Sunday, 14 November 2010

Round my hometown...

GUYS!! I have potentially fabby news!!
My mum is jet setting off to good ol' Nigeria for a couple of days and she made the mistake of asking me what I wanted. So of COURSE I asked her to get me some clothes tailor made [and some ground nuts but that's a story for another time]!! I have recently had a strong desire for some ankara dresses and so I seized the opportunity and made my requests known.

The ONLY problem is that my mother doesn't know how to do things simply. If she gets me a dress it will come with like fish tails, sequins and bells. In fact, the last time she had clothes made for me, she returned with a dress that was approximately a size 20 and then told me it was supposed to be 'free'...

I reaaaallly don't want an ankara tent so I have been on the hunt for inspiration to give her so that she doesn't stray from the norm. I want an ankara mini dress...almost body con in nature and I am truly afraid of what she will return with but a girl has to try!!



I pretty much want something along the lines of the above but with prints from my hometown!!

Anyhoo in my quest for inspiration, I found a few things that made me happy so I thought I'd share.






i LOOOOOVE this

BUT something tells me she will return with this...

               
I will of course share the results with you

Wish me luck....
xxxx
p.s. if you find an exact picture that fits the description of the dress I want then PLEASE send it to me. I will need all the help I can get.

9 comments:

Tola said...

Ha ha ha...love the green ero and buba!!

Nicola said...

lol- we'll see what I end up with...I need to do my measurements so that she cadnae go wrong!!

**OnYxStA** said...

This is funny as hell cos I swear we all go through the same issues LOL
Even my 20 something year old cousin made the same mistake...its a sad life not having a tailor thats trustworthy or a mouthpiece to tell them off :(

Southerners from the North said...

hahaha...she probably will. The next time I go to nigeria one thing on my lists is to find a good tailor and get stuff made. african fabrics are gorgeous!

neks2U said...

hahahaha!! This is soo funny!! Don't want to put a damper on things dear, but I really doubt you'll ever be able to get a body con like dress from your mum, using ankara. Trust me it can be done, but not if your mum is in charge of contacting the tailor! hehe! My mum once got a satchel made of ankara, absolutely hideous!!

Promise said...

lol love this post...laughed out loud when I saw the last picture... Similar experience when I asked my dad to make my prom dress in Nigeria, big mistake, even with an accompanying picture, the result was horrendous, so from now on going to make it myself...x

Nicola said...

unfortunately, I know my mother very well. she returned with erm choice pieces which would look very nice if you were short/long/no sighted

Promise said...

loool thats hilarious, guess the only way you can get what you want is to oversee it yourself

Abongo' Ondu said...

check out ankaravintage@blogstopt.com

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