Reconnecting With Origin

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!



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  1. 7eventh Letter
    October 4, 2011 / 4:42 am

    Nice outfit Stella and such a change for wedding attire! 7eventh Letter

  2. ellaluvscookies
    October 4, 2011 / 4:46 am

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

  3. simplychic
    October 4, 2011 / 4:47 am

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

    October 4, 2011 / 5:24 am

    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.

  5. Alina F.
    October 4, 2011 / 6:54 am

    You look beautiful,hon!Love this look!

  6. Anonymous
    October 4, 2011 / 7:20 am

    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

  7. Oreleona
    October 4, 2011 / 7:29 am

    I love ur ankara!!

  8. doll
    October 4, 2011 / 7:52 am

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

  9. Kimbunnii
    October 4, 2011 / 8:11 am

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

  10. Anonymous
    October 4, 2011 / 10:24 am

    Wow… This is beautiful Jadore…. Jadore ….

  11. Luciana
    October 4, 2011 / 11:15 am

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

  12. LocalCeleb
    October 4, 2011 / 12:40 pm

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

  13. Nere Bad
    October 4, 2011 / 2:17 pm

    muy ochentero, like it!

  14. Folly B
    October 4, 2011 / 2:30 pm

    love this look!

  15. Sing
    October 4, 2011 / 2:39 pm

    That suit is amazing!

  16. Baby Shopaholic
    October 4, 2011 / 3:42 pm

    OMG! Absolutely Off the hook!

  17. Frannie Pantz
    October 4, 2011 / 4:05 pm

    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!

  18. Chezka
    October 4, 2011 / 4:08 pm

    Damn, what a hot outfit, would love to have that metallic top!!!the suit is so unique too :))- Che

  19. sophie
    October 4, 2011 / 4:25 pm

    that's really interesting!Looks amazing,Sophie ox

  20. Sia
    October 4, 2011 / 6:51 pm

    Love! XOXO

  21. nwamaka modebe
    October 4, 2011 / 7:38 pm

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

  22. Shabby
    October 4, 2011 / 9:21 pm

    love the patterns!!!

  23. Mik
    October 4, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    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!!

    October 4, 2011 / 10:43 pm

    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

  25. Anonymous
    October 4, 2011 / 11:18 pm

    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.

  26. M I N G
    October 4, 2011 / 11:33 pm

    Really cute w/ the blazer.

  27. Emma, Ella you pick!
    October 4, 2011 / 11:55 pm

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

  28. ~Jeimy~
    October 5, 2011 / 12:07 am

    Wow this look is amazing love that suit !!!

  29. downtownchicagobarbie
    October 5, 2011 / 1:03 am

    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.

  30. Veronica Popoiacu
    October 5, 2011 / 2:21 am

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

  31. Erika
    October 5, 2011 / 2:29 am

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

  32. Borjana
    October 5, 2011 / 8:01 am

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

  33. Dith
    October 5, 2011 / 8:19 am

    Love it

  34. sacramento
    October 5, 2011 / 9:56 am

    You are absolutely stunning.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  35. Couture Carrie
    October 5, 2011 / 12:19 pm

    Gorgeous look, darling!That print is amazing!xoxox,CC

  36. Prissy
    October 5, 2011 / 3:31 pm

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

  37. Destiny - Yankeenaijachick + Success
    October 5, 2011 / 4:13 pm

    now that's gorgeous, love it on ya

  38. Anonymous
    October 5, 2011 / 4:15 pm

    you look beautiful lady, just fab!

  39. Mani
    October 5, 2011 / 5:41 pm

    You look awesome! The whole look is a stunner!hugs and kisses by Mani.

  40. bohemianbones
    October 5, 2011 / 10:40 pm

    wow, stunning pants, the pattern is so fantastic!!!!and ur heels are amazing!

  41. Fashionista Fuera de la Ciudad
    October 6, 2011 / 3:58 am

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

  42. KOR (Rosine Kouamen)
    October 6, 2011 / 5:48 am

    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

  43. agnes
    October 6, 2011 / 12:24 pm

    très jolie tenue et j'adore tes chaussures

  44. Toria
    October 7, 2011 / 3:08 am

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

  45. Yolandaas
    October 7, 2011 / 9:16 pm

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

  46. TeTe
    October 8, 2011 / 3:35 pm

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

  47. Десислава Валентинова
    October 9, 2011 / 9:33 am

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

  48. modniza
    October 9, 2011 / 12:31 pm

    fabulous look,darling! xxx

  49. Vivi
    October 10, 2011 / 8:11 am

    *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.

  50. NikkiSho
    October 10, 2011 / 1:43 pm

    FABULOUS!!! i love the outfit!!

  51. Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle
    October 10, 2011 / 6:08 pm

    Beautiful outfit!!! Looking absolutely fabulous.<3 MarinaFashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

  52. Zeinabou
    October 14, 2011 / 10:20 pm

    I absolutely love this look. PERFECT!

  53. lasophia
    October 21, 2011 / 7:03 am

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

  54. Anonymous
    October 24, 2011 / 4:06 pm

    WOWZA CHECK THIS CUTIE OUT!! Love your confidence using metalic materials with such confidence! 😀 xxUrban art + street fashion addict:C.ULT FRIDAY.

Stella Adewunmi