What We Wore: Dashiki Dresses (with Tonye Igbani)


Hi guys!

So this collaboration has been a long time coming.

The location, timing and theme changed so often so I want to say a special thank you to Tonye for her patience. That statement was a subtle way of saying the delay was (mostly) my fault. Ha ha.

The theme was African inspired and Dashiki was the chosen medium.

I didn't even know what to wear, just threw on the dress, dark lipstick, nude heels, arm cuffs and called it a day.

 Tonye, on the other hand, dressed her dashiki up with jewellery, the awesome hair, beautiful purple mules and looks every bit the epitome of the modern African woman.

That wasn't flattery, honest : D

I had a lot of fun, Tonye is such a happy person.

Pin me pretty please? 

To be honest, the struggle was real with this theme but I accepted it as a challenge because I hardly have anything African inspired except from some beaded necklaces I bought back in 2013.

A lot of pictures, I know but I love all of them.

How do you wear your dashiki?

Leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!

P.S: For blogger collaborations, send an email (ijennamirabelosuji@gmail.com) or send a DM (Direct Message) to me on Instagram (@unservile_fashionist) or on twitter (@the_unservile).

Oh and guess who's now on snapchat? Yours truly! Add up people @the_unservile, let's hang!

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  1. You both look really beautiful. The uniqueness and beauty of african prints cannot be overemphasized. And yaay welcome to snapchat, just follow back o lol


    1. Thank you!

      Ofcourse. I'll definitely follow back

  2. Awww! Love the photos!! Such happy photos. Thanks for reminding me. Time to hound me friend who is supposed to send my first Danshiki.

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  3. Looks like you had a lot of fun shooting this. Love both styles xx


  4. Two of my fav people. You guys look amazing n happy too.

  5. This is the true colour of Africa. Ije, thumbs up! Your shoes are beautiful.

  6. Love the dashiki dress, didn't even know they had a dress thought it was only the shirt dress.


    1. Thanks! To be honest, I didn't know either. Found out 2012.

  7. Love the theme. You both look so happy, I can tell you had a lot of fun

  8. You both look really good, love love dashiki dresses. Thank you for your comment! xx

    1. Hi hi!

      You are most welcome. I read your blog but hardly comment.

  9. One thing I miss about living in the Philippines is the abundance of wonderful textiles for cheap. I am SO in love with the bold prints and vibrant colors on your dashikis. They look amazing and you ladies ROCKED it.