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Style Sighting: Kelis “Casual Fab” in Jewel By Lisa



It’s another celebrity spotted in an Africa inspired outfit. However this time, Kelis hits very close to home as she is pictured wearing Jewel By Lisa– A fashion brand we all are familiar with and have come to love!

Fashion Stylists Chalya Shagaya and Arieta Mujay shot Musician Kelis last week in New York City as the face of UK’s Graduate Fashion Week which is scheduled to run from the 6th to the 10th of June this year.

The fabulous duo, in an effort to promote African Fashion by getting the International celebrities they style to wear pieces by African designers, decided to contact a few of them to see if they wanted their designs on Kelis.

And here we have it!  This has to be one of my favourite casual looks from Kelis.  The star pairs the JBL Spring/Summer 2010 paisley print top made with real dutch wax  ‘ankara’  fabric with breast-pocket details with edgy leather high-waist pants and completes this relatively “Kelis subdued look” with statement earrings.

I hope we see more celebrities wearing African designers, as they truly deserve the accolade!

There’s more to come from Graduate Fashion Week, as we look at the images Arieta and Chalya styled for the event- Watch this space!


  1. Bola #1

    May 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    loves it!

  2. anon

    May 13, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    This isn’t African Print, Ijeoma, lol. But great post and great initiative all the same.

  3. cynthia

    May 13, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    @ anon, It’s paisely print, and she said so…bt it doesn’t look like regular one. It has sort of an African print look… Fab nonetheless!!!

  4. yomi

    May 13, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Lovely! African designers rock!

  5. fre

    May 13, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    very random. doesn’t ve dd JBL touch.
    im sure they didnt want 2 over push their luck

  6. aminatu

    May 14, 2010 at 12:31 am

    i am loving the outfit and i love jewel by Lisa designer. When i visite lagos i will
    definite check her out. Africa is going to be on the map.

  7. aDa

    May 14, 2010 at 4:52 am

    yes Anon thats an african print..take a closer look at the close up

  8. fokasibe

    May 14, 2010 at 7:36 am


  9. Nkem

    May 14, 2010 at 10:29 am

    The shirt is in ‘hawes and curtis’ not exactly your typical african print biko

  10. Blossom

    May 14, 2010 at 11:23 am

    This is cool but Deola Sagoe does stuff wayyyyyyyy better than this… She’s even been on Oprah!

    Sorry, but this doesn’t wow me.

    On to the next one.

  11. Whuz dat girl

    May 15, 2010 at 11:28 am

    @ lest som blacks stil bliv dey r Africans…

  12. Abby

    May 15, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    and so what if kelis is wearing it
    “A HAS BEEN”

  13. Oremi

    May 17, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Tufiakwa for bad belle. Abby…anywas i find it hard to bliv some of this comments are seriously made, i bet some ppl are chuckling maniacally at the ruffles their comments will make. Jump and pass jare!

  14. Studio 11

    May 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Guys, this was just a shirt sent to Kelis to wear, she wasn’t asked to advertise it, she loved it and wore it for her performance. It is actually a paisley print produced by Vlisco Hollandaise, bought at Balogun market, Lagos.
    @ Nkem – it is a typical african print that CANNOT be found at Hawkes and Curtis.
    @ Blossom – we are not in competition with other nigerian designers so instead of trying to cause friction in our fashion industry today , please do try to be more supportive and unite us.
    @ Abby – we do not choose who wears our clothes, anyone can. We do not discriminate. So be you a ‘has been’ or ‘of the moment’…we’ll be happy if you choose Jewel by Lisa. FYI, Kelis is quite hot right now and we are more than happy to dress her.
    To everyone else that has supported us with your positive comments, many thanks. Looking forward to dressing you!

  15. Aderonke T

    May 19, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    @Studio 11 Lovely and well said! Love the prints BTW!

  16. rotimi

    May 21, 2010 at 8:56 am

    well abby..i guess you have heard kelis acapella by i’m sure you can see she is no longer a has been…hope Nigerian designers get more and more exposure

  17. A.

    June 1, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Well, can’t say I love it…

    For all of you that are familiar with the popular American blog, Go Fug Yourself, this shirt was referred to as a “paisley shirt that evokes an oozing pustule.” Insulting, to say the least and definitely a BIG fat fashion no-no… I love that we want to support our Nigerian designers, but lets call a spade a spade. That shirt is 70s ugliness (not to be confused with 70s fab)… Her stylist should be fired (so should whoever sent her that shirt, made that shirt, bought that fabric and decided to make it a shirt). Sorry, I call it as it is–no shaking.

  18. A.

    June 1, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    lets add insult to injury, shall we?

    refer to fifth picture:

  19. Soyunamujer

    June 4, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Who cares what ‘Go Fug Yourself’ thinks? Everyone is entitled to their opinion!!!

  20. Soyunamujer

    June 4, 2010 at 5:35 am

    One man’s meat is another man’s poison.!

  21. CUTEX82

    June 25, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Leave Abby alone…anyone is entitled to his or her own opinion.

  22. kedu-odinma

    July 10, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    bad belle wont kill u nigerians…thats why u always find it hard to make headway in life…bcos when ppl r rising u try to pull them down and thus we all stay on the ground..JBL dont mind them do ur thing babe…love the paisley/african WERKS 4 me!!!

  23. anonymous

    October 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Wow, I think her entire outfit here looks fab. I looked up the fug article, and she had two interesting jackets on, on top of what she’s wearing in this picture. So quoting their comments here doesn’t exactly do justice to the outfit here, does it? She has the body to rock those square shoulders and waist-high leather pants, and the face to look nonchalant and hot while doing so. I wish I did too, but I’m not crazy about the mean comments on here…

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