Thoughts

#empoweredsoul Campaign

August 31, 2016
70s, vibin, outfit, empoweredsoul, movement, campaign, social media campaign, missylia, equality, diversity, celebration, understanding, palazzo pants, grid, frills, ruffles, romance, black, white, monochrome, Valleygirl, Crossroads, charcoal, ootd, empowerment

 I AM A CONFIDENT MUSLIMAH AND I AM NOT OPPRESSED. I AM AN #EMPOWEREDSOUL With so much calamity, distress and upset in the world today, we sometimes forget and live in a bubble oblivious to that which does not effect anyone else but ourselves. We become selfish. Some enjoin in broadening the gap between people by highlighting their differences instead of looking into that of which we share or are similar. Though in reality, we are all human. None are…

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Beauty Fashion

Alicia Keys Uncovers Herself

August 31, 2016
paola-kudacki, alicia keys, missy-lia, lenny letter, no makeup, VMA, 2016

Alicia Keys appeared at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards sans makeup, with a Just Cavalli long-sleeved, printed maxi dress and a messy braided topknot. She rocked the red carpet casually, make up free yet still so very stunning and modestly dressed. After writing her empowering Lenny Letter speaking about the constraints of the cosmetic industry, the pressure of wearing cosmetics daily and ever more when she started her career in music, Keys adopted the need to go make up free.…

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Fashion

Feelin’ That 70’s Vibe

August 22, 2016
70s, vibin, outfit, empoweredsoul, movement, campaign, social media campaign, missylia, equality, diversity, celebration, understanding, palazzo pants, grid, frills, ruffles, romance, black, white, monochrome, Valleygirl, Crossroads, charcoal, ootd, empowerment

To all my independent women, put yo’ hands up! I put together this outfit one weekend and fell in love with how it truly represented my style. I love anything monochrome, black, white or neutral. But what I loved more were the bits and pieces which made the outfit so unique. It has that 70s vibe, fit with frills, thrills, class and femininity. I wore a long black sleeveless dress from Crossroads, which buttons down the chest with frills lining…

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Fashion

Queen of Luna

August 9, 2016
Hunchback of Notre Dame, Esmeralda, Disney, Princess, Queen of Luna, Saraswati, Missy-Lia

With over 310,000 followers on Instagram, a Malaysian makeup artist has captured the attention of many thousands of people around the globe. Uniquely utilising her hijab as another means to recreate herself to help her transform into popular Disney princesses, superheroes and villains, she is making her mark in history. Talented and skilled at her craft, this makeup artist who goes by the name ‘Queen of Luna’ on Instagram is a self-confessed ‘comic geek’ and ‘Disnerd.’ The woman behind this…

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Food

Quick & Easy Chicken Congee

July 28, 2016
chicken congee, bubur, bubur ayam, traditional, malay, cuisine, makan, sedap

Do you have any “go to” recipes you know off the top of your head that are easy to cook and quick to prepare? This is one of mine. Have you ever heard or had congee? We call it bubur in Malay and similarly in Indonesian. It is a silky, savoury rice porridge, a simplistic dish which can be easily altered to ones taste. Congee is comfort food whereby you simmer a small amount of rice in a large amount…

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