As the trend of wearing hijab spreads, so, too, have hijab fashions. Women from New Jersey to Jakarta are trying new ways of wearing wraps taught on YouTube or showcased on runways.
Whatever the look, hijabistas share one style principle: This is not their mother's head scarf — conservative, plain, a little too formless.
—Carol Huang, "The Muslim veil: modesty has its own style," The Christian Science Monitor, December 12, 2009
Welcome to the world inhabited by the "Hijabistas
", a trendy set of up-and-coming Muslim fashion designers who are doing their bit to forge an indigenous British Islamic identity.
—Jerome Taylor, "Beautiful and Islamic: the new look on the catwalk
," The Independent
, July 2, 2010
A person calling herself "Hijabista
" posts frequently to various blogs, and the earliest of these posts I could find was a comment
from August 13, 2008.
There's also the private blog The Life of a Hijabista, which Google dates to June 28, 2008, but I can't confirm this.