Friday, December 19, 2008

Take a stand - to hijab!

"Women have broken through the glass ceiling in many areas. In this country, for instance, we've had two women prime ministers and a woman governor-general. We still have a woman chief justice.

In the sphere of travel, however, there are still a few barriers to be broken. In some countries, like Saudi Arabia, women can only visit if accompanied by a father or a husband.
 Women certainly suffer more than men from the need to conform with local dress customs. In Iran, for example, that means wearing a scarf, long-sleeved coat and closed shoes, regardless of the heat.

There are also many parts of the world where Western women have to take particular care because the local males have the impression that any female on her own or casually dressed is signalling she wants sex.

And there's no doubt that male travellers have a huge advantage when it comes to relieving themselves. For women the process is a bit more complicated, making relief much harder to achieve. My wife has sometimes seemed quite aggrieved by my advantage in that respect.

But all that may be changed by the emergence of the Shewee, a device which claims to allow women to, well, wee standing up.

Needless to say, I couldn't test it myself, so I asked my big daughter Alex to give it a test-run."

Hilariously I was wearing the same outfit as pictured when I read this article. I'll have my comfortable hijab clothes over standing up to wee any day.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Iranian Esarp

I regularly watch the wonderful show Mosaic by Link TV which organises Middle Eastern produced news into a week day half hour current events show in English. This image is of a beautiful muhajabat on al-Alam TV who is wearing an esarp (satin scarf) that repsonds beautifully under the stage lights.
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This scarf is quite different but equally beautiful in my opinion, here is a set similar to that the news anchor is wearing. I hope the sisters who wear abaya are enjoying my abaya sets, I myself rarely wear abaya however they are beautiful garments and I support all my sisters wishing to please their Creator (swt).

Gold anchor by celeritas

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tichels - Evening Aubergine

Gold & Purple Night by celeritas

This look features a scarf from Savvy Sheitals a shop that mainly sells sheitals - wigs used by married Orthodox Jewish women to cover their hair rather than wearing a cloth cover. They are based in the USA and also have a great range of tichels which Muslim women can use for hijab.

This look shows two beautiful evening looks picking up the colours from the shiny aubergine shimmer scarf The shoes are fabulous, I'd love to wear them to a wedding party.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Creme Anglaise

Here's a set with an Anokhi scarf I would love to have. Loose blue jeans would pick up the blue flowers in the scarf and the dress matches the background colour of the scarf. The sandals also feature fabric like the scarf however I wouldn't wear shoes that high, I would be more likely to wear flats with this look.