so most of the women, no the vast majority of the women where I live wear hijab, but not just hijab, but abayas, the traditional dress for women in the Arab Gulf (i.e the oil-rich Arab countries) region (which Qatar is of course a part of).
School is like one big fashion show for some of these chicks, and I think it’s awesome. Seriously the women’s campus (yes even the universities are segregated here … that’s a whole other entry) has this wide sidewalk, which I have nicknamed the cat walk. I honestly think some girls get dressed with walking that strip in mind. And to their credit alot of them come to class looking like this:
No joke. and the rest look like this:
lol… ok well not every body, but a lot of people. Certainly not me… Sometimes I wonder how tore up I look on a daily basis….My facebook picture at the moment is one of me dressed for a relative’s wedding. As I have begun adding people on facebook here, I keep getting “Oh you look gorgeous… in that picture…lol” … oh well.
back to Qatar, It’s obvious that a lot of people here are rolling in dough. I have never seen so much Fendi, Prada, Burberry and Hermes in one place. I haven’t seen anything too over the top though just really, really nice accessories…. except for maybe the woman with Burberry stationary (who knew they make trash cans…lol).
Another part of hijab chique is something my friends (yes friends even though we’ve only known each other for a week) and I call the bump. I forgot the word in arabic, but its a clip on bush that you attach to your head so when you wear your hijab it looks like you have tons of hair. I must admit, It really does look good (which for whatever reason I wasn’t expecting it to) so I getting me one or two before I leave…lol
I wish I could find a picture,— it looks something like this:
and here is cartoon depiction of the bump:
ok and now I end with cute cartoon I found online, its two women with head scarves chewing out another woman who dressed modestly but does not cover her hair… Something I should blog about at some point, but then again, it’s been done to death so maybe not.