Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My Absence

Peace & Blessings Beautiful People,

Last time I actually did a post was mid 2015 which is absolutely crazy to me because it doesn't feel that long ago and that is probably because I am still active on my instagram page (FABHIMA).

So here is a quick catchup on where and what have I been doing, I took a lovely long break because I had to deal with my ever blooming bump and body and MORNING SICKNESS which happened the entire pregnancy. I then went onto having the baby and that was a huge and welcomed adjustment which made me want to stop time and marvel in the blessings I was given...and I did...and now I am back kinda lol.

The last time I styled a Fashion event was August 2015 on behalf of CMB by Hakeemah (www.lovecmb.com) I was afforded the opportunity to go to Toronto for IMFDF and style a range of amazing clothing from various different designers. It was probably my most fave moment in styling because the event was done at such a high standard and had the most helpful staff members especially being close to 6 months pregnant. I also had the most incredible assistant who really got me through the event in my pretty high heels. You can go to Hakeemah Cummings page for further details and also view the latest IMFDF event that she went and represented at. Below are a few pictures of the styling work I did on behalf of CMB in 2015 at the IMFDF show.

After I headed back to London and landed a pretty awesome job, for those that know me I have BSC Psychology Degree and have wanted to work with children in the educational sector. So I was now being trained as an ABA tutor at Rainbow School (Beyond Autism), which is a school that provides children diagnosed with Autism with the best education and life skills, as well as allowing them to form amazing friendships and bonds. Please do research and support the school if you know of any child with Autism ABA might be a great fit. It is also filled with the most dedicated staff and incredible little humans who will bring you absolute joy. It was an incredible experience that I treasure the memories and hope to return to further in ABA. Below is a picture of some of the phenomenal people I had the pleasure of working beside.

After my journey at Rainbow School I had 2 months left to prepare for my beautiful daughter and to be honest I was pretty much struggling to walk, sleep, eat and breath. It was difficult and that was why I took a early pause from work and social media. I was no longer the cute little bump lady and it was incredible to see how much I had bloomed. So late evening on the 25th of December I was finally in Labour and welcomed my daughter in the early morning of the 26th. She was exactly a week overdue and was by far exceptional. I then decided to really just enjoy motherhood and spend time exploring this addition to my life. I strongly stand by that decision. So I should be back with regular fashion posts from November 2016, with a hint of motherhood. 

Love, Fab

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Style In Focus: Fahima


Having been born in East Africa and raised in London, everything about me has been a collaboration of my roots and my surroundings. With age I’ve learnt to identify my style and my presence as a “rose in constant bloom”, now fully evolved into FABHIMA. At 24, a Psychology graduate who has migrated to the USA, I feel as if I’m more than a girl with good taste in clothing, but a living, walking canvas, painting my faith, feelings, and experiences using clothes & personal style.


2014 was probably the year that awakened my dreams, they were ever present but only after experiencing my styling showcases at “Rahma on the Runway” and “DCFW (DC Fashion Week)” and hearing the feedback did it feel like it was possible for me to achieve it. Before both events I would have convinced you and I this was a hobby; but since then I’ve accepted this as part of my being. Interestingly enough my mother has always encouraged me to do Fashion on the side of whatever I was doing in my life at that time. I think her belief that I’m actually qualified at this is a most definite confirmation. I love that woman.


I guess now you’re wondering what my actual goals are in life. In the short term I’m taking steps toward styling and personal shopping, and my long term goal I pray, is somewhere in design. I’m constantly designing clothes or altering clothes I’ve already bought. Aside from Fashion, I really want to work with abused women and children; that would be such a pleasure to be part of. With my degree in psychology I’m still unsure of how I want that to manifest into my goals, I think this coming year is going to lead me in the right direction as far as that’s concerned. All in all, I want to be very well rounded kind, giving Muslim woman, and I think in this day and age it’s possible for me to have more than one dream. I don’t want to contain my soul, especially when there is so much to an individual. I love the idea that there’s so much more to me.

Most of my hobbies begin in or around some form of writing and literature, I keep a journal, I write poetry and I am constantly reading; I live in my books, figuratively speaking. I’m a traveler, so I have this ache to be somewhere other than where I am quite often. In London, I had an obsession for experiencing different coffee and tea places; as much as I love to travel the world I love to taste it too. Lastly, I love to spend time with my friends; in particular we love attending art galleries & music festivals.

Monday, February 9, 2015

My Grammy FAVS 2015

Hello lovelies,

I HONESTLY only watch the Grammys for the red carpet, the costumes on stage and performances. So I'm going to share some of my Favourites and tell you why I'm in love with these looks.
I absolutely thought that Kim Kardashian looked like a QUEEN. I love Hollywood glam and I really felt that this look reminded me of that with just a fresh outtake. Whoever styled her, did her right, keeping the makeup very simple and the hair very modern and allowing the DRESS to speak and conquer the runway. I LOVED THIS.

I heard very little about Ciara look and couldn't have been more shocked that she wasn't the talk of the night. Her dress had movement and it fit her body so well, regardless of all that fabric it really made a statement, even in black. once again it felt like the theme of the Grammys was drama and I really enjoyed some of those looks. I love her hair slicked back and her makeup fresh and simple.

Okay so I'm not a Taylor Swift fan but I adored her look, especially with the different colored shoes and her makeup and hair. Although the color of the dress isn't my favorite, the design would defiantly be something I'd wear.

Last but not least, I LOVED RIRI look, yes it over exaggerated, yes a lot of pink, yes a lot of fabric but THIS IS THE GRAMMYS, why not?!?!? I feel as if this lady can pull anything and everything off. She was my Cinderella for the night. When I saw her that's exactly who I thought of, going to the ball. Once again I really appreciate the simplicity of her styling, this could have easily been too much on the eye but she was styled correctly.
let me know your favourites and if you agree or disagree with my choices. Enjoy

Monday, December 1, 2014

Haute & Modesty (DCFW) FT Dian Pelangi

Hey Beautiful Followers,

It has been a while since I posted, I have been dealing with a lot of personal matters but I'm back and ready to report and guide you through great fashion ideas and styles before 2014 is up.

I had the pleasure of working with the Haute and Modesty team for the DCFW show this past September. The Haute and Modesty show presents designers who's core focus is fabulous, modest creations As an aspiring stylist this was a huge deal in preparing and also elevating my career on to a more professional level. I am very grateful for Areej Fashions for having me as one of the core stylist for the Haute and Modesty show.

The stylist team featured Hakeemah Cummings of CMB, Sanniyah Bilal of Curio-styling and myself Fahima Abdul of Modern Majesty. All of the stylist have blogs featuring their own experiences and previous styling work, It will be listed below.

Hakeemah, Sanniyah and myself corresponded over 2 months through emails on how we wanted the makeup, the choice of jewelry and the common hairstyles that would only compliment the designers looks. We all contributed ideas, pictures and explanations. We then communicated with the designers building a relationship with their pieces would only allow us to bring the best out of their visions. Understanding the importance of working in a team and making it a must to hear and implement everyone's ideas in way that would not be overwhelming on the runway. All of us agreed on having simple curls, braids and nude lips as well as bright eyes, allowing them to not take away from the designer pieces. This has to be my favorite part of the entire process. I felt like I gained so much from the two brilliant stylist.

The day of the Haute & Modesty show was exciting, absolutely busy and incredible. From wrapping turbans, putting on shoes, fittings and lining up the models we were completely transported to world that fitted us as human beings, this is where we wanted to be, this is who we were born to be and it felt amazing in the chaotic madness to discover ourselves. It felt amazing to be thanked by designers for bringing their vision into life. The Haute & Modesty show was an amazing experience, I pray this is only the beginning for all of us who embarked on this journey with me.

Hakeemah Cummings: http://www.lovecmb.com/
Sanniyah Bilal: https://www.facebook.com/curiostyling

We had the pleasure in working back stage with the remarkable Dian Pelangi and witnessing her fashion forward ideas, Dian Pelangi is a 22 year old high fashion Indonesian designer who gave us the pleasure of being her in presence. Dian Pelangi is undeniably the poster girl for modest fashion across the board, she began her career at the age of 18 and has successfully been received as a pioneer fashion designer who reinvents shapeless looks into modest wear with great, unique fashion forward ideas.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dian Pelangi and getting to know her on a personal level and it only confirmed that her success was because as well as talent she was sweet, down to earth and absolutely adorable. The Haute & Modesty team went for dinner with the designers allowing us to get familiar with each other, which really allowed us to work well on the day of the show.

Dian Pelangi opened and closed the show for Haute & Modesty during DCFW, her showcase featured intricate designs with a rich color palette of gold, red and teal. Here are some her GORGEOUS looks...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rahma On the Runway

It has been a long time readers and I have truly missed documenting the essential moments of Modern Majesty. I recently was asked to be part of a fashion showcase by an amazing organization called RAHMA.

There are many organizations mainstream that address HIV/AIDS but RAHMA is rare because it's focus is on the Muslim community and the main goal is to eliminate stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS is a topic that most of the Muslim community shy away from and only a small group of people talk about it openly in the Muslim community. Fact is that there are HIV+ Muslims living amongst us and RAHMA is dedicated to breaking down barriers and creating safe spaces for all who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Also RAHMA has a very solid education program that invites the youth to learn about getting tested, practicing safe sex and initially providing a step by step program for everyone who is open to learn.

It has been such a pleasure in working side by side with RAHMA, allowing us to really understand HIV/AIDS as well as understanding the stories shared by HIV & AIDS victims. Judgment is the killing factor in our society. so please get to know RAHMA on http://www.haverahma.org

The Modern Majesty team had a styling showcase feature at the "RAHMA RUNWAY show". Below are pictures of the fabulous looks, turbans and smiles that we donated to the cause. We really would like to thank RAHMA for considering us. We styled beautiful women who really brought our looks to life. It was nothing but a pleasure that entire night.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ramadhan KAREEM

Hello beautiful people,

So we have God willingly reached the Islamic Holy Month "Ramadhan", So I would like to wish EVERYONE a Happy Ramadhan from Modern Majesty. I hope we all strive to meditate, worship and form great habits that will last us a lifetime. Ramadhan is broken up in 3 parts, Allahs (GOD) RAHMAH (MERCY), FORGIVENESS AND FREEDOM from your sins, But before I completely ZONE out for this holy month I wanted to share a couple of things.

This is the time to really let go and I mean 100%, we all hold onto something every time something bad happens to us, we are always searching for the justice or even explanation of why bad things or bad people are in our lives. I'm LEARNING to humble myself and realize that Allah (GOD) does not inflict any pain or suffering on his people, instead I am being tested in my belief in him, In belief that justice will come FROM ONLY HIM and that there is something I gained from every experience. But this month is the time we seek forgiveness from our lord, but first we must learn to forgive...

Fighting Smart
This is probably my favourite, So yesterday I heard a story about how the Prophet Muhammed (PeaceBlessingsBeUponHim)was sitting next to his fellow companion Abu Bakr (RA) when a man approached Abu Bakr (RA) and started screaming and saying hurtful things to Abu Bakr (RA). Abu Bakr remained silent due to his respect for the prophet, the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) broke out into the biggest smile at his silence, finally Abu Bakr (RA) responded to the man and at that moment the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) got up and walked away, Abu Bakr (RA) shocked followed the Prophet (PBUH) and asked why he was smiling when he was silent and why he left once he defended himself, he responded "When you were silent the angels were responding to the man on your behalf but when you responded they left and the Shaytaan (Satan) came and I did not want to be around the Shaytaan. There is such a great reward in doing things in a better manner, there's always a better way.

life has the tendency to make us rush, this is the month to SLOW down, think things through, let someone go in front of you in a really long line. Lets not allow our impatience to stand in our way, we are seeking blessings. EVERYTHING else comes second. LETS take care driving and not cutting people off. Lets break these bad habits, we all have them.

There are certain books I own, that I believe every woman should have this upcoming Ramadan, and that I plan to read them again inshaALLAH.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Review on Urban Modesty! IOT ParTEA

Salaams Fellow Flowers,

It has been a while since I posted anything on my blog, I have been super busy & I need to sit down this following week and play catchup. Anyways I was fortunate to attend one of my sister friend ParTEA the previous weekend, we all had a wonderful time and enjoyed amazing food prepared by Isata Koroma.
Isata Koroma throws it down and she also prepares different deserts/cakes/cupcakes etc for mothers day, fathers day, birthdays, she is passionate, driven and elaborate & you will not be disappointed. Her Instagram is iceyyoutwigguh please follow and support her.

so the dress code was to be regal QUEENS attending a Garden ParTEA. I Wore my Urban Modesty dress which I honestly LOVED, It was sooo comfortable and easy to accessories(http://www.urbanmodesty.com/)

What I loved about my Urban Modesty Dress (http://www.urbanmodesty.com)

1) No layering, I hate layering especially when the weather in warmer, with their dresses you do not need to worry about that.

2) For the price of the dress, It really looked regal and expensive, had pleated details that brought the dress to life.

3) Now that we are present in summers bliss, the colour was just  phenomenal, vibrant and powerful, it was defiantly a statement dress.

4) Quality over everything and the dress did not hug onto my figure, it was all just flare and flow