Thursday, 30 October 2014

HIS & HERS BANK


His: 
Jacket - Alpha Industries (Here)
T Shirt - Yeezus (Here)
Shoes - Converse (Here)

Hers:
Coat - Glamorous (Here)
Knitted Jumper / Similar (Here)
Heels - Missguided (Here)

Craig and I teamed up with our favourite brands at Bank Fashion again to transition in to A/W 14 wearing some of the best knits and jackets. Although Mr opted for a padded out bomber this time, I took my turn to show off the fur! I had wanted this coat for a while so I knew I'd get my full wear out of it as I can practically wear it with anything and I love the slim fit. I decided to keep my outfit all one tone with different shades of grey picking from the wide range of jumpers at Bank. The long turtle neck style are SO in right now and look uber cute with a small skirt and heels on a day where you want to dress up your cosy look. Craig chose to keep his light with some ripped jeans and new go-to suede converse which are online exclusive's and such a nice fall shade. We'll be rocking more bits soon lovers!
Nada Adelle
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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

KARDASHIAN KOLLECTION AT LIPSY

 

Dress (Here)

Lipsy are forever updating us with the best collections which are usually made up of the hottest dresses that sell out on day 1! Today they launched the brand new Kardashian Kollection which everyone is already going crazy for and I had the chance to get my hands on a few pieces from the amazing LookBook. You all know I love a cami so when I seen this midi cami dress in nude I was like hello perfection and it fit like a glove. Sticking to their true style the sisters made many silhouette enhancing pieces in classic autumn/winter shades all with their own key features. Check out the full range Here and let me know your favourite pick!
Nada Adelle
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Monday, 27 October 2014

PAPER DOLLS


Sunglasses - Accessoryo (Here)
Paper Dolls Coat - Little Mistress (Here)
Bag - Hermes (Here)
Heels - Primark / Similar (Here)

Happy Monday lovers, my favourite day of the week! I started with picking up a bunch of pretty packages and taking an hour long walk which ended in breakfast at a coffee shop. I feel like I have to start my days super early now as it gets dark around 5pm almost cutting the day in half. I wore this super adorable coat/dress today which I love as it is one simple piece - a really easy outfit to throw on - yet still looks dressy and like you made a huge effort. It also has an under layer and padding to keep you warm on these chillier days. I decided to pair it with all blacks trying out some of my new accessories from Accessoryo starting with these stylish round wayfarer style sunglasses which I feel fit my face quite nicely. I don't always suit huge sunglasses so I try to go for a flattering shape and these are my new go-to every day pair. I will be styling a few more from their collection this week so keep a look out!
Nada Adelle
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Saturday, 25 October 2014

LIGHT BEFORE DARK


Longline Blazer Jacket - Urban Outfitters (Here)
White Shirt - Light in the Box (Here)
Zip Skirt - Bank / Similar (Here)
Mesh Booties - Zara / (Here)

In between season has arrived! the time where it's still not winter freezing (thank god) but cold enough to start buying thin blazers and coats. Every year I always go on a big fur coat or padded leather jacket hunt but this time I decided to go out of my ordinary and opt for one of these stylish longline blazer jackets which I found at Urban Outfitters. I am SO glad I did, how amazing does the shape fall? I absolutely love it. It was a hard choice as they are stocking so many long coats in different colours and styles right now and I really liked these ones too: Here, Here & Here. As the blazer felt quite tailored I decided to wear it with a staple white shirt and my current favorite leather zip skirt from Bank. A few posts back I wrote how my new Zara booties were good enough to sleep in but I have bought around 8 pairs of new heels since then haha - yes I have a problem - so I guess they'll have to take turns each night. For all the coat lovers on a search I have put all my current obsessions below for you to scroll through, enjoy!
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Friday, 24 October 2014

GIOIA MILANO

 

www.gioiamilano.co.uk
Dress - (Here) & (Here)

Last week I shot and filmed in the most beautiful location for the super chic brand Gioia Milano. I had never been to Chiswick House before and it really was an exquisite sight, perfect for the A/W 14 outfits we were about to stroll around in. The brand is owned by a beautiful Italian couple - literally two of the nicest people I have ever come across - who spent the day making their picture come to life. I love it when I get to meet the actual creators of a project or line, you get a real feel and understanding of the pieces and the personalities behind them. The promo video will be out soon so make sure you keep up with this brand's upcoming ventures via their social platforms which you can click on here: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
Nada Adelle
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Thursday, 23 October 2014

CODE BEAUTIFUL

 
www.code-beautiful.com

There's nothing I love more than seeing individuals taking the initiative to go forward with their ideas, no matter how scary that may be, and actually succeed at it. This is what lead me to test out the amazing much talked about product - Code Beautiful Mascara. As we do, two women went on a search to find the perfect mascara, when they failed to find it they took matters in to their own hands and decided to create it. Now, after stocking in huge retailers, their mission is to be the leading global beauty fashion brand... happy endings to exist after all! The mascara is fibre based which is usually the type of mascara I go for and it's most important feature is that it is clump free. These girls really do deserve all the positive press the product has been receiving including the recent feature from ELLE who wrote "Its sturdy shaft and densely-packed bristle brush grabs and drags up every single lash. And the formula contains a sealing agent, which is basically like hairspray for your lashes" I am definitely team CB, try out the product available online.
Nada Adelle
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

LBD GIVEAWAY

 

One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a little black dress! which is why I am giving you guys the chance to win a LBD from Bank Fashion picked by me by entering this giveaway. All you have to do is head over to instagram, follow @bankfashion & @nadaadellex and find the image posting it with #itsagirlthing. Entries will be ending soon so be sure to post yours asap! I can't wait to see you flaunting yours, kisses.
Nada Adelle
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Saturday, 18 October 2014

RALPH AND RUSSO - V&A MUSEUM


Yesterday I had the privilege of attending The Victoria and Albert Museum - the worlds largest museum of decorative arts and design - to sit front row in one of their exquisite rooms and watch Ralph & Russo's Fashion in Motion shows. The British haute couture fashion house has been causing a frenzy becoming the first and only to be elected by the chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show it's collection on the official schedule at Paris Haute Couture week and dressing some of our favourite A-Listers including the recent honorary damehood presented to Angelina Jolie.

As one of the first in I got a real look around and honestly the surroundings set the perfect mood for the modern fairytale we were about to witness consisting of a huge spacious runway, magnificent lighting and a beautiful reflective ceiling as one of the museums special features. Their Fashion In Motion series of live catwalk events have become a real hit for those wanting to get a chance to view some of the greatest designers; look out for more information Here.

Backstage was almost as extraordinary as the show itself viewing the pieces close up and my fellow M1 models Jess P, Shenyue and the beautiful Amber Le Bon walking in and closing the show. It wasn't hard to see why this power duo's collection was a sell out dramatically starting and wowing spectators the whole way through. It was lovely to see people clapping and gasping at every piece that passed by because of the incredible embroidery and intricate details on every single gown. Tamara Russo explained that a colossal 3,900 hours and 600 meters of silk tulle had gone into the gown but hard work and pressure are nothing new to her recently dressing Beyonce for her Mrs Carter tour. Luckily I got to share the experience with you guys updating the V&A social media outlets and even posting a video on my own. According to the hundreds of Instagram comments I received we are all getting married in a spectacular Ralph & Russo dress, I wouldn't have it any other way. Get saving gentlemen.
 Nada Adelle
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

ASK NADA ANYTHING

So yesterday I took to my Instagram account to give you guys the chance to ask me any questions that go un-answered and promised to pick out some of the most asked and answer them here!

1. How old are you and what is your star sign?
I turned 21 this year and I am an Aquarius.

2. What is your ethnicity and in which city in Morocco do you have a home? 
I am half Arab and half Irish. The city of Meknes... I go back every year to catch up with loved ones.

3. What Lipstick are you wearing?
For quite a while I was a loyal 'Kinda Sexy' girl by MAC, I went to top up a few months ago and they told me it was sold out (it is not) so I opted for 'Please Me' which is very similar and I have been wearing it ever since. I recently bought the 'Spice' lip liner to go with it but I also like to pair it with a berry coloured liner for a darker look.

4. What is your hair routine/ hair products/ hair colour?
First of all, I think it's important to point out that there are many different curly hair types and that it would be impossible to give advice based on one. My better half has curly hair and yet I can not use his products because it's completely different. If you found yourself saying 'my hair is like yours but frizzy' then it is most likely not like mine as I don't get too much frizz.
-In terms of colour, my hair is currently around two shades lighter than my natural colour which is great as it's not a massive difference therefore easier to keep up with as I don't get much out growth.
-In terms of products I like to use mousse, a diffuser and a hairspray or serum. When it comes to mousse I use 'Salon Professional' because it is SO light which my hair needs. E.g if I use my boyfriends it is way too thick and sticky and would leave mine clumpy, flat and completely crispy when dry which would be awful. It works perfectly on his however in more afro/tough based hair so it is important to find the one which is correct for your texture.
When it comes to washing I like to use a blonde based shampoo and conditioner and if you're looking for something rich I recommend the 'Alterna Caviar' product. Due to my job and being on set most of the time I have my hair messed around with and styled A LOT which is probably more damage than your average person. Because of this I get a treatment at my salon around every 3 months (I got one 2 weeks ago) which is like a deep condition and leaves my hair incredibly soft, sometimes too soft to even style.
If you're looking for volume, get yourself a diffuser. This is always the way I dry my hair and may even give your curl a different shape.
To set my hair I usually use a Pantene hair spray but it's great to spray and run your fingers through to seperate curls and hold them in that place this way you may avoid frizz.
The most important thing about maintaining healthy hair will be answered in the next answer.

5. How do you keep your skin so clear?
So I didn't mention this in the above answer as I wanted to go in depth here. When it comes to your hair, your skin and your nails there is absolutely no way of having the best healthy version possible without starting on the inside. You will not get around or avoid that. There is no product that will make this happen. I mean, products are wonderful and I use many (I will do that in a separate post) but why would you want to put it on top of a dirty base? once I realised and educated myself on this It is very clear.
My morning routine starts off with a cocktail of Vitamins. I take C,D,Iron and an advanced tablet containing vitamins, minerals, primrose oil and green tea extract. My diet is now mainly organic. My breakfast is usually made up of organic oats sprinkled with 'Superfoods' such as Chia seeds, flaxseeds, goji berries and bluberry extracts. If you are wanting the glow, the clear skin, the better complexion this is really the only way to achieve that. My advice would be to go and watch these two documentaries (found on Netflix or possibly online) Food Matters and Hungry For Change. The reason I recommend this is because you need to find a real understanding of how and why this is so important as my post can not provide such depth. Once you realise that your food intake can give you everything you want, it's really a no brainer.

6. What are your personal secrets for success?
I tried to think about this one from a very personal perspective to give the most honest tip and it would be that you HAVE to change. I have personally always been resistant to change it's just not something I enjoy but it is so darn necessary. You HAVE to change your life. You HAVE to get up that morning and decide you're going to put in every second. You HAVE to dedicate your time and effort in to what ever you want. Changing for one day and then going back is just not an option. You have to try new things, I mean I've spent the year travelling back and forth and getting used to a city that not long ago terrified me. You have to make that leap and change for good or you will forever be stuck in your current position.

7. Do you ever feel self concious dressed up in heels? I'd love to but I always feel so out of place and people stare.
Just think, if every person who had this thought decided 'so what' this morning and went out in those rocking heels then everyone would be "dressed up" and there would simply be nothing left to stare at. Wear what you want. My daily life consists of events/shoots/parties etc so I am always in that surrounding and dressed accordingly.

8. Do you speak English, Arabic and French?
Indeed. I can speak, read and write the first two and could use some brushing up on the third.

9. Will you be doing a meet and greet in London/ coming back to Liverpool?
I am definitely open to meet and greets there are just so many cities/countries to visit so if you guys would like one in your town feel free to comment below this post (blog comments come straight to my phone so is probably the best form of contact to me) and I will consider in the near future. I have a few events coming up that I always post on my social media so keep a look out. I absolutely adore Liverpool and have no doubt that I will be coming back.

10. What is the best modelling advice you could give to a beginner model?
Make sure you have a credible mother agency, this is the one who will practically manage your whole life and work with your agencies in other cities. Study your face and body! you will find out what works for you and quickly become comfortable in front of the camera.

11. Who is your role model/who inspires you?
My role model has always been my father. We were practically glued at the hip when I was younger and he has been my bestfriend through out my whole life. I've always hoped to become as successful and knowledgeable as he is. I think I draw inspiration the most from those close to me. My better half, Craig, has been a massive source of inspiration to me over the past few years especially in my transition stage. It's so inspiring for me to see someone who was absolutely born to do what he does and spend his time doing what he loves so much. The fact that we are in the same industry is a massive bonus to me, he has been at my side (literally) through all the things I have experienced and it's so much more comforting knowing that at this big scary moment someone is holding your hand. When it comes to fashion inspiration, Blair Waldorf will always be queen: classic, preppy and polished. I was that 15 year old watching Gossip Girl wondering when I would be jet setting and staring at my dream closet. Now I live it.

12. What is your top 3 advice for Law Students?
1. Do assignments as soon as you get them. This seems obvious. but 90% of us leave it until the week before. Your Law Degree will be stressful enough without you piling an unnecessary workload upon yourself which could have been done with ease.
2.  Record all of your lectures on your phone. Believe me, when you are looking back over all of your notes that don't make sense any more because you've had a million lessons since then, nothing is better than hearing the direct answer from your lecturer. Also, there are bound to be things you missed while you were sat there that you can always catch up on later.
3. Decorate your room and use cue cards. Seriously, I did this for every exam. I wrote out notes, stuck them on my walls and then condensed them into smaller notes on cue cards. You will be able to carry these small cards around with you and memories them in a simpler form.

13. Do you want kids in the future?
Sure, I've always pictured myself as a mother. I'd love one or two.

14. What are your goals and dreams?
I would like to continue on the path I am currently on! building and continuing with modelling and being a figure in the fashion industry. My end and main goal has always been to have the platform to be able to partake in large scale humanitarian work. I mean, I studied the legal system because I think it's important to educate yourself and know the ins and outs of an area that you could use to change the world. I'd love to work closely with United Nations organisations.

15. What is the key to happiness in your eyes?
A combination of:
1. Good health - because a healthy working body and a healthy positive mind come from your diet.
2. Spending your time doing something you actually love so that you never have to work a day in your life.
3. Most importantly sharing that healthy positive life with someone/people you absolutely adore and love to death.

Nada Adelle
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Monday, 6 October 2014

INNER GODDESS


Dress - The Fashion Bible (Here)
Gold Cuff - The Fashion Bible (Here)
Rings - My Milly Moo (Here)
Heels - Ebay / Similar (Here)

Ancient Greece is one of my favourite era's in time and I definitely felt like I was channelling my inner goddess in this Italiano Chiffon dress. Sometimes shapeless dresses can be hard to wear but the cut on this one, short at the front and longer at the back, makes it elegant and steers away from frumpy. The cut out arms are what caught my eye when picking this dress, I love a statement detail which is enough to get away with plain simple accessories pairing it with a gold cuff. I bought these heels a while back when browsing on Ebay because of the wedge/chunky heel on them which I thought would be comfy to walk around in. They are perfect for holiday settings when you want to be dressed up but cant bare the pain of sweaty rubbing heels so I will be taking them to the beachy surroundings with me next month! Eep, I can not wait.
Nada Adelle
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B BEAUTY X SUPERDRUG


As you all know (if you follow my social networks) I recently did a campaign with B Beauty for Superdrug which was a huge honour for me as I have always been a loyal customer to this store. B Beauty will be launching their B. Even foundation next month which comes in a huge range of shades and I am lucky enough to be the face of this great venture. I think the most important thing when it comes to foundation is feeling like the shade was made specifically for your skin tone and in this day and age there are so many beautiful skin colours. Being mixed race myself I know the struggle of finding that in between shade which is why I think it's wonderful that B Beauty have made a foundation to fit each end of the spectrum whether you are super fair or exotically tanned. I am so excited for the launch and will keep you guys updated, may be even on an event ;).
Nada Adelle
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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

LUXURY IS IN THE DETAILS


Sunglasses - Vow London (Here)
Crop Top - Missguided (Here)
Skirt - In The Style (Here)
Lace Up Heels - AX Paris (Here)

As far as outfits and locations go, I'd say this one would some me up! A coffee shop and all things fabulous, feminine and flattering. I love pastels and pinks together when creating a girly look, as you can imagine I completely freaked out over the recent Moschino Barbie line! all my childhood favourites on one catwalk - I am indeed a barbie girl in a barbie world. I recently shot for AX Paris where I got to try on the rest of their shoe collection after purchasing the one's above a few months back, they have them in every colour so now I have my eyes on some black lace up's. I think they're great as an in between shoe - not so heel but not so boot either - which means they look good in every weather/season. Speaking of, it is officially the 1st... welcome to A/W14 lovers.
Nada Adelle
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