believe the hype.

"I never really viewed myself as particularly talented. Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic. While the other guys sleeping, I'm working. While the other guys eating, I'm working. There's no easy way around it. No matter how talented you are, your talent is going to fail you if you're not skilled." - Will Smith

My hair is finally back to all one color and I couldn't be happier. No more ombre hair for me. I love the studded detail on my leggings from oasap. I've been huge on black and gold lately as most of you can clearly tell. Now that my sister is here in NYC with me, I've been trying to explore more areas and actually leave my house instead of just working constantly. For such a tiny island, there's an incredible amount of opportunity. I've learned if you work hard towards one goal and focus all your energy on it, then you will excel entirely in it. Most people ask how I've become so successful, my best answer would be it's because I'm not lazy. Everyone have a great weekend!

lane bryant top; oasap leggings; thrifted necklace


nubian queen.

"For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent." -Tony Robbins

I've been obsessed with Middle Eastern/African accessories, patterns, all of that lately. I wish I had the time and money to go to the Middle East. I think I would get so much inspiration from just one trip alone. Fun fact: my favorite designer is Elie Saab, who is also Lebanese. On another note, my sister just moved to New York with me so I'm incredibly hype about it. I finally hit over a million page views! Thank you to all my lovely supporters. I love you! Don't forget to add my new Facebook. I'll be deleting the old one within the next days.

iheartposhshoppe dress, gladiator heels, egyptian headpiece


gold and bold.

"There is no such thing as luck. Success comes from actually doing."

It's another day of Full Figured Fashion Week so I'm doing a quick post just to keep you guys updated on everything going on. Last night was the runway shows and tonight I will be attending another one as well. Sunday I'm off to a body acceptance photoshoot that I can't wait for you guys to eventually see! There were a ton of ladies at the show whose attitudes were just as fierce as mine so I was loving it. I snapped a few shots of my favorite pieces from last nights show. There were a ton of other pieces I loved, but some of the pictures were blurry. I'll snap a couple of more shots tonight. Don't forget to add my new Facebook Fan Page! The like button is on the right side of my page!

photo taken by ty from gorgeous in grey
my favorite designer of fffw was ashley nell tipton and this polka/stripe top
amazing gold skinny jeans from 17 sundays
these bold orange mc hammer pants from jibri

full figured fashion week.

The day that I knew I could changes lives, everything became less relevant. -Nadia Aboulhosn

First off, I've changed my Facebook Fan Page so be sure to add my new one since I will be deleting my other one shortly. The like button is on the right side of my page! Full Figured Fashion Week is here! Today kicked off the first event of FFFW where only special media and press were invited, including myself! There is something about FFFW that has this special vibe to it, unlike any other fashion week I've been to before. Everyone is just so inviting, super accepting, and loving. It's only been the first day and I've had such a great time. I can't wait to attend more events. My followers know that I've never really labeled myself plus size, only because I want women of all shapes and sizes to be able to relate to me. I do have to say how much I support the plus size community and believe everything they stand for. Anything that brings something new to the table and keeps women feeling confident about themselves, then I'm a huge part of. Women should feel confident in their clothes, but more importantly, in their own skin.

thrifted DIY fringe crop top; american apparel easy jeans, LV bag


all my lovers from fffw; this picture is stunning!
thank you so much to the lovely Karen Ward for these photos!

i do it for the Queens.

"Standing up for yourself, knowing your worth, demanding to be treated with respect, I've earned it." -Nicki Minaj

Full Figured Fashion Week is coming up. Who all is going? I'll be attending a few events so hopefully I'll get to see some of you there. The more the days go by, the more lessons in life I learn. Anyone that knows me knows I'm a HUGE observer. I sit back, observe people, and learn from my mistakes and theirs as well. I have so many goals I want to accomplish that I can't keep track. I want to soon have my own successful fashion line, become a fashion icon, and make the most influential list. My latest goal is winning the Fashion Icon Award at the CFDA's. Long list right? haha. My life has been becoming extremely hectic so I've been on the search for an intern located in NYC. If you're organized, can draw, and take photos well, email me at I lightly wanted to touch on the topic of plus size. The majority of plus size brands have such basic attire that most every other company carries. I came across, took a look at their pieces and needed them on my body immediately. I haven't found any plus size brand that has this amount of bold pieces that really make a statement. Since IHeartPoshShoppe loves me almost as much as I love them, they let me have my own code for the people who love me the most... my fans and followers. The code is: LoveNadia10 and it's for 10% off entire purchases for one time use only until June 15th, 2012. Happy shopping my loves!

tribal cut out dress c/o, teal litas