Saturday, 20 June 2015

my KLIHF experience :)

I must really count my lucky stars. 2015 has been an absolutely exciting year for me. I've been given so many opportunities, tried things I've never thought I'd be given the honour to do, met people I used to only see online and whom I aspire to be. So, so many things. I can't even begin to describe how exhilarating it has been and how sghijabgirl has open up so many doors for me. Oh Allah, I can't thank You enough. 

Alegra raglan sleeve blouse in Green from Poplook
Aster faux leather trimmed pants in Ivory from Fashion Valet

Recently, I was invited by Kuala Lumpur International Hijab Fair, mainly, the organisers, Women of Jannah, to represent Singapore as a Fashion Icon Ukhwah. To say that I was shocked beyond words, would be an understatement.

Akiva Printed Blouse from Poplook
Trudy Stripe Slacks from Poplook
The Soho bag from Poplook

(Thank you Shea for these shots hehe!)

I met so many beautiful people from all over the world, I was blown away by their dakwah work, their entrepeneurial spirit, of the accomplishments they've achieved in such a short amount of time. These were people who only knew me for less than 24 hours and they held my hand during moments when I was so terrified of speaking infront of a huge audience. We only knew each other for the briefest of moments and they were the ones who had my back when I was shaking with stage fright, sweaty palms and all.

Kaleidscope Limited Edition shawl from dUCkscarves
Zerene Sequinned Jacket in Rose Gold from aere

Snowflake satin shawl from dUCkscarves
Issoria draped skirt from aere

In addition, all the interviews done, via tv programmes such as TV 9's Safiyyah, Hijab Stailista and a live TV session on Nasi Lemak Kopi O, newspaper shoots for Hari Raya. The four days went past so quickly because every day was another new experience for me. I loved being around them, around the icons, around the people who took care of us (from Kolej Komuniti), and I loved being in an all-Islamic environment, with constant reminders of God, especially when they prayed jemaah together, every single day. 

Alyssa Scallop Chiffon Shawl in Mint Green from Poplook

KL limited edition black shawl from dUCkscarves

I think what awed me the most was seeing how they worked together to make sure the event ran smoothly. Its not easy coordinating students but the Kolej Komuniti lecturers and Women of Jannah made sure the best practical experience were made available for these Tourism students. 

(with Aunty Sham, the liaison officer who took care of us from start till end, thank You Aunty!!!)

But the highlight of going through KLIHF 2015 was, having my parents and bestfriends with me. My parents accompanied me from the start, got excited when it was my turn to speak on stage, holding up their gadgets to record my embarrassing moments :') My bestfriends came all the way from SG, surprised me when I was having my breakfast at the hotel. My God, I couldn't have asked for greater people in my life.

Thank You so much Allah, for making this happen. For the push when I was hesitating, for creating this opportunity for me. I hope I will never change, and if I may change in the future, I hope it will only because You willed it and that change, is for the better.

Last but not least,
A huge thank you to Fashion Valet, dUCkscarves and Poplook for my outfits throughout the entire event :)

Much love,

1 comment:

  1. Been waiting for this post! I loveeee detailed post like this. Thank you! So happy for youuu☺️