Celebrity designer, Adebayo Jones recently hosted the second edition of the Gèlè Tea (GELEPOQUE) , a fashion event that raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK, alongside Esther Abimbola Alade, who was dressed in a fitted shift Ankara and Chantilly lace dress, encrusted with Swarovski crystals from the Adebayo Jones Africana Range, in London. The event saw Avant-garde Gèlè creations hats and colorful fascinators being paraded by the models .
Guests at the event included Sinem Onabanjo (Editor of FAB Magazine) and Jenny Okafor from The Voice Newspapers. They were also asked to wear Gèlès or another form of headgear like hats or fascinators as a mark of respect for a 73 year old woman, who was the source of inspiration for the Gèlè Tea event.
....And the Fascinators
Make-Up: Grace Ibukunoluwa for Facequizite
Shoe Clips for Gele Fabric: Dionne Gooding
Models: Former Beauty Queen, Rosemary Chilesi- Ellis | Congolese/Lebanese Model, Samar Khoury | Russian Model, Maria Samoylova | Former UK Top of Model of Colour, Vicky Tjirimuje | Toyin, Ola-Oluwa Yimika | Estelle | Top Model, Samyra Templeton.
Gele Creations: Juliet Esiri of Lara Extravaganza, Bolanle Okusanya Feyita and Juliet “Onyeka” Osodi
Jewelry: Funke Creations by Olufunke Sholaja
Clothes: Kosibah Creations by Yemi Osunkoya | Ijeve Designs
Millinery: Lyze Hats | Adebayo Jones
Organiser: Yinka Sumonu