A month has gone in 2017 and so much has been going around globally. It's a rough time but if we stand united, we can rise above.
In this issue, we do just that by shining a light on what unites us rather than what divides us. This month we speak to MOGA Scarves, a Melbourne based label that made waves when they sent one of their scarves to Australia's One Nation Senator, Pauline Hanson, who has been noted for her hateful rhetoric on her campaign trail. We also look into h
A brand new year...a brand new issue. And we're starting this new year with a bang! Catch our exclusive interview with Yuna in the new January 2017 issue. We speak to her on her collaboration with Lisn Up Clothing to raise money and awareness for the refugee crisis. Fashion with the cause - just the kind we like. Click the cover below to read (and download) the issue. Happy New Year, ladies! #newyear #fashion #modestfashion #yuna #lisnupclothing #refugeecrisis #gayamagazine #
Three years ago if you mentioned “modest fashion” you’d be met with a puzzled look. It wasn’t really the in-thing. Yet, it is something we Muslim women deal with every day. Longer sleeves, longer hemlines, hijab, that was modest fashion. But to the rest of the world, it was somewhat oppressive or here in humid Singapore, we’d be met with the question “Do you not feel hot with all those layers?” We would laugh then. But now turn every corner or better yet, swipe across Instagr
The world is changing - weather is getting erratic, politics are running like a reality show, currency is taking a dip and the global population is making a turn - towards Islam. From media to marketing, Islam or Muslims are the in thing - sometimes good, sometimes bad. As we all know, the fastest growing religion in the world is Islam, the most unrepresented and misunderstood religion is also Islam. That is the sad reality. But it doesn’t have to be that way and many of us -
Noor Tagouri in Playboy. Photo from Instagram @ntagouri. The online Muslim chatter are abuzz in the wake of Noor Tagouri's interview with Playboy. When it first came out, we were delighted. The choice of media didn't really concern us. In fact, it didn't even shock us. We were just delighted that a mainstream media interviewed the well respected Noor Tagouri, an American-Muslim hijabi journalist. We have always admired her and this interview in Playboy didn't even make us go
Three years ago, when we started GAYA, the modest fashion industry was still in its infancy. Yes there were several Muslim/Modest fashion designers, labels and bloggers but the understanding of modest fashion was mainly confined within our own Muslim community. The term "modest fashion" hadn't penetrated the mainstream market. Perhaps (and not surprisingly) it was seen as "Islamic" and only targeted to hijabis. And obviously this didn't sit well with many in mainstream fashio