Adore By Adila: The Abaya Launch

If you’ve seen the events post, you’ll know of the Adore by Adila abaya launch. 

Set in the Marquee/Banquet Hall at The Palm Intercontinental in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. 

The red carpet in the hall

The red carpet was out to welcome all who attended. 

Seating at the show

The gorgeous chandelier in the Marquee

As we entered the hall, we were met by Sumayyah, assistant to Adila and were given goodie bags. 

I love these fans & have a small collection of them growing.

The Avon book, Camiic thobe and Musallah pamphlets as well as the Kit-Kat chocolate made up the rest of the goodies in the bag. 

I was given reserved seats right in the front so my sister, Nazeera Hassan from My Hijab Lifestyle as well as my sister in-law, Mas-oodah Jappie, & my mother in-law, Muallimah Shamiela Jappie of Cii, were given a clear view. 

MC: Shamiela Doola

The show began with Shamiela Doola as the MC, calling upon Mas-oodah as she was a guest speaker. 

Her topic of the Extraordinary Muslimah reminded us of Allah’s love for us and that we should cover ourselves for His pleasure. 

Sister Mas-oodah Jappie

After Sister Mas-oodah’s talk, we got to view the first of 3 collections. 

The models came out as some beautiful Nasheeds were playing, I know my sister really loved one in particular. 

The models makeup was done beautifully by Humairah Patel and Fatima Essa. 

The Fusion range comprised of bold colors and floral prints, billowy as well as straight cut designs, in quite rather sheer fabrics.

Fusion Range by Adore by Adila

Razia Mohammed

The 2nd guest speaker was Razia Mohammed who is a life coach and psychologist. Her talk was quite interesting and we even did a small exercise. 

The 2nd range was called Pretty In Pastels. 

This range had beautiful detail work in the lace and the sheer fabrics were in pastels.

The last range was called Sheer Elegance. Many of the designs included nude colors & stripes.

The best was truly left for last and we were quite impressed by the beautifully designed gold dress/abaya worn by Farheen Carrim, who is the Face of Adore 2016. 

And then came out the talented Adila in a beautiful black and gold ensemble. 

Adila’s speech was heartwarming as she spoke about her marhoom father who was her biggest fan and always encouraged her to follow her heart and dreams. 

After the show, the Abayas were on sale. 

I do think that many of us would have a favourite design, as the range does have quite a lot of variety. 

Many of these abayas are what we would mostly call ‘open abayas’. 

Many a Hijabi or Niqaabi would most probably pair them off with black inner dresses.

A repeat of the Adore by Adila ranges was held at the Eid Shopping Festival which took place at The Ticketpro Dome at Northgate, Johannesburg, recently.

A late lunch was held after the show at the relatively infamous Lal Qila Restaurant. 

It was a great afternoon and we all look forward to the next show by Adila, Insha Allah. 

iPhone 5, iPhone 6 & No WiFi!

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله وبركاته

Ever have one of those days that just goes right…. And then… It strikes!

The worst thing possible in today’s technological world!!!
Well.. After suffering a small panic attack due to my iPhone 5 falling… I ended up having a bigger one!

My phone refused to unlock…. It seems the touch digitizer screen has like ribbons running down from the top to the bottom of the phone, and nothing I’ve tried doing seems to work. Although, I do get all my notifications and the voice control works and so does everything else…even the Bluetooth pairs up to my car’s radio and plays…. except the locking… It just doesn’t want to unlock…sigh.


What do I do?

Easy… Go to the store I have my contracts at and find out if I’m due for an upgrade. Which, thankfully, I was.

Although I’ve taken on the upgrade, I do seem to have a new problem.

We don’t currently have wifi… Unlike other countries where wifi is considered a Human Right, an example would be Thailand where there’s free wifi EVERYWHERE, South Africa isn’t all that bothered about such things… Which is a huge shame!

And yes, we should install our own wifi or get mobile wifi etc etc.
A few months ago, when we contacted the lovely Telkom, we got told that the wifi download speeds in our suburb is soo slow, that it’s just not worth it putting it in. This coming from a source who works in the suburb we live in.

So now I am in a bit of a problem, because all my other posts and photos and pretty much everything I need to use, is on a phone I can’t access…

Although, with this new phone, which is considerably larger than the iPhone 5, and yes I have small hands so I need both to work on it lol, I guess in a way I’m impressed with it.
The clarity on the iPhone 6 Plus is definitely a good thing and it does possess the same user friendly operating system I have come to know and love.

But all it is really, is a bigger version of the iPhone 5.
It does have a new Health app, a Numbers app which is quite handy for planning events or keeping track of expenses, etc (my new favorite app I think), iMovie which makes it easy to browse and share your favorite moments & watch trailers and movies made by you, using the themes available. It uploads it all to iCloud as well, yay!!!
Keynote, GarageBand and Pages are new too.

But… None of that has really solved my problem…

If any of you out there are tech’s and you know what I should do in order to get my iPhone 5 working again, please feel free to comment, I’d be ever so grateful.
The one reason I don’t want to send my phone in to the repair centre is because I’m afraid they may reset my phone without my consent and it may just erase everything straight off.

In the mean time… I’m looking at getting mobile wifi and perhaps someone will suggest a really great operator that’s reasonably priced and offers great service.
Oh and a recommendation for someone that has fabulous iPhone 6 Plus covers… Must be something travels easily as I’ll be traveling quite a bit in the next month to events as well as to different cities for different events.

Thank you/shukran.

وعليكم السلام و رحمةالله و بركاته




Maleehah Laylaa Centre 4 Special Needs Hosting A Fundraiser Breakfast In Lenasia

“TIME OUT” ladies –
Maleehah Laylaa Centre 4 Special Needs hosting a fundraiser –
chit chat over a scrumptious breakfast @ the newly opened coffee shop, LIMELITE, at Trade Route Mall Lenasia, on Tues 26th Feb @ 10:00.

1 lucky Guest will win a beauty make over by LA BEAUTY & FASHION STUDIO.

Scarf Styling will be demo’ed as well. Please contact 0766722611 for tickets which are limited to 30 جزاكم الله خير.
Come on ladies join the fun.
Entrance R80 set breakfast menu included! Donations welcome!