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 

NEW SENSATION: ANKARA WITH GUIPURE EDGES

Hello my lovelies,

Over the time, lots of designers and fashionistas like to add a twist or try to tweak the evergreen Ankara fabric by mixing it with another fabric to create a more sophisticated look or design.
Ankara print or wax have been mixed with plain satin, plain crepe, Chantilly lace and recently with guipure and tulle laces.

And I think this made fabric manufacturers to upgrade the Ankara print from production by making this new sensation in the fabric market- Embroidered Ankara with guipure edges!
There is another one made with the mixture of Ankara and organza lace ( very gorgeous fabric) and I will be sharing more on that in a separate post so if you are not following this blog yet, kindly do so in other to be notified when that post comes up.

When our fabric company sent these pictures to me, I was ecstatic and fell in love with the blend of two fabrics in one and particularly the color mix #fabulous.

I will definitely pick one of these for myself and make a style post.

I can imagine all kinds of stylish designs a good designer will make out of this fabric because it appears so versatile. You can use to make a simple yet chic boubou or a drop dead gorgeous peplum top and flared skirt or better still a shift dress even the old/ever relevant Iro  and buba will make heads turn.

I hope someone will order one of these as Asoebi for their next event in order to see variety of designs party guests will make out of it matching it with a plain sego gele.

Lets see some of these gorgeous fabrics so you can view and tell me what you think in the comments section. I would really love to hear from you, please make me smile by sharing your thoughts on these colorful prints :

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*Breathe of a fresh air*

Note that we can customise any of these designs into your event color theme.
Also orders for Asoebi should be made at least 4weeks ahead and our minimum order quantity for customised Asoebi is 100 yards.

To order 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

THE ABUSE OF ASO-EBI

Happy new week people,

There is a saying that ‘when purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable’

You may be wondering how this relates to theasoebijunkie? This phrase came to my mind when I saw a post online, where someone wrote that —- ‘there is more to life than aso-ebi” and lots of comments followed this post as to how they are tired of the aso-ebi syndrome!

Some people mentioned that celebrants use aso-ebi to raise funds for their parties/events while others even made resolutions not to buy aso-ebi again or restrict themselves to a particular budget for aso-ebi within the year.

I actually felt bad after reading the post and the comments because aso-ebi is not meant to be a source of funds for your celebrations/occasions but it should be a unifying factor of your friends and family members as they come out to grace/honor you at your occasion.

Aso-ebi, which means family cloth in Yoruba language is being bastardized from the actual intent of the Yoruba culture which is to promote love and unity within the family.

Have heard people sell aso-ebi for ridiculous amount like N100, 000 (ahn! ahn! Kilode?) And some much more outrageous amount of which when their guests finally get the fabrics, the quality/value is nowhere near the amount they paid for it.

Aso- ebi is not meant to tear people’s pocket nor should it make them close their bank accounts.

So I will like us to break this myth that aso-ebi prices must be over the board before you can get good fabrics for your guests to attend your parties, which was what my new friend Bolatito (love her already) and I discussed this past week.

You can get quality aso-ebi for as low as N10, 000 or even less depending on your choice of fabric.Examples are: silk, chiffon, ankara,adire, guinea brocade for men and some lace fabrics.You can also make provision for your guest to buy in yards so that they can buy only the number of yards they need and not the whole 5/6yards. In the case of head-gears (gele), you don’t have to sell the whole pack, most people can not tie large/skyscraper gele. so you can cut one pack into two to reduce cost for your guests.

I urge us all to consider our friends and family member’s budget when choosing fabrics and do not let people cringe anymore when they hear the word –Asoebi.

Let the love and unity being displayed as they all wear one fabric to honor you be your ultimate goal.

I remember when my junior sister was getting married, my Late father (My Hero) actually paid for the aso-ebi of all his family members including extended family members. He gave it out to all of them for free because his delight was just to see everyone in that fabric.

So am encouraging us all not to abuse the aso-ebi tradition but try as much as possible to preserve the culture of bonding within the family as well as our friends while planning our events.

 

Cheers

Modupe