Friday, 22 August 2008

Turkish Bridal Designs: Bala Couture

In the past, I've posted Turkish bridal hijab styles and how to wrap them, but this time the focus is on the dresses. Bala Couture is a brand that specialises in bridal and evening dresses, inspired by traditional Turkish and Ottoman designs. They have a beautiful selection of hijab-friendly dresses, and although most of us can't get our hands on them, they can provide some inspiration if you plan on making your own. One thing I do dislike though, again, is the strapless dress with a long sleeve top underneath concept, as seen in the first two pictures. Visit their website to see lots more pictures, and check out their absolutely stunning collection of evening dresses.




This one looks like she's got popcorn stuck to her dress...

16 comments:

nihad said...

Dresses are truly beautiful including the popcorn one hehe ;)

Anonymous said...

turkich bridal super

fatma said...

your site to like,Allaha emanet

Kholod said...

LOOL at the pop corn dress!
I agree, the long white sleeves under the strapless dress looks BAD! A polero looks MUCH better.

Anonymous said...

aww, the very last one is probs my favourite! Its sooo cute and wearable! how could we get that look off the high street?? Love the blog by the way!! :D

Anonymous said...

um not sure about the conehead style!

Tabassum said...

So beautiful yet modest.

I wonder if the models are Muslim hijabis though because you can see a lot of their hair in some of the head coverings.

Alixianna said...

Most models aren't muslims all because most muslim women don't want men to be able to stare at them.

I like the last one with the pink hijab. Very pretty. LOL, I agree about the lycra---reminds me of the tour de france. He he. Popcorn and coneheads. Boleros I also don't like, nada. They make me think bull-fighter and or line dancer. Sorry!!!!!!

ms.zammil said...

OMG Jana I love it!!
Your blog brings a little fashion into my otherwise dreary days.
I DO love the final look with the purple top and indigo skirt

And Damn I gotta drop some pooooounds so I can have a prettiful turkish styley wedding
*sigh*

Anonymous said...

'Most models aren't muslims all because most muslim women don't want men to be able to stare at them'..alixianna. I disagree, no disrespect to you but there ARE muslim models out there who don't always dress modestly..they might be advertising the hijab, but some of them dont even wear the hijab, there only doing it for the shoot. I mean look at Maysoon Shaladi (big brother 2008) shes a muslim model, originally from Syria. This varies with individuals, because there are muslim girls out there whom dress in revealing clothe etc....

Jana said...

Nihad, lol I'm glad someone likes it!

Anon 1, fatma, thanks!

Kholod, agreed!

Anon 2, thank you, I'll look into it!

Anon 3, I've seen worse :D

Tabassum, Bala Couture are not just a Tesettur brand. So whilst some of the dresses may be hijabified, they're not necessarily being marketed as such.

Alix, I agree with Anon 4. Turkey is 99% Muslim, so you can bet that most Turkish models are too, although most of them do not wear hijab. They're still Muslim!

Ms Zammil, am I invited?

Anon 4, as far as I know, Maysoon is Iraqi :P

Alixianna said...

Anon 4: Living in the Gulf (khaleej not Turkey) the models were either not-practicing muslims (not praying five times a day in ther very least) or they were imported models from Russia and Europe. And pretty foreigners living there are approached for pictures and modeling all time. Okay, so if that woman is muslim, she is PROBABLY not a full-time hijabi.

Anonymous said...

Alixianna: Regardless, even if these girls are muslims models, they might be practicing islam. We can't judge them from appearance. Anyway, am not trying to cause an argument here :)

Jana: Maysoon is Syrian... http://www.biogs.com/bigbrother/maysoon.html

WhiteAzalea said...

Sorry for interrupting...

But we should discuss about the dress here, not the model.

Anonymous said...

lol the popcorn dress looks funny you dont want people making fun of you on your wedding day lol!!

Anonymous said...

There is a wonderful modest bridal & evening gown boutique in Teaneck NJ that is located right outside of new york city that has gorgeous gowns that are very fashion forward. It's called Couture De Bride and their web site is www.tovamarc.com They also ship all over the world. Their prices are very reasonable and they can custom design gowns too.

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