Eid Mubarak to all my lovely readers who are celebrating! And for those of you who aren’t or are maybe a touch confused, it’s basically our ‘Christmas’, and we muslims celebrate Eid twice a year. Muslim women around the world are renowned for getting all dressed up on this special occasion, and “what are you wearing for Eid?” is an infamous question. This isn’t taken too lightly in my Cape Malay culture. That being said, this is my Eid look du jour. Obviously I shot it before the time, so no doubt my make-up will be different on the day and naturally accompanied by a booming set of my lashes (shop here).
I found this perfect polo neck at MRP the other day, and it is the most amazing staple for layering. Made of a stretch fabric, it sits like a light, but durable second skin. The real star of this show though is my pure silk dress from Maison Martin Margiela’s 2012 collection for H&M. It really is one of the most special things in my closet, and four years after purchasing it and admiring it, I’m finally wearing it for the first time! Looking back on that collection, the fashion house didn’t design a new cheaper collection for the chain store, as we have seen with other designers, but rather they produced really high quality re-editions of favourite pieces from over 20 years of collections. The materials and craftsmanship was incredible! I remember seeing volumes of the collection marked down and on sale in their flagship store in Frankfurt and being so confused about why there was so much of it left. Okay yes, a lot of it wasn’t practical at all, but every piece was just so unbelievably special my heart still warms up just thinking about it. I wish I could have had it all. Looking back at the collection for H&M from 2012, I realise how ‘ahead’ it was, from clear heels and holed tops so much of it looked very Yeezy, and how about this blush bronze silk slip dress I’m wearing? Also, bras and underwear over tees was totally a Margiela thing. Ugh, sometimes I’m so involved in the business and blogging side of fashion that I actually forget how truly obsessed I am with the history and cycle of its aesthetics.
Anyway, this style nerd is finally getting to wear her special piece.
Scarf from Mecca, earrings from Lovisa, MRP top, Marginal X H&M dress (2012), Zara heels.
Photographs by Malick