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. 

‘Cos Giving Back Has Never Made Anyone Poor’

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

It’s been a few years now that I’ve been following a number of charity and other types of organizations via Twitter and newsletters.

Recently I became aware of how much publicity these foundations don’t get, which is quite a sad thing especially if they aren’t very well known throughout the country as a whole.

Some of the ones standing out, and I think I’ve done past posts on, will be Islamic Relief, for example.
Our local one in our community is Saaberie Chisty, which offers free ambulance service to those in need, as well as ghusl and burial services for our fellow Muslim brothers & sisters that have passed on.

Personally, I love getting involved in attending fundraisers and events, etc. no, not to show off or take pride in it, but because I know how many people and children suffer. It’s not easy in today’s times to make ends meet, nor to provide for ones family.
Thankfully, Allah (God) has blessed us with many people who are very well off financially and who know the value of sharing some what they possess with the less fortunate.
Helping these people also brings one back down to earth. It makes one humble, and you learn to appreciate all you have.

While going through my Twitter account, I came across this tweet,

I instantly felt I could do my bit in helping this wonderful organization.


Here’s a bit of background about Newkidz On The Block as sent by Michael:

Newkidz on the Block is based in Cape Town and transforms the lives of orphans, vulnerable and destitute people in South Africa. The primary focus is on children, although we also undertake some projects with adults in shelters. The organisation helps to create awareness of, and generate support for such people, aiming to integrate many of the children into loving family homes.

Newkidz on the Block carries out vital upgrades and makeover projects on children’s homes, foster family accommodation, shelters for abused women and children, and ECD centres, drawing on the services of large numbers of volunteers. The organisation networks with an extensive network of potential sponsors, which it approaches for the materials needed to complete the projects. These projects offer an excellent alternative to the usual corporate team-building and/or CSI project, as the impact on participants’ morale is immeasurable. Companies participating in this way also stand to benefit at a corporate level, as they receive a section 18A tax certificate and could improve their BEE scores, due to the demographic of the project beneficiaries.

Post makeover, Newkidz on the Block maintains contact with the transformed facility, offering training and guidance to ensure the high standards are maintained. Sustainability is integral to the vision and mission of the organisation. To this end, Newkidz on the Block targets facilities that clearly have the beneficiary’s best interests at heart. Newkidz on the Block encourages sustainable child-support networks within communities by linking interested parties with foster families, children’s homes and marginalized early childhood development (ECD) centres. We promote the practice of foster care, adoption and hosting of children and provide guidance to foster families via our established networks.

Money that is raised via our donors, sale of donated items, fundraisers and fundraising activists is used to create awareness of orphans in South Africa


For more information, checkout the Newkidz website for more information.

Considering that many of the organizations like this one does rely on donations as well as sales from donated goods, I would like to appeal to everyone to try and support Newkidz in some way.
Donations don’t have to be only in the form of money or goods, being a volunteer and donating time to a worthy cause like this is also a great way of helping and doing your soul some good.

I would love to know what charities and organizations you, my awesome readers, are all involved in, what they do, as well what made you want to get involved with them.

و عليكم السلام و رحمةالله وبركاته


The Turquoise Scarf Weekend Diary

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته


Welcome to the Weekend Diary

Keeping you updated with events taking place around Johannesburg so you’ll always have something to look forward to doing with friends & family.

31 January 2015
Country Fair
Smuts Museum, Irene

31 January 2015 – 01 February 2015
Baby Bargains Market sale
Kempton Park

3rd – 8th February 2015
Catch the Flufftail Festival at the Sandton City Checkers Court. It’s hosted by Birdlife SA. Take this chance to find out more about our feathery friends and the Wetlands they live in. Let’s bring awareness around wetland conservation.

Present – 1 March 2015
Tutankhamen His Tomb and His Treasure
This is an exhibit which is still on display at the Silverstar Casino.

Every Sunday
Watch these beautiful stallions do amazing things. Beauty & grace.

Gold Reef City Theme Park
Fun as always.