"I be lady o"

If you call a woman
African woman no go 'gree
She go say
She go say "I be lady o"
Today's post is a bit unusual because it has a soundtrack. London Fashion week was only a few weeks ago and you know how fashion show's have soundtracks which the models walk down the runway to, well Fela Kuti's "Lady" is the soundtrack for today's ensemble, I think the look compliments the song.

These DIY ostrich feather, beaded lovlies, are the same bronze sandals featured in my Feet First post:
I took this photo myself, outside with the flash on, so sorry if it's a bit bright x
This particular DIY was inspired by this gorgeous pair of beaded sandals from Burberry's Spring 2012 collection, worn here by the lovely Solange Knowles.
I decided to team them with an pencil skirt made from the same fabric used in my Les Soeurs post:

And I also have a matching head-tie:
If your'e not familiar with the soundtrack for this look (Fela Kuti's Lady) I've embedded a you tube video of the song for your listening pleasure, the intro is really long so fast-forward to around 6mins for the jist of the song.



  1. very lovely and creative!!! where did you get the feathers from?

    1. I brought them from a haberdashery but most good fabric shops should sell ostrich feather trim.

  2. I love the song as well #classic and your accessories from the head scarf to the bangles and rings....Iwant!

  3. glad i followed the link! great blogging....inspirational

  4. Lovely, the feathers gave it a distinct look

  5. love the outfit, where did you get your belt form i love it!

    1. Thanks, the belt is Primarni dahling, lol.

  6. Lovely outfit! Very Creative use of ostrich feathers. You always have something nice and positive to say on bellanaija, so you've gotten yourself a regular reader, nay, fan! lol!

  7. This outfit is so on point! love the matching skirt and head tie, the whole outfit works so well!! u have some great style girl!! Fab blog, now following :)

    Hit me up when you can:)


    Diana xxx

  8. Love the 'I be lady O ' theme - now you got me listening to Fela on you tube. Lovely as always


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