Matching that cute halter top with a classy pair of jeans, a little touch-up of the mascara, and you’re good to go! If you relate to this feeling, you’re one of those people who’re always at the top of their fashion game. One such person is Shabnam Fathima, a Mumbai lass (originally from Chennai) who’s been turning heads with her jaw-dropping fashion sense and kickass style on Instagram.
When she first came to Mumbai, she immediately loved the place and its vibes, and fell in love with it, mostly because of the prevalence of the latest and best in fashion. She had always been passionate about fashion and clothes, and had the perfect combination of beauty, skills and panache to put them to good use. Inspired by famous fashion and lifestyle bloggers such as Kristina Bazan and Carli Bybel, Shabnam decided to be one herself. Her Instagram handle shabostoc features her in some of the most exquisitely beautiful yet effortless dresses, tops, shorts, accessories, cosmetics, and the best of the best from the fashion world.
When asked what her personal style statement is, Shabnam was candid in saying that there is no fixed sense or genre of fashion that she follows. But one common theme across her apparel, accessories and sense of style is that she likes to keep it casual and versatile. And she constantly keeps switching between simple chic and fashionable, depending on her mood.
In the fast-paced and glamorous world of fashion, there is always someone new coming along every day with an innovative or quirky sense of style that instantly trumps every other trend prevalent before. Many a time, she’s been immensely impressed by the match-up that some celebrities have thrown together, and at other times, she’s been overwhelmed by the fashion sense that some of the relatively unknown have displayed.
On Her Way Up
Having worked with brands like StalkBuyLove, Puma, House of Chase, and having reviewed products like the L’Oreal Paris Infallible collection, Shabnam is a popular name in the fashion industry. At the moment, she is taking part in the Rihanna look contest organised by Puma, and is also a big fan of the Rossoyuki brand, which makes beautiful customised luxury clutches, handbags and accessories. She was recently involved in promoting a contest organised by Rossoyuki, in which a beautiful Plum Clutch was the giveaway prize.
Her go-to outfit is usually a combination of high-waisted shorts or jeans matched with a bright and colourful t-shirt, black sneakers, a look that combines just the right amount of sass with a quirky and fun spin to it. As for her makeup, she prefers to only go for a bold lip colour, such as pigmented matte shades like Burgundy, Maroon, Red, and the diva.
Looking to work with even more brands as well as go on trips to her two most favourite places, Maldives and Bangkok, this ravishing fashionista also keeps working on her own blog, when she’s not busy wowing us with her incredible gallery of Instagram pics!
The images for this article were sourced from Shabnam’s Instagram handle