Sunday, June 27, 2010

What was the worst movie you've ever seen?

I can't even say, there's been a lot of those lately

Ask me anything

Stylish Minds Think Alike

I must say today has been a pretty good day. Its the first day in weeks I've worked out besides doing PT. I haven't had much time to blog because I've been so focused on my article for GAZ. But with all the buzz about this year's men's collections on the runway, I will definitely have something in the works coming soon. I have a lot of people asking why Im not doing mens. Oh I am, just waiting for the right time.

The other day my boyfriend brought something to my attention. Complex's current cover with MIA on it as beautiful as EVER!!! I loved seeing her Marc Jacobs ads. Well, he was pretty excited, even though he tried to act all cool about it, but her stylist (Anoma Ya Whittaker) did something VERY similar to what I did on my most recent shoot with GAZ! And OH MY GOODNESS when I saw it, it just was once again another reminder to me that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be. Please don't get it messed up...GAZ magazine came out more than two weeks ago and Complex JUST hit the newsstands. So I in now way "jacked" her stylist...stylish minds think alike!

So this is one of my shots for GAZ magazine:

And these are the shots from Complex:

Hope you enjoyed!! Im going to wash off my workout and pesto stains from cooking dinner and read my new In-Style while watching ATL and saying all the lines verbatim! What a perfect evening. Until next time...

...certified TruGlam

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another Addiction

I've literally been lying here in the bed for over an hour on Chictopia. And I thought IFB was addictive, this site is awesome. These free spirit fashionistas have given me inspiration here and there. I love it. I guess what Im saying it the time I was supposed to spend blogging today was spend leaving comments on all the many chictopian photos. Check it out and when you get there follow me GlamGuzzie.

...certified TruGlam

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hot Arabian Night

Last night was ofcourse another hot one. It's so backwards here in the Bahraini desert, it's hotter at night than in the day. I can't say I remember it being like that in Dubai. Either way, my boyfriend and I went on a date....smoked a lil shisha and watched the world cup...Denmark won. Oh well, keep it up Africa...we got it next time!!!! WAKA WAKA!!!!!!!

The photographer and I were having "artistic differences". Its a good thing he works for free

Grey Blazer:Top Shop
Shoes: Nine West
Black Dress: Forever 21
White tank top: Forever 21
Denim Jegging shorts: Betsey Blue
Skinny Tan Belt: Urban Outfitters
Grey Watch: Baby G
Bracelet: ALDO Accessories
Grey Bag: Coach

*I know the make-up is technically part of the outfit too but I'm not going to itemize it all for this post, all the products I used for this look are MAC, except for my eyeshadow primer, thats TwoFaced.*

Happy Father's Day to you all!!! Taking the photographer to The Meat Co tonight for to come!!! Move over Beckhams, we're gonna show you how it's done! Well on a budget ofcourse :-)

....certified TruGlam

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Moments in Style

Yesterday a young lady I met through IFB reminded me of something very important for my blog. My own personal style. You know who you are...awe what the heck...Kayla Domingo. Check out her blog ya'll...she's fresh, honest and takes great pictures of herself!!

A personal sense of style is so important to me. Some take longer than others to get it going, others get it from really young and it just keeps getting better. Where do I fall...hhmmmm, I must say I've had it from early on, my mom is FLLYYY!! I was wearing plaid blazers in kindergarden. The most important part of personal style for me is being comfortable. That is the key. What is comfortable for some is not always for others.

With that being said, Im dedicating this blog to some of my favorite snapshots of my moments in style. Who knows it might even turn into a weekly feature...hhhmmmm.

My ride or die American Eagle camouflage cargo shorts. I think every girl should have a pair. These I like to dress up or down...cargo shorts and heels...Beyonce always does it best. Unfortunately I've lost a lot of weight and have to get a new pair but until then, I'll always remember the good times. Ahhhh.

*smile* I love these electric blue suede Aldo heels. I almost lost my mind when I saw them in Elle magazine two months after I had already bought them. Did I mention I've yet to even wear them. I couldn't even tell you what Im waiting for.

Yes, the poster says 8 Mile. Not the one Emimen reps...the real 8 Mile in Alabama. Hi my name is Nadia and I am a country girl. I've been raised alotta-bit-of-everywhere.

My favorite H&M jeans with a slight white wash in the thigh with brown embellishments on the pockets. I believe the shirt is H&M also, I jacked it from my sister. Last but not least the shoes are Nine West tan Gladiators with gold studs.

At the Bahraini museum. There goes those gladiators again. The white shirt is from Forever 21, the tan belt is Urban Outfitters, my jeans are Michael Kors, sunglasses are from American Eagle and my bag is Miu Miu.

This post is a bit sentimental for me. Yes these are my moments in style but this is also a mini reminder for me of my current journey in the military. The first photo marks me being in Master-at-Arms "A" school, the second photo was the first pair of heels I bought since I graduated from boot camp, the third photo was the first time I'd seen my family since my military journey began and right before I left to go overseas and this last photo marks me here in Bahrain. Yes, pictures do have a story to tell and Im so glad Im able to share this with you all. I am so proud to say I've made it this far.

We will never know where we are going if we don't use where we've been as a map.

...certified TruGlam

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hermes, every scarf has a story

We all know and love the brand. A classic, a true representation of luxury, glamour and quality. Hermes has been producing the best of the best for over 200 years and is still going strong!! Giving the very long and detailed history of Hermes isn't necessary right now, that can be saved for a whole other post. There are 5 fun facts I feel every fashionista should know about the luxurious silk scarves. So next time your at the counter getting ready to swipe, engage the sales associate with you new found knowledge, you might even know more than they do! Also, you'll appreciate the purchase so much more!!

1. The average Hermes scarf measures 90cmx90cm
2. It takes the silk from 250 mulberry moth cocoons to make one scarf
3. Every year two scarf collections are released
4. Hermes even rereleases their vintage motifs
5. The scarves can be worn as shirts, skirts and even a beach cover up, some people are known to even frame them or make then into pillows

Okay, so I have a confession...48 hours ago I knew none of this. It took one random visit to the Hermes store and 15 mins with the wonderful Mya and now Im all polished up on my facts. Mya was even nice enough to show my friend Phlong and I examples of all the different scarf collections, vintage and contemporary.

Below are the pictures of my lesson: Hermes Scarves 101.

This is a classic equestrian motif, the same 90cm x 90cm
except this one is pleated

Mya showing Phlong and I how to wear it tied around the neck

And now as a belt

This is one of the rereleased vintage motifs Astrologie

This one is my favorite, is called Brides de Gala

And this is Mya wearing Brides de Gala as a belt

What do you think? Did you learn something new? What's your favorite Hermes motif??

...certified TruGlam