Dec 29, 2008

im sorry Lina

in school i used to rally for palestine. i still have my good old days yasser arafat wearing raybans pic on a keychain on my makeup bag.. 
today i woke up overwhelmed with guilt. how can my life just go on with the current state in Gaza..i feel sick knowing that my hair appointment and dinner yet again with friends are on top of my priorities for the day. everything feels tasteless.. and i cant get myself to get out of bed. i stopped watching the news..and the only reason i decided to blog. get dressed and start living again is ... that i have faith in prayer 

{وَكَانَ حَقّاً عَلَيْنَا نَصْرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ} 

please pray for palestine

Dec 24, 2008

the intercontinental (dar eltaqwa) - elmadina elmonawra, ksa

..*that's where id want to wakeup..overlooking the green dome..and just in time for fajr prayers.. i would then go into rawthat el rasool..wait till the sun is up..and on the way back grab a tall low fat latte from starbux..

Dec 23, 2008

love is: a supersoft.sugar plumdress..

the NORA dress by lauren conrad

& well maybe JUST because of its name lol...nevertheless it's  THE most gorgeously perfect breakfast with the girls (or any time soon) dress; at shopbop

Dec 22, 2008

the morning after

so this might come as a shock but mornings are not my thing now (i know?@!) it takes one of the three things to get me out of bed:

- meeting my nephew or having him dropped off on my a little cuddly parcel..(in cute babygap pjs..i insist ..cause they look adorable on him! ..he is sleeping next to me now in a glow in the dark skeleton one lol) 
..yah so im always asleep at that point but wakeup with someone pulling my hair. and suddenly. life is just perfect. i squeeze him to the point of depriving him of air. he then decides to either sleep next to me or clap his way into making me open the yo gaba gaba elijah wood dance..its our song ;)

- meeting my bestie for a VENTI dose of caffeine..and gossip. the innocent kind. ;p

- huda randomly coming into my bedroom (the first thing i shout is the typical. latfte7eeen il laitat) and force her to sit on my bed in complete darkness lol

& then ONLY then do i use my two most favorite energizing beauty products. TUBES OF MAGIC.

1- Biotherm's flash recharge concentrate

it's perfect with or without makeup its an instant wake me up for dull.colourless.insomniac skin ..magic ingredients: powerful antioxidants - pure ginseng and golden root to stimulate micro circulation and revitalize skin. its a GREAT pre party product. and the only thing you will need to take to makkah lol (yes skin is always fatigued and deprived there and this is my haram secret to looking like ive had over 12 hours of sleep ..shhh ;)

2- Dove's GOfresh body lotion
i blogged about this before. seriously my skin tingles all over..and suddenly i have enough energy to shop around dubai mall lol.. i love it... u have any wake me up asap secrets? x

Dec 21, 2008

movie review: Rab De Bana Di Jodi

10:am showing with huda

verdict: GO WATCH IT NOW!!

adoooooorable story. guest appearances that will make you shout out in the dark empty theatre lol and FABULOUS SONGS!!

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Dec 19, 2008

Secrerts from the 7theera

1.5 litters water
3 goo6ys rainbow
3 fnyals sugar
1 fnyal tea
haal only 6shoonih (ya3ny just a pinch) lol
= the perfect chai 7leeb

Toasted 9amoon bread
Chips Oman
Kraft cheese spread
= the perfect snack

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1.18 am

i'm watching the holiday (again).. i love this movie.. it's so corny ...and maybe i want corny in my life.

and just have to wait for it but  .. the scene where cameron runs back to jude.. everything is just what its should be.. and jude ...crying ....well. uh i could die !! C-U-T-E!!!

plus then there is this scene.. when iris (kate winslet) breaks down.. truly..words to live by..

"I've found almost everything ever written about love to be true. Shakespeare said "Journeys end in lovers meeting." What an extraordinary thought. Personally, I have not experienced anything remotely close to that, but I am more than willing to believe Shakespeare had. I suppose I think about love more than anyone really should. I am constantly amazed by its sheer power to alter and define our lives. It was Shakespeare who also said "love is blind". Now that is something I know to be true. For some quite inexplicably, love fades; for others love is simply lost. But then of course love can also be found, even if just for the night. And then, there's another kind of love: the cruelest kind. The one that almost kills its victims. Its called unrequited love. Of that I am an expert. Most love stories are about people who fall in love with each other. But what about the rest of us? What about our stories, those of us who fall in love alone? We are the victims of the one sided affair. We are the cursed of the loved ones. We are the unloved ones, the walking wounded. The handicapped without the advantage of a great parking space!" 

i can relate. why?..

random snippets from my current bb convo with bestie:

noora: btw i'm wearing the mj shirt again lol 2 days in a row cause i love it soooo much!! 
fatima: i should introduce u to mj
noora: plz do ..and give him my bb pin
fatima i'm sure ull straighten him up

(if only life was that simple) lol and so. marc. i might consider moving on. but maybe just after spring. i need some genius in my life still. ;)

and probably the highlight of all highlights in december..

an email i got from FABULOUS Aljoud. on my birthday. an illustration ala niftee. and i might have seen this a tad late but nevertheless it was a delight. i love it as much as i love your work. always creative. always adorable. merci for making my day. a day that ends with a perfect smile.

sweet dreams lovelies & dont forget to read alkahf tomorrow x

Dec 17, 2008

@ the fabulous brownbook anniversary

Ps. My bag has an emblem of my name in arabic calligraphy.. I looooove u fatomty!!
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Essie's color pick du jour


Beverly hills xx

-limited oppulent red infused with 24k gold.

In other news: it now takes a VENTI dose of caffeine to get me out of bed before 10am. For the love of this weather my duvet and I have become inseprable.

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Fabulous news lovelies

Bare minerals (aka my most favorite makeup brand) is now available at sephora dubai mall!! x
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haute item du jour: black leather shoes

in a bid to keep you. my beloved readers. up-to-date. informed and entertained.

Dec 16, 2008

things to look forward to in 2009..

Ghostbusters release on BLURAY wohoooo!! ..once u go bluray you can never go back..+ i love collecting vintage flicks from my childhood to showcase on our girls outdoor movie nights ..

last year's winter showings were all about sharukh. this year. im going retro!

so were u a fan? (up to the extent of going to florida's universal studio to play the ghostgame kinda fan?!) lol

Shanghai Mansion: Bangkok

If i could live anywhere in the world (rent-free) I think i might pack my bags (and fatoomty + baby lawi) and move into a private residence at the Shanghai Mansion in Bangkok.

Can you see why?

Also: I'm Back in Du-fabulous-bai. wain sar elm6ar??

Dec 15, 2008

tried and tested

remember my..(our perhaps?) resolution of praying on time..?

we'll here's something me and my friend (the one i shared my resolution with) tried during this trip and was quite a successful and fab idea... which id like to share with you..

gone were the makeup bag days. a cherry lipbalm and kohl works magic these days.. so instead have a prayer bag on you at all times. cause u never know where you might be when its time to "obey the call" especially when you are travelling..

ours include..:

- qibla finder (aka bosala)
- travel praying mat
- socks. cause sometimes our pretty feet are oh so visible (which reminds me ballerinas in -0 degrees weather is a total faux pas lol)

hope you guys are inspired. and come up with even fabber ideas. if so do share x

new french connection wardrobe

Dec 14, 2008

Dimanche matin avec zubaida tharwat and abdulhaleem

Oh, Its nice to get up in the mornin' but its nicer to lie in bed - Sir Harry Lauder

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good things come in red boxes ;)

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Dec 13, 2008

moment of my day

the synchronized mmmmmmm sound we both made just after biting into laduree's croissant aux noix on the champs..
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Dec 12, 2008

"Noora ya ism 3ala msma"*

*from my city and song (refrence farid elattrache, circa 1952) lol x
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11 decembre sur l'etoile

"Ya rait el 3omr ytwagaf 3ala 7alat hana janbak". Ehda2 for my besties..meeds. mrew and huda thanks for making yesterday ohsofabulously unforgetable!!!

Fatomty & 3alya mkankom kan khaly ..a7bkom!!

More from my birthmonth celebrations when I have more than a minute to spare..sweet dreams lovelies. x
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the joys of getting lost in paris with friends

Location: arrondissement
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Dec 11, 2008

Here's to never growing up! lol

My hello kitty passport cover ;)
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Omg!! The highlight of my day

Bumping into my most favorite person ever ever ever on the champs a7bh mn kil galby!!!!!

Mobile pic taken from a group of photo we just took ya 7athy!!!! lol

Sooooo can u guess who it is?
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Bonjour lovelies and parisian fringe @ Claude Maxim's x
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Hunt for the perfect concealer still on...meanwhile I bagged a fab prod. Miss popularity by benefit.. Helps in creating big bright fabulous eyes..perking up a smile ....and being gorgeously popular lol xx

Ps. Merci 3ala all ur msgs u guys are the most fabulous onliners ever!! Bosa mny..and a slice from my midnight crunchy chocolate cake with 2 pink candles. My friends are akyat (jam3 cute) shay!! lol
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Dec 10, 2008


In the last half hour before I turn a year more fabulous...dancing on tabletops @ sephora looool partai for my bday peeeps!! Xx
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Dec 9, 2008

recycling is sexy

Jolis Paons pleated.sewed and glued this dress from telephone book paper by hand. gorgeous non?
get inspired: flickr

Also.. some of my previous work from a while back. i decided to interpret human emotions through fashion
medium: acrylic.screen printing.leather.feathers and passion.

ps. pictures are of work in progress and not final outcomes x


tonight i'm thinking about how i'd like to buy the perfect cigarette leg jeans in black with a 14" leg opening. So that is what i will do tomorrow.

Still on the lookout for:
the perfect light diffusing concealer (late nights with the crazy trio has taken its toll) and being the i.d. bare minerals junkie that i am i'll probably pop into sephora for a mineral-high.

life lessons learned:
Jane Fonda (circa 1982) will always be my post december (aka calorie-fest) savior.

Dec 8, 2008

Dec 1, 2008

Hello December!!

For those of u who know me long enough understand the significance december(aka my birthmonth) is for me..I celebrate its entirety ..alors I'm in europe with 3 of my friends a box of white chocolate twix and monopoly..its way too cold to start the festivities tonite..x
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Nov 28, 2008

sending some love to the Bin Shabibs

it was always a pleasure picking up a (free copy) from your offices. and jido's living room..but then you got me hooked. i would buy a copy fresh off the press as soon as it hit the borders stand. the pages of brownbook smell woody. clean and crisp and i love flipping through and sniffing away ;p for the fabulous travel guides...for the great photography for the ingenious articles i salute you.

share the love and delish canapes on the 17th  x

Wednesday, December 17, 2008
7:00pm - 11:00pm
cuadro fine art gallery

building 10, difc gate village
ps. also check out colette's take on the anniversary