October 9, 2017 Roshan

Power naps, gym, reading a book, coffee with friends, timeout at a spa….. Between your hustle and bustle – TAKE A BREAK, if not for a week then for 5mins. YOU DESERVE IT! How many times have you pushed yourself to exhaustion, until you cannot think straight anymore?  All this over-working only runs you down, leaving you open to falling sick.  Here’s what prompted me to take a break and literally shutdown the intense need to STAY BUSY!   JUST THE OTHER NIGHT I forced myself to continue working, my head hurt, my eyes began to strain and my brain…

August 28, 2017 Roshan 2Comment

How many times have you thought of something in the hopes that it would come true…. a dream job, good money, an abundance of time, a happy home..    Fulfilling these dreams are not as far off as experiencing them only in your sleep.  It can be a reality if you WILL it, BELIEVE it and ACT TOWARD it. How about doing a good deed like the the saying goes “What goes around, comes around” .  Spreading love, peace and good tidings helps to nurture the returns you will get by doing amazing deeds. But be warned –  because the same is…

July 28, 2017 Roshan

“I’m just a Vintage Soul” Does anyone still use any of the above except for display? Postcards have been replaced with Social Media and Whatsapp, Typewriters replaced with your laptop keyboard, and the telephone replaced with the cellphone. These items have become vintage, something of wonderment, to look at and admire for being something useful from long time ago. Long Time Ago? I’ve never been a fan of writing by hand, simply because my handwriting is atrocious. At primary school when rulers weren’t used for drawing lines, they doubled up to give someone with my lack of handwriting skills a few whacks…

June 20, 2017 Roshan 2Comment

So sorry!  It’s been a while since I’ve written and by no means did I plan to stay away this long.  Writing to you requires a special space in my mind with no distractions. It gives me an opportunity to write to you and only you. HELLO WINTER Winter finally arrived with a big storm. While it left some unhindered, others homeless, displaced and mending their homes, it has also brought along the warmth of a community, who gives and comes to the aid of those who need it. #BlessOurCommunity RAMADAAN IN WINTER The best month of my year has to be Ramadaan.  I tend…

May 17, 2017 Roshan

Hello Dreamers The title of this post is all about waiting for permission.  When you are ready to sore and yearning to fly – then why wait for someone to tell you , “You are ready”? We must learn to believe in our abilities and push ourselves to the extreme. If we fear moving forward then the fear will be a reality in everything we wish to do.  If we believe we have the ability regardless of the outcome we will push forward determined to fulfill that which we most desire ~ no matter how many brick walls we encounter. Determination…

April 20, 2017 Roshan

“Spirituality does not come from religion, it comes from the soul” Anthony Douglas Williams In this post, I wanted to express a culturally inspired look. Still stylish in this Cherry Top Abaya and matching ruched legging. I’m inlove with the detail and colours of this abaya. They have it in a pink shade as well . Not too bright but wonderfully blended with soft pastel hues and aztec print this abaya from CherryTop Clothing is the perfect look to go low key on colour yet suitably stylish. CHIC TURBAN STYLING – Ring through Turban Intertwined with a scarf ring (actually a finger ring) through…

April 20, 2017 Roshan

Twenty-six designers from around the world showcased their new lines at the Modanisa London Modest Fashion Week, which ended on Sunday. Sponsors Modanisa – the world’s biggest online modest fashion retailer – brought the glitz and glamour of its concept to the British capital after hosting the hugely successful first-ever Modest Fashion Week in Istanbul last year. Tickets for all the fashion shows, held at the iconic Olympia, West London, sold out weeks ago. Under the tagline “embrace the grace of fashion”, emerging and established designers presented their new collections on the catwalk. They included British labels Pillar, Saiqa Majeed, and Farrah…

April 11, 2017 Roshan

The Margaret Hirsch Women in Business Awards Gala Evening that was held at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town on April 7, was a star studded affair.  The theme was old Hollywood, and top business women from around the Cape came dressed the part!  Over 300 people attended the event, which was co-sponsored by Hisense, one of Hirsch’s top suppliers. Robyn Hey, Past Chairperson of the Cape Town Chapter of the Business Women’s Association of South Africa was the Guest Speaker at the event, and complimented Margaret and Hirsch’s for their initiative for holding the event, and for…

April 7, 2017 Roshan

Sometimes my day is quite blurred with no productive plan in sight, but a hope that the wind will blow me in the right direction.  I rely on prayer and guidance and the support of the people who surround me to keep me grounded.  On these days I am paying attention to signs, information and seeking the possibilities and opportunities the day may reveal. On otherdays I am goal driven and have productivity in sight and there is no stopping me. I’m like an arrow moving full speed ahead with no breaks to slow me down.  On these days I…

March 16, 2017 Roshan

I wear many hats: Managing Director of Style Africa Fashion Network, Country Manager of the Islamic Fashion & Design Council, Modest Stylist and Headwrap Stylist for ChicTurbanStyling, Radio Host on CoverMode (VOC) and Guest Host on Heart 104.9.  That’s beside my wife and mom responsibilities.  It is clear that my schedule is always full. As a Spice4Life Ambassador of Change – the Spice4life team asked how I got to where I am and what my take on women in leadership positions is. This was my response… ON A PROFESSIONAL NOTE  I was inspired to do what I do based on…my personal journey of success which was…

March 16, 2017 Roshan

As we mature we seek a more refined approach and quality in our sense of dress and demeanour.  For many the pursuit of elegance comes in their late 30’s, early 40’s; when our career path is set and we are climbing the corporate ladder. The need to dress and behave in a more dignified manner is among many things; a sign of emotional maturity, demand for respect, personal style preference, acknowledging the grace that comes with being a lady or gentleman…. Audrey Hepburn said, “There are two stages of becoming elegant, starting first with the workings of inner elegance, because true…

March 10, 2017 Roshan

What’s your first reaction when it comes to needles? Mine was “Do I need to take a myprodol before coming?” On Friday 09 February I took a drive to Azure Health and Skincare based in Honeyside Road, Crawford. Like Alice, I jumped down the rabbit hole curious to know what the rage of the micro needle therapy is. The Skincare therapist, Munirah Assur was very friendly and assured me that it was a quick and painless procedure.  Her warmth and professionalism in explaining what she was doing and what to expect was very comforting. IN CASE YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF THE DERMAPEN…