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Sometimes it seems as though we have a little bit of ‘Oliver Twist’ in us. Always wanting MORE. Today, BN Pick Your Fave is giving you MORE! With a special double edition.
UK fashion brand Karen Millen is well-known for their cocktail dresses and our Nigerian stylistas are definitely relishing their dresses and other standout pieces.
BellaNaija.com regularly spots numerous ladies rocking the brand at weddings and cocktail events.

We have picked some of our best for this edition of BN Pick Your Fave


We spotted Daisy Iremiren at the MADE Magazine Casino event some months ago, she was wearing this lovely coral satin cocktail dress by Karen Millen. The dress stands out due to the pleated bust and jewel detail. Daisy maintained the same colour palette all through her look. From her satin bow clutch to her red shoes. She styled her hair into a simple ponytail and kept her jewellery minimal but elegant with diamond studs and a watch.

LIAM Fashion Agency CEO, Lilian Unachukwu could be a Karen Millen brand ambassador, she frequently wears their pieces on the red carpet. Lillian paired the dress with pewter shoes and a pewter clutch, these perfectly complement the jewel detail of the dress. Her short highlighted hair and her bold accessories including a cocktail ring, bracelet and a watch add a touch of drama to her look.

Here is Lilian once again in Karen Millen. She rocked this fitted one shoulder cocktail dress to the House of Nwocha fashion show this past weekend. The single lacy embellished sleeve of the dress is what takes it from a regular LBD to something more special. She accessorized with a silver necklace and a black clutch. Her black shoes with a bow completed her look.

Another Karen Millen fan is MNet Africa MD, Biola Alabi. We have spotted Biola in Karen Millen dresses at numerous events and she always rocks it so well! At the MNet Studio 53 Extra Launch earlier in the year, Biola wore this  mono shoulder corsetted top Karen Millen dress along with black shoes with a flower detail. Biola accessorized with a silver necklace, bracelet and ring. Her hair was in firm waves to give the overall look a feminine edge.

Photo Credit: BellaNaija.com | Kola Oshalusi

85 Comments

  1. FL1 TZ

    October 26, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    lovely

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  2. iyabo

    October 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Lillian rocked both dresses

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  3. Thank God

    October 26, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    The daisy lady rocks it better. And I am not feeling both of the ladies shoes to go with the karen millen dress. On the other hand, biola looks good. I am sorry lillian, maybe you could try another UK based designer and not karen miller. I don’t mean to be harsh or negative, just telling it like I see it. Thanks….

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    • me again

      October 26, 2010 at 11:36 pm

      call an optometrist NOW hon!

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    • Myname

      October 27, 2010 at 11:07 am

      lol

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    • fm

      October 27, 2010 at 12:25 pm

      #dead

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    • mallia-girl

      October 27, 2010 at 1:01 pm

      think so too

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  4. funkola

    October 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Daisy looked nice but the purse & shoes should have contrasted the dress a little bit more. the colors came too close & they were all satin-y! Lilian gets my votes on both!

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  5. Scentified

    October 26, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Both dresses look good on Lilian.

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  6. Kayo

    October 26, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Yay! First to comment.
    For the first set of pictures, i’ll go with Daisy. She kept it simple & elegant. Less is actually more.
    For the second set, i’ll go with Lilian. The dress shows how shapy she is. Its quite difficult to believe that she is the same person in the first set of pictures.
    Biola Alabi looks good too. Love her outfits at BBA finale & Uti’s welcome party.

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    • bigbadEKE

      October 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm

      sori nt d 1st… Sure took u agez 2 comment…lol

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  7. DU

    October 26, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    FAB

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  8. Disbabe

    October 26, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Lillian’s body was made for those dresses.Haute no competition

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  9. Amour

    October 26, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I don’t know why but I usually gravitate towards the slimmer of the two in most ‘pick your fave’. I like the lighter skinned lady in the Karen Millen one and the one with the shorter hair in the black one. They all look lovely though.

    http://temiville.wordpress.com/

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  10. Ronnie

    October 26, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Lillian Unachukwu wore the karen Millen outfits best in both pictures.Looks like it was tailor made for her!

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  11. ema

    October 26, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Lilian definately looks better in d pictures…d Pewter accesories bring out the embelishment on d coral dress and add a bit of elegance to it

    for the black cocktail number, the dresses sure sits better on her

    Lilian wins on both counts

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  12. Iya2

    October 26, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Lilian on the first because of her skin color. It brings out the coral better.
    The other chick looks better in the second dress, the fit is def better. Lilian looks like she might break forth …
    They all look lovely though, well put together …

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  13. caachi

    October 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    lilian all the way

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  14. Ms. Jayee

    October 26, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Hmmm…first dress. I’ll go with Lilian. One, her skin color brought out the coral dress better and her shoe and clutch shades (though not the best) brought the look to a close..better than Daisy! Second dress, they both rocked the same thing from the shoe to their necklaces. The basis of judgment will now be on fit and hair do. I believe Biola Alabi’s curves did justice to the dress (although the bulge would have been nipped in with a corset underneath) and Lilian’s up do was perfect for the flower detail on the dress!

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  15. mee

    October 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    They all need to up their shoe game.

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    • Ginika Egwuonwu

      October 27, 2010 at 8:40 am

      I think you get to a stage in your life where sometimes you just want to be classy in your style and not too over the top. I know I used to I want gorgeous-extravagant-shoes, killer-heels-to-die-for; however, these days when I see them I say thats hottt but I’ll go for the beautiful-classic-looking-killer-heels-shoes that won’t make me look like a martian; even earrings.

      So I can relate.

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  16. WaleAdeniji

    October 26, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Lilian is my choice in both.

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  17. Eleanor Goodey

    October 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    i prefer lilian in both pictures…..she has a knack for picking out dresses that complement her hour-glass figure…..but they both look good and have owned the dresses in their own way.

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    • Fly

      October 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm

      Lol!!!!!!!! of course!!!…isnt she your bff???…hehehehe

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    • Jack

      October 27, 2010 at 5:11 am

      Are those her real eyes, blue? I find it weird. Anyway, the light skin girl looks better i.m.o
      But, what do I know..

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  18. justme

    October 26, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Daisy rocked yhe first and Lillian rocked the LBD

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    • Kaya

      October 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm

      My thoughts EXACTLY!!! i dont understand how anyone thinks Lilian rocked the first look better…she totally kills d second piece though…dat was HOT!

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  19. Seun O.

    October 26, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Was Karen Millen buy one get one 50% off? Abi whats with the obsession….

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  20. Get your words right!

    October 26, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Karen Millen……can Naija girls stop saying Karen Miller!! It is cringe-worthy….ok please stop it!

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    • Lha

      October 26, 2010 at 11:14 pm

      Lol! thot i was the only one that noticed.

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  21. Nefretiti

    October 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    The LBD is a toss up cos both ladies worn it in age appropriate ways while Lilian rocked the coral dress.

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  22. Jlo

    October 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    @ Thank God…while u r soo quick to make your point and advice Lilian to try another designer you should also do some research first. It’s Karen MILLEN and not milleR.

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  23. Beediva

    October 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Lillian all the way

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  24. Yomi Adu

    October 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    LILIAN LILIAN LILIAN

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  25. ojaybaby

    October 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    lilian looks gorge,is it just me or does the shoes of lilian look exactly the same?i love it when ashow looks o gbadun in either colour,fresh!

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  26. the villager

    October 26, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Lilian ALL THE WAY!

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  27. Mo

    October 26, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Lilian all the way.

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  28. mamabims

    October 26, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    karen millen is so cheap and nasty – plus unless you have totally flat stomach or good supportive underwear, the satin tight dresses are not a good look….think all look terrible. sorry.

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    • me again

      October 26, 2010 at 11:34 pm

      glasses needed ASAP!

  29. Fly

    October 26, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    when ur on the big side u dont need to wear cloths dat make you look like your about to “burst”…not hating, but the dresses looked stretched at the seams…but shes beautiful,dont get me wrong..

  30. Molly

    October 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    The peach dress – Lilian rocked the look best, the contrast colour from the shoes worked better for me, only thing I would have changed was the watch…its a little too casual for that outfit.

    The black dress – its a tie! Would have still liked to see both ladies with shoes that didn’t have a bow/flower detail, the dress has enough priss.

  31. Q

    October 26, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Hmm,awon Aye o,lmao!!

  32. missbonnie

    October 26, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Lillan killed both of them..ahn ahn. Nice !!!!

  33. Speaking of Which

    October 26, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I do pick lilan in the Blackdress. There’s smething so fitting about the dress on her. And Daisy for Pink. But really they Trio look GLAM.

  34. kelly

    October 26, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Lilian…me likey

  35. Miss ATL

    October 26, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Lillian on both counts!

  36. Chibaby

    October 26, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Lillian rocked on both dresses. The girl can dress. See how she makes sure the dress fits her body and sagging here and there.

  37. BC

    October 26, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Lillian of course. Is there a comparison here?

  38. nando

    October 27, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Lillian in d two……I agree they need a shoe game….

  39. Dorah

    October 27, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Lillian looks good. Nice figure, but I wished she didn’t wear the necklace in the second pic.

  40. Nma

    October 27, 2010 at 12:39 am

    the 3 chicks filled out the dresses nicely….but Lilian accessorized better!

  41. Gino

    October 27, 2010 at 6:55 am

    This Lilian girl Rocks. wao she’s so hurt on them dress. cool

    http://getnigeriajobs.blogspot.com

  42. fokasibe

    October 27, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Can we all just have a LILLIAN!!! She nailed em!!!

  43. Den

    October 27, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Lilian for both

  44. joke

    October 27, 2010 at 8:48 am

    To be sincere, They all look Fab!!!!……………..

  45. zimbutterfly

    October 27, 2010 at 10:03 am

    You can have all the spending power in the world but if you do not invest in supportive underwear and body shapers (which most Naija fashionistas desperately need) then the clothing does not look its best. 10points to Daisy for great makeup. The dresses do not suit anyone of these women and do not fit well. Too many creases:(

    • Fly

      October 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm

      WELL SAID ZIM!

    • 1234

      October 29, 2010 at 4:21 pm

      Dear these are what real women look like naturally without the enhancements. Look in the mirror well and learn to embrace it oh. comments/ideas like this are what deceive men into thinking that it’s possible to find faultless women. Women really need to start supporting themselves as they are.

  46. Tutu

    October 27, 2010 at 10:15 am

    They all look so nice in these Gorgeous dresses. I will go for Daisy ‘s look though .I love love Biola Alabi’s silver accessories and shoes .
    http://yesidefashionstore.com/

  47. CC

    October 27, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Lillian must further tailor her dresses because they fit much better on her. Not that Daisy or Biola look bad, Lillian just did it better on both counts

  48. Nino

    October 27, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I like Karen Millen. It flatters d body and has done all the ladies justice. Why is mamabims so spiteful. How many Nigerians can afford £180 minimum on a dress?
    Pick your fave not diss the fave!

    • CC

      October 27, 2010 at 1:02 pm

      Are you minding that he-goat? Mamabims is like many insecure Nigerian girls who think putting down others will improve their own miserable situations (or in this case probably pudgy abs).

    • liz

      October 28, 2010 at 1:33 am

      Lilian looks lovely. Pay mambims or wots her face no attention. She is ignorant, like so many others that comment on these naija blogs. My thing is, get your facts straight before you comment…I bet she is one of those babes that google designers. Sheesh!

    • Fly

      October 28, 2010 at 11:02 pm

      And what is wrong with googling designers???lie now that you’ve never googled a designer label before and your fingers will just turn to claws!!!….Hisssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. osomelly

    October 27, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    first picture: i have to delete daisy’s clutch and lilian’s hideous wristwatch to decide. That done i like daisy, but lilian very close.
    second picture: biola all the way. for me, less is always more!!!!

  50. LeighJoy

    October 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Lillian in both for me apart from the watch in the first pic she accessorizes well!

  51. Tef

    October 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Lillian knocks both of them down. Beautiful face nice body.

  52. Because I said So

    October 27, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    An ugly Karen Millen dress is an ugly Karen Millen dress, £180 or not. All the ladies are gorgeous, but the dresses are hella ugly fullstoop.

  53. africanchikito no.1

    October 27, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Lilian by all standards.

  54. Morenike

    October 27, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    LILIAN ALL THE WAY. HER SKIN COMPLEXION MAKES BOTH DRESSES LOOK GREAT!

  55. deegal

    October 28, 2010 at 1:10 am

    definitely Lillian in both, she’s got a killer figure and the other women also look really nice

  56. Tee

    October 28, 2010 at 9:06 am

    lillian all the way!

  57. Sasha

    October 28, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Well said. I totally agree with your choices. I thot the same too.

  58. Nospite

    October 28, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Mamabims! Where is the love! Cheap and nasty? We are sorry that yours eyes have been afficted with such trash. We understand that you area big big girl! Madam, these girls are human, there is such a thing as constructive critism. Why do you feel the need to use your tongue in such a destructive manner? Anywayzzzzz , moving on from that unpleasant distraction. They all look good, but my taste is more inclined to that of Lillian, she has attention to detail and mixed her colours up to give her look that extra nudge in the right direction.

  59. Mayowa

    October 29, 2010 at 11:41 am

    The light skinned girl rocked it better in the 1st pic, lilian rocked it better in the 2nd

  60. Ade

    October 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    LLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIILLLLLLIIIIIIIIIIAN of course puleeeeze

  61. Zenassprawlings

    October 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    lillian in both

  62. 1234

    October 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Lillian gets both my votes. in the first pic FLAWLESS (the creases are a result of siting down). Daisy looks nice too but the contrast is poor. In the second pic, Lillian because makeup, hair, posture all work to enhance the beauty of the dress. For those being overcritical pls my dears these are what real women look like naturally without the enhancements. Look in the mirror well and learn to embrace it oh. comments/ideas like this are what deceive men into thinking that it’s possible to find faultless women. Women really need to start supporting themselves as they are. This is not to say that all styles work for all types of woman cause its never the case- we all need to learn what works for our body type.

  63. Nicole

    October 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    They all looked great, but something about the way Lillian wears both dresses makes you look twice.

  64. belladash

    October 31, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    i love d peach dress,looking so fab!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. belladash

    October 31, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    lily u r soooooooooooooooooo hot!

  66. funtizzy

    November 2, 2010 at 1:28 am

    lovely

  67. Grace

    November 3, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Dang its so hard to chose because both dresses fit the ladies so well because they have toned bodies….

  68. ethel tebid

    November 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    they all look fab. but seriously if they have to eat foufou and bitter leave soap i think its gonna be a tragedy

  69. diva

    December 10, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Lovely…Nigerian women are blessed with a very wonderful fashion sense

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