Happy New Year 2017

Last 2 weeks of 2016


Ten books  read in 2017


BBC recommendation of the books kids needs to learn

Source: BBC News

Expression of Style Fashion Show – Sabika Makhdoom


Main point: Sabika Makhdoom is a washington-based designer. She pays a particular attention to pattern, color and elements. She mixes leather and fabric to create something playful and fun to wear.

Source: Goltune

Expression of Style Fashion Show – Tuty Adib


Main point: Tuty Adib started her label focusing on high-end fashion and brides wear for Muslim in 2000. Adib is known for the elegant, feminine, and bold fashion she uses for her designs.

Source: Goltune

What’s Wrong with Modest Fashion?


Main point: the expectation that women should be seen more chaste and modest is has been dominate ideology for millennia. In the fight for sexual equality, this ages-old universal double standard represents perhaps the hardest battle of all

Source:  This article is a preview from the Winter 2016 edition of New Humanist

Expression of Style Fashion Show – Indriya Dani

Main point: Indriya Dani, a young, up-and-coming designer who hails from the West Java province of Indonesia, presented a sample of her couture for the first time before an American audience

Source: Goltune

Expression of Style Fashion Show – Jeny Tjahyawati


Main Point: Jeny Tjahyawati graduated top of her class from ASRIDE ISWI, a private college in Jakarta, with a focus on Fashion Design. Jeny has also won numerous fashion design and accessories contests hosted by Indonesian women magazines like Noor Magazine, Sarinah Magazine, and Femina Magazine.

Source: Goltune

Expression of Style Fashion Show – Nani Oktaviani


Since she was in college, Nani Oktaviani was always complimented on her clothing style and was often asked where she got her outfits.

Source: Goltune

‘The Fashion of Islam’ to Arrive at de Young, San Francisco, in 2018


Main point: For the first time in the U.S., a major museum is putting an exhibition together to show how hijab is shaping Muslim women’s social and political identities

Source: New York Times

5 Surprising Lessons in Blogging Success


Main point: a blogger shared 5 simple, but important lessons she learned in a recent conference she attended Simply Stylist conference in New York

Source: IFB

Muslim Model Mariah Idrissi Signs to Major Modelling Agency


Main point: Mariah Idrissi, 24, is first hijabi model to sign to major modeling agency

Source: Daily Mail

Hipsters in hijabs: inside the multibillion-dollar world of Muslim fashion


Main Point: Indonesia and Malaysia want to be influential at the multibilion dollar fashion industry  

Source: Southeast Asia Global

Food Friday: Gata, Christmas Bread of Armenians


Main point: It is Christmas time again! It is a time to be happy and jolly,  and to be grateful for the people surrounding us


Source: Goltune

Hummus, Safsoof, Awamee; Arabian Appetizer, Salad and Desert


Main point: Arab cuisine is full of healthy, delicious and beautiful dishes. Here, we picked 3 of those that has already published on Arab America chef Habeeb Salloume


Source: Arab America




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