Dubai-based influencer Shahd looks back at Paris Couture Week

Updated 10 July 2019

Dubai-based influencer Shahd looks back at Paris Couture Week

DUBAI: We caught up with Dubai-based fashion influencer Shahad, who goes by @hermajeesty with her 493,000 Instagram followers, who was spotted dashing around the streets the French capital for Paris Couture Week last week. The trend-setter shared her thoughts on the shows, the mayhem and what it’s really like to get caught up in the madness of fashion week.

Q: What has made this trip particularly memorable?

First, good company is what makes a trip unique and forms unforgettable memories. Second would be the thrill (of) moving from one show to the other. Third, is the gratification of watching the latest designs from different designers from all over the world. Also, what made the trip memorable is meeting fashion lovers who came to attend couture week from all over the world, especially the designers.

Q: Of all the shows you have attended, what has stood out?

What I noticed after all the shows I have watched is the participation of a large number of Arab designers who are keen to present a large collection of different fashion trends. What is even better is that they suit both Middle Eastern and Western women’s tastes.  

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Q: How long does it take you to prepare your wardrobe for fashion week?

Of course, if any girl has a special outing, it will take her a week or two to think and plan her outfits. So, for a fashion blogger, who attends Paris Couture Week, it took me around a month to think of the looks I was going to prepare for this special week. Until the last day, I was sleep deprived. I was worried about forgetting any piece from my looks. It was a fun process, but at the same time it was tough.

What We Are Buying Today: Yataghan Jewellery

Updated 20 July 2019

What We Are Buying Today: Yataghan Jewellery

In January, my family celebrated my birthday by gifting me a “Hubb Collection” necklace that I had wanted ever since I laid eyes on it, when one of my relatives wore it.

The design of the word ‘Love’ — written in Arabic Farsi font and angled in a way that makes it heart-shaped — fascinated me, and I have worn the necklace ever since I got it, partly out of sentiment, but also because I find it so beautiful and unique.

Jeddah-based Yataghan Jewellery — the maker of the “Hubb Collection” — has a variety of gold designs, stackable jewel-ornamented hexagon rings, necklaces, bracelets and rings engraved in Arabic Farsi.

The store’s Instagram account @yataghanjewellery documents its trademark pieces and shares customers’ experiences along with how they choose to stack their Yataghan pieces.

Customer favorites include their Allah necklace, and the “Hubb Collection” (rings, necklaces and bracelets in crystalized or standard gold, silver or rose gold with a single colorful or silver crystal).