Wednesday, September 29, 2010

polyvore : playing pretty

putting aside brand names + price for a while (though i do love Anthropologie quite much; its line as well as its gorgeous stores), this ensemble of jeans with a pretty little top (and, in my case, i'd have to pair it with a cardi) sums up my current favourite colour combination. dark denim + off-white, mustard yellow + moss green. an exercise of marrying a bit of pretty with a bit of classy.

now ... if i could only just pull off this look myself so effortlessly + successfully, the little girly-girl in me would be a pretty happy one.

playing pretty

playing pretty by Mrika Hajeedar featuring a leather handbag

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

got typeface?

in art, possibly product design in particular, marrying design elements with function elements so seamlessly will garner well-deserved attention. form and function at its best is clear in the poster below. i'm biased to graphic design + typeface specifically, but i'm sure the poster below will stop some many keen lookers.

: images from {Black.White.Yellow} :

Sunday, August 15, 2010


the order - invites, doodle books + TQ tags.
the theme - Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

my interpretation of this was to use bright colours, something festive and something to represent the caterpillar. using the flag bunting took care of the festive element that are birthday parties. the general nature and shape of buntings, to me, resembles a caterpillar.
colourful flag buntings then summed up (hungry) caterpillars.

enjoy the photos.

: the invites :

: the lot together - TQ tags to adorn favour bags (purchased separately by client) + the doodle books :

: doodle book design 1 - (the flag buntings make the letter Z, birthday girl's initial) :

: doodle book, design 2 :
thank you Ms Z's mum. once again, thanks for believing in my work. an honour indeed to be able to dress up your kid(s) parties. :-)
*party date - August '10

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

: we LOVE naufal :

i seem to take on party orders mostly for 1 year olds. my designs, i'm quite certain are very likely too simple to garner interest beyond the 1 year olds. ;-) on the other hand, i could see it as a great honour to mark the child's 1st birthday with my pieces of planned design + happy accidents (often, the best ideas come to me at the last minute of planning stage and/or after suggesting a couple or so ideas and themes). to all those moms who've placed their trust and patience in me, i thank you all.

my latest project was for a childhood neighbour's youngest. he turned 1 earlier this month.
the theme was "We LOVE Naufal", in the colour palette of yellow and white. below, photos of the items i made - favour bags (for adults + kids), thank you tags and notepads.

Monday, June 21, 2010

"so typically Izmet"

the Zs' Daddy turned 32 recently.

it was a low-key birthday celebration of sorts. dinner with the immediate family at his favourite place. i came up with the idea of having a "typically him" sort of birthday. no frills, just food + family. things + people he's familiar with. he's not the most adventurous of souls, so anything that's been tried and tested (by him) like a million times sits happily at the top of the list of his favourite things.

with this in mind, i decided to make cupcake toppers with his most typical phrases. the colour palette serves three ways - it matches the interior of the restaurant we were to dine in, it's a reflection of his love for coffee + chocolate, and it's my interpretation of autumn colours (we met + started dating back in autumn '99).

below, photos of the "so typically Izmet" cupcake toppers then.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

: mrixiepixie meets + greets @ Buzz-Ar :

couple weeks back, i set up a little stall at a local bazaar, the Buzz-Ar @ Jeumpa D'Ramo, Bangsar. my first mini adventure of sorts - from building the portfolio, to setting up the stall, to meeting kind stopper-bys and buyers. after the event, i had a bigger adventure still - tidying up and keeping things back neatly at home.

below, photos from the day's event.
the subsequent posts, photos of my art pieces.

: the stall :

: successfully dragged the husband along :

Sunday, May 9, 2010

: mrixiepixie meets + greets @ Buzz-AR - the PRINTS :

the prints made for the bazaar, and to build up a collection of sorts in my little home office.

i came up with 3 different series - themed photographs (from my own personal collection), nursery rhymes and everyday reminders.

: "Open House" :

: "Peek-A-Boo (No.1)" :

: "Peek-A-Boo (No.2)" :

: "Waiting (No.1)" :

: "Waiting (No.2)" :

: "Waiting (No.3)" :

: "Waiting (No.4)" :

: "Twinkle Twinkle (Blue)" :

: "Twinkle Twinkle (Pink)" :

: "Baa Baa Black Sheep" :

: "Incy Wincy Spider" :

: "LOVE" :

: "SHARE" :

: "MAKE" :

: "EAT" :

: "LEARN" :

: the lot :

there are still some of these prints available, priced RM40 each, or RM150 for any 5.
write to to enquire + to place your orders.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

: mrixiepixie meets + greets @ Buzz-AR - the PAINTINGS :

the paintings made for the bazaar ...

: "Wet Glass (No.1)" :

: "Wet Glass (No.2)" :

: "W.O.R.K." :

: "P.L.A.Y." :

: "Citrus Bloom" :

: "Peach Bloom" :