Based in Dubai, the fabulous Latifa Al Shamsi is a proud Emirati and glamorous blogger with an obsession for beautiful jewelry and accessories. She is not only effortlessly stylish, she is also well loved and admired for her elegant interpretation of trends and has one of the most exquisite wardrobes we’ve ever seen. We love that Latifa has an Hermès Birkin and Kelly in almost every color. Sophie’s Closet was lucky enough to catch up with the humble, sweet and talented lady herself. We chatted to the double bachelor degree graduate about her blog and delved inside her jewelry closet. Here’s her inspiring interview:
We know that you have an extensive collection of rare and pretty jewelry, can you name your all time favorite piece?
It has to be my vintage Chopard watch, it is so unique, feminine and classy which is what I look for in a style.
Is there a piece you wear everyday?
I like to mix it up and change from time to time really. I don’t like to stick to one piece of jewelry but I wear my Van Cleef & Arpels Al Hambra bracelet the most.
What is the most precious piece in your collection?
The butterfly between the finger by Van Cleef & Arpels.
What do you look for when buying jewelry?
It has to be feminine and I always tend to get Rose Gold as a color.
Do you have a favorite brand and Why?
I think it is obvious by now that I am a huge fan of Van Cleef & Arpels, and the reason behind it is that not only are their creations very unique but they also have a story behind every piece.
Do you remember your first piece of jewelry?
Best piece of jewelry you’ve ever received as a gift?
I think that is yet to happen *wink*.
Who is your ultimate style icon and why?
It has to be my mom, she is very classy and wears what she likes regardless of the trend.
What three words best describe your jewelry collection?
Classy, unique and feminine.
Your advice for an ultimate investment buy?
Most people would say a watch but I am not big on watches in fact I have never ever bought myself a watch yet. So I would say a bracelet, either a Cartier Love bracelet or Van Cleef & Arpels Al Hambra 5 clover bracelet.
Lastly, do you have a style tip every girl should embrace?
Silver or Gold? Rose Gold
Ruby or Emerald? Emerald
Diamonds or Pearls? Diamonds with pearls *giggle*
Statement Earrings or Necklace? Necklace
Clip on or pierced earrings? Pierced
New or vintage? Both
Less is more or more is more? Less is more
Here are a few of Latifa’s favorite jewels available at SOPHIESCLOSET.COM
Photos by Latifa @latifalshamsi. Follow Latifa Al Shamsi on Instagram!