As time keeps to unravel so does a lot of things around us keep to blossom. This notion excludes not one of my favorite on-screen personalities; renowned actresses and entrepreneur that is keen on evolution and proper utilization of her skill.
She is a tall, slender and obviously beautiful fine wine. A collab of Beauty and Brains. Y’all, she is Kehinde Bankole and today, her gorgeous wardrobe choices would be our balanced diet.
Look 1: Ablaze.
There is something about Red that screams sexy, dangerous and yet, appealing. Our darling twin sister; Kehinde, served all these and more in this hot red-themed outfit. Spanning from the corset that is well lace-detailed, through the slit skirt, open-toed heels to the red lips and earrings. This surely would have been too spicy for us all and she knew this. That’s why she chilled it all off with: Brown themed hair, purse (animal print) and of course her melanin skin.
Look 2: The Beauty in Black.
The saying, “You can’t go wrong in black” comes to mind at a mere gaze on these pictures. Her makeup; which is rather simple and cool, exhumes her inherent beauty coupled with the well-braided braids and the beaded neckpieces.
Look 3: Little is More.
You all know for a fact that detailing isn’t about bombarding with all available resources in all areas; rather, about highlighting and contouring specifics to make the overall appearance glam worthy. Well, her simple look appearance (in this outfit) is credited to the minor but efficient details found on the shirt and the cutout on the skirt thereby revealing a lace covering that speaks volumes. Her choice of hair also did this look a solid benefit and complemented by the black bag and heels.
Look 4: Glam in Trads.
For a lady who grew up understanding and appreciating the fabric of culture, Kehinde Bankole surely expresses her love for her root and obviously all that surrounds in her traditional outfit choices. We have seen her in lace, in a Benin inspired outfit and also Efik apparels, in all of which she looks gorgeous.
Look 5: YELL – OW (OH) YEAH!
Here comes the cherry on the cake. I have always said that yellow is the perfect color to depict joy and here it is. This tube dress that drapes downwards and overflows is an epitome of adorableness further glorified by “she who wears it”, the muse herself. Coupled with a well-crafted bead neckpiece, a silver-yellow purse, attention-seeking fascinator and surely some sleek shoes (which we can’t see because of the dress), this look is a bomb and we are glad she served us with this.
So here you have it, some of our favorite Kehinde Bankole looks. Let us hear your views on our picks and share with us yours.
And, least I forget, our darling Kehinde has a twin sister (@taiwobankole) and this is in honor of them both
Ẹ̀jìrẹ́ ará ìṣokún. (Every Twin hail from Isokun.)
Ẹdúnjobí (A relative of monkeys you are)
Ọmọ ẹdun tíí ṣeré orí igi (Hoping and jumping from a tree branch to the other)
Ọ́-bẹ́-kẹ́ṣé-bẹ́-kàṣà, (Jumping helter-skelter,)
Ó fẹsẹ̀ méjèèjì bẹ sílé alákìísa; (you landed in a wretched man’s place)
Ó salákìísà donígba aṣọ. (Turning around his misfortunes)
Gbajúmọ̀ ọmọ tíí gbàkúnlẹ̀ ìyá, Tíí gbàdọ̀bálẹ̀ lọ́wọ́ baba tó bí í lọ́mọ.
(A rare set of children that commands undue honor and respect from their parents)
Wínrinwínrin lójú orogún (To your stepmother, you are an unwelcome sight)
Ejìwọ̀rọ̀ lojú ìyá ẹ̀. (But to your mother, you are both emperors of two empires!)
Tani o bi ibeji ko n’owo? (Wouldn’t you love to be parents to twins?)