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.