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BN Pick Your Fave: Mo Abudu & Freida Pinto in Oscar de la Renta



Mo Abudu Frieda Pinto Oscar de la RentaHey BN Style Watchers, we are rounding up Wednesday with two of our woman crushes – media mogulette Mo Abudu and Hollywood’s Freida Pinto.

The dress is from Oscar De La Renta‘s Fall 2014 Ready To Wear collection. It is embroidered with gold, and has a higher hem in the front, perfect for showing off shoes.

See how these two style stars rocked theirs.

The Dress!
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Mo Abudu
Mo Abudu wore hers to celebrate her 50th birthday this past weekend. She rocked an up-do, and for makeup – red lips and a shimmery bronzey eye by Banke Meshida-Lawal of BM|Pro. She accessorized with a metallic clutch, elaborate ring and drop earrings.
Mo Abudu BM Pro

Frieda Pinto
The nearly 30 year old actress (her birthday is in October) wore hers in May at The Homesman premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Her makeup was subtle with a sleek side part and low ponytail. She wore metallic pointed toe pumps and a gold cuff.

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So, who’s your fave?
Photo Credit: Instagram | Getty Images


  1. Fisa

    September 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Congrats Aunty Mo on your investment. Am sure this dress will cost some thousands of NAIRA. but you cant wear it again and that’s the most painful part of it.

    • dee

      September 17, 2014 at 4:48 pm



      September 17, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Its the truth,

    • adea

      September 17, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      Most likely she rented it ! With companies like “” anything is possible nowadays

    • hummm

      September 17, 2014 at 6:51 pm



    September 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Freida all the way! Mo Abudu tried sha!

  3. Beeeeee

    September 17, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    The dress looks better on Freda because her boobs (or lack of) aren’t spilling out. I would have preferred her with different some killer sandals like the ones the models have on. Mo looks like the dress was a size or two too small and she looks quite uncomfortable. That being said, she is gorgeous for a 50 year old.

  4. aisha

    September 17, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    …..You live only once ooo! You clock 50 only once 2. Let her enjoy it.

  5. Jackie Onassis

    September 17, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    They both look sassy on it!! But, somehow.. It is a yes for my African sister: Mo…

  6. MeNow

    September 17, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    FREIDA!!!! I think Mo was too busty for the dress and her make up should have been more subtle cos the dress is such a show stopper. Not taking anything from Mo -she looked great. I can only pray to look as good at 50 but Frieda killed it.

    • Potatoes

      September 18, 2014 at 7:10 am

      well said.

  7. sum1special

    September 17, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    None does it for me..Dont like the dress.

  8. iwalewa

    September 17, 2014 at 5:04 pm


  9. Gbemie

    September 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Since celebs don’t repeat clothes what do they do with them ?

  10. adoreable

    September 17, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I give it to FREIDA cos d dress is obvously not for a bursty lady. All dsame thumbs up to MO for looking dis hot at 50

    • NIna

      September 17, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      It is meant for size zeros . Designers only create these dresses for the super thin . Moreso, these American celebrities go on massive diet and spandex wear in order to fit into these type of clothes which includes the red carpet.

  11. Fatimah

    September 17, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I am not a Fashionista by any stretch of imagination but my eyes do not deceive me. A lot of people have said Mo looks hot in this dress, methinks peeps are just being nice to the birthday girl plus she just clocked 50.

    For me, the dress is not just the right fit, The spilling folds of flesh is not much of a deal but look at her hands and then her head in proportion to the whole outfit, because of all that squeezing into the dress, her hands and head now appear larger in a tranny-like fashion.

    It almost looks like Photoshop fail that occurs when trying to superimpose someone on another person in a picture.

    • MyDamnComment

      September 17, 2014 at 11:37 pm

      You’ve said it all. Let’s not be partial. Yes, MO is an amazing woman, but this dress was not it.

  12. Dora the explorer

    September 17, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I thought the dress was “too young” for Mo, but hey! it was her big day and she can wear whatever!! in other news the models slayed the outfit.. peace..

  13. Anon

    September 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm


    The dress wore Mo. (For those who understand that saying.)

  14. pearlrose

    September 17, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    looks better on Frieda. apart from been too tight on Mo and her discomfort in pulling the dress through ,the style is a no no for her body type. congrats to Mo though ,she has come a long way and an achiever.
    On another note, the embroidery on Mo’s outfit is a bit different from the model and Frieda’s. just an observation from an eagle eye…..

  15. Pearl

    September 17, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Mo all the way! Look how womanly the dress looks on her with her curves, she fills it out much better than Freida does which is what that dress needs. AND the colour complements Mo’s skin colour so well.

  16. Shadie

    September 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Frida rocked it better. Mo had a lot going on, loud make up, big earring considering the gown is already loud. She should have worn a nude look and kept it fresh.

    • Fisa

      September 17, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      BM Pro (BANKE MESHIDA) take note!!!!! That makeup is just too HEAVY in my own opinion too.

  17. justsaying

    September 17, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    “Tranny like hands” “Nude makeup” “Kept it fresh” Commentators United. Fashion Experts R Us. Let’s see how well y’all do o, BellaNaija stylists. Abeg, Freda looks great; Mo too! I’d pick Mo simply cos she can, and so she does! Fab x

    • Fatimah

      September 17, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Lmaooo @ Experts R Us. a mean harm, a kan observe ni 🙂

  18. nene

    September 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    ms. pinto, but ms abudu is in great shape.

  19. Mizzy

    September 17, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    It’s less busy on Freida n too busy on Mo, makin Freida Luk beta, n d make up ws reli calm on her too. Wuld gve it 2 Freida

  20. honeyblossom

    September 17, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Ppl talking about aunty Mo, while their own mums look a hot damn mess. If I had a dollar for every time I saw a chick rocking 22inch brazillian weave meanwhile her mum is wearing a cheap synthetic hair hat of a wig then we’d all be rich, lol, Folk are busy complaining she is too busty? Hunny, at least her boobs look firm, I ain’t even gonna talk about how your mamas breasts look like lumpy eba in saggy nylon bags, Sorry to go there but some of y’all be casting stones when u clearly live in glass houses. If your mum stays snatched at 50 then good for you sweetie but if she aint keep it moving and save your constructive criticism for your mama or at least buy her a facial or a gym pass or some macadamia oil for her edges. For those you though you were gonna get away with being mean, y’all gon learn today.

    • hmmm

      September 18, 2014 at 7:53 am

      Pls abeg! What does this have to do with how commenters mums look? And whats up with the insults? Its a simple poll… who wore it better Mo OR Frieda, and that’s what people are responding to. Not whose mom looks better than Mo. Geez.

    • Beeeee

      September 18, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      Thank you o, SIMPLE POLL….

    • honeyblossom

      September 18, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Sorry if my rant yesterday caused offense it was directed at a colleague who is on here all the time, I know she commented on the post cos I overheard her talking about it at lunch yesterday, she thinks she is an authority on EVERYTHING but she isn’t she is just super talented at poaching other ppls ideas and pitching them as her own!

    • Someones mum

      September 18, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Honeyblossom, whats with the insults? you were asked a question: WHO WORE IT BETTER? That you would go ahead to bring up peoples mum points to your own attitude and mind set. Please respect, give your opinion and keep it moving. If you prefer Mo, great, if not, no probs. We all love Mo but if she passes everyday but failed on this occasion, then it can be said, abi?
      Talking about peoples mums and insulting people just for their opinion on a dress…, makes me wonder about you o, babe!

    • Orekelewa

      September 18, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      You are so ill mannered,vulgar and totally uncultured! How dare you come here and insult mothers? It’s so obvious from your manner of speech how disrespectful you are as a person. Arrant nonsense! Simple poll and you are here ranting like a lunatic. Who let you out???

    • Beeeee

      September 18, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      Lmaooooo @ who let you out

    • ebony007

      September 18, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      Calm damn madam no one is referring to anyones mum. The dress did not do Mo any justice. Armpit area d back n d breast. Common…..look at d damn picture and stop being biased

    • oversabi

      September 20, 2014 at 1:20 pm

      U my little honeyblossom lack manners for a girl your age. Pple only came on board to share their tots as encouraged by bellanaija and u just zoom in frm nowhere to insult everyone’s mum. I would take it u got ur ill manners frm ur mum so next time just take ur trashy mouth to the street. I love d dress on Frieda, was way too tight for MO and didn’t particularly work for her age. Boobs all screaming to be released, sotay one even big pass d oda. I wonder wat u wod ve ur 15-25 yr old protégée or daughter wearil if u at 50 showcase this.

    • bukky

      October 6, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Are you alright at all?

  21. Fabulicious

    September 17, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    For the first time I actually think not having so much boobs is an advantage.I love the dress on Freda.


    September 17, 2014 at 9:40 pm


  23. Fa

    September 17, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Simplicity is always the best! Frieda nailed it, though I must say Mo is good looking for her age too

  24. Yaw Akoto

    September 17, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    maybe its the photography but there’s no comparison Pinto has it!!!!

  25. BlueEyed

    September 17, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Tbh There were other nice dresses on that runway she could’ve opted for, Frieda looks ok in the dress (she should’ve chosen different shoes tho)…..Mo looks like she wanted to wear the dress and she went for it, that I can’t fault lol

  26. Halia

    September 18, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Uh duh ! :0) the gorgeous Frieda! She looks more relaxed too.

  27. keechi

    September 18, 2014 at 1:28 am

    I think Mo rocked it better. I don’t like the shoes Freda wore with that dress mayne!!

  28. nyinyes

    September 18, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Freida for me! Looks awesome on her. I guess the dress suites her physique more. Month also killd it @ her age cmon. She’s in really good shape.

  29. tols

    September 18, 2014 at 4:59 am

    some people’s comment are so miserable aand super irritating . @ 50, she looks great and has achieved a lot. instead of you guys to go to your secret corner and beg God to make you an accomplish person in life. sitting down there and saying rubbish things that doesn’t make meaning, How many of you can boost of your mother like that, only God knows what she’s wearing. @50, her body looks calm and fresh and shes’s living a good life. By the way, its her MONEY. Banke MESHIDA lawal did a good job in her makeup,.

    • Carliforniabawlar

      September 18, 2014 at 9:55 am

      So because she has a great body, is beautiful and has achieved a lot at fifty and our mothers are fat and poor every deess must look good on Aunty Mo abi? My dear, no be insult o, na simpu queshun, Abeg you go school? You sabi the concepts of logic, fallacies and mutual exclusivity? Hiaaan! Abeg go collect your change if you ever paid for university level classes…. Like i said, abeg no take my comment as diss….na advice.

    • Someones mum

      September 18, 2014 at 10:52 am

      tola, calm down. Its a simple yes or no question: Do you like it or not. I love Mo but NO BODY gets it right EVERYTIME, not even you, babe.

  30. Halia

    September 18, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Duh Gorgeous Freida of course! She looks more relaxed too…

  31. Uche

    September 18, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Definitely Pinto!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Moyo

    September 18, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I will pick Freida, the dress fits her perfectly. What is it with 50 year old women, after all the years they have spent dressing up they ought to know better. First it was the Osime lady now Mo. No offence meant, but I think Mo got this one wrong. BTW, she has a great body for a 50 year old

  33. nene

    September 18, 2014 at 11:50 am

    don’t like the dress…

  34. Olajumoke Okedairo

    September 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Freida, her look is more youthful.

  35. pearlrose

    September 18, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    I wonder how people cant simply reason normally and with even a bit of intelligence but had to go down the gutter way @honeyblossom ….is a simple Yes or NO too much? please learn to comport yourself as a lady and with dignity ,carriage and poise too ,you obviously will be lacking in these areas as well ,I believe you are educated to a certain degree ,research .read and learn more about life ,behaviour and comportment .it is very IMPORTANT!!!!!! not dissing

  36. Beeeee

    September 18, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    What is with all the insults ayyyy, Goodness me…it’s a freaking POLL. So how come no one is attacking the people who didn’t vote for Freida? It’s not that serious. No need to insult anyone’s mother. No one insulted Mo here. I think Bella Naija used simple enough English…..Pick Your Fave. Some liked the dress better on Freida and they gave their reasons, other like the dress better on Mo and they gave their reasons. Most of the people who picked Freida also applauded Mo for looking that good at 50. So what exactly is the problem? This is what happens when Internet access is granted to every Tom, Dick and Harry.

  37. Ms. Sane

    September 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Mo gets my vote. Freida’s a little too plain.

  38. Mayow

    September 23, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    can’t believe we are comparing. No comparison Frieda all the way. dress didn’t work for Mo in my opinion

  39. Ibby

    October 21, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I think women are malicious creatures and are always the first to tear each other apart. Mo abudu has a great bod for a 50 year old.

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