Monday, November 17, 2008

Safari Hijabi


I'm loving the Safari look and its come around again this Spring/Summer in New Zealand. The key color for Safari is khaki and this goes fabulously with white. 

Some high fashion looks pair Safari items with animal accessories like chetah, zebra or giraffe prints but I think thats a bit tacky. The traditioinal Safari was going to Africa to shoot wild game, preserve it using taxidermy and put the spoils in their smoking rooms. Hunting for big game animals for sport is not very popular these days and has always been forbidden for Muslims as the Prophet (pbuh) said "whoever shoots at a living creature for sport is cursed." (Hunting for food however is permissable, there is a great article here). So I personally think matching the khaki pieces of the Safari look with animal prints can easily look over the top and tacky and sort of seems like you've gone out and shot something to wear on your arm/feet/head.

So I've instead made the feature piece a khaki scarf with mageneta, orange and white cyrasanthimum flowers and picked up these colors in the accessories.

8 comments:

*~Ange~* said...

long time no see.. where you been girl?

love the clothes!!!

Celeritas said...

Been so very busy, it may shock you to hear but I work for the Blue-team here in New Zealand. We've just won the election so its all been very busy. I'm also rather obsessed with knitting socks at the moment.

Hum said...

I like this look! Especially pairing it with the magenta scarf!

hijabee said...

Love it !

Pixie said...

I love khaki clothes--- that's is what i wore as comfy clothes before I became a Muslim.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful look...love the scarf but I am not sure if it is long enough to wear on the head.

Zaenab said...

nice sets!!

Francesca Najea Lujan said...

Gorgeous! I designed and added a "safari" shirt to my line. Please check it out on my blog!