Bremain

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Me walking away from the economy

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Top – Topshop

Wide Leg Denim Trousers – ASOS

Okay, this post is slightly (very) more politically charged than any other I have ever written or will ever write. Which is also why I chose to put up pictures of me looking generally dissatisfied. Recently, I’ve been overwhelmed with information about the Brexit campaign and personally, I think it’s an incredibly stupid one at that. Why would you choose to leave the EU when doing so would probably – most definitely in my opinion- lead to another recession? (I quite like being able to travel freely through Europe too)

The Brexit campaign in my eyes is entirely based upon prejudice and racism which supporters of anti-immigration revel in. Furthermore, the UK would lose out on investment from abroad and in the long run, the power of its financial sector would diminish. Bye bye influence on the global economy!

I’ve been talking to friends, family and even strangers about the upcoming EU referendum and how incredibly important it is to vote to remain. Some of the people I have talked to were actually going to vote to leave but had no reasoning behind why they had decided to do so – which was frustrating for me. And that’s when I realised that quite a few people will ultimately vote for Brexit or not at all due to being unable to gather sufficient information or judging the situation superficially. This vote really does matter to every single person that lives in Britain as its outcome will directly affect us all.

Now, I don’t normally voice my opinion in politics or on anything at all really on social media platforms but this is too important to glaze over. So, I wrote a little poem to kind of sum it up, this is also the first time I’ll be sharing my poetry on ModainLondres 🙂

 

Leaving without cause for letting

Creeds drawn up over times unteeming.

Investment drying over periods of heavy rain

We can’t possibly choose not to remain

Deafening roars of self subjugation versus a country with flourishing life

Resurrection

Of commerce and communication,

Thoughts and contemplating over treaties of trade

And financial sector complaints.

I would lose friends and so would you

If and when

The UK chooses to refrain

From staying,

Streaming,

Conducting,

Teaming with the EU.

Staying in benefits us all

Leaving will cause our country to fall.

 

(And my best friend will have to relocate to Germany so vote to stay thanks)

 

These are my two cents and although, I don’t wish to influence or corner anyone into accommodating my stance, I do want to urge everyone that is able to vote to look up information on the pros and cons. Make up your own mind on the issue and please, please vote! I know a lot of the time, we (I) think that your vote doesn’t make a difference but I know that if all the people who did think that took a stand, then the results of any election or vote for dairy-free ice cream in cafeteria’s would reflect their efforts. Ripple effect and all.

But yeah mainly vote so my best friends – both of them, won’t have to move away ok thanks xxx

 

 

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Summer?

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Top – New Look (Sold Out)/ Missguided Alternative

Peg Trousers – ASOS

Ankle Boots – Office

Monki Drawstring Bag – ASOS

 

Hey Hey,

So I’ve decided against writing posts that focus primarily on talking about what I’m wearing and why I chose to do so because I’ve come to realise that sometimes, I just throw things on and my outfits come through for me (I love those kind of days). More importantly, I got bored with blogging because I was trying to fit this niche of a fashion blogger that posts about just that and that’s not who I inherently am, and it’s why I guess I stayed away for so long.

This blog will now be an open space for anything and everything that inspires or interests me and with this change, my posts will definitely be more regular and well, more me. I’ll be putting my poetry up as well as little travel stories/rants/anything that comes to mind really and I hope you’ll all be accepting of that change. It’s definitely going to change ModainLondres’s layout and overall appeal – maybe – who knows really? (Social media Gods do)

That being said, I am still very passionate about personal style and honing/expressing your own identity through the clothes that you choose to adorn yourself with. Like, hey peg trousers where have you been for the majority of my life? I’m way too much of a committment-phobe to commit to wearing skinny jeans 5/7 days a week and I never quite understood the aesthetic of loose-fitting clothes until quite recently – okay major lie*

I understood, I just didn’t think it was for me – until I rediscovered these trousers in my wardrobe, like damn, I think I might have worn them all week if I wasn’t so regimented with my denim. The khaki top was a birthday present from my sister – thanks again xx and it is so comfortable and the right level of cropped, it’s short but not short enough to feel outed by the cold and that just makes me happy (and warm)

Plus its a great summer colour *prays for sunshine tomorrow*

I’m also going to attempt to trangress the boundaries within which I feel comfortable and so there will be also be a few beauty and (LUSH) hauls on here fairly soon!

And I solemnly promise not to disappear for another 8 months

Nailah xxx

 

 

 

 

Hehe Hi

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 Camel Knit W/ Roll Neck – ASOS 

Oversized Denim Jacket – Bershka

Black Skinny Jeans – Topshop

Metallic Pink Backpack – Newlook (Sold Out) // Alternative – ASOS

Boots – ASOS

Helloooo!

                    Well, I’m not sure what to say right now, which is hardly surprising seeing as I haven’t blogged in over a year but I’m glad to be back to it. Honest! I’ve missed being able to write on this platform, although reasons as to why I took such a long hiatus are slightly unclear even to myself, I’ve got to say, it was needed. I’ve just started my second year at university so I’ve been taking advantage of the large campus space (time between my lectures) to shoot outfit posts for y’all, so, yes the buildings you see coming up in my posts from time to time are part of my university but hey, girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

I think my favourite aspect of this outfit overall is how much colour is interwoven into the structuring of it, from previous posts you know I’ve always more or less been about the monochrome and minimalism but recently I’ve been having a strangely sensual love affair with colour – my favourite colour at the moment is pink so you know this is true! The backpack in the post is the best thing I’ve bought in months. Months! And it was on sale too! (£10 bargain yo)

I believe that one of the things that made this ensemble so fun to shoot (asides from having my friend Charlotte be my photographer hehe) was how comfortable it was. I’ve never really been an advocate for the winter time, the thought of my days getting shorter and colder makes me want to get into bed and pull the duvet over my head but, but, but I’m really digging my wardrobe this year so that may just change. This knit (which was the most perfect camel colour) is the warmest and most comfortable piece of knitwear I’ve ever owned, it’s not scratchy as knitwear can sometimes be and its just the right level of thickness to keep you warm but not too warm especially when the weathers as partial as it is in London. The denim jacket I could fangirl about due to having been on the look for the perfect one for over a year, so when came across it last month in Bershka, I knew it was my ride or die. Love at first sight sort of moment.

All in all, I love this outfit with its little splashes of compact colour – especially the pink backpack (I had to mention it again, I just had too) oh and the boots – which have always been a staple piece of my wardrobe are slightly higher than usual too haha. ALWAYS a bonus!

I’m really going to try to keep the posting as regular as possible so love me again and see ya soon

XOXO

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Asymmetrical White Blouse /Alternatives – SheInside

Black Bomber Jacket /Original Bershka (Sold out in Black)

Very Close Jacket Alternative /ASOS

Black Skinny Jeans (Self Ripped) /Topshop

Monochrome Cut out Shoes/Forever 21(Sold Out)

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Ola, Ola!

I started classes at university this week so haven’t had the time to upload the second part of my collaborative shoot with Faisal until now (I blame my time management and all the reading I had to catch up on). A major influence on the styling of this shoot -which was super fun as I’m sure you could tell, I do love my playgrounds! – was the aesthetic of minimalism and monochrome, two of my most favourite styles. I aimed to maintain youthful composure coupled with a sophistication that lends itself with years amassed on ones time scale, trying to keep the look contained to the boundaries of the persona that I wished to reflect. Ripped jeans are amazing and often a fashion staple associated with grunge – very rock and roll, very prominent in the 1980’s-90’s and they make comebacks every few years with runways paying ode to the aforementioned grunge/rock and roll culture i.e. Christopher Decarnin for Balmain 2009 S/S collection. I would have made a more recent example but that was the only one that popped into my head right now haha. I’ve been an advocate of grunge music/fashion for as long as I can remember and have always enjoyed playing around with pieces to create new looks that emulate the attitude as well as it’s carefree spirit with darker undertones… or maybe I just love the colour black? 

The asymmetrical hemmed white blouse was purchased years ago from Zara in Portugal and until recently hadn’t been used much if at all so I was glad to weave it into my look – I won’t lie, it is now one of my favourite pieces and I shake my head in disapproval at myself often for not making more use of it in the past. I also combined two necklaces to give the look more of an edge – a velvet band choker (go grunge!) and a softer wooden beaded necklace in order to neutralise the look. Overall, I think it worked well, what says you?

Shooting with Faisal was a pleasure and I hope to have a few more collaborations with him in the future but I’m currently looking for a photographer that could shoot on a more frequent basis. Hit me up if you’re interested (and live in London)! Until then posts may be a bit on the sparse side but I will be focusing on street style in the coming weeks so perhaps not (:

Here’s to the weekend! (One more day to go) XO

Buenos Dias

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Dog Emblem T-Shirt –  Rebels Market/Etsy (Mostly Pugs)

Long shirt/Overcoat – ASOS1/ASOS2

Under the Knee Socks – Boohoo1/Boohoo2

Flatforms – Ebay

I tried to get alternatives as close to the original items as I could but it was pretty difficult considering all that this style savvy girl had on was from Buenos Aires. I loved midnight blue overcoat and really hope I come across something similar to it soon, it would be perfect to layer with… although I really should cut back on the layering with it being summer and all that. I found the under the knee socks interesting seeing as they’re normally worn over the knee by most people but I think it accommodates one’s height and looks pretty fetch either way. (Yes. Fetch is a thing!)

The t-shirt, to me, was reminiscent of a much tamer version of Givenchy’s bulldog emblem and I dug the vibe the outfit as a whole gave off. Pretty groovy, pretty different. And that my loves, is what I aim to showcase on this blog – although I did start to forget the point of it recently but ayyy, I’m back now.

Also Portugal got knocked out in the group stages although we did win our last game (thank God for little mercies)! However my team Germany is still in it to win it which it probably will. My bets between Germany and Netherlands although it would be nice to see Brazil win. I think it would be really uplifting for its population and the economic crisis they’re in. Part of me (most of me) does disapprove of the brazilian government for bypassing the needs of its citizens in favour of hosting the World Cup but sigh… this is just the way in which the world works.

Sorry for getting so downcast towards the end of that, hope you all have a great week ahead!

XO

Tu aime ça?

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Woman:

White Blazer – Zara

Grey T-shirt – Zara

Black Mini alternatives – PrettyLittleThing/Boohoo

Black Buckled Boots with Straps – Alternatives – Ebay/London Rebel/Zara

Man:

Leather Jacket Alternatives – All Saints/H&M

Printed T-Shirt Alternatives – ASOS

Jeans Alternatives – ASOS

Black Plimsolls – Topman

This couple pretty much made my day and I may have, mayyy have (maybe have) followed up after first seeing them in order to take this picture for ModainLondres (I pretty much stalked them why lie). They just corresponded so well with one other both in terms of appearance and style. I love how smart casual the girl was dressed whereas her boyfriend was just exceedingly casual. They were such a good looking couple too! I think the man might have been French which makes him even more so attractive. Those damn French accents ugh.

So I haven’t been blogging regularly as some of you might have noticed but I do have my reasons, the main being exams which have thus led to all my energy being spent on revision leaving me quite lethargic at the end of the day. Only a few more weeks to go and then I’ll be back and better for it since it will be summer. Finally.

Hope y’all have a great weekend and coming week and to anyone else facing finals, Good Luck!

Nailah XO

DXB |3| XO

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Maxi Shirt Dress – Original Bershka – Alternatives – Boohoo /AliExpress

Spread Winged Eagle Necklace – AliExpress

Assorted Coloured Leather Bangles – Almari

I must have changed my outfit around four times on the last day I spent in Dubai. The first of which was this gorgeous maxi shirt dress from Bershka – which has got to be one of my favourite stores ever! I first discovered the brand in Portugal around 2008/9 and I must mention that the stock they have in Portugal is better than what their stores stock in the UK. Don’t shoot the messenger cause it’s pretty true. It’s the same with Zara and Desigual – the latter in which I can’t fathom ever buying anything in (it’s almost too messy a sight for my eyes.) The reason for which however I attribute to Portugal being so close to Spain, which is where the brands mentioned above originated from so it makes sense for the Portuguese stores to get the creme de crop in terms of stock.

However I did find this item of clothing in the Bershka store in Westfield! I’ve been biding my time to wear it since December, so of course jumped at the opportunity to get it out in the sunny streets of Dubai and let it take in some air and obtain much needed attention. Don’t you adore the bracelets by the way? (I do.) The ones with the snake print are probably my favourites. They’re adjustable as well so one could wear it as an arm cuff if wanted… which I think I probably will some day soon…

Have a good Bank Holiday or in other regions cases, just a really great weekend everyone!

Nailah XO