Zedified: 5 Middle Eastern Trendsetters You Should Follow

Thank God for Insta!

I have to do an ode to the Middle Eastern trendsetters making us not only visible, but prominent on the fashion map. From casual #OOTD’s to professional shots, these five digital celebrities are my favorite.



Aliaa Elesseily — Egypt


IBIZA @natashazinko @sophiawebster

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Aliaa is one cool cat. Not only is she drop-dead gorgeous, she dresses outside the box without taking it to far, or too tacky. She is our Olivia Palermo. Cool, sophisticated and incredibly unique.    

Dina Tokio — Egypt


The turbanista takes hijabi fashion to a whole new level. From her makeup to her unique turban twisting, you can find a lot of versatile outfits wearable for every day.



Dalia Nsouli — Lebanon


Last days of #summer2015

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I am proud and not ashamed to say that I have literally followed Dalia from the start. Her outfits are colorful and full of life, think Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. Always on point.        

Fashion Pirate — Dubai


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Based in Dubai, this blogger is daring — a Tumblr girl, you might say. From ripped jeans and heels to edgy sneakers and skirts, @Fashion_Pirate shows us how street style is done right.



@TheSideTalk — Kuwait


Joumana Soufi is reviving minimalism in a modern way. Simple and chic, she doesn’t try too hard, and I love it.



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