September 2011 ~ Her FASHION

September 24, 2011

September 24, 2011

How do you organize your wardrobe?


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In the past few weeks, I started to organize my closet by color. I tried that kind of closet organization because I've ever read in one blog that organize your closet based on color will make your work to find and styling clothes much more easier.

Before this, I organized my closet by the clothes' type (pants, shirts, blouses). Note that I have a small closet.. :)

After few weeks trying to implement it, these are things I found as the results:
1.  I can found the scarf I need, that match my outfit's color, really easy and super quick.
2.  If, for example, I am in the mood for 'blue' in one particular day, I can find the clothes and the matching scarf in that colour easily.

(Point 1 and 2 above used to be hard for me with my previous 'organized-by-type' closet organization.)

3.  Building outfit based on color mixes alone, sometimes was challenging and fun at the same time.

On the other hand,
4.  I must struggle to find where is the wardrobe piece (based on its type) I want to wear (as a note: my clothes are folded on the cupboard's shelves). It is difficult to find which one is my button-down shirt, which top is my top with long sleeves, which piece is my short-sleeves tee, which one is my vest, which one is my cardigan? I can not distinguish them because I put those wardrobe pieces together according to their color: white with white; black with black, blue with blue, pink with pink, etc; no matter what type of clothes they are.

(Perhaps, I should've hung them up with the hangers instead of having them folded.. )


But, if I put them together according to my previous closet organization, which is by the type of clothes (button-down shirt with button-down shirt, cardigan with cardigan, blouse with blouse, vest with vest, long-sleeved top with long-sleeved top, sleeveless with sleeveless, tee with tee, etc.); either applied to my scarves' organization (rectangle pashmina with rectangle pashmina, square scarves with square scarves, Al-amira type hijab with Al-amira type, etc.), I found that it is not easy to find the color of wardrobe piece or scarf I need to wear at that time to match the color of the outfit I already picked/worn.

As a Muslim women who wear hijab, it also needs double effort in the outfit styling, as we also wear headscarves. We need, not only to mix-and-match our clothes, but we also need to match (or, in some cases, it would be better to "clash" ^_^) our headscarf with the outfit we wear.

As for shoes, bags, and accessories, I already keep them organized, not by any particular distinguish-ment, I just display them line-by-line in an open cupboard's shelves or racks, and (this is important for me) keep them easy-to-be-seen. It nearly looks like this:
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Image via Alkemie

All pieces should be easy-to-look-at for my eyes, because if not, I will forget if I am having them.. :)

Particularly for jewelries and belts, I hang them up with a clothes-hanging tools on my bedroom's wall.

And, as for hijab pins and brooches, I put them in the jewel box.

In regards to my problem on closet organization above, I have been just wondering and googling what is the best solution for my closet organization's problem, and I stumbled upon alreadypretty.com blog and found this well-organized closet picture that might be the best solution for me:

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Image via Alkemie

So, it would be better for me to start organizing my closet like this:
  1. Keep things organized by garment-type or by application, and then
  2. Put them in order by color: from light hue, dark hue, to full-prints.
  3. Hang the clothes by hangers, so you can see the garment's design and details easily when you want to wear a particular piece without open up their folding.

According to AlreadyPretty Blog, there are several ways to sort your wardrobe:
  • by the garment type
  • by occasion
  • by application
  • by frequency of use
  • and, by color. 
You can read the details about it here, and in my opinion, sorting out the clothing by application along with ordering them by color is the one that is most useful to hijabi.


How about you, Lovelies? How do you organize your closet? Do you have advices, suggestions, or ideas on how to organize our wardrobe, especially for a small closet.. ;) Please share with us what works for you..


Style tips: Keep your fashion items well-organized, because keeping your wardrobe organized really can help improve your style! :)





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September 22, 2011

September 22, 2011

Lanvin love affair


Another Lanvin's masterpieces I'm in love with..

Lanvin’s exquisite, timelessly chic dresses are hot off the runway..

Check out these three Lanvin new arrivals' dresses below. Love their amazing colours and designs!

Wish they came in MAXI.. ;)

Coral hue; with huge-blossom look-ed neckline.

Luxurious, pretty black dress.

Unique style, especially the sleeves' design.
(Photos: via Net-a-porter.com)





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September 20, 2011

September 20, 2011

Style Inspiration: Cool Street Style at LFW

London Fashion Week
September 2011

Gold sequin-ed harem pants; with Reed Krakoff bag.

Prada boots

Haider Ackermann jacket

Rough textured, knitted sweater and shawl; were paired with a sleek skirt.

A khaki, crinkled at the waist, jacket; and a nerd glasses.
(Photos: courtesy of vogue.com; Photographed by Phil Oh)


What did you think of these styles?




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September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011

Rabia Z. Fall 2011 collection

Dubai Fashion Week, April 19th - 23rd, 2011

During the Dubai Fashion Week Fall/Winter show in April 2011, I did not have a chance to post anything about it. I knew that one of my favorite fashion designers, Rabia Z., participated on that event, but then I forgot to post her fabulous designs on the Fashion Week's runways.

Recently found the official Dubai Fashion Week's youtube channel, and there was a video on Rabia Z., showcasing a glimpse of Rabia Z.'s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection in that event.

So, here it is:

Love all of the designs! :)
 

(Courtesy of dubaifashionwk)





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September 14, 2011

September 14, 2011

Be careful on what you choose to wear: the skin-hued legging/tee

Fashion False for Hijabi

I like to observe people's style, especially their street-styles. In regard to that, I sometimes found interesting things about their style that I used to analyze in my mind then conclude it for myself, whether it was good or not good (according to my own opinion).

Once, in the past few weeks, I stumbled upon some sisters' looks, and found things which I thought they were one of the fashion falses for hijabi. One of the things is:

Wear a skin-hued legging under a mini or midi skirt/dress.


Unfortunately the pic is blur, so the detail is missing.

When I saw them or looked at their pictures from a distance, it looked like they did not wear anything to cover their legs. The legging looked like their own skin, and this is a weird look for hijabi.

The same also apply when I saw a hijabi wearing a skin-hued long-sleeved tee under a tank-top or under a halter-neck top.

I am not saying that this is not right, but these kind of looks are weird for hijabi, especially with the headscarf "on".

Hijab styling tips: Choose on so many colors to wear (for your layering leggings/tee) other than the one that have the same hue with our skin tone.

So, be careful with the wardrobe pieces you choose to wear, unless you want to end up look like a desperate hijabi... ;) When we put things on our body, it shouldn't be just an action of layering and layering as an effort to cover up.. but the pieces we wear should "flow smoothly" as a whole united fabulous outfit! 

One of the gist of Hijab Fashion is how we smartly combine various pieces of wardrobe to be one whole (not just) sophisticated, (but also) modest outfit. And, as a hijabi, we know that to be "in" in this challenging fashion world, it takes double efforts for us to do that.. 

But, let's enjoy! ;)

What did you think about it?


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September 10, 2011

September 10, 2011

Lanvin's Charm

Resort 2012 Collection

A skirt-pants..
Lanvin Resort 2012

Halter-neck jumpsuit, worn under a suede safari jacket:
Lanvin Resort 2012

A long-sleeved jumpsuit, worn with a turban-styled headdress:Lanvin Resort 2012

All black.. a ruffled top, wide-legged pants, matched with silver accessories:
Lanvin Resort 2012

Love this look.. trousers with a long flowy top.
Lanvin Resort 2012

Trousers.. in bold prints, paired with an oversized blazer in matching prints, and a tee underneath as a top: Lanvin Resort 2012

Maxis:
Lanvin Resort 2012
Lanvin Resort 2012

At last, this white gown.. Love the textile; its flower motifs and its texture.
Lanvin Resort 2012
(Photos: Courtesy of Lanvin, via Style.com)




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