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Mo Abudu Frieda Pinto Oscar de la Renta
Hey BN Style Watchers, we are rounding up Wednesday with two of our woman crushes - media mogulette Mo Abudu and Hollywood's Freida Pinto. The dress is from Oscar De La Renta's Fall ...
 
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Not many knew London-based designer Samantha Cole had any African affiliations until her showstopping showcase at the ARISE Fashion Week held in Johannesburg earlier this year. The label Samantha Cole London is well known and loved for its dazzling pieces with a gothic edge. The label has won ...
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I have always loved art exhibitions but an invitation to a fashion & art exhibition by iconic Nigerian designer Tiffany Amber in collaboration with talented veteran artist Kolade Oshinowo definitely peaked my interest. What could this be all about?  I took my time preparing for this event ...
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It’s your regular dose of the BN feature; My Style! If you are interested in appearing on this page, simply send two pictures of yourself or that of a friend depicting a typical Day and Night Look with a short summary of your style to my email box: ijeoma.ndekwu@bellanaija.com When your ...
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It's been a little while since we've hit the red carpet for a dose of BN Red Carpet Fab! This time, it was the black carpet at the Temple Muse event held in Lagos on Saturday 21st November 2009. Temple Muse is a Lagos-based luxury retailer which stocks Nigerian brands including Jewel by Lisa, ...
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Fashion label, MyQ is among the new crop of emerging Nigerian design talent. The label which was launched by Yeside Mohammed-Laguda in 2006 is all about making fashion comfortable. The inspiration behind their new pieces which will be launched on Sunday 22 November 2009 is expression of high ...
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Nigerian womenswear designers have made incredible strides over the last decade. Having built strong brands and gained commercial success, it seems as though things just keep getting better. Menswear has not enjoyed the same attention and growth. However, there seems to be a rising crop of ...
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African designers are starting to get the international recognition they deserve, and with events like the Camer Couture Fashion Showcase, it is almost impossible to ignore the talent springing from the continent. Created in 2009 by Cynthia Anduhtabe, Isabel Bezeng, Ngum Ngafor, Soraya Sone ...
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Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa appears on the cover of the November 2009 edition of Genevieve Magazine. In this issue, Lisa gives an in-depth interview and talks about her journey from lawyer/stay at home mum to internationally recognized designer. This year's November issue is Genevieve ...
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'Fashion is more than the clothes you wear, it's a lifestyle. My goal is to give all the people, especially men & women of color, a platform of inspiration'. Those are the words of Sheria Ngowi, a rising African fashion designer, renowned stylist and one of the  top menswear designers in ...
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If you love a twist on the Western and African world then you would love Nike Akinola's timeless, luxurious and extravagant designs created with a fusion of vibrant African prints and Western elegance. An art major in school, her years of learning how to draw portraits and create sculptures has ...
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It’s your regular dose of the BN feature; My Style! If you are interested in appearing on this page, simply send two pictures of yourself or that of a friend depicting a typical Day and Night Look with a short summary of your style to my email box: ijeoma.ndekwu@bellanaija.com When your ...
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There is always buzz when a new Vlisco collection is released. Yes, the fabric is beautiful but the stunning photoshoots that accompany the release of every new collection really seal the deal. Check out 'Frozen Dreams' below: The new ‘Frozen Dreams’ fabric collection from Vlisco inspires you ...
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On a recent episode of MNet's Studio 53, Bisola Edun - creative head of Taé stated that 'she would like Taé to be the first fashion label listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Ambitious? Yes; Possible? Absolutely! Taé clothing is not haute couture instead it has a certain easy-to-wear quality ...
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A few weeks ago, we featured the Elite Model Look Nigeria competition where Annette Begg emerged as the winner. Soon after the competition, Annette was whisked off to Sanya in China for the Elite Model Look International competition. Though she didn't place as part of the top 15, Annette was ...
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It’s BN Style Spotlight; this is a periodical feature on the style page that will provide detailed analysis of the personal style of a budding fashion star. For this feature, we chose to present a true fashion figure, a lady who lives, breathes in the fashion Industry, and happens to be ...
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As she was unveiled as the ARISE October covergirl, last night, superstar musician Alicia Keys hosted the 6th annual 'Keep A Child Alive' Black Ball. The event is an annual benefit to raise funds dedicated to providing life-saving treatment and support to children and families affected by ...
Penelope and Monica Cruz for Mango
We had been hearing whispers about this for a while but it is exciting to now have confirmation. Renowned Spanish clothing retailer, MANGO will be opening stores in Nigeria. The much-loved retailer which has collaborated with actresses Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz and designer Zuhair ...
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She is a modern Nigerian icon. Along with Oluchi, Agbani Darego helped revolutionize the modelling industry and revive beauty pageantry in Nigeria. Ever since Agbani was crowned as Miss World 2001, she was placed on a pedestal and is considered as a role model for many young Nigerian ladies ...
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The New York Times did a special report on the new crop of glossy African fashion publications in their October 1st edition. It is a great read which provides some insight into the profile of the African luxury goods market and consumers. Many often wonder, who really can afford these luxury ...
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Elvis Presley’s choice of a jumpsuit for stage performances  inspired women, who then decided  to make the style their own by transforming the unique piece of clothing into an everyday trend which graced the late 60’s, early 70’s and especially the 80’s. This spring saw the re-birth of this ...

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