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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‚Äôs 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 

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ANKARA KIMONO

Hello everyone, 

Compliments of the season!  As Christmas draws nears and we are all preparing for the celebration and the holidays, let’s keep in mind that Jesus is the reason for the season. 

Today’s post is about a Japanese clothing that is now a must – have for every woman of style. Kimono is an essential part of every woman’s closet /wardrobe and has been trending across various culture. 

Now that our own ever green fabric – Ankara is making waves all over the world, Fashion enthusiasts are using the Ankara fabric to make beautiful Kimonos in order to slay stylishly blending the African prints with the Japanese clothing and the result is super classy. 

Below are some beautiful Ankara Kimonos for your style inspiration :

In our next post, we will be posting colorful Ankara fabrics that are available in store. 

Don’t forget we stock best  quality Ankara prints in super gorgeous colors at best rates available in 3 yards and 6yards as well as for aso-ebi quantity. 

 To order ahead,  please send us a mail theasoebijunkie@gmail.com or call/whatsapp 07033040834. 

We also deliver within Lagos and  nation wide. 

Cheers, 

Modupe 

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Casual TOPS X Ankara bottoms

Hi my lovelies, 

Welcome to August! Sometimes ago I  did a post  HERE on  Staples that we should have when it comes to native wears in our wardrobe/closet. I mentioned Ankara tops and Ankara bottoms( skirts, shorts or trouser pants) as essentials for that casual chic look to work on Fridays, market or saloon ‘runs’ on Saturday or just when you want to hang out with the girls or family.

I also made a post of Ankara tops on denim  HERE with pictures of gorgeous ladies rocking the ever green Ankara fabric on the ever reliable denim pants. 

In today’s post I will be showing us how we can rock Ankara bottoms with casual tops for our not so formal event and for the casual chic Friday look to work as we say TGIF babyūüėä. 

We can use the Ankara fabric to make maxi skirts, pallazo pants,  shorts, pencil skirts or fitted pants which can match all kinds/colors of casual tops because of the versatile nature of the print fabric. 

Here are some trendy yet affordable styles you can make with the Ankara fabric to add some ‘spice’ to  your closet. 

Don’t forget we stock best of quality Ankara prints in super gorgeous colors at best rates available in 3 yards and 6yards as well as for aso-ebi quantity. 

 To order , please send us a mail theasoebijunkie@gmail.com or call/whatsapp 07033040834. 

We also deliver within Lagos and  nation wide. 

Cheers, 

Modupe 

ASO-EBI INSPIRATION, THEASOEBIJUNKIE FABRICS, TREND ALERT

¬†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 

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AVANT-GARDE GELE STYLES

Hello my fabulous readers,

Just as I promised in my last post HERE, that my next post will be dedicated to the different styles you can tie your sego gele into to accentuate your outfit and slay them stylishly.

Today am excited to show us beautiful avant-garde styles you can tie yourself or contact any of these makeup artists to tie for you when next you have sego gele as part of your asoebi to a party or even to church on Sunday.

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You agree with me that these styles are so elegant and outstanding!
Truly Africans are most fashionable people and we have the best culture ever!

Which is your best gele style? Share your thoughts in the comments section. Thank you

Also don’t forget to Order your sego gele as individuals and for budget friendly asoebi options from us.
Call /whatsapp : 2347033040834 or you can send us a mail at theasoebijunkie@gmail.com

Cheers,
Modupe

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                         Ojulewa makeovers
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SEGO GELE

Happy Easter Holidays¬† people!¬† It’s the celebration of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the finished work on Calvary (Hallelujah)!

From time immemorial the African woman especially Nigerian women are known to always compliment their outfits with turban, scarves and headtie.
The headtie to us is what the hat means to the European women especially when you are going to church, social functions and for all kinds of festivities.

There’s this special touch the headtie¬† popularly known as gele gives to the native outfit be it iro and buba or skirt and blouse and even the simple boubou beyond covering of hair. Gele makes you stand out, it’s traditional and oozes elegance.

So today,  am focusing on the sego gele which is a ( not so ) new kind of gele that has found its way into the heart of most ladies.
It is a bit softer than the old type of gele (favourite part for younger ladies) and it comes in 2piece  per pack , so you can share one pack with a friend/ sister or use the second half as ipele.

They also come in different  patterns and colors to match any kind of fabric. 

Let’s see some beautiful samples of Sego gele that you can rock to your next event or even to church on a bad hair day *winks* :

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Multicolored sego gele

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Stripped sego gele

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Multicolored splash
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Flowered print sego

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Patterned sego gele in single colors

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Flowered sego gele

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Plain sego gele

You can get any of these headties from us in asoebi quantity for your events (budget friendly) or in retail purchase  and tie in any of the elegant styles I will be showcasing in our next post.

To order gele/ head-tie for your next event , please call or WhatsApp 07033040834 or call 08186961269. Add us on Bbm 5C3EED21
You can also send email to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com

Please note that we do business basically ONLINE at the moment and you can be rest assured that our brand is reliable and can be trusted.

Cheers,
Modupe

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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