Creative Fashion Head at Daraz and freelance photoshoot and celebrity stylist, Fizza Furqan spills her style secrets. From her favourite silhouettes to how her style has evolved over the years, she shares it all
Understanding your body is the key to looking good and a trait found amongst all impeccably dressed fashionistas. While people shy away from talking about their bodies, these brave souls explain how they work their anatomies to their advantage
How would you describe your body type?
I would describe myself to have a tall, slim yet curvy body type – perhaps an hourglass figure.
Has your body type changed over the last 5 years?
I take my fitness regime quite seriously so I suppose there have been ample changes in my body type – for the better. It’s not been easy but i’d like to think I’ve done a decent job maintaining it and improving it with each day. Cutting out fries is the hardest part!
How has your style changed over the years?
I’ve always been pretty up-to-date with fashion trends and while I wouldn’t say I’m open to any and every new trend, I would say the that I have definitely become a lot more experimental now than ever before. Since part of my job is to style celebrities, it kind of helps me customise new fashion trends to always remain consistent with my personal style statement – though I’m not one to blindly follow fashion trends because they’re “trending”.
In your opinion what is your most troublesome area?
My hips tend to gain weight faster than any other part of my body.
How do you dress your body according to your body type?
For everyday wear, I love my standard attire which is a baggy-fit button down paired with perfectly fitted jeans. Otherwise I like to wear outfits that accentuate my waist and have a long hem-line. Thankfully I’m tall and have a pretty skinny waist so dresses, culottes, pants, long skirts, high waisted lowers and anything belted works for me.
In your opinion what is the biggest mistake a person can make while dressing here?
Blindly following trends while paying zero attention to their personal style, body type and most importantly, their individuality. Style should always be personal. People tend to either wear too much or too little – moderation is key! Ive always been of the opinion that every trend is not to be followed, so pick wisely and just be yourself. Remember, you wear the clothes, the clothes shouldn’t be wearing you!
Which silhouettes suit your body the most?
I have long legs and a slim waist so for my body type, jumpsuits, long/midi sheath dresses and flared high-waisted pants are all great.
What is the one piece of clothing that you shy away from wearing and why?
I’m not sure there is one. Maybe harem pants – worst piece of clothing ever created!