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Showing posts with label Headwrap. Show all posts

For the Culture: Call me Hembadoon, that Tiv Girl Vibe.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Hello and welcome to my blog.


'U ngu nena' meaning 'how are you?' in Tiv....for this blog post my name is 'Hembadoon' meaning 'the most beautiful' or 'the best' in Tiv.


Tiv is an ethnic nation in west Africa. They are predominantly based in Nigeria and Cameroon.


I made this Danshiki using their traditional fabric known as 'A'nger'....it is traditionally handwoven and usually worn for big occasions or ceremonies.
 

 The Tiv People are strong, hardworking, receptive and hospitable. I know because I have Tiv friends,colleagues and also because I have been working in Benue state, Nigeria where they are predominantly based since 2009.


The women will usually make wrappers (one or two) and head tie with this fabric but I decided to do it my own way by making a danshiki with pockets.


I really enjoyed wearing this outfit....I am already thinking of ways I can restyle it...thinking with mom jeans and mules? what do you think?


I styled it with my shoes from Aldo and purse from Asos....to work on a Friday.


I want to get the Idoma fabric next.....but what to make with it??? thinking......

What do you think of this look? How else do you think I can style this danshiki?

Thanks for stopping by:
XO

Chiffon maxi dress and Ankara head wrap or scarf: match made in style heaven

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

I got this beautiful dress from Lomzy, an afrocentric ready to wear clothes wholesaler and retailer on instagram.

Maxis are my favorite kind of outfits. It very comfortable and since one of my style mantras is "comfort is key" it just works for me.
Maxis hides all ills.....I can eat all I want without fear or worries of belly pooch that makes for an unflattering fit.

This maxi from Lomzy is trendy as polka dot (looks polka dotish to me) is currently in season (who determines these things though?)

Another thing I love about this maxi is the orange detailing on the neckline and the sleeves...gives the dress that "wow" and chic factor.

I styled the dress with an ankara scarf, bamboo bag from Asos and glasses from new look

I wore the outfit to work on a Friday and got lots of compliments.

A colleague even told me I looked like a Nubian queen.
You should totally cop one for yourself before it sells out.


*Lomzy also stocks other amazing  pieces in fabulous prints....the jumpsuit from this post is also from them......all their pieces are made in Nigeria but they ship worldwide, so not in Nigeria? Not a problem. 

To order, contact Lomzy on instagram Click here or call them on 08033422449

Are you like in terms of loving maxis or your style is body con fit? let us gist in the comment section.

Thanks for stopping by:
XO