OKAYYY So…As my first Blog post, I will take the time to introduce myself. I am a fashion designer/vintage curator by profession. I am absolutely in love with fashion <3<3 Everyone who personally knows me, will point that out too. I love colors, textures and patterns. The reason why I decided to go into fashion was because I fell in love with Elie Saab and secretly (not so secret anymore) dreamt that I was his successor. Fashion, to me, is home. It is truly where I most find myself. As I always say, it is a cruel yet beautiful world, where perfectly imperfect beauty is celebrate. It is a place where you can find a place to yourself and where you can express yourself freely without boundaries or limits.
The photo above will describe me accurately. I am a middle eastern girl who grew up in Canada. Being bi-cultural is by no means easy. It has it’s ups and downs. But for the most part, I find myself happier than I ever thought I would be. I am culturally aware and I am absolutely in love with that idea!!! I am an African at heart, I am a German avid fan, I speak Italian and Spanish, I admire the Chinese culture, I die for Soca music, I am a Canadian girl and a proud Arab…the list goes on. What I am trying to say is, culture is definitely a source of inspiration, and this is obvious in most of my work. I am very passionate about traveling and this is the perfect way for me to learn about other cultures and find ideas for my designs.
I participated in many fashion shows and charity events (a big part of who I am). I have my own fashion line, but I mostly custom make evening gowns to women who desire to stand out from the crowd. I struggled to combine my love for nature and earth with creating fashion. I was offered production contracts but deep down I knew this wasn’t who I am. My respect for others, nature and my values did not lead me to continue down the mass production path. This is how I started my vintage shop. Being a vintage hunter and curator is much more exciting and satisfying than anything I have ever done. I not only bring back to life unique vintage pieces, I also up-cycle and recycle. Through my Etsy shop, I decided to make my love for helping others come to life. With that, every sale made, I give a percentage to random acts of kindness.
So I invite you and welcome you to come along with me on a journey filled with exciting fashion bits, beauty tips, travel trips and much more. Cheers to all of you lovely people of the WWW.