This April, British-born modern hijab stylist, fashion entrepreneur and acclaimed Islamic columnist, Amena (also known by her YouTube alias, Amenakin) will go on her inaugural Pearl Daisy Asia Tour.
For the first time ever, Amena's fans — numbering over 200,000 on her social media platforms — will get the chance to personally interact with the stylish and effervescent personality in a unique showcase of Islamic fashion, music and art, on April 18 in Kuala Lumpur and April 20 in Singapore.
Accompanying Amena on this exciting journey is renowned Tunisian calli-graffiti artist, eL Seed, whose breathtaking work adorns the minaret of the Jara Mosque in his hometown and more recently, Louis Vuitton luggage trunks and scarves.
Organised by forward-thinking Islamic lifestyle magazine - Aquila Style; this fashion, art and music tour (named after Amena’s popular online hijab and clothing store, Pearl Daisy) also includes a fashion showcase by plus-size designer, Jane Watson, and Mediterranean-influenced designer, Lulu Alhadad. Singaporean rapper, Daly Filsuf, also features in the lineup.
Amena first made a name for herself with hijab tutorials on YouTube.
I remember.. back in year 2009, during my first year of blogging.. days when there's no inner ninja - inner ninja/ninja headdress is the most revolutionary invention in hijab styling I think.. ^_^, Amena had creatively given tutorials on many fabulous hijab style on her YouTube channel. I loved watching her tutorials. She was my very first teacher in hijab styling and she had inspired me with her tutorials.
At that time, I ever once messaged her asking for her permission to publish her video on my blog.. She kindly responded and gave me the permission.. I felt so happy at that time! :)
Click here to see one of her videos I embedded on this blog in December 2009. It's about Summer Style Hijab and be one of my favourite tutorials :)
Amena's passion for Islamic fashion and the arts shot her almost meteorically to fame and she has in the past year graced mainstream and digital TV screens both as a guest and as an interviewer.
This former teacher and mother of two isn’t just a fashion icon, though her 'Pearl Daisy' business moves swiftly with its brand of Hoojab — Amena’s own creation — and stunning accessories.
During the Pearl Daisy Asia Tour, this innately charming star will relate her experiences as a hijabi entrepreneur working her way through life in the United Kingdom. Amena is an eloquent columnist and motivational speaker, but the event promises to be more than a talk — it’s a showcase of current fashions hosted by the world-renowned Pearl Daisy brand, as well as art and music.
Contests leading up to the events in each city will give Amena’s fans a chance to win tickets to an exclusive meet-and-greet, and all guests will receive goodie bags compiled specially by Amena’s partners in style and the Islamic arts.
For updates and more information on the Pearl Daisy Asia Tour 2014, visit the official event website.
As a world leading ‘scenester’ herself, Amena is available to speak on:
- Globe-trotting in hijab
- Global lifestyle trends such as evolution of ‘hijabistas’ and emergence of ‘mipsterz’
- Hoojab-ing your wardrobe
Kuala Lumpur: April 18, 3pm at the Duchess Place.
Ticket: MYR120 (early bird, closes April 17), MYR150 (at door), MYR180 (Aquila VIP, closes April 17).
Singapore: April 20, 12pm at the Orchid Country Club.
Ticket: SGD100 (early bird, closes April 19), SGD120 (at door), SGD150 (Aquila VIP, closes April 19).
Tickets are now on sale at www.pearldaisyasiatour.com
If only I could go..