Fashion Friday: Eid Special - Think Pink!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

EID MUBARAK & SELAMAT HARI RAYA
to all Muslims from every corner of the world!

I had an absolutely amazing first day of Eid with my Mum and friends and the rest of the Dunedin community yesterday. We even appeared in the local newspaper! I don't care that it's a horrible shot of me (oh who am I kidding, of course I care) but I'm just so happy that there's a positive article about Muslims in the news.

Eid in New Zealand is not too different from Eid in Malaysia but I definitely think it's more interesting because the Muslim community here is very diverse. It's so nice to see the different cultural outfits and dresses, although some do opt to dress casual chic. I just love seeing all the beaming and happy faces too!


What I wore in the morning for Eid prayer

After prayers we headed to the town octagon (yeah we don't have a town square 'cos octagons are way cooler). Here you'll see 2 beautifully dressed kids and 2 very grown up kids.

Can't help but admire these girls' dresses

Lamya did this by herself. Ah-mazing.

What some of the men wore; taken at the Octagon during an annual Eid performance done by Arab men from various parts of the Arab region.

Back at the masjid for breakfast. Hey even babies get totally styled up during Eid.

Later on my girlfriends and I went to Tunnel Beach, which by the way is only 5 minutes from my house, and I never knew. Well actually, it was more like a mountain and a beach because to get the the actual beach we had to walk down a mountain and that took us about 20 minutes. It was lambing season so there were sheep manure EVERYWHERE. It was gross but we just laughed it off and had an incredible time together as you can probably tell! 





I hope you're all having a blast with your loved ones at the moment! Once again, Eid Mubarak and kol 3am wa antum bekhair (may you have goodness in the years to come).

30 comments:

edimccrappy said...

new zealand sure is beautiful. selamat hari raya

CarmenSays said...

EID MUBARAK!! Mashallah you look radiant! I love what you wore for Eid, the colour really compliments you :] xx

Feda said...

gorgeous!! you look beautiful!! Love both outfit and that hijab style suits you well!. Your friend did a really good job on the henna too.

Sounds like sheep manure in New Zealand is like the cat and dog poop that I encountered in Spain. It's everywhere! Beautiful scenery, very fortunate to live around such views!

-Amina said...

I miss the Eid festivities in Dunedin! You looked great Sha! =)

[[[ x Smiley x ]]] said...

Eid Mubarak Shahirah! :D
You look gorgeous mashAllah, loving your pink hijab!

liloo said...

Eid mubarak wa taqabalAllahu mina wa minkum habibti :)
You look gorgeous mashaAlalh and those pics are greatttttttttt :)
Thx for sharing ;)
xoxo

Hanafedora said...

hey you look like a velascarves model..hehe Is that from Vela?? Really nice on u.

Love and Sugar said...

mashaAllah!!! you are absolutely gorgeous darling!! :D EID MUBARAK! Everyone looked so stylish there.

and Oh. My. God. I love your handbag.

Modest wrappings said...

Lovely :)

Ashi said...

Eid mubaruk hun!! u look beautiful as per usual, love the floral dress!

Purple Flowers said...

Eid Mubarak and you all looke lovely!

Rene´s Bare Essentials said...

Eid Mubarak!
Love your pink abayah! You look beautiful in all the pictures, as always, mashallah!

Hijabee said...

Beautiful pictures. Loe it. Eid Mubarak

Smart CoOKie said...

Eid mubarak. Lovely pictures and you have lots of Arabs there.
Have fun. :)

mishkash said...

MashAllah You look beautiful!.
Wishing you well


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hijabi hippie hypo said...

mashallah you look amazing :)
x

Shahirah Elaiza said...

edimmcrappy: It sure is, I feel really blessed alhamdulllah. Selamat Hari Raya to you too!

CarmenSays: Eid Sa3eed sis. A girl can never go wrong with pink ;)

Feda: To be honest, that hijab was slowly falling apart when I wore it that morning cos I didn't use enough pins haha. Went home and fixed it, and all was good! It was a challenge trying not to step on any poop btw =p

Amina: Dunedin misses you, Amoon! Wasn't the same without you.. not at all.

Smiley: Hey darlin', Eid Mubarak to you too!

liloo: Always a pleasure to share a part of my life with my blog buddies =) Hope your Eid in France was amazing!

Hanafedora: It's not from Vela but I was thinking the exact same thing when I wore that scarf... it really reminded me of Vela scarves (which I'm dying to get my hands on but I just find it so hard to choose from all those gorgeous designs!)

LoveandSugar: Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! Eid is the time when everyone gets dressed to the nines. Similar to Raya back home except not as colour co-ordinated haha ... (it really is cute to see Malay families walking together and they're wearing the same colour or even the same material!)

Modestwrappings: Thank you Nadia =)

Ashi: Eid sa3eed hun =) I love the purple anarkhali that you wore for Eid... it's regal yet funky (cos of the Cadbury purple!)

Purple Flower: Eid Mubarak sis. Thank you =)

Rene: Heyyy you! Eid Mubarak... bet you had a very special Eid this year ;) Please give little Safiyya a kiss for me.

Hijabee: Thanks girly! Eid mubarak.

Smart CoOKie : Eid sa3eed hun! Lol yes we do have a lot of Arabs for a little city like ours. They are mainly students.

mishkash: Shukran and Eid Mubarak sis.

hijabi hippie hypo: Thank you hun. 'Twas an amazing Eid =) Throughout Ramadan we barely had a sunny day but during Eid it was like summer!

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Yunne Osman said...

eid mubarak sha! love your pink dress :-)

RS said...

one day when I wear tudung, you're gonna be my style icon =D

Muslim Girl said...

The pink abaya is gorgeous!

Hijabis On Ranting Tour. said...

Totally awesome and beautiful Post very belated Eid Mubarak darling :)
xx
naz @ somalianarab.blogspot.com

JASMINA said...

Beautiful!!!I'm happy you had a nice Eid.
All of the pictures are a joy to see and you're a gorgeous young lady :)!
Mwah :)...

eLFiRa aRisanti said...

cool :)

Zatil Aqmar said...

really really love the scarf! thought it was vela's too..and yea it's true, too hard to choose, vela really has very gorgeous colors and designs :) i wish i can make up my mind one day.

selamat hari raya!

Yunne Osman said...

ooh, where's the 'like' button? huhu i like your post and your fashion. and i like the comment from RS too =)

Shima said...

Hey. Lovely Pictures , you look beautiful. Could you pls tell me what camera do you own. I love the quality of pics =D

Mustika Sari Sayuti said...

happy hari raya sha! :)
your pink dress is so gorgeous! i adore!!! :)

Shahirah Elaiza said...

Yunne Osman: Thank you =D Yeah we should have 'like' buttons on blogger!

RS: Awwh that's so sweet. There are many stylish hijabis and the good thing is heaps of them own blogs. Check out my link list.

Muslim Girl: Thanks!

Hijabis On Ranting Tour: Shukran Naz =) Hope Eid was just as fun for you.

Jasmina: Yayy you're back!

eLFiRa aRisanti: =D

Zatil Aqmar: By the time I decided many of them were already sold out =/

Shima: I think it's a Sony W180. It's just a simple digicam but it takes really nice photos when they're natural light.

Mustika Sari Sayuti: Terima kasih. Ibu saya yang pilih =)

Sitti Sarah said...

I LOVE UR DRESS ^^