In a world proliferated with fashion, how does one stay modest yet stylish? Enter, Sayyida Living - a lifestyle website connecting Muslim women around the globe. Based out of Canada, Sayyida Living is a collaborative work of stylish Somali ladies Muna and Fatuma. With a degree in accounting and international management, Muna lives a lifestyle she would characterize as comfortably chic à la hijab. She has traveled extensively during her exchange in France which led to a long fascination with different cultures and lifestyles. She also dabbles as a model of Sayyida Living. Fatuma, on the other hand, has an incredible love for technology and the arts, and has had a life long fascination with design and colour. Having studied economics, business and e-Publishing, Fatuma describes her lifestyle as the do-it-all in a pair of jeans and boots. Perhaps Fay’s greatest inspiration stems from travel and self-education. Inspired by travel and a fascination for the interesting stories that connect us all, both ladies combine their experience and energy to bring you Sayyida Living featuring creating Muslim designers, excellent editorial content, including photography and video production! To find out more, visit their website here.
What do you get when you combine English style with Nordic looks? You get a brilliant styling, top modeling, photographing and image consulting Somali duo named Barkan and Ali! Partly inspired by their parent’s taste in fashion and their global experiences, Barkan and Ali are taking the styling, modelling and photography world by storm! With a combined impressive list of clientele in the publishing, tv/movie, music, fashion and design world and having styled models, celebrities, and walked the runways of New York, Milan, Paris and London, you are guaranteed to see more of the achievements of this young and fierce Somali duo. To learn more, visit their website here, their blog here, and follow them on Twitter here.
Turkey continues its commitment to Somalia by starting the first international commercial flight to Mogadishu. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag of Turkey announced the development this week after arriving in Mogadishu on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Somalis can now travel the world again, he said! Check out our features on Turkey’s previous engagement with Somalia here.