Look What I Just Bought

// May 25th, 2007 // Blog

I'm not really a trend-setter; you have to be cool for that. However, i have decided to be a little different this Summer, and have invested in a parasol. I have only seen Chinese/Japanese tourists use them, but never anyone else… definitely not any Muslimahs. So, i just ordered this one off Ebay…

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Lilac; one of my favourite colours. There was also pink, blue and red, but this just seemed more “me”. Subtle, yet pretty. (Hah!) This option is definitely cheaper than investing in a pair of designer, prescription sunglasses, which i will only wear for about five hours in total, over the whole year! I wonder if i will get away with the Oriental look?

9 Responses to “Look What I Just Bought”

  1. Abū Ilyās says:

    I hope you double-checked the dimensions before you ordered it just in case you bought a very expensive cocktail umbrella.

  2. iMuslim says:

    Aww, man. I didn’t see that until you mentioned it! You’ve ruined the mental image. Before, i was hijabi Geisha girl: elegant and demure. Now, all i can see in my head, is me wearing a cheesy Hawaiian shirt, sipping on mocktails, with The Copacabana song playing in the background. sniffle :(

  3. AnonyMouse says:

    lol! Haha, insha’Allah it’ll turn out all right and you’ll have your hijabi geisha image restored! :P

    Guess what I bought? A Venetian mask! I’m trying to figure out a way for me to wear it in public over my hijaab… :P

  4. iMuslim says:

    It’s not a porcelain one, is it? Those really freak me out!

  5. Faraz says:

    One of my most traumatizing memories involved the custom moulding of a venetian mask to my face. (Don’t ask.)

    As for the parasol … I suppose the Oriental look is a fitting complement to the whole Ninjabi thing.

  6. hema says:

    i have no idea how a parosol works:( is it just a very prtty umbrealla.
    i love lilac, i’m sure it will suit you.
    but why would you want to look like a hijabi giesha/ that’s exactly how i was described a while back, when my make up went wro-ong. i don’t thik it was a compliment. i’ll email you a picture!

  7. iMuslim says:

    Faraz: You can’t say “don’t ask” and not expect us to be a wee bit curious?

    hema: Yah, it’s a sun umbrella… grants you portable shade from the sun’s harsh rays. I’m surprised i don’t see more women use them, especially Muslimahs who like to wear black… i wore a black abayah yest, and even though my scarf was light and the abayah loose and thin, i could still feel all the heat being sucked in, and transfered to me! So hopefully the parasol will deflect it, and save me having to invest in new light coloured abayas (which i don’t like as much… black is slimming, dontchaknow? haha).
    Wrt hijabi Geisha, i wasn’t planning on going the whole way, with the ‘clown face’. ;)

  8. Sumera says:

    Ah parasols are so pretty! I find the chinese Giesha style fans to be so quaint and cute – anything Giesha-ish really I love :)

  9. AnonyMouse says:

    Nope, not porcelain… it’s made from plaster-of-paris! Hand-crafted, too… I feel good knowing that I’m supporting the local hippy artists! :P

    Faraz: I’m asking! What was THAT all about?!

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