I don’t know how to begin on where I’ve been for the last 10 months, I’d say “life happened” but it would be inaccurate to summarize everything with just a phrase. I’ll be sharing little bits and pieces of what’s been happening with me here on this platform but for now let’s get into this post, shall we?
A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of being invited to Diner en Blanc – an all white dinner party that happen every year here in Nairobi. I’ve never attended a themed party before so the moment my good friend Emily informed me about it,I was ecstatic!
Shortly afterwards it hit me that I needed to wear white, I can’t remember the last time I owned any white outfit so coming up with the perfect design was kind of hard, bearing in mind most white fabrics are kind of mundane and there’s nothing fancy about it unless of course it is your wedding gown and you have all forms of shine and glitters on it, I agree though, white has aspects of class attached to it but it is just hard to create a fashion statement that’s neither too much or too little.
It literally took me two weeks to find the perfect fabric and just as I had guessed, it was expensive. The next thing after finding the fabric was coming up with the design. I always have a design in mind before fabric hunting, this one however, turned out different. I really didn’t know what to make of it.
All I knew is that I needed to stand out – standing out for us Hijabees is slightly hard, want to know why? Because you have to take every aspect of your religion into the design process. I needed something that covered me well, but at the same time showed the uniqueness and style.
I decided to go for an exaggerated sleeve as a statement for the entire piece and I honestly can’t believe it turned out this perfect. Correct me if I am wrong but the sleeves added a classy electric vibe to the whole look.I was Diner en Blanc ready!
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