Over the years, I’ve refined certain elements about how I see myself and how others see me. Through this transition, I’ve always leaned towards wearing one item that defines a look, or creates some sort of interest or visual impact. For most part of 2013-2014, bolder statement pieces featured as my must-have accessory to complete my look. Moving away from that, I now wear simple items of jewelry that neither dates nor distracts away from an outfit. 2016 saw me looking towards details on necklines, or sleeves and I particularly enjoyed seeing items resurface that I was mad about circa 1998!
Take for example the bomber jacket. Do you remember wearing them in high-school? And if you were bold enough, you managed to get an uncle-of-an-uncle give you a bullet to slot into one of the loops. (It sounds ridiculous, I know!). It’s 2016, and we’ve welcomed the bomber with embroidered detail, floral designs and sharper silhouettes. I don’t think they necessarily need to be paired with jeans or trousers. If you manage to get your hands on one this season, consider glamming it up instead of dressing it down.
I’ve had this skirt for some time now, and I always look for a reason to wear it. Although it makes me look bottom heavy, the paneling and pockets always seem to create some drama that overlooks the ‘wideness’ of the design.
I tried to keep my makeup simple, with light lips and some definition on the cheeks. I struggle with perfecting my makeup and I don’t usually spend hours on it either! I mostly rely on the little knowledge that I have and the products that I own to work with what feels great on my skin.
Clothing – Jacket: Mango | Skirt: Autograph Collection Dubai | Nude Heel: Louboutin| Earring: Swarovski
Makeup – Lip: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 8 | Nars Blush and Bronzer Duo | Liner: Extreme Art Liner by AOM
Hair – Raeesa at Terenzo International, Dunkeld (0113252052)
Photography – Saaleha Idrees Bamjee Shootcake