Highlights of 2014

I still can not comprehend that it is 2015 already. Where did last year go? It feels like it was just yesterday that I was filling in my 2014 resolution list. I may have not stuck to the entire list but I did accomplish a lot and I am so grateful for everything that has happened to me in the past year. Life is never perfect so there were lots of ups and downs, both personally and in my blogging career, but I am happy to say that there were more ups than ever.

I thought it would be fitting to begin the new year with a look back at all the little accomplishments I worked hard to achieve in 2014 via good old instagram. It may not be much to some but for me, it has really helped me grow as a person and become better in all aspects of my life. I am happy for all the people I met during 2014 and the ones that have stayed along the way to continue the journey together through 2015. It really is not easy in this industry to meet genuine people that support you all the way, so I am so grateful for the real ones that will always be there no matter what. I am also so excited for all the lovely brands that are looking to continue the support and to the ones that are looking to build the right relationship through the new year. I relaunched Lyla Loves Fashion in 2014 with a new look and an added Arabic section to celebrate my background and heritage. I am so happy for all the positive responses I have received from my Arabic readers and I look forward to continuing this in 2015.

So here are some of the highlights of my 2014 via Instagram, in no particular order:

Winning the Best Blogger Award at the Grazia Style Awards. So unexpected!Grazia

Being 1 of only 2 regional bloggers invited to the most anticipated show in Dubai, Chanel Cruise Collection.


Being one of the judges at the Viva Magazine Beauty

Being part of Cartier’s biggest online campaign for the release of the Amulette de

Delving into the world of Annick Goutal in Parisanouck

Dolce & Gabbana handpicking me to be part of their social media La Mia Famiglia project.Lyla_Loves_Fashion_Dolce_&_Gabbana_family_campaign_27_5_141192

Being sent to Paris during Couture Week for the launch of Lancome’s Nouvelle Vague event.lancom

Representing the Middle East for LoveGold and The World Gold Council.lovegold

Finally renting a small office for the blog {more on that soon} and adding a new team member, Project Manager, Farah Bananioffice

Heading to Milan with Replay for the launch of their new flagship store.replay

Collaborating with Paris’ biggest department store, Printemps, on a photo-shoot shot on their infamous balcony.


Giving a talk on Social Media and Blogging at Fashion Forward in Dubai.FFWD

Being flown by Nike to Prague for the launch of Nike Women

Hosting the launch of Giuseppe Zanotti’s Rock n Roll Collection during Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience.zanotti

Meeting so many fashion celebrities and designers such as accessory designers Erickson Beamon and Azza Fahmy.accessory

And Sarah Jessica Parker and Nina Garcia.sjp

2014 has truly been an epic year. I can not wait to go bigger and better in 2015!2015

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