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DOHA, outfits / Monday / April 15th, 2013

Take It From Here

New Era NY cap, vintage Rayban Signets, neckpiece from Guangzhou’s clothing market, Zara shirt, Topshop jeans, Parfois watch, Massimo Dutti boots, Charles & Keith sling bag.

A few days ago Leonor and I decided to enjoy our off-day in Doha together being touristy and indulging in a feast at Katara’s Fish Market. She’d never been to Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art either so we went that way too, followed by a walk in the grounds nearby at the Corniche.

If you’re reading this it means I’m probably well on my way to Cape Town for my leave, I’m beyond excited to be back in the best city in the world with my loved ones!

Almost time for my cab to get here so I better get this laptop packed up. See you soon SA!


DOHA, INSTA-BREED, LONDON / Wednesday / March 6th, 2013

Insta-Breed: London – Doha – Singapore

1. Underground/ 2. Beautiful Knightsbridge/ 3. My bedroom in London at my aunt’s house/ 4. At the Katara Colloseo Amphitheatre with Mom and Dad when they visited me in Doha/ 5. Peppermint tea, chocolate fondant and pistachio ice cream at Armani Caffe/ 6. Wearing Malick’s Christmas jersey/ 7. Yachts at the Pearl/ 8. His and hers Massimo Dutti boots/ 9. Vintage gold Casio – an amazing gift to wake up to/ 10. What we wore on our date night in Singapore/ 11. Fringed flapper dress bought in Singapore/ 12. View of Clark Quay from dinner.

Small recap of some of my adventures this past month. I’ve been working like crazy and it’s only going to get worse (ie: better?) in the next few weeks. I’ve bought myself tons of presents and I haven’t even had the time to play with them and they are so fantastic!

Right now though, I really need to sleep. And I never  really need to sleep, eat or have feelings generally but today I’m feeling kinda mortal.

Happy mid-week my lovelies, I hope you are winning.


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DOHA, outfits / Friday / November 2nd, 2012

Like Lullabies, You Are Forever in My Mind

Prada Baroque shades, thrifted vintage shirt, necklace from Kathmandu’s Monkey Temple, Gap waxed denim skinnies, H&M wedge sneakers, ring from Delhi.

The title of this post is based on my favourite song, Lullabies by up-and-coming Malaysian singer/songwriter/fashionista/hijabi artist, Yuna Zarai. I first found her on Lookbook a few years ago, and then heard some of her work produced by Pharell Williams as she now works from LA. Listen to it here, and view her lookbook here – you may thank me later!

I wore this when the big sister took me for belated birthday lunch not too long ago, where we indulged in a delicious 3 course meal, including the best butternut soup I have ever had in my life! She took these pics of me before we headed home. Did you check her out on my Facebook page rocking Marchesa in Harayer magazine? We love her :)


DOHA, outfits / Friday / September 14th, 2012

I Love This Game

Dress from Saudi, Mr Price glitter gladiators, Pierre Cardin leather envelope clutch, earrings from India

The game I’m talking about is a branch off of playing ‘Dress Up’ but when I travel I extend it to the people/place I am visiting. In other words, I try to be a fantastic version of the locals, or use the country’s culture as an outfit “theme” (you may remember it from my Rome post). After being in Doha for two months now, I hadn’t played the ‘Arabia’ dress up game yet, so it was long overdue!

Leonor and I went for dinner and some shisha at one of our favourite rooftop restaurants in Souq Waqif. You can’t be too layered in this weather as temperatures at night can still reach up to 40 degrees Celcius. I opted for a caftan style dress I know many Muslims in Cape Town will be able to recognise/relate to: the infamous “Makkah Rokkie” as dubbed by the Malays. Most people back home use it to cook and clean the house because it is so light and comfortable, but when I look at it I can’t imagine something so fantastic being paired with yellow rubber gloves, nor would I be too happy with it being splashed with samoosa oil! I’m lucky this one is such good quality, isn’t sheer and has an amazing print. It works really well in every way for this country and occasion. It could be so great with a pair of espidrills or wooden wedges too.

Also, I went through an an intense phase where I made the most of my long neck by collecting and wearing huge earrings. The bigger the better, nothing you were likely to find at normal stores, but rather international markets and imports. I’m talking Beyonce on steroids. They’re quite heavy on the ears but eventually I got used to it! I’ve had this particular pair for about six years now. I love the detail and texture of the metal, totally worked with my theme! Sleeked back my hair in a big tight bun with the help of a hair donut for a polished look that would keep me cool.

I think I won this game:)


DOHA, outfits / Tuesday / September 11th, 2012

Leopard and Lime

Leopard print tee – random factory shop; Mr Price mullet maxi skirt, Mr Price glitter gladiator flats, Rayban aviators, Parfois watch.

So usually I was training/working 6 days a week, and now that that’s done, I soon begin the crazy and irregular hours that’s considered “normal” in the aviation industry. As if it wasn’t enough that in this country the weekend is Friday and Saturday, not Saturday and Sunday!

However, by some miracle, I managed to get a Saturday and Sunday off, and enjoyed it like a normal person, with another South African too! Missioned around the city and ended up at the Ottoman Lounge in Katara for some Turkish food and a fruit platter to compliment the heat.

In other related news, my Photoshop bombed a while back. You can now enjoy me in all my natural glory.