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May 28, 2009

about "camel humps"

Khaleejia said:
everything new is just well forgotten past,isn't it?!
let us open one more time this discussion that has already become the top topic among muslims and hijabis around the world. Preparing this post i decided to find out back in history since what time women started covering their heads with tall,hump-looking hats or up do's. and now u can see what i have found
So the most antient and famous presenter of this style was the most beautiful Egyptian queen Nefertiti.
May be those stories that are well known to everyone about her unbelievable beauty and her splendour as a queen came deeply to the world's mind as a perfect sample of the Royal Beauty. Till nowadays i hear some people compare beautiful women they see with Nefertiti.
the youngest faraon - king Ramthes II look at his crone it makes sence!
Then i was pretty surprised to see this photo of one greek lady statue that made of clay. look at her head she certainly had some kind of hump. probably it was just her hair that she made on her head top but also it could be fashionable trick of those times

then i found those funny looking real conehats that definatly had some meaning for those who wear them:

also that ball-looking hair up-do's as i know now likeness of german kugelhaube or haarhaube(personally don't have idea what is that) were maden only for the adult and married women living in sixteen centure.

5.The material they used for such head covers was firm and tightly covered with colored satin. also that white head&sholders cover(pic.6) looking like modern hijab,was so-called Barbette women took from men who dress such kind of cloth under their helmets to protect the skin from oxidation. Only later this kind of cover was taken by cristian chirch as nun's head-cover.
All these head-cover styles are met in national costumes of different nations from the east to west since faraonic time.It had different shapes and defenitions but there was someting common that was pursued two objects that was modesty and dignity of that woman who wore it. And of cause it had meaning that woman is from high level and rich;)
next pic.represents slovenian woman dressed for wedding:


9. Muslim women (arab and non-arab)

European women XVIII-XIX centures

11. Kazakh woman wedding hats so-called saukule

12. men and women head-covers XIV-XVI centures

13. Austrian woman's head-cover


European fest head covers

12. eastern europe woman fashion XVIII-XIX

13. old russian head cover of a bride

14. present time celebrities


16. back to egyptian royal style

17. turkish hijab style (is very popular over there)

18. glam up-do wonder how you could do the same check out this link

But it's not all! Have you noticed that casual woman hat has so clear "camel hump" look?! Just look at them!

kazakh man's hat


this last hat is from collection for summer 2009 designers suggest to dress it with swimm suit on the beach.

So as we see high up-do's exist over 5 thousand years. And till now this feature of head-cover fashion appears everywhere accross the whole world. In ever hairdresser salon you ll get your hair backcombed for almost any up-do.Why?! first-high up do's give some kind of chic & self-confident, some believe that it gives feeling that woman has a good health as people think that she possesses strong and long hair. well for me it is gorgeous and cosy if you don't want to look worse than those who spend hours in the hairdressers and salons. yes i use huge flower clip and feel nice with it that my hair will not go outside my shailah and my shaylah will not slide to the sides. also in case i take my shaylah off i ll still have nice up-do. the only one thing i care is that it should not be too big&too high. i took that opinion as someones thick hair could make same bump. also i do not like when shaylah is too tight to the head that reveal everythng that under it (like turkish hijab in this post) . P.S. plz plz plz whatever i've said over here please consider as it was my private opinion that could bring no use or harm inshallah.

also choosing this style you should know that not everyone in gulf like it. Some locals see it vulgar and funny. I understand them really cause sometimes i myself felt the same when saw over done bun. You can read about such reaction in this bahranian blog the author brought out this problem for open discussion and got a lot of responses.
Also you can check out next link that was written as a rsponse to the same post on hijab fashion

May 26, 2009

i am On vacation

Khaleejia said: me and my family on vacation
This is the second week of the my trip around baltic sea countries. i am so excited from all those places i have visited! People!!! they are so different but nice! also i found out what could muslim girl dress living in such countries where people have rather limited knowledge of islamic culture. I beg you all forgive me for the delay with new posts i just need some quiet time to gather all my new experience and may be use it in my further posts.
p.s. answer in adwance now i don't dress abaya, mostly european style but with khaleeji shaylah wrap. colors that i use for my dress are preferably mix black with rose white or light green or cheetah print,plus lots of huge accesories and i can't avoid my henna colored hands that became so attractive over here like nothing else!!!!but elhandlillah this "strange look" is loved by most of ppl i have met during the trip.