Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hijab fashion rut

For me, wearing hijab has become so normal that its become hard for me to write this blog. Its no longer really fashion for me, I do it every day, don't really buy new clothes, just same thing, day in and day out. I have never worn a maxi dress with hijab, I try them on in the shops and it just doesn't work. I think perhaps its because I wear hijab to work with formal tailored wear, which is hard to buy here in modest cuts. So I have a few skirts I've had for years and just change my work shirt or jacket, but again these are mostly old. I probably should buy something new, but I just get drawn back to things in grey, navy, green, white and some feature colours like green, blue, purple and pink.

The only thing I feel like buying are new scarves from Middle Eastern Mall (lol)

18 comments:

heart/and/soul said...

Wear colours, It will spice up your life.
Allah created many beautiful colours, we should make use of it. :)

Chloe Inga Designs said...

I agree with heart/and/soul! Colours are so beautiful, why shouldn't we make the most of Allah's creation :)

Yusuf said...

Assalamualikum,
here's the latest video: "the world of hijab." Just tinkering with powerpoint, moviemaker, and more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap0JMoGag78

If you like it please share it with family, friends and colleagues.

javed

Yusuf said...

Assalamualikum,
here's the latest video: "the world of hijab." Just tinkering with powerpoint, moviemaker, and more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap0JMoGag78

If you like it please share it with family, friends and colleagues.

javed

eyes serene said...

Assalamu alaikom,
I feel the same way, that's why I like to look at hijabi fashion blogs. I need new ideas. :) It's hard when you have to wear certain things to work... you end up owning a closet full of work clothes and not much outside of that! I realized that recently, that I have an awful lot of "business casual" in my closet. I miss some of the whimsical things I used to wear but eh, what else do I do besides work?

I do wear maxi dresses with hijab, by the way. It can be hard to make it work. It always looks good on the photos bloggers put together, but I had to try it a few different ways before I found a look I liked at home. :)

Umm Salihah said...

Assalam-alaikam,
I know how you feel, after I had my third child I felt like such a frump, it was some of the hijab blogs (remember Precious Modesty) that helped me get my groove back.

I agree with heart/and/soul, colour helps. I wear abayah, so my black abayah is my blank canvas to create a new look with scarves, shoes and accessories everyday whether for work, dinner out or visiting. I really started to experiment when I started to wear coloured abayah's and creating different looks with them.

I know hijabi's seem to be crazy on maxi dresses, but I just can't seem to hijabify them either - too fitted and see-through too much of the time and layering just defeats the purpose of keeping cool in them.

Amin said...

Salaam Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh,

My name is Mohammed Amin and I am representing IslamicDesignHouse.com.

http://www.islamicdesignhouse.com/app/

We are an online store who design, manufacture and sell our own brand of Jilbabs that cater for the Urban/Sport/simple yet sophisticated look.

I am interested in working with yourself and using the exposure that can be gained via your various blogs/forums to take our products to our potential customers i.e. the visitors to your blog.

If something can be done please email me at amin@islamicdesignhouse.com

Wa salaam

Amin

Emine said...

Assalamu alaikom,

If anyone is interested in wearing turkish hijabs, I sell turkish hijabs in Canada and can send to U.S.A via airmail, please if you would like to take a look at this site:
http://picasaweb.google.ca/virdulkamer

and contact me virdulkamer@gmail.com
I will be glad to help you out...

Thank you.

Emine said...

Assalamu alaikum,

If anyone is interested in wearing turkish style hijabs, I sell turkish style hijabs all over Canada and can send to U.S.A via airmail. If anyone is interested, please visit the following website to see some models or you may contact me at virdulkamer@gmail.com

Thank you for looking.

http://picasaweb.google.ca/virdulkamer

Anonymous said...

Salams!
Im new here and although this is a bit off topic i have seen you have some links to Turkish tessetur clothing. I too sell clothing and scarves from Armine, Aker etc, I also sell from other brands. I also dabble in design too. I am from Australia but ship worldwide.Please feel free to email me at sorayyaclothing@hotmail.com or visit my website www.sorayya.com.au or my Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=72393641608&ref=ts
Sorry and thanks!:)

Islamic Outfitters said...

Assalamu Alaykum. I started my own clothing company a few years ago, Islamic Outfitters. Alhamdulillah, it has been successful in giving women options in modest clothing, but with a contemporary flair! Each of the styles is hand-designed and distinct! Please visit my website at http://www.islamicoutfitters.com and let me know what you think.

Our kurtas and tunics go great with so many styles of hijab that you will find something you will like!

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Hijab blog said...

Simple and nice pattern of hijab looks good.

Michelle Harmer said...

Asalamu alaikum sisters,

I thought you may be interested in a new range of stylish modest clothing I am producing, along with my fashion designer friend. Our Facebook page features our latest styles, become a fan today and help us to spread the word and offer more options for Muslim women in the west http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sister-has-Style/254994351729

and our blog tells you more about our story, and our vision.
http://sisterhasstyle.blogspot.com/

As a convert to Islam around 6 years ago, I found it really challenging to find modest clothes that reflected my individual style - so now I am developing it masha Allah. Please take the time to take a look and let your friends know. Thank you sisters, Michelle & May

HijabStore.net said...

Feel free to check our hijab collection at
http://hijabstore.net
The very low price hijab with good design.

Best Regards from Indonesia

Zananah Collection said...

Salaam Sister

I just wanted to leave you a message in regards to my newly launched Abayah Collection. I was just wondering whether you could spread the word for me. We are on Facebook ATM (you can place orders!) but will have our site up and running soon, InshaAllah.

This is the Facebook Page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zananah-The-way-of-the-Woman-Abayah-Collection/182426601840555

Tashakor,

-Zananah Collection

sabahat said...

Salam sis,
Indeed scarves i s an essential part of our Islamic clothing and i must say you displayed the very fascinating collections.
Kindly visit us modestvision for unique ranges of scarves,hijab caps,abayas,jilbabs and thobes ,also available at whole sale price,sophisticated and stylish which keeps you fashionable and hijabified at the same time,
We would love your visit and comments.
JazakAllah khair for your precious time.

Anonymous said...

it looks like very nice collection,

I have also found very nice collection on
http://www.modestvision.com
do visit it for beautiful abayas,