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Accessories Brand DOT Unveils “Summer Candies” – The Lookbook

Ijeoma Balogun

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Founded in 2010 by Dorothy Ughenu, DOT brings a fresh and unique perspective for its quirkiness and rock-n-roll-ability in presenting a distinct and unconventional design aesthetic. Since it debuted at the MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week in October 2011, DOT has since become a cult favorite amongst fashionistas.Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, “Summer Candies” is an expansive continuation of the brand’s first collection “Geo”, inspired by geometric shapes and lines.

View the full collection below:

For sales or any other enquires please contact Dorothy on 07087721482/08182446507

W: www.dotfashionng.com
T: @dotfashions

Credits:

Creative Director: Dot – Dorothy Ughenu |[email protected]
Styling and Style Direction: Bidemi Zakariyau (Le Style Fusion)
Photography: Echi Illustrations
Dress: Meena
Model: Whitney Umeh
Make up: Chi Chi of Faceville
Location: The Clauds, Lekki

71 Comments

  1. NNEKA

    July 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    this is spendid and one of a kind. nice one

  2. anna

    July 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    What an unflattering photoshoot. All the bags look horrible in these pictures – everything is wrong; the backdrops, positioning against the hevaily leaved trees, etc. Only the model looks alright. Who ever organised this shoot? Too bad for the poor designer. Hope she didnt pay for this shoot or for placing them on this site – gosh!!

    • AUDREY

      July 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      Except for three of the clucthes hiding too far away in the bushes,the whole idea was very good. as in out of the box.Don’t you think you are being too hard on the creative director Anna? It really isn’t that bad.

    • Zandra

      August 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      I agree with you there,she thought outside the box…Those hating are simply following the crowd and cant stand alone…Kudos girl,you definitely killed it in a good way!
      Zandra

    • Kik

      July 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      Sigh. I couldn’t agree more. Nice bags badly done photoshoot. Too much green everywhere

  3. Me2me

    July 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Nice

  4. Miss Pepeye

    July 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    The last 2 bags are beautiful. More grease……….

  5. bunmi

    July 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    haba! the creative director killed this shoot, and not in a good way! add a mix of really poor photography and alas!!! the model is cute tho and love the blue dress

  6. Tiki

    July 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I don’t know whether to look at the bags or the foliage…

    • lilly

      July 30, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      couldn’t have said it any better. it was confusing

    • Boo

      July 31, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Look at the gym and shut ur fat ass up tiki go hating on skinny girls doing better than you

  7. ola

    July 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm

  8. bunmi

    July 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Very lovely, she killed it.

  9. fujah

    July 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    The bags are one of a kind.. I cant wait to get my girlfriend one and she takes that as a token for the full bride price to come

  10. sesan

    July 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    See all this ones focusing on the photoshoot and criticizing, why not look at the bags and give ur sincere comments.. Abba!! Mean folks…. Kudos to the designer and the photographer jor. All na concept.

    • Kik

      July 30, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      You certainly don’t know anything about image, branding and advertising

    • Joey

      July 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Branding and Advertising is key.

  11. Kazeem

    July 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Anna!! Ode ni e o.. What can you call your own really? what do you do? see her mouth like unflattering shoot..

  12. Adedoyin

    July 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Nice collections..i just dnt like the fact that the bags were all positioned against those trees.

    • F to the B

      July 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      “Collections”?? !! My God- English Language has been ambushed!!!

  13. mamarazi

    July 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    hmmmmmmmmmmmn!!!!!!!!!!! Nigerians!!! u guys can never appreciate good things wen u see em!! abeg the shoot is awesome and the bags are to die for!!! i just oredered one on the website so if u havent ur dulling. Dorothy kudos!!

  14. jojo

    July 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    maine! i dnt rily no alot bout girls stuff but i think these are pretty good for a nigerian designer i actually thot they were kinda foreign..dnt have a girl to get one for like mr fujah up there but nice oone dere!

  15. saphyah

    July 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    lol @ Fujah….token for bride price indeed.

    Nice….

  16. mimi

    July 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    the bags look classy. Anna i know its very easy to criticise but really, what can ur un-artistic little mind make? i dont know who made these bags but i know theyr awesome. especially the pink one up there.
    pls lemme know how i can order……

  17. Temi

    July 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Lovely bags and d model is cute …….d location just dint do justice to dem!

  18. Princess of Zion

    July 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I have to say that I love the bags! Wow; there is a lot of them and the varies shapes, textures and prints are great! Would love to see her design some shoes too! Great job dear!

  19. Mujer casada

    July 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I am feeling there is no originality in the bags. Did I not see these shapes/concepts from a Phillipino designer that supplies Nordstroms and Saks? I actually met her at Sams Club doing a special lately?

  20. olowo bimisola

    July 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Cute bags and a very cute model. I Love ur dress.

  21. Hesey

    July 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    lovely bags….

  22. PJ

    July 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I think they should not have dressed the model in that gorgeous dress. It killed the bags. All I can see is the dress and its so beautiful. Where can we get the dress please?

  23. boye

    July 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Cute collection, we need to encourage our designers.

  24. eye

    July 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Cute bags! the creative director had a vision but didnt execute properly. The bags are not equally original tho. seen alot of them way back….

  25. Oly

    July 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    l love the bags, u guys should take it easy on the criticisms because it is not beans to make these bags n every other thing that the designer did. Loved the model, she tall no b small.

  26. curious

    July 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    WTH is this? mtschewww

  27. nafuna felistas

    July 30, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    nice dress for the model……….cnt say alot for the bags or the photography tho the idea was good

  28. didikan

    July 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    SNAKE IN THE MONKEY’S SHADOW. BAG – SNAKE, GRASS – MOKEY’S SHADOW. LOL

  29. LUVLY

    July 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    WHERE DO I PURCHASE DES BAGS??? BN PLSS REPLY

    • DOT PR

      July 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      You can order through our website, or send an e-mail to [email protected]

  30. Gyann

    July 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    OOOOOOOOOH MY GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!
    WELL THOT THROUGH BABY! BN PLS answer LUVLY’S QUESTION. TX

  31. christy

    July 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Love the concept,totally different from what one has been seeing,gorgeous model,is this model this tall for real,you only see such girls in picture and not in real life,my broda need such kind for a wife.Lol @ Fujah,are u for real??

  32. Traditionalbay

    July 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    the bags are nice….but those nipples are ?

  33. Bella Naija Critic

    July 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    bella naija i love the last two bags, where can we get them?

  34. Demmy

    July 30, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    The bags are really cute. I don’t really like the background though. All in all nice shoot. xoxo Demmy

  35. jogg

    July 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Can any of you read? It says inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

    • DOT PR

      July 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      LOL. Thanks for reading the little detail at the top. A lot of people always miss that.

    • Non professional opinion

      July 31, 2012 at 1:07 am

      Didn’t realize that wonderland was a tropical garden with flowerpots. Thank goodness you guys are here to set us straight.

  36. Janded

    July 30, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Love the concept

  37. Jamal Robert

    July 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Hi Y’all.
    My name is Jamal Robert, and i work with the designer of the AWSOME bags on display.

    @mamarazi , @[email protected], LUVLY, @Gyann, @Bella Naija Critic and @EVERYONE
    To order any of these bags and see more pix, please visit http://www.dotfashionng.com and place your order- please dont forget to leave a name, valid phone number and address so we can reach you to confirm your order.
    But if this seems daunting to you, you can call or email me on 08028292374, or [email protected].

    @Jogg, thanks for the clarification and reminder.

  38. tybay

    July 30, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    i luv d last 2bags. But sorry, i don’t seem to see anything “Alice in Wonderland-ish” about the collection. *Just Saying*

  39. Sbaby

    July 30, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    One word AVERAGE

  40. DOT PR

    July 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    For those of you who actually love the bags. Follow @dotfashions on twitter. We will be giving a free bag to one of our followers.

  41. je

    July 30, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    i wish the photographer used his/her lighting better these pictures would have been better if that was the case 🙂 or used lightroom or photoshop to edit the photos us the pictures look raw ….other than that fantastic bags lovely model lovely wonderland concept 🙂

  42. Damola

    July 30, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    The bags inside bush looks like Gulder Ultimate Search.

  43. @ajiriavae

    July 30, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    The bags are definately different. I love the prints. The designer has definately got a fashion point of view, which is always a good thing. A complete collection with someting for almost every occassion. With time and improvements, I see this label doing seriously big things. Kudos.
    http://ajiristyle.blogspot.com/

  44. NikkiB

    July 31, 2012 at 12:12 am

    I love the shoot! The bags are really nice…And the model is gorg!love it!

  45. olaedo

    July 31, 2012 at 2:47 am

    the dress is everything !!! too beautiful

  46. Truth

    July 31, 2012 at 6:20 am

    The only pretty thing is the models outfit, the bags are horrible and so is the setting of the shoot.

  47. Blush

    July 31, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Meena representing yaaaaaaay

  48. Berry Choco Latte

    July 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    #1 – LOVE the dress!
    #2 – Poor shoot execution. The bags aren’t showcased properly

  49. Jamike

    July 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Dorothy! Miss dot ! Me n u both which 2 Nigerian designers u copied! I’m not naming names , but this is what happens when u copy! Average!

  50. Candice

    July 31, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Interesting shoot.

  51. Babe

    July 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Too many bags to begin with. I wish the shoot was done better. But kudos to the designer and the team behind this shoot because I know It’s a lot of hard work. I can’t knock that.

  52. Michelle

    July 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    POOR photography its more about the model than the product

  53. alexie

    July 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Niceeeeee

  54. just posh

    July 31, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    well done dot! love the bags! the concept is totally different! wow! young Nigerian designers are doing amazing things, in the nearest future we wont have to depend on the western world.

  55. em-em

    July 31, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Lovely bags, the whole forest thingy no make am sha

  56. kemi

    August 1, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    sigh……if only bags grow on trees, i will be one happy girl 😀

  57. nkwucha aburo ujo

    August 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Hiannn na wa. For u pple sha these bags are awesome never seen such originality and execution My God I love everything I see faceville makeovers repping sha well done chi chi.

  58. lil5880

    August 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Very creative! So pleased for my uber-talented friend. I see great things ahead!

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