Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Gloved Up

Fatima asked me to find alternative arm-covers to these cotton ones that I usually post. I managed to find a UK company called Glovedup which makes all sorts of long fingerless gloves, and has received commissions from the likes of Kylie Minogue and Madonna. And they certainly are creative - check out their site for puff and blouson-sleeve gloves which would look gorgeous with a short-sleeved jacket. However, they are pretty expensive, and with prices starting at £45, I think I'll stick to the little cotton ones for now...

8 comments:

Basbousa said...

I like the gloves. Much better than those cheap looking cotton armcovers..

Hayah said...

I know, they are gorgeous! If only they weren't so pricey (Islamic clothing designers take note... :D)

Fatima & Ali said...

Salaam Hayah, these arm covers are stunning... Shame about the price though... However i should tell you that thanx to these pictures i am now able to get some made... A friend of mine was going to Pakistan and i asked her to get me a few made but she told me she would need pictures to show the tailors so i gave up all hope (not having any faith in my drawing abilities) but i think that problem is solved now... Will let you know what the end result is... Thanx again... :D

Sis said...

Yes way toooo expensive for my taste........

Anonymous said...

Salaam alaykum sisters:

You can also try ebay for 'fingerless gloves' some of them are quite trendy, funky, what have you and you 'young ones' could probably create great outfits with them/around them. A lot of them go up to the elbow so they are great as arm covers. I got my daughter a beautiful set of a dozen arm covers with colors and prints that you can't find at the hijab stores.

If you're in the U.S. I suggest you try Target at holiday season..last winter they had GORGEOUS teal faux leather gloves with about 6 rhinestone buttons at the wrist. I shoulda bought them but my pre-teen daughter rolled her eyes and asked where I would wear them!

Salaam
Um Iman

Anonymous said...

I don't know why, but I keep thinking that the houndstooth dress would look nice in an ankle-length. With the blue gloves. And maybe a belt. And a clutch.
Um, am I wrong?

Jana said...

Fatima, that's great! I'm glad I could help, let us know how they turn out!

Scarf Ace said...

those gloves are so cool! i think i want to try some funky t-shirts with funky arm sleeves as well-- what do u think? like a cool colored "go green" tee with black and white striped arm sleeves...could u do a post on how to look "funky" without being a "flunky" ? LOL.. thanks!

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