2019 wedding colors, ASO-EBI INSPIRATION, THEASO-EBI JUNKIE WEDDING

NORTHERN NIGERIAN BRIDES

Sometimes a go I made a post HERE about the Hausa or Northern Nigerian Amariya I shared my thoughts about the beautiful Hausa/Fulani rich culture displayed at their weddings which is quite unique from other traditional weddings in Nigeria.

Over the years, the Amariya or Northern Nigerian brides have evolved in their fashion/style for their big day and I felt I should make another post on this.

In as much as we all know that Hausa especially the Fulani ladies are conservative but we can’t ignore how stunning they look naturally. Have you met some Shuwa Arab ladies?? OMG! They are super gorgeous.

Their smooth and shiny skin either dark or light, their long and soft sometimes curly hair , their love for perfumes and incense ( they love to smell nice)😉 are some of the attributes of the Northern Nigerian ladies.

They spend a lot of money on their hair/skin especially on natural skin care products from Arab countries and some parts of Nigeria ( Maiduguri in particular) where they have local spas that you can treat your skin with natural herbs at low costs.

When getting married, the northern Nigerian wedding is more of a festival especially for the bride.

The display of culture from the outfits to the makeup, henna, exquisite gold jewelry, unique veils is amazingly beautiful.
Since this is our focus on today’s post, grab your popcorn and check out these beautiful pictures of stunning Northern Nigerian brides and let me know what you think in the comments section:

Cheers,

Modupe

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2019 WEDDING COLOR, 2019 wedding colors, ASO-EBI INSPIRATION, THEASOEBIJUNKIE FABRICS

2019 WEDDING COLOR: EMERALD GREEN

Every year in African fashion, a particular color tend to dominate the scene. Even though Pantone releases the color of the year, when it comes to fashion in Nigeria colors of the year tend to take a different turn because we are a whole VIBE as a people and just one color will not be enough for us because we love to explore and “play” with colors a lot.

So some colors (not just one) rule our African fashion scene every year. As a fabric vendor, I deal with lots of customers making orders for retail/individual and asoebi/bulk orders . And I can categorically tell you that this year 2019, Emerald green have been of high demand by party guests, asoebi orders, bridal outfits as well as for individual use.

The color emerald green is quite dark but this color still pops on #brownskin girls and also on #myfairladies.

It’s perfect for both male and female as it exudes class, strength and power.

It’s so gorgeous that you don’t have to combine it with any other color to slay in it (emerald monotone combination is gorgeous) but if you will like to add some colors, you can combine it with red, gold, white, yellow, silver, blue and black.

Below are some gorgeous ladies slaying effortlessly in Emerald green:

What color will you match emerald with? Share your thoughts in the comments please.

Do you need emerald green fabric? Don’t forget we are your plug for exquisite and high quality fabrics at budget friendly prices.

To order fabrics, please call or WhatsApp 2347033040834

You can also send email to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com

We deliver within and outside of Lagos state and internationally.

We look forward to your patronage

Cheers,

Modupe

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BOUBOU STYLES

Hello everyone,

Hope y’all doing well? I promised to be consistent but I haven’t kept to my promise in my last post HERE

But as they say it’s better late than never 😉

Eid holidays will soon be here and you get to see loads of rams up for sale around Lagos at this time which is a reminder that Eid- Kabir is around the corner.

Fashion wise, it’s a time where the whole family source for fabrics perfect for Eid.

One of the most comfortable outfits yet elegant styles for women at this time is the BOUBOU style. It’s easy to make and very comfortable to wear as you can move around, serve food, attend to visitors during the festive season.

The last time I had a party and I was confused on what to make with my asoebi because I didn’t have enough time to get it to a tailor on time infact I had less than 24hrs and I just didn’t want to make iro and buba, I just asked someone to make my fabric into a BOUBOU and I got it ready in less than 1hr. I just matched it a turban, long earrings, bracelet and wristwatch and I was so happy unfortunately I didn’t get to take pictures which would have been perfect for this post.

But here, I have some beautiful BOUBOU style options for you to choose from incase you are opting for the comfortable yet elegant look:

Guipure laces are one of the best fabrics for boubou styles but the truth is I have seen amazing boubou styles made from tulle laces, adire fabrics, brocade fabrics and even Ankara fabrics. So it all depends on your budget. You can use guipure lace, cord lace, milk fibre lace (like I showed you in my last post HERE), silk fabric, chiffon fabric etc

On choosing colors for boubou, I personally love the classic white for boubous. White colour is versatile as you can match it with any color of turban or asooke and it’s so easy to accessorize.

Also depending on your body size, you can opt for a colorful fabric, prints or plain. I love to use plain fabric even though in my last birthday photo shoot HERE I wore a multicoloured guipure lace boubou which was so beautiful but because my fashion language is subtle yet stunning I still prefer plain fabrics for boubou.

Let see more pictures:

What’s your take on boubou styles? Let me know in the comments section.

Also note we have loads of fabrics (plain and patterned) perfect for boubou styles.

And we can easily help you make one and ship to you anywhere in the world.

To order fabrics for boubou, please call or WhatsApp 2347033040834

You can also send email to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com

We deliver within and outside of Lagos state and internationally.

We look forward to your patronage

Cheers,

Modupe

ASO-EBI INSPIRATION

ASOEBI EXTRAVAGANZA

Hello everyone,

Long time no Asoebi extravaganza post!

For those that do not know, the Asoebi extravaganza series is where we show you different gorgeous Asoebi color combinations and fabrics rocked by party guests to different events to inspire you when you want to make decisions on Asoebi fabrics or color code for your own party guests.

By the way, Asoebi also known as ‘family cloth’ is a Western Nigerian culture that has become a global phenomenon. Asoebi is a fabric hand picked by the celebrant of any event but most especially weddings for his/her family members to wear as a uniform but nowadays, it’s no longer restricted to family members the Asoebi bug has been caught by friends and loved ones who also get to wear the fabric.

The intent of the Asoebi culture is to foster love and unity in a family. It also depicts oneness and equality as everyone appear in one Fabric irrespective of your societal status or class.

Let’s take a look at some amazing people in gorgeous Asoebi fabrics :

What do you think about these Asoebi combinations? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

And don’t forget to contact us for exquisite Asoebi Fabrics and also for your Asoebi color consultation on 07033040834 or you can send a mail to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com.

Do enjoy your Sunday!

Cheers,

Modupe

ANKARA JUNKIE, ASO-EBI INSPIRATION, WEEKEND SPOTLIGHT

ANKARA ASOEBI #FAAJI2018

Hello my beautiful readers,

Last weekend was the multicultural traditional wedding of the Son of Oyo state Governor Senator Ajimobi (Idris Ajimobi) and Daughter of Kano state Governor Ganduje (Fatima Ganduje)

Immediately I saw it in the news, I developed interest and stalked their hashtag FAAJI2018 which was indeed a display of the Hausa and Yoruba cultures ranging from the bride’s hausa costume,Asooke, Durban horses, royal event theme, henna night and so many beautiful and magnificent expose of the richness of our diversity in Nigeria.

Another aspect which is my major interest is the asoebi. Because this is a society wedding and both parents are politicians, I was expecting that the event will be filled with a sorts of Swiss laces as asoebi but to my pleasant surprise, I saw their beautiful guests slaying in colorful Ankara fabrics. OMG!!! To say I was elated will be an understatement.

Remember few weeks back HERE, I made a post on Ankara aso-ebi. And I was trying to show you how your guests can slay stylishly in Ankara fabrics at budget friendly rates.

So when I saw that # FAAJI2018 was filled with mainly Ankara designs, I was excited because this shows that you can use Ankara fabric aso-ebi for your event not just because you have a low budget but because you just want to appreciate and give you event that Naija or African Vibe.

Let’s see some of the pictures from # FAAJI2018 :

The pretty Bride and

The guests in different gorgeous Ankara fabrics :

Awesome! Awesome display of the Nigerian culture.

Also check out this picture of the bride and her friends in the Fulani traditional attire :

Then the Wakanda formation of the groom’s friends :

All in all, # FAAJI2018 was splendid and I wish Idris and Fatima Ajimobi a very peaceful marriage filled with all the good things of life.

Cheers,

Modupe

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ANKARA ASOEBI 

Hello my beautiful readers,

In the beginning of the year, a lot of us write down our targets for the year and make new year resolutions. Asoebi is one word that people tend to rule out of their purchase because a lot of people see it as overpriced and overrated. People now make new year resolution not to buy Asoebi in order to increase their savings.

Well in as much as I will agree that some people abuse the purpose of asoebi which is a very beautiful display of our culture at events/parties because it signifies love and unity amongst families and friends, I tell people from time to time, you don’t have to break the bank because of asoebi. It’s not necessary that you have to use an expensive fabric as aso-ebi but try and get a good quality fabric that will give your guests good value for their money and something they can Re-rock after your event (I still don’t get why some people wear asoebi only once).

That’s why today’s post is focused on using Ankara fabric as asoebi for that colorful yet classy turn up of guests at your next event. Ankara is much more cheaper than lace but please get a good quality. You can get beautiful Ankara fabrics at best rates from us at Theasoebijunkie. Call/whatsapp 2347033040834 or send a mail to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com.

Below are some party guests in Ankara asoebi at different parties:

Do have a fun filled Friday.

Cheers,

Modupe

ASO-EBI INSPIRATION, TREND ALERT

PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018 – ULTRA VIOLET

Lovely day to you all,  as our custom every year we bring to you the forecast color by Pantone which most times is the color that trend all through the year in the fashion world. 

So if you’re having your wedding this year and you are still trying to choose a color theme, Pantone says Ultraviolet is the go to color for 2018.

According to Pantone, Ultraviolet is ” A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

Color of the Year 2018 - Quote from Lee Eiseman

Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own”. 

Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.

Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection. 

In our next post, we will be listing other colors that can match ultra violet perfectly for your asoebi color combination or for your event color theme. 

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Cheers, 

Modupe