Mariam Jobe is a Gambian fashionista based in Sweden. She has a page on Facebook called Style by Mariam. The page is more like a platform for her to share her love for fashion, shopping and style with fellow fashionistas.
Whatâ€™s on-Gambia is pleased to announce that Mariam is now on-board, as a guest writer. If you want to know more about how to look pretty and cool with a hijab try and follow Mariamâ€™s tips here on Whatâ€™s On-Gambia or on her Facebook page.
This is what Mariam has to tell us;
â€œMy love for fashion and dressing up started at a very early age. As a little girl I remember playing around with my mumâ€™s clothes and shoes, pretending being on the runway.
Despite wearing the hijab, I still have the same fashion taste. Hijab is now an important part of me and I donâ€™t think I will ever put it off.
I have never been afraid to be "in style". Just because Iâ€™m modestly dressed doesnâ€™t mean that my sense of style will start diminishing.
I think itâ€™s wrong to assume that with a hijab no one will find you beautiful. Not me! I try to look elegant but at the same time not forgetting the purpose of the hijab. â€œ