EID'17 Lookbook

There is a familiar feeling that creeps up on me every single time we are about to launch a new collection. And that feeling is running through me right now. ANXIOUS. I worked ever so closely with our designer Aimi, trying to create something really special for you, with fluidity, a story and a symphony of details. We wanted the collection to truly reflect all the different LtD woman that have supported us all these years. And that's why each dress has its own name, with different personalities as a reflection of all you real women out there.

So here is a sneak peak of the first four out of ten dresses that will be launched starting tomorrow morning inshaAllah. (click here to shop).

The majestic setting of Allah's landscape was our inspiration. And it was just perfection.

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Come Stroll With Me

Two months ago I posted my first vlog and it was nerve wrecking ya'll! But I'm glad I decided to just do it anyways. Firstly, I love the interaction that I'm having with you guys on Youtube land, I love editing the footages because it's like reliving the moments and, it's encouraging me to slowly coming out of my shell one vlog at a time.

So if you guys haven't caught my latest one, here it is. Not only will you see me casually talking with stuff stuck in between my teeth, but you'll also see me bare faced with 4 am transit eyebags hahaa. If I'm going to share moments with you guys, they better be real ones. And I promise to try my best to always keep it real with you guys.

Hope you'll enjoy watching this one!


Currently Reading

If you follow me on Instagram stories, you'll know just how much I have been loving this book. I've lost count of how many times I've shared it and for a good reason. If you haven't picked it up yet, please do kay. You'll love it too I promise. It's basically a compilation of letters written from a father to his son, and other young adults alike.

As you can see, the book is titled, Letter To A Young Muslim. Even though I'm not that young anymore, I can safely say that I am definitely young in my journey of exploring and learning what it means to live my life with this faith wholeheartedly and to let it empower me to be the best person I can be.

I actually had another two chapters left but I accidentally left it in the plane on my flght back from Dubai last week :( Will go pick it up again today or tomorrow because I NEED to finish this book for sure.

If you're living in KL, you can get it at Times, BSC or Kinokuniya, KLCC okay.

Let me know what you think once you've picked it up! :)

'You are correct in thinking that if someone is going to change the world for the better, then it is you. I believe in you entirely and I think you can. I just want you to be aware of a few things before you embark on a course that might lead you down the wrong path.
The binary world is not the only Islamic world you can live in. There is much more gray in between the black and the white and the ulema and other scholars present us. And the gray is where you develop intellectually and morally. The gray area of uncertainty and doubt as to what is right and what is wrong is where you discover your own right to think for yourself and to participate in the construction of our ethical world in practice. This is where I believe you will be able to serve this world and the next - in being a thinking, ethically directed young Muslim.'

- Omar Saif


For the past week, my jetlag has been on another level. It was either I didn't sleep at all or got only two hours of sleep. It's no wonder my skin has been acting out as well.

But last night was amazing. It was the first night I went to bed at my usual hour (eleven-ish) and had a good nights rest. I woke up so happy and energetic this morning, feeling like my usual self again, and it felt so soooo good. I got back into my usual routine; went to the neighbourhood mosque with my uncle dad for fajr (mum is away for a conference), had my early morning reading time, Facetimed with my sister and the kids in Brisbane, had breakfast and even managed to squeeze in a blog post before my ten o' clock meeting with my LtD girls. Ahhh I love productive days like these.

I spent the rest of the day with my family. And the highlight was when I had a spontaneous painting session with my niece Raissa. We were both nervous but I reminded her that there is no right or wrong when it comes to painting, let's just let our hands go with the flow. It was so much fun! She's sleeping over tonight (fast asleep now as I write this). My plan for her tomorrow morning is to get her to write down her thoughts or whatever it is she wants to write. She's such a book worm and has read more books than I have in my lifetime, but I want to find the writer in her too. She's destined to be in the creative world when she grows up. I can feel it. And I'd love nothing more than to help her explore her creative side.

Alright, it's less than ten minutes to midnight. As tempted as I am to edit a vlog (because I have so many footages to upload) I know sleeping now will allow me to have another early and productive day tomorrow inshaAllah.

So it's goodnight for me now. Hope you guys had a lovely day too.

Gosh, it sure feels good to be back! :)  

Frayed & Ruffled

So the other day I was scrolling through my Instagram feed (you know, the usual), and I saw @songofstyle wearing these pair of frayed denim with a hem that was shorter in the front, and longer at the back. Now normal people (i.e my mum, eldest sister, most of mankind) would be like, 'What on earth is going on with her jeans? Why are they uneven?' I, on the other hand, immediately went googly eyed and felt like I needed it. At the same time, Zara had just launched their online website. Yes, us Malaysians can now shop Zara in our jammies and have it delivered right to our doorstep (TROUBLE). And what do you know, there they were, one uneven hemmed denim after another as I scrolled down their 'jeans' category.

I paused for a second and made myself promise that I will not put anything into cart because I have three perfectly good pairs of denim that have served me well and this month was not the right time to be buying anything new. Moments like this, my mind starts to question life. Like why do bills exist? Why can't I just not eat for two weeks and put that money to other useful things such as these pair of jeans? Why am I not married so I can swipe his debit card for this? lol.

That moment of nonsense passed and I started thinking. I really want this but I can't add it to cart. And then! I remembered that I have a perfectly good pair of wide leg jeans that I barely use which I got from h&m three years ago at half price. I think it was the colour and extremely long length that put me off wearing them (i'm not the kind to alter things once I buy them). And I think when it comes to wide leg jeans, I just like them to be dark denim. So I had a light bulb moment to DIY them rather than they sit and rot in my closet.

Okay, so I didn't DIY them myself. What happened was, the next day, I brought them to my pattern maker at office and said, 'Maryam, I have an emergency task for you.' With a serious face, she gave me her full attention. I showed her this reference picture. 'Maryam, I need you to make my denim dreams come true before I fly out in a few days. But to do after working hours of course.' *reminds self that she has actual work to finish first*

I came back to the office the next week and there it was, my old wide leg jeans transformed into my very own asymmetrical pair of jeans. I knew I hired her for a reason. I mean for Love To Dress, of course. lol

So if any of you are digging this look too, there is always an alternative way to get it that doesn't involve you having to not eat for a week or not pay your rent/phone bill. Rummage through your wardrobe for an old something that can be your new something. I promise you won't regret it.

I have been wearing my old new pair so much. It has become a staple this past month. Wore it to brunch, wore it to the office, wore it to eat paper thosai and my favourite pairing that I did with it was when I wore it on the second day of London Modest Fashion Week.

Here's a closer look at the look I wore that sunny morning. :)

Love To Dress shirt / Deborah Henry x Fashion Valet off-shoulder top / dUCk scarf / Valentino bag and heels / DIY-ed jeans (similar pair here)

I paired them with my other wardrobe staples; LtD bell sleeve shirt (which will be restocked as many have requested yay!), my can't-live-without black scarf and my go-to heels. But my favourite part of this look (besides my DIY-ed frayed jeans) was this stunning off-shoulder ruffle top from the Deborah Henry x Fashion Valet collection. Thankfully it comes in black. Phewhhh.

Have a lovely lovelyyy weekend you guys. Till the next post!

Photos by Syami Azman