ADIRE

Hello everyone, my post today will be based on the Adire fabric.

Most times when we are out to pick asoebi, all kinds of fabrics come to our mind;Lace fabrics, Ankara fabrics, Velvet , Silk, Chiffon and probably Brocade for men,but there are lots of beautiful fabrics in the market that we need to explore, one of which is ADIRE!

Yes Adire , same old Adire ( you read right) although a lot of people see this fabric as ol’ skool it’s actually super cool. I have seen few people use it as ipele and gele at weddings and it was really nice on them

Adire is purely an African fabric and its a beautiful one especially when designed to suit the occasion its been used for. Adire actually means tie and dye, it is a resist dye (most times cotton)fabric traditionally with indigo in order to create patterns and designs by treating certain parts of the fabric in a way to prevent them from absorbing dye. it’s mostly used by the Yoruba.

There are different types of Adire:

RAFFIA RESIST – ADIRE ONIKO
STITCH RESIST – ADIRE ALABERE STARCH RESIST – ADIRE ELEKO

I remember making my first Adire by myself in JSS 2 or JSS 3 at Holy Child College (up school) as a fine art student. We also made another one in clothing and textile class , I used Teru material think English name is Calico about a yard or two and it came out really nice.

Adire is available at most markets in Lagos but Abeokuta(Ogun State) is the haven of Adire,there they can make special designs for you in large quantity for aso-ebi and there are some beautiful ones from Mali that you can also get in the market. So , if you really want a unique fabric for your next owambe, you can choose Adire or Kampala as some others call it.

Its affordable, colorful,beautiful and would make your guest really  stand out.

Here are some beautiful Adire samples and beautiful people rocking this amazing fabric:

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Oyinbo sef no wan carry last.lol

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Cheers,

Modupe

OUR PLANS FOR 2014

Happy new year once again, may the New Year open new opportunities to us all and give us cause to merry and party.
For me, 2013 has been a remarkable year and I have lots to thank God for and also for this blog, am more grateful to God, my followers, readers and people who have liked us on face book and followed us on twitter, thank you for each time I make a post and you take out time to read and comment.
The Aso-Ebi junkie is my own little to space where I share my views on Nigerian fabrics and the fashion industry as a whole.
This year, the Aso-Ebi junkie would be delivering a richer content and try to increase our number of posts (suggestions are welcome please)
We would continue with our Aso-Ebi diva series and make it much better.
Also am going to put up more ‘selfies’ i.e more pictures of myself in African fabrics and attires for parties and particularly Sundays because I mostly wear natives on Sundays.
Am also going to introduce how to use formal wears as Aso-Ebi and issue style tips on tying gele and types of accessories that can be used with a particular fabric etc
This year, we would also have lots of give aways and gifts for our readers on this blog as well as sales of fabrics would be on from time to time too.
If you sell fabrics or you are into designing; We would also like to feature your product by reviewing your products or shop.
That’s part of our plans for 2014; we hope to unfold more as the year goes by…

Thank you
Modupe.

ASO- EBI DIVA : ABIODUN

The month of November is drawing close to its end and of course we will definitely not miss our monthly Aso-ebi diva series.
Today our Aso-ebi diva is a fabulous woman; Biodun Adebutu Dosunmu.
Biodun was my classmate at the University of Lagos and all through the time we were in class together all I can say about this diva is that she is intelligent, beautiful, kind-hearted, fabulous and a very smart lady.
I would also like to add that Biodun is a fashion designer and she had a fashion outfit somewhere in Surulere, Lagos when she was in Nigeria and she actually made a dress for me at that time that was well-tailored and really nice.
Abi( short form of Abiodun) has a great fashion sense and looks very trendy in our African fabrics, so I just had to feature her as an Aso-ebi diva here for you all.
Even though Biodun is now married and a mum to 4 boys, she still looks super sexy with a gorgeous body.
One thing that makes this diva stand out is that she knows how to combine colours as well as accessories to match her skin color very well.
So please join me *clapping* as I present to you our Aso-ebi diva for the month of November 2013; the beautiful, elegant, stylish and trendy Abioun Adebutu-Dosunmu

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Purple ankara with red gele
I love her blouse and short skirt.
Lovely style and did you notice the simple accessories and her shoes……….

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Abi and her friends in the Aso-ebi
They all look elegant and beautiful

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White&Gold lace with gold accessories
she looks so radiant here

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Abi and her friends again in the Aso-ebi

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Abi looks really hot here with a lilac lace and purple Gele
Did you notice her accessories too, this diva is a show stopper!

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Abi and her friends in the Aso-ebi
you can see how others also accessorize the same fabric.

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i love this picture. Naija women are pretty

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This picture also caught my attention
Am loving the Gold and red combo. Super Hawt is the word!

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Too much! *dats all* lol

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cream and blue lace with blue headgear

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really nice combination

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Gold and army green combination

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Mint green and peach lace with peach gele

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I just her style here, simply elegant

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gele skentele………

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she is so beautiful…………………….

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I love her neck piece here

So that’s our African Queen as well as Aso- Ebi diva and junkie for the month of November.

*taking a bow*

You can share your thoughts about her style in our comments box.

Please watch out for our next diva for the month of December as we prepare for the yuletide season. Also if you would like to feature as our Aso-ebi diva or you know someone you want us to feature kindly contact us :theasoebijunkie@gmail.com or send us a Facebook message.

P.S: A very big thank you to Biodun for allowing us to feature her and we encourage her to keep being stylish and elegant.

Gracia

Modupe

MEN’S ASO-EBI- ETIBO

I moved to the south-south early this year and one style I notice and love about their men is the etibo native wear.

Most of the men wear this on weekends; to work on Fridays, to church on Sundays and also to parties as aso-ebi .

The etibo native wear is most times made from a plain material that could be mainly cotton or a mix of cotton and polyester .

The etibo style to me is highly sophisticated and has a way of making men have a royal look especially when they add the walking stick to it.

Another accessory to this style is the fedora/pillbox hat (by the way I learnt the hat was inherited from the British slave masters during the slave trade), it makes the style complete for any outing.

Here are some samples of the etibo native wear  from the exquisite peter okoye and lola omotayo’s traditional wedding in Lagos:

 

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The lovely couple – Mr and Mrs okoye

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*photo credit: maestromedia.blogspot.com*

We at TAJ (The Aso-ebi Junkie) wish the okoyes a blissful married life and many more years together.

Modupe

 

ASO EBI DIVA- BUNMI

Hello people, today am launching a new series tagged “Aso- ebi diva’’

Aso –ebi diva is going to be a monthly post, where I would feature a particular person (Fashionista) and show pictures of the person in different Aso-ebi materials and styles.

Aso-ebi diva series aims to inspire your dressing/combination as an individual or group for your next owambe. It would also help to determine colors and type of materials to look out for as well as trends that you can infuse your own style into to look drop-dead gorgeous!

Our first Aso-ebi diva for the month of October 2013 is a super sexy lady: Bunmi Ashiyanbi Adeeko.

Bunmi was my classmate at Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo in 1996

Even though we were not close friends in school, there is no-one in that class (ND-Accountancy) that would not notice this diva.

She is sexy, beautiful, and gorgeous with a drop dead figure(you know the kind of figure that reminds you of the song ”she carry front, she carry back, she too package……..”) wink.

Even at that time Bunmi has a very high fashion taste and always makes a grand entrance into class at all times

After a while, she left Laspotech for Ogun State University (OSU) while I moved to Unilag and did not get to see this beauty queen again until one day when I stumbled on her name/page on Face book.

I looked at her pictures and I was not surprised to see her all grown into a super sexy lady, married with lovely kids (twins inclusive; I had to mention twins because I so love twins)

Now let’s see all I have been talking about

*druuuuuum rolling*

I hereby present to you the adorable, beautiful, ebony skinned, super sexy bunmi ashiyanbi adeeko

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BUNMI IN CREAM LACE AND RED GELE
LOVE HER NECK PIECE TOO

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CHECK OUT HER HEAD PIECE/HAT HERE; SHE IS DEFINITELY A HEAD TURNER

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YELLOW LACE MATERIAL, RED GELE,YELLOW SHOE AND BAG

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THE DIVA IN RED LACE AND SILVER HEAD TIE WITH RED NECK PIECE

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EBONY IN GOLD LACE WITH BLUE ACCESSORIES AND DARK SUN GLASSES

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LADY B IN YELLOW SKIRT AND BLOUSE- BROCADE MATERIAL(LOVELY STYLE)

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OLEKU!!! (ANKARA MATERIAL)

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PURPLE VELVET AFFAIR…

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LADY B IN PINK AND SILVER. LOVE HER ACCESSORIES TOO

So that’s our October Aso-ebi diva  *cymbal clashing*

Am sure you will all  agree with me that this babe is worth the title  and  absolutely an Aso-ebi junkie!

Watch out for our November Aso- ebi diva……………

NOTE: Please if you would like to feature here as our Aso-ebi diva or you want to refer anyone to us kindly send a message to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com or send us a facebook message.

Do have a blessed week.

Modupe