I’d like to start 2014 year with my latest collaboration with Bassam Fattouh Cosmetics. As you know I’m a huge fan of celebrity makeup artist Bassam Fattouh who boasts a long list of celebrity clientele having worked on some of the biggest names in the Arab World including Haifa Wehbe, Elissa, Najwa Karam, Nancy Ajram and Majida Al Roumi so when I got invited for a makeup session and photo-shoot with the legend himself and his latest makeup collection I jumped at the opportunity.
photo by MSeifPhotography
2013 was definitely my year.
After 4 years of blogging anonymously I finally took the decision to come out of hiding one at of the year’s hottest fashion events #IvysBigReveal staged by RAGMAG and VEROMODA back in August at Le Gray.
Not only did I get to meet avid readers who’ve been following my blog for years and fellow bloggers, I formed great friendships along the way. I also got invited to have my own segment Talk of the World on MTV Lebanon’s prime time hit show Talk of the Town alongside Mona Abou Hamze.
I am so thankful and grateful for all the good things that have come my way and I learned to never take things for granted. I learned to accept and let go of the things/people I can’t change. I learned that dreams do come true if you’re willing to go the extra mile for them. But above all I learned about that golden virtue called patience. Good things come to those who wait- and work hard. I don’t know what 2014 holds for me, but I do know it’s going to be hard to top 2013 off.
Finally, I want to wish you all a Happy New Year, three words people have been reluctant to use given the recent turmoil and tragedy in the country and the region. I understand the hesitation, but today I choose to be optimistic because when things hit rock bottom, the only way to go is UP.