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