Tuesday, April 21, 2009

ILOVEHISHMA's How to Wear Hijab Video #1: pashmina hijab style requiring no pins

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم ,

This is the first of a series of videos made by Pixie and Boxie of how to tie various hijab styles. This was our first vid so please excuse the grainy quality (the others are better) and the fact that we didn't keep the whole vid (it cuts off at the end when I am just explaining the style). The others will be better, we promise:D

K, so this is what I call the Omani style. Which is, an oblong hijab/shayla that is wrapped in a manner that it requires no pins, or when a pashmina is utilized, no al-amira hijab or cap. It is simply wrapped so that the free end is tucked into the side of the face or under the chin, securing the hijab.

This was the first style I learned, and it is great because even if you live in the most hijab-deprived place on this earth, you can still find a pashmina, which can stick to your head without a cap. It is great, because when you are in a rush you can throw it on and jump out the door. It is my late-for-work hijab style. And if you happen to just wrap it a little too short to tuck, you can also pin it with a stick pin.

I know the quality of the video is bad (we made better ones but we have to download them from a different source than the one we made this one on) but give me your feedback on if our advice on the style was clear, inshaAllah.
Without further ado...


Boxie said...

yay the first one is up.

Habibti said...

as salamu alaykum hihi you speak like those commercial women on tv.

Aalia said...

Asalaamu `alaikum wa rahmatullah!!

OMG I totally *luved* it!!!

Miss y'all <3

Pixie said...

Habibti: is that good or bad?

Habibti said...

naaaa its not bad. it is just that i wasnt expecting such a voice from you. lol i try to give voices and faces to people. makes it easier. and the way you were explaining it looks like the commercials presenters. it is good dont worry

Megan said...

You guys were great! Nice dance, Boxie :)

Inspired Muslimah said...

Nice video sis!

Natalia said...

Thank you for the video. very nice. Good start, mashaAllah.
I have just one comment: Next time when you shoot a video close the curtains at the back so that your background is dark and the lignt goes to your chef-d'ouevre :-)))
Good luck

Laura said...

salam :)

well, i couldnt see anything of the model but it was just great hearing your voice.... its like the voice of the girl from "thecanadianmuslim" where she does the tutorials.. really sweet!
im excited to see the next ones!!!

take care and masalamah,

Pixie said...

Laura: I can take of my fake Canadian accent I guess:D I actually have a South African accent and this is one I learned to fake when I moved here:D

Natalia: Jazzakallah kheiran for the advice.

Laura said...

pixie: well, i am not that good with accents, especially english ones since my native language is german..
but what ever that accent is you have, it sounds very lovely when you speak it, mashallah!!!