Fashion

FASHION / CHEAP & TRENDY SUNGLASSES

I was looking for some trendy sunglasses and I knew THE place to find them: China. I found them (after searching for a long time with a lot of keywords) on Aliexpress and they were cheap af! They're not a brand and of course not the highest quality but I abuse my sunglasses so much, plastic is better for me! The only downside to Aliexpress is that it takes around a month to arrive in Europe. The website is actually really safe and they guarantee you'll get your money back if something isn't how you wanted or it didn't arrive. Check below for the links to these exact sunglasses and let me know if you order (& receive) them :)

LINKS:

Cat Eye small sunglasses

2,5 € 

Gold border sunglasses

2,70 €

Half frame vintage sunglasses

5,24 €

FASHION / WECANDANCE

Last weekend I went to WECANDANCE - a dance festival on the beach with a focus on fashion and food. I went last year, loved it, and when I heard the theme this year was 'desert dreams' I just had to go! I love dressing up and I couldn't pass on wearing my culture with pride!

Outfit:

Pants - H&M

Crop Top - New Look

Caftan - vintage (from my aunt)

Jewelry - I don't remember? probably some H&M, ASOS & small jewelry stores

Since I was going for the "badass desert princess" vibes I chose to put on a lot of eyeliner for an intense arabic look, gold eyeshadow & glitter, a lot of highlighter & bronzer and a dark purple-grey lipstick.

Make-up:

Lips - NYX liquid suede (foul mouth)

Eyes - NYX loose gold glitter, NYX metallics palette, Urban Decay Naked Basics, Loreal Telescopic mascara, Chanel waterproof eyeliner 

What do you think?

FASHION / ZALANDO X REEBOK X FACE STOCKHOLM











I recently worked with Zalando to promote the new Reebok sneakers in collab with the make-up brand FACE Stockholm (https://www.zalando.be/reebok-shop-dames/?).  I chose a matching outfit and shot the whole look fitting my aesthetics. The sneakers are reworked and have a color palette that fits the makeup brand. 

Outfit:
Jumpsuit - Missguided / Jacket - Ivyrevel / Necklace - Misselfridge / Shoes - Reebok
All from Zalando - Photos by Yasmine Gherbi

FASHION / MODERN MEETS MOROCCAN LOOKBOOK (Zalando Style Icons // Creative Content Icon)

This is my entry for the Zalando Style Icons // Creative Content Icon Award. https://www.zalando.be/creative-content-icon-2016/

MIXED INFLUENCES (COLLAB WITH AMY WISSAD)

For this lookbook I was inspired by my rich and beautiful moroccan heritage, as I am half moroccan and half belgian. I mixed a lot of traditional items and looks such as baboushes, the caftan, silver jewelry, berber tattoos,...with modern items to create a different and interesting combination. The whole concept just came together and it's definitely a statement on connection and unity in a time where this is really needed. I teamed up with a designer with moroccan roots and added some pieces I borrowed from my mom. Tradition meets reinvention, patterns meet minimalism, cultures meet each other. I also chose this subject for my entry because I want to show that having different origins and cultures is a beautiful thing and it enriches our lives if we let it.

Show it and celebrate it

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I did the photography, videography, editing, makeup, styling and art direction. So proud of the result! 

Intro (video)

Necklace - Mom's private collection (from Morocco)

Shirt - H&M

Look 1

Heels - Public Desire

Ripped Jeans - H&M

Kimono -

Amy Wissad 

Berber Belt -

Amy Wissad

Bralette - Bershka

Choker - New Look

Look 2

Baboushes - Morocco

Jeans - H&M

Denim Shirt - Zara

Rings - H&M, Primark, Morocco

Necklaces -  

Amy Wissad

's private collection

Bralette - Bershka

Look 3

Catftan -

Amy Wissad 

Choker -

Amy Wissad 

Cap - H&M

Look 4

Heels - Zara

Joggers - H&M

Bralette - Bershka

Clutch -

Amy Wissad

Rings - H&M, Primark, Morocco

Necklaces -

Amy Wissad

's private collection

Varsity Jacket - H&M Men

Earrings - Mom's private collection (from Morocco)

Outro (video)

Jacket - Mom's private collection (from Morocco)

fashion / casual



My go to casual - ain't nobody got time for this - look! Pictures by Yasmine Gherbi.

Cap: H&M / Crop top: Bershka / Sunglasses: QUAY / Joggers: H&M / Sneakers: Zara / Choker: H&M / Iphone Case: Richmond & Finch

fashion / cap







I am absolutely loving the CAP trend. I never liked caps on me but I decided to try out this grey one. It's perfect to put on when you have a bad hair day, when you want to be casual but fashionable or when you don't have a lot of time to chose an outfit. it goes with anything - make your outfit more sporty & casual by wearing it with sneakers and joggings or make a statement by mixing it with heels and some jewelry. It's so versatile and classy! (and good to hide your face under)

Cap: H&M / Denim Jacket: H&M / Lipstick: NYX

fashion / eid outfit



EID MUBARAK! yesterday marked the end of Ramadan and was a day of celebration. I just wanted to show you a quick ootd: I wore a beautiful moroccan jacket from H&M (!!) that looks really authentic! I paired it with some high waisted flared trousers (H&M), a white crop top (Bershka) and some jewelry. Simple yet festive, modern meets moroccan :)
Hope everyone had a great time! 

fashion / shein loves

SheIn (www.shein.com) is definitely one of my favorite online stores. They have so many affordable and fashionable clothing, shoes and accessories. I made a collage of some items I absolutely love - especially for this summer. Off shoulder tops are a big must this season and I love the bohemian vibe. I love to pair them with some jewelry, for example a choker. I also love jeans, especially ripped jeans. It brings a little extra to your outfit. A huge trend this season is patchwork - whether it's on a bomber jacket, a denim jacket or jeans. Sunglasses are a huge must for summer: big, bold, cut out and color are definitely the trend. As for shoes: I love these bold platforms, simple gladiator sandals and special cut out heels. 

fashion / choker



These last few weeks I have found myself obsessing over one of the lastest (returning) trends: the 90's inspired choker. Funny how I wore this when I was about 12 and now I'm wearing it again! I bought this one from H&M and I love layering it with a lot of fine necklaces. Absolutely one of my favorite trends of the moment! Pair it with some round sunglasses for that boho vibe or wear it with an oversized demin jacket for a touch of grunge. 

photography / love & harmony








Last week I spent 3 days in the beautiful Tanger and shot the new Love & Harmony dress collection. It was short but amazing and the pictures turned out magical! You can see them all on www.facebook.com/douniaaertsportfolio. I'm going to post my impressions of Tanger and Asilah soon! 

Dresses: Love & Harmony
Models: Alexandra Schouteden & Justine Szpringer

fashion / bjorn borg x upr





I love minimalism, black and street style. When UPR asked me if I wanted to receive a Bjorn Borg piece I didn't hesitate. I fell in love with this see-through mesh sweater: a perfect balance of sporty, urban and rock!. I styled it with a bandeau top, some black joggers and a rucksack. I put my hair in braids to accentuate the urban-sporty feel and went for a simple make-up look that focuses on the ombre lips. In photoshop I tried something different and added some doodling on my face to resemble tattoo art. I love it, do you? 

Sweater: Bjorn Borg / Joggers: H&M / Rucksack: Boohoo
 Lips: NYX matte lip cream - Monte Carlo & black eyeshadow 

MAKE-UP / BLUE LIPS



I have always been a fan of more extreme makeup. I love to experiment and think out of the box. I recently bought this beautiful H&M body and I really wanted to try out the box braids that we have been seeing everywhere on social media. I did a smoky eye with false lashes and some blue lips for that pop of colour. Added a fake septum piercing from Ebay to finish of this edgy look. What do you guys think? I really look like a (wannabe) badass, right? 

Foundation: Make-up Forever / Concealer: Catrice & Essence / Liquid Contour: Bourjois / Bronzer: Sleek / Highlight: Mary Lou Manizer, Soft & Gentle by MAC  / Brows: Catrice pencil / Eyeliner: Catrice / Mascara: Catrice & Maybelline / False Lashes: Primark / Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked palette / Lips: Coastal Scents eyeshadow palette 

what's in my bag / party proof







Happy New Year everyone! With all the parties this season I wanted to show you some of my picks for when I go out! A good clutch, golden make-up and statement jewelry are all you need for a good time ;) 

Clutch: Primark / Rings: H&M / Statement Earrings: Asos / Mask: H&M / Flash tattoos: Lilah / Gold Eyeshadow: Catrice / Highlighter: The Balm / Gold glitter eyeliner: Essence 

TRAVEL / OOTD 16.12.15





While in Morocco, the best place to spend your day is on the rooftop terrace (sta7). In the middle of winter the sun burns on your skin and the sky is always blue. You have an amazing view over the city and it's a great place to take photos!. 

Jeans: Bershka / Hoodie: H&M 


#SHAREYOURSEXY



Zalando launched the hashtag 'share your sexy': What does it mean to you? For me, sexy isn't just wearing skimpy clothes, a lot of makeup or seducing. Sexy is being confident in your skin and rocking what you have, simplicity, modesty and inner beauty. Sexy is a genuine smile, wild and natural hair, mystery and intelligence. sexy comes in so many forms and shapes.

Bralette: Bershka / Cardigan: H&M