August 26, 2014

My very first Iro and Buba!

Yo yo!

I wasn't going to put up this post now, but I have too many pictures from me and Cakes' Dubai trip and then my subsequent jaunt over to my other homeland. I was going to post those first, and then post this one after, but the pictures are too nice jo, so I'm sharing now.

If you guys have noticed, I don't really wear that much traditional attire, and when I do, I prefer them as separates or in "Western" styles (like here) - pencil skirt with a t-shirt, or trad top with jeans, etc. It's not that I don't like them. It's that going to look for materials, then getting a tailor to sew, and the waiting period where you think your tailor has kidnapped your outfit, etc just stresses me out. Anyways, the point of my rambling is that I finally got my very own, first, grown-up Iro and Buba!

My girl, Stylefash would wear them day in and out if you allow her, and I just couldn't understand why. However, after this past Sunday, I must admit that I'm a convert. I'd like to buy bunches and bunches of material and make like 50!!! Please recommend places or businesses where I can buy good quality, but responsibly priced materials :) This one was gotten from O and G, a new business owned by a family friend. I'll get her contact details and share here. I chose this print because of the peacock details and I thought the color would look fabulous against my dark skin. Do you agree?

Without further ado...


My youngest sister Tambar and my photog for the day

"Daddy just wait, only 10 more pictures pretty pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease"



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Shoes from DSW

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We got home and decided to have a mini photo shoot with my hair all out!

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This is my favorite picture of the bunch.

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Okay, let me not lie. It's not just the iro and buba that I'm showing off. I'm also showing off my NEW CAMERAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Oya, you guys must admit that the pictures are very good! Shey you like?

Samsung NX300


Oh yeah, and my hair has finally reached APL. For those who aren't into hair speak, that means Armpit Length. My hair is growing!!! Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Berry Dakara Instagram This was obviously taken using my phone :p

And with that, I take my leave. Peace out dawgs!

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32 comments:

  1. Awww, the first picture with your fro out is my favourite! Congratulations on getting a new camera, it looks sooo cool and vintage-y!
    Yayyy to Hair Growth, APL no be joke o!!

    http://tukesquest.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks lady! And yeah, the vintage look was one of the draws for me.

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  2. camera details, please. You look good and great choice of fabric.

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    1. Thank you. It's a Samsung NX3000 and you can find out more here: http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/smart-camera-camcorder/smart-nx/smart-nx/EV-NX3000BOJGB

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  3. Lovely outfit.. hehe! sooo envious of ur hair lol! :(

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    1. Thanks dear! And lol, don't be o. It still has its wahala here and there.

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  4. You look lovely! The iro and buba suits you nicely. Your hair💜

    ebunoluwole.com

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  5. The pictures from the photoshoot came out awesome, I like the last picture with your leg out and I cant wait for my hair to get to a considerable length, its sooo sloooowww

    www.midecoker.com

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    1. Thank you! Girl, just be patient and one day it'll just happen. Don't think too much about it.

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  6. Depends on your budget for the fabric. Konga sells the ready made iro and buba for about n6k. Most folks sell 4 yards of chiffon for about n6k, silk for n8k and ankara print silk for n12k and up. Me I stay wearing iro and buba and my housekeeper's side trade is tailoring. So she charges me n300 to sew iro and buba but I give her n500 cos my tailor used to charge me n1k. Lol.
    I have bought fabric from Ebun +234 803 388 4768 in the past.

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    1. Oh wow, thanks so much for the info! I'll be checking out Konga when I want another one and budget willing.

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  7. I dunno if it's the hair or the clothes but you look fiercely fabulous and totally rocking it.
    Looks like you had fun. I wish I had hair like that.
    So when r we seeing the Dubai pics?

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    1. Thanks Ms. Reese!!! Dubai pics are coming soon o.

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  8. The pictures look professionally-taken, I must say. I love them. Hair- great, make up- great, attire- great.

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  9. Yayyyyyy, someone has finally bitten the iro and buba bug. Wowww, my friend you look all kinds of yummy and gorg...lol.
    But i told you the iro and buba is the way to go, saving generations for only God know how long :-D

    www.stylefash25.blogspot.com

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    1. Hehe, we have to go shopping for fabric!!!

      Thanks gurl.

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  10. Lovely dress, I totally want one! Also, small world.. I went to the same secondary school as your sis, though she was in my older brother's year group! :D

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  11. The worrier in me is worried that someone may trip over the mini rugs on the staircase and fall yikes!!! How about one long runner instead? Anyway you look fab!

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    1. Hahahahahahaha! Nobody has tripped to my knowledge and we've lived there for 9 years.

      Thanks :)

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  12. U look fab Berry... we rocking the peacock print... av got sometin similar too. Its so lovely! beht y cant my hurr get to APL? I waaaaant *sobs*

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    1. Ooooh, I wanna see yours.

      You can. With time. Hopefully not as long as me.

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  13. Why have I not been following your blog? I occasionally read when I see links but it just occurred to me today that I could actually follow x_x

    Looove the outfit. I need to start wearing the iro and buba thingy, Tres lovely!! Photograpy, on point! (y)

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    1. LOL, I dunno!

      Yeah, you should totally try one. Thank you!

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  14. Lovely outfit Berry, abeg do a post about your hair transitioning stages. I wanna go natural too. Thanks

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    1. Hmmmm. I'll have to look for old pictures. No worries :)

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  15. Heyyy!! Love your iro and buba!! I only have 2 pairs but iro and buba are my favourite clothes in the world. I think every woman looks so elegant in them. Very happy that they are a trend! Very lovely prints at Itunu Fabrics- you can get a pair of iro and buba sewn for you in your chosen print at 6k, and delivered in like a week. Your photos are very lovely, and your sister is pretty :)

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    1. Really?!?! Another vendor to check out. Thanks a lot!

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  16. Lovely Pictures and your hair.......... cnt wait for mine to grow. for chiffon/Silk, check Tealfabrics on IG , she sells chiffon as low as 800 and silk for 1k (not bad at all). You can also reach her on 08179594221.

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  17. loook great.love thta camera too! it looks so vintage and cool:)

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