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From My Collection

13 Sep

Salaam,

Here is a look from my collection, it’s the Shirred Blouse in Animal Print. I added a belt, you may or may not do this, I pulled some of the fabirc out over the belt. Right now I’m nursing my baby and I had to constantly remove the belt and eventually just took it off. This may be why I look a little bit disheveled. It looks great both ways. I’m wearing a plain purple square hijab, it’s my MOMMY’S hijab and it is very dear to me. I have the back tucked in my blouse and the only pin that I am using is the one holding the two ends at the back of my head. I losely pulled the hijab and wrapped it at the back. I wanted to show the shirring and the yoke of the blouse. This was my Sunday out to promote my clothing line look :) And yes I had my baby attached to me, she doesn’t seem to like anyone but me, I LOVE it he he he….

Mas Salaama xx

My flower art hijab…

3 Jan

A little fuzzy hijab art…I wanted to show off my latest creation…my hijab art, I know this is huge in Egypt and I was fascinated with the flower hijab art when I was in Egypt. I’ve made the flower plenty of times, the first time was when I attended my sister’s wedding, it turned out all right and I have been practising ever since. So after a million tries I finally made it perfect!!! And here it is, too bad the pic isn’t clear enough but you can still see the flower.

fuZZy wuZZy

LOVE ZEBA RAMOS xoxo

Turning scraps of fabric into hijab…

21 Jun

I just got back from another amazing trip…I already miss my family and friends, but I have much to look forward too!!! Like my family coming to NY in 3 weeks Insha’Allah…we are going to have a blast together making this part two of my summer fun!!! BTW, Vancouver is not a bad city, the true Vancouverites and Canuck fans are not rioters! All of us were just as stunned and disgusted with what we saw as the rest of the world. I am proud of the Canucks for making it to the Stanley Cup Finals and for giving us a great season!!!

A while back I made a skirt made from ruffled material, the tutorial can be found on youtube and also here on my blog. So with the remaining material I was able to make myself a hijab. There are two ways to wearing it, I prefer one over the other, the way I have it in the picture has the ruffles falling down. I don’t really like to wear it that way, I prefer to have the ruffles facing back. I will post a tutorial on how to do wear it the other way this week Insha’Allah.

I hope you all enjoy the first day of summer Insha’Allah…xx

Spring and summer fashion tips…

16 May

Here comes the warm, muggy and soon to come hot weather. Here in New York we have rain, rain and more rain this week in our forecast. Last week was so beautiful, but let’s get back to the subject!! I know that it’s difficult dressing modestly in these warmer months. Speaking from experience, I wear more layers in the summer because I don’t have a coat to hide my arms and neck, so I know it’s a challenge. And also your laundry basket gets double the amount of clothes because you can technically only wear your undershirt once!

The best fabric to wear and help your body breath and keep it cool is cotton or linen. I know that the options for cotton are slim, but if you search hard enough, you’ll find it. Wear a light cotton hijab, wrapped loosley to help keep your head cool. I find myself wearing maxi skirts with tights underneath and also maxi dresses with tights underneath. I don’t know about all you other ladies out there, but my thighs rub together slighty when I walk and when it’s hot I get bumbs and a rash. To prevent this I wear tights(light material) and it works to prevent the rashes!!!!!!

I also try to wear linen pants in dark colors, because they can be see thru, and I pull my pants or jeans up high enough so that my thighs don’t touch. For those of you who are like me, I don’t buy high waisted jeans, I only buy low rise or mid rise depending on the design, and I always try them on!!! I really prefer low rise, because I wear long shirts and undershirts and I don’t come across the problem of exposing my back or stomach. So for those ladies that have been fearing that, if you tuck in your under shirt, and wear a tunic, dress or long blouse over it you won’t have that problem.

1. wear cotton or linen material

 

2. wear light cotton hijabs

 

3. maxi skirts and dresses are a good option for coolness

 

4. wear linen pants in a dark color

5. if you have the thighs rubbing together problem, wear tights or pull up pants high

xx

DIY: How to ruche a hijab

2 Mar

This is a simple tutorial on how to ruche a hijab. To have a more full and gathered look, use a wider hijab. Good luck with your project…

BCBG Max Azria does it the hijabi way!

16 Feb

On a daily basis I check out what the new fall 2011 collections from various designers look like and what my favorite looks are, and I have a winner in hijabi style. Max Azria had some gorgeous designs and the one thing that I loved about his collection is that he used dresses with under shirts! I was so happy to see this and I’m wondering what his inspiration was for this collection. He has long and layered looks in his collection, a lot of styles that I myself would wear. I’m sure his wife Lubova had a great influence on him, they work closely together and are very successful! I have a BCBGeneration dress that my sister in law gifted me. I wore it for her bridal shower. BCBG is known for their mix and match separates and their dresses. Check out 3 runway looks from BCBG’s fall 2011 collection.

My favorite look, picture courtesy of nymag.com

Picture courtesy of nymag.com

Courtesy of nymag.com

These 3 are my favorite looks from the collection but trust me there are plenty more that I love!!!

xx

How to wear a square hijab

15 Feb

Salaam Sisters,

This is a video on how I wear my square hijabs. There is the common triangle way and this is my rectangular way. I hope you find this video helpful Insha’Allah!

Zeba Ramos
Mas Salaama
xx

The skirt again!!!

3 Feb

I wanted to show you how I wear the skirt from the previous post. It’s super cold here and I’m wearing a waffle shirt with jeans, I find that the jeans fit me snug around the butt area. At home it’s not a problem, but when I’m going out I want to hide that, even if it means that I’m not taking my coat off, so to hide that issue I wore this skirt over my jeans. Please excuse the white socks!!! LOL…It’s one of my thicker socks and I love to stay warm!!!

I love buying skirts, especially short ones!!

20 Jan

Salaam Sisters,

You know when you’re at the mall and you see that little skirt that is so cute and you want to buy it, well, BUY IT!!! I always buy mini skirts, of course they have to be loose fitting around the thighs. Now you ask me why do I buy them?? Even the sales clerk looks at me and gives me that “why are you buying this?” look!! lol…I have blouses and t-shirts that don’t go past my butt, and I always like to have that covered. To fix that problem I like to mix my tops with the skirts and I wear them over jeans or pants. Sometimes I even wear them over a semi fitted skirt. The skirt blends in and it looks like it’s a part of my top. So the point I’m making here is that you can have fun with your wardrobe and mix & match mini skirts with tops. Check out this one that I just bought. I love it so much and it looks so fab with a t-shirt!!!

Also, if your married, why not surprise your hubby?? *wink wink…for those of you that are married, your hubby is the one person that can share anything with, so be spontaneous. Trust me, he will appreciate it and you can have a little fun too!!!

Mas Salaama xx

 

Simple & easy way to style hijab

24 Dec

Assalaam Alaykum,

This post and video is dedicated to my lovely family and friends in Vancouver and around the world and also to “N” in Chicago!!!

Mas Salaama

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