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Looking Chic: H&M Features Hijabista Mariah Idrissi in its Recycling Ad

Mariah Idrissi

  H&M breaks from the fashion pack with a series of diverse, inclusive and ground-breaking adverts which includes a fierce hijabista.    From: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   ‘Looking chic,’ hair beautifully wrapped in a checked hijab, eyes shielded by sleek aviator shades, Mariah Idrissi stands in the door, against that most British of scenes,...

Feature: Coveting The Hijab Through The Photographic Lens

L-R: London Veil and New York Veil by photographer Sara Shamsavari

  In her Image: London Veil | Paris Veil | New York Veil By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   “Beauty is truth,” says Sara Shamsavari.   To Shamsavari, the elevation of beauty and truth extends far beyond the reach of fashion ideals.  True beauty comes from challenging stereotypes, encouraging “ideals of non-judgement, equality,...

Global Street Style: On the streets of…Tehran, Iran

On the streets of...Tehran Iran

    What I love about Ramp1885 is is creating this community of discovery. And this is just one example thanks to our contributor and roving reporter, Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé who sent this to me this goldmine of fashion via facebook.   It’s too good not to share. So as part of our latest in...

Feature: Layali, a new fashion webzine for students by students

Layali webzine's latest fashion story (left) and the cover of their very first issue (right)

    Sophisticated Storyboard.  By: Hina P. Ansari   It was when Washington D.C-native, Rawan Elbaba decided to continue her love for journalism from high school to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, did she realize the lack of Muslim women in the mainstream media space. This 20 year-old, who was planning on launching a...

Feature: ‘Veiled’ Threat – Montreal, Canada’s Hijabistas Speak Out

Montreal Protesters against Quebec's Charter of Values Photography courtesy of cbc.ca/Ryan Remiorz/CP

          The  Quebec Charter of  Values and their battle against the hijab. Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé By: Ottawa, Canada     A storm is brewing in Montreal, Canada’s most fashionable city.   The provincial state, which famously stayed out of the bedrooms of the nation in 1967, has instead elected to...

Feature: From Paris France, Q&A with Turbanista.com founder Aïssata Kamara

Courtesy of Turbanista.com from Paris, France

    Crowning Glory: Turbanista By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In Senegal, a woman’s turban is her crowning glory.   And to Aïssata Kamara, it is a garment worthy of great passion. I recently spoke with Aïssata, Dakar-born founder and curator of Turbanista.com, a blog from Paris, France dedicated to her passion for...

Feature: Highlights from Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival 2013

L-R: Stephanus Hamy; "Expressions of Yourself" by Sarinah & Fomalhaut Zamel

    Indie Spotlight.    By: Hina P. Ansari     Jakarta held their Fall/Winter 2013 collections and as always its such a thrill to take a look at Indonesia’s fashion scene. Check out these designers who caught our eye!     Sarinah “Expression Of Yourself”   This cosmopolitan look as presented by fashion designer,...

Feature: Highlights from Muscat Fashion Week 2013

Zhor Al Rais at Muscat Fashion Week

      Muscat Fashion Week created a perfect stylish mosaic of couture and culture.    By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   Launched just three years ago, Muscat Fashion Week showcased their latest from emerging and stalwarts of style fusing heritage with haute couture, in this three-day fashion summit. Here are designers who made...

City Style Snapshot: Jerusalem

Jerusalem Skyline

  Jerusalem style — eclectic blends of trendy and traditional.   By: Lauren Sirt Jerusalem, Israel   When most people think of Jerusalem, they often visualize a city filled with ancient ruins and biblical history; however, for those of us who call this place home, Jerusalem encompasses so much more than its historical...

Feature: Keeping Faith in Fashion in Indonesia

Nuniek Mawardi

    Fashion keeps the faithful connected on the runways of Jakarta.    By: Hina P. Ansari   As part of Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival, There were numerous days of stylish runway shows, all presented by a variety of designers ranging from up and comers to the stalwarts of Indonesia’s fashionable scene....

On the streets of…Alexandria, Egypt

Reem of Alexandria

      Nothing speaks courageous and gorgeousness like Red.   Fashionista:  Reem   Location:  Alexandria, Egypt   Secret: This industrial engineer loves being funky using accessories & shoes in shocking colors. Bags that have a ethnic/cultural twist gives her style, character. She’s never afraid of wearing several colors all at once.   Breakdown: For Reem...

Feature: Cairo’s coffee house couture

Kamel Rafla, hangs in the popular style choise, a favorite red shirt and jeans.

    The magnetic youth of Cairo continue to keep it real, with their  grounded style statements.  By: Enaam A. Magdy Cairo, Egypt   Fashion in Cairo, Egypt is not about the glamorous fashion shows in the luxurious hotels or seen in the glossies buoyed by celeb names — it’s all about the street style...