Fashion Friday: Somewhere in Between India and Malaysia

Friday, January 21, 2011

At the streets of Jalan Masjid India (Indian Mosque Street)
My Taiwanese friend, Carolyn, was visiting for a few days so I took her around KL city.
We took the same Marketing paper last year in NZ.
I wanted to show her local spots filled with cultural elements instead of 
bringing her to generic malls. 


I love Carolyn's harem pants!
They're like a cross between Arabic and Indian harem pants.
She bought them from a boutique in Melbourne.
I'm tempted to have one tailored just like that but slightly longer.

Lunch: I ordered cheese naan, chicken tandoori and mango lassi
Carolyn had chicken briyani and the famous Malaysian teh tarik

  This was a few days before the Hindu festival of Thaipusam (which by the way, took place yesterday) and we saw rows and rows of shops filled with traditional Indian clothes


Exotic glamour: I have a penchant for glittery Indian clothes and jewellery


Bollywood dresses for little girls. How cute are they?

 This is what happens when you go out with a hijabi. You end up buying scarves! 

 
 We also stopped by the National Mosque and I prayed Asr there.
Malaysia is very multi-cultural and multi-religious, which is pretty cool.

 I always love how peaceful it feels in a mosque

16 comments:

bosnishmuslima said...

Very impressive! Beautifull pictures!

xoxo

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

Beautiful pictures!
the Indian clothes [saree's, right?] look oh so glamorous! :)

JASMINA said...

You're such a fine young lady Shahirah :)!This post is so nice and full of color.I'm glad you had fun with your friend :)!

Bitten ❤ said...

Wow.. what can I say.. that's exactly I want to experience when I visit a place -- local spots filled with cultural elements. I'd like to see something like this in the future :)

Esra said...

Great shots, very colourful. And that mosque is so nice with the tiling and stain glass etc.

Malaysia is definitely on my list of places to travel to! iA.

Elisa said...

A couple of things I want to point out:
1. I LOVE your scarf! So pretty and you look absolutely stunning, masha'allah.
2. Looks like you did a great job of showing your friend around. When I visit a new place I would much rather check out the more cultural spots rather than the big tourist spots.
3. Bollywood dresses for girls = ADORABLE!
4. Great pictures! Now I really want to visit there :)

Elisa said...

Oh, how could I forget!?!
I agree with you on how peaceful it is in a mosque. I could stay in one all day!!

Fida Islaih said...

Love the pics and the captions!

RS said...

oh wow. these are so beautiful! and I love her harem pants, too. but they'd never suit me cos I'm too chubby...

Shahirah Elaiza said...

bosnishmuslima: Thanks. Malaysia is beautiful mashaAllah.

Smiley: Yeah, sarees! They were all so glam and pretty... even the affordable ones.

Jasmina: Well you know me, colours are important to me ;) Thanks for commenting!

Bitten: This is not even half of Indian Mosque Street. I didn't even take proper pics cos I was busy showing my friend around lol. I know what tourists wanna see cos often times I feel like a tourist in Malaysia myself =)

Esra: InshaAllah you'll love it here when you come someday!

Elisa: Aww thanks hun =) I love how the hijab complemented my outfit. And yes, I can sit in a mosque all day too... I can't quite explain the feeling.. it's like all my troubles go away.

Fida: Shukran Fida =)

RS: I'm sure there's a style of harem pants that will suit you really well... if you have curves like myself (ehem) then pick ones that are fitting towards the end, around the ankles.. and ones that don't have too much draping in the front:
DO -http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_1J0elDvmZog/THpbYzEImiI/AAAAAAAAADE/ZPjO9X5iDK4/s1600/Harem_Pants_by_DVF_thumb[4].jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MnWsjsOq0_I/SbHoMYCFB1I/AAAAAAAAATw/ReyFLUOUjbg/s400/15927874_05_b.jpeg

DON'T - http://www.fashioncapital.co.uk/images/newimages/lois/meem%2075.jpg

Ashi said...

oo looks like our asian high street! and the mosque is beautiful!! also i love your printed shirt and scarf, gorgeous.

hijabi hippie hypo said...

sounds like you had fun! :) the Asian clothes shop you were in looks just like the ones I go to! & the mosque looks absolutely beautiful

amazing pics ♥

Yunne Osman said...

sha dear, you made the streets look good in your shots. seriously, at 1st glance i thought you are back in NZ already!

Shahirah Elaiza said...

Ashi: That was my first time in the National Mosque! What can I say, KL is a big city lol.

hijabi hippie hypo: Thanks hun. Would love to visit London's Asian stores one day!

Yunne Osman: LOL, thanks to my camera I suppose? KL is beautiful though. We just gotta learn to look past its... uhm not so beautiful aspects.

miesmoshe said...

u know what i notice the same peach colored saree when i went to Jln TAR last week.. super gorgeous

mohd. shadab zafar said...

this is really beautifully taken photographs.........