Sorayyas Eid Collection


Yes as most things in my life.... this blog wasn't going the way I had planned and so..... I gave up. I'm a giverupperer. My name is Ebs and I'm a giveruperer. My whole life consists of this. I start something and never complete it. I've been in some sort of a crossroads of late. All three of my children are in school now and I was completely lost. I've been a mother for 11 years. Thats IT a (dont get me wrong Alhamdulillah being a mother is an honour and extremely hard work! and I am sincerely grateful for not only being able to have children but to be able to stay home and bring them up) I haven't studied or worked in those 11 years and this is one regret, that I didnt further my studies while being a mother.  I asked myself recently who the heck are you? I really didnt know so much anymore.

People always so oh your so amazing you have three children and your own line and you must be so busy. Really my line, yes hard to start up, really only take up only part of my time. A couple of hours here and there. Its not large enough yet to be full time. Inshallah one day, but not now. And although its oneof my passions I think I need something thats more fulfilling. And this is my year Inshallah. My year to sort myself, figure out who I am and what I want to do for this world. For our community, for humanity. And so this leads, and dont ask me how I began with Sorayyas Eid my life crisis....leading back to my collection but here you have it, my new collection!

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The Parisian
Bubblegum pink box pleat maxi skirt

50's inspired pencil skirt with concealed kick pleat

Winter woolie
Charcoal grey wool pullover with frill shoulder detail

Purple Haze
Blouson maxi dres

Sunset Hues
Blouson maxi dress

Animal Instinct
Soft animal print kaftan

The Basique 
Black maxi dress with gold zip back detail

a timely reminder

I posted this quite a while ago, but sincerely believe we need to remind ourselves of this constantly, we stupid humans have a tendency to forget way too easily, I am one of those stupid humans xxoo

Special thanks to Al-Madina Institute for sharing this powerful piece

On March 6th 2011 Sister Rehab El Buri died of cancer at the age of 25. Rehab, an Islamic activist, was loved by all those who knew her and a cause of inspiration for those who didn’t. We would like to share some of Rehab’s own reflections on her trial taken from her personal blog. We ask Allah to shower his mercy on Rehab, enter her into the company of our beloved Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). We leave you with Rehab’s words:

I know I ended my last post pretty abruptly. At the time I was writing it, going through the play by play was difficult.

It took me about three days to accept my death. On the first day, as you read, my mind was in chaos. On the second day, I was numb. And on the third day, my husband and mother began talking sense to me, and I finally came to some important realizations:

1. We are all going to die. The people who took the news of my disease calmly and those who panicked- they are going to die one day too. Death is one of the few realities we can be certain of in this life, and yet we somehow slip into thinking that we are exempt.

2. We live this life for the next. I was living my life as a Muslim…praying and fasting, but I had somehow allowed my real goal in life to be swallowed by buying salad plates for my next dinner party, and trying to get free shipping on my next jcrew order, and finding pillows that popped against my cream sofa. In between being a consumer and entertaining myself to death, I let what really matters in my life slip away from me. If I was truly living my life for the Hereafter, I should not be so fearful of the future I had created for myself. The Quran says, “And this life of the world is nothing but a sport and a play; and as for the next abode, that most surely is the life- did they but know!” [29.64]

3. I am in the same boat as everyone else. None of us are given any guarantees in life. Our health, our wealth, and our families are trusts give to us by Allah- and they are His to take when He, in his infinite wisdom, deems fit. We all claim to believe this, but in practice we often falter. I don’t know why I thought I could push the thought of death out of my mind for at least a good 30 or 40 years. Allah (SWT) could claim any of us at any time. I am in the same boat as everyone else- I have no idea when my time is, but I should try to live everyday as if it is my last.

4. Each day is a gift. Receiving this wake up call is such a blessing in that each day Allah grants me is an opportunity to do some more good and try to make up for some of the mistakes I made in the past. For some reason, the mornings are usually a little rough for me. I think it’s just waking up from my dreams and realizing that I still have to live with this disease. But every morning I try to tell myself, “Alhamdulilah, I feel good today, what good can I do today?”

These realizations, and the support of my mother, husband, his mother, my sisters, his sisters, my father, his father, my friends, and my community have helped me not merely cope with what I’m going through, but actually seek the reward of going through this trial, and try to sincerely accept what Allah wills for me.

Ya Allah what are we really doing with our time. The above has really made me realise how I really waste time on things of ill or no importance. InshAllah make dua that we all utilise every minute Allah (swt) has given us. So sad.

Allah Most High tells us in the Qur’an:
“And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, Who, when distress strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return.” Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the truly guided.” [Qur'an, 2.155-157]

Ohh so yes Ive been a lazy mo fo

K.....kkkk....k where to start?  Blame instagram. But blogging has sort of lost me. Til today. Out of sheer boredom Im here. Yay boredom.
Ive brought out a second collection to my line. And still trying to get a third out but honestly the process is sooooo damn slowww!~Really it can be draining, you have an idea, your excited, you want a sample asap, it doesn't come.....still its not comes and its so not what you envisioned.
My brain is full of ideas, unfortunately the rest cant catch up. Biggest problem with me is Im not the most driven person. I'm not craving wealth, I don't want stardom. I just love fashion, have since I can remember so when Im excited and want the ball to roll,
Or ye, I sorta say MEH and the process is slowed down til that excitement hits me again

Oh oh ohhh and yes we had a Malaysian Stailista film crew come to Australia to film Melbourne Fashion Week and a few Muslim designers and yay I was part of it! Cant wait to see it, meant to come out in Feb and inshallah will post it up here.

Here are some images from my collection
take care ya'll xx
The Cats Meow maxi dress

The Ayse tunic in navy

The Ayse in baby blue

The Sateen maxi skirt

Emboss Me pencil skirt (teamed with Fishytail Peplum from first collection)

Some of my IG pics wearing pieces from my collection

Sorayya Launch

Weehooo yay and all that, Alhamdulillah I have finally launched my new collection! Its been about two weeks and I HAVE been a bad girl. Im only just telling you all now. (smacks herself on the hand) Here are my pics!
Thank you to LAHZA photography for the awesome photoshoot
Thank you to my family members for make up, and help on the day
Thank you to my friend Sema for help with styling
Thank you to my two gorgeous models, my niece Sera and her friend Chrystal

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'Hello Hi-Lo' Black dress

'BASIK' line maxi dress in grey and purple

'BASIK' line mocha pencil skirt

'BASIK' line black pencil skirt

'Fishytail Peplum' top in gold

'Fishytail Peplum' top in black

'Miss Universe' kaftan

and moi :) on my tippy toes hehe

Blue, red and snuggly buggly cardi

Its getting coldddd here, and who doesnt love a snuggly buggly cardi, and let me tell you this one is one dang snuggly cardi! Heres some beach and moi picaricas