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Zinkata Challenge Call to Entry
As an ardent supporter of local creative talent, BellaNaija is pleased to announce the official call to entry for the Zinkata Red Carpet Challenge, a competition that gives Nigerian ...
 
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In the lifestyle and fashion magazine segments, many will be surprised to discover that most magazines are led by business people and not 'creatives'. Basically, someone creates a business plan and then hires a bunch of creative people - stylists, photographers, editors, etc... to turn the ...
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What did we say about 2011 being "The Year of the African Model", well...so far, so good! Vogue Italia has made a strong statement over the last few years with their mandate to promote diversity in the fashion industry. From their groundbreaking "Black Issue" which landed on newsstands in ...
It has been 2 years since a young designer named Bridget Awosika invited fashion insiders to experience a preview of her Spring/Summer 2009 collection. At that time, many were unacquainted with the brand...a lot has changed since then. In 2010, the Bridget Awosika fashion brand reemerged on ...
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It is hard to believe that it has been 12 years since Nigerian supermodel, Oluchi graced the cover of fashion magazine, i-D. After winning the Face of Africa competition in 1998, Oluchi rapidly rose up the ranks when she landed a feature in Italian Vogue. Though it was when she was featured on ...
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Oh Flaviana! 2011 is surely the year of the African model. African models including Ajak Deng, Aminata Niaria, Georgie Badiel, Flaviana Matata & Ataui Deng have graced the pages of Vogue, i-D, Uptown and other high profile publications. Some have nabbed coveted campaigns such as Kenzo ...
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Last week, we kicked off a 5 week photographic journey spearheaded by Toni Tones Photography's "Support Nigerian Fashion" campaign. The purpose of the series is to spotlight emerging Nigerian designers and promote our emerging fashion industry. Week 2 of the photographic journey features ...
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Grey - the fashion label by Obida Obi & Rukky Ladoja was chosen as one of BN Style's "11 Young, Fabulous & Talented Designers to Watch in 2011". As we noted in that feature, the Grey ethos is built around functionality, simplicity and lots of flair. For their new capsule collection ...
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It is the first BN Red Carpet Fab of 2011! The 2011 Edition of the Future Awards was a celebration of all that is great about Nigeria - the brave and enterprising youth who are challenging the status quo and pushing Nigeria forward. On the red carpet, guests chose to support the budding African ...
The series of "Tribal Romance" collections by Zed-eye is the gift that keeps up on giving. The designer presented the original "Tribal Romance" collection over a year ago and then in 2010, reimagined the collection for Spring/Summer 2011 with "Tribal Romance Revisited". As we enter the second ...
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Nkwo has just delivered a sneak peek into her new lookbook. The collection which is named "Happy Lives Here" will be debuting on Nkwo's new website/e-store in a few weeks. UK-Based Nigerian designer Nkwo is renowned for their unique braided detailing which accentuate their colourful breezy ...
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The Mango Nigeria team opened its doors to the fab people from Side View Magazine for a photoshoot to highlight "understated yet chic" looks for the season. The relaxed fit of the clothes has an effortless ease about it. Love the dashes of colour from the orange shoes and scarves. Check out ...
Maya Antoun is a jeweller and a designer with a unique multi ethnic background. Born and raised in the Sudan, her work is influenced and informed by her culturally diverse upbringing as well as her experience gained from living in Africa and working with traditional African Jewellers. Maya ...
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We are back this year with BN Style Spotlight.  BN Style Spotlight is a periodical feature on the style page that provides our readers with  a detailed analysis of the personal style of a budding fashion star. Since the onset of this feature on BN Style, women have been  the focus - ...
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Inspired by the BuyNigerian campaign which was initiated by StyleHouseFiles; Nigerian fashion photographer, Toni Tones has made it her mission to encourage even more Nigerians to patronize Nigerian fashion brands. According to Toni Tones, "We are introducing this campaign - Support Nigerian ...
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Danielle and Chantelle Dwomoh-Piper (popularly referred to as the DPiperTwins) are 23 year old twin fashion models and fashion designers born to a Ghanaian father and Caribbean mother. Although born in New York, they were raised in their fatherland, Ghana…
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This makes us go "awww". Models and their loves featured in an editorial shot by Patrick Demarchelier. While the clothes shows "the timeless versatile appeal of the timeless topcoat", the photos and words are super cute! Senegalese model, Aminata Niaria appears alongside her boyfriend, ...
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Avant-Garde accessories and clothing designer, Anita Quansah is taking her eponymous label, Anita Quansah London to new heights in 2011. We are only a few weeks into January and the designer has already released a new collection and been featured in two stunning editorials for UK-based Pride ...
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London-based Ghanaian designer, Phyllis Taylor, Creative of clothing line, Sika is featured on Italian Vogue's "Vogue Black" website today. In her interview with Kenya Hunt, Phyllis chats about sourcing and producing Sika garments in Ghana, she also talks about the tradition behind the ...
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What a stellar fashion blend! Photographer Marc Baptiste, model Georgie Badiel and pieces from designers including Lola Faturoti, Olori by Adeleke Sijuwade and Etro. Totally loving the whimsical bright yellow backdrop! For the longest time we erroneously assumed, Georgie was from the ...
She is one of Africa's top supermodels and has stretched her influence beyond the catwalk into the world of film, humanitarianism, entrepreneurship and clothing design. In the February 2011 issue of Marie Claire US, Liya Kebede opens up about her role in the Waris Dirie biopic "Desert Flower", ...

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