Sunday, February 15, 2009

The husband and wife series


I am so excited about some of my new designs that I just can't wait until the line is finished and professionally photographed to share them on the blog. I am no photographer. But, I really do love these new designs. What do you think about the husband and wife series? Would you buy these for your spouse and yourself? Or, would you just buy one of these? If so, which one?

17 comments:

Empress Anisa said...

I like the idea and I would buy for myself and the hubby- especially something to wear to a formal gathering... nice idea!

Zaenab said...

aw this is such a cute idea! :D

NiDa said...

oh mashaAllah they look stunningly butiful sis! :D Keep on the good work!

Francesca Najea Lujan said...

As-salaamu-alaikum Sisters,
Whhhoooopppppeeee! I am so glad you like them. Barak Allah ufeekum! :)
Fi Iman Ilah,
Najea

Hijabi Apprentice said...

Oh my goodness! Those outfits are what I would call "Haute in the souq"!!! Loves them!

Francesca Najea Lujan said...

A. S. A. H.A.,
:) Barak Allah ufeek. You have me smiling from ear to ear!
Ma'aSalaama,
Najea

~PakKaramu~ said...

Pak Karamu visit and reading your blogs

Empress Anisa said...

SA Najea-

My darling sis, you've been tagged!

http://thebarefootempress.blogspot.com/2009/02/mom-of-year-award.html

Malek said...

ASA Najea,
I love the jeleba and the whole idea of his and hers but maybe not to matchy matchy...Do you sew these clothes yourself? Masha'Allah after tax season I hope to at least buy one thing....

Francesca Najea Lujan said...

As-salaamu-alaikum
Pak Karamu, thanks for visiting.
Anisah, thanks for the tag sweetie, I needed that!
Malek, Do you think my oufits are too matchy-matchy? Because I am not looking for that look, more looking for a "complimentary" look. So, what do you think am I getting there? Alhamdulilah, I have always wanted to sew, since I was younger than 7 I had my own sewingt machine in my room. It was a beautiful Singer. I come from a family of women who make everything, alhamdulilah. I would design and sew, knit and crochet whenever I could. I took sewing classes back in NY and have studied extensively on my own. As a wife, mom, a boutique owner and with an online business I just don't have the time to make all of our garments. I have a tremendous staff of great muslims that I work with. Subhana Allah, I can't do this all on my own and I am constantly blessed with people who are excited about the idea of making clothes specifically for muslims, especially those who live abroad and have a hard time finding good Islamic garments. Did you expect such a long answer? I am very enthusiastic about the work we do, I hope you understand. Insh'Allah, after your tax return, you will be able to order from us and you'll see why. :)
Fi Iman Ilah,
Najea

Malek said...

ASA Najea,
I think this particular one does look at little matchy matchy since it basically has the same print, just one is a jeleba. (I am not trying to be mean at all) I love your clothes!!!! I think that is great that you do sew...I haven't sewn since I was in college...If I gave you one of my design ideas do you think you could replacate it? The craftmanship in Morocco is excellent!!!! I notice that a lot of the sewing shops are run by men seamstress.(is that what they would be called)I guess I should say tailors....I wish I would have known about you when I was in Morocco last summer....I really want a long wrap dress...in a beautiful pale yellow.....Well were you expecting such a long response....I could talk fashion all day!!!!! LOL

Francesca Najea Lujan said...

As-salaamu-alaikum Sister Malek,
LOL! You are hilarious! We could chat forever about fashion together then because I find it fascinating. As a muslima, I have found that how I dress has a profound impact on people around me, as well as how they treat me. It, of course, affects my paradigm as well. So, no, I don;t work with a lot of men. Because I think that we need to be in control of our hijab. But, I don't discriminate against the brothers either. I think we have a balanced staff. To answer your question, I love to do custom orders, so YES! I have done a few wraps in the past and they are great because they can fit you through weight-losses and gains and they still can look great. Send me an e-mail with more details, if you like. My e-mail addy is hijabicouture@gmail.com. I hope you'll come back to Morocco soon, insh'Allah.
Ma'aSalaama,
Najea

hijabee said...

I would love to wear this with the hubby :)

malizea said...

LOVE IT! so beautiful I want it!!

Francesca Najea Lujan said...

As-salaamu-alaikum Sisters,
Thanks for the comments. If you would like to order this as it is, it's made of velour corduroy, lovely for the winter, spring and fall. It stretches, it's also low-maintenance. If you want it in a lightweight fabric - I can do it like that in the same design. Let me know!
Ma'aSalaama,
Najea

Susie of Arabia said...

I love this design - it's very classy! What kind of price range are we talking? In a lighter fabric?

Francesca Najea Lujan said...

Hi Susie of Arabia,
What a great name! The wife's kaftan costs $100.00 USD and the man's pants and top also cost $100.00 USD. I can make them out of any fabric. I plan to make them out of linen for the summer line. Would you like that?
By the way, I love your blog. You and your life are fascinating.
Take Care,
Najea