Accessorize Yourself with Duriana!

We all know that girls love accessories. Whether it’s a necklace, earrings, colorful bracelets or a wristwatch, the right accessories can make any girl look like a showstopper. Every girl has her own style statement and accessories can help them stand out. These are the five accessories that we loved on Duriana and would like to share with you. 🙂

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Rose White Dangle Earrings – RM 72

These beautiful earrings are handmade and are made with polymer clay, crystal chaton and antique silver plating settling earring hooks. You can get them made any way you want by pre-ordering them.

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Plain Colorful Bracelets – RM 15

These bracelets are available in several vibrant colors. You can always match these accessories with your outfit or wear them to add a little color to your style when you’re wearing a plain outfit.

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H&M Statement Necklace – RM 60

Statement necklaces are making a trend this year. Whether you want to add a color to a mono color dress, add the unexpected to basics, make a white shirt look more fun or even dress up your office outfit, this statement necklace is perfect for all these situations. Check it out!

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Kaca-Kaca Sunglasses – RM 55

Sunglasses have now become a fashion essential. Freshen up your wardrobe with these trendy pair of shades.

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Wristwatch – RM 15

Add a unique touch to your outfit with this wristwatch. Buy it now on Duriana!

How To Grow Your Duriana Following

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If you’re fresh off with Duriana or a seasoned veteran Duriana user, we know you’re looking to grow your following. And why wouldn’t you? More followers leads to more exposure for your listings, which can lead to more sales! How do you do it? We’ve got four great tips for you.

User page on point

First thing’s first, make sure your listings look attractive and eye catching at all times. This tip, we highly recommend – If your listings do not catch the eye of others, they may not follow. Make sure to fill your page with a la variety of items that are in good condition, if possible, and ensure your photos are clean, clear, and stylized. Plus, the more listings you have, the better.

Follow on

Following others is a very simple way to get people to notice your user page. You can find people to follow by tapping on search tab in the bottom left corner of your feed. And if fellow Duriana users like what they see when they take a peek at who just followed them, they’re more likely to tap that follow button right back!

Share, share, and keep sharing

Sharing other Duriana users items is a great way to show off your personal taste, expand your network, and contribute to the evolving Duriana community. After all, when you share the love, it always comes back to you. All of this sharing means more opportunities for someone to take a look at your page, love what they see, and follow.

Get your social on

Take your sharing efforts beyond Duriana for maximum potential. By sharing your closet and listings on other social platforms such as Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr, you have the potential to catch new members. Also, did you know that if your Facebook friend joins Duriana, they’ll automatically follow your closet? Boom, instant new follower! Just don’t forget to spread the love and do the deed!

We hope this works and you gain double your followers. Tell us if you do! Do you have tips on how to get new followers? Share in the comments below.

4 Easy To Do Hijab Fashion Projects

This one is dedicated to the Duriana hijabis! We bring 4 simple DIY hijab accessories hacks that you can personalize in time for Hari Raya Aidilfirti. We understand your needs in styling your hijab with different accessories. With a dash of creativity you can make your own accessories and alter the things to give it new style, it could even be an alternative way to earn income on the side.

#1 . Paint Hijab Bobby Pins with Nail Polish For New Look

Paint the bobby pins with different nail polish colours bring variety in your accessories.

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#2. DIY Donut Hijab Pin Organizer 

If you find yourself loosing a pin after removing hijab and end up having to look for them, then you definitely need this. Sew a foam in a donut shape and voila – You can now organize your pins with ease.

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#3. DIY Hijab Button Pins.

Most of you have to tie your hijab with pins and most of us ladies use common pins to do that .Why not to enhance the beauty of hijab by making those pins look pretty. This simple DIY button pin tutorial is the simple way to do that, join two buttons with glue stick then attach the pin with it, that’s about it!

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#4. Necklace over Hijab

Don’t know how to utilise accessories you have worn one too many times? Here’s an idea on how to reuse an old necklace – Wear it over your hijab as a head piece, perfect for parties!

Hijab Necklace

Since Ramadan is a special time for all of us and we don’t want to celebrate by paying a small fortune on some decorations. This is your opportunity to try it!

Don’t miss out on the latest Duriana tips, guides and updates to becoming a stellar shopper and seller! Visit www.duriana.com, give our Facebook page a Like and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @durianaapp. 

Must Watch: How To Take Great Photos On Your Smartphone

This video teaches you how to up your photography game in three easy steps!

Calling all sellers! Don’t have the budget to invest in a fancy DSLR? Well, great news – this handy video teaches you how to use props to improve the quality of your pictures — and potentially, your Duriana store sales too!

Start selling from your mobile phone today! Duriana is Malaysia’s favourite social marketplace app! Download the app now – its free! iOS http://taps.io/KiuA and for Android http://taps.io/Kisg.

6 Tips On How to Give Your Wardrobe a Makeover (On A Budget)

Living from pay check to pay check and in need of a closet makeover? Well, we got six tips on how to maximise your current wardrobe to its full potential!

Alter your pieces. Styles and trends come and go like the seasons and altering an old pair of jeans into shorts or taking a few inches off a dress are easy tricks to make it current again. There are lots of alteration tailors around Kuala Lumpur such as Za Altera, who have a branch in almost every major mall – Sunway Pyramid, MidValley Megamall, Bangsar Shopping, KLCC among many others. Although, they can be a little pricey. Alternatively, you may opt for your home-based neighbourhood tailor like Jess Alteration.

Other options: Sew N Sew Alteration at Lot 07-07, East, Seventh Floor at Berjaya Times Square.

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Sell it. Duriana, a new marketplace shopping app is a great place to start when decluttering your wardrobe. The app is the perfect platform to sell your pre-loved goodies to other bargain hunters in an easy and fuss-free manner. List your items in less than 30 seconds and connect with potential buyers. You can even trade with them if you can fancy! This is a cost efficient way to breathe new life into your closet without breaking the bank.

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Buy Secondhand. Instead of paying a (costly) visit to high-street brands like Topshop and Zara, do your pocket a favour and rummage through weekend bazaars and marketplace apps like Duriana first. You may find hidden gems from quirky sellers at knock off prices. It beats getting a RM200 dress from Topshop, only to discover half of KL owns it. Ouch.

Tie-dye it. The dip dyed ombre is all the craze right now, and you can jump on the bandwagon DIY style. Find an old t-shirt and rinse it in an assortment of dye paints to get that hippie flower power touch. Check out The Signature Bow’s easy tutorial on how to tie-dye a pair of shorts. You can get your dyes at Dylon Malaysia.

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Organize your wardrobe. Identify what you need and don’t need. If you haven’t worn it in a year or two, there’s a good chance you will never wear it again. It is good to compartmentalize your wardrobe according to the different areas of your life. Do you have too many party dress and not enough work attire? A good housekeeping job will allow you to address these issues and avoid spending money on things you don’t really need.

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Upcycle. Now that you’ve identified which items you don’t need, perhaps it wouldn’t be a bad idea to upcycle these items. An old denim jacket you got a couple of years ago has gone out of style. The cut is dated and no longer relevant – but you’d be surprised what a little creativity can do. Adding loose pieces of fabric, studs and sewing on patchwork are nice little touches that can revive an old piece of clothing.

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If you’re looking to sell and buy secondhand goodies, download Duriana, Malaysia’s favourite pre-loved closet! Browse through hundreds of products and undiscovered steals from the palm of your hand. Download the app now – its free! iOS http://taps.io/KiuA and for Android http://taps.io/Kisg.

Duriana Photo Tips

Need tips on how to take the perfect picture? We’ve got a few pointers here…

Tip #1: Use a simple and uncluttered background, preferably white. This will bring attention to your product. However, if you add want to add a colourful background, be sure it doesn’t clash with your product.

White Board Reflectors how to take photographs in natural light

TIP #2: Try and shoot your product in a setting with lots of natural light. Shoot near a window or outdoors. Although, on particularly sunny days when photographing near a window, stick a piece of white paper or cloth on your window to diffuse the heavy rays. Or if needed, place lamps or other light sources around your item (but not directly at it, as this will cast shadows).

TIP #3: For smaller items like jewellery and vintage trinkets, where detail is super important, stay away from using the flash.

Vintage Trinket

TIP #4: Be creative and use props. Show your potential customers how they can use your products. For example, a storage box with no props is dull, but a storage box with books and loose papers can illustrate how one can use it in their life. Although, be careful not to do overdo it as it may be confusing to the buyer. Less is more in this case.

Vintage box

TIP #5: Try not to use filters or play with contrasts when taking product pictures. It will distort colours and can be quite misleading for the buying party. However, you can play around with adjusting brightness as it may make your picture clearer.

TIP #6: Make your own lightbox. For details on how to do this click here.

Conclusion: If you want to increase sales and the credibility of your Duriana shop, it is integral to invest a little bit of time in taking good pictures of your inventory. There are over 300,000 products listings on Duriana and having a well-curated set of images will allow you stand out from the crowd and increase buyer confidence.