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Dina Torkia

Two Years In The Making

I've just sneaked off away from my little one to my small work space upstairs, while she entertains herself with a puzzle so I can talk to you guys a little bit about my latest project.. MODESTLY my Book.  Yes Mama I'm officially an author, something I never thought I could say! Much like now,…

How Modest are we though?

 I turned 29 the other week and I’m pregnant with baby no2. I mention being pregnant just incase all of my emotions can be excused due to that. I have to be honest with you the run up to my birthday I was dreading it. Not that I ever really do anything for it or…

#YourAverageMuslim

Hi guys, welcome to the introduction of my 4 part series exploring #YourAverageMuslim. A short series I've ben working on for a while now as my work as an ambassador for the Creators For Change programme run by Youtube. I'm pretty tired of constantly being praised for 'breaking the stereotype' just because I'm a Muslim…

SPONTANEITY

The other week I got a message from an old friend Dian Pelangi (most of you will know her, a very successful Indonesian Fashion designer.) She very kindly invited me to her show in Paris in order to show my support and have a general catch up! It's been a few years since we saw each other last! There was about four days left for the show and usually this is too short notice for me to travel what with having a toddler and meetings booked weeks in advance. Originally I was busy the day she would showcase so I politely declined, but was pretty gutted to miss it. Thankfully a few days later my original plans were cancelled and I'm not sure what I'd been eating but I decided to message Dian there and then to let her know that I could now make it! Bear in mind this was literally the night before her show, and for me that's pretty last minute! I was only planning on going for a quick day trip on the eurostar and decided to bring my younger bro Hassan to keep me company, he's a pretty LIT lad. LOL

MUSLIM MEN

Most of you will be familiar with my rants every now and then, be it in vlogs, instagram captions or a little write up, and now I'm about to embark on another little bit of controversy regarding men, right here on this page. BTW I only say 'controversy' because people seem to get very sensitive…

FASHION AIN’T FRIENDLY

Lately I've been thinking a lot about fashion, especially since fashion month has recently ended and we've been bombarded with fashion fashION FASHION for the last few weeks or so all over our instagram feeds. Okay I admit I did take part in the 'shove it down your throats' fashion feed content during LFW but at…

PIZZA DELIVERY

The story of todays post is a simple one. Plain & simple, much like a classic margherita pizza. I was making my way to one of our newly found favourite pizza spots, ended up in the bank for an hour and then didn't have time to actually get my beloved pizza. Went home with no pizza,…

SO RELIGIOUS

Todays post is all about makeup, or the lack thereof during this month of Ramadan. It's not because I've suddenly become more religious, or suddenly decided that makeup is a big fat sin, it's simply because I have no energy for anything, let alone my face, you'll be glad to know. On that note, can we stop…

FIVE OUT OF FIVE

Recently I haven't shut up about my love for sweaters & jumpers so I'm sure you're all aware by now that the love is real. There's just something so effortless and versatile about them, I find myself grabbing one to wear with most things everyday. Generally I'll buy them at least two sizes too big for…

SIZE 14

I'm one of those people that generally don't suit jumpsuits but I love them and always imagine wearing them just never actually do. Until today that is. Just a bit of background information for you, I bought this particular one last winter in the Christmas sales from Jack Wills (literally the only piece I own…

Arty Farty

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FRINGING IN A CORNER

So it's been a while not going to lie I've neglected this blog for a few months and I am actually feeling awful about it. Almost like a 'fake'. How can I put 'blogger' in the bio's of all of my social media platform but not actually do any blogging? URGHHH! Oh well, I'm back…

LOOKING BAD-ASS IN FLORAL – H&M

In todays post I'm sharing the love. In light of the new H&M Autumn Collection Campaign that aims to spotlight strong, fearless and independent woman by questioning femininity and showcasing women who are reclaiming and redefining what it means to be #LadyLike for themselves.

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE #Ad

I’m not sure how many of you know this about me, but when I was younger, until my late teens, I used to enjoy horse riding as my weekly hobby. Every time I would turn up to my lesson I would have butterflies in my stomach with feelings of excitement, adrenaline and fear. I managed…

SUN, SEA AND PEBBLES #Ad

Summer is here and I couldn't be any happier! Fun beach walks, sun, sea and pebbles, yes please. For today's look, I was inspired by the fruitful flavours of the Light & Free yoghurt range I showed you guys a few weeks back. As you guys know, I've been attempting a more Light & Free attitude…

MODEST FASHION WEEK | LATE

Modest Fashion Week ISTANBUL. I attended the first of it's kind back in May this year, run over two days, filled with catwalks, bazaars and workshops, with a vintage train station as the official location, the word 'quirky' comes to mind! Below I'm sharing with you what was my final look for the trip to…

THE RE INVENTION

A couple of months back I introduced you to X Jewellery and showed you my custom bracelet that had me feeling all kinds of nostalgia. For today's post we're taking another look and showing you how I went about reinventing my bracelet by chopping and changing the links.

SMASHBOX

Hello ladies, today's post is all about lips, lips and more LIPS. We're all partial to a big, bright & bold lip in time for Summer. For today's look I've decided to compliment the tan I managed to bag myself whilst out in Egypt and gone for a matte, perfect hot pink using Smashbox's 'Be Legendary'…

TRYING TO GET FIT

Hi guys, today I'm following up my recent video with a little post all about how I'm really trying to get fit and healthy recently. As you guys know, I'm finding it very difficult to lose weight whilst I'm breastfeeding Hana because the CRAVINGS are real. Naturally I've put on a bit of weight during…