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Hi Everyone!
How are you doing?
I have missed u guys, I don’t know how I am ever going to quit blogging because whenever I haven’t blogged in a while, I feel so guilty!
So what have you been up to? The last couple of weeks have been really eventful for me but in a good way, I have been making progress with a couple of projects that I am working on so I’m grateful!
Anyways, there is sooo much that I want to blog about I’ll just have to take it day by day.

BTW, have you been watching BBA3? Its had its exciting moments but I’m not addicted yet.
I love Munya!!! Such a calm cutie! Uti is cool as well!
I was at the Tae store today and guess what? They currently have stock on SALE.
25% off selected items. I love Tae apparel and accessories. Simple yet striking and very well finished. The prices are also very reasonable!!
The address is 25, Joel Ogunaike Street , GRA Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria

Here are some photos from the recent TAE exhibition at Terra Kulture. In case you missed it, click HERE for our previous interview and feature on Tae.

As per our usual tradition on BN, here are the latest magazine covers.
Bolanle Austin Peters on the cover of Genevieve and MBGN Universe 2008, Stephanie Oforka is on the cover of the October issue of True Love WA.
There are more designer sales going on right now. Check out the info below.
Eve 2000 Sale. Up to 50% off. Sept 1 – 30.
Eve 2000 features Maxi Dresses, Tunics, Evening Dresses etc..
VI: Studio 868, Plot 868 Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, VI Lagos
Mainland: 2A Atunwa Street Off Toyin Street Ikeja

Odio Mimonet Sale. Aug 15 – Sept 15.
25, Sanusi Fafunwa Street VI.
The nominations for the 2008 MOBO awards have been announced and a truckload of Nigeria artistes have been nominated in the Best African Act Category!
D’Banj Mo Hits Allstars
Hip Hop Pantsula
Jua Cali
Magic System

Yay! we will def win LOL
One of our fave designers, Kosibah will be exhibiting at the following events over the forthcoming weeks. Be sure to support by attending one of the events. Kosibah’s website has also been relaunched. Check on it.

Kosibah will be exhibiting at stand G40 and showcasing couture wedding gowns on the catwalk at the SPOSA Wedding Exhibition, Alexandra Palace, London N22 on Sunday 14th September ( more details at, and will also be exhibiting at stand C89 (at the Designer Area) and showcasing gowns on the catwalk at the National Wedding Show 2008, 26th-28th September (

Kosibah Creations has also been invited to show as an International Designer at Fashion Expose 2008. The final chapter of Boston Fashion Week was designed to provide a platform to maximise industry exposure for local and talented designers in the Boston area.

The one day extravaganza, to be held on Friday 19th September at the Taj Hotel Boston (formerly the Ritz Carlton Boston) will also serve as a platform for national and international designers and is poised to receive significant press coverage.

For more information, visit


That’s it for today!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Fade

    September 11, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Yipee! First.

  2. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    and i’m second!!!!

  3. workforcenigeria

    September 11, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    welcome back bella love the post

  4. workforcenigeria

    September 11, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    welcome back

  5. Diamonds-n-Drama

    September 11, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    The Tae clothes look amazing but also very expensive!

  6. Dimeji Alara

    September 11, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    The new Genevieve cover looks smashing. The true love cover?hmmm, let me reserve my comment. What’s happening to True Love anyway?

  7. Red Sapphire

    September 11, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Hey Bella…no need to ask where u’ve been anymore….was about to send out a search party…been how long…2 weeks…wwwwooooowww!glad u’re back….mag cover seems really captivating…hope contents are just as it loookks…going to get one now….

  8. tankojjetty

    September 11, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    you right…i’d pick genevive over truelove anyday…
    tae’s doing great too…
    lovely designs

  9. Vera Ezimora

    September 11, 2008 at 6:23 pm



    Lemme go read

  10. Vera Ezimora

    September 11, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Wow. 2Face isn’t even on the list. Nawa o. Once upon a time, he was the shiznit. What’s happening to my 2Face??

    Tae looks greats.

    The magazines looks great. Don’t see anything wrong with True Love’s cover girl.

    Life is great.

  11. Arewa

    September 11, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    dang! i didn’t even make top 10!! and i was waiting for you to update.. the Genevieve cover is nice.. im sure all those fab sales will be over by the time i get to Lagos! my vote is for 9ice!!

  12. Tope

    September 11, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Dimeji, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the True Love cover. The both look nice. I know it is your opinion but it would be nice to know why True Love looks bad…

  13. Kpakpando

    September 11, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Dimeji its good to see your health has improved. Do you still write for Genevieve? I sure hope that new editor they’re looking to hire influences the look of the magazine, because the covers are always lacking the necessary umph.Both publications aren’t that innovative when it comes to their covers though.

    I love the top BAP has on, but I thought the abortion belt fad was over already, shoot I hope so, personally tired of seeing people wearing them and being eyesores.

    Hmm Bella, my sources tell me you’re going hollywood on us… 🙂 good luck o.

  14. Bunny

    September 11, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Oh i soooooooooooo wish i was 1st, welcome back bella, rily missed you o! everyday i’ll check youre site and i’ll be like where is this girl o! Now youre back, i guess im happy. Today is the first day i decided to post a comment sha!

  15. BrownSugar

    September 11, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Wow! Welcome back Bella. Thank God! And thanx for the sales info. I PRAY the discounts are still within my reach. lol!

  16. anjugrasay

    September 11, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    By the by where do you live bella if I may ask..cause you seem to know about where it’s all going down..

  17. Emilia

    September 11, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    hi Bella welcome back I was beginning to wonder what was up with and as usual nice post girl. I love nigerian fashion… so fly. All the same, its nice that you are back.

    Anyway check us out at Africa With Style we are on a Quest to lose weight / get fit in the next six weeks we really need some support from blogville. Please join us and help us spread the word around

    All the best


  18. Dimeji Alara

    September 11, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    @Tope-You’re right, it’s simply my opinion. But if you look closely, you will understand what i mean. I am also a fan of true love, but they didnt quite get it this month. The styling is poor and the cover looks doll compared to the Genevieve cover, I have no problem with the cover girl, its just the styling and the attitude(you dont have to agree as this is simply my opinion). Cheers and God bless

    @Kpakpando-Yes I am healthy now. Recovered months back. And i left Genevieve last year October. And I also agree with you about Genevieve lacking in those aspects you mentioned. I am Genevieve’s biggest critic and Mrs Irabor knows it. I believe and hope Gmag does something about it soon. Ok thats it…let me not take over Bella’s blog…lol

  19. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 11:30 pm


    ok 1st abt the true love cover…
    I feel dimeji, i think it looks the colour washed out differnt clothing may have done it. wats d green on green?

    then… am loving the Tae collection, its possible one of the most creative pieces I ve seen out of naija in recent time esp. the bags.
    am tired of seeing fashion pirates(copy and paste) that call themselves designers in naija, its getting highly irritating.

  20. Qute4reva

    September 12, 2008 at 1:41 am

    The true love magazine cover is okay, however, it’s just too busy to the eye they need to reduce the amount of lettering crowded on the cover and save something for the body of the magazine. On the other hand, I prefer their choice of model photo selection this month to Genevieve’s. Genevieve’s cover girl would have looked better if she had dressed a little bit more chic.

    Bella nice work again, I like Tae’s shop interior design, very organized and elegant unlike most that I see.


  21. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 9:09 am

    For the very first time i actually bought Genevieve immediately i saw it cos of the cover,it normally takes me a week after it has been on the stands to get a copy.This month was fab very impressive.

    As for TL,they are just stagnant.The copy on the page is a bit too much.

  22. Ebony

    September 12, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Welcome Party !!!

  23. Ifeoma-adiagwuagwu

    September 12, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Bella…Bella. Whatz up ma? It is gooood to have you back. Missed you, for real

  24. chineze osayi

    September 12, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Tuface may have not been nominated for the Mobo Best African Act because his full album is not yet in the market. What he has in release so far is like a tester. What he called a half album. I am not sure is because of his track record with the ladies. I am not sure that the organisers get personal like that as every one has their own skeletons in their cupboards….if you know what i mean. He is still a great musician though….still has his powerful voice doing wonders for him.

    BTW…..the Tae designs are cuuuuuute….she will go a looooong way. Trust me. Her originality speaks for her. The interior of the store speaks class. I can just about hear it calling me…lol

  25. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Obviously i am the onbely one that thinks Genevieve took a pretty Bolanle Austen Peters and copmpletely vanished her beauty and scrunched her up.

    The True Love cover? Someone just need to tell them that these bimbo eruptions that they place on cover are just turning people OFF!

  26. Waffarian

    September 12, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Both covers are dry jare! I don’t think the Genevieve cover is better in anyway. They both need to get creative.

  27. Bisola Edun (Tae)

    September 12, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks everyone for the positive comments but just to set the record straight, that is NOT the interior of my store (i wish!!)! Those pictures are from an exhibition I had at the gallery at Terra Kulture.

    Please keep the comments coming though, i’d really like to know what you guys think.


  28. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Welcome back! U r one blogger who is not going to stop blogging liking or not(ha ha ha)!!! Your blog has touched so many people from different countries and cultures.

    Nice post, that’s why I’m so addicted on this blog…. Any latest wedding websites?

    Luv u

  29. BrownSugar

    September 12, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Hey Bella! Go Bella! lol! I saw OUR blog listed in the Naija-times magazine today. Just a note to say KUDOS!

  30. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Stephanie Oforka is beautiful as usual.

  31. UNHQ2008

    September 13, 2008 at 7:53 am

    the mannequins r horrendous…

  32. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Tae Rocks!!!

  33. wedding reception

    May 18, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Welcome back bella. I like your designs very much Keep posting more good stuff.

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