July 16, 2015

Style Post: Vlisco Hollandais courtesy of TW Magazine

During the TW Fitness Challenge shortly before my wedding, each of the ladies were required to subscribe to TW Magazine for a 1-year period. I used to enjoy waiting for my magazine to get to me and eagerly pored over the different issues. What I didn't pay attention to was the "Letters" section. I mean I read them, but never noticed that there was always a Star Letter that won a prize. Well, once I was told about it, I wrote a letter about the issue with Osas Ighodaro on the cover - and my letter was chosen as the winner in the next issue! I was really excited and couldn't wait to pick my prize, which was 6 yards of Vlisco fabric.


Vlisco started making their Hollandais aka Dutch Wax fabric in 1864 using the batik method. Unfortunately for them, there are a lot of counterfeits out there - so be sure you're getting authentic Vlisco fabric when you buy it. Speaking of buying authentic, they're finally opening a store in Nigeria this weekend at Ikeja Mall!!! Someone at work told me that Vlisco is what a lot of Northern women wear and it's considered to be the premium of African fabrics. See 10 facts about the brand here. Have you ever seen their ad campaigns? They're always so colorful and vibrant.

Anyways, here are my photos of the outfits I made with my prize. I chose to make separates so that I could pair them with each other as well as other items in my closet.











I got a maxi skirt made as well, and paired it with the top. Something about the combination reminds me of Victorian-era fashion with the peplum over long, full skirts.






I also tried tucking in the blouse into the maxi skirt for a different look.






Which one's your favorite look?

37 comments:

  1. My favorite is the tucked-in version. Quite creative!

    I got an invite for their opening on Saturday, 18th July by 2pm at Ikeja City Mall. I'll come say hi to you if you happen to be there

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    1. Unfortunately I'm outta town this weekend. Have fun though!

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  2. I am loving the fabric, Vlisco fabrics are very rich and colorful. My fav is the first one. Looking good mami :)

    Fashion Rehab

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    1. Thanks lady, and yes they are. Mefinks I shall be investing in some soon.

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  3. It's lovely!! I'm so copying your style!!

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  4. Beautiful material. Love the maxi skirt.

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    1. Thanks!!! I should be posting my TwentySix post soon

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  5. I like all. They look good on you.

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  6. Great use of the fabric—I like the third look best!

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  7. It looks really nice tucked in.

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    1. Thanks Tonkabelle. Hope the little one's fine :)

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  8. Lovely outfits Berry

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  9. It's cute tucked in! One of my favourite items of clothing is still a maxi skirt I made years ago. I am trying to #fitfam myself back into the skirt.

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    1. I haven't really been into maxi skirts too much, but this one is totally changing my mind. Like I want 5 more!

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  10. Wow love your outfit my fav is the tucked in style.



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  11. nice! i love the second outfit best!

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    1. Thanks! Oh and Atilola gave me your message... Hi back to you. I really wanted to come :(

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  12. My fav look is the first outfit, really nice.

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  13. My favorite is the first. It's simple and chic.

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  14. You look lovely Berry :-)

    The peplum top over the maxi skirt is my favourite look.

    I LOVE how the lace combined with the ankara.

    Your tailor did great!!!

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    1. Thanks Nedoux. I was going to post his number but my cousin made me swear not to.

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  15. I like the peplum on the maxi. I've always liked the way peplum looks over a flared instead of the expected straight/pencil skirt. I added a skinny waist belt when I wore mine.
    Looking very good Berry, with the "kiss me quick" lips

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    1. Thanks! I wish I had a red skinny belt!!! Maybe I should look for some.

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  16. Wow! You look very pretty in all. I don't have a fave.
    Erm..maybe the short skirt because I can see the 'setting' of your assistance! :p

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    1. Assistance ke?!
      This phone's auto correct is born again!
      I meant Ass

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