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2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week: Jewel by Lisa presents “There’s Something About a Lady”



The Jewel by Lisa brand is one that always evokes Afri-Luxe-Chic!
For their “There’s Something About a Lady” collection presented at the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week, JBL reiterated what we already know, no one does it like they do! The new JBL prints stood out especially when set on fluid fabrics. The bling was also present, applied in seemingly subtle ways but you couldn’t miss it as the models strutted down the ramp.
People ask how JBL continues to reinterpret print each season, the answer lay in this collection.


In Loving Memory of Emeka “Omar Sketch” Yussuf
Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi


  1. ryry

    March 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    nice, love it

  2. Me

    March 12, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    All I want to ask is, are we suppose to wear leather gloves in this heat of ours? Good designs any way.

  3. Kach

    March 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Chic numbers, lovely!

  4. Joy

    March 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I love this collection! The quality is <3 <3 i love JBL

  5. non professional opinion

    March 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    With the exception of the last piece, there is a restraint in this collection that signals a nice new direction for jbl. Very modern and very tasteful. The more I look the more I love.

  6. Food for thought

    March 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    don’t like it – everything is so dark and moody.

  7. Turn turn turner

    March 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    @Me…all I want to ask is, are you kidding me?

    • Africhic

      March 13, 2012 at 9:37 am

      My sentiments exactly

  8. Nic

    March 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    This collection looks so basic.

  9. Demmy

    March 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    This collection is so feminine. I love it!

  10. Rex

    March 12, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Love these ,they also photograph beautifully … Is that alec wek?for collections would wish designers would show daytime to dinner and bedtime wears in diff seasons…shouldn’t this be a collection? No?

  11. Ib

    March 12, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    She butchered it!!btw “Me”,not only Africans wear JBL.#justsaying#

  12. dorothy

    March 12, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    all i want to say is… @ turn turn turner’s reply to me.

  13. Ndidi

    March 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm


  14. Juwon

    March 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    You know The Designer when you see her, she had the best models. Absolutely j’adore all of her work. Detailing and cut are very clean. JBL….You’re my hero mama!!!

  15. Beegirl

    March 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I love! But what’s with all the foreign models. Her money has come o! Lola

  16. Beegirl

    March 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I love! But what’s with all the foreign models. Her money has come o! Lol!

  17. mee2

    March 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    the models almost made me take a nap. nice collection but d models just dnt cut it for me.

    • proenza

      March 15, 2012 at 10:10 am

      I totally concur! The models took so much away from this beautiful collection

  18. sheilamay

    March 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    boringgggggg…pop of colour in her collection wud av suited nicely.

  19. Lady Jaye

    March 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    This is probably the best collection i’ve seen this fashion week.

  20. Truth teller

    March 12, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Cliche cuts. I hate it. No beef.

    • Jania

      March 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      I won’t say I hate it but by the time I had seen the first five looks, I was bored. And I really wanted to like this collection. But prints alone can’t save a collection, there has to be innovation on the cuts and silhouettes too. Pls this is meant as constructive criticism, still like her work.

  21. Dee-USA

    March 12, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Another so so collection to me.

  22. @bebe_licious

    March 12, 2012 at 9:19 pm


    • Africhic

      March 13, 2012 at 9:38 am

      Hi five!

  23. Joan

    March 12, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Mi no liky……ilove jbl but her last collection was farrrrrrrr berra

    • Bee

      March 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm


  24. cynthy

    March 12, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Love when african prints are made to good use

  25. lil

    March 12, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    not her best, have seen better from her. TAN did cut it for me this year and that transpired in Ejiro’s collection too

  26. Miss Pepeye

    March 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I like the fact that at least she utilised so-called African fabrics (even if they might be made somewhere else). But at least the collection has a Nigerian vibe to it. I agree with “non professional opinion” about the restraint. Beautiful nonetheless. Thumbs up, JBL.

  27. sunny

    March 12, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    love it one of my favs of the season

  28. moi

    March 12, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    a bit boring coming from Jewel by Lisa…:(

  29. duby

    March 13, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Pls you guys should be realistic with your comments. You stay judging the emerging designers always and praise the grounded ones. Pls somebody should tell me if this is not what lisa brings to the table everytime but bcs its lisa its wonderful. My tailor would do this perfectly, u guys had better start encouraging new things cs they would rule soon

  30. Bennie

    March 13, 2012 at 12:49 am

    @duby I’d rly love 2 know ur tailor cos all d tailors I know r either retarded, know-it-alls or inept. That’s why I always buy ready to wear pieces.
    I pd 2 see jewel by lisa but thanks so much 2 d Arise organizers 4 delaying so much that I had 2 leave b4 her collection came on. Someday soon, I’ll be able 2 wear print but not now. I like d collection. Dark & broody just like me but will I wear it? Mo

  31. Truth be told

    March 13, 2012 at 1:12 am

    i’m disappointed

  32. Babe

    March 13, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Duby…God bless you! In my opinion, this is a NO! No beef oh..

  33. koa006

    March 13, 2012 at 7:53 am


  34. Fashion Student

    March 13, 2012 at 7:59 am

    D clothes foto well…d fluidity ws captured well but is ds what they call a collection…its a motley. And why do some models ave gloves and others dont have…seems there wasnt enough to go round and the show director thought, lets draw lots on who wears them…d gloves had no bearing with the looks…sorry.

  35. wums

    March 13, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Though I like some designs. I think its too plain.

  36. Eggy*Posh

    March 13, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Most of d designs r nt new bt some were given a twist thus making it refreshing…d styling was good…excellent use of fabrics n great mix of patterns…great attention to detail was obvious…She was also able to make African fabrics look light n airy which is a good thing cosmost times they look heavy on d body wen nt tailored right…very flattering cuts as well…yea!

  37. U

    March 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

    All I know is me sef dey enter this fashion industry. Watch out Bella….fashion school here I go hehe.. It’s the photography guys, I was seated right there, front row I might add *wink* you should have seen the detailing , #MaJAR. I just need to intern under JBL, period.

  38. Fashionista today and forever

    March 13, 2012 at 10:31 am

    completely and utterly boring. like wow NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  39. Personal Shopper

    March 13, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I want to be a model ooooo.

  40. kenny

    March 13, 2012 at 11:01 am

    luv all the dresses! And most of them can be worn off the runway! JBL well done!

  41. Couture By Makioba

    March 13, 2012 at 11:23 am

    i like JBL a whole lot….but i am sorry to say i didnt feel this collection of hers this time around….

    • Bee

      March 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      Agree dear, it feels like a step down

  42. Quilla

    March 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I see Alek Wek doing her thing… The collection would av been beautiful, if it had some color.

  43. revivedafrikana

    March 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    so nice oo. How much does 1 outfit cost?

  44. Ms Awesome

    March 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I dnt like d styles…but I love d print n color.

  45. moi

    March 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    bn you are now screening ya comments huh…not jbl’s best. publish my comment

  46. Junebug

    March 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    This is hardly pushing the envelope, why so safe? Being ladylike does not preclude creativity

  47. BEN

    March 13, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    saw this collection live…i thought lisa had run out of options…but she jst showed she’s 2steps ahead…No one does it like JBL baby! flawless collection…pure genius

  48. flesym

    March 14, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I love JBL as a label. But this collection doesn’t quite fit. I’d go for her previous collections.

  49. Chikaka

    March 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Never been sold by JBL. Her finishing is good though.

  50. clairebaby

    March 14, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Well made, but looks like I’ve seen it all before. Nothing new, nothing suprising. She’s had much better collections

  51. Mak Nisy CEO

    March 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    lovely collection.. wearable ….

  52. cooc

    March 15, 2012 at 6:15 am

    just okay…. and what has the last gown got to do with this collection. looks like it belongs in another collection… edit edit edit

  53. BellaMay

    March 16, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Not boring at all, loved the chicness of her designs. Great job !

  54. Ess Kay

    March 19, 2012 at 10:43 am

    one particular model has me doubting if im actually straight!

  55. Yeah I said It!

    March 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Boring Joor.

    What are you people talking about???
    Some of the pieces here, my tailor has actually made them for me since last year.
    If its gonna be same same with what’s on the street, why bother. I have seen way better from JBL and I expect we’ll yet see better stuff than this.
    If u like, call it “deconstructive” criticism 🙂 its my honest opinion.

  56. Yeah I said It!

    March 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    All typos in my last comment duly noted. 😀

  57. Didi

    March 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I just love it. It seems she is bold with her designs, might not be wearable by most people but she isn’t afraid to try.

  58. lyde

    March 30, 2012 at 1:37 am

    nice collection,luv jbl….kip d gud work goin.

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