Dazed Digital

Dubai / العربية

Mariyah Gaspacho

October 19, 2011

The pint-sized photographer behind the personal style blog Mahryska

  • Text by Simone Sebastian

Personal style bloggers the world over have been the centre of digital attention for a few years now, and in this part of the world, they’re doing just as well. In the hopes of understanding the style sensibility of the city, we spoke to Mariyah Gaspacho, the sunglasses-loving, pint-sized photographer behind the style blog Mahryska.  

Satellite Voices: How long have you lived in Dubai and what brought you to the city?
Mahryska: I’ve lived here almost all my life, I’ve been here since I was seven years old when my dad moved here for work.

SV: Describe your personal style.
Mahryska: I am your typical laid-back kinda girl. I love clothes that are simple and comfortable yet trendy at the same time with classic lines and cuts. From time to time, I experiment with my look.

SV: What, in your opinion, is the style sensibility of the city?
Mahryska: Dubai is very modern and high end but because of the conservative outlook, it is sometimes a challenge to dress up.

SV: Do you have any favourite spots for people and style watching?
Mahryska: In Dubai, it is usually just at events and parties. You don’t really see people walking around the streets looking crazy. Sometimes you see interesting people in the malls but they are usually tourists. I guess if i were to choose my favourite spot to scout for people withinteresting looks, I would visit Dubai Mall or JBR. 

SV: Who are some of your favourite local and regional designers?
Mahryska: I absolutely adore DAS for their modern take on the abaya. It’s very inspiring and absolutely interesting for someone like me who doesn’t really wear abayas.

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