Nada Adelle

She’s a beautiful fashion blogger and model but don’t let the cute face and curly locks fool you. This young day is both beauty and brains. Nada is from Manchester and holds a degree in Law, she’s a massive face on the web and her fans love her (70 thousand of them on Instagram).

 She made my job amazingly easy even though this was her first ever Lingerie shoot.

I must say i had a fantastic team and the synergy was fantastic.

Anyways i think i should rest my fingers and let the pictures do the talking….

xoxo

Bella

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Nada Adelle

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Photography: Ola Ajani

Make up Artist: Alma White Ruiz

Lingerie: Nichole de Carle

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The Giddimint Photoseries…

Hi guys,

hope you’re having a great weekend so far… A few months back i worked on a Little project called the Giddimint Photoseries.

The Photoseries was an idea i came up with a friend and my Oga (Boss) at the top Kelo Okeke of Giddimint.com for his site. The project showcases and shed light on young visual creatives in Nigeria through the Giddimint platform. We got these young creatives to use tshirts and products from the site to create images to showcase their creative prowess and i was fortunate enough to work with Baba Agba.

Baba is an Amazing up and coming photographer who shoots on solely film. For his Photoseries we came up with the idea of merging tees (all sold on Giddimint.com) with ball gowns and more or less high fashion pieces and the result is the collection of Images below.

I love the texture of these images and i must say it is always a great feeling to support up and coming creatives from Nigeria.

To view the rest of the series, kindly visit the Giddimint.com/blog

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Lola Rae For Blanck Digital

 

 

 

Aside from being a freelance stylist, i am the fashion editor for an online magazine; http://www.blanckdigital.com

Blanck is an online fashion magazine with a heartbeat, and that heart is Africa… the Last issue was the freedom issue with the underlining question ‘what does freedom meant to you?’ We had four covers for the issue and one of the celebrity featured was aspiring songstress Lola Rae.

Initially, as the shoot was a beauty inspired feature, the moodboard i created  for this shoot was very colorful, bright and summery. That was thrown out the window as we decided to strip her bare and build her look up.

I love how simple, somewhat raw and delicate she looks in some of these images…

Lola Rae is a natural in front of the camera and she evidently photographs well. Some of the images here did not make it into the magazine so you’re literally getting an exclusive on my blog lol.

If you have the time, head on to blanckdigital.com, check out the site and the magazine as i would love to know what you think.

xoxo

Bella Lola for Blanck

 

 

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Styled by yours truly

Photography; Ade Asiko Okelarin

Make Up Artist; Dayo Rasheeda (OTS Beauty) 

Hair; Anoushka Romanenkova

Nouveau

Hello, 

so remember i told you guys that i was moving house, well what i failed to mention or add to that info is that most of my clothes and belongings are in storage. This only made me come to the conclusion that i need new clothes. i mean i cannot go out about without clothing…All that said i would like you to welcome my 2 new favourite piece of clothing; my lovely shorts and my well long deserved stilettos.

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As i am sure, most of us fashionista will always say that the best stiletto to buy is the Christian Louboutin Pigalle. in as much as i love Mr Louboutin’s amazing art he calls shoes, the Pigalle is a far cry from comfortable. It’s not just the height you have to deal with, the arch of the shoe is so disproportionate to the height you feel like you’re on your tiptoes standing, on a stilt 90 percent of the time. it is least to say that those shoes are bloody uncomfortable and i wouldn’t trust a woman who calls them comfortable or walk a mile in them (i know, i have trust issues)

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All that said, i have found the love of my stiletto life and his name is Nouveau, his daddy is Stuart Weitzerman and the man has a soft sport for comfort and elegance. S trust me when i say this is a match made in shoe heaven.

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Bella

 

 

9 to 5…

Hi Guys,

i know i have been quiet of late and my blog has been missing a post or 2, i do apologise and i blame it all on work and my chaotic life. I have been doing a lot of styling gigs of late, so much that the past 3-4  weekends has been from one shoot to another. To make matters worse i had to move house so most of my stuff is in storage…its all a big mess if i am totally honest.  I promise as soon as images are out i will post them up for you guys to see, a little insight into my creative work isnt a bad idea right?

Well, all that said, todays post is dedicated to the outfit i wear on Tuesday to friday; my work uniform.

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I work in a retail store in London as a part time sales associate. It is the only job that gives me enough freedom and leeway to pursue my dream as a creative consultant and if i am totally honest, i actually enjoy working in retail as it kinda keeps me in the field i would love to be great at and give me the avenue to meet people from different places and works of life, even famous ones…

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For security reasons i cannot really tell you where i work for the fear of stalkers is the beginning of wisdom.

However i am happy to share with you guys what i look like on most weekdays although i did tweak it a little with the hat and Louboutins (imagine running up and down the stairs in those), i am usually in a pair of boots or mid heels.

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i would love to know what you guys wear for 9/5, lets make it a thing.

xoxo

Bella

Hello,

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i love playing with colours and clashing patterns with prints especially when you did not really plan your look but it turns out great…

 what can i say, there sure must be a method to my madness

 

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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

HAPPY

Hi Guys,

i woke up with an entirely diff outfit in mind to wear to church yesterday and as i had a wedding reception to attend afterwards, i was hoping to get home for a quick change of outfit and head out ASAP. But that was certainly not the case. I woke up late and was in a mighty rush to make my intended service. I literally just went with the flow and allow the skater skirt inspire the rest of the look bearing in mind that a change of outfit wont be possible at the rate my day was going…but it turned out pretty cool.

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I had a lovely weekend and the wedding reception was blissful…

x

Bella

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