Sunday, August 2, 2015

A very belated Eid Mubarak to ALL my readers! Inshallah it was a lovely lovely affair for you all.
My Eid ensemble was picked that morning (I really didn't have the energy to source something new). I wore a navy dress over navy jeans, pink suede leather pumps with a pink silk Ipekevi shawl. My green zebra stripe leather bag is from Country Road and my fave long black duster coat is from Alice Mccall. I simply adore her designs and I frequently stalk her website as she brings out new designs constantly. If you like kooky, fun and unique clothing she is perfect.
I have so much to blog about but the weather here in Melbourne just won't allow it! Inshallah I will try to power through the rain and gloom to bring you fresh new posts!


kashkha - Citrus Burst

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

This Kashkha piece which is a panel style jalabiya reminds me of a juicy blood orange. Its colours as so citrusy and delicious I now refer to the jalabiya as my citrus burst hence the title of my blog post.
Beautiful shades of pink and orange are meshed together through its subtle stripe pattern. You can see splashes of pink here and there but its main colour is a sweet coral orange.
I chose to wear a pink hijab to really lift the pink tones within the kaftan which I think worked well with the overall look. If this look is too OTT for you then you can definitely wear a black or even cream hijab to tone it down.  

I love the way the Kashkha jalabiyas are created to suit the female shape. They really know how to flatter all body types. For me in particular, a little structure always helps to create a more flattering silhouette. I achieved this with this particular jalabiya by tying the strings attached at the back.

The front neckline as well as the entire collar are beaded for added glamour.

As you can see the ties are at the back of the jalabiya.

Yummy citrus goodness. Doesn't this jalabiya just scream summer?

Large voluminous sleeves always feel fantastic, especially when making wudu or even when its hot. The extra air flow through the sleeves help keep you cool.

Go check out Kashskha via their website, instagram and facebook to see their full range.
If you haven't seen my previous Kashkha feature click here.

Insta-update on @hijabrevivalofficial

Friday, June 26, 2015

Salam, just a quick post and another insta-update where I share my latest and fave looks from Instagram. I know not all of you have an Instagram account so this is for you. If you do have Instagram then follow me @hijabrevivalofficial 
Meanwhile in blog news I have a few Eid posts coming up where I try to give you some ideas as to what you can wear. I also have some features/reviews so stay tuned!

Grey Drapes

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I have been on a short hiatus pre Ramadan for a teeny tiny "me-time" break. I like to give myself some time to wrap my head around the coming holy month and to mentally prepare for the month long event. Alhumdulillah I have been blessed with the opportunity to experience the spiritual journey one more year. 
But now that there is literally one day separating me from Ramadan I thought I would dive right back into blogging. I have been experimenting with different styles and looks to suit my years. I was discussing the issue of dressing for ones age with my sister and we both agreed that it is important to really take it into consideration when buying clothing. Having said that I also think that you are only as old as you feel and so if you feel better and more comfortable in more youthful clothing then I think that will help you pull it off. 

So as I was saying I have been experimenting a bit and so I thought I would make myself a flowy shawl/poncho type garment using excellent fabric. I found this gorgeous wool blend material that is thin but because if it's natural fibres keeps me so warm it is crazy. I kept the edges raw to give it a funky edge.
I also bought a black wool blend as well as charcoal grey so I am in the process of turning them into a shawl so I can wear them over clothes that are too fitted to wear alone. I simply throw the shawl over my shoulders and I am ready to go. I can't believe I never thought of making these earlier. 

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.