Live Fashion / Love Music 2010 ft. Yuna and Hana Tajima

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oh you have no idea how buzzed up I am today.

Wait a minute, let me pinch myself. Did yesterday really happen?

Aimie and I attended the Live Fashion / Love Music event by Yuna and Hana Tajima of StyleCovered and Maysaa at Solaris Dutamas yesterday and I still have adrenaline running through me. I’m still star struck and speechless from meeting Yuna and Hana, otherwise known as “Huna” to the absolutely gorgeous and bubbly Aimie.

The day was filled with drama but the good kind.We were late (thanks to me!). I blame KL for being massive and for changing all the time. Seriously, the roads never stay the same. The show was scheduled to start at 3 p.m. and we arrived fashionably late at 3.30 p.m. As soon as we entered we bumped into some of Aimie’s friends who told us that the room was already full and there was no way we could get in. The next best thing was to wait for the meet and greet session which would be after the event. We heard people had started lining up at 10 a.m. *jaw drops*

We met Hana Fedora, Azzah, Tahirah (if you’re reading this, I’m not sure if you have a blog or not, yes you do!) and so many other bloggers there.


They were all really sweet and friendly and it was so exciting to meet all these pretty people in person! I’m so sorry if I can’t remember all your names and if I didn’t talk much. In my defence I was in quite a daze to be in a sea of beautiful and fashionable hijabis. I felt so... plain and ordinary! I left the girls for a few minutes and when I came back they weren’t in the same spot anymore so I called Aimie and she told me she was at the entrance where her husband dropped us off. I walked out but she wasn’t there.

And then I heard a voice. It was a man who stood by one of the doors. He wore a white shirt and a crew tag. He asked, “You! It’s just you right?”

“Uhm….. yeah,” I replied nervously wondering what was going on.

“Ok, ok, come in, come in! Just come through here,” he explained with a tone of excitement in his voice.

I felt like a little lost lamb so I just walked through only to realise moments later that I was inside. I GOT INTO THE EVENT! Un-be-lie-va-ble! Then guess who I saw inside? Hana Fedora, Aimie and the other lovelies were all standing there.

“Sha! Come here!” ushered Aimie and Hana with their beaming faces. They looked surprised and happy to see me inside too. We all stood there with amazement and disbelief as we waited for the show to start. A few fleeting moments later Yuna came out, the crowd cheered and she performed superbly. Superbly, I tells ya. I had never attended one of Yuna’s live shows before and I was completely star struck. Her voice is velvety, comforting, crisp and full of life. Wow. It’s no surprise why she’s become such a superstar. If you’re a fan, you ain’t heard nothin’ until you’ve heard Yuna live. That’s pure Malaysian talent there. I’m so proud of her.

After she serenaded us with her hit songs we were told that the fashion show was about to begin. They played a documentary about Hana Tajima-Simpson and her label, Maysaa to build up the anticipation. Not long after, the models walked out with these gorgeous outfits and I could see the entire room was captivated.

Yuna, the song bird sang impeccably.

Being interviewed about her dress. Yes it's a Maysaa design. 

Maysaa documentary 


One of the many beautiful Maysaa maxi dresses

Stunning bright red dress
(Ignore the yellow tones as that's just a reflection of the lights)

One of my faves - look at all the colours!

My top pick. It's so chic and elegant. Very Maysaa, indeed. 

Ethnic print - told you they're hot right now. 

However, everybody couldn’t wait for the moment that the one and only Hana Tajima-Simpson will finally make an appearance.

That moment came. We rejoiced and cheered her on.


Then the event ended. It felt like too soon, too fast because we couldn’t get enough of Yuna and Hana. The girls and I reluctantly settled for the meet and greet session that we were told about earlier. Some left because it was quite a day for them. Hana Fedora, for example, had to get ready for her trip to Beijing. Aimie and I walked around the area. I bought myself a Maysaa top and said hi to the ever so popular and fashionably quirky Shea Rasol.

Maysaa pop-up boutique



We also bumped into Sue Anna Joe, another famous blogger who is a talented photographer and a mummy all in one! We chatted for quite a bit, got to know each other a little better and took photos with each other. She is so cute, just look at her! 




With our goodie bags.


Feeling thirsty and quite famished, Aimie and I decided to go to a café to grab something to refuel ourselves whilst waiting for the meet and greet session. We ended up staying at the café for a little too long! Yup you guessed it, we were having our little catch up session. When we returned to the place Yuna and Hana had just left to do a couple of media interviews around the corner.

“At least they’re still here,” Aimie and I thought because when we asked the crew members if we would be able to meet the two of them after their interviews and they said it was possible and so we waited for more than an hour like the die-hard fans that we are. We ended up chatting with Yuna’s manager and cousins who were all part of the crew and they were very friendly and accommodating. We felt like part of the family, in a way. Then we were told that Yuna and Hana were outside, Aimie got up and walked to the door in front of us.

“They’re here, Sha!” she said. I joined her by the door and there was Yuna. The slim and lanky superstar was in front of us and she gave us hugs and thanked us for coming. Trailing behind Yuna was Yuna’s cousin walking hand in hand with Hana Tajima. Yes, Hana was coming to meet us. I wanted to float in air at that very moment.

“Oh you gorgeous girls,” said Hana to Aimie and I as she hugged us.

Did Hana just call us gorgeous? I almost fainted.

I apologised for being speechless and star struck. I mean, who wouldn’t be? Yuna and Hana were talking to us. Just us. No other fans around. I felt so privileged. I told them the event was amazing and how we had the best time ever. Hana thanked us and said she was going to be in KL for another month. She is super sweet in person, by the way, and of course, drop dead gorgeous. Aimie and I wished Yuna and Hana the best with their careers and after some photos were taken we had to say goodbye. It was after 7 p.m. and pretty late for us. It was a long, rushed day but it was all so worth it because everything worked out perfectly.

How could I not have been star struck? These girls are overwhelmingly gorgeous mashaAllah.


Alhamdulillah for a day I will never forget. Congratulations to Yuna, Hana and the entire team for organising an incredibly successful event.

Visit these girls' blogs for more photos:
3 F's
Belog Mimi
Count The Thread
Ena Photography
My Amethyst
Sputnik Sweetheart
theKnot

(if you blogged about the event and want to be linked as well do let me know)

P.S. Aimie, I’m so happy I got to spend the day with you, my beautiful sis! Everywhere we turned people were so mesmerised by you and they just wanted to talk to you. You really are a special and amazing woman. Thank for you for a wonderful day.

And a special thanks to my Mum and sister, Melissa, for making yesterday possible for me. What would I do without family?

33 comments:

Mona Z said...

Wow,how exciting! You looked stunning and the photos are great!

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NikiSa IzAS said...

sukala tgk u all semua..sgt happy go lucky..teringin nk join juga...

Shahirah Elaiza said...

Mona: Thank you! I didn't feel very fashionable at all when I was there, trust me. Everyone looked amazing. Glad you like the photos.

Nik Isa: Terima kasih =) Kenapa tak datang semalam?

Hamizah Syamimi Supian said...

hey I was there too! And I think I saw you & your friend there. Both of you were amazingly gorgeous. teehee. looks like everyone who went there are busy updating their blogs on Maysaa, as I was too. lol! ouh I only got 1 picture with hana & yuna. so jealous with you! ;D

MIZZNISS said...

i knew i'll get jeleous... but anyhoooo, u guys are all looking so gorgeous and i wish that i was in KL that day so that i may join all you and get to know each other, cyber world would never be enough to get to know you.

i hope the next time its here, i'll be able to join..

and again, you guys are all superb...

Ami Schaheera said...

Wow, I was about to leave a comment about how I admire you from a far yesterday but didn't dare to say hi. You guys are so lucky, Hana is soo softspoken isn't she? Love them both!

Thanks for linking me, by the way I've linked u under my Hijabi Fashionista blogroll :)

Love and Sugar said...

O.
My.
God.

Tres cool!

Harteeny said...

Bestnya! :)

Salam from Miri, Teeny

RS said...

I'm writing notes on how to look glam with tudung for future references! heehee!

ashieBee said...

ahhhhh lucky you!! jealoussss :P im sure u had loads of fun. and hey, hope u are feeling better!

**hugs**

bride2wife said...

Salam Sha,

I found your blog recently and gone through all the archive. All are worth reading...

I'm soo happy to have met you in person. Such a soft spoken lady and calm too :)

Xoxo

Aisha said...

so very jealous right now...ive just been over at ajjah's blog checking out her pics, you all look so gorgeous masha'Allah!!

the white dress with drawstring waist...my fave too from your pics!

Zatil Aqmar said...

the whole collection is stunningly beautiful. and you guys look awesome! so jealous i couldn't be there :( i wish i was in malaysia..

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

*jealousness in progress*
Im loving everyone's post on this fabulous event!
Awesome pictures, Shahirah! You all look incredibly gorgeous.
I wish they would do another! Somewhere near this time!

PS: Anna Joes blog is fab!

Iméne said...

mashallah You looked stunning shahirah

Hijabs and Co said...

Awesome girl ;)

Yunne Osman said...

OMG! i missed all this! i couldn't make it there for my son was all cranky and unwell =( *tsk tsk* you and aimie looked gorgeous! really, everybody looked so stunning i'm sure if i did go i would be the least glamorous! hanafedora was there too! wow, everybody looked so good and hana tajima is soooo pretty right!

nisanichan said...

wish i was there !

Adriani said...

You were gorgeous Sha!!!
Really liked your maxi dress!!! :D

ajjah said...

Sha, I totally agree with Tahirah, you're polite & calm.. :)

Amalia Ardia Utami said...

wooowww, if only i colud be there :( may I copy some photos of MAYSAA event from your post shahirah? tq

anyway, i give you an award ;) ;)
please dilihat ya...

http://ardiatami.blogspot.com/2010/12/blogger-award-from-amelia-saga.html

hope you like it ;)

MaryamW said...

You ALL are beautiful!
Looks like everyone had a blast.

:)

Speaking of fashion, I wanna know where you got YOUR dress!

Now I have a lot more blogs to stalk....err... I mean follow :)

Chloe said...

You lucky girl! The event looked awesome, and you looked beautiful. By the way, you inspired me to do my own 25 before 25 list - I just posted it on my blog! miss you xox

Hanafedora said...

What a story sha!! u and Aimie were utterly pretty :) kiss and hugs

Lin said...

hey sha! great post on hana tajima! and i think everyone in ur pictures looks amazingly gorgeous! ;-)

soso said...

Loveeee the styling
great to see such a variety
check out my blog on fashion and other stuff
http://hiddeninstyle.blogspot.com/
tc x

petisuara said...
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nur alia mohammed azmi said...

hi there! i think i saw u in the TV this afternoon. You were in the Wanita Hari Ini show. You were interviewed by TV3 crew about fashion if not mistaken.

and honestly, you look great! :)

Shahirah Elaiza said...

Hamizah Syamimi Supian: Thank you, I've linked you in this post =)

MIZZNISS: Sorry to hear you missed out. InshaAllah there will be another Yuna and Maysaa event in the near future!

Ami Schaheera: Don't be silly, you should've said hi! I don't bite and I'm pretty sure Aimie doesn't either lol. Yes, I have 2 girl crushes now! Yuna and Hana Tajima lol.

L&S: Oh. My. God. <-- that's exactly what I said when I met Yuna and Hana! lol

Harteeny: Wassalam =)

RS: Tell me about it! I was in awe of all the stylish hijabis there.

ashieBee: I'm feeling heaps better now, thanks to extra hours of sleep. Thank you hun!

Tahirah: It was lovely meeting you. Always a pleasure to meet my blog reader. Thank you for being so friendly!

Aisha: I know if you were in Malaysia you'd be right there in the front row. Who knows, they could have an event in London! I'm not surprised if they do =) I loved the red dress as well. Stunning!

Zatil: Thank you, wish you could've been there too!

Smiley: I wouldn't be surprised if they do have another Yuna and Maysaa event over in London. Keep your eyes peeled. Yes, Sue Anna Joe's blog is fab. I was just thinking of where to look for a female photog and I found her, yay!

Iméne: JazakAllah khair =)

Hijabs & Co: Merci!

Yunne: I was wondering what happened to you. That's okay, I'm sure Yuna and Hana will be doing more collaborations in the future and inshaAllah you'll be able to attend.

nisanichan: You should've been there =/

Adriani: Thank you Adriani. It was nice meeting you! =)

ajjah: And if it weren't for you we wouldn't have spoken to each other because I'm terribly bad with faces. Thanks for saying Hi! You looked great that day.

Shahirah Elaiza said...

Amalia: Iya bisa, you may copy the photos. Thank you for the award!

MaryamW: Thank you for your sweet words. We had an amazing time. I had the dress custom made just for the event cos I'm a bit of a perfectionist. But oh my, that dress made me stress out at first cos it initially didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. Alhamdulillah, we managed to rectify it! lol

Chloe: Yay, you did the list! Will check it out. Miss you too girly.

HanaFedora: Thank you beautiful, and I didnt think I'd bump into you that day. It was a nice surprise =)

Lin: Thank you Lin, yes there were soo many gorgeous girls that day. I was so happy to see all the fashionable Muslimahs there.

soso: Thanks hun =)

petisuara: I think I may have seen you too! Thanks for dropping by my blog =)

Nur Alia: Ohh goshhh, yes that was me! Aimie and I were interviewed after the event and I didn't think they'd actually use the footage. The reporter didn't even tell us which show she was from! lol. I found out today through FB. Thank you for commenting =)

petisuara said...

hi you!!i noticed u at maysaa that day,,but i ddnt bring my camera if x msti da snap pictres with u n freinds da!!aftr this i akn stalk blog u selalu..hihi


http://petisuaraku.blogspot.com/2010/12/maysaa-yuna-and-hana.html

Sue Anna Joe said...

Would love to meet up again. <3