JES­SICA KA­HAWATY

Model, 30, Aus­tralian

Harper's Bazaar (Arabia) - - World Of Fashion -

De­scribe your style I’m clas­sic with a sur­pris­ing twist. The true def­i­ni­tion of style is... Per­sonal Who most in­spires your style? My mum. She’s had a ca­reer in mod­el­ling way be­fore I started and her style is pure el­e­gance no mat­ter what she wears. What do you love about Mid­dle East­ern style? I love that the Mid­dle East is at the fore­front of so many trends and that women here like to place a high im­por­tance on the way they present them­selves to oth­ers. What makes some­one stylish in your eyes? When they’re ef­fort­less and their per­son­al­ity can be eas­ily read in the way they present them­selves. Most mem­o­rable out­fit you’ve ever worn A pink Vik­tor & Rolf bow dress to the Dubai In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val last year. Style mantra If you don’t feel com­fort­able in your out­fit, change it. How does fash­ion em­power you It em­pow­ers me as a wo­man as I get to ex­press my­self be­fore I even have to speak, and it’s such a pow­er­ful thing to be able to com­mu­ni­cate with­out words. Favourite de­signer of all time Azze­dine Alaïa, be­cause his cre­ations were one of a kind, and he left a huge im­print on the fash­ion in­dus­try. A/W18 style ad­vice I think the most im­por­tant is to stay true to your own style first as not all trends may suit you. So choose on-trend pieces that can eas­ily be turned into clas­sics or sta­ple pieces. Ul­ti­mate cat­walk model Naomi Camp­bell for break­ing bound­aries and bring­ing di­ver­sity to the fash­ion in­dus­try. Fave place to shop in Mall of the Emi­rates The Fash­ion Dome, be­cause it of­fers a wide selec­tion of amaz­ing brands but it feels in­ti­mate at the same time.

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