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Yasmin Hakim’s blog Bangles & Bungalows is a magazine-style blog where Yasmin divulges on trends, local fashion events, and the merging of fashion and business. She also strives to provide a fashionable place on the web for women of South Asian descent to talk style. We’re not the only ones recognizing Yasmin for her fashion savvy, she has also worked with numerous brands thanks to her colorful and energetic take on fashion.
Saint Louis, MO
Saint Louis, MO
Why did you decide to create your blog?
I began it as a creative experiment where I could learn new skills. The blog has opened doors to a new career in social media consulting, graphic design and freelance writing, which has given me the creative outlet I had been looking for. I also wanted to offer a voice to readers, especially those of South Asian descent, who are eager to see their local and global heritage represented and to make East/West style more accessible.
What’s the biggest splurge you’ve ever made? And best bargain buy?
Biggest splurge: A trip sailing around the Virgin Islands. Best bargain buy: A vintage Tahari dress I got for $20.
What are your must-have beauty products?
Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer with SPF 30 Sunscreen, Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense and Vincent Longo Lip & Cheek Gel Stain in Baby Boo and Diamond Lip Gloss in Gold Leaf (to add a touch of sparkle to the center of your pout.)
What’s your signature look?
I love printed pants and a tee or a midi with a bit of volume. I usually step out in something colorful, comfortable and chic.
What’s your #1 fashion rule?
If you look good, you feel good. So put in a few extra minutes in the morning to step out in something that will make you happy, whether it means wearing a bright yellow top or trying a new braid style. It’s an instant pick-me-up for the rest of the day.