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Name: Reef Zein
1. When did you realize your veil added uniqueness to your personal style as well as a statement piece?
Probably towards the end of 2012; it was an epiphanic period for me and a huge turning point in my life. For about 5 years prior that, I had suffered greatly from self-confidence & self-esteem issues. I had no social media accounts because I was extremely self-conscious so I used to check Instagram using my friend’s account. I discovered a lot of style bloggers who inspired my outfits but that was it. Until one day, I was scrolling through the popular page on Instagram and I saw a picture of a girl with a turban.
I don’t know why but I was really intrigued by it so I went to this girl’s profile and as I was shamelessly stalking, I discovered that she was a veiled style blogger. I was honestly fascinated by her; by her confidence and accomplishments. I was fascinated by how she was extremely fashionable and daring but also modest. After that moment, my perception was completely altered and I discovered that my veil shouldn’t be an obstacle but it really can be an asset. Gradually this notion turned from an epiphany to a belief.
2. How has your modest style inspired others?
I am hoping that it has actually inspired others to embrace their modesty, regardless of whether they are veiled or not, and understand that they most definitely can be fashionable while maintaining it; it’s not an either or situation.
3. What advice would you give to someone who has had a hard time embracing their differences, especially in the fashion world?
My advice would probably be for them to work on changing their perception of their differences rather than to work on changing their differences. I think that the real problem lies within our perceptions because we tend to perceive our differences as something negative. This is a completely false perception because they aren’t necessarily so and it will cause nothing but misery and helplessness. Once we acknowledge that, we can start looking at our differences in a new positive light. And trust me; as a result of this slight but essential change, life becomes better in every single way.
4. What do you love most about fashion blogging?
What I love the most about blogging is probably when I learn that I have helped or inspired someone in any way possible because that is probably the main reason why I started this whole thing. I also believe that blogging has helped me gradually re-build my self-confidence and get me out of my comfort zones. It has helped me take risks while constantly challenging me to improve in all aspects of life.
5. How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Versatile, Colorful & Comfortable – Comfortable is such a lame description but I really do believe in comfort!
6. What are your favorite things to do outside of blogging?
Fashion Designing & Designing anything in general, Event Planning, Guitar-Playing – I’m going to start learning the piano soon!