What better way to celebrate the birthday of one of our style icons than to show you how to get her look (but on a much smaller budget).

Today (August 8) Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, aka one of our favourite fashion queens, turns 57.

As well as being a trailblazer for modest fashion, proving how modern trends can be easily be adapted for the Middle Eastern market – she’s renowned for altering catwalk classics – Sheikha Mozah is also a ardent activist and businesswoman.

The Qatari royal, who is the second of the three wives of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, former Emir of the State of Qatar, has been constantly named as one of Forbes‘ 100 Most Powerful Women. She even ranked in at 30th position on the Gulf Business Most Powerful Arab list.

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She is the chairman of the Qatar Foundation and has been instrumental in sponsoring education programmes and improving Doha’s cultural scene. Referred to as “Qatar’s elegant matriarch,” she is regularly rubbing shoulders with world leaders and their leading ladies, including Michelle Obama.

A woman who is as serious about fashion as she is about world issues is a woman after our own heart.

How To Get Sheikha Mozah’s Looks For Less Than Her Mega-Designer Budget

Sheikha Mozah, fashion icon

Sheikha Mozah’s signature fashion pieces are her gorgeous turbans. This blush colour perfectly complements her olive skin tone. While this long-sleeved dress is extremely modest, the subtle waist detail highlights her envious physique.

Get The Look:

sheikha mozah get the look

Dress Cotton-blend lace dress Dhs6,095 Burberry London at matchesfashion.com; Lipstick Dhs135 Lipstick Queen at Bloomingdale’s; Belt Dhs39 Ginger at namshi.com; Shoes Dhs1,690 Aleksander Siradekian at Level Shoe District 


If anyone can work a cape it’s Sheikha Mozah. This regal blue ensemble is the perfect demure evening look. The bling jewels add extra oomph to the elegant outfit.

Get The Look:

Sheikha Mozah, fashion icon

Dress with attached cape Dhs399 Jana Imaan at namshi.com; Earrings Dhs260 Sonya Renee at Boom and Mellow; Bag Dhs6,300 Victoria Beckham at boutique1.com

Sheikha Mozah, fashion icon

Nailing three trends in one: the all-white look, tailored trousers with a slight flare and a fitted blazer – this is why Sheikha Mozah is our style icon.

Get The Look:

Sheikha Mozah, fashion icon

Jumpsuit Dhs2,485 Emilia Wickstead at theoutnet.com; Double Q bag Dhs2,155 Lala Queen; Leaf-appliqué single-breasted jacket  Dhs9,890 Dolce & Gabbana at matchesfashion.com; Belt Dhs59 Mango; Shoes Dhs2,090 Bionda Castana at Level Shoe District

This video highlights some of Sheikha Mozah’s top looks and achievements:

For more style inspiration from Sheikha Mozah, visit here for our top looks. 

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