Thursday, December 26, 2013

Southern Style Inspiration!

We've all seen those Southern Belle costumes in the stores around Halloween time.
They come with those big, dramatic hats and pretty dresses that have those cupcake- like layers with lace trim, bows etc.

Taking inspiration from those costumes, Emerald Brocade Consulting created a look echoing that
Southern femininity and sophistication.
Makeup, Photography: EBC
Model: Mecca Aldeen
*Dress can be found at under "Abal" abaya.

The off-white square headscarf was styled into the Gypsy style hijab with the two tails wrapped around the bun area. A rectangular piece of off-white lace was tied around the front of the scarf as a delicate accent.
An off-white/cream colored turtleneck provided neck coverage for the hijab style and large flower stud earrings complimented the flowery feel.

 For that Southern Belle drama, a large beige and cream woven sunhat was placed atop the head.
The dress was accessorized with two long white beaded necklaces, one doubled up.


A cream clutch completed the look.

*We went shoe-less in the soft grass during this shoot, but you can rock a nice off-white pump or peep toe for this look.

Need styling services for you or your business' clothing?
Contact EBC!

-Hanifah Ashry, Fashion Consultant
Emerald Brocade Consulting

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Fav Hijab Styles by Guest Blogger Leah V!

This week's Emerald Brocade Consulting blog post is brought to you by Hijabi Fashion Blogger
Leah V
, of Beauty and the Muse.

In this post she will show us her favorite hijab styles, with gorgeous Makeup by
Madinah Muhammad
of Beauty Creations.

An easy construction of a large bow.

A simple, wrapping style for a hijabi on the go.


This hijab style resembles a flower. I used one scarf to recreate this look and used straight pins to secure it in place.


A turban created with two long scarves forming a bun.
Find out more about Leah's hijabi fashion sense at Beauty and the Muse.


-Hanifah Ashry, Fashion Consultant
Emerald Brocade Consulting

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Emerald Brocade Consulting Styling for House of Gems!

                                                   Emerald Brocade Consulting
                                            styled some hijabi and non-hijabi looks
                                                    featuring jewelry pieces from
                                                            House of Gems!

                                                 Makeup, Photography: EBC
                                          Models: Nawsheen Khan , Nooreen Aleem

                                             Check out the different looks below:

1. The PINK POP LEMONADE wrap bracelet was styled with a hot pink scarf in a traditional simple hijab style with hanging back piece, white long grandfather cardigan and white tote bag for a Classy Casual look.

2. The ABSTRACT DANCE pin was styled with a forest green poncho, blue jeans, caramel colored boots and hobo purse for a Casual Cool  look.

3. The BRIGHT STRIKE hoop earrings were styled with a black scarf in the bun style with black scarf around the neck for neck coverage, lime green long sleeve shirt, black blazer, black harem pants, black buckled boots and black satchel purse for an Urban Edgy look.

4. The SEA'S OF BLUE wrap bracelet was styled with a blue baby doll style dress, black pants, black long sleeve shirt, black boots and navy blue cross body purse for a Feminine, Flirty look.

5. For a slight variation, the EARTH earrings were styled with a cerulean scarf hanging around the neck and then styled in a loose bun style for a Boho Chic look.

6. The FIRE ZEBRA QUEEN necklace was styled with a black peplum dress, black slacks, black clutch purse,  red long sleeve shirt, red pumps and black scarf in the traditional/turkish hijab style for a Classy Sophisticated look.

7. The SWEET CALM SUN hand-painted earrings were styled with a black long sleeve shirt, black newsboy cap, black pants, black boots and coral graphic batsleeve tee for an Urban Boho look.

And it was a wrap!

Find out more about/place an order for  House of Gems jewelry at
Email them at


Need styling services for your business?

Contact EBC!

-Hanifah Ashry, Fashion Consultant
Emerald Brocade Consulting

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fall/Winter Nail Trends by Guest Blogger Nadira037!

This week's Emerald Brocade Consulting blog post is brought to you by Nadira037: Fashion, Nails, Health & Fitness, DIY/Sewing extraordinaire!

Nail polish is a great way to add that perfect addition to complete your look.

 Nadira037 has put together 5 color trends along with nail art that are perfect for fall and winter.
As a bonus, none of the colors are over $5!

Trend : Army Green

 Polish | KleanColor Fashionista $1 & Seche Vite Top Coat $9 for shine  
Nail Art | add one nail art stud for a simple accent nail

Trend: Deep Purple

Polish | Sinful Colors Inkwell  $2 
 Nail Art | Cut out nail art using Ink Well & KleanColor Coffee Addict $1

Trend | Mesmerizing Metallic

 Polish | Sinful Colors Super Nova $2
Nail Art | Super Nova, Ruby Kisses Black Eutopia  $1 & Milani White on the Spot $5

Trend | Natural Nude

Polish | E.l.f. Nude $3
Nail Art | add chrome gems along the bottom of your nail

Trend | Smoky Grey

Polish | Sinful Colors Jungle Trail $2
Nail Art | Jungle Trail paired with KleanColor Carat $1 applied in a subtle ombre effect


For more nail posts/nail art tutorials follow Nadira's blog here and subscribe to her YouTube channel here
You can also like Nadira037's Facebook page 
keep up with her @nadira037 on Twitter & Instagram.

Nadira037 is also a contestant for the Modest Street Fashion Contest on Facebook.
The winner is determined by the the pic with the most likes and shares.
 Likes are worth 1 point and shares are worth 3
(you can share as many times as you want).
Help her win by clicking the link below, liking and sharing her pic. 
Thank you. 

-Hanifah Abdul-Baqi, Fashion Consultant
Emerald Brocade Consulting