Friday, 27 December 2013

In All Your Glory

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones.
 And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake." - Victor Hugo

Chris made these pants himself in a few short hours. The details are everything. He also made the the skirt and added the details to the shirt posted below. 
(This man is always dancing.)





Finishing Touches

The secret to success in anything is applied truth.  Wisdom is applied knowledge.

Chris, above, made this outfit. He added a little detail to her button down with an ankara patch on the pocket and cuffs to the sleeves. 


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Janet's Back

“ The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good; and thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burdens of the past. ”  —  Gabriel GarcĂ­a Marquez

Janet is back here on Beese's Pieces rocking her modern day native with gele. I pray you all have a blessed ad very Merry Christmas. Remember whom we serve and whom this day is truly about. Blessings to you all. xx








Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Avant-Garde

“While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.” - Chinua Achebe

Kike had a this lovely number made by Chris, who was also featured here not too long. This dress is very schnazzy and glam. As beautiful as it is, it is not fussy, but gives the high-end look she is going for. The extravagant undo also helps makes this 'fit top-notch.





Wednesday, 27 November 2013

DeBisi

"Believe big; Pray bold." - Joel Osteen

It is finally here! My company DeBisi, that is. I have opened my online store where you can purchase the best Dutch Wax, better known as ankara, accessories. There are purses, clutches, ties, and bow ties for your styling needs. 

In light of Black Friday, all items this Friday is 20% off, in addition to great gift card deals. We ship both domestically and internationally. Thank you to you all who faithfully follow my site. You are all truly appreciated. 

xo


Note: www.debisi.com was designed and built by Tech Media Solutions. 
Photography by Theo Darko.

Sparkly Mini

"A lot of people give up too easily. You are closest to your victory when you face the greatest opposition." - Joel Osteen

Dami at a traditional engagement in a sparkly 3/4 sleeved mini shift dress she made. 


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Popped Collars

"As long as you have breath, someone needs what you have." 
"Whatever follows "I am" is going to come looking for you." 
"Whenever you are passionate about who you are, it brings honor to God." 

-Joel Osteen 

Shola has probably been featured on Beese's Pieces more than me...for obvious reasons (= Her style is impeccable. This blazer could be worn casually, as Shola has worn it here, or more dressed up over a dress, skirt, or slacks.  











Monday, 18 November 2013

Velvet Galore!

"The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life." -Steve Jobs 

This is the third consecutive post about velvet. It literally has become a new staple for wrapper (skirts) for traditional wear. Aunty Bunmi's look here is the most traditional using velvet with her lace top (sleeves reaching all the way to the wrist). 



Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Les Trois Mousquetaires

"All for one, one for all." -The Three Musketeers 

My sisters (aka sissies) are the besets in the entire world. Though we may disagree/fight/argue daily, we are best friends and love one another like no other. We actually have this weird tendency to call/text/email/IG message/chat one another all at once. It's insane how many forms of communication there are, and how we use them all at once. [We slightly stalk one another.] 

We went traditional and wore the same tissue buba and velvet iro (wrapper/skirt) in celebration of my birthday this past Sunday to church. I had to switch it up slightly with the gele- I am the birthday girl... hehe.
Note: We always stood/sat in this same order...everywhere!




I looove my 6-inch heel, 3-inch platform shoes!!!


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Puff

"The wrong thinking separates you from the Father's provision,
but repentance is evidence of change ."
"Repentance is to take on a new thought and go another direction." 
"Repentance and asking for forgiveness are NOT the same thing."

-Creflo Dollar  

Do you all remember the chant/song we used to sing as children? Shimmy shimmy cocoa puff, shimmy shimmy pie. Lol. It came to mind when I saw my cousin's shirt. I loved that song, by the way!

She has on a sequins gold shirt with a green velvet wrapper/skirt/iro. Just in case you did not, this style has been in vogue for sometime now, and is showing no signs of leaving quite yet. 





Thursday, 24 October 2013

Afro and Crop Top

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake."     -Victor Hugo

Beautiful crop top and full skirt ensemble. A fancy fabric easily made modern, accessorized with a gorgeous afro.



Friday, 18 October 2013

Snap, Twist, Turn

The secret to success in anything is applied truth.  Wisdom is applied knowledge.

Angela has a beautiful yet simple creation. The volume of the shorter half of this lace skirt 
makes it look amazing.





Thursday, 26 September 2013

Fly High

"...Because eagles fly alone prepare to pay the price of your coming greatness." - Pastor EA Adeboye

My seamstress made this for me for a wedding I attended early this summer, so I am late posting these pictures. Of course, this is one of my favorites! It's actually a tube top and skirt (which has six panels using three different ankara material). She suggested making it like this because of the volume in the skirt. And let me note: this is a very heavy skirt. I had a little tossing it back to walk, but not so much having to drag it along. (= 
I like it better as separates because I can use them with different items, which I have.

 






And yes, this is the picture in my logo. 
xo

Thursday, 19 September 2013

The Hipster

"There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone's spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that's beautiful..." -Liv Tyler

The Hipster is at it again looking as beautiful as ever. Here she is in a white button down and an Ankara A-line skirt at a traditional Nigerian wedding. Check out her blog to see how she hits the streets daily. 





Good day, all. xo 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

O Mercy, Mercy Me

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the
environment in which you first find yourself.
~ Mark Caine 





Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Fro Power

“Everyone notices everyone else's problems but never pay attention to their own. People don't know anything about themselves because they're worried about everybody else." 

I know this is site is not about hair, BUT this hair just gives me life. Her fro is so on point, and just adds oomph to her statuesque frame. Good day, all. xo 



 

Thursday, 5 September 2013

80's Baby

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."     -Helen Keller

My childhood friend in a peplum blouse and two-tone leggings.