19 April 2010

Stripy Tee + Long Skirt = Perfect Hijab Combo

I found this outfit whilst browsing google, I think the girl has discovered the perfect way to casually wear the long black skirt:

Being the copycat that I am, I decided to hijabify and slightly alter this look in the time that I should have been revising..

13 April 2010

Budget Western Fashion Meets Egyptian Hijab: Love It or Shove It?

(Before I start this post, I just want to say that some readers seem to be unaware of the fact that I write this blog with my own opinions of fashion. I'm not a politician so don't need to be politically correct and if I state my opinion of an outfit I don't particularly like, it's not haram. I apologise if you are offended but I genuinely do not intend to personally upset anybody.)
Anyway, I thought I'd ask your opinions of these outfits. They look kind of like an Egyptian designer went crazy in Primark. I like certain bits of some of them, but on the whole I'm not hot on them, especially not all the belting.

What do you reckon? Would you actually wear any of these? :S

12 April 2010

Ahmina's Wedding Look Request

Ahmina is a 15 year old hijabi who wants an outfit for a mixed wedding she will be attending. She says that she doesn't want something too grown up. Here are some ideas from my past Polyvore outfits..

You could replace the cardigan with a sequined one to jazz this look up (maybe not a black maxi either..!)

Black Maxi

Black Maxi by Zaenab

Depending on how formal the whole thing is going to be and how close you are to the bride/groom, you could get away with jeans, especially if you want a younger look anyway:

Golden Dress

I would have loved to do a nice long post on the subject but I have loooots of revision to do so must dash but I have done a lot of other posts on similar subjects so have a browse through them for more ideas. Here are some that I think you would find useful:

The perfect combination for a formal look

Formal dinner hijab look

Prom dresses - Hijab Style

*Please note that I do have exams coming up so I'm genuinely not being rude by choosing to answer only certain requests like Ahmina's. I read all of the emails sent to the SM email address but I can't make posts for all of them straight away. Also, I get quite a lot of requests to make posts on subjects I have posted on a lot in the past so I'd like to ask you to search the blog before making a request - just use the search box at the top left had corner. Thank you :D*

07 April 2010

Sandy Hues

I cunningly avoided beginning revision for my next batch of bloody exams by seeking fashion refuge at Looklet..

05 April 2010

Styling Your Hijab To Suit Your Face Shape - Part 2

I did a more extensive post on hijab styles for the three most common face shapes a while ago (here) but since then I have had a few requests to suggest different styles for round and also heart shaped faces. I thought I would do another post, as a continuation of the last, for both of these shapes as they are pretty similar.

Last time, I mentioned that if you have a round face you should avoid tight hijab styles like this:

The model already has a roundish face, this style just makes her look like a football - a bald football.

.. I also suggested that Turkish hijab styles were the best for round faces as they make them appear longer and thinner if worn correctly, ie. covering the sides of the cheeks but leaving the chin and forehead free (the 1st picture illustrates the importance of the forehead when it comes to finding the right style for your face shape - not sure those two have got it right though..)

One girl who commented (and no doubt many others) does not feel comfortable in the Turkish style hijab for one reason or another, but she wants something to complement her circular face. I would suggest you try the Mona hijab, this is tight underneath - a nightmare on its own - but comes attached to a lovely sheer shayla that you can loosely drape across the sides of the cheeks to elongate the face:

You can bring the 'shayla' as forward or back as you like; if you notice with the model below, had she brought it forward to sit across part of her cheeks, her face would have appeared longer. If she had taken it further back on the head, to reveal her cheeks, her face would have appeared rounder:

You can also use this concept to create the same style with scarves that you already have in your wardrobe:

Hope this helps!