I am really excited to share with you all today an interview with Latifa– a woman who has fabulous taste in just about….everything. As you’ll soon see, Latifa has very wide range of tastes and has items in every color of the rainbow – but what they all have in common is that they are just beautiful. Especially her jewelry. I originally thought that this interview would go up in one segment – however I had SO many amazing photographs to share that in the end, I didn’t want to cut any. Thus this interview is going up in two parts – and there’s still a ton of eye candy to go around. Enjoy meeting the very, very fabulous Latifa! I’ve included some of my favorite photos of Latifa (and a few of her stylish friends as well) throughout.
Who are you? What do you do, and where do you live?
My name is Latifa Al Shamsi. I am a regular Dubai girl who is currently enjoying unemployed life. My time is mainly consumed by my blog and my t-shirt line.
I love that your site shows not only you but some of your friends as well. You all seem to have so much fun! Can you share what your daily lives are like?
There is no routine to the way I live my life. But my mom, sisters and I have a tradition of going out every Friday for a girl day out and every now and then we like to go out with a couple of our close friends for a movie or dinner. If we are not out we are probably at home checking out new shoes online!
What is the first luxury item you ever bought and how old were you?
My first luxury item was given to me by my mom, it is a brown monogram Louis Vuitton bag (And I still have it). I think I was 13 or 14 at the time.
What is your favorite brand…and why?
I don’t stick to one brand specifically. But I tend to lean towards Hermes and Van Cleef & Arpels as well as Christian Louboutin.
What are some mistakes you made with your wardrobe that you wish you could take back?
I don’t want to take anything back because those mistakes paved the way to better choices and styling. But I have to say my worst would be the flare jeans hahaha!
You clearly have a fabulous budget. What do you recommend a reader to purchase if they were to invest in a few special pieces?
First I would like to correct you on having a fabulous budget as it is not always the case. I tend to like to have a target and work my way to reach that target. I always think that if an item is something you know you will always use, no matter how expensive it will be worth it. I advice readers to not rush any purchase specially if the price tag is five digits or more.
I would love to hear your opinion on a special piece of jewelry, a bag, clothes, shoe to buy…your overall fashion advice for readers:
Study the item you like, it is a classic… will it go out of style? Can I afford it in the near or far future? Will it be available by the time I have saved up? And most importantly do I really like it… do I love it? In my opinion I think for a bag – a Kelly Hermes in a neutral color is a must ( I love my grey Etoupe Kelly) and as for jewelry buy something that you will always wear (My favorite is my Cartier thin Love ring in rose gold) As for shoes always be bold with your choices buy something that says, “Hey you, ya you, look at me!”
Didn’t you love that last line? I love how Latifa shows a little more of her spunky personality there. Even though I adore luxury goods, I don’t think I will ever have nearly as much as Latifa and her friends do (unless I find a good way to blackmail Warren Buffett). So I want to give a special thanks to Latifa to sharing her life and her passion for beautiful items – check out her blog here, and come back tomorrow for Part 2!