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BN Style Finds: Embrace Eye-Popping Colour & BE Bold in Print!



It’s great to know that there is a lot of African Fashion out there, and infiltrating the world-wide-web. I love fishing out the stylish items made by our African designers- It is one of my finest hobbies.

BN Style Finds is an extension of this hobby as I get to share my finds with you fabulous BN readers.

This editions theme is BE Bold! It’s colour, its playful cuts and vibrant prints to add some va-va-voom into your wardrobe.

Check on it!

I Love! Love! Love! this multi-coloured skirt from Virgos Lounge and the print adds to its charm. The belt, will nicely cinch the waist, and you can ditch the accompanying belt for one in a solid colour. BE Bold and pair it with a top in one of the colours represented in the skirt.

Purchase here for £19.99

Playsuits are still very much in! They are fun to wear. I find this one by Sika Designs in a fun floral print, a great pick for  lunch with the girls, or for our weekend rendezvous.

Purchase here for £79

Nkwo got really creative with this capelet, the hand plaiting detail is really exquisite. What I really like about it is that it can be worn in warm temperatures. Let this model inspire the styling, the key is to make the capelet the statement look, and keep everything else low-key.

Purchase here for £150

I am a huge fan of designs that are so effortless, yet still have a stylish aura to them. I feel in love with this Lalesso dress in a pastel colour stripe print, especially picturing it complemented by  a soft ponytail, a hobo bag, chunky tan wooden heels and big sunglasses. Maybe not so effortless after all that, but most definitely, fashionable street style!

Purchase here for $86

Colour-Blocking is a hot trend right now and I love the colourful pants that come with it. I love how the designers at Grey work with colours in their pieces. This yellow structured pants by Grey is a great way to follow the colour-block trend, pair it with a nude or soft pastel blouse and you are ready to go!

Purchase at Grey Projects (Flat 1, Block 25, Shomolu Way, Dolphin Estate, Lagos) for N10,000

How about these for drama! These earrings from Free Peoples Rebellion are tres unique! To make a bold statement with these, have your hair nicely pulled to the back, or in a short crop.

Purchase here for $35

This Aya Morrison clutch is way too fabulous! This triangle slanted flap pocketbook/clutch is great for day& night, It’s a charismatic accessory to complete a chic look.

Purchase here for $77

So what do you think? Do any of these pieces have a place in your closet?


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  1. buki

    May 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    pas pour moi!

  2. fokasibe

    May 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Nice pieces indeed!! Me likey!!


    May 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm


    • canada's finest

      May 15, 2011 at 3:55 am

      good question

  4. boluji

    May 13, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    the best thing here is the earing they are amazing

  5. pearl

    May 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    The Multi-coloured skirt is a Yes Yes for me. I bet am rocking that soon. *winks*

  6. Naj

    May 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Omo…That hair is serious oh….

  7. TAMA

    May 13, 2011 at 2:57 pm


  8. ojow violet

    May 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Lovely ! keep it up . we can do it the African way

  9. b

    May 13, 2011 at 3:31 pm


  10. Abeni Ebony

    May 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Hey 0! Go Aya! Her line of purses are moving on up! Miss ya girlie!! Come back to the US soon soon

  11. mii

    May 13, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    first? 🙂

  12. 2kool

    May 13, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Weird looking earring!

  13. bluebubbles

    May 13, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    First! Hope im correct this time.

  14. 2011-bride

    May 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    first …yayyyy….love the skirt

  15. mimi

    May 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    love love love the playsuit

  16. This gurl

    May 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    They are pretty good minus the earring…and i could get some of the expensive ones at way cheaper price.i’ll pick virgos lounge,sika and greys

  17. deiz

    May 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    All very nice. I’m particularly in love with the multi-colored skirt and the play suit. the dress is way too simple for me, looks like something i’ld wear to do house chores. the earings are quite creative.

  18. jenn

    May 13, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    nice fabrics

  19. hotmama

    May 13, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I dont like any of them

  20. Bellanaijafan

    May 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Yes the Aya Morrison clutch totally has a place in my closet.
    Absolutely fabulous!

  21. Bellanaijafan

    May 13, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Should i go yaay…first to comment like others ?
    or will i get the “not quite”?
    I t just cracks me up always.

  22. Mary007

    May 13, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    People are creative

  23. Chinny

    May 13, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    umm….not quite. These pieces have nothing spectacular going for them. Seen it all before- H&M, Forever 21 etc for much cheaper:)

    • maame

      May 14, 2011 at 2:59 am

      i know right

  24. tayoor

    May 13, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    nice colours

  25. Vonmiwi

    May 13, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    I’m a huge fan of Aya Morrison Designs. We get so many compliments when we carry her clutch bags.

  26. zeenie

    May 13, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I love the play suit… And †нє collection is okay bt dere isn’t anything new!

  27. shuga

    May 13, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    The playsuit and lalesso dress r really nice. I like them.

  28. misskhadiva

    May 13, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    nice… not feeling the earring

  29. tyna

    May 14, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Nice…..but i say NO to picture number 3 lol

  30. NNENNE

    May 14, 2011 at 1:22 am

    The play suit is awesome.

  31. Tiki

    May 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Virgo’s lounge skirt and Aya M clutch most def do!

  32. marvel

    May 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Best thing of all, Ijeoma, is the ‘buy it’ feature. Which is the objective of marketing albeit the fresh type at BN.

  33. Mary007

    May 15, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Whats with this first to comment thing? I know it was cool in 2008 when loads of people started blogging however this is 2011 and most of the time they are not always first or hmmm they like to be teased

  34. adnyl chicago

    May 15, 2011 at 3:47 am

    all the pieces are statements! i like them all they have some real potential of becoming main stream! thanks for the focus on some real CHANGE!

  35. honey koko

    May 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    The earrings-Edgy….i love

  36. StephanieIj

    May 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    H&M inspired.

  37. dewowo

    May 16, 2011 at 9:20 am

    pix 3 is creatively epileptic!

  38. ify

    May 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    The play suit is the best in the netire collection.

  39. Eudora

    May 24, 2011 at 3:08 am

    The play suit sooooo works for me…

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