The threshold to womanhood is awaiting us, waiting for that moment when we feel ready to cross the line after a long journey of daily discoveries.
Blooming into the woman we are meant to be. Becomin' Her is Maryanne Alabi's fashion story of this powerful and empowering transformation.
Nigerian style consultant and stylist Maryanne Alabi explores women's development and self-affirmation through the refined power of fashion.
Becomin' Her: Style Notes
Solid blocks of contrasting non-colours – black and white – and a bold thunder of magenta define the silhouette of a newly discovered self with the taste of Old Hollywood glamour. Audacious slits reveal a smoothly full-bloomed body without showing too much; a cascade of golden threads evokes an opulence worn with a noble spirit. The 'her' portrayed in this editorial by photographer Shola Ajisegbede has truly found her meaning and place in this world. She manifests herself without asking for approval.
Through these snapshots, Maryanne Alabi tells a story of grace, resilience and strength in becoming her.
Photography: Shola Ajisegbede @sniper.ajix
Creative Direction / Styling: Maryanne Alabi @mayreejay
Makeup Artist: Preye Albert @mzpreyemakeovers
Hair stylist: Tony Aigbogun @tonysbeautyace
Model: Joy Ejiro Niovo @joyejironiovo
Wardrobe: @oboylagos @isiatagamenofficial @mayreejay