This post has been in the making for quite some time. Those close to me know that I’m not all that when it comes to makeup. A little foundation and plum lip stain will take me a long way (not unless I have a photo shoot; that’s when the makeup artist goes all in). A few days ago (more like a couple of weeks), I bumped into a very lovely lady online (code name: Makeup By Daliea) and she intrigued me to the point of writing a short piece on her. And here we are.
When I was getting invited for the Max 2017 Spring Collection fashion show, I was told it’s going to be a unique event. Why? Because this time round, it was fashion for real people; meaning people like you and I (still not sure if I’m a real person) working that runway. Fashion for real people in this context meant that moms, daughters, sons, fathers and more relatives were taking part in the Max 2017 spring collection show. The whole soirée was made up of the normal Jane & Fatima, and Abdul & Vishal, instead of professional models or super models.
Dubai-based fitness guru, model, brand ambassador and TV presenter Rania Gamal lists down the top reasons on why you should consider pole dancing as a sport to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle.
“Gone are the days when people associated pole dancing with night clubs and bars. Now it is considered as one of the best sports in town to burn more calories, lose weight, keep your body strength and of course for a perfect girl bonding,” says Rania.
And here are Rania’s reasons on why you should dry up, remove your excess oil and jump into the bandwagon of fit and fab women. We are sure you will also love to show the world your stamina, strength and stability on the pole.
With a flourishing career in client management, and advertising accolades in her back pocket, Ritu Patel, owner of Creative Box Dubai, always knew that one way or another, she would end up living her passion, which is art and design. Not just any form of art, but the beautiful kind that is used for beautiful and memorable occasions.
After a lot of planning, support and sacrifice, this mother of two is now an established entrepreneur running the Creative Box Dubai, which deals with handmade greeting cards that range from birthday cards, birth announcements, and wedding invitations that reflect on any dream or location.
Looking at Ritu’s portfolio, one is bound to be amazed by the fact that not only are these small pieces of art handcrafted by her; the themes send a unique and customized message, with the humor-filled quotes, sophisticated designs and the around-the-world postcard feel they exude. I had a chat with Ritu about Creative Box, and this is her story.
Her name is Abby, always standing in front of the mirror just like many young women her age. She wants to be an architect, while on the other she is forever putting on make-up and posing; for no one in particular I might add. She takes her own photos and doesn’t like sharing them. Last night she shared these photos with me, and I requested her permission to post them on my new blog. Why I’m I talking about her? Because she is one girl who never needs or requests for anyone’s approval on her beauty. She is beautiful, and many people say the same thing. Not to convince her, but just as a “by the way”. The thing that gets me is the fact that she knows she is beautiful. Not because of her looks, but because she is happy with herself, and identifies with inner beauty. I always see…