Modesty: A Fashion Paradox

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Published by Neem Tree Press

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Female First: 10 Things you need to know about modest fashion

Cosmo UK: Best books by black and POC authors you’ll be reading in 2020

Another Magazine: 14 Books by writers of colour you should read this year

The Daily Mail: Could modest dressing make YOU feel more empowered?

Gulf News: Why I wrote a book on modest fashion

Mojeh: Hafsa Lodi on what’s fueling the modest fashion movement

Cosmo Middle East: Celebrities nailed these modest fashion trends

Harper’s Bazaar Arabia: 7 things to try in Feburary

Vogue Arabia: An extract from Modesty: A Fashion Paradox

Libas Now: Award-winning authors assemble at the Emirates LitFest

I am Shahrazad: Modesty breaks through Emirates Festival of Literature

Restless Magazine: The books by Muslim women you need to read

Grazia Middle East: Hafsa Lodi on the business of modesty

Dubai Fashion News: New book alert: Modesty: A Fashion Paradox

Asia House Arts: Author Q&A with Hafsa Lodi, Modesty: A Fashion Paradox

Book Riot: Reading about modest fashion

Grazia Middle East: Is it time to change the conversation around modesty?

Arab News: Hafsa Lodi discusses her new book: Modesty: A Fashion Paradox

Khaleej Times: Empowering women through modesty

Scoop Empire: the UAE-based fashion writer exploring modest fashion in a new light

The SOAS Spirit: Can fashion ever be modest?

Emirates Woman: What modesty means in modern-day society

Foreword Face-off: Q&A with Modesty author Hafsa Lodi

Harper’s Bazaar: 23 Essential fashion books for the chic reader

Teen Vogue: Should modest fashion bloggers have to be role models? An excerpt from fashion journalist Hafsa Lodi’s book, Modesty: A Fashion Paradox

Viva New Zealand: “New & noted fashion books on our radar

Style Cartel: “Talking #Afrohijabis and more with Hafsa Lodi of Modesty: A Fashion Paradox

Anokhi (Canada): 5 hot fashion reads to keep you on point for the fall

Headscarves & Hardbacks: 20+ Books by Muslim authors to read in 2020

Salaam Gateway: Will the modest survive? Covid-19 puts fashion industry to the test

La Repubblica: Modest fashion, un fenomeno da 484 miliardi di dollari

Salaam Gateway: Is it time to rip of the ‘modest’ and just call it fashion?

FGRLS CLUB: Grl Talk with Hafsa Lodi, author of Modesty: A Fashion Paradox

Eco-Age: Modest Collections: A faux pas of the past?

Refinery29: 48 Gifts for every fashion lover in your life

Refinery29: A new generation of hijabi women are redefining modest style

The Haute Take by Haute Hijab: Reflections of a fashion journalist – is it possible to be modest and fashionable?

Options by The Edge Malaysia: 8 Fashion books every style enthusiast should read right now

Wirecutter – The New York Times: How to stay cool even when you have to cover up

The Vou – 25 Most important fashion books of all time 

Gal-Dem: Navigating the seas: Why Muslim women’s swimwear doesn’t define our faith

The National: Norway women’s handball team fined for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms

The New Arab: Don’t speak for us: How mainstream media misrepresents Muslim women


Got You Covered Podcast: A Fashion Paradox with Hafsa Lodi

The Social Media Union: Modesty and Marketing with Hafsa Lodi

Dubai Eye 103.8 radio interview (Talking of Books podcast)

The Localist Podcast: Modest Fashion: Money, Politics & Style

The Muslim Vibe: Is Modest Fashion Counter-intuitive? 

The Ryan Nile Show: Behind the Global Trend to Conceal, Rather Than Reveal

Salam, Girl! Podcast: Author Hafsa Lodi talks modest fashion and influencers


Harper’s Bazaar Arabia: In conversation with Mariah Idrissi and Hafsa Lodi 

Evlogs: Book launch at Emirates LitFest

Comms over Coffee with Anna Roberts

Modern East: Hafsa Lodi’s new book, Modesty: A Fashion Paradox

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair: How Journalism, Social Media and Storytelling Combine in Modesty: A Fashion Paradox

Lovin Dubai: The Lovin Show with author Hafsa Lodi 

Yahoo! News: New book explores complexities of modest fashion

Global News Canada: Weekend Book Club –  Modesty: A Fashion Paradox




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Wild Writing Life: Modesty and its Paradoxes

Aurelia Magazine:  Modesty: A Fashion Paradox is the book I didn’t know I needed