Monday, September 1, 2014

Video Tutorial #1 : Daily Hijab Style



This is it guys! Since my previous picture tutorials on my blog, I've had lots ( and lots and lots and lots....) of requests asking for a video tutorial, and I've finally decided to do one. I hope you guys like it. This is the first time, I know it isn't perfect. Insya Allah I will try and do more. I was a little nervous.... But I still think that my picture tutorials aren't that hard to follow, right? right?


(Watch the video in HD!)

Steps

1. Put on your inner. It is important that your inner is steady so that your scarf will be secured. Adjust your shawl over your inner with one end shorter than the other.
2. Take the top part of both sides of the shawl and use a safety pin to pin it at the back of your neck to cover the inner and tighten the shawl up. 
3. Wrap the short end of the shawl under your neck and adjust it accordingly to cover your neck.  Secure the short end behind your ears with a pin (1st Pin).
4. Then bring and wrap around the longer end of the shawl completely over your head from the front and place it over your head just like a hood.
5. Place a pin (2nd Pin) behind your ear on the longer part of the shawl to fasten it in place.
6. Then place another pin behind the other ear (3rd Pin).
7. Pin the top part behind the ears to hold the shawl in place (4th Pin).
8. Just adjust the scarf to your liking. 

Let me know if the tutorial is helpful or otherwise. Good luck trying! 

I had fun when my husband recorded this video even though I was a little nervous especially when I had to talk at the end of the video. Maybe one day I will share with you the bloopers.

Below are pictures of me wearing the same scarf in different colours.













Anyways, for this tutorial, I am wearing SookaScarf. The first time I wore SookaScarf was when the owner came and visited me at the hospital in January 2013. She brought a lot of colourful shawls for me. I remember how happy I was that day. I have been wearing their scarves regularly for over a year now since then, for casual and also formal events.  One of the things I love about SookaScarf is that when I put it on, it is so flowy and covers my chubby cheeks! Hehe. They have so many colours and a few different designs. The latest one is really nice as you can see from the tutorial.

Now you may be asking, who is the owner of SookaScarf? Well, she is none other than Dang Merdu Wangi :) The first time I met her was at an Islamic talk in 2013. She said hi and wanted to take a picture with me. I was pregnant at that time. Less than a month after that talk, I got a call from Hijabista magazine to be featured and it was because she gave my name to them. It was very sweet of her to do that which I didn't expect at all. So I did the feature even though I was 3 and a half month pregnant at that time. This was before I was featured on the cover of Hijabista with Fatin Suhana last year.

Anyways, if you're interested in getting your hands on SookaScarf, you might be able to check them out at their newly created IG account: @sookascarf 

Good luck and spread the love!

PEACE & LOVE!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mini Bag Issue #2





Selamat hari Merdeka to all Malaysians out there. Our country has been through a lot lately, but we grow together and let’s show our love for our country. Have you guys checked out my “VLOG: Merdeka, Merdeka,Merdeka!” ?

Today was my cousin Ika’s beautiful wedding to her chosen one Helmi which Insyallah I will blog about. The theme was all shades of brown/nude. I’m very happy for my cousin on her union.

As you know in my post The Mini Bag Issue, I am looking for a blue bag. However, today’s wedding had made me realize that I also don’t have a nice earthy/nude/ brown bag to wear. So this got me to do some more research on Shopbop, just to see what they have out there.


Earth Mini Cross Body Bag by ZAC Zac PosenLock Clutch by Loeffler Randall

I know I shouldn’t have done that, because now I can’t choose between blue, earthy toned or blush mini bags! Help! L L L

Anyways, I would really like to thank all of you for the comments on my blog and my IG in helping me to decide and giving me your inputs on the bags! I really appreciate it J but now I’ve made it harder because of these other choices L

 Candy Vanilla Mini Satchel by Furla / Ava Cross Body Bag by B Brian Atwood


The Rider Bag by Loeffler Randall / Quilted Mini Affair Bag by Rebecca Minkoff

I honestly can’t choose. I guess I’ll have to sleep on it (Sleeping on the blue bag choices for 5 days now doesn’t seem to have helped.. Now I have more choices, I think it’s going to be harder!)

At least I know I won’t be buying on impulse right? Right?


Help me out pleasseeee.


PEACE & LOVE!