“An Ouled Nail Tribal Dancer” c. 1895 by Georges Clairin (French, 1843 – 1919)

April 30, 2021

Q: What do these two paintings have in common? A: The Painter!  Georges Glairin (French, 1843-1919) Above left is a painting that fits into the Orientalist genre popular in the 19th century. It’s entitled “An Ouled Nail Tribal Dancer” c. 1985. Above right is Clairin’s most famous work, “Portrait de Sarah Bernhardt” c. 1876 – […]

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Fanoos Magazine, Spring 2021

April 15, 2021

  Today I woke up and was thrilled to discover that I made the cover of Fanoos Magazine.  The production team over at the magazine approached me in March to schedule an interview.  They sent me a list of 10 thought-provoking questions that really made me stop and pause for reflection.  If you would like […]

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Missed a Lecture? Mahin is hosting a holiday sale!

December 16, 2020

HAPPY HOLIDAYS Treat yourself to an informative lecture this holiday season! Mahin is having a sale – for a limited time Catch a Lecture Replay for only $20 each! Now through the end of December Bellydance Quickies Website to Reserve Your Lecture Now through the end of December, you can pick up one of my […]

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Essential Costuming Books: on the shelves at Studio Davina 2020

November 16, 2020

I like big books and I cannot lie! I recently posted a shelfie and got an email from a reader who asked for affordable recommendations for reference books for a budding costume designer.  When I teach costume workshops, I find myself recommending the same dozen or so books.  So if you are holiday shopping for […]

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Catch the Yallah Raqs Podcast

October 16, 2020

Episode 39 – “Mad About Maud”  As part of the build-up to the release of the Bellydance Bundle 2020, many of the contributors were interviewed on the Yallah Raqs Podcast.   I’m featured in Episode 39 and Tiffany Noro interviews me about why Maud Allan is so important for belly dance costume historians. If you enjoy […]

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