Abuja based accessories label, Nicole by Haguanna has just released images for its latest collection. Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim is the face of the campaign, serving up fierce looks as she models the brand’s unique take on pearls, costume jewellery and jewellery sets.
While Ikpe-Etim does amazing work, the set and costuming for the editorial is a let-down, as well as the artistic direction. Eating jewellery out of a plate has never come off as exotic or glamorous and it doesn’t work this time either. Also some of the scarves used to drape Nse have very busy prints that distract from the actual jewellery.
Nse makes it happen though, she has preternatural poise and compels us to stare, and stare we do.