BN Style Bytes: Jewel by Lisa’s Moda Operandi Star Turn

All through last week, Luxe Nigerian fashion label, Jewel by Lisa was featured on luxury online fashion retailer Moda Operandi. The week-long event was a virtual Jewel by Lisa trunk show. Fashion fans got to chance to pre-order “straight off the runway” Jewel by Lisa pieces.

According to our sources, JBL was well received on the site which is viewed as one of the most promising online fashion startups with its recent coups including trunkshows for leading fashion houses including Versace, Valentino, Vionnet, Kenzo and Marni.  The company which was founded in 2010 by Áslaug Magnúsdóttir and Lauren Santo Domingo thrives on exclusivity.

Here’s what Moda Operadi had to say about JBL.

WHO: Lisa Folawiyo’s Jewel By Lisa Collection
WHAT: The designer perfected the art of wearing Ankara (local West African fabric) and brought the traditional African fashion to the Western world through the use of embellishments and modern silhouettes.
WEAR: Folawiyo’s sparkly party dresses and fabulously unique outerwear in prints unlike any other you have in your closet!
WHY: Jewel by Lisa collections have turned a culturally established tradition into a contemporary fashion must-have.
WISDOM: “This collection is about a lady – the lady I crave to be most times…From cocktail dresses to little short suits in the most adored prints and textures…they are classically cool pieces that will forever be loved.”

Sampling of the Collection

Congrats JBL.
Looking forward to more.

16 Comments on BN Style Bytes: Jewel by Lisa’s Moda Operandi Star Turn
  • Funke BUCKNOR obruthe July 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Congrats my dear friend

  • Ginika July 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm


    Me loves it.

  • konnie July 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    good for you. I hope you go places with this.

  • christy July 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    For Eku Edowor

  • luvlyn July 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    My tailor cud make these blind-folded….i c no design!
    To the person dat said “for Eku Edewor’…I CUDNT AGREE WIF U MORE. U r so ryt!!

    • Low July 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      Really? Your tailor works with custom prints and artfully beads the surface of your clothes? Oh…okay…may I please have this tailor’s number? Nonsense.

      P.S. BN, that was a rather subpar ‘sampling’. JBL’s strong on design but the beauty is usually in the details.

      • sleepy July 17, 2012 at 3:38 am

        No be ankara? abegi jor…..go siddon!

    • mosope September 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      there is nothing on the cloth, no concept, no design. just over-hyped

  • Princess of Zion July 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I love this woman and her line! Her drive is impressive and her execution always admirable! God bless the works of your hands, Lisa!!

    The third and final episode of tricks that cause delayed marriages, separation and divorce-

  • juliet July 16, 2012 at 7:34 pm


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  • sleepy July 17, 2012 at 3:37 am

    yawn! reminds me of MARNI

  • Lulu A July 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    lovely, keep doing your thing JBL…

  • @ajiriavae July 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    The next time you take your time to cover 6 yards of fabric with beads, i’ll listen to what you have to say, until then, you and your ‘tailor’ can hug transformer. shior.

  • Tayo Adeniji. Buttercups July 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Lovely work Lisa

  • Tayo Adeniji. Buttercups July 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Great work Lisa

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