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BN Style Spotlight from Agbani Darego’s 30th Birthday Dinner! All the High Fashion from Agbani in Roland Mouret & Stella McCartney, Tiwa Savage in Peter Pilotto, ChiDynma in Virgos Lounge & More



If you love fashion like we do here at, then you’ll know we wouldn’t let any fashionable moment pass us by.

Today, BellaNaija Style shines the light on all the most buzzed about fashionable looks from the 30th birthday celebration of Miss World 2001 winner, Agbani Darego at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.

From Agbani striking a pose in Stella McCartney and Roland Mouret to Tiwa Savage rocking an electric blue top and skirt by Peter Pilotto, you sure don’t want to miss out on this.

Grab a scone and tea…let’s enjoy BN Style Spotlight from Agbani Darego’s party.

Agbani Darego in Stella McCartney
It was all about Agbani on Sunday 6th January 2013. The former Miss World stunned in her first birthday outfit – a black viscose cady cut-out long sleeve sheer dress by Stella McCartney.

The supermodel accessorized her contoured mesh-inset with a crew neckline and open back party frock with diamond earrings and a pair of black suede crossover straps with almond peep toe by Miu Miu. The dress retails for $1670 on Neiman Marcus and the shoes retail for £257.50 on Net-A-Porter.

Agbani Darego in Stella McCartney

Miu Miu Black Suede Sandals

Miu Miu Black Suede Sandals worn by Agbani Darego

Agbani Darego in Roland Mouret
French fashion designer, Roland Mouret is famous for his luxurious edgy and futuristic pieces made for the 21st century woman. On her birthday, Agbani Darego fit into the designer’s bill in a green Wemmick Stretch dress from the label’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection.

Agbani Darego in Roland Mouret Fall Winter 2011
Agbani Darego accessorized this dress which features a peek-a-boo back and zipper detail with a pair of cream Giuseppe Zanotti pumps.

Agbani Darego in Roland Mouret

Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi in LDA
Nigerian designer, Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi rocked one of her design label’s pieces to Agbani Darego’s 30th Birthday party. The lace see-through dress from the Butterflies collection was displayed at the 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week in October.

Lanre, whose label is famous for its Victorian and Edwardian era influenced pieces, rocked this outfit with silver diamond earrings, gold clutch and heels. She finished her look by letting her hair down and opting for a bold red lipstick.

Lanre DaSilva Ajayi in LDA

Tiwa Savage in Peter Pilotto
Can we ever get enough of Tiwa Savage’s style? At Agbani’s party, the songstress dazzled in a blue artistic Peter Pilotto long sleeve round neck top and graphic multi-coloured print silk skirt from the label’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection.

The 32 year old chanteuse accessorized her frock with gold earrings, silver nose ring and a purple clutch. Although we would have preferred the “Folarin” singer to wear the runway shoes to give her look a more striking edge, she opted for a pair of Christian Louboutin Daffodile 160 suede platform pumps – which retails for £635 on Net-A-Porter

Tiwa Savage in Peter Pilloto

Christian Louboutin Daffodile Pumps

Christian Louboutin Daffodile Pumps worn by Tiwa Savage

Nkiru Anumudu in Stella McCartney
British fashion house, Stella McCartney is fast becoming a go-to-brand for Nigerian style watchers with Tiwa Savage donning one of the label’s pieces in 2012. And now, the label can add one of Lagos’ most photographed women and style trend star, Nkiru Anumudu to their coveted list.

At Agbani’s party, Nkiru Anumudu known for fearless sense of style rocked a coloured long sleeve high-neck dress from the label’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection and sky-high bi-colour Mary Janes platforms. The dress retails for $2,214 on Neiman Marcus.

Nkiru Anumudu in Stella McCartney

Ono Bello in Hervé Léger by Max Azria
Blogger and PR executive, Ono Bello was spotted at Agbani’s party in a structured dress by Hervé Léger by Max Azria from the label’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Ono, who let her hair down, accessorized her dress with a gold bracelet, gold jeweled clutch and gold peep-toe pumps.

Ono Bello in Herve Leger by Max Azria

Chayla Shagaya in Tiffany Amber
Creative consultant, Chayla Shagaya arrived at Agbani’s Party draped in a silk green high neck jumpsuit by Nigerian design label, Tiffany Amber. The outfit which features a red silk belt, was accessorized with chandelier earrings with red, green and blue crystals, a floral clutch and red shoes. She  finished her look with a sleek up-do, which went well with bold red lipstick.

Chayla Shagaya in Tiffany Amber

April Abanulor
Also decked out in a Hervé Léger by Max Azria is a friend of Agbani Darego, April Abanulor. Rocking a sleeveless dress with a crisscross neckline and shimmering bodice, April accessorized her dress with a cross necklace, a silver bracelet and ring with diamond studs.  She finished her look with a pair of tri-coloured shoes and a sleek bob hair.

April in Herve Leger by Max Azria

ChiDynma in Virgos Lounge
Nigerian songstress, ChiDynma was also present at Agbani’s birthday party to perform as well as celebrate the supermodel. She rocked an ivory party dress with gold embellishment by Virgos Lounge and accessorized the dress with a selection of gold jewels, gold clutch with diamond studs and silver pumps.

ChiDynma in Virgos Lounge

So what do you think?
Photo Credit: Jide Alakija | Vogue | Net-A-Porter


  1. kute

    January 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    This is beautiful. They all look lovely except Nkiru Anumudu. She should kindly dress her age

    • dee one

      January 10, 2013 at 11:31 pm


  2. Bleed blue

    January 10, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Damilare Aiki, I bow at the shrine of your fashion awareness!
    Excellent write up!

  3. sassy

    January 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    this is classy! matured people really attended the event

  4. Opsy

    January 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Nkiru’s legs are beautiful and I don’t see anything age-inappropriate about her dressing.

    • Monica

      January 10, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Not so much that it isnt age appropriate but it just doesnt work as a complete outfit.

      She has expensive taste but clearly no innate sense of style…she doesnt appear to ‘get’ how things work together….the make up…tights…the shoes…the ill-fitted dress….its just upside down. Honestly.

      I’m a budding stylist (Which naija babe isnt?? I hear you cry!) and ladies like these are my favourite clients – lots of money so are more than capable of purchasing fab designer pieces but just need a nudge in the right style direction!

    • Berry Dakara formerly Choco-Latte

      January 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      Thank you!!!

  5. Anon

    January 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Nkiru’s shoes are by Prada. Just had to add that. LOL!


    January 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Nice event, nice outfits..HBD agbani

  7. Phantom

    January 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Agbani’s dress costs more than my salary BEFORE tax. Thanks for the info Bella, you are farrr too kind!!

    They all look good by the way. I do hope Tiwa has a solid investment team, cos her stylist seems to have pricy designers on speed dial….

    • nomad

      January 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Not really my business but I’m curious about this too. If you can afford to step out in thousand dollar dresses that won’t be repeated, then your hustle must be seriously paying off.

    • loo

      January 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      My thots exactly there is no dress that BN has mentioned with Tiwa that didnt cost a lot am sure she has a hustle up and running wish the best tho
      *speaking like an old woman* she should sha not use the money she doesn’t have to impress pple that don’t like *walking away with stick*

  8. brit

    January 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    spent almost 5 minutes looking at each picture and reading the write up. i almost didnt want the pictures to stop. ..sigh.

    even the picture of Nkiru wasnt bad cuz Agbani was in it 🙂

  9. anon

    January 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Her age is not what limits this look it is the styling. First this is a winter piece more suited for colder climates, the shoe is damn too heavy for the dress and I am sorry but the length is wrong on her. the dress is meant to give the illusion of a small waist but it is not doing that for her at all (this might also be the fault of the picture angle). she needs a stylist that will give her high fashion that will make her look amazing not try hard. I have a question why is her hair always down in this style? I am confused.

    • anon

      January 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      Referring to Nkiru’s dress

    • mide

      January 10, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      very true!!!

  10. angela

    January 10, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Wow…wow…wow!!! Excellent taste from all the sistas!!! But ehmmm…what was mama Anumudu THINKING???? Doesn’t she have a stylist? I learnt from university days that it’s not wearing designer garb that matters, it’s how the outfit looks on you and truly, this mama is looking like a stuffed sausage!…and the shoes :-(… too chunky for this outfit abeg!!!

    • flo

      January 15, 2013 at 2:37 am

      yeah,i totally agree wif that,nkiru looks stuffed up,it aint all bot d xpensive dresses,its abt d beauty and the fit

  11. i no send

    January 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    nice…..i like chydinmas look very stylish

  12. lps

    January 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

  13. flo

    January 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I loveee Tiwa’s dressing! Always on point! Classy in everyway! beautiful lady! Lately she has been showing you can get all the attention you want by being classy and decent!

    Overall.. excellent dresses.. E bi like say only people with design clothes were invited to this parry..

    Where is Annie Tuface??? Who designed her dress??

    • the effing truth

      January 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      flo…u just made me fall of my bed laughing hard yo….hmmm anyways her day willcome when she can buy very expensive clothing maybe then again she might not be one of those buyers who spend thousands on a piece of clothing. for now shes rocking vonne by nwosu…..

  14. zino

    January 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Nkiru anumudu should just give it up…lol I never EVER understand the way she

  15. Scarlet Xianne

    January 10, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Tiwa you see? You great when you cover up.

  16. Benson

    January 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I like Tiwa Salvage.She is descent and so innocent.

  17. Inebaby

    January 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I Love Tiwa Savage! She is always on point! Besides, a good musician and my favorite! Y’all look beautiful except for Nkiru Anumudu. She’s always looking scary, just saying…..

  18. Kay

    January 10, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Go Tiwa… Love you loads

  19. Moi

    January 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Agbani nailed her dresses. beautiful people in lovely dresses that look good on them, can’t say the same for Aunty NK though.

  20. Ilori

    January 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    love d bday gal, Chydyma, Stephanie just loving u and d baby pump. nice writeup Bellanaija

  21. Retrochic

    January 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    agbani’s dress cost about, 220,000 for a dress she might likely not repeat again, just sheer vanity, its really sad

    • OYIN

      January 11, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      LMAO!!!! Sad??????? How someone else spends their money shouldn’t make you sad oh, otherwise, you’ll always be miserable!! Abi………….IS IT YOUR MONEY?

    • laide

      January 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      She wore the green dress at Arise last year september.

  22. Cee Frank

    January 10, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Hmm! I can’t remove my eyes from the pictures, the ladies were all wow!! Just had little problem with Nkiru’s. Her dress sense had always been dramatic. She has to to loosen up.

  23. Olori Jk

    January 10, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    See how Tiwa looks so beautiful when she’s well covered up. I pray you continue like this.

  24. heeba

    January 10, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    class, taste,unique… what can i say you dont need to expose cleavage,back,legs,yansh…to look unique and sexy.Less is more people!!! Thank Gos noBrazilian,mongolian 24inche hair hanging all over the place.Love!!!!!

  25. atlbabe

    January 10, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Love Chydinma’s look the most. Tiwa is on point too

  26. iamfascinating

    January 10, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    HBD Agbani, Tiwa looks great!

  27. despy

    January 10, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Clothes apart………….any one can even employ a stylist if you are clueless. however ladies try not to put ANY chemical on your skin……..the damge is irreversible and also softly softly on your hair……….seriously cut down on chemicals and to much weave on and braids………….a word’s nuff.

  28. merry xmas BN readers

    January 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Nice writeup BN,luv the presentation,but in addition will appreciate more,if the price will be given in naira.Eveeery one look good,but still Agbani stand out

    • Idak

      January 10, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      you no get calculator abi aboki no dey your area to give you current exchange rate?

    • loo

      January 11, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      ROTFL…………. u fit use Google to covert sef abi no be internet e dey use

  29. anonynous

    January 10, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Who is Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s girl friend?

    • Idak

      January 10, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      Are you available for him?

  30. Cool cat

    January 10, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    For someone who dubs herself @retrochic i am surprised you feel SAD that an international model will decide to splurge on her birthday. did it even cross your mind that it may be a gift, or you do not expect such a beauty to have a man taking care of her. my dear, if you no like better thing, park well joor.

    please does anyone know if nkiru anumundu donates some of her clothes to charity? hmmm, all these rich women need to clear thier closets once in a while, to help fashionistas like us who wish we had money!

    • Lola

      January 11, 2013 at 10:19 am

      u read my mind!!!

    • Su-su

      January 11, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      Abeg na Aunty Nkiru bags and jewelry I go like inherit…just sayin


    January 10, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    So Agbani is taller than Stephanie, she must be tall.

  32. Anon

    January 10, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Chalya’s outfit failed to wow me. Maybe, it would have looked better on a slimmer person/someone with smaller hips.

    • Non professional opinion

      January 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Agreed. It’s too much fabric in the hip area and despite her choice of contrasting accessories it’s overall blah/snooze.

  33. ASHAMA

    January 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Someone pls do the maths for Nkiru’s dress!!! Just did but I suspect my calculator malfunctioned…..

    • Seamus

      January 10, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      Lol! Fear no let me do the math o. Nigerians are really fashionable sha. Everyone looks great and classy.

  34. Vee

    January 10, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Chalya looks so stunning. Amazing dark beauty and that color dress just fab for that skin tone. The birthday girl…..simply beautiful

  35. Idak

    January 10, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I actually like Mrs. Anumundu’s fashion attitude.
    Folks have been talking for ages, lady has been rocking with reckless abandon.

  36. Zola

    January 10, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Lovely Outfits!! I think its a bit tacky to list prices on clothing. Labels are enough. We can Google if we need pricing!

  37. Enigma

    January 11, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Agbani is former Miss World and a model, chances are she didn’t pay for that dress. A lot of celebs rent clothes for the red carpet (don’t know about Aunty NK though). Everyone looked fab, well at least the ones here. hehehehe

  38. Uzzy

    January 11, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Happy birthday Agbani! Stunning outfits ,ladies…but aunty Nkiru I no understand this ur outit o!, shoes ands all. Odikwa egwu

  39. Iy

    January 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Happy birthday dear

  40. Oma

    January 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Chidinma did it for me…sooo soft and fresh looking….Everyone looked Gorgeous……Chidynma and Aunt Lanre 2 thumbs up

  41. Lepa

    January 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Na wa oh! Everybody just they rock designer, designer! This is a classy parry! HBD Agbani!

  42. fashionandstylepolice

    January 11, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Beautiful ladies. Love Agbani’s black dress (1st pic) and Tiwa’s dress is lovely as well.

  43. omada

    January 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    God please give me money. chei…

  44. Omotalk

    January 12, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Olori JK, you are very right.

  45. yve

    January 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Is that April?
    they all looking well good…

  46. jasmine

    January 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Seriously, NNigeria’s sold know by now. Most of these dresses were rented or offered by a retail designer shop in Nigeria to promote her biz.
    SMH at the way some of you just wanna type so fast

  47. Tiey Rex

    January 13, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Ono looks constipated.
    Stephanie: what are you wearing aunty? looks as if you came to organize the event and Agbani said “Oh please take a picture with me before you leave please!” and you said “Okay”
    Chidynma is short o! She should be raising her neck small for pictures. According to Tyra on ANTM it makes you look taller and slimmer.
    LDA is the best model for her clothes honestly!
    Madam Nkiru! Nuff said.

  48. D

    January 13, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Sorry but chidinma looks the best considering shes wearing a high street, all the others are wearing expensive crap.

  49. tribalwest

    January 14, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Nkiru looks like a wrestler. This is a break out the labels party. #enuf said

  50. RayHot

    January 17, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Only came here for the comments! Thanks y’all for cracking me up.
    P.S: Madam NK looks like a cheer leader…

  51. MEE

    January 28, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    N’tanx, cos u cracked me up too! Hehehehe! Cheer leader Noni! She jst looks SHOCKED always! Willy anumudu is a strong man sha

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