Global: Hijablogging Fashionistas

In March, we caught up with a new crew of “hijabloggers” – women who wear the hijab and blog about it. Such bloggers span the globe, blogging about a wide variety of issues from parenting to fashion to travel to politics. In this post, we will re-visit the “hijablogosphere” to see what's new.

One fantastic new “hijablog” is Hijabs High, a collection of photographs of women around the world wearing hijab. Dubbed “the Muslim Sartorialist” by other bloggers, the blog's “about” section reads:

Hijabs High is inspired by the stylish and dynamic global community of Muslim women who fuse their identities and pronounce their place in the world everyday through beauty and fashion.

It is my hope that this blog inspires, motivates and encourages Muslims and non-Muslims alike to revisit their perceptions of the “look” of Muslim women who wear the veil and encourage us all to be a little bit more fabulous.

To the chic gang of Hijabs High photographers – you know who you are – thanks for doing it all with grace and panache. :)

Finally, Hijabs High owes a debt to The Sartorialist, who first helped focus our cameras on the everyday. Thank you.

Hijabi Style, another fashion-forward blog, has recently done a photo post on Egyptian designer Reham Farouq, who designs specifically for wearers of hijab. The Hijablog did a similar post recently on Farouq, which garnered a number of comments praising the outfits.

Last but not least on today's tour of “hijablogs” is a great post by Nuseiba, whose blog has the goal of amplifying and shedding light on “the myriad of voices and experiences of Muslim women.” In a post entitled “Why feminists need to start lovin’ the hijab,” the blogger writes:

So I was reading the news this morning and I chanced upon this. It seems the hijab has set off a national controversy in Norway. It all started when a Muslim woman petitioned to wear her hijab with her police uniform. And from there things pretty much went downhill when another Muslim woman set fire to a hijab on International Women’s Day. Oh, don’t you just love these gliberal feminists! They are quick to flutter their hankies on behalf of feminism, but rather see a Muslim woman’s brains splattered to the walls of her house than see her trapped in a hijab!


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