Seriously, HOW is this woman seven months pregnant? Egyptian-French, Maryam, aka hot new Vogue noted designer, Mrs. Keepa, has a sultry Kim Kardashian look about her - and gives the celeb a run for her money in the 'sexy pregnant' look too.
Maryam's design flair is routed in her fiery passion for fashion. Her wardrobe is To.Die.For. She basically has all my current and recent dream shoes, from the cult gold Gucci mules to a pair of ASOS sparkly, flat booties. Her Anna Dello Russo style bag collection features regional fave it-bags and lots of quirkier, more unique pieces. My head spun and my pupils nearly burst in that dressing room. 18-month old daughter, Isabella, is going to inherit one outrageous fashion collection one day. Count yourself lucky mummy's having a boy and not another sister little lady...!
Maryam, grew up in Egypt and made Dubai her home ten years ago, here she has worked for the most part in media. Her 16 month old daughter, Isabella ('Coco') was born here in City Hospital. Maryam travels extensively and as this goes live, is in Paris. This summer was spent in the Med' and her husband's homeland of Lebanon.
Home for the foreseeable future though is in Jumeirah Islands and her villa which she has decorated in what she describes as 'gothic, shabby chic'...
“Motherhood would never change my style of dressing. I don’t think anything could change my love for clothes and dressing up. Like the woman I design for, I am a confident, unique woman who is looking for edge in her look. A Mrs. Keepa woman likes to make a strong impression with her outfit whatever the occasion is.” - Maryam
“The first two collections have been sell-outs, but that’s taken a lot of hard work, including regular travel. I spend a lot of time away from Isabelle and so I make sure that the time we do spend together is without distraction. I dedicate as much time as possible to our relationship and limit many activities to just the two of us. It’s a quality over quantity thing.” - Maryam
“I am a foodie and so it’s a challenge to eat in moderation. To balance my veracious appetite and weak will, I exercise five times a week and once a week I detox with a fruit only day.” - Maryam
“Each month she gets attached to a different toy. At this stage, Coco is fully taken by her little kitchenette where she makes plastic food and insist on feeding me the empty spoons.” - Maryam
“My favourite baby clothes brands are mostly French ones; Jaccadi , Bon Point, Petit Bateau.” - Maryam
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