08 February 2010

The Hijab Magazine: A Fashion Review

A while back I was complaining that I had spent a ridiculous amount of money on the November 2009 Hijab magazine (pictured). Now that I have received and 'read' it (by which I mean look at the pictures, as they have a single mediocre columnist who writes one page in the whole "magazine"..) I decided I'll review it as I now have a week off uni during which I am at my leisure to embark on any pointless thing I desire, yayy :D Although this should stop you wasting your hard earned cash, so I guess it's not completely without purpose..

I scanned some of the particularly offensive 'looks' in:

Who thought that harem trousers tucked into shiny black, pointy heeled boots, coupled with some sort of hideous crop top from the 90's worn over a red polo neck would look even remotely worthy of space in a fashion magazine??!! And who agreed with them?

The extensive abaya collection, does not fair any better. I give you the towel abaya.. or is it a suit? Whatever it is, clearly it was the same fashion genius responsible for the harem look above that thought sticking bits of old bath towel onto clothes was ground breaking stuff:

I know a lot of you are probably going to think the next look is 'alright actually..' but would you pay for it? Would you even pay for a magazine that featured it? Most people would be able to put a better outfit together at home. This is not fashion, it's non-fashion. And speaking of money, they do not even publish the prices of their featured clothes.. very useful.

This next one is a shocker. I'm speechless. (But vividly reminded of star trek/wars):

Just what every girl wants to be wearing on her wedding day, a dress with bubbles on the skirt and an over sized collar.. A bubble-bearing collared wedding dress. That must be the bright spark that thunked up the harem look again..

Speaking of which... They threw a poncho and yet another collar into the mix and voila - an outfit that would get you sectioned.

To be fair, it's not all bad, in fact I would happily wear either of the next two dresses but the vast majority of the outfits featured in this magazine are disasters. I don't see why you should have to pay about £15 to get it shipped here and then have to riffle through 15 disgusting looks to find one nice one that you could have put together anyway.

Guess I'll be sticking to my weekly Look magazine then..

8 comments:

nur said...

i've given up buying that magazine...i think they've just lost all sense of taste and creativity! but then again i wouldn't be surprised to see these tacky styles on the streets of cairo, alexandria...

Nawal said...

Obviously not their best issue....

Umm Kadhim said...

OMG Disgusting!!!

Michelle Harmer said...

Salam Sister, agreed, none of these designs are my cup of tea. For those of you who like western fashions that are also modest, you may like to check out my new blog dedicated to you. It's not just fashion though, in general intended for inspiration, tips and interested articles.
http://sisterhasstyle.blogspot.com/

Michelle Harmer

eyes serene said...

Assalamu alaikom,
This magazine is based in Egypt, right? Does anybody know if this magazine is considered to be fashionable there? I try not to say too much about what is fashionable in one place, because it's different everywhere you go... And I am reminded of all the different fashion phases we've had in my lifetime! But um, ya, excepting that plaid maxi dress, there is nothing that catches my eye (in a good way) here... And that last dress keeps distracting me because it looks like a playdo machine... Remember those? You pack playdoh into it and squish it out in a long string. Look in the middle of her chest. Someone's on the other side pushing out the fabric in a long string. Either that or it's a vacuum hose sucking up the material from her skirt. You see? Distracting. ;)

*~Ange~* said...

i just came back from egypt and most girls look cute - but yes - there are a lot of girls wearing these crap 'styles'. some are shockers and they really seem to love their knee high boots with short skirts or weird pants...

Yukirat said...

ROFL This is an old post but I had to come back to read it -- it's so funny! Was in stitches after Star Wars and bubble-collar dress...why not put a few silver paperclips in the veil while they're at it?

Suhana Qamar said...

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