I find it so great to see fashion designers like Oscar de le Rentee taking inspiration from the hijab in their fashion designs. Note these pictures from Oscar's Spring 2010 collection, not quite hijab, but loveley dresses, nedless to say. 

Here's is also a video i found, of other designers putting their own interpretation on the headscarf, in their recent collections. Some strikingly similar to the hijab and others way off.

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Oldie but a goodie--Baba Ali telling it like it is...

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October 28th, is the day hijabi's, put on their prettiest pink hijab in support of breast cancer awareness and research. Pink Hijab Day is intended to shatter stereotypes of Muslim women, as well as raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. All over the world, Muslim women particpate by wearing pink hijabs (Global Pink Hijab Day).

Here are some pictures of Pink Hijab Day, celebrated by our universities MSA (Muslim student association):

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Okay so I know that it's Almost November and its cold and I know that we've talked about Maxi dresses ALOT! BUT..... I can't get over how stunning this maxi dress it. It's by Mara Hoffman and for her FALL 2009 collection she has many printed maxi dresses which are just breathtaking. Don't believe me?.. See for yourself ,

It reminds me of butterfly wings. It's too pretty!!!

Emily Osment was also spotted wearing this lovely dress and I think she looks stunning in it. Only problem shes wearing them with converse...But hey who say's you can't wear converse with a dress?

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"...When I was about 7 or 8 I asked my mother this question of why we cover, and to my surprise she responded with, "Let's go shopping". So we headed out to the mall and passed by a few stores, we went into Claire's and saw all the beaded jewelry and the fake crystals all lying around in piles in the store. Some people touched them, some people picked them up then put them back down, some people tried them on, and most of them were not even noticed. Then we went to a diamond store. There, we saw only a few select pieces of jewelry. Rare stones, hidden under glass containers. Sealed with the highest security systems. Kept protected from the hands of those who couldn't pay the price of handling them. My mother looked at me and said, "Which would you rather be?"
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Hey girls, back to school is here!!!
In our previous post we showed you outfits for B2S for fall.
This post will include the latest trends in fall/winter fashion, that are muslimah/hijabi appropriate!

This season their are a couple of trends we identified, that are worthy of following...

1.) Boyfriend jacket

First the boyfriend jacket, I know what your thinking “WHAT” thats not very hijab or muslimah, but it is, girls it is!!! The jackets are well structured, their not tight or form fitting, their loose and comfortable. If your having trouble calling them boyfriend jackets, call them your bros jacket.


2.) Plaid/Buffalo Prints
Spotted by everyone including celebs this fall.

3.) Long Shirts
There really a trend this year, all the stores are carrying them which is great finally a trend that works for us!


long shirts

Long Sweaters/Long Cardigans

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This summer the two of us, had the opportunity of attending our first “REAL” fashion show. An Islamic fashion line created by Hiba Dahir and Ayan Farah. Whose goal with their collection is “Reviving Islamic Elegance”.

At the time of Muslim Spain Islamic clothing was the fashionable thing to be wearing; even non Muslims would dress like Muslim teens. Our line is here to revive that sense of majesty and timeless elegance that is in Islam. We at L&K have done extensive research and have come up with a collection that is here to set trends and not follow them. Our designs are meant for everyday life from school to work, from running errands to an evening out.

The abaya often deemed the ‘little black dress’ for muslimahs is the concept for their line, transforming abaya’s from something simple to something practical, fashion forward and elegant. We were definitely impressed by the innovative designs the girls created and egger to purchase their abayas.

Below are pictures from their Fall 2009 collection of abayas... L&K

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We don't know about you but we felt as if this summer went by in a blink of a eye and we can't fathom that in a week we are back to hitting the books once AGAIN.. :(. It's times like these we wish we could time travel LOL. Well if you’re running out of time and can't seem to find the perfect outfit don't stress too much cause we are here to help! Below is an outfit we created using this summer’s must have item the MAXI DRESS.. (we just can't seem to get enough of them) however we made it more appropriate for fall's colder weather...

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Here is a great article from New York Magazine: The Cut of how fashion designers John Galliano, Carolina Herrera, and Nina Ricci, are taking inspiration from the abaya in there latest runway designs; in light of the ban of the burqa in France

John Galliano, Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci, and More Design Fancy Abayas

John Galliano, Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci, and More Design Fancy Abayas
Photo: Getty Images
Last week, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said full-body veils, like burkas some Muslim women wear over their clothes, are "not welcome" in France. Four days later, the George V Hotel in Paris hosted a fashion show consisting entirely of designer abayas. John Galliano designed the abaya worn by the red-haired model who opened the show by riding down the runway on a white horse. Twenty models followed wearing abayas by Nina Ricci, Blumarine, and Alberta Ferretti, among others.


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So all this talk of maxi dresses, so how do we Hijabi's wear it then? There are actually multiple ways to wear it!
(Click on the pictures for item details)

Wear it with a...

1.) Cardigan (long or short)

Maxi Dresses
Maxi Dresses by Hijabi.life featuring Old Navy

Maxi Dresses
Maxi Dresses by Hijabi.life featuring Old Navy

2.) A leather jacket

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Maxi Dresses by Hijabi.life featuring GAP

3.) A blazer

Maxi Dresses
Maxi Dresses by Hijabi.life featuring Old Navy

4.) With a jeans jacket

5.) A cropped jacket, or any other light weight coat. (With a long sleeve shirt underneath. )
jackets by Hijabi.life on Polyvore.com

5.) Or with just a long sleeve shirt underneath.

Maxi Dresses
Maxi Dresses by Hijabi.life featuring Old Navy

**Lastly make sure, you are wearing a t-shirt, or tank-top underneath the maxi dress, if your wearing it with a jacket or cardigan with it, as many maxi's have deep neck lines, that will show, when your hijab blows in the wind!**
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Celebs are loving the Maxi dress (that's what they are called just in case you didn't know) and
so are we!!

Reason's why we love them:

1.This look is perfect for those hot summer days when you don't feel like layering or wearing your black Abaya.

2.Take's only a couple seconds to put on, on those days when you accidentally sleep in and can't find something to wear.

3.They are Oh-so comfy.

4. They come in different colours and prints.

5.Always going to be in style for a Hijabi.

4.And last but not least they are HIJABI FRIENDLY!

So what's not to love about the Maxi dress <3.

Below are some Maxi Dresses we found and loved:

Product Information:
from left to right, Maxi dress from hollister, Suzy Shier, American eagle, Forever 21, Roots & Forever 21.

** Note:
All of these Maxi's are on sale, so enjoy shopaholics**

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