The first niQi Living Luxe Living the Lifestyle workshop for this year is just over a day away and the goody-bags we’re packing for each participant is just about bursting with all sorts of treats (we’re still cooing over Crabtree&Evelyn).
Along with movie tickets generously sponsored by BlkCherry, samples from Faaiza’s Spices (0739521515/BB:26872F6A) and Allison from Tiny Bite popping in her cute cookies, Fiza Exclusive Abaya Collection has graciously supplied a selection of beautiful scarves for us to include.
From ten abayas sold out of a suitcase to a runway-ready collection of almost 200, Fiza is a phenomenon.
After many travels to the Middle East, founder Fatima Jassat curated a personal wardrobe of abayas that drew compliments from friends and family members on their exceptional quality and style.
She soon found herself bringing back pieces for friends and family.
Their positive feedback encouraged her to go commercial and today Fiza is a range that caters to the modern yet modest woman, encompassing fresh, funky looks and elegant classics.
With Islamic tradition at its core, it aims to maintain a sense of modesty while imbuing its styles with the sophisticated trend-forward touches Muslim fashionistas appreciate.
Each Fiza abaya is hand-picked by Fatima in the world’s abaya fashion capital, Dubai.
Branded after her love of butterflies, the name Fiza comes from the Arabic word for silver. It’s all about bringing out the shiny butterfly in you when you step out in a Fiza abaya, she says.
The brand has expanded to include a range of costume jewellery.
Fiza Xcessories feature glitter bangles, rings, bracelets, scarf-pins and necklaces, each piece carefully selected to accentuate the glamorous tones of a Fiza abaya.
Fiza Xcessories also comprises of a range of silk and cotton scarves and shaylas.
With aspirations of launching a Fiza-exclusive boutique in the Johannesburg area and setting up an on-line store, we have no doubt that Fatima will soon elevate the brand to truly dizzying heights.