – Rihanna

  Rihanna was recently awarded for her philanthropic work and fashion influence at the Parsons School of Design Benefit on Monday. And Rihanna who credits her fashion and style to underground designers from different backgrounds, was photographed in New York city on Tuesday wearing a huge oversized denim jacket over an equally oversized floor length… Continue reading ‘If it’s in a magazine, it’s probably too late.’ – Rihanna

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Chika Ike

Chika Ike is going higher every time and so is her style and fashion attitude. With the coming release of season 3 of her reality TV show, African Diva, Chika'ad campaign for the TV show, shows a confident woman who has grown into herself and found her niche. The actress and entrepreneur stunned in a… Continue reading Chika Ike

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Shine bright in Silver

A sparkly silver gown with matching necklace and earrings was Kendal Jenner's look look for the evening at Port Pierre Canto, the venue for the space-themed Chopard Bash organised by Caroline Sheufele, Chopard President and Rihanna. Her multi-million dollar model figure stood out in the structured silver dress which featured a corset bodice, off shoulder… Continue reading Shine bright in Silver

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Celebrating 5

South African knitwear brand, Maxhosa by Luduma is 5 this year and in celebration of this landmark event, the brand showcased some of its major designs from its SS 2016 collection and AW 2017 collection. With beautiful photo shoots from the streets of South Africa, the fashion brand featured some of South Africa's biggest personality… Continue reading Celebrating 5

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Èthèrè Collection by Zariza

  Sometimes it's not just the designs but the colors and patterns on a fabric that makes a piece of clothing unique.   This is Zariza's Èthèrè Collection and it's got the colors, look and vibrancy you need to slay summer. With deep v collars, ruffled details, neatly tailored lines, the women's wear brand goes… Continue reading Èthèrè Collection by Zariza

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Louis Vuitton Japan Inspired Fashion Show

Inspired by Japanese art and culture, Louis Vuitton fashion designer, Nicolas Ghesquière staged what has been said to be one of fashion's most spectacular shows. Set in Japan of course, at The Miho Museum in Korea, south-east of Japan, the elite fashion brand had models wearing anime inspired designs, dragon emblazoned jackets, embellished jackets, leather… Continue reading Louis Vuitton Japan Inspired Fashion Show

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Power Chic: Structure meets Sensual

We wouldn't be expecting any words less than fashionable and classy from Victoria Beckham's style and on Thursday, wearing matching navy blue wool cardigan with a breezy skirt, Mrs. Beckham stayed true to her unique fashion and style. With the ensemble coming from her own fashion line, there was no better model for the eponymous… Continue reading Power Chic: Structure meets Sensual

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Style Icon Watch 32: Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence's name was cinched as a style icon from the very first time her character's gown in Hunger Games caught fire 🔥. Since then, Jennifer Lawrence style has moved from her iconic Hunger Games to flattering, feminine, classy yet simple styles that are more her own. J. Law' s style and fashion simply represents… Continue reading Style Icon Watch 32: Jennifer Lawrence

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Glam Africa Magazine’s Travel Issue

You won't see road trips and safari or exquisite foods and luxury locale on the cover of Glam Africa Magazine's Travel Issue but three of the leading ladies in Africa's film and movie industry. Nigeria's Rita Dominic, South Africa's Boity Thulo and Ghana'Yvonne Okoro in stunning ensembles, flawless makeup and hairdo and a powerful stance… Continue reading Glam Africa Magazine’s Travel Issue

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Never a dull moment with your Aso Ebi

For Nigerians, life is 'jollyment' and with it comes plenty opportunities to dress up and look nice; that is why Aso Ebi is the ultimate female go-to for events because with your personalized unique styling or the latest Aso Ebi fashion trend, you are sure to turn heads. With this in mind, Ruvero Designs 2017… Continue reading Never a dull moment with your Aso Ebi

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First Time

For it's debut, emerging Nigerian brand, Madam Naffy, ingeniously combines fashions trendiest: A lines, wrap dresses, trumpet skirts, straight, offshoulder, asymmetric and buttonhole necklines and jumpsuits in colorful and in feminine designs. For a first timer, Madam Naffy does not disappoint, putting in the best effort to deliver professional and beautiful pieces. Modeled by @ejikevanessa… Continue reading First Time

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Stunning bridal wear from Saiid Kobeisy’s 2018 Bridal Collection

A household name for bridal wears in Africa and beyond, Saiid Kobeisy, Senegalese fashion designer, gives his unique touch to bridal wears in this 2018 collection. With floor sweeping ball gowns and body defining jumpsuits and dresses, care and precision is given to each piece to achieve elegance and style. Saiid Kobeisy infused floral patterns,… Continue reading Stunning bridal wear from Saiid Kobeisy’s 2018 Bridal Collection

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Ankara is Bae with Tiskies ‘Chic’ Lookbook

Chic is Tiskies newest brainchild, a stunning assemblage of female ready to wear collection. Tiskies is a Nigerian fabric manufacturing and fashion brand and this latest collection is touching my fashion soul💖. The designs are creative in bright colors and everything seamlessly blends together. Each piece has you popping, conveniently slaying from the office to… Continue reading Ankara is Bae with Tiskies ‘Chic’ Lookbook

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Olivia Munn shines on the cover of Cosmopolitan Mexico

Olivia Munn stars as the cover girl Cosmopolitan Mexico in celebration of the illustrious fashion magazine's 100 years.  For the magazine, the stunning actress wore the season's finest in pastel colors. Her red leather jacket and pink silk bomber jacket was as on trend and chic as her white floral stilettos. Olivia showed off her… Continue reading Olivia Munn shines on the cover of Cosmopolitan Mexico

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Harper’s Bazaar’s New Cover Girl – Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner is the new cover girl for Harper's Bazaar and the supermodel gave exclusive, honest details about her career, family, relationships and everything. For Harper's May issue, Kendall who has worked hard to get to the top of her career was ever the supermodel delivering stunning poses in elegant haute couture dresses. With a… Continue reading Harper’s Bazaar’s New Cover Girl – Kendall Jenner

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town: MaXhosa by Laduma

Inspired by Xhosa beadwork, Laduma Ngxokolo of MaXhosa by Laduma's Autumn/Winter collection at the just concluded 2017 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town is the sort of ready to wear piece that adds color to your wardrobe during the Autumn/Winter chill. The knitwear collection has all the right mixture of bright colors to bring back summer… Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town: MaXhosa by Laduma

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‘Blavk’: A fashion and Photography Collaboration

These days, the color black is evolving and we are not afraid anymore to explore this color which was once perceived as dark and mysterious. With combined artistic input, Emmanuel Arewa of Spotlight Photos and Imagery, BellaNaija Style contributor, Kayito Nwokedi and British-Nigerian model, Joanna Omolara, captured and explored the mysteries of the color black… Continue reading ‘Blavk’: A fashion and Photography Collaboration

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The Future is Female on Marie Claire’s 2017 May Issue

To celebrate women of all spheres: politics, movie, music, fashion, education and more, Marie Claire for it's May Issue focused on the lives and career of four stunning and powerful women, Alexandria Daddario, Aja Naomi King Zoey Dutch, Janelle Monae and Emily Ratajkowski.    The four women who were captioned 'Fresh Faces 2017' by the beauty, fashion… Continue reading The Future is Female on Marie Claire’s 2017 May Issue

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town: Trebene’s African Princess

A little from the left, a little from the right makes a perfect centre. Trebene's collaboration with Nigerian fashion editor, Dimeji Alara is what makes this collection from the fashion label distinctively unique; a mix of the fashion know-how, personal style and creativity of the two sides. Featuring monochrome swimsuits matched with colorful African print… Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town: Trebene’s African Princess

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town:Ituen Basi’s Slay Collection

Nigeria's Ituen Basi presented her Autumn/Winter collection at the Cape Town Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and she gave a whole lot of slay factor. With clean, professionally cut pieces, Ituen's collection was progressive in that each piece was attentively put together to showcase African fashion in the now and in the future. The collection was an… Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town:Ituen Basi’s Slay Collection

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town: Taibo Barca’s 2017 Autumn/Winter Collection

And with an elegant collection of fashionable pieces in stunning fabrics come an interplay of modern designs mixed with retro African shoulder strap sling purses, layered neck pieces and handcrafted bamboo umbrellas all from Mozambican designer, Taibo Barca.

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Do you like balloons?

Then Studio 24's latest creation is for the you. Unveiling another stunning and dramatic piece from its coffers, Studio 24 presents a clothing design made entirely from plastic and balloons! Uncomfortable, yes! Are we loving it, erm yes. The design which features a plunging bikini styled neckline has a full ballooned waist line and skirt… Continue reading Do you like balloons?

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Shimmer

  Khoudia Diop released new stunning photos to mark Senegal's independence and the images are absolutely lovely.  Set in a dark background, Khoudia's dark skin takes prominence in the shoot and the use of paints and colorful beads effectively puts the focus on her.   Potraying African culture with the use of braids, paints, traditional… Continue reading Shimmer

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior Fall 2017 Campaign

For Dior, Jennifer Lawrence is not new; for Dior's 2017 Fall campaign, Jennifer Lawrence is the simple, youthful woman we can all relate to. Ditching elegantly pressed glamour and sophistication, the Fall campaign shot by Brigitte Lacombe and directed by Maria Grazia Chiuri brings it all down to what the everyday normal girl will wear:… Continue reading Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior Fall 2017 Campaign

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Glamour’s May Issue

Kerry Washington is the cover star for US fashion and lifestyle magazine, Glamour. The actress who is best known for her portrayal of Olivia Pope in the award winning TV series, Scandal is all shades of awesomeness on the magazine. Photographed by Stephen Pan for the magazine's 2017 May Issue, Kerry Washington's beautiful curly afro… Continue reading Glamour’s May Issue

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Turbans, Facinators @ Ijè Ngálá

You know when you see something you really like in a magazine, movie or even online and you just imagine yourself all dressed up in them; a piece of  jewelry, high pumps, ankle length black leather boots, distressed jeans, a Balmain jacket, a lace dress by Ellie Saab, or a high end chiffon gown by… Continue reading Turbans, Facinators @ Ijè Ngálá

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Style Icon Watch 31: Agbani Darego

Proven to be one of Africa's most influential and favorite women, Agbani Darego is this week's style icon to watch. Agbani Darego, a certified psychologist, style influencer, business woman, ex Miss World 2001 and 2001 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria has an outstanding career in fashion and business. An African fashion favorite, Agbani's fashion and… Continue reading Style Icon Watch 31: Agbani Darego

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Unstoppable

At 46, Naomi Campbell is flawless. With a well toned body, fit and tight from a great diet and workout routine, Naomi's body is lithe and graceful. The super supermodel is on the cover of Sorbet Magazine's Spring issue and she exudes easy elegance and class on the Magazine's pages. Photographed by acclaimed Spanish photographer… Continue reading Unstoppable

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Not Functional but Innovative

Set in the beautiful streets of Lagos, Nigeria's fashion capital, the newspaper inspired gown modeled by Isis Models Ibukun Sammy is not about functionality but about beauty and fun.

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Beautiful People

The words melanin popping has been trending in some social media sites and I thought it would be appropriate to borrow the words for this post. Meet Khoudia Diop, a US based Senegalese model who is making waves for her stunning skin. Covered in big petals, Khoudia's African bantu knots and black skin sets off… Continue reading Beautiful People

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Unlikely combo that works!

From cool to crazy to unbelievable, the Kardashian/Jenner women give us every day style classics that are necessary for your wardrobe revamp. Who would believe that wearing pajamas with jeans will look so good, except for when Selena Gomez wore full pajamas and totally slayed the look. Well, Kourtney Kardashian gave us a new take… Continue reading Unlikely combo that works!

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Macramè Tale Collection

Photographed by Stephen Klein, LA Perla Lingerie's 'it girl' stars supermodel Kendall Jenner. With intricate lacey bralettes, briefs, bikinis, lacey suspenders and corsets, the SS17 Macramè Tale Collection featuring Kendall Jenner is sexy and elegant and beautifully showcases all your feminine curves in detail.   Showing off her slender model figure, Kendall's ad campaign for… Continue reading Macramè Tale Collection

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Coming to America

It's not Selena's first Vogue cover but it's the singer's first cover on Vogue America and its a huge one for the fashion forward celebrity. Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for Vogue America's 2017 April Issue,  Selena stuns in elegant designer wears from a Michael Kors bralette to a lovely pair of Jennifer… Continue reading Coming to America

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Sorry 🙏

I realized too late yesterday that there was a little but significant technical glitch in my post yesterday, "Exquisitely Handcrafted". I'm so sorry for the inconvenience and discomfort it may have caused you, my readers, who clicked on the post to read it's contents but met only space. I sincerely apologize. It's a wonderful post… Continue reading Sorry 🙏

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Kendall 👍👍👍👍

All eyes 👀 on me!   For a lunch date with her mum on Wednesday, Kendall went all fifty shades of yellow in her outfit. Wearing head to toe yellow and a matching yellow purse, the supermodel and reality TV star was stunning.   The tall and slender Keeping Up With The Kardashians star who… Continue reading Kendall 👍👍👍👍

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Exquisitely Handcrafted

 Beautifully and patiently handcrafted, these pieces of jewelry designed and created by Jessica Joseph Okoh, is what you want to have around your neck. The gifted jeweler and graduate of Economics is an on demand artist and her specialty? Beaded necklaces and bracelets.   Jessica who is also an avid photographer, restores jewelry  and designs… Continue reading Exquisitely Handcrafted

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Bold for Change

The tailoring of this collection is detailed and neat. Each piece evokes ease, a very unrushed feeling as if the wearer has all the time and day to look beautiful, and indeed you are likely to feel that way either wearing the polka dot off-shoulder dress with ruffles below or the pink figure hugging one… Continue reading Bold for Change