Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Deepak Perwani Handbag

I had posted about the handbags from Deepak Perwani's S/S 2010 collection almost a year ago (click here to see that post) & everyone loved the handbags!

I loved the handbags so much that when I heard that my aunt from Pakistan was going to be in Dubai at the same time as me last summer, I thought I'd ask her to inquire about Deepak Perwani's handbags. My aunt got one of the bags from the collection & my uncle & aunt ended up giving me this handbag as a present.

I'll be honest, when I saw it in person I wasn't as thrilled because the handbags looked AMAZING in the pictures that I had seen online but in person it didn't look as good. It just looked like this fabric that I think (not completely sure) is pretty common in Pakistan with yellow, green, red, & black colours & patterns. Only difference was that the fabric was blinged out with sequins & inexpensive looking gems & stitched as a handbag.

The more I saw the bag though, the more it grew on me. I loved the shape & the way the coloured sequins & gems looked when the light hit them at different angles. It was also a unique handbag & I knew that I wouldn't find anything like it in Canada. It soon became a winner since I love things that are different, with a pop of colour (or colours in this case), & something that you wouldn't see people around you carry.

I've only taken this bag out twice in Dubai but with spring & sunshine around the corner, I'm hoping I'll get to add a little bit of colour to the scenery in Canada when I sport this colourful bag outside.
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Monday, February 21, 2011

"MOOZ-lum" The Movie: Toronto Theatrical Release

"Do not let a few people shape your view on an entire faith" -Taqua in MOOZ-lum

I have never written about a movie on this blog because no movie has truly intrigued me as much as the trailer for MOOZ-lum has. This independent film (written & directed by Qasim Basir aka Q) has relied on the internet, especially social networking for marketing, & since I have been waiting for this movie to release in Canada it only made sense for me to help get the word out through my blog that MOOZ-lum is coming to Toronto!

MOOZ-lum Theatrical Trailer from Qasim Basir on Vimeo.

Even though this movie has already been playing in some AMC Independent theatres in the U.S., it has been a harder struggle to get it to play in Canada. I was SO excited when I saw that the movie is going to be released in Toronto on the February 25-27, 2011 weekend! Visit the link to the Toronto Theatrical Release event page on Facebook below for more details. The event page on Facebook now says that it will be playing from February 25th to March 6th, however, showtimes & tickets are still not available.

I'm hoping I can go see this movie & maybe even have a short review up on here, but for now I'll leave you with a plot synopsis & links to various places where you can find MOOZ-lum online.
"Amid a strict Muslim rearing and a social life he's never had, Tariq (Evan Ross) enters college confused. New peers, family and mentors help him find his place, but the 9-11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life."
-via IMDb

Find MOOZ-lum the movie online here:
Achievements so far

Has anyone watched MOOZ-lum yet or is waiting to see it?
Or is crazy enough like me to invite all the people on my Facebook who live in Toronto or somewhat close to the MOOZ-lum: Toronto Theatrical Release event page and then blog about the movie too?

Either way, spread the word because social media & word of mouth is all that the movie has relied on so far since it is an independent film.
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Clothing haul

Someone had asked me to do a haul post, but I hardly go shopping. I went shopping recently, so I thought I'd do a haul post. Prices are listed without taxes. If the items were on sale when I bought them, that's mentioned as well.

Original Price - $17.80

Original Price - $29.90
Sale Price - $10

Original Price - $19.95
Sale Price - $9.97

Original Price - $12.99

Original Price - $19.95

Original Price - $58
Sale Price - $19.95

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Positive Thinking is Key

The year started on a bad note & since then I've been hearing about so many problems that some of my close friends are facing. It would be different if it was 1, or 2, or even just 3 of my close friends who have been going through some major changes - but it's more than 3! These changes involve their families as well, which makes things much more complicated.

The past month has been an emotional drain from listening to everyone; having long conversations about uncertainties, the present, & the future; discussions on obligations & responsibilities; sitting across the table & holding back tears because we are in public; a mix of feelings, etc. Some of these friends seem closer to approaching the light at the end of the tunnel now though, so things are starting to look better for the most part.

My thoughts on all these problems is that I guess we're all starting a get a taste of the real world as graduates & soon-to-be-grads!

Even though 2011 hasn't been as bright so far, February is a whole new month. Positive thinking is key!

February is a month of celebrations:
  • This month starts off with a birthday. The birthday of a person who taught me a lot, but the lesson that I probably value the most is on living in the present instead of thinking & re-thinking about the future like I used to. I can't say I don't think about the future, but I just don't mentally exhaust myself from thinking about it so much either.
    So if you ever read this, Happy Birthday! & as I always tell you this time of the year: Go easy on your liver, please.
  • Mid-February brings around the birthday of another close friend, who has been with me through one of the hardest times of my life & was always there for advice & support. When the time comes, I will wish you as well, of course.
  • & then at the end of February, it's my 22nd birthday!

I'm hoping that the month of love will bring more cheer & bonding in all our lives.
That's all for now. Don't forget that positive attitude!

Images from Elie Saab's Spring 2011 Couture Collection (via as eye candy to spread some cheer via fabulous fashion!
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