Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Maasai Fixation

So was I the only one with serious jewelry envy after seeing Beyonce grace the cover of Flaunt Magazine in traditional maasai jewelry?!  I've searched high and low for one similar but the costs of these authentic neck pieces are way out of my price range. So instead of spending $300- $600 on a necklace I ventured into the blogosphere for diys. With no luck  I had to come up with something of my own which in return allowed me to add a little Nigerian twist to the traditional neck piece.

Maasai  Ankara Neck Piece Made by Amarachi Ukachu | Tiger Ring. Gift Similar 



...and let me just tell you I am in love with this neck piece! The materials cost way more than expected for a diy but I'd say it was well worth the extra cash. I recently wore the neck piece to a gallery opening and received tons of compliments and even order requests. This is definitely a piece I'll be adding to my shop soon! Oh and did I mention I finally plan on opening up shop? I know! Its about time right?!  Nothing too big I want it to be highly intimate, something to satisfy my design cravings but not too big that it becomes overwhelming. I'll explain it all in a future post. OK enough of me rambling here is the outfit I wore to the opening of the gallery. 

Maxi Dress. Made By Amarachi Ukachu | Single Sole heels. Here | 
Quick Tip// These heels can be a bit uncomfortable so I suggest purchasing a pair of heel pads.  I recommend Dr. Scholls for Her High Heel Insole. They make a huge difference !!

25 comments:

  1. girl...

    words will never express how awesome you are!
    the necklace is perfection... i'm done.

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  2. The ones that Bey had on were Melody Ehsani pieces! I love her stuff, I have a lot of her pieces but I wished I had gotten the ones like in the photos.

    Girl you stay killing it! I just love that you sew! I love this dress too.

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    1. Thank you Michelle :)
      I hope she comes out with more! I still desperately want some!

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  3. So when can I purchase the dress u have on??? LOL Ur outfits kill me! I love ur style

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    1. Thanks Kimberly :) But I wont be selling the dress :( sorry

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  4. That dress ! ! ! You look beautiful & your hair is amazing ^__^ I love this

    RLW_xo : )

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  5. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! That dress and the tailored fit is EVERYTHING!

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  6. I love everything about this look, as always. Can't wait for your online shop to open!

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  7. You look gorgeous that dress is all kinds of fabulous an I love the necklace your style skills an creativity is amazing!

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  8. That necklace is so gorgeous and so is your dress!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it ALL!!!!!

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  9. Girl your pieces are always so beautiful! I love the dress and the necklace! Can't wait for your shop :)

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  10. i really love the necklace and your version of it!
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  11. Your style is amazing! the entire outfit is creative !!
    Really can't wait too hear the details on your shop !!

    Chynna

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  12. I NEED this dress in my life, not usually a fan of leopard but this dress though

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  13. I NEED this dress in my life, not usually a fan of leopard but this dress though

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  14. Love the DRESS ! And the collar. Hook a sister up...

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  15. The jewellery reminds me of Ndebele bangles and neck pieces. They're quite affordable this side. Great job on the DIY and lovely look overall.

    x Nomali

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  16. This dress is the bomb!!! I so want it...Like really this is a masterpiece!!!

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  17. The neck piece is beautiful. Love the layering with different materials.

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