Angela Golkar

BY HARPER'S BAZAAR ARABIA / Mar 1 2017 / 22:09 PM

32, Iranian/Australian

Angela Golkar

“Take inspiration but don’t be a follower” is the fashion mantra by which make-up artist Angela Golkar lives. Her inspiration comes from Instagram which she says “has been such an incredible influence on my life – it is literally an hourly update of new trends and ideas 24 hours a day.” Describing her personal style as “minimal and classic with a touch of urban”, Angela tells Bazaar she’s learnt the importance of knowing what suits your body shape. “I love to see what’s new and up-and-coming, and I’ve experimented with many styles over my career, but I am a firm believer in dressing in what is good for you. I love tailored pieces because they suit my height, but I mix them with stretch fabrics because they’re most flattering on my body. There’s no shame in knowing what suits you and always wearing variations of that – like Victoria Beckham for example. I think in the fashion industry there is constant pressure to always look different but I believe that if you know what works for you that will be the start of your own style.”

Married to Farhan Golkar, one third of Dubai-based clothing label Emperor, Angela is surrounded by fashion on a daily basis. On a trip to Oman last year with Farhan, the pair met with Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo of British luxury brand Ralph & Russo and Angela says there was one particular thing from the trip that stuck with her. “Hearing what they had to say about fashion and style was incredibly inspiring. Something that was said on that trip stood out which was that ‘fashion is something that always changes and you have to learn to change with it.’”

One thing that doesn’t change for Angela is her obsession with Christian Louboutin heels. “I don’t think my husband thinks I have any other pairs of shoes!” she says with a laugh. “It’s just the way they make me walk and feel – incredibly confident and powerful.” With her wardrobe and style sorted, Angela says that in the year ahead she wants to invest more in fine jewellery. “I’m finding the older I get, the more I appreciate the master craftsmanship of jewellers. Plus, you can always dress up an H&M T-shirt with Cartier, darling.”

Angela Golkar wears Nicholas dress at Christian Louboutin shoes, her own. Photography: Ethan Mann. Styling: Samah Elmeri. Words: Maddison Glendinning. Make-up: Angela Golkar. Hair: Blowout & Go. Location: The Island