Deena is a mother of two who lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband, Simal, and their two children. Deena was gracious enough to model our Full-Belly Panel Maternity Sari* and sleeveless Maternity Blouse while she was 37 weeks pregnant!
Deena with daughter, Mila (4) and son, Zayn (6 months in this picture).
How many children do you have and how old are they?
Two kids - Mila is 4 and Zayn is 11 months.
What was your favorite part about the photo shoot for JANAM MATERNITY?
Getting all dolled up! After being pregnant for almost 9 months, you don’t feel glamorous and it felt great to dress up and feel fabulous again.
How would you describe your style?
I try to keep up with the latest fashion. I would say I’m pretty chic and trendy. On occasion, I can be glamorous.
Who/where do you look for style inspiration?
Mostly Instagram these days. Some of my favorite fashion bloggers are @sincerelyjules, @miamiamine, @hellofashionblog
What is your profession?
Currently, I am a stay at home mom, but I was formerly an Account Manager with NASDAQ.
Can you name all the cities you’ve lived in?
Whew! From the beginning!?! So, I was born in Toronto, Canada; then we moved to Purcell, Oklahoma; Richmond, Virginia; Washington D.C.; Dallas, Texas; Tyler, Texas; Houston, Texas; San Francisco, California; Chicago, Illinois; Easton, Pennsylvania; Buffalo, New York; and now back to Dallas, Texas!
What one accomplishment are you most proud of?
Being a mom to two beautiful kids.
What is your favorite book/magazine?
Book: Girl on the Train and A Fine Balance. Magazine: Lately, it’s been a lot of Food & Wine and Cooking Light.
What is your favorite song right now?
I Like Me Better by Lauv and Come Home by Sad Eye
Do you have a hidden talent most people don't know about?
This is silly, but I can touch my nose with my tongue
Do you have a favorite trilogy or series? Harry Potter, LOTR, Star Wars, etc?
The only one I’ve read is Harry Potter.
What's your favorite sports team and how far will you go to show your support?
With all the moving around, I feel like I didn't really get a chance to have a favorite team, but I do enjoy watching basketball and football.
What's your guilty pleasure?
All the “Real Housewives” shows: Beverly Hills, NYC, Dallas
What is your Favorite workout?
I like it all: pilates, yoga, strength training
What's on your Bucket List?
It's all travel related: visiting the Amalfi Coast, wine tasting in Italy, and going to Iceland.
Favorite Pizza Toppings?
Lately, it’s been veggie pizza with sausage.
Favorite Weeknight Go-To Meal to Cook for your Family?
Chicken enchiladas with red sauce (at least once a week).
You looked amazing in the photos in your 2nd Trimester and you look amazing now - how do you stay so lean and trim?
There is really no secret - I am truly committed to working out and eating healthy.
I just want to thank Deena for her friendship and continued support of my journey. I was lucky enough to overlap my time with Deena's in San Francisco when I was in law school, and couldn't be happier to have her here in Dallas now! Welcome back to Texas, Deena!