The beauty of tradition and celebration in West African Culture has been brought to life through the collaborative efforts of UK-based wedding planners Just As Planned and Nigerian-based makeup artist Bellezzafaces. They have teamed up create some jaw-dropping looks that would suit a traditional bride, bridal evening wear, Birthday celebrants and a guest who wants to dress to impress. Although there is so much we can say about each look, we’ll let the pictures do most of the talking.

Stunning photography Captured by Mikael B.

The colour coordination and jewellery matching derives from the stylish minds of the JAP team who have not shied away from bright colours but have rather embraced them to showcase just how beautiful bright colours  in west african attire.  The finishing details in these beautiful jewellery sets add another dimension to an already wonderful look.  These Beautiful head ties and Jewellery sets were provided by Finetex Creative.

How beautiful can a gele be if it is not tied well? The gele-master that is Bellezzafaces put in the work to create flawless pleats that bring out the beauty of each gele. Ladies, for any of us who have tried to tie a gele, I think we can really appreciate how amazingly skilled Bellezzafaces is! The adorable jewel accessories used to adorn some of the head ties give it a unique twist.


What can we say? Bellezzafaces really went all out for this shoot! The makeup is absolutely outstanding. These inspiring looks show how simple it is to change your look. With just a few alterations on lip and eye shadow colours you can take your look from day to night with colours that compliment your complexion.
This fun and fabulous shot would not have been a success without our upstanding vendors and beautiful models.

Photography: Mikael B
Makeup: Bellezafaces
Styling: Just As Planned
Headties and Jewellery: Finetex Creative



Chantelle Muneri
Stacey Channelle Karkari AKA Staceychellz  is a London based model and blogger. She has modelled for Urban Fashion Week in conjunction with London Fashion Week 2011. She was a contestant for Miss Ghana UK 2011 and now works as prepping coach for current pageant contestants.

Chantelle Muneri has 6 years of modelling experience. Moving from the North of England to Birmingham opened the door for advancement in her modelling career which includes modelling for My Runway Coventry 2013 and 2014. She also holds the title of MRS ACS UK 2014.