I started my website-blog several years ago as an outlet for my company, URBAN HIJAB®, an American modest clothing line. It showcases my original fashion designs. Life, as we all know, continually happens. And thus, the building of that empire came to a sudden halt. Reason being, I became gravely ill, followed by temporary disability. This latter condition has been ongoing, beyond five years now. Although unable to manufacture, rather than wallowing in self-pity, I chose to use the blog as a platform for providing uplifting, inspirational, as well as motivational quotes from the famous, including the not so famous. Later, I plan to add original stories about being a convert to Islam, identity, plus recipes reflecting a love of culture, history, and being Latin-Anglo-American, plus a few additional societal identifiers. Insha’Allaah, God Almighty willing, I will regain fuller or greater mobility, and then recommence empire building.


URBAN HIJAB® is about modesty and style. We believe high-quality and modest fashion go well together. We are honored to offer the best in original Urban Islamic Fashion Options, and these choices strive to meet Islamic dress code for covering and beautification. Our clothing line is original, designed and made in the USA, and consists of classic, traditional, contemporary, and urban designs. We use modern fabrics, finishing techniques, and tailoring to achieve the high standards expected by the educated consumer. We endeavor to satisfy fashion tastes while maintaining the modest look required by Islam.

Design and production have taken a back seat in the past few years. After a near-fatal interaction with prescription medication, subsequent disability, and ongoing recovery, URBAN HIJAB® is back in a more nuanced and holistic way.

Hi, I’m Sandra. I love cats, dogs (but I’m Muslim and shouldn’t say that out loud), lemon based desserts, and sarcasm. Follow me for an acerbic and forthright look at a convert’s life in NYC. Read more