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BN Pick Your Fave is back with more fashion fabulousity.
Clothes on the runway are great but the true test is how it makes a “real woman” feel and look!
Viv La Resistance is one of our favourite generation-now fashion labels. Over the past 12 months, we have spotted many more fashionistas rocking VLR on the red carpet. With the launch of their flagship store in Lekki Lagos a few months ago, VLR now reaches a broader spectrum of fashion lovers.

This purple lace dress was one of the first VLR pieces that we spotted on the red carpet when Viv La Resistance designer, Mo Alatise rocked it at the FAB Night Out in December 2009. Mo accesorized her look with black and gold accents – A golden clutch paired with black and gold heels. Her red lippie added a pop of colour to her look.

Up next, Ene Maya Lawani at the 2011 ARISE Magazine Fashion Week – Ene added a waist defining belt and accessorized with a purple bag with gold hardware. Her animal print shoes and turban added an unexpected element to her look.

StyleByQueens blogger, Kike Soyode showed off the versatility of the dress as she looked pretty in purple at a recent wedding. Kike belted the dress with a simple purple sash and accessorized with a chain strap bag and Vivienne Westwood Anglomania For Melissa Lady Dragon Heart Heeled Sandals in Black & White.

This piece is one of our faves from VLR. We spotted former Miss Nigeria and turban queen, Ene Maya Lawani at the 2011 ARISE Magazine Fashion Week in this statement dress. Ene infused her own flavour to this look by adding a waist sash and her signature accessory, a turban. Her yellow turban with a its green brooch, metallic clutch and red shoes make the look pop!

We searched high and low for a full length photo of Oreka “Rhecks” Godis in this VLR dress but couldn’t find one. That said, we couldn’t resist this gorgeous look. Oreka is totally working this look! Her ladylike coif, minimalist approach to her makeup and accessories and the skillful way she “worked” the thigh-high split of the dress makes this look standout.

So Pick Your Fave


  1. bunmi

    July 21, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Definitely Ene Maya Lawani!

    • pelu gbogbostic

      July 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm

      I think Kike Soyode did it better, I mean look at those shoes!

      And BN, typo in the 3 paragraph. You mean Ene Lawani in the 2011 Arise Fashion Week, not 2001.

    • H.A.W

      July 23, 2011 at 11:07 pm

      What is it about the shoes.. they look normal.. maybe its coz BN said its Vivienne Westwood Anglomania For Melissa Lady Dragon Heart Heeled Sandals in Black & White i guess I dont see anythin special in this

  2. Dolores

    July 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Oreka floored the other girl hands down. She looks gorgeous! I want that dress so bad. I’ll have to shrink my thighs. The three ladies on top all wore it well so it’s rather hard to decide. But I’ll give it to the last girl grudgingly. Her look’s the ‘cleanest.’

  3. royalhottie

    July 21, 2011 at 9:37 am

    ene maya lawani rock both dresses very well.
    and i love her turbans

  4. faith

    July 21, 2011 at 9:59 am

    in d fisrt set my fav will b lawani but in d second,i think justice was done to oreka…as her pic isnt very clear…so cant say….

  5. alhajagumsy

    July 21, 2011 at 10:39 am

    ene maya rocks it better on both pics.

  6. niara

    July 21, 2011 at 10:57 am


  7. chuqqie

    July 21, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I love Ene Lawani in both especially hr signature piece bt I wld give 2 Oreka in d 2nd pic cos she looks very lady like

  8. Afronubia

    July 21, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Tobi rocked d first one well, am sure if the picture was clear it wld have been evident, she’s ever so stylish. Ene tends to OD on accessories. Ene’s 2nd outfit rocked! Oreka’s own look cheap but then again maybe it’s the picture quality cos I know she dresses ever so well!

  9. Onyi

    July 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Kike looks so Yum in the first outfit. Defs my fave.

  10. Abscloset

    July 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Kike’s choice of shoes and accesories complimented the dress best.

  11. Sisi Yemmie

    July 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I like Ene’s own

  12. omoge

    July 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Dont u think it is time to start incorporating polls under the pics.

  13. Tiki

    July 21, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Excuse me, are Oreka and Ene even wearing the same dresses? the cut is so different I hesitate to pick…and for the first dress, Kike wore it best, but Ene is the most fashion-forward.

  14. Timma

    July 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Ene did it for both dresses, she is a fab dresser!

  15. fb

    July 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Oreka & Kike

  16. Jade82

    July 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Ene and Oreka….

  17. Zara

    July 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Ene Maya did it for me!

  18. auntie

    July 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    ene and oreka all the way! love oreka’s picture.. so “clair huxtable” 🙂

  19. Gbagaun!

    July 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Don’t think
    im a fan of the first dress, but that second one, hmmmm, na to rob bank be that. I love the thigh high slit and how the colors work. I will say Oreka wore it better, there’s that ‘less is more’ vibe.

    Definitely liking VLR

  20. klumbie

    July 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Ene for me for both


    July 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    as for the first dress, im not feeling it at all.
    second dress, well, one has a better picture quality than the other as well as being able to see more of the dress. IDK.

  22. doll

    July 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    ene maya lawani killed it on both counts

  23. A

    July 21, 2011 at 7:31 pm


  24. Chizy K

    July 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    that 1st dress has a lot going on, so having long flowy hair over it destroys the outfit. hence Lawani’s turban made it look perfect so i’ll give it to her

  25. KeKe

    July 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Kike and Oreka!

  26. Grace

    July 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Ene needs to give up the turbans abeg! Pretty girl though…
    She reminds me of that girl from “Mean girls” who kept trying to make ‘Fetch” happen.
    Its not by force to start a trend

    • Jess

      July 22, 2011 at 5:31 am

      “Trying to make fetch happen” = so funny and apt. Anyhoo, Kike in the first and Ene in the second.

  27. eloho

    July 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    the 1st pix…Kike did it justice; looked like something i would wear. And the second one; the Oreka babe just looks absolutely sophisticated!

  28. osiko

    July 21, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    are u kidding me? of course kike rocked the first look way better. simple yet elegant

  29. LadyLuck

    July 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    kike definitely .. those shoes are super cute 😀 … and the outfit YUM

  30. chicnicity

    July 22, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Ene maya 4sures on the spotlight for both luks,she basically just vamped up the pieces several amps n her turbans are so cool

  31. toyhin

    July 22, 2011 at 8:53 am

    kike’s shoe r lovely…. the pix is not clear but u can still see au elegant she looks. i think dat turban is making ene less pretty, she would look beta witout it

  32. Bolanle

    July 22, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Ene rocks it teh best! the turban looks so chic and cool! gives it a different edge!

  33. Adebo Larry

    July 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Amm.. Mo “First” rocked it in 2009, but the next lady was at Fashion Week in “2001” wearing the same dress??? Typo, perhaps!

  34. honey koko

    July 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Confused, Only cos of d shoes Kike gets my vote for d first one n Oreka looks so graceful n regal in d 2nd pic like a 60s queen. How can I deny her my vote?

  35. tatiana

    July 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    better foto of rhecks here:

    she gets my vote! Oreka and Kike!

  36. cathy

    July 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    ene gets mine

  37. Milade

    July 23, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Kike and Oreka for me please!

    Ene always looks somehow over-accessorised. Remember that Chanel quote girlfriend! Take one thing off

  38. chidi

    July 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Not a fan of the dress at all. And yes, Ene did over-accessorize hers. The belt is a tad too much for the dress and the head gear, don’t get the Liz Taylor, Liza Minell look!!!

  39. chidi

    July 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    The second set of dresses were so badly tailored that it shows!!!!

  40. WONPIE

    July 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm


  41. sandy

    July 25, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Ene it is definately. She carried it well all over!!!!!!!!

  42. Voice

    July 26, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Loves ene own

  43. Orexy

    July 27, 2011 at 11:33 am

    For the VLR dress, I give it to Ene basically because she was able to accessorise the dress with animal prints and her scarf, she looks really cool.
    Oreka definitely looks better in the thigh slit dress, she played her makeup to the most minimal level and still managed to look that cute. Then her hair complimented the dress because she appeared not to have tried too hard to walk the red carpet…isn’t that what every true fashionista should crave? An effortlessly chic look!

  44. wisper

    July 28, 2011 at 2:07 am

    a combinatn of a dazzling smile and that dress sits well on Kike Soyode, dont u just love it?

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