Doha Street Style: Spice Market at the W

Ahlan! hits the social scene to uncover Qatar’s shopping secrets
ByAoife O'Mullane Wednesday , 12 February 2014
Doha Street Style: Spice Market at the W
Frances Martin rocks this layered grey dress. PICTURES: Allan Co Flores

FRANCES MARTIN
Occupation:
Risk Analyst
The outfit: Dress, Marks & Spencer (UK), QR240; shoes, Nine West, QR250 (on sale!); necklace, Wallis (UK), QR90.
Fave shop: I love Promod. They have a good collection of clothes for petite people.
Fashion tip: It’s not necessary to always buy designer brands.
Celeb style icon: Halle Berry. I love her look.  

LYVICA ALLEN-ADEKUNLE

LYVICA ALLEN-ADEKUNLE
Occupation:
Business and Economics Teacher
The outfit: Dress, H&M, QR50; shoes, Dar Al Salam Mall, QR70.
Fave shop: My favourite shop is Bershka. They have really unique pieces at reasonable prices.
Fashion tip: Buy your correct size. Girls look uncomfortable when they buy a size too small.
Fashion must-have: Loose batwing cardigans. They are perfect to jazz up any outfit, especially in Doha.

AMY MCFARLAND

AMY MCFARLAND
Occupation:
Primary Teacher
The outfit: Dress, Primark (Northern Ireland), QR78; shoes, H&M, QR100.
Fave shop: Pull & Bear. I love the quirky fashion and I never really know what to expect when I go in there.
Fashion tip: Don’t follow the current trend if it doesn’t suit you.  
Fashion must-have: A well-fitting pair of coloured skinny jeans. You can dress them up and down really easily.
Celeb style icon: Jessica Alba. She can pull off every look – elegant, glam, casual, funky – and she always looks effortlessly fashionable.

PAMELA MCCARTHY

PAMELA MCCARTHY
Occupation:
Secondary Teacher
The outfit: Dress, H&M (Scotland), QR120; shoes, H&M, QR120; bag, New Look (Scotland), QR90.
Fave shop: Forever 21. They have everything you could need at really reasonable prices.
Fashion tip: Less is more. Always try to avoid looking overdone.
Fashion must-have: A shift dress. They always look chic and classy.
Celeb style icon: Holly Willoughby. She is so lady-like. She always looks classy and elegant.

CHRISTINA CLAYN

CHRISTINA CLAYN
Occupation:
Jewellery Designer
The outfit: Shirt, Second Female, QR350; waistcoat, Caitlyn, QR250; leggings, Vila, QR300 (all bought in Denmark); earrings and necklace, designed by Christina (made with Tahitian pearls, diamonds and 18 carat gold).
Fave shop: Malene Birger at Lagoona Mall. She’s a Danish designer. The clothes are beautiful and fit really well.
Fashion tip: You need to express yourself through your fashion and be true to who you are. Your clothes should fit your personality and match what’s inside.
Fashion must-have: An elegant bag with a bit of an edge. I have a Michael Kors bag that I cannot live without.
Celeb style icon: [Her Highness] Sheikha Moza. She sets a great example for Qatar. She has both attitude and style.

GEMMA CLARK

GEMMA CLARK
Occupation:
Secondary Teacher
The outfit: Top, Urban Outfitters, QR210; leggings, Primark, QR60; boots, Kurt Geiger, QR359 (bargain!); bag, American Apparel, QR250; ring, Topshop, QR60; earrings, Topshop, gift (All bought in Scotland).
Fave shop: Topshop. They have such a fantastic variety and are always on trend.
Fashion tip: Be unique. You don’t always have to follow trends.
Fashion must-have: A good clutch bag. I have this one in lots of different colours to match everything.
Celeb style icon: Kate Moss and Fearne Cotton. They both have a sort of vintage look, which I love.