LOVE LOOKS LIKE US

Hey lovelies,

Its still February and we are still celebrating Love, which is why we are bringing back one of our old but inspiring series tagged ‘Love looks like us’  where we showcase beautiful couples in outstanding traditional wedding outfits from different parts of Nigeria and across Africa to help intending couples make decisions on  how their outfits will compliment each other .

Also it will help in coordination of colors, fabrics and style in order to become the cynosure of all eyes on their own big day.

My best part is the display/expression of love between the couple in pictures, you can literarily feel the emotions ,bond and above all the fire of love burning!

Let’s see some love birds in their lovely outfits :

Cheers,

Modupe

3D TULLE LACE FABRICS

3D fabrics also known as Three dimensional woven fabrics are fabrics that could be formed to near net shape with considerable thicknes.

Three-dimensional Composites utilize fiber preforms constructed from yarns or tows arranged into complex three-dimensional structures. These can be created from a 3D weaving process, a 3D braiding process, or a 3D lay of short fibers. A resin is applied to the 3D preform to create the composite material.

These unique fabrics are light weighed, beautiful and exquisite . They are most suitable for bride’s reception dresses, birthday outfits, baby dedication outfits or any event where you want to be the centre of attraction.

Here are some samples of 3D tulle laces that you can order from us in order to #pepperdem at your next occasion:



To order call or WhatsApp 07033040834 

Add us on Bbm 5C3EED21
You can also send email to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com

Payment should be to
Account name: theasoebijunkie
Bank: zenith Bank
Account number: 1014063212

Cheers,

Modupe

VALENTINE FABRIC ‘LOVE’ HAMPERS

Love is a beautiful thing! And having just one day it in a whole year to celebrate is not so cool but making it a most memorable one to that special someone will leave a longlasting effect in the heart of your partner.

This reminds of those days in University of Lagos where at this time, adverts of all kinds of Valentine gifts are the rave of the moment and everyone is thinking/saving/planning for the best gift for boo . All kinds of gifts like Roses, chocolates , towels , customised shirts etc are advertised and sometimes we get confused.

So as our custom every year, we are back with the most unique kind of Val gift you can give to your partner that will beat his/her imagination and will be perfect for all  because the celebration of love cuts across all ages of our adult life. 

This perfect gift is our Fabric love hamper!

Just like our Christmas fabric hamper, our fabric love hampers is in 3 categories:

Male hamper: This a perfect gift for your husband, fiancé or boyfriend.

5yards of Atiku fabric

Matching Asooke cap

Notebook

Self stirring mug

Bottle of wine

Key ring

Towel/ picture frame

Valentine greeting card

Pack of male handkerchief

Card holder
Female hamper: This is for all my ladies from the very cool guys/men

5yards of lace fabric

Matching  Asooke head tie

Valentine mug

Makeup bag

Candles

Scarf

Note book

Chocolates

Diffuser

Valentine greeting card

Picture frame

Ankara hamper: This is a Unisex hamper that is suitable for both men and ladies .

6yards of Ankara fabric

Sego headtie/cap

Notebook

Valentine mug

Greeting card

NOTE: We can also customise the hampers if you need specific items that are not in our list that you think will blow your partner’s mind.

To order call or WhatsApp 07033040834 

Add us on Bbm 5C3EED21
You can also send email to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com

Payment should be to
Account name: theasoebijunkie
Bank: zenith Bank
Account number: 1014063212

Wishing you a love filled Valentine in advance.

Cheers,

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

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Hello everyone and happy New Year! I know it’s coming quite late but as they say “it’s better late than ever”
For those of you following me on Instagram and on Facebook, I have sent messages out to welcome us all into 2017. so if you are not following @theasoebijunkie on our social media platforms (Face book, Twitter and Instagram)kindly do so now for more updates on the brand.

I will like to specially thank all our blog followers and readers for their immense love towards the brand all through 2016 as we are look forward to a fashion-forward and funfilled 2017. God bless you all.
Like I shared on Instagram, every year i wait for my church to announce our mantra for the year and i just stick to declaring that for myself throughout the year as I set goals and try my best by Gods grace to make them realities. But this year 2017, I’m taking a different route as I have decided to declare a personal mantra for myself which is that 2017 shall be year of PEACE! Over the years, I get so anxious about goals, business decisions and life as a whole and I have discovered that this disturbs me majorly and always have negative effect on me especially my outlook and productivity (including blogging).
So I have made a conscious decision that this year 2017, no matter what happens I Modupe will be PEACEFUL within and without.

Do you have a resolution, goals or a mantra for 2017and Will you like to share them with me? It will be amazing to talk about that in the comments section. Please drop a line or two.

Having done that, I will like us to look forward to an amazing 2017 as I will be sharing great content on African fashion and fabrics as well as sales and personal style posts.

Have a great year ahead!

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Cheers,
Modupe

LETS CLOTHE A KID THIS CHRISTMAS 2016

Hello my Lovelies,

Welcome to the month of November! Praise God we made it!

Like I mentioned in my post yesterday HERE, I can smell Christmas already and if you go to major markets and stores you will find Christmas trees and ornaments on display for sale signifying that the festive season is so near…….

And this brings us to my post of today on our charity project which we started last year tagged LETS CLOTHE A KID THIS CHRISTMAS which is targeted at putting a smile on less privileged children by giving them NEW clothes for Christmas. I shared how we came about this vision in this POST last year when we launched the project and the response was amazing. We got fabrics from individuals, fabric vendors within and outside Lagos and  a lot of talented designers also made fab clothes which we distributed at motherless babies homes to the glory of God.

2016 Christmas is near and we will like to clothe another set of 100 less privileged kids within Lagos and if possible across the country. To make this dream a reality, we need all the help we can get from individuals and corporate bodies within and outside Nigeria .

We will appreciate donations of-

*BRAND NEW CLOTHING FOR KIDS

*ALL KINDS OF FABRICS

*SERVICE OF FASHION DESIGNERS/TAILORS

Theasoebijunkie as a brand  already have reserved fabrics for this purpose, so volunteer designers can contact us on 07033040834 and we will send fabrics to you immediately.

For more information on how to donate or any other inquiry, kindly call/whats app 07033040834 or send a mail to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com and we will be glad to reply you.

You can also ask questions as well as share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

God bless you.

cheers,

Modupe

 

 

 

 

 

FLORAL TULLE LACE

Hello my fabric lovers,

Its the end of the month of October and we are moving into a new month-November and I am definitely excited about this as I smell Christmas already !

Talking about Christmas, there are 3 Projects that we at Theasoebijunkie normally get involved in around this time every year which are – The Textile Fair Lagos, Lets clothe a kid and our annual fabric hampers sale but this Christmas we will be having just the Lets clothe a kid project and also sell our fabric hampers while the Textile Fair Lagos will not be holding due to logistics reasons and some other projects which we have been working on to make our brand serve you better that we will be unfolding to you all in a couple of weeks.

So beautiful people, as we did last year we will be collecting NEW FABRICS  to make BRAND NEW CHRISTMAS CLOTHES for less privileged kids from next month and we also need volunteer fashion designers/tailors that can make beautiful fabrics for free for these kids. More information on that will be up on the blog tomorrow in another post.

Back to our post for today, I will like to show us a new and not so new baby in the world of African laces that is so beautiful and versatile for my special ladies ……

The Floral tulle lace is a soft and high quality  lace made from tulle fabrics with floral embroidery on it.This fabric is a must in every woman’s closet as it gives a girly and elegant look whenever its worn irrespective kind of style or design made from it.

Also for women who want wear same fabric with their princesses/girls, this is the perfect fabric for your Mommy and Me picture as it is always super cool on little girls.

The floral tulle lace could be in a single color or multicolored (I love the multicolored designs), some have petals on the embroidery while some other ones are stoned but which ever you choose will make a stunning outfit if handled by a good tailor. I personally loved the soft feel it has on the skin and the way it glues on the skin is absolutely gorgeous.

Enough of my preaching (lol), lets see the beautiful fabrics in different designs and color mix:

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What do you think about floral tulle lace fabrics? And what style will you like to make from it? share your thoughts in the comments section.

If you are drooling over any of these beauties already, do get in touch and we will bring it to your doorsteps. But if its not your in your budget at the moment, I will advise you to start making plans to get one for yourself and your lil diva(s) particularly for the festive season that is so near. To order please call/whats app 2347033040834 or send a mail to theasoebijumkie@gmail.com.

 

Cheers,

Modupe