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

 

 

 

 

GREEN WITH ENVY

Hello everyone,

I was humming “the land is green” by Ty Bello to myself while scrolling through my Instagram page here and I came across these beautiful pictures of fabulous women in different shades of  Green fabrics looking very radiant.

I noticed that the color breathes freshness on all the women in the different pictures irrespective of their skin tones (from light to caramel to dark and to dark chocolate skin tones)

Green is bright, Green is life, Green is beautiful and Green makes you glow.

So if you need to choose a color for your next outfit and you are still contemplating on what color to choose, Green is a color to consider!

Below are the pictures that inspired this post for your perusal:

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Don’t forget to complement your Green fabrics with different exquisite accessories and make people green with envy as you slay stylishly at your next owambe.

Cheers,

Modupe

THEASOEBIJUNKIE VENDOR: KB FABRICS

TGIF everyone,

Hope we are all getting ready for the weekend? And its party season so we should be attending one or two parties before Monday.

In line with this, have got another information to share as per sourcing for quality fabrics like i promised to make available any time i discover one.
And this time around, i have got a vendor in lasgidi (Lagos, Nigeria). My first vendor here is based in Manchester and my second vendor here is located in Abuja. So now, i have a vendor with unique and quality fabrics in the center of excellence.

And as you know Lagos parties are haven of beautiful African fabrics, so if you plan shopping for unique fabrics for your next party or for personal use and you are in Lagos, KB FABRICS is the place to be.

Owned by two gorgeous women- Ms Abisola Olukoya and Ms Kemi Lumous, KB fabrics caters for all age groups and also for all occasions like weddings, birthdays, naming ceremonies, burial ceremonies for aged ones.
They also have special aso-ebi packages which can be uniquely designed and customized to suit/ match your taste and occasions.

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KB fabrics stock exotic lace fabrics like, Guipure lace, Organza lace, cord lace, Tulle lace, and Taffeta lace e.t.c.

They have beautiful colors and patterns of silk fabrics, chiffon fabrics, voile fabrics, embossed silk and cotton fabrics.

They also have polished cotton fabrics, 100% percent cotton fabrics and wool fabrics for men.

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So as you can see KB fabrics is the place to shop for all your family fabrics need.

Please do patronize them and get excellent services/value for your money.

Contact details for purchase and inquiries are as follows:

Phone: 08023138925, 07034118943
Address: D close, House 7 Tajudeen Olarenwaju housing estate, Yaba Lagos.
Twitter: @kb_fabrics
Instagram: @kbfabrics
BBM Channel: C004DDD6C

Cheers,

Modupe

 

 

2014 WEDDING COLORS: PEACHES AND CREAMS

Hello all,

This post is enthused by a mail I got over the weekend from a November Bride to be.

She asked me to advise her on colors to choose for her aso-oke which is to be worn on her traditional wedding day.

And we finally chose peach and cream which is a subtle mix and a beautiful combination on most brides irrespective of their skin tone.

Here are pictures of beautiful brides in peach and cream (some used champagne gold which is close to cream) combination for your perusal:

 

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Let me know your views about this combination? Feel free to drop your views in the comment box please.

Cheers,

Modupe

 

THEASOEBIJUNKIE VENDOR: FABRICS & BEYOND

Thank God Its Friday people,

Most times I write about fabrics, colors, aso-ebi etc. but not much information about sourcing for fabrics.

This actually prompted me to start a category for vendors of fabrics on the blog here with the first vendor in the UK.

And now I present to you another fabulous vendor situated right here in Naija for us to check out her brand – FABRICS & BEYOND

Now that the weekend is here,and lots of people probably have plans to go shopping for fabrics without having a particular place in mind.

It’s a shop that stores exclusive and unique fabrics for everyone and also offer aso-ebi packages to brides and celebrants that want their guests to look stunning at their events.

Situated in the city of Abuja, Fabrics and beyond (check their page here) is the place to be for a satisfactory fabric shopping experience.

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Fabrics & Beyond is a Fabric Showroom on a mission of adorning both His & Hers with beautiful fabrics. They delight in sourcing exclusive, breathtaking & glam fabrics that stands you out where ever you go, that’s why they are called “Your One Stop Fabric Shop”. They store fabrics from Lace to Silk, Brocade, Ankara, Cotton Fabrics, and also exclusive Vlisco Super Wax fabrics in beautiful colors at unbeatable prices

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So you see, if you are a fashion designer or you just need fabrics for personal use or for aso-ebi purpose then your fabric sourcing problems are over!

Their Showroom is located at Suite B4, Poly Plaza (beside AP plaza), Adetokunbo Ademola Crecent, Wuse 2 Abuja.

And other Contact details are as follows:

Bbm                7AE920FB

whatsapp      08180397454, 08175411519

Twitter          @fabricsnbeyond

Instagram   @fabricsnbeyond

E-mail            fabricsnbeyond@yahoo.com

Face book    @Fabrics & Beyond

 

Cheers,

Modupe

ASO-EBI DIVA: KENNY

Hello all,

Am so happy to bring you another edition of the Aso-Ebi diva series once again.

The ‘Aso-Ebi diva’ series is a monthly series, where i pick a Fashionista/diva who is well involved in African fabrics/attires and show case their personal style for us all to explore.

 This month of August am featuring a very beautiful woman- KEHINDE BROWNE !

Kehinde was my classmate in school (Unilag), and even as at then she had an amazing sense of style which makes her exudes so much grace in all attires.

This ebony black beauty has a model-like sexy body. You know those kind of people you refer to as

‘slim shady’,’ lepa toh badt’ lol

I also noticed she has a huge flair for African fabrics/fashion which is why i just had to choose her for this post.

Kenny (she is a twin obviously), knows how to combine colors to match her ebony skin tone and makes black truly beautiful.

Her accessories are also always super gorgeous on all outfits; from exquisite necklaces to bracelets, rings, earrings etc.

 So, let me leave story and move on to the beautiful pictures of our elegant aso-ebi diva:

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Kenny in white Guipure lace fabric and Red/white Aso-oke(Head gear). Absolutely Stunning!

 

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Ms Ebony in Yellow Guipure lace iro and buba with Cobalt blue gele. Elegante!

 

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See her dazzling in this sequined lace fabric and a silver gele.

 

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Another red and black sequined lace fabric with white gele. #Show stopper!

 

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She looks regal in this Ankara dress and orange gele. Super sexy lomo. lol

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okay, so i really love this picture! I love the George fabric she used as skirt and wrapper, the way she matched the George fabric with Cobalt blue french lace and Fuchsia pink gele. Absolutely gorgeous………..

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Kenny looks stunning in this Mono-strap Silk and Ankara dress.

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This Ankara mix and match top is so chic on the denim pants. Did you notice those shoes *drooling*

 

*taking a bow yet again*

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

Please watch out for a special edition of aso-ebi diva series in the month of September.

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 Kenny for allowing us to feature her on here, keep on shinning Ms Ebony!

cheers

Modupe