When living in London I got exposed to the notion of wearing shorts in the wintertime within a multi-layered outfit scenario. Once upon a nostalgic afternoon in New York City, I decided to bring my woolen winter shorts down from the shelves and back to existence. It was happening. They make their way, accompanied with a color-blocked sweater worn over a silky printed grey blouse. The ensemble combo encompassed a rich, playful wintery color pallet with elements of color blocking and prints. The silk blouse projected a structure sharp collar, which I really appreciated. I completed the look with a dab of purple lipstick and my trademark purple scarf.
On the very same day I came across a cute little vintage store on 9th street by the name of “Glasgow Vintage Co” where I encountered a beautifully structured Scottish Male military Jacket in a size small. Legendary. The olive structured affiliate enhanced the look and created the precise finishing touch – an attire resembling a vintage school boy uniform.
Photography by Kornelija Slunjski and ArtMosen.
Military Jacket: The Glasgow Vintage Company
Silk Blouse: Laurel.
Boots: Gray by Saks Fifth Avenue.
Briefcase: Ted Baker.
This weeks post I went back to basics, keeping my attendance monotone in an elongating all black ensemble. The statement piece transpired via waxed leather-esque sweatpants, accompanied by a not so killer platform heels from Zara. The look was completed with a high neckline and slicked back ponytail, rendering a simplistic lengthened melody.
Photography by Nelly Karim
Editing and Styling by Mona Hamid
Waxed Sweatpants: Saks 5th Avenue.
High Neck Top: Saks 5th Avenue.
Platform Heels: Zara.
Purple Fur Scarf: Kyi Kyi ( via Bloomingdales Outlet Store).
Sunglasses: Ray Bans.
For this post, I was inspired by an effortless easy breezy playtime attire enabling me to accomplish freestyle happy dancing moves in the streets of Soho. I am rocking a loosely fitted button-up white shirt accompanied by silky black harem pants. The simplicity of this outfit brings us back to the basics of sporting an effortless, chic daytime look.
My new Asos cut-out party booties make the dancing commence with ease due to their perfect height of 2.5 inches. Your new moves may surprise you. You know. You may have been a sea lion in a previous lifetime.
To add some hues of color to the look, I am layering with an olive green leather jacket and my trademark purple fur muffler, and a heavy duty screw cuff bracelet from Miansai.
Photography by Sarah Jean Fatheree
Cut-out Booties: Asos.
Silk Harem Pants: J Brand
White Shirt: Zara
Leather Jacket: Zara
Fur Muffle: Bloomingdales.
I got my inspiration to dress up as a ‘London Telephone Box’ thanks to an early inspiration initiated by a big poster of a London double decker bus that is plastered above my bed. The red color palette idea was decided on but then I didn’t want to be a red bus for Halloween. So I went on to think of other things that are red and decided to become London telephone box. Consulting your creative mind light heartedly and colorfully can somehow put together some exciting creative solutions 😉
How I did it was by looking for a shiny red base (dress), which I religiously searched for on the web and of coarse in the end found it at non other than Asos.com. No surprise there, Asos will happen to have a red patent dress just because. Next I was going to create little phone box windows which I did using aluminum tape and white border tape. The telephone sign (with the correct font) and the Queen’s crown were mandatory.
The headpiece and wire necklace accessorizing was an easy last minute combination of Amazon Prime orders, hot glue, and lots of hair pins and insulators. Schiaparelli created the shoe hat and I today was going to have a red phone projecting whimsically and happily off my head.
We headed to the Halloween Party at Cipriani on 42nd street where Italian Dj Marco Carola was going to take our eardrums on an electrifying musical journey, and he did quite that!
Till next time Halloween
Monz (the Telephone box)
With Marilyn and Cat-Raccoon Hybrid.
Queen of Hearts, Queen of the night, Phone Box and Cat-Raccoon Hybrid.
P.Diddy as King Combs with a Trumpet Entrance.
Marco Carola getting innn.
Fantastic in the moment shot of Queen of Hearts and Queen of the Night.
Photography by Everyone. Editing By Mona Hamid.
This year I made the exciting decision to dress up twice for Halloween. With that thought I adopted Frida Kahlo to be my first costume attempt.
My real fascination with Frida Kahlo began after I watched Salma Hayek’s depiction of her life at which point my empathetic heartstrings drew me to immediately fall in love with her and finally understand her strange paintings. That movie also became my all time favorite movie (ever).
I put into use my DIY craftsmanship and made a headpiece of warm colored florals, and tried to draw in my eyebrow ultra strong with self-permission to veto the unibrow.
This is a photo of a glow-in-the-dark monkey that i got painted on my neck for the evening! Location: Zero Halloween Party in Brooklyn 🙂
In an effort to live to your higher self you must create a vision of your “super you”. Challenge your inner “post no bills” by painting a new picture of yourself, create it and evolve into it. Put on that dress that is going to transform your “attitude” towards the day, give you ’the oomph of mental power and energy. Play the role of that inner alter ego. If not, create one. Take it to new heights. Try that something that scares you. Enjoy the process. Smile. Walk down the street with your head up and look around and admire all the creations of mankind. It’s a beautiful day and if not, well nature is making its own seasonal adjustments. Be slightly prepared. Carry a leather jacket. Olive green if you may. Rich in color. Surprise yourself. Wear a third eye across your neck and see how people respond to it. It’s a perfect conversation starter. Talk to strangers. Get right to it. Today you’re on a role. Take something from it. Continue on your adventure. No holding back. Fierce and armed, literally.
Photography by Sarah Jean Fatheree
Writing, Editing and Styling by Mona Hamid
Shoes: Nasty Gal
Necklace: KT Ferris Creations
* Heres a little back story about this crazy, creepy, outstanding 3rd eye necklace on my Facebook Page. Enjoy, and like my page. xo
This week’s style post highlights the idea of mixing and matching your previously owned fashion pieces. Dedicating a few extra minutes to our daily outfit choosing routine can go a long way resulting in fun new outfit combos. We all have that specific top and pants that we religiously pair together that we now can approach with a fresh new styling perspective.
Here I am rocking a grey peter pan collared button up top that I purchased from Asos a while back. I am pairing it alternatively with silky harem black and beige striped pants from American Apparel. This new outfit combo created a new day-to-night look mostly with the addition of the harem pants to a top that I usually wear with my black high waisted skinny pants as corporate attire.
With a neutral toned outfit there’s nothing better than to compliment it by adding a pop of colorful accessorizing. I accessorize the neutral grays and yellows with a scarlet red statement shoe by Marc by Marc. The statement show consists of golden buttons and chunky gold and red striped heel, which is my favorite element of the shoe.
I accessorize adventurously by layering many necklaces of different textures, lengths and shades for no reason whatsoever. Lastly I throw on my trademark Marc by Marc “clearly” bag, which has a vinyl panel on the front exposing the inner leather compartments of the bag. There’s an element of excitement that comes with rocking vinyl clear bags and exposing the inner workings of your life– an amusement i attained at a very early age ever since my first clear vinyl backpack with the legendary purple zippers… in Kindergarten.
Photography by Nelly Karim (Mummy)
Styling, Editing and Writing by Mona Hamid
Peter Pan Collared Button Up : Asos.
Silky Striped Harem Pants: American Apparel.
Shoes: Marc by Marc.
Clearly Bag: Marc by Marc.