There are times in life when you know that you know that you are a part of something amazing, creating memories that will stay with you for many years to come. I was privileged to be a part of a blogger collaboration, spear headed and envisioned by Faeema, the fresh and always on trend voice and beautiful face behind The Sparkling Labyrinth and Jane Kilian ,the ass shaper and dream maker that is GI Jane, personal trainer and fitness expert, and also the entrepreneurial brain behind It’s A Bling Thing & Mielie Meisie.
The aim of the colab was to do a photo shoot to highlight that fact that in modern society less is not always more and that regardless of age, culture or race, covering up and displaying some modesty can in fact be cool. The other bloggers involved beside Faeema, Jane and myself were Inge Loker (The creator and sharer of the most delicious recipes on her blog Snap, Sizzle & Cook, and also the coolest pastor’s wife and mother I have ever met), and last but not least Mbali Ndlovu (A ball of energy and joy that can light up a room, and who is of course the voice of the blog Ms.MB)
Fashion bloggers we are not, but the amazing team that Faeema and Jane put together really did make us feel right at home in the fashion blogosphere. All egos were left at the door, though to be honest I don’t think that anyone had any diva qualities to begin with, and we spent the morning transforming to embody the concept of covered is cool. In society today people are quick to judge that which they do not fully understand and being covered is is misconceived as being oppressed. In my mind it is really an expression of a female empowerment and her choice not to expose every single inch of her body a la Kardashian. Personally I was excited to try a hijabi and I have often admired Muslim ladies and the different simple and elaborate ways that they are able to style a scarf. I loved wearing the scarf and I think that all the ladies looked amazing in their different styles. In the end I simply felt beautiful and confident.
The amazing team of sponsors included;
- Makeup by Shaista China from Fabulook
- Henna by Nindya Tricam
- Wardrobe by Rooi Bok Rokkie
- Scarf Styling by Faeema
- Accessories by It’s A Bling Thing and Mielie Meise
- Photography by Jarred Nicholson
- Wardrobe Styling by Jane and Faeema
I’m excited to share my final look tomorrow as well as the links to the other bloggers who share their own experience and final looks on their blogs.