Dr. Hala Fadli

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Mar 1 2017 / 19:28 PM

39, Iraqi/British

Dr. Hala Fadli

Working as a clinical and cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Hala Fadli knows a thing or two about keeping her skin as eye-catching as her wardrobe. “I know exactly what creams and treatments suit my skin type and colour. My favourite treatment is caviar microneedling which I do on a regular basis, as well as vitamin treatments for my hair.”

Rarely shopping online, Dr. Hala instead “shops in the summer during my travels to Europe” and her favourite stores “are Selfridges and Harrods in London.” The most treasured items in her wardrobe are dresses from Oscar de la Renta and Alexander McQueen and she has developed quite an attachment to luxury watches over the years. “My Cartier Ballon Bleu and my Chopard watches are some of my favourite possessions, as is my Chanel J12 watch which is very precious as my husband bought it for me on our engagement day.”

As for how she wears them daily? “I wear my Chopard Happy Sport watch during the day and my Cartier Ballon Bleu in the evening.”

For Dr. Hala, “a woman is stylish when she knows how to choose clothes that suit her body shape and age” and she advises choosing clothes based on more than what is currently trending. “It’s not necessary to always follow what other people wear or what is in fashion if it doesn’t suit your body.”  Describing her own style as “classic and chic” (the same two words she uses to describe her style icons Queen Rania and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge), the dermatologist favours labels such as Roland Mouret, Oscar de la Renta and Alexander McQueen – “Their designs are always elegant and suit my body shape.”

When it comes to the final touch on any outfit, Dr. Hala says it’s usually a handbag by Prada or Chanel. “I have a weakness for their bags – whenever I am in a store, I leave with a new one!”

Dr. Hala Fadli wears Safiya dress at Ounass.com. Photography: Ethan Mann. Styling: Samah Elmeri. Words: Maddison Glendinning. Hair & make-up: Blowout & Go. Location: The Island