The 2nd Annual Muslimah Fashion Show & Bazaar was held on Sunday, Ocotber 26 at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton, Alberta. I attended this event in support of my friend, Mona Ismaeil, as her collection of hijabs from her shop, Modern Hejab, were showcased on the runway at the event.
I also attended this show as a blogger, and had the great opportunity of networking with some inspiring Muslimahs!
The Fashion Show:
The fashion show featured the latest Fall collection from Wedad Amiri’s modest clothing label, Afflatus Hijab. Wedad’s use of velvet in her pieces gave her clothing line a luxurious feel, and yet the classic silhouettes of her skirts added to the elegance of her entire collection. I love how the maxi skirts can be worn casually, or formally; and all the skirts and dresses were long in length – which is perfect for Muslimahs! To view more items from the Afflatus Hijab collection, please visit the website at http://www.afflatushijab.com/.
As mentioned previously, also on the runway was Mona Ismaeil’s collection, Modern Hejab. The collection consisted of a beautiful arabic calligraphy dress, in addition to gorgeous hijabs that come in a variety of colours and textures. Modern Hejab also had a stall at the event, which displayed gorgeous clutch bags, dresses, and hijabs! Please check out Modern Hejab’s website http://www.modernhejab.com or phone (780) 668-0082.
I was highly impressed with the enthusiasm of all the vendors present at The 2nd Annual Muslimah Fashion Show & Bazaar! Down below are some of the vendors I had a chance to meet and chat with:
Company: Sweet Addiction Cakes
Description: A company that provides wedding cakes, custom cakes, cupcakes, cake pop bouquets, and party favours for all occasions.
Contact Info: Phone Marvet at 780-965-0079 or Rana at 780-994-0909 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Company: JAX from Scratch
Descripton: Greeting cards for all occasions, including Eid cards, and embellished Blessing Boxes! Jackie’s pieces are all handmade with a vintage look, and make for the perfect gift!
Contact Info: Phone (780) 257-7773 E-Mail email@example.com
Company: Henna by Nailah
Description: Nailah uses her henna skills on gift boxes and jewellery boxes, and also provides henna services.
Contact Info: Phone (780) 240-9715 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org Website http://www.hennabynailah.com.
Company: Modern Era Design Inc
Description: Jehan Hamdan is a certified interior decorator that works with you to achieve the perfect decor for your home.
Contact Info: Phone (780) 951-4854 E-Mail email@example.com Website http://www.moderneradesign.ca
Description: All natural and fresh tasty treats! Popbar also offers vegan, gluen-free, and lactose free options.
Contact Info: Phone (780) 341-0999 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org Website http://www.pop-bar.com
Company: Zada Jewels and Accessories
Description: Products include gorgeous costume jewelry, wedding and prom jewelry, and handbags.
Contact Info: Phone (780) 709-6733 E-Mail email@example.com Website http://www.zadajewels.com
Description: Shubinak sells clothing for both men and women made from hand-woven organic cotton, as well as unique hand-embroidered leather handbags!
Contact: Phone (587) 336-1029 Website http://www.shubinak.com
Company: Bowdacious Bows
Description: Adorable handmade seasonal bows for special occasions!
Contact: E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Company: S & H Hijab
Description: Selling a variety of hijabs for all occasions!
The special guest at this year’s event was Lidia Handous, a successful lawyer within the community. Lidia spoke about overcoming the obstacles of becoming a lawyer within the Islamic community in addition to describing her experience a woman working in a male dominated sector. Masha’Allah, Lidia’s speech was enriched with powerful words of encouragement; she did a fantastic job of conveying the message of what it is like to be a strong Muslimah no matter what way of life you choose for yourself!
Overall, The 2nd Annual Muslimah Fashion Show & Bazaar was full of excitement, modest designs, and confident women with a strong business sense!