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Boots, bags and being Soraya Bakhtiar

Some girls just have it: the style, the grace, the beauty. If you follow Soraya Bakhtiar on instagram, you'll know that she is one of those girls. Her unique style is refreshing and inspiring: she can mix must-have Chanel bags with colourful boho pieces like they were made to be together. So, naturally, we knocked on the door of her London home to have a peek at her life in accessories and ask her a few quick questions about what we saw. It didn't disappoint.

All pictures by Anna Sandul 

My favourite new brands right now are…

I love Yuzefi and Mehry Mu bags lately. I'm obsessed with mine!

My most treasured piece in my accessories repertoire is…

A Kelly bag from Hermes.

The piece I would pass down through generations is…

Something from Chanel, or some pieces of that are sentimental to me today.

If I could choose only one bag to wear forever it would be…

My mini Faye Chloe backpack.

And the one pair of shoes would be…

Gucci loafers with the fur.

For styling tips I look at…

Everywhere. I always buy tons or magazines when I travel, so they are always a great source of inspiration, and obviously so is the internet and social media.

My current favourite styling tip is…

Definitely teaming socks with shoes!

My three key pieces for this season…

Fluffy shoes, something pink, and a basket bag, a la frenchie style.

The accessories collection I most covet is…

Miu Miu! I love their fluffly shoes, just bought a pair of blue ballerinas with feathers actually, and I love their colorful bags. I'm obsessed with satin pouches lately as seen at Miu Miu, Prada and The Attico.

The first accessory I ever bought was…

Ray-Ban aviators, and yes I still love them and wear them. Classic.

The runway trend I see lasting is…

Ruffled shirts, a la Jacquemus or Joanna Ortiz.

And the one that I think won’t last…

The whole 90's trend - it's going to be over soon.

My tips for storing accessories are…

I need some! Do you have any?

My favourite place to shop for second-hand or vintage pieces is…

I like What Goes Around Comes around in NY and I look at auctions or Vestiaire Collective.

Just when you thought it was over... Here's the quick fire round

If I were an accessory, I'd be… a timeless handbag
Minimal or maximal? Maximal
Heels or flats? flats
Giant tote or micro bag? micro bag
Hat or sunglasses? sunglasses
Sequins or fringing? fringing
Statement or classic? statement
Gucci or Vêtements? Gucci
Burger or green juice? Burger


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