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Hi, my name is Balsam Awlad Wadair; I was born in Muscat, Oman in 1995. Growing up, I have always found my Barbie doll fascinating, as I had the complete power to transform her into whatever I wished to become. Expectedly, my Barbie doll always appeared as a clothing store owner, beautifully dressed from head to toe, independent with a well-kept home and is always in search for adventure! Unknowingly, I ended up growing striving to become exactly like the woman I have pictured my Barbie doll to be at the age of 6.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Met Gala 2016: Iconic Fashion Moments

I have often stated this: The Met Gala is an annual refreshment of the fashion industry. To me, it accounts just as important as Fashion weeks in all New York, Paris and Milan. 

Iconic fashion moments are made annually in this event which marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit and hosts many big names on its red carpet, including top fashion designers as well as celebrities wearing their designs. 

This year, as you might have already noticed, the Met Gala dominated all social media platforms with stunning looks and statement pieces. Some of these looks - in my view - will hold as iconic fashion moments for many years to come.

Photographers from the Met Gala 2015

Sunday, May 1, 2016

50's Dior

Suzy Parker and Robin Tattersall - dress by Dior, shot by Richard Avedon
As a fashion history enthusiast, I can without hesitation state that there is nothing like Dior in the 50's. Christian Dior transformed the 50's by giving women the freedom to accentuate their femininity by popularizing the large hat, long skirts and bar suits.

Our take on the most happening, distinct wedding dress trends for 2016

A stunning variety of innovative and diverse trends in wedding dresses beckon the newly-betrothed this year. Wedding dress designers showcased exquisite creativity and fresh updates of classics, in various collections on the fashion runways for 2016. We also saw an impressive show of vintage-inspired wedding dresses on the Haute Couture fashion scene. Here, we bring you a snapshot of our favorite bridal dress trends from what we witnessed on the wedding fashion catwalks.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

5 Tips for taking the Perfect Selfie!

Three of my many selfies

I hereby proudly state that I have gained the nickname 'selfie queen', which is why I believe I can take the initiative to write this blog post today.

Although it is quite hilarious to me, I am actually often asked for tips on how to take the perfect selfie! which does somehow boost my ego (I cannot lie about that). I often respond with: 'like everything else, taking a good selfie takes practice', however there are several things that can enhance your selfie which I believe work for me. 

I will share with you five tips that help me with my selfie-taking.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

My morning routine

Image source: http://img06.deviantart.net/a158/i/2012/119/8/6/tulips_in_the_morning_light_by_jackietran-d4xt63r.jpg

A couple of days ago, I shared on my SnapChat account how I typically spend my Saturday, from the moment I wake up to the moment my eyes shut down at the end of the day. 

I found it rather interesting how the reactions of my followers were mainly focused on how I manage to wake up so early. For a start, it helps to be a morning person. I cannot deny that I am pretty much a morning person, as I find mornings my favorite time of the day to be productive. However, there are certain tricks I like to use to maintain staying motivated to wake up early and spend my morning well.

Many asked me about motivation and how I manage to wake up so early even on Saturday, which is why I decided to write about it.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Swinging London: A Fashion Revolution

I once found myself wondering about the transition the British youth took from wearing 'old-lady' gloves and long skirts to bold short minis and patterned suits. To me, that seems like an extreme fashion revolution, which is definitely worth an investigation.

The 'Swinging London' era of the 60's held exactly that transition, where the British youth surprised the streets with color and statement hair-dos. 
'In the 1950s youthful clothes were non-existent; I used to make my own. At that time if you were on the tube you were expected to wear a pair of gloves…It was all old lady stuff.' Vanessa Denza, buyer.

Ladies in London, 1960