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BN Collection to Closet – International Edition: Miu Miu, Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Marchesa & Roksanda Ilincic



We are really excited (as always) to bring you our Style Features.
BN Collection to Closet focuses on showcasing fashion pieces off the runways and lookbooks being ‘rocked’ by our favourite stylistas.
All previous editions of BN Collection to Closet have featured African designers and our designers will continue to remain the focus of this feature.
However, we will periodically add an international twist to the style mix by showcasing our African ladies wearing pieces by international designers.
Today, we have a beautiful mix of high fashion looks from some of the world’s most coveted brands – Miu Miu, Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Marchesa & Roksanda Ilincic.

Didi Ocheja in Miu Miu

Didi Ocheja attended the 2011 ARISE Magazine Fashion Week wearing this beautiful lilac Miu Miu Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear appliqué dress, the dress caused a major sensation last year when it appeared on a record-breaking 12+ magazine covers (see below) plus in countless editorials. Didi paired the dress with a striped bag from her accessory line – Didi Isah. She added a saucy touch to this sweet look by rocking a pair of red slingback sandals.



Nike Oshinowo-Soleye in Lanvin

At the Miss Nigeria 2010 event which took place at De Marquee in Lagos, Nike Oshinowo-Soleye stood out in this silk midnight blue jumpsuit from the Lanvin Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear collection. Nike styled her look differently from the model by allowing the asymmetric detail to drape down her shoulder – definitely a fab touch. She completed her look with a black Chanel clutch and Nicholas Kirkwood sandals.

Deola Bali in Alexander McQueen

The AMFW Awards 2011 inspired lots of high fashion looks including this one by Deola Bali. Deola looked beautiful and svelte in this grey Alexander McQueen Jewel Intarsia Knit Dress. Her long wavy locks, bright smile, gold & silver clutch and gold Christian Louboutin Ulona heels completed her look.

Bella Disu in Marchesa

For her pre-wedding dinner in 2010, Bella Disu chose this stunning Marchesa Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear piece. Bella looked gorgeous in the knee-length silver dress with white draped chiffon sleeves. She added a quirky touch with her Judith Leiber Strawberry Cupcake Minaudiere and finally completed her look with two-tone platform slingbacks by Christian Louboutin.

Lisa Folawiyo in Roksanda Ilincic

Lisa Folawiyo totally “owned” this look from the Roksanda Ilincic Spring 2010 collection. The teal dress with a standout asymmetric skirt and dramatic back detail (Click to see the back detail) was a great choice. She accessorized with black bandage sandals, metallic bangles and an art deco bracelet.

All around Fab!
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Additional Photo Credit: TheBetterMouseTrap



  1. Someone

    April 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Naija and fashion these days

    • Test

      April 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      Yada Yada


    April 13, 2011 at 10:42 pm


  3. Maijidda

    April 13, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    The Didi Ocheja lady looks a bit like Jennifer Hudson in the first pic.

    • Sweetie

      April 16, 2011 at 9:59 am

      At all. More like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the novelist.

  4. Elpee

    April 13, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    All ladies look great!

    BN on Lisa’s pic, you wrote she “owed” this look rather than owned. 🙂

  5. Wag

    April 13, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    …am impressed…!!!

  6. Miss Face

    April 13, 2011 at 11:19 pm


  7. Ready

    April 13, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Choi! Se pe some Naijas are balling like this? It isn’t easy.

  8. beezy

    April 14, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Ah!! Naija women!!……… No dulling,….

  9. toriola

    April 14, 2011 at 1:36 am

    naija women no dey carry last

  10. Brittle Paper

    April 14, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Girls are not smiling o. I’m trying not to think of price tags.

  11. Gennyz # 1 Fan!!!

    April 14, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Naij Women are not even smiling at all sha!! Kai!! It must be nice ooohh…. *jealous*

  12. Miss J

    April 14, 2011 at 7:27 am

    All the ladies look fab but bella in the Marchesa dress is my favourite She wore it so well. I like the cute cupcake bag,nice and dainty.

  13. Temi

    April 14, 2011 at 8:10 am

    I just love Lisa. She has never gotten it wrong (in my opinion).

    • tatafo!

      April 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

      I agree!

  14. Ginika

    April 14, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I agree with you Temi, Lisa has not gotten it wrong yet. I do like the Alexander McQueen, I think it will make my hips look good and my somewhat bony torso look nice aswell.

  15. Tyna

    April 14, 2011 at 8:50 am

    nike luk grt………….. luvly dresses

  16. chi

    April 14, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Everyone looks great and these days Girls you can rock these fab designers too if you want. look up sites like it’s an amreican site that enables you rent a runway dress in your size for a fraction of the price and return after use. Nice right?!! Lol

  17. will

    April 14, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I love the Alexander McQueen dress(my favorite).
    Naija women biko nu nwanyo……….oh!

  18. Nino

    April 14, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I like….
    Love Nike’s jumpsuit….that woman is on point. sells designer clothes for a bargain….why buy full price?

  19. dewowo

    April 14, 2011 at 10:04 am

    pls wia is Nike Oshinowo-Soleye these days?

  20. OGE

    April 14, 2011 at 10:50 am

    very cool

  21. Peperempe

    April 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    That Marchesa dress looks better on Bella, the model makes it look like a fancy oven-wrap. Geez look how sad she looks. Lisa Folawiyo also gave that model a run for her money!

  22. Chizy K

    April 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    na wa ooo, these people re spending der pounds n dollars smh i’m jealous

  23. Sammy

    April 15, 2011 at 6:25 am

    They r nice dresses but mehnnnnnn Ankara is the bestest!!!!!…..Wouldnt spend money on any of these at all…..The miu miu dress kinda luks like a nitewear, the alexander mcQueen dress is reallly dull…Others are ok…My highstreet and Ankara are much prettier than these…#justmy2cents.

  24. NG MAAMA

    April 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm


  25. June girl

    April 16, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Really, really proud of us Nigerian women….who agrees with me that Lisa wore the dress better than the model???and Deola Bali…**whistling****…she KILLED the dress+everyone here is just soooo fab and on point….wow!!!!!I likey, Ilikey!!!

  26. eloho

    April 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm


  27. globetrottingshopper

    April 24, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Well, well, well…I am impressed. Quite so. Our ladies sure know a thing or two about style.
    @Nino, and everyone else interested in finding premium designer clothing at 50-70% off, is the place to shop. Unfortunately they don’t ship to Nigeria, but if you have anyone in the UK or the US you can have them deliver to, I’m sure you can find a way to get it home to you.
    Happy shopping!

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