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BN Beauty: The Avant Garde Owambe | Gbenga Artsmith



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Here’s a new take on the traditional ‘owambe’ look.

Created by jewelry designer Gbenga Dada of Artsmith Collections; with makeup by Talking Faces and photography by Dipo Orimoloye, the shoot translates the traditional look popular in the Yoruba wedding culture to an avant garde look.

The shoot features themes of high fashion, artsy expressions and African-inspired elements.

Check it out.

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Photo Credit
Photography: Dipo Orimoloye (@Dipo_ffx)
Styling/Jewelry: Gbenga Dada (@gbengaartsmith)
Makeup/Gele: Damola Abiodun-Oredein (@talkingfaces)
Asooke: @Molbaks_alasooke

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  1. Derry

    December 19, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I really like the neck pieces, but the blush was too much of a distraction.

  2. Lara

    December 19, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Nice one but @Derry exactly the blush was just a distraction.

  3. Ibinabo

    December 19, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Less is more… too much going on the face

  4. Beatrice

    December 19, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Love the beads

  5. Francis Lawani

    December 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    The neck pieces are extremely elegant.

  6. bruno

    December 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    where is the avant garde? what is so avant garde about this. pls stop miss using words. I got my hopes up when i saw the headline “avant garde” only to open and be disappionted.


    December 20, 2014 at 12:05 am


  8. dha'rey

    December 20, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Overall, I will score 80%. I can’t find the blush as distractions as some said.

  9. Tosin

    December 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Yes o!
    We Gele.

  10. Ola

    December 22, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Lovely lovely piece of necklace she is got on . But lo to ooooo blush plenty ooo.

  11. sum1special

    December 22, 2014 at 9:56 am

    The model’s make up is distracting how gorgeous the neckpieces are.

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