Somali-American model Halima Aden has announced that she is taking a step back from the fashion industry, saying the pandemic slowdown has allowed her to see instances when her desire to maintain a hijab was not properly respected.
In a detailed Instagram story, Aden wrote this week that she was “not rushing back to the fashion industry” and that she had finally heard her mother’s pleas “to open my eyes.”
“My mom asked me to quit modeling a LONG time ago. I wish I wasn’t so defensive,’’ the 23-year-old model wrote. “Thanks to COVID and the breakaway from the industry I have finally realized where I went wrong on my hijab journey.’’
Aden became the first hijab-wearing model on the runways of Milan and New York, and has appeared on numerous magazine covers and in print campaigns.
Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, she moved to the United States with her family at age 7 and was the first Muslim homecoming queen at her high school in Minnesota, the first Somali student senator at her college and the first hijab-wearing woman in the Miss USA Minnesota pageant.
In her Instagram posts, Aden detailed where she felt the religious covering hijab had been respected -- for example in a campaign for Rihanna’s Fenty beauty line -- and where it had gone astray, showing an instance when her head had been wrapped in jeans.
“I was just so desperate back then for any ‘representation,’ that I lost touch with who I was,’’ she wrote on one post, and on another, wearing a crystal-encrusted headscarf, she said “”I should have walked off the set because clearly the stylist didn’t have a hijab wearing woman in mind.”
She said her acceptance of situations that showed a lack of respect for her beliefs was due to a mixture of rebellion and naivete. “What I blame the industry for is the lack of MUSLIM stylists,'' she wrote.
The cloth is one of the basic needs of humans. The pandemic situation has changed the pattern of normal lifestyle all over the world. As life goes on, we still need to eat food, wear clothes, and carry on the struggle of survival. Though supermarkets are open, yet today it is not even safe to visit your nearby shopping mall for purchasing clothes. What’s the way out? The Facebook-based shops can relieve you from this dilemma. Read this article to know about some popular Facebook pages to buy ladies wear online in Bangladesh.
The hot and humid weather situation won’t allow you to wear fancy fabrics for long hours of the day. Uncomfortable clothes can ruin both your energy and mood for work. Are you are looking for comfortable cotton wear at a reasonable price range? Check out the following pages. Here you can get outwears for household use starting from BDT 500.
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After the lockdown, many offices, industries, and workplaces have been fully or partially opened. The working women have started their usual hectic days again. Comfy dresses can assist you both in staying healthy in simmering hot weather, and maintain your persona. If you need casual outfits that are suitable for attaining office, workplace, or university, check out the following pages. Here you can buy standard local, Indian, and Pakistani ladies wear collections within the average price range of BDT 1500 to 4000.
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You can hardly find a fashion-conscious lady who doesn’t dream of owning a wardrobe full of fancy outfits. The ongoing pandemic has snatched away the days of shopping delight. But the enthusiast for shopping still exists in the hearts of thousands of stylish girls and ladies.
The shines and glitters of a luxury outfit can make you look more graceful. In this section, we would like to introduce you to some trustable facebook shops where you can order the designer party wears within the average price range of BDT 3000 to 7000.
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- Butterfly by Shagufta https://www.facebook.com/ButterflybyShagufta/
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The Styles and fashion-trends of ladies' attire are always versatile. No matter how much diversity is added to our fashion, the value of traditional wears still stays above with matchless identity. Especially, the Jamdani saree is admired as a symbol of our culture. If you have a passion for traditional Jamdani sarees, click on the following links. Here you can buy quality products that present an awesome combination of the trendy design concept, and the traditional manufacturing process.
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- Dhakai Jamdani https://www.facebook.com/DhakaibdJamdanisharee
If you are too busy to purchase different kinds of outwears from different facebook shops, navigate to the following links. Here we are going to present some popular Facebook shops that have versatile collections of ladies wear ranging from casual wear to trendy party wear.
- Fashionable Dresses https://www.facebook.com/Fashionabledressess/
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- Style Echo https://www.facebook.com/StyleEcho
- RJHM Creation’s https://www.facebook.com/rjhmbymou
The trend of online shopping is skyrocketing day by day. Virtual shopping saves time and keeps you away from the risk of virus contamination. However, online shopping is not totally risk-free. Follow some precautions to save your hard-earned money as well as precious health.
- Try to purchase products from reputed Facebook pages, instead of unpopular or fake ones who are offering clothes at cheaper rates.
- When you are ordering products under the cash-on-delivery system, try to check out the product before the deliveryman leaves your premise. Otherwise, the seller may not listen to your complaint.
- You may find some fraudulent pages on Facebook that are built as a replica of the popular seller pages. Do some research on your chosen Facebook pages and make sure that you are placing the order to the original Facebook seller page.
- If you select any product, try to consult with the customer support of the relevant seller page to know the details of the product. As the color and material may vary from the uploaded images and video clips.
- Before placing your order, make sure that the seller is willing to deliver the product at your home address. As some sellers can only send products through courier service.
- Don’t forget to wear a mask and maintain distance while receiving the product as home delivery.
- Throw away the product carrying bag after removing it from your product.
- Wash hands properly after un-wrapping the product and touching cash money.
As face coverings have been increasingly mandated around the world to reduce the transmission of coronavirus , masks made of cotton and other washable materials have become big sellers, and an emerging fashion item.
Britain and France announced this week that they will require masks in public indoor spaces.
That could help France's textile and luxury goods companies unload a surplus of masks that numbered 20 million in June.
In addition, at least 25 U.S. states are requiring masks in many indoor situations. Oregon on Wednesday even began requiring masks outdoors if people can't stay 6 feet (2 meters) apart.
In a sign that masks are becoming a fashion trend, Vogue magazine recently listed 100 "aesthetically pleasing" selections.
The fashion magazine's recommendations include a mask with beaded accents from Susan Alexandra. The cost: $70. Masks made from vintage quilt tops, by Farewell Frances, go for $25.
After U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began wearing masks that matched her outfits, people watching her on news channels noticed they had a Donna Lewis label on them. The boutique in Alexandria, Virginia, became besieged by purchase orders and soon ran out of the labels, which customers demanded.
The boutique now has a huge backlog of orders, co-owner Chris Lewis said.
"I'm shipping them all over the world now," Lewis said. "Orders are so furious, I can't keep up."
Perhaps showing some fashion sense, when President Donald Trump wore a mask publicly for the first time Saturday, he chose a navy-blue one that bore the presidential seal and matched the color of his suit.
Thanks to mask sales, Etsy, the online crafts marketplace, has seen revenue jump. In April alone, Etsy sold 12 million masks, generating $133 million in sales.
"If face masks were a stand-alone category, it would have been the second biggest category on Etsy in the month of April," CEO Josh Silverman said.
Second-quarter revenue, to be announced in August, will likely show mask sales are red hot.
Black masks are in highest demand, followed by white and floral patterns, Etsy spokeswoman Lily Cohen said.
"We are seeing lots of unique variations on masks, including personalization with names and monograms ... styles with animal faces or lips," she said.
Also available are masks saying, "Black lives matter" with an image of a raised fist. Some businesses have told employees they can't wear them, sparking debate about appropriate workplace attire and the desire to show solidarity with the fight against racism.
In Paris, a firefighter wore a face covering with the colors of the French flag before marching in the Bastille Day parade celebrating the national holiday this week along the Champs Elysees. Others at a protest across town wore yellow masks, representing the yellow vest movement against economic injustice that began in late 2018.
Workers at restaurants and other businesses are wearing masks with corporate logos. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown wears one showing the state flag.
In Colombia, dozens of fashion companies have pivoted to producing masks, including ones with colorful images of toucans, jaguars and other tropical designs that normally go on expensive swimsuits. South Africans often sport masks made of colorful African fabrics.
But for many consumers, plain white will do.
When Uniqlo, a major Japanese clothing retailer, put its white "cool and dry" masks with breathable fabric on sale in June, shoppers lined up at stores and crashed its website. Supplies sold out in hours.
Choosing perfect sunglasses is not an easy task. Before choosing any sunglasses we need to think about eye protection from the sun radiation, skin tanning and aging.
The easiest way to protect our eyes from the sun's hazardous radiation is to wear sunglasses, not only in the summer months, but year-round.
Ultraviolet (UV) light can damage the iris, retina, lens, and cornea, leading to permanent vision loss. It's a good idea to request UV protection (an invisible coating) on all of your prescription glasses.
UV light has three wavelengths:
UVA is long, looks almost blue in the visible spectrum, and is responsible for skin tanning and aging. It may also contribute to skin cancer risk.
UVB is shorter and more energetic, and it's linked to sunburn and skin cancer. A large portion of UVB light is absorbed by the atmosphere's ozone layer.
UVC is short. It is completely absorbed by the ozone layer.
Sunglasses are labeled according to guidelines for UV protection established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). There are three categories:
Cosmetic: These lightly tinted lenses are good for daily wear. They block 70% of UVB rays, 20% of UVA, and 60% of visible light.
General purpose: These medium to dark lenses are fine for most outdoor recreation. They block 95% of UVB, 60% of UVA, and 60% to 90% of visible light. Most sunglasses fall into this category.
Special purpose: These are extremely dark lenses with UV blockers, recommended for places with very bright conditions, such as beaches and ski slopes. They block 99% of UVB, 60% of UVA, and 97% of visible light.
Just because a lens is expensive or appears darker doesn't mean that its ability to block out UV radiation is any greater than that of a cheaper or lighter lens. Look for the ANSI label. Even inexpensive sunglasses can be protective.
There is some evidence that blue light from the sun may contribute to the development of age-related macular degeneration. Lenses with a red, amber, or orange tint may provide better protection against this light. You may find less distortion, however, with gray or green lenses.
If you aren't sure what kind of sunglasses to buy or think you may be at high risk for eye disease, ask an eye care professional for a recommendation.
Source: Harvard Health Blog
Prominent American jeweler Maria Tash says that piercings have changed much in recent years and predicts that multiple ear piercings is going to be everywhere.
Everywhere from catwalks to billboards and adorning even the most conservative faces, piercings are now becoming the smallest must-have fashion accessory.
Tash became a jewellery tycoon, with concessions worldwide and has a large Instagram following. Her first eponymous store was opened in New York's East Village in 1993.
The intricate, fine jewellery can be seen punctuating the ears of celebrities from Beyoncé to Margot Robbie, reports Independent.co.uk.
Differing from most mainstream piercing salons, customers can wear most of the pieces immediately, without having to spend months waiting for holes to heal around sterile surgical steel bars.
Tash said “there are no rules anymore in piercing.”
“All the high fashion brands now allow the models to wear their own earrings and piercings. Ear piercing has become quite liberated,” she added.
Getting into piercing in late teens, Tash would pierce the ears of all her friends in their bedrooms. She puts the recent boom in multiple ear piercings down to the wider range of jewellery now available.
“People just don’t get something because they like it. They think that’s really beautiful, where can I put that?'
However, the quality of the jewellery matters in piercing now, said Tash.
On the other hand, people sometimes consider metal colour and how it complements their skin tone, there’s the diameter of rings, fitting things in a way that’s close but not too tight is important, said Tash.
Tash believes one style in particular will become increasingly popular which is ‘high lobe,’ a stud placed directly above one’s first or second lobe piercing, or even high-up between the two.