Style Sunday: Cape Town

Cape Malay Quarter by Vincent Mounier

I haven't done a Style Sunday post in aaaages. I can assure you that you aren't missing out on too much. I'm quite the simpleton these days. By the way, no, I'm not in Cape Town, though I really wish I were because it's in my list of top 10 cities to visit. It's just that this outfit I wore yesterday is a fusion of Malay and African influences. The maxi dress is from and it's by Pink Jambu, a Malaysian brand which incorporates batik into its designs, and the hijab I donned looks like an African turban except I've styled it in such a way so the hijab would provide more coverage. The combination of the two cultures reminded me of Cape Town because of the famous Cape Town Malay quarters called Bo-Kaap.

Apart from the cutting and colour, what I like most about this dress is the quality of the cotton material.

Pink Jambu maxi dresses in grey and orange are available at

A quick snap of my African turban inspired hijab style

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Hope you guys had a great weekend! 


Nai @ TPJ said…
Salam. Yep, nice to see turban style with front coverage.. :) xoxo, Nai.
Shahirah Elaiza said…
@Nai @ TPJ Wa Salaam, yes!
Anonymous said…
Salam Sha,
irrelevant to this post,BUT quite interesting..(LA?)
The BBC's Kate McGeown says there is optimism that a framework peace agreement between the Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group could end a 40-year conflict that has cost an estimated 120,000 lives.

The deal follows long negotiations between President Benigno Aquino's government and and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

It provides for a new autonomous region in the south, where Muslims are a majority in a mainly Catholic country.

The agreement is expected to be signed formally on 15 October in the Philippine capital, Manila.

washi said…
Salaam Sha,
firstly I want to say you look absolutely fabulous in this outfit mashaAllah.

Secondly, do let me know when you visit Cape Town as we would love to host you inshaAllah. First on the agenda would be to take you to my cousins in Bokaap so you can take pics outside their homes (1st house on the left and the orange one next to the masjid). Love this post ♥♥
Asyik Izas said…
nice turban:)
Shahirah Elaiza said…
@washi, thank you! SubhanaAllah, those houses belong to your relatives? I am so drawn to South Africa! Insha Allah I will definitely take you up on that offer someday <3 You've got me all excited now haha.
Shahirah Elaiza said…
@SS, Yes I read it in the newspaper. Thanks for the share!

@Asyik Izas, thank you!
FaUzIa KaSiM said…
salam sis, can we have a tutorial of this african turban? i would like to try it to eid InshaAllah!
Coco said…
Slm beautiful Lady

This is my city :) my ancestors as well as my husbands are direct descendants of Malaysia <3
You should really visit South Africa, you will love it!
Sheida said…
Salam sha. Gorgeously vibrant! You have braces now! Me too! High-5!