Thursday, March 22, 2012

Designer Spotlight: Rabia Z

I just discovered Rabia Z!  She's an American-Afghani hijab-esque (I say esque, because not all of her pieces are full  on hijab) designer.  Rabia specializes in "moderate" hijab and abaya design, which I don't  exactly agree with, but I still think a lot of her designs are beautiful, and they aren't sell your kidney expensive.  Her abayaat have a sort of sporty, modern feel with the stretchy fabrics and color-blocking.  Very on target, especially for younger hijabis.

My favorites:

 I love the one below the most! >>>

She also has a sportswear line, 'Ruby':

I like the Ruby pieces, but I think you would have to be careful when ya style them.  Baggy baggy pants/and or maxi skirts for this girl.  :)  Or, just for comfy clothes under an abaya....

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

If I were...

Hello everyone!

I decided to create a blog, to share with the Islamic community.  I want to write about things I know, things I want to know more, books I'm reading, Islamic fashion, and bits of my life.  To get started, here's a get to know me quiz....

If I were a month, I'd be June
If I were a day of the week, I'd be Tuesday
If I were a time of day, I'd be late afternoon
If I were a planet, I'd be Venus
If I were an animal, I'd be a horse
If I were a direction, I'd be the east
If I were a piece of furniture, I'd be a tiled Moroccan table
If I were a liquid, I'd be a mango smoothie
If I were a gemstone, I'd be an opal
If I were a tree, I'd be a Mimosa
If I were a tool, I'd be an inky pen
If I were a flower, I'd be a daffodil
If I were a kind of weather, I'd be sunny breezy ocean weather
If I were a musical instrument, I'd be a violin
If I were a color, I'd be grass green
If I were an emotion, I'd be serenity
If I were a fruit, I'd be a strawberry :)
If I were a sound, I'd be the rain
If I were an element, I'd be beryllium
If I were a car, I'd be a mini cooper
If I were a food, I'd be chicken and dumplings
If I were a place, I'd be the Lebanese Mountains
If I were a taste, I'd be your favorite home-cooked meal
If I were a scent, I'd be amber
If I were an item of clothing, I'd be a onesie
If I were a body part, I'd be an eye
If I were a facial expression, I'd be coy eyes
If I were a song, I'd be "Fishing in the Dark"
If I were a pair of shoes, I'd be bow flats

What would you be?

Taken from Pixie of ilovehishmatheblog