Saturday, April 28, 2012

Fascinators made from our Traditional Materials

I am an Ibadan-girl. I love my culture and Nationality very much. You can tell from the names that I give to some of my fascinators. I am taking it a step further. These pieces are made from Ankara and Aso-Oke. I hope you like them.

Fascinator Tish made from Asooke.

Fascinator Rolake

Rolake, a cluster of rolled roses.

I've been rocking my 'natural' hair lately. With the traditional fabric, it's a win-win situation, No?

Fascinator Estrella with a mix of Ankara and Organza.

Same Aso-Oke, different piece - Fascinator Boma, finished off with some fuchsia feathers.

It's a bold piece.

The first ankara piece I made - Ankara (aso-ebi) + taffeta + silk rosettes (and some beaded stems).

Monday, April 16, 2012

Photo Shoot with Hadassah Make-Up

 I was invited by Esther of Hadassah Make Up to join in on a photo shoot today. Here are a few of the photos. I'll show more when the photographer's done.

 1. Fascinator Minnie, inspired by Minnie Mouse.

2. Not named yet

 3. Birdcage veil

 4. Fascinator Zainab

 5. Fascinator Aduke (for traditional ceremonies)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Fascinator 'Kiru

Fascinator 'Kiru

Fascinator Tish

Fascinator Tish

The original design with a bun veil. (Fits around a doughnut or a bun).

This was my former mannequin, Ms. Kelly. She's retired now.

The bride, Deola Busari (nee Adaramewa) wore this for her wedding.

Some very trendy bridesmaids ordered these in 2011.

Londe Thompson (nee Delano) used these for her bridal party.

Pretty innit?

Fascinator Enny

Fascinator Enny

It has a teardrop base with some scallops and leaves, all arranged on a alice band.

Fascinator Abi

 Fascinator Abi.

The first set of bridesmaids to don this piece. And they rocked it!

Denise Okafor (nee Enekwa)'s bridesmaids.