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BN Pick Your Fave: Agbani Darego & Thandie Newton in Stella McCartney



Woo Hoo, it’s time to Pick Your Fave.

The BellaNaija Style team is really excited about this one. We will love to know who you – our FAB BN Style Watchers – think rocked this look best.

BN Pick Your Fave - Agbani Darego &  Thandie Newton in Stella McCartney - BellaNaija

Agbani Darego & Thandie Newton in Stella McCartney

Today we have Hollywood star Thandie Newton and Miss World 2001 Agbani Darego battling it out for you favourite in Stella McCartney.

If you are an avid BN Style follower, you will know that most of our Nigerian stars and socialites are fans of the British design label. We’ve spotted Tiwa Savage, Nkiru Anumudu and Elohor Aisien in pieces by the brand.

Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton - BN  Pick Your Fave - September 2013 - BellaNaija

Where: Half of a Yellow Sun Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada on Sunday 8th September 2013.

How she wore it: At the much anticipated Half of a Yellow Sun TIFF Premiere (Click here for photos), British actress Thandie Newton wore this jersey wave color block bodycon dress.

The actress who took on the role of “Olanna” in the adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie‘s best selling book, also revealed at the premiere that she and her writer/producer husband Ol Parker are expecting their third child.

The actress styled the sleeveless sheath black-and-white dress with diamond stud earrings, a Stella McCartney marbled acetate box clutch and a pair of black ankle strap Stella McCartney heels.

Her look was completed with a sleek ponytail and neutral lipstick.

Agbani Darego
Agbani Darego - BN Pick Your Fave - September 2013 - BellaNaija

Where: Glam Report TV Launch at the Social Place, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday 15th September 2013.

How she wore it: At the star studded launch of lifestyle magazine show Glam Report (which BN will bring you all the shots), ex beauty queen turned entrepreneur Agbani Darego rocked the same dress.

Styling her hair down to her shoulders and opting for smoky eyes, Agbani gave the cameras her best pose on the purple carpet.

She styled the outfit with a black wrist watch, a black clutch and a pair of black peep toes.

The Dress

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

This formfitting Stella McCartney dress, features a round neckline and a hidden back zip detail.

It retails for $ 795 on Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Barney’s New York, Saks Fifth Avenue and £475 on Harrods.

So…Pick Your Fave? Will it be Thandie or Agbani.


  1. ebony

    September 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Both did a great justice to d dress

    • Blossom

      September 18, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      BN, learn to insert polls to such posts.

    • enkay

      September 20, 2013 at 11:58 am

      you are so right. how does one vote without a poll?

  2. Bisqo

    September 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Agbani gets my vote…

  3. Hurperyermie

    September 18, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    i go for Agbani

  4. Don

    September 18, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Agbani pls

  5. zee

    September 18, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Agbani ofcourse! she repped the dress.

  6. babygirl

    September 18, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    agbani hands down

  7. Melikey

    September 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    What does Agbani do again?

    • Leah

      September 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Good Question! She looks good though, they both do.

    • Radiant

      September 18, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Not nice 🙁

    • Internet Gangster

      September 19, 2013 at 7:40 am

      I detest people like you! You re asking what she does huh? Smh.

    • Nike

      September 19, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      People like you just have negativity oozing out of pores! For starters, if you spent more time having constructive conversations you might know she’s gone to school in NY, still models for some of the world’s biggest fashion names (which has made some of women some of the richest women in the world) and has just launched a denim line. So before you set off trying to be negative, do a fact find.

    • bi

      September 22, 2013 at 8:47 am

      Oh, she works as a janitor at Harrods. That’s how she managed to get the dress. Stupid much? Smh.

  8. merci

    September 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    agbani ooooooooooooo! no contest! d makeup, d heels! forget!!!

  9. Jo!

    September 18, 2013 at 4:43 pm


  10. Spotter

    September 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Both. Thandie is pregnant

  11. dinky

    September 18, 2013 at 4:51 pm


  12. Amaka

    September 18, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I can’t even choose!

  13. Chika

    September 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Agbani nau!!!!!

  14. henry patrick

    September 18, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Its obvious that Agbani did justice to the dress, I mean wearing this kind of form fitting dress with such a bold design needs a body that will make those lines stay at the right places. Agbani looks flawless. And the hair worn down compliments the whole look. What was thandie thinking? Eww!!!

    • Tb

      September 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Eww? You clearly don’t understand the meaning of that word.

  15. ILoveGenevieve

    September 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Nigerian women are not lying low.

  16. Anon

    September 18, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Agbani’s frame gives it a bit more oomph than Thandie’s.

  17. Camron

    September 18, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    they forgot to add Dillish to the list. sure she wore somethg like this for her bday party

  18. bimpe

    September 18, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Oh pls! Agbani one is just a look alike. It’s not Stella! She’s probably wearing a different designer

    • Bisqo

      September 18, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Why the “she’s probably wearing a different designer”? Why can’t Thandie be the one probably wearing a different designer? Are you saying Agbani can’t afford the dress? That is not a nice comment…

  19. Akpeno

    September 18, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Oh come on! Thandie is pregnant in this pic! It’s not a fair comparison!

    • Tb

      September 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      I totally agree.

  20. koks

    September 18, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Thandie is pregnant. Not a fair comparison. they both look lovely

  21. Amaka

    September 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Bella Naija Agbani is wearing a different dress . She,s not wearing a stella McCartney dress. Check am now???????

  22. Adeola

    September 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Agbani obviously….she worked the hXXX out of the dress.

  23. reena

    September 18, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    @bimpe hater much?

  24. dlapikin

    September 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Thandie rocks! Pulling that dress with a bump and still looking as sleek as agbani in it..

  25. GreenDiamond

    September 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Agbani d shape is right there in ur face

  26. iba

    September 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Na my Agbani of course nah.

  27. Modella

    September 18, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I couldn’t look twice,screaming AgbaniiiIiii…she slim and tall!

  28. Eve82

    September 18, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Agbani killed this one!

  29. Benashmom

    September 18, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Thandie is pregnant.

  30. Berry Dakara

    September 19, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Agbani did. Her model poses showed off the best angles.

  31. goody

    September 19, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Thondie is pregnant. But I surely go for Agbani Derego. She is more on the dress

  32. Demondi Mian

    September 19, 2013 at 1:10 am

    love the dress on both f them !!

  33. Ama

    September 19, 2013 at 8:51 am


  34. fabulous

    September 19, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Agbani rocked it more!!!

  35. lee

    September 19, 2013 at 9:41 am


  36. Mariaah

    September 19, 2013 at 9:51 am

    They both look amazing IMHO Thandie being pregnant or not.. From the hair to make up to shoes, everything in the entire look comes together..

  37. Ify O

    September 19, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Agbani for sure

  38. NKEM

    September 19, 2013 at 10:49 am


  39. Max

    September 19, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Agbani of life!

  40. Max

    September 19, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Agbani of life!!!

  41. gscot

    September 19, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    agbani did justice to the dress.

  42. claire

    September 19, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Thandie is pregnant please!!! this is not a good comparison. you are bias already.

  43. Nkeayo

    September 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Agbani rock it!!!

  44. phummie

    September 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Agbani is she wore it better for me..

  45. Ugo vanessa

    September 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I think the dress looks better on the other lady.agbani is too slim to rock a dress like this.

  46. kaybee

    September 19, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Agbani of course! Thandie’s ankle straps checko’d her outfit.

  47. Tobi

    September 20, 2013 at 8:25 am

    They both look good!

  48. nicollette

    September 20, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I saw this design in 2007. checkout project runway season four tiki barber’s wife.

  49. ijescorner

    September 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    they both look amazing…I love Thandie

  50. Nigeriansabroad

    September 21, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    They both look good but Agbani gets ma vote.

  51. ChiChis Cuisine

    September 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I love my Thandie any day and against anyone so ya, the winner (to me) is Thandie Newton.

  52. Madamesolange

    September 23, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Agbani wore it better.

  53. Justanopinion

    September 27, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Duhhh Agbani is a model and that alone plus her height
    gives her an upper hand…..even her pose gives her an added
    advantage….youre comparing apples and oranges…both are delish

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