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08-11-2005
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Personally I think threads like this one are really positive. This is a worldwide forum, and I'm glad we're not shying away from opportunities to learn about each other. It's true that a few comments have been borderline, but much tackier comments have been made about Louis Vuitton, etc. I have enjoyed this discussion, and appreciate the Muslim women and those with experience of Muslim culture who've shared their POVs.

I also enjoy Princess Rania's style ... it's nice that she's a style icon for everyone.

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hijab chic in the arabic peninsula @ marie claire magazine


















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i hope they don't really dress like that to go skiing!!

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hijab chic in the arabic peninsula @ marie claire magazine

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Ive seen women dressed like this in my city, esp the younger ones and some of my girlfriends who are my age that wear hijabs are just as fashionable as girls that dont!

i think its absolutly stunning...so chic and very stylish and classy. I know the hijab represents modesty and such, however i believe you can still be that and have a killer dress sense too! Dressing with a hijab doesn't mean you have to comprimise your personal style and own taste

One of my closest girlfriends wears a hijab and she told me that it actually empowers her, and not the opposit as others may automatically think. Her mother and father also encourage her to show her personality by adding beautiful embelishments to the materials, she wears killer makeup and to die for accessories!

Theres nothing more beautiful than that


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Aww thanks for the pics Belleza, one of the girls at work was telling me about this spread because I too wear hijab and she kept telling me how she saw these "fashion hijabis". I was so confused because I didn't think any "western" magazines, more so an American publication would publish that type of "street style" . It's nice to see the fashion world come into a full circle.

That being said, I just wanted to respond to the people who say that being fashionable and wearing hijab is contradictry. I personally don't feel it is unless you're like wearing a cleavage baring outfit because that would be a contradiction. If there's one thing I've learned personally from the Islamic culture, it's that you find freedom from within some of the restrictions. But that's just my opinion

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I understand how some women can feel empowered by the hijab and I don't believe they are automatically unstylish. My confusion lies with the hijab representing and promoting modesty among women - isn't adding embellishments, lots of makeup and accroutements automatically compromising that as you would be drawing attention to yourself??

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I understand how some women can feel empowered by the hijab and I don't believe they are automatically unstylish. My confusion lies with the hijab representing and promoting modesty among women - isn't adding embellishments, lots of makeup and accroutements automatically compromising that as you would be drawing attention to yourself??
I agree with you on how adding embellishments, wearing lots of makeup, etc draws more attention. I think there has to be a line drawn between looking good for yourself and going extreme, aka looking good for others. I know it's been told a million times before that "hijab isn't just a peice of cloth, its a way of life" (ie acting modestly)which is true, but it doesn't hurt to wear somthing nice. I think in this day and age, esp living in countries like the US and Europe, it's really not that hard to grab attention from others wearing hijab. I just think at the end of the day, if you wear hijab,you should realize it's still a big responsiblity in how you act and present yourself, so you just have to learn how to balance that fine line.

Hahah and just jokes sake I had to add this icon:

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I agree with you both, about attention and modesty but i think there is a difference..I've asked my friend the same thing about getting that sort of attention and she says its not more or less than when she wears plain hijab or no makeup.

I see sooooooo many women in my city wearing hijab with lots of makeup on and fancy hijabs, not just my friend...maybe it doesn't make a difference?

Ahhh i dunno lol

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this is a hot look.

and im not surprised.

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Does anyone have that Marie Claire ed in HQ or know what issue it's from?

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OH MY! why didn't i see this before? is this from marie claire US?? oh this is just too weird and funny...

i mean i'm happy to see muslim women represented in the media, apart from the typical "not without my daughter, my swarthy ultra-religious father/uncle/brother/one-armed imam makes me wear a burqa and threatens to kill me because i fell in love with a marine and i JUST WANT TO BE FREE" type of horse manure ....

but in another sense it makes me cringe a bit to see it become a marketable image....well, just a side effect of living in a capitalist world i guess, you wait long enough and anything can be marketed

oh, and just in response to question regarding wearing "fashionable" hijabs vs. maintaining modesty .... as i posted earlier, modesty does not equal somber, dull, boring, etc. Modesty equals, quite simply and without trying to cloak it in PC-talk, covering your body. I can cover my body in sparkels and prints and bold colours and whatever else, just as long as its covered!

Trust me, if anyone has ever been to an Indian or Pakistani wedding, or East African (Somali, Sudanese, Ethopian), Middle Eastern, they are the most colorful, ornate, affairs you could imagine. There is no such thing as beige!
THe same goes for Muslim art and caligraphy...

I guess it can be summed up in the following Islamic saying: God is Beautiful and He loves Beauty.

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OH MY! why didn't i see this before? is this from marie claire US?? oh this is just too weird and funny...

i mean i'm happy to see muslim women represented in the media, apart from the typical "not without my daughter, my swarthy ultra-religious father/uncle/brother/one-armed imam makes me wear a burqa and threatens to kill me because i fell in love with a marine and i JUST WANT TO BE FREE" type of horse manure ....

but in another sense it makes me cringe a bit to see it become a marketable image....well, just a side effect of living in a capitalist world i guess, you wait long enough and anything can be marketed

oh, and just in response to question regarding wearing "fashionable" hijabs vs. maintaining modesty .... as i posted earlier, modesty does not equal somber, dull, boring, etc. Modesty equals, quite simply and without trying to cloak it in PC-talk, covering your body. I can cover my body in sparkels and prints and bold colours and whatever else, just as long as its covered!

Trust me, if anyone has ever been to an Indian or Pakistani wedding, or East African (Somali, Sudanese, Ethopian), Middle Eastern, they are the most colorful, ornate, affairs you could imagine. There is no such thing as beige!
THe same goes for Muslim art and caligraphy...

I guess it can be summed up in the following Islamic saying: God is Beautiful and He loves Beauty.
I'm actually kind of happy that someones wants to market this...but the editorial kinda leaves me with the impression that only Saudi princesses can be chic in a hijab Fortunately I know it isn't so

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does anyone know which issue that ed is from? please please.
Regarding modesty..in coutries such as saudi arabia where you are obligated as a woman to where the abaya (long black dress) and tarha (what ppl call hijab) girls are making it stylish buy buying designer fabric,, making it tighter, sheer...colorful..you name it...and they feel the need to compensate buy wearing alot of make up...which defeats the purpose imo...i was surprised last time i visited the coutry to see that..as you said..they are drawing more attention..and i think the whole point is not to. Even just the headscarf..some young girls who wear the headscarf outside of their coutries..(as you witness alot on paris, london. etc in august) tend to wear the tightest jeans,really high heels..and the most colorful and skin tight tops and almost porno-ish make up...and then they wear a headscarf in a very bright color...tie it around their heads like bandanas to make it look less "veil-like"...its very contradicting..but some feel the need to compensate for not showing their hair..which is crazy because hair isnt the most attractive female feature...your eyes.face..neck and body is....its realy turning into a "trend"" and is starting to become less humble and modest...
anyway, please let me know which issue the ed is from..id love to read it!

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It's the December issue of Marie Claire

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