Self-empowerment, unleashing creative imagination, and inspiring women to express and feel great about themselves are all values that the feel-good fashion brand Monki wants us all to embrace. This is why we looked no further than creative influencer Asma Eidian, radio and television presenter, and actress Nouf Al Sultan, singer-songwriter and music therapist Carol Souki, and artist, musician and songwriter Ghaneema Al-Qudmani to present Monki’s ultimate salute to sisterhood! These women come from different walks of life, and each and every one of their stories is unique and equally inspiring. We ask the amazing women who are living out their best lives in Kuwait why they’re excited about Monki’s upcoming opening at The Avenues, and what sisterhood means to them.
Nouf Al Sultan
For 28-year-old theater and television actress, assistant producer, and Marina FM radio presenter Nouf Al Sultan, self-expression comes as naturally as her vibrant creativity that shines from the inside and out! Nouf first fell in love with Monki while traveling in Amsterdam. “I was actually lost, and kept walking around until I noticed the shop! As soon as I stepped inside the store, I knew that I was hooked on Monki. The brand speaks to my personal style, the clothes are super comfortable and stylish, and their accessories are unmatched as I can’t find anything like them elsewhere. I’m so happy Monki is opening soon in Kuwait—Monki truly represents me!” For Nouf, supporting her female tribe is part of who she is, “Sisterhood means everything to me. It’s a blessing to share a bond with a female friend who isn’t necessarily from your direct family. Someone who understands what you’re trying to say before you speak, or even understands what you want to say by simply looking at you—that’s priceless!”
For more on Nouf Al Sultan, follow @noufalsul6an1989 on Instagram.
Asma Eidan is all about self-expression! With her signature short hair and fabulous style, the online influencer’s sole moniker is all about staying true to herself: “I aim to represent the real me, in social media and real life. I’m always thinking out of the box! I am fun, crazy and different. I love my life and I love my hobbies, from reading a book to dancing all night long.” Asma believes that Monki represents her style perfectly, “I find the perfect look, no matter the style I’m after! I can go chic, formal, or embrace the latest street style looks with Monki because it represents what I am about and everything I do. I love their accessories, shades and oversized earrings!” As for her definition of sisterhood, “It feels so special to have a stranger become a sister and family. We, as girls, need to have many more friendships like that to lift each other up and to support one another.”
For more on Asma Eidan, follow @osi.s on Instagram.
Singer-songwriter and Music Therapist Carol Souki self-expresses through various musical genres, and her stage performances have captivated the attention of audiences in the region since she first embarked on her musical career years ago. Armed with her belief that music heals the mind, body and soul, Carol currently resides in Kuwait where she performs at various platforms and teaches music to children. The United Nations Music Humanitarian award-winning musician also credits her success to collaboration, and the recent release of her debut single “I Want You” marks the start of many exciting plans this year! Carol believes that Monki epitomizes the meaning of sisterhood, “It’s so exciting and amazing to be a part of a concept where the main goal and focus is to embrace our femininity–we always need to support one another as women!” Monki’s style perfectly suits Carol’s vivacious personality, “The clothes are so much fun! Casual and colorful, the collection allows us to express the inner and outer beauty within us all.”
For more on Carol Souki, follow @carolsoukimusic on Instagram.
With her beautiful voice and tantalizing art, local artist, singer-songwriter and musician Ghaneema Al-Qudmani considers music and art as a form of self-expression. From taking us on an inspired, magical journey at her most recent solo art exhibition Digital Soul where she seamlessly fused bespoke poetry and prose with bold digital art, to her soulful musical performances, Ghaneema’s individuality always leaves audiences wanting more. Without a doubt, Ghaneema has become a beloved face amongst her peers in the local community. Creatively collaborating with fellow artists and musicians in Kuwait comes naturally to Ghaneema. She believes in the power of sisterhood as a means of feeling safe, “I know there are amazing women in my life who will always have my back—whatever I choose to do.” When it comes to fashion, her style brilliantly reflects her passions, “I’m so excited about Monki’s opening in Kuwait because I can’t wait to shop the collection. I really want to get my hands on their amazing pieces!”
For more on Ghaneema Al-Qudmani, follow @Ghaneema_q on Instagram.
Presented by Bazaar Studios
Art Direction and Styling- Adel Alansari for Bazaar Studios
Photography- Faisal Al-Bisher
Make-Up- Claudia Cocciobea
Hair – Charlene Payne for Toni & Guy
Videography – Hussein Al-Otaibi
Fashion and Accessories- Monki Kuwait
Monki is opening soon at The Avenues. For more information, visit www.monki.com. Stay updated with Monki on Instagram by checking out the hashtags #monkistyle and #monkikuwait!