Friday, July 20, 2012

~Ramadan Mubarak* 1433~

Asalaamu Alaikum ALL, 
Praying that you all have a blessed Ramadan and
 that your fasts, ibadah and prayers are accepted during this blessed month.

Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if any one is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (Should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you; He does not want to put to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.- Surah Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:185

Be Beauitfu

Saturday, July 14, 2012

New Energy: Sewing

Salaams and Saluations ALL,
So....I have a LOT of energy and so I've decided to put all that energy in the sewing!! I've been inspired buy Pinterest to 'JUST DO IT' --lol. I've decided to make a major piece in my EID outfit myself. Thanks to Mimi G and her WONDERFUL blog I have faith in my ability. Below you see her version of Butterick pattern 5650 . She creates fabulous pleats and an obi type belt. Mine will NOT be that fab, but it will be nice. I plan to pair it with a nice structured jacket and white accessories mostly found on Etsy.

Mimi G and her impeccable style

I have started sewing some crafts so I believe I can take it to another level, me. There is also an All White Affair in my area after the EID and I'm thinking about making something for that too. I will either make it lined or wear the proper undergarments because I STILL have an issue with 'all white' being modest *Kanye shrug*

Simplicity 2584  *out of print*

This pattern (Simplicity 2584)is actually out of print ,so you will have to search for it. iA I will make dress longer and the verdict on the sleeves is still out. The event stays that you can have a pop of WHICH pop? Check out Mimi G's take on it here.

I've looked on  Amazon for help with sewing and Mimi actually suggests some books. I mean learning does stop and neither does modest FASHION. As an Imam once told me, everything has a halal.

Check here for updates on these two outfits soon, iA

B Beautiful,

Umm Amirah

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Palette Love

Salaams and Saluations,

Today we're talking about palette LOVE. I <3 palettes.They are tote able, packed pops of make up. FAR less expensive then buying them ALL individually.

They can be WONDERFUL.

Urban Decay Sustainable Palette
Urban Decay Book Of Shadows II

TARTE True Blood Palette
STILLA The It Girl pallete
Urban Decay Naked palette *fave*

MAC Winter duo

Do you own palettes? Which do u have?

B Beautiful

Umm Amirah

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hijabi Fashion Week May 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Updates: Modesty in Motion and Hijabi Fashion week

Salaams and Salutations,

 In 12 days...Beautiful Ummah will be taking it on the road. I will be going to Puerto Rico for a couple of days to celebrate the date of my Anniversary into the world!! Something different, something needed. I will be taking my computer and phone with me to document this long awaited trip.

I want to share with you the sights, sounds and modest fashions of the Island. I guess I'll create a new label: 'modesty in motion'. I mean that you can go on vacation and out of town and STILL uphold that level of modest you do at home. Regardless of temperature or surroundings. I have, on occasion, hears sister's say they don't wear hijab on 'Holiday' or while at the beach...I beg to differ. My girls dad saw a sister in a burquini in Hawaii. I mean It can be done..and be done creatively. *stepping down off soap box* 

Modest is not a box we live it....there are no boundaries. Blogging has shown me that it can be what I want it to be. I do not wear shorts, short sleeves or button down shirts..but I work it. So in 'modesty in motion' I will show you the key pieces I picked up from places like TJMAXX and JC Pennies. Structured blazers, long cardigans, maxi dresses and jumpsuits. I might be also picking up a new we shall see.

Remember that Hijabi Fashion Week is this month as well!!! BU will be participating. REALLY excited since I now have a new phone and picture quality is MUCH better than last year! #TeamiPhone Find out MORE info about Hijabi Fashion Week here. Watch this space May 28th, 2012 through June 3, 2012. Are you a 'Hijabi Fashionista'.....sign up and JOIN in.

Jummah Mabrook!!

B Beautiful
Umm Amirah

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hijab Workshop

Asalaamu Alaikum,
In my SPARE time (laugh here) I have been know to do a couple of hijab workshops.

Pearl daisy Black Drape hijab and a lace hijab

Pearl Daisy Bat Winged hoojab

Iman & Beauty hijab and Online hijab store undercap
The 1st one this year was done in Albany, NY. Alhumdulillah it was a GREAT event planned buy BU's own Dynamic Radiance! It was REALLY a packed event and the ladies loved all the options. I mean who won't love options. I say try just might like it. Don't let hijab be a box you live in...let it be a form of expression and modesty.

This past weekend I was honored to work another Hijab workshop at Rahma Internationals here in Maryland. Alhumdulillah they had 3 'specialists' working with the ladies who came out. I like floaty everyday styles. Some like wild and crazy styles. Whatever makes you happy.

So I guess I am doing hijab tutorials now....I guess I will have to work that out on YouTube now *le sigh*.

Be Beautiful,
Umm Amirah

Monday, April 30, 2012

Better late then never. Day 26, 27, 28 & 29 #30hijabN30days

Day 26 Deets-Hijab: Pearl Daisy, Ring: Torrid, Overgarment: Tawanda Makay 

Day 27 Deets- Iman & Beauty, Overgarment: Tawanda Mackey 
Asalaamu Alaikum ALL,
Sorry it has taken so long for me to get these last pics up. I can say that if you have been FOLLOWING me on the BU FB page that everyone LOVED this challenge. I was TRUELY a challenge. I have a SHORT attention span and worked REALLY hard at posting daily pics. Then life got hectic.Work, work and more WORK.
But Alhumdulillah I would like to thank ALL the sister's that not only participated but FINISHED the challenge. There were THREE winner. Check out that FB page.

I hope you viewers have enjoyed all the pics...and hope to see you around here again.

B Beautiful,
Umm Amirah

Day 28 Deets- Shoes: Nine West, Ring: The Souq, Hijab pin: Pearl Daisy, Outfit / Including hijab: Mubah Enterprise

Day 29 Deets- hijab: Pearl Daisy