2015 has been a very stylish year.
The team at The September Standard brings to you the women whose style inspired us this year.
Oh, don’t we just love us some Rita? In the annals of fashion and style, she goes down as a living, breathing legend. And she can get away with anything — even murder, that’s just how good she is. The best thing about her style portfolio is her ability to remain fresh year in and year out. Never one to be a “has been” at the style game, Rita attains the topmost echelon of the stylish elite and then places an extra rung.
This one person everyone loves to hate slayed carpet after carpet this year, gracing a good number of events and schooling everyone else on how exactly it’s done. Toke almost always had every hair in place and she continuously proved to be a sight for sore eyes when the rest of the carpet went wrong. If we were to award the queen of the red carpet award twenty fifteen to anyone, there’s no doubt she’d be carting it home.
Osas Ighodaro Ajibade
Osas is so pretty it hurts. Like a delicate porcelain doll, she poses on a red carpet and saps the very last oxygen molecule out of a lung. Strutting her way into industry events, she hits the nail right on the head with whatever she’s draped in. And who can forget her best goes-with-everything-she-wears accessory? Hubby, Gbenro.
Her style is calm and subtle and loveable like her persona that we get to see. It is not all out in your face but it definitely works — always works and in our eyes, she could do no wrong. Looking forward to 2016 to see what she comes up with.
Words aren’t just enough to say just how happy we are that the Onye crooner is on this list. Waje’s style is fun and modest and it works for us. It isn’t so hard to see why we are so in love.
Omotola: mother, actress and activist made a case for bigger girls everywhere when she made it clear she absolutely loves her body and doesn’t need to shed some of it to feel good about herself. And one thing we know, her body loves her right back! How else other than for it to look stunning like she always does when she gets dolled up and hits the town? She sits very comfortably on this list and she totally deserves every inch of it.
When I grow up, I want to be like Aunt Mo. 50 never looked so good! Mo is the ultimate archetype for sophistication and modesty. Her style is resplendent as she is and we just know there’s more where all of that came from.
Mo Cheddah is no stranger to the concept of style and inadvertently making it her own. While she made some risqué moves in daring outfits this year, she successfully pulled them off and we have to acknowledge that that is no easy feat by itself. She’s confident in her skin and it shows!
This yummy mummy knows how to throw on an outfit, twirl and become the belle of the ball. She is one of those people who are able to werk it effortlessly. She made motherhood look so fashionably good this year and we couldn’t help but notice.
There’s a certain air of grace Nollywood’s finest, Genevieve Nnaji carries around with her. That she dresses impeccably might be a noteworthy contributing factor. Her style is clean and sophisticated, ultra-modern and classic all at once. We loved stealing peeks at her this year when she got out and about and more importantly, take a tip or two away from her oh so refreshingly clean cut style.
Sultry songstress, Yemi had a great year. From dropping hit songs to touring the globe, she managed to do all of that whipping out great outfits and looking effortlessly flawless while at it! With her signature pompadour and curves in all the right places, we’re anxious to see what she’s got cooking, fashion wise, come 2016.
If she isn’t one of our favorite South Africans, we don’t know who she is! Style is to Bonang, what butter is to bread – they go together. Bonang gets it right every time whether she’s partying at an upscale club or co-hosting The Future Awards, and we’d continue to look out for what fashionably streaks of genius she’d grace the paparazzi with in the coming year.
Marcy Dolapo-Oni Sijuwade
Spanking new Mrs. Oni-Sijuade did have her style moments this year – a whole truck load of them. We saw the talk show host slay on the red carpet, industry events, TV screens and best of all, her special day. With a disarming smile to boot, it was never boring with Dolapo this year and she fits snugly on this list, like she rightly should.
Doubling the queenly charms as a descendent from both Deltan and the Nigerian entertainment’s royal lineage, Eku sure made eyes pop and jaws drop with her regal ensembles in twenty fifteen. The lovely Miss Edewor worked the world like her runway and we absolutely love her for it.
Bolinto, like she’s fondly called by everyone who agrees that she is amazing, has done a lot of growing up this year – even in her closet. We saw this young lady morph into her own woman and own it. She’s learned a lot thus far it shows and she continues to learn with the introduction of a new web show she anchors, “ On The Carpet with Bolinto”. Routing for her come 2016!