The Syrian-American fashion blogger and DJ expanding her repertoire
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• I started DJing a year ago, and it has been an exciting journey, with gigs at The Dubai Mall for Vogue Italia, as well as the Global Gift Gala hosted by Eva Longoria. My blog, myfashdiary.com, has expanded and I’ve been lucky to interview some incredible individuals, including some of the Victoria’s Secret Angels.
• I’m inspired by strong women making things happen, such as author Marissa Meyer; Facebook CEO, and author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg; celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin and founder of Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso. I believe that their secret to success has been to work hard and never give up.
• Starting something new isn’t easy. The best advice I’ve had is to stop worrying about what other people think – it can slow you down. My newest experience has been writing my column for Ahlan! magazine, sharing my fashion and beauty discoveries.
• Let your instincts take you places. My perfect day off in the UAE would start with a workout or meditation, followed by a cup of coffee (I’m a secret addict), then lunch at Zuma, and a walk on the beach with my dogs before dinner at Teatro. I’d end the night with some music at The Living Room in DIFC.