If I had a choice between the seasons, I’d say I love winter the most!
I love keeping myself warm during winter, with my animal print coat. It tends to keep me terribly warm and also smartly ready to finish my errands while in London. Having back to back meetings here and there plus regular shoots keep me ready on the go. And the best thing is to always have the correct attire and I must add, a good quality product will definitely help you protect yourself from the crazy English weather.
Here, I have paired my whole look with my favourite Antoine Amato bag that I always take with me, whenever I travel. It’s one of my most favourite accessories and the best way for me to combat my crazy schedule in London, whether I’m here for work or leisure.
I suggest, if you want to leave an impression on those around you, wear something that’s not too over the top and is very well put together. It will give those around you a vibe that you’re well prepared and ready to take on any challenges that you have on the table! Besides, this is how I always manage my looks whenever I travel. I make sure I choose a piece that will speak to my personal style and taste.
Fierce Tip: If you want to get that fierce well put together look, always have a good quality coat and leather handbag, just the way I have with my look, my crocodile skin Antoine Amato.
Let me share something with you about wearing a printed white outfit. Wearing prints is something that I always enjoy especially when I want to make a good impression and receive good feedback. I feel that white is my strong color aside from red.
It brings that classy and sophisticated vibe especially when you pair it with gold.
Gold accessories tend to pop whenever you pair it with basics and for me mixing prints, gold and white are about executing or mastering the art of layering.
For this look, I chose to wear plain white pants and shoes to complement the printed top that I personally designed with a gold lip ring and earrings to keep the look on point.
Also, whenever you choose a background I recommend you choose a place with good lighting so your accessories will shine and your whole ensemble will look complete.
I must also emphasize if you keep your background as plain as possible or for example like in this picture, I chose a huge chandelier as a background to keep the emphasis on the look as the focal point, it will highlight your features and you whole vibe when you face the camera!
Fierce Tip: Whenever you wear a printed outfit, always go with gold or silver with your accessories to keep the look well polished and on point.
Bonjour! Mabuhay! Marhaba!
Oops! As you all might have already noticed, I’m not French. I’m just trying to achieve a Parisian look during my trip to London. I truly love trying new things without losing my own identity in the process. I feel that by injecting some elements to your personal style, you can achieve very different looks.
In this Classic French Movie inspired look, I added a beret. I tried to give it my own twist whilst not losing the essence of the Parisian style because I didn’t want it too look too tacky.
Fierce Tip: If you want to add a cultural reference to your whole look, pick up only a few elements and use that culture as an inspiration to execute your own approach. This way, you will not only have your personal style evolve but also, will inspire people to try new things without hurting a sentiment or leaving a bad impression on or from that said culture.
My aim is to always share looks/styles in my Instagram posts, that I only try once because I find that I always fail to achieve that certain look again.
“When you do it, do it once but make sure you’ll make it perfect!” – The Fierce Walker
Therefore, this is how I prepare myself for any partnerships with local and or international brands. I keep my own values and beliefs intact so as to have my own personal approach and vision.
Slaying’s never been an easy task, especially when you’re juggling your Personal, Work and Fierce life all at the same time. I firmly believe that having the guts along with a drive to execute everything flawlessly requires a lot of courage, discipline, and practice!!! And I mean A LOT of practice, even though sometimes failure is part and parcel of the whole process. Because from failure you get to learn how not to allow yourself to fail again the next time.
Sometimes I feel terribly exhausted with this whole juggling act. But then, I always try to look at the brighter side of things and it brings it all back into perspective for me especially in context to why it is that I am doing all of this in the first place. It all boils down to the fact that I absolutely love what I do and I am so passionate about it.
A lot of people don’t actually understand the word Slay. They tend to overreact whenever they hear me say it. But the truth of the matter is, for me, the word Slay is my expression. An expression or another term for, “boost your confidence” or “you can do it no matter what!”. This is how I always try to support and boost the confidence of those around me.
Fierce Tip: Whenever you feel down, always look in the mirror and envision what you are most passionate about. Ask yourself, “What drives you to be who you want to be? What makes you do what you want to do and achieve? And most of all, what is it that makes you the happiest about it all?”.
You have got to cut through the noise by just being YOU! By being yourself in this world full of non-stop noise on social media. If you’re feeling down or having a bad day, just stop. Take a break. A break which consists of staying away from all things toxic. Take a digital detox! Trust me when I tell you, I do it all the time. It’s the best thing you can do for your mental peace.
Love yourself Fierce!
A lot of you might not know that I have a day job. I am not a full-time Fashion Curator and Content Creator. I work for Mr. H Creative Agency as a Social Media Manager. I enjoy dabbling in a wide array of fields while maintaining my professionalism at work. Because, for me, my work ethic holds a lot of importance. And as part of that work ethic, I make it a point to always be well dressed at work because I usually have events and meetings to attend after working hours.
There are some things I make sure I don’t wear to work. I aim to keep my look formal, yet classic. Working with pieces that make me look well polished whenever I have meetings with my clients. I like to keep my hair tied up in a clean sleek ponytail. With just a light brush on my brows to complete my fierce look. And I always make it a point to keep extra clothes in my Burberry Bag before I leave for work. Because you never know when you might need to change up a look! Sometimes I wear extra layers inside, especially nowadays since it’s rather cold in Dubai so that I can easily pull it off after work if necessary.
Fierce Tip: Whenever you go to work don’t go overboard with your look! Always make sure to keep it polished, classic and aim for tailored pieces. A good coat in your wardrobe can be a magically transformative piece especially if you have no time to change and you want to go from a day to night look.
Keep yourself well prepared at all times whenever you step out! Your look speaks leaps and bounds about you and about how well prepared you are in life.
Admit it! You love that EXTRA sparkle and shine whenever you go out! Who doesn’t?!
I often tend to bring out my blinged out earrings whenever I have a date with a very special someone in my life, or when I have a dinner date with people I truly admire. And the icing on the cake is with people I truly admire in the industry.
For me, it’s all about the quality, style, cut and attention to detail of the jewelry. I resonate mostly towards simple, yet edgy kinds of pieces. This way I feel I have more flexibility to experiment with my outfits and the earrings will just be an added accessory to get that on point look.
Fierce Tip: Whenever you’re looking to buy a piece of jewelry, whether precious, semiprecious or statement, always make sure that it’s classy and not just something that’s on trend. Choose something that you love and not just something everyone else is wearing.
I always trust my gut when it comes to picking pieces of jewelry. First and foremost, I envision how it would look with my outfits. Will it work well with my outfits and how many looks can I pull off with it without it looking too repetitive. Now don’t get me wrong here, I tend to repeat my outfits and jewelry quite a bit, but it’s just that I always find different ways to execute the looks so that they don’t look like something I might have created before.
This way, you will be smarter, yet fashionable with your choices. Especially when it comes to investment pieces. Always remember to invest in something classic and not too trendy as this will not only be kind on your pockets but will prevent you from buying things you don’t really need.
The weather’s still quite conducive for that awesome slaying moment of your life with your boots! It’s time to level up your shoe game by adding up some sass to your style this season.
Especially since Fashion Week has already started, it’s time to show up and be on your A game (those boots are made for walking fierce! Werq that look!) Yes! That would be your motivation to slay and wear those boots this season.
Whenever I choose a pair of boots, I always make sure that the heels are high. Since I have big legs, I find high heeled boots elongate my legs even further than they already are. And when I pair high heeled boots with a long top and skinny pants, It immediately creates an illusion of a taller and slimmer version of me.
Fierce Tip: Always choose a color that is versatile with every outfit. White, Black, Champagne, Red, and Nude boots are my top choices for colors to pick from. And remember, “The Higher The Better, The Closer To Heaven”.
Therefore in my Fierce opinion, this is how you should slay your boots with confidence. And always make sure that you are comfortable in what you’re wearing. Though on a side note, always keep a jar of vaseline and a box of bandages on you at all times! Nobody ever said Fashion was meant to be easy!
London makes me so happy!
The place itself makes me smile from one cheek to the other. I love how it’s an amalgamation of so many diverse cultures. It’s such a fascinating melting pot! Plus the fact that some of the finest restaurants in the world are based in London. My favourite places to visit over the weekends, if I want to keep it a bit low key are Soho and China town. And if I want to go all out and grab some fancy drinks, I head to the bars and restaurants in Chelsea or Covent Garden. Basically, I’d like to think I’m very easy going when it comes to food and fashion.
These two areas are pretty much my top choices whenever I visit London which is why I love dressing up and being fashionable whilst keeping the typical English weather aside. I mean, who doesn’t love layers right?! It’s simply my most favourite choice of dressing up whenever I head to cold places.
Working with British Brands along with juggling my full-time job has helped me immensely. How so you may wonder? Well, most importantly, I’ve gained so many more friends and have in turn managed to build my own community in London. Which is why I keep going back and forth along with constantly following up with my clients and meeting up with my friends and family that I have in London.
Having good people and enriching friendships in my life has really helped me a lot to be more confident in my skin and in turn more open with people. Last but not the least, it has also helped me a lot in gaining more connections for The Fierce Walker.
I guess all I’m trying to say here is that I feel like London truly is home for me. It is a place where I can feel safe, a place where I am happy and I can be who I really am. A place that I can call the real home of The Fierce Walker.
How are you? I hope you’re all having a fab time!
I’d like to share something with all of you about SOLE DXB, December 2018.
So, I basically went to Sole on my own, not knowing what would happen since it was my 2nd time attending. I personally feel like the Dubai culture of street style is way more edgy and fast when it comes to fashion and culture. Especially the outfits and creations people tend to be wearing.
Over The Top, Neons, Bold Prints and Colorful Outfits with a touch of Arabic style and silhouettes are the main focal point for people during SOLE DXB 2018. As you all know, I had the wonderful opportunity to team up with Sportmax by Max Mara to slay their latest collection for Spring-Summer 2019. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity because I have always been a huge fan of Max Mara. And having to represent them at SOLE DXB was nothing short of absolute privilege for me. And the icing on the cake was having been featured in The Harpers Bazaar Arabia and Emirates Woman as part of their Best Dressed list for SOLE DXB 2018.
Whenever I get a chance to develop a partnership with a brand I always make sure that they don’t lose my identity as The Fierce Walker. Because that is who I am and that is the essence of the whole partnership. To showcase the design or brand through my own personal style or approach to the ensemble.
I often see a lot of people having problems with exactly this, because there comes a point in time when they begin to lose their identity in order to just make money or to land sponsorship. As for me, I will never get involved in a project I don’t believe in wholeheartedly or would actually buy the brand for The Fierce Walker. I firmly believe that integrity, personal style, and credibility go hand in hand whilst having a partnership with a brand.
Now, let me share with you 2 of the looks I did during Sole Dxb.