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America’s Next Top Model finalist Aminat Ayinde stars in “Labour of Love” – Spring 2012 Lookbook for Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi



After a well received showing at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012 ARISE Made in Africa show in New York, Nigeria’s Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi has unveiled the lookbook for the collection.

Aminat Ayinde, the stunning model from Cycle 12 of America’s Next Top Model is the featured model for the lookbook.

View the images below.


  1. Miss Fab

    October 24, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Ok collection! Thot the model is suppose to bring out the versatility in an outfit? The clothes just look there n boring.

  2. Choco Latte

    October 24, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I like some of it, not all. Especially the outfits withh shorts. But then again, I like dresses, so maybe that’s it? Iono. S’ok I guess.

  3. BE

    October 24, 2011 at 8:40 am

    wow…ummm…wow… The face=NO. The Poses =NO. The outfits =YES
    And whats up with photoshop on her legs? gosh.

  4. ab_olu

    October 24, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Please let me start with I AM NOT HATIN O… now, i’ll proceed. I don’t think Aminat suits the Title of this collection. Romantic? Not so much… I’m sorry, I’m not hating! promise

  5. Ice

    October 24, 2011 at 9:21 am

    hmmmm..just passing

  6. tolu

    October 24, 2011 at 9:31 am

    the collection is ok…don’t like the model…is she really a model?? bleeh

  7. sule

    October 24, 2011 at 9:37 am

    the pictures are pretty bad. who did the photography?

  8. rita

    October 24, 2011 at 9:37 am

    i have a problem with the models these nigerian designers use for their look books. ok i get it cause she did antm (even tho they never have great models on that show) but is that what you are more concerned about or using a good model that will sell your cloths??? this look book is just so unflattering! and the model definitely didn’t help sorry…boring!
    rita from ghanna

  9. bukioni

    October 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Loving the applique lace, neon and digiprints – thumbs up! And btw Aminat is absolutely gorgeous. Especially loving the volume sleeve blouse (last photo), I would toughen it up with a steam punk, neo Victorian edge if I was going to rock it.

  10. babylawyer

    October 24, 2011 at 11:42 am

    i think Aminat is a great runway model, but its a different story when it comes to pictures. Looks like she is yet to fully address the main flaw Tyra et al identified during ANTM.

  11. Temi

    October 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I like Aminat!!! 🙂

  12. U

    October 24, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Baby lawyer so right . aminat is fierce as a runway model. But for look books or editorial..not so much…but I love her strut on the catwalk for sure…nice collection tho

  13. Dee-USA

    October 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Aminat is one of the best runway models to come out of that show and she regularly books gigs. Editorial, not so much her thing. However, she did come third (if my memory serves me right) and it wasn’t because of her runway walk. Based on the redundancy in her poses (she had only two or three poses) I think you blame this on the photographer/photo shoot director. Cos this must have been their vision. She’s got more in the tank than this. And we all know when it comes to Naija products, people tend to put in very little effort, yet get huge returns. She knew she didn’t have to try hard to earn her money.

  14. Sylon

    October 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Easy on the photoshop…even to her legs???!!!!!! ah ah!!

  15. Sola

    October 24, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    She is not America’s Next Top Model, she was a contestant who lost not hating just saying. Love this wannabe Nigerian stars who don’t make it in America then run back to Nigeria claiming they are stars tooo funny.

  16. Dee-USA

    October 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Sola, Aminat is not back in Nigeria. She is still in the U.S. and doing very well on the runway. I’ve spotted her in several shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week every year since she was on. Lanre DaSilva just scooped her up for the shoot cos she always walked her show during the Arise showing. No one said she won. It merely stated she was a star on the show, which is true.

  17. Dolly P

    October 24, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    You guys can never encourage, no be somewhere person dey start. I weak for all you bad belle people. If you bad belle people wan model make una go apply, please leave the girl alone. She try, abeg.

    • Me

      October 25, 2011 at 1:24 am

      thank you ooo. when other unknown mgbeke models were featured no one spoke or commented, now its someone doing well in the US, who participated n ame 3rd in a prestigious series, n everyone wants to hate — abeg u guys should sit down n blame the photogragher/ director — u guys just like to hate, if it were ur sister, would u say the same smh…

  18. Dijon Vaughn

    October 24, 2011 at 8:25 pm


  19. dannia

    October 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Bad belle pple.

  20. Joy

    October 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    The clothes are very nice, i would rock most especially those green and orange pieces but i have to say aminat didn’t do a good job in these pictures, and the photographer too, very disappointed, lanre is a good designer, and she is one of nigerias top designers, so she should be aiming for bigger things to help sell her products more!

  21. bevaida

    October 25, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Aminat is an excellent model. One of Tyra banks favourite in her time in Americas next top model. She has striking features and was given good feedbacks by the judges very often. Soo you guys chatting bull should go do ur research well on who she is and her progress soo far + get yourselves exposed a bit too.

  22. chychy

    October 25, 2011 at 11:42 am

    The outfits are fabulous and out of this world but there’s something about this Model I just don’t get. She doesn’t carry any of the outfits well. Her poses are monotonous. I would have preferred the regular model Oby or maybe Chika or Opeyemi.

  23. irene

    October 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    i really am not inspired to buy any of these clothes. very bland, lifeless poses. iv seen lanre’s other look books and her choice of model was always good. what happened? ANTM or not..these photos are blaah!

  24. Mrs. O

    October 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Nice outfits as always Lanre. Your materials are spectacular and unique.
    I’m just not sure about your model though. Her face was bland and unassuming. Didnt seem like she was having much fun, or maybe our photographers aint like d one’s in yankee. I like ur previous model, the slim, fair skinned girl, Oby or so. She had fun and made me consider ur styles. Please stick with our naija babes or train this one to be a naija babe mehn (if possible) to have fun (i doubt).

  25. Jay

    October 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Ohh so this is the Aminat babe! I saw her at arise fashion week and she was SO BAD! Maybe i just expected more to be honest, especially since it was arise. (PS: who’s the model that put up the peace sign at the deola sagoe show? NEGATIVE! >>, 2:55mins, and then the other one that decided to dance and blow kisses?!!> 8:51mins… anyway off point)
    Unimpressed. That other oby girl that always models for her is much more exciting to look at.

  26. Jay

    October 25, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Sorry I just looked at the whole thing again.
    She’s so lifeless! The clothes look so matronly the way she carries it.
    Looks like someone starved her for a week and then forced her to wear the clothes before they could feed her. Hian!

  27. x

    October 25, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Kai but the make-up is hideous!

  28. Hadijat

    October 25, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    BBBBOOORRIIINNNNGGGG!!!! please where was the oby babe everyone is on about. I heart Lanres clothes sha. 🙂

  29. iTawa

    October 26, 2011 at 12:17 am

    @ Sola, biko shut up! and stop misyanin’ gosh! @Dee-USA, thanks for that spot-on clarification…! Ppl really need to learn to appreciate (nigerians in particular)

  30. Nne

    October 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Where’s Oby biko?? I had started to see her as the Carmen Kass to your Michael Kors. I mean this isn’t terrible, but Oby suits your brand. Bring her back!!

  31. kelechim

    October 27, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    please where and how can i get her outfits.. and also jewel by lisa outfits…i stay in d US

  32. Chin

    October 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Love the shoot, but the hairstyle got redundant after a while. They should have switched it up for some outfits, sometimes its the entire look that sells not just the clothing.

  33. Zainab

    November 4, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Love her angles and poses. Think she brought out the beauty in the outfits. Think we should look at Aminat beyond her time at ANTM. She actually gets the poses better than the average Nigerian model. Not loving the fotoshops though…think it was a lil’ over overdone…LDA simply rocks!!!!!!!!!

  34. ayetoro kan

    August 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    this is certainly one of LDAs best collections ever!i love it!

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