Neva Style Australia

Friday, March 20, 2015

The thing I love most about basic pieces of clothing is that I can change the way it looks with just a few different accessories. Classic cuts and neutral tones are a heaven sent for women on the go.

Whether you are a working woman or a mum with less then 5 minutes to get ready this Neva Style piece will soon become your favourite. Crease proof, long, loose and in the trendy shade of grey - a knit that will take you through autumn and winter.

Neva Style is an Australian based company that sources its high fashion modest clothing from Istanbul Turkey which everyone knows is the fashion capital for Muslim women (not being biased or anything here hehe)

This dress is extremely stretchy and comfortable. I have styled it here with heels but it looks so cute paired with flats.

I treat grey the same as I would black so I thought I would throw in a few different shades of pink to bring this post to life. I think these two colours look so lovely together and compliment each other well.

Make sure you go follow Neva Style Australia via its Instagram page. They have a huge variety of gorgeous clothing and hijabs!

POPLOOK - The Reenie Skirt

Sunday, March 15, 2015

I love old school glamour. I love the way women would take pride in their appearance by spending time and effort to present a more refined version of who they are.
Whenever I have a special occasion I always try to make sure to carefully think out an outfit that will resonate well with the event. 

I was recently invited to a gala dinner held by the Islamic Museum of Australia here in Melbourne. This momentous occasion called for a special sort of outfit. As it was held in a historic ballroom I thought a 1940's style outfit would be fitting so when I saw the Reenie skirt on the POPLOOK website I was smitten. It's classic cut and fabric just screamed glamour and I knew it would be perfect for the night. Made of a thick sateen fabric, it has large pleats all around to create volume and is done up with a zip. It's length was just perfect on me, not too long to look ridiculous but just short enough to see a bit of my shoes. I paired the skirt with a very fine merino wool sweater, a shell pink satin shawl, black peeptoe heels and my favourite accessory of the night a vintage black beaded clutch (which looks like it may be from the 50's). Inshallah you enjoy this post and make sure to go check out the POPLOOK website. All the links aredown below at the end of this post!

This hijab style is my go-to for special occasions. I am not a fan of overly processed hijab looks, pleats and puffs are really not my thing so a simple style using a gorgeous fabric is really all I need to feel glamorous!

Ugghh I can't tell you how much I love this clutch! And I found it in perfect condition!

If you have a special event coming up, a wedding or like me a gala dinner this skirt is honestly perfect.

The large pleats leave a gorgeous voluminous effect around the skirt.

I love how the setting sun created the lovely light effects in these pictures! Subhanallah!

You can view the Reenie skirt here, or go and enjoy a browse through of the POPLOOK website here. Take a snack with you as they have HUNDREDS of Muslimah appropriate things to look at..

DressCode Collection - Women's Modest Fashion

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

If you are a trench collector like me then you are going to love what I am about to show you.
I was invited to feature some quality items from a local Melbourne business called Dresscode Collection which is a relatively new store that specialises in modest fashion for both hijabi and non hijabi women. I met with the lovely owner of this business who said even though they are still small she will definitely be bringing in more designs. 

I chose a few things from Dresscode Collection, two of which are featured in this post. 
The first thing I want to talk about is the lovely bright yellowy-mustard maxi hijab. It is a standard viscose scarf that can be folded in half and worn like a regular rectangle hijab or you can wear it as it is, very large and flowy. 
I styled it two ways here, wrapped around my neck in a casual everyday look and then in the "circle scarf" style which I wrap around my head to create volume and the "circle" look. 

The second Dresscode Collection item I want to feature is this classic cool toned trench coat. Made of a lightweight fabric so it is perfect for those days you just need that light coverage. 
I have to say that I absolutely love this trench coat and the way it was made. It almost has a suede feel to the touch which adds a different kind of texture to your outfit. 

As you can see I have styled both the hijab and trench two different ways for you. One relaxed look and one more dressy -going to a nice dinner- look.

Inshallah you enjoy this post and get ready for some more future looks featuring Dresscode Collection! 

Make sure you check out their Instagram and their website to purchase any of the items I featured here! Support your local small businesses! 

Tyaaz Collection - Bespoke Batik

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Do you love custom made pieces? Have you got a penchant for exotic fabrics and delicious colours? If you have ticked a resounding YES for everything then this post is dedicated to you.

Tyaaz Collection is an Australian owned company with an Asian-Australian fusion design style. It utilises beautiful Batik print fabric and creates gorgeous custom made pieces. I was sent this simply stunning maxi skirt in the almost edible watermelon shade that just screams summer!

I love how the batik print stands out so well against the warm shade of pinky coral. It's elasticised waist makes it easy to wear with its extra give and sits perfectly right on the waist. 

Pair it with a crop denim jacket, silver flats and matching hijab like I have here for the perfect summers day outfit or take it up a notch with a leather biker jacket and silver jewellery. The styling options are limitless. 

With its voluminous folds it's sits very nicely and does not cling at all. 

Follow Tyaaz via Instagram or FB to get the latest scoop on their newest designs! 

Barakah Women - Modern | Sophisticated | Modest

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Baraka - an Australia designed and owned company catering to both hijabi and non hijabi women who appreciate modesty AND class. It's minimalist ethos really translates well for the contemporary modest woman as it allows for style "wiggle room". Whether you want to keep things simple and sleek or add your little touches of jewellery and layering here and there, Baraka clothing gives you the opportunity to make up your own mind.

Here I am wearing the double breasted linen jacket which is designed to be oversized so you can button it up and wear it as a tunic or leave it open. It's gorgeous tone really does appeal to my recent obsession with neautrals and the fact that it's 100% linen gives it a 5 star rating. 

If you are like me and love oversized tops then you will definitely love this jacket. Just make sure your bottoms are slim and not obnoxiously elaborate. 

You can buy this jacket and many more stunning pieces from the Baraka website. Go directly to the DB Linen Jacket, visit their Instagram page and visit their FB.