Of course I was late (which is the normal occurrence) but we were on time for the Official Launching and the glam walk from the Finalists. They all wore Jovian Mandagie clothes which were simple and nice from the usual bling bling which what I was expecting ....
I admit that I was in the beginning a bit skeptical about the crowd. Most of my other Hijab Fashionista's fashion function that I have attended much earlier were full of snobbish youngsters and fashion bloggers who thought that they have made it happen because they had it easy! (They started fashion followers when there were fewer fashionistas so they had the upper hand in creating their fan base etc etc) . But this Sheikha Hub function was different . Yes I saw the who's who etc but they were from a mix crowd who have 'been there, done that' - so yup I felt instantaneously at home .... no snobbish youngsters to snub their noses at me.... ( errr I am young but not that young ...well ok young at heart) .
Well, what was more refreshing, the Sheikha Hub's crowned girl was an all rounder, intelligent , able to speak in English and not the typical under nourish thin girls YES !! finally the world has changed!! Being real is more important than being 'in'.
So I did my job interviewing the girls yaddi yadda ....bla bla bla and off I whisked Airul to the nearest cafe for a cuppa coffee and to rest my feet after walking in my 5 inches leopard print high heels ...
To collaborate and gather the websites offering Islamic retail, trade and consultancy under one roof.
To identify upcoming designers of Islamic fashion.
To provide opportunities for regional and global exposure to the designers and Entrepreneurs.
To help and inspire small and new online start ups to flourish, through our “Give Back” programme (mentor-mentee sessions, forums)
To inspire these Enterpreneurs to be involved in charitable and community work.