Posted by: HijaBella | May 17, 2009


Salam alaykoum my dear sisters out there in the wide world web,

not forgetting the 200 visitors who come and follow Hijabella on a daily basis.

Thank you so much! Love you all.

I’m so sorry that I’ve completely neglected my blog, but I’m busy with university and have a full plate of tasks.

Don’t be angry with me. Here is a new post, hope you enjoy it. 

Finally my favourite turkish “tesettur” fashion brand SETRMS has come out with its summer collection.

Screaming colors and quality pure seems to be the guide this season.










Lovely pics, lovely clothes and more than that a lovely message is given:

Muslim women are associated with flowers. 

Shukraaan SETRMS, this summer you rocked again.

And what’s your opinion dear “Hijabella-follower” about SETRMS and its new collection? 


Posted by: HijaBella | April 15, 2009

Catwalk of Turkeys top hijab-brand TEKBIR (2009)

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Don’t do they look gorgeous? They remind me of the Ottoman-princesses…

Posted by: HijaBella | March 29, 2009

I love sunglasses…





I love Hijabis wearing big sunglasses. But boaaah, they’re so damn expensive.  I’m asking myself if a REAL muslim could buy such a glass. Wouldn’t a Muslim feel a pang of conscience by spending so much money for something rather unimportant?  But nevertheless which one is your favourite? Waiting for your comments…

Posted by: HijaBella | March 27, 2009

How to wear the Turkish Hijab (video)

Salam my darlings,

This post was created for one of my sisters hadiya who asked me how to wear the turkish scarves. 

I’m sure that many of you have found these videos on the internet but nevertheless I will post them for those who haven’t seen them yet..

Here are two of them, the first one for woman of all ages, the second one for the young ones. 

So enjoy it and if there are any problems, please tell me I will try to help you..

Greetz =)

Posted by: HijaBella | March 13, 2009

Armine Spring/Summer Collection 2009

Salaam sis, let me introduce you Armine, a rather new but absolutely significant brand for satin hijabs in Turkey. For months, I was impatiently waiting for their new collection. I have to admit that I’m impressed by their beautiful new hijabs and the elegant and very professional shots. I totally agree with their slogan: “It is beautiful to dress”

Good speed this year,  Armine!











Dear readers, what do you think of Armine-Hijab and which hijab do you like best?

I think in comparison with products of other textile companies Armine has a leading position.

Good work and my best compliments!

And for those who want to see the whole Armine-Spring-Summer-Collection-2009:  

Go to the official website of Armine , than click “Koleksiyon” and check up the pics.

If you want to download the catalogue, click on “tiklayin”. Have fun and enjoy it!

Hey my sisters,  yesterday I found another website with pretty Turkish hijabs.  Look at them!!! 


Pure Elegance!

She looks beautiful, but I don’t know if I would wear a red hijab. It’s so offensiv. What do you think?


Beautiful combination. I liked it.


Green is my favourite color. Therefore  I would wear this one without hesitation. Even if the bubbles look like if they were from Spongebob =)  But excellent for wearing at spring. 


Wooooow! I loved this green-blue-tigercoloured one! The woman looks so charming with it. This one is my favourite!!!

No words to say…


I’m asking me how she has done this style. It looks different and a bit strange.

Combining black and white, this woman makes a modest and powerful look. I have a hijab that looks similar to this one. I adore it.


Nice picture. And nice hijab.



What a funny look. But it has something. Hijabis with sunglasses have a different kind of charisma =)))

So my dear, I’m waiting for your comments. And if you like Ugoza-Hijab visit the official site of them and then click on “Ugoza kreasyonlar”. Here is the Link.

Posted by: HijaBella | March 4, 2009

I’m back…



Salaaam sisters,

 I passed my first semester exams with pretty good marks. Alhamdulillah. 

It was difficult, but totally worth the slog. 

How I did it: A lot of studying and a lot of breaks. Maximum organisation and plenty of pads of paper. And last but not least praying, praying, praying.

Lessons & tips: work hard and  practice a lot. 

In short,  I’m back. So hang on!

Posted by: HijaBella | February 15, 2009


Posted by: HijaBella | January 29, 2009

Breaking Through

Salaaam sisters, and another succesful Muslim woman – do you know Famile Arslan?

When Famile Arslan showed up for her first day of work, the receptionist pointed her toward the broom closet. “‘The cleaning supplies are over there,'” Arslan recalls being told. “I had to say, ‘No, I’m not the cleaner. I’m the lawyer.'” In fairness to the receptionist, Arslan was making history that morning, as the first attorney to wear a hijab in the Netherlands. Ten years on, she has her own practice in the Hague. Her name’s on the door, her cat Hussein pads around and a veiled assistant fields phone calls. “People keep telling me how successful I am,” says Arslan. “But I’m not all that successful. Had I not been a migrant woman in a hijab, I could have gone much further.” Still, when younger Muslims ask Arslan how to climb the professional ladder, she’s optimistic. “If you think strategically, this is a great time to be a European Muslim,” she argues. “Everyone’s focused on us, so it’s an opportunity — if you take it.” […..]


Here is a simple biograpy with some interesting facts about her:

Famile ARSLAN is the founder and president of Arslan Lawyers in The Hague, Netherlands. Her firm specializes in family law, immigration law, housing and labour, and social insurance cases, and Ms. Arslan is the first lawyer in the Netherlands to wear a hijab. Previously, Ms. Arslan worked for five years in the Immigration Department of the Netherlands Ministry of Justice, where she handled asylum cases. In addition to her work as a lawyer, she is a member of the Board of the Foundation Islam and Citizenship, which focuses on the relationship between norms, values, and citizenship, and the role Islamic organizations can play in this debate, and is the chairwoman of the Commission for Complaints at Islamic schools. In addition, Ms. Arslan is involved in establishing a platform at the European level on dialogue between Muslims and Jews, and is currently forming her own Foundation, which will provide courses on communication, empowerment, assertiveness, and media training. She currently in the process of building a think tank to create a platform to give Muslim women a voice on social, economic, and political issues. Ms. Arslan holds an M.A. in international law. […..]


I’m blessed to see how Muslim women continue to scale the heights of control and influence. The only point I disagree with, needles to say, is that her cat is called ‘Hussein’, the name of the grandson of our Prophet Muhammad (saas). It is only mentioned en passant , but it definitely goes too far. But yet, what’s your personal opinion about Famile Arslan?

Posted by: HijaBella | January 25, 2009

Turkey’s first lady of finance

Salaam aleykum sisters, I found an article about one  of my perfect idols, a succesful business lady Guler Sabanci. Here is an excerpt of the article:

Turkey Sabanci Holding

(CNN) — Throughout Turkey, Sabanci Holding is a byword for success. And its boss, Guler Sabanci, is the embodiment of the professional dynamism that has helped make Turkey one of the most feted new markets in the world. 

She’s the first woman to head a multi-billion dollar conglomerate, the first woman to sit on the board of Turkey’s influential Businessman’s Association, the first lady of Turkish finance.

At just 53 years old, Sabanci is already an icon and when she speaks Turks listen.


Her grandfather Haci, a rags-to-riches cotton sharecropper from the southern province of Adana, built the Sabanci conglomerate in the 1940s. The business was passed down to his son Sakip in the 1960s. Before his death in 2004, Sakip handed the reins of this venerable empire to Guler, his single niece, who was head of the company’s tire division — overlooking his brothers and their numerous male offspring.

In Turkey’s patriarchal commerce sector, the decision was nothing short of earth-shattering.

“I started working there and it was a man’s world. It was a… I should not say it was difficult, but it was different and I adapted and they adapted to me.”

As head of the tire division, a post she held for 14 years and one that earned her the nickname “Rubber Queen”, she initiated partnerships with global heavy hitters such as DuPont and expanded the groups operations into Latin America and Europe. It was this business acumen, she insists, which led her uncle to break with tradition and name her chairperson.

“I felt myself qualified, I felt myself good at what I was doing and I didn’t expect any other behavior from others. I didn’t ask anything different and I worked and I completed and I was successful at what I was doing.”

From her sleek headquarters in Istanbul, Sabanci presides over a collection of 70 companies, more than 50 thousand employees in more than 10 countries with interests in areas as diverse as banking, food and retail, to name a few.

Under her watch, the company’s earnings have soared, with a consolidated net income topping $350 million in 2006. Such a pedigree earned her a place in Fortune Magazine’s 50 most powerful Women in Business.

She is a government advisor, a frequent commentator on news channels and a passionate advocate for Turkey’s membership to the European Union.

As arguably the most famous woman in Turkey, her name is a must on any party of note. In fact, she says her calendar is booked a year in advance.

Despite her popularity, she prefers to spend her limited free time fostering what she calls a climate of creativity.

“I feel what makes me more successful is not only the business interests I have, but my interests and my love of life. And that can only be fulfilled properly if I feel myself that I am sharing, giving and learning and receiving. So it is a whole thing that makes a person, completes the circle.”

Sabanci, whose grandfather started out life in destitution, wanted to create a level academic playing field for as many young Turks as possible; to create an environment where students may openly debate the merits of the free flow of capital and a free market for ideas.


Cenk Alperdem, a student at the university, says, “She encourages students to be different and I think this is how I will remember her for the rest of my life.”


Lady you rock! I think we need much more powerful women like you in business AND society. Sometimes I’m really asking myself, why not to go to Turkey and  work for Sabanci someday?” In order to show the WHOLE world how confident, talented and clever a Hijabi could be.  In any case, there is no hesitation that it would be an interesting challenge for me …

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