TURBANS/HEADWRAPS

Hey lovelies, 

Last year turbans made a terrific come back into the Nigerian fashion scene and it became a ‘rave’. I remember some 20yrs back when my mum use to rock the turban fabric as headtie on Ankara dresses. Then she had the stripped and multicolored long velvet turbans that was like a scarf and you have to wrap it around your head for that elegant look. Now the new turban/ headers are easy to wear  because it’s sewn into a cap shape and all you need to  do is wrap the ‘tail’ part round and you are good to slay and pepper dem! 

Also these headwraps have been twisted a bit to fit into our current fashion ‘taste’ and loads of party guests who can’t handle the stress of tying gele now opt for the turbans. They now come in different gorgeous designs and colors made from all sorts of beautiful fabrics and not just velvet fabrics. And are super comfortable (which is a very important factor in fashion).

The turban is now an essential part of your native wear wardrobe and can be worn on all kinds of outfits to create an elegant look especially on a bad hair day.  Every woman needs a turban! 

Let’s see some amazing samples that caught my eyes on Instagram :

Peach asooke turban embellished with pearls

Sequined velvet pink turban

Gold silk turban

Silver plain velvet turban

Army green velvet turban

Classic white turban embellished with pearls and stones

Red beaded tulle lined with velvet turban

Champagne gold silk turban

Silver turban embellished with studs

Fuschia pink plain velvet turban

White beaded tulle lined with velvet turban

Black engraved damask fabric turban

Cobalt blue plain velvet turban with brooch

Emerald green plain velvet turban

What’s your opinion about turbans and headdress? Do you have a favorite from the pictures? I will like to know in the comments section. 

Have a great day ahead. 

Modupe 

LASER CUT FABRICS 

Hello everyone, 

Today I want to introduce another amazing and very versatile fabric that is fast taking over the fashion scene and lots of ladies are making drop dead gorgeous outfits from it- LASER CUT LACE. 

 Laser cut lace fabric is intricate, elegant and has a classic pattern that makes you stand out in any outfit. 

Laser cutting used to be reserved for haute couture designs. But as consumers began lusting for the technique, and the technology was made more readily available to manufacturers, it’s become commonplace to see laser-cut silk and soft leather to make gorgeous lace designs. 

There are different types of laser cut designs as shown below :

Laser cut embellished with pearls and stones

Cream plain laser cut lace

plain laser cut lace

Pink plain laser cut lace

Black plain laser cut lace

Cream laser cut lace embellished with pearls and stones

Lilac laser cut lace embellished with pearls and stones

Yellow laser cut lace embellished with pearls and stones

Red laser cut lace embellished with pearls

Cream 3D laser cut lace

Peach 3D laser cut lace

This amazing fabric can be styled into blouse and wrapper, iro and bubble as well as dresses but please get a good tailor or fashion designer to make exquisite designs that will make you slay stylishly. 

To order this fabric for yourself or as your event’s asoebi contact us on 2347033040834 or via email at theasoebijunkie@gmail.com. 

Have a great week ahead. 

Modupe 

My Owanbe Weekend 

Hello my beautiful readers, 

Over the weekend, my friend from way back invited me to a wedding party at classique events place Oregun and I was excited about it because my social life has been a bit dull as I’m always busy with business and family. But this is one friend I can’t say no to and I really enjoyed myself which is why I took some pictures for a post because most of the time I share with you style post of customers and stylish women that catch my fancy in order to inspire our African/traditional fashion  sense as well as different unique fabrics in stock for sale. And you don’t really get to see the face behind the brand so I think this is an opportunity to show my face. 

Enjoy the beautiful pictures of myself and my friends at my Owanbe :

Here I rocked my sequined guipure lace in orange and a deep orange asooke with gold neck piece

Makeup by @beeglamsbeautystudio I love my red lipstick

Smiley face😊

With my friend from way back that invited me to the parry Tope aka Amops

My gorgeous friend Tope aka Amope olowosibi (insidejoke)

My girls Tope, myself and Kemi aka Shak (insidejoke)

The Three Musketeers ☺️

My #slayonce in a fringed champagne gold blouse with orange blinged asooke

Fringed champagne gold blouse with skirt and orange asooke 👌👌👌

Champagne gold tulle lace 😍😍😍

My complete look

Check out my gold purse and sandals #accessoriesonfleek

For the engagement party before the wedding I didn’t take much pictures but I got these ones that hubby took before I left the house. 

I wore a yellow organza lace with multicolored sego headtie plus silver accessories and pearl jewelry 

The three of us at the engagement party

So that’s about all of my laughter filled Owanbe Weekend. I hope to bring more posts like this in future whenever I have the opportunity to attend parties. 

Cheers, 

Modupe 

 ANKARA TOPS X DENIM

Hello everyone, 
Today we will be looking at one of the staples in our native wear wardrobe ANKARA TOPS as I shared sometime ago in this post HERE

The Ankara Top is a must have   for those divas and lovers of print that want to pull off that casual chic look to work on Fridays or that Saturday hangout and sometimes to church on Sundays. Best way to rock your Ankara top is to wear it on a denim pant with flats or heels depending on what is most comfortable and appropriate for the event or place. 

So today, I will be showing some really nice Ankara top designs that you can replicate or redesign to suit your body type and most importantly slay stylishly. 

Let’s the gorgeous prints that reflects our African heritage in our casual chic style :

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

P.S: our next post will be on Ankara sales post and this time we will be selling in    3yards and 6yards. So watch out and please follow the  blog so you can get our notification mail as soon as the post is published. 

Have a great week ahead. 

Modupe 

FAVORITE LOOKS AT 2017 AMVCA

Hey  lovelies, 

The awards season is here and over the weekend we had the African Magic viewer’s choice awards in Lagos Nigeria where most stars/guests slayed stylishly in drop dead gorgeous dresses made from exquisite Fabrics on the red carpet. 

Here are our favorite looks at the 2017 AMVCA :

What do you think of these designs and fabrics? And who is your best dressed celebrity  on the red carpet? Please share in the comments section. 

Cheers, 

Modupe 

ASOEBI EXTRAVAGANZA 

Hello everyone, 

Its been a while we had our festival of African fabrics aka asoebi extravaganza series. Where we  showcase our ASOEBI culture by displaying pictures of a particular fabric  styled in different gorgeous designs  and worn by invitees/party guests to a particular party or event. 

Have a look here:










Cheers to a fantastic weekend! 

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