What you need to know about Iro and Buba.


Iro and Buba
Unlike most trends, Iro and Buba is never out of fashion. It is an evergreen fashion piece. Although Iro and Buba has its roots in western Nigeria, it’s demand for it now cuts across all tribes and ages and countries in the world, as we have seen different celebrities from all over the world trying to rock this beautiful outfit.

This outfit, Iro and Buba, is traditionally worn by the Yoruba women of Nigeria in the far olden days. The original version consists of five pieces which include the iro, buba, ipele, gele, and iborun. The Iro is a large wrapper tied around the waist. The Buba is a loose-fitted blouse. The Gele is a headwrap for which Nigerian women are famously known for. The ipele is a shorter fabric tied around the waist top of the Iro and the Iborun is a scarf which most times are put over the shoulders. The important pieces, however, are the iro and buba, as others might not be worn, but you still look ready-to-go.

Before, iro and buba was always made with only aso oke, but in recent times, rather than using the usual Aso Oke fabric, cotton, chiffon, or lace fabric and other materials available can be used for this purposeful piece.

This Indigenous traditional attire has become a must-wear for every occasion like; church, weddings, casual outings, and almost anywhere. Traditionally, the iro is wrapped around the waist and the top of one end bunched up and tucked under folds of the wrapper on one side of the waist. Sometimes, both ends are tied at the back or the side of the wearer.

To rock this:
Do not attempt to rock this with flats, sneakers, ankle boots, knee length boots or even covered flat. Sandals, slides or heels are the best options for this.

Do not attempt to wear jackets over them. It is an indigenous attire and additional clothes over them aren’t allowed.

If they are blings or shining materials, gems or stones on them, reduce the accessories you will be pairing with them. Too much blings makes your outfit too busy.

Mercy Eke popularly known as the queen of highlight has been serving us hot in the ongoing reality show, Big Brother Naija. Mercy Eke, a young girl of 27, who happened to be the emerging winner of this reality show has been showing us that she is not only a winner of the show, but also a winner in dressing cute as all her outfits, dresses and attire looked so good and perfect on her. Mercy Eke is the CEO of MnM Luxury and Lambo homes. She has also bagged different ambassadorial deals with big brands all over the world. Brands like Classic make up, Royal electronics and Royal hair among others. With all her eye popping outfits, she is indeed the queen of highlights.

Here is a partial see through green dress in the form of a gown. Notice how the make up is in check!

Check out this amazing blue dress. This dress was said to have been styled and designed by the same stylist that styled her for the AMVCA award , which later made her get the award of the best dressed female for that show.

You cannot but fall in love with these outfits! They scream elegance and class.

(To be continued tommorow)

How to look good in Sunglasses.


First and foremost, you should look at what styles of glasses work on your face shape, but you should also consider your haircut and color, your skin tone, and your personal style.

Choose a pair of frames based on your face shape. Once you know your face shape, you should look at frames that will complement your face shape.

Avoid round glasses and frames for a round face. If you have a round face, you should go for eyeglasses that are square or rectangle to contrast the roundness of your face. Avoid rimless frames also as all these will only make your face look rounder.

Go for wide frames and geometric frames if you have an oval-shaped face. You should look for frames that have a strong bridge and are wider than the broadest part of your face. Also avoid glasses that are big framed, oversized and cover up more than half of your face.

For an oblong face, go for glasses with longer frames. Choose frames that have more depth than width that has decorative elements on the sides of the frames and a low bridge. Totally avoid round frames or small frames completely.

For a triangle face, choose cat-eye, shaper framep or wide frames .Highlight the narrow upper third area of a base-down face with frames that have color and detailing on the top of the frames. You can also try cat-eye shaped frames.

If you have a diamond shaped face, you should look for cat-eye glasses or oval frames. These frames will play up your narrow forehead and chin and accentuate your cheekbones. Avoid loose or narrow frames.

If you are square shaped faced, look for eyeglasses that sit high on the bridge of their nose and have oval or round frames. You should avoid angular and boxy frames that will draw attention to your square face, go for round glasses that will help break that square shape.

Choose a frame color that complements your skin tone or eye color. Your skin tone should take precedence, rather than your eye color or your hair color.

Other factors to consider when choosing your glasses include your eyebrow, hairstyle, make up, wardrobe style and personal fashions style. Cat-eye frames would work well for a vintage style, semi-round frames works best for a preppy style environment. If your style is more vintage and a little alternative, you might choose glasses with a round rim, but for an executive look, you might choose a square frame.  Conservative frames are often the best choice if you are working in a serious business environment. Oval, rectangle, and almond frames work well for a professional style. Avoid frames in bright colors or unusual shapes unless you work in a casual environment.