THE BAHRAIN BLOGGERS
It all started two years ago, and no one knew what the term “Blogger” would eventually lead to. The definition has been tweaked, and altered per the individuals content, some say that blogging is a hobby; some say it’s a career, and some just proclaim it in the sake of being recognized. The blogging scene reigned over fashion individuals, artists, musicians, and many more. A blogger would be a mother of two kids, a young individual with unattained interests, or an old man with remarkable archives – it literally can be anyone.
We at Perle, have truly found the pearls of the blogging scene right here in The Kingdom of Bahrain. Between being working women, designers, university tutors, and moms, these women have embraced the fashion blogging flair to a new extreme – adding their twists to every aspect, and every post.
ASHWATHY SHYAM KUMAR
ASK THE STYLE COUNCIL
An Indian, born and raised in Bahrain, Ashwathy has always considered the island her home. She started blogging in 2010 with few posts on designing, and trends but the blog saw a huge increase in page views when she started the style segment. That segment featured herself as she modeled pieces from her closet and discussed personal style.
Today, AskTheStyleCouncil covers everything from fashion and beauty to lifestyle.
BLONDE IN BAHRAIN
Georgina’s the blogger behind blondeinbahrain.com. She blogs about everything she love’s – from shops and shoes, to makeup and markets. Occasionally, she blogs about the two little loves of her life, her two shihtzus, April and Mai. Having lived on the island for almost 18 years, Georgina’s got a good knowledge of what’s out there.She tries to keep her blog bright and breezy, and avoid anything too serious. She is a blonde, after all!
Believing in the power of a beautiful wardrobe and how it changes people’s lives Muneera Bubshait created Arabbella.
A fashion and a cyber clothing closet and a hub to share her tips and tricks to a functional wardrobe, along with her on-set experiences & gossip about everything in between as she styles and directs numerous photo-shoots in collaboration with various fashion houses, retailers, local designers, photographers and models.
In addition, Muneera also covers different media events, try on different beauty products and report them to the public.
She also gives out fashion and beauty consulting workshops and one-on-one sessions dedicated to young ladies, helping them grow and become the young confident women they aspire to be.
SARA ABDUL GHAFFAR
THE MODEST BELLE
First established in 2013 by Sara Abdul Ghaffar, The Modest Belle is a blog that revolves around fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Sara began her blog as a creative outlet to express her love of fashion and to inspire women to dress modestly. Through the blog and YouTube channel, Sara has unveiled her passions through writing and showcasing photos of her personal style, her favorite fashion and beauty brands, DIY projects, along with other interests related to food and lifestyle.
A New Yorker who was raised in the US, Sara has always been exposed to a variety of diverse cultures. Living in the metropolitan city of London, she has also been exposed to different types of fashion. She now resides in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and is committed to blogging and filming videos for her YouTube channel.
‘The highlight of blogging is when non-Hijab wearers tell me that they are inspired to dress similar to me when and if they start wearing the Hijab, which has been part of my aim from the start.’
Born and brought up in London and of Turkish origin, Tulin grew up within the fashion industry and London’s ‘rag trade’ scene. She graduated from the London College of Fashion and is also a professional make up artist, and hairstylist.
As a ‘Hijabi’ woman, Tulin feels that modest fashion should not get in the way of current trends and that every woman can achieve being fashionably modest.
Her styling and personal shopping abilities show that she has an eye for the perfect garment for her clients, and always looks out for the best deals in town.
She also believes that fashion and beauty go hand in hand, and is an avid believer of good skin and a healthy balanced diet, with an active lifestyle.
Tulin’s blog concentrates mostly on modest fashion, beauty, wellbeing and lifestyle.
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