{Repost} Hijab? Jilbab?


So, I was wondering what's the difference between Jilbab and Hijab after Fiminin mentioned the 'tulle jilbab' on their blog. I wonder if is there any difference?! And now I found it out...

Hijab (comes from the root words giving reference to) that which conceals, hides, conceals from sight, to keep private, seclusion. Thus, in context of religion, hijab refers to that woman who covers her face and conceals herself from strangers.

Jilbab: a garment, a dress. Usually that type of attire which conceals the shape of a person’s body. ‘Jilbab’ is usually worn by woman that adheres to the advice Rasulullah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) gave his blessed family regarding its necessity. From the ayah of the Quran we learn that women are to uphold the jilbab as a religious injunction. It also helps to ward of the stares of strangers as the shape of a dignified person.

Men are also called upon to be modest in their presentation of the human self as well.

The correct way to wear the hijab as defined above would be to wear clothing that would not expose the shape of any part of the body to a stranger. Hijab would be inclusive of the niqab (face covering.) The correct way to wear the hijab would differ. It would depend on safety issues, visibility, environment, level of comfort, etc. The concept and function of hijab would however remain constant.

Jilbab would be inclusive of the above definition of hijab with the exception of face covering.

Our preference at all times is modesty, regardless of whether a person chooses the hijab or jilbab mode of dress.

Allah Certainly Knows best.

I usually use the word 'hijab' instead of 'jilbab' but I think from now on, I'll prefer the word jilbab. Because I frankly don't cover my face.

Japan Shirt

Only played dress up
oh my poor wedges...
Fashion Formula:
Japan T-Shirt + Black Extra Long Sleeves + Mango Blazer + Green Army Trousers + Billabong Belt + Cropped Socks + Black Wedges + Plain Black Hijab

Jakarta Visit

Yesterday, I went to Jakarta to visit my sister's flat. She lives with her husband now. And sometimes, I really miss her. Since I'm in holiday, it was the perfect timing to visit her even it's just only one day. We went shopping all day!

Fashion Formula:
Zara White Shirt + Black Extra Long Sleeves + Topshop Cardigan + Jeans Maxi Skirt +Marc by Marc Jacobs Nylon Tote + Black Hijab + AFM Watches + Green Converse
with my little brother

Here is my experiments I did on Sunday with my new skullcaps


Fashion Formula:
Mango Buttons Up + Black Jeans + Green Converse + Green Prada Nylon Tote + Gradation Hijab

I had a great day today with my mother and my little brother! We went for a day out and I got some new hijabs :D. I'm also ecstatic that I was featured on Fiminin blog. Here is the screenshot:
Actually I am not the one who is featured first, I just piled up the screen shots. There are also many beautiful and inspiring girls on the post! You better check it out here. The bad news I got today is that I failed putting the film into my analog camera. So, I didn't get any result. I'm so sad because the objects I had captured on that camera is difficult to find again.


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Fashion Formula:
Marc by Marc Jacobs Shirt + Extra Black Long Sleeves + Mango Blazer + Black Maxi Skirt + Green Converse + Green Prada Nylon Tote + Minimal Knitted Shawl as Hijab
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Walking on History

Today, I've just discovered my other soul mate which is called: Museum. At about approximately 11 in the morning, one of my lovely chums; Annisa picked me up with his brother. Then, we arrived at Museum Asia Afrika.

Actually, we have came there yesterday with the other friends to do our civics assignment from school. My civics's teacher participated the new learning medias exhibition. One of them is to make our civics workbook like a scrapbook. And my book was shown there! I felt 3/4 teaspoon ashamed and 1/4 teaspoon proud at the same time. Annisa and I tended to come back here on the day after to take some pictures. We asked some friends but no one could, so it was just the two of us.

And today we went there again! It was a such sunny day outside but, it's cool inside the museum. Not just the temperature, But the things inside there also. MAA is one of the highest historical places in Indonesia. Because, the Asian-African Conference on 18th until 24th April 1955 was held there, and 29 countries participated. This conference stated aims were to promote Afro - Asian economic and cultural cooperation and to oppose colonialism and neocolonialism by either the United States or the Soviet Union in the cold war, or any other imperialistic nation. This conference was an important step toward crystallization of the non-aligned movement. If you are interested with this, take a look further more here.

There are so many good old stuff which are taken care well. I took a lot of pictures until I didn't realize that I have passed three hours in a 'not-so-big' museum. I felt quite amazed with learning history this way... It's a lot more fun! But, my history teacher is fascinating as well. She's one of the best teachers in my school. And maybe also it's just the way history has mostly fascinated me (though I didn't always get good score in history class lol).
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I also took some pictures with this old analog camera which belongs to my Dad! I adore the results of analog cameras for sure. So, I want to try it, and hopefully I'll get good photos.
Here are some of my favourite shots:
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Both pictures by me
The shot on the left reminds me of the early days of the well-dressed gentlemen like on The Sartorialist. And the picture on the right is showing the tripod and the camera stood on the historical conference as the mute witness. I also like the vintage photo below it!
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both pictures by me
The first picture is Leica that was used on the confrence. And the second one is the picture outside that was taken inside. I love how it has the analog effect without edited.
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first picture by Annisa, and second picture by Me
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by self timer
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by me
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by Annisa
Fashion Formula:
Black Buttons Up + Minimal Black Trousers + Black Prada Nylon Tote + Mom's Orange Pashmina + Snowfly London Orange Loafers (to match my hijab lol)
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with my friend, Neng
We left the museum after our "hunger" was brutally felt (we both didn't have any breakfast lol). After that, we had lunch and salat zuhur at Waroeng Steak. In WS, we met Melinda, and planned to do her project to make birthday surprise for her boyfriend. Then we headed to our school to meet up with some friends, It was raining on the background and thankfully to Allah, I feel like I'm hardly to feel annoyed by the rain. I've always enjoyed the rain and the after rain, Alhamdulillah. Maybe that's why I really like Bandung! So afterall, today went so fine :D
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Spotted: Melinda's super cute birkenstocks!
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I love this picture


What I wore today:
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Fashion Formula:
White Zara Buttons Up + White Turtle Neck Shirt + Ikat Trousers + Zebra-patterned Belt + Green Converse + Prada Nylon Tote + Minimal Knitted Shawl as Hijab

I Wish I was a Good Writer

This Friday, I had a photoshoot featuring my latest D.I.Y pencil crown. I've always wanted to be a good writer. But the reality doesn't seem say so.

Why I chose pencil as the crown? Because, I see pencil as one of the magical thing in the world. Pencil is also one of many tools to pour our feelings, imaginations, ideas, thoughts, and creations onto papers. Pencils could give huge impact for those who write. Unlike pens, pencil's scratch can be erased; correcting some mistakes we have made.

But what I am certain about is that reading is one fun activity which mainly gives a bigger impact on us to be better at writing. Beside writing a lot and a lot, reading is an undeniable activity to improve our writing skill.

Since I'm just an average writer who is trying to improve my own writing skill, I would like to feel like a "Writing Queen" even just for a day! haha... poor me!

I have planned to make this photoshoot themed "I Wish I was a Good Writer" since August 2010. I wanted to feature the pencil crown and I told this plan to my friends. I had no instinct that they would give me a stack of colourful pencils for my last birthday gift. Without them, my plan to make it wouldn't have been realized until this day. Thank you so much Lestari, Annisa, Hasna, Melinda, and Chindy! I love you all guys so much...

And actually, the pencil crown is still unfinished. But I couldn't wait to see it on my photos! I guess I gotta work on it later! So, here are the results...

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Seeking Inspirations
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Peace Out!
(excuse for my un-peace-y face!)

Fashion Formula:
Blue Stripey Shirt + Black Maxi Skirt + Fuschia Shoe Ties (tied on my wrists) + Fuschia Socks + Aerosoles Black Wedges + Nude tulle hijab + D.I.Y Pencil Crown

for more photos: here

Glittery Sweater

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Tribal-Printed Hijab, Secondhand Sweater, Mango Jeans, Mango Belt, Green Prada Nylon Tote, Green Converse
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This look was inspired from:
(basically I just got the sweater :P)
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Dries Van Noten's Spring Summer 2011 Collection!
  • Shiny sweater
  • Clean wide-legged trousers (I should get ones!)
  • Holographic thin belt
  • Printed silk outerwear
Alright, I might be really late knowing this fantastic collection that was held around September 2010, but I was just amazed seeing every pieces that were shown there. As a post I read on tumblr:
You know that feeling you get when someone else understands you? That’s the feeling I get from Dries Van Noten and his designs. His clothes embody that classic sportswear prep with a hint of casual edge, & when I say edge I don’t mean leather pants and studs, (Even though I’ve soo been needing a pair of leather pants in my closet) but edge in the sense that it’s understated, easy and personal. Dries and his design really do embody who I am. & it’s extremely comforting when you find a designer who connects with you on a level thats more than just by their designs.
- gonegonetonyc
I really can't agree more about Dries as commented on that post. His collections have never failed to impress me. There will be his design that I wish I could be in, by trying to interpret the look since I can't afford buying his pieces.
Track of the day: Porcelain Raft - Tip of Your Tongue

My 1st Hijabi RTW

Wow! I can't believe I'm doing my first hijabi ready-to-wear post! This is the outfit I wore to my course and my drawing course yesterday. I wore the T-shirt which is actually my mom's! She got it from her friend who has just came from Vancouver (Vancouver reminds me a lot about my chum :P) . I mix it with my navy-blue cardigan because it's the only thing that fits quite well. The only sparseness of the cardigan is just its short sleeves. I need cardigans with sleeves that cover until my wrist. Since it's made out of 100% Viscose, this cardigan is so comfortable and I like how it has long length. I didn't wear my green converse actually! I wore my topshop flannel shoes, and my green nylon tote.
Gradation Hijab, Voncouver Shirt, Topshop Cardigan, Thrifted Maxi Skirt, Green Converse


Hello! my name is Mila, I used to blog on Viva La Mode and you can read why I migrated here on this page.