I’ve always had a thing for abayas and open bisht style abayas in the Muslamic sphere and that love intensified after moving to the Middle East. Something about the free-flowing easy-breezy vibe speaks to me and it’s just another fave!

You’ll know by now that I’ve partnered up with Aab Collection to show you a couple of their pieces which are now available online and in Debenhams (Middle East) – click here to peep the first look we showcased!

When the second Aab piece turned out to be a bisht, and a camel toned one at that, my inner Muslamic was super excited!

(cue excited face..!)

Aab is a modestwear clothing company based out of the UK (www.aabcollection.com) and their pieces can also be found in Debenhams (Middle East).

I present you the Escalera Bisht (here) , a beautiful piece which features a lovely thread embroidery on the front opening and flared sleeves.

Isn’t it beautiful?!

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I’ve paired it with a plain black abaya underneath and the same Soft Nude Chiffon Silk Hijab (here) from the previous Aab look. I would totally wear this out to a hanging or to Friday prayers and it would easily entertain both. It doesn’t have a tie up or a closed fastening, but I’m down with that! If I wanted to close it I could easily take a black tie up from another abaya and it would get the job done, or even a piece of thick black ribbon if you haven’t got a tie up.

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I gave it a go with the Aab Powder Blue Jumpsuit (didn’t take a photo unfortunately!) and the contrast of the blue and camel-toned looked stunning together! Looking forward to wearing this with a massive turban and denim to embody a street-style nomadic vibe kinda sorta maybe!

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Hope you’ve enjoyed these looks as much as I loved putting them together for you! Be sure to check them out online, on Instagram (@aabcollection), and in-store at Debenhams (Middle East)! xoxo

Another Huw Roman piece coming at you today! (click here incase you missed the first piece!) Envision a unique, upscaled upgrade to the everyday shirtdress, and you’ve got this gorgeous lightweight beauty!
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This is the Raglan Shirt Dress, made from a beautiful material called ‘oxijewel’ developed by one of Japan’s most reputable fabric makers, Toray. It’s extremely lightweight which makes it super comfortable alongside being super practical because a) loads of room to move within, and b) pockets!!
It’s also got a bit of a ballooning bulge if you will (in a good way!) which gives it this voluminous elegance as you walk. Super intentional lol as the bulge falls vertically rather than out from the side in order to provide that depth effect!
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Absolutely in love with the sleeves on this; the bulge effect carries into the sleeves a tad, tapering down into a thickish cuff which is beaut!

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check out Haute Elan by now! In case you haven’t, it’s literally ‘the’ spot for the latest in all things modest fashion! Housing over 200 designers from all over the world, they ship to customers in 220 countries and offer a seamless shopping experience across desktops, mobiles and tablets, as well as 24-hour customer care over email, telephone and social media! One of those designers being Huw Roman!

Don’t forget to use the code ‘saira20’ via Haute Elan (click here) for 20% off your next Huw Roman purchase! xo.

I present you Huw Roman Inc., an up-and-coming modest wear fashion company out of Tokyo aspiring to provide quality and comfort to women all over the world.

The Huw Roman woman is a woman with strong moral principles, one who is honest, intellectual, sophisticated, delicate, independent, chic, charming, modern and who has a lot of faith in oneself.

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(Am I allowed to be slightly flattered?!)

The core concept behind the brand is also based upon these characteristics, with “粋” (Iki) – representing delicacy, individuality and chicness and”薫” (Kaoru) representing the atmosphere of illusion, nuance, romanticism, and reality.

I was sent this beautiful kimono sleeve jacket alongside another piece (you’ll see it soon promise!) and I kid you not, even my 98 year-old grandmother insisted on having a feel because yes, it looked that gorgeous. The magic lies in the material which features an uneven grosgrain fabric which is thin, glossy, and rich in texture. Using grosgrain allows the appearance of a more causal and relaxing look; so although the sleeves appear to be a kimono sleeve, it’s been designed in such a way that they gradually widen in shape towards the cuff.

It also features a beautiful back slit kept together with a black ribbon and…pockets! yay! Pockets are always a win with me and instantly up the functionality and practicality of pieces!

The quality of this jacket is unbelievable and it adds an immediate minimalistic and chic put-togetherness to ones outfit! I can totally see this on top of a pair of denim and a black t-shirt, or even coloured trousers for an added pop of color if you like!

If you’ve fallen as in love with their pieces as I have, head over to Haute Elan where you’ve got access to loads of amazing brands such as this one and help yourself to 20% off by clicking here using the code ‘ saira20 ‘ ! (your wardrobe will thank me later!) x

Also be sure to give them a follow on instagram @huwromantokyo for the latest on upcoming collections and aesthetically pleasing visuals! xo.