Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mad About Khaleeji Abayas

To dress like an Omani Princess (not really, LOL) you have to own at least 2-3 nice abayas for dressier occasions out of the home. Here, I design my own, and take it to the tailor, but there are alot of nice online sites you can order up some gorgeous Khaleeji style from. This site has some awesome ruching and use of colours that I enjoy. Bon apetit. http://www.rouge-couture.com/


Aalia said...

Asalaamu `alaikum,

Can u do an old friend a favour? I am gonna be moving into my new villa next week inshaa'Allah and need some ideas how to decorate my bedroom AND women's majlis.

You know me ;-)

Any ideas?

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Aalia: Wa alaykom e salam, did you click on all the interior design posts on my link on the other side. I have a lot of cute pink ideas for you.

LOL, we'll have to visit eachother's places.

Umm Ibrahim said...

Hey Aalia...are you ever going to do more blog posts on ILoveHIshma or no more?

Umm Ibrahim said...

argh, oops...I forgot, you dont like your name being in the comment...so just delete that lil' bit. OK.

Umm Ibrahim said...

Oops...im a dork, I meant PIXIE, will you ever be doing any new posts on ILoveHishma? also are the Omani abaya designs closer to UAE style or KSA style? DH was down in Muscat for 2 days last month and he said, he was all shocked and surprised seeing women actually wearing colors AND driving. LOL...we are going to try to go to Oman in a few years...en'shallah. Seems like a very nice place and a lot more chill.

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Aalia: we'll do more post for you for sure. I'll leave a link at your blog.

Umm Ibrihim THIS IS PIXIE: LOL, this blog actually belongs to three girls now, not just me, so no worries. I AM one of the three authoresses:P and the main editor. But not all content is mine. Anything fashion-y or Islamically rant-y generally is but this blog isn't very personal lol.

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Umm Ibrihim: About Oman, year, women totally drive here in Muscat and while abaya is the main thing in Salalah and the Capitol, traditional dress (and that IS colourful) is still more common outside Muscat. I prefer abaya cuz I am a prude (Pixie) but I can definately wear a traditional jalabiyia or outfit outside Muscat and not get any whistles or weird stares. When camping I usually wear the traditional dresses of the Sharquiyah region or Mutrah area cuz I like them and find them modest enough out towards Sharquiyah or even in Al Batinah.

UAE abayaat for day wear are generally more flashy (Omani girls prefer colourful hijabs and slightly simpler looks) but girls here all have one flashy UAE design or two. Dubai is close afterall, and tailors here in Oman are good and cheap so anything design can be replicated.