Most Stylish Muslimah Competition

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Are are the Most Stylish Muslimah in Australia?

If the answer is YES, we have the ultimate competition on offer.

Diana Kotb has paired up with the very talented American Photographer, IAMSHOOTER to give one very lucky winner the opportunity to have their very own photo shoot. Shot by IAMSHOOTER and dressed by Diana Kotb, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Simply follow the below instructions to enter:

1. Follow @dianakotb and @iamshooter on Instagram.

2. Fill out the entry form by clicking here https://iamshooter.wufoo.com/forms/stylish-muslimah-contest/

3. Pay it forward and nominate a friend

4. Repost our Competition template image (above) and hashtag #stylishmuslimahcontest

Submissions close in just TWO days on 5th November 2015.

Looking forward to seeing all the entries.

Best of luck!!!

 

Modern Minimalist

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One of the trickiest looks to master this season is the idea of clean, modern dressing. Our resident designer Diana Kotb shows you how to accomplish this look just in time for Eid.

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For me, clean, minimalist dressing is supremely luxurious. The pieces may be quite simple and modern in their execution, but the luxury comes from the sensuality of the fabric, the mixture of textures and movement as it sits on your body. Each piece playing a vital role in creating a look that may not be overtly eye catching but speaks volumes in sophistication and effortless chic.

I love the idea of layering a versatile slip dress in a neutral colour over a soft cotton top. Add a polished textured blazer such as the Windsor Blazer in Driftwood, a great pair of sneakers and a gold cuff to finish the look.

CREDITS

Blazer, Diana Kotb

Dress, Tibi

Top, Proenza Schouler

Sunglasses, Stella McCartney

Cuff, Mendoza

Shoes, Guiseppe Zanotti

A dash of Coco

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Want a fun, relaxed look this Eid that hits the right spot? Add some Diana Kotb with a dash of Coco.

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You can never go wrong with a little style guidance from Coco Chanel and she is the perfect muse when it comes to the Wallis Culottes in Midnight.

Match the flattering wide leg pant with a traditional striped long sleeve top in navy and white. Add a rich burnt orange side bag, white slip on sneakers and a sculptural gold cuff to modernize the look. Finish with these House of Holland sunglasses for a little fun.

CREDITS

Top, NLST

Pant, Diana Kotb

Cuff, Isabel Marant

Bag, Marni

Shoes, Guiseppe Zanotti

Sunglasses, House of Holland

THE DIANA KOTB INTERVIEW WITH AQUILA STYLE

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“The ethics and aesthetics of running a luxury modest fashion label” by Aydha Mehnaz is a rare peek into the world and mind of our very own Diana Kotb.

Interviewed over two months ago by Aquila Style Magazine, we are extremely excited to finally share this great piece.

Click here to read the full story now.

Happy reading!

70’s SENSATION

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One of the biggest trends this season is the 70’s. Think the 70’s with a mature turn in muted tones of Navy, nudes, and burnt orange complimented by modern finishes.

But how do you master the trend without feeling out of your comfort zone?

Try a subtle take with the Mrs Flute Knit by Diana Kotb for example. The fabric and minimalistic features are very modern, however it’s flute sleeves definitely hits the 70’s note. Team this practical lightweight knit with a soft maxi skirt in Ivory. Finish with an amazing pair of wooden platforms, a bold cuff and burnt orange handbag for polished 70‘s perfection.

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Knit, Diana Kotb.

Skirt, The Row.

Cuff, Kenneth Jay Lane.

Handbag, Chloe.

Platforms, Jimmy Choo.

 

LAYERED AMBITION

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The key to trans-seasonal dressing is Layering, says Diana Kotb.

“I love the idea of creating a look that is individual yet functional depending on the weather.  Try styling a white asymmetric mini dress with tailored cigarette pants and a sharp blazer on top. The Windsor Blazer in Midnight is a great choice as it isn’t your basic blazer and it’s flute sleeves are very on trend. For a more relaxed take on this look, leave the blazer open and team it with a pair of slides and a hessian pouch. The monochromatic colour palette is a sensible choice when adding layers”.

CREDITS:

Jacket, Diana Kotb.

Dress, Rosetta Getty.

Pants, Miu Miu.

Sunglasses, Le Specs.

Bag, Sophie Anderson.

Slides, Stella McCartney.

SPRING’S POWER PLAY

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Wondering how to make the transition from Winter woollens to Spring blossoms whilst your days are still cooler? Diana Kotb will tell you how.

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Florals may be sweet and feminine, but their strength lies in how you wear them. We love teaming a soft floral dress with a tough utilitarian coat to throw over your shoulders in the cool Spring evenings. We recommend the Hideaway Coat in Charcoal by Diana Kotb. Available now at www.dianakotb.com

Match your floral dress and Hideaway Coat with a pair of nude slingback sandals and mini crossover bag, for easy Spring elegance that will take you from day to night.

 

CREDITS:

  • Coat, Diana Kotb
  • Dress, Gucci
  • Sunglasses, Karen Walker
  • Ring, Country Road
  • Sandals, Alexander Wang
  • Bag, Chloe

DIANA KOTB’S EXCLUSIVE POP-UP STORE

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Diana Kotb launched her second Exclusive Pop-up store last month for two weekends only.

It was a great opportunity to meet our amazing customers and provide access to our latest Winter 2015 Collection as well as past collections. There is nothing like touching and feeling the garments in person.

We were so excited to meet Australia’s elite Modest Fashion Bloggers who graced us with their presence. These included The Modest Bride, Wiwid Howat, Pursuit of Modesty, Subhi, Deldaga and Modesty Caravan.

It was a great success and we look forward to launching another Pop-up Store in the near future.

Thank you to all who attended.

Winter 2015 Showreel

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MET GALA’S ORIENTAL EXPRESS

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It was an Orient affair at the Annual MET Gala this May hosted by Anna Wintour in New York.
Formally known as the Costume Institute Gala, the annual fundraiser marks the grand opening of the Costume’s Institute Annual Fashion Exhibition. This years theme  “China: Through the Looking Glass” explored the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion. With an exquisite collection of paintings, chinese costumes, porcelains and videos; the exhibition featured 140 haute couture and ready-to-wear garments. Notably were the Golden gown by designer Guo Pei, the Valentino red hand-beaded gown from their 2013 collection, and Roberto Cavalli China Vase gown.
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As for the guests who attended the event,  Fan Bingbing, Brie Larson, Courtney Eaton, Annabelle Wallis and Stacy Martin shone brightly as they encapsulated the beauty and grandeur of the MET Gala.

If you love the theme and need a little oriental charm to add to your wardrobe, our Petal skirt in Print and Cerise are the perfect statement skirts for any occasion. Available now at our store.

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