Playtime

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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.

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Photography by Sarah Jean Fatheree

Outfit Details:

Cut-out Booties: Asos.

Silk Harem Pants: J Brand

White Shirt: Zara

Leather Jacket: Zara

Fur Muffle: Bloomingdales.

Bracelet: Miansai

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Old Boston

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Morning light and cobblestones are two combinations for a moment of inspiration and at this moment I was inspired by color and color combination- my favorite creative exercise.  This ensemble consisted of a tan, white & black color-blocked silk top from one of my desired English stores Hobbs, and was paired with a box pleated A-line skirt and a netted waistcoat. The skirt was created as part of my fashion collection “La Femme Juvenile”- a collection inspired by childrenswear for adults as indicated by the dotted lace overlaying the soft power blue. The ensemble was accessorized with vintage earrings and a pointed suede shoe from Zara. The early hours of the morning capture the articles in their natural essence with the soft light and the cobblestones bring a sense of nostalgia in one of Boston’s oldest landmarks Faneuil Hall.

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Photography by 1000Lotus

Styling and Modeling by Mona Hamid

Writing by Mona Hamid

Location Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA

Outfit Details:

1. Top: Hobbs

2. Skirt: Monzlapur (La Femme Juvenile by Mona Hamid)

3. Waist coat: Vintage

4. Suede Point Pumps: Zara

5. Earrings: Vintage

Timeless Elegance

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Boston’s Fairmont Copley Plaza set the tone for timeless elegance and opulence in a recent wedding event held in the historic landmark. In return I chose to indulge with my timeless two-toned ruch/striped silk dress- one of my own creations from my first collection of cocktail gowns exhibited in a Fashion TV sponsored event held on February 2009.  The simple silhouette was created by combining silk in two different tones and forms, ruching high neckline, low back line, and a striped fitted pencil skirt-like bottom. The creation exhibited timeless elegance and form, even when worn 4 years later! I accessorized with a strappy striped black & white shoe to play off the stripes on the dress and paired them with my trademark ivory sphere-shaped clutch from Reiss. To finish off the look i decided to do an “up-do” inspired by the hairstyles of the women of Downton Abbey, with the help of a you-tube tutorial.

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The Bride was dressed in a contemporary couture gown, blush in color, and structured to perfection by non other than the designer himself, Rafael Cennamo. The styling of the brides outfit with the lace stockings was immaculate. They added an element of surprise and gave wedding attire a new outlook!

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Photography by Kameron Mand, retouching by Mona Hamid

Styling and Modeling by Mona Hamid

Writing by Mona Hamid, editing by Reem Buhazza

Location: Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

Outfit Details:

1. Two-Toned Dress: Monzlapurr by Mona Hamid

2. Shoes: Zara

3. Clutch: Reiss

To view footage from my first fashion collection of cocktail dresses shown in the Mayfair Hotel in  London from February 2009 check the link below!