Wednesday, November 26, 2008

How To Rock A Hijabi Couture Tunic!

Cinnamon Tunic Set by Hijabi Couture

I just love these warm winter colors. When I first saw this lovely shade of cinnamon I went kanhamuk! (That's Moroccan for Crazy!) I just adore the end result. Don't you? To acquire the tunic or the lovely bag, click on the paypal link below, inquire with Najea at or visit our website

Cinnamon with Bronze and Brown

Black with Black and Silver

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Limited Edition Fatima Bag Collection

These lovely bags will soon be available in all of the above Colors with an alternative Golden Embroidery and Metallic Orange Copper with Dark Bronze Embroidery too. All modestly priced at $50.00 USD. To order click below or contact Najea at


Black and Gold Elegant Anniversary Outfit

Black and Gold Hijabi Couture by Hijabi Couture

This is the height of chic to me, elegant and fabulous. Warm with a similar and very modern underdress with complimentary, smaller gold buttons down the front and up the sleeves. To acquire, please inquire with Najea at


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hijabi Couture Kaftan

$145 USD
This is the very first Kaftan that Hijabi Couture ever manufactured. The embroidery is done in turquoise, blue, green and brown. The trim that you see bordering this top-quality fabric was woven by hand from fine thread. The small buttons (okad) that you see running down the middle and all of the crochet finishing on the neck and sleeves were all finished by hand. This is a unique piece, also available in black, in more sizes and custom fit option. To purchase this item click below, to see close-up photos of the beautiful details, please visit, or contact Najea at



Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fabulous Fringe Chocolate Tunic

Hijabi Couture Brown Fringe Tunic by Hijabi Couture

Fringe is funky, fringe is hot, fringe is girly and mixed with the above accessories, our fringe tunic is Boho-Glam! What the picture doesn't show you is how rich and lovely this fabric and the trim are. I included the golden jeans because this trim has a slight hint of gold in it's thread that is to die for. For my many sisters who aren't bling-blingy, this tunic would look sophisticated with a pair of khakis and boho-chic over a pair of jeans with some funky boots. Once again, Hijabi Couture offers you a multi-functional fabulous garment. This tunic is also available in cream with caramel embroidery. For orders and inquires, please contact Najea here or at

Brown with Gold and Off-White Trim and Embroidery

White with Caramel Trim and Embroidery

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Casual Chic Zakkiyah Tunic

Zakkiyah Tunic Set by Hijabi Couture
This beautiful tunic can be worn so many ways. Many of the clothes that I design, I design to be multi-functional. You could wear the above tunic with jeans and boots - like in my collage - or you could dress this up with a nice skirt. I just love the new Fatima bags too. They are so funky and modern. Looking at this outfit, it's no wonder my friends call me Sister Bling-Bling. To order the Zakkiyah Tunic click on the link below, or please contact Najea here or at

Cinnamon with Bronze and Brown

Black with Black and Silver

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Guess Whose Back?

Sorry I didn't post for a few days. I was out of town with my husband at a Conference. It is always nice to get away and change the scenery for a few days. I wore the red Chinese tunic below with dark slacks and dark high heeled boots for the morning seminars. I later changed out of the heels and put on some sneakers. I photographed myself in this tunic, with the sneakers, on the promenade in front of the beach in Casablanca. I was so pleased with the look of this with my sneakers. I felt elegant at first with my heels and nice and casual later. This tunic is multi-purpose, just like the modern woman. It can be elegant and professional, yet comfortable and relaxed. For orders, please contact Najea, here or at This item is also available at

Saturday, November 15, 2008

About Us

Hijabi Couture founder and CEO, Francesca Najea Lujan is an American clothing designer, spoken word poet, educator, wife and mother of African American, Spanish, Cherokee and English decent, currently living in Morocco.

Lujan was raised in Mexico and in New York City’s South Bronx during the fabulous hip-hop era of the 1980’s. Before converting to Islam, Lujan studied screen writing and worked in the TV and film industry with countless talents such as film director Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, Mary J. Blige, and Grand Puba, . After obtaining an MA in the late 90’s Lujan became a professor and nationally known multi-lingual spoken-word poet, a style of performance poetry categorized in the hip-hop genre.

“As a poet and teacher, I used my knowledge of hip-hop to bridge the gap between what my students knew - hip-hop - and what I wanted them to learn, poetry.”

Now living in Morocco, Lujan unites her love of art, poetry, education and people. She splits her time as an Educational Director and CEO of her dream venture, Hijabi Couture, a clothing company that meets the needs of today's modern woman. Which lives up to it’s tag line “international, modern, modest and marvelous”, Lujan strives to bring her past experiences into how Hijabi Couture is packaged and presented.

While fulfilling the needs of Muslim women world wide, Hijabi Couture is also committed to its “Commerce with a Conscience” international education program that supports orphans’ education through creative means.

“I’m pleased that through Hijabi Couture we are able to express my passion for developing creative ways to educate. Not only will a portion of the proceeds of each sale go toward securing education for the under-priveleged orphans in developing countries, but also expanding to support to educational programs for orphans in the United States.”

Learn more about how you can support Hijabi Couture’s “Commerce with a Conscience” education program, please scroll down on the blog."
To purchase the bag above, please click on the link below or contact Najea at


Friday, November 14, 2008

Modern Jilbab

This is one of my newest models. It's named: Modern Jilbab. I remember when I first drew this beauty out on paper and now - here she is - in full bloom. I designed a very simple, slick, black dress to go underneath it.
It looks great opened and closed. It so warm, soft and cuddly. It's made out of a stretchy, velvet fabric. I wore it to a concert that was sponsored by my school recently. My Arabic teacher complimented me on this outfit and said that he was very proud of the work that I have done with the company. That made me feel as lovely as this garment looks.
To purchase this item, the matching dress or for any inquiries about Hijabi Couture, please leave me a comment or e-mail me (Najea) at


Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Jamilah Tunic on Mannequins

Bismillah. If you only knew the drama that a model put me through once -you'd understand why I just adore mannequins so much. One day, maybe I'll it break down and tell you. Better yet, you don't even want to know...! These models are modestly priced at $35.oo and look lovely as dresses too. I wore one yesterday and danced around the house for my husband, he he he ;)! Then, I put on the outfit below.



Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Me In Hijabi Couture

I got many compliments on my new Hijabi Couture outfit today. I really love this outfit for so many reasons. The first is because my girl Zakkiyah was once wearing the hijab I have on here. I complimented her on it and the very next day, she arrived at my house with it in a gift bag - perfumed. Now, that's sisterhood! I also just love the way that our Jamilah tunic has turned out. If you can zoom in on this photograph you will be able to see that the extra touches and embroidery are very beautiful. I am very pleased with the color combination. You have no idea how I agonize over the color choices and the dying process. I am also pleased with this skirt. At first I had asked for it to be stone-washed and was dissappointed with the fact that it couldn't be due to time constraints. At the end of the day, I am very happy with the shade of blue that we have. Lastly, I love this outft because is a combination of many qualities that I admire: modest, casual, classy, feminine, modern and marvelous. You could wear it to work, to the park with the little ones, for a romantic stroll with your hubby or out shopping with your girls. I originally took this picture to e-mail my girl Zakkiyah and thank her again for the pretty hijab. But, decided to upload it here to the blog in honor of Zaenab who said she wants to see my clothes on a person. So, here you have it! This is the new Jamilah Tunic from my winter collection and the newly named Jamilah denim skirt - modeled by ME, a non-model, Hijabi Couture, Creative Executive Officer . The two are modestly priced at $35.00 USD each.

Dark and Light Blue

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Feeling Like A Rock Star Hijabi


Today I feel like a Rock Star Hijabi!

I woke up early and said a prayer that I learned from Hisnul Muslim, also known as Fortification of the Muslim. (A gift I got from my sister-girl Zakkiyah.) "All praise is for Allah who restored to me my health and returned my soul and has allowed me to remember Him." Then, after a week of feeling sick and skipping the gym - I put on the above Hijabi Couture top with their matching sports pants and headed for the gym feeling like a sporty little deva. - I hit an aerobics class. And ...WOW! What a feeling! I feeeel good - nana-nah-nah nah! I feeellll nice...!

But that's not the best of it - after class, I took the world's longest ghusl and worked with my natural texture a bit - extra conditioning - separating and twisting and twirling the individual curls that needed it. Just because I wear hijab doesn't mean that I don't take care of the lovely locks the Lord gave me. I just don't always have the time and since my hijab flattens my fullness - I don't often make the time. Today was the elusive exception and I'm loving the results!

It gets better! What a day! I put on my bronzer and I don't know why but that makes me feel extra lovely. Then, for the first time ever, I wore my new Hijabi Couture full-length denim skirt and matching jacket. I rocked it with a hijab my husband gave me way back when we were first engaged. I walked out of that gym feeling like a Rock Star Hijabi.

I got home and found the down-payment for our FIRST BOUTIQUE ORDER here in Marrakech. I ran off to my manufacturer and started the order. What a day! I feel good...! So, good...!

I have to give thanks to Allah for a beautiful day. How Perfect Allah is! I also want to offer this prayer for everyone who has supported Hijabi Couture: "May Allah bless you, your family and your wealth.". Amin.


Monday, November 10, 2008

The Fatima Bag Collection

The Fatima Bag Collection
Designed by
Francesca Najea Lujan
Hijabi Couture, CEO

These bags are hand-made and produced with the highest quality leather imported from Spain. They are available in Silver, bronze, copper, metallic brown and black. They are affordably priced at $50.00 USD. The interior is lined with a fabric of a similar color and it has an interior pocket with a zipper, for security. To see more of the collection, please click on the link to my facebook page on your right. For purchase and inquiry, please write Najea here or at

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Hijabi Couture Has Plus-Sized Clothing

Thanks Malek for being the very first person to comment on this brand-new blog! Marhababik, Bienvenida, Bienvenue and Welcome to Hijabi Couture! I'm so thrilled to answer your questions and comments! Please keep them coming.

Featured above is one of our latest designs that features a very wide-legged pant and a long flattering tunic in a silky, denim, light-weight fabric. The embroidery doesn't show well in this picture. However, up close the embroidery is beautiful, it is a combination of off-white and a soft gold thread. All of the detailing and finishings on our clothes are of the utmost quality. We take great care to ensure fine workmanship and affordabilty. This outfit is both comfortable and flattering. You can dress it up and down, making it very versatile. It isn't up on the website yet, because it's brand-new. Making it truly alluring, it is modestly priced at $60.00 USD.
We offer six sizes presently: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL. Not only do we have a variety of sizes, but we also consider what is most flattering to women of different shapes and sizes in our design process. Furthermore, our company happily fills custom orders.

Although our company is based in Morocco, we are an international company and consider the needs and expectations of women here in Africa and in America, Europe and Asia. Hijabi Couture is doing the best that we can to make clothing that leaves our diverse clientele feeling modern, modest and marvelous! Please contact Najea regarding orders you make here or at

Blue Denim with Cream and Gold Embroidery

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Commerce with a Conscience

It is a goal of our company to take a share of our earnings and help the orphans in local orphanages, here in Marrakech. There is a community-development club that began here this year. I am so impressed with their work. They have been working in local orphanges and it is our goal as a company to help them. If you would like to know more about assisting this project, please contact Najea here or at

Friday, November 7, 2008

The New Line!

I'm so excited! Thanks to so many blessings and the help of some great friends and business partners, the new line is out and photographed. As the week progresses, the pictures of the new models will be blogged about. To order, please contact me Najea at Please tell us what you think about this Cinnamon Beauty.

Cinnamon with Bronze and Brown

Black with Black and Silver

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hip-Hop Hijabi

I love to be diva-down, professional working CEO Madame President and all of that. But, I dream about having Hijab friendly Hip-Hop/Home-girlie clothes. I have these designs of fresh urban wear and have consulted with a visual artist about creating some Arabic-English graffitti to silk-screen onto my designs. What do you think about this idea? Do you dream about this too? Wouldn't that be funky? Any suggestions or requests? I can't wait to hear your comments.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barak Obama

I want to tell you that I have been jumping for joy all day, but I can't. I've cried so much. I wish my Grandmother had lived to see this day, her mother, her mother, her mother and all of our ancestors who endured slavery, the Jim Crow laws, the cruel South, segregation, discrimination and racism. As good as it has gotten for us, I feel saddness for how bad it was for them.
But, insh'Allah, as it all begins to sink in, I will start to rejoice in the future and what this means for my sons and all of Africa's children. Today, is a day when I feel firmly footed in the cross roads and although I am looking sadly at the road we've come down, I have hope for a better road ahead.

You might wonder what does this have to do with fashion? Well, fashion is a way of expressing the best of yourself. Indeed, a historical day like today is about improving this world. Here I am, an African-African living in Africa, standing in the crossroads - praying to see brighter days down the road.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I am a fashion designer and own the company Hijabi Couture. I started to practice Islam and wear hijab more than a dozen years ago. When I first started to wear hijab, I had no idea of how to get it to stay on my head, let alone style it. I didn't know where to shop for Islamic garb until I had been practicing Islam for more than 5 years. Sisters weren't very helpful. I dreamed about becoming a fierce seamstress and never feeling like I was out of place again. I think that every muslima in the West goes through these struggles. So, I took sewing classes and studied design. I moved to Morocco and began my dream clothing company, Hijabi Couture. We launched a website, and are now opening a boutique in Marrakech. There are so many difficulties and joys that I never could have foreseen and I hope that this blog will be a place where I can chronicle them and learn from others. Please visit the site and let me know what you think about our styles. Welcome to Hijabi Couture! To purchase the Poet's Tunic, please click on the secure link below:

Cream and Gold