Friday, 29 January 2010

Muslimah Style: Ghaida

Reader's Contribution

Muslimah Style: Ghaida

Assalamualaikum, I'm Ghaida and I come from Bandung, Indonesia. I'm a 21 year old student (I'm studying for a bachelors degree in Physics), and I am married and expecting a baby soon InshaAllah. I am a business woman, fashion designer and the owner of the boutique GDa'S Gallery. Physics is my favourite science, but fashion is my hobby and I love everything about creativity, colour and style. I love to make designs for casual dresses, skirts and wedding gowns (for me and my customers) and most of my clothes are designed by myself. I get really happy when I see hijabis looking fashionable but still modest.

My Style

I like experimenting. I always try to look different day by day. Actually I don't have a fixed style - it might be vintage or classic, but it depends on my mind, mood and inspiration. My inspiration comes from everything, for example when I am browsing the Internet, blogwalking, or even just when I meet a grandmother at the supermarket. I love to observe and watch how people style themselves and it can also be my inspiration.

I like mixing and matching colours. Usually, my style consists of 2 or 3 colours, my favourite being pink. But I never wear the same colour head-to-toe, it's too matchy-matchy. I also love doing DIY projects. So, if I look at my old clothes, and I'm not interested in wearing them anymore, I try to remake them for a different look. For example we can add some new details or accessories, or just cut randomly as we want, we don't have to be a professional tailor to do that. You just need some sewing skills, and it's really fun! So, to get the best style, we don't have to buy any new clothes, but we can remake old ones. And also, it can encourage us to be more creative day by day.

My favourite clothes are dresses and skirts! I try to always wear them for every occasion. I like being cute, girly and feminine. I love to wear a clothes in different way, such as wearing a skirt as a dress, wearing hijab as a scarf, and many more! I also really appreciate handmade things which are limited edition. I don't mind if the price is quite expensive, because I imagine how long it took to make it by hand, and I think the producer deserves it.

Top Tips

I always try to wear the most comfortable clothes, with the weather, season and occasion being my considerations. So our homework is how to be stylish yet wear comfy clothes.

Making over our old clothes is a good way for us to save money, increase our creativity and get a different new look!

It's really good if someone can inspire us, but never let us be exactly like them!

When you go to a store, it's be better to invest in simple clothes first. If I have a lot of simple items, then I go to the next step: don't be afraid to buy unique, colourful, modest clothes. Just believe when you go home, you can mix and match it and make a great style!

The key to style is: be confident but don't be arrogant. Remember that style is not everything, it's just a way to express ourselves. Stay fashionable but modest!

What did you think of Ghaida's style? If you want to be featured on Hijab Style, send in your photos and top tips to hijabstyle @ hotmail . co . uk

Readers will be able to vote for their favourite entry, and the winner will receive a FREE hijab of their choice from
The Hijab Shop.


Ashi said...

wow, totally loving her style <3

pineappleslice said...

this is probably the CUTEST hijab style so far! I love the colors!

Anonymous said...

Salam sister, your very inspirational and a great model for today's Muslim women. Keep up the great work!

May Allah protect and bless you with your child!

Urooba said...

AW, her style is so cute!
Laaaaaaaaaave it.

dsy said...

Oh Ghaida, I heart her style, I visit her blog regularly..
So love it to see her here.. :)
Her hijab style itself is very Indonesian style
She represents the young, lovely, fashionable, yet modest and covered style.. I notice that she always has her hijab long enough at the front to cover the chest.. which to some stylish hijabis this has been abandoned..
So loving it! ;)

hijabulous N fabulous said...

Asalamu Aleykum!
You, my dear, have a great style.
Ilove the way you create and re-create you items. I am definately gonna try and do it, once i learn how to stitch LOL!
your style= simple but classy! :=))

Anonymous said...

Her style is really suitable for ypung Muslimah. Very sweet n sassy!

Ghaida Tsurayya said...

aaaaaa.. (speechless) >.<

Alhamdulillah.. thank you Janaaa ^^ i'm on hijabstyle! hihihi..

you knew my favourite photos well.really happyyy.. (and also thanks for checking my grammar..hahha)

dear all people, thanks for commenting on these post..pls visit my blog if you dont mind :

salam! :)

atiqah said...

i really like the middle 2nd row pic!

you inspired me to redesign my old clothes!

Sofi said...

Ghaida! I absolutely adore your outfits...amazing! I want that multi coloured/tiered skirt in pic 2 - where can i buy it from?!

and i cant believe you have achieved so much and youre ONLY 21, mA! good luck with the baby-iA.

I will be reading your blog from now onwards!

Hafsa said...

You have a very cute style mashaa'Allah! love the grey- red outfit. XX

Anonymous said...

I love the way she wears the hijab, beautiful :)

Ashi said...

I LOVE her comment. I've been following Hijab Style for sometime now and while I love all the hijabi's styles, I have to admit her's is my ABSOLUTE favorite. She's beautiful and stylish yet completely modest. I adore the fact that her hijab covers the right places and after seeing her wear maxis and skirts, I'm inclined to buy a few more, just to try them on (I'm a blouse/jeans type of girl). LOVE IT. Mashallah <3

ioana said...

Hey, salams.
I feel compelled to write a comment for this post, since I like so much the pictures presented.
The explanation after was rather long, but I managed to soldier on through it:)
In any case, it's my very favourite style presented on this blog so far.
Very chic indeed.
Congratulations to Ghaida!

Anonymous said...

i love her style. it is fashionable and modest. am inspired with her style, will visit her blog to read more about her. Allah bless her n her comin Baby n whole family. Inshaallah.

Rania said...

I love Ghaida's style. My favorite is the latest picture, the grey dress with red scarf over the shoulder. I always waiting for her next new style on her blog. Keep up the good work! :)

caraboska said...

Very beautiful Masha'Allah - definitely bookmarking that blog!

linda said...

salam Ghaida,
luv ur cheerful.
btw,i'm also in pursuing my PhD in Physics (education)

shidah said...

i really love her clothes in pictures 3, 5 and 6!

daisy sunshine said...

ooh i like her style soo much!

by the way, thank youuuu hijabstyle! you always gives me many many inspiration for my 'hijab style'

keep in good work!

tealovecoffee said...

I'm glad to see you here ^^
I'm sure you've inspired many many many muslimahs out there :D

keep on the good work

I'd love to see you becoming a famous muslim designer in Indonesia ;)

Anonymous said...

salaam sis awwwwww u are soo cute and beautiful:D i like ur style!! mashAllah keep it up!!

Zaynab said...

s.a. gorgeous sis! I love your style and the clours you mix n match they look perfect on you by the way i my style is also similar to yrs as i also like wearing skirts & dresses but i dont get nice ones like yours. by the way hats off to you n yr style...;)

Anonymous said...

Salam sister.. U look sooooo... FaboLous!! I've could never thoUght that sOmeone caN maKe suCh aWesome Kawaii cOmbinations! And you lOok cuTe soo muCh yoUnger than 21.. I ADORE that grey- reD comBination!!!! ThSe are actually my CoLours!;)

May Allah grant u all the best inshallaH!

Ghi2x said...

You look pretty sis.. I reckon you are the daughter of a famous ustadz from Bandung? :)

suhaila said...

M.A.S.H.A.A.L.L.A.H!!! Beautiful!!

Akehisone said...

I visited her blog...awesome...

Anonymous said...

Super cute and feminine! Very well dress in all the pics!

Laila said...

Very beautifull!

I like you way of wearing the hijab, it looks nice and covered.

May ALLAH give you a healthy and beautifull baby!

Linda said...

really love her style
creative, inspirational and multi talents

fateha said...

i'm from malaysia n just found ghaida's blog.
i really admire her design n hope can wear her design 1day ;))

Desti said...

Subhanallah, great, smart.. Thanks you...Ghaida for info, I am from kebumen,jawa tengah. :)


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