November 2011 ~ style whimsical
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November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011

Random Inspiration

Things that inspire me

Business and Achievement:
Start now! Simply with your BIG idea!

Quotation from while interviewing Aulia Halimatussadiah a.k.a. Ollie, the founder of, and the author of
I want to live life to the fullest. Enjoy every moment. Be in the moment. 
“Saya adalah orang yang saya putuskan saat ini”. (My translation: "I am is what I decided to be").
Bahwa kehidupan menawarkan beragam petualangan tapi pada akhirnya sikap dan keputusan kita yang menentukan siapa diri kita. Setiap kejadian hidup akan menawarkan pilihan, dan kitalah yang menentukan pilihan akhir cerita hidup kita.

Because I am a mother of two boys, I always love reading about parenting issue. An article by Hanzky on reminds us about one of the most important things we should do as a parent:

Have You Been Listening with Your Eyes?
A little girl came home from school with a drawing she’d made in class. She danced into the kitchen, where her mother was preparing dinner.

“Mom, guess what?”, she squealed, waving the drawing.

Her mother never looked up.

“What?”,  She said, tending to the pots.

“Guess what?” The child repeated, waving the drawing.

“What?” the mother said, tending to the plates.

“Mom, you’re not listening”

“Sweetie, yes I am”

“Mom”, the child said. “You’re not listening with your eyes”.

Don’t we hate it when we talk to someone and his/her eyes are not looking at us? We hate it because makes us feel ignored and less valuable.

Read it more here.

What things that inspired you today?

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'Hiking' Look

Hijabi Fashion Week Nov 2011 - Day 2 
Theme: Hobby/Recreation

I love to hike... Hiking the hill, the wood, the sand dune...

I enjoy the scenery surrounds me while I am hiking. It's so refreshing and made me appreciate the nature and its beauty God creates.. and for that, I am so thankful.

This is one of the outfits I wore during my "hiking time".. ;)

(Photos: Copyright © Rania of FashioningFaith Blog)

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November 27, 2011

November 27, 2011

'Leaders in Hijab' Look: A Mother

Hijabi Fashion Week Nov 2011 - Day 1
Theme: Leaders in Hijab

A Mother... is a graceful leader for the leaders of tomorrow... their children.


I am proud for being a Mom.

And, this is an outfit I wore at the Parents-Teachers Meeting in my children's school:

(Photos: Copyright © Rania of FashioningFaith Blog) 

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November 25, 2011

November 25, 2011

You All are Invited! Hijabi Fashion Week Nov 2011

Take the challenge! Join the fun!

Here are the Themes for each day, so start snapping those pictures:
Day 1 -- Leaders in Hijab: what leadership roles do you have or want to try? (President, teacher, mother, Volunteer Leader, CEO etc.). 
Day 2 -- Hobby/Recreation: What do you do when you have free time? (hike, sail, write, paint, etc.)
Day 3 -- Break the Rules: A stylish hijabi can look good in anything, even when she's breaking the rules! Pick a fashion/style rule you always follow, and show us how you'd break it in style! (Any style rule may be broken, except the Islamic criteria for hijab).
Day 4 -- Vacation/Destination: Where would you go, if you could go anywhere in the world? What outfits would you wear?
Day 5 -- Eid & Formal: It's Friday! Dress up! What did you wear for Eid? What do you wear to formal events/parties?
Day 6 -- Date Night: Yesterday you dressed up for you, today dress up for your man! What do you wear when going out with your (future) husband?
Day 7 -- Out with Friends: Finish off the week by hanging out with friends! Where do you usually go? What do you usually do?

Specific instructions on how to participate in HFW and the giveaways can be found here:
And, don't forget to register here:

 The video:

So, are you planning to participate in this event?

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Style Tips and Inspiration Weekly Roundup

Good Day, Lovelies!  How is your day?

This past week has been a hectic one for me. Busy with my two sick sons (but now they have fully recovered), busy with my relatives who visited our house, and busy with neighbours whom I gave a hand to in regards to the wedding event they held in their house (here in my area, after the Eid, usually many people got married).

And, it is a common thing or a tradition we do here, in my village, that when a neighbour held an event in their house, such as a wedding ceremony, an "aqiqah/qurban" for welcoming new-born baby, a funeral, "pengajian" (a Qur'an recitation), etc., all the surrounding neighbours must "give a hand" as long as they could to the 'event-holder'ed family/neighbour (the host) in preparing the event. It is called "rewang" in Javanese language, means "to help, or helpful to each other".

During all of these, I still could manage my time to visit my blog and search the web. So, these are what I found during the past week.. Not many, yet interesting and inspiring, thus I would love to share with you.

Style tips from @mystylequicktip's tweet:
“Try to have fun with what you wear, but rotate in some classics.” - Jennifer Tilly
(read here for more style tips from her).

A great fashion advice from the founders of Visual Therapy, Joe Lupo and Jesse Garza:
"On the Couch with Visual Therapy's Joe Lupo and Jesse Garza"
In this article, Joe Lupo and Jesse Garza, define the difference between STYLE and FASHION, and why you need to define your own style. Find out also what their shopping advice on fashion and trend-tips for this Fall/Winter.

Great style tips by Kristina J., the guest writer on ClothedMuch:
"How to Style Your Maxi for Cooler Weather"

(Click the title to read.)

My favorite quotes of the day:

"The minute you stop making mistakes is the minute you stop learning." – Miley Cyrus

"You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

All of these tips and quotes really inspired me and have made my day...

Just a little story from me:
Recently, finally I've been mastering a car-driving skill (hmm.. not really a real Master definitely.. hehe.. and pleeeeeaaaase... don't laugh at me, okay?). Yes, I just had a skill and a gut to drive a car. For my age, perhaps this is too late, and for that, I feel very embarrassed.

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos
But, on the other hand, this is really a big achievement for me, and I'm proud of myself, because I thought I would never ever could drive a car.

Before, I was too scared and did not have a bravery to do that. I was hit by a motorcycle when I was a little girl, and my leg broke because of it. After that experience, even crossing the streets was so fearful for me. Now, it's different. It is amazing how we change...

So, when I found those two quotes, I realized how 'true' the quotes are.. That is exactly what I have been struggling on... to try to do things that I think I can not do and do my best to not become discouraged or dishearten if, during the learning process, I do mistakes.

Psst.. and here is another thing that I think I cannot do but I wish I can do it well... It's speaking in front of public.. haha :)

Okay then... Hope you enjoy all I shared with you as much as I do.
Have a wonderful days, Lovelies!

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November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011

Rocks! Hijab Rock by Hannie Hananto

Style Note on Jakarta Fashion Week 2012

After catering "Futuristic, Sci-Fi" theme in her collection not so long ago, called "SPACE AGE", Hannie Hananto on recently Jakarta Fashion Week 2012 day 3 (Nov. 14th, 2011), brought up a "Rock Style".

The collection was so unique and bold with chains, antique keys, and sunglasses as the accessories, and using lots of leather as materials. Dominated by color black, the collection was edgy-rock, mysterious, yet still elegant.

Along with few other Moslem fashion designers, Hannie will show off her notable collection at the International Fair of the Moslem World 2011 in Le Bourget, Paris France, in December 14th-19th, 2011.

(Photos by Hendra Gunawan via

See more of "Hijab Rock" collection by Hannie Hananto here on

It is really mpressive that in this past Jakarta Fashion Week, Indonesian Islamic-clothing designers particularly have rocked the Moslem fashion.

Read the news about Jakarta Fashion Week 2012 on Jakarta Fashion Week official website here: "Redefining Muslimwear",
on Jakarta Globe here: "Jakarta Fashion Week Struts Over the Finish Line",
and also on Kompas Female here: "Menyegarkan, Busana Muslim Urban-Etnik yang Kreatif".

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November 20, 2011

November 20, 2011

Brown Peep Toe High Heel Ankle Boots Shoes

In my wishlist.. ;)

Just found this pair of shoes on ebay and directly fell in love with them (although actually I am looking for the lace-up and "not peep-toe" boots). Unfortunately, the seller doesn't ship these items to my country...

As for the "ankle parts of the shoes", we can pull them up or fold them down to style up with our outfits.

They also have the grey ones. But I prefer the brown.
(Photo credit:

What did you think of these shoes?
Do you love them too, just like me; or, would love to leave them?  ^_^

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November 13, 2011

November 13, 2011

Purple and Red

My Stylish Look: Nefike Keke

Today's Readers' Style is from the lovely Nefike Keke. She kindly sent me her hijab style photos that she'd like to share with all FashioningFaith Blog's readers.

Here is Nefike's hijab style:

(Photos: Courtesy of Nefike Keke. Not allowed to copy and paste.)

I love the bolero, the way she wrapped her headscarf and perfectly matched the color red with purple without being too garish.

The headscarf is a chiffon square headscarf (in Indonesia it's called jilbab "paris"). It is a common headscarf worn in Indonesia and can be found in many colors.

Thank you for sharing, Nefike.. :)

What did you think of Nefike's style?
Do you want to share your style too, just like Nefike did? Click here to find out how and.. let's be an inspiration for other Muslimahs!


November 10, 2011

November 10, 2011

Modest Harajuku Styles

Harajuku Street style from the latest snaps of

HARAJUKU.. is a name of an area in Japan (located between Shinjuku and Shibuya) around Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line in the Shibuya ward of Tokyo (source: wikipedia), renowned for its "FREE" fashion style of the people on the street who are in the area of Harajuku.

The fashion styles of these people, mostly youths, rarely conform to one particular style and are usually a mesh of many. Many people world-wide love these unique street fashion and get inspired by them.

I love Harajuku styles. In some ways, they look edgy, chic, or look classic and elegant; But sometimes, at the same time, they might be look "old fashion" (70's, 80's styles, etc.), or pull off a "themed/costume-based" style (halloween, iconic character, punk, band-fans, gothic, western, princess, farm-girl, etc.), or have a "school girl"-ed look (casual/sport shoes with socks, etc.). Anyway, these styles are not intimidated by fashion trends, instead fashion acts as a tool to convey the wearers' own unique style. That is something I love from Harajuku styles.

Here.. are some modest Harajuku Looks from Tokyo Fashion that can be your style inspiration.. :)

This last look is from Roppongi (near Harajuku area). I included it because it is also a "harajuku style" (a layered style of lots of different cuts, materials, and things) which, even it looks overwhelming, the layering way really inspire me.
(Photos: Courtesy of

Which one(s) do you like? Don't you get inspired by them? :)


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November 8, 2011

November 8, 2011

Fresh Looks of the classic black-and-white stripes

Fashion trends

Continue from my latest post about the black-and-white stripes (matched with a bright, floral Spring style) as a Spring Fashion Trend from the 10 Crosby Derek Lam Spring 2012, I would like to share my finds recently on this trend. I stumbled upon two girls who pull off this trend fabulously.

The first look that caught my eyes is from Tokyo Fashion (August, 2011) which featured this young girl, named Sagano, on the street in Harajuku. She was stand out for the contrast of her outfit; a bright red lipstick matched by the red apple-shaped handbag and the red platforms of her heels, paired with a patchwork skirt, and contrasted with a black-and-white striped button-up top.

The second look is from Indonesia fashion icon in the world of Muslimah Fashion, Dian Pelangi. Not only sporting and styling her own hijab style fabulously on her blog, The Merchant Daughter, she is also a young fashion designer specializing in tie-dye technique. The look I found below was on the latest post in her blog. She styled up a black-and-white striped maxi dress with a bright yellow-mustard cardigan and a printed headscarf in the same hue with the cardigan.

 (Photo credit: Tokyo Fashion and The Merchant Daughter)

Will you try out this style?

You can try with other floral prints and other bright colours, such as tosca green, coral, fuchsia, pink, orange, or even neon/cobalt blue.

Styling tips: To pull off this style successfully, remember to keep your accessories (bag, shoes, jewelries) in the same hue and stay within the same color family as the floral-printed one; Or, keep the accessories in fairly neutrals or nude colors (such as: grey, khaki, beige/cream, light brown, navy blue, white, or black) to keep everything together and look coordinated without too matchy. At last, the most important thing you need is be confident.. to make this style work for you.. :)


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