Everything You Thought You Know about Laundry is Wrong…

This is going to sound like an oxymoron, but there is a genuinely amusing cleaning book out there. Really. I’m not kidding you. It’s called “My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag…And Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha,” by Jolie Kerr. She’s better-known as the author of the “Ask A Clean Person” column on The Hairpin and from her work on Jezebel and Deadspin. There is a whole chapter on laundry and it is not only something a normal person would actually want to read, it also has info that WILL change the way you do laundry. Forever. It’s time to open your eyes, people, to the following mistakes you’re doing every single time you head to the washing machine:

1. You’re using WAY too much detergent.
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If you’ve been filling up the bottle’s cap in order to measure out the right amount of detergent, you’ve been living a lie. More soap does not, in fact, mean cleaner clothes. In 2010, The Wall Street Journal called out the epidemic of overpourers, warning us that the excess detergent makes a “[..] high foamy tide inside the machine, lifting soil and lint above the water level so it isn’t rinsed away.” Basically, a bubble of horrible filth that will ensure that your clothing will never be truly clean. How much is enough? Kerr recommends filling the cap no more than one third to one half of the way — and the half-way mark is really better for “heavily” soiled items. (There’s usually a fine line within the cap that indicates this point, but it’s usually so faint it’s tough to tell.) Or just use pods.

2. You’re not letting the detergent dissolve.
Many of us figure that the “cool” temperature setting will handle any and all materials. This is generally fine, but many detergents don’t dissolve as well in cool water. (Particularly powders.) Many detergents are labeled for cold water usage — you might want to err on the side of caution and go for those formulas if you’re keen on the cool cycle.

3. You’re not loading the washing machine properly in the first place.
In a top-loading machine, dirty laundry should be the last thing you add to the washer, not the first. And by pouring detergent directly onto the wad of clothes as the water fills, you’re taking a big risk that the soap will not dissolve. Which means your clothes will come out dirty and the chore was a pointless exercise in frustration.

4. You’re not separating clothing items that should be washed separately.
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Did you know that if you throw stretchy workout pants in the wash with the fleece-lined sweatshirt you also wore that day, the pants will come out with lint forever embedded in the fabric? Now you do. Wash anything stretchy only with other stretchy items. And while towels can be washed with other cotton items, this is often a recipe for pilled clothing.

5. You’re going overboard with fabric softener.
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Look, we get it. It smells nice and it does make everything nice and cozy. And the Snuggle bear is the cutest thing to burst out of Madison Avenue. But softeners leave behind a coating on fabrics. This especially presents a problem with towels, because the coating reduces the towel’s ability to absorb moisture. Kerr also notes that the liquid softeners can build up in the washing machine, which often leads to stains on clothes that don’t react well to such products. If you aren’t willing to give up super-softness, Kerr suggests adding a half cup to the laundry during the wash cycle, which also nicely deodorizes.

6. You’re drying everything on the “regular” heat setting.
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Many new dryers spell out the different heat options with suggested items. However, if you’re dealing with an old-school model that offers “tumble dry,” “delicate,” “permanent press,” and “regular,” you might think that the last option can work with anything. Not true. Kerr explains that, since this is the highest heat setting, it’s best for your heaviest items. So, what’s permanent press, you ask? “A medium-heat drying cycle with a cool-down period at the end designed to reduce wrinkling,” Kerr says. The more you know.

Article by The Huffington Post

“SELFIE” – apa peranan anda?

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Anda suka ber’selfie’? Agak2 hari ni dah berapa post selfie di laman media sosial ya?

Alhamdulillah, 2 minggu yang lepas , Top2ToeStyliesta telah dijemput untuk menjayakan satu slot Safiyya TV9 , bertempat di Media Prima, One Utama.

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Pertama kalinya, kami dijemput untuk menjayakan satu shooting pendek dari pihak penyiaran televisyen dan membincangkan topik yang kian menjadi fenomena dunia, SELFIE!

JADI, APA ITU SELFIE?

Selfie merupakan satu terma yang merujuk kepada perbuatan mengambil potret diri sendiri (self potrait photograph) menggunakan teknologi gajet smart phone atau telefon pintar , yang kian digilai ramai pengguna , seperti iPhone, Android- tablet, webcam lalu memuat turun gambar-gambar pilihan mereka ke akaun Instagram, Facebook , Twitter dan sebagainya. Menurut artikel yang dipetik dari Huffington Post Lifestyle , dianggarkan lebih 62 juta selfie telah dimuat turun ke akaun peribadi Instagram sahaja, sehingga Disember 2013 lalu! Wahhh… menarik , bukan?

Selfie ini bukanlah sesuatu yang baru di alam fotografi , tetapi sejarah ‘selfie’ ini sebenarnya telahpun dicatat pertama kalinya pada tahun 1839 oleh seorang Ahli Kimia Philadephia, bernama Robert Cornelius.

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Pada November 2013, Oxford Dictionaries mengumumkan ‘selfie’ sebagai “Word of The Year” – atau “Perkataan Paling Popular” .  Perkataan ‘selfie’ ini pertama kalinya diguna ‘hashtag’ di akaun instagram pada 27 Januari 2011, walaupun sebenarnya ia telahpun diguna pakai di dalam sebuah forum internet , oleh seorang pemuda Australia pada tahun 2002 dengan melabel gambarnya sebagai ‘selfie’.

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SELFIE DAN IMPAKNYA KEPADA INDIVIDU

Berselfie setiap minit ? Tak pedulikan apa orang kata, asalkan hati senang?

Video paparan selfie di Safiyya Episod 7, baru-baru ini melihatkan beberapa individu yang suka berselfie – tentunya berlainan tujuan mereka, bukan?

Apa yang ingin kami tekankan di sini, menurut pandangan kami sebagai Konsultan di dalam bidang Imej (peribadi atau secara professional), berselfie ini tidak salah. Tetapi ada beberapa perkara aspek yang perlu diambil kira sebelum ber’selfie’ …

1. Tujuan ‘berselfie’ – promosi diri sendiri, produk, servis? suka-suka ?

2. Adakah ini personaliti anda yang ingin ditonjolkan?

3. Mencari publisiti murahan atau tujuan promosi?

4. Adakah ini nilai jenama personal (personal brand values) anda?  Jika mencipta kelainan, kenapa perlu stereotaip dengan orang lain?

Tanya diri anda soalan-soalan berikut :

a) Bagaimana saya ingin dilihat sebagai seorang individu yang bernama “_____” ?

b) Jika saya mewakili jenama “_____” iaitu produk keluaran saya sendiri, perlukah saya menampilkan personaliti yang menjengkelkan? Adakah ia akan memberi kesan kepada penjenamaan produk dan diri saya sendiri ?

c) Apakah komen-komen yang anda ingin dengar dari peminat tegar (followers/fans) anda , sekiranya mereka ditanyakan soalan mengenai personaliti anda (secara peribadi). Adakah anda impikan jawapan yang positif atau masih bersikap ‘tidak apa asalkan diriku bahagia” ?

SELFIE SINONIM NARSISIS?

Narsisis atau ‘narcissist’ dalam bahasa Inggerisnya yang bermaksud “perasaan cinta/suka/obses yang berlebihan pada diri sendiri”.

Istilah ini pertama kali digunakan dalam psikologi oleh Sigmund Freud dengan mengambil dari tokoh dalam mitos Yunani, Narkissos (versibahasa Latin: Narcissus), yang dikutuk sehingga ia mencintai bayangannya sendiri di kolam. Tanpa sengaja ia menjulurkan tangannya, sehingga ia tenggelam dan tumbuh bunga yang sampai sekarang disebut bunga narsis.

Sifat narsisisme sememangnya ada dalam setiap manusia sejak lahir.Narsisisme mempunyai peranan yang sihat dalam kehidupan seseorang kerana ia membantu untuk berhenti bergantung pada standard dan prestasi orang lain demi membuat dirinya bahagia. Namun apabila jumlahnya berlebihan , ia menjadi suatu kelainan keperibadian yang bersifat patologis. Kelainan keperibadian atau disebut juga penyimpangan keperibadian merupakan istilah umum untuk sejenis penyakit mental seseorang, dimana pada kondisi cara berfikir, cara memahami situasi dan kemampuan perhubungan dengan orang lain tidak berfungsi secara normal. Kondisi itu membuat seseorang memiliki sifat yang menyebabkannya merasa dan berperilaku dengan cara-cara yang menyedihkan, membatasi kemampuannya untuk memainkan peranan dalam suatu hubungan. Seseorang yang narsis biasanya memiliki rasa percaya diri yang sangat kuat, namun apabila narsisme yang dimilikinya sudah mengarah pada kelainan yang bersifat patologis, maka rasa percaya diri yang kuat tersebut dapat digolongkan sebagai bentuk rasa percaya diri yang tidak sihat, kerana hanya memandang dirinya lah yang paling hebat dari orang lain tanpa menghargai orang lain.

* Artikel “Selfie sinonim Narsisis” dipetik dan diolah dari Wikipedia dan bukan atas pandangan penulis, Top2ToeStyliesta.

NARSISISME DAN IMEJ ANDA?

Pasti yang bertanya, bagaimana pula pandangan kami mengenai Narsisisme dan Imej anda?

Jom kita lihat contoh Selfie di bawah..

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Anda setuju jika kami katakan bahawa 90% imej yang ditonjolkan di atas lebih berupa kepada sifat negatif? Atau kurang setuju?

Persoalannya -Kenapa perlu tonjolkan diri yang negatif jika kita seorang yang percaya pada diri sendiri dan mental yang positif?

Walaupun ini hanya gambar yang dipetik dari instagram (bukan bertujuan menghina tapi lebih kepada pembelajaran dan impak kepada seseorang individu) tapi secara tidak langsung , ia juga memberi kesan (impak) yang besar kepada individu yang melihat gambar tersebut buat pertama kali ! Walaupun obses untuk memberikan gambar-gambar terbaru kepada peminat atau pengikut (followers) – setiap masa, setiap jam – seboleh-bolehnya fikirkan impak gambar tersebut kepada diri sendiri sebagai individu yang ingin dihormati, dikenali sebagai seorang yang matang, profesional, yang boleh dipercayai, berkeperibadian yang bagus dan sopan..

Jangan lupa, fikirkan keselamatan anda , lokasi yang ditonjolkan seboleh-bolehnya tidak di #hashtag atau disebut sekiranya anda keseorangan sewaktu ‘berselfie’! Ini penting , terutamanya wanita-wanita, pelajar yang terlalu obses dengan ‘berselfie’ sehingga lupakan faktor keselamatan diri sendiri.

Berselfie mengikut keadaan dan tempat juga perlu di ambil kira.

Screen Shot 2014-02-27 at 8.34.58 AMInsiden ber’selfie’ Presiden Amerika, Barrack Obama bersama-sama Perdana Menteri Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt dan Perdana Menteri Britan, David Cameron ketika pengkebumian Nelson Mendela baru-baru telah menjadi topik hangat dunia di mana rata-rata merasakan perbuatan berselfie tersebut tidak kena pada tempatnya. Lihat sahaja bahasa badan Michelle Obama yang seakan-seakan kurang setuju dengan tindakan suaminya dengan tidak masuk campur , malah memandang serius ke hadapan semasa acara servis memorial ini sedang berlangsung. Ini adalah satu contoh terbaik di mana sebagai individu , kita perlu menghormati keadaan sekeliling kita, soalan seperti ‘Perlukah berselfie sekarang?’ dan “Bagaimana ia membantu imej saya secara peribadi” dan “Apa pula pandangan masyarakat selepas gambar ini dimuat turun?”

Hmmm….fikir-fikirkan!

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Kosmo Online : Bayi Pertama Mizz Nina!

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Penyanyi Mizz Nina mula mengambil keputusan berhijab selepas pulang daripada menunaikan ibadah haji di Mekah pada 25 Oktober tahun lalu bersama suaminya vokalis kumpulan Hujan, Noh Salleh.

Terkini, Mizz Nina, 34, melalui satu lagi fasa baharu apabila mengambil keputusan untuk berhenti menyanyi pula.

Anak kepada Pengerusi Kumpulan AmBank Malaysia, Tan Sri Azman Hashim itu mengakui mahu berhenti menyanyi untuk memberi fokus pada ibadah dan juga perniagaannya.

Berangkat ke Mekah mengerjakan umrah bersama suami dan keluarga pada hari ini (Isnin), Mizz Nina juga berkongsi mengenai rasa hati apabila mengambil keputusan meninggalkan kerjaya nyanyiannya. Selain itu, Mizz Nina turut menyebut tentang ‘bayi pertama’nya.

Ikuti lanjut temu bual Kosmo! bersama Mizz Nina atau nama ringkasnya, Nina ketika ditemui pada upacara Bengkel Hari Hijab Sedunia bersama jenama Muslimahnya, Madeena di Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Sabtu lalu.

Kosmo!: Kenapa Mizz Nina mengambil keputusan mahu berhenti menyanyi?

MIZZ NINA: Ini adalah perkara baharu yang saya dapati dan fahami selama saya menuntut ilmu daripada beberapa ahli agama. Pengalaman yang pernah saya lalui selama ini juga memaksa saya untuk berubah. Selepas ini saya akan mengurangkan aktiviti nyanyian. Saya tidak akan membuat persembahan dalam kalangan penonton yang bercampur. Saya hanya akan membuat persembahan di hadapan penonton wanita sahaja.

Adakah Nina masih menerima tawaran menyanyi selepas berhijab?

Saya masih menerima tawaran menyanyi, namun saya tolak secara baik.

Adakah keputusan Nina ini dipengaruhi oleh sesiapa?

Tidak. Keluarga sentiasa menyokong apa yang saya lakukan. Begitu juga Noh, dia sentiasa menyokong keputusan saya

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Nyanyian dan tarian sudah sebati dengan Nina sebelum ini. Jadi, adakah sukar bagi Nina untuk membuat keputusan ini?

Terpulang kepada sama ada anda mahu fokus dunia atau akhirat. Saya sendiri sudah puas melalui zaman tersebut dan saya tidak menyesal meninggalkan bidang nyanyian.

Sekarang saya mahu fokus pada ibadah dan juga perniagaan pakaian Muslimah iaitu Madeena.

Sebelum ini Nina ada membuat perniagaan pakaian dalam talian iaitu Mizz De Menor. Bagaimana dengan perniagaan yang menonjolkan pakaian dengan imej funky itu?

Sekarang ini ia dalam proses menghabiskan stok. Selepas itu, jenama Mizz De Menor akan ditutup dan saya akan fokus pada jenama Madeena yang memfokuskan kepada pakaian Muslimah pula.

Ceritakan sedikit mengenai bengkel Madeena hari ini dan apa perancangan lain untuk mengembangkan lagi perniagaan pakaian Muslimah ini?

Buat masa ini Madeena hanya dijual menerusi dalam talian. Pada masa yang sama saya juga sedang mencari kedai untuk Madeena. Madeena menjual pakaian, skaf dan akan datang saya akan menjual kosmetik pula. Bengkel pada hari ini pula dilakukan sempena Hari Hijab Sedunia. Peserta yang hadir berpeluang mendengar taklimat cara pemakaian tudung mengikut bentuk wajah daripada perunding imej Top2ToeStyliesta, Emi Idura.

Selain Madeena, apa lagi projek lain yang akan Nina lakukan?

Saya dan rakan ada menubuhkan sebuah syarikat produksi bernama Big Fish Media. Syarikat tersebut saya anggap seperti bayi pertama saya. Ia sudah diusahakan sejak setahun setengah yang lalu dan buat pertama kalinya syarikat produksi saya akan menerbitkan sebuah rancangan TV untuk kanak-kanak seperti program TV Hi-5 di Australia. Untuk permulaan program 13 episod itu akan dibuat dalam bahasa Melayu dan kemudiaannya ia akan dibuat dalam bahasa Inggeris pula.

Up the Career Ladder ? Lipstick in Hand, please…

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In a study, women were photographed wearing varying amounts of makeup, from left:   barefaced, natural, professional and glamorous. Viewers considered the women wearing more makeup to be more competent.

WANT more respect, trust and affection from your co-workers?

Wearing makeup — but not gobs of Gaga-conspicuous makeup — apparently can help. It increases people’s perceptions of a woman’s likability, her competence and (provided she does not overdo it) her trustworthiness, according to a new study, which also confirmed what is obvious: that cosmetics boost a woman’s attractiveness.

It has long been known that symmetrical faces are considered more comely, and that people assume that handsome folks are intelligent and good. There is also some evidence that women feel more confident when wearing makeup, a kind of placebo effect, said Nancy Etcoff, the study’s lead author and an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard University (yes, scholars there study eyeshadow as well as stem cells). But no research, till now, has given makeup credit for people inferring that a woman was capable, reliable and amiable.

The study was paid for by Procter & Gamble, which sells CoverGirl and Dolce & Gabbana makeup, but researchers like Professor Etcoff and others from Boston University and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute were responsible for its design and execution.

The study’s 25 female subjects, aged 20 to 50 and white, African-American and Hispanic, were photographed barefaced and in three looks that researchers called natural, professional and glamorous. They were not allowed to look in a mirror, lest their feelings about the way they looked affect observers’ impressions.

One hundred forty-nine adults (including 61 men) judged the pictures for 250 milliseconds each, enough time to make a snap judgment. Then 119 different adults (including 30 men) were given unlimited time to look at the same faces.

The participants judged women made up in varying intensities of luminance contrast (fancy words for how much eyes and lips stand out compared with skin) as more competent than barefaced women, whether they had a quick glance or a longer inspection.

“I’m a little surprised that the relationship held for even the glamour look,” said Richard Russell, an assistant professor of psychology at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa. “If I call to mind a heavily competent woman like, say, Hillary Clinton, I don’t think of a lot of makeup. Then again, she’s often onstage so for all I know she is wearing a lot.”

However, the glamour look wasn’t all roses.

“If you wear a glam look, you should know you look very attractive” at quick glance, said Professor Etcoff, the author of “Survival of the Prettiest” (Doubleday, 1999), which argued that the pursuit of beauty is a biological as well as a cultural imperative. But over time, “there may be a lowering of trust, so if you are in a situation where you need to be a trusted source, perhaps you should choose a different look.”

Just as boardroom attire differs from what you would wear to a nightclub, so can makeup be chosen strategically depending on the agenda.

“There are times when you want to give a powerful ‘I’m in charge here’ kind of impression, and women shouldn’t be afraid to do that,” by, say, using a deeper lip color that could look shiny, increasing luminosity, said Sarah Vickery, another author of the study and a Procter & Gamble scientist. “Other times you want to give off a more balanced, more collaborative appeal.”

In that case, she suggested, opt for lip tones that are light to moderate in color saturation, providing contrast to facial skin, but not being too glossy.

But some women did not view the study’s findings as progress.

“I don’t wear makeup, nor do I wish to spend 20 minutes applying it,” said Deborah Rhode, a law professor at Stanford University who wrote “The Beauty Bias” (Oxford University Press, 2010), which details how appearance unjustly affects some workers. “The quality of my teaching shouldn’t depend on the color of my lipstick or whether I’ve got mascara on.”

She is no “beauty basher,” she said. “I’m against our preoccupation, and how judgments about attractiveness spill over into judgments about competence and job performance. We like individuals in the job market to be judged on the basis of competence, not cosmetics.”

But Professor Etcoff argued that there has been a cultural shift in ideas about self adornment, including makeup. “Twenty or 30 years ago, if you got dressed up, it was simply to please men, or it was something you were doing because society demands it,” she said. “Women and feminists today see this is their own choice, and it may be an effective tool.”

Dr. Vickery, whose Ph.D. is in chemistry, added that cosmetics “can significantly change how people see you, how smart people think you are on first impression, or how warm and approachable, and that look is completely within a woman’s control, when there are so many things you cannot control.”

Bobbi Brown, the founder of her namesake cosmetics line, suggested that focusing on others’ perceptions misses the point of what makes makeup powerful.

“We are able to transform ourselves, not only how we are perceived, but how we feel,” she said.

Ms. Brown also said that the wrong color on a subject may have caused some testers to conclude that women with high-contrasting makeup were more “untrustworthy.” “People will have a bad reaction if it’s not the right color, not the right texture, or if the makeup is not enhancing your natural beauty,” she said.

Daniel Hamermesh, an economics professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said the conclusion that makeup makes women look more likable — or more socially cooperative — made sense to him because “we conflate looks and a willingness to take care of yourself with a willingness to take care of people.”

Professor Hamermesh, the author of “Beauty Pays” (Princeton University Press, 2011), which lays out the leg-up the beautiful get, said he wished that good-looking people were not treated differently, but said he was a realist.

“Like any other thing that society rewards, people will take advantage of it,” he said of makeup’s benefits. “I’m an economist, so I say, why not? But I wish society didn’t reward this. I think we’d be a fairer world if beauty were not rewarded, but it is.”

Why a T-Shirt Does not Complement Most Male Body Types!

So, guys – do you think you look good in a shirt?

Makeup Challenge : 9 Different Eye Liner Looks!

Hello all, I know some may still struggle to create the perfect eye liner for everyday look. Especially you are in a hurry!

However, i hope this video might give you some guides on how to play with 9 DIFFERENT EYE LINER TECHNIQUES.

Try this , and see which suits your eyes better. Do post your comments below.

Happy – Eye-Linering!

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Believe in Yourself

Top2ToeStyliesta, supporting World Hijab Day 2014!

When i first discovered this World Hijab Day page in November last year, I just knew that I need to be part of this movement. Reading through the inspirational stories by the founder, sister Nazma Khan who resides in Bronx New York on the idea to create this global awareness, it took me in no time, but emailed them on my interest.

As the Image Consultant to Madeena Muslimah Fashion Wear by Mizz Nina, we hinted this upcoming worldwide event to Mizz Nina and Alhamdulillah, she accepted it and agree to hold a pre WHD event, giving the reason that she will not be around to join on the 1st February 2014.

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Why World Hijab Day ? 

“This life is too short to hold grudges or hate toward each other. At the end of day we are all part of one big family called the human race. I pray that a movement like World Hijab Day gives us an opportunity to learn to be tolerant of each other by accepting and respecting each others differences. It is only through tolerance and understanding we can coexist peacefully. I invite all of you to join in my quest to have 1 million participants for the next World Hijab Day on upcoming February the first by spreading the word. It is only through working together we can achieve to have a local form of World Hijab Day in as many cities, states ,countries, and continents as possible. Lets start a World Hijab Day revolution: A tool for tolerance understanding and peace.”
-Nazma Khan, Founder of World Hijab Day 

“World Hijab Day is such an important event and movement to help spread peace and awareness about the beauty of modesty with the hijab, to our Muslim sisters who wish to take the first step in wearing the hijab, let it be not a day but forever, Insha-Allah, and to our non-Muslim sisters, we welcome you to a day of embracing the hijab. We want the world to see and understand that by wearing the hijab, it is non- oppressive, but rather a freedom of expression to uphold our Islamic beliefs as a Muslimah (Muslim women).”

 MizzNina (Award winning Malaysian singer-songwriter)

From the Ambassador of World Hijab Day Kuala Lumpur

The Beauty of Hijab

Personally, I would understand the feeling of a new hijabi who may have interest to embrace hijab but somehow they are afraid or stuck in between because they couldn’t grasp the idea that you may still look beautiful even without having to flaunt the hair. It took me years because i love having free hair and beautify it , with hair colouring, highlights, hair rebonding, etc too! Even I could say , I have spent thousands of dollars for my hair since past 14 years! Crazy , i know :(

However, 2011 is the year, i took this first step – just a week before Ramadhan (on a Friday afternoon during lunch break) , i was following a colleague to look for her new hijab. And to my surprise, i returned to office, with a hijab on my head, happily and proudly (subhanAllah!!). From that moment, i have vowed to myself, that I would want to be a better muslimah, dunya and thereafter (akhirat) insyaaAllah.

When I was accepted by World Hijab Day, as the Ambassador of Kuala Lumpur – only God knows how lucky and blessed I was. I knew that I may not be able to give 100% commitment but as the servant of Allah swt and people of our Prophet, Muhammad Rasullullah saw, deep down in my heart, and for my deen, I must be part of it, and I will.

This will not happened without the blessings of Allah swt, alhamdulillah.

Here’s to some of the pictures we had prior to and during the event…

One of the weekends…

Shopping for the tudung/shawl/hijabs!

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Friday 24th January 2014

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We gathered at The Amcorp Mall in Petaling Jaya, with the Ambassadors from Terengganu and Melaka who came all the way to support us! Thank you sisters!

Coming from the Image Consultancy background, I have offered to Mizz Nina to extend my talk  ‘Setting the Look on Today’s Trendy Muslimah’ because we understand that in Malaysia, we are not so much being oppressed or subjugated, never heard of a case that we muslims are being attacked because of our hijabs. Though we can’t deny there are minor cases which may be highlighted in the news, lately. Hence, this is where we believed the important role of World Hijab Day as a platform to create this Global Awareness, even among Malaysian. ‘Setting the Look on Today’s Trendy Muslimah’ is somehow an awareness created to all hijabis , non hijabis, non-muslims out there, that this particular program is not all about Hijab Styling, Hijab Fashion, Hijab Trends. We had that covered in many other events by the celebrities, hijab boutiques. Somehow we feel that many still do not understand the ‘gist’ of “What is Your Image’ is all about, and how it could give positive or negative impact to you as an individual. It is quite pitiful to see the ignorance of Malaysian people when it comes to dressing . Well, i can’t deny that Malaysians donned their best when it comes to ‘fashion’ but they seems lost in finding their true personality hence easily trapped as a Fashion Victim. We have witnessed this, in most magazines, on the street, social media – instagram, Facebook , blogs, etc. A study by Dr Albert Mehrabian concluded that there are 3 basic elements of effective communication , which is 55% of it will be your Appearance & Body Language, 38% for the way you sound and ONLY 7% based on the words that you use.

Saturday 25th January 2014

Venue : The Singing Shop, Amcorp Mall, Petaling Jaya

Time : 3pm – 6pm

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The AGENDA

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These are the shawls / tudung / hijab which we used for our demo and given as a token to each and every participants!

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Setting The Look for Today’s Trendy Muslimah was aimed to teach others on the importance of their personal image, that must be congruent with the personal brand values and accomplishments. These elements must be consistent in order to achieve a positive first impression and professional presence at all times. And that is our MISSION at Top2ToeStyliesta Image Consulting.

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Although it was a short program, we came out with learning experience on the impact of portraying positive appearance , how to identify your undertones (warm or cool), your face shapes and the elements to consider when shopping for your hijab. It is again, an in depth knowledge of creating your personal brand as a hijabi. Not like any other stereotype hijab styling session, we could promise you that…

Pic below : Mizz Nina being interviewed by the press

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Pic below : Yes, that’s me! Top2ToeStyliesta interviewed by TV Al Hijrah too!

The theme was in black and pink – Pre World Hijab Day Workshop with Madeena .

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Me in action..

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Identifying the undertone for this participant… Cool or Warm?

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Hijab Styling according to your face shapes! And it must be harmonise with your undertone as well okay… (tips!)

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Let’s take a peep ….how was our non-muslim sister , Cleona doing…

She gave 100% cooperation to our team and Cleona did GREAT!! Thanks dear!

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Aww..Isn’t she looked modest and sweet??

Photo Sessions

Our participants were given slots to take their pictures in hijab however, we only allowed them to post it on social media and hashtags #worldhijabday on this 1st February 2014.

More pictures to come!!

Credits to Mizz Nina (host) , Madeena team and the WHD Ambassadors of Terengganu, Melaka and Kuala Lumpur (by Top2ToeStyliesta) 

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It was a successful program, though a short one, thank you all!

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We aimed to organized a better event next year, with more programs lined up, insyaaAllah!

For more info on World Hijab Day events worldwide, visit

http://www.worldhijabday.com

http://www.facebook.com/worldhijabday

http://www.facebook.com/worldhijabdaymalaysia

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World Hijab Day 2014

February 1st, 2013, marked the first annual World Hijab Day in recognition of millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the Hi-jab and live a life of modesty. The brainchild of this movement was a New York resident, Nazma Khan, who came up with the idea as a means to foster religious tolerance and understanding by inviting women (non-Hijabi Muslims/non-Muslims) to experience the Hijab or one day. For many people, the Hijab is a symbol of oppression and segregation. By opening up new pathways to understanding, Nazma hopes counteract some of the controversies surrounding why Muslim women choose to wear the Hijab.

The whole movement was organized solely using social networking sites. It has attract interest from Muslims and non-Muslims in more than 100 countries worldwide. Their literature has been translated now in 40 languages.

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