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Photos from the launch of premier lingerie brand “What Lies Beneath”



On the 20th of December 2009, lingerie brand “What Lies Beneath” launched an intimate event at Leila Fowler in Lagos.
What Lies Beneath is a hip and chic popup and online lingerie boutique with a taste for luxurious lingerie and sleepwear. According to the Creative Director, Cornelia O’DwyerWe have streamlined the commercial trends and tastefully selected, delicate and refined pieces that are sassy, edgy and unique.
The typical What Lies Beneath woman is a fun, fierce and fabulous diva that is looking for the finer things in life and recognizes quality
It was a fab event that brought lingerie lovers together. Shoppers enjoyed great music, delicious cupcakes and lots of bubbly.
A bride-to-be happily bagged her “honeymoon ensemble” while others simply put a little umph back in their closet.
Look out for more from What Lies Beneath in 2010!
For more on the brand, visit

Cornelia O'Dwyer - Creative Director, What Lies Beneath

Cornelia O'Dwyer - Creative Director, What Lies Beneath

Nkiru Okagbue

Nkiru Okagbue

Lade Fadoju

Lade Fadoju

What Lies Beneath Merchandise

What Lies Beneath Merchandise

Lapo Ademulegun

Lapo Ademulegun

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Yummy cupcakes from Cupcake Couture

Doyin Abiola

Doyin Abiola

Arieta Mujay with Cornelia of WLB

Arieta Mujay with Cornelia of WLB

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Olu Akande

Ola Akande

Tomi Olayinka

Tomi Olayinka

Sinmi Hughes-Obisesan

Sinmi Hughes-Obisesan

Busola Animashaun

Busola Animashaun

Deborah Nicols

Deborah Nicol



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Cornelia O'Dwyer with Funke Fowler, MD - Leila Fowler

Cornelia O'Dwyer with Funke Fowler, MD - Leila Fowler

Ebun Aboderin

Ebun Aboderin

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Tomi Olayinka, Cornelia O'Dwyer and Ifeoma Nwajagu

Tomi Olayinka, Cornelia O'Dwyer and Ifeoma Nwajagu


  1. sweetie

    December 28, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    cornelia….i lurvvvvv ur necklace….gorgeous!!! wishing u all the best in ur endeavors , tomi….nice look

  2. Tizzle

    December 28, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Gorgeous! Collection looks fab and Ms. O’Dwyer is beautiful! WLB!!

  3. D

    December 28, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Fab collection….I was there and my BF loved the sexy amethyst silk shorts and cami I got….He actually went back and ‘Santa’ got me the “shocking revelation” underwear set (guess what, it glows in the dark!!!! lol). Cant wait for Valentine’s day 😉

  4. F

    December 28, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    mini a-hall/corona reunion…niceee!!!

  5. info?

    December 29, 2009 at 2:57 am

    too much information oh!!! My bf wey no dey get ‘any’ sef nko?

    The ladies look gorge!

  6. Dith-H-P

    December 29, 2009 at 6:01 am

    LMAO @ that comment regarding d boyfriend & the response.

    Fabulosity all around tho! Me likes alot!!!

  7. Nice Anon

    December 29, 2009 at 10:46 am

    The owner looks so cute and laid back. I like!

  8. toya fisher

    December 29, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    loving the dress Cornelia’s wearing, where can i get one just like tat

  9. sweetie

    December 29, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    not forgetting QC 🙂

  10. Toni

    December 29, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    OMG, hahahahaha…. wow havent seen tomi olayinka in years. she looks just the same as i remember

  11. Bola #1

    December 30, 2009 at 5:13 am

    funke fowler looks flawless as always

  12. Onyeka

    December 30, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Tomi looks really nice…she’s lost a lot of weight too..

  13. Faramade

    December 31, 2009 at 6:09 am

    This designer handbag riot in Lagos don tire me. I am with them sha…in fact i pity those wanna be big girls wey no get LV or Fendi handbag inside closet. Let the dress be cheap..but the bag must not be…LOL. yes Cornelia seems so down to earth. me Likes

  14. Concerned individual

    December 31, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Comment @ D: Shopuld you bne having premarital intercourse.

  15. bukola

    December 31, 2009 at 9:44 am

    lol @ faramade

    I pity anyone trying to measure up to “big girls” and fake lagos life…cut your cloak according to your cloth..

  16. Amazon

    December 31, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Me too!!where can one get the dress from ? its fab!!!

  17. mimshac

    January 1, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    the comments just crack me up

  18. even more confused individual

    January 5, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    How is that any of your business?

  19. Tamara Solomon

    January 6, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Conny girl. WOOOOOOOOOOOOW i am really really impressed. I support you a 100 percent. keep up the great work. 🙂

  20. Opium

    January 6, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    hahahaha this comment had me stitches!!

  21. info?

    January 7, 2010 at 5:41 am

    that’s why she’s called ‘concerned’ maybe it’s her mother or pastor who is concerned…

  22. az in...

    January 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    how come plenty people know Tomi?? I’m loving her Chanel bag sha. I hope the prices of WLB are reasonable… wo, I’m stickin to my lasenza!

  23. berry

    January 19, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    women get big matured problems especially 4clothes.its natural sha we must look nice always

  24. Dafe Matahor

    June 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    hello Cornigirl
    i like your creativity and all, wish you all the best
    regards to your family.

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