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Jakarta Post

Street style hijab: Personal flavors of faith

  • Niken Prathivi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 5 2012   /  07:48 am

Courtesy of Hana TajimaYoung, chic Muslim women keep head-scarves and veils in fashion.

On a Sunday afternoon, hundreds of young Muslim women gathered at a shopping mall in Central Jakarta. Just like any teenagers, they were cheerful and stylish despite wearing hijab, the headscarf for Muslim women that covers the neck and hair.

In that afternoon, those young Muslim women were drawn together to meet their veil style gurus: Indonesian Dian Pelangi and British Dina Toki-o and Hana Tajima.

The three ladies are fashion muses for young Indonesian women, who are familiar with the virtual world.

Stylish and avid bloggers, the three women display their colorful and fun styles on social media and sell the items to thousands of readers. Accordingly, Muslim women in Indonesia have shifted the way of wearing head covers in their direction.

Dian’s, Toki-o’s ...