Fashion bloggers often tend to measure their popularity by the number of designer bags or shoes they have in their closet, or how many exclusive designer shows they attend. We don’t always want to see and hear about glamorous lifestyles of the rich and famous, or how many thousands of dollars it costs for the latest high fashion accessory.
Nadia Aboulhosn,26, an Arab-American style blogger, is a “breath of fresh air.” She has both Lebanese and American parents and was raised in the US. Her successful blogging career has been going for over five years. During this time, she has even modeled for magazines including, “Stylist” and “Addition Elle.” These days she is considered as an “Instagram Star” and has over 180,000 followers.
Her social -media blogs are brutally honest and enjoyable to read. Nadia has more of an “I don’t care” attitude as she brings an altogether different energy to her blogs. One of her posts showed her wearing nose strips to get rid of her blackheads and she was captured bleaching her facial hair. Her post was entitled “Face hair bleach and blackhead session.”
She likes to show pictures of herself as she really is, for instance, without having her hair or make-up done, or while she is wearing glasses. Nadia says that she wants to show other people all sides of her life, so they realize that the individuals writing blogs on social media are just like everyone else too.
She has also tried to move away from the skinny images of women portrayed by the fashion industry. She is a size 14-16 and feels that women should embrace the way they look, and not be too concerned about their size. She believes that women should not be referred to as plus size as this only separates them.
Nadia says that she does not consider herself as a role model, but just by being herself and having a positive attitude she can inspire other women. She isn’t pressurized to cover her body due to her Arab heritage but finds that people expect larger women to cover their bodies because of their size and not because of religious views.
She was asked exactly how it is that she finds herself relating to Arab culture, and responded by saying, “My eyebrows!” Nadia even designed her own T-shirt, which read, “Eyebrow game too strong,” which included an image showing sultry eyes and long lashes and brows.