+  Edited and photographed by Iké Udé, author of Style File. Selected as one of Vanity Fair’s 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Best Dressed Originals.  +

special guest/ JOY ADAEZE talks about her 8th OUTFIT: 8 in 10 acts









What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
ASOS dress
Steve Madden heels
Khirma Eliazov clutch
Silk turban from my upcoming line
Mercura sunglasses
Fossil watch
Assorted gold necklaces





How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I like how this outfit is conservative with a twist! It has a sophisticated feel that I love, but with an added edge of chunky gold jewelry and statement shades. It took literally seconds to put together, which is always great!





Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?  
I’ve worn this look once before- back in September to Michael Kors’ CFDA luncheon. Bill Cunningham featured me in The New York Times that day.




On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit? 
I give this a 10!





What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
I’ve been experimenting with black more lately and this is a quintessential black on black look. I love the sleek lines of the sleeves and the slit. It’s the subtle details that count here! Plus the fabric quality is amazing on this dress.





How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
This is such a standout look so it’ll be a while before I wear it again! I like to keep things unexpected.





There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to the what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
This look is equal parts diva and boardroom. I love the contradiction!

Posted in Joy Adaeze | 4 Comments

4 Responses to special guest/ JOY ADAEZE talks about her 8th OUTFIT: 8 in 10 acts

  1. Obi Okere says:

    Wow…this looks really cool. I really like the contrast of red and black in this photo.

  2. Chinyere Ukaegbu says:

    Beautiful! I love how the sunglasses and the necklace pop!

  3. Victorya Caballero says:

    Oh my goodness. In total love with this outfit it looks perfect, and the accessories are everything!!! This look fits would stand out and be appropriate for a plethora of occasions!

  4. Lisa says:

    Can’t go wrong with a little Black dress… Super sophisticated .. Definitely a power statement.. Looks great

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