Pick Your Fave

2012 is here!
BN Pick Your Fave is back and we have lots of goodies stocked up from the holiday season.
We kick things off with this floor length pink dress by Nigerian design label, House of Nwocha.

The dress has a sexy scooped back, dramatic train and black detailing around the neckline, sleeves and back. When this collection made its lookbook and runway debut, BN commenters wondered how it would translate on the red carpet, now you get to see if it worked or not!

As with many House of Nwocha pieces, this dress from the Zion collection enjoyed its red carpet debut when HON designer, Ugonna Omeruo rocked it at the Vanguard Allure Style Icon event. Ugonna usually goes for bold accessories but on this occasion, she kept her look simple with her braided hair accessorized with a dainty hair band. Her black clutch and sparkly blue sandals completed her look.

The 2011 Dynamix All Youth Awards took place in Lagos on the 18th of December 2011. Big Brother Amplifyd winner Karen Igho hosted the event. The dress code for the event was basically “short and tight!” but Karen did something different by choosing this piece. Her black chandelier earrings matched the black detailing of the dress while her half-braided side swept hair gave her look that youthful edge. Karen completed her look with a pair of platform pumps.

The Dress from House of Nwocha’s “Zion” Collection

So…Pick Your Fave

Photo Credit: Koleaje Dare for 360d Concept | Oscar Ochiogu for Vanguard Allure

59 Comments on Pick Your Fave
  • babyv January 2, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Karen is my fave.

  • jennifer January 2, 2012 at 6:18 am

    karen rocked the dress for me.

  • Fausia January 2, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Designer wore it better!!!

  • nollywood January 2, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Not so crazy about any of them

  • oma31 January 2, 2012 at 6:30 am

    ugonna baby!!!!

  • Truth be told January 2, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Ugonna for me!

  • makioba January 2, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I’ll go wit Karen….she rocked it better

  • jane January 2, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Tacky dress..ders nno diffeernc in d way twas worn by both of dem plz

  • Chika January 2, 2012 at 7:40 am

    I go with Ugonna. A dress like that does NOT need heavy accessories.

    • roxie January 3, 2012 at 12:08 am

      i agree 100%
      Ugonna’s simple earrings worked better with the dress

  • Sugabelly January 2, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Karen looks absolutely lovely. I pick her.

  • Kiki January 2, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I like Karen’s own better.

  • faith January 2, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Karen ȋ̊§ ♍γ̲̣̣̥ fav

  • Misskhadiva January 2, 2012 at 9:44 am


  • Demmy January 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Karen rocks it better.

  • Fokasibe January 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

    They’re both aii to me…

  • Toriola January 2, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Ugly dress. Next!

  • bunmi ojo January 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Tacky outfit! Was bleh!!!!

  • gynny January 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    No question! Karen definitely rocked d dress better!!!! With her hour-glaSs figure showing off the beauty of the dress. She also have better fitted shoes for the dress unlike the other lady who is not form fitted enough 2 show off the dress n sheis wearibg the wrong shoes for that dress though her face is beautiful.

  • anonymous January 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Karen had too much going on so its def Ugonna for me!

  • simplymo January 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    They both did a good job.. Hard to pick who rocked beta…

  • oro January 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm


  • mimi January 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    karen less is more..so ugonna wore it better for me

  • pendo January 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    the models in the first two pics wore really bad shoes and the dress looks better in the next two pics. The first two pics don’t do it much justice not a fan of the outfit tho so am not gonna pick my fav…

  • bee January 2, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    ugonna wore it better. the dress doesnt need accessories cos its accessorized already. d dress didnt do much 4 karen body.

  • t January 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Some people actually call this dress tacky????!!!????…You all need to go check your vocabulary. Pschew!
    I think Karen’s curves were better but Ugonna looks prettier and accessorized less which is what this dress needed so I will go with her!

  • Kim K January 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Karen is my fav

  • Sunshine January 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Ugonna wore it simple n her skin colour is a beautiful accessory to the dress,which is cute.Karen wore it a lil wild n yep cute still.They wore it their way.

  • bukioni January 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Both ladies look lovely; I love the way they styled their hair and they have great figures. Ugonna’s make up is on point. I love the detailing on the dress and it would’ve been nice if they wore it with the train and maybe even a little longer at the front, but I suppose it would have been dragging on the floor and they’d end up stepping on it as they walked so I guess they made the right decision. I wonder how the dress would have looked if it stopped just under the knee, it’s a beautiful dress whatever the length.

  • Mobola R. January 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Karen did it better, maybe its because its a little unusual to see her dress this way.

  • ruki January 2, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    BOTH ladies look good but Ugonna defo wore it berra….but naija chicks cn beef sha! chei!

  • ami January 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Karen’s earrings were too heavy for the look for that reason I pick the designer

  • sonaloves January 2, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    i like ugonna better.. she looks more classic and clean.. i also prefer her choice of accesory and her hair really complements d dress. karen’s hair isnt right for d dress to me anyways

  • kumzy January 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Ugonna got the perfect look with the less is more…though the blue shoes r a bit random

  • molly January 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    The dress would have been beautiful if not for the messed-up bottom half. I think that’s why it ended up looking a bit tacky. It should either have been a knee-length pencil dress or longer and a bit more “flowy”, a bit like the modelling shot.

    • the intricacies of life……. January 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      molly u hit d nail on the head right thurr!

  • Sonia January 3, 2012 at 11:42 am

    ugonna wore it better, the accessories nd shoes

  • Ta January 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Karen, Karen, Karen!!! All the way, Karen…

    Her hairstyle is edgy yet pretty, pose is sassy but cute. Just like the dress. I think these complement the dress, making the look appear more coordinated.

    In addition, her colours are not all over the place, and thats cool because “less is more”. Ugonna

  • Ta January 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Ugonna on the other hand has a pretty face and lovely make up on – but the overall look does not appear to be as well put together…

  • coolcat January 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    the pearl headband completely throws ugonna’s look off. karen takes this one

  • cathy January 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm


  • sandi January 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    sorry, they r both not well put together..d dress is better at d back and styless in front!will look better w/out d space shoulder..both their shoes r trashy for d style of d dress also.

  • amarachi January 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    ugonna has a better dress sense, perfect ear rings, perfect hair style. girl i feel ur swag. u re perfect.

  • clara January 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    karen is my girl anytime any day do ur thing girl.

  • Purpleicious Babe January 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Ugonna rocked it all the way for me…

  • hauwa dauda January 5, 2012 at 7:14 am

    The dress looks really cheap and tacky. So for me none of the above.

    • the intricacies of life……. January 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      i concur!

  • moi January 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    both ladies rock but on a personal note i dont like rocking long flowing dresses with heavy pumps i tink a little of the toe makes it sexy n less cumbersome

  • ashi January 6, 2012 at 7:35 am
  • rita eghujovbo January 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Karen does it for me

  • jade January 6, 2012 at 11:34 am

    karen wore it better.

  • Gyann January 6, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Ugonna is it for me! her hair,accessories and peep toe shoes compliments the full-length dress…Karen’s accessories didnt do it for me.

  • colette January 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    its a glaring fact! Ugonna, i think complements the dress with her simplicity cos the dress already is loud…

  • Cynthia Fayomi January 6, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I actually like the dress better on the model. Theres something about that train that makes it so much more sophisticated
    are you a nail varnish junkie?

  • sheila January 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm


  • mee2 January 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    ugonna worked it for me. biko, who said karen has hourglass figure? you really cracked me up.

  • Lolade January 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    D designer has a beautiful face n smile,d dress also luks nice on her…a dress doesnt have to be expensive,it depends on d way u wear it n how it luks fitted n nice on u..dats wat matters..for me i pick karen..she rocked d dress..for those saying d dress is tacky..its not

  • Lolade January 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    D designer has a beautiful face n smile,d dress also luks nice on her…but a dress doesnt have to be expensive,it depends on d way u wear it n how it luks fitted n nice on u..dats wat matters..for me i pick karen..she rocked d dress..for those saying d dress is tacky..its not

  • Mascotte August 28, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Ugonna rocked it better. its a Wow!

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