LOVE LOOKS LIKE US

Hey lovelies,

Its still February and we are still celebrating Love, which is why we are bringing back one of our old but inspiring series tagged ‘Love looks like us’  where we showcase beautiful couples in outstanding traditional wedding outfits from different parts of Nigeria and across Africa to help intending couples make decisions on  how their outfits will compliment each other .

Also it will help in coordination of colors, fabrics and style in order to become the cynosure of all eyes on their own big day.

My best part is the display/expression of love between the couple in pictures, you can literarily feel the emotions ,bond and above all the fire of love burning!

Let’s see some love birds in their lovely outfits :

Cheers,

Modupe

3D TULLE LACE FABRICS

3D fabrics also known as Three dimensional woven fabrics are fabrics that could be formed to near net shape with considerable thicknes.

Three-dimensional Composites utilize fiber preforms constructed from yarns or tows arranged into complex three-dimensional structures. These can be created from a 3D weaving process, a 3D braiding process, or a 3D lay of short fibers. A resin is applied to the 3D preform to create the composite material.

These unique fabrics are light weighed, beautiful and exquisite . They are most suitable for bride’s reception dresses, birthday outfits, baby dedication outfits or any event where you want to be the centre of attraction.

Here are some samples of 3D tulle laces that you can order from us in order to #pepperdem at your next occasion:



To order call or WhatsApp 07033040834 

Add us on Bbm 5C3EED21
You can also send email to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com

Payment should be to
Account name: theasoebijunkie
Bank: zenith Bank
Account number: 1014063212

Cheers,

Modupe

PANTONE COLORS FOR THE YEAR 2017

​Over the years, I have noticed that combination of colors is a major factor in African fashion as we Africans like to ‘play’ with colors a lot.

Interestingly the most visited blog post since the inception of this  blog is a post I made over 3years ago on matching color combinations HERE. This post has the highest comments/questions on the blog so far. Especially from brides trying to combine colors for their big day as well as party guests.

So like I did last year HERE , Today’s post will be showcasing the 2017 colors released by PANTONE to help you make a  better decision and reflect your personality at your event or give appropriate description of your fashion personality through colors.

GREENERY is the color of the year which means we will be having loads of Asoebi girls slaying stylishly in green this year and some celebrants will also be making others green with envy as they stand out in green fabrics.

 The  top ten colors (greenery inclusive) for this year and their meanings as released by Pantone  are as follows:

PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017

Pantone’s Top 10 Colors for Spring 2017

A Mixture of Vitality, Relaxation and the Great Outdoors

From colors that are bright and vivid to those that convey a sense of earthiness, our top 10 colors for spring 2017 are reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature. In conjunction with New York Fashion Week, the PANTONE Fashion Color Report provides a comprehensive overview of fashion designers’ use of color in their spring 2017 collections. Featuring the top 10 shades seen on the runway, the PANTONE Fashion Color Report is your essential color guide to the season.

“One of the things that we saw this year, was a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling. From the warmth of sunny days with PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow to the invigorating feeling of breathing fresh mountain air with PANTONE 18-0107 Kale and the desire to escape to pristine waters with PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise, designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we yearn for each Spring.”

The top colors for Spring 2017 fashion are:

PANTONE 17-4123 Niagara

Comfortable and dependable, Niagara leads the PANTONE Fashion Color Report as the most prevalent color for spring 2017. Niagara is a classic denim-like blue that speaks to our desire for ease and relaxation.

PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow

By contrast, Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.

PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue

Conveying even more energy is Lapis Blue. Strong and confident, this intense blue shade is imbued with an inner radiance.

PANTONE 17-1462 Flame

A red-based orange, Flame, is gregarious and fun loving. Flamboyant and vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to the spring 2017 palette.

PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise

Island Paradise is a refreshing aqua that calls to mind a change of scenery. A cool blue green shade that speaks to our dream of the great escape, Island Paradise is emblematic of tropical settings and our desire to unwind.

PANTONE 13-1404 Pale Dogwood

Continuing the tranquil mood, Pale Dogwood is a quiet and peaceful pink shade that engenders an aura of innocence and purity. The unobtrusive Pale Dogwood is a subtle pink whose soft touch infuses a healthy glow.

PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery

Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow

Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, unignorable hue that tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating color that lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going.

PANTONE 18-0107 Kale

Evocative of the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle, Kale is another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. And, just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade provides the perfect complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette.

PANTONE 14-1315 Hazelnut

Rounding out the spring 2017 colors is Hazelnut, a key neutral for spring. This shade brings to mind a natural earthiness. Unpretentious and with an inherent warmth, Hazelnut is a transitional color that effortlessly connects the seasons.

Hope this helps in your color decision making? If you have issues mixing or combining the colors or you need advise on other colors you can combine any of these with, drop your question or comment in the comment section or send a mail to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com

P.S: You can still other our  Valentine fabric hamper for your partner. Its a most unique way to express your love. More details about the hampers are in this POST.

Have a great week ahead.

Cheers,

Modupe

VALENTINE FABRIC ‘LOVE’ HAMPERS

Love is a beautiful thing! And having just one day it in a whole year to celebrate is not so cool but making it a most memorable one to that special someone will leave a longlasting effect in the heart of your partner.

This reminds of those days in University of Lagos where at this time, adverts of all kinds of Valentine gifts are the rave of the moment and everyone is thinking/saving/planning for the best gift for boo . All kinds of gifts like Roses, chocolates , towels , customised shirts etc are advertised and sometimes we get confused.

So as our custom every year, we are back with the most unique kind of Val gift you can give to your partner that will beat his/her imagination and will be perfect for all  because the celebration of love cuts across all ages of our adult life. 

This perfect gift is our Fabric love hamper!

Just like our Christmas fabric hamper, our fabric love hampers is in 3 categories:

Male hamper: This a perfect gift for your husband, fiancé or boyfriend.

5yards of Atiku fabric

Matching Asooke cap

Notebook

Self stirring mug

Bottle of wine

Key ring

Towel/ picture frame

Valentine greeting card

Pack of male handkerchief

Card holder
Female hamper: This is for all my ladies from the very cool guys/men

5yards of lace fabric

Matching  Asooke head tie

Valentine mug

Makeup bag

Candles

Scarf

Note book

Chocolates

Diffuser

Valentine greeting card

Picture frame

Ankara hamper: This is a Unisex hamper that is suitable for both men and ladies .

6yards of Ankara fabric

Sego headtie/cap

Notebook

Valentine mug

Greeting card

NOTE: We can also customise the hampers if you need specific items that are not in our list that you think will blow your partner’s mind.

To order call or WhatsApp 07033040834 

Add us on Bbm 5C3EED21
You can also send email to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com

Payment should be to
Account name: theasoebijunkie
Bank: zenith Bank
Account number: 1014063212

Wishing you a love filled Valentine in advance.

Cheers,

Modupe

COLORFUL FEBRUARY- ANKARA SALES

​Hello everyone,

Its the second month in 2017 already! Welcome to the month of love! Hope all our ‘lovey dovey’ readers/customers are planning towards the St. Valentine’s day as we are getting ready with sales of our Fabric love hampers for your loved ones. A much detailed post will be up on that soon but if you want to place orders in advance call/WhatsApp 2347033040834 and we will make it a memorable one for bae/boo.

Now to today’s post, we have been showcasing all kinds of lace fabrics for sale here but we haven’t had a post strictly on sales of Ankara fabrics which are unique African prints that represents our colorful heritage.

Ankara fabrics are beautiful, versatile and much more affordable than laces. So if you want to improve or upgrade your wardrobe and you have a tight budget, Ankara prints are your best choices. 

They can be sewn alone or mixed with other plain fabrics or with lace fabrics. You can also use it as lining for soft tulle laces and you will be ‘peppering them’ LOL

Styles and designs that can be made out of Ankara prints are unlimited especially when you have a good tailor that loves to ‘play’ with patterns ( check my post on choosing a good tailor HERE). You can use Ankara fabrics to make simple boubous ,shift dresses, iro and buba, blouses and skirts, long dresses, tops and wrappers, playsuits, jumpsuits, shorts,trouser pants etc.

So you see why you need to grab the amazingly colorful Ankara fabrics we have for sale in beautiful patterns below:

Colors: Red, Yellow,Orange and black

Product code:RYB 016

Price: 5000 Naira for 6yards

Colors: Teal blue, pink, black and white

Product code:TPB 002

Price: 5000 Naira for 6yards

Colors: Teal green ,yellow,brown and blue

Product Code: TBY 003

Price: 5000Naira for 6yards

Colors: Purple,brown and blue

Product Code: PBB 006

Price: 5000 Naira for 6yards

Colors: Pink,brown and blue

Product Code: PBW 007

Price: 5000Naira for 6yyards

Colors: Red, yellow and blue

Product Code: TBY 009

Price: 5000Naira for 6yards

Colors: Green ,white,brown and blue

Product Code: GWB 010

Price: 5000Naira for 6yards

Colors: Purple, yellow,brown and pink

Product Code: PBY 001

Price: 5000Naira for 6yards

Colors: Turquoise, pink,brown and olive green

Product Code: TPB  006

Price: 5000Naira for 6yards

Colors: Turquoise , yellow and brown 

Product Code: TYB 013

Price: 5000Naira for 6yards

Colors: Orange, yellow and coffee brown 

Product Code: OBY 012

Price: 5000Naira for 6yards

Colors: Teal blue,green and Navy blue

Product Code: TGN 017

Price: 5000Naira for 6yards

Colors: green ,brown and navyblue

Product Code: GBN 011

Price: 5000Naira for 6yards

Colors: Pink,yellow and brown 

Product Code: PBY 019

Price: 5000Naira for 6yards

Colors: Red,brown and grey

Product Code: RBG 015

Price: 5000Naira for 6yards

To order call or WhatsApp 07033040834 or call 08186961269. 

Add us on Bbm 5C3EED21
You can also send email to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com

Payment should be made (with fabric code) to
Account name: theasoebijunkie
Bank: zenith Bank
Account number: 1014063212

Have a colorful month ahead!

Cheers,
Modupe

How to choose a tailor

Hello beautiful people,

Today’s post is on a very controversial topic and a question I get regularly as a fabric vendor from clients. Getting a good tailor or fashion designer seems like hardwork especially in Lagos and when you get a good tailor,so many times they are not so affordable especially at this time in Nigeria.

And I get so skeptical referring my clients to tailors especially clients that are not within lagos because you just cant be too sure…..

So personally, I put some factors in consideration before I choose my tailors ( yes I have  more than One) which I will like to share with you our awesome readers and followers:

1. Type/cost of fabric : For some reasons, I have different tailors for differnt kind of fabrics.

 For instance if I want to sew ankara fabric or a silk fabric that costs less than 5000 Naira, I will take it to low budget tailors around me but one thing I will always check is the finishing of clothes he/ she has sewn before. I will not pay so much for a cheap or low quality fabric but I will ensure I get a neat job. You will be surprised at how good some ‘local’ tailors are when it comes to sewing. But if the fabric in question is expensive , I will not take the risk of giving it to just anyone.

2. Intending style: Another factor I consider is the style I want to make.

Most times if I see a nice design on a person or on someone’s ( with my kind of body structure) social media page , I could approach the person and ask for details of the tailor that made it and patronise such tailors instead of disturbing my head trying to get a new tailor to replicate the design. But if I need to make a simple boubou or regular iro and buba, any regular tailor can make that and I always give them one of my best buba as sample so as to avoid mistakes

3. Creativity: I also check how creative some tailors are by asking them to sketch a design that will suit my body type. If the tailor can sketch something nice right in presence , I can trust him/her to make nice outfits.

4. Time frame: Another major problems with tailors is their ability to deliver on time. So I have learnt to always give them ample time by sending my fabric to them on time.

When you know your tailor is good at what he/she does which also means he/she will always be busy, you need to send fabrics like 2weeks before use.

Another tip is to update your native wear wardrobe with basic colors from time to time (check my post on native wardrobe staples HERE), so you always have something to wear when there’s an ’emergency’ party or event.

5. Test run:This is another tip I use when I see nice designs displayed by a tailor online or offline, I will first of all do a test run by giving him/her a cheap fabric to ‘test ‘ his/her handiwork .The  outcome of the ‘test’ will determine my final decision.

Do you have any tip you will like to share on this topic or will you like to share your experience with different tailors? Please share in the comments section

Do have a great week ahead.

Modupe

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Hello everyone and happy New Year! I know it’s coming quite late but as they say “it’s better late than ever”
For those of you following me on Instagram and on Facebook, I have sent messages out to welcome us all into 2017. so if you are not following @theasoebijunkie on our social media platforms (Face book, Twitter and Instagram)kindly do so now for more updates on the brand.

I will like to specially thank all our blog followers and readers for their immense love towards the brand all through 2016 as we are look forward to a fashion-forward and funfilled 2017. God bless you all.
Like I shared on Instagram, every year i wait for my church to announce our mantra for the year and i just stick to declaring that for myself throughout the year as I set goals and try my best by Gods grace to make them realities. But this year 2017, I’m taking a different route as I have decided to declare a personal mantra for myself which is that 2017 shall be year of PEACE! Over the years, I get so anxious about goals, business decisions and life as a whole and I have discovered that this disturbs me majorly and always have negative effect on me especially my outlook and productivity (including blogging).
So I have made a conscious decision that this year 2017, no matter what happens I Modupe will be PEACEFUL within and without.

Do you have a resolution, goals or a mantra for 2017and Will you like to share them with me? It will be amazing to talk about that in the comments section. Please drop a line or two.

Having done that, I will like us to look forward to an amazing 2017 as I will be sharing great content on African fashion and fabrics as well as sales and personal style posts.

Have a great year ahead!

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Cheers,
Modupe