THE TEXTILE FAIR

THE TEXTILE FAIR LAGOS 2018

Hello my lovelies,

The Textile Fair Lagos is back!!!! *Inserts a dance emoji* .

As you all know, THEASOEBIJUNKIE is all about African Fabrics and fashion. And in 2014, we started a fair tagged The Textile Fair Lagos where we gather vendors of high quality Fabrics, creatively designed ready to wear pieces for adults and kids plus unique fashion accessories but stopped along the line.

And because our past vendors keep disturbing that we should bring the fair back, we had to listen and the next edition will be on the 1st of December 2018 at Lagos Airport Hotel Ikeja Lagos.

So if you love great bargains and you have been waiting for our next sales, The Textile Fair Lagos is the place to be this weekend because not only will THEASOEBIJUNKIE brand be there with Exquisite Fabrics as usual but there will be other vendors selling all things Fashion at discounted prices.

It’s going to be an amazing family Christmas shopping event as there will be something for everyone.

Did I mention that there will be free master classes on gele tying, party makeup, fashion styling and I will be teaching on the business of fabrics . So if you want to start a fabric business in 2019 and you need some tips/advice or you have questions on the business of fabrics? You should make it a date.

Another good news is that we have goody bags for the first 50 shoppers and when you purchase goods worth 10k and above from vendors, you get a raffle ticket to win beautiful Fabrics.

So you see we have a lot lined up at The Textile Fair Lagos 2018 with good music and food from our food vendors.

And above all admission to this event is FREE!!

Please make it a date with your family and tell a friend to tell another friend.

In my next post, I will be showcasing brands to look out for at The Textile Fair Lagos but for more updates kindly follow @thetextilefairlagos on Instagram.

Can’t wait to see y’all on Saturday and please if you are a blog reader, kindly stop by our stand and say Hi to me 😃

Cheers,

Modupe

THEASOEBIJUNKIE FABRICS

INTERESTED IN FABRIC BUSINESS? COME JOIN THE PATRICK AYANSKI BRAND

Hello people,

I get loads of mails and messages from people who want to go into the fabric business asking me to mentor /advise them on how to start up and all.

Fabric business is a very lucrative business and it gives you the opportunity to make people step out looking absolutely gorgeous in outfits made from the fabrics you supplied which i personally find fulfilling.And to really carve a niche for yourself in the industry, you need to source for exclusive and unique pieces for your customers which is why am introducing a great indigenous brand with exquisite fabrics to you- PATRICK AYANSKI BRAND.

Ayanski is a pioneer in producing Ankara prints on any texture except for the Cotton Wax. They design and print all their fabrics, primarily ankara designs on chiffon, silk, jersey, guipure lace, organza, sequin and more with their latest addition being the tulle.  They also embellish embroidery and laser cut some of the fabrics and have close to 2000 designs covering the classic Ankara prints to their very own remixes in a range of fabrics as seen below:

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They also offer a bespoke service for customers who will like to create their own design on fabrics of their own choice, all exclusive to them for a special occasion or design collection… You can visit their Instagram page @patrickayanski to see some of the outfits made by customers.

With six branches across Lagos, Abuja and London UK and already some distributors in Accra, Abuja, Lagos, and USA already enjoying being a distributor.

Patrick Ayanski brand is organizing an event tagged  “Let’s Talk Fabric Business event”  where you will be taught the nitty gritty of the fabric business and also interact/network with some of their distributors from different places.

At this event, their new Package which is not only aimed at bringing you on board to re-selling their products as distributors or stockists or resellers but also benefit from it in many other ways will be launched.

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To Sign up as a fabric consultant, there are 3 entry levels of either;

  1. N350,000
  2. N500,000
  3. N700,000

All with a starting sales discount of 20% at all levels and a consultant can earn up to 35% sales discount. The sales discount will increase as your targets and volumes increase.

All ‘Ayanski Fabric Consults’ get a welcome pack containing

  • Patrick Ayanski current ‘Look’ book with pictures of current designs in chiffon & silk.
  • Swatch pallet showing 200 designs of prints in chiffon & silk (Additional can be provided at an extra but minimal cost).
  • Fabric Purchase voucher to purchase your first stock (Value of Fabric Purchase Voucher depends on package signed up).
  • 500 Ayanksi Fabric Business Cards (Additional can be provided at an extra but minimal cost).
  • 10 Crystal Ayanski Pens to give your first 10 customers.
  • Ayanski Scarf & Ayanksi T-shirt to “Rep Ayanski.”
  • 50 Medium Patrick Ayanski Carrier Bags  (Additional can be provided at an extra but minimal cost).

We aim to empower our ‘Ayanski Fabric Consults’ with the knowledge of what we do, and the endless possibilities we offer our clients.

As an Ayanski Fabric Consult’ after you have been fully trained, you will start to build your own customer base and sell at our mandated suggested retail price for your country.

Other benefits of our programme are

  • Be your own BOSS
  • Earn 20 – 35% Sales Discount
  • Full Training on how to sell Fabrics etc will be given after sign up
  • Run your business from home, shop or online or all 3
  • No hard sales as statistically it has been seen that a love for African Print/Ankara is worldwide and our fabric because of the many texture it exist, has multi use.
  • Advertising/Marketing Support – Our Fabric Consults will be listed on our website & directory both online & printed and in media campaigns
  • Giving back to our community work – Building the Temple & Ruth’s Purse
  • Ongoing support network – We would be holding regular networking events too
  • Other Attractive incentives – Refer a fabric consult and get fabric 25,000 Fabric Voucher when they sign up,

Now is a great time to become an Ayanski Fabric Consult because Christmas is round the corner and this is a VERY busy selling season, and what better way to earn extra money for Christmas?!

To sign up to this great opportunity, CONTACT PATRICK AYANSKI via Email: info@patrickayanksi.com or

Feel free to contact them on the numbers below for further information:

Call/WhatsApp:  09094975525, 09091769915, 09094975530 or +447763739494

Cheers,

Modupe

THEASO-EBI JUNKIE WEDDING

Theasoebijunkie wedding: Mayowa and Ayorinde

Hello everyone,

Am so excited to bring to you pictures of one of the brides I mentioned in this POST

My Ebony beauty Mayowa Alaka and her boo- Ayorinde  Oyekangaun tied the knot on the 22nd of August 2015 to the glory of God and even though I wasn’t present at the wedding, I knew it was going to be Glorious and thank God it was a success.
Mayowa contacted me sometimes in June for Asoebi and her color theme was coral and champagne gold. She told me her budget and sent me picture of her choice fabrics which was silk and tulle with Sego Headtie.

The fabric was champagne gold while the head tie was coral and we arranged/packed her fabrics and sent in batches as the request was coming in from her friends and well wishers .

Here are some of the pictures from the beautiful wedding:

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I really wished I had more pictures to show 😫😫! If only I was there in person but I had to travel out of town that weekend.

Once again, a big congratulations to the couple – Mr and Mrs Oyekangun and I pray that their home will be blessed with all the good things of life and may their love continue to blossom forever.

Thank you for allowing theasoebijunkie brand to be part of your day.

Cheers,
Modupe

THEASOEBIJUNKIE FABRICS

Silk and Chiffon

Happy Sunday Y’all,

So our giveaway sponsor Green Castle Dubai sent me some fabrics for a photo shoot and we made some beautiful iro and buba styles as well as dresses from the beautiful chiffon and silk mix/match fabrics.

When deciding styles to make from this fabrics, my being covered yet chic and classy mantra came to play because nudity is gradually taken over the fashion scene nowadays.
And as Africans, we love to look elegant and sophisticated but we also try to cover the appropriate parts of our body as females. Personally, I do not believe I have to expose parts of my body to feel/look sexy and as a fashion cum fabric blogger, I try to celebrate women who do not show their private parts but look absolutely stunning in well tailored African outfits.
I see my body as my treasure so will not expose it unnecessarily just like I will not expose my box of gold jewelry because I place so much value on it.

So in this photoshoot, I made some iro and buba  outfits with different kinds of sleeves with plain sego gele as my headtie .
My Tailor also made some maxi dresses from the fabrics to show us that chiffon and silk is not just for iro and buba but you can make dresses, shift dresses, maxi- dresses, tunic tops etc from them.
Let’s see some of the pictures:

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Makeup by : Adorned by Joy +2349021776594

So, that’s Modupe ‘the amateur modella’. Lol
Which look is your best? Let me know in the comments section.

Also if you like to purchase any of these silk/chiffon mix and match prints for Asoebi or for wholesale deals, you can call/WhatsApp 07033040834  or just send a mail to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com or add us on Bbm: 5663DCEA and we will respond ASAP.

Cheers,

Modupe

MONTHLY GIVEAWAY

EASTER GIVE AWAY!!!!

Hello Lovelies,

Thank God the presidential election is over and the tension has subsidized all over the country

Now , am having another giveaway sponsored by Green Castle Dubai.
Green castle Dubai is a textile company based in Dubai that deals in production of exquisite chiffon and silk fabrics.

And just as they sponsored our January give away here, they are giving out another 2 sets of chiffon/silk mix and match fabrics as we celebrate the risen Christ this easter.

To participate in this giveaway, you need to:
1. Follow @greencastledubai on instagram
2. Follow @theasoebijunkie on instagram
3. Write done with your email address in the comments section after doing 1 and 2

Note: Winners in past giveaways are not eligible to participate in this giveaway
See pictures of fabrics to be won below:

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Winners will be picked at random and will be annouced on tuesday next week.

Now, let the competition begin…….

Modupe

MONTHLY GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY WINNER- YEMISI

Hello fabulous people,

Hows the election process going on in your area? Please lets go out and exercise our civil right to the fullest.

You remember our January give away sponsored by Green castle dubai? One of the winners sent in her pictures wearing the silk/Chiffon ( mix and match) fabric she won as requested

And I present to you -Yemisi looking  fabulous in iro and buba made from the yellow fabric with colorful prints from Green castle dubai:

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Watch out for the next giveaway from Green castle dubai in a short while.

Do have a fabulous weekend and I pray that we make the right choice in today’s elections.
Cheers,
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

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

THEASOEBIJUNKIE VENDOR

THEASOEBIJUNKIE VENDOR: DOROFASHION FABRICS

Hello beautiful people,

As part of my promise to deliver better content this year and making theasoebijunkie your No. 1 spot for all fabric inquiries,  i have launched out a new category/series tagged ‘theasoebijunkie vendor’. Where i will feature fabric sellers and display their fabrics so as to make your fabric selection and shopping easier.

Recently i was approached by a new fabric merchant who asked me to help her publicize her brand and seeing that she has beautiful designs for sale i decided to feature her as our very first vendor. Her brand name is DOROFASHION fabrics!

Dorofashion fabrics is owned by Mrs Deronke Teluwo Okunnubi, you can check her face book page here and instagram page here who is Based in Manchester, United Kingdom and sells beautiful fabrics which range from Silk to Guipure lace to Tulle lace even the evergreen George fabrics and lots of other exotic fabrics that can be used as aso-ebi for your next owambe.

She also takes individual orders for your traditional wears and other chic outfits.

Dorofashion fabrics delivers to anywhere in the UK and also toNigeria.  

Check out some of the exotic fabrics which are currently on sale:

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Full embellished Guipure lace
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Full embellished Guipure lace in different colors
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Full embellished Guipure lace in royal blue
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Full embellished Guipure lace in coral

 

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Guipure lace with stones in fuchsia pink
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Guipure lace with stones in gold
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Guipure lace with stones in burgundy
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Guipure lace with special guipure edges in teal
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Guipure baby net lace in peach
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Guipure baby net lace in burgundy
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Guipure baby net lace in red
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Beautiful blue George fabric with pink embroidery
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Beautiful Turquoise blue George fabric with gold embroidery
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Royal blue George fabric with silver embroidery
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Fuchsia pink George fabric with gold embroidery
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Beautiful blue George fabric with gold embroidery

For further inquires and to make your orders/ purchase, you can contact her through her details below:

Face book page: @deronke teluwo-okunubi

Instagram: @dehronkebaybee

Whatsapp no: +447735010957

BB pin:    7B200F3C

 

Cheers,

Modupe