Saturday, November 5, 2011

Rasulullah SAW dalam hadisnya bermaksud, 

“Wanita yang paling banyak mendapat kurnia ialah wanita yang murah mas kahwinnya, yang senang nikahnya dan baik budi pekertinya. Dan wanita yang jahat ialah wanita yang mahal mas kahwinnya, payah nikahnya dan yang buruk budi pekertinya."

Andai ada rezeki lebih, tidak salah untuk add on details to make it everything perfect on your big day... but most importantly is to be balanced about it all. Make sure it doesn't burden your fiance restless just to make you happy on that long awaited day... always talk and communicate, and be sure that its mutual. 

its the life you build with him on wards that matters most. 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Dream

You know the dream?

The way you knew since you were small, how you wanted to look like and feel like on that big day of yours?

Well after all this time blogging, and the feeling of my future happiness is so close, right in front of me, this is what I want to share with you guys that never gave up.

I want to be covered in white lace, walking 2 steps behind him, letting him lead the way, I want to blush, to assure him I am nervous but want nothing more than to be right there next to him.

I want him to catch my smile and know that I will do nothing less than to make him feel complete.

I know, it sounds dreamy. I know it sounds so far from real. I know its cheesy.

But a girl can't help but feel the way she feels.

I will love you, when our time is right. Allah will let us know. Amin.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Abaya Dress for Weddings


Hi Ladies,

I think its time I write something on dresses, my all time favorite topic to express.

Alright, back in I believe it was circa 2002 if not 2003 at my grandma's, I remember flipping through the May edition of Wanita Magazine, it was their annual wedding edition. At the time, Norjuma Habib Mohamed was just launched into the media industry and she was featured and modeled the latest collection from Munawarah Boutique. I remember her vividly in this gorgeous chiffon white in color, with a lot of sequins, jubah with a matching tudung. it was just something so fresh and not at all your normal wedding look. I fell in love with Munawarah instantly, but I also knew, it was Norjuma's very cute face that added to the pretty perfection that was glowing in that glossy magazine.

Soon after, I recall Wardina getting married, and she wore that same white jubah just in a different shade but still almost identical during her nikah ceremony. I remember looking at the picture, and she was as beautiful as always, and then I saw that twinkle in her husband's eyes, as if he had no words to express how just sitting next to her brought that much joy to that grooms face.

So fast forward a few years, and I am at that age where I am supposed to get married, just still waiting for that knight in all shiny gear to arrive I must admit. But still I have all the details of the dress I dream to wear lingering on and on and on.

But I knew somehow I still wanted to wear this jubah or better know classified as abaya during my wedding. I knew that I will wear a baju kurung for my nikah, so its up to my reception or his reception. ;)

Here is where I will explain to you why, because I know some of you might have your eyes rolling thinking what is up with Zain...??

 Above, the abaya Queen Rania wore in 1999 when King Abdullah was crowned King of Jordan,

Ten years later in 2009, Queen Rania wore the same dress again, only this time she styled it with a nice belt to complete this look. To be able to wear the same dress after one whole decade and look the epitome of queen perfection, that is what we call a classic.

Next up, Queen Salma of Morocco.

The Queen wore this to the Monaco Royal wedding of Prince Albert. I think its sweet, royal but without trying to hard.

Next Princess Lalla Meryam and her daughter at the same wedding.

This dress I loved the most, worn by Lalla Soukina. Why?  because it was in my favorite color of the moment blush pink, and it was not over the top. It was loose, but yet oozed of sexy appeal. Its like you don't have to try hard. Its still so very modest but in fashion with all the right reasons to go for.

Here is another dress worn by the princess. Its hot, to me at least.

So yeah, if the royals from the middle east all wear this with pride to European weddings, and still look so beautiful, I don't see why I cant pull it off. I just need to lose some more fat so I can create the illusion of myself drowning in this abaya, with a small waist.

One more thing, if I cant convince my mom or future mother in law to wear an abaya to any of the ceremonies hosted by them, then I will still have one made. What for? My wedding night, it is just as historical as any other ceremony during the wedding. Oops.             ;)


Zain Anna

Friday, August 12, 2011

With Every Detail (WED)

As promised

I know its been awhile, but I have only had time to properly sit down and blog.
The previous posts were all done via my blackberry and its not great fun if you don't do it properly.

Alright, please check out this link , let me know what you ladies think of it.

I think its cute these boxes, and its definitely something new.

so personalized, so you.

By the way, the owner of this awesome company is super cool, Martha Stewart of some sort. :)

Please share your comments and also what more you might want to see from this WED team.


Zain Anna

Monday, August 8, 2011

Iqra... Iqra... Iqra


I just want to share a short story with everyone.

When Jibril Alaihissalam was sent to earth to meet Rasulullah SAW, Jibril mentioned, Iqra, Iqra and Iqra.

Which means, and read. I see it that Allah wants Muhammad's ummah to read continuously and acquire vast knowledge.

Therefore I always try my very best to find time to read, any type of materials, need it be books, magazine, newspapers, journals etc.

I must admit with the evolution of the internet, it seems a lot of time is spent surfing rather than reading old school books. But it doesnt matter as long as you dont stop. Just keep on reading.

Hence I must take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for not giving up on my blog. Thank you for reading it. It brings me great pleasure. May Allah bless all of you.

Its only because of your support, I still have the courage to blog.



Friday, August 5, 2011

Why do people like to say bad things about others?


Salam Ramadhan, I hope everyone is well and enjoying the holy month. I know its cliche, but like others I try my best to be at my best behavior and also do good deeds and perform ibadah as much as possible. In reality I know I must do it all the time and not just Ramadhan, but at least I try.

Year in, year out, in Ramadhan I try my best to just do simple things that makes me feel better inside.

I would usually listen to all sorts of music in the car, at the office etc, but during Ramadhan, I play my Quran recital cd, n yes its recited by an Ustaz, Allah knows, I need loads more practice on my tajweed. We get pahala for just listening, what more if we read our Quranic verses. I know it sounds like I am trying to cheat, but at least people around me get to listen to it too.

Ok let's got back to my headline. thing there forever will be hard for a lot of people, is to stop saying bad things about others. I do complain about people too. So in this month, I try my best not too. Keep reminding myself, sabar sabar sabar.

But I am starting to wonder why, I feel like people around me just do not like it when other people achieve something more than them. Why?

I know, I would always be happy for someone else's happiness and rezeki, so why can't others be the same. Saying syukran has never hurt anyone, but why do the opposite and in return hurt those people?

Oh dear.



Sunday, July 31, 2011

Salam Ramadhan


Dear Ladies,

I am at the moment in faraway land. But I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you a happy Ramadhan and may your ibadah's be full of joy and compassion.

Thank you also for the emails pouring in, I know I am slow at responding sometimes, its just that I am not at libertly to keep blogging my hearts desire as much as I want to.

None the less, I know there are many of you in the midst of final preparations for weddings this Syawal. Good luck, and be patient, I know in Ramadhan there are so much tests on our patience.

Much Love,

Zain xx

Friday, July 29, 2011

Sneak Peek : Cake Shaped Boxes

Isn't it lovely?

Yes ladies, there's a new vendor in town. I think these cake boxes are divine, its something new and out of the norm. Best of all, tailor made to suit your themes.

Truth be told, I have been wanting to share about this latest creation for awhile, but finally given the best time to do so.

What do you think? Its cute, as sometimes, its hard to put cakes on hantarans due to it being exposed. But with these cute boxes which come in 3 sizes, small, medium and large, you can choose what to fill it in with - chocs, sweets,cake slices, cookies ...etc.

I hope you guys can share your thoughts. Will definitely blog more about this soon. Till then, do drop a line.

Zain xx

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Knowing He Was the One

I know some of you guys are wondering whats up with the title right?

Well suddenly, out of curiosity this got me thinking. A few weeks back, a close friend of mine, she got married but not to her fiance, but a guy she met 2 months prior to the wedding and only 3 times did they actually meet. After her wedding, I had dinner with her and obviously we were talking about the development of our relationship part of our lives. Apparently I am still playing the field. But I asked her, how did you know he was the one? You met him 3 times only before the day he lafaz akad. And she simply said "when you meet the one, your heart and head just knows". 

Mind you she was not the first one to say this.. Yes, when you, you know. 

But it hasn't come to me yet..

However I want you ladies to share with me, your part of the story. How did that "yakin" feeling come to you. Do share, Mashallah, how it would be a good way of sharing to others. Well yes, I am not at all ruling out to solat ishtikharah, however this is just a way to reflect moments that just come to you without you realizing it nor having any control what so ever.

Like they say, When you know, you know. 


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Jakel Shah Alam

Good Morning Ladies

I suddenly have this cringe to share some information on my nice shopping experience with the ever famous Jakel.

To be honest, for wedding materials Jakel is like a one stop shop if u don't really feel like hopping into so many shops. Gulatis and Euro Moda have a wonderful collection, but once ur on TAR Road, you would want to roam all the shops there. I believe it is worth the energy, you are going to spend hundreds or thousands of ringgit, so walk.

A few weeks ago I was at Jakel, in search for some materials for a wedding I am to attend. I thought of treating myself to some nice materials, as it has been awhile since I updated my baju kurung collection.

So off I was at Jakel (tar) on the 3rd floor I think looking at beaded chiffons. After a lot of trying out, I ended up
with a lilac colored chiffon with some blue colored flowers.

But yesterday, my sister and our friends and I went to Jakel Shah Alam, and Mashallah the choices there are 3 times what Jakel (tar) offers.

We all comfortably sat down and let ourselves sink in all those beautiful fabric.

Ok I need to resume writing this later.

Loves xx

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

KEN ANWAR - Dress No.2

Assalamualaikum Ladies....

Oh dear, a thousand apologies again for my being missing in action.

What  have I missed....

Well too much side drama in my life, however so, the world of bridal dresses have never came to a stop.

I haven't even blogged on Duchess Catherines dress yet!

Well, I just wanted to share some stuff. Remember I had such rave reviews about Ken Anwar?

Guess what, he is doing another dress for me. It should be ready in 2 weeks, have a fitting with him next week. The dress is very simple, he will just need to touche it up with some stones or what not. But his real challenge? Designing the hijab/tudung.

I cant wait to see how it will look like.

So consider the fact that this is my 2nd dress with him in such a short period of time, yes love, he is good and I actually afford this stylist+designer!

To any of you thats interested please call

KEN ANWAR at 0122441803

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bridesmaid Dress by Ken Anwar


This is the dress by Ken Anwar.

It  was a perfect fit, had one alteration due to my weight gain lol! Talk about the bust area ladies.. haishh...

Other than that, we both agree next time when measuring we will measure with my heels on, as I wished the dress was a little bit more longer, due to my heels since we only estimated during measurement time.

Alls well though, I am a happy customer, and also glad he made a tudung that matched with to.

Hope to hear your thoughts.

PS --- To those who have emailed and I have yet to reply, will do so soon.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Skin Care Prep

Alright my darling readers....

I want to share some tips, well its only because I trust what I use and only recommend the best and result worthy.

Everybody wants to have that glow....of course spiritually, your own inner self will be glowing..but it wont hurt to get your skin glowing too. I am blessed with normal skin, oily tzone, but I have a few acne marks here and there from yester years and also the stubborn blackheads.. I do have facials done, but honestly my job just kills time really. So I had to take matters into my own hands.

There are some products that even my friends used too coz they saw the difference it reflected on me.

Shall we start?

alright here goes all

  1. Himalaya's Neem Face Pack - its like taking a layer of dead skin cells off your every time! I use it like 2 times a week, if I can. All you do is apply an ever layer all over skin, not too little, but be generous, and wait for it to dry, usually less than 10 mins. Then use a wet sponge to wipe it off. The price is affordable around RM 27.00, available at all pharmacies and also the Himalaya boutique.                     
  2. Then I use  a scrub to really scrape of the final dead skin cells, Laura Mercier's Face Polish. Just a small amount to gommage your face. No more than 2 minutes...But I really feel that my skin is so smooth after this. Previously I just used St Ives Apricot Scrub, its been in the market forever! But I stumble upon LM's and just couldn't resist to try, and in love till today. However its a tad expensive really RM 90 I think per tube. But you can just use St Ives Apricot Scrub which is a mere RM16. 
  3. Ok so now all your pores are open, so please we need to tighten them up and sealed, delivered, I'm yours.. Zain uses, St Ives Firming Clay Mask since I was 15 years old. It really is just that good! It firms up the pores. Price, RM 17 i think last i bought.                                                                                           
  4. Ok...make up remover is an ESSENTIAL, coz you must get all of it OFF before you go to bed and let your skin breathe. Luckily for me, I have tried so many types of make up removers. From Shu Uemura to Loreal, Ponds, Olay...and the list goes on. I sound old right? Well the winner for me is, Neutragena Deep Clean Cleansing Lotion. My skin dramatically became softer. I never changed brands since. A steal at RM 26.50!          
 Lips.... I never gave it much tender love and care... Except for smacking on lip balms whenever possible. But my make up maestro introduced me to one lip balm, that I wear on before I sleep...and in the morning, ohhhh my lips are so soft like a baby's! I am not trying to be pretentious, but its so true! If you are willing to pay a lot, I must say this is worth every cent you pay. It is Bobbi Brown's Lip Balm. RM 70 if not mistaken, I bought my first, and it takes forever to finish! Coz you dont apply a lot, and its just for the lips!                                                                        

Alright, this list will be edited soon to add a few more stuff, I just really need to get some beauty sleep now ;)

Love Zain 


Pale Blush is the New White

I must really say.....I think Ayu Raudah's wedding was very nice.. The colors, the flowers, the dresses and everything were pretty. It had a certain touch of class but yet not over the top that made you want to say bad things.. 

I personally like the dress above...I always thought for my own wedding, apart from the MUST white dress for nikah..I wanted to have a reception dress in a nude almost white and blush color... very subtle.... sweet... yet astonishing in a princess-y way.

And then came Reese...

she too chose a blushing pink dress to her recent wedding to Jim Toth... Its such a sweet color. 

here are some other dresses that caught my eye...

  Anna Kendric at the Oscars..

  Emily Blunt at the Gloden Globes..

Ok...I think you know the color I mean...

isn't so lovely?    Tell me what you think...



Monday, April 11, 2011


Hello Ladies...

Ohh... sorry that the title is all n caps....But I am more than happy to share...that even though I love Unaisah to bits and she is sooo swamped with work until the end of the year, well we have a new designer on the block.

Yes.. I did blog about him a few days ago. Yesterday, I met him to discuss a bit more on my dress as maid of honor to my best friend. He chose a great color and matched it up with a different color lining..Cant wait to see how it turns out!

the best part is it quoted a very reasonable price.. I am so pleased..Alhamdulillah, Bless him.

He was detailed with a lot of stuff and was accommodating since I wear a tudung, he put emphasis on the cuffs and the collar.

My first fitting will be in a week's time, so will tell you all about it.

But to those who really want to do dress asap, please email me



Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dress Making of sort


I have received a ton of emails with regards to Unaisah.

Yes she is a hell of a good designer. Very sweet in persona and just so eclectic and precision in work.

I think the best part of it all is that she offers reasonable prices, and not at all over top as such couture others offers.

But sadly, I know that she has been declining some requests from those who approached her..due to the fact that she is super swamped with work. We must understand that she works alone and has not assistance. Hence its quality against quantity.

I still love her though for trying to accommodate brides out there. But I want to also share....

That I have met another new designer.. yes its a he... and no we are not dating ..LOL ( perasan new york ke apa zain?!)

ok.. he is relatively very new...he has been working at some design houses...but is slowly trying to work on his own.

I made a dress with i will be a maid of honor to my best friend soon. The dress is yet done, but as soon as it is, I will tell you all about it, and perhaps for those who can't make a dress with Unaisah, well we can try him instead?

I guess, to me, I  know how some girls out there have a tight lets work around those means.



Friday, April 8, 2011



 I have so much support and love from you guys!

I miss dresses too much...

So here we go again!

zain needs to be happy!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011



Its been almost more than half a year since I posted anything..

I don't know if I am not being fair to my readers...let alone be fair to myself..

I suddenly am here...thinking of just a year was January 2010.. the merisik..and 3 weeks after that, it all came to an end.

So maybe I am writing today, as a way to express  that I am moving on..or at least trying..and that even though there is much anger, it made me more mature through time.

Apart of me wants to just close this down, as it pains me so much, but after all these months, I still get so many emails of which exudes gratitude and appreciation, especially on matters of the DRESS.. So, its you guys that still reminds me I still can dream.. no matter how little the dream can be.

Its such a joy to see the other lovely ladies went from a bride to a wife and then a mummy.

I need to extend my apologies, for going AWOL. I did not attend some of the weddings.. I buried myself so deep in work just to distract the head and the heart, but last November, I was hospitalized due to exhaustion and an infection. 5 days in the hospital, I realized I had to go back and start loving myself.

So my 2011 resolution, to try and start dating again.

Mind you, at this age, the single guys not so much. lol.

I want to start blogging again.. its therapeutic actually.  but only if you guys will still be here and still support my oh so very shattered heart.

So we'll see how, it feels like to fall in love all over again. Inshallah, Amin.

with much love,