THEASOEBIJUNKIE TEXTILE FAIR

TGIF my lovelies,

Am excited to announce to you that theasoebjunkie (your No. 1 hub for anything fabrics) is bringing to you Nigeria’s first ever textile fair!!!

It’s going to be happening  live in Lagos on the 6th of December 2014 at Our place, No. 7a Olufunmilola okikiolu street off Toyin street, Ikeja.

This fair is going to be the foremost platform for the display of fashion fabrics and African prints in Nigeria.

It will provide fabric vendors the opportunity to showcase their products and brands to fabric lovers
and fashion designers in the Nigerian fashion industry.

There will be sales of different kinds of exquisite fabrics: Lace, Ankara, Brocade, Chiffon, Silk, Cotton Fabrics etc

Also sales of colorful and quality aso-oke fabrics and gele like Sego and even bedding, curtains and much more will be at the fair.

Creative designers will also be there to showcase their crafts as well, so you can buy fabrics and pick a designer at the fair.

If you are having a party and you need to organize aso-ebi, then you must not miss this fair because there will be lots of amazing aso-ebi deals from various vendors to choose from and you also get help with color combinations from them.

Also there will be a free gele tying session for all so that you can learn how to tie amazing gele styles to parties all by yourself.

And another tip is that the first fifty shoppers gets a fabric goody bag!

So, you can see it’s not an event to miss at all. Do save or mark the date in your calendar and invite your friends and family members to the venue.

There will be food, drinks and music to entertain you also.

So if you are a fabric vendor, aso-oke vendor, fabric accessories vendor or you sell anything related to textile and will want to exhibit at the fair, you can fill the registration form at the fair exhibitors tab or send a mail to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com

You can also call me on 07033040834, 08025488409 or add on me Bbm: 7EFEDB78

Do have a great weekend!

Modupe

 

 

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 on 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 on 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

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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