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BN Red Carpet Fab: House of Nwocha ‘Zion’ Fashion Show

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On Sunday 24th October 2010, designer Ugonna Omeruo, the creative head of Nigerian fashion label, House of Nwocha celebrated her debut headline fashion show. The label launched in 2008 and has shown collections at various events including the Ovation Red Carol 2009 and the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2010 Pre-Show. Prior to the event, the Zion collection lookbook had exclusively premiered on BellaNaija.com and this event was an opportunity for House of Nwocha to shine and for guests to experience the collection in its full glory.

The event was compered by Ify Ejikeme, a reality TV star and TV presenter who featured in the Big Brother Nigeria reality show and OC Ukeje, an actor who won the Amstel Malta Box Office competition in 2006. The event kicked off with a collection preview runway show by MAI featuring Menswear from the label. Then the agenda moved on to the main event. The presentation of the Zion collection.

Models strutted down the runway in the bold pink, blue  and red pieces with their hair presented in a unique horn-like style. The collection consisted almost entirely of dresses – long, short, ruffled and embellished. Our favourite pieces were actually those which deviated from the dominant pink and blue palette. The floor-length red strapless dress with an embellished side detail was our pick. Taking a cue from international couture shows, the collection closed with the ‘bride’, the final piece was a dramatic pink and blue gown with a full tulle skirt and embellished fitted top. Other highlights of the event include M.I‘s performance and the unveiling of MBGN 2002, Chinenye Ochuba-Akinlade as the new Face of HON.

View the collection below and check out the BN Red Carpet Fab for the event.
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Former beauty queen, Chinenye Ochuba-Akinlade was announced as the Face of HON at the event and she stood out in a floor-length asymmetrical draped gold dress with an embellished shoulder detail. She completed her look with the accessory of the season – a turban.

Chinenye Ochuba-Akinlade

Photographer Eleanor Goodey has quite conservative style but she always makes it look chic rather than frumpy. Just goes to show that you don’t need to show skin to be sexy. Eleanor rocked black trousers with a long-sleeved embellished white blouse. She accessorized with a beautiful feathered hair piece and pearl pink shoes.

Eleanor Goodey

Why do we keep featuring Eku Edewor? Because she always looks fabulous on the red carpet. The Studio 53 Extra presenter has to attend all the top events for her job but she always manages to bring something refreshing to the table. At the House of Nwocha event, she went for city chic by pairing a white shirt with black shorts and all black accessories.

Eku Edewor

All we have to say is this – ‘SHOES’. Nike Adegite rocked some seriously hot heels at the HON event. Her all black outfit allowed others aspects of her look such as the shoes, her bold coif and red lippie to shine through.

Nike Adegite

Simple yet interesting look from Nwando Ozobia.  Ivory and black is always a winning combination.

Nwando Ozobia

Though the HON event was a daytime event, some guests went for evening looks. Laide Agbaje wore a strapless dress with a layered shirt. She accessorized with a pearl necklace and python heels. Her front braid hairstyle added an interesting dimension to her look.

Laide Agbaje

Sometimes, a simple dress with an interesting detail is all it takes to be red carpet ready. Dayo Balogun wore a shift dress with ruffled details, she paired her dress with red shoes to match her red nails and earrings as well.

Dayo Balogun

LBD, layered necklace, metallic heels and standout clutch. It works!

Ifenyiwa Okoli

We already analyzed this look in BN Pick Your Fave this week. Lillian Unachukwu rocked this Karen Millen dress and she rocked it well.

Lillian Unachukwu

Lola Maja knows what works for her body type. The beauty entrepreneur always accentuates her figure with waist clinching belts and corsets. This fitted flower print black dress is another winning look from Lola.

Lola Maja-Okojevoh

Simple and chic by Biola Esaro.  Biola’s outfit is very event appropriate and she rocks it well.

Biola Esaro

While Ada went for an all black look, Toyin mixed things up in a bronze top paired with dark bootcut jeans and a tan clutch.

Ada Olieajunwa & Toyin Badeyi

Noble Igwe of 360Nobs.com was looking rather dapper at the HON event. His navy blue suit with white piping paired with a pink shirt and black shoes had an upscale nautical feel. Overall, a good look from Nobs.

Noble Igwe

We love, love, love Jania Ochonogor‘s outfit, the ruffled white shirt and the blue trousers. Wish she had gone with a different coloured bag though.

Jania Ochonogor

If you read BN often, you will know we have an extreme fixation with the colour yellow! We love it. So vibrant and beautiful! Bisola Kamson looks gorgeous in this yellow top paired with a black skirt and sandals. Her checkered clutch is a great addition to the look.

Bisola Kamson

Lots of popping colour from Ijeoma Aso. She paired her fitted watercolour dress with nude pumps.

Ijeoma Aso

Linda Mesrob is almost always in jeans. However, she keeps things interesting with bright coloured tops and bold accessories. Her  purple asymmetric top paired with jeans and a large necklace is a great casual glam look. Her bewelled ‘snake’ sandals completed the look.

Linda Mesrob

Jennifer Obayuwana clearly loves fashion and we love her ‘take no prisoners’ attitude to fashion. Jennifer wore a dress from Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi’s summer 2010 collection. She paired it with a black multi zip Burberry hobo bag and a pair of red statement heels.

Jennifer Obayuwana

Designer, Ugonna Omeruo rocked a pink and blue dress from her new collection. The dramatic shoulders and the embellished bib detail  ensures that she stands out. She completed her look with blue pumps and a red carpet ready pink pout.

Ugonna Omeruo

Lowla Adamson wore a House of Nwocha dress. The layered neckline and short hemline accentuated her petite frame.

Lowla Adamson

NJ Omeruo rocked a dramatic purple cocktail dress by House of Nwocha.

NJ Omeruo

Sometimes, we associate the colour – grey – with weekdays at the office. However, these ladies show that you can make it work during the weekend. Note the use of the colour red at add a splash of vibrancy to the looks.

Caroline Forchaw

Aisha Shaba

Toyin Ogunjobi

Femi Atilade

Delphine

On the Lagos red carpets, we see lots of ‘pretty’, lots of ‘sexy’- now we get to see something different. Ene Maya Lawani gives us Morticia Addams-esque ‘gothic chic’. The long centre parted hair, the smoky eye makeup, the red lips, the long draped dress along with the red heels and clutch!

Ene Maya Lawani

RED! The colour of passion. Wana and Ify rocked floor-length red dresses while Keye added a touch of red to her relaxed glam look.

Wana Sambo

Ify Ejikeme

Keye Oladipo

Uju Murphy & Shawn Simmons both wore long fishtail skirts with  bold detailing.

Uju Murphy

Shawn Simmons

Damola and Adeola went for long dresses with girly details such a bold pink flower for Damola and a red bow belt for Adeola.

Damola Adebanjo

Adeola Obagun

Wow! Dimeji Alara grabbed the spotlight in this Balmain-eque jacket with its pronounced bold shoulder detail. Great colour palette for the overall look. Love the mix of earth tones with the black shirt and blue shoes.

Dimeji Alara

At this point, Adebayo Oke-Lawal has defined his style.  Quirky and interesting with some African flair. The gladiator sandals add a new dimension to his look.

Adebayo Oke-Lawal

These ladies – Tari, Fafi, Tinuke and Yvonne looked good in a variety of short, feminine looks.

Tari Ekiyor

Onyinye Fafi Obi

Tinuke Akande

Yvonne Ochuba

‘African contemporary’ from Gideon, Frank, Henry and Uche.

Gideon Okeke

Frank Edoho

Henry Spragga

Uche Ezeamama

Ohimai Atafo presented his menswear collection for MAI at the event. MAI is pushing the envelope as per menswear on the Nigerian scene. Sharp tailoring given an edge with the use of bold colours – Ohimai depicts that in his all green attire.

Mai Atafo

Models in MAI

Model in MAI

Models in MAI

Opeyemi, Veronica and Anita made great use of colour and structure in their red carpet looks.

Opeyemi Awoyemi

Veronica Ebie-Odeka

Anita

This was actually one of our favourite looks at the House of Nwocha event! We used to have a thing against tights in Nigeria but when you think about it, we wear jeans, suits and blazers in Nigeria, why cant we wear tights. Jecintha Powell looked glamorous in her snakeskin print top paired with black tights and red accessories.

Jecintha Powell

Latasha, Gbemi, Juwon and Yvonne made excellent use of accessories to transform their looks from casual to glam.

Latasha Ngwube

Gbemi Phillips

Juwon Ogundipe

Yvonne Nwosu

It’s Banky and he is capable!

Banky W

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi
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131 Comments

  1. Ms. Jayee

    October 28, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Am i disappointed? Let the comments roll in….

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    • Gorgeous

      October 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm

      lol…i loved the gbemi phillip’s look and the awoyemi girl, their clothes looked good on them. Seems eku edewor has only one style of clothes in her closet, shorts and shirt. *Noble Igwe’s ginormous head does not need to be in anything that fits closely around his neck. If he is so stylish he should know this. Play down the head by wearing v-neck shirts.
      * Chineye Ochuba aka mama africa, please dont attempt this look again, horrid. Shes too pretty for this.
      * Wana Sambo’s dress was cool and damola’s dress really fit her plus size figure
      * Dont get the Ene lawani look, i love goth but this look is not quite.
      * Dimeji Alara and Adebayo have been watching Tyra too much, they wanna be like miss jay, epic fail. They look hilarious.
      * Jecintha looks like an alien. Those stockings! come-on in naija heat!? Phew! Those are for colder climates, please dont be bush.

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  2. Oladips

    October 28, 2010 at 11:19 am

    In my book if you try you have succeeded. I wish we had some Asian Models in there..

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    • OmoOduduwa

      October 28, 2010 at 5:45 pm

      And how many African Models have Asians used..please let us be..we don’t need to apologise for anything..we doing all this without outside investment..they all probs think we still live in mud houses..

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    • 1234

      October 29, 2010 at 4:40 pm

      Don’t mind her/him Omoduduwa she/he u must the part Asian because that’s the ONLY way that comment can make any type of sense.

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  3. Folake

    October 28, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I luv it all..so unique.

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  4. theRealElle

    October 28, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Latasha looks a hot mess,waaat,I don’t remember IV stating costume party

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  5. Glory Edozien

    October 28, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Very strong designs….and real signature plus wearable pieces….me like!

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  6. osomelly

    October 28, 2010 at 11:42 am

    abeg d outfits look too cheap!!!! for red carpet, only wana, ene, jania and toyin badeyi looked nice… d rest were just there…

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  7. lustre

    October 28, 2010 at 11:46 am

    very bad fitting dress Ugonna wore there. Ta! Mai too. his models wore better numbers

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    • Miss ATL

      October 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm

      I concur

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  8. Tres Belle

    October 28, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Emm……….. nt bad!!! is all i can say!!! Nigerians they represent in their dressing gan o….

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  9. Fly

    October 28, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    OKkkkkk Dimeji Alara can i have that jacket you have on?you look like Johny bravo,the skinny replica…

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    • Ounje Mi

      October 29, 2010 at 12:46 am

      loooool! the boy looked so crazY! Like WARRA HECK is wrong with the boy?

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  10. Passerby

    October 28, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Adebayo Oke-Lawal your point has definitely been made. Thanks, now goodbye
    Mai Atafo looks like a lime and his models look like a strawberry and a raspberry respectively
    Banky W needs to retire his papa’s cap

    Enjoyed the collection itself despite the largely unoriginal designs

    That is all… xxxo

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  11. Passerby

    October 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Oh one question, since Eku’s friends at BN have nicely helped her rep by pointing out that she’s at all these events for “work” then why don’t we see HALF as many photographs of Dolapo Oni? Just asking…

    That is all… xxxo

    • CC

      October 28, 2010 at 12:36 pm

      Dolapo only seems to do the in-studio segments and Eku is the one who covers events. So I think that’s why. Personally I think there should be more hosts from across the continent since its supposed to be a show for all Africa.

  12. Ngozi

    October 28, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    WTF. Is this a fashion show in Nigeria? Girl you need to watch Fashion tv, read magazines etc This is pure nonsesnse am sorry. Fittings,color, models hair, makeup….(No comment)

    • OmoOduduwa

      October 28, 2010 at 5:53 pm

      calm down I beg..we trying..if u such a fashion guru why not come do a dhow in naijj or post ur designs instead of aping Western designs…

  13. remmy

    October 28, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    wow.. this lady has brains as all her designs are extremely unique…. exceptionally creative stuff! does she have a website ? email? contact pls anyone????
    The best i have seen so far!

  14. PrettyLips

    October 28, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    All dressed hawt. Tinuke looks great, loving it colour on your glowing skin. Uche… looks gooooood! 😉 Loving the outfit. Blue seems to be the colour!

  15. CC

    October 28, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    If I say what I really think now Bella won’t approve my comment, but I will say this, the men profiled here look like traders from Aba market who came to Lagos for the first time… from Noble to all of Mai’s angels, I’m just unimpressed.

  16. mariaah

    October 28, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Everyone looks ok I guess SHRUGS** … Yay for Chinenye!! Good to see another Reaganite, even tho my class was her favourite JS1 class to bully..:( but hey! 🙂

    • Ms. Jayee

      October 29, 2010 at 11:34 am

      Reagan??? wow!!! that’s cool. that means you were also my junior. abi o?! i am glad to see a ‘Reaganite’ doin’ stuff.

  17. mary007

    October 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    bella I hardly agree with most of your analysis, anyway thanks for always bringing glam(sometimes) to our view

  18. kay

    October 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    the turn out was quite good.nigerians are not easy!!! at all !!! but meanwhile Mai is doing a great job.someone commented on the colours and the men looking like Aba traders, thats becos you dont understand fashion…most times the runway clothes may not look very wearable,but the essense is for you to admire the sewing and designs and craft.mai did a good job,infact i am very impressed.i dont know him but i know the young man is going places.THEN to house of nkwocha,in my honest oppinion,she needs to change her fabrik suppliar,the designs werent anything to write home about but the fabriks and texture made it worse.they screamed CHEAP.i have seen a couple of her clothes,they looked better.this was a disaster…she should understand that most times fabriks helps designs.i cant believe she brought all these pple together to show this????…wow..anyways i gues she will know how successful the night was by the volume of sales..that sif there were any!!.she can do better..that much i know…

    • CC

      October 28, 2010 at 3:25 pm

      Fashion ko, couture ni…. bko I know when someone’s inspiration seems to be the Emeka Hondas and Eddy Mexdeez traders from Ariaria International market. He has shirts and pants in bright colors and wears pinks pants on top (yes on top) red shoes… Mai and his angels aren’t on the runway, they’re guests at an event… Then Noble always wears slim cut outfits when he’s not slim… makes him look like he needs to drop some lbs (which he doesn’t) then combines it with a schmedium blazer and ill fitting aviators showing off all that forehead, he looks like a trader too. Mbanu I don’t need to understand high fashion if it leaves the men looking like this…

      Lord knows I’m sitting on my hands instead of writing about all ankle straps on some ladies making them look like they have cankles..

    • Peperempe

      October 28, 2010 at 4:10 pm

      You’re just sitting on your hands? Hahahaha you’ve already typed it. You’re very funny and I take your point, but if your read the blurb you would’ve seen that MAI actually opened the show for Nwocha. So the models were dressed for the runway and MAI was going for a “colourful dandy” feel. the clothes look well made and men’s clothes are more difficult to make. Just compare them to the stuff Nwocha actually showed (in terms of finish).

      On Noble I don’t think anyone was arguing with you, I’m sure even the guy himself will agree with you that he has no style.

  19. whipmyhair

    October 28, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Ene Lawani slayed that red carpet handsdown. watttttttt!!! that look is too bonzzzz.
    the other are; wana sambo, lillian unachukwu and gecintha.
    the worse are; atafo man and he’s groupies with all those colours. i mean..Jesus take the wheel..all those colours?? my eyes hurt.
    as for ugonna’s runaway clothes..some are wearable..but the hair on models is a HAM
    keep up the good work bella.

    • lola

      October 28, 2010 at 2:38 pm

      LOL

  20. brendz

    October 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Oh lord,i think i have more fun reading the comments……@whipmyhair…ur a riot and a half….lmao!!!!!!

  21. Peperempe

    October 28, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    wana looked good, but Lawani killed it! The babe for kuku carry gun come this event mehn!!! I think MAI’s clothes are largely on point, even though the incredible hulk outfit he’s wearing is not the best. If he had worn a white shirt, he woulda been okay. I don’t think he expects people to wear all those colours together. The models are just styled that way to create an impression.

    This Nwocha girls clothes look rather “cherubim & seraphim-ish” in my humble opinion. The colours are just not good and the quality of the fabrics is just BAD, to put it lightly. Unless one wants to go out looking like a mascot for Omo detergent, I don’t see how blue and pink is supposed to be a good combination.

    • deedoubleU

      October 28, 2010 at 10:15 pm

      Blue and pink can actually be a good combination, it just depends on how u carry your self in it and the fabric that she used e.g.. silk , if it was a cotton fabric (pink+blue will look really cool)

  22. Aba made

    October 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    @ kay, dead on right! The collection reminded me of aso ebi. The asian fabric look sooo cheap and the designs? Lets not even go there. This whole thing is a disaster…complete eyesore

  23. FL1 TZ

    October 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    so sweet

  24. Peperempe

    October 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I do not understand the current craze with translating women’s fashion into menswear. It is well known that women are quite happy to look ridiculous for the sake of fashion, and now men are taking up this “virtue” as well???

    This mini rant is directed at Dimeji “reggie bush” Alara and that misguided garment he has on! WTF!

    • Recognize

      October 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm

      You need to include Adebayo Oke-Lawal and his gladiators in this analysis please

    • Peperempe

      October 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm

      I thought that went without saying. That one case no be today abeg.

    • Kilonsparkles

      October 28, 2010 at 9:17 pm

      Gladiator sandals are mens wear. They were worn by Roman gladiators.

    • Peperempe

      October 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

      @ Kilonsparkles roman gladiators lived how many years ago? The way men dress has changed a lot since then, no? I just do not get the current obsession with men trying to dress like women. Men carrying purses, wearing manty hose, sequins, make-up etcetera and it’s supposed to be cool? I’m sorry but I think a man should look like he bought his clothes tastefully, put them on and forgot completely about them. In other words, men shouldn’t look overly fussed-over.

      Having said that everyone has a right to dress how they like, I also have a right to not be terribly impressed.

    • Kilonsparkles

      October 30, 2010 at 6:52 am

      I wouldn’t call it dressing like women. Style changes but fashion is forever. Italian men still wear sandals, Irish men still wear kilts; my point is that it shouldn’t be such a big deal. A woman in a suit is cool but a man in male gladiator sandals is weird? It’s subject to personal opinion sha.

    • Ounje Mi

      October 29, 2010 at 12:58 am

      “Reggie Bush?” Nah men. Reggie should not be compared to such a…. a…..(Putwordhere)

    • Peperempe

      October 29, 2010 at 10:26 am

      I was referring to the American- football-style shoulder pads.

  25. Yuds

    October 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    The guests all looked GREAT… with the exception of a few! Nigerians do know how to take care of themselves! Everyone looking fresh! As for the designs on the catwalk… Some of them are absolutely stunning and I think would look great on a small waisted curvy lady like myself (lol!)… some other pieces are just overworked! Just my humble opinion!

  26. passerby

    October 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    nice designs but fabric didnt do justice to it at all

  27. Nneka

    October 28, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I hate the color combo of the HON collection. HON gets many points on design and effort but the fabric looks mega cheap. I love love the hairdo on the models too! Suits the name HON 😀

    So many nicely dressed folks here….infact there are so many pictures to look at that I have forgotten all their names and faces at this ‘commenting’ point.

  28. Sandra

    October 28, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Could that be wana of sharing Life issues with charles B on inspirational channel nice seeing her face for real she is so prety Love u girl pls let’know Charles B too o

    • Lha

      October 28, 2010 at 7:13 pm

      no, thats Wana Sambo. Sharing life issues Wana is Wana Udobang.

  29. whipmyhair

    October 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    LOLLLLL @peperempe…you are killing me with your comments.its too early for me to be laughing like this.
    on the other hand…why would some girls dress up to go out, then get to the red carpet and start frowning like someone stole their man. like seriously..havent you heard about SMILE: being the confidence of a woman.. a lot of people there are guilty..eg; ijeoma aso, juwon(loose that silly pout) and others.
    I know tari ekiyor is a writer for bella, so i will be nice with my comment> haahhhahhahahah Jehovah! ok…
    I will be back later, then Dimeji…AKA “i wanna be a lady gaga, or rihanna..but am confused right now” please give me your jacket, am a woman and it would look so much better on me.
    bella i love you…please approve my comment

  30. waffles

    October 28, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Mai Atafo looks like Ewedu soup-veryyy gross rubbish combination.
    Wheres the fashion police when you most need them?…
    Mai and his collection: pink on pink, red on red, white on white, blue on blue, green on green?! i’m disappointed to say the least.
    Dimeji Alara’s blazer WTF?!!! LOL..He should be shot.

    The girls that did it for me….Lola Maja (though a primark dress-i still say very well done), Eku Edewor,Jania Ochonogor,Aisha Shaba,Ene Maya, Yvonne Ochuba,Tinuke Akande, The girl in black just b4 Yvonne Nwosu…

    Some girls too looked really nice but had wrong and ill fitting shoes on.

  31. Oshokeme

    October 28, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I don’t get it… so are all these people famous? If so, for what?

  32. Anyaposh

    October 28, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    The hair on these models is absolutely fabulous! They’re rocking that thread RAM STYLE…so flattering on every head shape.

    Uju Murphy’s skirt is gorgeous! And very flattering too.

    Veronica Ebie-Odeka’s outfit is fantastic.

    Chinenye Ochuba’s dress looks like a golden garbage bag! The turban is fab but that toga look is not it with that fabric.

  33. Den

    October 28, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    LWKMD

  34. unice

    October 28, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    eku edewor this…eku edewor that…bella…we r tireddddd of seeing this girl…r u her publicist. freal

    • Yuds

      October 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm

      Why are you tired of seeing her? She’s a Nigerian celebrity and so gets invited to lots of events. How does that bother you? Una funny sha on this site!

    • BigU

      October 29, 2010 at 4:39 am

      thank you!!!! every time she will be hailing her…in my opinion she is not stylish..look at her common short and blouse is what bella is falling over singing praises to her….am rolling my eyes

  35. whipmyhair

    October 28, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    @ anyaposh you must be 70years old, i question your judgement serious.
    1; veronica obie-odeku’s outfit is fantastic?? omg! it looks like a waitress uniform in eko hotel… puhlease!
    2; the hair on the models is not fabulous at allllll…..i can imagine the headache they would have after that show.

  36. aosgrl

    October 28, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    DEAD at Cherubim and Seraphim.

    Sigh.

    The other day i posted on some new label’s entry about how while i applaud their efforts there was really nothing to see as its all the same thing we see from these designers and people got on my case about how they are just starting out and I should give them some leeway. Okay. But remember that you don’t give me a leeway on my checkbook when I come to buy your pieces.

    I will at least applaud HON for the Styling of the Model’s Hair Pieces. NOW THOSE were conversation starters! I like that. But it all went down hill from there for me. The material…I’m not sure if the pictures did not do it justice…but it didn’t look…rich.. not rich as in wealthy but like luxurious… and well made… like this truly hand made and not by sura the tailor. The pictures made it look like cheap polyester satin from the market. It may have helped a bit it the dresses were steamed prior to walking the runway. For a lot of the dresses, especially the ones with the frills on the side it looked like the seams were scrunched up.
    Now to the actual designs. I did have a few favorites that are quite wearable by the average woman who loves fashion. The Pink drapey top with the purple skirt and the floor length red dress with the sweet heart neckline. But for the most part i feel like the designs have been done of have been done in many variations and have been seen before. The Colors were quite garish. And if i could quote Michael Kors from this season of Project Runway, Color doesn’t have to be what ties a collection together. I don’t see the story here.
    At some point you have to decide if you’re in the market as a pret-a-porter or haute couture designer. Then determine who it is you’re designing for, what kind of woman do you see wearing your designs. What do you want your clothes to say about her. And right now i don’t see that in this collection.
    I am honestly not trying to be a bad belle. I can’t draw or sew a lick. But I love Clothes. And its from that love of clothes and fashion that i give my observations. I truly hope the designer sees the criticisms, takes it, evolves and grows even bigger and badder. I want HON pieces (If i can afford them LOL) that i can pull out 10 -15 years from now and give to my daughters to wear.
    I mean i’m happy that african fashion in particular is receiving a lot of attention but doesn’t it say something to us when the african fabric it self is getting more attention than the designers themselves?

  37. Adia

    October 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    @ Bellla..The girl beneath Juwon Ogundipe is Sophia Sankey

  38. RMG

    October 28, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I won’t die laughing.jeez!!!these comments sure crack me up!!!

  39. Uchechi

    October 28, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Shocks!! LMAO @ comments. Well I must say the designs are unique, but the fabric dint do justice to them. Anyway there is always room for improvement, HON hope you read all these comments. Keep doing your thing…

  40. Demilade

    October 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    wow. adebayo oke lawal. wow. those gladiator sandals, i dunno if i gbadun or not sha, but still I GET THE POINT….nice one

    PLS NOBLE IGWE SHOULD GET LOST mshhhwww (more in regard to his blog than anything lol)

    GIDEON OKEKE I LOVE U HUNNNAY 🙂

  41. just saying

    October 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Oh Mai oh Mai, the green lantern has left the building

  42. sholly babe

    October 28, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Rotflmao @ the comment about mai looking like ewedu. I’m laughing soooo hard I can’t breath

  43. nerfetiti

    October 28, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Latasha, but why? that is all. okbye.

  44. Delilah Seymour

    October 28, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    The tern NUDE is so misused these days. Nude is usually a colour that matches the skin colour of the wearer. So a white person’s nude would be a pale creamy sort of colour. A black person’s nude should be BROWN!

  45. tade

    October 28, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    A good fashion show is expected to attract comments and attention. I think HON achieved that. A GOOD NUMBER OF GUESTS DID LOOK FAB…THE FACE OF HON – CHINENYE LOOKED REALLY COOL FOR A MUM!

  46. CoutureNerd

    October 28, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    2 words for this collection CHEAP n CHEERFUL! As in seriously she can do WAY better than this. The clothes look razz + does she think she can present these designs on any international platform? Don’t evn let me get started on the fabric. Then u’ll come n say ur dress is 50k!!! Horrible construction, cheap fabric n tasteless designs. That’s d problm in nigeria we always want to fly b4 we can even crawl. Abroad u do an apprenticeship under a top designer 4 @least 5years b4 u even dream of opening up ur own fashion house. Mschew! MAI n his entourage are obviously auditioning 4 d circus….CLOWNS all of them! Meanyle it’s obvious that all of u going on about Eku Edewor always being on Bella Naija are just mad cuz d babe is HOT n making it. Her JOB requires her to be out n about n to be seen out n about. It’s like some1 complaining that Kim K gets 2 much publicity….retarted!

    • sexy ubani

      October 28, 2010 at 10:43 pm

      u sound very angry and ur analysis are not constructive in any way….get busy elsewhere cos u certainly does not knw wat fashion and it’s arts entails..for ur info d designs can compete favourably in any international platform….why dont u create smthn and allow us taste ur capability….mschew

  47. Nessa

    October 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    This Mai that forms as if he knows fashion more than Anna Wintour…would you guys believe I went for a casting 4 Spice TV and dis same Mai condemned my fashion knowledge…dis was what you wore/designed to a Fashion Show hahahaha its not by carrying thread and needle dat makes you a designer Ohh Mr Leprechaun just stick to clothing women cos obviously dis aint ur terrain!BN thanks for vindicating me not all potential bosses are worth the hassle!

  48. Bubu

    October 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Truth be told is Eku the only new red Presenter?why is Bella Naija taking particular interest in her career?she must have a good PR manager within the BN team case closed does red carpet and so do a lot of oda red carpet presenters.you cannot compare her to Kim K jare…Kim not withstanding is an entrepreneur.I love Eku but pls BN focus on Dolapo too…even if it means going to the studio lmao and Dolapo is also at most of dis events just always in d background…I love her voice tell it like it is…or tell it like u wan’ it to be…

    • Ounje Mi

      October 29, 2010 at 12:55 am

      True TAlk! Bella stop advertising for her. we know she’s light and all, pls focus on the other girl who is just as beautiful.

  49. Lala

    October 28, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    This is really funny, now everyone is a fashion critic. All i have to say is that I was at the event the pictures of Mai and his models were backstage pictures and not RED CARPET, it was all part of his amazing showcase that day which you guys didn’t see (And honestly bella you should have used the runway pictures and not the backstage ones). This same MAI has pushed fashion in Nigeria on was on BBC some weeks ago, guess the same ‘Oyibo” peeps you are all serving in Jand ot Yankie are appreciating his work. Colours! colours!! colours!!!, Oswald Boateng, Tom Ford to mention a few play with more colours than MAI but you dull peeps won’t say nada about that but when its your Nigeria person you open your need some breathmints mouth, when he begins to make a storm overseas then you will all start respecting and saying nice things and want to associate. If for some you reason you are not aware that alot of men apart from Kanye West wear bright coloured colours than wake up!!! Bella i suggest that you start editing more of the comments or very soon people will request for their events not to be put on your site, that way most of these jobless peeps will pay more attention to their 5 bucks an hour job. You guys are killing the joy of this site.

    • ceasar

      October 28, 2010 at 10:07 pm

      i love your comment lola, bella you should, unless these boys wll start running from your photographer

    • yemi

      October 29, 2010 at 12:59 am

      now who serves “Oyibo” people?.
      Commenting that Oyibo people dig his fashion and insinuating that them liking it makes him a good designer suggests that you are the one who serves them.

    • lala

      November 1, 2010 at 10:19 am

      I believe that they know more about fashion than Nigeria that claim, until we have blacks ruling the fashion world i stick to the point that they are better. And its the fashion experts in BBC or CNN that come pick people to speak with not a random ‘i think i know fashion set of people’ All designers want to be in New York, london, Milan Fashion weeks that stands for something and until Nigeria fashion week gets to that standard the oyibos are better. Period!!

    • moi

      October 29, 2010 at 7:44 am

      Im as much as quite agree with you, I totally disagree in u asking for comment editing. Everyman is entitled to his thought and opinion and that is why there is freedom of speech in the press. So that my dear lala is a no go area, leave it

    • lol

      October 29, 2010 at 11:41 am

      Haba Lola dont take life too serious o….why the itara…common some pple are just having fun and btw most Nigerians make money from Oyinbos, I mean Nigerians that are successful that run their own companies without having to say sir to oyinbo man…aunty cool down not all nigerians wash toilets here or do 419 compared to yahoo boys back at home spoiling our reputation…Successful Nigerians are a joy to watch here…the other day \i met the Nigerian that now runs Gatwick Airport for me to be in contact with him it shows the kinda people we rub shoulders with. Bells you are doing a fantastic job pls keep it up and dont let uptight people give you bad advice…freedom of speech my dear!

  50. Yuds

    October 28, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Whatever! I think Mai is handsome and his clothes well tailored! So maybe the green everything is a bit much for some but it’s fashion, it’s bold and at the end of the day it is well tailored clothing… Something that a lot of the newer designers lack!

  51. MuchLove

    October 28, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Heuuu, I’ve never seen a group of people so hard to please like Nigerians. I mean come on, I thought the designs would actually hold ground on an international level but maybe not for Africans. Plus I agree the fabric does not look that good.
    Now MAI, maybe he shouldn’t have worn that green top but his models look on point abeg, I loved how he played with colors and they all looked good.
    If you have any constructive criticism, abeg say it with tact and stop being a hater, either you want to help or not.

    I’m proud of this babe and the step she’s taken and Mai always has my respect, y’all should not be so judgemental abeg

    • chi

      October 29, 2010 at 4:24 am

      Criticism is good and not bad as hey the critics are the potential clients sooo…. it actually helps you step back and review your design choices. Try watching project runway, the City etc The designers and their designs are literally torn to shreds!

  52. joke

    October 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    i know bayo and his amazingly stylish and such a sweetheart, its crazy seeing how people condemn him for being so stylish, anyways guess thats why his here and everywhere and you aren’t, no matter how much condemnation he’ll still be the one sipping champagne at the events
    love you bella
    🙂
    plus where’s terence??

  53. no unwholesome talk

    October 28, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    mai mai mai! someone said green lantern, another incredible hulk, another egusi…
    but do u remember those grasshoppers in naija? thats what i think you look like.

    #no comment at adebayo… e don do!

    @ Dimeji, abeg “borrow” me that jacket.

    @ Latasha… a little too much….

    @Morticia Adams girl… interesting look… i somewhat like

    @tari, chai u fall my hand sha o…

    @nobs… lool.. pay attention to ur neck boo… dont lose the neck 😉

    @mai’s light pink angel, why so serious? abeg nor vex o

    @juwon, tinuke and fifi… looooooking gooooood! 😉 (juwon hon, pls smile for d camRAH)

    @WANA SAMBO….. LOOOVEEEEEEEEEE (pls lend me ur dress… preetiest please)

    @eleanor, dayo balogun, toyin and biola… una do well o!

    Bella, abeg bring the pix on o… we r counting on you.

  54. Nice Anon

    October 29, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Veronica Ebie-Odeka rocked the – outta that whole get up. How so lovely!

    Why is Noble Igwe always looking like a blown up doll? Leave the extra fitted look for men who are slim.. also that aviator looks so weird on you.. looks like your face “swallowed” it.

  55. gbagaunmopol

    October 29, 2010 at 1:07 am

    @ sexy ubani …”get busy elsewhere cos u certainly does not knw wat fashion and it’s arts entails..” #GBAGAUN…. lmao!!!

  56. Tina

    October 29, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I thought the night was really busy with social activity, and it seemed like a great try from the director of house of nwocha, she definitely needs mentoring ( but she is good) and she needs more friends, then you lot bitching away. Mai designs rocked and he is fine lol. There was a Guy in a Red striped jacket and red shoes,can any one slip me his number (gorgeous black devil) lol

  57. EvaNkechi

    October 29, 2010 at 1:26 am

    OMG!!!!!!!! Could Noble breath??? WTF

  58. uchechi

    October 29, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Hahaha! How cld some1 say Mai’s outfit looks like ewedu! He dn’t try at all sha but his model’s look fab sha. ♥ d dude who’s wearn d calf length gladiator’s totally fashion forward. I dunno Y u guys are making ths Eku thing an issue…..I guess ppl are never satisfied. As for the HON clothes all I can say is that she could have done much better, I’ve seen her on the red carpet n she’s usually on point so I dunno what went wrong here but anyway it’s her 1st show n it’s not easy 2 be able to put on a show like this in Nigeria and she actually had a pretty impressive cross section of guests. + I totally ♥ the models hair! People have a right to their opinion and even though some of the comments were a bit harsh and ‘off pointish’ e.g @Couture Nerd.

  59. chika

    October 29, 2010 at 2:26 am

    lordamercehhh u guys are killing me here! like im dying of laughter! omg!! i love nigerians! rotflllll!!!! wowwww! but seriously everyone on the redcarpet looked really good, cant point out the people that didnt really look alright right now but then im impressed and wana u look so beautiful in that dress! pls im sorry anyone can wear a black pair of shorts n white t-shirt like eku did, not a big deal,(she looks stunning still) seen that so many times geezzz! anyway tho, i think house of nwaocha designers are trashy n d hair didnt help n everything just looks a mess sorryyyy!! d sewin n everythin phewww!! too much colors, n too much going on! she has no sense of direction SORRY!!!!!! not everyone can be a designer!! ah ah is it by force??? i mean she tryed to do somn n pulled this off, but its a MESS no skills what so ever, just putin different things here n there essssh!! horrible. please is that a male lady gaga stretched out jacket i see that yellow boy wearing??? chinkee O_o

    • Lol

      October 29, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      Chika…wetin now leave her alone

  60. chika

    October 29, 2010 at 2:27 am

    chinekee*

  61. Lorla

    October 29, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Mai Atafo, the grinch who stole christmas…lmao. His models looked really nice.

    Bella, please you are my girl and all and we love what you do, but pls cut Eku some slack jare…don’t over expose her. She only has a finite numbre of chanel bags and JBL dresses to recycle you know and the pressure might be too much. You know as Nigerians, we attribute value to scarcity so let;s not commonize the poor girl.

    Natasha, in fact, o’dikwa risky

    as far as the designs….hmmm, they look kinda cheap but i give her A for effort

    Dimeji Alara, in fact you go dey sufficient IJN…

    Adebayo Oke Lawal…when oyinbo is short of words, they say “wow” so yeah i say “wow” quick question, did you go to nordstrom.com and literally ordered those sandals abi you just sneaked into your sisters shoe closet and jacked her sandals? Either way, you need some serious cleaning of sins, laying of hands and fresh annointing.

  62. from-me-to-you

    October 29, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Chineye just looks wrong! Geez whole thing looks like halloween costume

  63. Alero

    October 29, 2010 at 9:27 am

    As far as I am concerned,Laide Agbaje is nude!She could take a cue from Eleanor Goodey u dont have to be naked to b [email protected] BN:layered shirt.

  64. Stella

    October 29, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Nice i will say, Nigerians should learn to appreciate good things for once, if you can better then show us what you’ve got.

  65. Mrs Chima Chima

    October 29, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I THINK NOBLE IGWE TRIES TOO HARD!
    NOT HIS FAULT BRIEF PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT!
    ALWAYS TRYING TO PROVE SOMETHING!
    THE HON CAN DO BERRA!
    I MEAN OKIN SE OMODE NOW!

  66. Hali

    October 29, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Two words…Mai Atafo!

  67. getreal

    October 29, 2010 at 10:44 am

    the clothes werent bad but i dint like wht chinenye ochuba wore.prob the fabric dint do her justice or sthin.generally the fabric dint do some of the designs good but ugonna is doing great. it takes a lot to actually be an entrepreneur and go out there publicizing your brand.she will def get better. as for mai, when i first saw wht he wore i was like wt?but as i looked further n saw his models i relaxed a bit.the color thingy wasnt bad but his own combo wasnt gud either.anyway well done bella naija.
    @lala’s comment: i dont think BN should edit comments. there will always be critics as everyone’s tastes aint the same. also, people improve and become better by takin the right criticism.its left to the designer to judge wht she’l take or not.if you only want ‘yes men’ around you then u may be fallin in a pit.believe me i kno where im coming from.
    Nice job anyway

  68. dubaisands

    October 29, 2010 at 11:17 am

    what a hot mess! only 1 or 2 can’t be bothered to scroll up to check their names, but one in a simple grey dress and the other one in skinny jeans, loose blouse and red shoes..Yikes and a man in Lime green?????? never, ever in a month of sundays.. abeg, fashion ko, fashion ni….

  69. justme

    October 29, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Bella how do you moderate these comments without just bursting ….i think the comments are just out of this world..funny, hilarious you name it…i love BN readers what a daily dose of humour…

  70. FL1 TZ

    October 29, 2010 at 11:44 am

    good gooder goodest

  71. Justme

    October 29, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Forgot to say well done HON

  72. waffles

    October 29, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Lala -your comments are extremely shallow and should be edited way before any other comments on this site.
    A designer should first of all consider the kind of environment he finds himself before coming up with designs or ‘playing with colors’.
    I like colors alot and i admire MAI’s works but this collection was just absurd and looked sooo wrong that’s all..
    Noone is hating anyone..

  73. igwe

    October 29, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    female jealousy at work. all these pointlessly negative comments about eku edewor. pathetic.

  74. Lola

    October 29, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Mai is Handsome, and there were many other classy people there,Colours are really in and I think Ugonna did quite well, I wouldnt buy for 55,000 maybe 30,000. Bella, for you there were more well dressed Men there, like my friend says the guy in the red striped jacket and red shoes Big boy SEX GOD

  75. dahmola

    October 29, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    i wantd to say aomethng bad but i reserve my comment..d designs werent bad..and i tink Adebayo is trying to hard….

  76. Elle

    October 30, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Carpenters know wood, doctors know medicine…please leave the criticism to those who truly understand fashion. Many of you who leave ur silly comments on here don’t know NATIN about fashion!
    Its very unfortunate that Nigerians choose to be more of armchair critics than anything else. Everybody @ that show looked hot and it was a fun evening. SMDH! It’ll be a hot minute before we start appreciating efforts of others.

  77. truth teller

    October 30, 2010 at 2:09 am

    lmaooo @ veronica ebie comment. isnt she a stylist or something like that? charity begins at home my dear, dont leave it looking like that. and latasha arnt u a “style editor”? why o why do u look like that, i hope u put urself in ur “oops” column. i think mai is only expressing his artistic side and playing wiv colours. i ave seen some things he has sewn and they re very good. as for the main designer i just wanna say please dont shoot urself in the foot again wiv such a show. wateva happened to learning to crawl b4 u walk. everyone wiv thread and needle is now a top designer.. smh… better luck next time abeg.

  78. Sally

    October 30, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Lol at all d comments to miss georgina thorley.aka eku edewor

  79. kike

    October 30, 2010 at 9:05 am

    this isn just too funny, this is all like hgh school, the kids get all the hype and the loosers gang up to insult them cuz of their popularity,lol loosers u just made these ppl even more popular by puttng up a 105 comments lol. and cool kida yal look HOT JO

  80. lulu

    October 30, 2010 at 9:07 am

    people take these things too seriously, its ike they bring their beef to comment on bella.
    Plus if your criticism is helpful INSULTING words wouldnt be used, so dont bring that crap about giving helpful criticim and insulting them ti make urselves feel better

  81. csey

    October 30, 2010 at 9:09 am

    i love adebayo, he’ll always be stylish to me and dimeji’s jacket is amazing maybe not on him but amazingg, rest of th guys boring!!! gideons thing is too square and the other guys look like theyre going to church, banky w looks well like he always does, sad!!

  82. nuella

    October 30, 2010 at 9:38 am

    why do some ‘women’ (and i use this term lightly) like taking aspirin for other people’s headache? 3/4 of the Joan Collinses commenting here abt other pple’s style have NO idea wat dey talkin bout. it’s ok to talk theory, why dont we SEE u first? d pple in dese pics were invited to an event, had fun, drank bubbly and are prolly home in deir beds. some of my dear ‘commenters’ are prolly bitter cuz no one knows them and dey werent invited. boohoo. pele.
    wen an outfit is BAD, most times its obvious even to a blind stevie wonder (*cough* latasha) Not everyone has a good day ALL THE TIME.
    Some other outfits, y’all are just hating on. wat is wrong with dimeji/adebayo’s outfits? ene lawani? style is subjective. dnt come on here spewing vitriol especially if u dnt know how 2 dress. some of you, i know. #ThisIsMyOpinion

  83. House of truths

    October 30, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I think everyone has made very valid comments.
    @pem: I have laughed so hard this sat morning, good for my system. MAI is very hot looking but i think he is getting to comfortable in his looks thats why he thinks he can pull of the lime look..
    The event was a succes, well attended and effective buzz in place, however the creative design or inpute wasnt 50%, because if the same percentage put into organizing the event was put into the designs, it would have been better. The designs were not creative enough for the buzz, the finishing wasnt detailed, seams, thread not properly placed and almost illfitting on the models.
    That is not to say it was a shoddy job, she must be appluaded for the initiative and being able to pull the right crowd. I hope the crowd will in turn bring sales for HON.
    @Nobel: I think he needs to get a job and subsequently a life, maybe that will put his dress sense and personality in perspective.

  84. YoMomma

    October 30, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    LMAOOOOOOO NIGERIANS OOH! UNA NO GO KILL ME! What the hell is this mess?? from the jolly green giant to the giant shoulder pad dude to the dude in the sandals!…i just cant…

  85. Latasha

    October 30, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Please oooo, I love my outfit, loved it and if I could I would rock it again. I know who I am, what I wore and probly had one of the best nites of my life that day! For those of you who want to take panadol for headache I’m not even feeling hmn pls buy the one with Nafdac number ooo.
    Hahahahahahaha… I love Lagos, everybody just has to say something!

  86. Latasha

    October 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Please oooo, I love my outfit, loved it and if I could I would rock it again. I know who I am, what I wore and probly had one of the best nites of my life that day! For those of you who want to take panadol for headache I’m not even feeling hmn pls buy the one with Nafdac number ooo.
    Hahahahahahaha… I love Lagos, everybody just has to say something!

    • Peperempe

      November 1, 2010 at 1:55 pm

      I’m firmly in the minority I know, but I actually liked your outfit. Do you!

    • c'est moi..

      November 3, 2010 at 1:14 pm

      Latasha..please please tell me the john 3v3 hats event was on the same day which is why ur wearing the same outfit at both events..pleaseee say so…If not..u don fall my hand..u for give space in time before repeating…i’ll hope and wait the two events were the same day sha..

  87. phthsee

    October 30, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Everyone looked really nice. @whipmyhair… U need to get a life, cus obviously u must be a bitter single chick..y must someone be 70 for praising another person.. Psseeewww. I beg jare I’m sure if one were to see you sef they’d have a whole novel about how you look. Saynn stuff like tari is a writer for bella so ull be nice..only means ur a partial person..and tari looked really nice anyhow so pls go somewhr n dissapear. Ppl like u weren’t even at the event but eagerly sit home waiting for a chance to comment.u prob work at eko hotel as I dnt knw any waitress who can afford a 60k sequined jacket veronica had on. Ur type prob can’t get into any event anyhow.

  88. truth teller

    October 31, 2010 at 12:12 am

    @phthsee veronica”s jacket was 60k???? the girl needs a refund puulease.. btw why do ppl get so defensive?latasha if u re sooo proud of ur waiter cum penguin outfit, power to u. just be sure u dont ave the rite to judge ppl in ur columns either cuz 9 outta 10 times u look a true mess. everyone has the rite to an opinion. tari looked a mess too btw. just saying.. peace and joy to the world.

  89. zazzle

    October 31, 2010 at 6:00 am

    The models look like rams with that hairstyle!

  90. joe

    October 31, 2010 at 10:45 am

    peperempe or whatever you are called, i am sure you need to get a dstv and watch fashion tv cos you critise people anyhow. you need more awareness on what is going on in the fasion industry. dimeji alara’s blazer is hot and very nice. you should take your boyfriend or your hubby to get someone to style him cos i know how he dresses. the same way you critise ezinne and others. and you need someone to put you where you belong. the sisi alagbo’s class.

    • Peperempe

      November 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm

      First of all who is ezinne? Secondly I didn’t know you were Dimeji’s protector, if you loved the blazer all you had to do was log on and say so. I don’t need ftv to know what fashion is, if your clothes make people burst out laughing then maybe that’s where to draw the line.

  91. from-me-to-you

    October 31, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Henry Spraga and Uche Ezeamama were truly styling sha.

  92. Nino

    October 31, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    HON brought in ALL these people to show them THIS?SMH I really feel bad for her cos the gossip mills are already buzzing.A columnist on 234next already did a hatchet job on her designs.
    I think the real problem was with the fabrics and the colours were a bit garish too.The fabrics look like you can wipe them clean with a washcloth.I think next time she should invest in richer more wearable fabrics that’ll appeal to a larger audience so she can actually make some sales for all her effort.

  93. Bukola

    October 31, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Nigeria is the home of fashion,love the individualistic outlook to fashion at the event its bold and cool.Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.Congrats to house of Nwocha….i love the purple shoes.

    http://yesidefashionstore.com/lastest-fashion

  94. liz

    October 31, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    @ Lala. Take a chill pill girlie. its not that serious. Not to be bratty but you sound like one of those naija babes that google designers. Please stop the silly fashion quotes. Calling designers names all willy nilly doesnt mean you are enlightened, it just means you have access to the internet. Honestly, what people are saying about Eku is not wrong, she is gorgeous but in order for her to keep people wanting more, she needs to make herself scarce a bit. This applies to other red carpet frequent fliers; no one would crucify you for skipping an event or two. Give us the opportunity to miss you. On a lighter note, Dimeji Alara made my day, too funny. They should lock him in fashion jail and swallow the key.

  95. nekiss

    November 1, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    people, let’s always comment on the good and the bad, I mean let’s be constructive in our criticisms. Mai’s colours may not be masculine friendly, but mehn, his tailoring is so clean and smooth, let’s give him that. AS for Eku featuring too often, I think that shouldnt be a headache, let’s just be happy for her.

  96. funtizzy

    November 2, 2010 at 1:26 am

    lovely pics

  97. Uche

    November 4, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    First and foremost, I was there throughout the event and I think it had a true touch of class, plus the guests turned up early for a naija. I also think that the run way and lights were a big dream of Ugonna and though it was not perfect it had the feel of International, My Issues were I felt too many Idel gossips were invited chatting and gossiping. The few people there that would have wanted to buy were pushed a side by the wannabe’s. Ugonna next time invite more people thats want to buy, the young crowd there were gossips.

    You had one or two people I knew that on the front row would have bought, particularly the men.
    Well done and do better next time, I expect you to be the best in ashort while, just take in the right advise and dismiss the foolish comments that were made in the spirt of Jealousy .
    Well done

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