Thursday, January 20, 2011

What is a hoojab?

Salaams and Saluations Beauties

If you don't know..well KNOW u know Pearl Daisy is HOT right now. Pearl Daisy is a UK company run buy a Youtuber who goes by Amenakin. Well Pearl Daisy features hijabs, tikas, underscarves and hoojabs. What a HOOJAB u say? Well check out her explanation here.

Now I have made 3 orders from Pearl Daisy so far. I've purchased hoojabs, thin scarf hijabs and accessories. I'll admit that at first sister Amena had issues with international shipping but now that she uses FedEx in the US, I've had NO problems obtaining my items once they have left the UK. It still takes about 15 days, but it is what it is.

Sister Amena with her website and her tutorials have inspired many a hijabi and new hijabis to create new and interesting hijab styles. Great for not only special events but everyday and anyday. Are you tired of the same OLD same OLD hijab style. Stuck in a rut with your hijab selection, well check out the Pearl Daisy Fan page on FB and get inspired!! Now mind you, new items go QUICK. You have to be on point with the website and credit card/paypal handy. Don't get left in the dust...check it out.
**Shhhhhh BU the Trunk Show is working on selling solid color hoojabs**

Hoojab tutorial

Pearl Daisy promo video

So ladies, lets be creative!!! With Pearl Daisy hijabs or any other types you have.

Find Pearl Daisy on FB here.
B Beautiful,
Umm Amirah

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hijab Tutorial Halaqah

Salaams and Saluations..

Do you live in the DMV(DC/MD/VA)?? New to Islam? New hijabi?

Well Beautiful Ummah Trunk Show is debuting in March.

I am currently working to bring the D/M/V more hijab styles, types of hijabs and more all at your finger tips!! No more waiting for parcels *wink, wink*. Chasing the mail man down or bugging out when things get caught in customs (don't EVEN want to go there).

Beautiful Ummah wants to be your go to PLACE for D/M/V hijabis. We will be offering our 'trunk' at private showings, new shahada halaqas, bridal showers and more!! We want to make sure that D/M/V hijabi have all the great options ON HAND.

Are you excited???

I am
B Beautiful,
Umm Amirah

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 1 Muslim Cruise

Salaams and Saluations Beauties,

The D/M/V Muslim Community was all a buz in November and December. NFinate Productions and Cresent Moon Nights came together for a dinner cruise in Baltimore. Soooo what was the first question, after how much were the tickets?, what do I wear? I mean "Dress to Impress" can mean SO many thangs to SO many people. The only guidelines given were : NO sweats, NO tennis, NO jeans. Hmmmm well I KNEW I was going to have something made...but WHAT. New garment? Skirt? Pants? Then..what color? What hijab...cuz those in the closet won't DO? I mean the LIST could go on and on.

So I decided to have a skirt made. Sort of like the high waisted one's I've seen on various blogs. I mean I wanted to think outside the box. So I bought the fabric and had it made.

The cruise was GREAT!! Great food, great company, great entertainment! It was even GREATER to see the Ummah come out and in STYLE. Dresses, sari's, tuxes, and more.

Can't wait to the next one.

B Beautiful...
Umm Amirah

Thursday, January 6, 2011

2010 work by Umm Aminah Honest

B Beautiful
Umm Amirah

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Desperately Seeking Intern

Salaams and Saluations,

Beautiful Ummah is desperatly seeking and intern. Umm Amirah needs help with the blog as well as the new addition, The BU Trunk Show.

I'm looking for someone 16 to 23 that is interested in:
-learning about running a blog
- can write
- can take and edit photos
- can use the internet *don't laugh*
- knows or knows how to look up basic HTML (website)
- likes or is interested in make up
- will be willing to test products (hijabs, make up, skin care)
- interested in modest fashion

as well as

- wants to learn about a small buisness
- lives in MD proper or can travel no prob
- can work 2 conference, 2 fashions shows and maybe a third
- work on inventory
- is organized
- and likes kids

If its YOU or someone you know please have them email Umm Amirah a:
- writing sample
- a 'moc' BU post with photos
- a CV
to ummamirah (at) beautifulummah (dot) com

B Beautiful,
Umm Amirah

You Must Accessorize..a hijabi's story

Salaams and Salutations Beauties,
Happy New Year...for those who induldge. I chilled out on the 31st. I was packing and preparing to move to another city in the D/M/V ((jump up and down here)). Saturday Abu Amirah and I went out with the Maryland Ummah on a night cruise. It was truly for the grown and halal sexy *wink*. EVERYONE came out in their BEST. You could TELL sister's and brother's REALLY put thought into their outfits and accessories.

So today's post is on accessories. Do you wear them? Well let me tell you accessories can REALLY make your outfits POP (ooohhhh aaaaaa oooo here).

Somethings to try are necklaces. I wasn't always into them, but as of late they really make my outfits come to life.

This is a Pearl Daisy necklace. Very simple and chic.

Purchased from Etsy.

Love this Etsy find. It can be worn with SO many colors.

Of course I go for the unique and different. I heart Etsy because I can find unique and handmade pieces. Although I have an accessory budget, like a hijab budget-lol, I splurge every now and then.

So what about brooches? When one thinks for brooches do you picture little old ladies knitting in circles?? Scratch about fly hijabs with fly brooches!!

These pictured below are from New Look. New Look is a UK company that sells accessories, much like forever 21.


Goes great with jeans, read or white.

Very elegant.

So you have your necklaces, your brooches and now there are head bands. Of course I go for the IN YOU FACE type. Subtlety is NOT my These headbands or bandos (for you UK ladies) add a little 'somethin' somethin'' to an outfit and hijab look. More pics like these to come.

This lovely was purchased from New Look and its so pretty. I wore it with My Day 1 outfit (another post).

A Forever 21 find.

Another Forever 21 find.

Boho chic from Forever 21.

Okay. I KNOW there were lots of pics in this post..but I just COULDN'T talk about acccessories and NOT show you the ones I use. So ladies, enjoy, experiment, let me know how you like them.

B Beautiful,
Umm Amirah