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Here is a snippet of my hair story on un-ruly.com. Check out the full story on - http://un-ruly.com/hair-story-malliha-ahmad/#.Uu-TQv2qzLQ
"I’m originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  My mother is Black and my father, Pakistani.
Milwaukee is a very conservative and reserved place.  It’s very cookie cutter, meaning going out with my hair wild and in an afro was looked at as extremely different and I’d get a lot of stares and glares from people just wondering “why is her hair like that?” or “why isn’t it tamed? It looks wild.”  You can get a complex living in a place that’s not as diverse and is a bit more segregated because people aren’t as welcoming when it comes to things that are different from what they typically see.”
-Photographer: Kia Chenelle

Here is a snippet of my hair story on un-ruly.com. Check out the full story on - http://un-ruly.com/hair-story-malliha-ahmad/#.Uu-TQv2qzLQ

"I’m originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  My mother is Black and my father, Pakistani.

Milwaukee is a very conservative and reserved place.  It’s very cookie cutter, meaning going out with my hair wild and in an afro was looked at as extremely different and I’d get a lot of stares and glares from people just wondering “why is her hair like that?” or “why isn’t it tamed? It looks wild.”  You can get a complex living in a place that’s not as diverse and is a bit more segregated because people aren’t as welcoming when it comes to things that are different from what they typically see.”

-Photographer: Kia Chenelle

Hey Everyone! Here is a little snap shot of behind the scenes footage from my GUESS Watches event. They were filming how their style bloggers create an artistic look (using their GUESS accessories/watches). It was a fun filled event packed with fashion, great people, accessories, champagne, and love! 

  • In photo: Stylist Matthew Anderson
  • Filmed by: Max Lipka
  • Photo taken by: Alexis Rai
Since the 7th grade, my hair has been my trademark.  When I walk around the streets of New York City, people stop me all the time to comment and compliment my hair.  And in the spirit of support, hope and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I want to be able to give that kind of love and attention back to someone who truly deserves it.
It is with that motivation that I decided to cut off my hair to donate to The American Cancer Society, so that women going through cancer treatments who have lost their hair can have the joy that my hair has always brought me.  It was a big decision but, given the circumstances, this is not a big gift but just a token of support and love that I am able to give.

This will change me, too.  People will see beyond my hair and begin to really look at the real me.  Walking into the beautiful Wonderland Beauty Parlor in New York, I felt nervous, anxious, excited, happy and full of support for the cause.  And I made sure to wear my pink GUESS Watch, created specifically to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

Now that my hair has been cut, I feel amazing, grateful and brand new!  The support I have had from GUESS Watches, Wonderland Beauty Parlor, my family and friends has been amazing and I am truly thankful.  If I had one message to the person who will be the recipient of my hairpiece, it would be…have fun!’

-Stylist Jeb Johnston wonderlandbeautyparlor

-Photographer Max Lipka

Check out the Q & A- For Love of the Moon did on yours truly! :)


First of all, we are huge fans of your artwork and blog, not to mention your stunning portfolio and impressive style. You have so many talents and passions, is there any project you’ve done that you’re most proud of? 




First and foremost thank you so much for extending the invite to feature me on your blog. I am grateful and honored to be a part of your social world! As far as my project that I am most proud of…I would have to say thecollective57.com




I curate for the site and provide social media support. The Collective 57 is a global platform for artists, which gives exposure and opportunity. 



To read the full story click: http://forloveofthemoonblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/get-to-know-malliha.html
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Photo Credit: Nikki H.  
Check out the Q & A- For Love of the Moon did on yours truly! :)
First of all, we are huge fans of your artwork and blog, not to mention your stunning portfolio and impressive style. You have so many talents and passions, is there any project you’ve done that you’re most proud of? 
First and foremost thank you so much for extending the invite to feature me on your blog. I am grateful and honored to be a part of your social world! As far as my project that I am most proud of…I would have to say thecollective57.com
I curate for the site and provide social media support. The Collective 57 is a global platform for artists, which gives exposure and opportunity. 

To read the full story click: http://forloveofthemoonblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/get-to-know-malliha.html

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Photo Credit: Nikki H.  

My latest style post on GUESS:

"Whether I am strolling around town, running errands, traveling, or going out for a night of fun…I always make sure that I have on a classic timepiece.  One of my favorite timepieces is this rose gold beauty; you can pair this stylish watch with vibrant colors, a classic little black dress, or sporty sweats.  It is a watch that can easily be dressed up or down; it is my best friend no matter the occasion!" -  To read the rest visit - http://bit.ly/malistylelesson

My latest style post on GUESS:

"Whether I am strolling around town, running errands, traveling, or going out for a night of fun…I always make sure that I have on a classic timepiece.  One of my favorite timepieces is this rose gold beauty; you can pair this stylish watch with vibrant colors, a classic little black dress, or sporty sweats.  It is a watch that can easily be dressed up or down; it is my best friend no matter the occasion!" -  To read the rest visit - http://bit.ly/malistylelesson


"To some plastic surgeons, a naturally stunning woman looks more like a work-in-progress. What does this somewhat terrifying reality say about the state of beauty in our culture?
That’s what photographer Marc Erwin Babej wanted to explore in his new series,"Mask Of Perfection." Babej worked with his close friend, plastic surgeon Maria LoTempio, to illustrate the difference between a woman’s natural beauty and the “correctable flaws” a plastic surgeon has been trained to see. (Scroll down to see the images.)
"The idea came to my head very spontaneously," Babej told the Huffington Post in an interview. "I had been taking portraits and I was on the phone with Maria, and the idea just came to me. I suddenly had this vision in my head — what would Maria mark up on her? What would Maria find about her, from her perspective as a plastic surgeon?"
After some debate, the pair decided to focus solely on women’s faces for this first set of photographs, but are considering a second part to the series which would focus on the rest of the female body.”

To read the rest of the article on Huff Post click - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/23/marc-erwin-babej-mask-of-perfection_n_3641246.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009
 
 

"To some plastic surgeons, a naturally stunning woman looks more like a work-in-progress. What does this somewhat terrifying reality say about the state of beauty in our culture?

That’s what photographer Marc Erwin Babej wanted to explore in his new series,"Mask Of Perfection." Babej worked with his close friend, plastic surgeon Maria LoTempio, to illustrate the difference between a woman’s natural beauty and the “correctable flaws” a plastic surgeon has been trained to see. (Scroll down to see the images.)

"The idea came to my head very spontaneously," Babej told the Huffington Post in an interview. "I had been taking portraits and I was on the phone with Maria, and the idea just came to me. I suddenly had this vision in my head — what would Maria mark up on her? What would Maria find about her, from her perspective as a plastic surgeon?"

After some debate, the pair decided to focus solely on women’s faces for this first set of photographs, but are considering a second part to the series which would focus on the rest of the female body.”

To read the rest of the article on Huff Post clickhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/23/marc-erwin-babej-mask-of-perfection_n_3641246.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

 

 


How would you describe your personality? As far as my personality, I would say that I am an all around artist, traveler, dreamer, lover, giver, and free spirit.

One of my latest interviews on The Vixen Box. To view the full  story visit- http://www.thevixenbox.com/2013/07/vixens-malliha-vixen.html
Enjoy! (share it, like it, love it :) 
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How would you describe your personality? 
As far as my personality, I would say that I am an all around artist, traveler, dreamer, lover, giver, and free spirit.

One of my latest interviews on The Vixen Box. To view the full  story visit- http://www.thevixenbox.com/2013/07/vixens-malliha-vixen.html

Enjoy! (share it, like it, love it :) 

#TheVixenBox