I was trying to find out what the current trends are in Turkish fashion this evening (I’m planning to get a pale colored manteau or jilbab made in the next week or so) and went onto Flickr and typed in ‘esarp‘ which is what Turkish speakers use for the headscarf. I figured I’d see pictures of Turkish muhajabat and I can oogle their pardesu (manteau/jilbabs).
well, hardly…there are like a bazillion slightly freaky-strange pictures of Turkish and Moroccan women in Amsterdam taken from the back and there are some women which have like 3-4 pictures of them which makes me think the photographer was following them around way too much! Sure some of the muhajabat have on snuggly fitting jackets and coats but still…how creepy. Especially when one figures in all the pictures of young Turkish moms, pushing strollers and then in the comments you read “yummy”.
I learned an important lesson looking at these slightly creepy pictures…always double check to make sure the rump is well covered in swishy fabric because even if it looks okay from the front…who knows whether it’s OK from the back.
case in point…
…and ahem, um, do I live under a rock or something but whats with the trend of short skirts with tights and hijab? I have never seen that before in real life! I know back in the states I never saw that, ditto for Iran (oh heck no!) and definetly not here. I’m just not feeling it, personally, on so many levels. Ah, the wonders of cultural hijab!
I think I’ll just stick to having something fairly mainstream duplicated for me. LOL It’s easier.