African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

The Individuality Collection by Reme Liman

On Instagram, Reme Liman describes itself as " a coeval brand born out of love in the spirit of ethnocentrism". The Individuality Collection is borne out of the brand's ideology of being true to oneself and embracing one's uniqueness. Reme Liman merges traditional Nigerian fabrics with aesthetic modern designs. A unisex offering, the Individuality Collection… Continue reading The Individuality Collection by Reme Liman

Inspirational · News

Concerns over SavagexFenty’s Valentine’s Day Collection

SavagexFenty recently released its Valentine's Day Collection. But while most fans quickly embraced the new lingerie set, other concerned fans questioned the design options for plus size and smaller sizes. Fashion blogger Alysee Dalessandro made the observations in a series of tweets a few days ago pointing out the variations in designs for similar lingerie… Continue reading Concerns over SavagexFenty’s Valentine’s Day Collection

Fashion & Style · Magazines

WSJ Magazine 2019 February Issue

Adut Akech Bior is the cover girl of WSJ Magazine's February 2019 Issue. From a sequined emerald green party dress to haute couture polka-dot bow inspired design, to a simple yet elegant colorful skirt and blouse, Adut worked the photoshoot like a pro. Photographed in Brooklyn by Cass Bird @cassblackbird, with styling by George Cortina,… Continue reading WSJ Magazine 2019 February Issue

Fashion & Style · News · Street style

Inside Out Jeans – a Trend or a Stretch?

The latest design to hit the jeans world is the Inside Out jeans. Sold by fashion retail brand Boohoo at £16.72 (N7, 758), the inside out jeans are designed to look inside out with reverse mid-rise visible stitching, lining and two pouches were the waist and hip pockets usually are. In fact, the jeans look… Continue reading Inside Out Jeans – a Trend or a Stretch?

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Thoughts 💭

you are a symphony. a consistently beautiful transition of elements. the relationship you have with yourself will change often. at times, you will be full of love and at others you will fall out of love with yourself. be gentle with yourself through the transitions. —iambrillyant. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

African designers · African Inspired · Fashion & Style · Runway

Ibrahim Fernandez x Vlisco

Ibrahim Fernandez is an Ivorian fashion designer based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The designer partnered with Vlisco to create the Wax Fantastique campaign. The Wax Fantastique is created from the textile giant's new, rich fabric designs inspired by traditional expert crafts. Each fabric used in the campaign has different colorways designed to accommodate the various… Continue reading Ibrahim Fernandez x Vlisco

African Beauty · beauty · Hair · makeup · Photography

BLACK BARBIE Fashion and Beauty Photography

Photography - Image Faculty Concept - @otobongsmart Makeup - @otismakeupartistry Hair - @tonysbeautyace Wig - @wigtools Retouched - @retouchafrique Assist - @ehiabhii Black Barbie was created by the above named persons, with @the_kitan of KBS Models as its muse. The glossy fashion and beauty photography reminds me of residents of Panem, the fictitious Capitol in… Continue reading BLACK BARBIE Fashion and Beauty Photography

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When life gets rough, I am tempted to become rougher. But then I remember, you can't fight difficulties with more difficulties. So now when life gets rough, I allow myself to become soft. Surprisingly when I surrender the need to be rough with life, everything tends to work with ease - much better than I… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Videos 📹

Movie Trailers: Little

Little Release lease Date: 12th April, 2019 Genre: Comedy, Fantasy Cast: Regina Hall, Marsai Martin, Issa Rae, Justin Hartley Director: Tina Gordon Chism Screen writers: Tina Gordon Chism, Tracy Oliver Production Studio: Universal Studios In the 2019 movie, Little, Regina Halls plays the role of tech model Jordan Sanders. Jordan Sanders is a successful, beautiful… Continue reading Movie Trailers: Little

Fashion & Style · Footwear

Fashion’s Most Fashionable Heels

For the love of heels, I share with you some of Fashion's most beautiful and stylish heel collections from Pinterest. Whether on the runway or in the streets, we continuously to define our personality by what we wear. Shoes play a big part of what we wear. Shoes are made for comfort and protection, these… Continue reading Fashion’s Most Fashionable Heels

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Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute What you can do, or dream you can; begin it; Boldness has genius, power magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated; Begin and then the work will be completed. —Goethe. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Bridals · Events · Fashion & Style · Footwear · Hair

The Bride Wore What

This beautiful red dress is by American designer, Christian Siriano and is from his Fall 2018 RTW Collection. Tanja Caldwell of Fresh to Impress wore the dress for her December 2018 destination wedding to Aakomon Jones at the Round Hill Resort in Jamaica. The red dress is a tulle dress and features ruffles, a deep… Continue reading The Bride Wore What

Accessories · African designers · Fashion & Style

Fashion Discoveries: De Lovet Bags

De Lovet Bag is a small bag designed by Nigerian fashion designer, Wanni Fuga. De Lovet Bag is made from leather and animal skin. The bag is available in pink, black, brown crock skin color and a beautiful rainbow dusting color. What sets Wanni Fuga's De Lovet Bag apart from others is its horse-shoe shaped… Continue reading Fashion Discoveries: De Lovet Bags

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All of us know what it is like to be misunderstood ― it happens often. None of us like the feeling, so it is only natural for us to try to resolve the misunderstanding when we feel we have been misjudged. But perhaps it would also be useful to reflect on the misunderstanding and see what… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

African Inspired · beauty · Celebrity fashion · Events · Fashion & Style

Photos from the 2019 Sound City MVP Awards Festival

On 5th January, 2019, Nigeria hosted the 3rd Edition of Sound City MVP Awards Festival at the Eko Hotels Convention Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos State. The event is one of Africa's biggest, annual music awards shows which celebrates artists from all over the African continent. From Moet Abebe to Pearl Caddy, to Beverly Osu,… Continue reading Photos from the 2019 Sound City MVP Awards Festival

African Inspired · Cosmetics · Lifestyle · Magazines

Nail Art Inspiration from Afropolitan Magazine

Inspired by African print fabrics, Kiara Hawkins of NYC's Nail Candy uses Vlisco wax prints to achieve a perfect and chic nail polish. Originally a beauty editorial by Afropolitan Magazine, the shoots titled Perfect Match was done last year in August and features other works from beauty brands including makeup and hair by @paspoma using… Continue reading Nail Art Inspiration from Afropolitan Magazine

African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

The Femme Collection

Loruma Designs is a Nigerian based clothing brand that specialises in women's wear clothing. During the end of last year, Loruma Designs released a female work wear collection titled FEMME. The collection comprises of ready to wear female clothing: jumpsuits, blouses, dresses skirts, pants and shorts with elaborate feminine designs and details. For this collection,… Continue reading The Femme Collection

African designers · African Inspired · Fashion & Style · Runway

Spring/Summer 2019 Collection – Abiola Olusola

Abiola Olusola's Spring/Summer 2019 colllection comprises of elegant haute couture pieces in dark hues. The Nigerian fashion brand makes use of African prints for this collection mixing the fabrics with mesh fabrics in the same colour. The collection includes short-skirts, skirts, and dresses that come in a mix of masculine and feminine silhouettes and cuts.… Continue reading Spring/Summer 2019 Collection – Abiola Olusola

Accessories · Celebrity fashion · Events · Fashion & Style

Style of the Week

Gabrielle Union was at a special movie screening of If Beale Street Could Talk set to be released in theaters on 11th January, 2019. Her artistic, colorful top features three-quarter sleeves and showcases artworks of young African American children in rustic brown, black, white, green blue and red colors. Gabrielle wore the top with a… Continue reading Style of the Week

beauty · makeup

Beauty and Photography Editorial by Jide of St.ola and Libarty Studio

Sylvanus Grace Ifeyinwa, @marronace is the muse for this editorial. The makeup which was done by Jide of St.ola is a fresh, natural look. With well defined eyebrows, and a light pink lipstick shade, Jide of St.ola adds definition to the look using a green eyeliner and thick winged eyelashes. The look was photographed by… Continue reading Beauty and Photography Editorial by Jide of St.ola and Libarty Studio

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THIS IS WHAT YOU DON'T DO. Don't let this world make you bitter. Don't let the actions of other people turn you cold on the inside. Certain things happen that hurt us, people come that leave us, and most of all there are moments when we are bound to fall. Don't let those things make… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Accessories · Celebrity fashion · Events · Fashion & Style · Red Carpet

The 76th Golden Globe Awards 2019

The first major awards and fashion event in the world is the Golden Globe. This year, on Sunday 6th January 2019, the 76th Golden Globe Awards was held in the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, the Awards show featured a spectacular stellar attendance. From Lady Gaga… Continue reading The 76th Golden Globe Awards 2019

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Let me go where’er I will, I hear a sky-born music still: It sounds from all things old, It sounds from all things young, From all that’s fair, from all that’s foul, Peals out a cheerful song. It is not only in the rose, It is not only in the bird, Not only where the… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

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Food 🍲 Inspo 8: Mince Pies, Plantain and Egg Frittata

⚠ THIS IS A LONG BUT WORTH THE EFFORT READ Some months back, I stumbled upon a short yet useful Instagram video on how to prepare Plantain and Egg Fritata. The video was made by Nigerian celebrated chef, Mrs. Noch. For mince pies, Daily Mail takes the credit, they gave me the idea to try something… Continue reading Food 🍲 Inspo 8: Mince Pies, Plantain and Egg Frittata

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To what profit we could use the time for our present task that we spend in impatient waiting and wondering over the future! So often the future is just one step up from the present, but some of us miss it by preferring to wait for an elevator. —M. B. S. This image does not… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

Esperanza – The Contemporary Woman

With the Contemporary Woman, Esperanza encourages you to put a balance to being a career lover and a fashion lover in very stylishly cut, powerful looks. The look book for this collection was photographed by The Alfe and features the works of stylist, This Thing Called Fashion and makeup artist, @merakibyonome. Modeled by King Oyin,… Continue reading Esperanza – The Contemporary Woman

Footwear · Lifestyle

Tidbits On How To Wear High Heels Without Pain

From ensuring you wear the right shoe size, wearing thicker heels, to educating yourself on your foot type are all helpful tips that made Stylecaster's list of what to do to wear high heels without pain. As shared by PeachesndBerries, they are essential to (most) wardrobes and are amazing additions to your daytime and night… Continue reading Tidbits On How To Wear High Heels Without Pain

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Prepare to live by all means, but for heaven’s sake do not forget to live. You will never have a better chance than you have at present. You may think you will have, but you are mistaken. —Arnold Bennett. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

Music ▶

Mp3: Call It What You Want by Taylor Swift

«All my flowers grew back as thorns Windows boarded up after the storm He built a fire just to keep me warm» Call It What You Want is No. 14 on Taylor Swift's Reputation album and it was written by Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.  

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Thank you 2018, Welcome 2019

2018 was a good year and I am happy I got to see it with you guys. You have made writing, an amazing and unique experience for me and for everyone who writes here at the Hauz. It is extra special to me because here at BeliJose's Fashion, I get to do what I love… Continue reading Thank you 2018, Welcome 2019

Fashion & Style · Runway

Pre-Fall 2019: Giorgio Armani

Vogue writer, Tiziana Cardini describes the Giorgio Armani Pre-Fall 2019 Collection as "an updated, energetic spin" of the Armani classics. The Pre-Fall theme of this collection is elegant and sophisticated style, dwelling on and around well tailored feminine pantsuits. There's a lot that's different (updated) about this collection from what we see in other designer… Continue reading Pre-Fall 2019: Giorgio Armani

African designers · African Inspired · Fashion & Style · Runway

Suiting up in EnaGancio Fashion

EnaGancio is a women's wear clothing brand that offers modern, elegant clothing made using African fabrics. A #allthingsankara brand, EnaGancio offers its customers pieces that are contemporary, stylish and traditional all mixed with an African flair. Here we take a look at the brand's latest office inspired clothing, consisting of a well tailored feminine pantsuit… Continue reading Suiting up in EnaGancio Fashion

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There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better or worse, as his portion; that, though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Accessories · beauty · Fashion & Style · Lifestyle

What you need for a low key Christmas

I don't know about where you live, but a lot of people are hyped about where to go and what to do to this Christmas day: movies, clubs, dates, lunch with friends, dinner parties, weddings, the list is long. However, some others prefer a low key Christmas, just you, or you and the family, or… Continue reading What you need for a low key Christmas

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Ah, friend, let us be true To one another! For the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain, And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

Color Me Christmas by House of Jahdara

House of Jahdara's Color Me Christmas is big on the festive season with its colors ranging from Christmas green to gold, silver, orange, pink and red. The collection offers a wide selection for festive parties from glamorous looks to sophisticated and beautiful. Color Me Christmas consists of stylishly cut pants, dresses with flounce sleeves and… Continue reading Color Me Christmas by House of Jahdara

Fashion & Style · Runway

Model of the Year Industry Awards 2018 – Adut Akech

"The singular face that defined the year as a whole with ubiquitous industry demand and presence. They distinguished themselves via top tier bookings with the best photographers, stylists and clients earning next-level visibility, making them 2018’s foremost star." These lines were used to describe the Model of the Year: Women's category which include contestants Adut… Continue reading Model of the Year Industry Awards 2018 – Adut Akech

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You can rise up from anything. You can completely recreate yourself. Nothing is permanent. You're not stuck. You have choices. You can think new thoughts. You can learn something new. You can create new habits. All that matters is that you decide today and never look back. —The Female Hustlers. This image does not belong… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

Accessories · African designers · African Inspired · Celebrity fashion

Fashion Discoveries: Camel Tote by Hamaji The Nomad

This is a beautiful tote by Hamaji The Nomad, a Kenyan Bohemian clothing brand. Hamaji The Nomad is a brand created around preserving ancient textile traditions and nomadic craftsmanship while empowering and supporting local small scale artisans in Africa. The Camel Tote is made from upcycled 70 years old camel sacks. The tote bags are… Continue reading Fashion Discoveries: Camel Tote by Hamaji The Nomad

African designers · Fashion & Style · Runway

The Femme Élégante Collection

The Femme Élégante Collection is a collection of ready to wear pieces that are sophisticated and stylish. Designed by Nigerian fashion label, Elegante by Aisha the collection of well tailored designs and vibrant colors is the brand's 2019 Summer collection. The collection features coordinated sets of short dresses, pants, jumpsuits and skirts with a range… Continue reading The Femme Élégante Collection

Accessories · African Beauty · African designers · Bridals · Fashion & Style · Photography

Africa Is Now Magazine

Africa Is Now Magazine is an online magazine with a focus on contemporary African content, covering lifestyle, art, beauty, fashion, craft, music and more. In its latest issue, the Magazine features a beautiful photo shoot featuring hats from Crystal Birch, a South African based 'maverick milliner'. The shoot which was photographed by Michael Oliver Love,… Continue reading Africa Is Now Magazine

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Grow old along with me! the best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made: Our times are in his hand who saith, a whole I planned, Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid! —Robert Browning. This image does not belong to BeliJose's Fashion Hauz.

beauty · makeup

Video Tutorial: Dewy, Glowy Skin

  This make-up video tutorial is simple and short and much more relatable for makeup professionals. Uploaded on Instagram by Adah Lazorgan, a leading Israeli makeup artist behind the look, the video stars model Inbal Shanel Josef.

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Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken. It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. —William Shakespeare. This image does not belong… Continue reading Thoughts 💭

African designers · Fashion & Style · Hair · Magazines · makeup · Runway

Photos from Vogue Magazine’s new January 2019 Issue

Starring Sudanese-Australian model,  Adut Akech Bior, these photos are fun and colorful looking and shows Adut in her words "running into 2019 [in] high fashion style. The shoot was photographed by Josh Olins and styled by Lucinda Chambers with makeup and hair by Sally Branka and @cimmahony respectively.