Though today is Eid in other countries, it is the last day of Ramadan here in Oman and we are still fasting…. To be honest Ramadan passed too quickly for us this year especially that we just felt it 2 days ago when we got back!….
There’s a strong will in Ramadan …a sort of strength in faith and in believing that anything is possible… and that any prayer can be heard… We see Ramadan as an opportunity in getting closer to God, not only through praying and fasting but through good deeds like feeding the poor, donating money or taking part in random acts of kindness…. Ramadan to us (or should I say some of us) is not just a detox for our bodies but it is a spiritual detox as well…. It grounds us and reminds us to be kind to one another and honest with each other.
Goodbye my favorite month of the year you will surely be missed.
“Je ne fais pas la mode, Je suis la mode”
Coco Chanel revolutionized fashion, liberated women from confining corsets and introduced them to “casual elegance”….She said that she wanted to give women “the possibility to laugh and eat, without necessarily having to faint”…..She designed trousers and comfortable suits for women, and she was the first to use jersey fabric as outerwear (at the time jersey fabrics were only used for men’s underwear!)… She hated the ornate ostrich-feathered hats of the day, famously asking, “How can a brain function under those things?” The flapper hat was her answer, and women loved it…..Coco was a trendsetter even when she didn’t intend to be. For example, when she cut her hair short, she sparked the craze for bobbed hair. And if you thought that tanning became fashionable because of some movie star, think again! It was Coco who made it fashionable when she got sun burnt in 1923 on a cruise towards Cannes!
Coco Chanel’s style and designs still remain influential and relevant till today. In the 1920s she introduced her signature “little black dress” which became a fashion staple and a must have for women everywhere. In fact by designing modern clothes she in fact created our classic wardrobes!!!