Katy Perry is known to be the sugar popstar. She’s a 2010’s sex symbol with a childlike personality and became famous for her witty lyrics and colourful world, which most of her music videos represent. In high school, I was a huge Perry fan. I even attended the California Dreams Tour in Montreal with my best friend. I’ll never forget the moment Katy was singing “Thinking of You”. She was floating over the crowd and I saw her looking over my bff and I. We were both holding our flashy signs and screaming our lungs out. We could tell she noticed us because we were the only crazy loud voices with signs in our section. It was a special 2-min victory for 16 year-old me. Anyway, here are what I believe to be the best music videos by the California Queen.(more…)
This is the third part of the Coffee Shop series. The inspiration behind this Coffee Shop series was Jasmine’s style. Since I had the idea of the series and had previously collaborated with Jasmine, I always knew I wanted her in the series, and I always knew I wanted her style to bring up that chic side of the series, if that makes any sense. Jasmine, a fashion blogger whom you can follow here, agreed to the idea. When I contacted her for this collaboration, she told me she wanted to change her Instagram feed a little bit and really wanted some pink in her pictures. This “criteria” led to the choice of the café: Ginkgo.(more…)
Two summers ago, I planned a photoshoot with a fashion influencer I hadn’t seen in three years. She was telling me how nice the pictures I had recently posted on Instagram were. She looked pleasantly surprised. When I thanked her for the compliment, she asked me, “How are your pictures nicer? Did you buy a new camera?” I happily replied, “No, I became a better photographer.”
For the longest time, I feared not improving as a photographer. Sometimes, it is difficult for me to say that I am a professional photographer because, first, hello imposter syndrome, and second, I don’t take photos for a living. I only do it for my family and friends, for artistic purposes, or simply for fun. But I’ve come a long way since my first photoshoot. What makes a good photographer, you wonder? Here are a few things I learned.(more…)
Since the pandemic, my favourite hobby has been to escape reality in every way I can. Since I prefer to stay safe and stay in, I watch a couple of movies and/or tv shows and read books every day after work and during the weekends. I’m into Egyptian movies and TV shows so bad. I have watched so many of them that I decided to write reviews again on my blog. I’ll write about all kinds of movies, music, books, etc. even if I’m late. I’ll write whenever I feel like it and today, I feel like writing about Lo2lo2, starring Mai Omar.
The show tells the story of a girl, Lo2lo2, who grew up in extreme poverty and was abandoned to an orphanage by her grandmother who couldn’t take care of her. Her father was a greedy criminal, and her mother was arrested instead of him because he ran away. When she became an adult, Lo2lo2 decided to escape the orphanage with her only friend, Marwa (played by Hadeer Abdelnasser), and start a new life. Lo2lo2 always dreamt of becoming a singer. The show goes on showing the ups and downs of a young woman who finds fame, and once she does, her life is never the same.(more…)
Staying at home more often than usual made me think a lot about the things I can write about on my blog and I wanted to try new things, so I thought why not use a list I found on Pinterest and share songs I love? Let me know what you think of these songs and try doing the same if you’re bored!
This year is quite a strange one for everyone across the globe. Our worlds are changing drastically on so many levels: culturally, socially, politically, financially, and most importantly, healthily.
One of the traditions I’ve kept over the years is to travel to a particular place every year. My plans this year have been cancelled, but I decided to be creative: I don’t need to travel physically, but I can travel back in time. As a matter of fact, I thought, why not write about some past trips and take my readers with me?