Tie-dye (Adire)

We already know that Fashion is limitless and it’s diversity is equally enormous. So I decided to gain more knowledge in the field with the focus on Tie-dye, a.k.a. Adire.
To that effect, I brought a professional onboard as usual, to share with us her expertise, in order for us to broaden our knowledge on this thing called FASHION.

She is a Fashionista, business minded boss lady who loves business and at every point in time, always been in one business or the other. She sold garri Ijebu while in school and while serving at Akwa Ibom; sold bedspread and equally skilled in Fashion Designing (Unisex). She got her Adire training last year and kick start it as a business same year.
A graduate of Philosophy from Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti. She is a native of Osun State, Nigeria. She is Akinyoade Temitope Abiodun and here is what she has for us today.

Q: What is Fashion to you?
A: Fashion to me is a medium to dress such that my confidence level, concentration and composure level will be strengthen. Therefore beyond combining colors, how I dress is important equally important.

Q: What interests you in Fashion? A: Basically, it’s the beauty of colors, how it can be combined. Fashion can help one make a statement, such that it can pass a message across without having to say anything.

Q: What is that one fashion rule you never break?
A: Wear something you are comfortable in always.

Q: Why tie-dye?
A: I was thinking of doing my bedspread business in a different way, and Adire came to mind, it brings with it the opportunity to create designs you want, it enables you play with colors too.
With Adire, you can have a special design that will solely be yours alone, just like one’s signature.

Q: Is tie-dye really hot?
A: Absolutely and I really mean it, the reactions from people when they see how beautiful it is, is enough.
Adire, stands you out, it can make you the center of attraction.

Q: What colour should I wear?
A: I will rather say how well do you know colors? The beauty of Adire is in the colors. You can use as many colors as possible for one fabric… e.g blue, green, red, and so on.

Q: How fashionable is tie-dye?
A: A beautiful tie-dye in the hand of a fashionista will be breathtaking. Therefore, how fashionable it is, is human dependent and history has shown that Adire has stand the test of time.

Q: What can be a tie-dye piece be teamed up with?
A: Anything your mind can imagine, you can rock it as a top on a jean, waist coat in a suit, you can rock it as a shoe by using the fabric for that purpose, as a gown. Anyhow you want it actually.

Q: How’s accepted is it in the market?
A:It is widely acceptable I can say, the acceptance outside our shores is enough testimony.

I once had a bad experience with a tie-dye piece, it literally tore apart at mere poking. I never really got to make anything with it though the fabric looked so sweet.
Q: So please tell us exactly why that was and is tie-dye durable at all?
A: I must say, this incident is inevitable in any business, so it’s not peculiar to tie-dye. The fabric used is very crucial. It is one of the most important thing to look into first.
And tie-dye is very durable, believe you me. Like I said fabric used is very important and maintenance from buyers is equally important.

Q: What can be made with a tie-dye?
A: Excellent for interior design, bag, shoe, hair bond, suit, dress, among many others.

Q: How can it be maintained?
A: I will suggest use of bar soap compare to using detergent.

Q: What’s tie-dye rating among other African fabrics out there? A: It’s at the fore front. And I don’t see it getting kicked out.
It is globally accepted now and always.

You can follow our guest on her social media platforms Facebook: Akinyoade Temitope
Instagram: akinyoadetemitope Twitter: Charisbabe1

If you want to stay trendy and in vogue, then get yourself at least one Tie-dye item in your wardrobe.
Don’t just admire it in others, get into the groove yourself.

It’s a beautiful piece that’s worth sharing with your loved ones as I have shared with you, so don’t forget to spread it across to everyone that matter.
Your feedback is my reward and I hope to read from you in the comment session down the page.
Also do well to hit the 🌟 button to “like” this post.
Let’s go have a great one today guys!!!!!

💞Beegracias💞

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Social Media’s Blessings

So I came across a write-up of mine from July 3rd, 2017, and I thought it best to share with you. It’s definitely going to be worth reading. Here we go…..

Few days back, I saw a video of Sam Adeyemi (a profound Teacher and Speaker),

talking about “Information”. The clip was short but I didn’t remain the same afterwards. I came to realise how long a break I have been on from reading(I took a break from reading books with no reasonable excuse). It sparked up the passion to get back to reading and I am grateful.

Day after day we see video clips, pictures, memes, write-ups everywhere on social media.

Some very impactful and loaded whilst some you can barely make a sense out of.

Notwithstanding, I strongly believe that we all come across what we need in life in all of these “materials”, a little something to take us a step further, a piece to refire us, how to be a better version of ourselves or just maybe a joke to brighten our day.
I say all these to say, it’s important and beneficial to put our hearts to what we come across online, knowing fully well that a word we need for the now might be right in our front but still pass us by.

Not all will be good, nourishing or beneficial but for the life transforming piece, I say – never let it slip away.

If you must use your data/time on anything, get something positive out of it. Nothing is a waste, not even the data/time you use up on social media. Be Wise!!!

It’s a new week, so let’s go do things differently and make a difference.

💞Beegracias💞

DIY Day: Maxi – Tail Skirt

Revamp your wardrobe, revamp your skirt, revamp your style, revamp your fashion statement with our no-sew skirt transformation.

Things needed:

Scissors

Chalk

Tape rule

Maxi skirt

INSTRUCTION
1. Turn the skirt inside-out.

2. Spread the skirt on a flat and smooth surface with the front area to one edge and the back to the other.

3. Trace out the desired shape(with the chalk) by measuring the desired length for the front and trace it all the way down. (As shown in the picture)

4. Cut out the traced line with the scissors.

5. Turn the skirt right back out and your new tail skirt is ready to wear.

Note: Weave the edge of the skirt so as to avoid the fabric wool from falling out.

Easy right?

Time to try this out, your feedbacks are highly appreciated and please don’t forget to share with your loved ones.

💞Beegracias💞

Hair and Fashion

Her name is Oluwasewasimilara Oluyemi. A graduate of Covenant University with a Bsc in Accounting, a certified Project Manager, a recording artist, a teenage mentor, a hair stylist and consultant in training and a dancer and drama queen in my free time.

Q: What’s Fashion to you?
A: Fashion is life, art and beauty.

Q: What interests you in Fashion?
A: Colours, Clothes, bags, everything about fashion.

Q: What is One fashion rule you never break?
A: Loool, umm that’ll be stripes on stripes.

Q: What’s the correlation between Hair and Fashion?

A:Hair is beauty, your hair says a lot about your fashion sense, your hair defines what you think about beauty.

Q: How do we recognize a healthy hair?
A: A healthy hair looks rich, shines and it’s not dull, full edges and the roots aren’t thin.

Q: Everyone wants a longer hair, share some quick tips with us?
A: OK, make sure to keep a clean scalp, treat your hair as often as once in two months, I’m talking about deep conditioning, protein treatment and the likes. Then contrary to popular opinion you don’t need a huge sum of amount to keep a healthy hair, apply natural bases ingredients on your scalp.

Don’t sleep with your hair exposed to just your pillow case if it’s not satin.
Let your hair breathe and embrace protective styles, guard your edges also.

Q: What’s the way to go when fighting friz?
A: You need to check your shampoo and routine. Using a sulphate free shampoo will most likely combat frizz then don’t forget your leave-in conditioner.

For soft hair use a leave-in strengthener, for coarse or hard hair use a cream conditioner.

Q: What shampoo will keep my hair from getting frizzy?
A: Any sulphate free shampoo or black soap like Dudu Osun.

Q: What is a fast, easy way to get volume?
A: Add castor oil to your regimen.

Q: Lot of people have the Split hair challenge with their hair, could you kindly share with us the causes and remedies for split hair?

A: Split hair is a damage caused by dry hair or bad treatment or detangling of hair. It can be prevented by detangling with a wide comb, using a leave-in, add a little coconut oil, drink lots of water, eat balanced diet, instead of shampooing use the co-wash method that means washing with conditioner, avoid pile up on your hair, avoid use of chemicals too till your hair is healthy again.

Q: Can a natural hair be made wavey effortlessly and how?
A: Usually the African natural hair is kinky in nature that in itself is wavy but to make the curls and twists come out more u can do the usual twists, flat twist, two strand twist and three strand twist, after adding leave in conditioner.

Q: How can one groom his/her to a healthy state? Any daily or weekly routine?
A: Yes, daily regimen includes spraying your hair with water mixed with leave in conditioner and oil.

Growing up I used to think gray hair was solely to old people, but now I see and know otherwise. The thing is most people are not so comfortable with gray strands on their heads, so they wish to hide it at least.

Q: How can we successfully hide grays?
A: Loool! I love grey hair but to hide grey hair hmmmm…. There’s one remedy that I know but I haven’t tried it out before u can use coconut and lemon, you basically mix the lemon juice and oil together and apply on your scalp, wash off after.
But generally speaking you can get highlights if the grey hair isn’t spread across. You can try the black tea rinse, henna, curry leaves, potato peels rinse, black coffee, black pepper, apple cider vinegar, (For application please message).

Q: Is changing the brand of shampoo and conditioner every few months a healthy practice for the hair?
A: No I wouldn’t advice that.

Now to hair dye!
I love to try me things as I am adventurous. So I really wanna get my hair colour spiced up but I have mentioned it to a couple of friends but the feedback I got wasn’t impressive. Apparently, the issue of dying hair is controversial.

Q: So as a hair doctor, what’s your take on hair dye?
A: I will dye my hair pretty soon, people normally discourage it because we don’t follow the adequate steps before and after dying our hair so it causes breakage.

Q: Does it affect the growth and the general health of the hair?

A: If wrongly applied and due process isn’t followed, yes.

Q: How often can I switch between colours?
A: Whao, I wouldn’t advice switching between colours too often. It’s not healthy for your hair, usually let your hair colour wear out and the effect of the previous color wear off before another one.

Q: What can I do to help stop my hair colour from fading?
A: Do you mean the dyed colour? If yes, I don’t think anything can be done to stop it. Reason being that your hair will grow and so the roots will always fall off to give room for newer roots.

Q: What’s the most universally flattering hairstyle for a woman over 20?
A: If u mean a naturalista, I would say styling your natural hair in a gorgeous way is usually your best bet but if not, there are variety of styles you could rock from fixing a weave of your choice or having your hair braided.

Q: Keeping natural hair seems to be the main deal for now. Do you think this trend as come to stay forever? Or will it fly away after some time?
A: Ok, well I would say it has come to stay, because Africans are getting aware of the beauty and power our hair carries, so we’re proud to flaunt it now!

Q: What are the things that can be used in maintaining a natural hair?

A: Natural ingredients like Shea butter, Coconut oil, Neem leaf oil, Curry leaf oil, Castor oil, Jojoba oil, Rose Mary oil, Leave in conditioner, Water, Aloe Vera, Olive oil.

Q: Final words for our reader?
A: Your hair is your crown you never take off please take great care of it.
You don’t have to spend a million to care for your hair, you can make do with your black soap, affordable leave in conditioner, Shea butter, Coconut oil and Aloe Vera. God bless you.

Follow Oluwasewasimilara on her social media platforms: Facebook: Olusewasimilara Oluyemi
Ig: _sewasimilara for more hair care tips.

Don’t forget you can drop your questions and feedback in the comment section below. Share this post with your friends and family and let’s make the world a better place with our hair on point!

A healthier hair, a healthier world! Let’s do this!!!!

💞Beegracias💞

Fashion Rules Never To Break

Long Tops over leggings rule.

Don’t wear open toe shoes when your toenails and feet look bad.

Don’t wear dark chunky shoes with light summer dresses.

Don’t wear sequins to work.

Big Chest + No Bra
Let the girls roam free at home if that suits you, but kindly keep them contained when you’re out and about.

Don’t wear jean jackets/shirts/blouses with jeans (double denim mistake), unless you mix the colors of denim. If they are the same, it just looks bad.

Don’t wear coloured undergarments with clothing that show through .

Don’t mix gold and silver jewelry.

Don’t wear a sport watch with an evening gown or cocktail dress.

Don’t wear mom jeans unless you are one.

Don’t wear pajamas in public.

Don’t reveal too much at once.

Feel comfortable in your outfit.

Ensure a proper fit.

Oversized Times Two
Baggy clothes on top of baggy clothes never works.

Wide-Legged Pants Tucked Into Boots
Ladies, you’re not in bootcamp. Don’t tuck if your pants have a fuller calf. If the pants are bootcut, wear them over the boot. If they’re only slightly wide in the calf, try rolling them up above the top of the boot.

Wear bold prints cautiously.

Don’t wear black to a daytime wedding, or bright red or white to any wedding unless it’s the wedding colour picked.

Don’t wear white pants or dresses after labor day.

Don’t wear hosiery or socks with sandals.

Consider the occasion!!!

With all said, what’s the number one rule you never gonna break guys? Share yours in the comment below.

💞Beegracias 💞

Fashion and Food

She is a dietitian consultant at Stelbim Nutri-fitness Consult with

• certificate in research design and methodology. University of Ibadan MEPI-J

Licensed/registered dietitian/nutritionist

• Certificate in Basic Life Support (Cognitive and Skills Evaluation)
American Heart Association (2016)

• B.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics
Second Class Upper Division
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State; a musician, a fashionista and makeup artist. A quick glance at her picture will verify she really is all of these and more. She is our first and super special guest for this week and without much ado let’s get down to business.

Q: Why do you do what you do?
A: I sing because it’s a gift and passion, I’m a dietitian and makeup artist because it’s my way of adding value to people, helping them live a healthy life.

Q: What’s your take on Fashion?
A: Fashion is interesting. I think life won’t be this interesting without it and remember, it’s also a good source of income.

Q: What about Fashion excites you?
A: The way it boosts confidence and just makes you feel so much better about yourself.

Q: There was a recent post of ours stating the fashion must-have in the wardrobe, can you share your personal top 5 fashion items with us?
A: Shoes, perfumes, watches, makeup products, jewelry.

Q: Is there any relationship between fashion and food
If yes, can you enlighten us?
A: Yes
Food itself can be called an art. And art is fashion, fashion is art.
Although beautiful, sumptuous food is not the first image associated with the fashion industry……Fashion, like food, is all about expression.
Food and fashion are very basic needs; we have to eat, we have to wear clothing. Food, shelter, clothing, love — they are all intertwined and essential.

Q: Some say “never skip breakfast” and others tell you well eat when you are chanced. What’s your professional advice in regards to this?
A: Never skip breakfast…. it’s the most important food of the day after a fasting period overnight.

Q: How healthy is our Nigerian food?
A: They are very healthy. Their method of preparation, varieties and quantity consumes makes this differ tho.

Q: What are the to-dos in order to live a healthy life?
A: Eat 3 times daily in appropriate quantity.
Don’t skip meals.
Exercise at least 100minutes a week.
Eat fruits and vegetables daily. Remember to laugh always and take vacations regularly

Q: What are the must-eat meals on a daily or weekly basis?
A: Water, fruits and vegetables.

Q: How do we know we are healthy?
A: Your weight and body fat distribution. Your ability to complete tasks without quick fatigue or poor concentration level

Q: What should we buy right now, today to boost our health?
A: Fruits and vegetables
A thread mill or good workout sneakers that u actually use to workout, not decorate

Q: Advice on how to start and maintain a good Fashion and Food lifestyle
A: Discipline and consistency.

Q: Social media accounts?
A: Ig @bymborlah and @stelbimconsult and twitter @bymborlah
Facebook @bymborlah Muyide

I sincerely hope this piece of interview session with Miss Bimbo has not just added value to you but was worth your time also.

In case of any personal question and enquiries, please do feel free to drop your comment as our guest will be available for the rest of the week to answer all our questions.

Do have a wonderful Wednesday

💞Beegracias 💞

What You Gonna Do?

It’s a beautiful Monday morning and all I have to share with you has been said in this lovely piece of video.

P. S

An amazing interview session with an Icon in the making coming through on Wednesday, trust me you don’t wanna miss it.

Let’s make it a date, shall we?

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Lovely week ahead people!

💞 from Beegracias