A while ago, BellaNaija Style let you in on a new way of wearing the traditional head tie – Gele. Created by makeup artist, Funmilola Irantiola Olurinola of Abeke Makeovers, these unique “Iconic Geles” are becoming a favourite of fashion insiders and celebrities.
See fashion designer, Toju Foyeh rock them here.
Now, everyone can own an iconic gele as Funmilola debuts the first collection.
Titled “Oriki“, this collection of 5 pieces has been inspired by pop and reality TV style icons who have made their mark on the global fashion industry. They have Beyonce, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian-West, Selena Gomez and Madonna, who have been given traditional Yoruba names which personify them.
What makes this gele unique is that it comes with a patent pending velcro strap, that fits your head perfectly.
See the collection below:
The Beyonce – “Abike” (The one who was born to be pampered)
The Kim Kardashian-West – “Apinke” (The one who everyone pampers together)
The Rihanna – “Ariyike” (The one who you pamper when you meet)
The Selena Gomez – “Asabi” (One who was wished to be born)
The Madonna – “Amoke” (One who you’ll pamper when you get to know her)