Two-tone tales

I was going to write about how my glasses broke over the weekend (currently wearing my medically prescribed sunglasses and have to burn more battery by having the laptop at the brightest screen level) and weave it in with procrastination and fate and just being in the moment and getting things done but it was too hot that night (generator has closed for the day) or something and late. How are you coping with extreme weather wherever you are? The weather is quite nice this evening. It should rain already!

You might have seen the swiss roll inspired two- tone eba on my social media by now, this post is not a tutorial sadly, as I was trying out these ‘designs’ or ‘presentation’ for the first time.

It’s pretty to look at, who has time to start folding eba, it will get cold <— that isn’t me speaking.

So, I was inspired by desserts, a swiss roll and candy cane. I have a sweet tooth which makes me more inclined towards desserts, loooooove them.

Pending when I might upload a tutorial video, these links may guide you Swiss Roll Eba (just skip to the folding part, we are not baking cake, also, the frost will serve as the second color) and Candy cane Eba.

I even used a fancy filter 😉

I always love to think of and execute creative and new ways of expression and the presentation of Nigerian and African food. This is one of them. Using normal plain garri and yellow garri served with efo riro.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Love,

Haneefah.

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Amethyst

Hiiiiiiii!

How you doin’ :}

I had to make a little getaway to Abuja over a month ago and wanted to make a fresh/ new outfit for the trip. So, during a trip to the market where I usually get my fabrics from, I saw this material! It reminded me of amethyst, purple jewel look, I wanted to use it to make lingerie initially (don’t ask me), I still have the material in fuscia pink, so I can lingerie that. Who will like to see a lingerie tutorial?!

I loved the color, the feel of it and because it looked like fluid when it moved, I could only imagine how it will look in a circle skirt! So, that is what I made. When I first wore the skirt, I wore it with another silk beige shirt for a complete evening look.

You would think because I have an habit of rolling my shirt, I’d just stick to 3/4 sleeves? No, when I have to pray, I’d like to have the option of covering my arms. I also prefer a slim fitted sleeve for a more contemporary look. Kids, cover your arms.

There was minimal styling, you could complete it with a black bag. I hardly carry more than two bags in a year, except I have a super luxury one I need to use for certain events.

Also, make up is annoying. nuff said.

Outfit details

 

Have a lovely week ahead!

Love,

Haneefah.

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DIY: Faux Leather Tote Bag

Hi everyone!

Taking the blogging thing seriously again, aren’t I?

I love tote bags, they are roomy and easy to just grab and put stuff inside. I painted a dessert themed one on youtube here. And you can easily make one from scratch, it doesn’t take that much time too! It is important to use quality materials to increase their durability and final look.

The finishing is also important incase you suddenly had a light bulb moment and can sell these in form of an SME. Here is the final product I sewed, also accessorised it with a silk scarf I was gifted from Modanisa, Turkey.

You’ll need:

  • Leather (Or any material you would like to use, fabrics as well)
  • Tape rule/ Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

The denim in the picture below was just making a cameo, I was supposed to use it in binding the edge of the tote but I was afraid of what will happen to my sewing machine because I had other things to make that had deadlines that day. Lol, so, ignore it.

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Cut the leather in uniform rectangle. I used 20” to 15” dimensions here.

At the lower corners, make a perfect square (3cm) cut out.

Sew all three sides together as shown before (excluding cut out).

To make the bottom part, open it up and align the part not sewn together diagonally, as shown below. Sew it together.

Sew up the edge to make it neat and attach a thin strap to the handle. I used contrasting threads to make it a little bit more interesting.

Don’t carry this to a crowded Nigerian market, at least not with your valuables in it. You’re welcome

Is this something you’d like to try? Do share your thoughts.

Love,

Haneefah.

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Rainbow Stacked Pancake

I hope you are all having a colourful week so far?!

If you’re not, then you can add cheeriness to your table, plate, mouth with this colourful fruits platter going on here. There are different ways of incorporating colours to dishes with colour, such as this perfect breakfast example.

If you have a stomach like mine, Then I recommend the consumption of this edifice by one VERY hungry person or just two normal hungry people because this is a long pancake stack.

I have fruits layered in between pancakes with cream cheese filling.

You need (all colour of rainbow fruits that you can eat with pancakes), I used Strawberries, an orange, banana, it’s yellow, go with it, green apples and blueberries.

Creem cheese was beat together with granulated sugar, I think you can use powdered sugar if you want as well. Put in whipped heavy cream for extra fluffiness and you’re good to go!

You can easily remove the cream cheese filling if you want a healthier version, for the fitfams. It will also blend right in for a rainbow breakfast themed party, you know, for those who like rainbows and mornings.

Can’t wait to try rainbow vegetables next, it just really occurred to me right now, I doubt there will be stacking involved. I mean, what can I stack? Eggs?!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Love,

Haneefah.

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Pink and Floral

Heyyyyyyyy. Salam alaikum!

In celebration of Breast Cancer awareness month which is observed in October, here is a style post with a touch of pink, If you’d like, you may wear a cute little ribbon. But most importantly, support women who are fighting the battle.

There are a few causes going on around, help raise funds, do your bit and hope for the best. And if you are feeling very generous, you can donate to foundations that sponsor cancer research as well.

Outfit details:

Shoe- Newlook

Scarf- Always had it, don’t even remember buying it. I think it’s my mum’s and it is part of an indian outfit set but it goes well with the green that can be found on the top print.

Top- DIY*. I made it buba style with flare around the sleeve end and I really wanted the sleeves to be super long.

Skirt- DIY*. Regular pleated skirt. Although this is usually not my color as I prefer earth tones more, but hey, it’s the month of breast cancer!

*I made/ sewed it

I got a new lens for my camera!! My pictures are so much better now and it makes me so happy. Al hamdulilah 😀

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And I’m also thankful to my brother, Abdullah, who was gracious enough to help in taking the pictures. Lol.

Here are throwback pictures of me in ‘Pink’ for #BreastCancerMonth. I tried not to cringe. Also thankful for growth.

The second picture’s touch of pink with a lipstick i borrowed because I didn’t have anything pink to wear or owned any make up.

 

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DIY Faux Fur Sandal

So, here’s the story, on how I upgraded the sandal below. There’s this huge h&m faux fur jacket which is kind of useless in use in Nigeria, I decided to give it new life.

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I cut off the sleeves (so that I can still have a sleeveless jacket to use if I have to make a journey to a freezing climate) and used it in coming up with this uber simple crafty craft and jazz up my simple barely sandal that I wore here.

Basically, what you’ll be needing is

  • Your source of faux fur.
  • glue
  • scissors
  • and your imagination! I just had to put that in there. There are so many things I might be ‘fluffing’ up real soon.

Here’s a really short video to guide you on how to make it.

New blog post! Link is always in bio. #diy

A video posted by Haneefah Adam (@muslimahanie) on

All you have to do is cut up a strip, long enough to cover the sandal strap and not too wide. Or you can just go out wild, it’s your choice, and shoe.

Glue on the fur. Wait for it to dry. I trimmed out the hair on the faux fur because I felt it was too long. And rock it out!

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I wish you an amazing week ahead!

Love,

Haneefah.

 

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Mono-Cream

Hi!

I hope you had an amazing weekend, I’m just looking forward to week ahead and the good it has in stock! I’m going to be in Lagos Thursday for a leadership and entrepreneurship summit in Lekki, in sha Allah (God willing), there will be more details on my twitter shortly.

So, while I was in Lagos, about two months ago, shortly after my Istanbul Fashion week trip, I talked about it here.

I had a mini photoshoot with Roqeebah O of theroqeebah.com. She was a very pleasant person to work with as I am probably the worst subject to photograph as I have zero patience. We met up at Rele Gallery where my art was in an exhibition.

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And that was me with random things in the picture. Guess who had a shoot that day too?

Yup, hijarbie!

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Heading out that day, I decided to go with a monotone look and have the super amazing gold patterned hijab with tassels do the major work. The shirt is a UK size 24 by the way, because I wanted to go for a oversized chic look, paired with the cream pleated palazzos.

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And a nice simple barely dare heeled sandal to complete the look.

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We later went out for coffee and had more photo shoots there while I was exploring my Samsung phone I just recently unboxed.

But first, I had to take a picture of my carrot cake and coffee first.

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Shirt: Marks and Spencer

Pants: Al Marwah, Turkey

Hijab: Muslima wear, Turkey. Shop this hijab here

 

Have a great week ahead!

Love,

Haneefah.

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MID Hijab Giveaway

Salam alaikum (Peace be onto you) guys!

I hope you’re doing well and that Ramadan which is basically almost over (sadly) has been very beneficial for you.

MID sent me some printed viscose hijabs to give away to my readers/ followers! I’ve gone through so many ways to give them away, I just decided to come to the blog and finish it up here.

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So, In sha Allah, the first five people to comment on this post gets the hijabs sent to them in time for Eid in sha Allah. Four of the hijab to be given away are in the image above. Comment with your location and a sweet message to anyone that would be reading it.

You can also partake in the current promo MID is running now and you stand a chance to win a full Eid outfit!

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Good luck ladies!

Love, 

Haneefah

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Checkpoint Jilbab

Salam alaikum (Peace be onto you)!

I hope you’re all doing well. I also pray that Ramadan has been very beneficial for you in sha Allah.

I recently received this Checkpoint Abaya as a gift from Midkollections (MID, Muslim Identity), Abuja. They have a collection of various designers such as aab and silk route of Islamic design house which are my personal favourites. They were designers I looked up to when I was trying to come up with my clothing line then. They also stock male thobes as well and kids clothing, so they cater to practically everybody.

The abaya I have on has a sporty vibe to it and I knew I had to pair it with red sneakers right away, to match the striking  red panel and to honour Naima Roberts’ She wore red trainers, Lol. I loved reading the book a lot. The abaya is light weight surprisingly and very functional sporting side pockets and side splits to aid better movement. If you are interested in getting this particular one, you can get it here. The vibrants colours are amazing! I’m wearing Slim 60. You can also just generally shop for your Eid needs on their website. As that is so close by, I’ll keep you informed of more details to how you can easily shop from them to prepare for the big day in sha Allah.

I’m also partnering with them to give away 5 Viscose hijabs for Eid! Soon, I’ll be giving one away everyday in sha Allah and I’ll be sharing more details of the giveaway soon. So, stay tuned! 😀

Outfit details.

Abaya: Silk Route Abaya here

Scarf: Silk Route Hijab here

Sneakers: Primark

Wristwatch: DW

Do have a wonderful day/night ahead.

Love,

Haneefah.

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Ruh Collective X BrimahAndJohn

Salam alaikum!

I hope you’re all doing well. Being a follower and admirer of modest fashion for a very long time. I am always excited when I come across gems.

Ruh Collective was one of them. I was part of those that had an exclusive sneak peek to the collection, it is now available to the public :D. Their values are amazing Ma sha Allah.

These are just few of my favourites (It means if I could buy any piece from the whole collection, I’ll be choosing these, starting with the jumpsuit!). You can view the whole collection here and their collaborations with designers.

The outfits are hereherehere and here. Most of them are up for pre-order.

They also do collaborations with designers. BrimahAndJohn however, documented a fashion story using clothes from Ruh Collective, Covetous: The Lady + The Thief.

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It was a striking narrative about a blissfully unaware lady, who constantly had prying eyes, the thief, on her, till she was overpowered by that hidden but ever present force. She interpreted it as the Lady being the world, Dunya and the thief being death. Death being a fact of life we sometimes ignore or pay little attention to but can creep up on us at any time.

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She threw it open for interpretation, and I interpreted it to be a person and the evil eye. Which we are ‘blissfully’ unaware of.

Evil eye, Isabat al-’ayn, is a common belief that individuals have the power to look at people, animals or objects to cause them harm. It is tradition among many Muslims that if a compliment is to be made one should say “Masha’Allah” (ما شاء الله‎) (“God has willed it.”) and also “Tabarakallah” (تبارك الله‎) (“Blessings of God”) to ward off the evil eye. Reciting Sura IkhlasSura Al-Falaq and Sura Al-Nas from the Qur’an, three times after Fajr and after Maghrib is also used as a means of personal protection against the evil eye. –Wikipedia

May Allah protect us always.

Love,

Haneefah.

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