Tuesday, June 26, 2012

:: thank you hijabista mag! ::

So, how many of you have heard about the new magazine called Hijabista? They released their introductory edition in May and already released its first July edition which is already available at book stores and news stands. I just bought a copy from myNews downstairs which featured Maria Elena as the cover girl and it looks like this...

The magazine is mainly targetted for the hijabers but looking at their fashion spread, the magazine is a good reference for everybody who is into fashion and loves being fashionable. They featured a lot of fashion inspirations, hijab tips, interesting articles and one of the article in the July's issue is about hijab inspirations through out the world (Hijab Seantero Dunia). They interviewed Datin Norjuma for that section and also include readers' views about the subject...

...and one of the reader is...


According to them, all featured opinions will receive exclusive scarf from Saleha Mat Couture. Weehoo. Thank you so much Hijabista~! Will surely have you on my desk in every coming months ;-)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

:: ady's 1st birthday bash ::

Warning: This entry contains more photos than text

Before I have a kid I wondered why parents spent so much for their child's first birthday whereas the child is still very young to understand. Now when I am in that shoe I know the feeling and how excited it is to commemorate our child's one-year milestone. I have planned to organise a party for Ady's first birthday since three months back. I proposed the venue to hubby and he agreed so I booked the place exactly two months before the date. We are lucky this year because 17th of June falls on Sunday so the event could be done exactly on Ady's birthday. The party was held in A&W 3K Subang because it is near our home. Moreover, when I was a kid I have always dream of having a party at A&W because the bear mascot will be there celebrating the party together. I remember the excitement when the bear made his appearance so it will be a fun event for everybody.

It was not a huge celebration so we only invited close family members and friends. The party was supposed to start at 3:00 pm but we waited until majority of guests arrived to kick it off. While waiting, some guests wrote their birthday wishes for the birthday boy in the guest book that I have prepared. It was a last minute idea actually. I thought it would be memorable to have a guest book on Ady's first birthday so he will know who attended his first ever birthday and read the wishes when he is older later. At the same time, we also went around and snapped photos of the birthday boy with the guests using my Instax to be given as door gift.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

:: ady rifqi is 1 ::



"Happy 1st Birthday to our beloved son, Ady Rifqi.
You are the greatest gift we have and no word could ever describe how grateful we are for having you in our life. You mean everything to us and we love you with all our heart."

...updates and photos of Ady's 1st Birthday Party will be uploaded soon...

Monday, June 11, 2012

:: black & beige monday ::

Heyya peeps, how's weekend? I don't know why but for me, time always flies faster than usual during weekend. We watched Prometheus on Saturday night. It is the third movie for Ady after Battleship and Avengers but he did not watch the movie at all because he slept just when Prometheus started. Despite its fiction genre which is not my cup of tea, Prometheus is not a bad movie. In fact it is a lot better if compared to Battleship and it is worth watching. On another note, I just knew durian season is back again. Later that night we went to parents' in law's house and ate this creamy, thick flesh durian that makes me wanting for more. Ever since pregnant I have been abstaining myself and only ate a flesh or two. Since Ady is almost a year now, I guess there is no harm to enjoy what I have been missing for a year.

Saturday gone and Sunday came. I intended to watch Germany vs. Portugal Euro 2012 match but I was so sleepy, maybe because my tummy was full that night. Although I already knew Germany won I still catched up the replay match yesterday. Both are my favourite teams and I have been supporting them since World Cup 2006. Yesterday was not an ordinary Sunday because I managed to cook for lunch after so many months. Cooked rice porridge with carrot and anchovies for Ady; and fried sardine with omelette for us the parents. Yeah, nothing special but I am still happy for the achievement. Maybe I can go back to the kitchen more often when Ady is a bit older. In the evening we went to Puncak Alam to visit our friends, Isma and Hairil for catching up. All in all, it was a nice weekend spent with family and friends.

Well, I have been rambling about stuff that is not related to the topic so better be back on the right track. Although it is already a wrap for the Hijabi Fashion Week, I still insist to post what I am wearing to office today. Sometimes Monday Blues caught and stopped me to dress up on the first working day of the week but after two weeks of demotivation I wanted to energise myself by putting a bit effort in my office attire with this black and beige theme.

Shawl - Vincci Accessories
Waterfall Cardigan - EightDesignsBoutique
Basic Tee - Dorothy Perkins
Skinny Belt - Dorothy Perkins
Pants - Mango
Handbag - Louis Vuitton
Heels - Kiss & Tell

That pair of high heels is the Louboutin inspired pumps which I have posted about earlier. I made some improvisation with it by adding a removable strap with a beige and black ribbon on it, which at the same time adds more comfort for me to walk fast as usual. I still have few more DIY projects for the shoes but still searching for time to execute them and blog about it. Please share with me if you have any fashion related DIY projects so I can check them out. I just love art & craft. 

On the other hand, I have been wanting for a black jumpsuit since months ago. I found this nicely fit jumpsuit in Ikano during Chinese New Year public holiday and it was only RM49.90. I was so excited when I bought it but when I tested it at home on the next day, the sales assistant actually gave me the one in another model which was very loose. We went back all the way to IPC but was devastated to find the one I tested at the shop earlier was sold out. I was asked to search for another item because they did not do refund but hubby 'made some noise' and made them returned the money to me. Hubby said why must we burden ourself by searching and buying for something we do not want especially when the fault came from their part. Since then I never find another nicely fit jumpsuit so when ever I am feeling to wear one I just pair the black basic tee with black pants and a belt to look like I am wearing a jumpsuit. Yeah, I am sometimes silly and vain like that.

By the way I am wearing a gold belt that came from DP's metallic pack of three belts. The other two colours are silver and bronze but I sold the bronze one to my friend Riza because I already got one in bronze (which is one of my fav belt ever, also from DP) given by Fila. Bought the set in Mid Valley last Friday for RM46 but discounted at 10% because I am a Fashion Fast Forward member. It is not easy to find nice metallic belts you know. Actually I thought Rabby wanted it since she has been searching for gold belt for ages but since she did not want to purchase them I decided to own them instead. Babe, don't be jealous at me haaa...! :-P

Ok, that's it. Too much writing. See you again soon and oh, Happy Monday!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

:: hfw2012 - style crush ::

-Hijabi Fashion Week 2012-

The challenge is:

Style Crush

Choose an HFW participant's style to try out with your own clothes! Show us which participants inspired you, or mirror a style that you might never have tried before! 
Among all HFW participants, myazfashionspot's style caught my eyes because she loves wearing bold and catchy colours. I intended to try something that is beyond my ordinary look so I decided to replicate her style although it is almost impossible because I do not own similar items to what she was wearing. That indirectly reflects how different her style is when compared to me so that is the kind of challenge I am looking for.
From all the looks she posted for HFW, I decided to replicate the look for Day 4 - Destinations.
This is myazfashionspot's style...
...and this is phatgurl's style...
Shawl - bazaar at Jaya One
Long cardie - buttonsmybuttons
Basic tee - Dorothy Perkins
Necklace - bought in Melbourne
Belts - Brand Outlet Store
Clutch - Dorothy Perkins
Watch - Guess

Khakis pants - Giordano
Flats - Bonita
~ long cardie + owl necklace + tee tuck in + khakis + flats ~
I know it does not look exactly but that is the best I could do. I have no regret wearing such outfit the entire day because I am comfortable and really like it. Have not wear khakis for some time already so this is some kind of come back. Will definitely wear this style again next time most probably with a pair of boots or high heels.
Anyway, this is the last post for HFW 2012. Alhamdulillah I have managed to post all seven looks required and happy to complete the challenges. Hope to participate in the next HFW later. Till then, adieu!

I {heart} HFW.

Friday, June 8, 2012

:: hfw2012 - special occassions ::

-Hijabi Fashion Week 2012-

The challenge is:

Special Occassions

Eid, formal, etc. -- how do you stay modest when you need to get decked out?
Today is the last day to submit for this challenge. I had hard time on this one when compared to others because I do not have any special event this week to dress up for the challenge. Went to a wedding last Saturday and planned to post that look but sadly I did not snap any full figured photo of myself. I have to dig around and finally found this photo:
Scarf - a gift from my father
Top - buttonmybuttons
Necklace - Diva
Skirt - Parkson

The above picture was taken with Aishah during a special occassion we had among blogger friends. It was a tea party to celebrate Shazwani's belated birthday and engagement in Alamanda Putrajaya earlier this year. That maxi skirt is actually a sarong for a set of modern baju kurung I bought several years ago for Eid but I found it pretty to be worn as a skirt. I normally wear a notch extra than my everyday look for special occassions and most of the time, accessories or bling bling played major role to enhance the outfit. That day I wanted to dress in english style hence explains the pearls and roses fabric. Basically I will wear something suitable according to what the special occassion is for example traditional dress during Eid or long dress for company's annual dinner, as long as it is appropriate and modest.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

:: hfw2012 - destinations ::

-Hijabi Fashion Week 2012-

The challenge is:


If you could go anywhere for fun, where would you go & what would you wear?

...and my answer for that would be Greece.
I love beaches and the mediterranean scenery. When I watched the Sisterhood of Travelling Pants there were scenes taken in Greece and I immediately felt in love with the country. The scenery was breathtaking as the ocean was sparkling blue and so does the sky. With that in mind, I came out with this look that reflects the blue ocean and sky of Greece. I always associate white with beaches, hence explains the white shirt and that Aztec themed bib necklace is worn to add colours and enhance the outfit. For your info the bib necklace is handmade by me last night. Love the fact that I can get a new accessory in less than an hour. DIY rocks!
Shawl - bazaar at Jaya One
Bib necklace - phattgurll accessories (DIY)
Shirt - American Eagle Outfitters
Skirt - brandless
Handbag - Charles & Keith
Boots - Charles & Keith

I wish I could visit Greece one day and these are lovely sceneries taken in Santorini, Greece found from Google Image:
*wish I was here - dreaming *

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

:: because you loved me ::

06.06.09 - 06.06.12
3 wonderful years of marriage and more wonderful years to come

* Taken during our honeymoon in Bali *

This song and its lyrics really show my feeling towards my dearest husband.

Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You've been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you
You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

I'm everything I am
Because you loved me


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

:: hfw 2012 - date night ::

-Hijabi Fashion Week 2012-

The challenge is:

Date Night

What would be the perfect date with hubby?

I still owe four more looks for HFW including this one. It should be an outfit for a date night with hubby and while most participants submitted sophisticated looks in dresses and skirts, I opted with this colourful and casual outfit:

3-tone Shawl: F.O.S
Chiffon Blouse: brandless
Pants: MANGO
Watch: DKNY
Handbag: Coach
Wedges: Vincci

It is more like a day look actually but my husband is a simple man. Instead of having dinner at a fancy restaurant with jazz music in the background he would prefer having dinner at places like Chillis (or al-Rawsha like yesterday) and later spend the night watching movie at the cinema. The idea is to have a relaxing night where the two us could chat and enjoy the quality time together so the best outfit for that would be something really comfortable.

To be honest I usually wear jeans with basic tee and cardie during our outing but that is too ordinary for a Fashion Week. Since my husband likes seeing me wearing pink, I came out with a pink oufit with splashes of yellow and orange. I love the colour combination because it somehow reflects sweet and fun at the same time..... and it sure makes me look younger too because the sister whom I bought breakfast from this morning referred me as a bachelorette. Too young to be married eh? (LOL).

On another note, tomorrow is our wedding anniversary. Will be going for a real date night so should I take today's look as an inspiration? Hrmmm...let's see. Anyway, please revisit this page again tomorrow for another outfit for HFW. Toodles!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

:: l.o.v.e ::

"There is one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it"
posted from Bloggeroid
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