Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tichels: 2 Cute Chiffon

Distinctive Hair Coverings Small Rectangular Chiffon Scarf (Sparkling Maroon) $14.99

I thought these tichels were cute and quite different from hijabs that you see around. The reason why they are styled this way is that some Orthodox Jewish cousins wear their sheitals (wigs) to cover their hair and then a tichel (scarf) on top.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Serene Somayeh

This is my first magazine style post, let me know what you think. If you'd like to look at the Polyvore set go here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Spring time tunics

It's feeling very summery today, sunny and beautiful. It's a lovely 14 degrees Celcius here where I live, pretty nice for our Southern hemisphere winter. I find it astounding to receive my Ezibuy catalogue (NZ's answer to Victoria Secret but more normal than sexy) in the mail for Spring in July when its still freezing. Muslim & non-Muslim woman alike are wearing long sleeves under their tunics and big coats. Its the time of year where muhajabat fit in the best, our hijabs match the pashmina and wooly hats other women are wearing as do our coats and long sleeves. However with the shift to warm weather I'm thinking about long sleeve tunics, kaftans, breezy cotton skirts and sandals. Unfortunately finding a hijab appropriate kaftan or tunic is quite difficult. Although they do pop up as regular lines at a lot of our chain stores here they are often 3/4 sleeves or shorter, or the dreadfully sheer either by design or thinness of fabric.
This is beautiful but I'd have to wear a long sleeve henley or tee under it, which would make it hot and defeat the purpose.

However is you search you can find great things like this, which are sold one off from an online store I'd never heard of before, I want more!