Tuesday, 13 August 2013


So if you follow my madness on other social media you would know that I am taking part in Miss Uganda UK. To be honest, I first signed up for fun but now I am financially and emotionally invested now and it would a wonderful and great opportunity if I won. So I would like to ask all you, my great readers to follow my Facebook page for support: https://www.facebook.com/HanifahRMmissugandauk2013

Thank you x

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Smells Like Teen Spirit

I'm kinda glad to see the UK embracing the American jock and geek. It seems like every where I look there is a football jersey dress or a top with the term 'geek' in bold printed on it. Primark are really enjoying their movement as top dog of the high-street, with this trend.

I tried the trend, I loved it
from Topshop
I could overload this page with various picture of hockey dresses, but I think my clear winner was Rihanna and Co.
I don't own this picture
Just a little inspiration for the sunny days ahead!!

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Daft Punk - Get Lucky ft Pharrell Williams

Top/Dress: Topshop, Bag: Miss Selfridges, Earrings: Asos, Shoes: Debenhams
I went to Manchester for the weekend to see the boy and to take my mind off revision and exams. It wasn't as sunny as I hoped it would be but Manchester is always a beautiful  sight to see. 

I recently bought  new fragrance for summer, its very fruity compared to what I usually wear but I'm really enjoying it and I got a free Hugo Boss shopper bag so, #WINNING!

Keeping with the summer theme, my new favourite song is Daft Punk - Get Lucky; can't wait for the new album! 

Life Is But a Dream

So I just watched Beyonce's documentary, 'Life Is But a Dream,' and yes I know I'm late but I was putting it off on purpose. When I heard that Beyonce would be directing, editing and producing the documentary it put me off and all I could think that it was going to be another perfect snapshot of her. And to be honest I was right, most of the scenes are close ups of her and yes I know she is a very beautiful woman, but who wakes up in the middle of the night with perfect hair?

The film, if we can call it that, was the most narcissistic montage. The whole thing came over like a PR effort, rather than an insight into her life. When most people do an inside feature, they let go of some control and 'let' the viewer in. I already knew Beyonce was a business women, what I really wanted to her to do was to fight against the rumors and open up more about her pregnancy. It all seemed like a very well timed effect to make Beyonce look more open and appealing to the general public before her tour started. 

I'm not asking her to tell all, in fact when she mentioned making love to her husband I became very uncomfortable, but she just needs to let go a little bit. So where is the line between Jodie Foster and the Kardashians? 

Don't get me wrong, I am a Beyonce enthusiast, but there are some scenes which made me question her as a person. After revealing her pregnancy at the MTV awards, backstage a staff member says to her 'you are free' and she replies 'we are all free'. Reading too much into it made me question, did she make her staff sign confidentiality contracts? It is such a celebrity thing to do and they would have known she was pregnant during rehearsals and fittings. It was a bit odd that after the birth her mother was doing her hair, ready for a photo shoot!? 

I can't say at the end of the film that I know much more about Beyonce now, because I don't. In my opinion she is now more closed off than ever. However, one of the more magical moments was seeing her swear; she looked far less robotic than she usually does. 

In recent news, Beyonce (or her management) has taken image control to the extreme by banning press photography at her Mrs Carter World Tour, only releasing official images via her site. There are speculations that this is to due with the large mass of unflattering photos from her super bowl performance. 

I do know this, that woman works hard and it shows, there is no aspect in your life that Beyonce hasn't affected. Whether is was the film you watch, she produced it; the make up your wear, she had some input; the music videos your watch, she was in them or budgeted them. Even if you are not a fan you have to respect all of the work she puts in. 

'Bow down, bitches" -Beyonce Knowles-Carter