LAJA Styles Tina

The  LAJA Styles Series features #StrongIndependentWomen styled in LAJA using items from their wardrobe. With ankara print, we often believe we have to buy a whole new wardrobe to make it work which isn’t true. This series shows you that you have everything you need to incorporate ankara clothing and pull together killer outfits (for different occasions) right in your wardrobe. I hope you draw inspiration from the styles of these beautiful women.
Photography: LAJA Photography
Styling: LAJA Styles

Today, we are in Tina’s wardrobe!

Look 1

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Look 2

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Always,

Miss LAJA 

LAJA Styles Brigitte

The  LAJA Styles Series features #StrongIndependentWomen styled in LAJA using items from their wardrobe. With ankara print, we often believe we have to buy a whole new wardrobe to make it work which isn’t true. This series shows you that you have everything you need to incorporate ankara clothing and pull together killer outfits (for different occasions) right in your wardrobe. I hope you draw inspiration from the styles of these beautiful women.
Photography: LAJA Photography
Styling: LAJA Styles

Today, we are in Brigitte’s wardrobe!

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Always,

Miss LAJA 

LAJA Styles D’Nita

The  LAJA Styles Series features #StrongIndependentWomen styled in LAJA using items from their wardrobe. With ankara print, we often believe we have to buy a whole new wardrobe to make it work which isn’t true. This series shows you that you have everything you need to incorporate ankara clothing and pull together killer outfits (for different occasions) right in your wardrobe. I hope you draw inspiration from the styles of these beautiful women.
Photography: LAJA Photography
Styling: LAJA Styles

Today, we are in D’Nita’s wardrobe!

 

Look 1

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Always,

Miss LAJA 

 

LAJA Styles Cassey

The  LAJA Styles Series features #StrongIndependentWomen styled in LAJA using items from their wardrobe. With ankara print, we often believe we have to buy a whole new wardrobe to make it work which isn’t true. This series shows you that you have everything you need to incorporate ankara clothing and pull together killer outfits (for different occasions) right in your wardrobe. I hope you draw inspiration from the styles of these beautiful women.
Photography: LAJA Photography
Styling: LAJA Styles

Today, we are in Cassey’s wardrobe!

Shop Casey’s Picks

Look 1

Thoughts on this look?
“I felt so vibrant in this outfit. I love how the pattern accentuated my heels and lip color. The pop of yellow provided a great contrast that made the outfit stand out overall.”
Look 2
“I loved the purple skirt and how simple the design was to make a semi-formal look. A sleek high bun and a nice throw can turn a simple skirt into a killer evening look!”

Shop Casey’s Picks

Always,

Miss LAJA

LAJA Styles Danielle


The  LAJA Styles Series features #StrongIndependentWomen styled in LAJA using items from their wardrobe. With ankara print, we often believe we have to buy a whole new wardrobe to make it work which isn’t true. This series shows you that you have everything you need to incorporate ankara clothing and pull together killer outfits (for different occasions) right in your wardrobe. I hope you draw inspiration from the styles of these beautiful women.
Photography: LAJA Photography
Styling: LAJA Styles

 TODAY, WE’RE IN DANIELLE’S WARDROBE!

Shop Danielle’s picks

Ughelli Crop Top

The Ndokwa earrings

The Delta Skirt

LOOK 1

Describe your personal style

“I do a lot of “on-trend” styling, so right now I love chockers and vans. I do, however love comfort and mostly keep things simple but stylish.”

LOOK 2

How do you feel in these outfits?

“I feel strong, edgy, classy & feminine. I feel on top of the world and confident.”

The Delta Skirt

 

The Ndokwa earrings

Shop Danielle’s picks

Ughelli Crop Top

The Ndokwa earrings

The Delta Skirt


 

Always,

Miss LAJA

LAJA Styles Kristen (Fall/Winter Edition)

The  LAJA Styles Series features #StrongIndependentWomen styled in LAJA using items from their wardrobe. With ankara print, we often believe we have to buy a whole new wardrobe to make it work which isn’t true. This series shows you that you have everything you need to incorporate ankara clothing and pull together killer outfits (for different occasions) right in your wardrobe. I hope you draw inspiration from the styles of these beautiful women.

Photography: LAJA Photography

Styling: LAJA Styles

 Today, we’re in Kristen’s wardrobe!

Look 1

Describe your personal style
“I switch between wearing basic, modern clothing in dark colours or jewel tones and more bohemian styles.”

Look 2

How do you feel in these outfits?

“Powerful. Bright. Feminine. I feel sexy, but not like I’m dressing up for someone else.”

Shop Kristen’s picks

LAJA Zobo Skirt

LAJA Ika Wrap dress

Ndokwa Spiral Earrings

 

Always,

Miss LAJA

LAJA Runway: LFDW 2016

Lisa Folawiyo stays giving me life
Andrea Iyamah can adopt me now
Tears for this David Tlale (South Africa) dress
Aso Oke skirt from Ladunni Lambo (Nigeria),  LOVE
Onalaja (Nigeria) serving elegance
This Odio Mimonet (Nigeria) skirt tho
Omilua (Nigeria) taking mixing print to a new level
Classic Maki Oh (Nigeria)
Oh just another photo from Lisa Folawiyo’s collection
Lagos Fashion and Design Week just took place the last week of October for the span of 4 days. The showcase takes place annually to provide a platform for various African designers to showcase their talent. It was founded by Omoyemi Akerele, a lawyer turned fashion mogul and all round #StrongIntelligentWoman, in 2011. It’s been going strong ever since.
I’ll be sharing my favorite designs with you. At first glance, the common colour trends were black, lilacs, maroons, oranges and surprisingly, pale greens. Hands down my favorite collections was Lisa Folawiyo (Nigeria) here skills in elegantly mixing ankara never seize to amaze me. Andrea Iyamah attention to details and cuts really impressed me, I’ll have everything from the collection please.
David Tlale (South Africa) was another fave with a mostly white and navy blue colour palette and specifically his use of woven fabric (not sure the name, share if you do). Finally, Ladunni Lambo used aso-oke fabric for her designs and did a fab job creating fluidity and volume for such a thick/stiff fabric.
So tell me, which is your favorite look?
See a recap of LFDW here
Photo credit: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna)

Always,

Miss LAJA