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Adichie is the March feature of Vogue UK’s popular “Closet Diaries” series.

Every day, for one whole month, she’ll show Vogue’s readers what she’s wearing. For Adichie’s fans, it’s got to be like camping out in her closet and seeing her style routine.

This collaboration with Vogue UK puts Adichie in the company of super models like Alek Wek and Coco Rocha, who have also been featured in the series.

She kicked off the series on March 2nd with a cheerful “Hello from Nigeria Vogue UK!” and the first of the three dresses pictured above.

“Today,” she continues, “I am wearing an old, much-loved Carolina Herrera dress and shoes by Emanuel Ungaro. I designed the neckpiece from individually cut and twisted strips of ankara fabric bought at Lagos’ Balogun market.”

Her second look is a Peter Pilotto skirt, Ann Taylor top, Annarita N jacket and Miu Miu shoes worn to a speaking event. Apparently, the Anya Hindmarch bag is a much beloved piece that she “finds [herself] reaching for very often, because it’s just big enough to hold a book and has a slight lovely retro feel.” Good to know she accessorizes with books in mind.

Spotting a Stella Jean dress on day three, she writes, “It reminds me of a dress my mother wore often when I was growing up. My shoes are Sophia Webster—I am always grateful for beautiful heels that are below 4 inches. My belt is from Target. My headwrap is an ankara fabric from Nsukka market.”

Vogue calls her a “fashion star.” But I’m curious to know what you guys think. Are you liking her looks so far?

One whole month of sharing fashion moments with one of the most influential fiction writers in the world today. How cool!

To keep up with each new look, click HERE.

Hankering for more on Adichie’s fashion?  Click HERE.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

4 Responses to “Adichie is Vogue UK’s Fashion Star of the Month! | 30 Looks + Her Style Inspiration” Subscribe

  1. Jaja March 5, 2015 at 4:15 am #

    I do know that these Western magazines know fashion – no complex here. The only fashion stars that make me gasp are Rihanna and Lady Gaga. I wish I understood what the Lupita-is-a-fashion-star-mania is all about. But Chimamanda rocks. And: it appears “fashion” means unconventionality.

  2. Jaja March 5, 2015 at 4:23 am #

    But Taiye Selasi’s undoubtedly African literature’s most exotic fashion star. Adichie keeps it simple.

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