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Ezinne Chinkata Reveals How She Styled Omotola And Her Daughter For Knorr’s Campaign

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Ezinne Chinkata is a fashion and style consultant. She was opportuned to style Star actress, Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde and her daughter Meraiah for as the new ambassadors for Knorr’s stock cube brand. If you are an aspiring or rising stylist, you should get in here and learn as this might help you.


From Ezinne…

” Styling a shoot is usually aimed at producing photos for a particular purpose. This should be of foremost concern to the Stylist as they prepare for the photoshoot at hand.

Having beautiful clothes is one thing, but what use is it if it tilts in a totally different direction from the client’s brief? The brief should serve as your guide as you create a mood board for your shoot.

I absolutely love styling Omotola. She has a really awesome figure, is a beauty, and it is always exciting to put her in really “out there” pieces. Plus Meraiah is totally adorable – I can’t believe she’s 15 alreadyOmotola-Meraiah-Jalade-Ekeinde-for-Knorr-BellaNaija-May-2015005 iMA

The client gave a very clear brief;

1. A shoot in the kitchen
2. Mother and daughter bonding
3. Omotola in head gear
4. Green should be the primary colour to represent the brand
5. Traditional attire

My first move was to do some research. Omotola has quite a sexy personality and brand, and the challenge was to ensure that I keep her true essence while adhering to the brief at hand. I researched and viewed loads of images of photoshoots of women cooking from various eras and finally got the inspiration for the shoot.

I pulled and put together looks I felt would work – The idea was to project Omotola as a beautiful mom, grounded in her traditional roots yet totally global. We also decided her daughter, Meraiah (her “mini-me”), would portray a younger version of her, learning the ropes from Omotola with a  strong & close mother-daughter bond/ambiance.

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It was quite easy to pull this off to be honest as this is basically what Omotola stands for and oozes naturally. I loved it!”

Photo Credit
Photography: Kelechi Amadi-Obi (Instagram: @KelechiAmadiObi)
Styling: Ezinne Chinkata (Instagram: @Zinkata1)
Makeup: Bimpe Onakoya (Instagram: @BimpeOnakoya)

Hope you learnt? *smiles*

Source: BellaNaija

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