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Exploring the mind of Bahraini Designer, Khaleda Rajab

She considered making a career of it while studying her bachelor’s degree in Business at the University of Suffolk Boston.

Upon returning to Bahrain, she decided to take her passion seriously and took the first step of designing for fierce women who wouldn’t leave the house without ensuring that their outfit would make a statement.

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Fast forward, a couple of years later, Khaleda opened her very own exclusive boutique aptly named ‘Khaleda Rajab Haute Couture’. One thing that has always remained paramount is that she wanted to appeal to the masses; she accomplishes this by creating pieces to suit every taste and budget. The designer took herself to new heights by also manufacturing her own textile and pattern on certain fabrics. Never a lady to sit still, she has also collaborated with other designers for her launch of sunglasses

What inspires you as a designer?

I get inspired from my surroundings. It’s hard to explain, inspiration happens when I least expect it. I could be sipping on my morning coffee and suddenly there it happens from a ray of light or a structure that just simply catches my eye.

If you had to choose 3 things to take with you to a desert island, what would they be and why?

Hmm, tricky question but I’ll manage with 3 items:

     Water, sunblock and a backpack filled with clothes

Facebook or Instagram?

Both, however I am more active on my Instagram account @khaledarajab

Name something that you are proud of? Why?

I’m proud that I have achieved two brands in my business plan so far. I collaborated with two of my dream designer houses, Linda Farrow and Mawi Jewellery who are both based in the U.K. I always push myself and I have achieved everything that I have set out to.

What beauty essential(s) could you not live without?

λ Kiehl’s face wash

λ Charlotte Tilbury face cream

λ Benefit mascara

λ Lip tint by Benefit

What is your motivation to get up on a morning?

To start a new day everyday … that is the best feeling I get when I wake up everyday. Whether it’s bad or beautiful, it’s no regret because I’m blessed with having days like these.

What defines you as a designer compared to others?

I always try to be different. I don’t usually buy trends and wear them accordingly to how they are styled. I always like to put my own personal sense of style on everything.

What’s next for this aspiring fashionista? Only time will tell, but either way we’re sure that she will blow us away!

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