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Terra Cotta’s Fleur Collection

This new collection by Terra Cotta mixes sophisticated power dressing with casual wear. The collection titled 'Fleur' draws inspiration from the 1920s and the Ikebana, a Japanese art of flower arrangement. The collection is comprised by edgy sweatshirts with embossed catchy phrases and the mysterious eye 👁‍🗨. For the work wear pieces, the designer's creativeness… Continue reading Terra Cotta’s Fleur Collection

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Only he who lives in truth finds it. The deepest truth is not born of conscious striving, but comes in the quiet hour when a noble nature gives itself into the keeping of life, to suffer, to feel, to think, and to act as it is moved by a wisdom not its own. —Hamilton Mabie.… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Fashion & Style · Runway

The New Pop Art Fashion Collection

  Bicycle shorts, assymetrical blouses, short dresses, one sleeve dresses, pants and tailored jackets in bright, bold colors make up Fahaid Sanober's new Pop Art Fashion Collection. The collection is a luxury collection and is accompanied with accessories from luxury brands. Fahaid Sanober goes for a chic, artistic look. The pieces are trendy, modern wear.… Continue reading The New Pop Art Fashion Collection

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Among the happiest and proudest possessions of a man is his character. It is a wreath, it is a bank in itself. What is the essence and life of character? Principle, integrity, independence. —Bulwer Lytton. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

Accessories · beauty · Cosmetics · makeup · Photography · Videos 📹

Glam by JS beautiful makeup tutorial

Remember Bibi London's bridal themed Asian wedding inspiration, with the stunning makeup, beautiful jewelry and embroidered bridal veils, Bridal Fashion Editorial The beauty and fashion brand presents another 'beauty and fashion meets photography' editorial. This time, the brand collaborates with Glam by JS, a London based professional makeup artist to present a makeup tutorial for different… Continue reading Glam by JS beautiful makeup tutorial

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it's crucial that you rise and stand as the winds of gravity push you down bending when the storm comes is wise but the goal is to always rise again. —C. P. Beauvoir. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

African designers · African Inspired · Fashion & Style · Runway

Amma – Le Rouge Woman

Le Rouge by Amma presents it's Fall 2019 Look Book. According to the fashion brand, Le Rouge is a limited collection designed for the "modern African woman." The collection relies heavily on African prints and chooses, serene pastel colors with geometric motif patterns. The designs and well tailored cuts in Le Rouge are simple, defined.… Continue reading Amma – Le Rouge Woman

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Work Wear by Elvira Jude

Elvira Jude's new work wear collection is limited edition. The ultra chic designs with its stylish details are based off of the lead female character Adaeze (played by Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji)'s stylish work wear in the 2018 movie, Lion Heart. For this collection, the Nigerian fashion brand went outside fashion norm and instead worked… Continue reading Work Wear by Elvira Jude

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Beloved, let us love so well Our work shall still be better for our love, And still our love be sweeter for our work: And both commended for the sake of each By all true workers and true lovers born. —Elizabeth B. Browning. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

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Bénin 🇧🇯 Fashion Week 2019

Benin's fashion, design and modeling industry is hosting its annual fashion week. The event which will be held this year from 7th - 9th March, 2019 at the Benin Royal Hotel Cotonou, will mark the event's fourth edition. The event will showcase collections from Benin fashion designers and stylists, including fashion works from designers across… Continue reading Bénin 🇧🇯 Fashion Week 2019

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The Black Diamond by Nnonistics

One of my very first thoughts when looking at a collection or a clothing for the first time is: can I or can I not wear it? Sometimes, the model is not in my size and the designer does not state that there's an option for plus size women. However, I just usually envision myself… Continue reading The Black Diamond by Nnonistics

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@byninakwande

By Nina Kwande describes itself as a new label in the Fashion Industry. Taking a look through the brand's past collections, we see a range of beautiful and fashionable dresses and gowns, cut in simple lines, toned fabrics and adorned with embroidery. By Nina Kwande clearly has a practiced hand in fashion and designing, and… Continue reading @byninakwande

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still. and here you are after all the pain and heartbreak, still soft, still loving, still hopeful, still magical, still whole, still beautiful. —iambrillyant. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.  

African designers · Fashion & Style

All the shades of the Ace Dress

The Ace Dress was first introduced as part of the looks in the Naissance Collection by Nigerian design house, Aloz Fabtory. Aloz Fabtory – The Naissance Collection A long, black dress with dramatic puffy sleeves, assymetrical pleats and a black mesh neckline, the elegant black dress was among the collection's top looks. Since the launch of… Continue reading All the shades of the Ace Dress

Fashion & Style · Footwear

Wild at heart with Sergio Rossi

Sergio Rossi's Milano collection includes a love-at-first-sight pair of 50mm fringed boots. A beautifully designed suede + leather over the knee boot, Sergio Rossi adds charm to this beauty with sophisticated assymetrical fringing and lacquered-black low heel. With the fringed boots, Sergio Rossi offers color options in black or white. The boots are sold for… Continue reading Wild at heart with Sergio Rossi

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Don't loose your guiding light to the joys of the night. Don't give up even when your heart is breaking. No matter what happens, always be happy... —Ladies in Black (2018) This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

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Thy soul shall enter on its heritage Of God’s unuttered wisdom. Thou shalt sweep With hand assured the ringing lyre of life, Till the fierce anguish of its bitter strife, Its pain, death, discord, sorrow, and despair, Break into rhythmic music. Thou shalt share The prophet-joy that kept forever glad God’s poet-souls when all a… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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The Fashion Finest Africa 2019

The Fashion Finest Africa show is a fashion event designed for fashion designers from across Africa. The event provides designers with the opportunity to showcase their latest and best selling designers while engaging with investors, customers and fashion connoisseurs. The fashion event which was launched in Africa in 2017 will be held this year at… Continue reading The Fashion Finest Africa 2019

Fashion & Style · Featured Post

With Love of Prints from Daily Mail.

Pile it on, they all go good together. Wearing all prints, especially of different designs can be a little too much, too clashing. But safe? Nah, there cannot be too too much prints if you wear it right. For prints, British style expert Shane Watson has all the juicy "how to" details, including top picks… Continue reading With Love of Prints from Daily Mail.

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There’s nothing bright above, below, From flowers that bloom to stars that glow, But in the light my soul can see Some feature of the Deity. There’s nothing dark below, above, But in its gloom I trace God’s love, And meekly wait that moment when His truth shall turn all bright again. —Thomas Moore. This… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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Kim Kardashian West in another Thierry Mugler Vintage dress

About 6 days ago, Kim Kardashian West wore a vintage Thierry Mugler dress to the 5th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards in Los Angeles. The black dress soon became "the subject of discuss" for it's daring thin strip torso cutouts. I didn't like the look. On Monday night, Kim Kardashian West wore Thierry Mugler in Canada… Continue reading Kim Kardashian West in another Thierry Mugler Vintage dress

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'she realized that healthy couples learned to respect even when they disagreed. It wasn’t how much you fought; it was about how good you were at making up. It was about trusting each other and the relationship to have that fight, to get it out there and have the love to heal the wound, temper… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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New Bridal Collection – Abèbí by Tan

One of the things Abèbí by Tan does really well are Kimonos. It's line of chic, trendy kimonos in colorful prints and beautiful, free flowing fabrics make a versatile addition to your wardrobe. For it's bridal collection, Abèbí by Tan creates a collection of sheer kimonos for a bridal pre-wedding party and after-party. The collection… Continue reading New Bridal Collection – Abèbí by Tan

Videos 📹

Movie Trailers: Ma

Ma Release Date: 31st May, 2019 Genre: Horror, Thriller Cast: Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Misi Pyle. Director: Tate Taylor Screen writer: Scotty Landes Production Studio: Blumhouse Productions, Wyolah Films Octavia Spencer is the star of this physiological - horror thriller, Ma. In the movie, a lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers but… Continue reading Movie Trailers: Ma

African designers · Fashion & Style · Modest wear · Street style

Fashion Discoveries: Amnas puffy-sleeved Kimono

As far as Kimono's go, I think this Amnas puffy sleeve kimono is my favorite kimono and fashion item for February. It's cool, literally and figuratively - the sheer fabric is perfect to let the air in. The kimono is made from organza and comes in two colors - royal blue and black. Amnas, Nigeria's… Continue reading Fashion Discoveries: Amnas puffy-sleeved Kimono

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The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Lifestyle

Food Inspo 10: Coconut Fried Rice

The idea of Coconut rice having a fried rice version never crossed my mind until I saw the Instagram video of a Coconut Fried Rice meal by food blogger, Cooking with Emmy. The video was a short one, but it gave me a simple set of instructions that helped me try my own. The result… Continue reading Food Inspo 10: Coconut Fried Rice

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Mp3: One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men

One Sweet Day is a 1995 song released as a single from Mariah Carey's Daydream Album. The song features RnB group Boyz II Men and their incredible vocals. This is a song you come back to every time. Mariah and Boyz II Men wrote it as an eulogy for persons who have lost someone. "Sorry… Continue reading Mp3: One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men

Fashion & Style · Runway

Elexiay’s first 2019 Collection

Elexiay is a clothing brand based in the United States of America. The fashion brand offers unique, stylish women's wear all designed from handmade crochet clothing. This collection is Elexiay's latest collection and it is the brand's first collection for the year 2019. Comprising of bandeaus, skirts and plunging mini dresses, the collection is designed… Continue reading Elexiay’s first 2019 Collection

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The Garment Factory Lagos Pop Up Party

The Garment Factory is hosting its first pop up party in 2019. The event which will be hosted on Saturday, March 2nd at the Warehouse Kitchen, Admiralty Way by Fidelity Bank Lekki 1, will offer guests the best selling styles from the brand's collections including the best selling embellished Maxi dresses. The brand famous for… Continue reading The Garment Factory Lagos Pop Up Party

Fashion & Style · Hair · Runway

Autumn/Winter 2019 Ready to Wear – Ashish

The overly bouffant hairdo of Ashish's models for its Autumn/Winter 2019 Ready to Wear presentation distracted from the collection's chic, contemporary clothing. The fashion event which was held in London, showcased gowns, dresses, pants, blouses and oversized sweatshirts. However, the sequins, colorful patterns, floral embellishments and technicolor crochet illusions provided an artistic enjoyment to the… Continue reading Autumn/Winter 2019 Ready to Wear – Ashish

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Spring/Summer 2019 – VISU

VISU's Spring/Summer 2019 collection offers you 'A seat at the table' with its sleek, sophisticated and feminine fashion pieces. Offering among others, a track style, athletisure inspired pants paired with a button down v-neck white blouse; an assymetric peplum blouse ; a black backstrap jumpsuit, VISU combines earthy tones with classic, timeless, feminine silhouettes adorned… Continue reading Spring/Summer 2019 – VISU

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Thy love shall chant its own beatitudes After its own life working. A child’s kiss Set on thy sighing lips shall make thee glad. A poor man served by thee shall make thee rich; A sick man helped by thee shall make thee strong; Thou shalt be served thyself by every sense Of service which… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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You are not here, on this planet, in this lifetime, to tread lightly. You're here to rock boats, to shatter paradigms that paralyze. You are here to be seen, heard, loved and praised. And if you don't let yourself be seen, then please, tell me, who else will see you? The world needs you as… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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All deep things are Song. It seems, somehow, the very central essence of us, Song; as if all the rest were wrappages and hulls! the primal element of us; of us, and all things. —Thomas Carlyle. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

News

Karl Lagerfeld

My first designer was Karl Lagerfeld. I didn't meet him; I knew his designs and some of his works with Chanel, H&M and his eponymous fashion brands. His name, platinum white ponytail, spotless 4 inches white collar, biker gloves and sunglasses are unforgettable. He was the King of fashion and his classic look and style… Continue reading Karl Lagerfeld

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The Lotus Collection by Nigerian Designer Yutee Rone

Yutee Rone's Lotus Collection draws inspiration from the Lotus flower. A sacred symbol for many cultures, the beauty and essence of the Lotus is captured in the clean lines, structure and detail of Yutee Rone's collection. In paying homage to the sacred flower, the designer embodies the Lotus characteristics into the collection. The flower appears… Continue reading The Lotus Collection by Nigerian Designer Yutee Rone

African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

Aloz Fabtory – The Naissance Collection

The Naissance Collection is Aloz Fabtory's debut collection. It debuted on 11th February 2019 and yes, it met our expectations. The collection is a mixture of bold and soft colors. It presents elegant pieces of structure and design filled with cut outs, layered fabrics, pleats, peplums, bows, floral appliqués and lace details. From the Alami… Continue reading Aloz Fabtory – The Naissance Collection

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The Naissance and The Lotus

Today I have two collections for you from Nigerian designers; The NAISSANCE by Aloz Fabtory and Yutee Rone's Lotus Collection. A better part of my day is spent usually on Instagram looking for new designs from African designers. It's a wonderful feeling when I do. This two collections are elegant and yes, beautiful. I find… Continue reading The Naissance and The Lotus

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Lesotho Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019

Lesotho Fashion Week will take place on the 3rd to 5th of May, 2019 at the Mpilo Boutique Hotel, Maseru Lesotho. The event will showcase Spring/Summer 2019 collections for men and women by designers from all over the world. Lesotho Fashion Week was launched in November, 2018. The event provides designers a global platform to… Continue reading Lesotho Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019

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"What are we" A question that can begin a spark of fruitful romance Or A torch that can bring the damnation.-- the wrecked ship of nothingness.. that you are in.. to light. –—Chinyere Ugwoke. This image does not belong to Belijose's Fashion Hauz.

Accessories · African designers · African Inspired · Fashion & Style

Fashion Discoveries: A Made In Nigeria Wooden Bag

This is so '90s in style and design. It's a bit of nostalgic looking at it, my mum just smiled when I showed her these pictures. Maliko is the designer behind these beautiful wooden bags, the Oke Wooden Clutch and the Half Moon Clutch Bag. Maliko is a Nigerian fashion and luxury brand that produces… Continue reading Fashion Discoveries: A Made In Nigeria Wooden Bag

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Trish O Couture’s Love Inspired Looks is the Right Shade of Red for You

Some clothing look as good off season as it does in-season, that is why Trish O Couture's Valentine Looks is as good a red and sheer as any other. Perfect for every occasion and even for work, the collection of romance inspired ensembles is as brazen, bold as it is beautiful. Released for Valentine, by… Continue reading Trish O Couture’s Love Inspired Looks is the Right Shade of Red for You

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Ask nothing more of me, sweet; All I can give you I give. Heart of my heart, were it more, More would be laid at your feet: Love that should help you to live, Song that should help you to soar. —Algernon Charles Swinburne. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

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Fashion Discoveries: Pearl Bag in Pearl

This is another spectacular, stylish bag by Cult Gaia. It's as beautiful as every Cult Gaia product, and worthy of our discovery. Designed to be a carry on or to fit in snugly to your arm, the Pearl Bag comes in a pearl color, shaped in a round ball. It has a clasp open top… Continue reading Fashion Discoveries: Pearl Bag in Pearl

African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

DOS Clothing Store’s Fashion Campaign featuring Tracey Nwapa

Valentine is here. It's not too late to get a ready to wear clothing for today's celebrations. DOS Clothing Store recently released a Valentine Day Collection titled Playful and Flirty, and its beautiful, romantic and "intended for every woman regardless of how you intend to spend your Valentine this season". For the campaign, the brand… Continue reading DOS Clothing Store’s Fashion Campaign featuring Tracey Nwapa

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Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you are gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will? —Marilyn Monroe. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.