Award-winning style writer and former City People Fashion Editor, Bola Akinboade-Bello has fulfilled a life-long dream by launching a new clothing line. She’s used her talent, wealth of experience and position to begin her own fashion empire – Betyl BAT Clothing and Accessories. A ready-to-wear line, which ranges from lovely dresses, skirts, tops, tunics, trousers, fascinators, corsages, exotic hats amongst others, she made the debut with her first collection which she described as “effortlessly classy.”
This collection which accentuates the feminine contour is a blend of rich and sophisticated traditional clothing with clean and classic western cuts.. The total effect is an easy, breezy delivery that celebrates the modern woman in a minimal, yet captivating way. The collection features different fabrics including Adire, Lace, Lycra and chiffon to mention just a few.
Bola Akinboade-Bello’s career in fashion, love for design and unique appeal to African ladies has helped her to create the exciting collection. Speaking on the development, the award winning style writer said she had always had flare for fashion right from a very young age. However, her journey into the fashion industry started as a model in 1999. She modelled for top fashion designers and fashion brands.
In March 2006, she joined City People Media group as a Style Writer, and rose within a short period to become the Fashion Editor. She was the brain behind most of the major fashion events at City People Media group such as Ankara Fashion Show, Fashion & Style Awards, Exhibitions, Fashion Fairs, etc. She also recently rebranded her skincare range, Chanterelle Skincare & Beauty Therapy, specializing in luxurious, skin and body care using pure, organic and chemical-free ingredients.
Makeup/Shoot Director: Gabriel Olusola(MBF Consult)
Photography: East Eden Photography