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Fierce,

It’s January and it is the perfect month to start your 2020 with a bang. The best way to do it? Wear something sparkly to be at your most extra kind of look. For me, I always love wearing something bold and interesting outfits for my daily meetings and errands.

Location: Palazzo Versace Dubai

I want to keep my brand DNA strong and yet tastefully appealing. How to do it? When you pair a printed top wear something neutral and plain for your bottom. A good shoe will complement the look and a chic handbag to complete the whole look. When you wear a sequins top and bottom always make sure that your hair and make-up are simple and classy. Make you look on point by layering it carefully with the right accessory. For this look, I chose something edgy to make the editorial look strong and fierce.

Photographed by Lakshik Perera

I am wearing & Other Stories and what I love about the brand is that they always showcase curated pieces that are good for someone who is on a budget and yet wants to wear something special.

Outfit Details: Sweater & Fur Coat: Jakke London | Reversible Coat  by Flawless Coats

Fierce,

Have you experienced feeling a little down and you feel disconnected from everyone around you? Well, let me tell you something that I’ve been experiencing these past weeks. First of all, it’s not as bad as you think it is. It’s healthy.

When the people around you don’t understand you anymore, be alone. Listen to your voice away from their noise. Remember who you were before they imposed their lifestyles, opinions, and thoughts on you. Remember who you were before you met them or integrated yourself with them. Recharge your mind and your heart away from their energies. This is the time to be selfish. This is the time to ask for space. This is the time to find yourself again before you lose yourself in the crowd. Don’t wait until you no longer recognize who you are.

Photographed by Jamal Thomas

You need to be self-aware of the things around you. It will help you to become stronger and flourish yourself to be the person you always wanted to be. 

You’re starting to wonder if maybe you haven’t been making the wrong decisions but making the right ones in the wrong place. Saying the right things to the wrong people. Doing the right things for people who don’t appreciate them. Trying to live a certain way in a place that doesn’t support the kind of life you want. You need to go to a place where you feel safe and proud to live. Along the way, you will find all the reasons behind your struggles and pain. It will be the boldest and beautiful decision you will ever make in your life. Find yourself Fierce!

 

Outfit Details: Dress NÜ Denmark Fur Coat Jakke London


Fierce,
I’ve been holding this news for the past 6 months and I guess it’s time for me to share with you all my upcoming plans. 2019 was a very tough year for most of us and for me personally, I am grateful. I’ve traveled 10 times and I’ve experienced the worst things during 2019 but beyond that, I am happy for the person I am becoming. I am starting a new journey! Yes, you are right I am going to a new place and the beauty in starting over is that you get to let go of who you were in the past. You let go of what was holding you back and you let go of all the things that were weighing you down when you thought you were stuck – either in the wrong place or with the wrong person.

Why I am starting a new journey?

I want to evolve myself as a woman with substance. I want to grow as a person and find what truly makes me happy. At my age right now, I want to explore new things that I will never experience if I will stay where I am right now. — The beauty in starting over is that you get to choose.

Photographed by Jamal Thomas

You get to choose who you want to be this time without anyone telling you who you should be and how you should do it. You’re given a new chance to live life differently. You’re given a new lens to see life in a different color and you’re given another chance to redeem yourself, to fix yourself and get one step closer to who you always wanted to be.

When you decide to take a different road, when you do something that scares you and when you let go of something or someone that was holding you back – no matter how much it hurts, no matter how much you care about them, sometimes they pull you back when you were meant to fly and sometimes they silence your voice when you were meant to roar.

Location: Buckingham Palace, London

Fierce,

We were brought up to believe and understand that it is important to accept people as they are. That’s an upstanding principle to live by. And truthfully, life would be far more tolerable if we all applied this principle daily. If we could have a moment of honesty here, we just aren’t entirely capable of accepting everything that comes with a person. How I wish every person has a sneak preview to think if they deserve to get to know us or be part of our life.
You need to remember your values and what you believe in life.

Small Bag: Bally

It’s a matter of choice. Whether you will let things happen or you will control it not to happen. But most of the time fate doesn’t give us that power. Ethically speaking, we should always practice tolerance for fellow humans.


The past few weeks I’ve been thinking of unfollowing a lot of people on Instagram most especially in this wild city. Not because I don’t like them but it’s just that I don’t want to associate myself with people who have nothing to deal with me. I just want to unfollow them for me to breathe on my page and have my stand in everything that I believe in life. On a side note, it might affect some things and some people around me, but for me, I just want to take that risk and just move forward in life without thinking that someone is watching my stories and yet they couldn’t support me or do me a favor.

Handbag: Tammy & Benjamin

For me, You shouldn’t accept anything that causes you harm. most especially if it’s draining you so much. It’s okay to decide that you don’t want to deal with certain aspects that come with people.

“Accept my flaws and all,” is a common statement, but I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to do it. If the flaw presents itself as something that may be a deal-breaker for you, break the deal.

No one owes you anything so always keep in mind the same for yourself. You’re not in the wrong for being intolerant to anything less than what you deserve. And you deserve the world. Soon you will all know the reason behind this post and I am telling you that you will love every bit of that story.

Photograped by: Dawid Rus

Fierce,

Let me share with you the designer I am eyeing right now with her delicate taste, attention to details pieces and a master of colour swatches. It’s my good friend from Georgia, Tako Mekvabidze. She was known already in her home town as the go-to designer of the Elite people in the industry and now as she makes her mark on the international stage, just recently Kendall Jenner wore her Electric Green Oversized shirt as she walks the streets of Beverly Hills, California.

Peach Coat by Tako Mekvabidze

Last August 29, She has showcased her Cruise 2020 Collection in a big plaza of Batumi, Georgia. Where she showed pieces that were inspired by the sea and nature.
She used Delicate organza fabrics, natural garments, denim, straw hats, net bags in light shades of blue, pink and lemon yellow. She basically wants to show her childhood memories through this collection. She invited international press and media to showcase her passion and love for her craft in cooperation with the Tourism board of Batumi.

This show also aims to promote the beauty and uniqueness of Batumi to the world.

Opening their city to the world using fashion is such a great move. I admire Tako for being true to herself and craft most especially with her staff. I visited her showroom and I can see the genuine smile of her staff. Their passion shows how Tako treats them like a family. The trip to Batumi was very refreshing for me as it opens up my eyes on how Georgian’s love for their country and their hospitable attitude shows towards their guest.

I truly appreciate Tako Mekvabidze as a designer and a new friend where it gives me a warm feeling knowing a designer like Tako Mekvabidze is not just a designer but a true artist with a heart.

Fierce, 

Sometimes even the strongest FIERCE feels like giving up. Sometimes, you won’t get the credit you feel like you deserve. Sometimes, you’re going to feel like all the hard work you’ve been putting into a project has been a waste because nobody has been around to pat you on the back or remind you what a good job you’ve been doing. I have nothing to lose… I always try the best that I can to move forward as The Fierce Walker.

 “It’s especially hard being surrounded by individuals solely invested in connections based on your fame, nationality and what edition handbag you’re carrying. “

It took a lot of courage to challenge the status quo and be an Asian slaying outside of this city. I stop waiting around for other people to realize my value and start rewarding myself. I make sure that, even if the rest of the world can’t see what a good job i’ve been doing, i recognize it myself. It is very important to have a self-care and self-appreciation to everything that you do. 

Photographed by Lakshik Perera

I fought so hard to be where I am right now. Being an Asian, It is always a double standard most especially in this city. I always remind myself that, i don’t have to solve my whole life by questioning everything. I just have to show up and try. Focus on the most immediate thing in front of me. I’ll figure out the rest along the way. This is my journey and I am happy that I am not just living it but also fighting for something I believe in.

Styled by Samreen Kazi 

Fierce,

In life, you need to teach the world who you are. Most especially now as we enter a new era, you need to fight back in whatever life throws at you. Sometimes, you won’t get the credit you feel like you deserve. Sometimes, you’re going to feel like all the hard work you’ve been putting into a project has been a waste because nobody has been around to pat you on the back or remind you what a good job you’ve been doing.

Location: Nikki Beach Dubai

                        Photographed by Lakshik Perera

Sometimes, your confidence is going to crash. Sometimes, you’re going to doubt your own abilities. Sometimes, you’re going to flirt with the idea of giving up.

It doesn’t matter as long as your values and beliefs are intact and strong. You don’t need validation from anyone else to feel proud of yourself. ( You should be proud of every scar, battles, and accomplishments) Stop waiting around for other people to realize your value and start rewarding yourself. When you accomplish one of your goals, reward yourself with a bottle of wine or freshly baked cookies or your favorite latte from Starbucks. Make sure that, even if the rest of the world can’t see what a good job you’ve been doing, you recognize it yourself.

Styled by: Sãmréèñ Kazi

You have to stay passionate, stay motivated, stay inspired, stay strong.

You have to remind yourself you can do this.

Do it for yourself! Stay Fierce!

Fierce,

I’ve sat on the floor of my bedroom and wondered why I’m not where I want to be in life. I’ve questioned my purpose. I’ve wondered how I’ll ever make it, how I’ll ever be what I dream to be, how I’ll ever survive. I’ve been there. Whenever I travel in Europe my heart skips a beat as the cold breeze touches my skin. I knew deep down my heart I want to stay…

I want to stay….. To find myself, my purpose and my inner strength as I go on with my journey in life.

I know you have too.

You’re probably sitting there right now doubting the journey you’re on, wondering if it’s even the right one or whether the sacrifices you’re making in life to get where you want to be are worth it.

For me, just stop worrying about failing or making mistakes. Start focusing on what it will feel like to know you could have tried and succeeded but didn’t.

Location: Nikki Beach Dubai

Photographed by Lakshik Perera

As cliché as it sounds, when you stop worrying about what you can’t control, you have time to change the things you can control, and that makes a world of a difference.

Sometimes we are so focused on the transgressions of yesterday or the worries of tomorrow that we don’t stop to focus on the beauty that is today. If we are always looking ahead or looking back, we will never see what we have right beside us. It’s necessary to let yourself live just one day at a time – just today. Just right here, right now.

Styled by Sãmréèñ Kazi    

On your hardest days, when you feel like you can’t continue, remember that you’ve already made it through 100% of your hard days and you’re likely to make it through this one too.

Fierce,

Have you ever been to a new place that makes your soul feel so alive yet so calm at the same time?

Just a few days ago I went on a very special trip to the Adjara Region in Batumi, Georgia to explore the city and understand their rich culture.

I was truly amazed by what I saw as it immediately gave me a cool Californian vibe with its tall pine trees along the streets and the soothing breeze from the Black Sea beach. And the waves that danced and lingered past my ears while I would be strolling outside my hotel near the Black Sea Beach.

Batumi made my heart so happy and relaxed with the heartwarming hospitality of the Georgian people and their kindness truly exceeded my expectations. Batumi is a small city but there are so many things to discover and one of the things I enjoyed the most was the traditional Georgian Food and the Georgian dance.

Bern Terrace Batumi Restaurant

I am at a loss for words when I begin to describe the beauty of Adjara, as I walked and explored the city I learned a lot from the Georgian people. Their genuine kindness comes from within and the way they make everyone who visits their city, you would truly feel like a local.

The Sheraton Batumi hosted my stay, while I was in Batumi and the staff was very competent as they welcomed I and my 5 suitcases with a big smile!

As I started my first day, I changed my look instantly into a purple and blue colour combination, pairing it with my Vikele Bag.

Lanuk Jewellery earrings and Vikele Hand Bag

Vikele Bag: Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick, YSL Touche éclat cushion foundation  Nars Climax Mascara & Elisabetta Franchi Earrings 

My Georgian Local buddy Kate @katerinovsky took me on a tour around the city and we had lunch at The Bern Restaurant. She ordered a special Georgian Dish for me and Kinkhali which was part of the course! Khinkali is my most favourite Georgian food ever. And I always order it whenever I’m in Tbilisi, Georgia.

I requested her to treat me like a local and not as a visitor since I wanted to learn more about their culture and feel that local vibe that would have an authentic approach.

Kate made sure that I was happy, safe and would enjoy the whole trip and she was so welcoming towards me with her kindness which made my trip even more special.

As the days passed by, I learned alot about Adjara and its hidden treasures. I got to understand on a much deeper level the kind of people that inhabit the city.

They have many natural resources, beautiful mountains, a rich culture, authentic and homemade Georgian cuisine that can compete on any international level.

This trip was a very spontaneous one and Mikheil the Head Of International Tourism Promotion Office of Adjara made sure that my trip would not change my perspective about Georgian Culture and Adjara. But that this trip would help me experience the different facets to Georgia that can make it compete on an international level when it comes to hospitality, culture, safety and a place which you can call home away from home.

Stella Mccartney Top from The Outnet , Anonyme Skirt Alaïa Hand Bag

Styled by Sãmréèñ Kazi

This trip would not have been possible without their undying support and love for me, this is my way of showcasing my love, respect, and appreciation not just to Adjara but to Georgia as a country. Every time I’ve visited Georgia it’s always given me happiness but then when I have to leave, it’s always with a heavy heart.

I always learn something new from people and the way they welcome a tourist is something I really love about them so much. 

Visit Adjara, Batumi and the rest of Georgia as well and you will understand why I feel the love I do for this place and the Georgian people.

Wearing Darin Hachem and Vintage YSL Belt

Thank you to the Tourism Board and all the Georgian people for slaying with me! You made me the fiercest one in your city!

The Fierce City of Adjara! SLAY!!!

Fierce,

There are always a few certain things I look for in a hotel as I tend to travel very frequently. Of course, being visually pleasing and on point are two of my main choices! Yet, I always take into consideration the level of comfort, safety, and relaxation as due to my busy schedule, I need to get my beauty sleep.

So very recently I went to Adjara Batumi in Georgia and I stayed at The Sheraton Hotel Batumi.

The hotel has a very old Spanish era kind of building, in white, which is located near the Black Sea Beach.

From a fashion-oriented individuals perspective, I always look for a cozy bed and a good view and I must say, Sheraton Batumi never failed to provide me with that service. And more so, beyond my expectations.

I would wake up very happy in a cozy bed with a beautiful view overlooking the black sea. And then I would wait to watch the sunset in the afternoon as I’d rest from my slay earlier.

Staying in a place that’s away from home often gives me a little bit of anxiety as I need to take into consideration the safety of the place, the services they offer and also how I will feel during my stay.

Another thing that I am always very particular about in the luxury services that a hotel provides is an in-house spa. And at The Sheraton Batumi, I experienced the top-notch services provided at their Spa. I tried the Deep Tissue Massage and Aromatherapy Facial, I can safely say that the Georgian’s can compete with the techniques of the Thai people when it comes to massages.

Alaïa nude bag

It’s a new discovery for me as I experienced the service at the hotel and the packages they offer. The quality of the hospitality and the regular warm greetings of the staff always gave me a very good feeling.

I feel that this hotel deserves a review not just by what they offered me but also for the level of comfort I felt after this wonderful experience. And that is something I will always remember.

Georgian people treated me with respect and honor, which I am highly grateful for. The fact that they let me experience everything just like a local and yet let me explore their city as a tourist is something that I will highly recommend to all of you.

In Georgia, you will not only feel how it feels to be a local but they will also treat you like a local with respect and attention. 

Wearing Stella Mccartney  from The Outnet Styled by Sãmréèñ Kazi

To every one of you slaying with me, make sure to book your stay at The Sheraton Batumi as they will never fail to provide you with quality service, the best that Ajara has to offer during your stay. Stay Fierce!