Im tryyying to wear black shawls and Abayas when travellign but I still cant escape my rooted feeling from my culture that dressing all over black still symbolises mourning and winter depression for us northerners.( we got like 8 months of winter darkness making us wear black coats and boots to match the mood)
However gorgeous they look in black-I for sure don't when I try.
Lets say I haven't be able to manage that make up technuiqe yet, I look more like a scare crow, honestly I scared my son once after trying heavy make up in the summer time " Have you benn crying mum?" hmmm nope:)
I also have hidden all the crazy pictures of me skiing in Dezin, Iran with the shawl blowing into my face making me fall ,mascara face plant in the snow.. hmm..not very pretty:) lesson learned, Ill save the world from myself trying & instead get a stylish turban that suits my face.
Royals, Middle east & fashion. I met quite a few of them from around Europe and Middle East actually when working at Harrods, carrying a wide range of fab mixed cultural styles.
The only two royal fashion lowdowns I ever saw was one royal dressed in a power suit ( Think early 90s business woman) shoulder paddings high as mount Kilimanjaro!
I also saw three ladies coming in with only one style flaw- they wore tiaras on top of their Abayas ( No, of course not princesses from the UAE, that would never happen)
The one and only royal style rule breaker in Europe- A tiara outside the Nobel Dinner & weddings is not ok if not 5 years old or living in texas & named Stardust.
After those lowdowns I have to take a moment to brag about the most humble, gracious, fashion forward and kind lady Ive ever met- That I once got an a personal shopping hour at Harrods with:
Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, she IS our non-questionable modern arabic Grace Kelly for sure- Im a huge fan of her classy, forward but still respectful and age appropiate fashion style & I want to see her just like Grace Kelly- in a turban too one day!