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Peridot & Ruby Presents ‘Something Peridot’ – A Collection of Bridesmaids Dresses

Ijeoma Balogun

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Something Peridot” is the new bridal line from Nigerian fashion label, Peridot & Ruby. Although ‘Something Peridot’ had been in the works since 2007 with real brides including Abisoye Olorunnimbe, Banke Meshida-Lawal, Abisola Odeinde, Bella Disu and Mayowa Fabode patronizing the company, it wasn’t until  Peridot & Ruby founder, Lola Abiodun-Ashafa’s wedding (where she dared to be different and designed her bridesmaids dresses in black) that she decided to birth a sister company to Peridot and Ruby and cater to the wedding bridal party.

According to the designer, Lola Abiodun-Ashafa : “The “simple elegance” collection evokes a story of timeless and versatile bridesmaids gowns that compliment the bride and the essence of her big day. The dresses pay close attention to rich colors, lush fabrics and sophisticated silhouettes. Since the bride’s the focal point of the day, it is only natural to have the bridal party in pieces that exude a classic and traditional feel”.

And we couldn’t agree more, from the cocktail dresses to the floor length gowns, the pieces in this collection display timeless elegance. She presents a variety of styles, which play on the individuality of the bride and her choice for her bridesmaids either in opting for something soft and romantic, bright with beautifully accentuated details or dark, a little dramatic and lovely!

See the full collection debut – Exclusively on BellaNaija.com.

Bridesmaids (and a bride) in ‘Something Peridot’  by Peridot & Ruby

Photo 1 - Abisoye Olorunnimbe - Bridesmaids in Peridot & Ruby | Photo 2 - Bella Disu - Bridesmaids in Peridot & Ruby | Photo 3 - Abisola Odeinde - Bridesmaids in Peridot & Ruby | Photo 4 - Mayowa Fabode - Bride in reception dress by Peridot & Ruby

Credits
Photography: Eleanor Goodey
Styling: Ezinne Chinkata
Make-up: Banke Meshida Lawal
Photoshoot Direction: Andy Ogbechi

43 Comments

  1. Titilola 'Esther's' Akinkugbe

    July 14, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Exquisite Fabrics and Fab Designs. Simplicity is truly the name of the game.

  2. truth

    July 14, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    AMAZING!!!!! This is very impressive!

  3. adenike

    July 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I love pictures 2, 5 and 6. Not really waoh designs but thumbs up! I still do not understand picture 3;either it doesn’t fit the model or the style is not just it…..

  4. DU

    July 14, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    love, love,love,love

  5. Pat Pat

    July 14, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Wow, Nija is really ready to take on the world. Well Done,SP!!!

  6. Bola

    July 14, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    the 5th dress, the sunset one is simply tasty!

  7. sally

    July 14, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    wow.my fave is d red one worn with white pearls.i love d blue one too.check out the back.

  8. jo

    July 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    i like! my bridesmaidS would totally rock these outfits! well done SP!!!!!

  9. Fehintola

    July 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Classy and tastfully executed…love love love it

  10. Lamide

    July 14, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Very pretty! I especially love the burnt orange, the navy blue & the fuschia dresses, although they are all very beautiful!
    As for the gold one, that’s the kinda dress that’s begging to be worn to a party as well, lol!
    In short, well done, Lola. Fab reception dress, too, btw 😀

  11. Tosin

    July 14, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Very beautiful pieces! Well done!!!! I love them

  12. Ujubaby

    July 14, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Wow, beautiful! Dat kid’s so cute!

  13. THE AMAKA

    July 14, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    love it! would have worn something like the second dress to prom.
    haha

  14. olawunmi

    July 14, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    i luuuv dresses 5 and 10, the others re okay, the first 1 is terrible, atrocious, eew 🙂 The designer is talented sha!

  15. Myne Whitman

    July 15, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Simple and beautiful!

  16. Q

    July 15, 2010 at 1:33 am

    You Go Lola,your designs rock & i guess so do you.Iris also lookd pretty in her dress!!

  17. ......

    July 15, 2010 at 1:48 am

    didnt really like any of the dresses here…but thats just my taste…her pieces are well crafted though…beautiful colors too…more grease to her elbow

  18. fokasibe

    July 15, 2010 at 9:05 am

    LOveLy

  19. Mo

    July 15, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    The orange is yummmmyyy!! The fuschia and aqua are sooo me…

    Lovely pieces..well done Peridot!

  20. Bisqo

    July 15, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I love the silver and purple the most, then the burnt orange followed by the
    fuchsia with the pearls. How can we get the prices? Nice collection…

  21. ivy

    July 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    for all those who had issues with the dresses,try sewing one then we’ll see how talented you are.lola,very very good job,well done.finally our bridesmaids have beautiful dresses worth the price.

  22. Aibee

    July 15, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Love th dresses. Liked Lola Abiodun-Ashafa’s dress when I saw her wedding pics on Bella Naija. I’m determined to do the same style for my wedding cos we have similar bodies. lol. Maybe, she’ll even do the dress if I can afford her services. Love the Fuschia dress with the pearls. Might do that for my bridesmaids.

  23. missy_spectacular

    July 15, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    truly exquisite…….im totally bowed over!

  24. Tope

    July 15, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Sorry cos i know i would step on somw toes but most of the dresses are just blah, nothing fantastic about them. Just my opinion, bite me!!!

  25. Tola

    July 16, 2010 at 1:30 am

    I love all the looks! Lola has impeccable taste.

  26. Angela

    July 16, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Nice dresses, but not really bridal per se. Stuff I could wear for a dinner or a wedding.

  27. ronke

    July 16, 2010 at 8:44 am

    yup, the dresses are aight- nothing great. what is annoying is all the pyschophants saying lola is great etc. Dont know the Lola from Adam, but the point is not about about HER. The fabrics look a bit cheap and seams are bulky. Also the dresses esp the satiny type ones would have benefitted from some steam presssing. My 2 cents!

  28. Lola

    July 16, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Nice dresses, no doubt, but I get the feeling I have seen them all before looking through generic catalogues for my bridesmaids dresses last year (Jim Jhelm, Vera Wang, Rivinni, Oleg Cassini et al)…

  29. Biola

    July 18, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    nothing spectacular. the sewing doesnt look neat at all. she still has alot to learn from the pros at the game. particularly LDA.

  30. tito coobman

    July 20, 2010 at 1:35 am

    The ‘Something Peridot’ collections are pleasing to behold. No colour riot. It is simplicity personified. Compliments.

  31. Doll

    July 20, 2010 at 8:38 am

    i like

  32. Ms. ATL

    July 20, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I like #3 (without the bow thingies), absolutely adore #5. #8 and 10 are nice too.

  33. seanini

    July 20, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Very unique and classy.Iris is so adorable,cant believe she’s grown up.

  34. Girl

    July 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Great Idea! The concept is excellent but Lola will now have to work harder to make the products excellent too. I think she’s on the right path. People please be positive. I don’t know why people can’t give positive and constructive feedback.

  35. tyrene

    July 27, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Absolutely simple and beautiful………and really beauty lies in simplicity

  36. tito coobman

    July 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Good concept. Good designs. Keep it up until you have the fashion world under your feet.

  37. stephanie

    August 27, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    am lookn @ u….

  38. Gee

    October 2, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Im not feelin any of the dresses…I think the model is all wrong! Nyc complexion but non of the dresses suits her body. She lacks the thang!

  39. Vixen

    October 31, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    The collection looks so sewn and a little tacky. Good enough designs but she should work on her finishing

  40. Nomy

    December 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    All the designs are just so gorgeous and worth wearing! I defy foreign designers to do better! It’s just sad some people can’t help criticizing even the best things.

  41. ene

    February 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    please i need ur contact address.

  42. ecama

    June 8, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    3,6,11 awesome!

  43. Chi

    August 18, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Wow,

    Their designs have really evolved. Thats the thing about success, most times it doesn’t happen over night, but requires persistence and devotion.

    The dresses they are making currently are so so so beautiful.

    I came across this article while searching for their website.

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