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ek3Am loving statement necklaces a lot past few seasons!!  For someone who covers like me, my main peice of jewlery other than arm candy is a nice statement necklace.  These EK Thongprasert silicone bejeweled necklaces and bracelets are definitely eye catching! Love the pop of color and the juxtaposition between the crystal stones and plastic silicone.  Looking for a summer statement piece.. this is it!! Limited pieces available at S*uce, Dubai.

You can even find them on netaporter

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louise nichol

Since moving to the Middle East in 2005, Louise Nichol has helmed the region’s two leading fashion publications: Grazia Middle East and Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. Louise, 34, has over 13 years experience as a journalist, starting her career on UK fashion industry publication Drapers in London. Currently editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, over the course of her career Louise has interviewed the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Victoria Beckham, Tom Ford and Kim Kardashian.

1.       Who is your current favorite local designer and why?

From an entirely personal perspective there are two locally-based designers whose pieces I have hanging in my wardrobe: Ayesha Depala and Madiyah Al Sharqi. For me, they produce the most commercially compelling collections. I only wish I had the lifestyle to accommodate pieces by some of the region’s talented eveningwear designers!

2.       what are your 3 wardrobe essentials as a new mum?

Anita nursing bras (from Figleaves.com), cotton T-shirts (I like James Perse) and my Anya Hindmarch ‘Oakley’ nappy bag.

3.       How important is it to have a platform like Fashion Forward in the region?

It is always important to nurture and foster young talent, but it is vital to do so within the context of creating viable design businesses. This is what Fashion Forward has recognised, with its mix of educational talks and panel discussions alongside the catwalk shows. I like the acknowledgement of driving forward towards a sustainable design industry rather than launching yet another Dubai Fashion Week, without a credible industry behind it. We’re not there yet, but with initiatives like Fashion Forward, we will be soon.

4.       As a blogger who focuses on conservative stylish/trendy fashion.  We have stylish icons like Sheikha Moza and Dsaaks (Indonesian Blogger) to look to for conservative fashion inspiration.  Conservative/modest fashion is an untapped niche in a region where women are mostly covered or dress modestly.  What is your view on the importance on tapping into this market?

We photograph a wide mix of women who live in the region, many of whom are covered to varying degrees. We would like to photograph more, but often cultural restrictions prevent us from doing so. I feel passionately about bringing Middle Eastern women into the pages of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia wherever possible. Ultimately we are an international title, with responsibilities to international advertisers, but our heartbeat is most definitely local.

5.       If you could visit any decade which would it be and why?

The 2030s would be cool. My daughter will be 18-years-old in 2030 and the world will be a different place by then. I’d love to get a head start so I can prepare her!

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Lama

In September 2009, fashion designer, Lama El-Moatassem, launches Toujouri’s first collection, after studying at London’s Central St Martins, London College of Fashion and working for international design houses such as Chloe.

Aesthetic interpretations of travel and culture, vintage textiles, embroideries, brocades and modern design inspire her. Read the rest of this entry »

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Middle Eastern Fashion: An Identity in the Making- Panel Discussion

I was off to a fresh start at Day 2 of Fashion Forward and was ready for as much fashion dosage as I could get! It was hard to limit myself to a few number of shows and panel discussions as I had baby duty as well, but better some than none at all eh! I go to attend the Middle Eastern Fashion: Identity in the Making panel discussion which was very interesting and they tapped on to a lot of interesting points.  I wish I got the chance to bring up the point of modest/conservative fashion for the majority of women in our region; next time. Read the rest of this entry »

IMG_3147 Fashion Forward kicked off to a great start! The buzz and the excitement was felt by everyone.  It was a whole three days of fashion frenzy and I loved every minute of it.  I landed on the day it started so I didn’t get to attend the earlier shows and had to settle my little bubba in before heading to the event.  I missed Emperor 1688 because I was a couple of minutes late, but that gave me the chance to explore the venue and be prepared for the next day. The line up for the Essa show was crazy and although it got off to a late start it was a great a show!  I have to say though the highlight of the night was getting to meet the ever so sweet and down to earth Blogger Ascia.   I  was very impressed with the whole set up and kudos to those who worked soo hard getting the whole event up and running! By far this event can compete with any international fashion event; and it will only get better. Am looking forward to Fashion Forwad later this year in October.  There are loads of pics to come for the following days so stay tuned for Fashion Forward Photo Diary Day 2 and 3.  Read the rest of this entry »

ASOS Maxi Dress With 70's Cape Neck Detail

ASOS Maxi Dress With 70’s Cape Neck Detail

ASOS Trousers with Elastic Waistband in Abstract Print

ASOS Trousers with Elastic Waistband in Abstract Print

ASOS Maxi T-Shirt Dress With Lace Overlay

ASOS Maxi T-Shirt Dress With Lace Overlay

ASOS Trousers in Spot Print with Contrast Panel

ASOS Trousers in Spot Print with Contrast Panel

Vila Bleach Spot Denim Shirt

Vila Bleach Spot Denim Shirt

River Island Drape Trouser In Moroccan Print

River Island Drape Trouser In Moroccan Print

River Island Drape Trouser In Floral Print

River Island Drape Trouser In Floral Print

Nothing says spring like flowers! If you thought flowers were just prints on fabric, you’re wrong they represent life, femininity, breath of fresh air, new beginnings and happiness.  A bit too much philosophy first thing in the morning especially when we’re talking about clothes here.  I went a little floral mad whilst browsing through ASOS (more ASOS picks to follow) but I love every single on of these items and am adding some to my shopping cart as I type this blogpost.  All items picked can easily be modestified by wearing with jeans, cardis, drop top hemmed shirts and more.  You will start notice my obsession with peg trousers.. just can’t seem to get enough of them .. sigh

Have you stepped into the Spring spirit? Which pick/picks below is your favorite?

ASOS Shift Dress in Floral Print with Frill Sleeves

ASOS Shift Dress in Floral Print with Frill Sleeves

 

 

ASOS Trousers in Soft Floral Print

ASOS Trousers in Soft Floral Print

ASOS Jacket with Floral Embroidery

ASOS Jacket with Floral Embroidery

American Vintage Peg Trousers In Floral Print

American Vintage Peg Trousers In Floral Print

ASOS Maxi Dress In Vintage Floral Print With 70's Sleeve

ASOS Maxi Dress In Vintage Floral Print With 70’s Sleeve

Mango Paisley Print Maxi Dress

Mango Paisley Print Maxi Dress

Maison Scotch Maxi Skirt in Mixed Print

Maison Scotch Maxi Skirt in Mixed Print

ASOS Blouse With Floral Embroidery And Balloon Sleeve

ASOS Blouse With Floral Embroidery And Balloon Sleeve

River Island Floral Print Shirt

River Island Floral Print Shirt

ASOS Rossetti Floral Collar Necklace

ASOS Rossetti Floral Collar Necklace

River Island Floral Helen Watch

River Island Floral Helen Watch

ASOS Floral Scarf

ASOS Floral Scarf

ASOS Premium Embellished Cat Eye Sunglasses

ASOS Premium Embellished Cat Eye Sunglasses

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Indria Miranda is from Jakarta, Indonesia; a place I am dying to visit! She started her label Ria miranda back in 2007 focusing on designing clothes from muslim women.  Her designs have modesty in mind mixed with beautiful fabric and drapery. lasting design and daily wear products with detail and quality maintained.

I keep coming across her designs and love the simplicity, clean lines and flow of her clothing. I get so happy when I come across designers who target our needs. Now all I need to do is get to Indonesia!! One day … one day .. sigh ..

You can follow her on instagram @riamiranda

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This isn’t a new fashion concept to us modest fashion loving chicas but it’s nice to see it on the main page of WHOWHATWEAR: from RUNWAR to REAL WAY!  Below are a few tunic/dress tops that can be worn over pants/jeans from my perfect go to online shop ASOS.  I went a bit crazy with my picks.. can spend forever browsing on that site and loved all the pieces and had to share!

Which is you favorite?

xoxo

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