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20150321_185202(Owner of Ann Nahari, Sumiyyah Abdur-Rasheed)

Bento Hut

Decatur, GA

March 21st, 2015

Fashion Blogger Meet & Greet

Before I get into all the fabulous pictures and my beat face and the event, I want to stop and thank Summiyah for inviting me to Atlanta to run a photo shoot (photos coming soon)! We talked back and forth for over six weeks trying to come up with ideas and concepts. She said, “Let’s do ragin’ turbans!”

My reply, “Let’s do it. When and where?”

So, thanks so much for allowing me to create, showcase my talents, and merge them with your own.

*Muah 🙂

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(The Hubby)

I want to give a large shout out to my husband for making it possible for me to travel. He also helped behind the scenes. He ironed model’s clothes and he set up equipment. Thanks bae!

I also styled him. You like his vintage shirt?

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A few friends and fans came to meet me.

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Yes. My face is huge, but beat. And my Susu came to see me. She is a local designer in the Atlanta area.

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Another fan and local designer. Thanks for coming out.

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The food at Bento Hut was yummy.

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This pic was taken at a hookah bar after the event. She danced for us.

*Outfit breakdown!

Dress: Forever 21 Plus

Cape/Jacket: Ashley Stewart

Scarf/Turban: Thrift Store

Sandals: Macy’s

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(Photo Courtesy: Barakah Photography MUA: Madinah M.)

Madinah planned on doing one last photo shoot for 2013. We both have learned so much about the fashion, photography, and makeup industry. So here are some photos that I styled.

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I wanted to go for an edgy glamorous look that mixed prints and utilized pearls. The shades are from Forever 21 and the pearl necklace I purchased from VictoriousMe Online Boutique.

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I want to give a huge shout out to Brianna of Barakah Photography who is a beast at editing!

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Twirl. Twirl. Twirl.

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You guys know that I am goofy!

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Outfit details:

Boots: Dot’s Fashion

Red pants: Rainbow Fashion

Dress Shirt: Wal-Mart

Blazer: Torrid

Gloves: JC Penney

Pearls: VictoriousMe

Scarf: Thrift Store

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Royal Oak

Pink Pump

October 24, 2013

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This was an amazing event. Tawny, the owner of Pink Pump (left) in Royal Oak, MI threw a female entrepreneur empowerment event. We also got to see a sneak preview of her segment on Start Up USA, a nationally broadcast PBS television program.

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(Left) Trish, a fellow entrepreneur. (Right) Tawny and an audience member.

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DJ mixing it up on the turntables.

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Fashion bloggers in the house!

 

 

eid15On Eid day 1, I wore the Swak dress I won from SexyPlus Clothing in Toronto! Thanks again, Stephanie. I got the stripped jacket from Torrid, and the gorgeous necklace from Victorious Me.

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Yes. I am straight flexin’.

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My family, nieces, and friends.

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My friends and I. Pose.

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We are being sooo extra. lol.

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Eid day 2. We slayed at the park. A whole of array of colors. Taste the rainbow.

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Posing. And acting super de duper silly.

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Eid day 3. My OOTD at the block party. Raaaawr!

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Hey look. I spotted a stylistah. Her name is Nurah. Her face is beat and her outfit is very pattern chic.

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No. We aren’t celebrities…well, at least not yet.

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I had to beat my own face on Eid day 4. I think I did a pretty good job.

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Some more of my gorgeous friends. We had fun at the concert.

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So I had this idea. I said, “let’s model walk into the camera.” We did. This was the first shot. Epic. We slay!

Eid3I had too much fun with my friends and family during our holiday. My mind wasn’t on work, or school, or chores, or any pressures of life. I just got dressed and enjoyed myself. I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I had fun snapping them.

 

 

 

 

Curves Rock Weekend

Baltimore, MD

7/27/13

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I was supposed to be in Baltimore on Friday night. I was delayed at the airport for nine hours due to weather and flew in at 1:30am on Saturday. I woke up at 8:00am and got ready to help at Curves Rock Weekend Fashion Show.

I had a game plan. Lack of sleep wasn’t going to stop me.

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Faces beat before the show. Pose.

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Hair done before the show. Look at the dedication in her face.

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I was on my way to the Curves Rock Discussion Panel and bumped into this beauty, Jade of K Station Boutique in Baltimore, MD. She tells me she has this dress in stock as well.

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The panel members. (Left) Ashley Stewart models Anita Marshal and Nicole Zepeda. (Right) Jade and model, Samantha Lebbie.

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The panel discussion was about confidence, self-esteem, breaking into the industry, and much more.

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The entire panel. Great, great talk. And much advice given. (Left to right) Bella Styles, Tionna Smalls, Nina Taylor, Anita Marshall, Nicole Zepeda, and Jade

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(Left) Two powerhouses. Bella Styles, fashion stylist and blogger. (Right) Nina Taylor, model and businesswoman.

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Pre-Show. The VIP seats and a sweet stage.

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(Left) Tionna Smalls author and host of MTV’s show Girl, Get Your Mind Right slayed the competition.

(Right) Nicole and I. She killed me in this dress. Love the print.

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The Torrid models.

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They are going to kill me for this one. At least Jessica was ready 🙂

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We had vibrant colors.

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We had sex kittens.

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Swimsuits and legs for days.

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Some of the Fall looks. I am ready for fall because of these outfits. Chic and comfy.

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The queen has arrived. This design was from Shanda Freeman. One of her many awesome designs.

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Shanda’s entire line. Hey, there is Shanda in the middle. Magnificent.

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I got to see behind the scenes and in front of the scenes.

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(Left) Got a pic with the host and top model, Liris Crosse. She is a tall drink of cool water.

(Right) Author of My Fat Is Not A Flaw, TroJah Irby-Morgan. I finally got to meet her.

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Nicole and I after the show. She showed me some dance moves 🙂

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Super woman pose. The glasses I got from Simply Fashions. The pink and white scarf and the red blouse came from Forever 21. The yellow blazer comes from Torrid. The pants I got from Rainbow. The sandals are from Pay-Less. The bracelets are from Debs. Pow!

 


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#Ad I either used to get “oh, you dress pretty for a big girl” or I just got teased for the way I expressed myself with fashion. Even though I was limited as a plus-size Muslim girl growing up, I still found ways to rock an outfit using what I had. Because I liked to wear bold prints and mix pattens and layers, I was a target for harsh comments and hurtful names. A lot of bullies (because that’s what they are) wanted me to fall in line. Be normal. Shine less. So, they belittled me. Laughed at me in front of others. Made fun of the way I expressed myself. I’d always feel like an outsider, but I remember finding freedom in picking and choosing how I adorned my body. The brighter the better. I wanted to stand out when the world told me to take a seat. No matter how much people picked on me or called me weird, I always found a way to be exactly who I was. Unapologetically. I’m excited that retailers like @monsoon have stylish pieces that you can mix and match. Dress modestly if you choose. Modest and stylish do not have to be exclusive. You can be just as bold and sexy. There are so many styles to dive into y’all! You don’t have to follow the trends to be in. Make yo own lane! Have you ever been made fun of for your style choices or fashion sense? Have you ever gotten the “you dress nice for a big girl”? All bodies can chime in. Let’s chat. #MyMonsoon #newyorkblogger #psootd #plussize #instafashion #bodypositive #bgki #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards #pizzasisters4lyfe #blackgirlswhoblog #fashion #londonblogger #psfashion #blackgirlmagic #muslimgirl #bodyconfidence #plusmodel #feminist #intersectionalfeminism #turbanista #bodydysmorphia #fatacceptance #selflove #goldenconfidence #modestfashion #ootd

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