Thursday, April 14, 2011

Paint the World with all the Colors of the Rainbow

  A couple posts ago, I introduced you all to a beautiful hijabi fashionista I recently met. Her name is Vanessa Trigo--she is a Latina and a revert to Islam. Not only does she have an impeccable fashion sense, but she is also a great poet---going by the name of [Free Spirit.] 
  Vanessa always had a "hippie/rocker girl" style before she converted to Islam. Afterwards she still wanted to maintain her fashion sense as a way to incorporate her personality into her new wardrobe.  She has a love for bright colors and says that it's a way to keep herself happy and positive. The colors of the rainbow are beautifully put together in her everyday wardrobe. 
  While her outfits are a reflection of her personality, they also carry a greater purpose. Vanessa represents Islam to the best of her ability and first and foremost dresses to please Allah Subhana Wa Ta'ala. She also wants people to have a good impression of Islam whenever they look at her. Vanessa wanted her mother to like Islam [Alhamdulilah her mother also reverted to Islam] and she didn't want people to be afraid to approach her, so she "stuck with her rainbow." 
  Vanessa purchases her modest outfits and dazzling accessories mainly from Forever 21, H&M, and Pacsun. She purchases many of her scarves from a local store [Khan el Khalili] and also from other shops. 

“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.” – Oswald Chambers

[Scarf]: Khan El Khalili, [Head Band]: H&M, [Top]: H&M, [Cardigan]: Kohl's 
"I added the head band [to my scarf] for a hippie look or a little spice." 
- Vanessa Trigo
[Leather Jacket]: Italy {i.e. Can be found at many local stores}, [Sunglasses]: Icing ($10)
 “The scarf I’m wearing was a gift its one of those long scarves that cover your body, but i wrapped it as a hijab and stuck a belt close to my waist so it wouldn’t move around and it creates a blouse effect. 
-Vanessa Trigo
{Left}:H&M. {Right:} [Scarf]: Old Navy. [Earrings and Top]: H&M
[Photos all courtesy of Vanessa Trigo] 

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