Finally, Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe has addressed the dress saga involving her, a fashion designer, Maryam Elisha and a bride, Lawrenta Sawyer, who said the dress belonged to her.
Lawrenta had given Maryam a fabric to sew for her in preparation for her wedding in December 29, 2017 and made a 50 percent upfront payment but Maryam disappointed her with different excuses and made her wear another dress.
According to Mercy, she knew nothing about the dress belonging to a bride as the transaction with Maryam was through her stylist, Seun.
Mercy’s stylist also apologised to the bride, explaining that he was unaware that the dress belonged to her.
I have followed events as they unfold following a particular dress I wore for a photoshoot. First, I must say that I sincerely sympathise with the bride as this situation is painful, unfortunate and regrettably avoidable. I hired and paid Seun @styledbyseun for the photoshoot as a stylist and got four dresses for the shoot.
Seun and I were unaware that one of the dresses was meant for someone else. I am embarrassed that the designer was not professional enough in handling events leading to this moment. It is also painful that a bride is made to go through what the bride has been made to go through.
I have reached out to both the stylist and designer (whom I have never met nor HIRED directly) to express my displeasure. I have instructed my lawyer to look into this and see how best to approach this from a legal point of view without festering an already open wound. Thanks.
Mercy’s stylist also addressed the matter
I would like to apologize to my Client regarding the ongoing " RED DRESS SAGA " involving my client "MERCY AIGBE" who contracted me to style her for her 40th birthday photoshoot . I picked up (4) four dresses on behalf of my client (Mercy Aigbe) from the Fashion Designer " RIKAOTO BY ME" on 28th December,2017 for my client's photoshoot of which the "Red Dress" was one. However, I was in no way informed it was a custom-made dress for RIKAOTO's BRIDE. This has put a dent in my client's image for which I am truly sorry for as I handled the transaction on her behalf. I would like to clearly state that my client Mercy Aigbe wasn't aware the dress was for anyone prior to when the news broke. My heartfelt apologies to the affected bride as well; No bride should be without her dress on her big day. I wasn't aware the Red Dress was hers and I am truly sorry for the disappointment she exprerienced. Thank you StyledBySeun Cc @shawttynatt @lazywritablog @instablog9ja @asoebiafrica@thenewsinsider @distinctvendors @pulsetv @bellanaijaonline @the_commentsection @rillimillz @ameriesblog