Ladies of Leisure – A Collaboration with Per Lei Couture (1 of 2)

There is nothing like being back home, especially because I only visit Doha once a year. As many of you know, I grew up in Doha, Qatar, before I moved to Singapore, six years ago. Some of you may have heard of Doha or transited at Hamad International Airport (if you flew Qatar Airways). But I am not sure if many of you would have visited this beautiful city. Growing up in Doha, I have always seen it as the underdog of the Middle East. It is a city that has yet to catch up to the fast paced life in Dubai, but it definitely has it’s own vibe. One that I will always love and hold close to my heart.

I usually spend my time with family and friends, eating lots of good food and shopping (it’s always sales season). This year I also decided to meet some of the Fashion Bloggers in Doha. One of my favourite is the beautiful Pooja Adam, she is half of the duo of the Les Rebelles Squad. Pooja and I, had been in touch over Instagram over the last year and had always supported one another. When I told her I would be visiting Doha, she instantly suggested that we should do a fun photoshoot together. In addition, we were so lucky to have the opportunity to collaborate with Per Lei Couture, a multi-brand luxury boutique.

Per Lei Couture is located at 18 La Croisette, in the Pearl in Doha. I was so excited to visit the boutique, it is known for stocking items from some of the most coveted international and regional Designers. As I was browsing through the racks, it truly felt as if I was going through a Net-a- Porter or Matches Fashion collection. Some of my favourite pieces were from Delpozo, Simone Rocha, Erika Cavallini, Johanna Ortiz and Osman. They also have stunning accessories and shoes from Sophia Webster, Charlotte Olympia, Malone Souliers and many more. After my first visit, I knew that Per Lei Couture was going to be my favourite go-to boutique in Doha. It was so inspiring to see a boutique stock so many different international and regional designers all under one roof. A concept like this has never really existed before in Doha.

For the collaboration we decided to shoot two different looks. It was honestly so difficult to choose just two, if I had more time I could pick many more. The first look is very fun and flirty, we have titled it “Ladies of Leisure”.  This is the perfect look for catching up with your best friend over coffee and dessert. Being a fan of pleated skirts and bell sleeves, I wanted to choose a feminine and romantic look. So I picked a gorgeous skirt from Romance was Born and a beautiful sweater top from IO Couture. Isn’t the detailing on the sleeves just gorgeous? Pooja, on the other hand choose a completely different look, closer to her style. She is wearing a fun statement top from Isa Arfen, that she has styled and accessorised perfectly. She is truly such an inspirational fashionista.

In my mind I always knew that this collaboration would be special. I really love that we both have such different styles, yet we look amazing together and our outfits complement one another. Stay tuned for the second look.

This photoshoot was done by Sally, who herself is a Food Blogger in Qatar (Do visit her website – Flying Food Ninja.)

For more information on the latest collection available at Per Lei Couture please do visit their Instagram – Per Lei Couture Doha.

My Outfit – Top: IO Couture | Skirt: Romance was Born| Shoes: Zara| Sunglasses: Miu Miu | Bag: Elyse&I | (My Top and Skirt were from Per Lei Couture) 

Pooja’s Outfit – Top: Isa Arfen | Trousers: Isa Arfen | Shoes: Kenzo | Choker: Boutique in India| Sunglasses: Karen Walker| Bag: Saint Laurent | (Pooja’s Top, Trousers and Sunglasses were from Per Lei Couture) 





  1. January 13, 2017 / 9:56 am

    I seriously can not even stand how absolutely adorable both of you girls are ! I love how you shared all the details of your trip, from the shopping to the planning the outfits to the fun photo shoot ! It must have been like a dream to meet and capture all of this. I love both looks but my favorite is the ladies of leisure. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. January 14, 2017 / 10:56 am

    I think the one bi-product from blogging that I love the most is being able to meet so many lovely ladies and gents who feel so passionately about the same things I do! So exciting that you guys got to meet up and you both are dressed so immaculately. I am in love with that red skirt!!

    Helen xx

  3. January 15, 2017 / 12:21 am

    It’s so fun to have a collab photoshoot together Sarah! Both of you looked amazing in those flare sleeves and your colors are so well coordinated for sure 😉 Would love to collab with you for a Singapore version if possible *LOL

  4. January 15, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    I love the idea of having a collab shoot like that! I’ve only been “in the business” for 4 months (well, IG a bit longer), but already I’ve met so many nice girls and boys around the world who I’ve met through social media. This is kind of when we had paypals when we were kids, but now we actually get to meet them for real and that’s not all, we get to work with them. 🙂 Doha sounds very interesting and Per Lei sounded even more exciting and the looks you chose are very spectacular indeed! 🙂

  5. January 16, 2017 / 3:59 am

    Ohhh Sweetheart, You both look so Gorgeous:) Lovely Photos and your Look is so Pretty as well:)
    This Collaboration was so Good Idea:) Would love to see more:)
    Love Kisses

  6. January 16, 2017 / 10:03 am

    I love reading stories how blogger meet up and create something unique together. Your town sounds like a wonderful place. Never been but would love to visit!

  7. Sally (Flying Food Ninja)
    January 17, 2017 / 12:37 am

    Can you believe I’ve only just found the time to sit down and edit the second shoot and I realised I haven’t checked out this post! Well written, I’m so glad to have met you and had the priviledge to take pictures for you. You both looked beautiful and made the perfect models! ❤

  8. January 18, 2017 / 4:45 am

    I absolutely love your choices! The lace detail on the sleeve is just gorgeous and that red skirt is so elegant and divine! How great is it to connect and meet with other bloggers in the same city! It sounds like you had the most wonderful time, and I’m definitely feeling the “Ladies of Leisure” theme. Beautifully done!

    xo Soo |

  9. Maryam
    January 18, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    This is great, the collaboration is a fantastic idea. You both look lovely. xx

  10. January 18, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    Those tops are so stunning and stylish!!! I want both of them!!! i’m hitting up to the internet and looking them up right now! Thanks for sharing your fashion inspirations!

    xx, Jessie

  11. January 18, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Hello dear!!
    Such a great idea to organize a meet up with other bloggers share the outfits and take a lunch when talk and shot together.
    Love all your looks , the choker of Prooja is stunning !!

  12. January 19, 2017 / 1:46 am

    Obsessed with the double layers of pleats on your skirt! Love everything about it specially the color, and that top is simply gorgeous. x


  13. January 19, 2017 / 8:23 am

    You both look so fabulous! Isn’t it amazing when we get to meet up with other blogger babes? There’s something so special about meeting up with others who just ‘get it’ and being able to talk and create! Loving the detail here!

    Manda |

  14. January 19, 2017 / 9:03 am

    Beautiful ladies! I love all of the outfits and I’m so excited about this amazing collaboration! Congrats!!!!!

  15. January 19, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    You girls are so stunning. I truly love this post and the girly time together.


  16. January 19, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Seems like you had an amazing time. The photos of you two are absolutely stunning!!

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