Clothes with Baraka

Here at The Modest Life we are passionate about supporting local businesses, women-run businesses, ethical-minded businesses... basically businesses that kick butt ­čÖé Baraka Women is one such business. Designed by Eisha Saleh, an all round incredible lady, the clothes are made with the modest dresser in mind, with the most beautiful fabrics, made right here…

A hijab by any other name is…fashion.

The hijab has been getting a lot of attention lately. Women who wear the hijab (Islamic head covering) are becoming more vocal, asserting their existence in a world that has attempted to define┬áthem. Women who wear the hijab are speaking, shouting, writing, running, jumping, strutting, fencing, dancing and singing their way to recognition, in an…

‘Modest Fashion’ is an oxymoron…

'Modest Fashion' has become a catch phrase that is used to refer to a broad spectrum of clothing, generally in the milieu that is considered to be 'covered up'. It may or may not include a head covering. In the past five years, with social media platforms accelerating as popular bases for self-promotion, 'modest fashion'…

Ethically made Earrings

Written by Subhi Bora.┬á When in Dubai, I wanted to buy gifts for people as well as something blingy for myself as a souvenir. I wanted something meaningful, beautiful, preferably made in the UAE, and with good ethical standards. This seemed near impossible amongst the endless imported designer stores and H&M-like options. BUT THEN I…

Maternity Wear Essentials

Finding comfortable yet stylish clothing whilst pregnant can be difficult, and inevitably, regardless of what you wear, you are bound to look like you swallowed a large watermelon by the time you get to the end of your pregnancy. Nonetheless, it is definitely a lot easier to find stylish and comfortable maternity wear what with…

I REALLY like ZARA’s new “Green” collection but…

Let's admit it. We have all been caught up in the hype of ZARA, and H&M. Personally, H&M never appealed to me. Their clothing always looked cheap and poor quality. But ZARA? Yeh, sure. I've been totally duped by them several times. Although I have to say that for a while, I've also been dissatisfied…