As far as I remember (and it is too late at night to call my mom and ask), I didn’t go through an extreme pretty princess phase. I was much more interested in dressing up as Super Girl or playing a game where I was the boss (clearly I had control issues at a young age) and that typically had very little to do with being a princess (after all— the princesses of my childhood were always waiting for their prince to save them). I never spent time imagining how my wedding would look (and when it actually did get engaged I found my dress at the first store, on the first day and then handed on most of the other responsibilities to my mother) and many of my childhood friends were boys.
Obviously things have changed some (HELLO— most of NoH’s content is especially girlie!), but I still gravitate towards things with an edge.
So when I was scouring the internet for inspiration (as I often do), I was very excited to discover the blog Confashions from Kuwait with a focus on Arab designers. And no, this is not just because my mom is Lebanese and I have a strong connection to my heritage (although I am sure that played a role in my digging deeper into the blog), but because I was introduced to Saudi designer Mohammed Ashi.
His designs are overtly feminine but at the same time have an edge— which is saying something, because this man works with tulle.
Below is one of my favorite looks from Mohammed Ashi—I am especially in love with how the necklace feels almost like armor atop these layers of tulle. It is this girlie look meets rock and roll that I am so fond of today.
This is just one example of many, so check out the rest of the images here!
What do you think? Has your aesthetic changed over the years? How would you describe it now?