The Veil that Uncovers

What comes to mind when you see someone wearing a hijab? For many people in the West, the hijab is a powerful symbol of oppression. Many view it as a testament to the “backwardness” of Muslim culture in regards to women and as proof that no substantive developments have been made to foster gender equality in Muslim regions.

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Women’s Fall Trends for Fall/Winter 2014 (and their M Street-Equivalents)

As soon as the models grace the runways for F/W, the 2014 trends are unveiled. Soon after, every major fashion magazine solidifies what’s in and what’s out in their September issues. Luckily for us, the trends of Haute Couture and Ready-to-Wear trickle down to M Street. At hilltop voGUe, we rummaged through the runways, scrutinized Style.com, and took notes of Anna Wintour’s pursed lips to help you avoid a fall faux pas.

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