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Feeling a Bohemian vibe wearing this new Zara dress

Feeling a Bohemian vibe wearing this new Zara dress. 
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I could be pregnant with twins under it - but that would be a miracle -  -  or hiding any number of things under its volumes of fabric.
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It's not a sexy dress or a flattering dress for anyone with boobs as it hangs straight from them - but it's cool and airy with a fun print and vibrant colours that bring joy to the wearer. 
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Is it too young a dress to wear at the age of 66?  Who cares - I am enjoying wearing it.
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When we enjoy and feel good wearing a particular item of clothing - we as women - feel confident, positive and empowered.
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This is a happy dress. 
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I could be pregnant with twins under it – but that would be a miracle – – or hiding any number of things under its volumes of fabric.
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It’s not a sexy dress or a flattering dress for anyone with boobs as it hangs straight from them – but it’s cool and airy with a fun print and vibrant colours that bring joy to the wearer.
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Is it too young a dress to wear at the age of 66? Who cares – I am enjoying wearing it.
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When we enjoy and feel good wearing a particular item of clothing – we as women – feel confident, positive and empowered.
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This is a happy dress.
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Today I was the motivational speaker for @virginmedia on empowering women in the work place

Today I was the motivational speaker for @virginmedia on empowering women in the work place .
I really enjoyed creating and giving this talk for both women and men in this organisation.
I love to inspire and motivate.
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I really enjoyed creating and giving this talk for both women and men in this organisation.
I love to inspire and motivate.
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#tbt to #lockdown1 in the Summer when I was sitting in my sunny garden finishing the final edit of my

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in the Summer when I was sitting in my sunny garden finishing the final edit of my debut novel :
Secrets in the Dark - now available on Amazon on kindle and paperback.
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If you fancy an escapist read then you may enjoy my book which will transport you back to the Chelsea in - then the epicentre for and unlikely friendships. Where it's now cool for posh privileged girls to mix outside their social circles. 
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When two such teenagers meet and form a close and sisterly bond, their worlds are unexpectedly and suddenly torn apart  as they each suffer personal traumas. Needing to escape London to hide their shameful secrets, they embark upon individual rollercoaster journeys of extreme highs and lows that take them to and the - where are sex is a commodity drugs are a way of life and a life optional.
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"Would you tell your best friend your darkest secret of it could change your life?"
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If you enjoy it - please do let me know and I would be even more thrilled if you can also then spread the word.

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If you fancy an escapist read then you may enjoy my book which will transport you back to the Chelsea in – then the epicentre for and unlikely friendships. Where it’s now cool for posh privileged girls to mix outside their social circles.
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When two such teenagers meet and form a close and sisterly bond, their worlds are unexpectedly and suddenly torn apart as they each suffer personal traumas. Needing to escape London to hide their shameful secrets, they embark upon individual rollercoaster journeys of extreme highs and lows that take them to and the – where are sex is a commodity drugs are a way of life and a life optional.
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“Would you tell your best friend your darkest secret of it could change your life?”
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If you enjoy it – please do let me know and I would be even more thrilled if you can also then spread the word.

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The art of layering to keep warm and still stylish for outdoors dining

The art of layering to keep warm and still stylish for outdoors dining.
Everything from my own wardrobe from past seasons...
Wearing:
H&M long sleeve t-shirt
M&S cashmere sweater
JOSEPH furry gilet
ZARA cardigan
ZARA jeans
RiVER  ISLAND boots 
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Everything from my own wardrobe from past seasons…
Wearing:
H&M long sleeve t-shirt
M&S cashmere sweater
JOSEPH furry gilet
ZARA cardigan
ZARA jeans
RiVER ISLAND boots
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BBC Radio London with Salma and Lionheart

BBC Radio London with Salma and Lionheart.
22.30pm Thursday night.
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Chatting about how the perceptions of the perfect body and young women's positive body image has been dramatically and adversely affected with the advent of social media, especially over the last 10 years. . 
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Back in the day - in the 1970s, the decade in which my novel "Secrets in the Dark" is set - young women would have scrutinised their bodyshapes in the mirror, wishing they could have been slimmer, taller or even bigger breasted - looking more like their favourite model or pop star - and addressed their issues with a dramatic diet or some slimming pills. 

They never had the pressure of negative online peer judgement and the skewed perceptions of online reality versus real life,  causing comparison anxiety, unrealistic ideals of perfection and mental health issues. 



@bbcradiolondon
@palamedespr



@salmaandlionheart

22.30pm Thursday night.
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Chatting about how the perceptions of the perfect body and young women’s positive body image has been dramatically and adversely affected with the advent of social media, especially over the last 10 years. .
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Back in the day – in the 1970s, the decade in which my novel “Secrets in the Dark” is set – young women would have scrutinised their bodyshapes in the mirror, wishing they could have been slimmer, taller or even bigger breasted – looking more like their favourite model or pop star – and addressed their issues with a dramatic diet or some slimming pills.

They never had the pressure of negative online peer judgement and the skewed perceptions of online reality versus real life, causing comparison anxiety, unrealistic ideals of perfection and mental health issues.

@bbcradiolondon
@palamedespr

@salmaandlionheart

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My personal Covid lockdown story out this week ( written by myself) on the online website www

My personal Covid lockdown story out this week ( written by myself) on the online website www.femalefirst.co.uk-  in the books and authors section.
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How my debut novel "Secrets in the Dark" came to be finished, edited and published as a result of being ill with the virus and in self- isolation from my family and friends from March onwards.
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It just goes to show that even when faced with challenging circumstances always remain positive and never give up. 
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It's never too late to start a new career even at age 65.
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@femalefirst_uk

femalefirst.co.uk- in the books and authors section.
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How my debut novel “Secrets in the Dark” came to be finished, edited and published as a result of being ill with the virus and in self- isolation from my family and friends from March onwards.
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It just goes to show that even when faced with challenging circumstances always remain positive and never give up.
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It’s never too late to start a new career even at age 65.
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@femalefirst_uk

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I ventured into London’s West End yesterday for my first facial after 6 months

I ventured into London's West End yesterday for my first facial after 6 months. 
I had been recommended to try Dr Rasha's clinic in Mayfair.
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I was temperature checked on arrival, the reception staff were behind screens and wearing masks, and masks were obligatory in the waiting areas and for therapists. 
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The clinic was extremely professional, clean and somewhere any new anxious client would feel completely  confident and comfortable, in these post-lockdown Covid times,  to go to be treated. 
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Here I am in pic 1, all masked up, with the lovely owner- Dr Rasha aesthetics physician and clinic director,  and in  pic 2 here I am after my facial with my 65-year old happy shiny face that loved the professional tlc and pampering it had just received. 
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I will be revisiting again very soon. Thank you for my lovely afternoon. 
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(Btw, this isnt an ad, I only write and post about places and products that I believe in and make a difference to my life and may inspire others). 
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@drrashaclinic

I had been recommended to try Dr Rasha’s clinic in Mayfair.
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I was temperature checked on arrival, the reception staff were behind screens and wearing masks, and masks were obligatory in the waiting areas and for therapists.
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The clinic was extremely professional, clean and somewhere any new anxious client would feel completely confident and comfortable, in these post-lockdown Covid times, to go to be treated.
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Here I am in pic 1, all masked up, with the lovely owner- Dr Rasha aesthetics physician and clinic director, and in pic 2 here I am after my facial with my 65-year old happy shiny face that loved the professional tlc and pampering it had just received.
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I will be revisiting again very soon. Thank you for my lovely afternoon.
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(Btw, this isnt an ad, I only write and post about places and products that I believe in and make a difference to my life and may inspire others).
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@drrashaclinic

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