Being selfie ready has never been a more sought after state. What is an “Instagram Face”? Chances are you already had an image in your head before you finished reading the question. Look-a-likes of Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian; thoughtfully constructed eyebrows, faces heavily contoured and highlighted, lips matte and plump.
Social media has long been hailed for championing diversity, a welcome refuge from the often homogeneous mass media. But these days, people, in particular young girls, are increasingly striving to look the same — on the platform and in real life. I looked into this in a piece for The New York Post.
I'm kind of obsessed with food and eating out, and I've been rounding up my favourite restaurants in cities all over the world, including Ibiza, Los Angeles and Amsterdam for a while now, but haven't done one of my favourite restaurants in London. Admittedly it's a lot harder to do because I actually live here and so am constantly trying out new places but there are definitely some restaurants that I love love love and probably go to at least once a month. Is it just me or do you find that there's something specific you crave? I have a few things at each restaurant that I order without fail basically every single time. When OpenTable, the leading provider of free, real-time online reservations for diners asked me to round up some of my London faves, it was easier than I thought it would be. These are five of my fail-safe cravings...
Last month, the Do It For The Dick Challenge hashtag went viral on social media. In what was potentially the scariest piece I've written so far (which just goes to show the extent to which women police themselves let alone each other!), I penned my thoughts in my first piece for Grazia UK's print magazine. As an Egyptian woman in particular, but even as a woman in general, there are so many double standards when it comes to what we're allowed to want and our subsequent behaviour. It's kind of boring now, don't you think?