#mercuryretrograde really isn’t playing around. Emotions are a scrambled mess egging around in a sinking ship.
Say it!!!!! Affirmation of affirmations. #13goingon30
#Doha TB 💕🎆
Still in a state of awe and numbness after #Joker and the more that unfurls about how remarkably #joaquinphoenix simmered to become all that is #arthurfleck (and to top it all off the fact that this particular scene was improvised ) goes to show he is an UNPRECEDENTED ARTISTE. ⚡️ 🎥 @wbpictures
BBC’s #lineofduty is my current binge. GOBSMACKING crime drama about corruption within the police force. Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant. It’s on Netflix by the by ❤️🎬
🤡 #Joker was an erudite experience. Void of any special effects that are evincing in the superhero genre, #Joker is a compelling dive into how mental health can so easily form the sleek route to nihilistic tendencies, all through the self-annihilating tendencies of Arthur Fleck (aka the resplendent #JoaquinPhoenix ). As the film delved deeper into Arthur’s despondent life, the eight minute standing ovation for the film at the #VeniceFilmFestival becomes clear. #ToddPhillip ’s masterpiece sparkles in grime-glitter while diving into the origins of the much-loved villain; an estranged clown who suffers from a condition that turns his internal demons into uncontrollable fits of laughter. While at first you laugh along, you’re quickly tormented by the hellish, awfully tragic life Arthur scrapes by with. He lives with his mother in crime-stricken Gotham, and dreams to be a stand up comedian. He is constantly abused, insufferably bullied and endlessly mocked, all turning him into a homicidal clown who will now do just about anything to give his life meaning. Welcome to the world of #Joker - a cultural phenomenon and a new age of superhero films; #JoaquinPhoenix you’ve done it. You’ve struck gold.
Super proud of my concept behind this shoot, trying to unspool the facade around Saba Qamar’s dark demeanour 💕💕💕 it was so much fun!!! Hoping to do another one again soon 🥰 #throwback
Check @mangobaaz for your season’s horoscope 🔮💜🧜🏼♀️
I’ll be starting a mental health campaign on @mangobaaz in an attempt to destigmatize mental health. Pls support this cause as we help grow one another. 💜🦋✨💥 Feeling low? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Sad? We’ll be checking in on how you’re doing on a regular basis as we attempt to destigmatize mental health in Pakistan. We would truly appreciate honesty, openness and discussion around how to combat low days, stress, and mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression - kindness is the only saviour here so please be careful to not cause any hurt as together we build a safe space to build one another.
Coming up later on @mangobaaz ❤️
Why Cardi B’s bold statement at Paris Fashion Week in a veiled head-to-toe number was needlessly belittled by the Muslim community when it was an entirely unrelated antidote to otherwise meagre fashion. Following the French veil law in 2004, the niqaab was banned across France in 2010 along with Burkini bans in pockets of the country. While not a large chunk of Muslims wear the niqaab, those who do felt immediately ostracised and alienated in a growing Islamaphobic region. These days, almost everything remotely related to the veil, hijab and niqaab is incredibly sensitive; it’s best to stay away from them, in particular in pop culture - unless you want to be hounded incessantly by communal social media vandals who prey on anything they deem ‘offensive.’ After French Montana’s risky take on modernising the Muslim Woman on his album cover, Cardi B is the next musician to ignite ire in the Muslim community. Her entirely veiled outfit at Paris Fashion Week had Muslims calling out hypocrisy and celebrity clout defying norms in the name of fashion. Now, while her outfit was completely veiled, it has little-to-no connection tethered to Islam, nor is Cardi B attempting to project any form of a political agenda - something that many perceive. Her wallpaper-inspired statement is the creation of British designer Richard Quinn, who was moved by the simplicity in opaque floral patterns. To draw parallels between France’s growing intolerance for minorities and Cardi B’s fashion move is honestly a bit dimwitted and frivolous; it goes to show that Islamaphobia has left its victims in a state of vindictiveness and constant bitterness - which is understandable, but not necessary to go to every length to claim your group of people have been targeted….when really they haven’t. It’s just consequential that Cardi B happened to don something very bold (she’s always willing to go the experimental route with fashion - remember her archival Mugler number )? Via @iamcardib
#Valentino SS20 🔥💛
French Netflix horror show ‘ #Marianne ’ currently holds a fresher than fresh 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Having binge-watched the show over three days myself, I must say I found little to nil fault with the resplendent show that felt more like an enthralling, adrenaline rush right from the opening scene. Marianne serves as quite the deus ex machine considering the dearth of good horror on television, with impressive dubbing that barely ever deters the non-French speaking viewer away from the gory premise of the teeth-jittering drama. Like ‘The Haunting Of Hill House,’ ‘Marianne’ is pure emotion; the protagonist Emma is a quirky, free-spirited author who quickly realises whatever she’s published for fictions fun actually becomes morbidly true; a boy in Korea stabs his parents to death - mirroring a similar story from one of Emma’s novels. We realise that Emma’s books about demonic activity are actually based on her nightmares, and after an incident back home beckons the novelist to return, you’ll see blaring Stephen King prompts as we’re taken through the chilling story of #Marianne herself. It’s a winning show from me, but don’t watch it alone (please ). 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀