Blanck Digital Issue 3; The Colour issue is out now!

Hi Guys,

obviously by  now you should have heard of Blanck magazine (www.blanckdigital.com), but if you haven’t i am more than happy to fill you in on what Blanck is all about. Blanck is a Fashion magazine with a conscience, It’s an open book that celebrates African creatives and also shed light on topical issues affecting the nation.

The tear sheets below are from the latest issue of the magazine. I am  proud to be associated with the publication and grateful for the experience so far. As a Fashion Editor you think about not just the styling, but the flow of the magazine, what you feel your readers want and what interest them. How to stay ahead of the game, be topically relevant without losing the cool factor  and most importantly having a good product.  These are just a few things i do for the magazine and i must say in as much as it seems like a lot of work, it has been a fun ride all the way. Working with my team and other creatives in the field  has been a blessing and learning about the African Fashion media industry through a veteran like Franka Chiedu i must say is priceless. Here are tear sheets from the latest issue of Blanck .  you can also subscribe to the site to get the latest updates on fashion and other interesting news and also be the first to know when it comes to future issues. You can also  join in on the fun on instagram by following   Blanckdigital.

So before i leave you, i would love to know who your favorite celebrity cover is…

xx

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Latest issue of Blanck Digital-www.blanckdigital.com

Latest issue of Blanck Digital-www.blanckdigital.com

 

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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

Bella Bradshaw?

Hi Guys,

i think i am going through a hair-volution and i am totalling loving it. I am your plain jane;  simple weave and braids kind of girl as i don’t like taking drastic risks with my hair. So I think i surprised myself when my hair stylist suggested i tried this style and i said yes after just 10 mins of persuasion. No complaints about looking fresh off the boat,  black version of slash the guitar player or worse a really bad Nollywood actress, like nothing!  My reaction and eagerness to try something new kinda shocked me too…

All in all it definitely has been a welcomed change.
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Well as you can clearly tell that this hair got me all giddy and excited that i couldn’t help but put my carrie skirt on (that’s not what the skirts called but just go with it) sashaying down Regent street with the intro tune to sex and the city playing in my head and feeling like a less drama version of Miss Bradshaw….

i decided to take more cool night mode images and i am totally in love with them, i felt like the camera was just expressing my emotions through the colour blurs and soft focusing.

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Bella

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

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

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

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