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#BellaStylista: Issue 11 | The Brighter, The Merrier!



Hi, BellaNaijarians!

#BellaStylista is a new BellaNaija Style series for fashionistas who kill it every day! For work or play, this list is to inspire you as we celebrate those who inspire us with their sense of style. We’ll be sharing the top trends, fabulous street style looks and our fashion highlights for each week.


The weather and the end-of-the-year rush may make us less than energized and keep our style gloomy. Bright hues which are eye-catching, confident and cheering are great for this period. This week, BellaStylistas all around the world tapped into the power of bright coloured outfits and accessories to uplift the mood… the brighter, the merrier.

Guess what trend we’re still holding on to? Statement-making sleeves! Puff, trumpet, or bell, sleeves are getting more dramatic with each outfit. Maybe we won’t be leaving this trend in 2017 after all.

Check out our favourite styles this week & don’t forget to tag us with #BellaStylista or send your photos and Instagram handle to [email protected] to be featured next week!


















@minniedlamini & @liesllaurie








Fashion Highlight of the Week

The timeless and classy Mo Abudu was one of the Best Dressed at the premiere of The Wedding Party 2 on Sunday. The media entrepreneur looked absolutely stunning in her Arabian Chic outfit by Lanre Da Silva Ajayi. Legendary makeup artist and beauty entrepreneur, Banke Meshida Lawal of BM Pro did her makeup for the big night and to complete her Arabian look, Mo got her henna done by The Henna Place.

That wraps it up for Issue 11!

Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on this week’s trends in the comments section. If you’d like to be featured in the next issue tag us #BellaStylista on Instagram or send your photos and Instagram handle to [email protected] to be featured next week!

Photo Credit: Instagram | #BellaStylista


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  1. Mz Socially Awkward....

    December 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I really like @alabi’s photo.

    Very refreshing take on style shoots…. in more way than one…..

    • whocares

      December 14, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      did you think so? i thought it was a bit one kain. not exceptional bad taste but.. it always concerns me when people try to glamourise Nigerian markets or less than comfortable Nigerian lifestyles for glamour shots, fashion, or some other such “creative processes” .. not that they shouldn’t be presented in different lights, or that artists shouldn’t flex their creative muscles.. it rarely bothers me in music videos etc because they are not attempting to reduce that aspect of life to the aesthetic only as with music it will always relate to the circumstance etc.. but with fashion and glamour shots it bothers me. The juxtaposition of luxury and poverty is too much to handle especially when you think its for such frivolous thing as a fashion shoot. For me it is a- this is someone’s livelihood and it fits a colour scheme for you and that’s just it- you go back to your life of slaying with your colour coordinated picture.. its almost like when white people go about american ghettos on a “graffi tour” or when hippies try to gentrify poor areas to make them “cooler” .. i think i would have less problem with it if that was truly his every day life; he has a stall in that market too etc and he did that as opposed to just go, take your slay father picture sitting in the market because it fits your colour scheme and them leave.. i dont know, maybe i am over-analyzing. i should stop doing that. its no fun. lool. it was a well put together picture though i have to admit.
      no vex. i have too much time on my hands if im writing essays on this. lmaoo. blame the cold and my bus that is just not arriving in time.

    • Naijaandfakeness

      December 15, 2017 at 3:55 am

      @who cares…I don’t even think half of the people that like ur comment understood what u typed here.It’s like they saw a long waec essay and just give u A1…many likes

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      December 15, 2017 at 11:04 am

      LOL @ slay father.

      I see where you’re coming from and without knowing the context of how the photo was taking, I just really appreciate how he used what wouldn’t ordinarily be considered as a tush environment in fashion blogosphere & made it work for his shot.

      So I’m definitely “in like” with the artistry.

      To be honest, photographers (let’s even leave the fashion and music industries out of it for now) all over the world have always preferred shots of rawer scenes, as the best way to evoke interest and emotion. Backgrounds which present a story just make the photo come alive and if I’m focusing on the art, I can’t fault this blogger for taking advantage of that.

      Plus, I don’t know that the young man didn’t do something for the Iya on his right afterwards and maybe dropped enough money in the hands of the trader whose stool was used, to cover their sales for that day. 😀 The work of alleviating poverty is bigger than just any single one of us but if he’s helped them in his own way, he’s not done too badly. 😉

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      December 15, 2017 at 11:05 am

      *photo was taken* It’s early, I need my ACV shot.

  2. jose

    December 14, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Nice nice. …erhm the first blue suit will work better a size bigger…..thing tight oooo

  3. saide

    December 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    not inspired

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