четверг, ноября 20, 2008
Pink Hijab Day is truly becoming a global event!Schoolgirl wants to paint country pinkSuthentira GovenderOct 26, 2008A Johannesburg schoolgirl is encouraging Muslim women to “go pink” to show their support for breast cancer awareness.Humairah Jassat, a 17-year-old Grade 11 pupil at Azaadville Muslim School, has appealed to Muslim schoolgirls and women throughout South Africa to wear a pink hijab on Wednesday in support of Global Pink Hijab Day this week.The initiative was started last year by Muslim women in the United States to raise awareness about the disease.“October is a special month dedicated to breast cancer. With that in mind, I have initiated a South African version of Global Pink Hijab Day,’ said Jassat.“I was on the Internet recently and I stumbled on information about the Pink Hijab Day initiative. It really appealed to me. I thought this was an opportunity to make a change.”Read the rest here.
At this year's Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) in Abu Dhabi, which ran October 15th-19th, some celebrities swapped backless gowns for more traditional dress. UAE designer Rania Al Bastaki, who I profiled back in September, dressed actresses like Susan Sarandon and Eva Green in beautiful abayas for the event. I think they look lovely!