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By Seema, age 16, California
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Featured Gold Star Writer Bio

I've been writing for Sweet Designs Magazine since March 2008. I am now a senior in high school and living in sunny California. My parents are both from Iran, and my grandfather, although he denies it, is Burmese and Indian. (He is convinced he is Iranian.)

Photography is my passion in life, specifically fashion photography. I come from a pretty artistic background. My dad is a composer, so of course I am also heavily into music. I sing and play the guitar and keyboard. I'm really into what many refer to as "indie rock" and alternative music; I also take an interest in electronic music. If I had to pick a favorite band/artist it would probably be Elliott Smith or Serge Gainsbourg (both have passed away).

After high school I plan to attend an art school in New York or Paris to pursue my love for fashion photography. I am tremendously excited, because, to be frank, California has begun to bore me in numerous aspects, meaning it is time for a change.

The main reason I write for Sweet Designs Magazine is because I really enjoy writing about certain topics and making people aware of things that maybe they weren't aware of before. Whenever I'm reading other magazines I am always the most interested by the 'real life' sections. So, of course, I would like to write about 'real life' issues, i.e. stress, eating disorders, hair disasters, and surgeries.

I have way too many favorite movies, but if I had to choose, Pulp Fiction would have to be my all time favorite! I look up to old movie stars like Brigitte Bardort and Anna Karina. My favorite book currently is Fight Club, although I really enjoy any book by Chuck Klosterman or Woody Allen. I plan on being a photographer or working in fashion.

A Sampling of Seema's Photography

Jean Paul Belmondo

Cafe 50's

Floral Patterns

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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