Quick Style- Iro ‘n’ buba

Hihi friends,

Its been few days between us…hope you’re all still pushing through life and living it deliberately?

Here’s a quick one on one of the easiest,most flattering trends on the Nigerian fashion scene (seemingly creeping into the other international scenes too)-the silk and or Chiffon blouse and wrapper otherwise known as Iro and buba.

Iro and buba is a traditional Yoruba(one of the three major tribes in Nigeria) outfit that has been worn over a long period of time…a cultural symbol of dignity and status amongst women worn in different ways and recently modified into the one now referred to as silk/chiffon iro and buba.

Normally,silk or chiffon prints aren’t the typical fabrics of choice for the traditional iro and buba outfit but Fashion is about recreating and debunking the ‘donts’ of ‘normality'(in whatever context you may think it is)

You’ll agree with me its one of the best things that’s ever happened to the fashion scene as its so easy to wear ,flattering almost all body types…it exudes style,class and glamour…all depending on how you wear it…pair it with a pair of flatties(flat shoes),you’re looking effortlessly chic…pair it with a pricey (or not)pair of pumps,you look glam…be it in Africa or Europe, you’re good to go…we sure are loving this trend#smile

Sharing with you some iro and buba outfits made by my label “Vathiswa by Hester”….

Let’s keep living deliberately!

Ciao,
‘Keji.

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#VathiswabyHester designs

Be deliberate….!

Hihi beautiful people,

So its been a while here….and not wanting to entirely go into details of me getting sucked into a whole lot of life situations and dramas, I’d like to say “I’m still here!”#smile…

I have come to a better understanding that regardless of the happenings of life, who or what we are is who or what we are,nothing really changes it…so with all water gone under the bridge I am still “Vathiswa by Hester “,a lover and appreciator of all things beautiful!

As promised upon the introduction of this blog that it’ll showcase diverse personal styles I appreciate,please meet my dear beautiful friend of over ten years (and still counting)Dammie Alabi ,who is the Creative director of Xstabel designs,an interior decorating outfit,a plus-sized fashion enthusiast and newly self-acclaimed Afrocentric.

Dammie recently went on a short vacation to Maseru in the Lesotho Kingdom of Southern Africa and was deliberate in the search for fashion pieces and accessories to help put together her new Style….what with her one an half year old TWA,I say;she sure does rock the Afrocentric look well!

As we go through life,let us NOT be passive,let us seek,express passionately and deliberately… Life has proven to yield when given a hard push or shove!#Be deliberate.

Ciao,
‘Keji

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