I am so excited to finally be able to share this with y'all! Several months ago I was approached by brand-new publication, Hadar Magazine, to create a fashion DIY for their very first issue!
For Orthodox Jewish women, fashion can be a frustrating dichotomy. Bound by fairly strict modesty requirements, some clothing categories are pretty much off-limits inherently and others necessitate layering, either under or over (or both) to make them modest enough. Sometimes these layering techniques are innocuous enough, but other times they just look weird, contrived or ruin the look of an item altogether.
Every now and then we hit the sartorial jackpot and fashion/runway trends are inherently modest (yay for maxi skirts, circle/pencil skirts, crewneck sweaters, etc.) - usually more so in the fall and winter when everyone is covering up as temps drop.
Sometimes I feel like we could all use some help deciphering which seasonal looks we can wear outright, which ones are worth adding some layers or adjustments and which ones are better left on the runways or for women who can wear them as is. Ladies, not everything can (or should) be modestified (technical term there folks). Luckily we now have professional help!
Enter Hadar Magazine:
"Hadar Magazine is a high quality fashion and lifestyle magazine with a modest twist, specifically aimed at Orthodox Jewish women. Of the many mainstream fashion magazines out today, only Hadar strives to show Orthodox women how we can maintain our uniqueness as strong, Jewish women while keeping up with the latest runway styles and playing an active role in modern society. The goal is to maintain the special aura that comes with our heritage and allow that to shine through our exterior appearance and general way of life. Our mission at Hadar, Hebrew for "splendor" or "beauty," is to embody the core essence of the modest Jewish woman while exploring her desire to remain current and fashionable."
From runway fashion and accessories to ways to improve your spiritual self and rejuvenate your physical self, this magazine has something for everyone. I was sent an advance copy and finally had time to finish it over Rosh Hashanah (pics taken before the holiday).
My little contribution was in the form of a Designer DIY - recreating the enviable Tory Burch Eddie Bow Flats for less than $30!
I had a blast putting this DIY together and I am so honored to have been asked by Hadar Magazine to contribute!
This is NOT a sponsored post - I just really love this magazine and wanted to share. I did receive my copy gratis.