‘But what is Eid without a Swyt patch?’ I ask this question every Eid. But this time around, I’ll say ‘Swyt Patch plus a designer gave me my dream dress.’
This year’s Koriteh was one with a difference. I had the opportunity to celebrate Eid with my family (especially my granny) in The Gambia after a decade. The feeling and experience was priceless. It brought back so many memories ❤
My fave part of the Eid is definitely the outfit part hehe. Since I’m in The Gambia, I decided to link up with a tailor to bring my Swyt idea into reality.
Headed to the market, I had no idea what colour I wanted but I knew I wanted the Getzner material and a colour that will match my gold shoes lol. Thanx to my bestie Musu, my decision was a smooth process.
The hardest part of my outfit process was telling the tailor what I wanted. You know, my Swyt crazy idea lol. I knew what I wanted and I wasn’t ready to settle for anything less. And Zam-Zam Couture delivered as expected.
My style was a pencil dress with a haftan top and a detachable skirt. I know it sounds complicated, extra and dramatic, but hey, that’s who I am. The outfit inspiration came from different individuals.
The detachable skirt was inspired by Hawa’s gorgeous outfit.
The pencil part of the dress was inspired by Madam Ceesay (Cherry). Girl knows how to make one fall in love with pencil skirts.
And the haftan part of the gown? Well, cuz I think the Getzner material looks best when sewn into haftans 😉. And a big thank you to Zamzam Couture for giving me such a unique embroidery… Without Zamzam Couture this look wouldn’t have been IT!
I had a great Koriteh Ma Sha Allah. From the Pipeline mosque, to eating lunch with family and spending the evening with my new fam ❤. I am thankful.
Until I come your way again, may all our fastings and prayers be answered. Watch this space for my Tobaski outfit In Sha Allah.