2017 gele fashion

CHECK OUT THESE MID-WEEK GELE GLAM

Hey Divas, By now, it is a known and established fact that we, at Madivas, love gele. However it might be, we love this great accessory that have redefined parties and owambes. But before we show off the gele collection for this beautiful Wednesday, let go down the history lane…

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PERFECTLY STUNNING ASO OKE GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, Head gear has become one of the trending fashion movement. The gele fashion has recreated a trend all on its own, though it is not easy to achieve a perfect stunning gele. But then you can’t blame people for turning their head side to side so you can…

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6 GELE LOOKS TO START YOUR WEEK

Hey Divas, Throughout history, women and men of diverse backgrounds have used headwear to demonstrate their beauty, hair care and elements of their culture. Wearing a head-wrap not only offers a sense of community and represents woman’s marital or religious status, but it can also be a symbolic way to…

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EYE-CATCHING GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, While growing up as kids, gele was something of an amusement and a source of curiosity. To the adults, it is often an interesting accessory which creates a fascination towards not only its symbolism, but to its technique as well. Gele which got its name from the Yoruba people…

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DAZZLING GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Since ancient times, across so many cultures and for amyriad of reasons, women have covered their hair — an act tied up in competing notions of freedom and oppression. The gele is loaded with an immense amount of cultural symbolism. It denotes your social standing, your relationship status,…

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MONDAY GELE LOOK-BOOK INSPIRATION

Hey Divas, In Western Africa, Nigeria to be precise, the “gele” is an accessory worn with a traditional Nigerian outfit. It is usually worn by females with a traditional attire, for special occasions like weddings, naming ceremonies, burials, church services, and religious celebrations. Geles are worn by African Women to…

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FRIDAY ANKARA GELE LOOKBOOK

Hey Divas, Seeing how nice the gele can make a woman look, it is no surprise that every fashionista wants to try adorning these beautiful headgears every now and then. Ankara is very popular this season and many fashionistas are choosing to use this material for their gele. Ankara gele…

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THURSDAY GELE LOOK-BOOK

Hey Divas, Living in the modern life requires women to always look stunning. Especially if you have to meet special people every day, such as your clients, partners, or friends. You must give your best appearance to describe yourself first, before your attitude can tell people about you. Gele can…

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6 LATEST GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Gele is an unavoidable part of our everyday life and routine. I do not know who discovered gele, but in the name of all the women – We are incredibly thankful for it. The real question is, how much impact does gele have on you throughout your day…

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TUESDAY GELE AND MAKE UP IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Would you be shocked to hear that makeup and gele affects you even if you don’t wear it? I mean, think about it, we are living in a society where plastic surgery is at an all-time high. On top of that, the makeup and gele industry is one…

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SEE HOW LADIES ROCKED GELE OVER THE WEEKEND

Hey Divas,  Gele is more than wrapping the material round one’s head. Today, the women of Nigeria are willing to pay more to learn how to tie any gele of their choice. A well tied gele will attract as much attention, if not more, than the outfit itself. What is fascinating about it…

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THURSDAY GELE IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, A gele is without a doubt one of the simplest yet chicest of accessories. We think of African women wearing them with panache while making an effortless and elegant fashion statement, but actually, it is a special finishing touch across the globe and across borders. The gele can also stand…

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MID WEEK GELE STYLES- GLOW UP

Hey Divas, If there’s one accessory we always have on hand as Africans, it’s a gele, the eternally and effortlessly chic accessory you can wear all year round (though materials may vary). They dress up any look. They’re an easy way to add a kick to your ensemble. They offer…

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GELE IN PICTURES FROM LAST WEEKEND

Hey Divas, Fashion is all about having the right kind of elements. So whether you are investing in a good pair of shoes or some good headgear, you have to be on top of the form. In the recent past, headgears have come quite into focus. Headgears are now not…

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HERE’S THE LATEST GELE INSPIRATIONS YOU NEED TO SEE

Hey Divas, The  Head-tie has been among the African culture and society way back into the period when the early men walked upon the surface of Africa- Just saying, because there isn’t a clear timeline. Anyways, this distinctive material worn over their heads have been seen more as a cultural affiliation…

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WEDNESDAY GELE AND MAKE UP INSPIRATIONS

Hey Divas, Gele is not the easiest style to pull off, it demands continuous practise and demonstration but after you nail it, it is sealed. It’s the inseparable fashion accessory of the African girl. Gele are like garments you wear as they come in different fabrics and textures that are…

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LEARN HOW TO TIE THE BOW GELE (VIDEO)

Hey Divas, West African fashion is gaining more influence on the continent and around the world – and nowhere is it more obvious than in the elaborate head wraps so distinct to Nigeria, known as “geles”. No doubt, gele has become an important fashion accessory for many Nigerian women but…

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GELE STYLES FROM LAST WEEKEND

Hey Divas, Many of you might not know this but the Nigerian Gele has different styles and names…you’ve got “Boy’s- follow-me”, “ceiling fan”, “hand fan”… and many others. Some ladies tie them to be so outrageously wide that they cover everyone behind or beside them. Geles are indeed very beautiful and fascinating when tied. It…

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MONDAY GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, The traditional African head tie comes in different variations, thanks to the various materials which can be used. It’s best to use a heavy fabric like cotton or silk to get the attainable style like the turban trend of the moment. Gele, the popular gravity-defining stylish head tie,…

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THURSDAY GELE LOOKBOOK

Hey Divas, The wearing of scarfs by women is an old tradition in the African and other cultural settings. African’s indeed take pride in their scarfs and headgears, and for them they are indeed a crown of beauty. Since the late nineteenth century and even today, the wearing of scarfs…

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LEARN HOW TO TIE PLEATED GELE LIKE A PRO (VIDEO)

Hey Divas, Over the past few years we’ve seen an explosion of African print and culture in the mainstream. From the epidemic of dashikis to the notorious need-to-see-to-believe ‘Ghana-Must-Go’ bags, you don’t need to go far nowadays to catch an essence of Africa. Even so, despite seeing a hint of kente here…

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GREEN GELE INSPIRATIONS

Hey Divas, Like the saying goes “green with envy”. Green is a colour that brings life to any outfit, it is vibrant, beautiful and makes you glow. Green is widely known as the color of nature and money. It is also a relaxing color, as it represents growth and wealth….

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MAGNIFICENT GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, The average Nigerian is a party lover! But if we were to have a poll on which article of clothing is most favoured by the women, I’m sure we will be looking at gele and the very many ways of tying this amazing piece of art. Beautiful thing…

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MONDAY GELE AND MAKEUP IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Gele is a very important form of expressing our cultures and traditions in Nigeria. Ibos call this headgear, Ichafu while Yorubas call it Gele. This gele cannot be overlooked when it comes to occasions. The Yorubas especially, love and cherish this aspect of fashion like “kilode”. Hardly would…

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THURSDAY GELE LOOKBOOK

Hey Divas, The Gele is a traditional Nigerian Headwrap. It is worn during special occasions as an accessory to the traditional attires. Gele is usually made out of heavy or stiff fabric that can be wrapped and moulded into a specific shape. Fabrics from Switzerland and Austria are very popular,…

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THURSDAY GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, As we wind down the working week, Thursday allows us to be productive as this is like the last official day of the week before the weekend. Thursday is also a day of positivity and has a lightness to it that helps us to get things done and…

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MID WEEK GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, Just how important is Wednesday? Wednesday is the perfect time to get clear about what you want and where you are heading. Wednesday is also the perfect time to schedule meetings, networking events and any important calls. It is also the perfect day to express yourself to a…

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WEEKEND GELE INSPIRATION

Hey Divas, A gele is the best solution when you have a ‘bad-hair-day’ . These versatile garments can cause you to appear trendy and you are bound to see several heads turn when you wear one on your own head. First, it was Madam Kofo of ‘second chance’ doing the weird but beautiful gele…

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WEDNESDAY GELE STYLE INSPIRATION

Hey Divas, Many Nigerian women regularly wear something to cover their hair.  It’s an easy solution when facing a bad hair day, and it’s also an attractive way to accessorize an outfit. Gele is mandatory for any party where traditional wear is the dress code; I’m talking about society weddings/engagement parties; Chieftaincy title parties, house…

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GELE GLAM

Hey Divas, In Nigeria, you would agree with me that all the tribes wear gele (though, some they don’t call it gele). Dressing for a special occasion always starts from the top down; in fact, learning how to tie a gele is something of an essential art form. Gele glam is the…

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6 PERFECT GELE STYLES YOU NEED TO SEE

Hey Divas, Nigerians are exceptional people , we pick up on trends and follow through, then we take the liberty to add some spice and boom to make it more stunning. This is the typical case of the gele which we have fully embraced and spiced up with the dazzling…

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TUESDAY GELE FASHION

Hey Divas, We love fashion and to top it all, we think ladies would like this. Gele users have found more creative ways to style the firm material into different shapes and patterns. When worn, especially for more elaborate events, the gele typically covers the entire hair as well as  the ears. Gele…

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WEDNESDAY GELE LOOKBOOK

Hey Divas, The variety of headgear in Africa matches the diversity of the people who live on the continent. Different cultures have used headgears to show tribal association, gender, religion, job, and social status. Though the wearing of gele is common-place for women in the Nigerian Culture, the two cultures that’s especially…

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GELE IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Fashion is all about having the right kind of elements. So whether you are investing in a good pair of shoes or some good headgear, you have to be on top of the form. Headgear is  worn on the head for many reason. Reasons for wearing headgear could be various:…

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GELE AND MAKE UP LOOKS ON POINT

Hey Divas, Every weekend, you get invited for one wedding or the other and of course we know that you will want to stand out from your peers. Wearing makeup is common place in today’s society and if you are a newcomer to the world of cosmetics, you may find…

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OWAMBE GELE IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Growing up in Nigeria, the tying of the gele was always a sign of an upcoming special occasion. The gele meant more to women than a tiara or an actual crown. It was the ultimate expression of femininity and beauty. Every season comes with set of ‘it’ things…

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