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BN Pick Your Fave: Waje & Janney ‘Chiquis’ Marin in Tadashi Shoji



It’s time for another fashion face-off here on BellaNaija.

Awards show and red carpet favourite. That’s the word to describe Japanese-born American fashion designer, Tadashi Shoji‘s pieces. From the Golden Globes, Grammys to the Oscars, his outfits have been worn by Octavia Spencer, Julie Bowen, Dita Von Teese, Mena Suvari, Florence Welch and Kelly Osbourne.

Now, he can add our very own songstress, Waje to that list.

Today we have Waje and Latin-American reality star, Janney ‘Chiquis’ Marin battling it out for your fave in a black pin tuck jersey sleeve gown with sheer cut-out detail from his design label’s Fall 2012 collection.

BN Pick Your Fave - Tadashi Shoji - BellaNaija

At the Y! Magazine Black Ball, which took place on Sunday 16th December at the Landmark Events Centre, Nigerian singer, Waje donned the same frock.

The 32 year old music star, accessorized her dress with drop earrings, multi-colored diamond bracelet, red peep-toes and a sleek up-do.


On Sunday 16th September 2012, 27 year old Jenni Rivera presents: Chiquis ‘N’ Control star, Janney ‘Chiquis’ Marin rocked this three-quarter sleeve illusion detail gown to the 2012 NCLR Alma Awards, an awards show honoring the accomplishments made by Hispanics in film, television and music; Janney, who tragically lost her mother earlier this month in a plane crash, accessorized her dress with diamond stud earrings, a black ring with silver details and black pumps. She finished her look by styling her ombré curls in a fun up ‘do that swept to the side and a glossy poppy red pout.

The Tadashi Shoji Pin Tuck Jersey Sleeve Gown with Sheer Cut-Out Detail – Retails for $ 410 on Neiman Marcus.
Tadashi Shoji

BellaNaija Style Extra
American actresses, Christina Hendricks and Rebel Wilson have been spotted wearing different versions of the Tadashi Shoji dress.

At the L.A premiere of The Book Mormon, the Mad Men Star, Christina Hendricks wore a three-quarter sleeve cocktail dress with illusion accents while Rebel Wilson donned a pin tuck jersey boat neck flare skirt dress with sheer cut-out detail to the premiere of the Bachelorette.

Christina Hendricks & Rebel Wilson

 Check out other version of the dress!
Tadashi Shoji - 01Tadashi Shoji - 02

BN Pick Your Fave – Waje & Janney ‘Chiquis’ Marin in Tadashi Shoji

Photo Credit: Dare Koleaje (360D Creation) | Zimbio | Tadashi Shoji


  1. lps

    December 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  2. meeT

    December 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I dislike that dress long.

  3. Hi

    December 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Waje I prefer 🙂

  4. dont mention

    December 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    honesty people…..marin wore it better, wud hv been much better on waje if it reached floor length or if she wore it with pumps instead of sandals…..but i like the version on the curvy lady better.

    • ada

      December 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      i totally agree

  5. Mssexy

    December 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    dont like t on waje
    if its meant to be long, let t be long
    not like a school girl jumper
    prefer it on Janney, moreover those peep-toe red sandals r not working for me

  6. Retrochic

    December 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    its better on the latino, it would have been better, if waje’s dress was longer

  7. tatafo!

    December 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Really? I think Waje wore it better, her hourglass shape is really showing off in the dress.

  8. ese etuks

    December 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    waje to me looks like a local champ. toes are scattered. dress dont fit at all.(my opinion)

  9. Bey

    December 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm


  10. Linn

    December 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Oh my goodness that’s Jenni Riverea the spanish singer that died in the plnae crash about 2weeks ago. May her soul rest in peace

    • Simya

      December 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      That is Janney Marin (her daughter) the name is clearly written

  11. BSR

    December 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Waje looked better till i saw her shoes.

  12. Chikaka

    December 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Janney ‘Chiquis’ Marin and exactly, her length is better than Waje’s

  13. @miss_nwawe

    December 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    its better on janney marin, esp as it contrasts with her skin, and its longer too. but the dress is really ugly long, i prefer the white, short version..

  14. merry xmas BN readers

    December 24, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    [email protected] her toes are scatter…but stiLl prefer waje skin tone

  15. Maria

    December 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Waje rocked better. See shape!!

  16. Sara

    December 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Me I like Waje better

  17. Kween

    December 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Waje na. dont like the shoes though

  18. tplusf

    December 25, 2012 at 2:46 am

    without the red peeptoe shoes, it would have looked better!!! Janney wins

    • Rosellar

      December 25, 2012 at 8:31 am

      Haba Waje……..those shoes are horrid!

  19. Berry Choco-Latte

    December 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Janney most definitely. The dress is better floor-length, not almost. That being said, I don’t like Waje’s shoes and the best version of the dress is the sleeveless short one 🙂

  20. MissOzzzzz

    December 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    It’s not long enough on Waje but I like it better on her cos she doesn’t have love handles like d other woman. She has a nicer figure as well.

  21. sade

    December 26, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Waje cant u afford beta shoes???? nawa oh…. prefer the oda chick sha

  22. atutupoyoyo

    December 26, 2012 at 1:11 am

    seriously r people blind? **eyes rolling** Waje wore it better……

  23. fy

    December 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Waje never gets it right!like its jumpy now..the latino chick looks way better without a doubt

  24. Gold

    December 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Marin wore it better. Her skin colour, very long dress and earrings just made it appealing to the eyes.

  25. Liv

    January 13, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I believe chiquis is rocking it better. Her shape is much more hourglass and sexier. The dress definitely accentuates her curves…hands down!

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