WEEKEND SPOTLIGHT

Theasoebijunkie weekend spotlight II

Happy new week everyone,

Its Monday and am pretty excited to bring to you another edition of the weekend spotlight series which is supposed to be a weekly post but unfortunately I haven’t been able to update the series since the first edition HERE coversface*

But now, I have my robe of consistent blog posting on and I hope to get better and be more regular as I bring you exciting posts on African fashion, fabrics and style.

Today’s weekend spotlight is an exciting one as you get to see beautiful party guests looking fabulous in different fabrics and interesting color combinations.

Enjoy………………………………………………

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Red guipure lace

 

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Teal sequined fabric

 

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Champagne gold guipure lace and peach gele

 

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Yellow sequined tulle fabric

 

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Purple guipure lace with purple gele

 

 

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Ankara fabric and teal gele

 

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Peacock themed silk fabric

 

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champagne gold tulle lace fabric and red gele

 

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Gold sequined tulle fabric

 

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Yellow sequined fabric with white asooke

 

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Peach tear drop guipure lace lined with ankara fabric

 

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Yellow jute lace with guipure edges and white gele

 

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Multi colored sequined fabric with blue asooke

 

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Black guipure lace and ankara wrapper

 

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Red guipure lace and gele

 

Watch out for the next edition on Monday next week and do have a fabulous week ahead.

Modupe

DESIGNS ON THEASOEBIJUNKIE

DZYN AT LFDW 2014

GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2014 started on the 29th of October and will be on till the 1st of November 2014.

I am not in Lagos currently, so I couldn’t make it to the event but I have been following all the details and happenings at the event online since Day One.

So I was checking out the pictures of designers on the runway on Day Two and one Designer’s pieces caught my attention- DZYN!

I have been following her (Ogwa) brand on Instagram and I put up her designs on my page but she totally blew me up with her designs at LFDW!

From her choice of fabrics, to color selection, the way she mixed those fabrics together to the way they fit like gloves on each model’s body!

I was like OMG!  She killed it!

Her designs are my best designs so far, you could see display of creativity, originality and you can feel that she has the African woman in mind while creating them.

She used different fabric for each and also mixed the fabrics together to make some.

Fabrics include: Raw silk, Jersey, Satin, lace, tulle.

Then the colors:  Peach, Beige, Orange, Blue and gold (Classic)

I also love the trimmings, stones, unique patches! Everything on-point!

You need to see these for yourselves below:

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And Now the Brain behind the designs, Ogwa herself:

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Thumbs up Ogwa! More grace!

What do you like about her designs and which is your favorite?

Let me know in the comments box

Do have a great weekend ahead!

 

Modupe

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MAGNIFICIENT NORTHERN AMARIYAS

I lived in the North, Kano precisely for about seven years but unfortunately did not attend a single Hausa wedding throughout my stay *covers face*.   May be because most of their weddings are somewhat intimate and only the relatives (note that they have a large and closely knitted family system which I admire a lot) and close friends get to attend most of their weddings.

The Northern traditional wedding is similar to the Arab’s wedding but with our African culture infused in the ceremony, you wonder how I got to know this since I didn’t attend any? Well I get fascinated by pictures of Hausa weddings in featured in magazines and also online.

So am dedicating my post today to the northern Amariyas (Amariya means new bride), the bride is always the cynosure of all eyes at every wedding and the Northern weddings are not an exception, in fact their brides are super magnificent!

From the wedding dress which is always slaying and stunning to the display of gold accessories, diamonds, and nowadays beaded jewelry.

Another important part of the Northern bride appearance is the henna tattoo. Henna tattoos are non-permanent dying or staining on the top layer of skin using a henna paste product. This used to beautify the hands and feet of the bride to make her appear absolutely gorgeous on her big day.

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Most of the times, the Amariyas are always well covered on their wedding day, their head is properly wrapped with a turban or sometimes the gele head-tie and then a veil is placed over the gele/turban. They look absolutely stunning!

Apart from the henna tattoo on their hands and feet, their faces are also well made up with subtle make up, nothing loud but absolutely flawless even though they are blessed with good skin naturally especially the Fulanis.

In my usual manner am going to display lots of pictures of beautiful Amariyas in drop dead gorgeous bridal outfist made from lace fabrics, ruffles, plain tulle fabrics, satin and silk in various colors  for you to attest to the magnificence of the Northern bride.

 

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Amariya Kenan!

Once again, am proud to be a Nigerian.
We have lots of beautiful cultures and traditions and our weddings irrespective of the tribe are always phenomenal.
Watch out for more traditional wedding pictures of other tribes in Nigeria and across Africa in future posts.

Photo  Credit: @bouderie apparel,@ brides_of _nigeria, @georgeokoro

Cheers,
Modupe

2014 WEDDING COLORS

2014 WEDDING COLORS: WHITE AND GOLD

Hello my lovelies,
Happy new month and Happy Eid- Kabir in advance to my Muslim readers and happy holidays as well to everyone.
Am excited about the holidays! At least we can have a short rest before the Christmas holidays.

Okay, so today am bringing up another post under the 2014 wedding colors category, the 2014 wedding colors segment/ series is dedicated to the 2014 brides-to be, who are still confused as to what color to wear on their traditional wedding day.
I posted pictures of some color inspirations earlier here, here and here.
But today’s color suggestion/inspiration is a very unique and extremely beautiful color combination that looks good on every bride despite their skin tone.
Yes, It’s the WHITE AND GOLD color mix either you are using a complete asooke set or you are mixing lace fabric with aso-oke or gele or even if it’s a blouse and George fabric wrapper, the white and gold color mix or combination will make you stand out and give you that regal and rich look that every bride want to have on her big day.
White signifies purity, innocence, goodness, heaven, safety, brilliance, understanding, faith, spirituality, possibility, sincerity, wholeness and completeness
Gold also signifies extravagance, wealth, riches, luxury, excess, generous, compassion, love, power, justice and strength.
If these and much more are all that you wish for in life and in your marriage, then you’ve got the right colors.

Now that you know the meaning of the colors you are wearing, let me move a step further by showing you some pictures of brides that have used this combination to inspire you more:

 

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You can see how beautiful and gorgeous these brides look in their different outfits with the gold and white color combination.

Let me know what you feel about this colors in the comments box, I will really love to hear from you.

Mean while, enjoy the holidays, attend your owanbes this weekend and if you will love to share pictures don’t hesitate to shoot me a mail.

Cheers,

Modupe

THEASOEBIJUNKIE VENDOR

THEASOEBIJUNKIE VENDOR: FABRICS & BEYOND

Thank God Its Friday people,

Most times I write about fabrics, colors, aso-ebi etc. but not much information about sourcing for fabrics.

This actually prompted me to start a category for vendors of fabrics on the blog here with the first vendor in the UK.

And now I present to you another fabulous vendor situated right here in Naija for us to check out her brand – FABRICS & BEYOND

Now that the weekend is here,and lots of people probably have plans to go shopping for fabrics without having a particular place in mind.

It’s a shop that stores exclusive and unique fabrics for everyone and also offer aso-ebi packages to brides and celebrants that want their guests to look stunning at their events.

Situated in the city of Abuja, Fabrics and beyond (check their page here) is the place to be for a satisfactory fabric shopping experience.

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Fabrics & Beyond is a Fabric Showroom on a mission of adorning both His & Hers with beautiful fabrics. They delight in sourcing exclusive, breathtaking & glam fabrics that stands you out where ever you go, that’s why they are called “Your One Stop Fabric Shop”. They store fabrics from Lace to Silk, Brocade, Ankara, Cotton Fabrics, and also exclusive Vlisco Super Wax fabrics in beautiful colors at unbeatable prices

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So you see, if you are a fashion designer or you just need fabrics for personal use or for aso-ebi purpose then your fabric sourcing problems are over!

Their Showroom is located at Suite B4, Poly Plaza (beside AP plaza), Adetokunbo Ademola Crecent, Wuse 2 Abuja.

And other Contact details are as follows:

Bbm                7AE920FB

whatsapp      08180397454, 08175411519

Twitter          @fabricsnbeyond

Instagram   @fabricsnbeyond

E-mail            fabricsnbeyond@yahoo.com

Face book    @Fabrics & Beyond

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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