In last month’s column, I focused on stylish Platinum Club guys. This month, I chatted to two very different Platinum ladies to hear more about their individual style and where they get their inspiration.
Faiza Shafeek: colour and accessories
Faiza has a style that is uniquely hers, using vivid colour and accessories to fabulous effect. She understands her colouring and her body shape and has a strong sense of what works for her and what doesn’t. She cares about dressing well, whether that’s for professional or casual occasions, yet never wears a suit, because that’s what people expect! She’ll often wear black or navy trousers, adding a twist with an unusual or embellished coat or jacket and some heels.
Faiza's French Lebanese mother was her strongest style influence: “My mother was elegant and very chic – a real beauty,” she explains. Her mother taught her how to use accessories well (scarves, handbags, jewellery) enabling her to take a few good items and dress them in completely different ways. Taking one black top, for example, Faiza adds different necklaces, bags and shoes to make it look unique each time she wears it.