TREND ALERT

TREND ALERT: SILK AND CHIFFON COMBO

Happy new month everyone,

This is a not so new trend because lots of ladies have rocked the silk or chiffon knot tie iro and buba since Tiffany Amber launched it.

But here am going to focus on the combination of both fabrics in making fabulous traditional/ native outfits.

One unique thing about this particular combination is that both the silk and chiffon often carry same prints/designs even though they are two different fabrics.

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I love the use of these two fabrics in making stylish iro and buba styles also known as oleku; where chiffon fabric is used as buba and the silk as the wrapper /iro.

Nowadays the buba has shifted from the regular round neck, long sleeved and free size top to more sophisticated forms e.g. the off shoulder buba, the cape buba, the fitted short sleeve buba, the  cowl neck buba etc.

The wrapper too can be tied in the normal conventional way or knot tied (also known as the tulip style wrapper).

Below are pictures of fabulous people in the silk/chiffon combo:

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Note: pictures are not mine

Cheers,

Modupe

 

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TREND ALERT

TREND ALERT: MULTI-COLORED ASOOKE

Hello all,

The weekend is almost here and we are getting ready for the next owambe. But before then I will like to alert us on a new trend in the ‘aso-ebi industry’.

This new trend for Brides and Wedding guests is the MULTI-COLORED ASO -OKE!

The fabric is the same aso-oke fabric in different colors (2 colors, 3 colors or even 4 colors) merged together to create a perfect blend.

This new rave is absolutely beautiful and trendy, the color variation of the fabric exudes class, elegance and sophistication.

You can also use this multi-colored aso-oke for baby dedication/christening or even as your Sunday’s best attire to worship the King Of kings.

 Below are beautiful multi colored aso-oke used as gele (headgear) and ipele for your peusal:

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Cheers,

Modupe

TREND ALERT

TREND ALERT: SANYAN ASO-OKE

The aso-oke fabric is one fabric I really love, even though I do not have much of it because people rarely use it as aso-ebi. On the other hand it’s mostly worn by the celebrants especially for Yoruba traditional weddings by the bride and groom.

But now there is a new (well, not so new) aso-oke fabric trending now, it’s called the Sanyan aso-oke!

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Sample of Sanyan aso-oke fabric

Sanyan is commonly used in Ondo state of Nigeria for cultural/traditional events, woven from the beige silk obtained locally from the cocoons of the Anaphe moth, forming a pale brown/beige cloth.

Nowadays, you can get Sanyan in not just brown but more fabulous colors like pink, coral, blue, teal and sometimes in a mixture of 2-3 colors.

This ancient fabric is a ‘stunner’ at the moment and can be used not just by the celebrants but also by the guests as aso-ebi for weddings, birthdays, child christening and all sorts of parties.
It’s absolutely beautiful, unique, gorgeous and a breath of fresh air!

Here are some pictures of gorgeous people in Sanyan:

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Note: pictures are not mine

 

Cheers

Modupe

TREND ALERT

TREND ALERT: GUIPURE LACE

Aso-ebi nowadays is shifting from our fabulous Ankara, velvet, ever-green George fabric and co. to more sophisticated fabrics; one of which is the Guipure lace.
This fabric is a lace material that has interwoven patterns, a bit stiff because of the embroidery stitches that are closely knitted and very firm in nature.
It is made from polyester rayon and has no net in the background like other laces so you have underline it with another fabric/lining so as not to show unnecessary skin.

The first time I saw the Guipure lace, what came to mind was a cord lace fabric my mum rocked in the early ‘90s. It is true that fashion/trend evolves from time to time, so to me Guipure lace is like an ‘advanced formula’ of the old cord lace.

The white color of this fabric can be used to make wedding dresses (very regal) or used for the traditional wedding attires with some exquisite aso oke/gele.
Other colors can be used to make the bride’s 2nd dress or bride’s maid dresses as well as aso-ebi for all the guests.

Mixing the Guipure lace with other fabrics like Ankara, Adire or even Silk add more depth to whatever style you choose to make out of it. You can use it to make dresses, skirts and blouses or even iro and buba and you get to ‘slay them’ stylishly!

So when next you need to make a decision on aso-ebi for your next parry, Guipure lace is a fabric to look out for.
It’s beautiful, elegant, classy and available in most markets.

Here are some samples for your perusal :

REGAL WHITE

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SEXY RED

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PRETTY PINK

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OFF WHITE

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DARK BERRY

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BEAUTIFUL BLACK

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Do have a party and fun filled weekend.

Modupe