Isioma’s Style List: Ruby Red Peplum Coat by Bottega

productsBG2As red as ruby, Bottega Veneta Wool and Cashmere blend peplum coat, is the most stylish coat I have ever seen. The tailoring is impeccable, the coat is simply eye-catching with it’s structured three-dimensional pleats, exaggerated shoulders and peplum waist shape. For a strong feminine look, check out this Bottega coat, available at net-a-porter.com.

Isioma’s Style List: Chic Pleated Dress by Nigerian designers, Clan

clanIt’s no secret that Teni, Aba, and Tiwa Sagoe of Clan are incredibly savvy pair who know how to make an elegant statement. The sisters who have created a widely successful label to satisfy the fresh and irreverent style needs of the young women they serve, are at it again with their new light and airy dress fanned with simple clean pleats from top to bottom. Perfect for any occasion, this dress is a sophisticated and an effortless solution for the hot humid Nigerian weather. The tailoring is impeccable and the sleek pleats are entirely feminine.  To me, this Clan pleated dress strikes the right balance of confident femininity and easy chic and is worthy of being in your top five style list of must-haves. Now available at their flagship store: 292F Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

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Isioma’s Style List: Shoe of the Week, Halloween Kitty Flats by British designer Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia - Bite Me Kitty - Halloween_cat_shoesToday is Halloween and what better way to celebrate than to own a pair of Halloween kitty flats. Designed by Charlotte Olympia, these flats which are part of her Trick or Treat collection combine British humor with an unlimited imagination to create shoes that are effortlessly chic for Halloween. Whether you are dressing like a zombie or like a cat with whiskers and a tail to match (something I once did years ago during my college years), these moccasins, embroidered with a cat face in golden thread and known as the Bite me Kitty shoes, should definitely be worn all night long today.

Isioma’s Trend Alert: Blue is the warmest color at 2013 LFDW.

blue 2Blue is the warmest color and Nigerian Fashion designers at the just concluded 2013 Lagos Fashion and Design Week totally agree. It is crisp and clean and invokes feelings of feminine confidence and of course warmth. Here are 6 top looks from the 2013LDFW that are sure to have you feeling the color blue this season.
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Isioma’s Trend Alert: The trends to know from the 2013 Lagos Fashion and Design Week

white and black 1white with element 3white 24black and white The 2013 Lagos Fashion and Design Week might be over, but they left a whole lot of trends and style behind-and come this holiday season or even until next year, there are plenty of looks that will make any woman look chic. Do you prefer white and black as seen above or multi-colored ankara prints? Will you choose structure and simplicity or dare to go bare in sheer draped fabrics? Before you make any decisions, let Isioma’s Style Report guide you through the new collections from our Nigerian designers with our Trend Alert. Enjoy.

Isioma’s Style List: Nigerian Fashion designer Andrea Iyamah ‘Sephora’ dress

Andrea-Iyamah-Fall-2013-Collection-Campaign-Photos-BellaNaija-September-2013-10-400x600Graceful and clean with a dash of elegance is how I would describe this ‘Sephora’ dress by Nigerian fashion designer Andrea Iyamah (who happens to hail from my homestate, Delta State, Nigeria). It seems that the designer can do no wrong with this sexy black dress filled with glittery black beaded embroidery, sheer material and leather piping. The workmanship is breathtaking and to me, this is a dress that any woman should want in their wardrobe or at least in their style list of must haves. Here is a confident feminine look that is also quite affordable at $280 only at http://www.shopandreaiyamah.com.
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