I am . . .

A vintage junkie, a legendary vintage junkie, who tries her best to put all of her insane & illogical feelings & illusions into words. I am who I am.

"You can do anything, you just have to dress for it."
Edith Head

a.s x

September 30, 2011

Fabulous Friday Fashion! #3 : Leather it up!

There's nothing hotter than a lady rocking Leather and yes I just spelled the word Leather with a capital 'L' and that's because for me it's an identity, a name. Leather is beautiful. So this friday's special post is about Leather and the different ways you can pull it off. 

a.s x

September 27, 2011

A voice to be heard

Some of my friends asked me why my blog isn't dedicated to veiled ladies only, posting only pictures of things that are appropriate to wear with the veil, or writing about what or what not to wear. The answer is simply, because this blog for me is about me, about every single side of me. I am veiled, but I'm also in love with art, fashion, Versace, Gucci, Chanel, Prada and everything else. I love bags, and shoes and every time I go shopping I shop for what I wear at home like I shop for what I wear when I'm out. 

Yes I have a whole closet of mini dresses, skirts, skinny jeans, tops, bikinis and everything else you can think of. And so I'm here to express my love and interest for everything around me. As women, no matter what we believe in, what we like and what age we are, we all love to feel beautiful, to be unique in our way and to be able to express what ever we feel when we feel it. I love poetry and I have a passion for expressing myself no matter what the issue is. And this is what this blog is about. It's about me. Amira Shohdi. 

a.s x

September 26, 2011

For ladies rockin' the veil with style. . You must do it also with Modesty!

When you choose to become veiled I think it means that you choose to not want to grab any unwanted attention, by that I mean, physical, sexual, negative and anything else that is regarded as wrong in our religion.

There are certain pieces of clothes that bring this unwanted attention no matter what you do, whether you're doing it on purpose or not. The whole idea behind the veil, and behind covering yourself as a Muslim woman according to our holy Qur'an is not to wear something that is SKIN TIGHT, OR TRANSPARENT. But of course as humans we tend to think we can outsmart people, or ourselves and get away with wearing things that are skin tight and transparent.

No matter what you're thinking there are certain things you just can't wear no matter a) how tall you are b) how pretty you are c) how skinny you are d) what the occasion is or e) how fashionable it is. You are now officially representing ISLAM. You need to look modest and beautiful. God loves what is beautiful, not what is slutty.

So here's a list of things you JUST CAN'T WEAR!

1) Leggings ! ! : ( I don't care how hot it is, or how skinny you think you are, or how good you think you look in them. Leggings are meant to be worn at home! I don't even know why ANYONE wears them, they look cheap! And the word cheap wasn't used by me, I actually heard it from a guy. Leggings are the same thing as stockings, you're not fooling anyone!)

2) Skin tight Carina tops: You shouldn't wear skin tight Carina tops underneath you're soirée dress, or your summer beach dress, or a tank top or anything really that will make you reveal the exact measurements of any body part, even if it's your arms, chest, shoulders or neckline.

3) Transparent blouses or dresses: It's called transparent also known as SEE- THROUGH because WE CAN ALL SEE THROUGH IT! I don't think I NEED to say more.

4) Skinny jeans: This might be a shocker for some of you but they are called skinny for a reason and that's because they are skin tight and get even tighter as it goes down to your ankles. Now in Islam I believe God does NOT say " And for you who are skinny and tall, or just skinny , you are allowed to wear skinny jeans because you have skinny legs." The rules are the same for everyone. Just like God DIDN'T say " Oh you who have nice luscious hair, cover it and for those with yucky hair, it's ok, you may reveal it, no one will look at you anyway." We don't make up the rules, we just follow them.

and last but not least

5) Shirts that are up to your elbows: You need to cover the rest of your hand up to your palms. Yes your hands and your elbow count as skin.

I don't mean to offend anyone at all. It just bothers me to see so many girls walking around wearing whatever they want and then throwing on a scarf and being labelled as veiled. You ladies are the image of Islam and an image for the rest of us, please keep it clean. Follow our group on Facebook; For Ladies rockin the veil with modesty . 

a.s x

Vintage Vixen

The only way to go is Vintage.

Cleopatra choker





Windsor Drop Earrings 

a.s x

Dareen Hakim Designs

" Dareen was born in Beirut and grew up enveloped in a culture vibrant with the ancient beauty and sensual poetry of Lebanese life. Influenced by Lebanon’s dynamic landscape, a magical swirl of archaeological ruins juxtaposed with gleaming glassy high-rises, Dareen became dually intrigued by the fluid mosaic of modern fashion set against the country’s historical backdrop. This contrast of old and new influences her still today, contributing to the mix of authenticity and modern elegance in her coveted designs.
Sumptuous leathers, arabesque calligraphy, dramatic hues – all form the basis of style behind each Dareen Hakim creation. Celebrating at once tradition and function, her debut collection’s clutches enjoy a favored status among women inspired to carry a contagiously cool piece of art, one that instantly communicates both warmth and chic. " (Quoted from Dareen's page )

Here are some of my favorite bags from her collection. I love the colors, the textures and the originality of each piece. 

Le Capri Marble

Le Icon Emerald Clutch

Le Icon Cream Clutch

Le Icon Onyx Croc Clutch

Le Icon Dune Clutch

Le Icon Black Python Clutch

Le Icon Emerald Clutch

a.s x

It's time to introduce to you my best friend 'PINTEREST'.

This love affair between me and my love Pinterest is celebrating it's two year anniversary this week! I've on;y recently created an account because I always knew that once I created the account while I was still studying that I'll never manage to make it out of university ever. It's so addictive. Almost all my posts on Twitter are links to things I find on Pinterest and fall in love with. From Fashion, to furniture, Places, Weddings, Food basically anything you can think of. 

It's where everything looks that much better. I suggest you make an account and get your addiction on starting NOW!

Here are some of the things  I have on my account on Pinterest that I thought I might share here.

a.s x