Yoanna Okwesa, also known as Pepper is a freelance Stylist and currently the Fashion Editor of FAB Magazine. Pepper has a BA Hons degree in Culture, Society and Communications from the University of Birmingham and works as creative director for runway shows, fashion editorials and commercial projects. Pepper also has a clothing label Purple Pepper Clothing borne from her love of art, her heritage and photography.When she is not art directing a photo shoot or fashion show she is alongside her sisters
travelling and collecting vintage and retro accessories and clothing for their boutique -Retrospective in Lagos.
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The Fashion Editor of FAB Magazine. As put by a close friend Pepper is ‘a London girl with Lagos pumping in her veins and Cuba in her heart.’ Pepper has a deep passion for creating visual phenomena, to see hers and others concepts conceived in the mind, come alive through the art of storytelling using photography and garments, contributing her two penny and naira to the global union of fashion, art and style.
With a model @ a photo shoot
Pepper has since, been exposed to the world and work of fashion by holding various roles at Pride Magazine, The Mayor of London’s Kulture2Couture fashion exhibition and at The Communications Store working at London Fashion Weeks. Working alongside award winning Fashion Photographers Suby&Sinem and other sought after photographers Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Moussa Moussa and Asiko she has styled for Arise, BHF, Canoe, FAB, Pride, New African Woman and True Love Magazines. Her portfolio also includes styling celebrities Shingai from the Noisettes, M3nsa & Wanlov The Kubolor, Bez Idakula, Eldee, Keffe and Duncan Daniels and creative directing for designers such as Nkwo
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