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July 31, 2010

July 31, 2010

Maximize Your Maxi Dress!

This is my post for SistersWhoBlog (SWB) Magazine. Check it out here.


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July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010

Aab Pre-Ramadan SALE !!!


Exclusive 50% off pre-Ramadan sale has started on Aab today - pick yourself up a bargain!

Find those great Aab deals here: http://www.aabuk.com/special_offers

Love the light-grey Darjeeling Abaya on the website! :)


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July 29, 2010

July 29, 2010

Aquila Asia Magazine

"Modest and Fabulous": Muslim Women get New Magazine

Aquila Asia is the World's First English-Language Fashion and Lifestyle Magazine for Cosmopolitan Muslim Women in Southeast Asia. Base on Singapore and Indonesia, Aquila (means "sensible and intelligent" in Arabic) Asia Magazine intends to bring interesting articles that  
"meet the needs of the modern Muslim woman who holds a Blackberry in one hand and carries a Hermes bag in the other" 
(said Aquila Publisher Liana Rosnita Redwan-Beer when she described Aquila Readers to The New Paper, May 3, 2010).

Here are the photoshots on their "Fashion & Beauty" section with theme: Pilgrimage of the Mystics.



(Photos: Courtesy of Aquila Asia)

Can't wait to check out their latest edition (July/August 2010)... ;)




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Cool Style: Khadija from Belgia

Khadija from My Passionate Journey has kindly given me permission to post some of her pictures, and I had a hard time choosing! This girl works on 'mix and match' in such a stylish way; and it may come as no surprise; It is her 'passionate journey' in life.



I also love the way she spices up her look; Add some jewelries (bracelets and a big ring), or wear a pair of statement shoes. She can wear a variety of bracelets in a time, wear a shiny beaded cardigan with casual t-shirt and shoes; Or, wear a flowery glasses and use slides to stick her hijab on (something I never try)... And it looks cool!




Visit her blog to get more style of her: My Passionate Journey.



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July 27, 2010

July 27, 2010

Heaven Sent by Itang Yunasz: Brings a New Dimension to Muslimah Clothing

Senayan City, July 20, 2010

After almost 15 years since his last solo fashion show, Itang Yunasz came back to the Runway to show his latest designs. It was full of breathtaking looks.

Check the photos from Itang Yunasz's Runway here. All photos are taken by Arselan Ganin.

Below are my favorites:
(Photos: Courtesy of Arselan Ganin, via his facebook album)

Over the past few years, Itang Yunasz has been busy with his second line products that cover a variety of clothing and reach success in local store. Since year of 2000, he widen his clothing range to exclusive muslimah clothing line. It is undoubted that his designs not only have been well known by his local customers but also internationally such as Uni Arab Emirate, Malaysia and Singapore. This show has proved his existence as a senior designer and still productive to create ready-to-wear first line clothing.

He believes that to perform perfection on hijab according to Islam, a woman need to walk on stage of modesty step by step. This explains his diversity and contrasting design; that also has assimilate with local culture. From turban with an open neck until the fully loose headcover are being presented. From an oversize tunic worn with skinny pants and an amazing turban, an unusual-cut abaya with tribal pattern mix with colorful animal prints (something that we rarely find in Muslim dress), to loose silhouette with a new dimension.

He also believes Muslim clothes may vary. It doesn’t have to be simple conservative flat long dress. Trends can be adapted for every Muslim woman. Trends and Traditions can be fused and bring a new dynamics to Muslim Fashion.
 
The collection are magnificent. From a delightful romantic bohemian with embroidery framing the dress to a modern drapery combine with skinny pants. This collection shows major diversity in garment and detail. We can see layers from lightweight material such as chiffon, satin chiffon and lace. To have the best volume dress, mix duchesse and satin are a great choice. Moreover, Itang also adds Swarovski crystals and beads in order to have an elegant and glamour feminine look.

Besides the richness of his clothing line, the headdresses also come in variety of style. From a modern Emirat Style with its wide and long scarves, Iran or Persian Style with long drapery at the back, colorful Indonesian Style that was represented in two colors combination, a simple Egyptian Style, to chic Turbans that was commonly worn by women in Paris in 1920-ies.

So, what do you think of Itang Yunasz's clothing line?

(Written according to Press Release)


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July 26, 2010

July 26, 2010

Style Crush Finds

Threads And Motifs Collection On Vaneeza Ahmed.

Vaneeza Ahmed is a famous and the most sought-after female model and celebrity in Pakistan. Below are Vaneeza Ahmed shoots in amazing creation of Pakistani Designer Wear 'Threads And Motifs'. I love her look and her outfits with a touch of eastern style.


Vaneeza wore a black top with embroidered and flared sleeves comes with a creme pajama/trouser.




In this shot, Vaneeza seen in a very stylish outfit. Flared top with colorful prints all over. And this is paired with a creme fit pant. For a simple and decent hijab-friendly look, just add a cardigan or blazer in a plain color.
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July 24, 2010

July 24, 2010

Ramadhan Festivity


Ramadhan Joy: Lots of Giveaways !




The Holy Month of Ramadhan is coming soon. And I want to share the happiness with You...

Our Sisters on SistersWhoBlog (SWB) Network have planned an event to celebrate Ramadhan together in a special way with lots of giveaways from our "Sponsors with Hearts", called Ramadhan Festivity.

Insha Allah there will be 30 Retailers/Designers who will give you Islamic Quizzes to be answered, and then you have a chance to win their promotional gifts.

Some of the retailers/designers who has confirmed to participate in this event are Bellissima Scarves (you know how much I love Bellissima Scarves, don't you ^_^), Annouri, Lady Muslima, Saba Azam Jewellry, Ayaso Boutique, and Bahiya Collections.

What do you think, Ladies? Isn't that fun? To be eligible to enter the quizzes, you must become followers of SSOUQ on Facebook, Twitter, or Blogspot; Or, join SWB Network.
For members of SWB Network, you are automatically be a member of SSOUQ, but it would be better if you also follow SSOUQ on their Facebook, Twitter, or Blogspot. The more followers, Insha Allah the more generous sponsors will join this event.

So, what are you waiting for? Join SSOUQ before end Sha'ban! Tell your friends and family too... Perhaps this is your lucky day of winning one of the Promotional Gifts in this Holy Month of Ramadhan... :)


Note: If you heart a particular retailer/designer/magazine/author, you can share it at SSOUQ's page on Facebook. Insha Allah SSOUQ will invite them to join the event.






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July 22, 2010

July 22, 2010

Muslimah Fashion in The Media: What do you think?

There is a big discussion happened in regard to the article on Muslimah Media Watch written by Diana, entitled 'Coverage of “Fashionable” Muslim Women Cramps Our Style'. You can read the article and all of the comments replying to the article here.

Below is my comment in reply to the article:

Assalamu'alaikum wr wb.

It's nice to have this kind of discussion here, and I would like to share my opinion too, as I wrote on the comment's section on Hijab Style Blog, with some addition:

I personally feel happy with the way media represent the muslimah style and fashion recently. Most of them appreciate our faith and our modest style.

But sometimes Media try to make 'hot stories' by creating contradictions or conflicts between something (eventhough this may have a positive value, but sometimes this is not right, and media should remember that they have responsibilities, ethics, and values to write stories/articles based on that). 
In this case, Media, in some way, contributes to create a dichotomy between niqab/abaya wearer and tunic-jeans wearer, or could be between hijab-wearer muslim women and non-hijab muslim women... the perception that some people on the other side are more or less pious than the other. This kind of perception, shaped by the media, can make an uncomfortable situation for us, muslim women, that actually it shouldn't like that.

Ideally, we, as muslims, have to bear in mind that all of us are trying our best to obey Allah SWT; to do what Allah wants us to do. All of us are just trying our best, in our way, to be close to the "Real Truth from Allah". We all have the same intention. So, there is no need to get into dichotomy, trichotomy, etc, and to judge each other.


And about our clothes as a hijab, me as a hijab fashion blogger too, have a basis according to Qur'an:
Surah 7:26
O ye Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover your shame, as well as to be an adornment to you. But the raiment of righteousness,- that is the best. Such are among the Signs of Allah, that they may receive admonition!

So clothing does not have to be drab. It is all right for both sexes to use clothing to enhance beauty as well as to cover nakedness. The most important thing is to be modest and righteous.

One more thing I'd like to add is in regard to the BBC's question: “But doesn’t the showy nature of fashion contradict the essence of Hijab?”

In my opinion: No, it doesn't contradict. I think based on the ayah above, it's okay if we are showy about our clothes, as long as we're NOT SHOWY about OUR BODY. (Allah knows best)

Fashion is showy. It shows creativities on clothes/outfits. So does 'Muslim Fashion', it is showy, it shows creativities on modest clothes/outfits ('modest' according to Islamic rules).

So, what is wrong with 'Muslim Fashion'? Perhaps for some people, the reason why they want to deal with 'Muslim Fashion' is because they do want to fit in and be a part of mainstream society (nothing wrong with this as long as they keep follow Islamic rules in their life, for example: wearing hijab in western style; And people have their own reason why they want to fit in);
And for some other people, is because they want to create beautiful outfits (still within Islam's rules of modesty) in their own style as their self expression. And this is all right too according to the ayah above.


Do you have any other opinion? What do you think about the way media covers muslimah clothing? Please share with us? It's all right if we have different perception or different point of view. These will wider our horizon... ;)

Note: Read also the most recent article about muslimah clothing in these media:
The Guardian: Muslim schoolgirls show that faith and fashion are not incompatible
MLive.com: Islamic fashion now appeals to non-Muslim women, too
And tell me what do you think about those articles?

July 20, 2010

July 20, 2010

Shabby Chic by Ria Miranda


Indonesia have many talented young designers on muslimah clothing. One of these talented young designers is Ria Miranda, who is specializing in 'Contemporary Casual' muslimah clothing. I visited her blog, titled Shabby Chic, and I straightly fell in love with her collection... Stunning!

Unfortunately, there are not many pictures on her blog that showing her collection. I will share with you if I get more of her design works.

Check out here to get to know what she has on her blog!
Ria's clothing line can also be bought. The details about how to buy and the prices are on her blog.

This is my favorite's look from her collection:

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I love the maxi dress and I want to learn and practise the way this model wrap her hijab... ^_^ 
With part of the scarves drape beautifully on one side, this hijab wrapping looks so sweet and feminine:

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Gorgeous outfits paired with a hat... Sooo adorable!:

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(Photo credit: Ramsy/Ria Miranda, via riamiranda.blogspot.com)

What do you think of Ria Miranda's collection? 


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July 18, 2010

July 18, 2010

How Do You Like Your Hijabs?

Dear Ladies, if you get a chance, please give a sister a big favor. A sister, Samia from Hijablicious, has created a market research survey to fill out. It's a quick survey to find out a bit more about you and your Hijabs, what you like and what you don't like. Also your preference in terms of accessories and what you look for to enhance your scarves.

Here is the link to take the survey: 
http://bit.ly/cb3FJe
Note: Use each ranking in the survey only once. If not, you won't be able to submit it.


Thank you, Lovely Readers, for taking the time to fill out this survey. Hope this survey would give beneficial feedback for you too... :)
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July 17, 2010

July 17, 2010

Bellissima Scarves and SHUKR Special Offers!

Bellissima Scarves Mid Season Sale!
50% SALE

Bellissima Scarves, one of stores that sell very gorgeous scarves, have now a fantastic Mid Season Sale with up to 50% off on selected items.

If you need a scarf to wear on a wedding? A scarf to bring along on holiday? A gift for a friend? A gift for Eid? A treat for yourself? 

Bellissima Scarves offer the scarves you need! I think I love almost all of their scarves... The scarves are so gorgeous. If you don't know yet about Bellissima Scarves, check their site and tell me what you think about their scarves collection. I'm sure you will love them too... ;)

Visit their store here and find a variety of elegant Italian scarves to choose from at the cheaper prices.



SHUKR Special Offer
SHUKR have emailed me about this special offer a few days ago, but I quite late to inform you about this because of some works to do and I didn't have time to post it. This special offer has been starting since July 13, 2010. Here's their special offer:

SHUKR is offering You a FREE Hijab with every purchase of £40 or more.  

After you choose clothing worth £40 or more, add a hijab of your choice worth £4.95 or £5.95* to the shopping bag, and enter the code FREEBIE during the checkout.

There is a free shipping too for all UK orders over £75, and recently SHUKR has made some behind-the-scenes technical improvements. So, check out SHUKR's new site here.


*If the cost of the hijab is less than £4.95, the hijab will simply be free and no extra credit is applicable.
Free Hijab Offer



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July 14, 2010

July 14, 2010

Simply Adding A Little Twist To Your Look :)

Just by adding a little twist on your style, you can make simple looks become exceptionally chic and your own! Or even make you have a whole new look!

Try a new simple hijab wrapping... try a new way to tie your belt... try a new way to tuck your hijab.

Just keep finding your own style... :)



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July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010

Style Crush Finds

Liu Wen Editorial for China Vogue, June 2009

Imagine this graphics prints on maxidress or abaya... Black and white maxidress/abaya with gold, purple, or maroon trimming prints... Uniquely gorgeous!
(Photos: Vogue China, June 2009)

COLOURFUL SCARVES:

Chinese Actress Huang Yi
Chinese Actress Huang Yi wearing a stunning colorful silk scarf as a shawl.
(Photo Credit: Girlbeatboy Blog)

Chanel Scarf
 Designer Scarf: CHANEL ~  Bright and Colorful
(Photo: Courtesy of Chanel)

COLOURFUL SMALL PRINTS on MAXI DRESS:

GAP Spring Summer 2010 collection Maxi Dresses
(Photo: GAP Spring/Summer collection 2010, via: StyleFrizz.com)

SCARVES and HATS:
United Colors of Benetton
 Pastel Flower Headdress with Oversized Hats: United Colors of Benetton ~  Stunning!
Love the pastel colors, layering stuffs, and the mix and match of the outfits.
For Hijabi Look: replace the flower headdress with pastel headscarves.

Colorful Scarves
Colorful Scarves Combined with Vintage Hats. The outfits also very hijab friendly. 
Just roll down the sleeves and get the hair and the neck covered with the scarf.
(Photos via TheSilkScarves.com)

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July 12, 2010

July 12, 2010

Weekend Snapshots: "Window Shopping"

Over the last weekend, I just went 'window shopping' with my mom and children... didn't intend to buy anything, just looking around what styles do the stores offer... :)


















Hijab Accessories (glamorous headbands / pre-styled scarves):


















Do you sometimes do some window shopping too... ? ^_^

Where did you go, local market, high street stores, or malls ?



(Photos: Courtesy of FashioningFaith.blogspot)


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July 11, 2010

July 11, 2010

Denim Style in Summer


Would you like to wear denim in Summer? How is your style in denim?

Wearing an oversize denim shirt,
An oversize denim shirt
Photographed by EIRIK SLYNGSTAD in 


Or pair a soft blue ruffled denim skirt with a khaki sleeveless jacket and pinstripes hijab,
Soft blue denim ruffled skirt from Artizara.com

Or get into this perfect combination: nude color dress with a denim jacket plus statement belt?

Kenzo modest maxi dress hijab style
 (Image: Kenzo Spring/Summer 2010 collection, via Style.com)

You can create your own style with basic denim pieces. Mix-match the clothes and the headscarves you-already-have-in-your-wardrobe with a pair of jeans/denim trousers, denim skirt, denim vest or jacket; Or simply wear a denim maxidress with colorful headscarf. 

If you need to buy denim to be added into your wardrobe, SHUKR and Miss Selfridge has a new Denim collection. ALL UNDER £ 50 (except the Tayyiba tencel denim dress, £ 54.95).


SHUKR's new denim collection:

Tayyiba tencel denim dress
Embroidered tencel denim top



















Classic weekend denim trousers






Denim pocketed flare skirt
Denim flared box
pleat skirt

Classic elastic waist
denim skirt
Classic denim office skirt
Tencel denim princess
seam skirt






Flattering fit denim
trousers






Miss Selfridge's new denim collection:
    Denim Mid Wash Gillet
    Denim mid wash gillet
    Denim Broderie Gillet
    Denim broderie gillet


    • Denim Oversize Shirt
      Denim sleeveless oversize shirt
      Floral Sleeve Trucker Jacket
      Floral sleeve trucker jacket




H&M Denim Jacket €34.99 lo-res
My favorite: I love this perfect H&M one from their last Summer collection! It has a light blue color --a perfect Summer shade-- and hip-length.



Summer denim style on the streets:


(Photos: WhoWhatWear.com)

Gorgeous Maxi Dress + Cropped Denim Jacket = Great Feminine Summer Outfit!


To add an edgy feel to your outfit, the collar should be worn up (this style can be implemented only if you wear the denim jacket over your hijab, so the collar can be seen), and to complete the laid-back look, fold up a bit the end of the sleeves.  If you are bored with the usual floral / ethnic / bo-ho maxi-dress prints, then go for a block neutral colour like Rihanna, or a faux two-piece like the dress that Cheryl is wearing.


How is your style?

"Modesty has its own style. Within Islam's mandate for modesty, the styles are endless.."

 

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