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Her Highness Sheikha Moza: The Original Arab Trendsetter 

When you google powerful, graceful and fashionable Arab women, you will definitely find Her Highness Sheikha Moza on the front pages. As we wanted to learn more about the royal member, we asked a Qatari resident to discuss her admiration for one of the original trendsetters in the Middle East.

It was in my teenage days that Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Al Missned, mother of the Emir of State of Qatar, and second wife of the Father Emir, started appearing in newspapers and television as a new face of woman empowerment in the Gulf State.

She is much more than a fashion icon for women in the region. H.H. is also behind some of the most valuable transformations of Qatar by mentoring a generation providing high-class education and upbringing the social status of the society. Sheikha Moza is also the chairperson of Qatar Foundation, a non-profit organization that has established itself as a leader in education, science, cultural and development on both regional and global scale.

I was always amazed by the philanthropic contributions of H.H. She has won global acclaims for the educational and social reforms in Qatar and has been recognized with various honors and awards like Chatham House Prize from the UK and more. Sheikha Moza’s contributions towards the enrichment of the society will further bring better changes in the region.

Like others I am also fascinated by Sheikha Moza’s personal style, customizing haute Couture designs to fit Qatari modesty. She is known for her impeccable sense of fashion and is Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed Hall of Famer. H.H. has been a trend setting fashion idol and stating my obsession of admiring her outfits on the royal’s Instagram account has no words to describe. Modestly subtle yet fierce and defined with dignity, H.H. chooses to wear ultimate luxury brands from the region and the west and carry them with inspiring and timeless elegance. Sheikha Moza opts for feminine silhouettes that feature striking colors and intricately embroidered details.

Article by Sahar Abdulla - Illustration by Madhav Sankar R Warrier