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EMLN 2010 models rock Bridget Awosika, LDA & Christie Brown frocks for an exclusive shoot by Photographer Toni Tones



In true top model style, the models from the 2010 edition of Elite Model Look Nigeria have already featured in their first fashion photoshoot.
The spread was shot by fashion photographer – Toni Tones and features pieces from Nigerian designers Bridget Awosika and Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi as well as Ghanaian design label Christie Brown.

This shoot is special because we get to see these budding models in action and also get to view exclusive pieces from the designer’s collections. The pieces from Bridget Awosika provide an exclusive peek into her forthcoming collection – her first since her move back to Nigeria, from LDA – we see new pieces including jackets and a special independence tribute dress and from Christie Brown, we get to view pieces from the collection which she debuted at the Africa Fashion Week which took place in Johannesburg earlier in the year.

EMLN 2010 Chika Emmanuel looked fierce and ready to take on the world in her LDA jacket paired with opaque leggings. Chika is prepping for her trip to Shanghai where she will participate in the EML International competition.

Photographer: Toni Tones
Stylist: Ono Bello
Makeup: Yewande Perigrino for Beyond Faces


  1. Folorunsho

    September 17, 2010 at 9:07 am

    shoot looks awesome. Chika looks amazing, she’s so fierce. the model in pic 11 needs some food, she’s too skinny even for modelling

  2. Tinsel

    September 17, 2010 at 9:12 am

    wow! they all look amazing, well done to the team.

  3. Freedom fighter

    September 17, 2010 at 9:20 am

    yayyyyy! first woohooo!……The girls look awesome, nice first shot for them, the winner is simply fantastic……….

  4. Aisha

    September 17, 2010 at 9:21 am

    first to comment………………AWESOME COLLECTION………………..

  5. Ms. Jayee

    September 17, 2010 at 9:36 am


  6. lookoutworld

    September 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

    This is so fab. Bella please if its not too much trouble. can I get the contact setails of the photographer? Thanks

  7. Kunbistic

    September 17, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Tres Magnifique!!!! on point – wearable yet uber chique!!!

  8. honey

    September 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    dis chika gurl can work wiv her angles menhh….she sure knows her onions!
    just like kate moss, not too tall, but can elongate emselves, her neck, hands and legs r just working wonders…u cant help but think she’s actually taller dan a 5.7. she must have bin a fan of ANTM…cos u learn alot 4rm ow to play wiv ur body angles, to striking a pose, to giving diff fierce looks. Welldone Chika! ur not too young btw, u can do woeva u aspire to do, just remain focused!.rooting for chika all d way. Elohor, welldone babes! ur doing gud gurl! xoxo

  9. tama

    September 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    pretty … lovely … chick

  10. bimpe

    September 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Hello and thanks for the post bella. It would have been very helpful to add the names these girls,their ages and which agencies they work with or whether they are automatically under Beth models and their stats. I am interested in working with some of them and like girl 4 and uber-strong looking boxing girl six i see her in my designs already!I even have a complimentary piece for her already. Thanks

  11. Fumzy

    September 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    CHIKA is FIERCE!!! The other models are so mediocre. I think the photographer could have pushed for more pizazz. It is a photographers job to direct the models to produce the best work. Designs look good.


    September 17, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    @ Bimpe. Thanks…CHIKA IS 5.8.All the girls are signed under Beth Model Management. Please call Belinda on 08033278752 for more info

  13. sade

    September 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    this is lovely, models did a great job and the photography is on point

  14. gbeborun

    September 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Alexander Mcqueen inspired, great job, the colors are great, love the fabrics,hot hot hot

  15. JPrat

    September 17, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Models are hot but clothes and designs are wack. Geez…all naija clothes just look alike and tiring. Great work on the model selection.

    • tyna

      September 19, 2010 at 1:22 pm

      Thank goodness somebody noticed,the design makes the young girls look old.

  16. Tari Ekiyor

    September 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    The girls all look AMAZING…thanks to the super-talented TONI TONES!!!!! You’re the ish bay-beeeeee!!!!!

  17. Fine Babe

    September 17, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    These clothes are fire!

  18. oce

    September 17, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    lovely lovely lovely!

  19. Lagos Boy

    September 17, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Why do all the outfits look so cheap??
    I do love the idea tho…..

    • gbeborun

      September 17, 2010 at 11:57 pm

      You call this outfits cheap? ha that is just plain hating or maybe you should go to specsavers to get a new glasses ok.

    • Omada

      September 18, 2010 at 12:49 am

      how do they look cheap?

    • Lagos Boy

      September 20, 2010 at 9:33 pm

      Should we analyze the outfits picture by picture??

    • nikky jay

      September 20, 2010 at 6:19 am

      Lagos Boy you just have BAD BELLE!

  20. Fimile

    September 18, 2010 at 11:20 am

    But this Toni Tones babe is on fire oh! This is super cool

  21. Gam

    September 18, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Oh my word, The clothes don’t fit and the styling is wack. The photographer also didn’t have a clue. The models, no comment. The whole thing is just messy

  22. tee

    September 18, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    ok..not EVERYONE should cut their hair!!! sheesh!!! it fits d winner chick…but the other gurl below..ewww…such a NO NO!!

  23. 9jaFashion

    September 19, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Are u sure all the comments above are not sponsored? The pictures are of painfully skinny ladies in outlandish designs!

  24. pinkfunky

    September 19, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    The photographer definitely doesn’t have the skills in directing the models and get the right poses out of them. They all look clueless, fake and made the designs tacky.
    The pose that is natural and striking is model with the white sleeveless jacket especially with the picture on the right hand side.

  25. Tomisin

    September 19, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    see my darrrrlin nwado n oghogho lukn fierce!!!! gud work

  26. olu

    September 20, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I need toni tone’s contact number/email asap please.
    Can anyone help!!!!!!!!

  27. Nneka

    September 20, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Truth be told….only the winner and the chic in the 7th pic (white coat) rocked the shoot. I just kept whispering to myself, “why do these ‘models’ look ridiculously off?” The shoot was not properly managed I think. These chics are BUDDING models, not experts. So they should have been better directed.

  28. Oladips

    September 20, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Working with inexperienced models is a Task and clearly the star of the Show is #1 and everyones Favorite and she emerged the winner.

  29. Lagos Boy

    September 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    My dear the outfits do look cheap… I love the concept but they look cheap.. There is no hating in my blood, I call it as “I” see it, I am entitled to an opinion am I not???
    And after cleaning my glasses and reviewing the pictures again I came up with the same conclusion, The outfits look cheap!! Sorry!

    • Geekgirl

      September 21, 2010 at 3:09 am


  30. Adaku

    September 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    The EMLN winner is definitely not winning anything in Shanghai, the rest of the contestants must have been really wack for her to have won.

  31. nekky

    September 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Hmmmm! I was @ dis audition nd as far as am concerned ere are only 3 pple ere who cld compete wiv me so I stil wonder y ey didn’t do d right tin! Lmao @ dat bonny gal. Beth model pls feed dat gal. Ahahahahaha

  32. tope

    October 8, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Wow, all these dresses look amazing, particularly love the last piece, and some actually seem wearable. Naij is def stepping up yayyyy

  33. vanitychaser

    July 17, 2011 at 2:18 am

    the models lack direction

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