So today is a special day for my one of my closest friends to date, Fiqah S.! Everyone who has been with me knows that birthdays are not my forte. In fact, i’m terrible at them, whether it’s giving gifts, receiving them, remembering or wishing. But every once in a while, there are people you meet that make everything worth the effort… and ladies and gentlemen, that person for me is Fiqah S.
I’ve decided to do something different this year and spend some time wishing her by combining the two things that i’m fairly good at in life; writing and fashion. In the highly predictable theme of “Friends” which is only her favourite TV show of all time, “You’re My Lobster” was curated based on what i imagine Fiqah would wear to Central Perk during a typical hangout session with the gang, nonchalantly seated on the famed orange sofa, feet casually propped up on the coffee table and snugly positioned right in between Chandler and Phoebe (who happen to be her favourite “Friends”– just throwing that in there so she knows that i actually listen to her and because i know she gets a kick out of people remembering the small details about her).
While creating the set, i was faced with the dilemma of picking a specific season to style the ensemble from and ultimately decided to forego that aspect altogether by selecting timeless pieces that would fit right in with any of the ten seasons. With the faultless combination of all-American classics such as dark denims and Chuck Taylors, the entire get-up oozes the confidence of an effortless fashionista who knows she can do no wrong. While the outfit includes an elegant hijab (i.e. a gorgeously understated gray shawl by Italian luxury clothing company Loro Piana), i chose a cropped cardigan by Oscar De La Renta paired with high waisted jeans as it covers up without compromising the silhouette and proportions of the outfit.
And who else would appreciate feline-themed earthenware more than the self-proclaimed crazy cat lady herself? No hang out at Central Perk would be complete without a cat mug to publicly display her devotion to her favourite animals. Lastly, a cheesy charm bracelet, perfect for the one who charms me time and time again after almost a decade of friendship, because like Phoebe explains it “lobsters fall in love and mate for life”. We may not have fallen in love (I think i’ll reserve that honour for our boyfriends) but sometimes it damn near feels like it and i know that no matter what, in you i’ve found a mate for life ❤