Belarus-born Natalia Shustova is the quintessential example of an exceptionally busy career woman in 2015. Her impressive résumé includes being a business owner, full-time lawyer, mother of three, fashion consultant, emerging fashion designer, and blogger.
More than just another girl-about-town in Dubai, Shustova has generated an Instagram following almost 20,000 strong, thanks to her penchant for fashion and standout style. This week, Savoir Flair got an exclusive tour of Shustova’s impressive accessories repertoire at her beautiful Jumeirah home.
As we walk through her closet, Shustova tells us she has over 250 pairs of designer shoes, with at least 30 percent being collectible or limited-edition items. With such an undying devotion to shoes, Shustova says choosing a favorite brand is challenging. “My favorites are Alexander Wang, Azzedine Alaïa, Aquazzura, Charlotte Olympia, and Gianvito Rossi,” she says. “I love all my shoes, but my Julie Jolie love heels (pictured) are very special for me. This pair was a gift from my husband for Valentine’s Day.” As for bags, Shustova counts Mark Cross and Sophie Hulme amongst her top picks. Classic Chanel bags aside – and yes, she has quite a few – Shustova loves a good vintage find.
As for how she describes her personal style, Shustova says she doesn’t conform. “I love to break the rules, so to create something new and fresh every time I create an outfit. Pro tip: I never match the shoes with the bag. Also, I love hats and DIY headpieces.” And after spending the day with her, it’s easy to see why Shustova gets so many ‘likes’.
Click through the gallery for an exclusive look into the accessories collection of Natalia Shustova.
“My kind of garage. Sarah’s Bag is always about unexpected details and the best handmade craftsmanship.”
“My Chanel J12 watch was a gift from my husband for my 35th birthday. I wear it everyday and if I ever forget to put it on, I come back home for it.”
“This Savas Milano basket is loved by street style photographers. I am also a DYI guru – I made this body chain with pieces from Iconic and Satwa in 10 minutes!”