Lira Wears Sylvester Falata & Maria McCloy at the 2012 BET Awards

South African artist Lira looked stunning at the 2012 BET Awards. She wore a beautiful handcrafted dashiki clutch by Maria McCloy, red peep-toe slingbacks by Errol Arendz, and a red one-sleeve sequin gown by South African fashion designer Sylvester Falata. She was the only female artist from Africa to be nominated at this year’s musical event! I love that she (who Glamour South Africa called Woman of the Year) showcase her pride for South African designs! Lira shared several red carpet moments on her Twitter and Facebook pages for her fans. If you’re not following Lira on Twitter, I strongly suggest you do so! @Miss_Lira

Lira with Kerry Washington

Lira’s Sylvester Falata dress has a beautiful Ndebele beading on the shoulder!

This is not the first time nor will it be the last time that Lira has supported Sylvester Falata. it’s no wonder that Sylvester handpicked Lira to close his South Africa Fashion Week 2010 presentation. Support Sylvester’s craft – Here’s a quick revisit on Lira wearing SF on and off the red carpet…

—Lira in Sylvester Falata designs past and present—

Lira stepped out in a beautiful handcrafted wax print clutch by Maria McCloy. She worked it! Support Maria’s collection of stunning African flavored clutches – and @MariaPodesta! Take a look at Maria’s stunning clutches below. I got my eyes on that lime green one!

–Maria McCloy clutches—

Lira’s shoes are made by Cape Town designer Errol Arendz (@ErrolArendz1)! Support Errol’s couture line –

Cultural Presence looks at how celebrities and everyday people wear African fashion straight from the runway.

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Cultural Toast is a blogazine run by Chioma, a Nigerian Metropolitan-based fashion writer. This blogazine celebrates with a cultural toast to a post-1960 Nigeria with its focus on entertainment and fashion news. African fashion, style and trends will be readily available on

Posted on July 2, 2012, in African Fashion, Ankara, Celebrities Wearing African Fashion, Cultural Presence, Fashion, Lira, Maria McCloy, South Africa, Sylvester Falata and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Sylvester Falata is the future,nd LIra is a perfect muse, 4 ths fashion house

    • Lira is the perfect muse for Sylvester’s creations! I’m so hyped and excited to see his work on the 2012 BET Awards red carpet! This is beyond HUGE for him!, Lucky!

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