BN Style this Week: Simi & Adesua Etomi as Style Stars of 2018, Top Beauty Looks from The Royal Hibiscus Hotel Premiere, Lupita Nyong o for Black Panther & More - DailyFashionStyl

Monday, 12 February 2018

BN Style this Week: Simi & Adesua Etomi as Style Stars of 2018, Top Beauty Looks from The Royal Hibiscus Hotel Premiere, Lupita Nyong o for Black Panther & More

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#BellaStylista: Issue 19 | Black Is The New Black

Dear BellaStylista

Vanessa Banigo Be Your Own #WCW | Listen to Your Heart

This month you might be plotting to win someone’s heart, but what about your own? It might be the month of love but did you know in many countries it’s also the month of the heart? What’s more painful than a broken heart? – A heart attack. What’s better than making someone else’s heart beat faster? – Knowing your own heart is healthy. Heartthrob? Best to see your doctor.

Heart disease is the top killer of women and it’s killing more younger women every year due to diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. Young women are also more stressed than ever before as they take on more at work and then come home to traditional homemaker/motherhood tasks. Don’t wait till you have a problem. Educate yourself today and make sure your lifestyle is making you into your #womancrush, and not merely crushing you.

Check out this handy checklist for a healthy heart

Meet the TV Producer Behind Your Favourite Spice TV Shows

You see gorgeous editorials, fresh new content, exciting TV and film shows, but you rarely get to peek behind the curtain where the magic happens. In this new series, we join young, talented creatives in a short fun interview series, learn about their work, how they got their start and what new exciting projects are to come. We spotlight industry creatives, celebrate their wins, and inspire upcoming creatives to seize the day. Every week, we’ll learn from individuals who conquered their doubts and fears and made moves to follow their creative dreams.

Even if you don’t watch SpiceTV religiously, you definitely get a sense of what it’s about – with glamorous hosts like Idia Aisien and glamorous guests like Nicole Chikwe and Denola Grey. There’s fun, industry happenings and stye galore.

Dami Idowu is responsible for those shows.

She  creates style shows that upend the notion that all style content begins and ends with the interminable runway shows, playing over and over on your TV, suited more for background noise than engaged watching. 

And even better, she deftly navigates that ‘mean girls’ territory so easily slipped into in typical fashion related mediums, opting instead for shows like Style 101 rely on clever commentary and  fashion reportage, shows that are relatable yet aspirational with the visuals matching the impeccable look and feel of the show.

This content creator extraordinaire and communications guru, tells us all about her daily life, her backstory and her entrepreneurial venture – A.bout Creatives.

Eight #GirlBosses Share What Self Care Means To Them In 2018

Self care can sometimes seem, well, selfish – but as mental health and wellness become less taboo and take centre stage, it’s important to understand that self care can be anything from taking a 30 minute break to catch up on your favourite show, to enjoying a glass of wine with a friend.

As the daily pressures to seem happy, healthy and wealthy even if you aren’t – it is essential that  we place an emphasis on taking the time to check in with ourselves and make sure we aren’t just #TeamFitFam but are actually performing the daily, weekly and monthly self care rituals (whatever form that takes personally), that enable us become the most resilient version of ourselves.

Eight of our  favourite girlbosses, each at different stages in their journey – share with us what self-care means to them and why it is essential we practise it this year.

To me this means taking time regularly and putting my self first ( mind, body and soul ) and realizing that I’m only as great as my health.

For me, self care is a healthy mind, and a healthy body. Get your mind right, positive people around you,  positive vibes, positivity thinking, positive outlook. This goes hand in hand with a healthy body, stay active,  eat right, everything  in moderation; exercise and live your best life!


Beyond #BNSLiveWellWeek; Some Mazzi Musings Tips

So after a week of wellness-focused articles, posts and takeovers, it would be pretty easy to assume that #BNSLiveWellWeek has not only explored the matter but also created a movement of BellaStylistas focused and determined to live their best lives. But beyond the likes, forwards and shares how does one take what one has learnt, seen or been inspired by and make it into something a little more long lasting? Can one live well beyond one week?  In the spirit of sharing and caring, some nuggets (not chicken, golden people), gleaned from my own wellness journey and the little I have learnt along the way.


Idia Aisien Shows off Her Beach Bod for Accelerate TV’s “The Cover”

The model was styled by Tokyo James, and the photo shoot is as hot as you’d expect.

Media personality, Idia Aisien, is the cover star of the newest issue of Accelerate TV’s magazine The Cover in which she provides readers with a very skin-tillating slew of shots.

The photos following the cover story show her in two racy swimsuits following the cover line “Idia Aisien just brought sexy back”.

Sharon Ooja Egwurube Shows off Teenage Style for TL Magazine

Popularly known as Shalewa on hit comedy series Skinny Girl In Transit, Actress Sharon Ooja Egwurube is the cover girl of TL Magazine’s February Issue tagged Teenage Girl Dream.

In conversation with Editor-In-Chief, Seyi Taylor, Sharon talks about her fashion, her personal style and being the latest media sweetheart.


These Nigerians are Taking #NYFW Street Style to Another Level

More than any other event on our calendar, Fashion Week requires some serious outfit planning, it is a balance between sanity and stylish. As New York Fashion Week goes into full swing, our Nigerian #BellaStylistas are representing in an uber-cool Afrocentric way  – think shiny footwear, statement eyewear and vibrant colours.

Fashion blogger Chinyere Chi-Chi Adogu, Stylist Adedeji Abidemi, Designer Adetoke Oluwo and TV Producer Teni Oluwo are bracing the cold Manhattan weather in hints of made-in-Nigeria designs and Ankara outfits.

Check out their head-turning looks so far and be sure to keep a look out for their style for the remaining days of New York Fashion Week!

The Kimono Trend Uncovered, According to These Celebrities

What’s one of the hottest  trends right now? Kimono coords! Nothing quite appeals to the  ‘Lady of Leisure’ in all of us like a kimono.

Sighted early 2016, the kimono took centre stage as a wardrobe staple, and rightly so. It appeals to every woman who wants to look effortless and it’s an easy way to give a simple outfit like jeans and a tee an extra oomph!

The perfect mix of elegance and ease, wear it in silks, chiffon, ankara, mesh or organza. Pretty watercolour prints, paisley, Asiatic inspired, bold African prints and even solid coloured in statement hues; fringe trimmed, feathered or embellished – they  fill our need for summer layers (especially when the air conditioning is at arctic levels) and are super stylish and versatile.

Make a statement with a matched set like the celebrities below, keep it casual in jeans and a tank top  or take it from day to night and rock it with an on trend slip dress.


Lilly Afe struck a pose in her 2207 by Tolu Bally set with a collared crop.

Vimbai Mutinhri is off duty cool in her slim-line Rococo kimono set, strappy flats, pulled back hair and sunnies.

Five Stylish Outfit Formulas from Curvy Girl Influencer Winnie Leon

Winnie Leon