THEASOEBIJUNKIE STARS

THEASOEBIJUNKIE STAR: OMOLARA

Hello everyone,

How are you all doing? Hope you’re preparing for our pop up shop that will be holding this weekend? It will be nice to meet my readers live at the Pop up shop. See more info HERE
Date: 2nd and 3rd of July 2016
Venue: Safat’s place – 12, Odunuga street off Osho street Opebi Lagos
Time: 10 am to 7pm

Back to today’s post, I am again excited to bring our Star bride to be to you in person of Miss Omolara.

Beautiful Omolara contacted us requesting for a beautiful and affordable fabric for her introduction ceremony which is a ‘pre-traditional  wedding’ ceremony in Nigeria where families of intending couples meet with each other to make plans for the wedding of their children. I must say its a big deal here!

So you know she has to look her best as she will be the cynosure of all eyes and will be meeting some of her groom’s extended family members for the first time.
We sent options to her as per fabrics, color and Accessories combinations. And she finally settled for the peach on peach with gold accessories which turned out so beautiful and elegant.
Her boo also got a cream fabric with the peach asooke and they both slayed!

Let’s see the evidence in pictures from the introduction ceremony:

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Awesome pictures by Debola styles.

Again, I will like to say massive congratulations to Miss Omolara and her boo. Your home is blessed and your star will continue to shine. I love you!

Her mum also got a tulle lace from us.
Looking forward to styling you for your traditional wedding and friend’s Asoebi soon.

Cheers,

Modupe

P.s: Don’t forget to turn up at our pop up shop this weekend.

THEASO-EBI JUNKIE WEDDING, THEASOEBIJUNKIE STARS

THEASOEBIJUNKIE STARS: ADEFUNMI2016

Hello everyone,

It is my delight to bring our amazing #theasoebijunkiestarcouple to you as they rocked theasoebijunkie asooke on their big day.

Our bride- Now Mrs Adeleke made it clear that she wanted a unique and gorgeous design of asooke for the traditional wedding and not the regular hand-cut buba but something easy breezy that will be airy and not so heavy.

So we decided to make a tiny interlace hand cut buba in champagne gold with patches of orange and neon green to represent her color theme with lots of blings scattered on it.
The wrapper was a plain champagne gold asooke but we also joined the tiny inter lace handcut to the lower part which turned out so beautiful.
Because the buba and wrapper had a burst of colors, we decided to tone it down with a plain white head-tie and ipele embellished with gold stones and pearls which the bride slayed stylishly on her big day.

The groom also looked regal in his  champagne gold agbada with white embroidery design and champagne gold cap.

Theasoebijunkie brand is so proud of the final outcome of the couple’s attire and we are grateful to be part of your big day!

Now let’s see the amazing pictures from Ripples Photography:

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Photography: Ripples Photography 09098398388, 07014409012
Makeup: Safat’s  Place 08186112608

We once again wish the Adelekes a happy and Blissful marital life ahead. Their home is built on Christ the solid rock and amazing testimonies shall follow.
Thank you for trusting theasoebijunkie brand to style you on your big day.

Cheers,
Modupe

THEASO-EBI JUNKIE WEDDING

CORALS OF THE NIGER-DELTA

Happy Sunday everyone,
Hope you had a great time yesterday? Did you attend any wedding and will like to send pictures? Please send via WhatsApp 07033040834 as I have issues downloading attachments from my mails at the moment.

Last year I made a post on the beauty of the corals of the Niger-delta HERE and showcased different brides looking exceptionally beautiful on their big day.

Today am bringing another edition to showcase the unique culture of Niger-Delta part of Nigeria.
Traditional weddings outfits of both the bride and the groom in the Niger-Delta part is absolutely regal but the adorning of the bride with coral beads is what I find fascinating!

These beads comes in different sizes and shapes. But I personally love those huge ones on the neck especially the white ones used by the Kalabari women #breathtaking

Some parts of the Niger-Delta make a complete outfit from these beads for their brides while some tie  George fabric wrapper round her chest and then wear coral beads on top.
I also like the brides that makes a hat from the coral beads and wear that with exquisite coral neck beads on their complete blouse and double wrapper outfits.

Original coral beads are known to be quite expensive and its sometimes transferred from one generation to another. But some jewellers make beautiful plastic coral beads for brides on a budget for lesser price and they still look super gorgeous on their big day.

Let’s see some gorgeous Niger-Delta brides in their gorgeous traditional wedding outfits adorned with different kinds of coral beads to showcase the beauty of the African/Nigerian culture:

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Cheers,
Modupe

LOVE LOOKS LIKE US

LOVE LOOKS LIKE US

TGIF! The weekend is here and lots of weddings will take place tomorrow. Massive congratulations to my Bride Mayowa, may your home be filled with joy and everlasting peace. Can’t wait to see pictures of guests in her champagne gold and coral Asoebi. Also to Oyin who was also a vendor at the last Textile Fair Lagos, may you and your husband experience joy unspeakable as you come together as one. Its painful that I will not be able to attend these weddings but I know its a success already by Gods grace.

Any time I get to make a post on the ‘Love looks like us’ series, I get pretty excited . Not just because it showcases beautiful couples on their traditional wedding day but I also love the display of affection between the love birds .
This series helps couple to choose fabrics and colors that compliments each other for their traditional wedding outfits.
Let’s see some gorgeous couples celebrating their love in lovely native attires:

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Have a beautiful weekend.

Modupe

LOVE LOOKS LIKE US

LOVE LOOKS LIKE US

Happy Sunday people,
How’s the weekend going? Hope you are having fun? Did you attend any party yesterday or are you going today? Make sure you have fun and if you will like to share pictures , please send them to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com.

Today’s post is another edition of the LOVE LOOKS LIKE US series where  we showcase couple’s traditional wedding outfit to inspire intending couples on how to combine fabrics and colors to complement each other and stand out on their big day!

Let’s feel some love that these beautiful couples radiates in different Nigerian traditional wedding attires as they declare that LOVE looks like them. Enjoy!

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LOVE LOOKS LIKE US

LOVE LOOKS LIKE US

Hiya,
Hope your weekend was party filled? I have been so busy preparing for the TEXTILE FAIR LAGOS!

Am so excited about this second edition because its going to be much more bigger and better than the first one. So if you are in Lagos or will be in Lagos on the 27th of June 2015, please join us at Dehall events place beside Alausa shopping mall Ikeja and experience #fabricorgasm lol.
More details about the fair will be up in subsequent posts.

I get series of mails from brides-to be on how to combine colors for their traditional wedding in a way that both their outfit and that of their grooms will compliment each other perfectly especially when the colors of the bride’s outfit is too feminine and the groom is just the type that hate colors or a groom that will never wear anything loud but the usual monochrome(black and white) combo.

In view of this challenge, I have decided to start a new series tagged ‘ LOVE LOOKS LIKE US’ where I will be showcasing different brides and grooms in their traditional wedding outfits from different tribes in order to inspire and help you choose the right color combination together with your Man.
After which you can now proceed to choosing fabrics(thats where i come in .lol) that will make you command the attention of everyone on your Big day.
To contact me for your traditional wedding outfit fabrics, please call/whatsapp 07033040834 or send a mail to theasoebijunkie@gmail.com.

Now lets see the pictures of some gorgeous couple in trad wedding outfit declaring to everyone that love looks like them:
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Cheers,
Modupe

TREND ALERT

IRO AND BUBA RE-DEFINED

Hello lovelies,

Today’s post is based on a renowned style that is mostly worn in the western part of Nigeria by females especially when you are of marriageable age or planning to get married and also a staple wear  in your wardrobe as a married woman.

In Yoruba land, having a box full of various fabrics used to sew the iro and buba style is a must on the list of things required from the groom by the bride’s family at the traditional marriage.

In fact, in the olden days the box is opened during the traditional wedding ceremony and checked properly to ensure that the groom bought enough clothes for his bride.

Iro and buba is a style that gives you that “madam look” and makes you command respect among men and women in your community.

The iro is just a wrapper that you wrap round your waist; most people use 2yards of the fabric or 21/2 yards if your hips don’t lie. While the buba is the top which is normally round neck with free sleeves and never fitted by the side it could be referred to as a free size top.

But recently, as the fashion industry in Nigeria is improving and different styles are evolving day by day, the Buba top is also not left out and has also been re-invented  to give today’s women a more sophisticated look in the traditional way.

The buba has moved from being a simple free size round neck top to a more stylish top to make Nigerian women look super sexy!  Sewn to fit by the sides with various neck designs like the high neck buba, cowl neck buba, cape buba, lace-edge neck buba, Mono-chrome neck buba, off -shoulder buba etc.

The list of fabrics you can use to sew iro and buba is endless; from all sorts of lace fabric, to chiffon, Ankara, silk, georgette, brocade, cotton fabric, adire etc.

Here are pictures of women in iro and buba style with different designs of the buba top looking super stunning:

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So you see, the  iro and buba style is no longer for just bride to be or married woman but for every stylish African woman and fashionistas. Even the kids are not left out because most cuties wear iro and buba on their first birthday anniversary to relate with their African roots.

Another advantage of the iro and buba style is that it can be easily sown by most tailors/ designers within a short duration . So if you need a quick fix  just get to your tailor and ask him/ her to make iro and buba for you.

 

Cheers,

Modupe