Get Carried Away

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With New York Fashion Week only a few days away, I took it upon myself to get inspired and challenge my wardrobe. I attempted to pull my own version of the “Carrie Bradshaw” by putting together pieces that I would not naturally gravitate towards pairing together, but somehow just come together in an unconventional manner.

I am wearing a mustard heavy weight metallic Gilet with puffy sleeves. I pair it in an alternative manner with a cream pleated high waist A-line skirt and suede peep-toe booties creating an effortless easy day or night-out-in-town look.

The luminous metallic fabric of the Gilet definitely makes it the statement piece and ideal to pair with my ethnic ‘Lapiz Lazuli’, semi-precious, blue stone necklace from Afghanistan. The vibrant colors all compliment each other dreamily in addition to the pop of scarlet red lipstick – Mac’s renowned “Ruby Woo”. I finish off the look with a straw weaved messenger bag to play off the semi organic feel of the look.

 Mona Hamid

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Photography by Kornelija Slunjski

Styling, Editing and Writing by Mona Hamid

Outfit Details:- 

Mustard Gilet: French Connection.

Pleated White Skirt: Aqua, similar here.

Suede Booties: Steve Madden, available here.

‘Lapiz Lazuli’ Ethnic Afghani Necklace: Antique Store, Abu Dhabi.

Long Chain Clock Necklace: ATL 5 point vintage store.

Straw Messenger Bag : Vintage.

 

Old Boston

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Morning light and cobblestones are two combinations for a moment of inspiration and at this moment I was inspired by color and color combination- my favorite creative exercise.  This ensemble consisted of a tan, white & black color-blocked silk top from one of my desired English stores Hobbs, and was paired with a box pleated A-line skirt and a netted waistcoat. The skirt was created as part of my fashion collection “La Femme Juvenile”- a collection inspired by childrenswear for adults as indicated by the dotted lace overlaying the soft power blue. The ensemble was accessorized with vintage earrings and a pointed suede shoe from Zara. The early hours of the morning capture the articles in their natural essence with the soft light and the cobblestones bring a sense of nostalgia in one of Boston’s oldest landmarks Faneuil Hall.

Mona Hamid

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Photography by 1000Lotus

Styling and Modeling by Mona Hamid

Writing by Mona Hamid

Location Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA

Outfit Details:

1. Top: Hobbs

2. Skirt: Monzlapur (La Femme Juvenile by Mona Hamid)

3. Waist coat: Vintage

4. Suede Point Pumps: Zara

5. Earrings: Vintage

Urban Jungle

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Summertime in the city calls for easy dressing – light fabrics, a loose fit, and a kaleidoscope of colours form the perfect style trifecta in the warmer months. Throwing an on-trend jungle print into the mix doesn’t hurt either! This casual-luxe ensemble shows how you can effortlessly inject some opulence into your summer daywear.

The oversized vintage silk shirt is the undeniable focal point of this look. Its intricate jungle print, baroque gold detailing, and rich colours catch the eye and transform the shirt from a simple wardrobe basic into an eye-catching statement piece. Instant modifications like buttoning up the shirt, tucking it in to the shorts, and rolling up the sleeves give this oversized piece some much needed shape and structure.

The loose fitting silk safari-esque drawstring shorts with gold accents are the perfect neutral compliment to the vibrant shirt. A velvet navy blue turban and burgundy loafer slippers continue the regal vibe of this look, and a dash of gold accessories finish things off nicely.

Reem Buhazza

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Photography by Frances Ramirez Editing by Mona Hamid

Styling and Modelling by Mona Hamid

Writing by Reem Buhazza

Location: Central Square, Cambridge, MA

Outfit Details:

  1. Silk Parrot Print Shirt: Vintage
  2. Silk Shorts: H&M Conscious Collection
  3. Loafers: Topshop
  4. Turban: Isamarij www.everythingundertheshade.tumblr.com