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BN Pick Your Fave: Kelly Rowland & Gina



Kelly Rowland & Gina - BN Pick Your Fave - BellaNaija Style - BellaNaija

Good morning BellaNaija Nation, Happy Holidays!

The BellaNaija Style team is proud to present another edition of BN Pick Your Fave. Today, we have American music superstar Kelly Rowland and rising Nigerian singer Gina in the same look.

Kelly rocked this black Georges Chakra Spring 2013 Couture dress which features specific sharp cut outs, and a tulle skirt at the bottom, while Gina wore a similar version of the dress.

Check it out.

Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland in Georges Chakra - December 2013 - BellaNaijaStyle - BellaNaija

Where: The 55th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California

How She Wore It: Kelly was one of the best dressed at the 2013 Grammy awards. The recently engaged singer chose this piece with a halter neckline and sexy cuts from the Georges Chakra Spring 2013 couture collection.

She accessorized with an emerald cocktail ring and chandelier earrings by Lorraine Schwartz. Opting for bangs, she completed the look with neutral lipstick.

Gina - December 2013 - BellaNaija Style - BellaNaija

Where: 2013 Music Meets Runway on Saturday 21st December 2013 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos

How She Wore It: If you didn’t know Gina, now you know her. The rising musician arrived at the 2013 Music Meets Runway show on Saturday evening in a similar version of Kelly’s dress.

Her outfit was made with velvet and also features a tulle A line skirt. Choosing only a black bracelet as an accessory, she completed the look with smokey eyes, an up do and red lipstick.

George Chakra Spring 2013 Couture - December 2013 - BellaNaija Style - BellaNaija

George Chakra Spring 2013 Couture


  1. Dolapo

    December 24, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Somebody is wearing a knock off.

    • Chinyere

      February 13, 2014 at 7:34 am

      God bless you Dolapo

  2. Dolapo

    December 24, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Oh! BN said its a similar version of Kelly’s. Anyway, Kelly wore it better. Look at Kelly’s toned arms

  3. uju

    December 24, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Gina looks a lil tacky….dont like velvet for this dress…Kelly killed it for me…the bangs worked better too

  4. asgrl

    December 24, 2013 at 10:48 am

    the poor quality of material and tailoring (So many of the lines were lopsided and off-center) killed Gina’s dress. But she’s a beautiful girl though.

  5. Lola

    December 24, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Although I don’t like it that the cloth is revealing, Kelly’s outfit looks and fit far better than the other lady. Her material is cheap and not nice at all.

  6. MissT

    December 24, 2013 at 11:10 am

    hahahah Gina dress is obviously a knock off, badly sewn too

  7. Chic

    December 24, 2013 at 11:12 am

    BN at least you are stepping your game up! Yes “a similar version of Kelly’s dress made with velvet” that is how you should have been describing pick people who were wearing other versions of a dress before now. I even saw on vlogger “Beautybyjj” wearing that Beyonce black and gold dress that you compared with Yvonne Okoro on here on time and Jen the vlogger even mentioned the website where she got it from it was a similar version item.

    That being said Nigerians need to realise that some regular folks who earn less than Nigerian celebrities can afford some of the more reasonably priced designer items if desired so if they can why can’t the Nigerian celebs who have millions afford them too. Stop with the word “fake” already! If you weren’t there with her when she bought it then shut your mouth. There is no such thing as “fake dress” only “similar version” or “inspired by” I have had some designer looks recreated by tailors and never claimed to be wearing the original designers outfit so are you now calling my tailor fake?

    • Iphie

      December 24, 2013 at 11:30 am


    • asgrl

      December 24, 2013 at 11:42 am

      What the *Bleep* are you on about? Did you forget to take your medication today/ 😐

    • BellaYankee

      December 24, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      Yrs, your tailor is FAKE if they knock off someone else’s work. Replica = fake. Deal with it and stop being a copycat!!!

  8. Que

    December 24, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Ms Kelly wins. I think it would have worked on Gina if she looked more confident bout her choice… her face has ‘unsure’ written all over it.

  9. Elsa

    December 24, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Thank u chic…u got it bad!!

  10. Elsa

    December 24, 2013 at 11:47 am

    It looks like d same dress… D only diff is that Gina is not as toned as Kelly and Gina’s length his not right…. Mayb she is taller..

  11. Thelma

    December 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I prefer Gina’s but that fabric doesn’t work for me.

  12. Dawn

    December 24, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    One looks like luxury, the other looks thrift shop cheap. Chakra the designer of Kelly’s would probably pass out on seeing this bad copy. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

  13. Pauline

    December 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Kelly anyday

  14. AsHAnI

    December 24, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    hmnn…very tacky imitation.. (-_-)

  15. AsHAnI

    December 24, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    plus whats with the ”apochay” >> is that word still in use? hahahahaha


    December 24, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Gina forgot to iron the frills 🙁

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      December 24, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      I thought i was the only one that noticed sha.

  17. sandy

    December 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    poorly made

  18. NYstyle

    December 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Well said BN!! exactly what needs to be said when some so called Nig celebs wear and carry knock of clothes and accessories…including Genevieve’s China Chanel bag etc. Don’t know who y’all think ya fooling knuckle heads!

  19. Ima

    December 24, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I am not sure she pulled this look off.

  20. Onye

    December 24, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Why would someone just blatantly copy someone else’s design? Only in Nigeria would someone do this. Terrible. It is illegal to do this. And such cheap knock off at that.

  21. Poison Ivy

    December 24, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    @NYstyle,am just wondering what gene has to do with all this(HATER ALERT)!!

  22. Leila

    December 25, 2013 at 1:31 am

    It’s an Akwarakwa Obioma trailer designer, direct from Aba.

  23. maria

    December 25, 2013 at 6:09 am

    i think BN is trying to make fun of gina with this post really i am sure that was not a question really who wore it better seriously !!!!!. kelly is wearing an amazing dress well executed style but gina she is not wearing a look alike she is wearing a knock off cheap material and bad tailoring i hate imitations like that dress was sewn to imitation Kelly’s dress please the copy cat is just intense.

  24. maria

    December 25, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Nigeria artist will complain about piracy destroying their business and they commit it too someone tell me this is not piracy

  25. Turi

    February 4, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    LOL @piracy. #PREACH#

  26. Amh

    March 17, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Bad copy.

  27. Cheta

    July 16, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Go Kelly gurl

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