16 Apr 2014
Going through my blog I realised that I'm yet to share the pictures of the final version of the Lolo clutch. I mentioned in this post of the first version of the Lolo clutch that I was going to tweak the design a bit. So, the design has been tweaked as you can see and so far I've made 5 pieces (the 5th is this custom made suede version) I gotta confess, I enjoyed making this bag, I knew what I wanted in my head, and after a few sketches, a few prototypes, some tweaking and a bit more tweaking later I am finally satisfied! *Sigh*
Enjoy the pictures and please let me know which version is your bestest Yeah! I said bestest!
Lolo Clutch in 3D
I think I have just 2 left, if you are interested please visit the stockist page on our website to get your hands on a piece or, if you would prefer a piece made just for you let us know here.
Ok, gotta go, this is turning out to be a not so brief post lol. Thank you so much for stopping by and may all your dreams come true
31 Mar 2014
here and here
29 Mar 2014
9 Mar 2014
GIDAN NODZA PRODUCTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON MYASHO.COM!!! I know I'm shouting right? That's because I am sooooooo excited!!! Our international customers have now been fully and well taken care of! I say this because even though our oversea customers don't say it (and we love and appreciate you for that) we know that the shipping fees can be daunting to say the least, but you have all kept faith and waited patiently for your orders to arrive, sometimes for weeks and then some... Now thanks to the good people at MyAsho we are happy to say that our items are just a click away....yaaay!!! *singing Pharrel William's 'Happy' song*
Wont spoil the moment by yakking away, just click HERE and start shopping!
Also, remember that if you are in Lagos, you can now purchase GN products at; Weave & Co located at No 1 Moorehouse M Gallery, Bankole Oki Road Ikoyi, Lagos. The Curator is such a lovely person and she will make sure you have a pleasant experience.
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great week ahead.
16 Feb 2014
Anywhoos back to the post, all items were made on request which would explain why the only pictures I have are phone images because, the items if I remember correctly left the workshop for delivery at the last minute and all I had was just enough time to take quick pictures with my phone.
3D dyeing technique and the bottom right picture was a customised version of Nana Tote.
11 Feb 2014
Posted via Blogaway
10 Feb 2014
Genesis: I had been researching on a new way to do and old technique and one thing led to another and what I'd like to call "3D Dyeing" was born, truth is that after my initial research I attempted to try out my findings and it was a disaster... initially, but after a few days of beating myself up and trying to correct it I got an idea and voila! The 3D dyeing was born.
What is 3D dyeing? I call it so because it is a technique of batik dyeing on fabric that you can feel (according to me *big grin*) You can actually close your eyes and literally understand the pattern on the fabric by feeling the raised technique on the fabric. I tell you, its not enough to just see it, you have to feel it to understand what I mean...I can go as far as saying that the "feeling" can be therapeutic for you the "feeler" lol! Don't mind me jare *shining teeth* I'm sure you can tell that I am going gaga over this. Enjoy the pictures and let me know what you think...and go gaga too :D
3 Feb 2014
Gidan Nodza and other skilled artisans are having a tea party/exhibition!!! There will be loads of uniquely handcrafted items on display for those that want to shop early for Valentine's day, trust me this is going to be nothing like what you are used to so come join us and have fun.
Date: 9th February 2014
Time: 12pm- 8pm
Venue: Ereko Room at the Moore House Hotel, 1 Bankole Oki Street, Ikoyi Lagos.
GN will display bags made using the 3D dyeing technique that I mentioned here.
So, see you there.
2 Feb 2014
*clears throat* Microphone check 1- 2- 3!!! *removes cobwebs and clears dust* Testing testing... 3-2-1 *waves* How are you all doing? Just to let you guys know that we are still here and haven't packed it all in, it's just been a very busy month (not that we are complaining :D ) but we will resume regular blogging soon... hopefully much more regular blogging than last year lol. A lot is happening in the background as well...we are talking with potential online stockist, we want to make GN products accessible by just a click of a button, want to get rid of all that writing back and forth, if you've tried buying from the website then you know what I'm talking about.
So yeah, a lot to look forward to this year.
I'm trying out something I call the 3D dyeing...can't wait to share it with you guys, so watch this space *giddy with excitement* Gotta run.
Posted via Blogaway
24 Dec 2013
We would sincerely like to thank our customers and clients, fans and well wishers for the patronage and support in 2013. As we look forward to the year 2014, we at Gidan Nodza would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year.
Happy holidays guys...
21 Dec 2013
This is a working prototype but variations of it will be available for purchase soon. Are you into slouchy bags? Please let me know what you make of this our new Slobo bag.
Thank you so much for stopping by and it's 4 days to Christmas yaaaay!!!
20 Dec 2013
18 Dec 2013
In the pictures she carried the same "Joxy Clutch bag" in two different ways...and I think she pulled off each look well but then that's just me...which look is your fave? P.S You can buy most of the items she shows off on the blog too ;)
Meanwhile don't you just LOVE her hair?
Christmas is almost here whoop!!! What are your plans for this Christmas? A Gidan Nodza bag will be a fitting gift to yourself or a special someone me thinks lol ;) Anyways, shop our bags here
More bags will be put up on the website soon.
Thank you so much for stopping by and Compliments Of The Season...
7 Dec 2013
UPDATE: New Lolo clutch added to the give away, one Joxy clutch taken away and give away extended for 1 more week...so, get participating!
I mentioned in this post that I was going to do a give away to celebrate the first ever National Handbag Day. Apologies that the post is a few weeks late but never late than never right? *covers face* To show you folks how sorry we are we've decided to give away not one but two bags today. Yeah I know... Christmas is going to come early for 2 lucky fans *big grin*
The items for the give-away are the New Lolo clutch and dark pink version of the Joxy clutch bags, read more about the clutch bags here.
Take a good look at the bags, if you see anyone with your name on it then see below for conditions on who to rob to qualify...just kidding o lol!
a. Be our fan on facebook, follow us on Instagram and on twitter too.
b. Indicate your interest by dropping a comment on this post and on the facebook fan page too.
c. Also, refer people to follow and/like us on Facebook and or Instagram.
d. Share! Share!! Share!!!
e. Errrrrrr... be over 18yrs lol!
f. Delivery of bags to winners must be within Nigeria.
The 2 winners will be announced at the end of the month, so good luck everybody.
As always, thanks a lot for stopping by.
29 Nov 2013
...because every girl needs a fold over clutch! Clutch measures 15" by 8" by 3" large as clutches go but who is complaining? Even though this clutch came out as I wanted it to originally, I have plans to tweak the design a bit...well more than a bit actually *cheeky grin* So, sadly this will be the first and last of it's kind on the GN shelf unless someone makes a custom order of course ;) But you know what they say right? A designers loss is a customers gain...what? Nobody says that? Hmmmm I could have sworn...Oh well what I am trying to say is that I will be giving this clutch away. Yaaaaay!!! Since there is already an ongoing give away here we'll just let all the terms and conditions apply abi? I will just do a quick edit of the said give away post and we'll all be good to go.
See more pictures below and let me know what you think. Remember, if you are interested in winning this Lolo clutch or the "PINK" one of these then participate in the give away here :)