Twentyone0six

Hellooooooooooo guys!!!

It has been MONTHS since we last “spoke”…. life has its way of derailing whatever plans you may have sometimes… anyway hopefully I can FINALLY blog on a more regular basis.  While I haven’t blogged in a while, I have been to some fashion events and I have a phone and camera full of content and I will be sharing some of that with you… so let’s get to it!

So what is Twentyone0six? “Twentyone0six is a ministry committed to developing artist in a modest fashion.  They are dedicated promoters for modesty and promise to incorporate it into any interested individuals career; from runway modeling, print modeling, music production, and everything in between.”  Last month I went to the La Modestie fashion show that was produced by Twentone0six. As you know I blog mostly about modest fashion, up until now most modest fashion events that I have gone to were Muslim or Islamic modest fashion. This was my first non-Islamic modest fashion event and it was very interesting to me.  My idea of what is modest comes from an Islamic context, and while I understand modesty can be fairly subjective depending on the individuals point of view and their own value system, it was interesting to see what modesty means to others who are not Muslim.

To find out more about Twentyone0six, visit their website here. The show started with the host asking what modesty meant to members of the audience. Answers ranged from modesty being a personality trait, like being humble, to it being how a person carries themselves and if they are dressed appropriately for certain situations.This was quite fascinating to me, one because many people think of how one is dressed when they think of “modesty” and not about a personality trait of being humble. It was also eye opening because I saw that others (not just Muslims) think of modesty as more than JUST a way of dressing but also embodies how one speaks, acts, etc.

Here are some of the videos from the show: In case the links do not show up under the videos, here are the designers/stylists… HakeemahCMB did a multi-designer showcase, Tasnuva is the designer of ModestLily, and Jon Marc Collection was also shown. Unfortunately my battery died and I didn’t get to video the entire show (I know worst blogger ever!)



  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 

Fashion For a Cause

As I said in my previous blog post, I’m SUPER excited about this one! Last week I got to cover the Fashion With Compassion event. This year the FWC event was held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Virginia.You may be asking what is Fashion with Compassion?? First off, let me just let you know that this is going to be a long post, so get prepared. Secondly, FWC is an event put on by F.A.I.T.H. (Foundation for appropriate and immediate temporary help) to raise money for survivors of domestic violence. How amazing is that? Here is a blurb from FAITH’s website with a description of what they are about.

“FAITH Social Services began at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center, as an informal group of volunteers assisting those in need. In October 1999,  FAITH Social Services was formally established.For the past 15 years, FAITH has been able to uplift people from poverty and domestic abuse and put them on the path towards self-sufficiency. FAITH assists low-income people with emergency and temporary assistance needed to address the consequences of a traumatic event or time in their life. In addition, FAITH’s Self-Sufficiency Program offers individuals and families with case management, housing, assistance with processing applications for rent, medical expenses, transportation, food, utilities, education, childcare and other forms of assistance.FAITH also promotes stable families by providing victims of domestic violence with crisis counseling, safety planning, legal representation, court advocacy, translation services, financial assistance and support from the moment they leave an abuser to the point where they are settled in a new situation. FAITH considers the needs of every person in a client’s family and works to place each of them solidly on the path towards self-sufficiency.” To check out more and to see how you can help out go here.

I think this is an amazing organization and such a great cause, because domestic violence is still taboo to talk about and address in certain communities. So Fashion with compassion is not only a fashion show, but also a pop up shop event with vendors selling clothing, jewelry, scarfs, doing makeup etc. The show was hosted by Isra Chaker, a “social activist promoting change and fighting for the rights of those in need across the world”.  Isra is amazing, she is the Syrian American liaison to Congress and the United Nations and global ambassador for the UN refugees and works agency. To see what she is up to, follow her on IG or FB @israspeaks.

Before the show started, attendees walked around and shopped in the pop up shop, some got their make-up done by the makeup artist who was there. Light refreshments were served as well. After shopping and mingling, everyone entered the hall for the fashion show. The fashion show showed looks from Simply Zeena, B.Zarina, Dana Ramey, Roddiva Couture, Gulshaan, and Madeena. Oh and of course let me not forget, a couple of highlights of the show were the singer Abir and Sadiyah Bashir performed a spoken word poem about a survivor of domestic violence. A short video clip of Abir singing is posted below. Also below are pictures and videos from both the pop up shop and the fashion show. I’ll tell you the pop up shop had some great designers. Definitely check them out. I added links for most if not all their websites or social media accounts.

Pop Up Shop:

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Check out @teamglamva on Instagram

Check out @teamglamva on Instagram

Fashion Show:

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President of F.A.I.T.H. gave a talk about the FAITH organization and Fashion with compassion. https://faithus.org/

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One of my favs from the Dana Ramey collection.

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LOOOOOVED this, look at those sleeves!!

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http://www.bzarina.com And one of my fav models Nadia!

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Sadiyah Bashir who gave a WONDERFUL spoken work performance. Also known as @kinghijabpin on IG

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Two of the lovely models backstage before the show

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Singer Abir… AMAZING!

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Work Wednesday

Hello!

So I’m going to try something new and hopefully this will help me get into a regular blogging schedule. You may know already that I do something called Fashion Blogger Fridays where I share different fashion bloggers that I have come across and like. Now I’m adding Work Wednesdays. These posts will be work wear, and I’ll share links and ideas about different options to wear to work. Since the majority of my clothes are work wear I thought this may be kind of fun. Soo without further adieu, below are pictures of today’s outfit. Most of these pieces are old so the stores where I bought them probably do not have them anymore. They are basic pieces though that can be found anywhere. This is just a simple black top and pants that I jazzed up a bit with a stripe blazer and brightly colored bag. Very simple and comfortable, but office appropriate.325

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Blazer: From Target, however, it is from a year ago, similar blazers can be found here or for a more affordable version here.

The top: A sleeveless black blouse, similar ones can be found almost anywhere, I like this one from H&M.

Pants: Wide leg black pants form NY&Co that are like 8 years old. A good pair of pants are an investment! Similar pants can also be found anywhere, I also like these from H&M.

Lets not forget about the bag! What better way to add a pop of color than with a bag? This fuscia bag is from ShopTarb. I don’t think there are any like this one being sold right now, BUT there is the Illa Lane collection for sale now and they are Fabulous, so check it out!

Capes and prints

Hi Guys!

Oh my gosh it’s been awhile right? This crazy winter weather made it so hard for me to take pics. Anyhow, FINALLY it seems like Spring is trying to show up. This past weekend I attended a fashion show put on by the International Sisters Network. Since the models weren’t covered we weren’t allowed to take pics of the runway show to post, however, I totally love the outfit that I wore and want to share it with you, also there were some pretty fashionable ladies there and I’ll post a couple of pics of them too. The dress I wore was made by a woman I found on IG (Instagram ). She is a seamstress and posts when she gets new fabrics so that you can place an order with her. So it’s always scary to buy something from someone off IG, but luckily I knew someone who had purchased from her before so I went for it! Quick delivery and she was quick to respond to any of my questions.  Check out her IG page @clothingbyshe to see more of her work. To place orders you can email her at clothingbyshe@yahoo.com, or call 484-995-9833 between the hours of 9am-8pm est. Since it was a bit windy I also wore a cape. This awesome cape is from here.  I won the cape in an instagram giveaway and I LOVE it. In my opinion, capes are so chic and can make any outfit look elegant.  So what better to wear to a fashion show? I have to say there is nothing like getting clothes made for your body, they fit perfectly, this dress and this cape are well made and beautiful material! Hope you like the pics….(By the way it was super windy that day lol)… also posting pics of some lovely fashionistas. 



Look at this cutie Sophia! Loving her mint green maxi dress, she’s ready for spring.



One of my best best friends Hayya, gorgeous in blue!



All black everything! My sister from another mother Jenea, wearing a tulle skirt. These are so in right now. I love how she wore it with a leather vest, mixing hard and soft.



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Got to meet up with YouTuber/ fashionista/ Poet Sadiya. She’s an amazing woman! Check out her IG page @kinghijabpin or her Tumblr Kinghijabpin

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Beautiful blogger/stylist Fahima and Poet/YouTuber Sadiya. Check out Fahima’s blog http://www.modernmajesty.blogspot.com.

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Last but not lease saw one of my buddies Kesha!

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