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Hi Everyone,
So how was your weekend? Mine was sooo much fun! I went go-cart racing on Saturday…I admit that I didn’t want to go but I am glad that I dragged along ‘cause it was a blast! If y’all haven’t tried it, you should. I also went to see Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End……I just saw the first 2 parts last week and I loved them but I was disappointed in this one…..I don’t know, it just felt way too long. That said, it wasn’t a complete waste of time because I have a brand new crush…I never appreciated Orlando Bloom before but that boy is finnnnne! I even have a nickname for him ‘Ollie’ haahha…at my old age right? Oh well…

I was reading through my blog over the weekend and I realized that there are some Nigerian designers that I LOVE yet I have never really featured them on this site. One of such people is Maria Odunsi of MYA. I have loved her clothes for years! Ever since I saw her collection at the St. Moritz Style Selection some years ago. Maria is a graduate of ISL and the London College of Fashion. She also won the Fashion Designer of the Year Award in 2003. Anyways, I am still going to show more of Maria’s stuff in the future but as a teaser, here is the Caroline Chikezie cover of True Love from some months ago. All the clothes used in the shoot were by MYA by Maria Odunsi.
Absolutely stunning! Caroline looks amazing as well. I love her look especially her short hair-cut. I wish I could pull it off. For more on Caroline, click HERE

All Outfits by MYA by Maria Odunsi
Photographer: Ben Ingoldby @ Exposure Studios
Hair: Bobby Eke @ Bobby’s Signature
Make-Up: Bunmi Olunloyo
Stylist: Omoyemi (Yemi) Akerele

Anyways, have a great week! Don’t worry, Bella Naija (the blog) hasn’t fallen off the deep end yet…I still have a lot planned…now is just a really crazy busy time.
Thanks for the luv….Much Love ~ Bella!

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  1. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    yay im first ..ok ok ..dont know what i get for being 1st sha


  2. Jola Naibi

    June 4, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    She looks fabulous…thanks for sharing can’t wait to see more of Maria’s designs, she has great taste

  3. wienna

    June 4, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    Sccccheeeeiseeeeeeeeeee….i’m third!

  4. SET

    June 4, 2007 at 4:52 pm


  5. ~Mimi~

    June 4, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    can you imagine, i was only here 5 minutes ago,and i came back to your blog to check some other person’s blogsite (lol,yea i use your page as a link-up sometimes), and you have a new post + 5 comments!! You’re a star o!

    meanwhile, i am wondering..does that mean she flew in to naija for the shoot and the hairdo or did they fly to london/america?

    dont mind me i ask questions like dt.

  6. Diva-sta

    June 4, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    Hey bella…just wanted to say dat i love yr blog…been reading it 4 a while now and it’s one of da reasons which inspired me to start a blog…

    Now i love dat girl’s haircut…nt realli likin da clothes dough :S 😛

  7. misstimi

    June 4, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    At least I got top 10 if not first! Sounds like you had a fab weekend! I was going to go and see Pirates…now I donno again.
    Beautiful clothes and that hair cut is stunning! maybe next time i chop off my hair I will do that…lol

    PS. Where is the Aunty Bella Post you promised?!?!

  8. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    Hello bella,was just wondering if u had any info of adebayo jones.Would like to get a dress designed by him and i cant seem to find his shop nor even any sort of contact info at all.Found an address 35 connaught st,which unfortunately does not exist,pls do u have any info on contacts to Mr jones,i would be very grateful.thank you very much!

  9. TaureanMinx

    June 4, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    There is go-carting in Lagos. I haven’t tried it yet though,

  10. truth

    June 4, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    Caroline looks chic. Though her style is as any other I have come across(could be she’s not aiming at creating a niche market), I always appreciate an enterprenueral spirit.
    I’m a little curious at to which Bunmi O. did her make-up. Off I go to investigate that….

  11. BOBBY

    June 4, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    nice one bella!

  12. Im A Babe

    June 4, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    im guessin shes an aspiring actress lyk me.
    shes pretty tho. i think thats a wig on her head…maybe im wrong

  13. catwalq

    June 4, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    yup am working my way up!!!

  14. Pink-satin

    June 4, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    am i in top 20!okay i try small…yeah i saw the stuff in true love that was a while back tho..hope u had a fab weekend bella

  15. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    Bunmi O is Bunmi Olunloyo of staff school, ISL & Unilag. She’s a high demand make up artist now, doing some hot shit here in lagos. She also had her true love spread a while back, maybe Bella will get to it eventually.

  16. Abi

    June 4, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    Loving Maria’s designs..looking forward to seeing more…
    Love Caroline’s haircut…very nice..
    Nice to have u back Bella; was wondering where u disappeared to…hehe. Great post as always. Well done!

  17. jadedjune

    June 5, 2007 at 12:33 am

    Hey. I know Bunmi Olunloyo….she did some make up on my face a couple of years ago….and she was excellent…..nice post…!

  18. koshie

    June 5, 2007 at 12:38 am

    i love her short hair but i think mine is cuter. it has red highlights and i look ultra fab 🙂

    she is doing a really good job however, i still have eyes for the south african dude and ethiopia designs you featured a while back.

    Fellow Ladies of the Bella Naija comment block, PLEASE when ever you send out invites to friends and love to attend your wedding, DO NOT show up 3hours late. it can be detrimental. thank you

  19. Adaure

    June 5, 2007 at 10:16 am

    KOSHIE….sweetie…. can you please elaborate….what is behind the quite random announcement. Lol.

  20. Uzo

    June 5, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    Mya and her embellishments with her beading – so so great….

  21. ladybrille

    June 5, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Hey Bella-just getting back from a much needed 1wk break. U’ve been busy! Now how come I never heard of this designer. Fabulous clothes. I trust you are well.

  22. dezha superstar

    June 6, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    u never appreciated Orlando Bloom?? I can confidently say shame on u…waaaat?? and I dont even want to start with my obsession of Johnny Depp…

    anyheuw…I love her hair..this Caroline chic

  23. Olu

    June 6, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Caroline is BEAUTIFUL

  24. Anonymous

    June 7, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    MYA feature is “overdue yet timely”. I know its oxymoronic but it makes alot of sense to me considering that I searched specifically for Mya’s work on ur blog b4 now and disappointly saw only 1 dress – Nike/Omotola.

    Brides to be lyk myself know how much sleep is lost in deciding who does what for u – from the dress to make up etc. So far I dont think Ive done badly as Mya is making ma dress and she sure is of a different league!!! I like her originality and the fact that she makes practical outfits. Ojone

  25. Anonymous

    June 10, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    what movie has this caroline done?
    I haven’t seen any of her work and she’s talking of an

  26. Anonymous

    September 3, 2007 at 5:57 am

    Madame, this is Nana Boateng from Beverly Hills (ghanaian designer)pls look me up! great fotoshoot

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