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Dubai Roller Derby

10 May

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Hey guys!

So as some of you dear readers may know, I have, very excitedly; joined Dubai Roller Derby. And It. Is. AWESOME!

You don’t have to have been a ‘skater’ previously to join us, you don’t have to have done any Derby before either. All you need to do is come see one practice, and meet some of the girls. We are such a super friendly bunch and we’d LOVE for you to join us.

We practice weekly and also do an endurance free-skate at Dubai Autodrome weekly. We love to socialise and meet new people, so do drop us a line at our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/DubaiRollerDerby?fref=ts , or on the website to find our more  http://www.dubairollerderby.com/ :).

We like to boot camp with the Abu Dhabi Roller Derby league also!

For now though, here are some recent pics from practices, boot camps and scrimmages.

Some very cool news! Yesterday we had a Roller Derby Boot Camp in Abu Dhabi with the Abu Dhabi Roller Derby league https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abu-Dhabi-Roller-Derby/153725484785780

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1517548_10152001686301326_2236768971323603559_n 10257847_10152001706706326_441487900550601647_n i was so chuffed when i got past the wall jammer jamming

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The first thing I mention when someone asks me what Roller Derby is, I always say; have you seen ‘Whip It’? The film with Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore. This is a simple intro convo ice breaker.

It doesn’t matter what size you are, what occupation you have, but you do need to be over 21. And you get to meet lots of new friends, be inspired by the techniques of others’, train and evolve, develop, be fit and healthy, have fun, and have an awesome cool Derby name and number!

 

So take a pew, watch this YouTube Video and send us a mail! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj-UHrSHC3E

 

 

 

Guest writer: “Smoking, and how to quit”

15 Jun

Guest writer: “Smoking, and how to quit”

 

Featured as a guest speaker\writer! Check it out here:

http://pretty-vegan.blogspot.de/2013/06/guest-post-smoking-how-to-quit.html?m=1

USA Road Trip 2013 – wardrobe

7 Jun

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For my fella’s 30th Birthday this year, we took ourselves on a three-week road trip across America.

…IT. WAS. GLORIOUS.

 

The above picture demonstrates the areas we drove through and from visiting The Grand Canyon, to The Gentle Barn, to Universal Studios, to Sequoia National Park (with awesome friends), to San Francisco (with awesome friends again!), and much more! We had the most amazing time.

 

As per my usual holiday wardrobe rundown, here’s a peek;

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Update: Back to Dubai and USA Road trip

7 Jun

Hi guys and gals,

Following a 3-week road trip across the US, I haven’t even had time to do my much-awaited posts on my wardrobe, clothes/haul snapshot, and for the sistersite: House of Vegan – vegan eateries and yumness that I discovered on my journey, before another gust of news appeared…

 

I am now UAE-based once more!

You heard it here first!

 

After having been offered a job as Director at a successful Advertising Agency in Dubai, it’s back to Dubai with me. Yes!

Exciting times ahead. So stay tuned! I look forward to checking out some of the artisan markets in the UAE and participating with my Tribe of Mannequins fare.

G.C.C. stock; we now are!

Last MIA Park Bazaar for the summer – This Saturday!

1 Apr

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Hi all!

I can confirm that Tribe of Mannequins will be at Table 47 at the Saturday 6th April MIA Park Bazaar, between 12-4pm. This is the last one until summer is over, so come along and see the Tribe of Mannequin’s loot while you can! :)

It will be hot, so bring water, a sunhat and suncream.

 

 

See you there!

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http://tribeofmannequins.wordpress.com/

MIA Park Bazaar – Saturday 6th April

20 Mar

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Hi all!

I can confirm that Tribe of Mannequins will be at Table 47 at the Saturday 6th April MIA Park Bazaar, between 12-4pm.

It will be hot, so bring water, a sunhat and suncream.

See you there!

Don’t forget, to receive notifications of new posts by e-mail, enter your email address to subscribe to the the Tribe of Mannequins blog.

(Follow the below link to the articles page, the first thing on the left that you’ll see will be ‘Subscribe to Tribe of Mannequins…via e-mail!’, and simply type your e-mail address.

http://tribeofmannequins.wordpress.com/

Midi rings

7 Mar

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Midi rings, first Knuckle Rings, memory rings or tea rings…Wearing rings higher up on your fingers was actually popular during the Renaissance.

Five hundred years after they signified a wearer’s wealth, mini rings, worn on the foremost joint of the digit—are back on the fingers of trendsetters.

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“Wearing one at that time signified a degree of wealth, an indication that “You were of a family that didn’t work in the field or ride horses—you had someone to do all of that for you,” Michael Coan, the chair of FIT’s jewelry design department, explained to The Daily Beast. Just look at Bernhard Strigel’s Portrait of a Woman (above), as proof. The painting, created between 1500 and 1525, features a wealthy woman in a bejeweled collar, also wearing a first knuckle ring”

(http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/30/first-knuckle-rings-popular-during-the-renaissance-return-to-fashion.html)

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Me with midi rings:

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At Tribe of Mannequins Boutique we stock midi rings:

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Statement necklaces

12 Feb

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At Tribe of Mannequins Boutique, I have been working on a lot of statement necklaces for the past fortnight.

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For me, as soon as I have a vision or inspiration of what I want to create; I have to ‘get it out there’.

I feel so much better once I’ve made it, it’s very relaxing to finish a piece.

 

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Nothing completes an outfit quite like a striking necklace.

Here are a few of the pieces new in. All prices listed on the Tribe of Mannequins facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tribe-of-Mannequins/199696716792980

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MIA Park Bazaar – March

12 Feb

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Since I decided to participate as a vendor at the next MIA Park Bazaar…(Um, today!). I finished up making some necklaces and special bracelets and tested out my potential table layout for the bazaar.

Yes, I’m a geek. But every detail is important to me.

Maybe it’s made even more ingrained into me from my background in branding and design. Everything has to look right. Everything has to be branded and consistent. Image

Next, I need to keep my eye out for a pink calculator.

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Some information on the bazaar;

‘Held on the first Saturday of every month, this open air market showcases an eclectic mix of food, jewelry, arts, crafts, clothing, books, souvenirs, perfumes and more. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed family outing, interested in some serious shopping or just looking for an excuse to see friends, the bazaar offers a wealth of entertainment options for both young and old’.

 

This is a fellow vendor, she is an amazing artist; ‘les-cherubins’, and often showcases her work at many markets and art fairs. She has been very kind and has assisted me quite a lot with the facts, admin questions and more I had re: arts & crafts markets here.

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http://les-cherubins.blogspot.com/2012/02/bazaar-at-museum-of-islamic-art-park.html

 

 

 

I’ll keep you posted!

Featured on ‘AllDolledUp.com’

3 Feb

Tribe of Mannequins received a wonderful shout out on ‘AlwaysDolledUp.com’!

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What is “contouring” and why does it matter?  Contouring is the strategic placement of different shades of makeup in different places to create an illusion.  I find it fascinating how quickly this “art” can transform your facial features.  Check out Kim Kardashian below for prime example of the power of contouring, and read this blog post for an amazing step-by-step guide and photos of other transformations.

http://www.alwaysdolledup.com/2013/01/the-power-of-contouring-kim-kardashian.html

http://tribeofmannequins.wordpress.com/tag/highlighting-shades-especially-below-their-eyes-beautiful-kim-kardashian-her-cheekbone-contouring-is-blended-extremely-well-and-naturally-her-brow-bone-looks-amazing-as-usual/

 

My post on contouring has received 80 comments thus far. I’m glad it has interested you guys and gals, just as it interests me to write these articles. I enjoy researching, find great visuals, structuring the posts and putting everything together.

 

Keep stopping by! :)

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