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Ijeoma Balogun

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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 a friend with the rest of Bella Naija readers and potentially the world!

It’s interesting to see how people uniquely express themselves through clothing; we get to appreciate and learn….

If you are interested in gracing the style page; all you need to do is send me two pictures of yourself or that of a friend depicting a typical Day and Night Look with a short summary of your style. When your entry is approved, you will be required to send in more pictures and personal commentaries on your style or that of your friend as the case may be!

We will love for this to be a regular feature on this page, and this will only be possible if you send in your pictures to [email protected]

Looking forward to you all bombarding my mail box!!!!

For the first edition, Bella Naija Reader Miss Phierce gives us an insight into her fashion haven of all that glitters that’s certainly colour and gold!

WHY DO YOU LOVE YOUR STYLE:

I love my style because I let my body dictate what I should wear and not the other way round. It celebrates my curves, and shows that I accept my body fully. I restrict the experimentation to use of colours, and bold accessories, which celebrates my youth and journey of discovery.

MAKE-UP:

I like a fresh faced look with au natural make-up during the day and in the evening. Gold or beige eye shadow, lip gloss and a concealer for a flawless finish. At night, the focus is mainly on my lip; with red or pink lipstick!

HAIR:

With my hair, it depends on the season. In Nigeria, I prefer braiding it into pick and drop, because of the styles versatility; you can pack it in various ways to suit various occasions. Weaves, for me, are for cold places. It prevents my hair from breakage. I like outre velvet remi, it’s a bit expensive but it doesn’t shed. I prefer black but have occasionally tried a blend of colour 30 and colour 4.

Get Outre Velvet Remi HERE

DAY LOOK:

For the day, colour reigns!!! I love to experiment with colour especially with bright pastels. As a matter of fact, my fav colour to wear during the day is yellow! A yellow dress, top or bag does it for me every time!

Here I am with my best friend at a pool party

Here I am at the boat club for a friend’s birthday get together

For real, a day out with the girls is not complete without my sunglasses; they are my most loved accessory. I love sunglasses because they protect my eyes, and they’re also cool. I prefer large aviator lenses because they complement my facial structure, especially my most loved pair with brown lenses and gold frames that complements my skin tone and usually brown hair extensions.They are the oldest pair ‘I’ bought for 15 euro at a store called Tally Weijl.

But, these are the oldest for real!!! I stole them from my dad’s drawer, and he’s in his 70s so they must be the real deal!! Lol, I love them for their vintage feel, you can just tell!

'Real' Vintage glasses stolen from Dad!

Now that I’m talking about accessories, I will add that the best way to pop my sunglasses off is still with COLOUR!!!

I love using bold layered gold accessories as they add that extra oomph, and can easily transcend from a day to evening look:

Colour does it for my feet! What other way to rock gladiator sandals than with a blush of pink! Go Spartans! Lol.

Notice the nails?!! Fluorescent and bright colours are so in for naija’s hot weather; they just pop and get you noticed!’

They can also brighten up a layered fall outfit like here!

I got the green polish for 5 bucks at ‘urban behavior’. They have it in pink as well.

If I’m not wearing nail polish, I pile on the accessories!!! I have a thing for getting random bangles; it’s always a nice mix with the 18k gold ones I got from my mum; They have such a glam-fun effect that shows I still play dress up!

Heels are a staple in my closet!!! At 5’4 and a half inches (ahem!, yes, I am very precise about these things!) it’s hard to separate yourself from the crowd. Heels are perfect for a night out, but also on date (with a taller guy of course), and are the perfect confidence booster.

I tend to buy my heels for less than 30 bucks… euro’s, pounds, dollars… whatever! Yeah, that’s right! From Pimkie in Europe, to Reds or any random store, but if I find a pair that’s worth it, I can splurge, splurge splurge!!!!!!!!

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DATE LOOK:Below is a look that sums up my date style! It’s what I can wear for a date! Teaming the red halter neck and lips with grey/silver/blue toned heels and jeans, I am revealing my inner sexy but not scaring anyone away with it!
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The red halter top was bought in a random store in Milan. The jacket was bought in Charlotte Russe. The jeans in Tally Weijl and the shoes in Reds. The bag was ‘obtained’ from my mother!

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If I were to wear colour for a date, I would couple it with a single gold bracelet and a vintage bag.

NIGHT LOOK:

During the night, I’m the queen of the LBD! Maybe it’s because an LBD is the oldest item in my closet! It was bought when I was born! That’s right, when I was a baby in my mother’s arms, my half-sister was a teenager and bought her first designer dress (anti-flirt, for about 200 francs) in a cold winter in Paris.

She passed this dress on to me when I was sixteen and I’ve been rocking it ever since!

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The black dress with the silver band was bought in Pimkie, I wore it for my A level prom.


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I like these dresses because they’re great for highlighting my pear shape. I always look for a dress with built-in ’support’ for my chest area, which boosts it and evens out my figure. It flattens my stomach (as if there’s any need to… ahem!) and as for the lower part of my body, I just let the figure hugging LBD do its work and let my body do the talking.

This black dress was bought from Forever 21 online.

If I’m not rocking an LBD, I keep it bright with red/pink lipstick, and embellished with my dress or accessories of some sort. It helps get me noticed and really complements my skin tone. I always wear heels; They always look great. Do they feel great after a couple hours of dancing? Well, that’s another story!

EVENING LOOK:
My fav time to dress up for is the evening, either for a date at a cafe, a late movie, or just chilling somewhere with the girls. This is because I get to mix elements of the day and night. I wear heels, and usually mix a dark pair of jeans that lengthens my legs, with a hint of a bright colour in my top; just to show my inner feisty without going all out like I do at night.

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That’s it for MY STYLE, I hope you had a good time learning about my love for colour (especially red), and for things that pop at night or during the day.

Lots of love from Rhode Island!

Miss Phierce
xoxo

Ex-Style Editor at Large - BellaNaija.com , Now Founder/CEO Redrick Public Relations Limited. @ijeomabalogun

54 Comments

  1. funmi

    February 11, 2009 at 11:21 am

    The brown weave (gorgeous!), the pink sandals and those hot red heels are definitely my favourites. Plus, ur casual style is chic. Good choice, bella… x

  2. Anon

    February 11, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Nkechi you look pweety. Wld u be Bella (Uche Eze’s) sister? As the beautiful genes does run in the family – i wld say and the style thing, i wld think it is innate…Bella more to u as well….and did i forget Ijeoma Ndekwu, girl, thanks for the posting…

  3. Anon

    February 11, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    u seem like quite a lovely person, down to earth and all. ur style’s definately nice and simple and really real (aka fits ur persona)

  4. idia

    February 11, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Nkechi dear you’ve always been hot, but your style is gorge…very flirtatious n sexy…i love!! xxx

  5. Eva

    February 11, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Is it me or something because I do not think this girl has style. I am not hating….but she is too into the trends….I think we should learn to draw a fine line between being fashionable and having style. Just wearing an evening dress, or a pair of jeans, and a pile of jewelry and a weave does not translate to someone having a particular style.

    If Nkechi passed me on the street I will not take two looks at her because she is like every other girl….TOO PLAIN.

    I think there are two reasons why she was selected. 1.) Bellanaija did not get alot of individuals who are brave enough to send their pictures and 2.) Nkechi is obviously pretty and light-skinned….

    But overall I like this initiative Bellanaija is starting. Loves it….expect my pictures SOON…lol.

  6. miss mini me

    February 11, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Eva, the reason why the post is called ‘My Style’ is because it is her style and who she is..Not every picture has to look appealing to everyone.
    Dressing nicely is combining all sort of things together and not wearing all the new stuff all at once.

    I think her style is cool..Suits her.. she wasnt ashamed to say that she has had some clothes for year and she repeats them.

    I love her fathers aviators..I must go and ask my father where his are..

    Great post all the same…

  7. yhurmie

    February 11, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    yes, it is you alrite… mayb u wanna check out the other comments

    also, wld b kinda interesting 2 c ur pics, if nkechi’s style is ‘TOO PLAIN’

    @bella, cld u add a postscript to d promised pics when they come in so we know to identify real style then? lolll

  8. chii

    February 11, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I love this contribution to Bella’s site from the readers. Great Idea. I kind of love her style, it is pretty much what the trend is all about these days…nice looking over all chic. I love that she is rocking a sunglasses her Dad bought in the 70″s

  9. Mamasita Diva

    February 11, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    STYLE SORRY MAYBE I MISSED SOMETHING!!!!… Hair looks on point in some pics.. how old are you? sorry did not read anything up top!..

    Childs Play!!

    Sorry just my opinion but what do you expect when u put yourself out there for people to judge!!!

  10. adunni

    February 11, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Aww,i don’t even know this nkechi chick but i wanna hug her…she is tooo cute…reminds me of my youngest sister of blessed memory.
    anyhoooo…i like HER style because it’s hers,suits her and there is something very real and down to earth about this babe.
    Now THAT weave she got..i’m on it A.S.AP…me likey likey..

  11. Nneka

    February 11, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    yeah I was thinking the same, must be bella’s sister. Kick me( ha ha) if I’m worng but I see the resemblance.

    So ‘kechiyem (lol). I love the idea of rocking your dad’s aviators…i bet it’s all scratched up and you can’t see much through the lens.

    Love the pick gladiators sandles and that you don’t break the bank to live your style. You might strike a lot of people as a plain jane but (as far as the topic goes) what’s wrong with that??? It’s your style frugal fashionista….

    I’m looking forward to reading other posts here, especially the derele edun types out there. Please send your pics!!! lol

  12. CiCi

    February 11, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    The first thing that came to my mind is, this girl looks like Bella naija. I won’t be surprise if that’s her sister, beauty does run in the family. This is not plain at all, she knows what looks nice on her, and she is rocking it well. I love the simplicity of her style, and yet very chic, and classy. I also like the idea of rocking your dad’s 70’s glasses. When I see my mother’s pictures back in the 70’s, she looked super hot. She was more dressed when she was my age than me, some of the outfits she had on back then, she will not even allow me to wear something like that now. I was amazed, bcos i just didn’t know people dressed like that in the 70’s back in naija. I will like to wear some of the outfits , bcos some of the 70’s style is coming back now.

  13. nony

    February 11, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    bella gotta say datz def ur sister…u both have d same facial features especially d cheeks…..i luv d 14th pic where she wore d blue top wiv jeans n accessorized wiv bronze purse…also like d one with d gladiator sandals n neon green nalis…n also d one with d stripped blue shirt, jeans wiv shades n a brown bag…i love all 3 pics cuz dats def wat u will find in my closet n see me rocking!!!!

  14. Eva

    February 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    u r too funny….

    I understand it is her style….but it is boring in my opinion. I think many Nigerian girls play it too safe except the likes of the Cranberry designers and co…

    It is my opinion and I am tired of Nigerians being politically correct about things and people…we should call a spade a spade. Nkechi is a beautiful girl no doubt…but if ups the ante a bit…mehnn even girls go follow her reach house.

    She wears too many jewelries in some of the pics and also clothes that within two seconds you will find another girl like her….

    Therefore it should be called MY STYLE….BUT OUR STYLE…cos it is just like every other person’s….my opinion O.

    And because other people are blind to see that her style or better still her “fashionable” sense of style is boring….does not mean I should be blind too. Other people’s comments do not phase me O…lol

  15. Bella#1Fan

    February 12, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Pple like to hate sha. Nkechi abeg I like your style, very young and chic, its different, its not mainstream and traditional. I think her style suits her age and her personality perfectly! I love the mix of vintage and trendy styles.

  16. RONKE

    February 12, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    nice look Nkechi keep it up

  17. nony

    February 12, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    bella d gal in d 2nd pic whose face was cut off has ur cheeks…is dat u…lol

  18. uuu

    February 12, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    nice

  19. Nma

    February 12, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Eva, whether u think her style is boring or not, it is still HER STYLE…whether she looks like a clone of a million others out there…it is still HER CHOICE. Respect that and stop trying to convince people to dislike her style too. You r very free to have ur opinion of her, but stop being too imposing.

    My opinion: I love colors too…yay!!….I too have collected some of my mom’s antique pieces…like her clutch, sunglasses, and necklace…during my recent naija trips. Maybe i should go hunt for daddy’s as well.lol.
    I love the two aviators, the black clutch u “obtained” from ur mom, and the LBD from ur sis. Most of all, i love that u KNOW and have ur own style….alot of pple tend to get consumed to trends, and what others deem fit. Love also how u mix new and old items..plus the bright nail colors r playful and pretty.

    Nice.

  20. Nma

    February 12, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Eva, whether u think her style is boring or not, it is still HER STYLE…whether she looks like a clone of a million others out there…it is still HER CHOICE. Respect that and stop trying to convince people to dislike her style too. You r very free to have ur opinion of her, but stop being too imposing.

    My opinion: I love colors too…yay!!….I too have collected some of my mom’s antique pieces…like her clutch, sunglasses, and necklace…during my recent naija trips. Maybe i should go hunt for daddy’s as well.lol.
    I love the two aviators, the black clutch u “obtained” from ur mom, and the LBD from ur sis. Most of all, i love that u KNOW and have ur own style….alot of pple tend to get consumed in trends, and what others deem fit. Love also how u mix new and old items..plus the bright nail colors r playful and pretty.

    Nice.

  21. Uju

    February 12, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Very pretty girl, with alot of variations of style. She knows how to keep her nails with classy crazy colors.

    She knows how to dress and keep her hair done.
    She does more than most Nigerians that I know of.

    Don’t worry, I will be one of the next ones in this Bella Naija
    my style column

  22. Kpakpando

    February 12, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Style is personal expression abi? If that’s the case, I think her choices in clothing, grooming and accessories adequately express her personality and stage in life; approachable, early twenty something yr old, having fun and finding her own voice. I can appreciate that, having been at that stage at one point in life.

    Many people have pigeon holed what “style” is, defining it only as clothing, appearance and mannerisisms that push the envelope, are unusual or otherwise not completely relatable. I believe that style can run the gamut, from mass produced retail clothing to custom made china, and as long as it’s truly representative of self, and not an image one is trying to project.

    Your first comment on this post, came off as unnecessarily disagreeable and catty, especially the bit about her being featured because she’s light skinned and pretty. Many other people could have expressed something similar and not given off negative nancy vibes. Maybe that’s just your style and when you do get featured your choices will reflect that.

  23. damola

    February 13, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Style na money jo.. I no get style yet.. on a every day, my usual na shirt and trouser with slippers, .. when I get money.. me sef go come get style.. ,, when u see me u go fear.. make una no come argue say, she buy this for 30 euro, 5 poun, 10 naira.. all that one na because she dey see, when you see you buy.. for Naija, correct shirt na 5-8k.. and me I no get that kind money now…. so my tailor; demociro ( demola) dey fix me up with shirt and trouser, nothing do me.. lets go there..

  24. damola

    February 13, 2009 at 12:47 am

  25. YNC

    February 13, 2009 at 5:32 am

    very poor style and color chioces……could do better for a Nigerian chic. Real Naija girls have style

  26. anon

    February 13, 2009 at 5:36 am

    lol…i luv ur realness jare! But seriously tho…u can always visit a bend down (okirika) boutique and come out looking major!…abi are they not just second hand clothes? Who will know afterall? lol…Style is not all about money. I see alot of these naija socialites spending thousands of dollars/pounds on clothes but they come out looking a hot mess bcos they dont know how to cordinate or dont pick clothes to fit their body shape etc….but i bet u someone can go to salvation army/okirika and come out looking pretty decent!

  27. tatafo!

    February 13, 2009 at 5:52 am

    Eva, saying she was chosen bcos she’s light skinned is rather petty.

  28. jo

    February 13, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Bella, this must be your younger sis ….u guys look very much alike and the name gives it. U’re Uche and she’s Nkechi …na wa oo una fine well well for una hse oo….chai!

  29. mary

    February 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Love her style, she does it for me that natural look with colors,all haters lets see your personal style she is not just average she has style

  30. Olicious

    February 13, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    DEAD AT THIS COMMENT!!!!!!!LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  31. Geekgirl

    February 13, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    love her bright nails…her outfits are regular but she wears them well with them nice accessories and it looks good!!its HER style! & kpakpando you r right most people think that style has to be over the top and unusual…but ur style is how u dress!boring or not!

  32. Kemi

    February 13, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    She looks great 😉 She’s comfortable in her own skin and not trying too hard. Her budget for her shoes translated into Naira is realistic I am a little amazed at how many girls out there are all about high end designer stuff. If they can afford it fine but if they need to resort to “bigz girl runs” thats another story…..

    Eva I hope when you put up your style you help us to make the connection by using the name Eva. I would so love to see your style…..No Pressure Lol 😉

  33. Fadeke

    February 13, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    why do i also think this young lady… Nkechi is Bella’s sister

  34. Eva

    February 15, 2009 at 4:50 am

    You are too much….lol

  35. Eva

    February 15, 2009 at 4:52 am

    Not trying to convince my dear…AIRING my opinion something Nigerians do not seem to understand with all the PhDs and degrees….OPINION!OPINION!OPINION!……I do not have the energy to convince…

  36. Eva

    February 15, 2009 at 4:52 am

    I totally agree….

  37. Eva

    February 15, 2009 at 4:55 am

    True but do not be so naive that Nigerians do not prefer light skinned girls because they do…..you can argue from here till tomorrow…they still do…that is why bleaching creams are selling off the shelves like pure water. Nkechi is naturally light-skinned…and I hope you are not blind on one eye that you failed to the word I wrote NEXT to light-skinned….I said pretty too…no harm in being light-skinned….

  38. Eva

    February 15, 2009 at 4:57 am

    My dear…that is why they say a picture has a thousand words….the same goes to the interpretation of what people write. I genuinely meant she is pretty…and light-skinned…if such an observation vexes you I suggest one solution…drink lots of water and stay away from the computer because not everyone can think the way you do my dear.

  39. yoju

    February 15, 2009 at 7:54 am

    why are people still hung up on this whole light skinned thing!

  40. LaLa

    February 15, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I think she was chosen because she is Bella’s sister. It’s the first entry of this new feature. People need to relax- it has nothing to do with complexion. You can make that judgment if all or most of the next “my style” entries feature only light skinned ladies and men.

  41. LaLa

    February 15, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I think people need to read Bella’s description of the feature. It’s called “MY style” whether it is boring, trashy, fashionable etc. It is the girls expression of what HER style is not what YOU think her style should be. Why not submit your pics so that Bella can show your style in the next one.

  42. Olus

    February 16, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    I think she’s Bella’s sis..pretty girl with nice style..as for her being fair they are mixed race,though you can’t tell with Bella

  43. van baby

    February 20, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    well for me miss eze’s style is simple bt well pt together,she knows wat rocks and she wears em.Every fashionista knows that a sunglass in a nice shade transforms ur look as well as accessories and dats just that style is nt abt wearing armani or chanel pt puttin 2geda stuffs that works 4 u.kudos girl and also am trippin kos u got a wonderful skin.l

  44. Dorah

    February 23, 2009 at 3:06 am

    I think she’s so cute…I mean, I’m not crazy about everything she had on, but she has a nice style overall and seems like a sweet girl. She’s Bella’s sister after all!

    YNC–Your comments were a bit harsh. I’d never expect that from you. I’ve been on your blog. I’m pretty shocked, especially when you try to come off as so positive and uplifting. I mean Nkechi has some outfits on that I’m not crazy about, but it seemed like you outright attacked the poor girl. Wow!

  45. Dorah

    February 23, 2009 at 3:14 am

    I totally get you, Eva. I see what you’re talking about. At least you’re able to back up your opnions without being nasty…

  46. Candysour

    February 23, 2009 at 8:16 am

    why does it seem as if most people are obsessed with discovering that this girl is or should be bellas sister?
    WTF?
    Should that give her some kinda free pass to us accepting her or liking her style?
    its so irritating people trying to play inspector clueso…cheekbones,they are mixed,she is bellas sister etc.,..WHO CARES??

    I like HER STYLE..because well thats what this is about isnt it?an opportunity for others to PEEP INTO THEIR WARDROBE and i guess give our opinion……but mama vintage no make am in my own eyes sha..

  47. anon

    February 23, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Inspector Clouseau you mean.

  48. Candysour

    February 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    i say tomato u say????
    who cares…oversabi….hmmm..
    is ideas we needs

  49. Tumi

    April 14, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    I love the nailpolishes and the bright coloured shoes.

    As for the fashion, it’s more pretty than stylish, but that’s okay because it works for you.

    I’m thinking maybe you should go for an edgy black blunt cut bob.

    It’ll bring out those fierce features in your face..

  50. nwa chi

    May 17, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I love her style and i am happy she is “too plain” in the words of Eva. Everyone is jumping on this band wagon of going vintage and becoming edgy or not playing it safe, that people are beginning to forget that style is unique. Not all of us can be out of the ordinary, and she is definitely not following trends because if she were then she will be into the color riot and vintage style. You don’t have to “take two looks at her” when you see her on the streets someone else who appreciates her style will. She is showing us her style, pls let us allow her own it. 🙂

  51. Toni

    December 19, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    love her ..yay!!! finally not another self-professed-vintage-im edgy and punk-look- like- i -lift -concepts -right -off- the -pages -of- vouge-talk about- all- these -haute coture- designers -i -love and wear- despite -the -fact they -cost -thousands -of -dollars- for- simple- peices -and- could -never -afford it girl.

  52. Souldo

    May 23, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    I love the atire .

  53. Akin

    May 23, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    They are really Hot

  54. Anna

    September 18, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Eva you are right I agree with what you said , if there is a selection it’s means that the person they choose has a particular style by the way anyone has the right to say what they think bad comments it also good sometimes it makes strong we can not just say I like if we don’t find it special I am sorry her style is not worse but not waouuuuuuuuuh it is just normal as every girl on the street .

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