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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

They Call Her Ghana’s ‘Christie Brown’

They Call Her Ghana’s ‘Christie Brown’

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

It’s always been our tradition at Bella Naija to spotlight designers from various African countries. We did that we our Africa Fashion Week. Now that we have a platform we intend on doing even more!
Earlier this year, Aisha Obuobi …

Ghana Triumphs: Kate Menson is the 2008 Face of Africa

Ghana Triumphs: Kate Menson is the 2008 Face of Africa

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

The spectacular and dramatic M-Net Face of Africa 2008 Finale, held on Saturday night (November 29) at the SuperBowl in Sun City, South Africa, came to a fairytale finish as striking 23-year-old Ghanaian Kate Menson… discovered that dreams really do

THE RED ANATOMY: A detailed anaylsis of how to wear ‘Ravishing Red’ this festive season!

THE RED ANATOMY: A detailed anaylsis of how to wear ‘Ravishing Red’ this festive season!

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008


By Ijeoma Ndekwu- Bella Naija  Style Editor
With the month of December comes a festive season and a full calendar; as we prep our closets for a line-up of weddings and red-carpet events to cover.
If you ask me, a

Exploring Afro-Couture with JD7

Exploring Afro-Couture with JD7

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

The best way to describe pieces from Data Okorodudu’s label, JD7… would be ‘Afro-Couture’.
Using African fabrics, Data creates unique clothing that defy convention. With large bows, elaborate sleeves, capes and lots of volume, there is always an added ‘twist’

African Textiles: Art of the People

African Textiles: Art of the People

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

By Louisa Olubukola Kinoshi…
Her hips switch as the DJ cranks the base, Kemi walks slowly yet gracefully to the end table and excitedly picks up a piece of Suya, carefully making sure that the open sleeves from her cream

Oluchi & her adorable son Ugo grace the pages of Vogue

Oluchi & her adorable son Ugo grace the pages of Vogue

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

The December 2008 issue of Vogue… (USA) has been unofficially christened ‘the Oluchi Issue’!
Anna Wintour must LOVE Oluchi because she appears in 3 separate features and a whopping total of 8 pages are devoted to the Nigerian supermodel.
The

BN TREND ALERT: Romance Is In The Air!

BN TREND ALERT: Romance Is In The Air!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

by Ijeoma Ndekwu- Bella Naija Style Editor
From all indications, it’s the reign of the fashion romantics. This soft feminine look of spring 2008 which never fails to display the attractiveness, luxury and beauty of the wearer, is being embraced

A Sneak Peek Inside ThisDay’s ‘ARISE’

A Sneak Peek Inside ThisDay’s ‘ARISE’

Friday, November 21st, 2008

For the past few years, there have been whispers about ThisDay Media Group launching an international style magazine. There were world renowned photographers flown into Nigeria, photoshoots featuring African supermodels all over the world and finally the series of ThisDay…

BN Style Spotlight: Ifeoma Williams

BN Style Spotlight: Ifeoma Williams

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Hey! And welcome to BN Style Spotlight; a periodical feature on the Bella Naija Style page providing detailed fashion analysis of the personal style of a budding fashion star.
For our premiere feature, we chose Ifeoma Williams. This fashion

Uber Cool, Captivating, Cutting-Edge, Bold! Its Pop’Africana

Uber Cool, Captivating, Cutting-Edge, Bold! Its Pop’Africana

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

When I first came across Pop’Africana, my first instinct was to say ‘WOW’
Pop’Africana is way beyond your run-of-the-mill fashion offering
It is a project aimed at redefining African fashion and style media.

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Let me introduce Pop’Africana

With Love From Lagos – Phunk Afrique

With Love From Lagos – Phunk Afrique

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Funke Ogunde of Phunk Afrique… draws her inspiration from ‘A Woman’s Body’. Phunk Afrique aims to ensure that every woman who wears one of their pieces ‘gets noticed’ and is rest assured that her best features are being accentuated. For

Simply Stunning Warebi

Simply Stunning Warebi

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Warebi Martha… is a stunner! This Nigerian model has worked her way from the runways of Lagos to the ramps of South Africa. Along the way, she has set her self apart as one of the top models working in

Oluchi – From Supermodel to Superwoman!

Oluchi – From Supermodel to Superwoman!

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

There is no better way to state this, Oluchi… is taking over!
The supermodel has had a consistent career over the years. Yes, she’s been on major magazine covers, she’s walked the international runways, she’s done Victoria’s Secret, she’s graced

Frank Osodi Dazzles the Runway

Frank Osodi Dazzles the Runway

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

The name Frank Osodi… is synonymous with style and creativity. For over a decade, The House of Bunor Creazioni has dazzled us! Here are some photos from a recent showing at the Johannesburg Fashion Week
Later this year, Frank will