Style Spied: Umayma Abdul from the UK

A 20-year-old British Yemeni with an old soul and a passion for fashion believes that stylish modesty can empower Muslim women. Umayma Abdul describes herself as a mix of edgy, classic and feminine. She doesn’t like to restrict herself to a particular style though because she just loves to experiment with powerful statement pieces and … Read more

Style spied: Cahya Meythasari from Indonesia

A fashion blogger and model, Cahya Meythasari juggles fashion with her day job. By Layla Maghfur. With a penchant for dazzling makeup, flowy clothing and solid colors, Cahya’s job as a business controller for a palm oil company doesn’t stop her from looking stylish wherever she may be. Cahya describes her style as simple, but still trendy, and says that mixing and matching bold colors and incorporating them … Read more

Capsule Wardrobe: 7 Items, 16 Ways

The idea of a capsule wardrobe is to have a collection of a few items of clothing which can be worn in many different ways for various occasions. Farrah Eman shares how. Invest in neutral and essential fashion pieces that are wearable with a wide range of other items. You’ll build a timeless wardrobe which is … Read more

The violent policing of the female body

The pervasive and systemic ways we determine how women should dress in our communities, families, schools, workplaces or legal systems have real consequences. By Eren Cervantes-Altamirano. When I was in junior high school, I was required to wear a grey skirt. I could not wear pants because that was not “feminine”, while the skirt could … Read more

Where Are the Muslim Fashion-Misters?

Muslim female fashionistas are the talk of the town these days. Jonathan Wilson wants to know where the men are. The hijabi army, scarfies, hijabers and hijabistas, as well as Muslim women who don’t wear hijab, are all making a splash and grabbing fashion headlines. Muslim men, on the other hand, are barely making a ripple. This … Read more

New modest fashion label blossoms in the US

Verona Collection aims to bring trendy choices to women of all faiths. Summer Albarcha of Hipster Hijabis speaks with Lisa Vogl, co-founder of the label. The modest fashion industry has expanded dramatically in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Yet the US still faces a lack of mainstream modest clothing stores and designers. Established in February this … Read more