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My name is Najia Alavi. I’m a fashion designer



My name is Najia. I’m a fashion designer. I don’t want to post pictures of me in clothes that don’t define who I am.  I can’t say I care much for fashion, the fashion industry or the unreality the fashion industry shares with the world.

I do care about living a beautiful life, sharing my beauty with the world and feeling… just feeling…

I care that I found something that I’m deeply passionate about, I have found something I love, I found something that makes me want to be my best and brings smiles to people’s faces, something that connects me to a world that wasn’t always mine and something that connects me to a person’s universe who I stumble across that wouldn’t have otherwise happened. Oh! and most of all I love creating a universe which is all mine; those who believe in the same kind of magic are welcome.

If something makes my heart skip a beat I care; including things I find, create or create with people I love. this is my journey, I’m excited to know how it turns out intrigued that I can recognise the people who can be a part of it, overwhelmed with the possibilities that are unfolding in love with the moment that is now.

Fashion is not real – we are. my life’s intention is to love lots, have adventures, play more find the people who make my heart beat faster, make me feel crazy, dizzy and uneasy, I love that I’m imperfect, I’m happy to break the rules, say F*** IT! (sometimes)

Its real, It’s more fun, its magic!

Life from now is all about alignment for me, shaking it up, letting go and trusting more that I have sown enough seeds to turn into orchards.

It helps me get closer to my sunshine.

Ashram Ghandi

I Love You


Time away is not ever about escaping as such; More about reconnecting.

Reconnecting to the ‘me’ that I have forgotten, put on the back burner, who’s voice I ignore over and over again because now is not the right time, other people need me more, I haven’t achieved enough to be able to put myself first just yet. There is always tomorrow and after I have done this bit first.

There is never time for the child who’s voice you have spent years ignoring to the point that it’s hard to really hear what that child wants anymore or even ever again…

For me I’ve learnt that the truth of uncovering is much more powerful than discovering.

Our gold is beneath the surface. Scratch hard and see what glistens.

Ashram Ghandi is a beautiful ashram set on the edge of a mystical sea wall. On the other side a lotus pond, there is a nursery on site and you will be greeted by a few lazy cows.

Here we practise yoga, eat clean, chant and meditate under the moonlight.

We unplug and take time to breathe…it helps me get closer to my sunshine.43

Travelling With A Girl Gang.



It’s like being on tour with the warriors of love, girl gangstas’.

I used to fantasise about watching the sun rise over islands and mountains, dance in tropical rain in see through saris,

Dance for no reason under the moonlight sail over the seas and feel like Kate from titanic.

Traveling with a man will make you feel safe secure and looked after but traveling with your girl gang will make you feel like you’re running with the wolves, eating praying and living and so much stars and dizzy stuff it’s unreal.

What could feel like a chore traveling with a baby is suddenly fun, adventurous and playful, you get everything on your list done, things stay tidy you have time to eat breakfast lunch dinner and snacks, have time for 3 hour massages yes three hour! Photoshoots under waterfalls, get to wear your best outfits and look amazing and even have time to put body tattoos on you, just because…

Suddenly you are on an island who people who want exactly what ‘you’ want out of life. What’s better than that?

Men are great but women are gangsters of love and I love my girl gang.

It helps me get closer to my sunshine.

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