March 14, 2016

South-South Girl

When I moved back to Nigeria in 2011, I was very pumped and excited about what was coming ahead. I looked forward to the fashion and having ankara and other traditional clothes in abundance. One of the items I really wanted was the Etibo, which is traditionally worn by South-South men. I mentioned it to my dad and he 100% refused to even entertain the idea. I'm sure in his mind, he thought, "This my daughter don come with her crase."

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Anyways, I pushed the idea from my mind... until Mai Atafo came out with his Etibo-Woko collection.
I was in sweet agony!!!!! Sweet because YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS; agony because it was my idea! Well, kinda. Great minds think alike aye?

After that, I knew that one day, my Etibo dreams would come to pass. It wasn't until last month though, that I happened to playfully mention to Cakes that I wanted an Agbada. He said his tailor/designer could make me one, and then I had an EUREKA moment! If I can get an Agbada, I can get my Etibo!

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berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

Jeffrey Uzor, who owns Jeff Urban Clothing was the man who made my dreams come true! He's a young and talented designer, who I think can only improve and soar to greater heights! And he's a sweetheart too.

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berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

A few days after I got to Atlanta, I asked my brother if he would help take my photos, and he agreed. Little did I know that he was using me too - to build his portfolio, which you can check out here.

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berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

This photo below is one of my favorites of the bunch.

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berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

The hat and cane were borrowed from my brother-in-law.

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berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

I love the black and white, monochrome look. There's just something about it that is clean, classic and sophisticated.

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berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

Don't I look like a Rivers Chief? :D

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berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

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berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

My Snapchat followers already saw this post coming ahead of time, as I took a few photos during the shoot.

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berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

berry dakara, jeff urban clothing, nigeria, delta, niger delta, etibo, style, androgynous

Outfit
Jeffrey Uzor for Jeff Urban Clothing 
Instagram: Mr_Uzz and JeffUrbanClothing
Whatsapp: +2347034577768 

Have a FANTASTIC week everyone! Don't forget to keep up with me on Snapchat (BerryDakara), and follow me on Bloglovin so you don't miss any posts!

43 comments:

  1. Wow I love this look...the monochrome and all the details, as a south south girl this look is perfect on you :D btw I love your blog.

    Larisasdiary.com

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  2. Beautiful photoshoot!!! Love the look...

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  3. I started wearing my Dad's clothes when I was 16 and oddly enough he did not say much, guess he assumed it was a phase. That is how my love for sewing and fashion started; I really like idea of Etibo for women and gosh the studs and neckline are pretty nice. Have you thought about changing the sleeves to maybe a 3/4 or short sleeve? x

    www.youtube.com/c/True Sorella

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    1. You did? I wanna see those photos!

      Maybe the next one will be 3/4 sleeve. I'm not sure about the short sleeve option.

      Thanks!

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  4. You look really good. What's your dad saying now? I guess you had the last laugh.

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  5. Very nice but this isnt south south etibo sha

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  6. I really love this look on you and your brother did a good job with the photos + the location is really nice. Please check out the hair growth challenge I am hosting on my blog.

    www.wurassecrethair.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I'll check out the challenge in a few

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  7. Awww!! Tres nice!
    As a Rivers belle I love this look a lot. It's been on my mind to make this too. This is a cool reminder.

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    1. Thanks Tamie! Make one, make one, make one!!!!!!

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  8. Adore the dress and menswear on women can be so chic when done right. :-)

    www.stylenpoise.com

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  9. I love the outfit on you, you wore it girl!! I would definitely rawk that hat.
    Titi's Passion

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  10. Waoh! Atlanta sure agrees with you.
    I can't say what it is but You look different.
    How are you doing Berry? And happy Birthday to Cakes in advance. My " baiday mate" lol.

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    1. Thank you ma'am! Oooh, Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had an awesome time :)

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  11. Oooh my!! Girl, you are so slaying this look. Bring that etibo is a men's wear, I love how daring you went, far from the everyday look. It's also nice to meet a fellow South-South sister.

    pitakwachick.com

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    1. Thanks girl, and fellow PH Girl! Going to check out your blog right now!

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  12. You rock it so well! Not sure I can pull that off like that.

    Precious Core Blog

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  13. Oshey, your brother is a sharp guy.
    I got a sneak peek on Snapchat :)
    It's like an African Androgynous look.

    www.tukesquest.com

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    1. Lol @ my brother. Sure thing.

      Thanks lady

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  14. Hi Berry,

    How are you?

    I love androgynous fashion, you look so lovely and your posing skills are so good. Lol

    I like the length of the dress, gives it a chic silhouette. Your brother did a great job, the photos look like an editorial in a glossy magazine.

    Enjoy the rest of the week.

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    1. Hey Nedoux,

      I'm well, and you?

      Thank you o. I had wanted this look sooooooo bad for a long time and I'm happy Jeffrey was able to give me what I wanted.

      And big ups to my baby bro!

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  15. See you looking like money!! Better money o. I like..

    Epiphany29.com
    How I Styled My Sweatshirt

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    1. AMEN o! Can it not just be looking like, but also attracting the real thing? :p

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  16. Well, you look great! And you're totally pulling off and rocking that red lipstick (something I swear I could never do!)

    Lisa Favre
    marblecrumbs.com

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    1. Thanks a lot Lisa! Are you sure you can't rock red lipstick? You look like you would slay it!

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  17. Haha! I love! You look great!
    Women don take all of men clothing and wear it better three!

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    1. LOL, my mum was complaining when she saw me on Skype - she's like, "Why won't you women leave men's clothes alone?"

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  18. You finally did it!! Yayyyy. I like the one of you on the phone. You look like you're talking about a container on the high sea. Lol.

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    1. Yes o. BUAHAHAHA @ my container. They should bring it quickly!

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  19. Now I HAVE to make an etibo!! LOVE IT! Great job with the pics too!

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  20. OMG! So fierce! You look like you just bagged Member, Order of the Niger award

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  21. Love the look. I would totally rock this. In fact sef...

    Anyhoo, your brother's doing well. I especially love the photos coming down the stairs.

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  22. Oh very nice! Now I imagine this Outfit bright and with a pair of combat style boots with knee high socks!!!

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