I’m sure you’ve been awaiting this post!
Well, the most recent and exciting endeavor I’ve been involved in was with Fashion Fighting Famine, an annual charitable fashion runway organization, as one of their lead stylists.
Designers from all over the world participated from Europe to Australia to the United States.
The show featured designs from Nisaa Boutique, Hijab House, RAYAN, SixteenR, INAYAH, Abaya Addict, Mohajababes, Madamme BK for Couture Swim N’ Sport, and Needlez. I styled Nisaa Boutique’s collection (London), Madamme BK (Paris), and Australia’s Hijab House.
The styling theme for Nisaa Boutique was royalty which fell in line with its beautifully adorned dresses and kaftans that had rich layers of lining. To complete the look, I pinned clips of feathers in the model's hair for a pop of fun edginess. Hijab House's theme was casual sophistication with long jersey dresses, peplum tops, and floral scarves. The highlight piece of the collection was the scarlet long sleeve jumpsuit that stained the runway with power and elegance.
I styled the models with a range of different accessories; some with belts, bubble necklaces, exotic Thai fans, beach hats, and others with black Lori London feathers with hints of green hues and clutches.
I have to say there were great collections on the runway this year but my ultimate favorite lines were Nisaa Boutique and RAYAN. Both offer an array of fashionable long-sleeve eveningwear; Nisaa is a luxurious Mediterranean look and RAYAN is an elegant contemporary look. What I was most excited to see on the runway was my headpiece that I designed for my wedding! The veil was made out of horsehair and the headpiece was made out of Vera Wang silk tulle. Read my previous post on how I designed my headpiece
. It was a special piece because it was the only bridal look of the show. The model wore it with a beautiful Nisaa white kaftan that had jeweled embellishments. It was an exquisite marvel of the show. Creative powerhouse and distinguished blogger
rated it her absolute favorite look of the evening! Check out her post about
There was close to 1,000 people in attendance at this years show. Of which included many prominent personalities and fashion bloggers in the world of modest fashions such as YazTheSpaz, Babykhosh of HaniHulu, Winnie Detwa, Amenakin from Pearl Daisy, make up artist Nura Afia also known as BabyLailaLov on Youtube, Imaan Ali from Hijabblog, Zamena & Anam Momin from Hijab-ista Inc, and many others.
One of the highlights of the evening was the highly anticipated performance by Yuna Zarai. Her voice is so unique and soulful, and when it comes to her personality she is such a sweet and humble person! Seeing her rock her turban hijab as she strummed away on her guitar and sang in her soft yet powerful voice was proof of the ever changing societal norms and stereotypes that surround Muslim women to date.
Bravo FFF, Bravo Yuna, and Bravo to everyone who supported us! For more pictures, videos, and coverage of the show visit
FFF model Noor Diab in bridal headpiece designed by Hassanah El-Yacoubi
FFF models backstage
FFF Models backstage
Backstage with models
Yuna Zarai Performance
Nisaa Boutique Kaftan; Headpiece designed by Hassanah El-Yacoubi
FFF Fashion Show 2013