Sisters Reem and Natalya Kanj are the two incredibly stylish and creative faces behind the fashion and lifestyle blog, Five Five Fabulous. The pair lives in two different cities, with Reem based in London and Natalya living in Dubai, but that doesn’t stop them from creating a blog full of style inspiration. Writing about their amazing travels and collaborations, Reem and Natalya document all of their hard work on the blog, and make us very jealous in the process!
Read what happened when Snap chatted with Reem, who runs the blog full-time, about collaborations, double denim, and how to get involved in the world of fashion blogging…
You have been involved in some pretty amazing collaborations with a variety of brands, including Louis Vuitton, Nike, HTC, and Ted Baker. What is your favorite part about being involved in all of these projects?
It’s always fun to work with the different creative teams, especially when the projects last for so long. You end up with some great friends and memories.
You travel around quite a bit (we’re very jealous!). Do you have a go-to travel outfit?
For the plane I’m always in something stretchy and comfortable. I can’t sit still so I need something that will be forgiving when I’m fidgeting so much! It’s usually baggy pants, a tee and something warm and oversized over the top. I don’t know how these celebs dress in leather and heels when travelling. No thank you!
Describe your style in five words.
Always dependent on my mood.
If we were to give you a basic white blouse, how would you style/wear it?
Either with skinny pants, preferably leather, a pair of sandals and a ponytail, or denim cut offs, sneakers and a duster coat.
Fashion-wise, is there anything you currently have your eye on?
I really want a new collection of knitwear, it’s such a staple for fall to have a really good quality knit, but I always end up buying shoes or bags instead of investing in super expensive sweaters and pullovers.
What’s your thoughts on double denim? Would you DD, if so how?
I have done before, it’s something that should be done subtly, I like the DD trend. I would do boyfriend jeans and a denim shirt, or skinny jeans and a denim jacket.
What autumn fashion trend are you most excited about?
I’m always up for a sporty trend so anything with a sport luxe vibe.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to get involved in the fashion industry and/or start his or her own fashion blog?
Get ready to work your butt off for not much in return. At the beginning it’s all about sacrificing your social life and working every opportunity you get. I’ve learned that consistency is a big thing and your natural love for the job should always shine through.
How do you plan to bring 2014 to a close? Any exciting projects coming up?
Right now, I am just trying to clear some schedule space to coincide with my fiancés so we can start planning our wedding!
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