My Final Year : Graduation Collection 2013

Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Sorry i haven't posted anything interesting lately. I've been really busy with doing an internship with nawá ( a brand designed by Nadine Mezher,  a former Esmod teacher.
But as a special treat I going to let you in on what theme and ideas I have for my final year collection.The theme is ...... British Festivals !!  So think of Glastonbury,V-Festival,Creamfields,Wireless Festival and T4 on the Beach...etc So while I was in london , after going to Wireless Festival with my cousin, I got so much inspiration.From the music ( artists who I managed to see) to the clothes ( the crazy feathers , headbands..etc) and general atmosphere of the crowd. I spent my time after the festival going fabric shopping in Jasons and Joel and Son and heading back to Plymouth and making a stop in Exeter to go have a look at more fabrics. By doing that, all of these ideas starting coming up in my head and I spent my time in Saudi sketching out ideas.Here are a few snapshots I took on my road to inspiration :

The Inspirational pages

Researching Fabric Stores

Picking out the Details ( such as buttons,feathers and beads)

The Designing Part

My Sketches

Please comment and give me your thought on this collection idea :)

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ORA by Rita Ora

Monday, 27 August 2012
ORA by Rita Ora

Crop top
$25 -

Bomber jacket
$745 -

Bardot high waisted shorts
$94 -

Gold jewelry

Beanie hat
$120 -


Male Style Icon : Trey Songz

Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Male Style Icon : Trey Songz
I hope one day I get to meet him or at least see him live , of all my favourite male icons , he is definitely in my top 10,

Make sure you go and buy his latest album CHAPTER 5 :)


My Saudi Trip

Monday, 20 August 2012
As promised , this is my blog entry for my Saudi trip :)

After heading back to Dubai at the beginning of august , my parents and I decided to jet off to Saudi Arabia like my dad does every year.

The last time I went was the year before last (just before I started Esmod )
And this year was a lot crazier because our flight got delayed and we ended up arriving in Mecca at like 4am just before sunrise.

(due to technical issues with my blackberry, I was only able to take one picture, however I took a few pictures in Madinah

Here are some shots of the mosque in Madinah

Things To Take Inside the Mosque

  • Dates
  • Lip balm and hand cream
  • Money
  • Wipes and tissues
  • Sunglasses
  • Sibha ( prayer beads)
  • Mini Qur'an
  • Plastic Bag to put your shoes in

My Collage of the Trip

Azza Gasim aka #designerinthemaking
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Location:Dubai , UAE


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Friday, 17 August 2012

Saudi Updates..

Thursday, 16 August 2012
Sorry I haven't been able to blog lately , I have a virus and I'm currently in Madinah ( in Saudi Arabia) (the mosque of Prophet Mohammed PBUH.
So for the last week I've been praying all 5 prayers, ( Fajr,Duhr,Asr,Mugrib and Isha) in the mosque and most importantly reading the qur'an. Also i've taken a lot of pictures at the hotel with my cousins since you are not allowed to bring phones or cameras inside the mosque.

Here are some pictures I took from last times trip:

In Mecca

 The Kaaba
 The Clock Tower

In Madinah
 Breaking their fast with Dates,Yogurt and Zaatar, Bread and ZamZam Water (aka Holy water)

 Just outside the Mosque (small market area)

The Mosque

But make sure you check out my next post to see the pictures from this years Saudi Trip.