I am back after a week in Jeddah for a meeting of the Islamic Development Bank. Quite a test it was for my fashion ingenuity! How to be stylish (can’t be otherwise) and adequately conservative?! Having considered various dress code options, and not willing to spend some 400 euro on an abaya, like the one from Malak recently featured by la Moda Dubai, I have come up with my own version for conservative dress appropriate for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—inter seasonal coat by BNG from Istanbul complimented by a scarf. Luckily I have quite a collection.
This common sense approach worked quite well. Since I had one coat for a week I changed scarves and shoes. Wearing a head scarf wasn’t a drag actually but quite an enjoyable style exerciseContinue reading →