Sha Elaiza in The Star, Hijabista and on TV!

Friday, August 03, 2012


I was recently interviewed by Kevin Tan from The Star newspaper about my feat of fasting from music during Ramadhan. The article is published in today's print so go get it TODAY! I'm also featured in the August issue of Hijabista magazine for a  fashion shoot called "Beautiful Dancer" along with Shea Rasol from My Amethyst, Eyqa Sulaiman from SugarScarf and Sue Anna Joe from Budu dan Belacan . Although, I should say the skinny jeans I wore in the shoot is not something I would wear in public especially as a hijabi...

Those of you who watch TV 9 might have spotted me in Safiyya's promo for their upcoming episodes. My friends and I will be featured in them with our hijab tutorials but in different episodes. I think my hijab tutorial will be aired on 2nd September 2012. It's a very simple style done with SugarScarf's half moon shawl and inner and my models were Eyqa Sulaiman, the owner of SugarScarf and Lyna Kamal, one of the Scarflets. 

I also did another hijab tutorial recording as part of Sunsilk's Clean & Fresh ad campaign. There will be a different hijab tutorial shown every week during the month of Raya / Eid ul-Fitri (yes we celebrate Eid for a month here in Malaysia, lucky us!). I was told my hijab tutorial will be shown on TV 3 and TV 9 during the second week of Raya inshaa Allah. I have to warn you though, I wore an outfit which made me look *fat*. I picked the outfit in a rush but at least I like the colour combination (that's what I say to comfort myself). 



Emerald green hijab by Ami Schaheera // Pink beaded hijab by SugarScarf
YES! I wear braces now. I've been wearing them for about 3 weeks.

Speaking of Eid, have you ladies sorted out your Eid outfits yet? 

I haven't. If you're like me... worry not! 
FashionValet is holding a pop-up store at their HQ this Sunday 5th August from 12 - 4 PM.
There will be clothes and accessories that are not available on their website at the pop-up store.
Come over, meet me, the lovely newlyweds, Vivy  and Fadza and the FV team this Sunday and treat yourself to something nice.


22 comments:

Feda said...

You are so stylish Sha! Love the pearly pink hijab thing. Congrats on being in a magazine :)

liyana zulkeplee said...

Cool sha!!! U looks gorgeous!!

Shahirah Elaiza said...

@Feda, thanks hun, I love it too! One of my favourite hijabs at the moment.

@liyana, which part is cool? lol. Thanks Yana!

liyana zulkeplee said...

ur face & i also like ur comments inside The Star, talking about music. It's so true!!!

Rahma Fateen said...

aww Mashallah! You look so prettyy!
Congratulations! x

yunayuni said...

Love your emerald green shawl. Looks good on you :)

Although I must ask, since u had an experience with shooting for a magazine, is it really compulsory to follow what the stylist asks u to wear? I mean, if the skinny jeans is not something u would wear, they should respect your decision not to wear it.

Not meaning to be negative tho. Just wondering :) Coz most of our Msian artists also gives the "magazine requirements" reason when they dressed up too sexy, its like the media is the one controlling their outfit or something.

Anyway congratulations! :)

A. Zahra said...

Wow, that's awesome! Your outfit looks whack! And so do your eyelashes. Congrats girl!

Ida Ali said...

you're so beautiful! hehe i wear braces too. i've been wearing for a year and will be opening them soon. when that day comes, there will be tears. i've grown so attached to wearing braces!

btw, can i know what's your skin care regime like? your face is flawless!

Haute Muslimah said...

Mabrook Mabrook!! You look beautiful, MashaAllah!

Misha iCan said...

Congrats on both the article and the show, wow Masha'Allah, I'm impressed, and you look really pretty MA!

Dana Muslimaah said...

Assalamu Alaykum sis, Just found your blog :) Ramadan Mubarak!
Feel free to drop by my blog:
http://scatteredpearls-blog.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Any cOmment on eatpraysalam kelly?

Magz and Mez said...

Your braces suit you so much, mashAllah, So cute!

http://sophisticated-sisters.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

OMG, I love your "grills!" Didn't know you wore'm.

Shahirah Elaiza said...

@Rahma, thank you =)

@yunayuni, the clothes were sponsored by various designers for the photoshoot... I could've worn harem pants (as I requested but the magazine editor said she didn't have any sponsors). I didn't have time to buy one that would specifically suit the colour scheme of the outfits which the editor chose for us. It was kind of last minute. Maybe the magazine needs to be a bit more careful in the future? Skinny jeans is not exactly very appropriate hijabi-wear (in public).

Thanks anyway!

@A.Zahra, thanks =)

@Ida Ali, aww thank you but I think the make up saved the day lol. I wish I had them earlier but I was always overseas and that made it hard. Although I'm slowly getting used to them I can't wait for the day when I get to take them off! hehe

My skin isn't flawless but ever since I started drinking 4 litres of water a day, I saw the difference in 1 week. It has improved a lot =) Just drink 1 glass every half an hour. But during Ramadhan I can only drink 2 - 2.5 litres, and that is after iftar.

@Haute Muslimah, alhamdulillah thank you!

@MishaiCan, nothing much to be impressed with . Just a few things that came my way this month =) Thanks though!

@Dana Muslimah, Ramadhan Kareem.

@Anon, Kelly is all good =) She was just getting the wrong kind of attention from her videos (e.g. marriage proposals from random guys!) so she's taking a break.

@Magz and Mez, @anon, thank you! lol @ grills. So gangstaa!

Nawal Sharif said...

Saw you in the newspaper :) You're so beautiful. MasyAllah.
:D tehee

fifi said...

hi

nak tanya, u guna braces ni kena cabut gigi ker..
i've been wanting to do that..tapi takut kena cabut gigi...

Shahirah Elaiza said...

@Nawal, aw thanks sis!

@fifi, hahaha, I pun takut cabut gigi but alhamdulillah I didn't have to do any teeth extraction. Mine is very straightforward case. You should consult an ortho and get his/her opinion. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Salam Sha.

I have no comments since I've explained.

Suzi

Shahirah Elaiza said...

@Suzi, Wa salaam, and I've explained to YunaYuni as you've explained =) Regardless, we all make mistakes, especially me. For example, sometimes I don't wear hijab the appropriate way (not completely covering the chest) but I would readily admit that it isn't the best way to wear hijab so my readers know they shouldn't follow my footsteps.

Frederick Clark said...

I just wanted to show my respect, understanding and support. I'm proud of everything your done. History is bring made by every action and step you are making. We can not undo which have already been done. I am happy to see the movement you've started is of pure of heart and like time is never undone!

Shahirah Elaiza said...

@Frederick, wow thank you for your kind words! Appreciate it.