Qatar Street Style: The Lounge

Qatar Street Style: The Lounge

07 Mar 2014

Ahlan! hits the social scene to uncover Qatar’s shopping secrets. This time round, we’re at The Lounge at Kempinski

CAMILLE MEDINA
Occupation: Writer
The outfit: Dress, YRYS Boutique (Manila), QR100; shoes, Milano, QR250.
Fave shop: Bershka and Topshop. The quality is good and prices are reasonable.
Fashion tip: Wherever you’re going, whether you’re in the supermarket or going to the dentist or whatever, always dress to look good.
Fashion must-have: High heels. I can’t walk in flats!

ELISA BENITEZ
Occupation: Teacher
The outfit: Two-tone dress, from label Dear Creatures in LA, QR365; shoes, Nine West, QR270.
Fave shop: [Online retailer] ModCloth and Mango. ModCloth has really good vintage style dresses and I like the bags as well as the dresses at Mango.
Fashion tip: Always dress up your outfit with really good shoes.
Fashion must-have: Earrings. I have a lot of pairs but I’m always losing them!
Celeb style icon: Zooey Deschanel and Alexa Chung. I like their vintage style.

SHELL MANEY
Occupation: University Academic Services Manager
The outfit: Dress, online retailer ideeli, QR145 (on sale); boots, Nine West, QR180 (on sale); necklace, Zara, borrowed from a friend. 
Fave shop: Zara. They have good basic, everyday pieces at very decent prices.
Fashion tip: Buy it when it’s on sale!
Fashion must-have: Good boots in black or brown. 
Celeb style icon: Zooey Deschanel. I love how she’s cute and a bit saucy, but still modest.

DR IRENA IVANOVSKA
Occupation: Dermatologist
The outfit: Jacket, pants and shoes, all Banana Republic, QR500, QR350, QR500; blouse, Massimo Dutti, QR200.
Fave shop: Banana Republic. They have very unique pieces.
Fashion tip: No matter what you’re doing or where you are, always make an effort. Clothes should also reflect your personality.
Fashion must-have: Lots of different types of shoes. I also love wearing scarves.
Celeb style icon: Sarah Jessica Parker. The way she dresses is often simple but effective.

LISA KIM
Occupation: Events Management Marketing Officer
The outfit: Dress, Club Monaco (bought in Korea), QR1,450; shoes, Sergio Rossi, QR3,600.
Fave shop: BCBG Max Azria. The clothes are affordable and trendy. I love the range of colours!
Fashion tip: Always think about your skin tone when you’re choosing colours.
Fashion must-have: Scarves. Although I’m not wearing one today, scarves are the kind of accessory you can match with any other item.
Celeb style icon:  Victoria Beckham. She always knows how both to wear and adapt fashion trends.

NATASHA PANIQUE
Occupation: Journalist
The outfit: Blouse, Massimo Dutti, QR380; belt, Mango, QR120; skirt, small Hong Kong boutique, QR100; shoes, Aldo, QR300.
Fave shop: Massimo Dutti. When you walk into the store, you almost always find one or two pieces you can wear for any occasion.  
Fashion tip: The most important accessory is a sense of feeling good. 
Fashion must-have: A beautiful white blouse. I love white.
Celeb style icon: Victoria Beckham. She has a really amazing line of clothes that fit almost everybody.