Showing posts with label TUNISIA IN THE HIZZY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TUNISIA IN THE HIZZY. Show all posts

Saturday, August 14, 2010

TUNISIAN ARCHITECT, I'M CALLING MISS TANIA BEN MAHMOUD!



The talented Tania Ben Mahmoud





Love me a sharp , funky & serious woman about her career like Tania Ben Mahmoud.
This 30 years old young woman is an architect for Christian Dior , yep! so when you visit some CD stores and you find the place lavish , well know that a North African sista may be the woman behind the beautiful store decor.

Tania has also worked as an architect for some of Marc Jacobs' stores in Madrid, London and Paris. This proud Tunisian woman has also lended her talent to Air France for whom she created a beautiful business lounge for their Paris location, among other things she's worked with the restaurant Lustre Baccarat in Monaco and many other luxurious locations.

This phenomenal woman has a project that is dear to her in her home-country of Tunisa. In the south of Tunisia there's a beautiful palm grove in the region of Tozeur which shelter over a million of palm tress, her dream would be to create a beautiful hotel resort there using and honoring the nomadic lifestyle tools, with recycling and solar systems among other things.
Not only is she busy with her urban career in the biggest metropoles of the world but she's already thinking about ways to give back and inovate in her country..got 2 respect a woman with plans:)

Djaa my Tunisian women sont dedans:)
Eyeee Wayeee:)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

TUNISIAN VISUAL GRIOT, MOUFIDA FEDHILA!



My World
@Moufida Fedhila


I won't even attempt to put Moufida in a category, she's unique. I was viewing her visual work, some of her poetry, photography , video installations and I still don't know how to define her...
She's" gangsta,a flower lyricist and a visual griot of our world".... that's how I see her.

In her most memorable piece to this day
"My world" she explores the notion of frontiere,how we human beings put walls (architectural walls, map frontieres, our need for privacy ect..) that separate us from each other.

Moufida did a photographic piece about Sub Saharian refugees and how they are separated from the rest of the world by a gigantic wall.Au centre
Apart from her photography and video installations work, Moufida is an avid poet, an, actress, a dancer, and a screenplay writer..bref we're not done hearing abt this sista.
http://moufida.fedhila.over-blog.com/
You can view part of her work, HERE

Djaaa my Tunisian sistas sont dedans:)
Eyeee Wayee:)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

HONEYMOON IN NORTH AFRICA,WHAT ABOUT DAR SABRI?


Love this pic

La Suite Argent

Wouldn't u love chilling there?:)

Fully modern kitchen

You guessed it ,the place is quite modern

Souki Souki (lol)

Def would feel like you were part of a fairy tale

Mmmm...

La Suite Or

Yes I'm dreaming def' can't afford this 130-200 Euros/night lovely place but it's so beautiful and dreamy that I figured I would share it with you guys, perhaps you can afford if yes please take me with you..I promise I'll be silent lol
I love this concept by Tunisian painter Amar Ben Belgacem, he wanted to create a luxurious yet comft' place for upscale tourists so that if they wanted to visit his country they could have the option of Dar Sabri.
The house can host 10 people with four suites and a complimentary bedroom. Each suite has its Oriental/modern comfort theme ..
There's a cool pool and hammam area available, also for the price you pay you'll get the usual perks that come with staying at a great hotel:concierge, cleaning, cooking lessons,internet connection,car service,pressing ect ...
The cool thing that I like abt this concept is that Belgacem used the services of local Tunisian artisans, which showcase their work and if you are interested at the end of your stay at this Nabeul Medina well....to your wallets :)

www.dar-sabri.com

Djaa my Tunisian people sont dedans:)
Eyeee Wayee:)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

MERIEM BEN SALEH, BERKLEY DOCTORATE STUDENT IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING!





When I read the story of Meriem Ben Salah, I was reminded of the importance of determinatio and tenacity. Meriem comes from a modest and loving Tunisian family of 4 . Indeed, she thank her parents for giving her with a lot of love the tools of success. She remenbers her father taking her to school , picking her up 4 days a week and studying with her each night as a litte girl .
His love and his belief in her are some of the key factors that helped her become the woman that she is today and a Mechanical Engineering doctorate student at the Berkley University.

Right after high school, she was awarded a scholarship from the German cultural center to pursue a Bachelor of Sciences and Master in Computational Engineering Science in Germany. She had a first "American taste" , after a stint at the Uni of Nebraska as a an exchange student and decided there to apply at Berkley Uni where' she's currently pursuing a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Solid Mechanics Minors in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Her doctorate project consists on medical softwate reaseach which could help radiologists and surgeons cure cerebral attacks.

If like meyou are not too fond of math , you may think" heavy stuff", maths and I don't mesh well so when I come across a woman who's gifted in that area I can't help but be a fan. That being said, it's not the only reason why I wanted to write a post about Meriem, her drive is amazing. She left her North African home at 17, and is living all these beautiful and challenging experiences, no wonder why she was chosen in the year 2009 as the best Tunisian student


Her goal in the years to come, is to return to Tunisia and found her own labatory, train other Tunisian students and help them through the funding of research projects.
When I read her blog and look at the pictures , I see an artsy,intelligent strong willed happy girl who enjoys life. As you know, sometimes we tend to put people in boxes,and want them to act a certain way because that's the vision we have of people who are in that sector..so I thank u Meriem for this lesson:)
Here's her blog, you can share her reflections on her journey at Berkley:
http://meriembensalah.blogspot.com/

Djaa my Tunisian sistas sont dedans:)
Eyeee Wayee:)
*Thank u Allah for this gift

Monday, November 16, 2009

OUR AFRICAN PEOPLE AT PARIS FASHION WEEK/SPRING SUMMER 2010!

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Ayo & Sonia Rolland

Farida

Leila Ben Khalifa

Miss Ayo


This past october, Paris was the place to be for our fashionistas and african celebs.
Ayo , Sonia Rolland, Leila Ben Khalifa as well as Farida Khelfa were some of the familiar faces seen.
Djaa our African peeps are doing their thing:)
Eyee Wayee:)

Friday, October 30, 2009

WHAT HAS TUNISIANA/ALGERIAN ACTRESS MISS HAFSIA HERZI BEEN UP TO LATELY?







Le Roi de l'Evasion
Hafsia at the premiere of "Le Concert" last week

Hafsia at the launch of the watches collection by John Galliano

Haven't checked in a little while on the 2009 Berlin shooting award winner the pretty pinup size Hafsia Herzi . The algerian/tunisiana young'un is def' doing her thing in the French cinematographic world. Her latest movie "le roi de l'evasion"came out this past july, by the way this movie sounds "hella funny"..it's an impossible love stroy between a 43 years old repressed homosexual man and a difficult teenager....I would have thought that the movie would have been really "dark" but after seeing the trailer and reading the reviews..I had a smile on my face and I knew that I wanted to see it..:)

Hafsia has plenty of projects set to come out sometimes between the end of this year and 2010. Among them, I the movie she did with tunisian movie director Raja Amari called "Les Anonymes"..will keep you posted:)

In the meatime here is the trailer for "l'evasion du roi"HERE

Djaa my Tunisian/Algerian sistas sont dedans:)
Eyee Wayee:)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

UN SI BEAU VOYAGE BY TUNISIAN MOVIE DIRECTOR KHALED GHORBAL!



Seems like a beautiful movie


RIP Farid Chopel

Un Si beau voyage is the story of a former factory worker Momo who loses his room in a shelter , he decides to return back to Tunisia his home country.

The movie goes as slow as his lead character is, it shows the solitude that he's living it, through his failing love story with a spanish woman, his daily lunches at the shelter, the same he felt when he was told that he could no longer stay at the shelter.

Once in Tunisia a Tunisia he left 15 years ago, he feels different and starts an introspective journey, there he also finds death within the silence of his existence ...

I havent' seen the movie yet but critics give homage to the late Farid Chopel who played the lead role, he died from cancer a few months after the completion of this movie

Critics also salute the poetic way the director Khaled Ghorbal depicted the last days of a man at the end of his life...

Here's the trailer:

Djaa my people from Tunisia sont dedans:)
Eyeee Wayee:)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I DIG YOU YAEL NAIM!!








Yael was born to Tunisian parents, lived in Israel most of her life even had to join the army just as all Israeli kids do, she also lived btw Paris and the States...

It took her a long time to find herself musically btw her first album which flopped, her classically trained background her love of soul , pop and folk music...


She spent that time doing musicals, movie soundtracks ect
thought of giving up until she met Mr David Donatien (reppin pour les Antilles) together everything came together

She has a 2nd album coming out at the end of October and will be doing concerts all throughout France and part of the USA...check her webbie for further details
I loved her video for "New Soul"

Here's her rendition of Toxic by Britney Spears:

Djaaa my Tunisian ladies sont dedans auss:)
Eyeee Wayeee:)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

SIDI BOU SAID IS CALLING!








U truly learn something new each day, I had honestly never heard of this pitoresque litte town located in the Northen part of Tunisia but someone (word up londonboy) just came back from his trip there and shared the pictures with me and I wanted to know more and more about it....
I gather through research that before the village was named Sidi Bou Said after a well known Muslim leader, Abou Said ibn Khalef ibn Yahia Ettamini el Beji , its former name was Jabal el-Menar .


Sibi Bou Said exists since the 12th century and its people have been credited with trying really hard to keep the authenticity of the village....Now why is the town painted blue and white?
It is said that when the Baron Rodolphe Von Erlanger occupied Sibi he asked for everything to be painted blue and white


The architecture has many influences with the various people of the world who lived there, of course Arabic but also Greek , and Turkish..

People describe it as being beautiful with the uniforme colors, the blooming flowers, the market , its artsy feel with the famous Ecole de Tunis :art school, the cafes among them le Cafe des Nattes
also the Lighthouse that's dated back to the 9th century...

Video presentation of Sibi Bou Said:

Djaa we have some fabulous historic spots to hit in Afrika:)
Eyeeee Wayeee:)