My name is Habon. I was born and raised in Georgia, but both my parents are Somalis from Djibouti(a tiny country on the horn of Africa). I’ve always loved fashion and the way a great outfit could make you feel. I wanted to share my ideas, outfits and inspirations with other fashion lovers and felt like a blog would be a great way to showcase my love of fashion.
Do you blog full-time or as a hobby?
I started blogging as a hobby about a year and half ago and I’ve now taken it on as a full-time job. I’m excited to continue on this journey and see what wonderful things lays ahead!
Are there any goals you wish to accomplish for the year? (blog related)
I would love to increase content for my blog by attending fashion shows and traveling to different countries. I would love to add a podcast to my blog, which I think would be a great addition.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as comfortable glam. I love wearing Tees and jeans and then elevating it with the right accessories. I don’t believe you should suffer for fashion.
Name your top 3 designers.
My top three designers in no particular order are: Badgley Mischka, Elie Saab and Naeem Khan. All three brands understand the importance of embellishments, accessories and glamorous details. All things I absolutely love!
If you had a chance to go on a shopping spree at any retailer of your choice, where would you go? Why?
This is so hard but if I had to choose just one it would probably be Holt Renfrow. They’re a huge luxury department store in Canada, so they carry both high-end designers like Dior and Chanel but also have awesome contempory designers like The Row and Michael Kors. You would definitely find me in the handbag section, I’m beyond obsessed with handbags. I would then make my way towards the beauty department to grab all the goodies like perfumes and makeup products.
Mary Kate or Ashley?
Both are huge fashion icons, but if I had to pick one, I would say Ashley. I love her reserved yet fashionable outfits. She’s not experimenting new looks or colors but knows what works for her and is always effortlessly fashionable.
Is there a celebrity who best matches your style?
I love how Oliva Palermo dresses. She has an effortless cool girl style yet slightly preppy. She always looks put together and I love that.
If you had the chance to sit front row at any designer’s show during NYFW who would you see?
I would love to go to all of them, but if I had to pick one it would definitely be Badgley Mischka. They have such a great eye for detail and pick out the most glamorous pieces that sitting front row would be such a treat!
Heels or Flats?
Definitely a fabulous pair of flats! I love the classic Chanel flats which can dress up any outfit and are great for both work and play!
Whats your rule with accessorizing?
I’m a firm believer that accessories make the outfit! I love a great handbag, shoes, or jewelry that stands out. Accessories should be the statement piece of our outfit.
What is a staple piece everyone should have in their wardrobe?
It’s so hard to pick just one, but I would say one great handbag. Handbags can be both functional and beautiful. Find one that speaks to your style. Effortless cool girl? Try the Balenciaga motorcycle bag. Classy lady like? Chanel classic flap or the Lady Dior bag might be the perfect feel. Climbing the corporate ladder? Prada has a great selection of structured handbags and the Fendi 2Jours screams boss (think Olivia Pope). Regardless of your style, there’s a handbag or two or three that will speak to you.
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