Cole Haan Metallic Gold Leather Wallet

Smooth leather with custom hardware and snap tab closure
Exterior coin compartment with zip closure
Leather interior with Cole Haan solid lining and ID window, seven card slots and bill compartment
7 1/2" L X 3 3/4" H X 3/4" D

Sold to Ailee (3/6/2012)*

Restockable upon request

Calvin Klein Logo Jacquard Convertible Tote Bag

removable chain link shoulder strap
pleated front slit pocket
reinforced bottom
silver hardware
magnetic closure
interior zip + organizing pockets
11" handle drop, 14" shoulder strap drop, 19" wide x 15" tall x 6" deep

*SOLD to Amalina (3/6/2012)*

True Beauty

There is sometimes such a huge misconception about what true beauty really is. People often forget to look at the inner qualities of a person.  I came across a lovely story some time back which illustrates this point aptly. I do not know the origins of this story. I did not write it, yet I believe it is definitely one that should be shared.

'One day a young man was standing in the middle of the town proclaiming that he had the most beautiful heart in the whole valley.

A large crowd gathered and they all admired his heart for it was perfect.

There was not a mark or a flaw in it.

Yes, they all agreed it truly was the most beautiful heart they had ever seen.

The young man was very proud and boasted more loudly about his beautiful heart. Suddenly, an old man appeared at the front of the crowd and said, "Why your heart is not nearly as beautiful as mine."

The crowd and the young man looked at the old man's heart. It was beating strongly ... but full of scars. It had places where pieces had been removed and other pieces put in ... but they didn't fit quite right and there were several jagged edges.

In fact, in some places there were deep gouges where whole pieces were missing. The people starred ... how could he say his heart is more beautiful, they thought?

The young man looked at the old man's heart and saw its state and laughed. "You must be joking," he said. "Compare your heart with mine ... mine is perfect and yours is a mess of scars and tears."

"Yes!" said the old man, "Yours is perfect looking ... but I would never trade with you. You see, every scar represents a person to whom I have given my love. I tear out a piece of my heart and give it to them ... and often they give me a piece of their heart which fits into the empty place in my heart ... but because the pieces aren't exact, I have some rough edges, which I cherish, because they remind me of the love we shared. Sometimes I have given pieces of my heart away ... and the other person hasn't returned a piece of his heart to me. These are the empty gouges ... giving love is taking a chance. Although these gouges are painful, they stay open, reminding me of the love I have for these people too ... and I hope someday they may return and fill the space I have waiting."

"So now do you see what true beauty is?", said the old man.

The young man stood silently with tears running down his cheeks. He walked up to the old man, reached into his perfect young and beautiful heart, and ripped a piece out. He offered it to the old man with trembling hands.

The old man took his offering, placed it in his heart and then took a piece from his old scarred heart and placed it in the wound in the young man's heart.

It fits but not perfectly, as there were some jagged edges.

The young man looked at his heart, not perfect anymore but more beautiful than ever, since love from the old man's heart flowed into his.'

Surreall Jewellery

I love jewellery and accessories. I always have. I inherited this from my mother, who was quite the fashionista back in the day. Everyone who sees old pictures of her has a 'wow' moment. Her style was modern and sophisticated, very decent, and evergreen meaning she continued to style gracefully according to her age. It was only during the last few months of her life in 2010 that she was in so much pain that clothes and accessories did not matter. However I still have fond memories of how she would wear some simple jewellery and take her nice shawl when visiting the hospital.

I am honored that I have inherited a bit of that fashionista gene from mom. I have MashAllah been complimented quite a lot on my taste, even stopped randomly by strangers on many occasions and asked where my clothes or accessories are from. However not as much as my mother, and my brothers along with myself agree that my style is not even half as good as moms. Thankfully though, I appreciate and respect that. Mom is my role model, in every way and also in style. I aspire to one day be such a natural at chic, grace and sophistication as mom was.

What remains now about her style are precious memories, old photographs and some jewellery. Mom's taste in jewellery has always been exquisite. I wore her jewellery on my Nikkah and also on the day of my wedding reception (Rukhsati). Everyone went gaga over the jewellery MashAllah. Some people requested to borrow the jewellery to have it copied, which honestly I am not very comfortable with in case it gets God forbid misplaced or tampered with. Anyway at the end of the day, it goes to show that mom was a fashionista whose classy sense of style has outlived her because it is evergreen.

That said, there are many precious memories of mom, such as how caring she was, how independent and strong she was and how strong her faith in Allah was, being a 5 time namazi since her childhood MA. The reason I brought up the whole jewellery thing is because it inspired me to start 'Surreall Jewellery.' Her sense of style and knowing I have inherited it gave me the courage to start something about what we love, Jewellery.  I believe there are so many fashionistas out there, looking for just the right piece of jewellery. Something that is unique, beautiful, traditional and uniquely reflects a little of that fashionista.

However considering the escalating value of gold nowadays and honestly the fact I did not have so much capital to invest in gold jewellery, I decided to make an investment in silver and imitation jewellery. So that fashionistas can be fashionable without breaking the bank.

Majority of the jewellery is very economically priced. We at Surreall Jewellery believe that each beautiful jewellery piece is destined for a fashionista. We play a little part in fulfilling that destiny by collecting unique jewellery pieces from around the world on a single platform. So it can help reach that special fashionista out there a little bit faster.

We are based in Lahore, Pakistan. However we are taking orders from around the globe, provided small delivery charges are paid.

If interested, we can be reached at the following email address:

If you like a glimpse of what Surreall Jewellery has to offer, please take a look at more details and also like our Facebook Page: Surreall Jewellery.

This is a small history of how and why Surreall Jewellery came in to being. Thanks for reading. God bless.

Dancing to the Symphony of Stars

I believe that dance must be as old a practice as is our human existence. Dancing is an innate ability of us humans. I personally feel that dancing is not just what is portrayed by popular media, but there is so much more beauty and depth to it.

People who feel awkward when dancing should find solace in the fact that they are actually just self conscious of their body image, of what people may think or maybe their soul dances to a different tune to that of other people. In order to understand this better, lets compare dance to art. Art can be of two types, abstract which other people may not understand properly but which is nonetheless the creative expression of an artist. Or it can be highly mastered art, where you can paint portraits with near perfect resemblance to the subject, a painting which everyone can understand and appreciate. This can be compared to the second extreme of dancing, with highly coordinated steps following the beat, which is an amazing and fun way of dancing in itself. However I shall not limit dancing to definitions and explanations. There is SO much more to it than limiting to explaining it using mere words.

The above video contains a beautiful poem by Rumi, with the background of Iranian music. The poem also delves deeper into the multidimensional activity that is dance, treating it as a way to bring us closer to Allah. Although I have tremendous amount of respect for Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi, and love his poetry, the dervish way of dancing shown in the video doesn't appeal much to me. Everyone is different. However Rumi's view and perception of dancing is beautiful, and he has managed to capture the essence of dance in his magnificent poetry.

'I dance to a silent tune. I am the Symphony of the stars.' Rumi.

Life is not straight forward, sometimes we have difficult times and sometimes we get lucky and things get smoother for a while. Dancing is something that accompanies us throughout our life, not just in happy times as portrayed by popular media. Rumi puts it best: 'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning how to dance in the rain.'

God Bless.

Ed Hardy Lisa True Love Tote

Snap-button closure
Multiple pockets inside for multi-purpose use
Contrasting screen print logos throughout shell
L: 20" x H: 12"
to Shaney (3/21/2012)

Calvin Klein Logo Jacquard Phone Wristlet

(Perfect fit for iPhone)


easy-access phone holder
pebbled leather snap closure
2 exposed zip compartments
6 credit card slots
removable wrist strap
5" wide x 3.25" tall x 1" deepperfect size to hold your iphone

*SOLD to Azni (3/2/2012)*

DKNY Women's Goldtone Stainless Steel Watch

Goldtone stainless steel bangle bracelet with crystal accents
Square stainless steel case and square champagne dial with logo and stick indices
Quartz movement. Water resistant to 30 meters
Two-year limited warranty

Pre-Order *Ship in 7 days after order confirmation*

Guess Goldtone Stone Watch

goldtone stainless steel
convenient date function
100m water resistant
10 year limited warranty

Pre-Order *Ship in 3 days after order confirmation*

Zooey Deschanel

Did you see her at the Golden Globes?! If there has ever been anyone worthy of a girl crush it's Zooey Deschanel.
The dress, a custom-made Prada S/S '12 creation, stood out from the usual Hollywood-esque monstrosities; according to my sources (ahem, Grazia, ahem), 6,000 individual beads were used to embellish the bodice. That's a lot of beads!
And what goes better with an amazing dress than amazing nails?! 
 I'll be attempting to recreate this nail art for a party this coming weekend; I'm hoping Topshop's new nail art pens will do the job. Shame I won't have anywhere as glamorous as the Golden Globes to showcase them, but beggars can't be choosers.

Relic 'Bella' Lock Flap Handbag

Color: Brown Metallic 
long strap; drop length 19½"
turn lock closure
flap front
inner zipper pocket
polyester lining
Sold to Shaney (3/21/2012)

Liz Claiborne 'Queen V' Flap Purse

top handle, 10½" drop length

flap closure



*SOLD to Khyra_abigale (2/18/2012)

Kathy Van Zeeland Gold Satchel

Color: Gold

Sold to Hui Ching (2/1/2012)

Ed Hardy Pirates Girl Hoodie

Size: XS


Guess Charm Watch with Sparkling Stars

With Original Packing
10 Years Limited Warranty

Sold to DeMi1278 (2/1/2012)