Sunday, 12 October 2014

(Sunday) Styleflash

Here's a quick round up of the latest new collections and offers!


Modanisa is a website based in Turkey that has huge range of clothing and scarves from different Turkish brands. The are offering Hijab Style readers €15 off all orders over €75 with the code HSTSEP15, valid until the end of October 2014. Let me know what you think of their designs!




Haute Hijab have a new collection of scarves and wraps available on their website. I'm especially loving the Mocha Latte wrap!



Hijab Fashion Shop are offering free UK shipping on all orders until Sunday 19th October 2014.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

(Wednesday) Styleflash

New collections, discounts and offers, here's a quick round up from UK modest clothing companies!

Desert Rose Boutique
Desert Rose Boutique is a new online accessories boutique launching soon. Sign up on their website to get details of the launch and 10% off your first order. They're also having a giveaway over on their Facebook page to win four of their new hijabs.


Aab
Aab have a new range of luxe embroidered abayas just in time for Eid. You can get next day UK delivery on orders over £75 with the code FRUKSTAN - offer ends midnight tonight (1st October)!


Inayah
Inayah have lots of new arrivals on their website, including everyday and evening abayas.


Nisaa Boutique
Nisaa Boutique are offering free shipping on all orders until October 2nd 2014, when you use the code FREE002 at the checkout.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Product Review: Serene Gems

Serene Gems is a new website which sells scarves, jewellery and accessories. As they've only recently launched, they have a relatively small selection, but I was sent the Watercolour scarf to review.



This scarf measures 160 x 48 cm and is made of a thin, delicate fabric which is quite see-through. The print is a large pink, grey, white and black flower print. The scarf is very soft and lightweight, so great for hotter weather. It is however quite narrow, so would maybe work better layered with other scarves if you prefer more coverage. I'd also recommend wearing it with an undercap.


Overall, Serene Gems had great customer service and speedy delivery. I like their range of pretty scarves and statement necklaces, though do make note of the sizes as a few of them are quite narrow. You can buy all the products via the Serene Gems website.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Nahara 2014 Scarf Collection

Nahara is a company I first posted about a year ago, when I interviewed the director, Sonya Ahmed (click here to read the full interview). Since then Nahara has come in leaps and bounds, featuring in various fashion shows including the Urban Muslim Woman Show and Eid in the Square. And they have just released a 2014 collection of six silk scarves featuring abstract Arabic calligraphy designs, in collaboration with artist Samir Malik.

Peace in Orange in Pink

Graffiti Love
Sonya was kind enough to send me the Peaches and Light scarf. The design of this is based on a painting called Noor (Light).  It came beautifully packaged in a Nahara gift box and tissue paper. The scarf itself is very generously sized (68cm x 195cm), and can easily by wrapped around twice. The silk fabric itself has a nice sheen to it, and the colours are bold and vibrant, making this a real statement scarf. I'm definitely a fan of the unique prints and love the fact that there is a real creative process behind the designs.



All the scarves are available to buy via the Nahara website.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Eid Mubarak


Eid Mubarak to everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful day. I have been on a break from posting due to a combination of going on holiday to Lebanon (photos coming soon), my PC breaking down and of course fasting during long working hours! Keep an eye out for interviews, reviews and more coming up!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Product Review: Hanger Management

Storing scarves neatly whilst being easily accessible is a challenge, and Hanger Management is one company which provides a solution. They sell scarf hangers consisting of eight rungs in a soft velvet finish, and sent me four of those hangers and a mini-hook to test out.

Mini hook attachment

The hangers are available in pink, teal, black and purple. There is a demonstration video on their website showing the easiest way to use the hangers so the scarves sit neatly, and it works very well. Below is my list of pros and cons of these hangers:

Teal scarf hanger

Pros:

1. The hangers are very lightweight and as I happen to be packing my suitcase at the moment, it occurred to me they would also be useful for travel and hanging your scarves whilst away from home.

2. The velvet finish means they really are non-slip and the scarves stay put.

3. They are a great space-saver especially when you hang two together using the mini-hook.

4. They provide a good way of displaying your scarves individually, and would also work well for ties, belts or even jewellery.

Teal and black scarf hangers with the mini hook

Cons:

1. Each rung is quite small measuring 13.5cm, which means the majority of hijabs (which tend to measure 50cm and more) will need to be folded over two or three times before they can be hung neatly, which can create creases in certain fabrics.

2. Although great at saving space, I would not attach more than two hangers together (as the product website also mentions) to avoid overloading them, as they are not as hard-wearing as I had expected. Be careful not to bend or pull excessively!

3. For the above two reasons, I personally preferred to use the hangers for thinner, smaller scarves.

You can purchase the hangers via the Hanger Management website and selected retailers.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Summer Cover Ups: Kimonos

Kimono-style jackets have made a comeback this summer, and are a great way to incorporate prints into your outfit. Try wearing it over a plain maxi dress like these ones from Oasis and H&M, or layer over a tunic and jeans. Here a four of my favourite high street picks:


Top left to bottom right:

Cream Lily Print Soft Jacket £35, Wallis; Short kimono £14.99, H&M; Digital rose kimono £40, Oasis; Oriental Kimono Jacket £65, Warehouse.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Summer Skirts

If you're basking in the glorious sunshine here in the UK, here's an equally sunny outfit to match. I love the colour of this beautiful maxi skirt from Ghost. Pair with a white shirt, floral hijab and flat sandals for comfortable but chic summer style, or add heels and a silk blouse for a pretty evening look.


Ghost Kayla Maxi Skirt £95, John Lewis; Cotton shirt £14.99, H&M; Patterned scarf £4.99, H&M; Stud crossover sandals £22, Warehouse; Manzano clutch £45, Aldo; Vintage teardrop jewel necklace £12, Warehouse.

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