As if my weekend in NYC during Mercedes-Benz fashion week for the Relief on the Runway fashion show couldn't get any better, I saw an post on Winnie Detwa's instagram for a meetup with her, popular designer and fashionista Ascia (@Ascia_AKF), and Alaa Balkhy, creator and bag designer @fyunka at the High Line Park in NYC! I was SO EXCITED!
Not only was I able to meet Winnie again (met her for the first time at ISNA 2013), and Ascia, who is just ridiculously adorable, but also I was able to meet so many other great sisters. It was so exciting to finally meet Sadeel from one of the best modest fashion blog out there, Sweet Modesty! Check out the pics below to spot Ibtihaj Muhammad (Olympic gold medalist), blogger at www.hanihulu.com @babykhosh, Australian designer Amalina Mardiyah, blogger at www.modHijabi.com Sana Rashid (@sanahrashid), and model Jasmine Crawford (check out her collab with Amalina and Sadeel here!)
Meeting Ascia was so exciting, and she's sweet and down to earth. She spend the time smiling beautifully and taking pics with all her fans!
Later that day, I was walking near our hotel and she happened to pull up to traffic light next to me! I waved and she let down the window and we chatted for a while. Many people who gain the popularity that Ascia has may have begun to think too much of themselves, but Ascia mashallah is quite charming! May Allah guide and bless her endeavors!
Thank you Winnie for organizing the meet up! I When we first met at her booth at ISNA 2013 I introduced myself and told her that a few years ago, she made a YouTube video to help promote my We are all 'abeed of Allah campaign a few years ago. Alhamdulilah she remembered me! It was great to finally meet her and thank her for helping my cause. Since her Modscarfie days it's been great to see her popularity! May Allah guide and bless her endeavors as well!
Although I wasn't able to meet Alaa Balkhy of Fyunka, I recently saw a video by Winnie about Alaa and fell in love! She's adorable!
Can't wait for the next time I get to see any of these ladies, it was a blast!!