Category Archives: Fashion

Fashion Love: Beaded Blazer

Between an appointment with a mortgage broker, running errands and a lunch, I managed to make this short video.

Spring is finally in the air and this post was inspired for all the things I am loving this season. I previously blogged about a gorgeous beaded jacket that I purchased and I could not wait to style it. In this video, you will see two outfits – one suitable for the day and one for a night out.

Day Time Look:This look is all about fun and colour while also keeping up with my new found love for neutrals.

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Night Time Look:
I kept my blouse and blazer the same but changed my pants, hijab and accessories. You know I love colour, so I had to add a few splashes of colour to my outfit.

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In terms of makeup, the only thing I changed between the two looks was my lip colour. Makes such a big difference in the overall look, right?

Collarless blazers, neutral colours and statement necklaces are some of the top trends this season. Which styles are you excited to try?

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Spring Trend: Fashion Pakistan Week 2014

I don’t know about you but I am SO ready for spring/summer! We’ve had a very cold and long winter and I cannot wait until I can walk outside the house without a jacket.

Spring brings colour and fun into our wardrobes – all of a sudden, our clothes are bursting with neon pinks and bright yellows. While I am a girl that loves colours, I cannot help but also fall in love with a softer palette this season. Nudes and beige are all the hype in 2014.

Whether you are a bride-to-be or a fashionista, you need some nudes in your closet this year! If you are getting married, the pictures below are inspiration for you jahez/bari. These gorgeous pieces are from designers Fahad Hussayn and Nida Azwer’s collections from Fashion Pakistan Week 2014. Both designers displayed variations of beige and their clothes were perfect.

The best part about a nude colour is that you can add your own flair to outfits by adding colourful accent pieces – statement necklaces, a funky shoe or a trendy handbag!

Fahad Hussayn

Fahad Hussayn

Nida Azwer

Nida Azwer

Nida Azwer

Nida Azwer

Nida Azwer

Nida Azwer

Photography by Dragonfly

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Wedding Fashion Trends: Bejewelled Hair

One trend that has really blossomed last year and will continue to do so this summer, is accessorizing your hair. Teeka’s and jhoomar have long been a staple in the desi bride’s accessory closet. Now, hair accessories are fast becoming the must-have statement pieces in many South Asian girl’s closets. It is the perfect way to accessory your look for a desi wedding.

I am totally loving this fashion – what’s not to love when you add a little more sparkle to your look, right? Below is a collection of pictures that can inspire your next look!

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Carlton SooHoo Photography

Carlton SooHoo Photography

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Shot by Shahed

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IGlow Studios

IGlow Studios

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Will you be accessorizing your hair with some bling this summer?

Images via
Gaciel Santana Photography
Goka Love Makeup & Hair
Carlton SooHoo Photography
Salma Jammal Photography
Nomi Ansari
Shot by Shahed
Minmit
Bertrand Thomas Photography
Paul West Photography

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International Muslimah Fashion Week 2014

For the past year, many of the bloggers and designers I follow have been looking forward to attending the International Muslimah Fashion Week in Pennsylvania. I myself had been thinking of going but decided not to go around a month ago. In light of recent events, Alhamdulilah for my decision.

What is the IMFW, you ask?
Basically, it was a show running from Thursday – Sunday that would have vendors selling modest fashion, bloggers and YouTubers doing meet & greets and rocking the runway. All in all, it was meant to be an amazing event for fashionistas and hijabistas!

What’s with all the frenzy on social media?
The only thing that is known for sure, as of now, is that the event was cancelled a few hours before it was due to start. The below message was posted on Instagram by the organizer. Since then, nobody has been able to get in touch with any of the organizers.

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Since the original message (above), the IMFW Instagram has been updated with the post below.

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What does this mean?
This has impacted many people – some are listed below:

  • Bloggers: All the bloggers that accepted invitations to the event were asked to vacate the rooms once the event was cancelled. Bloggers had been flown in from all over the world (to name a few – Dina Tokio, Pearl Daisy and Basma Kahie from the UK; Saman’s Makeup & Hijabs from Toronto; Hijab Hills from the Netherlands) and were left stranded with nowhere to go.
  • Designers: Some designers are reporting that they are unable to locate their collections. A few of the labels that were scheduled to be displayed: Peplum Fashion Shop, Cover Me BeautifulAcacia Label, Nu Look Salon, Sahara Shawl and Victorious Me.
  • Attendees: Many people had their whole weekends planned around this event and had come from miles away. Those who had purchased their hotel or tickets may not be able to get their money back.

If you were affected, you can do the following:

  • PayPal: If you purchased a ticket via PayPal in the last 45 days, PayPal may be able to refund you. Open a dispute asap.
  • Credit Card: Most credit cards will allow you to open a dispute if you made a payment in the last 90 days. You must provide proof of payment and proof of service/product not delivered. Do this asap. You can also check with your Credit Card company if you are eligible for any trip cancellation insurance
  • Hotel: If you had booked a for a weekend show, call the hotel asap and ask if you can cancel for a full or partial refund for your accommodation

Social media has been bursting with claims of fraud. Many people are jumping to conclusions and a variety of stories are circulating the internet. There is a mug shot of the organizer that is going viral, some are saying that she is a known scammer – having previously cancelled a similar event, others are saying that she did everything to raise money for her son who has cancer. Whatever the reason may be to cancel the event, we need to focus on the most important issue – making sure that everyone is refunded and has their products returned.

On a personal level, although I did decide not to go because of the lack of communication, I definitely did not have any idea that something this big would happen. This is a lesson learnt for all of us to share our experience more to prevent something like this happening again. I am disappointed that what could have been amazing turned out to be such a big mess. It’s totally horrible and I feel bad for those who were affected.

If you have any tips or information that will help those involved, leave a comment below!

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Easy Turban Tutorial

If you’re like me, you probably love trying new things with your Hijab. Since I wear a Hijab, I can’t try different hairstyles on a daily basis so I try to play around with my Hijab style.

The first time I wore my Hijab in a turban was on our honeymoon – it was super hot and I wanted to keep my hair secure (I love water) but also have it covered. On a whim, I started wrapping my Hijab and it turned into a turban style! Since then, I have never looked back. I love wearing my Hijab in a turban style because it adds instant glamour to my look.

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If you’re not okay with showing your neck, the turban is perfect for your winter wardrobe. Wear your turban with a turtleneck and a gorgeous statement necklace and you will look like a fashion forward fashionista!

 

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January Fashion Haul

I don’t know about you guys, but I am totally loving shopping these days. Instead of hitting the stores on boxing day, I went on an online shopping spree and bought lots of things at bargain prices. Check out my YouTube video featuring most of the items I bought/received in January. I bought a bunch of accessories as well but you can watch out for those in my video/photoshoots.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and leave me a comment with what you want to see next!

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Get Ready With Me: Easy Makeup and Outfit

As the New Year starts, I am going to dive into some new territory with blogging. For quite some time, I have been wondering whether my heart is no longer in wedding blogging. Besides being super busy/sick for the past few months, I have also felt a lack of inspiration in the area of weddings. I have picked at the idea of quitting; wondering where my blog is headed and what I want.

After putting much thought into it, I have decided to launch a Youtube channel. If you are interested in makeup or fashion, that is where you want to be at! I will be posting all sorts of videos – get ready with me (where you watch me get ready), my shopping hauls, how I style different outfits together, tips on modifying outfits to suit your modesty needs, hijab tutorials, makeup looks, etc. You get the picture, right? I am excited and hope that you will give me feedback.

You must be wondering what this means for my current blog. Don’t worry, the blog remains! I do still love weddings so I will be back at posting – yeay!

For now, check out my first Youtube video – a short clip of me getting ready on the weekend. I have been obsessing over printed pants ever since I bought my first harem pants last spring. When I saw these polka dot leggings at Forever 21, I knew I had to have them!

 

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Leggings and Sweater: Forever 21
Shoes: ALDO
Lipstick: MAC

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Fashion Love: Winter Basics

It has been a while since I updated the blog and I am sure many of you are wondering where the heck I have been. Simply put, I have been busy! Here is an update on my life: I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed at the end of October. I had been putting it off for a long time but it had to be done. Overall, the pain was bad for 1.5 days but I had severe nausea from the medication – probably because I was eating the medication on an empty stomach because I had no appetite whatsoever. Just as I had recovered from the wisdom teeth extraction, I fell really sick – I had a fever for around seven days which turned out to be pneumonia. Long story short, I had a psychotic cough and high fever for almost two weeks. Once all that was over, my work got super busy (still is) in preparation for year end, holiday parties started and my sister came over to visit. In a nutshell, it has been busy and I can’t wait for things to settle down.

I hope all of you have been keeping well. It is finally time to get down to the fun stuff! Today is boxing day which means many of you will be shopping up a storm. I wish I could go too but I have work. So, I’ll do the next best thing – blog about my winter basics!

I don’t know about you but I love big, comfy sweaters in the winter. They are cozy and paired with the right accessories, they are downright stylish. Below, I have styled my favourite black turtleneck with a pair of jeans, a gold and purple pendant and some boots! For my hijab, I took advantage of my turtleneck and styled it into a turban.

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Turtleneck: Zara
Jeans: Urban Behaviour
Pendant: ALDO
Boots: ALDO

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