Monday, October 3, 2011

Reconnecting With Origin

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I did not even know it was October, let alone that it was October 1st, which is Nigerian Independence's day. Happy Belated 51st birthday to my lovely country, Nigerian! On that note, today’s outfit is made with an African fabric called Ankara.

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Normally for weddings, the couples pick a fabric that they love and they have close friends wearing the fabric in different style for the wedding known as “Asoebi”. There were more than 20 bride's friends in this same fabric, but in different styles. During the reception, everyone wearing the above fabric accompanied the couple as they danced into the reception. 

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For me, I decided that I wanted to have a 70's appeal wearing bell bottoms. I sketched the style and had my tailor sew the outfit. Again, I wanted something to contrast the busy fabric, but still keeping the 70's style in mind, so I came up with the idea of making a bustier with a metallic fabric.  I paired the whole outfit with my Zara metallic pumps. This fall, I am all about metallic!

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On another note, my exam went well. Thank you all for the wishes. Now, I have to pack for my mini trip to Atlanta for a conference. I will love to meet some readers and bloggers in ATL. Send me an email, maybe we can grab dinner and drinks on Friday after my conference.

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Wearing: Zara shoes, Limited clutch, Michael Kors watch, Forever21 rings
Photographed by Paosin

PS: I am still working on the beauty post and a giveaway once I get back from my trip
Have a fabulous week!
xoxo
Stella
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58 comments:

alamodewearhouse said...

I like ankara for clothing. And this is just fab. http://www.alamodewearhouse.com/

7eventh Letter said...

Nice outfit Stella and such a change for wedding attire!

7eventh Letter
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ellaluvscookies said...

i love how the suit looks with the bustier, it looks so cool.

xo
Ella

simplychic said...

this is bold!!!! i could never pull it off like you have :)

LaizaLounge.com said...

I love the outfit because its very different. Most people would think about sewing gowns or skirts, but you did something different. i love the uniqueness.

Alina F. said...

You look beautiful,hon!Love this look!

Closet Hound said...

I totally, totally love the idea of Asoebi. I've never heard of it before, but it sounds like a really sweet way to make a wedding more sentimental in that it has the guests literally become a part of the celebration. And I adore how you worked the fabric into your outfit. I wish you could provide photos of the event! (if the married couple is okay with it, haha). I would love to see everyone's look.

- Sharon
http://closethound.blogspot.com/

Oreleona said...

I love ur ankara!!

Olayemi Alaba said...

wow i love the jumpsuit and i like the patterns on it



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doll said...

wow!

I love it. i have saved the picture. Hehe. Hope the tailor would get it.

HAWT

Kimbunnii said...

I love Ankara! How amazing is this pants suit?!! The metalic is BEYOND... you look stunning. Thanks for the inspiring us all!

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Anonymous said...

Wow... This is beautiful Jadore.... Jadore ....

Luciana said...

YOu look amazing!!! Those shoes are beautiful!!!!

xx
Luciana
http://lucelove4fashion.blogspot.com/

LocalCeleb said...

I absolutely love your look and thanks for the education! That is so interesting

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weasel said...

You look incredible! This outfit is amazing.

Giveaway on my blog http://vintagesrintage.blogspot.com/

Nere Bad said...

muy ochentero, like it!
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Folly B said...

love this look!

Sing said...

That suit is amazing!

Baby Shopaholic said...

OMG! Absolutely Off the hook!

Frannie Pantz said...

I so love learning about other cultures. What a cool idea and a great story. Thanks for sharing it with us! These pants are the bee's knees for sure. I love that you paired them with the metallic top. Great look and an even better reason to wear it!

Chezka said...

Damn, what a hot outfit, would love to have that metallic top!!!

the suit is so unique too :))

- Che

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sophie said...

that's really interesting!

Looks amazing,

Sophie ox

Sia said...

Love! XOXO

nwamaka modebe said...

I approve.... D metallic contrast made d outfit edgy.... Which I adore

Shabby said...

love the patterns!!!

Mik said...

oooh!! I like that idea... the word for nkara in swahili is - Kitenge... kinda the same thng I am wearing in my Africanism post!

Like the outfit you made. it came out great!!

Xo

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FROM THE "REZ" TO THE "CITY" said...

Stella!! Girl you need to design me something made out of Ankara!! Your suit is amazing! So fabulous and original! Love love love the bell bottoms 70s vibe! I died over the metallic top! WOWZER! So glad that you did well on your exam. You are one beautiful and smart cookie!!haha Kiah

Inez said...

Loving the high waist,ankara bell bottoms. The metallic bustier did give it an edge. Cute shoes to pair with it. I totally love it without the jacket.

M I N G said...

Really cute w/ the blazer.

Emma, Ella you pick! said...

wow, FAB! I love the silver and blue!!!

xo Emma

~Jeimy~ said...

Wow this look is amazing love that suit !!!

downtownchicagobarbie said...

Its so hard to find a tailor. I would love to draw out outfits and have someone sew it up. That is my weakness sewing. You have a great tailor cause that outfit is so cute.

Veronica Popoiacu said...

a m a z i n g pants!!!!!!! super great dear !

Veronica
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Erika said...

I absolutely love this! Such a great idea for a suit instead of a dress. I really like the metallic with it.

Borjana said...

This is fab!The pants are fantastic,and the shoes and top to dye for!
xx
B.

Dith said...

Love it

sacramento said...

You are absolutely stunning.
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Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling!
That print is amazing!

xoxox,
CC

Prissy said...

You worked this!!! I love it! Those pants are so fabulous & then you topped it off with a silver bustier?? GENIUS!!!


Prissy

Destiny - Yankeenaijachick + Success said...

now that's gorgeous, love it on ya

Anonymous said...

you look beautiful lady, just fab!

Mani said...

You look awesome! The whole look is a stunner!

hugs and kisses by Mani.

bohemianbones said...

wow, stunning pants, the pattern is so fantastic!!!!
and ur heels are amazing!
xxx
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Fashionista Fuera de la Ciudad said...

You look simply stunning! Beautiful outfit! Its fabulous!! Good job girl!! xoxo

KOR (Rosine Kouamen) said...

Hello,

I was wondering if I could get info on your tailor. I have a bunch of events coming up and would mind having a few outfits made.

Tx in advance,

kor

agnes said...

très jolie tenue et j'adore tes chaussures

Toria said...

Omgosh!! This outfit is FABULOUS!!! Love it...the print..the fit..the shoes..bustier..basically everything! lol :)
~Toria


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Yolandaas said...

Lovely post and your outfit is great.. & I'm Nigerian aswell! Take Care x

Cortnie Elizabeth said...

Loving the pants with the bandeau! Cute!

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xo,Cortnie

TeTe said...

THis is fabulous! I love it without the jacket too. Your tailor is the best.

Десислава Валентинова said...

Awesome pictures!! Awesome look!! I don't have what else to say!! Perfect!! :))

Desislava
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modniza said...

fabulous look,darling! xxx

Vivi said...

*bows down*

Stella, this is just an effin' awesome outfit. And from ankara, too? Amazing. I effin' love the metallic bustier touch. Like, who thinks of that? Amazing.

I'm all over this damn post! lolol.

NikkiSho said...

FABULOUS!!! i love the outfit!!

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

Beautiful outfit!!! Looking absolutely fabulous.


<3 Marina
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Zeinabou said...

I absolutely love this look. PERFECT!

lasophia said...

What an amazing creation! Love your top as well and of course beautiful fabric.

Sophia
http://lasophialasophia.blogspot.com

VIVA.V said...

WOWZA CHECK THIS CUTIE OUT!! Love your confidence using metalic materials with such confidence! :D xx

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