Archive for November, 2010

November 28, 2010

Michelle O! In Indonesia

We Muslims-can be a conceited bunch : )! We love our diverse modest clothing styles and almost always think our fashions look great or better than the skimpier stuff. Lol.

So when my mother said to me “Did you see Michelle Obama in Indonesia? Her clothes looked great!”- I took it with a grain of salt.

Lo and behold Ummi was not lying. I instantly fell in love with this outfit that the fashion savvy Michelle Obama wore while in Indonesia.

Here Michelle takes a style note from the elegant & poised school of Muslimah style. Many of us love to pair a beautiful printed long tunic or dress over classic trouser pants. This is a great look for the professional Muslimah who needs to look both tailored, feminine and modest. I love the cut of this outfit for it remains modest while also allowing the clothing (not the body) to have a distinctive shape.

But I must say something about this:

Ay dios mio! There is really no excuse for this sloppy hijab look. Everytime a high profile non-Muslim woman travels to a predominately Muslim country I lament the terribleness of the hijab style. Here it seems that the culprit is a heavy, excessively beaded scarf haphazardly wrapped around Michelle O’s head. Sigh. Her looks says it all.

A lighter, more modern, printed scarf wrapped with a little more concentration would have done her suit justice.

As an act of style diplomacy-I hope that Muslim countries begin to offer visiting high-profile women, who are wearing a headscarf, a hijab stylist, so that no more travesties like this occur and the hijab can be represented in all of its beauty ; )

November 28, 2010

Abaya Love

I’ve been so busy, busy, busy with work and life but I have not forgotten about my lovely blog or taken a break from thinking about modest (plus) fashion.

It's getting colder here in the Northeastern United States and I love the layering I can do during this season. It's the perfect season for modest fashion with an abundance of gorgeous scarves, cozy sweaters and swagger-ful boots so I can’t wait to do some winter-inspired posts, Insha’Allah!

Soooo lately I’ve found myself slipping into an abaya whenever I can-for jumuah prayer or Eidul Adha (belated Eid Mubarak <3!)This abaya is calling my name! Although it is black, I love its drama and bling. It’s only $60 and still under $100 if you choose to have it custom made.

What do you think? Is it a bit Elvira-ish? Or do you ❤ the drama?