Q&A

Time to get personal!
I have been blogging for a while now and I feel that it’s time for us to get to know each other better. I’m curious to know who you are, what you do and what you enjoy in life. That’s why I’m having my very first Q&A here on the blog. Ask me questions and I will answer them. At the same time let me know a little something about you, like where you live or what your favorite brand is etc. As a thank you I will give this nice candle kit from Oscar de la Renta to one of you guys.
Let’s start! ☺

Comments

Sanna
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Do you speak farsi?
I live in Iran and I like Gucci

Helia
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Hi Sanna,
Thank you for your question. Yes I do speak farsi. We moved to Sweden when I was 3 years old but I can read and speak farsi.
Have a great day!

Soraya
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Hi Helia, I wonder how tall you are?

Helia
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Hi Soraya,
I’m 170 cm.

Ashrah
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How long have you lived in Dubai and where in Dubai do you live?
Can you also give me some advice on where to travel this summer. Im in France!

Helia
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Hi Ash,
I have lived in Dubai for 2,5 years. I live in the part of the town that is called The Marina.
It’s hard to give you travel advice because I love to travel in it is hard to just pick a few places. Although I can tell you that I’m really excited to go to Cuba. It’s been on my to-do list for a long time now. In Europe, I love France, Italy, Greece. If you go to Greece make sure to visit Amorgos which is one of my favourite Islands.

Lexi
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Hi Helia, I have 3 questions to you! Thank you for the great posts you are sharing with us all.

How did you get interested in blogging and fashion?

Where do you get inspiration to your blog from? When I read it, it always feels o fresh and fun.

Describe your typical work day and what your ideal day look like?

Helia
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Hi Lexi,
Thank you for your questions.
As long as I can remember, I have always had an interest in fashion and clothes. I’m very interested in how clothes can affect the way we feel about ourselves and others. Since I have been working for a fashion magazine for the last 6,5 years, fashion has also been a part of my job.
I started blogging when I moved to Dubai. Being away from family and friends gave me time to start this journey :).
A typical work day for me is, waking up around 7 am, working for the magazine till around 7 pm and then work on the blog.

Marian
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Hola Helia!! I just recently started to follow your blog and you ROCK!

What is the best and worst thing about being a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blogger?

Would you ever consider designing your own line or working with a company to launch a feature?

What are some of your favorite fashion trends now? 
What’s your next fashion must-have?

Helia
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Hi Marian,
Thank you so much for your kind words.
The best thing about blogging is to be able to connect with other people around the world and hopefully inspire them. The worst thing is… I don’t know. I haven’t experienced any bad things yet :).
If the opportunity arises, I would definitely do that.
My favourite fashion trends right now is probably a lot of white lace and I also love the luxury bohemian trend.
My next fashion must have is the right pair of nude shoes. I have been searching after a pair for a while now. Any ideas? :)

Sanna
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Hallo Helia,
My question is a question I been thinking about a long time.
When did you start this blog and why?
I hope you answer my question.
By the way you look very beautiful. 😉
From a girl who lives in Sweden. :)

Helia
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Hi Sanna,
You are a sweetheart. Thank you!
I started my blog when I moved to Dubai. I wanted to share outfits with friends and give them inspiration.

Emily
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you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else, who would it be? Why? I read a lot so i woulder: What are your top three favorite books and why?

Helia
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Hi Emily,
Thank you for your hard questions :).
If I could wake up as someone else I would maybe like to wake up as Roger Federer or Oprah, or Obama, or maybe Beyonce :)
It’s hard to only pick three books but I can tell you about three books that I have read recently. One is Open by Andre Agassi. I have read that book 3 times and I love it. Another book I’ve read that I like is Me before You. It’s a love story that makes you cry.
A book I’m reading at the moment is “All the light we cannot see”. I just started reading it a few days ago but I’m already hooked.

Emily
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Wonder**

Rebecca
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Hi your blogg is really cool and so are you.
I wonder if you are going to make more beauty post or are you going do fashion posts? Or are you going to do both?
What is your favorit shop and why?

Helia
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Hi Rebecca,
Thank you for your kind words.
I will do more fashion posts but there will still be a mix.
A store that I often visit is Zara and I usually end up buying something from there.
Take care and have a great evening!

Joanna
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God morning Helia! I have some questions to you…

Of all the outfits you’ve posted on your blog, which one is your favorite and why?
It seems you are traveling all the time, but I want to know which city had your favorite style?

If you could travel back in time to a different decade, which would it be, and why?

Aside from blogging, what are you passionate about? What are some of your hobbies?

Helia
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Hi Joanna,
Thank you for all your questions.
It’s hard to pick one outfit as my favourite. It depends on mood and occasion.
I love the parisian and the Italian style.
When I was a young girl, I wanted to live in the little house on the Prairie, together with Laura Ingalls. I loved the long dresses they wore during the end of the nineteenth century, and I liked their hairstyles with the braids and all.
Another passion of mine is tennis. If you follow me on Instagram you see that I play tennis a lot. I play 4-5 times a week and I absolutely love it.

Soraya
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Hi Helia,

I think you are stunning! Any up and coming designers you can tell us about?
Btw, what did you like about Beirut?

Helia
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Hi Soraya,
Thank you so much for you kind words.
Two of the up and coming designers that I like are
Giorgi Rostiashvilli and Leonard Kocic. They make cool and sexy stuff :).
Regarding Beirut, I absolutely loved Beirut. It is such a colourful and diverse city. And those people know how to party like rock stars. :)

Gina
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Hi Helia,

I started following your blog after seing you on Louise Kraghs Instagram account. I just wanted to say that especially those photos were great!

My question is:
What’s your favorite brand when it comes to jewelry and assesories?

Thank you!
/Gina

Helia
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Hi Gina,

First I want to thank you for taking the time to read my blog.
When it comes to accessories like the ones from Louise Kragh because they are simple but still elegant and fun. I’m into more simple timeless stuff, but sometimes I also like to wear a big statement piece. When it comes to accessories I love sunglasses. Right now I really love Dior, Miu Miu and Prada sunnies.

Selini
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Hi Helia,
Do you work out? If yes, how often?

Helia
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Hi Selini,

Thank you for your question. Yes I do work out. I play tennis about 4-5 times a week. I should work out in the gym too but it rarely happens.

Golnaz
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Hello Helia,
How often do you visit Iran and what languages do you speak?

Helia
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Hi Golnaz,
Last time I was in Iran was over 5 years ago. I really want to go back and will do that as soon as I get the chance.
I speak Swedish, English, Farsi and a little bit French.

Ella
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Hey! You are so gorgeous and you inspire me! I live in Sweden, am not so into expensive brands, but really love wearing clothes that emphasize femininity in a classy but yet modern, clean cut style. I wonder, where do you see yourself in 5 years from now? What are your goals and dreams? Keep up the great work and shine like a star

Bella
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Hey Helia! I’m a follower of your blog since quite a while now! You’re such a sweet person with great taste! My passion in life is beauty – beauty as in Botox and fillers! If you had to choose between being charming+ smart+ugly OR a complete knockout bombshell+no brains+dull personality – what would you honestly pick and why!? :)

Helia
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Hi Bella,

Thank you for your sweet words and for reading my blog.
Love your question :)
I would definitely choose charming+smart+ugly. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, plus beauty is not only about how you look on the outside. And in case I would be totally unhappy with my face, I could always get some help with botox and fillers 😉

Helia
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Hi Ella,
Thank you so much! You inspire me too.
Wow that’s a big question you got there. I’ll try to keep it short. When it comes to blogging, I’m sure I will continue as long as it feels right. So if it still feels right in 5 years, then I’m still doing it and hopefully I can inspire more people by doing so.
But outside the blog I have so many dreams and goals that I want to fulfil. I do have a 5 year plan but the most important thing for me is to be happy with myself and my life, and that my loved ones are happy. In 5 years I hope I have accomplished a lot of my goals but at the same time, that I’m happy with the person I am and that I’m a great wife, friend, sister, daughter, mother etc. I also want to have my friends and family closer than I have today so I can have more moments with them. Cause at the end, all we have left is the moments and the memories right? So let’s create a lot of good memories :)

Amber
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Hi Helia,
It’s glad that you are having a Q&A.
I wonder what foundation you use?
I also wonder what tv shows you watch.
Hope you will answer!
Best,
Amber

Helia
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Hi Amber,
I’m glad you like my very first Q&A. :)
I use 2 different foundations at the moment. (Not at the same time though)
I use one from The Body Shop which is great for everyday use. It’s called All-In-One BB Cream. If I want to go out partying I use Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet. I love the texture and it feels very light on the skin.

On to you next question. I don’t watch tv. But I do follow two series and one is Game of Thrones and the other one is Arrow.

Eden Afwerki
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Hello Helia! What I love about your blog is that it’s a nice mix of glam, sincerity, fun and personal posts! I live outside Paris, but am originally from Eritrea. In general, the French people has a good sense of fashion… I saw your beautiful pics and posts from Paris and wonder what you find fascinating or special with France, French fashion and brands. Take care!

Helia
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Hi Eden,
Thank you for following my blog journey and for taking the time to write me.
I love France. I used to live in Lyon and I absolutely loved it there. France has always been one of my favourite countries in the world. I love the language, the food, the fashion, the atmosphere, the buildings, the history, the art and even the men. So Vive la France!

Franz Schweinsteiger
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Hallo! I wonder what shoe brand you like ze most? I wanna buy dem besten shoes for my girlfreund! She likes leather. Real leather. Not fake. Thank you for you response!

Helia
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Hi Franz,
Your question made me happy. Love your dedication.
I like Christian Louboutin shoes or a pair of Aquazzura shoes.
I’m sure your girlfriend would love to get a pair.
Let me know how it goes.
Kind regards,
Helia

Franz
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Thank you very much for the tip! I will get her the besten leather shoes and tell her you gave me the inspiration! She will think I am husband material right away! Have a good day and Auf Wiedersehen!

Helia
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I’m happy to help! Good luck dear Franz!

Monika
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Hi Helia,
I wonder what workout routines you have for your legs? They look very nice.

Helia
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Hi Monika,
Thank you for the compliment, but I don’t do anything other than playing tennis on a regular basis.
Otherwise I just use them to take me places.

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