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
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)