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Liverpool Legends

As the daughter of a crazed Liverpool fan, I get perks such as going to games like Liverpool vs Barcelona  , which I attended this summer with the hospitality of Club Wembley.

Being able to go to these games with my dad gives me a chance to spend quality time with him, as well as creating long last memories.

So for this game, we travelled all the way to Liverpool to see  football legends of Liverpool play against Real Madrid. This included players such as Jamie Carragher, Michael Owen, Steven Gerard, Roberto Carlos, Luis Figo and Steve McManaman.


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Mixed Media Scrapbook

After spending the past 8months continuously sketching, I decided to publish all of my illustrations and artworks that I have been posting on my social media in a digital scrapbook.

They artworks and illustrations include artists, designers, musicians, public figures and other creatives that have inspired and gotten me to where I am today. If it wasn't for these people,  I would not know all the knowledge and creativity I use on daily basis.

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Essence Magazine : A Black Woman's Motivation and Inspiration

ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood 2017

    (images from Essence Magazine )

This year, Essence Magazine have honoured Issa Rae From Awkward Black Girl and Insecure, Aja Naomi King from How To Get Away With MurdererYara Shahidi from Black-Ish and Janelle Monae  and each of these women gave the most inspirational speeches that will stay with me for life.

Each one of these women have transformed the arts just by being themselves and I would encourage more women to just be themselves and embrace all that you have been given.

( To see more go on to http://www.essence.com/awards-events/ )

Urbanista's 2 Cents:

Since I have moved back home, it has been a struggle trying to discover who I am ; career, life and relationship wise and slowly, with the help of a few magazines such as EssencePride and Ebony  the people I know and knowing what I want, I have managed to slowly understand who I am and what I can offer to the world.

So to those women, who create the content for these magazines, I salute you and I thank you every month for inspiring me!

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Urbanista Creates is LIVE




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London Lookbook

With my most recent trip to London to help my cousin, I decided to show my other cousin around London and she managed to take some killer pictures, which is what I would like to share with you.

T-shirt Dress from Pull and Bear,
Tights from M & S
Shoes by Vagabond from Urban Outfitters

Jacket from Rokit Vintage in Camden
Scarf was a Gift.
T-shirt Dress from Pull and Bear,
Tights from M & S
Shoes by Vagabond from Urban Outfitters

Jacket from Primark
Scarf was a Gift.
Jumper (inside) from Forever 21,
Jeans from Gap  
Shoes from Timberland ( *But customised by @ArmOfCasso)

* All images are photographed by @Tartelle

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U.W • Magical Connections to the Wizarding World •

Anyone, who grew up in the early 2000s, can agree that The Harry Potter Series written by J.K Rowling, is the ultimate childhood book. The series started in the late 90s, when the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was released in 1997 and series unfolded into 7 novels, a play and a series of short stories, which are connected to the original book series. But the craze of it didn’t start, until 2001 the first book was transformed and it became the second biggest film franchise worldwide.
The writer and creator of the series, J.K Rowling, said she discovered the idea, while she was travelling back from Manchester to London on a crowed train, in the early 90s. At the time of her discovery, She wasn’t able to write the idea down, but she spent that entire journey thinking about details and the character of Harry Potter began to come to life and it became a story about a boy, who didn’t know he was a wizard. One event in her lifetime that heavily influenced the story and the character of Harry Potter in greater detail was the death of her her mother, which transformed the story and was then developed into a young wizard boy, who lost his parents at an early age, but didn’t know he was a wizard.
The Harry Potter series was the reason why kids would enjoy reading for fun. This was at a time, where they would watch cartoons in their leisure time, instead of reading and learning something new. They would read the books because it had the balance of real life and the magical world and the readers would learn with the character, throughout the series. In a study done by Scholastic, that have stated that kids and parents credit the series for getting more kids into reading and that it helped kids do better in school.
For some people, who read the books first before watching the films, used our imagination to think about; how those characters would dress ?, what they would look like?, how they would cast spells?… etc We created an image of what these characters were like and when we watched the films afterwards, we saw those characters come to life on the big screen and we could instantly relate to them because the actors that portrayed these characters were kids like us. As they grew up in the films, we did too and it became our childhood journey together.
Even after the last film and book; The Deathly Hallows was created, “The Harry Potter experience” has still reminded with us with The Harry Potter Studios, which was opened in 2012 in Leavesden. The Studio Tour includes the props, sets and costumes used throughout the series.
This year, House of Minalima, a shop and exhibition in London opened their doors to display the graphic art, as well as the authentic props that were used in the films. These were on loan from the The Harry Potter Studios in Leavesden. Having all of this in one space, gives the fans more appreciation to the details used throughout the series and see how it call came together.
At the end of the day, we all have some sort of personal connection to the series and if it wasn’t for J.K Rowling, this series would not part our childhood and part of who we are now.

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• Azza's Adventures CV •

For the past few days, I was thinking of ways to enhance my CV and I came up with the idea of doing it as a virtual comic book, which includes links to my blog, my portfolio and social media accounts.

I present to you... "Azza's Adventures.."

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