Ankara & I

Ankara print by jadore-fashion.com

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. Happy New Month…How time flies!

Ankara print, Zara bag, Aldo shoes by jadore-fashion.com

Ankara print by jadore-fashion.com 0

Ankara print by jadore-fashion.com 1

African ankara by jadore-fashion.com 1

Yesterday (October 1st) was the 52nd independence anniversary of Nigeria and I am wishing Nigeria a happy birthday. I am greatly influenced by my culture and my style is no exception. I always incorporate African prints into my style and this is visible in some outfits I wear for weddings, dinner dates or casual outings. In this post, I am wearing an African print dress which I designed last year (similar to my birthday dress here). You can wear it with heels like I did for a friend’s birthday or with flats for a sunny stroll at the park.
Outfit: Dress (self-designed, love this here)
Aldo shoes (similar here)  
Zara bag (here, similar here)
Michael Kors watch (here)

Here is my “Nigeria Tag” Video…

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Enjoy the rest of you day!

xoxo

Stella

Photographed by PaOsin & Video by LynksDrivers

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53 Comments

  1. Vera Ezimora
    October 2, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    I love this dress! And err, it was fun zipping you up in it. Lol. The colors are so vibrant. Love it!

  2. Vera Ezimora
    October 2, 2012 / 3:26 pm

    See Uzo dancing oh. Lol!! I loved Violated too. The actress was Ego Boyo, not Liz Benson. Love the video. But don't try this dancing thing next time. Hahaha.

  3. Mana Pitang
    October 2, 2012 / 3:36 pm

    Stella you rock this outfit! You look spledid! I love the bold colors they really suits you well! The Bag and the shoes just accomplish this gorgeous style! I will deffinetly try it!I love it!P.S. I watched your youtube video its quite interesting. Never knew you were from Anambra State! Thanks for the Igbo lessons ๐Ÿ™‚ I will post the video on my blog! So feel free to visit it!Have a wonderful Day!Mana

  4. nikolia
    October 2, 2012 / 3:43 pm

    girl you are so classy and gorgeous! xx

  5. Funmi Akinsanya
    October 2, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    Wattt?????? Stella dancing???…..hummm… Lol.. i like.

  6. LaizaLounge.com
    October 2, 2012 / 4:03 pm

    Awwww I loveee your outfit…Very lovely

  7. J'Adore Fashion
    October 2, 2012 / 4:13 pm

    @Vera: Thanks for zipping and unzipping it. Thank Goodness I didn't eat that Efo that day LOL! Oh Ego Boyo…does she still ack? Love her!@Mana: Thanks dear! yep, I am Anambra baby ๐Ÿ™‚ I will definitely check it out.@Nkolia: thanks babe :)@Funmi: Ki lo dey! I can shake my tail feather lmao! I tried small ;)@Laiza: Thanks boo ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. DesignerDrop
    October 2, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    Lovely outfit!

  9. ashi
    October 2, 2012 / 4:40 pm

    stunning dress and the colors are so vibrant and beautiful on you! im yet to watch the video cos im in school library but i will comment shortly after i do ๐Ÿ™‚ ps: your make looks fab

  10. Ciaa
    October 2, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    Ankara and you indeed. You look incredible .

  11. Laura
    October 2, 2012 / 4:47 pm

    Love the dress Stella, you should start an entire line!

  12. Fifth N Sixth Closet
    October 2, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    I love the color of the fabric of your dress its very pretty & I like the dress you did a wonderful job designing it! Cool video…

  13. Diane
    October 2, 2012 / 6:00 pm

    So pretty! Love the dress โค

  14. Daniella
    October 2, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    You look amazing in that gorgeous, eye catching printed dress!! The shoes and bag are the perfect chic touches that compliment beautifully. Enjoyed your video also, you did a great job, it was very natural and interesting :)Take care,Daniella xox

  15. Sue
    October 2, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    That dress looks amazing. The print is super fun and it fits you like a dream ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Mary Kapsi
    October 2, 2012 / 7:42 pm

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  17. Temi Adebo
    October 2, 2012 / 8:16 pm

    Love llove the style of the dress. You looked gorgeous

  18. Couture Carrie
    October 2, 2012 / 8:46 pm

    Gorgeous look!Love those shoes!xoxox,CC

  19. Allmyfavouritethings
    October 2, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    Nwa nnem how now. I'm also from anambra state (awka). I think you've inspired me to do a nigerian tag vid as well (I have a youtube channel and blog)Will prob post a vid response if I ever do get round to doing it lolLove ankara mein several posts on my blog toohttp://allmyfavouritethings.co.uk

  20. Francesca Romana Capizzi
    October 2, 2012 / 10:30 pm

    Happy bday to nigeria!! I love this dress!Don't Call Me Fashion BloggerBloglovin'Facebook

  21. modishYou
    October 2, 2012 / 10:46 pm

    Great! Love your blog. Would you like to follow each other via GFC, Bloglovin, Facebook or more?www.modishYou.blogspot.com

  22. Pastime Bliss
    October 2, 2012 / 11:19 pm

    as a fellow Nigerian, Happy independence day ๐Ÿ˜€ Love the style on the dress, its gorgeous Lola xx

  23. DaFashionFreak
    October 2, 2012 / 11:51 pm

    You look stunning! I love the dress, great style!*hugs*-Maudleenwww.dafashionfreak.blogspot.com

  24. raliat11
    October 3, 2012 / 12:26 am

    Wow! Such a gorgeous dress! Love the colors on your skin tone! Really enjoyed your Nigerian Tag, I hope to see more videos from you…:)

  25. Adeola Naomi
    October 3, 2012 / 12:31 am

    Totally Rocked this dress!!!I love Ankara prints!

  26. LohiO
    October 3, 2012 / 1:15 am

    Awww I love the dress and love the video!!!

  27. simplychic
    October 3, 2012 / 4:21 am

    o i love it! the colors are so vibrant and the heels are fab.

  28. Shiia.M
    October 3, 2012 / 6:16 am

    Great pics !I like your style ๐Ÿ˜€ !Kisses ๐Ÿ˜€

  29. asya as'bah
    October 3, 2012 / 6:33 am

    OMG!!Stella u luk standing in kitenge dress….i lv uuuu mwaaahhh!!!plss let me share 't n my blog

  30. maki / Kinga
    October 3, 2012 / 8:32 am

    I love your outfit! This dress is perfect- love the facture, colours and the way it fits you!!!!P.s: your nail polish is also super cool ๐Ÿ˜›

  31. Anonymous
    October 3, 2012 / 9:00 am

    Can't belive you madethis on your own! Love this dress, Stella!

  32. Amy
    October 3, 2012 / 12:13 pm

    this dress is stunning! you look beautiful!xx amy Leopard and Lillies

  33. Amy
    October 3, 2012 / 12:13 pm

    this dress is stunning! you look beautiful!xx amy Leopard and Lillies

  34. LV
    October 3, 2012 / 1:45 pm

    That dress is fabulous and wow you are talented. What a gorgeous design! And of course you look as beautiful as always. I love the bag and shoes too!http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

  35. 9jaFOODie
    October 3, 2012 / 2:33 pm

    I love it!!!!!

  36. Roseanne
    October 3, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    i LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YOUR DRESS!

  37. Oh to Be a Muse
    October 3, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    Just have to say this dress is GORGEOUS!

  38. Joy Shana
    October 3, 2012 / 5:20 pm

    OMG you look gorgeous,am Nigerian too,i love your Nigerian tag video, you sound cool,love the originality and the dance:)http://shana-style.blogspot.com

  39. Sing of Sing'ature Style
    October 3, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    Such a pretty bold dress.

  40. Breakfast at Cindi's
    October 3, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    You looked gorgeous, love the print on that dress so vibrant : )xo,CindiBreakfast at Cindiโ€™s

  41. Kizzy
    October 3, 2012 / 11:52 pm

    Beautiful dress. I'm so loving the back design.

  42. Carmen
    October 4, 2012 / 4:27 pm

    Amazing dress, you look great :)xxwww.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

  43. Annette Akye
    October 4, 2012 / 11:52 pm

    dress is made from ghanaian kente fabric, you is hawt!!

  44. Frances Diaries
    October 5, 2012 / 10:28 am

    Nice one Stella, and that's a world class dance lol.

  45. Beauty
    October 6, 2012 / 2:56 pm

    A very beautiful dress. You really do have a great sense of style. Also, you do a great job at promoting the African Culture. Kudos..:)

  46. Naijalife
    October 10, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    this is so awesome… totally love the dress. this look is amazingly afrocentric

  47. Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    I hate the dress …….. NOT!!!! I want it!!!! *nw wailing n renting my clothes*

  48. MELISSA WARD
    October 12, 2012 / 11:55 pm

    Lovely dress swooning over the print

  49. nkem
    October 22, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    I liked you before now I absolutely love you. Awesome job! my mentor( for force, lolz)