Arab Cinema Awards: Who Dressed the Part

 The Arab Cinema Awards took place at the Movenpick Hotel in Cairo the last week of March. Although there were plenty of talented actresses at this “Egyptian version of the Oscars” there was plenty of….boring fashion. Boring, or just weird. So I have to imagine that these lovely but misguided ladies were doing something else … More Arab Cinema Awards: Who Dressed the Part

The Lebanese Takeover of Paris Fashion Week 2016

Paris Fashion Week basically means that the Lebanese take over Paris. Forget rich Saudis coming on 100k shopping sprees or enthusiastic Dubai fashion bloggers buzzing around with their iphones: PFW is all about Lebanon. And with good reason: Lebanese designers are a huge hit with international celebrities. Zuhair Murad. Elie Saab. Georges Hobeika. Rami Kadi. … More The Lebanese Takeover of Paris Fashion Week 2016

Nogomi Fashions #18

In 7 words or less, I take my scissors, er, pen, to October’s fashionistas.  FASHION WEEK   Is it “paneful” taking this dress off?  Portrait of a lady, repping Chanel?  Khaleda looks hotter than a Russian supermodel.    Is that a bag made of grass?  Don’t try this without abs.  She’s crying because she’s wearing … More Nogomi Fashions #18

Nogomi Fashion #9: Kaftans, Crop tops and punk

What’s happening: Ramadan! In the spirit of the holy month I have divided our Fashionistas into two categories: those that adhere to traditional wear (abayas, kaftans) and those who wear modern looks. In a play on the idea that Muslim women must be “modest,” I will be judging the ladies in the latter category based … More Nogomi Fashion #9: Kaftans, Crop tops and punk

Ramadan Kareem! A look at Mosques Around the World

First of all, a very happy Ramadan (Ramadan Kareem) to the Muslim ummah! Ramadan is a very special time, one of contemplation, community, charity, celebration and, most of all, faith. It’s a time of sacrifice and solidarity, peace and perseverance; a time to ask forgiveness for one’s sins. In honor of the start of Ramadan, … More Ramadan Kareem! A look at Mosques Around the World

As Americans Celebrate Freedom, So Do Egyptians

As we celebrate Independence Day, aka the Fourth of July, here in the United States of America, Egyptians too are celebrating on a national level: on July 3rd, yesterday, the Egyptian military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood party in a military coup. I am pleased that Mohammed Morsi is no longer in … More As Americans Celebrate Freedom, So Do Egyptians