Last furry days



I have been flying back and forth from Cairo to Dubai a lot lately. In Dubai, we barely get any winter to wear all my lovely winter clothes that I left back in Egypt. That's why the first thing I did when I got back home in Cairo, I invaded my winter wardrobe.

Not so lucky, nowadays is the last days is almost summer and the weather is really good in the day time, slightly chilly at night. So, I decided to do an urgent shoot with my winter layering trick so before it gets too hot to wear a single piece on.

Not only I layered with different textures, but I also used the color blocking technique to give the outfit a little bit of "aliveness" in the dark winter days.



Sweater: Zara
Cardigan: Pull & Bear
Fur vest: Vero Moda
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Zara
Shades: Stardivarius
Bag: Zaam Designs


Photographed by : Ahmed Ebrahim Elkei

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Five Things I Stopped Wearing When I Moved to Cairo





The day I stepped off the plane, claiming three large suitcases at the baggage claim area, coming back to Cairo after 6 months living in Dubai, I knew that I wouldn't have the same sense of style I had before. Cairo was always the hub of fashion and hosting fashion events from the 1920's till the 1960's, and probably later even. But things have changed and its not the same anymore after the political changes and uprisings that have been happening since 1948- but I am not here to speak about politics now, am I?

photo from fashionhippieloves.com

Three question you need to ask yourself when it comes to dressing up (or down, for that matter of fact) in Egypt- is it appropriate? is it too revealing? Is it very glamorous, and I am overdressed? and Is it going to get dirty easily?

I wouldn't worry about getting dressed appropriately because I'm veiled, so either way, whatever I wear will by fine by the society and won't be revealing.

Now, the struggle happened when it cam to things every fashion girl loves and considers part of her daily routine- luxury. The main resistance I faced and tried to cope with but couldn't and had to change it within me is mainly with five things:

Designer shoes (heels or flats whatever that is)

Your shoes will get easily ruined, if not with dust or sand from the weather, or mud if in winter, but with the holes in the unpaved streets and sidewalks. Too sad that I cannot get dressy in my own country

Jewlery

You will be an attraction for thieves and burglars if you wore my diamonds out in the streets. You wouldn't want to attract the wrong kind of attention now, would you?

White anything, and everything

Just as mentioned in the designer shoes section I stated above, you never leave the house wearing white and get back home same as you left, and I am not taking about food or makeup stains. Because of all the dust in the air, the seats and chairs in any outdoor cafe or restaurant are not clean, so you can easily get your white garment dirty in a split of a second- the kind of dirty you cannot just pat away or rub-off.

Glitter, Sparkles and Metallic

Not that I wear them day to night, but when I used to live in Dubai, I get to wear any of this during day time if I wanted and nothing would be wrong, or overrated, with that.

Tote Bags

We all know what that means, an open bag/tote = an easy catch for all pickpockets and thieves.


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Shine on



So we face a lot of challenges in our lives and we rarely sit in peace, yet these obstacles are the things that thicken our skin and makes up stronger each day, so we face the following challenge with a bear chest wide open.

No matter what hurts you, tomorrow you are going to be fine and the following day you will be better, as long as you see the world as colorful as if can be and you keep on smiling.

So, shine on!










Bomber: Topshop
Skirt: Forever 21
Loafers: Saccoor Brothers
Shades: Aldo
Necklace: Accessorize


Photographed by : Monaliza Wahba

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Art Zone





I never had the courage to wear non matching colors together. What I always I have been doing it match my accessories together, at least, even if I won't be matching my outfit, but the accessories would put them all together. This time, not a single item is matching in color with all of the outfit.

What I want to say is, no matter what, do not be afraid to mix and match as long as the final look is well-put and is not eye-poisoning--what's fashion without experimenting and exploring after all?

Shirt: H&M
Pants: Mango
Jacket: Mango
Flats: Charles & Keith
Necklace: Accessorize
Shades: Aldo
Bag: Prada (similar here, and here)


Photographed by : Monaliza Wahba

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Ray, Ray, Ray.. Ban



Rarely you may find an eyeglasses that would look on everyone, barely. When I got these, I was sort of intimidated, since I am always used to oversized shades, or the regular aviator ones. I never imagined I would get these compliments wearing those shades.

When I got them, I thought, why not, let me wear it for a while, and see how I would look in photos wearing them. But this pair is a versatile piece of accessory that is a must have for every girl. You won't have to worry whether in trend or not, because, like every piece by Ray Ban, this piece is timeless.




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A Day with Dorothy Perkins




So, the last month, the weather wasn't at its best, specificaly the last week,  Doing this shoot was challenging, with all the dust and the rain and the gloomy weather. Yesterday had a little bit of sunshine, so I jumped out of bed with joy running to the streets to get a pretty shoot with a great brand like Dorthy Perkins in the beautiful sunlight.

Outfit #1



Outfit #2



Wearing both outfits gave me the sense of Tommy Hilfiger À la Gigi Hadid feel to the total look. I could see myself rocking Dubai streets, turning heads and stopping traffic in their new SS17 collection.


Outfit 1: Dorothy Perkins
Bag: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: New Look
Shades: Ray Ban


Outfit 2: Dorothy Perkins
Bag: Aldo
Shoes: Zara
Shades: Ray Ban


Photographed by: Monaliza Wahba
Thanks to Dorothy Perkins for the outfit and Rayban for the Sunglasses

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FFWD: Day 1




This year, I have attended the 5th fashion forward even in Dubai, and that would be my third fashion forward event to attend. Due to my new relocation to Dubai, and unprecedented circumstances, I only managed to attend the first day- 21st Oct.


The shows I managed to attend were Sotra and Kristina Fidelskaya - quite impressive honestly to have attened only these two and loved them that much. The lines are very simple, feminine and defined. The colors are shades of nude, olive, and pastels. The fabrics are delicate, light and soft, which again expresses the feminine nature of their collections









Videos has been compiled from Snapchat, make sure to follow me on Snapchat so you stay updated live with the events: AyatSeifElnasr

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Moving to a new home? Clean it up in 4 easy steps





When you are moving, there are lot of things to sort out! Usually you are already stressed from packing and moving out from your previous place, then you need to unpack, arrange everything and also do a big clean up. To help you ease your stress, you can you count on these 4 easy tips, given by the experts from Helpling.ae, the leading online marketplace for household services in Middle East.



1. Organization starts with the move out: pay attention when packing your boxesThis simple trick will help you to organize your move: while packing your things, always consider what you want in each room so you won't mix items from one room in other rooms’ boxes. That will help you to organize the unpacking. Also labelling boxes will make your work way easier. Don’t consider the planning as a waste of time, it will help a lot to make packing, unpacking and cleaning up a smooth task!

2. Moving in cleaning: the secret is planningEven if the previous owner has cleaned the place, you won't really know how well it has been done. The house might look clean, but most people usually just clean away the dust and don't sterilize all surfaces or pay attention to details.
Before doing your move in cleaning, planning your clean is key. You need to think about the rooms and plan, for example, which rooms to start with, the size, the level of ‘dirtiness’ and so. Then estimate the hours or minutes you want to spend in each room and the sequence. A great tip would be to start with the bedroom and kitchen, as you will need to use them right away.

3. How to clean: basic tipsAfter planning, start cleaning the rooms from top to bottom, never the opposite or you will get the bottom dirty while you clean the top. Don’t start in the middle of the room, start with one corner and go round to ensure that you won’t miss anything.
An obvious tip is to make sure that you have enough space to clean the room, if it’s full of boxes, for example, the cleaning will be demanding and not effective. Always finish cleaning a room before moving on to the next one, so you can see the results of your work and be more motivated to clean the next. Also, unpack and organize the room as soon as you are done with cleaning, so you have a better overview and less boxes.

4. Final touch: attention to detailsPay attention to details, if you don't clean every corner when moving in, it is likely that you will postpone the cleaning forever until you get used to it. And after you set all your furniture in place, it will be twice as hard to maneuver around the corners and clean the hard to reach areas.
Special care to clean doors knobs, window handles, switches, faucets… These places are highly contaminated as everyone touches them all the time, but they are quite often overlooked when cleaning. Also pay attention to the areas between the tiles, sometimes they have mold and they need to be cleaned to avoid it from spreading. Pipes are often covered with dust and dirt; so worth an effort to clean them up.

photo from: Badlands

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6 Fall Looks to invest In now




I know its been a while since I last have posted, but things has been crazy with me, which I will be explaining in a later post.


Now, back to the main topic.Have you started cleaning up your closet preparing for the fall season, but you feel like you have nothing that suits this seasons trends? mix and match your basics with these fall essentials:

1. Velvet


2. Bomber Jackets


3. Corduroy


4. Moccasins and mules


5. Slip on dresses


6. Embroidery (one word - Gucci!)



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