Today, we have a guest doing a super special post on the one and only Dina Toki-o. Mariam from Blackburn, England is an undergrad studying Events Management and PR. She has a, how do you say, passion for fashion, especially hijabi fashion. And she LOVES Dina who is her inspiration. But c’mon people, who doesn’t love Dina?!
Our guest blogger caught up with Dina while she was vacationing in Egypt. Read on to find out a little more about our favorite designer:
The 21 year old half-English half-Egyptian diva has been into fashion since GCSE level (General Certificates of Secondary Education for students in the UK). Her interest in ‘hijabi’ fashion developed whilst she was studying textiles at secondary school. Dina however stopped designing from about 17 years of age up to the age of 20 due to a lack of confidence. Nevertheless she completed personal projects on the side. In August 2010 Miss Torkia was back, when she posted her first design on her Facebook fan page and now here she is hot off the press in the world of fashion.
Dina is definitely different in one way from millions of designers out there, as her collection focuses specifically on Muslim women. Torkia says, “I think in western stores there is so much choice now for ‘hijabis’ to find really suitable clothes, it’s not a problem anymore like it used to be a few years back.”