Âme Adornment - Silk Polka Dots

Monday, May 25, 2015

There are a few classics that never really go out of fashion. Red lipstick, sleek black pumps, winged liner and of course the quintessentially classic navy and white polka dots.
There is something so clean and gorgeous about the combination of white and navy that it instantly adds a touch of class to your outfit. 

I was sent this beautiful silk shawl hijab from Âme Adornement and was blown away by its quality. It is the perfect length/width and sits very well around the face as the fabric is spot on and it's edges are sewn well. The hijab is silk though not a flimsy sort of silk rather more like a sturdy chiffon. To be honest I thought I would have to iron the hijab as it travelled to me wrapped in a clear plastic gift bag and a small box but surprisingly I literally pulled it out and popped it on! 

Here I have styled it with a black peg leg jumpsuit, black long-line knit with side splits, black leather boots, black faux fur clutch, black and gold cuff and of course the beautiful Âme hijab. 

Handy hint: To avoid too much ankle exposed wear either black or thick neutral stockings (which I have worn here) they are actually a tan colour but came out as more of a skin tone in the pictures. 

I love how the hijab drapes! I styled it so simply and in a style so the chest are is covered. As you can see there is plenty of fabric to achieve the modesty you want. 

Hijab drapes are just so elegant in my opinion. I love the way it's soft silhouette moves with your movements. 

Each Âme hijab comes with its own label sewn onto it. 

If you haven't already seen my last Âme post then click HERE to read it now. 

Go check out Âme via their FBInstagram and website now to purchase some stunning hijabs for this Ramadan and Eid. 

Look like a Queen with Reesh

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

You know you have something special when you slip on a dress and you instantly feel like a queen. All of a sudden you walk a little differently, your back is straighter, your head held a little higher. You feel regal and beautiful and everything in between.

As soon as I pulled out this beautiful black gown from its packaging I was stunned at how heavy the bead work was and knew then it was going to look fabulous. Established in 2013 Reesh is an Australian company with ready to ship kaftans, abayas, bags and hijabs. They are also one of those rare companies that offers FREE international shipping! How awesome is that? Without further ado let's take a look at the beautiful artwork that is the Reesh Gold Embellished Black Gown

Made of a sheer chiffon fabric, this kaftan is fully lined except for the sleeves so I simply wore a black fitted body top underneath to cover my arms. 
The beadwork on this dress is simply stunning. Beads of many different sizes and shapes are densely sewn together to create almost a neckpiece which is the knockout feature of this kaftan. 

Just take a look at how detailed the collar of this dress is. You can see how much work and time has gone into it. Amazing. 

I love the way the gown is so light to wear. All the weight is at the shoulders whereas the rest of the rest of the dress is flowy and free falling. It sways so elegantly as you walk and ads to the drama. 

Because the detailing on this gown is so intense and intricate I think a hijab in any colour other then black would look to overpowering and just too much which is why I wore this simple black hijab and styled it so the neckline is in full view. 

Can't you just see yourself wearing this to your next special occasion? Don't forget Reesh offers FREE international shipping so get in quick! 

Make sure you go check out Reesh for your next special occasion needs. Eid is coming up so why not treat yourself to a gorgeous outfit and with free shipping you cannot go wrong. Also check out their FB page for regular updates. 

Dress Code Collection - Basic Comfort

Thursday, April 30, 2015

This is my second collaboration with Dress Code Collection, a local Melbourne based fashion store that specialises in modest basics (see my other post featuring Dress Code collection here)

I knew I would really utilise this jersey high-low top from the moment I saw it on their website. It has the makings of a fabulous basic, neutral shade - check, soft stretch jersey - check, modest length - check. It is just perfect. 

I thought I would try to style this dress top in two very different ways, one a more classic mature style and the other a with more boho comfy weekend vibe. 

The first look is my take on a modern classic style. I paired the high-low top with a black tube skirt, black pumps, neutral hijab and a Burberry inspired check scarf. I find I really love to add a patterned scarf to an otherwise plain outfit to really add some interest to the overall look. By gently draping the scarf over your shoulder it cements it's mature classic style. 

This second look is my casual boho weekend look. I love how comfortable this look is with the wide palazzo print pants and oversized leather bag. It is so perfect for those gorgeous spring days!

If you like what you see then hop on over to the Dresscode collection Instagram page by clicking here and make sure you follow them! If you are a Melbournian then simply DM them for store address or you can also simply order online via their website!

Werribee Mansion

Monday, April 20, 2015

I thought I would break up the monotonous features with a HR adventure post/mini featurette (not really adventure rather a 'day out' sort of thing. Though adventure sounds so much better)

Recently my family and I head out to Werribee mansion, a gorgeous historic home that also includes an adjoining zoo. It truly is a spectacular place with each room set up and styled in the era it was built. 
The day was predicted to be beautiful and sunny so I thought I would test drive a new hijab that was sent to me from Neva Style Australia (click to go straight to their Instagram page)
The neutral toned hijab is made of thin fabric that is perfect for spring/summer but can definitely be worn in winter too. 

Paired here with my absolute FAVE floral pencil skirt and a thin merino wool cape I think the hijab really pulled the whole look together. 

So let's take a look at some of the pictures I snapped that day and I hope you enjoy! 

One from the top of the Neva Style hijab.

Here is the overall look I described above. I styled my hijab in the simplest of styles by pinning under my chin and then wrapping the long end around my head and letting it dangle at my back. 

Close up of the hijab and my orange fingers. Haha please excuse my flamin fingers. They were freshly henna dyed so the colour hadn't developed and deepened yet. 

How cool is the cafe built under the mansion library? 

Kamilia Shop Melbourne - Vintage Polka

Saturday, April 4, 2015

There is something so feminine and perfect about a 1950's style skirt. It's silhouette and structure is lovely on the female form and looks good on all body shapes. Add to that a gorgeous luxurious shade, scatter a few polka dots and you pretty much have the perfect skirt.

This Kamilia polka maxi skirt is epitome of a 50's classic. White polka dots are set upon a background of royal blue to add that extra pop and it's volume is created by pleating a vast quantity of fabric tucked neatly into a wide waist band. 

This skirt can be worn either with a cute sweater tucked in (or out) or a crisp white or denim shirt to add a casual feel to its extravagant look. Whichever way you decide to style this beauty, it will surely pull together in the most elegant way. 

I decided to pair the blue skirt with a thick grey knit cotton sweater that I tucked in (but I also included a picture of the sweater left out). To add some more colour I styled my favourite Turkish silk shawl in a very simple way, the short end to cover the chest area and the long side wrapped around my neck (the wind and I had some issues getting along that day so my hijab was literally all over the place!) 

This is how the skirt looks with a sweater left out rather then tucked in. I think it still looks cute and a bit more casual in this style.

I kept accessories to a minimum with a gold cuff, and a lovely little white leather sling bag.

Check out Kamilia via InstagramFB and their very own website to purchase your very own version of this skirt! While you are there check out their other lovely designs and unique ensembles. Super chic and super affordable!