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Showing posts with label Nigeria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nigeria. Show all posts

How to wear ankara for 7 days in a row

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Hello beautiful people, welcome to my blog.

 Can you wear Ankara or incorporate it into your style for 7 days straight?
I am doing that this week using pieces from SGTC Clothing to celebrate their 2nd year anniversary.

Sunday-Church style
Dress - SGTC Clothing

Monday-Work style
Blazer - SGTC Clothing
Tuesday-Work style
Skirt - SGTC Clothing
Wednesday-Work style
Blouse - SGTC Clothing
Thursday-Work style
Culotte and tie neck top -SGTC Clothing

Friday-Work style (Ankara Friday)
Kabah - SGTC Clothing
Saturday-Casual style 
Skirt and Top - SGTC Clothing
What is with you and SGTC Clothing I imagine you asking?

I am a happy customer and friend of the brand.....I have previously styled their pieces here  and here

SGTC Clothing is a ready to wear brand that stocks affordable Ankara pieces in vibrant prints.They incorporate trends into their pieces beautifully such that it is not over bearing if you know what I mean.....They ship worldwide via DHL so location is not an issue.

Contact them with the following information:
Whatsapp: +2348024687032
Instagram: Click here

If you are in Lagos, you should attend the fashion party...see details below

My favourite is Tuesday, maybe because I have a thing for black but which is yours?
Can you wear ankara to work or do you have a strict dress code that does not give you the liberty?

Lets gist in the comment section.

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Independence day special: How I feel about Nigeria

Monday, 1 October 2018

Hello Beautiful people, welcome to My blog. Happy Independence day to my fellow Nigerians

For the benefit of my Non-Nigerian readers, Nigeria is 58 today. 58 years since we got independence from the British, our colonial masters.

My relationship with Nigeria especially in very recent times is a love-hate one

One Minute I am singing "this Nigeria is our own" "the land is green" etc and another minute I am asking somebody or surfing the web for what I need to do to get a Canadian citizenship since that is pretty easier than that of other countries.

Like today for example, there is a public holiday and PHCN decided to withhold power supply?! I planned to put this post up in the morning but that didn't work out obviously

But while reflecting...I realized that there is a lot to be grateful for so I choose to be thankful

Thankful that inspite of the predictions that Nigeria will be a failed state, we are not

Thankful that what will normally break other countries and send them to war, we are still standing....standing together

Thankful that what ever seed you put in the soil will germinate

Thankful for the natural resources which God has bestowed unto us, even though some times i feel it is the bane of our country.
Thankful for the absence of natural disasters....hopefully there is none waiting to happen

Thankful that we always find a way to make the best out of really horrible situations.

Even though like the slab I have my leg on which needs work, our country needs work but hand in hand we can make it starts with you and I.....we are the generation, we are stronger and we know better than before.

Dear Lord, put the love for one another in our hearts so that we will consider the effect our actions, inaction, decisions and the choices we make have on others always, Amen.

As a Nigerian, what are you grateful for?
Let's gist in the comment section

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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' 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 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?

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