Why 'The Purple Bow Tie'?
I am very influenced by menswear and I love androgynous-influenced fashion, so I wanted a name to represent that: Purple being a more feminine color and the bow tie being mostly worn by men. Also I wanted my blog to have a name that generalizes fashion and not really narrows its content.
When did you start the blog and what services do you offer?
TPBT was born in Milan on November 11, 2011, initially as a blog where I would share any images and thoughts that inspired me from fashion, home décor and lifestyle.
As the blog’s reach expanded, more and more followers started to recognize and refer to me as “the stylist from The Purple Bow Tie,” so that’s why for now I like to use TPBTStyling.
Through the site I extend my services as a stylist and a creative consultant.
What does fashion and style mean to you?
I feel that fashion is a guide while style is innate, however it could develop and change with time.
Fashion sets rules; it’s a guideline to life that you can’t escape, especially in this day and age, because it’s everywhere!
Style is what you decide to do with it. Not to sound too cliché, but I do feel that style is an expression of who you are or what mood you are in.
What’s your go-to look?
Actually I have one for every occasion, so this is a tough one for me. But, you can never go wrong with a crisp white shirt and a dapper blazer. And when you are stuck, stick to black and accessorize it accordingly.
Who’s your favorite fashion designer?
Yves saint Laurent.
How is the style scene in Sharqiya and Bahrain different? Which is more you?
Style in Sharqiya never fails to impress, be it for men or women. I love that they are very fashion-forward and daring. Whereas Bahrain has a subtle sense of style, slightly more reserved and not quite as loud.
Personally, I am not shy and reserved about expressing my sense of style.