May 13-!4 2016 was Istanbul Modest Fashion Week organised by Modanisa in Turkey. It was a fantastic two days filled with inspirational designs and collections from designers all over the world. It included a variety of pop up stalls and vendors and one of my favourite design houses was that of Safiye Ekiz’s.
Elagantly designed tunics, trousers and trench coat style pieces were all very appealing to me, and this hot pink tunic was just calling out my name! Light, floaty and modestly designed, paired with a pair of slim fit white trousers and a pair of statement heels it made for a classy yet comfortable ensemble.
This particular tunic has a front panel which can be styled in 3 different ways,
Look 1 (As is)
I used a hair clip to clip the front panel together.
Look 3 (Front panel clipped on the shoulder)
I collaborated with one of my favourite fashion brands Karen Millen and The Domain Hotel in Bahrain a couple of months ago for a sky high fashion shoot on the 36th floor at The Vie lounge.
Choosing the outfit was left to me and I wanted to create a different look that was suitable for modest fashion and yet looked smart and good enough as an ‘occasional’ outfit.
The jumpsuit was a halter neck so I chose a short blazer to smarten up the look and picked a pop of colour for my scarf.
The fabric was a gorgeous floaty silk and the bottom half of the jumpsuit was wide leg that was gathered at the waist, it fell down like a skirt not showing any shape or form so that short blazer worked a treat!
Jumpsuit: Karen Millen
Blazer: Karen Millen
Shoes: Karen Millen
Photograghy: Hina Mirza @onemorehina
I wanted to share this recent outfit of the day post with you all where I styled a floral waistcoat I got from Istanbul.
It’s nice to sometimes layer lose and comfy pieces with a semi-structured piece. In this case I put this look together with a pair of wide leg trousers and a long tunic shirt with my long waistcoat. I wore a pair of nude brown suede heels and a soft pink plain coloured hijab.
Hijab: Silk Home
Waistcoast: Yesilkoy Market (Istanbul)
Photo credit: Hina MIrza @onemorehina
Hi guys! It’s been a while i know. I’ve been so busy with my family and being away at Christmas, on top of that I’ve just gotten over a nasty cold.
But enough of all that!
The weather in Bahrain has been quite cool lately so out came my fully covered shoes, boots and light weight jackets.
My scarf was from Vakko in Istanbul which I bought a few years back. They still have these types of long scarves in every store and there are many different colours to choose from.
My jacket was from Zara that i picked up in the winter sales on Boxing Day in London and fell in love with the jacquard two tone print. It’s a little puffy, kind of like a bomber jaclet but with a tailored look to it.
I wore this jacket with a pair of slim fit ‘leather look’ denim jeans from H&M and a long shirt from Zara..
Kept in with the dark grey hues I wore a pair of grey suede ankle boots from Dune.
Necklace: I Am
Shot by: Hina Mirza, Instagram @onemorehina
A nice and easy look for you all today.
It’s still quite hot here in Bahrain so light and breezy tops are still hanging on the ‘easy access’ side of my cupboard.
Add a pair of slim fitting jeans, flats and a soft leather bag, this is one of the most easiest looks I go for.
Shoes: Karen Millen
Today was the third day of Eid here in Bahrain, and after a very busy first two days it was a little more relaxed.
So I chose to wear a cream coloured dress which I bought from Sile, a small seaside town on the outskirsts of Istanbul in Turkey. This is where my mother’s from and it’s very well known for it’s Sile Bezi or Sile Cloth. A natural fabric that’s woven like a type of muslin and is treated in the local sea with the salty water and then air dried.
It’s beautifully light and is used for a whole variety of things from dresses to blouses to table cloths and napkins. Traditionally it’s hand embroidered in colourful floral and symetric designs.
My dress has a thick lace edging at the hem and neckline, plain, not so traditional maybe but none the less extremely comfortable. I added an old rope typr designed belt for a more boho look.
Shots were taken by Hina MIrza. (@onemorehina on Instagram)
Scarf: Silk Home (Turkey)
Dress: Sile (Turkey)
Hey guys! Here is a look that was shot a while back by my uber talented friend Hina Mirza (IG name below) but just didn’t have the time to post. It’s a late one I know but I thought it might give you inspiration to create your own version of this look. When we shot it it was seriously hot and we were fasting too so excuse any weird facial expressions!
It’s basically a two piece outfit comprising of a jumpsuit and long tasseled cover up/ top.
The tassels are pretty long whereas the actual cut of the top finished quite short so the tassels allowed for covering up of any necessary areas It’s not always easy to find long tops like this so when I saw this one I grabbed it immediately.
Black on black was my colour choice teamed with a pair of black Gucci gladiator (isn) style shoes and a deep pink plain coloured scarf.
Tomorrow is the last day of Ramadan, and if your month has been as busy as mine the next 24 hours need not seem like you’ll be spending the night at a shopping mall!
Although I like to ‘dress up’ for Bayram/Eid, comfort is always at the forefront of my mind. So here are 3 options for ideas and inspiration for your outfit.
Outfit 1 – Flower Power
Dress: Juicy Couture
Scarf: Silk fabric shop
Outfit 2- Casual Friday
Scarf: I Am
Top & Bottoms: Zara
Necklace: I Am
Outfit 3- Black on Black
Scarf: Juicy Couture
Wishing everyone a Happy Bayram/Eid.
It’s always nice to have a casual jeans day, and today was one of them. It’s a break from the norm, and actually puts me in my comfort zone.
I wore a black long sleeved top under this black and white one to cover my arms, and a pair of lose fitting boyfriend jeans.
GET THE LOOK
Surprisingly living in the Middle East it’s not always easy to find modest clothing, so when I popped into Anotah in City Centre Bahrain the other week this gorgeous piece caught ny eye and after a quick try on decided to buy it.
It’s a lovely tunic that’s shorter at the front and longer at the back that’s made from 100% viscose.
My kind of fabric as it always falls beautifully and keeps you super cool during these hot summer days.
I paired it with a slim pair of white trousers from Zara and some muted gold sandals from Banana Republic.
The yellow sort of reminded me of the colour gold and I’ve always loved the Pharonic ‘Tutankhamun style’ blue and gold combination so I finished my look off with a bright blue turquoise colured headscarf I got from Istanbul.
Not forgetting my necklace with faux turquoise beads, and diamantes.