BELLA NAIJA AFRICA FASHION WEEK – DAY 1

Posted on Tuesday, August 8th, 2006 at 4:00 AM

By BellaNaija.com

This week is Bella Naija Africa Fashion Week!!!
Throughout the week, I will be featuring the HOTTEST in African Fashion!!! It starts today and ends of Friday. Everyone put on your couture along with your hottest heels cause you have a front row seat!…..hahaahha…..I’m sooooo cheesy!
Anyway, I am relying on u guys to help me crown the winner of our Fashion Week so ur comments are so important! Tell people about it…..let’s go!

BELLA NAIJA AFRICA FASHION WEEK – SOUTH AFRICA – STONED CHERRIE



THE DESIGNER – STONED CHERRIE
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South Africa’s hottest clothing label, Stoned Cherrie is the brainchild of cool-girl-about-town Nkhensani Manganyi Nkosi.
Nkhensani started the clothing brand Stoned Cherrie in 2000 with the aim of growing a cool fashion label that would move conceptions away from the traditional beaded skirts, headdresses and muumuus that dominate the way western women think of African fashion.
Creative director and CEO Nkhensani, who spent her childhood in the US, embraced an “urban African” fashion with a unique twist to reclaim black South Africa’s past. She is married to Zam Nkosi. Stoned Cherrie offers Afro-inspired sexy, sultry clothes. For the Stoned Cherrie website, click HERE

FUN FACT: The model in the main picture is Nigerian, her name is Doyin Haastrup, she was a runner-up in last year’s Face of Africa competition and is now one of the hottest models in SA. She is also makeup artist, Bayo Haastrup’s niece. I will be profiling her on here soon. She looks soooo fierce in the pic….luv it!

What do u guys think? Hot or Not? Is Naija Fashion hotter?

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  • 20 Comments on “BELLA NAIJA AFRICA FASHION WEEK – DAY 1”

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    • Anonymous August 8, 2006 at 11:38 AM

      Hi, I just want to say that I absolutely love your blog. Since discovering your blog, I always check it every day to see what is going on in Naija and around Africa. Please, in fact I beg keep up the good work.

      P.S. I think all the design by Stone Cherrie is FAB. It is unique and very African. I also love the post by other designers.

    • CoolDigest August 8, 2006 at 12:27 PM

      funny how.. she used to work at Digiprint. Now shw’s a supermodel… dang! sweet! anyways, post the rest and let’s pick the best…

      blog on!!!

    • Sola Labinjo August 8, 2006 at 12:56 PM

      How do u get all this info?

    • TaureanMinx August 8, 2006 at 1:51 PM

      I know Sola right? How do you get all this info really?

      Good job, I think they r hot too.

      I knew I recognised the model!!

    • Onada August 8, 2006 at 2:52 PM

      hmmm the clothes are nice but not as nice as the naija designers you’ve posted. We love you Bella Naija. Keep it up!

    • Adaure August 8, 2006 at 2:56 PM

      BEEEELLLLLLLAAAA!!!!!! BEEEELLLLLLAAA!!!!!! HOW MANY TIMES DID I CALL YOUR NAME??? YOU ARE GONNA GET ME FIRED OH SO YOU BERRA STOP WITH THE HOTNESSITY!!!! LOL!!! I HOPE YOU ARE GIVING AWARDS FOR MOST FREQUENT VISITOR BECAUSE NE ME GET THAT ONE OH.

      Doyin is cute but i kinda wanna feed her…i dunno if it is the light but some of our models just look like they have obviously been starving from avoiding some good old eba and ewedu. LOL.
      The deisgns are hot as well…..some just need to saty on the runway sha… but shoooo…. I WANNA BE A SKINNY HUNGRY BIATCH SUPER MODEL TOO!!!

    • Biodun August 8, 2006 at 3:29 PM

      Love some of the outfits, but some should remain on d runway, lol. In regards to the models, they look like models, lol n yeah naija fashion so far is hotter!

    • Dammie August 8, 2006 at 3:41 PM

      You are killing me dude!

    • Mona August 8, 2006 at 6:26 PM

      heya good stuff…ur blog is an alternative to picking up truelove or any other mag…im gonna start forwarding ur link…well done

    • Adaure August 8, 2006 at 6:31 PM

      IMAGINE THAT MONA…. AND I JUST WASTED 10 BUCKS ON COPIES OF VANITY FAIR AND LUCKY.. NOT AS IF I CAN BUY ANYTHING IN THOSE MAGS… I COULD HAVE SENT IT BELLA TO TREAT HERSELF TO LUNCH OR EYE BROW WAX. :)

    • Anonymous August 8, 2006 at 7:06 PM

      Bella you are on fiyah!!!! Keep making us come back for more!!

      You are too good

      Not feelin dem designs!

    • zaiprincesa August 8, 2006 at 7:25 PM

      HOT designs!!!..big ups’ to the naija model!

    • Dipo Tepede August 8, 2006 at 7:48 PM

      simply fantastic!

      You weave creativity with passion..

      I luv your work!

    • Icy August 8, 2006 at 7:53 PM

      Chic ya gonna make me just faint in this your blog.. I’m having a fashion rush and I’m so frigging loving it.. Das it I’m sitting in your blog wo am bout to stalk your typing omo forget loL! rawk on mami!

      Hmm din know Doyin was MA niece lol das hot!

    • naijagal August 8, 2006 at 9:13 PM

      ALL AFRICAN DESIGNERS are great! lol but naija ha naijas are doing it too! check out duros kimino style outfits at my blog sometime keep up the good work sista!

    • naijagal August 8, 2006 at 9:15 PM

      african designers in general are hot but NAIJAS are definitely doing their thing! check out some styles I found on my blog! keep it up girl!

    • Miss TiMi August 8, 2006 at 10:21 PM

      i think some of the stuff is really good. i prefer the simpler pieces cause i as an average Jane could actually wear them. Im not lovin these styles much as the naija ones ive seen tho…

    • Koketso August 8, 2006 at 11:52 PM

      Stoned Cherrie is a really great South african brand. They have some really great wearable stuff.. look out for moe pics online. They have been pretty consistent so far. The designer a fellow south african is a close friend of mine actually. Thanks for highlighting african design. African designers have different points of view so no one is really better u can only appreciate their points of view. My fave naija designer is the very cool Deola Sagoe. I’ve got 2 of her dresses & get compliments all the time. I LOVE LOVE her stuff. Be sure to check out her collection this sunday on Mnet face of africa.

    • Bella Naija August 9, 2006 at 8:11 AM

      @ all the anonymous commenters….thanks….!!!

      @cooldigest….what is digiprint? I am happy for doyin’s success and she still seems sooo grounded

      @sola and taurean, I get the pictures from all over! i find some of the internet, some have just been on the computer for a while, friends and sources send me the rest….

      @onada and biodun…i lun readin ur comments and blogs….

      @adaure – u have already won the award!!! no competition really!

      @dammie….my new partner in fashion madness

      @mona….thanks..please forward it…

      @teelo06 and dipo…THANKS MUCH! ur blogs rock!

      @icy….u r d original fashionista so i know u can handle it!

      @naijagal….ur blog is comin out nicely…keep doing ur thing

      @misstimi…i hope u r ready for this weekend!

      @keketso!!! Thank u so much for dropping by…ur designs r fiyah!! I will feature them sooon….icy i saw u in dem ads….

      ciao everyone

    • Errata August 9, 2006 at 3:44 PM

      You are one consistent ‘itch. I can come here at 3a.m., then 9a.m. its something else. Keep up the creative juices, I believe it will be getting you quite far.

      god bless