Celebrate Chand Raat with Raishma & Bees!

With Eid coming up in just a couple more days, we know that it’s time to do those last minute bits of shopping for your outfits and, just as importantly, the matching jewellery. At Raishma, we’ve just brought out our new range of churidars and kaftans to suit all occasions – whether it’s an Asian event or not. For those that are shopping for Eid, we have some stunning new dresses that come with matching churidar, dupatta, and separate long sleeves that can be easily stitched on, for a more modest look. Our outfits can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. For Eid, why not wear this gold and floral embroidery suit with gold heels and a clutch bag, with the matching sleeves, for a very modest yet contemporary style. floral blog This gold net dress with ivory threadwork also comes with a matching churidar and dupatta, and the short sleeves are already attached, and also feature the intricate threadwork the matches the dress. This dress has less of a flare to it and is more of a bodycon cut, so shows off the figure in an incredibly subtle and elegant way. You can match this outfit with nude heels, and gold accessories for an evening event. ivory blog Our brown and nude outfit has organza panels along the front of the kameez/dress which shows off the nude lining underneath, for a simple yet striking detail and design along the front. Match this outfit with gold heels, bag, and accessories for an Eid party. brown and nude blog We also have this stunning purple outfit, that’s brand new in stock. The purple kameez features gold work along the bust area, and a high neck collar with a gold border. Instead of a regular churidar, this dress comes with long palazzo pants for a funky twist to the typical Asian suits. Wear your heels with this outfit, as you’ll want to show off the pants more than usual, so a nice pair of gold heels will make your legs stand out, and will help with the flare on the pant legs. Match this outfit up with big gold earrings and a nice cuff bracelet. purple and gold blog Typically, the eve of Eid, known as Chand Raat, is when all the festivities start, as the new moon signifies the arrival of the month of Shawwal. It’s on this night (which comes around tomorrow evening) that the women and girls get their mehndi done on their hands, everyone prepares food for the next day, and the last minute shoppers are out to get their outfits sorted and finalized for Eid. While the outfits are important, the things that really bring it together are the jewellery. We visited Bees on Green Street, just a few doors down to us, to find out about which kind of jewellery is most popular for Eid shoppers, and the kind of services they offer. Bees offers you all the jewellery you would want, in a two-part store on Green Street – one that focuses more on bridal, and the other that is more suited to those who just need to quickly grab a stack of bangles and some matching earrings. BEES6 In the store, you can take in your outfit and have the ladies mix and match from the wide selection of Rainbow Bangles (where they have almost every shade of every colour) to create your own personalised stack of bangles. BEES1 Bees also offer to give you the Mughal style bangles to have on either side of your bangle stack to add more of a regal look to the set. These antique-style Mughal bangles can be matched to almost any colour combination to match your outfit, and there are many different styles to choose from. BEES4 For the girls who are looking for more bling than that, you can have a third style of bangle mixed in with your stack – the diamanté bangle. These add an incredible touch of glamour and femininity to the jewellery, and help to bring it all together. When worn with an outfit, the bangles really do help to bring it all together and make it look and feel more traditional and celebratory. Bees bangles start at 10p each, and you can buy ready made bangle stacks for around £5, or create your own from their wide selection with the help of the fully trained and very polite staff! Grab one of our outfits in store and take it to Bees to get your complete outfit ready for Eid! BEES2 To celebrate Eid with you, we currently have this competition open in collaboration with Deeya Jewellery, and we’re offering one lucky follower the chance to win one of our brand new Pakistani style kurti tops as well as a pair of earrings by Deeya! Check out our blog here for more details…