African designers · Fashion & Style

Photos from Mai Atafo’s New Womenswear Collection

Mai Atafo's new collection may be considered risqué for some people here but it is bold and there are beautiful pieces in the collection. I like the red tiered dress with lace corset and wine red blazer; I love the pants and men's suits pairings too. For this collection, the Nigerian designer fused pieces from… Continue reading Photos from Mai Atafo’s New Womenswear Collection

Accessories · beauty · Celebrity fashion · Fashion & Style

Tips: How to Promote a Film the Boss Way

Sometimes people will only take you seriously based on how you look. Although it's not a defining factor of assessing a person's personality, character, strength and many more innate qualities, it's nonetheless important. Seeing as how you look is important especially when landing fat deals with huge zero figures or getting a dream job or… Continue reading Tips: How to Promote a Film the Boss Way

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If we give this love a chance We could dance in mars & make kids that are stars If we give this love a chance Your heart will be my home & i'll give you the keys to my soul If we give this love a chance Darling i'll love you forever more & you… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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It is written not, “Blessed is he that feedeth the poor,” but “Blessed is he that considereth the poor.” And you know a little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. —John Ruskin. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

beauty · Fashion & Style · Street style

Loving Simplycyn’s Style

For some people, knowing how to mix and wear vibrant, colorful prints and stripes can sometimes be very off-putting. But for some others, knowing how to mix and match colors and all these is easy. I first saw @simplycyn (real name, Cynthia) in a post by @stylemeafrica and I was caught by her effortless sense… Continue reading Loving Simplycyn’s Style

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feel no guilt about the boundaries you have created. instead, rejoice in the space you've created for yourself to breathe without having to worry about people's opinions and ideas about you. —@iambrillyant. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

African designers · beauty · Bridals · Fashion & Style · Hair · Inspirational · makeup · Photography

A Stunning Bridal Collaboration From Nigeria’s Eleanor Goodey, Swish Signature, Mai Atafo, Alexia Horsfall, Angel Hairboss and Tobbiestouch.

It is said that you should not 'out slay' the bride at a wedding, that is why some wedding experts will advise female guests against wearing white. For this reason, I am wondering whether the white, sleeveless, lace princess wedding gown in this collection comes in any other colour because that gown looks absolutely gorgeous.… Continue reading A Stunning Bridal Collaboration From Nigeria’s Eleanor Goodey, Swish Signature, Mai Atafo, Alexia Horsfall, Angel Hairboss and Tobbiestouch.

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The secret of goodness and greatness is in choosing whom you will approach and live with, in memory or imagination, through the crowding obvious people who seem to live with you. —Robert Browning. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

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Movies: Trailer for Destination Wedding 2018

Destination Wedding? Paris, Spain, Hawaii, Tahiti, Jamaica, Tuscany, Bahamas. For Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder who play Frank and Lindsay in the 90minutes upcoming Comedy, Romance Melodrama, it's anywhere else but a destination wedding. Frank and Lindsay dislike each other's company, dislike the wedding, hate when couples kiss, hate the bride and groom and according… Continue reading Movies: Trailer for Destination Wedding 2018

Fashion & Style · Magazines

Photo of the Day

Adut Akech wearing a degradè cape dress from Alexander McQueen's Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection. Photographed for the September Edition of British Vogue by photographer, Anton Corbijn @AntonCorbijm4real, the cape dress was inspired by birds of paradise. The look was styled by Poppy Kain. Photo Source: Instagram, @alexandermcqueen

African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

The Flareboyant by Isi Atagamen

I don't know whether it's about how items from the collection were paired or are some clothings and styles best left for Rihanna? Please don't get me wrong, I think the collection should get an A+ for concept, design and details- the nude sheath dress with brown ostrich feathers sleeves, the blue jacket and pants… Continue reading The Flareboyant by Isi Atagamen

Fashion & Style

A Sports Meets Lifestyle Collaboration Between Off_White, Nike and Serena Williams

Virgil Abloh of Off_White teamed up with Nike to design Serena Williams the "Queen Collection", a line up of sportswear for the tennis star's U.S Open Tennis Championships. The collection includes a bomber jacket, ballerina dresses in purple and black, and choice Nike sneakers including an upgrade of the Nike Court Flare 2. The collection… Continue reading A Sports Meets Lifestyle Collaboration Between Off_White, Nike and Serena Williams

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I count this thing to be grandly true, That a noble deed is a step toward God; Lifting the soul from the common clod To a purer air and a broader view. We rise by the things that are under our feet, By what we have mastered of good or gain, By the pride deposed… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Lifestyle

Food 🍲 Inspo 4: Irish Potatoes, Meatballs and a Side of Fresh Salad and Eggs

I prepared this dish to mark my parent's wedding anniversary. I was nervous the meatballs won't turn out right, and since it's not a basic traditional meal, I was super anxious about getting it right for my parents. Mrs. Okoh kept coming in and asking "what did you even say this your food is sef?".… Continue reading Food 🍲 Inspo 4: Irish Potatoes, Meatballs and a Side of Fresh Salad and Eggs

Accessories · Lifestyle

Are Diamond Rings Overrated?

Bored Panda writer, Giedrė recently made a post titled 'Tumblr Perfectly Explains Why Millennials Aren't Buying Diamonds, And Why You Shouldn't Too'. Interesting read. See - https://www.boredpanda.com/millennials-not-buying-diamonds-white-sapphires/?utm_source=androidapp&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=androidapp Among the reasons listed on why Millennials aren't buying diamonds include: overpricing, manipulating consumer demands by major diamond companies, the interesting fact that diamonds are not rare, diamonds… Continue reading Are Diamond Rings Overrated?

African designers · African Inspired · Fashion & Style · Runway

Musu Kaikai’s ‘Mode Collection’

Noun mode (plural modes) 1. Style or fashion.   The Mode Collection is Senegalese designer, Musu Kaikai's Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection. The collection centers on the Boubou gown; a long, flowing, colorful garment worn by men and women in Africa, especially West Africa. However, Musu Kaikai's Mode Collection is inspired by Senegalese women. This collection of Boubou gowns come… Continue reading Musu Kaikai’s ‘Mode Collection’

Bridals · Fashion & Style · Photography

Marchesa’s No. 1

These images of a Marchesa bridal gown worn by @desali_lada for Flutter Magazine and it has so far become Marchesa Fashion's most liked images on Instagram. The images combined currently have over 100, 000 likes on the social, photo sharing app. The white Tulle bridal gown features a full, flowing skirt with colorful floral embellishments,… Continue reading Marchesa’s No. 1

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The essence of joy lies in the doing rather than in the result of the doing. There is a lifelong and solid satisfaction in any productive labor, manual or mental, which is not pushed beyond the limit of strength. —Charles W. Elliot. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Fashion & Style · Lifestyle

Shopping for Jeans: My Plus ➕ Size Experience

Mummy jeans, boyfriend jeans The days of all round skinny jeans and low waist is shifting to accommodate these brand of jeans: mummy jeans, boyfriend jeans, jeans that hug and define your waist but flare down a little, not too tight, not too skinny, just right (all jeans feel right). This is kind of like… Continue reading Shopping for Jeans: My Plus ➕ Size Experience

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  Don't "fake it till you make it." That's garbage advice. Face it till you make it. Get up. Work hard. Fail. Stand back up. Face it again. Do a little better. Fail again. Get back up. Repeat. —Jordan Syatt. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Accessories · African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

Alpha Classic – A Made In Nigeria Glam Bag Collection

Zashadu handbags are made in Nigeria luxury handbags with modern aesthetics and an influence of traditional leather making and tanning from Northern Nigeria. Zashadu is loved for its line of unique bags with simple and elegant features. The Zashadu features of elegance, graceful style and simplicity is highlighted in the Alpha Classic collection of bespoke… Continue reading Alpha Classic – A Made In Nigeria Glam Bag Collection

Fashion & Style · Runway

The Nut Cracker -Paolo Sebastian’s Autumn/Winter 2018 – 2019 Collection

The Nut Cracker Paolo Sebastian's The Nut Cracker is inspired by the famous two-act ballet of the same name composed by Russian classical music composer, Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Paolo Sebastian's The Nut Cracker collection is the Australian fashion house's 2018-2019 Autumn/Winter Couture Collection. The fairytale theme of the Nut Cracker is mixed with Paolo Sebastian's… Continue reading The Nut Cracker -Paolo Sebastian’s Autumn/Winter 2018 – 2019 Collection

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There are dark days When everything feels so numb Pain too deep That your veins even weep There are dark days That leave you In the hole of all your weaknesses Shadow of the world's brutality The stabs of disloyalty And man's cruel mortality Make you question your sanity The cheers of distant "friends" Fade… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Fashion & Style

Ralph and Russo: Pre Spring Summer 2019 Ready to Wear Collection

Pre Spring Summer 2019 Ready to Wear Collection: Ralph and Russo Ralph and Russo's 2019 Spring/Summer collection is in time for next year which I hope will have lots of huge possibilities and positivity. The collection from Ralph and Russo is as grandeur, sophisticated and as high maintenance as any look created by a designer… Continue reading Ralph and Russo: Pre Spring Summer 2019 Ready to Wear Collection

beauty · Fashion & Style · Magazines · News

The September Edition

Yesterday, Beyoncé and Vogue released official photos for Vogue's September Issue starring Beyoncé. The rumors are therefore confirmed, with African-American photographer Tyler Mitchel of @tylerphotos doing the photoshoot. However, not all the rumors are true. Business of Fashion (BoF) has revealed that the Magazine exercised full control over the choice of photographer and the concept… Continue reading The September Edition

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What if... i think that the worst thing that can happen to a person will be not exploring all your dreams and ideas. knowing that you could have but you did not. either from fear or responsibility, oppressed by the thoughts of what could have been. Failure or Success - i think that the worst… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway · Street style

Funky 90s

This was honestly my first time of seeing a clothing by Nigerian fashion label Popartii. The label's hand painted graffiti inspired denim jackets are quite famous. I had to start my own Discovery Channel on Popartii to further educate myself and I learnt the label is a fusion of contemporary art, with pop and afro… Continue reading Funky 90s

Bridals · Runway

The Obaapa Haute Couture Collection

Remember Ghanaian designer, Sima Brew's "white" wedding collection with mermaid and princess dress silhouettes in rich cream and ivory colors which was modeled by Ghanaian TV host, Selly Galley; you can jog your memory here Sima Brew’s “Timeless” Wedding Collection   Well, Sima Brew who has released two bridal collections since February this year, Bridal and… Continue reading The Obaapa Haute Couture Collection

Accessories · Fashion & Style · Footwear

Yesterday’s Van meets Today’s Vans

Vans is an American manufacturer of skateboarding shoes and other apparels including clothing and accessories. The shoe brand is famous for its line of skateboarding shoes and the Old Skool skate shoes. Recently, the shoe company partnered with the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam to produce a line of footwear, clothing and accessories inspired by the… Continue reading Yesterday’s Van meets Today’s Vans

Fashion & Style · Runway

Missoni’s Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection

The photo campaign for Missoni's Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection was shot by photographer, Harley Weir. According to the fashion brand, the collection's colorful and bold look is inspired by multi ethnic costumes, urban graffiti and the colors of Africa and Jamaica. The campaign which stars one of the Hadid sisters, Gigi promotes comfort, simplicity and warmth… Continue reading Missoni’s Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection

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Friendship is like a debt of honor: the moment it is talked of it loses its real name, and assumes the more ungrateful form of obligation. From hence we find that those who regularly undertake to cultivate friendship find ingratitude generally repays their endeavors. —Oliver Goldsmith. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Magazines · News

Rumor has it

There has been unconfirmed talks of another unprecedented September edition of Vogue, this time with Beyoncé as the star of the action. Rumor has it, that Queen Bey will be the cover girl of Vogue US highly anticipated September edition and not just that, for the first time also US Vogue's Editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour has… Continue reading Rumor has it

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We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Yet if we could scorn Hate and pride and fear, If we were things born Not to shed a tear, I know not how thy joy… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

beauty · Cosmetics

Tom Ford Lip Color Collection

  The Tom Ford Lip Color collection is a collection for every skin and "attitude". The new lip color collection includes Tom Ford's new classic corals from the 23 Bare Beach, the 09 True Coral, to the bold Tom Ford 31 Twist of Fate. According to the beauty brand, each lip color is Tom Ford's… Continue reading Tom Ford Lip Color Collection

Accessories · Fashion & Style · Fashion Style · Footwear · Street style

Photo of the Day

At first, I thought her legs were tied together with the belt but on seeing the second picture... Well? Our photo of the day is Jennifer Lopez's fashion extraordinaire street style in a white shirt dress and denim ankle boots from Versace's Resort 2019 Collection. The stunning singer and actress completed her look with simple… Continue reading Photo of the Day

beauty · Celebrity fashion · Fashion & Style · Magazines · Photography

Rihanna on British Vogue?

Rihanna has graced the covers of 3 British Vogue editions: November, 2011; March, 2014; April, 2016. So why the hype? Aside being a stunning beauty and style icon and a beloved music artist, the cover currently making the rounds is the highly coveted September edition of British Vogue and Rihanna is its cover girl, making… Continue reading Rihanna on British Vogue?

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Otu mkpụrụ akwụ adịghị efu n’ọkụ Equivalent English translation– The fewer things we have the more careful we are about them. –—Igbo proverb. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

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Welcome to the month of August 2018.

Happy new month, everyone. Am I wrong to be always so happy? This world is full of grief; Yet there is laughter of sunshine, to see the crisp green on the leaf, Daylight is ringing with song-birds, and brooklets are crooning at night; And why should I make a shadow when God makes all so… Continue reading Welcome to the month of August 2018.

Accessories · Fashion & Style · Footwear · Runway

Resort 2019 Collection: Roksanda

This collection looks like it was drawn and painted on the models. I like the fluidity and ease and pop of color that is neither too much or too little, the long, oversized sleeves, flounce details, large floral inspired sleeves on a multicoloured chiffon blouse in shades of purple, pink, yellow, black and white colors,… Continue reading Resort 2019 Collection: Roksanda

Accessories · African designers · African Inspired · Fashion & Style

The Luxury Africa Bag Collection by Orijin Culture.

These are some campaign photos for the luxury Africa Bag Collection by Orijin Culture, a luxury African accessories brand. The Africa Bag Collection is a collection of fine leather satchels and backpacks designed and crafted in the shape of the African map. The Africa Bag Collection is therefore an African pride story celebrating African life,… Continue reading The Luxury Africa Bag Collection by Orijin Culture.

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Be wise to-day; ’tis madness to defer; Next day the fatal precedent will plead; Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time; Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. —Dr. Edward… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

Spring/Summer 2018: Kwame Tailor

Kwame Tailor is a Ghanaian fashion label that produces male and female wear incorporating African prints with modern style and design. Kwame Tailor's Spring/Summer 2018 collection is a mixture of white separates with flattering pleated skirts and pants in African prints, jumpsuits, stylish dresses and gowns. The new collection is simple and elegant. I like… Continue reading Spring/Summer 2018: Kwame Tailor

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Sometimes goodness come from treating yourself. Not like you burned earth to dust but like you made it into a beautiful body crowned it with stars, put a precious coat over it and called it home. —Tampiwa Mugabe. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

beauty · Fashion & Style · Hair

Alison Valsamis’s Rose Braided Hairstyle

Alison Valsamis makes beautiful roses out of braided hair. The result is an intricate, gorgeous hairstyles not just for weddings but suitable for all occasions. The Connecticut based hairstylist shares tips on how to achieve this complex hairstyle which has become summer's most sought after hairstyle, on her Instagram account, @braidedandblonde. According to Alison, the… Continue reading Alison Valsamis’s Rose Braided Hairstyle