To celebrate The Fashion Orientalist’s second anniversary, I organized a personal style shoot with the help of several talented people from the beauty and fashion industry. This year I wanted to add something special to my look, which is how I got in touch with Halima from Halima’s Henna. She decorated my hands with a stunning floral design. It was my first introduction to Henna and I was very pleased with Halima’s creation. It was a wonderful and calming experience. The Henna lasted a little more than one week on my skin. This ‘temporary’ tattoo is something you have to try sometime, it is great for special occasions like weddings, but is also a cool ‘accessory’ for a summer look.
Photographer Lubna from Precious Moments Photography & Design took a few beautiful shots in which she captured the Henna design. It was lovely working with both ladies.
Halima tells us a little more about Henna…
Henna is my passion. It can also be very relaxing. Whenever I am working on a design I feel calm and peaceful. It is also a creative outlet for me.
Henna (powder) is a natural product which leaves a rich, red/brown stain on the skin. It is a beautiful and natural way to decorate your hands and feet. I draw inspiration for my designs from everyday life: items I come across or motives from clothing or jewelry or the natural environment.
I mix my Henna powder with the following ingredients: water, essential oils and sometimes a little bit of sugar. For this design I have used lavender oil, which gives it a beautiful scent.
Stay tuned for our personal style shoot…coming soon on The Fashion Orientalist!
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