These are some stunning ladies.
Actress Dorcas Shola Fapson a.k.a DSF (Sophie from Shuga) and singer Lola Rae are absolutely beautiful with makeup done by Dolly Okusanya of Dee Beaute by Dolly. The shoot, created to celebrate the culture and traditions of the Yoruba people, shows the fab ladies wearing statement necklaces, gele (the traditional head gear for the Western region of Nigeria – the Yoruba Land) and amazing high-def makeup.
Read Dolly’s inspiration for the makeup look.
My inspiration for this shoot came from me wanting to embrace my Yoruba culture and tradition. Living in a diverse country such as Britain it is often perceived that young Nigerians or even Africans grow up not knowing their culture and often forget their heritage as Africans.
For both Ladies I decided to do bold metallic eyes to compliment their geles. The theme for the 1st head ties was bridal (gold and coral) and aso ebi for the 2nd head ties (royal blue and terracotta) which complimented their skin tones beautifully.
View the photos below.
Photography: Black Crayon (Yemi Kehinde) @ydot_k | www.black-crayon.co.uk
Makeup & Gele: Dee Beauté by Dolly (Dolly Okùsanya) | E-mail: [email protected] | Follow on Instagram: @deebeautebydolly
Models: Lola Rae (Rachel Garton) @lolaraemusic | Dorcas Shola Fapson @ms_dsf
Accessories: @kenza_accessories | Visit their website: www.kenzaaccessories.com