CONTEST #SIS14STYLE

#SIS14STYLE Contest!!

Here’s what you could win:

  • 2 VIP tickets to SIS TORONTO – front row seating, complementary hot beverage & VIP swag bag.
  • 1 chiffon kaftan from Hijabi Mama
  • 1 Candy Gift Basket from Blossom & Bean
  • A YazTheSpaz Volumizer, Bonnet, Turtle Neck & Ring from our special guest, YazTheSpaz
  • Halal Foodie Card to get discounts at various halal restaurants in the GTA
  • A 1 year subscriptions to SHE CANADA Magazine

Here is how you enter. Please read instructions carefully and follow all instructions.

1. Email info@sistoronto.com with a full or 3/4 body shot of your own personal SIS STYLE. Show us your unique personal modest style and tell us what SIS STYLE means to you in a couple short sentances. Include your NAME, AGE & CITY. Use high resolution photos and good lighting.

2. Post your photo on instagram and tag @sistoronto and hashtag #sis14style. It must be a current post – please do not hashtag an old post.

3. Deadline for entries is Sunday May 18th at MIDNIGHT. Open to Canadian residents only that are planning to attend SIS. Winner must pick up prizes at SIS on May 25th, 2014. SIS Volunteers, SIS models and SIS vendors are also ineligible.

4. Finalists will be selected and photos will be posted on the SIS TORONTO FACEBOOK PAGE on Monday May 20th, 2014. The public will then vote on their favourite SIS STYLE looks. Voting will close Friday May 23rd, 2014 at MIDNIGHT and winner announced via email on Saturday May 24th.

Please follow all instructions to be eligible to win! Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you are selected as a finalist, don’t forget to get your friends and family to share your photo to get those votes!

All the best to everyone who enters! <3

Check out YazTheSpaz showing us her #sis14style and info about SIS TORONTO on May 25th!

SISTERS IN STILETTOS (SIS TORONTO) is all about modest fashion. It’s being in vogue and trendy while keeping it classy. Beauty is not determined by how much skin you show- it is the light that shines within each and every one of you. As women of Islam, we must protect our God given beauty but who says we can’t be stylish while doing it? SISTERS IN STILETTOS wants to see YOUR style.

What makes you feel good? Is it a pretty printed scarf? A trendy dress fashioned into a long top? Funky accessories? Show us what SIS STYLE means to you. Oh and while we’re talking style, don’t forget to check out the new video by YazTheSpaz, one of the most stylish people we know AND the guest of honour and judge of the Hottest Heels contest at at our event on May 25, 2014.

Let us show you what SIS STYLE means to us. We did a photo shoot with the wickedly talented photographer duo of Black Earth Studios one sunny afternoon in Kensington Market in Toronto, ON. We styled looks for various occasions, from a lazy sunday afternoon coffee to special occasion glam. Pieces were selected from our own SIS TORONTO vendors to give you a sneak peek at what to expect on our runway and our shopping bazaar on May 25th 2014. If you still have not gotten your tickets, don’t wait! Tickets are selling quickly, get yours online at EVENTBRITE or in person at Kaamilah Boutique (3031 Markham rd, unit 32, Scarborough ON). Look for our SIS Team at various events and at community locations with flyers and special ticket prices!

Scroll down past the photos for contest details! This is a good one – don’t miss out!

 #SIS14STYLE SHOOT

Kensington Market, Toronto, ON.

Vintage Chic

What once was old is new again. Blazers will never go out of style and we are loving this funky print.

Photography: Black Earth Studios
Blazer & Clutch: The Vintage Dressingroom
Necklace: The Gift of Glamour
Model: Tasneem
MUA: Maheen Hasni
Copyright Black Earth Studio

Photography: Black Earth Studios Model: Tasneem Blazer & Clutch: The Vintage Dressingroom Necklace: The Gift of Glamour MUA: Maheen Hasni

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Summer Florals

Pretty patterned tops designed with modesty in mind. Perfect.

Photography: Black Earth Studios
Tunic: Modesty Collection
Hijab: Hijabi Mama
Cuff Bracelet: The Gift of Glamour
MUA: Maheen Hasni
Model: Ayah
Copyright Black Earth Studios

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Leopard Love

Classic cardigan in a bold print complements a bright maxi. Who doesn’t love leopard print?

Photography: Black Earth Studios
Cardigan: Peplum Fashion Shop
Skirt: Hijabi Mama
Bag: Michael Kors
MUA: Maheen Hasni
Model: Samina
Copyright Black Earth Studios

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Classic Lace

Soft chiffon in a trendy colour paired with a pretty lace bomber jacket puts a new twist on classic materials.

Photography: Black Earth Studios
Dress: Beaudefy
Jacket: Zaza & Umbairo
Necklace: Hijabi Mama
Bag: Michael Kors
Model: Tasneem
MUA: Maheen Hasni
Copyright Black Earth Studios

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Kaftan Beauty

Vivid & feminine fuchsia with an eastern influence. Perfect for any formal affair.

Photography: Black Earth Studios
Kaftan: Hijabi Mama
Clutch: Beaudefy
Headchain: Hijabi Mama
Model: Samina
MUA: Maheen Hasni
Copyright Black Earth Studios

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Bold Glam

Vibrant colours and bold metallic accessories will definitely make a statement.

Photography: Black Earth Studios
Dress: Eman Apparal
Necklace: The Gift of Glamour
Hijab: MINC
Clutch: Beaudefy
Model: Ayah
MUA: Maheen Hasni
Copyright Black Earth Studios

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We had such a blast shooting with Black Earth Studios. Special thanks to our team who helped make our day possible.

Photography Services Provided by:
Black Earth Studios Photography 
Black Earth Studios is a team of two innovative female photographers specializing in Engagement, Wedding and Lifestyle photography. We pride ourselves on our creativity and unique style of photography. We serve Southern Ontario and beyond.  
Instagram:   @blackearthstudios
Phone:        289.921.6575 I 905.923.6232
Clothing Provided by SIS VENDORS: Beaudefy, The Vintage Dressingroom, Modesty Collections, Zaza & Umbairo, Peplum Fashion Shop, Hijabi Mama, The Gift of Glamour, Eman Apparel, MINC. Find them all plus many other great vendors at SIS on May 25th.
Make up Artist: Maheen Hasni – maheenhasni@gmail.com
Models: Tasneem, Ayah, Samina & Zaheera
Volunteers: Maryam & Zaynab
Entourage: Faheema, Aisha & Mama Trini

 

**COPYRIGHT PHOTOS BLACK EARTH STUDIOS. PHOTOS MUST NOT BE USED WITHOUT THE WRITTEN CONEST OF BLACK EARTH STUDIOS.

*we reserve the right to change terms of contest*

SIS GIVEAWAY: Peplum Fashion Shop – THE PRINTED BLAZER TREND

Who doesn’t love a giveaway? Enter to win a gorgeous blazer and a FREE ticket to SIS TORONTO! More about that at the end of this post but first…

Trend Alert: Printed Blazers

Sudduf Wyne – Founder of Peplum Fashion Shop

Step aside, boring black blazer – it’s 2014 and the printed blazer trend has arrived!

Don’t get me wrong, every girl needs a black blazer in her closet as a staple item, but it’s time to introduce your wardrobe to a blazer with some fab personality and oodles of potential. Blazers are versatile – you can pair them over casual jeans, a dress, and even leggings if the blazer is long enough. Remember to keep the pairings solid or muted so your printed blazer gets its chance to shine.

Here are a few of my favorite looks that are really on-trend and showcase how you can wear a printed blazer in three very different ways:

Casual

Printed blazers take any outfit from blah to ooh-la-la! Whether it’s a geometric print or a floral pattern, throw it on top of a pair of boyfriend jeans and you’re good to go.

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Formal

A lot of women aren’t sure whether they should rock a printed blazer at work – well, fear not! As long as you pair your blazer with solid pants it’s just like you’re wearing any other colored blazer. I’ve shown a few varied looks here that might not be appropriate for all workplaces but it shows a range of possibilities.

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Evening

My favorite way to make an evening look more modest is with a fun blazer. These looks show various styles of blazers that give each outfit a different feel. The kimono blazer is a hot new look for the spring and pairs wonderfully with gowns for elegance and class.

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SIS GIVEAWAY TIME!

Now you can get this look and win The Floral Blazer from Peplum Fashion Shop plus a free ticket to SIS TORONTO on May 25th, 2014 featuring YazTheSpaz!

 

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HOW TO WIN
Please follow all steps to be eligible to win.**

1. RSVP as “GOING” to the Facebook Event Page for SIS TORONTO – FASHION EVENT *SISTERS ONLY*

2. INVITE at least 10 friends (yes, we can track this!) – Invite more if you like!

3. LIKE Peplum Fashion Shop on Facebook.

We will select ONE winner on Friday April 11th 7pm EST from those who RSVP as “GOING” and have followed these steps. Tell a friend!

**Please note contest is open for Canadian residents only

 Thanks to Peplum Fashion Shop for the awesome gift & blog post! Check them out on instagram @peplumfashionshop and online at http://www.peplumshop.com for beautiful modest fashion. 

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YazTheSpaz is Coming to SIS TORONTO!

Your SIS hostesses, Hijabi Mama & Blossom & Bean are so excited to announce that the wonderful and beautiful YazTheSpaz is coming to SIS TORONTO on May 25th!

If you live under a rock and don’t know who she is allow me to enlighten you… She is one of the original hijabi YouTubers based in Miami, FL, USA. As a cuban/turkish muslim online personality, she has inspired muslimahs from around the world with her creative hijab styling tutorials and sense of humour. With almost 500,000 Facebook followers, 56K instagram followers, 12K twitter followers and 45K Youtube subscribers, let’s just say this girl has reach! We are honoured she has agreed to visit us at SIS TORONTO! InshaAllah! Check out one of our favourite YazTheSpaz tutorials below!

If that’s not enough you can catch her in the upcoming movie “American Sharia” with Omar Regan & Baba Ali! Exciting stuff!

At SIS TORONTO, Yaz will be sharing with us a couple of hijab styling demonstrations on stage as well as judging the hottest heels contest! More details on this to follow.

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YazTheSpaz Photo Credit: Langston Hues

What else will be at SIS TORONTO? We have 7 runway shows with amazing modest clothing designers and vendors, yummy fresh halal food, 20 unique vendors, an all ladies crowd, a charity silent auction for Islamic Relief Canada, contest & giveaways and lots of fun. InshaAllah.

Last year’s event was more than expected with over 800 attendees, this year we are expecting a sell out crowd so get your tickets!! Early-bird tickets expire FRIDAY, APRIL 4th!!!! Don’t wait! Tickets are also available at Kaamilah Boutique (3031 Markham Rd, Scarborough ON)

 

See ya at SIS!

 

 

 

 

 

5 Tips to Achieve a Heavenly Glow

Beautiful Skin Made Easy: 5 tips to achieve a HEAVENLY glow!
with Dianna Jerry, Founder of LOVEIncs & Beauty Contributor

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Beauty is something that comes from within and is reflected outward. A Healthy lifestyle including a healthy skin care routine is your best choice in the quest in looking beautiful. Expensive and sometimes fragrant skincare and makeup products can not only hurt your pockets, it can cause irritation and sensitivities. A few simple habits and lifestyle choices can make all the difference in the appearance of your skin. Here are some easy tips that you can use to reveal your radiant, beautiful skin without breaking the bank.
1. Take your vitamins.
Vitamins and minerals found in supplements provide the nutrients necessary to stay healthy both inside and out. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is essential in obtaining beautiful, glowing skin. Antioxidants help protect your skin from the harmful effects from the environment and the damaging Ultra Violet rays of the sun.
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2. Eat clean and drink lots of water.
Poor diet will definitely show first in your skin. Fruits and veggies are also a source of nutrients that is necessary in having radiant, beautiful skin.  Healthy oils like extra virgin olive oil and red palm oil are also important in improving and maintaining your skin’s appearance.
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3. Get your beauty sleep.
Getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night is imperative to the rejuvenation process of the skin. Adequate sleep also helps in the reduction of under eye circles and puffiness. Using a night time moisturizer or treatment before bed will help aid in cell renewal and reveal more youthful looking skin the next morning.
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4. Use a sunscreen.
To keep your skin looking beautiful, everyone should be using a sunscreen which contains UV rays blocking ingredients, like titanium dioxide. The harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun can cause damage to the skin, sun or dark spots, premature aging and even skin cancer! To prevent this issues, a broad spectrum (preferably organic) sunscreen should be applied EVERY morning after your moisturizer and before heading out to face the day. Note: even darker complexions SHOULD use sunscreen daily! Although the melanin ( the group of natural pigments found in the skin) is greater, there is still a risk of damage due to the depleted Ozone Layer (a region of Earth’s stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun’s UV radiation.)
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5. Avoid Stressors.
Sudden loss of moisture and the formation of wrinkles is an indication that you need to take a look at your lifestyle. Staying clear of excessive caffeine and protection against environmental agressors (antioxidants) will help to prevent and correct the appearance of damage.
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LoveINCS  Beauty and Wellness Consultants was founded in 2009 when our founder, Dianna Jerry, had a clear vision to create the means in which women could reconnect with their origin of love, self love. She envisioned this group of women being able to embrace their unique talents, strengths, beauty, passions and virtues which would allow them to “release the blocks” to living their best life possible! 

 Our mission: To help our clients reconnect with love and become their best self both inside and out.

Founder Dianna Jerry is a certified Socacize instructor, Wee Wigglers instructor, Esthetician, Stylist, Wellness Expert, Beauty Mentor and mother to 5 beautiful children.
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