Monday, May 18, 2015

Black Pearl

Now I usually stick to 8 images per post or less, but this shoot was so amazing I couldn't not put up my favorites. There were just so many great images to choose from and I couldn't be happier with the results.
Last week was so busy for me- from Bahrain to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and back in one week, it was crazy busy and I didn't have the time to blog. Right after I landed, I had an event to attend, meetings that I had completely forgotten about and this made my Sunday insanely hectic. I had to fit 3 meetings the same day after which I had to shoot, and catch Mad max with my crew (You’d think this was the least important thing to do, but I disagree. And if you haven’t watched it yet, I suggest you do NOW.)
Moving on, I wore this dress (picked up at a local boutique) to the Four Seasons media event last month and since a lot of you guys loved the dress, I decided to wear it for this post and show you what it looked like in sunlight. While I originally wore it with coral diamante studded sandals and a bright orange floral clutch, I sobered down the colors by pairing it with light shades of white and baby blue. You would think that this dress is a one wear piece only, but no. I love to throw on a shirt and tie up the ends to create a more safari like vibe when I’m feeling casual!

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

What's in my Handbag?

 "Women have the habit of carrying any and every irrelevant thing possible in their handbag. And I repeat, anything and everything". 
I read this in a magazine on my way to Dubai 4 months back, and I thought to myself, “Wow whoever wrote this clearly generalizes”. 
Upon reaching my hotel room, since I couldn’t get the article out of my mind, I decided to open my bag and dump out all the contents onto the pristine white sheets on the bed in front of me . It was then that I realized that the article was in fact true.(Or at least applied to me!)
I had so much rubbish I never even knew I had.  Among my much needed items like my CH passport holder, makeup stuff and wallet, I found that my trusty travel handbag had been abused. There were about 8 different lipsticks in, that I threw in over the years and never bothered to take out; a bunch of keys that looked unfamiliar, 2 pens that weren’t even working, a really old chewing gum packet, a perfume bottle’s lid, a nail polish bottle with the plastic covering still on, some travel sized dental kits that have been in for god knows how long and a lot of other rubbish.
I immediately sat down with crap strewn out all around in front of me and started organizing. I threw out the stuff I didn’t need, recognize or didn’t love and that included about 4 lipsticks as well! Oh the pain. After an hour and a half of cleaning out my handbag and wallet, I finally went in for a much needed shower.
Nowadays, I have the most organized handbags ever. Apart from having a handbag organizer, I also separate my contents in sections based on the frequency I use the item . So what’s in my handbag at the moment? My wallet, keys, a small perfume bottle, chewing gum my (organized) makeup bag with compact powder, a few neutral (and one red) lippies, hand cream and a phone charger. No rubbish, no crumpled up bills and no un-necessary stuff.
Needless to say, I am proud of me . What’s in your handbag at the moment?

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Handbag : Mango

Monday, May 4, 2015

Canary Calling

 Work wear in most places these days aren’t boring business suits and strictly formal attire. Brighter colors, lighter fabrics and relaxed silhouettes are soon becoming a part of easy work wear.
Printed skirts paired with loose knits and oversized tees are a great way to dress up to a casual work environment. I usually throw on ponte trousers and blouses with loafers to work, but on days when I have events that follow, I like to go the extra mile to looking uber chic. This loose, light weight knitted top paired with a tulip hem skirt is my definition of relaxed office wear. They’re not only summer friendly, but decent enough to wear from day to night. Paired with tan leather pumps and an oversized carry-all, you’re good to go!
On another note, if you’re following my FB page, you would know that our lucky winner for the 50BD gift Voucher from Promod was announced earlier this week, So once again congratulations Sana, and a big shout out to all those who participated.

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Outfit: Promod

Thursday, April 30, 2015


 Life is all about ups and downs, Success and failures. Some days are great and others are so bad, they break you down and induce thoughts that make you feel pushed so far into the ground, that you feel like there’s no way to get back up
I know because I've been there. Not once, not twice or even thrice. Failures are part of life, and it’s what will make you stronger. Sure you are going to feel defeated and hopeless, but once you manage to get back up on your feet, it’s only going to help you realize your mistakes.
There are no short cuts in life. No bed of roses and no easy way out. To get to the other side, you have to go through it all. Just remember, after every low comes a high and that’s just how life goes on.

On another note, I thew on this last minute modern day Audrey outfit to a dinner meeting. Glam and Sophisticated. 

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fresh Findings

My recent love affair lately has been slip-ons, sneakers and sport shoes. I absolutely love how effortless they look when paired with snug jeans.They're  my travel essentials and I cannot even deal with any other kind of footwear off late. Finding comfortable yet stylish styles can be quite hard. They're either uncomfortable and look great or vice versa.
I stumbled upon these insanely glittery shoes at Promod and fell in love, even more, after trying them on.So modern and simply chic, you can dress them down during the day time and even take them dancing at night!

Moving on, my contest closes in 11 days. These are the last few days to win yourself a 50 BD gift voucher. All you need to do is take a trial room selfie wearing a look you like at Promod and tag me @askthestylecvouncil on instagram with the hastag #promodhappydays and one hashtag for what your feeling, eg: #feelinggood #feeling happy and that's it!
Hope to see some more entries soon !

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Outfit: Promod

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sheer Breeze

 The month has been so busy for me. From travels to events, new collaborations and interviews, I’m finally getting the time to blog about this look.
The sun rays are getting stronger and more clearer as we breeze by the month and I swear by linen. I love how lightweight and comfortable they can be for Middle East summers. This breezy dipped hem top in a linen mix is just the perfect addition to my closet as a key piece. Not only is it unique, it’s also a great layering piece. Worn over shorts, trousers or even skirt, this top helps me create so many easy looks and how! I 've been experimenting with new shapes, silhouettes and prints and it's fun to play around with different styles. I added in a deep red to the shades of grey and black to add some dept to the color palette. A high, double ponytail added some length to my hair, while also showing off the high backwards collar!

Moving on, I have some exciting news that I cannot wait to share with you guys, so until I officially reveal it, don’t forget to enter yourself in my style contest. Simply check out my instagram page @askthestylecouncil for rules!

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