3 Bloggers 1 night.

HI Guys,

last night i attended an event by Sideview magazine (www.sideviewmagazine.com). The event; 3bloggers one night which is part of the magazines 5th year anniversary took place in Kentish town in London. It was a small cosy event with an intimate crowd and i was there alongside 2 other bloggers to talk about the importance of fashion bloggers in the fashion world.

I was pretty nervous at first but i think i got a hang of it once i got the ball rolling and the crowd was really kind to me so i guess i aced it.

I met a bunch of really cool people and it was a great vibe all through…

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It was a lovely night, i even made a new friend/fan, his name is Tony and he literally said he had to have his picture taken with me as i am so beautiful. He even dragged me across the street to make sure he had it taken underneath the Kentish town Graffiti. He was such a sweetheart.

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Image 1A massive thank you to the Side view magazine team for having me and thank you to all who came.

PS: no black in sight (well the handbag doest count) Guess the curse is broken, Somebody shout hallelujah!!!!

Ok Bye

x

Bella

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Throw Back Thursday; Gidiculturetv

This feels like ages ago but i am proud to share it with you guys. Last year i worked on a little project called Gidiculturetv and the aim was to showcase urban african culture. This is a snippet of the fashion segment which i directed…As it is a throw back thursday on thursdays (just go with it) i thought id share.

Feel free to share your thoughts

xoxo

Black Mamba

Hi guys,

i went back to black today and my top is from the mothership; Zara’s new A/W collection.

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So i decided to opt for claws instead of my usual short simple manicure all thanks to my darling Tintin. they might look so good and stylish but these nails are a nightmare for a working woman like me. Even typing this post is taking longer than expected…what we do in the name of fashion ey?

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xoxo

Bella

Yet another black and white ensemble

Hi Guys,

Another sunday, yet another black and white ensemble… I have officially accepted the fact that this summer has been a mainly a summer of black and white for me. I just love the simplicity that comes with both hues and it’s a reflection of my being and nature at the moment as well. Life is so much easier when you keep it simple.

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I am sure my knack for colourful ensembles will be back once its autumn/winter as nothing beats bright colours for me on a grey wintry afternoon.

Weird? i know, i am special like that…

IMG_7404Oh and i braided my hair, thought i needed a change. You like?

xoxo

Bella

Good Old British Seaside

 

Hi guys,

 

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l spent my weekend in Cornwall, a last minute.com random getaway decision for my darling Tintins birthday. It was the perfect getaway i needed from all the stress of work and personal palaver… a time out in a little cottage by the sea, surrounded by happy people was what the doctor ordered.

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During the day, we went to the beach for a little dip before we decided on going  coast tailing which involved rock climbing and cliff jumping really…

 I totally enjoyed coast tailing, the adrenaline flowing through my veins and the salt water finding its way into my brain must have resulted in me having a momentarily state of highness cos that is the only way i could justify jumping off  a cliff  which is between 60-70 metres high without flinching.

It isn’t normal to be excited and eager to jump off a cliff that high instantaneously.

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We had a lovely dinner in the evening at one of the undoubtedly the best crab shack i have been to in my life so far. Like it literally put any sea food platter i have ever had in London to shame, even the fries were so fresh crunchy with the right amount of potato fluff… i haven’t tasted fried potatoes that good in a restaurant in a hot minute.

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All in all the weather was fantastic, it was good vibes all through and i m starting to fall in love with how beautiful everything seems in the sun especially in England.  I cannot wait to explore most of the coasts england has to offer and the cuisine of course .

xoxo

Bella

Can you feel the heat?

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The weather has been so kind to us in London its been pretty amazing. So amazing that it is hard to find the skin to fabric ratio balance. Its so hot that you cannot help but want to walk out with little or almost nothing on.

i have always had a problem when it comes to jumpsuits. Its either my derrière is too big/ my upper body is too long which equates to an uninvited camel toe or its just way too long and unflattering on me. So imagine my excitement when i stumbled on this beautiful jumpsuit in Zara which surprisingly fits pretty well and its a perfect equilibrium in terms of skin to fabric ratio…

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London feels and looks different in the sun, it feels like the city is alive and happy, people even apologise when they bump into you in the streets (that never happens in the winter). I really hope the weather stays this way for the next couple of weeks…

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xoxo

Bella

LWD

Today was such a beautiful day, i think July certainly did get the memo in terms of what it should feel land look like but can you blame it? its my birthday week so the weather has no choice but “turn up” nicely.

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Seems like white has definitely been the colour of choice for me this season which has been a pleasant surprise for me cos my brother always goes on about how i look horrible in white and how its so not my colour…so imagine how chuffed i feel when my camera begs to differ. The morale of the story is never let anyone make you feel you cannot make an outfit or a colour work for you and a Little white dress is a definite YAS! for your wardrobe.

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Bella

Dress; H&M

Bag; &otherstories

Shoes; Zara

Attitude; All mine lol

LBD

Hi Guys,

It was such a beautiful day on Sunday and i totally had no idea of what to wear so i decided to do the “first outfit to pop out of the closet” trick and it totally worked.

This Topshop dress is almost a year old and has been worn just once.Initially i wore my black tasselled leather loafers as i really did not want to wear such a short dress with heels to church. But after the service my darling Tintin (thesohosister.com) and i popped into Zara as they do have a sale on at the moment (which is pretty boring as most of the items are still expensive) to look for a specific bag i kinda fell in love with but didn’t want to pay full price for but instead, i found this lovely pink platform heels waiting patiently for me to give them a good home in my closet and i couldn’t say no.

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It’s always exciting when you can revamp an outfit to create a totally different look and thats why i love this ensemble so much.

x

Bella

Iyanya gets Bella-fied.

Hi guys,

its been a minute since i wrote on my blog as i have been a pretty busy bee. Its summer time and sort of like a high season for styling gigs especially for music and entertainment clients. 2-3 weeks ago i worked with the beautiful Tiwa Savage and styled 2 videos from her forthcoming debut album; Once upon a time.  As soon as i have the permission to let the cat out of the bag, you guys will be the first to know x.

So less i digress, i styled the African Superstar Iyanya last weekend and i must say it was both stressful and exciting. It is totally different from editorial or the normal  photo-shoot concept as you always have to be on the ball and time is always of the essence. Anyways i think i will ease up on the words and let the images do the talking.IMG_5222

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Look 1

Sunglasses: Porsche

Jacket: Allsaints

Jeans: Uniqlo

Trainers: Balenciaga Iyanya-Kukere-Concert-June-2013-BellaNaija-19-450x600

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Look 2

T-shirt: Mr Garbe Fela

Jeans:River Island

Trainers: Guiseppe Zanotti

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I decided to wear my comfortable wedge trainers as i wanted to be able to runaround like a headless chicken with the coolest wide brim hat just incase things dont go as planned which was literally the case in this situation.
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Wicker: Topshop

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Sunglasses: Chanel

All in all it was a great experience and as this isnt my first time of working with Iyanya, it was  humbling experience to style such an amazing talent.

i am Always proud to toot my African horn and this case is no different

x

Bella

Once upon a time by Karl Lagerfeld

Starring Keira Knightley, Lady Gaga, Lindsey Wixson…what do you think?

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