MOOZ-LUM
Tuesday July 24, 2012


Mooz-lum is a movie that offers a different perspective on Muslim/Islam than what is normally portrayed. Inspired by the movie, I decided embrace some of the aesthetics of the religion, as well as, its relations.  Starring Evan Ross as, devout Muslim, Tariq Mahdi wrestles with his religious identity while attending college in the US following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The movie is an engrossing entertainment that keeps you out of your seat. As you begin to see how your religion becomes your identity even when you despise it. 

Like most Muslims/Islams, or even Christians, the male wheres a kufi hat to show pride in their culture, history, and religion. I was not able to locate a kufi hat, so I improvised by wearing my Arab scarf headpiece.  This gave the impression of  a Muslim/Islam eccentric piece.  The overcast blue denim symbolized the conservative persona most religious people carry. The vintage brown shows trials and tribulation a person of a Muslim/Islam religion must face; as well as, religious people in general. It is here that I stand before a US Postal mailbox near a rustic brick wall, sitting high like the twin towers and eyes pointed with a direct-sharp stare. The blue denim also gives a feeling of distance, which most artist use to show perspective. Allowing us to look beyond and increase our perspective outward. In reference, my choose of color speaks truth to the movie Mooz-lum. For is it trying create a new perspective of Muslims/Islams; bringing a unspoken truth to the light. The movie encourages a feelings of communication and peace. With this look, I do so by making eye-contact with the viewer and standing in a relaxing posture. 


As people we all face an identity crisis. Wondering everyday "who we are?", "what our purpose is?", and "how does the world perceive us?". We allow "people to shape our opinion on an entire faith". Letting them control every second of our lives. Tariq's decision to face his past, and no longer let a person dictate his beliefs. He was able to become free from all despair.  His story speaks truth to my self-discovery. Since there is so many people in this world struggling with their identity. The message I share with the world is: "Examine ideas further and develop your own conclusions---for no one can teach you more about your faith than yourself." 


  



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headpiece: thrift-ed  // shirt: h&m // jeans: cheap monday // necklace: vintage // shoes: vintage

"The only way things work is if people support; two are better than one."


168 comments:

  1. love the denim mix.. xxx

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  2. Love so much this video :)
    Well done dear!



    With love,Mia

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  3. What a good inspiration
    from a movie! I love
    the headpiece and the
    denim wear c:

    xx

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  4. Thank You! Ladies I adore you all...glad your all have enjoyed this post. God Bless!

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  5. You're great!


    Théa Unknown
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  6. Great outfit, very nice combo of jeans and denim shirt.

    -Alice

    http://stylist-diaries.blogspot.fi/

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  7. I love denim on denim looks :)

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  8. Great outfit!!! your shirt and your necklace are the best!!!

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  9. Love this denim look, you are simply fashinable ! Your blog is so lovely,I hope you can visit mine some time, if you like it, you can follow , and let me know , I always follow back. Cheers and have a great weekend :)

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  10. i love how every details in your outfit symbolize something, so thoughtful and inspiring. I love the outfit and I do reminded of muslim guys in arab when I saw your head pieces. Xx

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  11. Awesome style and great way of using a movie to inspire your outfit!!!

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  12. Denim-on-denim looks so great! Your style is spot-on.

    xoxo
    Elle Michele
    anthonyelle.com

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  13. This is an amazing post, I love all of the thought you put into it. Plus it's great to see a guy's fashion blog, I adore you! :) xx

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  14. Cool post
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    xoxo.Chloé

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  15. this is so inspirational, and your outfit is amazing-especially the denim shirt. following your blog, maybe check out ours :)

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  16. YOU LOOK AMAZING!

    XX
    CHRISTINA KLEIN
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  17. love the denim shirt!

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  18. Nice post! Thank you for visiting my blog, I'm following you:)

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  19. Thanks! following too*
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  20. I have falled in love with your blog just by the design. Great job. It's nice seeing a male blogger as I dont see that often. Keep it up, looking forward to future posts!

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  21. the denim shirt is amazing!
    Your blog is just great, following you too now.
    Glad you liked my blog, stop by again

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  22. Thanks for your comment! :)
    I fell in love with your blog. Following too.
    Keep it up! x
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  23. Nice photography , I like your outfit :)
    Great video ^^

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  24. I love your palestine! And also I follow you too, nice video!

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  25. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

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  26. such an informative post. also liking the all denim look!

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  27. Love the outfit! And really great that you have said something about the background. <3

    x
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  28. You are an amazing writer

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  29. I really enjoy the fact that you're wearing culturally relevant things and you actually know the meaning behind it. Great blog by the way!

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  30. keep burning your fire for the Lord <3

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  31. This movie sounds very interesting, I will look out for it for sure. It's clever the way you have incorperated the themes into your outfit and post. You provoke thought in your readers and that is great to experience!

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  32. very intrigued by the movie! must see soon! and thanks for the follow, totally following back!

    james

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  33. thanks for visit for my blog.. I'm following :) good video and great style!

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  34. GODDAMNIT you remind me of how I carve each look, having tons of memories or inspirations towards it. this is just a simplified story, I absolutely adore how you state a different view of Muslims, I am not a Muslim but this is just very beautiful how you act fashionably.
    mind following each other, dear?
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  35. Great outfit, love the details, kisses

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  36. hi steven !!! thanks and i am following !!!!!

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  37. Fabulous outfit! What a wonderful fashion interpretation from a movie :) Love it!

    Hugs
    Charles
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  38. thank u!!
    great post, great outfit, love it!
    follow u :)

    xx
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  39. Great Post. I follow your Blog now.
    Please follow me.

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    A.

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  40. Nice oufit and awasome video!
    Thanks for visit my blog.
    I follow too. :)

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  41. Great Post ! Thank you for your comment. (:
    I follow you via GFC now, hope you'll follow me back.

    Love Ly.
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  42. thank you so much! i love the outfit - denim + denim looks always good! :)

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  43. We love yr blog as well. u ve a nice ideas of stylizations. We ll pop in here often

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  44. thank u 4 follow me and comment on my blog !
    I'm following u now
    chaoooo
    konshon

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  45. i love to blog looks etc

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  46. you're so cool! i love denims!

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  47. aw, i love this vid and your outfit, it looks so great !

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  48. Nice pictures!
    I'm following :)

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  49. Interesting post! Your outfit dissection was pretty informative too. Great use of the mail box, btw!

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  50. Amazing outfit!!!!!

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    xoxo

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  51. This is a very interesting post, and I like the outfit! Thank you for visiting my blog, I followed back and look forward to your next post.

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  52. wow! i loove your blog and your personal style is so awesome!:!:!
    please check out my blog on: www.detfashion.blogspot.com
    Xx Aila :)

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  53. Thank You, Everyone! I welcome all new readers with open arms...hope you will be looking forward to the next post. Your blessings are appreciated. God Bless!

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  54. Love the denim on denim!

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  55. amazing style boy!!! what about follow each otheR??? let me know!!!
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  56. Yooo! This look is perfect!! Love your style! ;D

    Now Following! ^.^

    xo - David

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  57. you are AMAZING.
    every outfit is flawless

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    xx

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  58. i love denim on denim! and this is such a cool look dude! ^_-

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  59. Great outfit. I love denim :)

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  60. You look great in skinny jeans! The denim on denim is not something that looks good on everyone but you rock it, yes you do!

    xx

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  61. the jeans blouse is just amazing!! Happy I discovered your blog!!! I support you through GFC and BLOGLOVIN! I'm on all these sites too!!! If you want we can follow each other!!! it would be a pleasure!!!
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  62. All these beautiful pieces!
    I opened a facebook fan page if you have one on my mail
    Thank you, see you soon kisses: D

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  63. really amazing look!
    <3

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    www.fashionphilosophy.net

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  64. great look!

    xx

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  65. looooooove how you rock that scarf!

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  66. hahahah your headpiece is too funny. I saw that shirt at H&M and I was thinking to buy it. I'm never able to make decisions

    KAIIWONG

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    1. Thanks for the comment bud :) it's people like you
      who keep me striving for greatness.

      god bless,
      steven b.

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  67. this video is amazing you know it's very good way to show how amazing clothes you have ! well done mate.

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  68. I like your style! oxo

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  69. cool outfit! really like your style!
    xx

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  70. Of course i follow you!ox

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  71. love this look!
    very wearable!
    xo

    christian

    www.mydutchfashionstyle.com

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  72. Hello! Great blog! The last post is very interesting and beautiful! Let's follow each other, if you agree, then let me know!)))

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  73. i like your outfit!
    Thanks for following.

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  74. The headpiece is lovely. You have excellent style!

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  75. I have to admit that I would love to meet you, you look so handsome and your outfit is gorgous !

    Kisses from Poland

    Natalie

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  76. super cool outfit! Just started following you. Hope you follow back1 Come by soon hun! xx

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  77. Nice post and outfits ☺
    Your headpiece cute, may I have it? Ahahaha *lol

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  78. Nice thought

    I'm a muslim :)

    I love your arabian scarf, steve! ^^

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  79. Really cool look. I dig denim shirts like these! Absolutely love them. Thank you for the comment on my post. Following you. Very interesting blog. :)

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  80. That was a lovely read, some great photos !

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  81. you're stylish!
    thanks for following! i'm following you back !

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  82. A look great, as always! ;)

    V

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  83. You rock!! Thanks also for your comment on my blog, I am now following yours on Bloglovin, Twitter, and Facebook... and look forward to your future posts ;)

    XX,
    Miranda

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  84. Elbow patches. Win.

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  85. ah, i looooove elbow patches. i think it adds so much character to an outfit. i also like your headwrap. :D

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  86. Jeans total look (L)

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  87. Such a great outfit, love the denim shirt. Great pictures, you look great :)

    Jo. x

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  88. I like the outfit!! You look great!
    xxx margot

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  89. Love this post Mr! Thanks for stopping by the blog :)

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    x

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  90. loved the post, the outfit, and the write up!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Welcome me as ur newest fan/follower :D
    Do drop by my blog again, and follow if u like :)

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  91. thank you so much for the comment and for following, i love your style! following back, of course!
    and that film sounds really interesting! xx

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  92. Hi! thank you for the follow. you have AMAZING style. Following you back. Cant wait to see your future outfits.

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  93. Love your blog! I'm definitely following now! Stay in touch and check out my new blog! xx

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  94. I LOVE THIS FANTASTIC DENIM SHIRT !
    & btw thx for the comment :)

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    xx

    A.

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    1. great look, the denim shirt looks so nice on you!

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  95. Interesting ! Like this denim shirt !

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  96. great look, I love it!

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  97. Thanks for the comment and for following, I'll definitely be following back! I really liked the way you linked your outfit with some thought provoking ideas about religion, this is a very interesting post!

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  98. thank you for comments!! ;))

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  99. I really like your look! I hope to see more post yours! kisses! I follow you! follow me!!

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  100. YOUR STYLE IS GENIAL <3
    XXX

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  101. I really loved reading this post. I agree entirely. I have many friends who are Muslim and I don't see them struggle here in Canada as much as my friends in the the U.S. do where prejudice sometimes is more apparent. It inspires me how strong they are whenever they are judged and spat upon, things like that, and I appreciate how you've incorporated some part of their culture in your outfit. It'd be great to see something more loose next time! Maybe involve layers, fabrics and tones inspired by the Middle East. That would be great as well!

    Anyway, I just wanted to say you have a terrific blog and I hope you enjoy the rest of the week! Cheers x

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  102. I followed you, and I really love your blog! ♡

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  103. love denim on denim ... brilliant look .,.#loveit

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  104. Very nice blog and outfit ! love it !
    xx
    Morgane

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  105. So glad that you found my blog so that I could discover yours! love your blog. love this outfit x

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  106. wow your outfit looks amazing! i love the combination :) great job

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  107. you've got amazing style! love your blog and now following. Thanks for visiting ours. come back again :)

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  108. I also follow u ;)
    xoxo

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  109. i'm following to ^^ vivernumt0.blogspot.pt

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  110. You have amazing style! xo

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  111. Looooving the head wrap and the denim button-up! Nice.

    xo,Cortnie
    http://stylelustpages.com

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  112. Love the headpiece !!!

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  113. Thanks for your coment dear <3
    xxx
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  114. I'm loving your denim on denim look! Especially the shirt with its elbow patches. It's also great to hear that you are supporting what sounds like a very worthwhile movie!
    x

    mintslices.blogspot.com

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  115. La camisa es genial!!!
    Abrazo desde México.

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  116. love this!
    the headband is beautiful and loove the denim on denim!! :)

    xofemke.
    www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

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  117. love!
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  118. Your shirt is so cool, the elbow patches are just awesome on it!
    Also, thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog:)
    -P.
    Bowtie Diary

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  119. Love the outfit!

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  120. I can get good ideas when I come here and enrich my experience in fashion.

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    1. Clara, I am so glad you can...trust there is more to come..

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  121. Double denim love it! you pulled it off so well

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  122. I love that you have a meaning behind every piece in this outfit. It tells a story, and on top of that, it looks fantastic. I love the headscarf especially. And you know how to mix denim flawlessly.

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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  123. Amazing post. Your blog is great. I totally love it!!!
    Would you like to follow each other?
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  124. Hi dear
    Thanks for your comment some weeks ago on my blog
    So cool with this scarf on the had!

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
    http://joandcompanystyle.blogspot.com/

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  125. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

    This post is very interesting and I love how you have translated your thought into an outfit. Plus I'm vibing denim on denim at the moment!

    Love x

    www.airtomyearth.blogspot.com

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  126. Hello gorgeous!
    I just stop in your blog, and i’m in l.o.v.e!
    Great post!
    I really like your looks!
    Xoxo,
    The Land of Miabelle
    Following
    Hope you can follow me back <3

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  127. You've got great style, I am loving the denim on denim look with the headscarf!
    Love your blog, I'm following :) Thank you for your comment on my blog :) x

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  128. i am a fan!

    JC
    awalkwithshing.blogspot.com

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  129. fab turban! loves it so much! Oh I'm doing my first ever giveaway which is an Alexander McQueen silk-chiffon skull print scarf, check it out.

    xx nathan.niche
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  130. Hey Steven! I haven't been to your blog for a while. Wow. It has grown! I love that you're rocking the denim on denim trend that's been trending nowadays. I also made a denim on denim post on my blog. Hope you'll check that out. :)

    Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that I nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. I've been a fan since then and up to now. Hope you all the bast! Here's the link to the post if you want to check it out: Versatile Blogger Award xx


    Renee J.
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  131. Inspiring!!

    xxxx
    Barbara
    www.factory-fox.com

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  132. Thanks for the comment on my blog! It was a pleasure!

    Your blog is full of style and posts that mark us!

    Thank you!

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  133. love your denim style... very cool!
    check out my latest outfit here: http://artinvogue.blogspot.it/2012/08/my-oxford-style_10.html

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  134. Amazing. You rocked that head piece with the denim on denim trend like no other. Also, thank you so much for visiting my blog and such a sweet comments. Have a great day !

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  135. i also followed, x

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  136. Such a cool outfit!!Love it!
    And thank you so much for your sweet comment:)
    Lovely blog,will totally follow You back^^,
    xoxo

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  137. Thanks for your comment, your photos are so beautiful :)

    HottieKen

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  138. this is a great outfit; love the shirt and head scarf x

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  139. Great style! I like the denim polo man. Hope we can follow each other. :)

    McRon Neall<3

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  140. i love your outfits!! so stylish :)

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  141. I never heard of this movie but I'm definitely going to check it out. As a Muslim myself I'm happy to see that this movie and our religion inspired you.
    Thanks for this lovely post Steven.

    Andie ;)

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  142. You look handsome, great inspiration post.

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  143. This was such a great post to read! Will defo check out the film. You have such great style! Thanks for pointing me to your blog, I know follow! And thanks for your comment/follow :)
    Have a good day!
    Saadiya x

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  144. Just find out your blog and it's amazing! Love your outfits!!!
    xoxo
    http://www.maman-modeuse.com

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