This week there was lots of PINK around to create awareness for breast cancer. Only just this week I opened a store on Etsy.com selling my handmade accessories. I posted about the grand opening and giveaways for such but I also thought about doing something PINK for the week that is.


So I created a few more Fascinate MeTM hijaab fascinators and a keychain to raise some money. 100% of all profits made from these pieces will go straight to Breast Cancer Australia.

Cute little pink and clear beaded glasses accessory.



Mini hijaab fascinator - can be used as a brooch or hat pin also. Made with glass beads, a freshwater pearl and cute silver heart charm.

Another mini fascinator - using new and recycled beads.


Can be used for a keychain or just some extra bling on your handbag. Incorporates a silver heart and diamond charm, glass bead and pink faceted beads.

If you see anything you like and would like to help out with a good cause, go to my shop at etsy to purchase any of these cute pink accessories. Thanks to Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound for hosting this Pink Saturday!
Hi lovelies! I've been busy this week setting up my Etsy store. By the way, if you haven't gotten in on the giveaway yet, do it now! The giveaway prizes are down below. Also, I have recently added some items to my store in support of Breast Cancer Australia. 100% of all profits from these items will go to Breast Cancer Australia to aid in research of this disease. So help out if you can! All the items are pink (or mostly) but I'm saving that post for Pink Saturday!


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IT'S MY GRAND OPENING!!

I have just set up shop at Etsy.com to sell all my bits and bobs that come out of my sewing/creative room and to celebrate it's grand opening, I am having a little bit of a giveaway! Yay for free stuff!

Conditions of entry are as follow:
1. Only my followers are eligible for this giveaway, so if you aren't already, become one!
2. This competition is open to everyone - so you don't have to live in Australia!
3. Winners will be picked at random but to increase your chances of winning, you can do any of the following:
- Leave a comment on this post = 1 entry
- Tweet about this giveaway = 2 entries (tag me @AlyshaKhokhar in the tweet so I can
follow you!)
- Blog about it = 2 entries (leave a link in my little conversation box on the right of this blog
so I can check it out!)

Competition ends on the 8th of November at 12:00am Australian Eastern Standard Time!

Now for the prizes!!

The prizes are from my new Fascinate MeTM collection.

Prize One

This one is made from gorgeous coloured fresh water pearls.

Prize Two

This one is made from both new and recycled materials.

Prize Three

This is a free-pinning fascinator - all you need to do is pin it to your hijaab (or whatever) with an ordinary pin.



This is another self-pinning fascinator, again made from new and receyled materials.

So get blogging/tweeting/commenting to be in the running to win any of these cute and funky fascinators!

Also, to check out my new Etsy store, click here!
Now for my last post of Rainbow Week - Pink! I adore pink. If I could wear pink all the time I would. I'd probably scare a few people, but you know, I wouldn't really care! This pink post coincides with my very first Pink Saturday, hosted by Beverely over at How Sweet The Sound. There are lots of other pink people joining in, so if you like this particular shade, check it out!

Now, onto the clothing...


Pump me up with these uber cute kitten heels. I used to have some like this in Japan but had no room to bring them back *sad face*



Quite a bright scarf & brooch - one you would wear if you wanted to make a statement...



This reminds me of the jewellery my grandma used to have in her jewellery box.


Hot phink gloves, anyone? I couldn't go past these...


I chose 2 dresses today. I like this 50s one, mostly cos I want to make a hijaabtastic one just like. I think it might be the tulle.


The description on this one says night gown but I reckon you could probably wear this out. Just add a nice scarf to offset the absolute pink of it!


So there you go! Thanks so much for joining me this colourful week. I may just have to do it again! Thanks also to Beverly once more for hosting this Pink Saturday!
It's wierd how when I stick 'purple' into the search engine of Etsy, a whole lot of 80s clothing pops up. They must have really loved that colour back then. I remember my mum even had a bridesmaid's dress in purple. Satin too. Eek!

So here goes - minus the 80s nastiness!

I have a love for shoes with ankle straps like this. Even my work shoes are that style.

A nice eggplant colour with these gloves.

I heart empire waisted dresses - they remind me of Jane Austin...

Lovely vintage brooch, not too big, not too small.

And a belt - I had to add it. It's clasp rocks!

Again, if you see anything you like, I have them listed in my etsy favourites, or just click on the pic!

Tomorrow I will be joining Pink Saturday, hosted by How Sweet The Sound. Can't wait!!

Well, not really. Today's feature colour collection from Etsy is in favour of the blue side of life. Let's see what we've got...


I'm in love with this dress. So elegant.


Like the high-heeled version of those shoes you used to wear in Pre-school.

Loving polka dots and pearls with this scarf.

Filigree jewellery is a love of mine. It just seems so delicate.

A quick note on my fascintor project, I've got a few already finished so hopefully I'll be putting up a giveaway to advertise the launch of my new range. I'll be hopefully be setting up a store on Etsy.com insha allah so watch out in the coming weeks!
As everyone and everything else is doing at the moment, V.I Couture is going green today. Well, obviously I'm trying to lessen my environmental impact, but today we're taking that idea a little more literal...

I love heels like this - they're just so classic and stylish

A little bit of bling - it's vintage yet a tiny bit modern.

Although I don't wear hats, I couldn't go past this one. Very WWII era.

This shirt dress can easily be hijaabified with a pair of pants.

Belts are a strange love of mine. This one is yum!
As most Aussies would know, at the moment there are some pretty horrific bush fires going on around Central QLD. The thing is that my Dad is out there fighting them and in the last 4 days he's had about 8 hours sleep. He only just got home and in 4 hours he'll be going back out. The really bad thing is that most of these fires were lit by arsonists. At the moment it's extremely dry and hot up there with very little humidity, which is really strange for CQ.

So in this post I just want to give a big shout out to my Dad and all the other firies who are out there fighting those bushfires. We love you and you're all in our prayers.

Keeping in line with this weeks theme, today I've got up some gorgeous and funky yellow pieces from Etsy.com. Click on the pic if you like and want to buy!

This top's just a little bit funky and can easily be hijaabified.

I have a thing for gym-boots. Full stop.

Go disco with this brooch & scarf set

Or Hepburn it up with some faux pearls.

Or rather, just throw it all in & go hippy with this love child piece.
Morning lovelies! So the weekend was mad hectic and as a result I managed to make zero new hijaab fascinators. I know, boo me. So this week, while I'm getting my act together, I've decided to raid Etsy.com and do a vintage rainbow week.

Today's colour is RED.

Going boho.


Super cute scarf & matching brooch (I love this store on Etsy)
These shoes are awesome - made in the 70's Victorian style lace-ups.

And some cute little vintage gloves.

If you like any of these pieces, they are on Etsy.com to buy. Either click on the picture or browse "My Favourites" that I have to the right here.
Today is Blog Action Day, where thousands of bloggers around the world blog about one topic. This year's is Climate Change.

So today I am going to be blogging about my new idea - my hijaab fascinators. What do they have to do with Climate Change?

Well for one, I am using a good amount of recycled materials such as beads and buttons that I purchased from second hand stores to make them. By using recycled/used materials, I am limiting my impact on the environment as these materials have already been produced and therefore I am not forcing more beads and materials to be made, creating more emissions from the factories that create them.

This first piece is a simple one, composed of felt, buttons and beads for something more casual or inconspicuous.



This second piece is composed of beads, felt and tulle for a little more bling.





Both pieces are hand-sewn, again reducing my carbon foot-print by limiting the amount of electricity needed to produce these pieces.

These are just my first few - I've got lots of ideas for more that I'm hoping to get around to soon insha allah!






Over the weekend I tried out a few ideas for hijaabi fascinators (this is just a working title. I have a name for my fascinators but I'm not telling you yet *wink*). I decided to go onto Etsy and have a look at some vintage fascinators and hat pins to gather some inspiration. Here is what I found:

Cute. I like the peacock feather.

I love the hot pink feathers!

This is a wedding fascinator. The bow is uber cute.



I find this one so classic with the pearls. Reminds me of Audrey Hepburn.


These are just so gorgeous. Very casual.

If you want to check these out on Etsy they are over on the right in my favourites folder. I think I feel some ideas comin' on...