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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ituen Basi Rocks Natural Hair At 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week

I think that is the longest blog post heading we have ever had!

Ituen Basi in one of her designs

Anyway, I am a fan of Ituen Basi firstly because I saw her Ankara helmets. I promised myself I would get one and ride on Okada (commercial motorcycle in Nigeria) and take a picture of me. :D

Ituen Basi Ankara Helmets at Arise Fashion Week 2011 *Image from*

Then I saw her designs and enjoyed them very much. I still do. I think she is the one who brought back the Oleku buba and short wrapper. I plan to own an Ituen Basi piece of clothing. *Nothing wrong with setting goals* She also comes across as modest and not "noisy" like some other designers. Let me explain: you don't see her everywhere on every red carpet attending every event. She keeps a low profile. Plus no be she wey introduce colour blocking ankara style?

Ituen Basi designs

Ituen Basi Dolls

Then I saw she rocks her natural hair too! *sigh* What a lady! Check out the honey brown colour on her TWA at the just concluded 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week. She also won the 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa – Africa Fashion International Awards Designer of the Year.

Ituen Basi is the one in the middle with the TWA. Image from Bellanaija

So there you have it friends. I am an Ituen Basi fan *taking a bow*

Keep it natural!



Inspector Clouseau said...

Nice blog work. I came across your blog while “blog surfing” using the Next Blog button on the Nav Bar located at the top of my site. I frequently just travel around looking for other blogs which exist on the Internet, and the various, creative ways in which people express themselves. Thanks for sharing.

Geri said...

The Ankara helmets are sooooo cute! I could see myself toting one around Lagos or somewhere.

Natmane said...

She looks fab!!

Omozo said...

@Natmane: I know ehn! And happy :)

@Geri: We should do it! If I see a lady with an Ankara helmet, I just may stop her and ask "Are you Geri?"

@Inspector: :D Glad you found us and thanks for commenting.