If you’re in need of some serious OTT inspo, look no further than the Middle East. Exotic, opulent and cutting-edge, here are the Instagram accounts to watch.

1 Lana El Sahely 

We all remember her extravagant fairy-tale wedding (the one with the floral Ferris wheel, and that gorgeous Elie Saab dress) and there’s no doubt the L’Armoire de Lana blogger’s Insta account was going to be a favourite. She offers inspiration for everyday outfits and she manages to pull off designer gowns from the likes of Hussein Bazaza and Basil Soda.larmoiredelana_main

2 Ascia AKF

She became the infamous ‘turban blogger’ from Kuwait, Ascia who makes up half of ‘The Hybrids’ is known for her sports-chic touch as a veiled blogger. Recently becoming a mother, Ascia has also become the founder and designer of kids’ brand, Desert Baby.ascia_akf main

3 The Abdel Aziz Sisters – Alice, Nadine and Farah

These reality TV stars have made headlines around the world about the similarities that have likened them to the Kardashians. However, these sisters have their own unique personal styles and have become an inspiration to women everywhere.abdelaziz

4. Nadya Hasan

This Emirati-born blogger’s Instagram feed takes you on a surreal journey of style and travel with every post. Her classic style, knack for a great pair of shoes and polished photography have led her to working with some of world’s biggest fashion brands. So much so she’s designed her own shoe line, Nadya Hasan.thefierce_nay_main

5. Yalda

She makes juggling motherhood, being a business-woman and a model look effortlessly chic. With a huge following on Instagram, she creates content to inspire people through every aspect of her life whether she’s traveling, modeling, at an event, taking care of business or simply chilling with her family.ygolsharifi_main

6 Dana Wolley

This Vintage queen is making her mark on the fashion scene in the Arab world while staying true to her vintage roots. Recently her Instagram account has been filled with gorgeous Carolina Herrera dresses, and with her wedding only six months away, could we be seeing a vintage fairytale dress by the designer? Either way we can’t wait!Doooonie_main

7. The Real Fouz

She started out as a makeup artist sharing her work on Instagram, but it didn’t take long for this Kuwaiti to realise her influence and potential in the industry. Her career growth has seen her become a columnist, a brand ambassador and a digital influencer famous for her shiny and voluminous locks.therealfouz_MAIN

8. Daniella Rahme

This Aussie-born TV personality and model has become a house-hold name in the Middle East, in particularly Lebanon, the place she now calls home. Her feed provides an insight into her life as a frequent traveller and behind-the-scenes scoops. She’s also always super stylish!daniellarahme_main

9 Rita Dahdah

Yes we love her personal style and the glamorous events she’s been snapped at, but it’s her passion for ‘telling it how it really is’ that’s got us waiting on her every post. Outspoken, intelligent and a unique personal style – it’s hard not to follow her.riri_dada_main

10. Jessica Kahawaty

She is a former Miss World Australia who now calls Dubai home. This law graduate’s Instagram takes us behind the scenes to her life as a TV host, model and brand ambassador and provides snippets into Dubai’s most exclusive events.jessicakahawaty_main

This article was written by Wedded Wonderland contributor and fashion and lifestyle blogger, Leela Rose. For more on Leela Rose, click here.

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