MALE ASOEBI 2

Hello People,
Happy new week and i wish us all more of God’s blessing in this new week
I saw the pictures of Jude okoye’s wedding on Bella Naija and I was attracted to the guys’ aso-ebi in the post.
Remember I made a post last year on the aso-ebi of the guys at Peter and Lola Okoye’s wedding here.
The color theme for the male aso-ebi was white and blue.
The fabric is cotton fabric also known as Atiku material (white) adorned with a cobalt blue cap and a cobalt blue muffler on their necks which made all the guys look so on point.

See them showing so much swag in the following pictures:

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Cheers,

Modupe

 

 

 

THEASOEBIJUNKIE VENDOR: DOROFASHION FABRICS

Hello beautiful people,

As part of my promise to deliver better content this year and making theasoebijunkie your No. 1 spot for all fabric inquiries,  i have launched out a new category/series tagged ‘theasoebijunkie vendor’. Where i will feature fabric sellers and display their fabrics so as to make your fabric selection and shopping easier.

Recently i was approached by a new fabric merchant who asked me to help her publicize her brand and seeing that she has beautiful designs for sale i decided to feature her as our very first vendor. Her brand name is DOROFASHION fabrics!

Dorofashion fabrics is owned by Mrs Deronke Teluwo Okunnubi, you can check her face book page here and instagram page here who is Based in Manchester, United Kingdom and sells beautiful fabrics which range from Silk to Guipure lace to Tulle lace even the evergreen George fabrics and lots of other exotic fabrics that can be used as aso-ebi for your next owambe.

She also takes individual orders for your traditional wears and other chic outfits.

Dorofashion fabrics delivers to anywhere in the UK and also toNigeria.  

Check out some of the exotic fabrics which are currently on sale:

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Full embellished Guipure lace

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Full embellished Guipure lace in different colors

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Full embellished Guipure lace in royal blue

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Full embellished Guipure lace in coral

 

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Guipure lace with stones in fuchsia pink

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Guipure lace with stones in gold

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Guipure lace with stones in burgundy

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Guipure lace with special guipure edges in teal

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photo 2 Guipure lace with special guipure edges in red

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Guipure baby net lace in peach

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Guipure baby net lace in burgundy

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Guipure baby net lace in red

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Beautiful blue George fabric with pink embroidery

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Beautiful Turquoise blue George fabric with gold embroidery

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Royal blue George fabric with silver embroidery

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Fuchsia pink George fabric with gold embroidery

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Beautiful blue George fabric with gold embroidery

For further inquires and to make your orders/ purchase, you can contact her through her details below:

Face book page: @deronke teluwo-okunubi

Instagram: @dehronkebaybee

Whatsapp no: +447735010957

BB pin:    7B200F3C

 

Cheers,

Modupe

 

TREND ALERT: MULTI-COLORED ASOOKE

Hello all,

The weekend is almost here and we are getting ready for the next owambe. But before then I will like to alert us on a new trend in the ‘aso-ebi industry’.

This new trend for Brides and Wedding guests is the MULTI-COLORED ASO -OKE!

The fabric is the same aso-oke fabric in different colors (2 colors, 3 colors or even 4 colors) merged together to create a perfect blend.

This new rave is absolutely beautiful and trendy, the color variation of the fabric exudes class, elegance and sophistication.

You can also use this multi-colored aso-oke for baby dedication/christening or even as your Sunday’s best attire to worship the King Of kings.

 Below are beautiful multi colored aso-oke used as gele (headgear) and ipele for your peusal:

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Cheers,

Modupe

THE ASO-EBI JUNKIE WEDDING: HAMMEDAT AND JAMIU

Hello people, Early this year i promised to deliver better content and improve my posts on here and i think i have actually improved a bit.

In view of this, am introducing a new series called ‘the aso-ebi junkie wedding’, where i will feature a particular wedding and showcase the aso-ebi styles for that wedding to inspire in selecting appropriate aso-ebi color/theme for your owanbe(s).

So for this series i have partnered with excellent photographer Shola Bolaji you can check his blog  here  and Facebook page here to exhibit lovely weddings with excellent pictures that showcase the beauty of aso-ebi and it’s true essence.

And my first post in this series is actually a Muslim wedding/Nikkah ceremony between Hameedat and Jamiu in Lagos Nigeria. I love the pink and white aso-ebi theme used by both men and women at this party.

Here they used two different fabrics as aso-ebi. Pink lace and fuchsia pink gele for the ladies as well as white atiku material and pink fila for the guys. These colors/fabrics came out really nice on all the guests as they use it to make different designs and style in honor of the couple.

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The fabulous couple

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Hameedat and Jamiu in their traditional attire…

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Friends in aso-ebi trying to capture fun moments

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The guys looking fly in atiku fabric

 

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ladies in pink lace and gele

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Bride and her Bridesmaids in pretty pink lace fabric

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Beautiful people

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Bobos

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Happy guests

 

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Digging it

 

photo credit: http://sholabolajiphotography.wordpress.com/

 

Cheers, Modupe

THE ABUSE OF ASO-EBI

Happy new week people,

There is a saying that ‘when purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable’

You may be wondering how this relates to theasoebijunkie? This phrase came to my mind when I saw a post online, where someone wrote that —- ‘there is more to life than aso-ebi” and lots of comments followed this post as to how they are tired of the aso-ebi syndrome!

Some people mentioned that celebrants use aso-ebi to raise funds for their parties/events while others even made resolutions not to buy aso-ebi again or restrict themselves to a particular budget for aso-ebi within the year.

I actually felt bad after reading the post and the comments because aso-ebi is not meant to be a source of funds for your celebrations/occasions but it should be a unifying factor of your friends and family members as they come out to grace/honor you at your occasion.

Aso-ebi, which means family cloth in Yoruba language is being bastardized from the actual intent of the Yoruba culture which is to promote love and unity within the family.

Have heard people sell aso-ebi for ridiculous amount like N100, 000 (ahn! ahn! Kilode?) And some much more outrageous amount of which when their guests finally get the fabrics, the quality/value is nowhere near the amount they paid for it.

Aso- ebi is not meant to tear people’s pocket nor should it make them close their bank accounts.

So I will like us to break this myth that aso-ebi prices must be over the board before you can get good fabrics for your guests to attend your parties, which was what my new friend Bolatito (love her already) and I discussed this past week.

You can get quality aso-ebi for as low as N10, 000 or even less depending on your choice of fabric.Examples are: silk, chiffon, ankara,adire, guinea brocade for men and some lace fabrics.You can also make provision for your guest to buy in yards so that they can buy only the number of yards they need and not the whole 5/6yards. In the case of head-gears (gele), you don’t have to sell the whole pack, most people can not tie large/skyscraper gele. so you can cut one pack into two to reduce cost for your guests.

I urge us all to consider our friends and family member’s budget when choosing fabrics and do not let people cringe anymore when they hear the word –Asoebi.

Let the love and unity being displayed as they all wear one fabric to honor you be your ultimate goal.

I remember when my junior sister was getting married, my Late father (My Hero) actually paid for the aso-ebi of all his family members including extended family members. He gave it out to all of them for free because his delight was just to see everyone in that fabric.

So am encouraging us all not to abuse the aso-ebi tradition but try as much as possible to preserve the culture of bonding within the family as well as our friends while planning our events.

 

Cheers

Modupe

 

 

 

2014 WEDDING COLORS: PART 2

Hello everyone,

So today’s post is the part 2 of the 2014 wedding colors series.

As i have promised in Part 1  here, i will be showing pictures of trending colors / color combinations to give us fantastic ideas and inspirations. 

My post today is going to be based on just one color of which anytime i see it on a bride, i keep falling in love with it over and over again.

And the color is WHITE! Yes nowadays brides tend to dress in an all-white ensemble i.e iro and buba (aso-oke) or sometimes lace fabric and white gele/headgear as well as white accessories.

This combination gives the bride a kind of regal look at the same time makes her appear very sophisticated and chic on her big day.

Here are some pictures of beautiful brides in all white ensemble for you to glance through:

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love her beads……

 

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all white breathes fresh air…….

 

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white signifies peace

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her pink accessories are beautiful too

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all white as aso-ebi for family and friends

 

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loving her beads

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she looks like a doll and the coral beads are to die for……..

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elegant in white

 

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fabulous………….

 

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Gorgeous

photo credit:  http://instagram.com/banksbmpro

 

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elegant bride in white………

photo credit:  http://instagram.com/mamzabeauty

 

So for that unique and elegant look on your Big day, an all white outfit is something you should consider and let your guest experience ‘freshness’ all around.

 

 

Cheers,

Modupe

TRENDING ON INSTAGRAM

Hello people,

Kindly follow my instagram page @THEASOEBIJUNKIE

On the instagram page, you can get lots of fabulous designs to inspire you in selecting and designing aso-ebi for your parties.

You can also tag  #theasoebijunkie in order to feature on the page.

And if you are a designer, aso-ebi consultant or fabric merchant, you can tag #theasoebijunkie to feature or display your designs and fabrics.

 

Cheers

Modupe