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Bunmi Olaye of Bunmi Koko, Michelle Obama Commissioned Designer, is Ladybrille Woman July 2011



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Bunmi Olaye of Bunmi Koko, Michelle Obama Commissioned Designer, is Ladybrille Woman July 2011

Sacramento, CA (July 20th, 2011)- Bunmi Olaye of Bunmi Koko, Michelle Obama Commissioned Designer, is Ladybrille Woman of the month for July 2011.

Ladybrille Magazine, founded in 2007 to de-stigmatize the negative images of Africans by exposing its youthful, urban and explosive fashion and entertainment industries to the Western masses, celebrates a ‘Woman of the Month’ each month for her outstanding contributions, locally and internationally, to her local and/or international community.

“Bunmi Olaye is a relatively new designer and the Bunmi Koko label is also new, yet she and her partner Francis Udom have accomplished so much and made Africa look really good,” said Uduak Oduok a fashion and entertainment attorney and Editor-in-Chief of Ladybrille Magazine. “Those of the kinds of stories we celebrate at Ladybrille.”

The Bunmi Koko label was founded in 2009 by Bunmi Olaye and Francis Udom. In July 2010, Bunmi Olaye won “Emerging Designer of the Year 2010 -International” at the AFI Africa Fashion Awards in South Africa. A month later, August 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama commissioned the label to design a cream colored double breasted coat for her.

In March 2011, the label was the recipient of the Arise Fashion Week Show Lagos, earning a coveted spot to show at New York Fashion Week this September 2011. This past June 2011, the label was finalist at the Scottish Fashion Awards 2011 for the Scottish Retailer of the Year Award. Bunmi Olaye rounded off June 2011 as a commentator for the Kate Middleton & Prince William Wedding.

It is definitely an honour (to be honored as Ladybrille Woman of the Month) and I just can’t believe how it’s been only 2 years since the establishment of Bunmi Koko Brand ,” said the designer. “I’m very thankful to be getting this recognition while being relatively new in the scene! Thank you very much for this amazing opportunity and hopefully it will inspire some of the young creative entrepreneurs in the industry."

Bunmi’s exclusive interview will be published on the magazine’s website at www.ladybrillemag.com this Friday July 22nd, 2011 on the website.

Bunmi Olaye joins the Ladybrille Alumni list of brilliant Women of the Month(s) including Supermodels Iman and Nana Keita, Saran Kaba Jones (Founder Face Africa), Teresa Clarke (Former Goldman Sachs Executive & Founder of Africa.com) and Currie Lee (Attorney turned Fashion Designer of the popular Asian brand D-Sata).

About Ladybrille Magazine
Founded in 2007 by fashion model, attorney and journalist Uduak Oduok, Ladybrille® Magazine stands as the authority on African fashion and entertainment for the globally conscious style driven American and European woman.

Breaking the mold and trailblazing a path never traveled before, Ladybrille® Magazine is a fusion of WWD, Vogue and ESSENCE with a very distinct African perspective. The magazine has served as a platform for brilliant exclusive and/in-depth interviews for many brilliant personalities, worldwide.The Magazine’s recognition as a pioneer and relevant authority in its niche market has meant media powerhouse like CNN, consulting giant McKinsey and numerous high profile personalities and individuals have sought and/regularly seek it as the authority on all things “Africhic.”

For more info visit www.ladybrillemag.com.

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