Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim....

The Mujahada in Prada

Sunday, June 5, 2011

~Let The Good Times Roll!~

aSalaam uAlaikum My Amazing Muslimahs!

Okay, if anyone knows me well it's you.  And if anyone knows me, then they know that I love nothing more than to host a stunningly stylish soiree.'s PARTY TIME!!!

Although I had to squeeze four days into two, I am soooo happy I didn't miss out on the BEST category of Hijabi Fashion Week yet:  Party Hostess! honor of us all having one big virtual party together, I thought I'd share with you one of my all time FAVORITE mocktail recipes.  I love this drink to bits.  In fact, I often make it to celebrate just about anything, from a new pair of stilettos, to finding a parking space in front of my house!

So here it goes....

The Nojito
(get it?  instead of Mojito?  because there is NO alcohol! hahaha! I the only one laughing?)

6-8 Leaves of Fresh Mint per drink
Club Soda
Lime Juice
Simple Syrup

Gently smash most of the mint, being careful not to rip the leaves, and drop 5 or 6 leaves into the bottom of each glass.  Fill each glass with ice, then fill the glass 3/4 of the way with club soda, and add a splash of the lime juice (more if you prefer a more citrus-y drink).  Pour simple syrup into each glass until the glass is almost full, and garnish with the remaining mint leaves.  If you do not have simple syrup onhand, you can simply heat water to almost boiling, and add sugar.  (2 parts sugar to 1 part water)Allow to cool before using.

I love this drink because it's refreshing, tasty, and it looks so pretty with all those bright green mint leaves floating around!  You can always make your own version by adding different flavored syrups, and by garnishing with lime wedges, fresh strawberries or raspberries, or those cute little umbrellas!

Okay, now that we're all sipping away at our Nojitos, and the hors d'euvres have been passed around, it's time to reveal the last outfit of the week:  The Party Hostess!

I've chosen to put together an outfit that I would wear for an all girl's event, since I honestly wouldn't be hosting a party with men anyways.  Unfortunately in this picture this beautiful handkerchief style dress ends up looking like a wrinkly, shiny mess.  So you'll just have to take my word for it: with it's uneven hem, and vibrant, regal print this dress looks stunning when on.  I've chosen to top it with a flowing, shimmering gold cardigan by I.N.C. that is available at Macys.

    Because it's an all girl's event and I wouldn't be wearing hijab, I would definitely accessorize with these stunning, leaf chandelier earrings.

I would further accessorize my look with this amazing cocktail ring that I bought at a boutique in Florida, and (of course) my wedding ring.

And finally, (leaving the best part for last) I would complete my look with these amazing leopard print stilettos by Gianni Bini that I got at Dillards.  Aren't they Uh-mazing??  Seriously, I would wear these shoes with jeans and a tee shirt I love them so much.  hehe...but I digress.

So, there you have it.  My ensemble for the hottest hostess for a gorgeous girly gathering.

Insh'Allah you enjoyed my choices for Hijabi Fashion Week.  Hopefully I won't be running late for the next one in November (yeah right, I'm late to everything).

Ma'Salaama and Happy Hosting!

Fashionably Yours,
The (who wants another Nojito?) Mujahada in Prada