Photos by: L.I.M.E Photograpahy, Bruno Chi and Luis Young
I was delighted when Caribbean blogger Naballah Chi reached out to me to check out her blog. Upon viewing her site I immediately wanted to feature her for the Caribbean Blogger Spotlight. This Fashion Muslim blogger based in Trinidad & Tobago exemplifies the diversity of the Caribbean. Her unique voice and amazing photos are awe-inspiring. I was completely intrigued ability to effortlessly remain true to her muslim faith while displaying her passion for fashion prints and colors. As a fellow style blogger we (myself included) are inundated with what style bloggers are “supposed to look like”, and with that come sameness; Naballah brings a refreshing look at fashion blogger with incredibly imagery that is anything but typical when it comes to fashion blogging.
How would you describe your style?
Who are some of your favorite designers and fellow bloggers?
My favorite designers have evolved over the years as I have transitioned from a high school girl who loves to dress up to fashion blogger and now fashion design student. The designers I turn most to have evolved and changed with me. I really like designers who offer professional pieces that are stunning and timeless. My favorite designers are Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad for being very consistent with their top notch timeless dresses , Alexander McQueen for being an absurdly brilliant designer who constantly reinvented himself and pushed fashion forward in mind bending ways, Dian Pelangi for pioneering and pushing the boundaries of Muslim fashion and Anya Ayoung Chee for her colourful, clean-lined, perfectly crafted, lightweight fabrics. As for fellow bloggers there are so many of them with great style, but frankly I always enjoy Inda Nada Puspita from Indonesia and Basma K from the UK.
I use Buffer for scheduling and sharing my posts to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Google + throughout the day, at the optimal times. It’s a super easy to use tool, and includes detailed analytics so you know what’s working where, why and when. The best part is their browser extension that let’s you “buffer” and share any web page, photo, even a text excerpt.
What are your future plans for your blog an Youtube channel? As you can surmise, I am quite vocal about fashion, so as long as I have life I will keep on living and breathing fashion, through my blog as well as my You Tube channel. I may slow down a bit due to the heavy work load and unwavering commitment that my fashion design academy requires, but I will never stop altogether. Eventually I want to be a brand. I want Naballah Chi Blog and Naballah Chi Channel and Naballah Chi on a whole to be a brand. That’s my future plan.