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8/14/2012

Iro & Buba: OLEKU

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Iro & Buba is a  common traditional wear amongst the Yoruba ethnic group of Nigeria - my tribal group. Iro is the bottom or skirt and buba is the top. The style can be worn in many different ways, but my favorite is how I wore it in this post.  In the 70s, Iro used to stop right above the knee and people began calling it "Oleku," (something elegant).  I've been talking about wanting to wear this style for many years, so I finally talked my friend - Funke into making this for me. We visited the fabric store and as someone who loves mixing prints, this fabric was my favorite. The little model cutie that joined us is Funke's son - Benjamin.  Thank you Funke!!!

Outfit

Iro & Buba: by Funke
Sandals: Zara (similar HERE)

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22 comments:

Sing said...

Great fabric choice, you two (plus one) look great.

Eda. said...

Fabulous print on the dress darling - you look beautiful x

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Miss Pepeye said...

You guys look absolutely fantastic. I love, love, love it all.

Daniella said...

You both look amazing!!! Loving these gorgeous prints and the photos are lovely :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Demmy said...

You look amazing.You both do. But Benjamin definitely stole the show. xoxo Demmy

Jenn said...

This outfit looks so artsy! Loveee it.

-Jenn
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FASHIONOLA said...

You all look beautiful, I love it!!

Alina said...

Very pretty!Nice print!

Десислава Валентинова said...

Thank you soooo much for the lovely comment :))

Desislava
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SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

amazing outfit!

x

Ellen
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Mesmerize said...

love love love!!! you all look gorgeous:D

Stills said...

You two look so pretty! And that outfit is amazing! Prints are fabulous!

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Amy said...

wow, I would have never guessed this was made and not bought. This is such a great, classy look with tons of fun in it!

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Mrsjudah82 said...

Awesome - love it- the haed wrap is too dope

Fashion Pad said...

The print is awesome! I love how you accessorized with the statement necklace....Fab!

Pastime Bliss said...

I love oleku style, the print on the fabric is so pretty - lola x

eDina said...

ohh you are the queen of prints! :)

xo SunshowerLover

The Jones said...

I am so jealous! I would kill for an outfit like this...the top and skirt are so gorgeous, both shape and print. You are one lucky lady :) Also...I love your new haircut, super chic and looks great on you!

<3 Cambria
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oomph. said...

beautiful! i love how you put your own spin on and style into these traditional pieces.

[oomph.]

ashi said...

so wa pa! lol I love love love this look on you, this hair really really suits you (i would continue to say it over again) your inspiring me to want to try short hair. the pic with the three of you walking is super gorg!

Single Mom and Lawyer in the Making said...

I love that outfit. Is there any way that I can have that made? Please please please message me at shanamscott@gmail.com. Thanks

Anonymous said...

This is perfection, I love it. I may have to make one too...