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stopping for doughnuts

Extra extra…Issue #76 of The Music just got published. If this sends you down a sugary, slippery slope, I’m unapologetic.   xo Dina { @ Doughboys Melbourne } { @ Shortstop Coffee and Donuts }

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petit lesson : centered vs off-center photography

No doubt about it – placing a subject off-center is more interesting. There simply isn’t any energy in the center. Once I placed the purple star flower off-center, to the right, the flower vase became alive, three-dimensional and more interesting. Doing this with people is crucial as well. You want to place them slightly off-center … Continue reading

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stay fresh

Somehow in the city it’s summer in the city Somewhere in the city it’s summer in the city Freedom Fry – Summer In The City Styled and Shot by Dina El-Hakim for The Music.

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keep calm and love gelato

While temperatures rise (and sometimes drop) in Melbourne, one thing you can be sure of is that you will inevitably encounter a beautiful gelato or two this summer. As the latest freelance contributor to The Music’s Eat/Drink page, I tested out 3 places last week. All the gelato was exquisite, and my favorite was Messina, which never disappoints. I’m excited to … Continue reading

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never too late

Thank you for making 2014 a great year with your support and love. Φ My favorite highlights: Romy + Jacob, who paved the way for more fashion shoots My big leap Down Under for a WHV Spring Fashion Week in Melbourne – so fab Meeting and collaborating with Dave Vale Family week in Kuwait The Snag … Continue reading

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how to support the Australian economy – part 4

 …my heart goes pitter pat. Φ These treats were bought at the magnificent Big Design Market held over at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne on December 5, 6 and 7. Links provided below the board. Happy Holidays! xoxo Dina Featured Image by Nik Harrison for Big Design Market. Makedo – Smart + creative. For kids or adults ;) … Continue reading