Friday, 18 August 2023 07:44

POSE 21:20: Becomin' Her

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.

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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.

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 Team credit:
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
Accessories: @mjsstylefactory

Published in Blog
Thursday, 12 August 2021 13:13


OVERGROUND beauty blooms at the edge of the metropolis, where the roughness of the industrial life is pierced by the presence of city women.

OVERGROUND Fashions Finest shooting. Design by Timna Weber - Ph. Nata Spalding

Raw and rough, gentle and vaporous. Linen and upcycled tartan, merino and ethereal satin. This editorial explores the feminine, unconditional beauty imagined by fashion designers Timna Weber, Ad Astra (Giulia), Marie Sansome, and Linda Blissett.

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OVERGROUND Fashions Finest shooting. Design by Marie Sansome - Ph. Nata Spalding

OVERGROUND Fashions Finest shooting. Design by Ad Astra - Ph. Nata Spalding

OVERGROUND Fashions Finest shooting. Design by Ad Astra - Ph. Nata Spalding

OVERGROUND Fashions Finest shooting. Design by Linda Blissett - Ph. Nata Spalding

OVERGROUND: organised and styled by Fashions Finest @deborahstlouis

Mua/Hair: @joyceamua
Nails: @sparklesjulie
Models: @cwmoss_x & @aramatoutoure
Designers: @timnaweber @ad.astra.official @mariesansome @linda_blissett
Photography: Natasha spalding

Published in Blog
Monday, 13 April 2020 15:04

The Street Is Your Runway!

Why wait for Fashion week to strut your stuff on the runway, when every day can be your fashion day, and every street looming with skycrapers can be your runway!

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Designer: Valentina Braun Couture

Model: Maly Reitz

Photographer: Daniel Schrick

Published in Blog
Thursday, 20 September 2018 15:33

Autumn Skin Care Routine with Re-Gen

Autumn marks the return of changing leaves, pumpkin spice lattes and warm jumpers, but the new season also calls for a new skin care routine.

Published in Beauty
Saturday, 21 July 2018 12:03

How to wear neutrals in summer outfit

Summer is mostly associated with vivid colours, bright tones and shiny things. This also refers to our clothes. When to wear pink, yellow and coral red if not during the warmest part of the year?

Published in Fashion