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The Headwrap Expo

Dearborn, MI

May 17th, 2015

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center

20150517_142241So let’s talk about my beat face for a sec. This green dramatic cut-crease was everything. Thanks Madinah 🙂

20150517_180228Jannah (in the middle) was the fashion and event coordinator for the expo. She invited me to speak about my personal style, catching good deals, and how to walk in any room and own it!

My lil sis, also named Jannah, came out to support. Like our ugly fake laughs? Ha.

20150517_153740My fashionable friend, Cassy, also came out to support! Love her dress.

20150517_175537Model, Aliyah, rocking a custom made dress and turban.

20150517_162232Mama and baby turbans 🙂

20150517_165648My hubby came and showed out of course. Man Style!

20150517_172656Oh, look, there’s Etta and Jennifer from Naturally Flyy Detroit.

20150517_164428End of the day photo shoots after the show.

SWAG…

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(One of the models in the show)

 

The 2nd annual Headwrap Expo

June 8, 2014

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center

Dearborn, Michigan

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(Backstage with the headwrap stylists)

Zarinah El-Amin Naeem is the chief founder of the Headwrap Expo, first debuting her show last year in Dearborn with hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures coming together for several causes: interfaith relations, the art of headwrapping, and fashion. She plans to take her expo on the road to the Big Apple, New York in November.

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“Beautifully Wrapped” models and the designer with her daughter.

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I had the pleasure of working with all the models in the fashion segments, teaching them how to walk with poise and pose for the cameras like never before. I must say, I am so very proud of all of you who ‘werked’ and ‘ripped’ the runway.

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expo5You know we had to take some selfies before my loves went on stage 🙂

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expo12Marketta and her sister, Jathiyah, really made the fashion segments run smoothly. They didn’t get any sleep trying to figure out the what-was-whats. Congrats to our fashion coordinators!

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  It was a tiring day, but I always have time to pose.

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Makeup artists, the host, models,volunteers, and the founder, Zarinah, in purple, awesome job!

For more info on upcoming shows go to: http://www.headwrapexpo.com/

 

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Oh, yes. The sun is out. And hopefully here to stay. The sun gives me life and so does color. I haven’t blogged in a long time since I am still wrapping up my master’s program, but I am back now y’all! Are you ready to be glamorized?

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OOTD Details: This dress is from Dot’s Fashions. I bought it like five years ago!

The undershirt was also from the same store and unfortunately they are going out of business!

The turban and neck scarves are from Forever 21 and so are the shades. $5.80 for the shades too. Can’t beat that price.

And the bracelet I got from Jamaica.

20140427_172755I was out and about with my nieces. She is posing like auntie. lol.

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My other niece. Check out those leopard print flats. She is trying to be fancy as well 🙂

 

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(Makeup Courtesy Of Madinah M.)

As you all can see this is my favorite stripped jacket from Torrid! I wear it all the time. Versatility.

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My friend and I were enjoying sushi at Kabuki’s in Dearborn. Black and white with a pop of color. Classic style maneuver. And we are both wearing Ruby Woo from MAC.

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Feeling like a rockstar in this drab weather.

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OOTD Details:

Scarves: Forever 21

Blazer: Torrid

Blouse: Deb’s

Pants: Wal-Mart

Suspenders: Hot Topic

Boots: Burlington

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OMG I look fab!

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My friend, Madinah, asked me if I’d like to model with her for Yemisi, seamstress and owner of La Bon Fabrics in Detroit. How could I oblige?

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I got my makeup done by none other than the queen of beat faces, Madinah.

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Our heads were wrapped by Yemisi and Zarinah El- Amin Naeem (above), author and creator of the “Beautifully Wrapped” movement, which celebrates the vast cultural world of headwrapping. She even has a cool calender she produces every year, the proceeds go to helping children in Africa.

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I felt amazing in these custom made threads. The top was giving me life!

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Madinah was killing her look. So regal!

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Bloopers 🙂

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Yaaaaaassss hunty. Makeup. On point. Headwrap. On point.

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africa9I felt like a geisha in this ensemble. The skirt was amazing.

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Madinha, Zarinah, and I. If you want more information on her head wrap calenders go to http://www.beautifully-wrapped.com

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The end of the day.

The models and the creative and talented seamstress, Yemisi Olorunsola (in the black pants). For more info on any of these custom made pieces at La Bon Fabrics call (313) 341-0634 or go to 18999 Livernois Ave, Detroit Michigan.

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(Founder of Beautifully Wrapped and The Headwrap Expo & Fashion Show, Zarinah El-Amin Naeem)

Headwrap Expo & Fashion Show

November 17, 2013

Dearborn, Michigan

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(Fashionable and modest audience members before the show)

Zarinah set out to create a multicultural, interfaith expo where wrapping could be celebrated in its various forms all around the world.

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 A model ready to rip the runway.
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A group of models ‘Beautifully Wrapped”.

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Fatima is the master of head wraps!

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Huda, a MUA, beautified faces left and right.

Head14One of my favorite looks on Mercedesz from designer, Taqwa of the Ziarra Collection.

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Head5This abaya/kaftan (overgarment) from Al-Madinah’s was pretty amazing. I wish the photo did it justice.

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I got to meet the fashion blogger and international advocate, Hijablog, Imaan Ali.

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My sister, Taahira, modeled she is getting her head wrapped by Fatima.

Head21I did a little head wrap of my own. You likey?

HeadThis pic is super dark. But my OOTD begins with a yellow blazer from Torrid, and the dress is like three years old from Dots Fashions. The accessories are from Rainbow and DEB’s. And the “Flinstone” necklace was a gift from a friend.

I must give my shoutouts to a few of the fashion team members and headwrap stylists that made this all happen: Madinah, Janeea, Laila, Huda, Taqwa, Jathiyah, Marketta, Jendayi, all the stylists, the designers, the floor models, and every volunteer. Great job you guys 🙂

BeforeThis will be the first and last time you see my face naked like this!

Before1My friend, Madinah, the MUA wanted to practice her skills. So, I played the mannequin. She starts out by shaping, contouring, and shading the eyebrows.

Before2She blends the colors on my eye lids, then adds some false lashes for glamour and drama.

Before4The concealer and foundation process begin. I look like Simba from the Lion King 🙂

Before7The finished process. She finished the look with an ombre lip. A queen in the making.

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Model Behavior. I love makeup.

Before8I am wearing a dress I got from Dot’s a few years ago, and the blazer is from Torrid. The makeup was done and turban wrapped by Madinah.


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