Gèlè has a different meaning to everyone!
Fashion and Style blogger, Temi Otedola of JTO Fashion, shows us what Gèlè literally means to her and also shares some photos on how she loves to style her Gèlè.
Read what she says about this unique headpiece/wrap…..
The gele, the traditional head wrap worn by women in Nigerian culture. I have always had a slightly nostalgic moment when I wear a gele, and instantly flashback to old photos of my grandmother and mother wearing beautifully constructed head wraps. For all my non-Nigerian readers, gele’s are usually worn to special occasions such as – weddings, anniversaries and formal events, however some truly fabulous women rock them even day to day. Most commonly used is the “Aso oke”, which is originally a ceremonial woven fabric made out of cotton or silk. As a proud Nigerian and someone who loves to celebrate and embrace my beautiful culture, I was excited to explore the different ways the gele could be moulded to different moods using varying colours and patterns.
Gele Wrapping and Makeup by MakeupByOma
Photos by Bernard
Location: Lagos, Nigeria