TOM FORD

Tom Ford BEAUTY were kind enough to send me some new products to try and review for you, and of course I snapped up the chance because A) Tom Ford and B) MAKE UP YAY. All in all the 'extreme mascara', the 'eye defining pen', nail lacquer in 'bordeaux lust', the 'brow sculpting kit' & the 'violet fatale' lip colour. Of course I had a little play around with everything, set my camera on self timer

WATERFALL

DIY This look's all about that tweedy waterfall waistcoat we made together in my most recent youtube video. In case you missed it, I'll stick it down the bottom of this post so you can find out how to make your own.

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MILKSHAKE

How'd you like pink? I like it, I like it A LOT. Especially when it's dusted pink, in fact dusted anything I love. I also love these textured HM scarves I can't seem to stop wearing, btw they've just released a new maroon/copper colour (I'll be posting a look with it soon obvs).

THE CLOTHING LINE

February 2015 I launched my debut clothing collection 'Dina Torkia' now sold out Hamdulilah. I spent a year working on with my husband Sid, back and forth to indonesia monitoring the manufactering process and working on the media for the launch of the collection.  I've just come across some BTS shots that Alessia Gammaorta (photographer…

POSTNATAL BLUES

I've come across the term 'postnatal depression' also known as 'postpartum depression' so many times, and more during my pregnancy than ever. Skimming through various info snippets here and there on all the pregnancy and maternity websites that I found myself glued to on most nights during my third trimester! Never really giving it much thought,…

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DIY |KAFTAN KIMONO

A while back I filmed and put together a little DIY tutorial on how to make a basic maxi kaftan kimono for beginners. A very basic & hopefully easy step by step guide on making this super versatile wardrobe staple to add to your wardrobe! Below you can see me styling mine..

STYLE THE BUMP | BACK IN BUSINESS

I'm back! Okay that was a short sentence, in case you hadn't noticed I haven't posted on my blog for MONTHS now. Basically, MONTHS ago I closed it down in the hopes of bringing it back with a fresh look a couple of weeks later.. that then turned into several weeks, which turned to a month and then the most part of a year! In between all of that, I fell pregnant and forgot about it completely!

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LAYERS

Slowly getting a little sick of colours. It happens every once in a while, and when you see the black wave below, you know it has indeed, happened. 'The getting sick' that is. It's also surprisingly quite warm pairing jersey midi skirts with thick tights you know, compared to my baggy jeans anyway. Nothing special coming at you today, just a plain black handy look suitable for many of us accustomed to dressing 'modestly'.

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SKINNY ANKLES

It's not a colour I'd usually consider for a coat, but when you find something in the SALE, it sort of changes your rules a little. I'm talking about this very PINK and VERY creased coat I picked up in H&M over the xmas holidays! Why I didn't iron this I'm yet to provide an excuse. It does look larger than the usual oversized even, but then again it is a size 18. You know what I'm like when it comes to getting things WAY too big. Even so, it's keeping me warm so far all the way down to my ankles. So I'm not even slightly worried about the extra pair of hips it's giving me in pictures!

TURBAN TYING | LIBERTYLONDON

So if you watch my youtube videos you'll know what this post is about, and be equally EGG CITED with me! Recently I had the most perfect opportunity come along my way to collaborate on a little styling project with LIBERTY LONDON. I was super excited, for reasons that are so obvious they do not need explaining, hah! No seriously, my sister and I LOVE Liberty and their fabric prints, so what perfect combination than to style one of their printed scarves! I filmed two turban looks with one of their ICONIC LIBERTY print scarves, specifically the Hera design, an a array of classic peacock feathers in gorgeous pink and blue hues.

PONCHO

It's freezing and I'm LOVING it. Winter time is exquisite and I can't quite get enough. My turban is wrapped a little different today, I've been experimenting in front of the mirror with some new twists! Keep a look out in the new year for different turban tying!

INAYAH

You've barely seen me in anything occasional let alone a dress, so this recent look I wore is a bit of a treat.. for me more than anything hah. I'm wearing the INAYAH COLLECTION ZAREEN evening gown and their feather grey Georgette scarf that drapes oh so wonderfully, all available on www.inayahcollection.com of course.

BACK HOME

I've been missing on this blog since September, and even back then I'd say I was disappearing now and then. Hello and welcome back to my blog, the new year is around the corner and so here's my attempt at getting back 'on it.' As you may or may not know, this past year had me out of the country for the majority of it, I recently came back from a life changing month away in Indonesia and can safely say, it feels so good to be home.

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CLOUDED WHITE

So 1st day of the actual weekend event for #imfdf in toronto I decided to go for an all white look and keep it simple and most importantly as comfortable as possible with heels! Most of the day I was dodging food and makeup face hugs though hah!

ORANGE

Yaaasss my second day in toronto wearing a black and grey combo with a little ping of orange! I love how scarves can really make an outfit! This one in particular is also a sneaky peaky of whats to come from my collection inshallah!

SWEATER

I was in Toronto last week over the weekend for #imfdf and it was a blast! I only managed to capture a few of my looks so here's the first! I was unsure what the weather would be so I packed for spring! Turns out it was boiling, woops.

بلوووو

Got slightly excited over blue the other day. Can't say I didn't enjoy it though! Scarf: lazydoll Dress: boohoo Jeans: Topshop Slippers: Primark

PARIS

So me and Sid the Squid went on a short break to Paris with another couple friend of ours Radwa and Marwan! It was lovely, we stayed in a two bedroom apartment we booked on air bnb! Did the usual touristy stuff but most of all just relaxed!

BURFDAY

I turned 1/4 of a century on June 6th and so did my twin obvsss. Twas a distressing time, but the zoo helped me take my mind off it , haha.