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Happy Heads

November 7, 2009

  Two designs.  Reversible.  Many color combinations.  Happy Heads.

Sheena Matheiken has come up with a great way to raise money for Akansha while demonstrating the brilliance and sustainability of dressing in a uniformThe Uniform Project.  Fantastic. 

I am sorely tempted to imitate this project.  My tentative ‘uniform’ … wearing this Wavy Chinese vest/top in Indian cotton from annyschoo with various combinations of skirts/shirts … I wonder if I could do this???

UPDATE***  I AM doing it.  I bought a couple of them and have been wearing this vest for a couple of weeks.  Love it:  fewer choices makes for fewer headaches and more room in the closet!

Yes, I know I just mentioned Shukr.  But their new Eid collection is in!  You have to check it out!




SHUKR is an Arabic word found in the Qur’an which means gratitude or thanks.  Launched in 2001, the Islamic clothing company named Shukr serves people of all religions who are inspired by their faith to dress modestly, but don’t want to  sacrifice style and beauty. 

I’ve purchased several pieces from Shukr, and I’m particularly pleased by their long skirts;  I’m 5 feet 9 and a half inches tall and the length is just right for me.  I recommend watching their clearance page for better prices.

I buy them from Hijab Al-Muminat.

Offbeat Dress: Perfection

August 17, 2009

A pic from the Born Shoes Fall 2009 ad campaign.  Sigh.  I LOVE this.

Tessa boots, Born

Tessa boots, Born