Tag: modest fashion

Why dressing modestly is empowering

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I recently met the fiancé of a dear friend of mine and she, just like other people I’ve met in my life, could not help but comment on how I’m “hiding the beauty of my body under a turtleneck and maxi skirt.” This was followed by her thoughts on how I should not be oppressed and that I need to be strong enough to fight against patriarchal guidelines of modest dressing. Read More

Look out for these modest fashion trends this summer

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The fashion world is always changing; something that is in fashion one year could well be be old news by the next. In spite of this, there’s a few of things in the world of fashion that are quite simply timeless. Read More

Modest fashion pioneers to come together at Modanisa’s London Modest Fashion Week

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After the success of the 2016 Modest Fashion Week in Istanbul, Modanisa will host its second annual international fashion event in London.  Read More

Samah Safi Bayazid on filmmaking, marriage and Hollywood

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Samah Safi Bayazid has always been a storyteller. Growing up, she wanted to be a news anchor or a television presenter with her own show. Although there weren’t many women in hijab in front of the camera at the time (the amount these days isn’t much higher), she persisted. However, her dream to be in front of the camera soon changed after taking just one film production class.  Read More

An interactive timeline of modest fashion breakthroughs in recent years

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The modest fashion scene has grown tremendously in the past couple years and the world is taking notice. Read More

Meet Minnesota’s first hijabi beauty queen

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Nineteen-year-old Halima Aden was just a typical undecided college student. That is, until she decided to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. After getting the OK from pageant officials on her decision to don a “burkini” during the swimwear portion of the night, Aden was well on her way to making history as Minnesota’s first hijabi pageant contestant. Read More