January 9, 2015

New dawn, new Diyanah.


This blog had been abandoned for some time and I'd like to revive it.

Going into the new year—and diving into college application essays—I have regretted not keeping a blog up and running. A place where my thoughts can dwell, where memories are preserved and where ramblings are posted. This started out as a fashion blog but I've decided to make it into a lifestyle blog. Combining all the different elements of my life in just one blog, so prepare for the haphazard posts coming your way!

What I want from this blog is just an outlet for me to work on my writing and try to genuinely convey interesting anecdotes or mundane moments or anything really. This is just a space for me to write my thoughts/ideas/daily dilemmas/reviews/whathave yous. On previousblogs that are now dead, I realized they were all what I did and how I did it and with whom, with no point of view or self-reflection. So, here I am, pledging to put some thought into my blog posts—literally.

It's 2015. I'm turning the big 20 this year and Ifeellike nothing has changed.The people around me and the place where I am physically at has changed but I have not changed though, not by a whole lot at least.

Thinking about it, I am only 20, what am I trying to rush into anyway? Adulthood? I'm pretty sure if adult Diyanah is trying to warn me right this instant, it's to tell me to delay adulthood as much as I humanly can. It's not that I want to stay stuck in Neverland, but I know HUGE responsibilities are closely intertwined with adulthood. So let me try to enjoy the end of my teen ood in this new year.

Let the new year begin, and come what may

xx Diyanah

May 27, 2013

Grey Summer

Still waiting for my future to be decided so, in the meantime might as well ask a friend to shoot me. Photographically, not anatomically. (I am not sure if these words are even in the dictionary. So don't take my word for it.)

Zara sweater, Topshop skirt, Zara pointed court shoes.

January 23, 2013

Rebecca Minkoff x Man Repeller

Rebecca Minkoff and Leandra Medine aka The Man Repeller are clearly making babies and making googly eyes at each other and covering it up as 'accidentally' running into each other at a local Starbucks shop1. Not that I disapprove, on the contrary, I appreciate this tragedy-stricken relationship. (There's no tragedy. None whatsoever. But I like unnecessary dramatization, so forgive me) I must say this is a goodass video. Leandra has swag. Also, the video editor(s) and the person who has control over music selection also has swag. 

1 Since Starbucks has been sprouting everywhere, it has actually become local in every corner of the world. Kinda like HSBC touts itself as 'World's local bank', Starbucks is 'Earth's local overpriced coffee joint'. I actually go there for their Chocolate Frappucinos which are the priciest of them all AND it's not even coffee. So for me it is overpriced. Darn you, Starbucks and your ability to churn out good fraps and make me poor.

Princess Star Killed The Monarchy

credits : Clare Shilland for ELLE France featuring Hanna Verhees via Because I'm Addicted

January 13, 2013


I went to Sydney a few weeks back, just before the whole heat wave came crashing down on Australians. Had a great time but the Internet was sorely missed. I had an important meeting with the Dalai Lama and Obama and we had some tea at the Sydney Opera House. I also hugged koalas and helped set off the amazeballs fireworks at Darling Harbour.

.. Okay, I didn't actually do all those things but I had a great time doing those things, just less impressive. Most favourite moments was the fireworks at Darling Harbour, they were spectacular. Also Bondi Beach, even though the water was frigid cold. The guards had to tell us to get out of the water before the sea monster ate us all up but we declined stating that we had nothing better to do and continued to splash around in the icy waters.

Things that creep at night

This image is the most accurate depiction of my life right now. I clearly do not have insomnia (I can sleep anywhere) but apparently my mind has .. well, a mind of it's own. Thinking it can cover a whole season of a K-drama in a night, always persuading me to stay a little while longer on the Internet; these are definitely signs of DYBWP. Obviously an abbreviation for 'Darn You Brain, Work Properly !'

I promise I'll tickle your fancy with some photos tomorrow. Of me in a zombie costume. Or just me zombiefied.