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“Vintage Baby” by Elsie Vintage – All Things Retro, Glam and Revamped!



Although it seems like a cliche – fashion revolves, the relics of the past are transported into the present and sometimes they ooze the most alluring retro charm!

Vintage pieces have made a dramatic comeback to the fashion scene with the “more is more” mantra in full effect. Model, Oyinda Yusuf brings her signature charm and energy to the photo story titled “Vintage Baby”. Wearing pieces by vintage retailer Elsie Vintage, Oyinda portrays a mix of ladylike and edgy personalities and unleashes the fierce in her with an array of neat and structured feminine silhouettes.

Check on it!

Elsie Vintage will be running a blog sale on the 28th of January, 2012.
Click to shop these vintage pieces.

Photo Credits:

Photography: Obi Somto
Styling: Onyinye Fafi Obi
Styling Assistants: Damola Babs and Seyi ogunbiyi
Photography Assistants: Ipinayo Ade-akingboye


  1. IonlyseeDbadinpics

    January 27, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Nice piece. Sexy models. 1st!!! 😀

  2. Ginika

    January 27, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Oh Bella, I have really missed you guys. You’ve been quiet and almost dry but now, you’re back. #Bliss

    • Alero

      January 27, 2012 at 11:36 am

      That is so true. Please Bella have u removed subsidy from good info?Pls we need more of the red carpet events, weddings, fashion, pick ur fave etc.

  3. sunshine

    January 27, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I <3 everything!

  4. Linda

    January 27, 2012 at 8:01 am

    great! luv it!

  5. toyin

    January 27, 2012 at 8:27 am


  6. Makioba

    January 27, 2012 at 8:43 am

    i think i luv d model more….she looks so fierce

  7. bee

    January 27, 2012 at 8:53 am

    The model is gorgeous.

  8. QMB!

    January 27, 2012 at 9:02 am

    is it me?or this model is super duper hawt!!!lovely clothes too!

    • Zara

      January 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      It’s not just you, she’s oozing hotness!

  9. jane

    January 27, 2012 at 9:10 am

    C all those in d fash industry listn up! Dis is 2012, wivv wat isaw in paris fash wk,yall nid 2step up! Stp hurrtin our eyes wiv things wiv seen b4,crappy models,ordinaary styling etc. Tthanks

  10. CaRaMeL sExY nOnI

    January 27, 2012 at 9:31 am

    fancy the poses, fink its cool.

  11. CaRaMeL sExY nOnI

    January 27, 2012 at 9:34 am

    first to jasi

  12. theresa

    January 27, 2012 at 9:43 am

    cigarettes are never fashionable…..people need to stop using them as a fashion statement!!!

    • petrina

      January 28, 2012 at 1:59 am

      Yes, it’s not fashionable. Smoking cigarettes is a foolish act. It’s becoming very boring!

  13. onyinye

    January 27, 2012 at 9:45 am

    bella more weddings pleeeeeeeeeease!

  14. Joel Konse Nchindap

    January 27, 2012 at 9:50 am

    y dont we hav such fo males too na

  15. Cynthia Fayomi

    January 27, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I love everything
    p.s I’m doing a giveaway on my blog
    check it out

  16. xter

    January 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

    was with the lady gaga posture, are u illumati?

  17. anon

    January 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm


  18. eloho

    January 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    This models is on point ooh!

  19. cupidscall

    January 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    The model looks so effortless. I love everything!!

  20. ogabo christiana

    January 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    now,i tink i want to be model too.i ve rejected several offer n d past,nw am regretin,who know hw far i wld have gone,may be luv or b criticiz as well.

  21. ogabo christiana

    January 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    pls bella naija,am addicted 2 u guy website,nd today s my birthday,i need birthday msg pls,to make my day.i can get d msg n my email address statd above,i egually want it frm fans.tanx


      January 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Happy Birthday! God Bless You.

  22. sylvia

    January 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    BN can u pls post Nneoma Orji(abia state gov.daughter’s) wedding pics……plsssssssss

    • pelola

      January 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      Una sef, If she post am, dem go talk say na only rich people/political thieves wedding she dey feature…if she no post am, na wahala

  23. Ester

    January 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    she is beatiful for sure, nice photos

  24. ogabo christiana

    January 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    BN U guys made my day.tanx a million tyme

  25. Ess Kay

    January 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    this model is talking plenty tinz sha…ha ahn #nohomo

  26. nneka

    January 27, 2012 at 3:03 pm


  27. Teris

    January 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    the photo’r

    • Teris

      January 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Darn tags!
      The Photographer..noddin’ me head.

  28. faith

    January 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Looks old-fashioned!…

    • ashi

      January 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      it looks like you didnt read the header

    • t

      January 28, 2012 at 6:20 am

      these are the things that trip me about Bella naija….the comments. Thanks jare ashi for the response
      …everybody sha wants to comment….”Vintage looks old fashioned?!?”…pschew!
      And Bella naija I am tired of you guys not posting my comments!- It’s unfair.

  29. ashi

    January 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    more candy for my eye! love it!

  30. Cesca

    January 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Love the seagreen skirt. Wish it was full length. I love vintage collections. You either know how to work it or you don’t. Love this one!

  31. omonaija

    January 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    lovely outfits, but there is no underlying factor that makes this a collection, it could be very well described as a bunch of nice vintage outfits i bought at a departmental store……. nice outfits, no theme.

    • pelola

      January 27, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      Do you guys read at all?

    • missyBee

      January 27, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      hello but these is not a clothing collection..ELsie VIntage is an online store that sells Vintage Pieces.

  32. cutie

    January 27, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    the pics were weird, the only pic that was decent was the last one…different doesnt always mean cool people *eye roll*

  33. @AfricanLaReina

    January 27, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Very beautiful photos

  34. Mak Nisy CEO

    January 27, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    nice collection and checking out your site right away i love number 4 and 6 best….

  35. Efe

    January 28, 2012 at 12:40 am

    This model is obviously an amateur, it shows through the pictures and she makes the clothes less interesting

  36. petrina

    January 28, 2012 at 2:07 am

    I don’t like some of the shots but I really like the model! She looks like she’s a delight to work with. Her personality shines through the photos. I am tired of seeing “fierce” Nigerian/ black models. Sometimes you just want to see so much personality and energy!

  37. Designo

    January 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    The Model is pretty, I like her style. That being said, this is typical, overdone & totally cliche. Please get over it!! Nigerian brands feel you can buy ‘Vintage’ clothes or sew ankara, jack someone Else’s design, grab a camera man and start releasing collections left & right. Its a joke. A cigarette? Please step it up people. You need more than this to compete on an international level. The fashion industry in Nigeria is fueled by competing with each other, no real original ideas.

    • Neyo

      January 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      You -. This isn’t a “collection”.

  38. kaysass

    January 28, 2012 at 11:12 pm


  39. africhika

    January 29, 2012 at 5:53 am

    the model is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! one of the prettiest models i’ve ever seen

  40. omonaija

    January 30, 2012 at 1:07 am

    collection or not, every photo shoot has a theme, and this has none. I’m not a hater, but i agree with designo’s comment. The competition out there in the fashion world is fierce and if ours designers genuinely aim global, they have to do much better. Nevertheless, there are some who really are good, but for some others, its just a fad. Back to these pictures, taking shots of a model in clothes is not an art, the art is having a vision, and interpreting it with clothes. there has to be a structure, a THEME as far as it’s a planned shoot and some some idle time at the studio. This is what we lack in almost every art in Nigeria NOLLYWOOD inclusive; ATTENTION TO DETAIL!!!

  41. BeautyFULL

    January 30, 2012 at 6:49 am

    oh please stop with all the holiness!so what if its a cigarette?Half the guys in Lagos smoke weed,most ladies smoke cigarettes,stop acting like she’s doing something that is quite novel.Its called artistic license,free them joor!

  42. cathy

    January 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

    anything vintage then im sure in

  43. Anonymous

    January 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    The model looks uncomfortable is some of the poses and bland in others. Some were okay though.

  44. MelVee

    January 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    *quietly walking by* Hmmn…See bad belle!

  45. Priscy

    January 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm


  46. ome

    January 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    nice model

  47. Jay

    March 12, 2012 at 5:50 am

    home girl, Oyinda, looks gorg.! I see bad belles

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