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LONDON FASHION WEEK MENSWEAR: Street Style

We've rounded up ten of the best looks seen at London Fashion Week, Menswear. Layers are key this season, with teddy coats and oversized hoodies taking the spot light. Key Looks : Oversized denim with Nikes, Bomber Jackets, Mens clutch bags, Rings, Leather Pants, Suiting, Oversized cargo styling, Track Pants.          …

The Domestic Abuse Diaries – The Playdate

"Dad, it's Ptissem....I'm sorry but we're not going to make it to lunch today." I hated lying to my parents...especially when I could tell my dad didn't believe me. He knew something was up. I'd never leave it this late to cancel lunch, not after all the trouble my mum had gone to.  But there…

January Blues? Nah, January Sales!

The holidays are a time to visit loved ones, eat your body weight in food, and enjoy the cosy winter nights. I'm still enjoying all of these things so I'm not quite ready to brave the high-street. Instead, I will remain in my lounge wear, tuck in to a Terrys Chocolate Orange, and do a…

The Domestic Abuse Diaries – The Baby Food

2 peppers, 1 courgette, a red onion and a large aubergine… Finally, something more interesting to make besides pureed carrots and sweet potato. Today was batch cooking day. My son was napping and I planned to use this time wisely. I had my Annabel Karmel book open on the counter, and three trays full of sliced…

The Domestic Abuse Diaries – The Super-Market

Carrot cake or Victoria sponge... God, I don't know...maybe she'd prefer some good old Mr Kipling. What kind of cakes do 80-year olds like anyway? And then what do I get mum...we’re going to hers afterwards and I hate walking in empty handed, especially with a husband who eats for two, sometimes three... OK, I'm getting…

The Domestic Abuse Diaries – The Honey Moon

“He’s going to think you’re a slag now, I hope you realise that!” My husband marched alongside me pulling his suitcase behind him, his face red and angry. Any joy we’d experienced on the flight had disappeared.  “You can’t shake people’s hands” he whispered angrily.  “I’m sorry...I didn’t think it was a problem” I replied, sad…

Less Of The Labels

Man am I tired of hearing what the intellectual world and some Muslims think a Western person who adopts Islam as a way of life, should be called.  I am not a Convert and certainly no Revert! I happen to be a human being who believes in one God and the original Jewish, Christian and Islamic scriptures, making me a Muslim, I don’t need an additional label to clarify or categorise me further.

Two Years In The Making

I've just sneaked off away from my little one to my small work space upstairs, while she entertains herself with a puzzle so I can talk to you guys a little bit about my latest project.. MODESTLY my Book.  Yes Mama I'm officially an author, something I never thought I could say! Much like now,…

How Modest are we though?

 I turned 29 the other week and I’m pregnant with baby no2. I mention being pregnant just incase all of my emotions can be excused due to that. I have to be honest with you the run up to my birthday I was dreading it. Not that I ever really do anything for it or…

#YourAverageMuslim

Hi guys, welcome to the introduction of my 4 part series exploring #YourAverageMuslim. A short series I've ben working on for a while now as my work as an ambassador for the Creators For Change programme run by Youtube. I'm pretty tired of constantly being praised for 'breaking the stereotype' just because I'm a Muslim…

SPONTANEITY

The other week I got a message from an old friend Dian Pelangi (most of you will know her, a very successful Indonesian Fashion designer.) She very kindly invited me to her show in Paris in order to show my support and have a general catch up! It's been a few years since we saw each other last! There was about four days left for the show and usually this is too short notice for me to travel what with having a toddler and meetings booked weeks in advance. Originally I was busy the day she would showcase so I politely declined, but was pretty gutted to miss it. Thankfully a few days later my original plans were cancelled and I'm not sure what I'd been eating but I decided to message Dian there and then to let her know that I could now make it! Bear in mind this was literally the night before her show, and for me that's pretty last minute! I was only planning on going for a quick day trip on the eurostar and decided to bring my younger bro Hassan to keep me company, he's a pretty LIT lad. LOL

MUSLIM MEN

Most of you will be familiar with my rants every now and then, be it in vlogs, instagram captions or a little write up, and now I'm about to embark on another little bit of controversy regarding men, right here on this page. BTW I only say 'controversy' because people seem to get very sensitive…

SO RELIGIOUS

Todays post is all about makeup, or the lack thereof during this month of Ramadan. It's not because I've suddenly become more religious, or suddenly decided that makeup is a big fat sin, it's simply because I have no energy for anything, let alone my face, you'll be glad to know. On that note, can we stop…

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE #Ad

I’m not sure how many of you know this about me, but when I was younger, until my late teens, I used to enjoy horse riding as my weekly hobby. Every time I would turn up to my lesson I would have butterflies in my stomach with feelings of excitement, adrenaline and fear. I managed…

SUN, SEA AND PEBBLES #Ad

Summer is here and I couldn't be any happier! Fun beach walks, sun, sea and pebbles, yes please. For today's look, I was inspired by the fruitful flavours of the Light & Free yoghurt range I showed you guys a few weeks back. As you guys know, I've been attempting a more Light & Free attitude…

THE RE INVENTION

A couple of months back I introduced you to X Jewellery and showed you my custom bracelet that had me feeling all kinds of nostalgia. For today's post we're taking another look and showing you how I went about reinventing my bracelet by chopping and changing the links.

TRYING TO GET FIT

Hi guys, today I'm following up my recent video with a little post all about how I'm really trying to get fit and healthy recently. As you guys know, I'm finding it very difficult to lose weight whilst I'm breastfeeding Hana because the CRAVINGS are real. Naturally I've put on a bit of weight during…

MUMMY FAVOURITES

Hi guys, I recently shared with you my 'mummy favourites' on my youtube channel that you can watch below. Naturally after filming comes a little 'selfie sesh' for the blog. Below you can see a pose and another, along with my makeup details for this look!

CHAOS IN CORNWALL

If you've been following my blogs for a while, you'll know that granny Judy lives in Cornwall, Bude & I do enjoy visiting from time to time. Since having Hana, 4 & a half months ago, I'm craving a break. Since I'm too chicken to get on a plane with her yet, this is the…

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