Hi BellaStylistas! It’s Isoken and every month, I’ll be sharing a short letter spotlighting our monthly theme from my personal perspective and giving you an idea of some of the amazing content we have planned. Welcome to our #Party issue !

Editor-At-Large Isoken Ogiemwonyi introduces BellaNaija Style’s #Party theme for December.

It’s December which means in many parts of the world, Nigeria included – it’s party season. Picture bottomless brunches, themed brand events and red carpet award ceremonies galore. There will be weddings, there will be parties and judging by our chock-a block What to Wear Where Agenda – plenty of really good ones. From the star studded Spice Lifestyle Honours on the 5th to the Mainland Block Party on the 31st, there’s something for everyone.

As it is party season, it only makes sense to discuss party dressing; from the requisite sparkly and shimmering pieces, to unexpected statement blouses and top notch accessories. We discover the shifting attitudes to party dressing (hello! sequinned sneakers and themed red carpets), we meet the folks shaping party culture now from Jenny Of Lagos aka Jenny Micheletti to Bukky Karibi Whyte and Ijeoma Balogun who represent some of the hottest spots in Lagos.

Learn all about the boldest, brightest beauty looks to make sure you feel confident and beyond  fabulous; tips and tricks to look fresh faced, footloose and fancy free even in the unrelenting  social whirl of the next few weeks.

The future may be uncertain, but here’s to celebrating the small moments and remembering to live it to the fullest regardless of age, race, gender or creed.