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BN Red Carpet Fab: Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010 Finale



The Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010 Finale was not only fabulous onstage but offstage too.
Yes, we are talking about the black carpet.
We spotted an array of looks as we have come to expect from our Lagos fashionistas and fashionistos. Some recent events had fallen into the ‘black trap’ but this one was different. With guests pushing the colour and style envelope a little bit more.
Without further ado, check out BN Red Carpet Fab – The Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010 Finale Edition

The Belle of the Ball – Elohor Aisien
We’ll start with the organizer of the event, Elohor Aisien. Everyone who attended commended the quality and ‘fun factor’ of the event so lots of kudos to Elohor! On the black carpet, Elohor looked lovely in her short black billowy long-sleeved shift dress. She paired the dress with popping red kitten heeled pumps and a Kristos necklace. She kept her hair and makeup simple and let her yummy-mummy-to-be glow shine through. Owen Aisien complemented his wife in a open white shirt paired with jeans.

Elohor & Owen Aisien

Hostess with the Mostest – Georgina ‘Eku’ Edewor
Studio 53 Extra’s Eku Edewor hosted the EMLN 2010 Finale and for that she got to rock two beautiful looks by Jewel by Lisa.
She kicked things off in a red embellished ankara dress with a waistband paired with nude heels, upswept hair and chandelier earrings. Her second look was a graphic print dress with a beaded and embellished neckline paired with black sandals and a chunky gold bracelet. For this look, she let her locks cascade down and the final touch was red lippie. Love both looks.

Georgina 'Eku' Edewor in Jewel By Lisa

Designer Divas
We get so excited when we see our favourite stylistas wearing pieces from African designers. There was definitely lots of that on the EMLN 2010 finale black carpet. We are totally feeling Hauwa Mukan in her Ituen Basi ensemble, Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi in a dress from the LDA for Vlisco collection (we are also swooning at her tortoise sandals) and the duo of Adaure Achumba and Bridget Awosika in blue modern-inspired pieces from Bridget’s soon to be premiered new collection took our breath away.

Hauwa Mukan in Ituen Basi

Chichi Iyiegbuniwe in Rouge Couture

Zara Okpara in Jewel by Lisa | Dami & Eni Ogunmola in accessories by JBL

Adaure Achumba & Bridget Awosika in Bridget Awosika

Titi Fowora in Jewel By Lisa

Ugonna Omeruo and guest in House of Nwocha

Akunna Nwala in Vonne

Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi in LDA for Vlisco

Body Con
Body Con dresses are for confident and vibrant women and we spotted quite a few on the EMLN 2010 Finale Black Carpet. These ladies showed that you don’t have to be on the runway to show off your rockin’ bod. We are loving Ono Bello in her black Herve Leger Bandage Dress paired with Christian Louboutin Annees Folles 140 pumps. We are really feeling how some guests experimented with bright colours and accessories as well. All the ladies look fab.

Ono Bello in Herve Leger

Tiwa Savage


Dolapo Oni

Funke Babs-Kufeji

Ere Green

Earth Tones
The earth toned palette continues to enjoy a strong showing on red carpets and on runways all over the world. Even at the ongoing New York Fashion Week, many of the spring/summer 2011-12 collections feature lots of nude shades and white.
On the Elite Nigeria black carpet, we spotted the full spectrum of earth tones. From brown to tan to white, many of the ladies made these colours work for them. There was so much to love – From Lisa Folawiyo‘s bedazzled tank and layered lace and ankara skirt, Uchenna Ezenna in an iridescent dress with her Bridget Bardot-esque hair and Nana Kay in a chic modern dress.

Jemila Shaba

Noni Kay

Lisa Folawiyo in Jewel by Lisa

Uchenna Ezenna

Toni Tones

Niki Bakare

Purple really stood out at the Elite event with guests rocking this royal colour to good effect. Some guests including Izie Igodan went for a touch of purple while others such as Veronica Ebie-Odeka and Yvonne Nwosu rocked it all the way.

Veronica Ebie-Odeka

Izie Igodan

Francis Omene

Yvonne 'Vixen' Ekwere

Yvonne Nwosu in Vonne

Oh the joy of tailoring, there is a certain style magic that appears when we see the clean lines of a suit, jacket or blazer. Omoyemi Akerele looked so stylish in her textured jacket paired with cigarette pants, black pumps and a python clutch. Fauzi Fahm looks suave in his double breasted jacket and Dimeji Alara makes it work in a metallic grey blazer paired with all black everything.

Omoyemi Akerele

Fauzi Fahm

Dimeji Alara

Accessories can totally define an outfit and some guests made such great use of accessories to create their party perfect looks. Blogger, FAB Junior Fashion Editor and BN Contributor Terence Sambo‘s accessories totally defined his look. The cap, the shoes and the murse – love it!
Gbemi Phillips added a retro touch with a multitude of cascading pearls, Sola Laditi‘s waist clinching belt made a statement and Lola Omotayo shut it down by rocking the shoes of the season – Christian Louboutin Clou Noeud 150 studded slingbacks. These peep-toe pumps with silver-tone stud embellishment and a leather bow are uber hot!

Terence Sambo

Gbemi Phillips

Sola Laditi

Sharon Adeleke


Lola Omotayo

Black & White
The classic monochrome palette is classic and the works! Jasmine Murray-Bruce looks cute as a button in her black and white dress and we love Ademide Adefarasin‘s simple and chic style.

Jasmine Murray-Bruce

Freda Francis-Edewor


Isio Wanogho & Nikki

Mariam Ilaka

Ruby Dabbour

Ademide Adefarasin

Denim – Always versatile and a trusted red carpet staple.

Fife Aiyesimoju

Frank 'Papas' Okamigbo

Tayo Shonekan

Makashe Ibru

We spotted some cute couples in laid back black carpet looks.

Lolu Sodeinde & Linda Mesrob

Tom & Caroline Forshaw

We were glad to see some guests “repping” the continent in these Africa-inspired looks.

Olisa Adibua

Wole Aboderin

Standout Style
This might just be our favourite section! Sometimes the red carpets in Nigeria are so predictable – LBDs, Maxi Dresses, Jeans and Cocktail dresses.
We love how these guests expressed their individual style. Love!

Oseyi Etomi

Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Kene Rapu

Ezinne Chinkata

Funmi Fagbemi

Clean Slate – Grey to Black
As expected, there were lots of black looks on the EMLN 2010 finale black carpet. We love how the guests interjected grey and metallic tones alongside the blocks of black.

Stephanie Olize

Jennifer Obayuwana

Juwon Ogundipe


COLOUR! We love colour on BN, especially sweet sorbet shades such as these – Ene Maya Lawani in an ombre orange and blue dress by Tiffany Amber, Latasha Ngwube in vibrant turquoise (love the short hair and statement earrings too!), Ifeoma Williams in coral paired with nude shoes, Mobowale Biobaku in red and Moyo Fatade in golden yellow.

Ene Maya Lawani in Tiffany Amber

Latasha Ngwube

Ifeoma Williams

Mobowale Biobaku & Moyo Fatade

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi |


  1. DU

    September 15, 2010 at 11:51 am

    on point.

  2. cuteb

    September 15, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I luv luv luv Lola Omotayo’s shoes. I trip trip..

  3. DUDU

    September 15, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Elohor are those cellulites I see? Not so cute if u ask me.
    Hauwa clearly didn’t use her medications as prescribed at Ituen Basi rehab. Lol! You look foine girl
    Zara Okpara damn girl I don’t know how u do it, those shorts look so good on the red carpet
    Adaure and Bridget double kisses, you guys look gorgeous
    Tayo isn’t that bag a bit too big for the red carpet, and those jeans……………
    Ifeoma Williams has clearly lost her mojo. To think that she used to be one of my favorites.

    • ader

      September 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm

      so what if Elohor has cellulite? Most women do. She looked fabolous for a preggy lady
      OMG what in the world has hapened to Ifeoma W? She needs to go on aat least a one yr sabbatical. She looks distinctively middle aged!
      Pray tell me the Yvonne vixen Ekwere just before the outfit by Vonne isnt the designer?
      sorry not digging omoyemis combo- looks so mismatched

    • gbeborun

      September 15, 2010 at 6:01 pm

      Honestly when did africans start obsessing over cellulite? she is a pregnant woman for goodness sake

    • ader

      September 15, 2010 at 7:27 pm

      ermm, its cellulite. singular. and u have to look really really hard to see any dimples. how sad r u?

    • DUDU

      September 16, 2010 at 8:08 am

      Woner why y’all are drinking panadol for someone else’s headache o! I’m definitely entitled to my opinion. Besides who said there was anything wrong with cellulite, just cover your legs. Short dresses are not meant for everyone. Something tells me you all have cellulite which is ok….. Just cover your legs shikena. Double sigh.

    • ADA

      September 16, 2010 at 11:01 pm

      Dudu or Madam CH..We dont see what you are seeing and you sound like a

  4. Ms. Jayee

    September 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    All i can say is NA WA O!!!! vanity vanity all is VANITY!!!!

    • GeekGirl

      September 15, 2010 at 6:37 pm

      na wa o!So pple should not wear dress and look good again ni?

    • DUDU

      September 16, 2010 at 8:09 am


  5. Ronnie

    September 15, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Did all of these people go to the same event? Wasn’t there a dress code? however, most people looked hott!!

  6. Judith

    September 15, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    ok bella last time u said if u know names f guests not tagged help tag right?. ok the lady with d pink dress and pearls in bodycon section is Ere Green.

  7. GeekGirl

    September 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Lots of people looked HOT!lot

  8. GeekGirl

    September 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Lots of people looked HOT,lots of pple did not as well!But thanks for the fab pictures, they were quite a lot!I always wonder how Naija girls always look so fresh o!Kai…abi is it the pictures? cos when i go homeeveryone looks sweaty and then you come online and they all look good!Pls share the secret girls!

    • onthesubject

      September 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm

      LOL! For real

  9. ADA

    September 15, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    DUDU you are such a hater. Elohor looks so good (yummy mummy) It was a fab event and everyone looked good.

    • DUDU

      September 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm

      Ahn, ahn. Those were my thoughts now I said it as i saw it. Gave kudos to the ones i deemed fit and vice versa. What happened to freedom of speech. SMH

    • Ngozi

      September 18, 2010 at 10:12 pm

      Dudu, you really sound like a hater. The babe looks good. kudos to her and a job well done before you talk about cellulite or no cellulite and keep ur stupid freedom of speech to your self biko.

  10. Elle

    September 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    The Ladies were all representing and looking so darn good! Nigerian ladies are not playing oooo!!! Vonne, April,Freda,Kunni,Veronica….gorgeous!

  11. adenike

    September 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Lola Omotayo!!! Those shoes got me thinking…..Lol

  12. fokasibe

    September 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Open memo to Lola Omotayo: PLS RETURN MY SHOES NOW!!! KAI!!! If I could steal through the Internet!!!

    Mostly good for me, this one….everyone especially the ladies rocked!! (Don’t know about the murse abi na man purses/bags o!! LWKMD

  13. miss Sabi

    September 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Gosh I love Vonnes dress… pls Bellanaija

  14. dontbother

    September 15, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    is it my eyes, or is elohor pregnant??!!? honestly, pple shud cover their legs….too much cellulite around…..nothing wowing me here….honestly….

  15. Elle W

    September 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Eww Adaure”s dress
    Love Kene Rapu’s look
    Zara gorgy!!
    Love the earth tone ladies…fab fab!!
    Em Veronica has a nice figure but that dress looks funny on her
    OOOOOOOh chocolate candy ——>Fahn sth
    Love Oseyi”s pants..
    Em Terrence #nocomment
    Love Juwon”s loooooooooooooooook
    Jasmine looks fresh 🙂

  16. sola

    September 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Red carpet ko, ‘all of the place’ carpet ni. hissssss

  17. Prism of an immigrant

    September 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    That black carpet rocked; with the exception of a few dresses, most people are on point. I liked most of the dresses by Jewel. I didn’t know she was that good. Hmm.

  18. Lola

    September 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    It’s Hi-Larious to me how how hard some folk try…girls trying too hard is a given, but when men do it, it’s absolute comedy! Ahem…Terrence ‘look at me!’ Sambo, and that Oke-Lawal man-child… hehehehehehehe….

    • Nicole

      September 15, 2010 at 11:44 pm

      Lola or watever u call urself its obvious u kno and have been around very few men with panache. Terence is way up on d list of d best dressed Nigerian men and Adebayo also looks natty. Stop all these baseless comments and let ppl really get creative with style tired of all the same ol boring stuff guys put on, these guys r bringing sth diff to the table and i love it!

      Bella if these guys r ever on any red carpet, i wanna see em!

    • Lola

      September 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm

      Oh oh, I am in trouble….Lol. When people say ” xxx, or whatever you call yourself”, you know you done stepped in it real good….hehehe…..

      Seriously though, Nicole, sweetheart, save your ‘breathe’ to cool your porridge. I am sure you are very fashion forward and all(yawn!), but last I checked, we are all entitled to our opinions. Ta-ta dahling. Mwuah!

    • Peperempe

      September 20, 2010 at 11:39 am

      I completely agree with you, men shouldn’t look like fashion victims. It just comes off wrong.

  19. seni

    September 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    love Kene’s outfit
    Toni Tones dress is fabulous
    Fife’s outfit nice and laid back, but lovely
    Tiwa Savage looks fab as well
    Bridget awoshika looks fab,
    Adaure looks, as someone said eeeew
    That guest in house of nwocha looks like she’s joking in that ridiculous outfit
    Zara, boring, same ol’ look, don’t you have anything else to wear…..

  20. onthesubject

    September 15, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    1. Short dresses are not for everyone
    2. Short dresses are not for everyone
    3. Short dresses are not for everyone

    I rest my case.

    PS: was this really a red carpet event? cos everyone just looks blah!

    Disclaimer: To those with a limited vocabulary/intelligence – No, I’m not a hater…just keeping it real 🙂

    • Fatima

      September 15, 2010 at 7:08 pm

      Seriously they are not some women look like they didn’t even shave or wax. If your legs look a little rough take care of that before you wear short dresses. You can still be cute in pants or a long dress.

  21. osomelly

    September 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    jasmine is too pretty abeg!

  22. Lagos Boy

    September 15, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Lots of people looking hot, I Love it…

    And to those looking awful, You need to fire your stylist and if you don’t have one you need to hire one….

  23. JPrat

    September 15, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Ok ladies, some of you look nice and some errrrm (can’t think of a PC word right now) wack. Having said that, please retire the Chanel adn Birkin bags. It’s enough already? Geez…in fact, i no care if na Vintage or limited edition or Timeless piece…or straight from Italy…just put that mess away for now. It’s embarassing. I know it hurts especially if you know its real…but Chanel/Hermes bags have got to be the tackiest accessory these days.

    • Jack

      September 16, 2010 at 5:26 pm

      Lemme remind you that HERMES .. the ORIGINAL HERMES isn’t in circulation almost at all. In fact, you’d be considered as ‘being privileged’, if you could afford an ORIGINAL $8,100 Jypsiere HERMES shoulder bag, or the $3,525 Marwari handbag.

    • Peperempe

      September 20, 2010 at 11:45 am

      And who is this in? “you would be considered as being privileged if you can afford the $8,100…..Are you even listening to yourself as you type? Not tacky at all.

  24. stylist wannabe

    September 15, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    just a few made the cut, others where just confused….

  25. Concerned Individual

    September 15, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Hello is that Oke Lawal guy carrying a bag?????????????? What is this world turning into

  26. Tinu

    September 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    OMG, so many people.This is the longest red carpet ever. But they cant all be perfect guys..Kudos to the organiser for bringing Elite to Nigeria. Please when is the next show?


    September 15, 2010 at 6:36 pm


    • ader

      September 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm

      sad really. it looks like the designer used the half yard remaining from her own dress and the left over trimmings. ewww

    • Peperempe

      September 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm

      Hahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha…..Nigerians no go kill me with bad mouth oh! But your assessment is on point!

  28. @chizoba

    September 15, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Dress to impress! Everyone looks on point and stylish! 🙂

  29. ader

    September 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Lol! true dat, but I aid good money for my chanel bag for my 30th bday. hard earned cash. no aristo. so how I can rest it, got to get full value for my money o

  30. rude gul

    September 15, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Gosh jasmine is so beautifulll!! And bella d gurl wit isio is Nikki she used 2 b a presenter 4 spice tv.

  31. tbn

    September 15, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Most of the guests look fab… I’m curious as to how people get invited to these events. I don’t know any of the so called celebrity/society folks who organise and attend these events but I’m interested in attending some of them too 🙂 , especially as Ive just come back to the country after almost five years of living outside, my lack of social life is causing me serious boredom. it looks like so much fun dressing up and being on the red, black etc carpets :). Bella any pointers in the right direction?

    • FirstIWantToDanceWithYouPere

      September 15, 2010 at 7:58 pm

      lmao!you dont even play :-)!!

      Anyways, lots of pple look fab!Even if you have cellulite or black knees, abeg rock whatever you please.Who sat down in their house and decided cellulite & black knees (two natural things) are unsightly? mchewwwwww

  32. FirstIWantToDanceWithYouPere

    September 15, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    BN Team, the girl below Isio Wanogho & guest is Mariam ilaka

  33. Molly

    September 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Nice spread…so many fashionistas showing great style…good one bella!

  34. kelechi

    September 15, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    WOW! Loads of fashionstas here mehnnn! Me thinks most looked fab. Love the long number on Bridget Awosika. BEAUTIFUL!!! i also think Hauwa Mukan looked really nice in her Ituen Basi dress too:)

  35. Kilonsparkles

    September 15, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Ahh see hotness o! I was looking for a bad pics to blog about but there are none! Hotstuff!

  36. femiJk

    September 15, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Tooooo much! Hot!! Elohor, Georgina, Bridget Awosika, Kene, jasmine = Fabbbbb!!!! For the guys Dimeji!!

  37. Olivia

    September 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    @ Onthesubject: lol Thanks o jare. Short dresses are truly not for everyone. If you have thick thighs and messed up legs pls stifle the urge to show the world. A lot of them looked great. Love Lola Omotayo’s shoes and Uchenna Ezenna’s look and the chic rocking the Tiffany Amber drapey dress. TA is fast becoming one of my fav Naija designers…she’s a true designer not all these cut and join, patch patch ‘designers’.
    9ja is really stepping up glamour and style wise…

  38. Olivia

    September 15, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Contd.. I also love Hauwa Mukan’s dress; simple and elegant!

  39. Edna

    September 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Terence Sambo rocks!!!!!!!!!! love the trad cap thing, thanx for infusing Africa into ur style. Bridget Awosika, Zara and Yvonne love love love

  40. TeeK

    September 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    AH nice oneeeee!! Can’t even lie here o, most people tried here sha. I guess they knew where they were coming and also the bellanaija commentators! LOL! But I have to give it to the ones that stood out the most sha as I was also at this event. Of course Elohor, she looked gorge with her yummy mummy self :). Eku Edewor always fab, Bridget Awosika as bella said she blew me away too in that dress. By far more gorgeous in person than this photo. Adaure looked nice too but as most said here i’m not very sure she pulled it off very well but its one of her best looks yet compare to some other stuffs I have seen her in. Lola omotayo’s shoooooeeeesss (i die), Yvonee vixen, Ono Bello, kene Rapu and Ezine chinkata – HOT! Zara okpara toooo cute in those shorts!

  41. Brittle Paper

    September 15, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Olisa and his dollar-story shirt? Dude, I don’t get it.

  42. Sola Adebayo

    September 15, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I Love JBL.. Elohor is the best looking pregnant woman i have ever seen. Well done girl.

    • fokasibe

      September 16, 2010 at 8:11 am

      LOL…well, I guess that’s cos You didn’t see me preggers….not even kidding you!! hehehe

  43. Nice Anon

    September 16, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Vonne I swear down.. You are ALWAYS on point! Anyone that knows that chic tell her I fucks with her style . SHET!

  44. zimbutterfly

    September 16, 2010 at 12:56 am

    These are my nights stunners
    1. Georgina Edewor (in the sleeveless 1950s-ish dress)
    2. Huawa Mukan (she owned that look)
    3. Dami Ogunmola
    4. Jemila Shaba
    5. Omoyemi Akenele
    6. Gbemi Phillips
    7. Jamine Murray-Bruce
    8. Terence Sambo (for his quirkiness and individualistic style)

    I have to agree with onthesubject + olivia and cement the fact that short dresses are just not for everyone. Some of the ladies are simply not toned enough to successfully pull these looks off. Some are too mature for the shorter dress styles and the truth is a chic lady knows what is both age and event-appropriate. Some of my sisters need to invest in body-shaping garments and good quality and supportive undergarments which are the foundation of a fashionista or stylista’s wardrobe. I salute my Naija sisters for the luxury brands they flaunt but true style is the problem. No Hermes, Chanel, Louboutin, Miu Miu or Lanvin can save a woman who does have true style and own her look. It needs to look effortlessly chic.

  45. Itir

    September 16, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Meeenn most of them are on point especially the ones that wore clothings by Nigerian labels. I wasn’t feeling the man purse/bag, was he going for another gig after the event and maybe had a change of clothings in it, hahaha

  46. Ldj.

    September 16, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Congratulations Elohor…lovely event.

  47. konnie

    September 16, 2010 at 3:31 am

    nice outfits but the and long wigs and tired and ugly. If your skin is a little tired…….

  48. BellaLuver

    September 16, 2010 at 4:52 am

    OMG Bayo looks gooood! He is rocking the hell out of that murse!

  49. iBreatheFreedom

    September 16, 2010 at 5:30 am

    nigerian fashion is so wack…asin

  50. bobo

    September 16, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Bridget Awosika ‘Best dressed female’ , Terence Sambo ‘Best Dressed Male’ Period! i think 2 of em would fit as a couple, wat do y’all think?

    • Elle W

      September 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm

      Terrence ke

  51. Tessy

    September 16, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Ppl r we looking at beauty here or style? cos it seems u all seem to love the pretties ppl..smh

  52. Maki

    September 16, 2010 at 6:17 am

    ummmm where is Chin Okeke? Bella!!! dats my baby oh. Maybe i wld switch to Terence Sambo, dat Fashion editor boy knows style. Fauzi looks amazing but hes def taken, he looks married.

    Francis Omene…seriously???? i can’t wit u. Hauwa looks lovely too. Thanx BN for all these great pics, keep doin ur thing.

  53. Ifeoma-adiagwuagwu

    September 16, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Nice pictures 🙂

  54. Jumoke

    September 16, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    weti we go do about dis belle problem wey don plaque young sistas like dis. I dey try fight my own but why we get dis small calabash and den wear tight cloth on top. No be say na pregnancy….Na dat middle be problem spot. Na im de spoil fitting. So if you get am and you no fit suck am in…make u no parade am.

    • Peperempe

      September 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm

      Lol, true talk !

  55. Peperempe

    September 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Freda Francis shows that even bigger people can rock short just has to have good legs to show off. Most people look fabulous at this event sha particularly Bridget and Hauwa, even though Bridget really no try for that Adaure dress! Was it sabotage?

    Now onto the whole man purse debate; me thinks these designers are just looking for new things to sell. Eventually men will start having “it bags” too.SMH. Even in London these days they sell panty hose and makeup for men at Selfridges, can you imagine? Women are already neurotic about these things, do men really need that too? Well I personally don’t see anything particularly interesting about Sambo’s style or the other “manbag” carrier for that matter. Those styles have been rocked to death on the streets of London! Move on people.

  56. coughing

    September 16, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    one more thing, why is it that the events in lagos has the same old faces over and over again. There just cannot be only freda francis, adure and errr some of these same faces at all events..sup with that?

  57. honeyB

    September 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Love the ladies in the neutral palattes. They looked tres chic. Its about having personal style and being a trendsetter. Not being a trend follower. All in all some people looked fab. Some looked like they were trying too hard

  58. Gam

    September 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    What the crack is Adaure wearing??????????????

    Ere Green is on point!!!!!!!!!! so many fine people i’m just like :-O

  59. Gam

    September 16, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I have to mention Uchenna Ezenna and Niki Bakare, HOT!

  60. kolii

    September 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    nigerians are quite backward, these comments are crazy, terence and bayo look AMAZIINNGGGGGG, anyone that dsnt know the difference btwn a man bag and a womans bag shouldnt be commenting. love the looks tho. gr8 stuff bella

  61. cecilia

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    bayo is too damn sexy

  62. Nneka

    September 16, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Veronica is quite pretty but men, that purple dress actually give her a eye-raising bulge down there. NOT CUTE.

    Overall: not bad at all. I think a number of unpopular chics are actually better dressed than the BN favs (JBL et al).

    You just gotta love Vonne. I even look that totally cheesy pout she wears in all her pics. Nice to see you all grown up now and doing big things for yourself. You always had it. Keep it up girl.

  63. mella

    September 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    to me every one on dat red carpet looked hooooooooooooot.all u haters should go into ur closets lets see wat uve got and how well it suites u.mshwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.bad belle people

  64. candey

    September 16, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Goldie Girl!!!Hey!You go kill me o!!!I’m all in praise !

  65. xoxo Gossip Gyal

    September 16, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    I was at this event. It was really awesome. very classy. Elohor really looks pretty in person – our own Naomi Campbell lookalike. Freda also did a fantastic job hosting the event. Everyone reall looked nice on the day. Way to go, my Naija people.

  66. bode

    September 16, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Nigerians are one of the best dressed nation in the world.

  67. Lana Hill

    September 17, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Uchenna Ezenna, Jasmine Murray Bruce!!!!!! : Head to toe flawless, stood out above everyone else
    next georgina, Oseyi for originality, Oh Juwon looked great..and liked Ono’s weave…these ladies killed!! without trying to hard or just looking razz

  68. Bukky o

    September 17, 2010 at 1:46 am

    please who said dami ogunmola, she’s dfinitely your friend, girl looks like a hot mess all the time, this time no exception
    kene looked lovely and actually feeling goldie on this one

    • Objection

      September 22, 2010 at 9:20 am

      ah ah — a little harsh abi? I had too scroll up to see who she was and i’m shocked at ur comment! she’s actually a cute girl AND i didnt see anything wrong with her outfit…i mean there were plenty of other fashion MISHAPS (which i wont mention bc i dont believe in negativity) and you choose to call her out…its one of 3 options 1)personal beef 2) you have NO style- the ppl u praised were just okay 3)you’re just a hater 🙂

  69. anthonia oguah

    September 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Time for yabbis…………. But i like to congratulate our darlyn Elohor on her successful wedding God bless you , bless your hubby and children to come Amen.
    Bella thanks for always on point , personally i love the pictures everyone looked great.
    The Black carpet is away from the norm but turned out very lovely [ i like it and will emulate it in my event soon ]
    1 Bridget Awosika her designs are splendid i love the style and colour pls keep it up
    2 Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi in LDA for Vlisco [ Lanre i commend you for playing down on your make-up looks like you accepted the call for a change in make-up style …i am impress your accepted this honest criticism you Rock …..However you are a bold and lovely designer i know you can do better than this in Vlisco material, Your Abuja outing wasn’t too wow…..Close your eyes , pray and you will do wonder with the vlisco materials….goodluck.
    3 Lola Omotayo….Your shoes are really cute and you have a killer legs to wear it, congrats, i admire what i saw.
    4 Mariam Ilaka……your dress is lovely incidentally i copied a similar style on FTV but mine is made long and fitted [ I dont have your type of lovely Legs so i cant afford to dare a shorter dress ………… ]
    5 Dear Bella ………..ha ba were you making a mockery of celebs in your Standout colum or you really admire their outfits ? cos i am not impress
    6 Your Clean Slate dept and the Sobet dept are fabulous thanks Bella
    7 Everyone looked lovely , classy and up to date, Bella we love you for the regular fun, fashion , clamour e.t.c keep it up ,…God bless you and your efficient team Amen.

  70. FlyIndividual

    September 17, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    • MsNigeria

      September 18, 2010 at 5:47 am

      OMG! I died laughing! lwkmd

    • Unaij

      September 18, 2010 at 5:47 am

      OMG! I died laughing! lwkmd

      Dude is too funny mehn.

  71. liddle miss cici bad

    September 18, 2010 at 3:16 am

    local champions mscheew


    September 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Uche Ezenna and Yvonne Nwosu are the cutest! love how Yvonne Vixen styled her braids, so nice. lets do away with Indian hair for a while, please.

    one of the few good red carpets in a long time.

  73. onlooker

    September 18, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Sigh. We’re never gonna get it are we? People, no matter how common Louis, Chanel, and Hermes bags are, nothing changes that they are stylish. I mean the ones that actually look good of course. They are luxury brands; exceptions to any of your simple minded rules. Plus, “man-bags” and “man-purses” are no crime at all…I mean, what’s the difference between them and briefcases? The fact that briefcases are boxy and difficult to match with anything? Some of yall need to just sit. And it’s very ridiculous when you come and take personal shots at people. This is a post about fashion and yall turn it into a bitch fight. “Cellulite”? “Terrence look at me”? “Man child”? Pretty creative…but shows your inner ugliness.
    But anyway, props to most of the people up there. That sorbet orange/green is like whoaaa to my eyes. Love it!

    • Unaij

      September 19, 2010 at 1:28 am

      Yes hun, tell them!

    • Peperempe

      September 20, 2010 at 11:19 am

      Manbags may be okay but what were the men in the pictures carrying in them? Some women even attended the event without a purse in sight, and women need to carry makeup. I think a man should look stylish without looking like he’s trying too hard, carrying a bag on a night out is definitely pointless, unless you have to carry a compact and change of underwear of course.

  74. onlooker

    September 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Oh yeah that Jewel By Lisa dress is also absolutely delicious!

  75. Adebayo

    September 18, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    the blazer is by a label started off by my friends and i called Onyx and Pearl to order call 07037559787. thanks bella!!
    p.s we make for both men and women 🙂

  76. Kay..

    September 18, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Nice looking people, but pls bella tell dese people some home truths….who d hell put that sambo’s pic in here n worse describing his ‘accesories’ as defining the look…..if a guy intending to chase u showed up looking half-mad like dis will u give him a second look????? the reason women carry purses is cos we got stuff to carry around all d time- make-up, tissues, hankies, fones, mirrors, notes, stationery and all dose other stuff….i can imagine wat he has to carry in that ‘murse’…..pls pls pls…there’s a very thin line btw weird-but-nice tastes in fashion n stupidity…draw urs somewhere…..

    • onlooker

      September 19, 2010 at 11:17 am

      Stupidity? Really? Does that seem fair to you? I mean, don’t men use handkerchiefs as well? Couldn’t any of them have had their phones in there? Business cards maybe seeing as they both work in fashion? Plus, it really isn’t about functionality. Those cases are accessories. But anyway, it says a lot about you when u ask how ppl would react if he came to “chase” them. Your main aim when dressing is to impress the potential “chasers” isn’t it? That’s sad….you poor simple minded soul. And no, I’m not any of the people up there; before yall say so seeing as u can’t comprehend someone supporting something without any direct bearing around it…like the noise on that Y magazine post saying I had to be from red strat. Smh.

    • Peperempe

      September 20, 2010 at 11:27 am

      Well I agree with Kay on this one, a man should carry a bag by all means. However with men, the fashion should have some function otherwise you end up looking like a fashion victim. Cards and cash can be carried in a wallet and kerchiefs in the front pocket of the jacket.

      I’m sure you’ve seen hollywood red carpets; do you see any man there carrying a purse? And they are probably the most liberal people out there, it just isn’t a good evening look my dear.

    • Kay

      September 21, 2010 at 11:03 pm

      This blog is not about fairness, silly… if u want fairness go to the courts or someplace else…..It’s about opinions n I’ve made mine…I don’t know what planet u’re from but every animal tries to look good, not only to feel good personally, but also to show off to either their peers or the opposite sex….its called nature! U think all these people on the carpet cared bout just their own opinions/feelings when they were getting dressed…u naive soul! The outfit looked real silly n I still maintain it; BTW r u sambo’s assistant or sumthin…who ordained u voltron…..*mschewwwwwwwwwww*!!!! pls take ur Shallow talk elsewhere. 🙂

    • onlooker

      September 22, 2010 at 7:36 am

      Lmao…you poor, lost soul. Dressing to impress and dressing to attract are two very different things. You’re one of those women who need the talk on how you don’t need a man to complete you. But anyway, who cares about being fair? I mean I was only trying to let you know you were exposing the ugliness inside of you. Plus honestly I’m not trying to change your opinion on anything.
      There is one thing though, if you assume I’m his “assistant” I.e I must know him personally before defending him then it also stands to reason you’re attacking him because you know him personally as well and just don’t like him in which case all ur points would be mute 🙂
      But by all means, sit, calm yourself. The world loves you 🙂

  77. litlemissnaija

    September 20, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    eku edewor, makashe ibru and osyi etomi were the only “chic” and fashionable women in these pics/ everyone else looks like they shopped at topshop… and wacked on a pair of heels and FAKE designer handbag. YUK
    loving the african designers and prints on the ladies. need more more more! soo in season – anyone seen gwen stefani’s nyc fashion show this fashion week? we have those prints in nigeria EVERYWHERE. lets use them!!

    • lagossmallbabes

      September 21, 2010 at 8:39 pm

      And soooo what if they shopped at topshop?! Is that a problem?!
      I’m proud to say that I shop at topshop and even primark in some instances…real shocker!

      I refuse to be STUPID and spend $2500 on one freakin chanel bag or $800 dollar on Louboutoins or whatevr they’re called when there is sooo much suffering going on in the world especially in this wacked up society

      Can we please get our priorities together as a people *clap*clap*

      There is absolutely NO issue in rocking non designer clothes, shoes and dare I say fake bags if you’re rockin it correct– NOW that is wht i call STYLE!

      Anyone like urself can buy a shitload of designer xyz and still look like shit…the end.

  78. ummmm

    September 21, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    thank u lagossmallbabes! well said. very well said. BIG HISS at littlemissnaija. wtf is wrong with topshop? who talks like that in this day and age? stupid superficial babes. God knows what you will pass on to your children.

  79. Anyaposh

    September 24, 2010 at 12:06 am

    I like that velvet dress Goldie is rocking! But I wonder for Naija heat, how did she breathe?
    Oseyi looking so cute in that tube bodice, love the dresses that adaora and bridget awosika are rocking…so on point, so gorgeous! most people look good and healthy!

  80. dare

    November 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    err… quick question: wat does dis Ere chick do sef? always everywhere in this lagos. I remember wen i saw her backstage she said she was on the ‘style team’. she asked for my BB pin, i asked for her card, chick didnt even have one!

  81. Tunji

    December 11, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    the are not bad. naija fashion is coming of age

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