“It’s a positive story about Pakistan on two accounts: firstly, it portrays how a Pakistani-British doctor comes to treat them and it also discusses, in great depth, the parliament’s decision to pass a bill on acid violence,” Obaid-Chinoy had said when her film was short-listed for nominations in October 2011. According to the Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill, the perpetrators of acid violence will be punished with imprisonment for life, and Obaid-Chinoy has captured that aspect in her latest venture."
We're excited to hear that Saving Face, directed by Pakistani journalist and documentarian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, has been nominated for an Oscar! The documentary about two women from Southern Punjab who are victims of acid violence has been nominated in the category of 'Best Documentary, Short Subject.' An article in the Express Tribune reads:
Obaid-Chinoy has also
There is so much going on behind-the-scenes right now at Fashion Fighting Famine. From expanding our team, to finalizing the big deets for our show, to producing our very special upcoming project, to planning for our future, we have hit the ground running like never before, and we don't plan to stop.
(Part of) Our team.
Top: Tasneem Serhal, Yasmin Nouh, Nida Chowdhry, Anam Iqbal, Rama Ghamyan, Jasmine Riad
Bottom: Erum Siddiqi, Sara Farsakh, Asmaa Hassanein, Christina Vecchi, Noor Molvi
We're almost ready to reveal all the big details of our upcoming 2012 Spring Fashion Show. Get ready to buy your tickets, choose your outfits, and save up to shop ladies, because it is going to be the most memorable FFF experience yet!
Vague and seemingly irrelevant images that provide little to no insight into our actual event.
But look at how pretty those cupcakes are. Images: Southernvogue.com, The Candy Cloud
We know many of you want to kill us for not putting up the model application yet. It will be up sooner than you know. Be ready to fill it out the moment it's up, because spots will disappear like that dress you had your eyes on that finally went on sale and ran out of your size! Oh no it didn't.
Also, keep an eye out for details to an improv comedy show fundraiser coming up this February for Fashion Fighting Famine! ImprovCity, an all-ages, clean comedy improv troupe based in Orange County, CA, has generously offered to perform as a fundraiser for our organization! We can't wait to reveal the details, and we hope to see you there!
We're still looking to add members to our team in various departments. If you're interested, or know anyone who is interested, spread the word and apply today!
Looking forward to sharing more very soon.
The Fashion Fighting Famine Team
We're always inspired by co-founder and designer of Vela Scarves, Marwa Atik. Check out this interview of her in NPR Intern Edition. Kudos to Janelle Flores for covering the piece (lame and vague pun so intended).
Tunisian model Hanaa Ben Abdesslem is the first ever Muslim face of Lancome. An article in the Daily Mail reads:
"Despite her intentions to shake things up, the Muslim model is still immensely proud of her roots.
She said in an interview: 'My country is rich in history and traditions. It’s a culture that’s been influenced and shaped by a succession of civilizations that includes the Berbers, Phoenicians, Romans, Fatimid Arabs and Ottomans.
'I grew up surrounded by all these influences and I am proud to be a part of that culture.'"
The article goes on to describe the modelling industries beginnings in seeking faces that represent diverse cultures. Click here to read more.
We're crazy about kaftans. Flowing fabrics, statement embellishments, and gorgeous hues - what's not to love? And talk about effortless modesty. Speaking of which, we hope you enjoy some of our favorite picks!
Image Sources (From Top to Bottom): hijabscarf.blogspot.com, hijabhouse.com, unknown, Moroccan Royals at hellomagazine.com, Lady Marshmallow Spring 2012 Collection, Matthew Williamson at Net-A-Porter, Issa London Kaftan at ShopPlanetBlue.com, Lady Marshmallow, Aquila Asia, Christian Dior, Kim Kardashian in Dubai by misshijabi.com
Have a favorite? Comment below!
We love this post by Clothed Much, a modest clothing fashion blog that was started in 2009.
"I decided to do a little experiment recently and tried to wear this blazer and shirt combo in three different ways. All three outfits resulted in varying degrees of professional dress, which is funny because my office has a pretty lenient dress code. I guess I wanted to pretend I am more successful than I really am."
All images from ClothedMuch.com
Click here to read more.
Do you have a favorite piece that you like to wear different ways, such as a blazer, maxi skirt, or favorite hijab? Share it with us at email@example.com or tell us below!
We held our first team meeting of the year this week, and we are so excited to have welcomed our new interns and team members, Christina Vecchi and Erum Siddiqui! This is both of their first years being involved in Fashion Fighting Famine (FFF), and we're very happy to have them.
Everyone has come such a long way!As we introduced the members of our team at the meeting, we realized how much everyone has grown in their role at FFF. Nadine Gamie joined us as an Runway/Merchandise intern last year, and is now taking the lead as Runway Coordinator and head of model rehearsals. Noor Molvi - our star go-getter - is now our graphic designer, in addition to being heavily involved in styling and producing our photo-shoots. Asmaa Hassanein, Anum Khan, and Nida Chowdhry are moving from producing our annual fashion show to establishing FFF as a full-grown organization with multiple projects.
Things are starting to get crazy, loud, and fun around here, and our team has literally quadrupled in size in the last month - we are now a proud team of 20! Massive team picture on its way.
We look forward to sharing our antics and more about our Spring Fashion Show soon. Be sure to join our mailing list to stay updated! We have a secret project that will be revealed exclusively through there.
Love and Salaam (Peace),
The Fashion Fighting Famine Team
Happy New Year's everyone! We've got some exciting new projects to share with you in 2012, and we can't wait to reveal one of them soon (really, really soon). We'll be revealing it over our mailing list, so be sure to join! Just visit the homepage and enter your email address in the provided form.
Here's a sneak peek for those who can't wait (namely us!):
Bottom Left: Our dedicated team members and talented photographers, Roukaya Hassanein and Noor Molvi
Bottom Right: Our wonderful volunteers, Raihan Dakhil, Shumaila Pahnwar, and Sarah El-Sheikh
"Happy New Year's" designed by Noor Molvi
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