Insta Update

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

If you follow me on Instagram (@hijabrevivalofficial) then you would have seen these HOOTD pictures. Make sure you head on over to my account and click the "follow" button pronto! There's lots to see including my latest accessory designs (think heavy jewelled harnesses and genuine mother of pearl shoulder pieces!)
I have a few features scheduled from Abaya Collection, Hijabis AU, Wandering Nomad and Ame Adornment just to name a few. 
Anyway enjoy this eye-fest and hold on tight as I have a bunch of new stuff coming your way!

Hijabead - Asia's first hijab subscription box!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hey girlssss! Inshallah you have all been well! I haven't been able to blog regularly as a) it is currently winter here in Australia and pretty cold and b) because it's cold I have been hibernating in my home snuggling up on the couch with endless cups of hot tea and a movie.
So I thought I would blog about this cutie-patootie product I was sent by an Asia based company called Hijabead. It is Asia's first hijab subscription box catering to all your hijabi needs. 
Like most subscription boxes you need to fill out a personality type test first so that the lovely people at hijabead know what your likes and dislikes are. This is to ensure you recieve a box filled with goodies you actually like. 
I asked them to surprise me with whatever they like as I am not so fussy and try to make things work for me. 
These are the things I received.
This is what the box looks like. How bloody adorable is it?!?

The goodies are wrapped in purple crepe paper just for that added cuteness.

So here are all the things I recieved.
1) a white and blue striped square chiffon hijab
2) a two toned stretchy undercap, one end a dark grey and the other end a much lighter grey. I thought this was geniuses as you get two products in one!
3) a little pouch with 3 colourful pins
4) a gorgeous beaded flower brooch with pearls, rhinestones and crochet lace. It is backed with felt and sports a brooch backing so you can attach it anywhere you like.
5) the brooch comes in a lovely floral pouch which I think is so handy to keep little bits and bobs in.

Beautiful or what?

Here is how I styled the square hijab. I wore it over more stripes! This is not normally the look I go for but hey we all need to step out of our comfort zones once in a while!

Make sure you follow them on FBInstagram and check out their website here!

Eid 2014 - Wildflower

Monday, July 28, 2014

Eid Mubarak everyone! Inshallah you all had a nourishing, fruitful Ramadan and a wonderful happy Eid!
So I had bought a couple of things for Eid during Ramadan and I was happy about my purchases. That was until I saw the Wildflower skirt by Sorayya which changed my mind instantly.  The change worked out perfectly as Eid day was a sunny affair and the pretty floral and cheerful colours matched the weather.

This skirt is designed in the 1950's style with its thick high waist band and slim cut. It also features a very clever kick pleat for easy walking. 

I wore the skirt with a plain denim shirt which I tucked in at the front but left out in the back.

Made of a light fabric, this skirt is not see through and very spring/summer friendly. You can dress it up with heels or casual it up with a cute pair of flats or sandals. 

Make sure you go and check out their website here, their FB here and their Instagram page here for their latest collection, up to date news and special promos.

Eid Outfit Looks with Nismashop - One Dress Two Ways!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Salam all! I have been working so hard to bring you some lovely Eid outfit ideas and I finally have my last installation. To help me bring this series to an end is the fabulous and very new Nisma. I was absolutely honoured when they contacted me to collaborate. They stock top notch modest designer wear and I commend them for helping Muslim owned businesses make a name for themselves and gain exposure.

I recieved the very popular Inayah black wrap dress to style and feature in a post. Once I had a look at the dress I realised it was very versatile to wear both formally and casually due to its unique design structure. Featuring dolman sleeves, soft pleating along its faux wrap, a tie wait belt and and a shorter front and longer back. So sit back and enjoy a barrage of photos showing all the goody details I paired with the stunning dress. 

Look One:
This look is sleek and paired down. I chose to keep colours to a minimum with gold and maroon accessories. The beautiful chiffon hijab is from Kamilia Melbourne and was absolutely beautiful to wear with the classy dress. Perfect for Eid or a dinner date as it is dressy without being over the top. 
My maroon velvet Nine West heels match my leather Veronika Maine clutch but also matches the gold accessories as it has simply beautiful golden embroidery stitched in. 

Look Two: 
This look utilises the same dress and hijab but with a boho twist. I styled this look for the more casual girl, for those who prefer flats over heels but still want to look dressed up and snazzy. I also changed the hijab style from long and flowy to a more casual wrapped look. Jeans, an embroidered ethnic clutch my DIY tassel necklace and spike flats are all that you need to turn the quite formal looking dress into something daytime wearable.

Make sure you go have a look at Nisma's website here and follow Nisma via FB and Instagram for some truly inspiring modest clothing. 

Safiyas Room - Hand Made Quilts for the Modern Home

Saturday, July 12, 2014

I have always loved quilts. They are just so cosy and gorgeous, who wouldn't love to snuggle up to a warm soft blanket?
I have been tempted in the past to purchase a whimsical quilt but the hefty price tag always turned me off. I have seen handmade quilts go for $300+ and when you have little ones running around with markers and grubby hands the thought of displaying such an expensive investment really does not seem right. 
When I was vitually approached by the lovely Khadija the owner of Safiyas Room to feature her stunning ethnic inspired quilts I was over the moon for two reasons. 
First because I finally got to snuggle my very own handmade quilt! I knew I would love the beautiful colours and designs as soon as I looked at her website. And the fact that each one is handmade makes them all the more special as you know they are not mass produced in some global factory. These are meticulously made and each one is slightly different from the next making them unique and special. The second reason why I was ecstatic was because I get to write a blog post about something other then hijab fashion. I knew straightaway how I wanted to feature these babies. 

Here are the finer details directly from the website,
"Our Jaipuri quilts are handcrafted in India using traditional block printing techniques. The quilts are 100% cotton from the top and back to the binding. Our artisans first create the outer cover using block stamps to create each individual floral motif, a process that can take up to two weeks. Once the outer shell is printed and has dried, it is hand-filled with cotton to ensure even distribution and softness. The quilt is then hand stitched using cotton thread for durability and longevity"
Luckily these beautiful quilts are on sale for $80 per quilt with a flat rate shipping of $10! And if you spend $200 shipping is absolutely free. How affordable is that?!

I love anything light and dainty, and teaming the ethnic print with the girly decor really makes a pleasant contrast.

Here I have draped two quilts together the Asma (orange) and the Noor (blue) quilts.

For best results these quilts should be dry cleaned but you can also hand wash them in cold water.

You can see the beautiful quilting detail. They are extremely soft and warm, I usually never use a product before a photoshoot but I couldn't help myself and actually tested out these quilts at night and boy are they snugly and warm! 

The quilts are actually reversible, the underside is a much lighter almost summery pattern so you can switch it up when you are in the mood!

Make sure you go check out her gorgeous collection via her websiteFB and Instagram!