THEASOEBIJUNKIE FABRICS

THE TEXTILE FAIR LAGOS

HAPPY NEW MONTH TO MY FABULOUS FABRIC LOVERS!

May the new month launch us into an amazing season of all round blessings.

We are in the third month of the year 2015! Can you imagine how fast the year is moving? 1st of January was just like some weeks ago.lol

The month of March is here and am happy to announce to you that the second edition of THE TEXTILE FAIR is holding this month *cymbals clashing*

The textile fair for those who do not know is a shopping event organized by theasoebijunkie for fabric fashion lovers to buy beautiful fabrics at affordable prices. You can check pictures of the first edition in this POST.

This time around fabrics will be meeting accessories as we are going to have not just textiles, asooke,gele but unique accessories on display by various vendors at the venue.

If you need aso-ebi for your next owanbe, please don’t miss this fair because you get to meet lots of vendors with fabulous fabrics all in one place and you can compare fabrics and prices as they all have amazing aso-ebi deals/packages for the 2015 bride or party host.

Also, if you have been thinking of changing or revamping your wardrobe/closet, then you should be at the fair and get good value for your money.

Get exotic laces(guipure, voile, tulle, organza, French, sequined), adire, Ankara, brocade, kente, Atiku, cotton fabric ,silk, chiffon etc and unique accessories (jewelries, beads, shoes, clutches), asooke,gele etc all in one place.

Aside, you also get to attend free sessions that will make turning up for your next owanbe easy:
 Bead making session
 Gele tying session
 Party make up session
Also, shoppers get to win amazing freebies from our sponsors.
That’s why you just have to be at this event and also invite your friends and loved ones.

Most importantly, I will also love to meet with my readers, please do make it a date and ask of Modupe at the venue.
Date: 21st of March, 2015
Venue: DEHALL EVENTS PLACE – 133, obafemi Awolowo way, beside Alausa shopping mall, Ikeja Lagos State.
Time: 10 am to 7pm

ASOEBIJUNKIE_FLYER

If you are a fabric vendor or you deal in all kinds of beautiful accessories, gele, asooke or even a food vendor and you will like to participate or you know someone that will like to participate, kindly get in touch with me through any of the following mediums:

Telephone: 07033040834, 08186961269
E-mail: theasoebijunkie@gmail.com
Whatsapp: 07033040834

Cheers,

Modupe

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THEASOEBIJUNKIE TEXTILE FAIR

TGIF my lovelies,

Am excited to announce to you that theasoebjunkie (your No. 1 hub for anything fabrics) is bringing to you Nigeria’s first ever textile fair!!!

It’s going to be happening  live in Lagos on the 6th of December 2014 at Our place, No. 7a Olufunmilola okikiolu street off Toyin street, Ikeja.

This fair is going to be the foremost platform for the display of fashion fabrics and African prints in Nigeria.

It will provide fabric vendors the opportunity to showcase their products and brands to fabric lovers
and fashion designers in the Nigerian fashion industry.

There will be sales of different kinds of exquisite fabrics: Lace, Ankara, Brocade, Chiffon, Silk, Cotton Fabrics etc

Also sales of colorful and quality aso-oke fabrics and gele like Sego and even bedding, curtains and much more will be at the fair.

Creative designers will also be there to showcase their crafts as well, so you can buy fabrics and pick a designer at the fair.

If you are having a party and you need to organize aso-ebi, then you must not miss this fair because there will be lots of amazing aso-ebi deals from various vendors to choose from and you also get help with color combinations from them.

Also there will be a free gele tying session for all so that you can learn how to tie amazing gele styles to parties all by yourself.

And another tip is that the first fifty shoppers gets a fabric goody bag!

So, you can see it’s not an event to miss at all. Do save or mark the date in your calendar and invite your friends and family members to the venue.

There will be food, drinks and music to entertain you also.

So if you are a fabric vendor, aso-oke vendor, fabric accessories vendor or you sell anything related to textile and will want to exhibit at the fair, you can fill the registration form at the fair exhibitors tab or send a mail to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com

You can also call me on 07033040834, 08025488409 or add on me Bbm: 7EFEDB78

Do have a great weekend!

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

 

 

 

 

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FABRIC GIVEAWAY RELOADED

Hello my lovelies,

On the 14th of April 2014 was The Aso-Ebi junkie’s one year anniversary and i made a giveaway post to that effect but unfortunately the link to the post did not open because i actually used my phone to upload the post and everything just got messed up.
So i decided to re-upload it again because i really want to give things out to my awesome readers .
Here we go:

HURRAY! HURRAY! HURRAY!
THE ASO-EBI JUNKIE IS ONE!

To the glory of God, i started this amazing blog on the 19th of April 2013, sharing my thoughts about African fabrics, displaying pictures of different designs and giving out tips on aso-ebi for parties.

Blogging/writing combined with taking care of my family and a 7am to 6pm job has not been very easy for me that’s why i have not been able to put up much post as i would have loved to but because of my passion for African fabric’s, i promise to improve in the (aso-ebi junkie)new year.

My utmost appreciation goes to all my blog readers, people who have liked us on Facebook, those following this blog on WordPress and those following on twitter .
Thank you for your comments, questions and commendations.

I am extremely grateful. so to appreciate you more, i have decided to give away some fabrics to mark our ‘blogversary’.

ITEM 1 :
6 yards of this beautiful Ankara
fabric

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ITEM 2:
5yards of this lovely Adire

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ITEM 3:
5yards of cotton Guinea brocade fabric

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HOW TO WIN:
1. Invite 5 people to like our Facebook page
2 . Follow this blog on WordPress
3 . Mention the fabric you wish to win as well as your e-mail address in the comment box. shikena

A random picker will be used to pick a winner for each fabric, so we will have 3 winners in total.
So lets get into action, offer lasts from now till 24th of May 2014 when winners will be announced.
I am so excited!

Modupe

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ADIRE

Hello everyone, my post today will be based on the Adire fabric.

Most times when we are out to pick asoebi, all kinds of fabrics come to our mind;Lace fabrics, Ankara fabrics, Velvet , Silk, Chiffon and probably Brocade for men,but there are lots of beautiful fabrics in the market that we need to explore, one of which is ADIRE!

Yes Adire , same old Adire ( you read right) although a lot of people see this fabric as ol’ skool it’s actually super cool. I have seen few people use it as ipele and gele at weddings and it was really nice on them

Adire is purely an African fabric and its a beautiful one especially when designed to suit the occasion its been used for. Adire actually means tie and dye, it is a resist dye (most times cotton)fabric traditionally with indigo in order to create patterns and designs by treating certain parts of the fabric in a way to prevent them from absorbing dye. it’s mostly used by the Yoruba.

There are different types of Adire:

RAFFIA RESIST – ADIRE ONIKO
STITCH RESIST – ADIRE ALABERE STARCH RESIST – ADIRE ELEKO

I remember making my first Adire by myself in JSS 2 or JSS 3 at Holy Child College (up school) as a fine art student. We also made another one in clothing and textile class , I used Teru material think English name is Calico about a yard or two and it came out really nice.

Adire is available at most markets in Lagos but Abeokuta(Ogun State) is the haven of Adire,there they can make special designs for you in large quantity for aso-ebi and there are some beautiful ones from Mali that you can also get in the market. So , if you really want a unique fabric for your next owambe, you can choose Adire or Kampala as some others call it.

Its affordable, colorful,beautiful and would make your guest really  stand out.

Here are some beautiful Adire samples and beautiful people rocking this amazing fabric:

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Cheers,

Modupe

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PICKING ASO-EBI

Thank God it’s Monday (I wish I actually meant that.lol)
Weekends and ‘owambes’ are all over until the next five days when another Aso-ebi would be the order of the day and we would all be gorgeously dressed for one ‘parry’ or the other dancing away all the stress of the week! That’s why today’s post is to the celebrant of the next occasion or anyone planning to celebrate an event soon.
HOW TO PICK ASO-EBI FABRIC/PACKAGE?
Picking aso-ebi for your event or party mostly depends on the personal prefence of the celebrant.
The style, taste, age, and sometimes societal class of the celebrant determine the kind of fabric chosen.
Most elderly people prefer lace material(cotton or organza) while young ones or youths like to experiment with fabrics like Ankara, kente, adire, sample lace, velvet and soft lace generally and most male guest prefer fabrics like brocade, ‘atiku’, polished lace etc.
Any which way, comfort and affordability should be key factors to consider when you want to pick a fabric which will be a uniform wear at your special event.
Some other factors to consider before choosing Aso-ebi are:
• The age bracket of your guests
• The societal/financial class of guests
• The theme of your party
• The color code of your party
• The kind of event you are celebrating

Important points to note also include:
The price of the fabric:
This is of great importance, make sure your Aso-ebi package is affordable for all guests or you can choose different fabrics at different prices for different people.
Durability:
Make sure the fabric is of good quality and genuine.
No one likes to purchase a material/fabric that would tear or fade off after the first wash. Remember the fabric would always represent you in the mind of your guest even after the event.
Uniqueness:Make sure your fabric is not common, try as much as possible to select a unique fabric not some cloth you would find all over the street the next day.
Tip: it would increase your sales (people love unique and beautiful things naturally)
Pattern/design:Make sure your fabric design is not too bogus or loud. Such designs do not get high level of patronage anymore.
Distribution:Make sure you have a good distribution channel in place for your Aso-ebi so that everyone interested gets their fabric.
Most Aso-ebi vendors nowadays, do home delivery where your fabric/package is being delivered to you at a convenient address with the option of paying cash on delivery.
If you are not engaging the service of any vendor, a trusted friend or relative could also help in the distribution.
Timing:
Timing is very important (as they say; time is money)
Make sure your Aso-ebi gets to your invitees on time!
Personally, I would say a month to D-day or you could also distribute them immediately after your invitation card is out. So that you guests can get them ready before that day in case the tailor needs to make some adjustment *winks*

HERE ARE SOME RANDOM PICTURES OF BEAUTIFUL ASO-EBI PIECES
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PICS CREDIT: BELLA NAIJA

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