No better time to have the mum & daughter coordinated outfits than Raya!
More often than not, we see simply-dressed mothers bringing their fancy kids around shopping malls. Mothers would know how long they have taken the fashion backseat to ensure their kids always look their best. Hence, we are dedicating this post to the mothers who deserve to look equally dressed up as their little ones this coming Raya.
What about cost? You ask. Karyanina to the rescue! Relatively a new addition to the Malaysian fashion scene, the label was initiated by Syarifah Syazlina who quit her day job to realise her dream – designing and sewing clothes for women. Their Raya 2012 collection features lace patches on solid-coloured kaftans and modern baju kurung for women, and playful patterns for the little ones. The fuss-free designs ensure cooling clothes that won’t limit your movements during the festivities.
Reasonably priced from RM139 (kaftan top) for mum and RM70 (printed baju kurung) for kids, the collection offers different sizing to fit women from different walks of life. Karyanina’s kids collection is also tailored to fit kids aged 2 – 7, with RM5 difference for every age group.
Look 1: Raise your pinkies!
Nothing says sweet better than pink, so why not rock the hue this Raya. For mums, the salmon will match your brownish skin tone whereas for the kids, fuchsia gives the playful look they need.
Products info: (for mum) Suraya Patched Lace Kaftan Top, RM159, available in pink, yellow, grey, blue. (for kids) Patched lace kaftan top with matching sarong, price RM105 – RM115, available in pink, pastel green purple, sizes: S,M,L
Look 2: Pastel party
The pastel fad has impacted baju raya this year, with cotton candy colours dominating Raya collections by Malaysian designers. We pick pastel yellow top with bow accent for mums, and the mint kaftan top for the kids to provide an option for those desiring a similarly-themed outfit but not too matchy-matchy.
Look 3: Modern baju kurung
Karyanina puts a twist on the plain baju kurung that it is special enough to be worn during Raya, but also classic enough to be worn after the festivities. If you know us, we are all for sustainable fashion aka clothes that can be worn more than once.
Products info: (for mum) ELSA Kurung Modern (full lining), RM379, colours Available: Mauve, Soft Pink, Apple Green, sizes: S, M. (for kids) Floral Baju Kurung, RM70 – RM80, available in S, M and L
*all images are courtesy of Karyanina