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Erin Cunningham – The Daily Beast – Monday, 20 January 2014 (originally published 15 Jan)

‘Mipsterz’

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Yasmin Chebbi describes her style as edgy. She wears vibrant colors, mixes dresses with combat boots, and sports handmade jewelry. She cites her mother, a major Vogue enthusiast, as her greatest style inspiration, and loves making outfits out of pieces that wouldn’t conventionally match. She also wears a hijab.

Chebbi is not alone in her quest to merge religious obligation with fashion and fun. Rather, she belongs to a larger cultural phenomenon, a group of young women who want to break the stereotype of the hijab as a symbol of archaism and oppression.

Together, they form the ‘Mipsterz’ . . .

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