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Fierce,

It’s Spring 2020 and you know that this is my favourite season for menswear. I am always impressed with the juxtaposition of elements and print on a look plus It’s out and about to play with colours. I love Versace Me’s wear collection for this season because it gives me that after-party vibes yet still looking sharp.

I always love to mix and match men’s and women’s wear together with my looks to achieve a sharp and edgy vibe to the whole outfit. Of course, white sneakers are ready to strut the runway with a printed ombre to compliment the whole classic vibe.

I love the collection because of its elements and attention to detail most especially for men’s, it’s hard to accessories a lot so we spot on the smallest detail on each and every look. I also adore the sleek and wet look hairstyle for men. It gives a well-polished look without even trying.

Here are my top picks:

Fierce,

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style. I ride the waves of chaos happily, letting the splash of salt sting my lips as I slice through the barrels. I smile and hold my breath when I get caught in the shore break.
I never bail.
But all yin has a yang, and lately, I can’t stop thinking about the idea of stability.

Photographed by Jamal @Jamaloop

Handbag: Antoine Amato and Top & Bottom: Arela Studio

Practicality has never been a strong suit of mine, yet it’s one of the most cherished things I admire in another being. I might like to know how it feels, to have a constant in my life. The most important right now is that I am happy with my family and the things that I do with passion. Slaying is my passion, showcasing my talent, vision, and style to all of you through visuals is something that keeps me going in life.

Doing what feels right, even when it isn’t comfortable. Loving the instability of it all.
I’ll come up for air, shaking the sand from my hair as I inhale the sea breeze. I don’t know what’s next. But I know I’ll get back on my board, and I’ll paddle out again with a much happier smile on my face.

Fierce,

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.

Fierce,

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!

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.

Fierce,

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!

 

Fierce,

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.

Fierce,

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.

Fierce,

As you all probably know by now, my love for Ear Cuffs is unparalleled to any other. And let me tell you exactly WHY.

My love affair started when I saw Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz wearing an encrusted Repossi ear cuff during Paris Fashion week. And then when I saw Catriona Gray wearing the Iconic “Alab at Dangal, during Miss Universe 2018. That was the redefining moment for me!

Mind you, ear cuffs are not actually a new trend in fashion, in fact, they have been used by people from various cultures since time immemorial. They were a piece of staple jewelry during the Art Deco era and many socialites would be seen adorning them during the 1950s.

I personally find it to be a very chic and unique accessory, especially if its paired with the right hairstyle. It’s something that adds drama to the whole look, whilst focusing on a hairstyle or when taking angled shots.

 

For me it’s always been about wanting to achieve a polished look and in order to achieve that, one must have a “focal point” for the whole look. It basically means, where do you want to focus more, which area in your look would you want to accentuate or give more emphasis?

Fierce Tip: Always focus on elements or jewelry that don’t require TOO much attention but more like pieces that add drama or glamour.

I often find it very useful for me whenever I attend evening events. Especially since I feel it’s always the least expected accessory to be adorning. And since I always love being EXTRA, here are some of my top picks for ear cuffs.

 

 

 

 

Fierce, I’d like to share one thing with you about handbags. “OH HOW I LOVE THEM!”, like literally I really love them. You might not see me carrying a handbag at all times, but when I go out I always make sure that it’s on point and unique with my whole look.

I feel an accessory such as a bag should always compliment your entire look and it ought to add a different element once you slay it.

I’ve tried carrying a lot of different handbags over the passage of time because I grew up with my Aunt and Grand Mother who are huge fans of vintage Chanel handbags. I was always surrounded by ladies in my family who loved designer brands, but over the passage of time, I’ve come to realize that it’s not always about the brand. For me it’s got more to do with the craftsmanship, quality, attention to detail and of course the color that holds a lot of importance as well.

A good handbag can either make or break your entire look. It can help you achieve a well-polished look thus can prepare you for anything. For example, at events, meetings or just casual gatherings a good handbag that compliments your whole look goes a long way.

Also, I must add one more thing, that while always being on the go whether running from one meeting to the other or traveling to different parts of the world, a good handbag can save your whole look from a major fashion faux-pas!

Just an example, for a classic and elegant look, you could be wearing a full black outfit and only have 1 accessory. Such as carrying a heavily beaded encrusted gold handbag. Voila! Chic and Classy!

Being too plain is way too boring and nobody wants to be boring now do they!

So here are a few of my top favorite handbags of the season:

 DELVAUX – https://www.delvaux.com/en/

SHRIMPS – https://shrimps.store/us/shop/shop-by-category/bags/

 BOYY BOUTIQUE – https://www.boyybag.com

4. TONYA HAWKES – http://www.tonyahawkes.com

MARIE DE LA ROCHE – https://www.mariedelaroche.com

CHYLAK – https://chylak.com/en

MANU ATELIER – https://manuatelier.com/shop.html

LOEWE