SHADES OF PINK AT THE GENEVIEVE PINK BALL

Hello people,

Last weekend the Genevieve magazine organised the pink ball event which is a gala event with the purpose to create awareness for breast Cancer which is very much a real and deadly disease.

They sold out the pink ball card as a ticket to the event which proceeds will be used to treat/help breast cancer patients.

Lots of organisations sponsored this awesome cause and I hope to be part of the next pink ball by God’s grace. Also some fabric vendors and fashion houses also gave out fabrics and made ready to wear pieces to support the cause.

Guests showed up in different shades of pink to grace the event and I decided to dedicate this post to showcasing the pink attires made from ‘African fabrics’ that can also inspire your sense of style to the next pink ball event you might want to attend.

Enjoy………………………………….

 

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Please ladies lets pay attention to our boobies and get checked regularly ! Cancer is real!

cheers,

Modupe

THE NEW VLISCO LOOK BOOK: SPLENDEUR

When you think prints, you think Vlisco! It’s one brand that can be termed the king of African print fabrics.

I saw their latest collection and I was thrilled! Beautiful, bright and colorful patterns, It’s called SPLENDEUR

And I will be sharing the look book of these fabrics in this post as they showcase the glamour and beauty of African prints in various designs embellished with crystals and sequence.

Vlisco new  collection fabrics include Wax Hollandais (also called Dutch Wax or Wax Block), Super-wax or Java fabrics created for fashion design.  Unique print styles that inherit the African culture.

The appealing pattern and unique color combinations ensure that everyone can express their personality in their clothing.  They use unique patterns in shades like yellow, blue, green, red, pink, purple, orange and brown.

Below are some of the fabulous and dazzling pieces from Vlisco

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3D WONDERS: Set your spontaneity free and allow your imagination to conceive 3D embellishments created by cutting out shapes from our fabrics. As you can see from this wide sleeved long tail blazer, the embellishments are utterly captivating.

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PURE BRILLIANCE: Create a floor-sweeping silhouette with this exciting, multi-layered mermaid style gown. By affixing crystals to the garment, your inner goddess will shine all the more.

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PERFECT COMPANIONS: This wonderful coat is in fact crafted from two separated fabrics made to look like one. Underneath is a figure hugging dress elegantly accentuated with a transparent swirly skirt. Team yours with golden accessories and sassy red gloves.

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TRUE ART: This wonderful vintage style dress will make you feel elegant with an air of glamour. Hand-crafted with precision, this beautifully cut out 
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Choose your favourite ornamental Vlisco fabric. Pick up the scissors and give your imagination free reign.

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SCULPTED SILHOUETTE: Reveal your feminine forms with this sophisticated ensemble of a sleeveless top with an empowering high collar, and a super flattering ankle length mermaid skirt with a high waist

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LOVE VINTAGE: Fluttering softly as you walk, this lovely sleeveless vintage dress with pliches is accented perfectly with a more exotic short jacket. Marvel at its intricate cut outs, which create transparency and drama to the outfit.

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DARING DESIGN:Figure flattering and effortlessly chic, this knee length bustier dress reveals all your feminine beauty. It’s also the perfect shape to make the most of an XL design fabric. Be smart with your placement of the pattern and you’ll create a real show-stopper.

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LUSCIOUS LAYERS: There’s always something new to reveal with this look. The elegant pencil skirt is easily teamed with a feminine peplum top and a sharp, contemporary jacket. Add your own eclectic twist with your choice of bold accessories.

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SUNSET SILHOUETTE: Flattering every inch of your feminine curves, this elegant pencil dress with a simple top is the perfect choice when heading out with the girls. To add a nice jolt of drama, team up with some statement accessories.

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Effortless Elegance: Look and feel amazing in this gorgeously feminine high waist pencil skirt finishing just over the knees. And for that nonchalant finishing touch, combine it with a stylish comfortable top.

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MINUTE BEAUTY: Everywhere you look, gorgeous details reveal themselves. Feel inspired by the intricate fine embroidery on the vibrant Java fabric crafted into a beautiful pencil skirt and top. The kimono jacket with its long train is enriched with festive decorations such as beads and sequins, following the drawing of the pattern.

Wow! Beautiful patterns/ designs you will agree with me.

Vlisco Splendeur Limited Edition fabrics will be available from 18 November 2014.

Let me know how you feel about these designs in the comments box.

P.S: Its my first time of sharing a look-book on this blog. So if you are a designer and you would like to share the look book of your designs, don’t hesitate to send me a mail and I will do a post to showcase your designs here.

 

Cheers,

Modupe

 

Photo credit: Vlisco.com

ASO-EBI EXTRAVAGANZA 4

Its another edition of the aso-ebi extravaganza series where i showcase group party guests pictures in amazing color combinations of beautiful fabrics that can help you in making fast decision on the aso-ebi uniform to choose for your next event.

You can check former editions here, here and here  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 .

Oya now,  lets get down to another festival of African fabrics/ style and designs:

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Cheers,

Modupe

SHADES OF TEAL

One very hot color this season especially for aso-ebi of different occasions not just weddings is the teal color!

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Teal is a low-saturated color, a bluish-to dark medium, similar to medium blue - and dark cyan. It can be created by mixing green with blue into a white base, or deepened as needed with a little bit of black or gray color.

Hence, teal tends towards two colors blue and green. The teal green has a medium tone of teal with more of green mix making it look like dark green while the Teal blue is a medium tone of teal with more blue.

Lots of wedding guests have used this color to sew fabulous styles and the pop of color as aso-ebi is phenomenal.

You can mix/ accessorize your teal fabric with other beautiful colors like white, coral, cream, navy, pink, gold, brown and even cobalt blue. 

Below are different shades of the teal color fabrics on fabulous party guest for your inspiration:

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Do have a great day!

Cheers,

Modupe

MAGNIFICIENT NORTHERN AMARIYAS

I lived in the North, Kano precisely for about seven years but unfortunately did not attend a single Hausa wedding throughout my stay *covers face*.   May be because most of their weddings are somewhat intimate and only the relatives (note that they have a large and closely knitted family system which I admire a lot) and close friends get to attend most of their weddings.

The Northern traditional wedding is similar to the Arab’s wedding but with our African culture infused in the ceremony, you wonder how I got to know this since I didn’t attend any? Well I get fascinated by pictures of Hausa weddings in featured in magazines and also online.

So am dedicating my post today to the northern Amariyas (Amariya means new bride), the bride is always the cynosure of all eyes at every wedding and the Northern weddings are not an exception, in fact their brides are super magnificent!

From the wedding dress which is always slaying and stunning to the display of gold accessories, diamonds, and nowadays beaded jewelry.

Another important part of the Northern bride appearance is the henna tattoo. Henna tattoos are non-permanent dying or staining on the top layer of skin using a henna paste product. This used to beautify the hands and feet of the bride to make her appear absolutely gorgeous on her big day.

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Most of the times, the Amariyas are always well covered on their wedding day, their head is properly wrapped with a turban or sometimes the gele head-tie and then a veil is placed over the gele/turban. They look absolutely stunning!

Apart from the henna tattoo on their hands and feet, their faces are also well made up with subtle make up, nothing loud but absolutely flawless even though they are blessed with good skin naturally especially the Fulanis.

In my usual manner am going to display lots of pictures of beautiful Amariyas in drop dead gorgeous bridal outfist made from lace fabrics, ruffles, plain tulle fabrics, satin and silk in various colors  for you to attest to the magnificence of the Northern bride.

 

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Amariya Kenan!

Once again, am proud to be a Nigerian.
We have lots of beautiful cultures and traditions and our weddings irrespective of the tribe are always phenomenal.
Watch out for more traditional wedding pictures of other tribes in Nigeria and across Africa in future posts.

Photo  Credit: @bouderie apparel,@ brides_of _nigeria, @georgeokoro

Cheers,
Modupe

2014 WEDDING COLORS: WHITE AND GOLD

Hello my lovelies,
Happy new month and Happy Eid- Kabir in advance to my Muslim readers and happy holidays as well to everyone.
Am excited about the holidays! At least we can have a short rest before the Christmas holidays.

Okay, so today am bringing up another post under the 2014 wedding colors category, the 2014 wedding colors segment/ series is dedicated to the 2014 brides-to be, who are still confused as to what color to wear on their traditional wedding day.
I posted pictures of some color inspirations earlier here, here and here.
But today’s color suggestion/inspiration is a very unique and extremely beautiful color combination that looks good on every bride despite their skin tone.
Yes, It’s the WHITE AND GOLD color mix either you are using a complete asooke set or you are mixing lace fabric with aso-oke or gele or even if it’s a blouse and George fabric wrapper, the white and gold color mix or combination will make you stand out and give you that regal and rich look that every bride want to have on her big day.
White signifies purity, innocence, goodness, heaven, safety, brilliance, understanding, faith, spirituality, possibility, sincerity, wholeness and completeness
Gold also signifies extravagance, wealth, riches, luxury, excess, generous, compassion, love, power, justice and strength.
If these and much more are all that you wish for in life and in your marriage, then you’ve got the right colors.

Now that you know the meaning of the colors you are wearing, let me move a step further by showing you some pictures of brides that have used this combination to inspire you more:

 

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You can see how beautiful and gorgeous these brides look in their different outfits with the gold and white color combination.

Let me know what you feel about this colors in the comments box, I will really love to hear from you.

Mean while, enjoy the holidays, attend your owanbes this weekend and if you will love to share pictures don’t hesitate to shoot me a mail.

Cheers,

Modupe

ASO-EBI DIVA: EMPRESS EMAMI

Hello everyone,

Today is the last day of the month of September but I will not let the month end without the monthly aso- ebi diva post.

The social media has turned the world into a small village connecting people together to become real -life friends, acquaintances and even couples! Yes lots of people meet on social media, fall in love and end up getting married in real life.

My aso-ebi diva today is a beautiful woman I met on social media! Instagram to be precise, married with two kids and she has amazing flair for African wears.

What attracted me to this woman was her sense of style. It’s so astounding! She dresses so elegantly and makes sure she covers the appropriate parts.

She appears sexy in a non- provocative manner in all her outfits. As you all know aso-ebi diva is about showcasing a Fashionista’s sense of style in African fabrics/native wears which our diva for this month wears a lot  and am going to display lots of beautiful pictures of Empress in different fabrics looking super gorgeous with her fascinating beauty.

One thing to also note about this stylish African woman is her flair for exquisite accessories, she uses beautiful accessories to complement her dressing at all times from gorgeous shoes to beads, gold jewelry, headgear , clutch/purses as well as designer’s sunglasses.

Her choice for exotic and unique fabrics also speaks volume on her fashion taste and love for African attires.

One thing that I will not forget to mention is her make-up, Oh my! I like the way she does her make up to nicely match her skin tone in a subtle manner. Less is indeed more.

Now I present to you our beautiful aso-ebi diva for the month of September, the beautiful and ever- stunning Asba Emami:

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