ASO-EBI EXTRAVAGANZA

In the month of July I started a series tagged ‘asoebi inspiration’ here where I posted various pictures of party guests in a particular aso-ebi for different parties. In the second edition here, I  also showcased random asoebi pictures of party guests in groups to inspire you in selecting aso-ebi colors and fabrics.

Today’s post is another edition of showcasing amazing color combinations of beautiful fabrics that can help you in making fast decision on the aso-ebi uniform for your event.

But one striking thing about this post is that am changing the series name from ‘asoebi inspiration’ to ‘aso-ebi extravaganza” because i will be displaying pictures of assorted aso-ebi groups of both men and women for you to enjoy, its going to be some sort of aso-ebi  carnival.

So let’s get down to the ASO-EBI EXTRAVAGANZA proper *winks*

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Hope you enjoyed viewing the pictures? and more importantly hope you got some inspiration too? let me know what you feel about this series in the comments section.

And if you would like to  be featured in the next aso-ebi extravaganza series, just send your group pictures in fabulous aso-ebi to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com 

Cheers,

Modupe

GO GUIPURE! GO FIGURE!

Hello my lovelies,

Earlier in the year, I made a trend alert post about the Guipure lace fabric here explaining how ‘hot’ this fabric is at the moment.

The Guipure lace also known as cord lace is still very vibrant in the fashion scene in Nigeria used by brides as buba or top with aso-oke wrapper for traditional weddings or a complete set of iro and buba for Introduction ceremony.

Wedding guests are also not left out as they use it as aso-ebi, creating beautiful and unique styles ranging from iro and buba to tops as well as dresses. Guipure lace can also be used to make formal outfits/work wears or chic party/ dinner wears.

Recently, I have seen lots of stylish women mix and match the Guipure lace mixed with other fabrics like sequined lace, ankara, brocade even with silk fabric tastefully designed to stand out of the crowd graciously.

The Guipure lace is still the rave of the moment and it’s going to stay long in the Nigerian fashion scene, so if you want to keep up with the trend, go get yourself some yards of Guipure lace and replicate some of these amazing styles for that elegant appearance at your next owambe:

 

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If you replicate any of these designs when you buy your Guipure lace fabric or if you made any lovely style from Guipure lace fabric that you will want to share kindly send your picture to  theasoebijunkie@gmail.com and I will definitely feature you on my social media platforms.

Cheers,

Modupe

CORALS OF THE NIGER-DELTA BRIDE

One of the most fascinating aspect of the Niger-delta traditional wedding in southern part of Nigeria is the attire of the bride!

I so much love how they use the coral beads to create a very cultural cum traditional appearance of the bride to her groom and wedding guests.

The Niger- delta bride whether from Edo, Delta or Rivers state outfit can never be complete without the beads costume.

There are always of different sizes and shapes ranging from small sized bead to medium to large to extra-large! Yeah, extra-large because some of them look very huge on the neck of the bride but am not sure of the weight if it’s as heavy as it looks (if you are from Niger-Delta kindly explain further in the comments section. Thanks).

Customarily, coral red color is the standard color for the beads even though some use other colors like white, peach e.t.c. it’s only the coral colored beads that actually give the native effect that every bride will want to portray on her traditional wedding day.

The beads can be worn as a top on the wrapper tied on the chest; it basically covers from the shoulder down to the waist in some parts while some other parts use the beads to make a cap and the bride gets to wear this very regal cap and also adorn her neck with the huge size coral bead neck piece! EXQUISITE!

Some also use it to adorn the native hairstyles that are exclusively made for brides on their Big Day to give the Emotan (Benin Queen) look with different sizes of coral beads carefully arranged on their neck as they present them to their groom.

Here are some Niger- Delta brides looking extremely gorgeous, super sexy and absolutely stunning in their coral beads costume displaying the rich Nigerian culture for you to see:

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Well, Well, Well! am so proud to be a Nigerian.

So many beautiful cultures in my great nation and i will take time to showcase more of our diverse traditional wedding outfits to celebrate and display the richness of our African roots in coming posts.

Do have a great week ahead.

 

Modupe

 

ASO-EBI INSPIRATION 2

Hello lovelies,

Its another edition of aso-ebi inspiration series where i show-case random asoebi pictures of  party guests in groups to  inspire you in selecting aso-ebi colors and fabrics.

If you would like to send me your group pictures in fabulous aso-ebi, kindly send it to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com and i will feature your picture in the next aso-ebi inspiration series.

Please enjoy these awesome pictures of fabulous guests as they display the beauty of the aso-ebi culture.

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You can also hashtag #theasoebijunkie if you are on instagram for possible feature on my instagram page or on here.

 

Cheers,

Modupe

 

 

SHINE BRIGHT LIKE DIAMONDS

Hello everyone,

Welcome to September, it’s a very special month for me because it’s my birth month and I also get to celebrate a special event in my life as well.

So in my celebration mood, am going to make more of fun- like posts this month because am happy. lol

Today, am going to focus on an amazing fabric for celebrants and wedding guests: THE SEQUINED LACE FABRIC.

This fabric is a type of lace fabric that is adorned with sequence all over or sometimes at the edges. Ranging from guipure to tulle, voile, etc, the sequined lace gives you that dazzling effect that makes you stand out in all occasions especially at night/ dinner parties.

This fabric can be used to make second outfit for brides, birthday dress,dinner gowns, prom dresses and even iro and buba.

When you want to purchase sequined fabrics be very careful and try as much as possible to buy quality over quantity because when you buy the cheap fabrics, the sequence tends to pull off the lace as you wash them and can also get scrawled.

Also note that the sequined fabrics are better to be washed inside out with your washing machine and ironing should be done inside out as well.

DO NOT PLACE HOT IRON ON A SEQUINED FABRIC, unless you want to melt all the sequence away.

In my usual manner, i present to you these stylish women in different attires made from the sequined lace fabric:

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O sparkles! (In Jenifa’s voice)

If you have an event coming up soon either as a guest or celebrant and you want to make a statement with your style, then the sequined lace fabric is the way to go.

So go ahead, dazzle them as you shine bright like diamonds.

Cheers,

Modupe

 

ITS A PRINT PARTY! TURN UP!

Thank God it’s Friday people,

The weekend starts today, so I thought to organize a small web print party *winks* on here to celebrate various kinds of prints on different kind of fabrics in preparation for the weekend.

So grab your drink or juice and let’s get down to the festivity of African prints as we explore pictures of fabulous women turning up in prints looking super sexy and extremely gorgeous: 

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Hope you had fun viewing all those beautiful prints to inspire you more in choosing stylish prints for your next outfit? Your comments are highly appreciated.

Enjoy yourselves and have a great weekend ahead.

Cheers

Modupe

IRO AND BUBA RE-DEFINED

Hello lovelies,

Today’s post is based on a renowned style that is mostly worn in the western part of Nigeria by females especially when you are of marriageable age or planning to get married and also a staple wear  in your wardrobe as a married woman.

In Yoruba land, having a box full of various fabrics used to sew the iro and buba style is a must on the list of things required from the groom by the bride’s family at the traditional marriage.

In fact, in the olden days the box is opened during the traditional wedding ceremony and checked properly to ensure that the groom bought enough clothes for his bride.

Iro and buba is a style that gives you that “madam look” and makes you command respect among men and women in your community.

The iro is just a wrapper that you wrap round your waist; most people use 2yards of the fabric or 21/2 yards if your hips don’t lie. While the buba is the top which is normally round neck with free sleeves and never fitted by the side it could be referred to as a free size top.

But recently, as the fashion industry in Nigeria is improving and different styles are evolving day by day, the Buba top is also not left out and has also been re-invented  to give today’s women a more sophisticated look in the traditional way.

The buba has moved from being a simple free size round neck top to a more stylish top to make Nigerian women look super sexy!  Sewn to fit by the sides with various neck designs like the high neck buba, cowl neck buba, cape buba, lace-edge neck buba, Mono-chrome neck buba, off -shoulder buba etc.

The list of fabrics you can use to sew iro and buba is endless; from all sorts of lace fabric, to chiffon, Ankara, silk, georgette, brocade, cotton fabric, adire etc.

Here are pictures of women in iro and buba style with different designs of the buba top looking super stunning:

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So you see, the  iro and buba style is no longer for just bride to be or married woman but for every stylish African woman and fashionistas. Even the kids are not left out because most cuties wear iro and buba on their first birthday anniversary to relate with their African roots.

Another advantage of the iro and buba style is that it can be easily sown by most tailors/ designers within a short duration . So if you need a quick fix  just get to your tailor and ask him/ her to make iro and buba for you.

 

Cheers,

Modupe