Monday, January 10, 2011

Smoking hot!!!


As I was getting ready for work this morning, I got a BB message.. "You should see the patchwork dress on me!!". It was from one of my new clients, Duupe. She publishes the wedding planner magazine. You can join the facebook group here.

What a great way to start my day! Just knowing there was a woman somewhere who was rocking a 'gbemisoke' number was enough to make my day.
She sent me a pic this evening and I'm so thrilled to see her looking so good in this shift dress, I thought I should share it with you :-)

You can order one for yourself. Drop me a line at and I'll give you details. It's made out of ankara and dry lace. I cut the different fabrics in 5 inch wide strips and joined them vertically, then I used black dry lace for one side in front and also for the pockets. She wore hers to work, I wore mine to church last Sunday. You can dress it up or down, depending on the occasion. You can be sure you'll stand out and feel special in it...

My friend , Tinuke who is a jewelry designer has asked me to collaborate with her on a photo shoot on thursday. I'm very excited about working with her because she makes such lovely jewelry. I don't have enough time to make anything over the top, cos of the big move, so we are going for simple dresses that would complement the pieces she has already created. We have two models and I'm making three dresses :-)
I'll share the pics soon, so watch this space...

Meet Tinuke of The Wright Jewelries. She's wearing a monostrap dress I made for her this Christmas. The top part is ruched, ever so slightly. I used black raw silk for that, and the rest of the dress is made out of french lace. I love it :-)

You can join her facebook group here

Here's a purple dress I made for a dear 'big sister' of mine, Tobi who lives in Croydon. It's made out of dry lace and purple satin... Watch out for her on the UK red carpets anytime soon :-)

Here's me @ work earlier today. I spent most of the day making patterns and cutting up fabric. Hectic but fun!
and guess who came to visit mommy @ work???

Alexis!! She's such a big girl now.... :-D

Thanks for coming by again and again. May your dreams come true xoxo


  1. Beautiful! Simply BEAUTIFUL!

    I'll get in touch and then, we'll take it from there! Well done! :)

    Hugs and kisses to Alexis! She is beautiful!

  2. Ha! why u dey relocate so soon nah?..kai! i would had become a pain in your neck for coming constantly! I simply love your work! Am coming to like dry lace now o!..I DISLIKE ALL KIND OF LACES WITH A PASSION!...but am falling in love with what you do with dry lace... well no problemo! i would simply continue to copy the styles i see in your blog, shikenna!...hehehhee...i like the patch work! It's so different from the ones i see outside taht makes them look like OGUGU [masquerade]!

  3. p.s....she looks cute!

  4. the wright jewellriesTuesday, January 11, 2011

    Lovely darling and I am totally in luv with my dress best one u made so far,u know me and my monostrap dresses. So excited about d photoshoot on Thursday. I can't wait to see d fabulous outfits

  5. Good job Gbemi! You rock (as usual). Alexis is big now o. Calling for aburo already.

  6. I'm loving the patchwork dress....very me!
    Your daughter looks toooo cute!

  7. @ Dee
    Thanks... eagerly anticipating your email..

    @ Nitty
    lol at masquerade... I'm glad you're becoming a lace convert :) I'm sure I'll make you something eventually... I just gbadun you!

    You know you make my work look good ;-)...We're almost done with the dresses.. I'm excited!!

  8. @ Mary
    Thx dear.. As per that aburo matter I have no idea what you're talking about *cough cough* ;-)

    @ Naijamum
    Thanks babe.. I see we like a lot of the same things.. fun, practical... thumbs up :)

  9. hi i just meet you and you are relocating..sobs...
    nice work especially the patch dress and thank you for stopping by my blog.

  10. Will love to patronise you out of the fact that I can see your talent. Will send my order.

    Wishing you all the best.

  11. Hello sister, i recently tagged you among THE STYLISH & VERSATILE BLOGGERS AWARDS...pls visit my blog to know whats expected of you...tnxxx.

  12. @ Tams
    :*( I was just tweeting about how I should've started blogging long ago. As soon as I'm settled, I'll start my ready to wear line and then you'll be able to get gbemisoke no matter where you live... thanks for coming again. xxx

    @ Oreke
    aww thanks. Looking forward to your order :)

  13. @ Nitty
    aww...thanks for the tag... off to your now...

    @Ms Yellow Sisi
    Thanks a lot!

  14. Double Awards for you Gbemi!

    I also tagged you as a recipient for the same awards from Ibhade. Visit my blog for details.

    Hugs to Alexis!

  15. Girl I can't wait for u to land! Lovely work

  16. i just tagged you in The Stylish and Versatile Blogger Awards. Check my blog for details.

  17. Thanks a lot for the tag Dee and Beautiful :)

    @ Bfab
    Thanks. I just left your blog. keep up the good work.

  18. Still waiting for my patch skirt!
    I wont forgive you if I dont get it before you leave!!!

    Upsy Daisy

  19. Babe!!!
    Blessed is she that believeth, cos there shall be a performance of the things the mouth of the Lord has spoken *cheeky grin*


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