Stop Everything – This ‘Fashversation’ Between Selly Raby Kane & Adebayo Oke Lawal Is A Must Watch

Fashion community and accelerator platform The Assembly  hosted a scintillating conversation on the entrepreneurial journeys of two key West African designers in Anglophone and Francophone Africa.
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Selly Raby Kane and Orange Culture. Adebayo Oke Lawal and Selly Raby Kane shared how they started, what they’ve done to garner international recognition, growth and more.

 

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Trust Us, You’ll Love CoolAfricanMerch New “Stay Home” Capsule Collection

UK Based streetwear company Cool African Merch is out with a new collection. Tagged Stay Home, the vibrant capsule collection features statement sweatshirts Tshirts and hoodies with popular Nigerian words/slangs written on them.

According to the brand:
Colour, Culture, and Care are the three themes governing CoolAfrican SS/2020 “Stay Home Capsule”. Our choices of bright pallet garments haven’t been more relevant than this moment in human history, where isolation has been the core message of the world, we have gone inverse to focus our attention on pan-Africanism, blaring tones and self-care through our Afrocentric enthused designs revolving around the ideological concept of “Unification to Conquer”.
See the full collection below
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Credits
Brand: @coolafricanmerch
Stylist: @tjconnects
Photography: Ayotimoty & Aji
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Our Editors Are Low Key Obsessed With Kiitana’s New Dating Series on IGTV

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Style and Beauty Influencer Kitan Akinniraye aka Kiitana shared the most hilarious new IGTV series on her Instagram called ‘Love it Or Leave It’. Featuring a speed dating segment with hilarious commentary on each date, even if you’re like us and you don’t necessarily love reality or dating shows, trust us this is a must watch!
We don’t want to give you any spoilers so make sure you watch below!

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It’s finally out! We thought it’d be really fun to start a series of quarantine FaceTime dates 😭 hope you enjoy episode 1. Make sure you watch till the end to see who he picks! DM us if you or anyone you know would like to be on the show! Co-stars – @fayyebae, @killakyyah Guest star – @ajoseaj New episodes every week!
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Fe Noel’s Daughter of The Soil Collection Has ALL The Looks We Are Eyeing Post Quarantine

Much loved Grenadian brand Fe Noel is back with their Resort 2020 Lookbook for the collection titled ‘Daughter of the Soil”.

In a statement from the brand .
Inspired by the Caribbean Island GrenadaOur woman is sensual , effortless, and free. Intentionally combining culture and glamour.
Check out the full collection below!

See more here at www.fenoel.com
Credits
In Collaboration with artist Cliffannie Forrester
Photographer: @itayshaphoto
Stylist: @jan.quammie
MUA: @makeupbyjoel
Hair: @naeemahlafond
Set Design: @kevinfernandeznyc
Model: @fatoujobeofficial / @statemgmt

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Serena Williams Is The Face of the Stuart Weitzman SS20 Campaign!

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In a first for the tennis superstar and female icon, Serena Williams debuted as the new face of Stuart Weitzman! This is her first major campaign for a fashion brand.  She shared “I’ve been wearing [Stuart Weitzman shoes] for probably over a decade now and they’re a real staple in my closet,” Serena says of why she loves the brand. But there’s one more reason:“Most of all… it’s SW and it has my initials.”
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According to a statement from the brand:
Stuart Weitzman is proud to announce Serena Williams as its new global spokeswoman, a relationship that started at the beginning of the year. The tennis trailblazer, social change leader and mother stars in the new 2020 Campaign, which highlights women as pillars of hope and optimism for their communities.
Serena exemplifies this sentiment first as a mother, and also as someone who has demonstrated resilience and courage to overcome obstacles throughout her career. Inspired by this, the campaign features her on a platform, standing tall in silhouettes designed to lift you up. Coupled with the confident energy Serena emanates, the campaign reinforces the notion that women possess the innate strength to be symbols of hope for their communities — a message that is especially relevant right now. “Now, more than ever, is a moment to focus on hope and moving forward,” Serena explains. “I want women of every generation to be inspired to do so, one step at a time.”
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The 2020 Campaign is part of Stuart Weitzman’s ongoing philanthropic partnership with Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international nonprofit dedicated to investing in women leaders who drive global change. Serena Williams & Stuart Weitzman  selected two women leaders — and their organizations focused on lifting up women of colour — who support vulnerable communities in the midst of COVID-19. These leaders are Sage Ke’alohilani Quiamno, co-founder of Future For Us — an organisation dedicated to advancing women of colour at work — and Ashlee Wisdom, founder of Health In Her HUE, a platform that connects Black women to  healthcare providers, services and resources that are committed to their health and well-being.
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The campaign  was shot by Ethan James Green (who has been published in i-D Magazine, VOGUE and Vanity Fair) and styled by Gabriella Karefa-Johnson who selected an all-white palette to draw attention to the shoes, a range she said was “classic and refined to elegant and bold to sleek and sexy — all facets that could describe our muse.”
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A white Dream Bandits bodysuit is the centre piece of this campaign, with a variety of matching white blazers and trench coats . The campaign highlights Stuart Weitzman’s ethos of melding fashion, function and fit in every piece and  shows off a selection of Stuart Weitzman shoes including the ALEENA slide (a fresh take on the signature NUDIST sandal); as well as the sculptural ANNY and MANILA lug-sole loafer.
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On Instagram, Serena shared more the collection itself. “I worked and finished this exciting project with Stuart Weitzman at the beginning of this year and now we can’t hold it in anymore!” I hope through this campaign and Stuart Weitzman’s partnership with @VitalVoices, we can share a message of hope and optimism, and celebrate women and their ability to lift up their communities.”
Watch the campaign video here:

 

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Credits
Makeup artist Natasha Gross
Hairstylist Angela Meadows
Stylist Gabriella Karefa-Johnson
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Meet The Handbag Brand You’ve Been Waiting For

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One of our favorite things about accessories is that they have a much longer lifespan than most fashion items that often escapes seasonality, especially if you invest in  sartorial classics. If you love discovering new brands like we do – South African brand Hamethop is about to become your new best friend.
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South African designer Tsakani Mashaba founded her brand Hamethop, which fuses local materials, ancient African techniques and contemporary design. The stunning hardware, distinctive design and unique materials is nothing short of breathtaking! Her designs feature ndebele prints and ancient weaving techniques to produce innovative materials. The brand works with master crafters and weavers in Johannesburg, Dakar and Cape Town & is handmade in Johannesburg.
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Hamethop means ‘A celebration of an individual who has an incredible history, creativity and knowledge’. And the creativity is easily evident. From woven handles to hand-rendered prints, Hamethop is a multi-faceted brand with a distinct aesthetic. From the Xibokisani beaded box bag to the Mufambi Weekender, the brand has something for everyone.
Check out more of their pieces below:
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Shop the brand here
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Did Someone Say Sale?! You Can Shop These Wana Sambo Pieces Now for a Fraction of the Price

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More than ever, we’re looking for longevity in the clothes we invest in: and if you’re contemplating how to dress post COVID-19 (especially for work) you’re in luck!  If you’re looking to invest in quality, evergreen pieces you can wear for years to come – look out for key pieces from Wana Sambo/ The brand known for workwear pieces with a twist, is running a 30% off sale. If you’re looking for timeless wardrobe staples there’s no better place to begin.
For a jumpstart on pared-back style, shop these incredibly chic Wana Sambo pieces from now till the 19th of April on www.wanasambo.com. Use Discount Code: ENDCOVID19 at checkout!
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#BNStyleLIVE: Heritage Apparels Founder on Pivoting, Creating Opportunities & The Global Supply Chain Post COVID-19

Hi #BellaStylistas! We’re excited to continue our #BNStyleLIVE series.
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As a brand at the forefront of fashion in Africa, BellaNaija Style is always eager to connect our audience with the right content as well as provide solutions to their unending questions about fashion, beauty & lifestyle – especially during this period.
Because of that, we came up with an Insta Live series tagged #BNStyleLIVE!
It is aimed at connecting our huge global audience with top fashion experts, business owners, futurists, and the most proactive creatives. We are doing this so we can all readily comprehend the ripple effect of COVID-19 on our industry, and provide optimistic accounts of learning, survival, and creation of opportunities in the face of this pandemic.
For the third episode, we had an in-depth conversation moderated by our Editor At Large Isoken Ogiemwonyi with Manufacturing Expert Abisade H. Adenubi and she gave us important insight on what’s happening globally, and how manufacturers on the continent can take advantage of this opportunity:
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How Can Makeup Artists Survive This COVID-19 Era? Dodos Shared The Best Tips On #BNStyleLIVE

Hi #BellaStylistas! We’re excited to continue our #BNStyleLIVE series.
As a brand at the forefront of fashion in Africa, BellaNaija Style is always eager to connect our audience with the right content as well as provide solutions to their unending questions about fashion, beauty & lifestyle – especially during this period.
Because of that, we came up with an Insta Live series tagged #BNStyleLIVE!
It is aimed at connecting our huge global audience with top fashion experts, business owners, futurists, and the most proactive creatives. We are doing this so we can all readily comprehend the ripple effect of COVID-19 on our industry, and provide optimistic accounts of learning, survival, and creation of opportunities in the face of this pandemic.
For the second episode, we had an in-depth conversation with Makeup Artist and Beauty Influencer Dodos Itegboje and she raised important points on how the pandemic has affected the beauty industry as well as shared tips on how beauty creatives and makeup artists can stay relevant this period.
Watch the full video below

 

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All The Times Liberian Fashionista Sarlea Mah Proved “More Is More”

Over the past few years, we’ve seen brands, influencers, bloggers slowly move from minimalist, demure aesthetics to the exact opposite – maximalism. Maximalist fashion includes clashing prints, exaggerated asymmetrical cuts, outlandish designs based on the philosophy that more is more; simply put, drama!
Sarlea Mah is one of those fashionistas pushing the trend.
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The Liberia-born fashion entrepreneur and consignment dealer has amassed a significant Instagram following by sharing well-curated over-the-top ensembles, her travels, and interior decor inspiration. Her audience which spans Africa and the United States where she currently lives is usually anxious to see what kind of quirky outfit combination she puts together next.
And she never disappoints, rocking a mixture of high-end and high-street, however, most of her looks are from her eponymous fashion brand Sarlea Mah; a bespoke brand for the woman who dares to be fierce.
Needless to say, maximalism isn’t a new fashion concept, but fashion faves like Sarlea make us love it even more.
Looking for more maximalist fashion inspiration? See some of our favourite Sarlea Mah looks below:
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