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Vogue Celebrates Nigerian Ankara

Vogue Celebrates Nigerian Ankara

Monday, February 16th, 2009

It seems like everywhere we turn its ankara, ankara & even more ANKARA….
In Nigeria, it appears that an ankara bomb has exploded! At Weddings, engagements, work, play – For instance, Lagosians are fully garbed in this fabric and

Tiffany Amber: Redefining the African Princess

Tiffany Amber: Redefining the African Princess

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Chanel Iman in handbeaded Ankara trench with belt
The Tiffany Amber… collection was chic but not effortlessly so, and that’s perfectly fine. With intricate beadwork and embedded jewels, Folake Coker’s designs successfully appeals to royalty. The braided head crowns were

BN Features: Eden Boutique

BN Features: Eden Boutique

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Bella Naija features EDEN Boutique an exciting label in the fashion scene.Nnaia the designer behind the current winter collection for EDEN Boutique dishes all about the EDEN Label!
INTRODUCTION TO EDEN LABEL…:
The EDEN label features unique pieces using

Stay Tuned…More ARISE Coverage..Tiffany Amber, MOMO, Stoned Cherrie and ARISE Magazine Launch Party

Stay Tuned…More ARISE Coverage..Tiffany Amber, MOMO, Stoned Cherrie and ARISE Magazine Launch Party

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

We will be posting more pictures of the ARISE show. Exclusive runway shots, backstage access and after party review. Also look out for the in-depth highlight of the new ARISE Magazine. In the meantime, here are a few sample pictures…

ARISE Exclusive: Xuly.Bët Collection

ARISE Exclusive: Xuly.Bët Collection

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Malian designer XULY. Bët’s collection could be described as “grunge with African influences.” Marc Jacobs is known for influencing the grunge movement in fashion and .Bët will be know for bringing it to Africa. From tight leather dresses to smart…

The Look: Colour Rock

The Look: Colour Rock

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Today on ‘The Look’…, we are featuring a guest from the recent Inspire Africa Benefit Concert. This look was all about black with bright splashes of colour. A fitted black top with a gathered full skirt bottom decorated with

BN Red Carpet Fab: Inspire Africa Benefit Concert

BN Red Carpet Fab: Inspire Africa Benefit Concert

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

The recent Inspire Africa Benefit Concert for all about raising funds and awareness on the plight of homeless and exploited street children in Nigeria. We have gathered that several millions of naira was raised by the initiative and UNICEF… is

My Style: Miss Phierce

My Style: Miss Phierce

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

The Bella Naija Style page introduces a new feature: MY STYLE… and it is all about you…our readers! It’s an opportunity for all readers: male, female, the young and the ‘grown and sexy’ to share their style or that of

Nigeria’s Sweetheart Genevieve Nnaji back with a bang!

Nigeria’s Sweetheart Genevieve Nnaji back with a bang!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

For months, fans of Nigerian megastar, Genevieve Nnaji have been asking the question. Where is Genny?
The star has kept a low profile over the past 2 years. Last year, she focused on her budding fashion label, St. Genevieve…,

Bridget Awosika Spring/Summer Collection Preview

Bridget Awosika Spring/Summer Collection Preview

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Nigerian designer Bridget Awosika… held a fashion show at The Arcade, Victoria Island, Lagos to preview her Spring/Summer 2009 collection in December 2008.
Born in Washington DC and having discovered her passion for fashion at the primitive age of ten;

‘Rouge’ lights up the runway in Joburg

‘Rouge’ lights up the runway in Joburg

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

The future of Nigerian fashion is incredibly bright.
That belief is strongly reinforced when we spot such promising talent as Chichi Iyiegbuniwe of Rouge Couture….
This recent graduate of Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Lagos has

The Look: Purple Teaser

The Look: Purple Teaser

Monday, February 2nd, 2009


We are back with the look and we are mixing things up. Once in a while, we’ll take things a step further and tell let you know how you can get the look!!
Ijeoma Chiori looks every bit the product

BN Red Carpet Fab: The Future Awards 2009

BN Red Carpet Fab: The Future Awards 2009

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

You can never predict what you are going to see on the Future Awards… red carpet. Browsing through photos from most events, you can pretty much ascertain the dress code – Casual, Business Casual, Cocktail, Formal, Black Tie etc…The same

The Look: Bondesque

The Look: Bondesque

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Kelechi Odu @ The Zebra Ball
We literally cannot count the number of people that have ‘requested’ that this look be featured. I’ve actually had people call me and say ‘Oh I love the new feature, why haven’t you featured…

U R B A N B E A T  b y  V l i s c o

U R B A N B E A T b y V l i s c o

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Last week, we showcased 3 past collections from Vlisco as well as information on the Vlisco Fashion Academy. Exclusively on Bella Naija, here is the latest collection from Vlisco and its named ‘Urban Beat’.
T h e c i t …

Wanna Be On Top? West Africa’s Next Top Model (WANTM) scouting in London & NYC

Wanna Be On Top? West Africa’s Next Top Model (WANTM) scouting in London & NYC

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

The West Africa’s Next Top Model… show scheduled to begin production in Africa in March 2009 is scouting for models in London and New York City.
Scouting for London will be on Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at The Amadeus, 50

This Day/Arise Magazine to Put on a Show at the 2009 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

This Day/Arise Magazine to Put on a Show at the 2009 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

BN International Scene Editor

Nduka Obaigbena has done it again!  ThisDay Media Group’s new Arise Magazine… will be hosting the African Fashion Collective as part of the lineup for New York Fashion Week. Designers to be featured have not been

The Look: Black Sass

The Look: Black Sass

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Caroline Chikezie @ the MAMAs
It seems that ‘The Look’ featured  in yesterday’s edition was universally liked by our Bella Naija readers. Today we have UK/Nigerian actress, Caroline Chikezie …in a short black strapless dress at the MTV Africa Music

“Collage de Vie” by Vlisco – Feast your eyes on these elegant ‘ankara’ designs

“Collage de Vie” by Vlisco – Feast your eyes on these elegant ‘ankara’ designs

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

My tailor is definitely going to have to recreate some of these for me.
Just Beautiful! See more HERE
If you are an aspiring designer, remember to submit your entry for the Vlisco Fashion Academy.  Applicants are required to send…

The Look: Ivory Bloom

The Look: Ivory Bloom

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

This look is simply lush! Beautiful ivory dress. Fresh makeup. A perfectly done messy chignon accentuated with a glittery hairpiece.  Love it!
Have you got the look? email your photo and details on the outfit to bella @ bellanaija.com…

Budding Designers grab the opportunity of a lifetime with the Vlisco Fashion Academy

Budding Designers grab the opportunity of a lifetime with the Vlisco Fashion Academy

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Are you a budding fashion designer ?
Here is your opportunity to SHINE!…
Following Vlisco’s successful Fashion Academy for local tailors across the country, Vlisco Nigeria is once again counting down to February 22nd for another milestone.
This time one

The Look: Sisters in Style

The Look: Sisters in Style

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Karen Koshoni, Lisa Folawiyo & Sike Idowu
Today on ‘The Look’, we have a trio of ladies dressed in Jewel by Lisa dresses. Sisters, Karen Koshoni, Lisa Folawiyo & Sike Idowu… are stylishly rocking 3 harmonious yet very different

The Look: Here Comes The Boys

The Look: Here Comes The Boys

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Saheed Sulaiman
We are back! Its only Day 3 of ‘The Look’ and we must have underestimated how difficult it is to find looks that we love. Oh well, its not all about the ladies, Nigeria has a multitude of…

The Look: Glam Siren by Zebra

The Look: Glam Siren by Zebra

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Rotimi Leigh in Zebra
Believe it or not, its taken me about 3 hours to choose the look for today. Totally crazy! ‘The Look’ today is Rotimi Leigh rocking a floor length ‘Doris Bella’ dress by Zebra. Maybe I am…

The Look: Bronze Gloss by Peridot & Ruby

The Look: Bronze Gloss by Peridot & Ruby

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Happy New Year once again!
Thanks for all the comments and feedback that we have received so far. We are adding many new features this year.
One is a daily feature called ‘The Look’…. We choose one ‘look’ we