We’ve broken down the looks, just for you!

Our fashion issue cover is an electrifying ensemble featuring the incredible fashion designer Ejiro Amos Tafiri, the charismatic actress Beverly Naya, and the captivating model Rebecca Fabunmi. Their looks have set fashion enthusiasts abuzz, and this photo spread is a stunning visual banquet that seamlessly merges grace, sophistication, and individuality.

Fashion issue outfit breakdown
L-R: Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Beverly Naya, Rebecca Fabunmi for Marie Claire Nigeria.

Look one

The opening look for this extraordinary shoot embodies an aura of ease and elegance that gracefully ties the trio together. Ejiro, Beverly, and Rebecca all don pieces from Ejiro Amos Tafiri’s Spring Summer 2023 collection, ‘Ile mi, Ile mi’.

Beverly Naya- fashion issue Outfit breakdown
Beverly Naya in Ejiro Amos-Tafiri. Shoes- Lhambi. Accessories- Bland2Glam

“I love everything. The look is amazing.” – Beverly Naya. 

Beverly Naya steps out of her fashion comfort zone for this look. She wears a dreamy, flowing reverse agbada-inspired top with elegant drape-style pants. The result is a striking contrast from her typical choices, highlighting her versatility and fashion adaptability. Completing her ensemble are nude strappy shoes that effortlessly embrace the look’s airy theme.

Rebecca Fabunmi- Fashion Issue outfit breakdown
Rebecca Fabunmi in Ejiro Amos-Tafiri. Shoes- Lhambi. Accessories- Bland2Glam

“I feel great about it. I like the colour. Pink is not my thing, but I love how it looks on my skin. I like the fit; it’s superb.”- Rebecca Fabunmi.

Model Rebecca Fabunmi embraces her style in a unique two-piece-like dress. The Gimbiya dress is tastefully embroidered, resonating with the thematic inspiration behind Ejiro Amos Tafiri’s ‘Ile mi, Ile mi’ collection.

Ejiro Amos-Tafiri- Fashion Issue outfit breakdown
Ejiro Amos-Tafiri in Ejiro Amos-Tafiri. Shoes- Lhambi. Accessories- Bland2Glam

“We look great. Seeing my designs on us is everything, seeing people not just wearing but loving it, that’s why I’m designing.”- Ejiro Amos-Tafiri.

Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, the designer, dons a delightful two-piece ensemble. A beautifully draped top paired with structured pants to create an intriguing blend of casual and formal. The result is a contemporary look with an ode to cultural elegance.

Every outfit in the collection truly captured the enchanting theme, and Ejiro’s designs embodied a sense of lightness and grace that we can all appreciate. The intricate details of embroidery and layering added an extra layer of elegance to each piece, showcasing the designer’s exceptional creativity.

Fashion Issue cover look two
L-R: Beverly Naya, Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Rebecca Fabunmi for Marie Claire Nigeria.

Look two

The second look thrives on bold contrasts and the celebration of individual empowerment. While it still exudes sophistication, it encourages each woman to embark on a slightly different style journey that’s uniquely her own.

We pay tribute to Ejiro’s peers in the fashion industry, recognising and applauding the genuine talents of our female designers who are bringing Nigerian fashion to the global stage. The inspiration for the second look is drawn from the experiences of well-established Nigerian fashion brands like Odio Mimonet and Lisa Folawiyo, both renowned for their vibrant creations and masterful use of colours. These outfits distinctly showcase the signature styles that have left an indelible mark on African fashion.

Ejiro Amos-Tafiri- Fashion issue cover look two
Ejiro Amos-Tafiri in Ejiro Amos-Tafiri. Shoes- Lhambi. Accessories- Bland2Glam

In her look, Ejiro introduces us to one of her iconic creations, the Di’ja Kaftan. This exquisite piece is a testament to her artistry, featuring delicately embroidered organza fabric and cascading layers of soft pastels that come together in a symphony of elegance and grace.

Rebecca Fabunmi- Marie Claire Nigeria fashion issue cover look two
Rebecca Fabunmi in Lisa Folawiyo. Shoes- Lhambi. Accessories- Bland2Glam

Rebecca elegantly dons an ensemble from Lisa Folawiyo’s Coll SS22 called the Fetti dress, which is quite fitting as she is the designer’s favourite model. She wears the dress with comfort and familiarity, moving freely in it while expressing herself to the camera.

Beverly Naya- Marie Claire Nigeria fashion issue cover look two
Beverly Naya in Odio Mimonet. Shoes- Lhambi. Accessories- Bland2Glam

Beverly Naya’s second look is one she’s also comfortable in. Back in her comfort zone with an enchanting fitted long lace dress from Odio Mimonet, her style essence radiates a striking blend of fashion and sensuality. She’s calm as always, moving as one with the Eudora dress.

Masterful use of accessories

L-R: Rebecca Fabunmi, Beverly Naya, Ejiro Amos-Tafiri for Marie Claire Nigeria.

The accessories chosen to complement the fashion issue cover outfits are simply captivating. They range from the delicate pastel drop rock earrings and the eye-catching gold ring with a pearl centrepiece that Beverly wore to Rebecca’s elegant white rectangular earrings and a peach-coloured ring. Ejiro’s ensemble stands out with her stunning drop earrings adorned with three distinct rock types and a geometric ring.

What’s clear is that the stylists had a keen eye for tailoring these accessories to each woman’s unique personality and style, adding an extra layer of sophistication to their overall looks.

In the second look, Rebecca adds a touch of elegance with a pair of drop earrings adorned with brown stones, along with two rings – one in a lovely shade of pink and the other a gleaming gold. Ejiro chooses to accessorise with a graceful teardrop-shaped earring and two geometric rings, one of which features a beautiful shade of purple. Beverly completes her ensemble with a striking gold cuff bracelet, matching gold earrings, and a complementary gold ring. These choices not only enhance their outfits but also reflect each woman’s style and flair.

Cover outfit breakdown

Ejiro Amos-Tafiri

– Look 1 & 2: Ejiro Amos Tafiri– Rayo Corset top and Naali pants

– Gold strap sandal: Lhambi Nigeria

– Purple pumps: Lhambi Nigeria

– Accessories: Bland2Glam

Beverly Naya

– Look 1: Ejiro Amos-Tafiri– Draped pants and Reverse Agbada

– Look 2: Odio Mimonet– Eudora Dress

– Silver strap sandal: Lhambi Nigeria

– Gold strap sandal: Lhambi Nigeria 

– Accessories: Bland2glam

Rebecca Fabunmi

– Look 1: Ejiro Amos-Tafiri– Gimbiya Dress

– Look 2: Lisa Folawiyo– Pink Fetti Dress

– Light pink strap sandal: Lhambi Nigeria

– Deep pink strap sandal: Lhambi Nigeria

– Accessories: Bland2glam

Stylist:  Kayito Nwokedi. Assistant- Edem Stephen Louis

Our very first fashion issue cover is a beautiful showcase of the rich and varied world of African fashion. As you flip through these pages, don’t miss the cover story that celebrates the deep connections that fuel this industry. It’s a fascinating peek into the personal bonds and stories that make the fashion world captivating and meaningful.– “The Designer, The Model, The Muse”.


  • Omotola Saba

    Hi, Omotola here, the human form of the 100 Emoji and the fashion and beauty writer at Marie Claire Nigeria. She started writing for fun and merged it with her love for fashion, and beauty. She's mostly at home, picking up yet another new hobby, scrolling through pinterest, laughing with her family or at dad jokes, or sleeping.

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