Behind The Lens #14: Designer & Style Model Merhan Keller

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Meet Merhan Keller, style icon member, fashion and style model, and influencer from Dubai. She is an ambassador of Fashion Nova and also run her own online business called Kissy K, where she is determined to deliver style and latest trends to shoppers worldwide with affordable prices. We interviewed her to find out more and read on to learn more. 

What are you doing/ did you do in university/college? 

I studied languages, mainly English and Spanish literature. In addition to that a diploma in psychology and masters degree in business management in London university.

What are the things that matter to you the most?

I’m a humanitarian. I love the idea of giving back to the community, and I believe people drastically change when empowered. Thankfully I have managed to create jobs through my company to many talented individuals who are known names in the industry today and close friends of mine.

What does a typical day in your week look like? 

I usually have my photoshoots super early in the morning, maybe at 5 am then I have to go to either the gym, boxing range or my yoga. I make sure I go to the office afterwards to follow up with the management team, orders and quality control team. My me time is spent with my family and my dogs, and this is the best time for me. Once I’m home, I completely switch off from everything.

Are there key people or books that have moulded you? 

I have to say my father. He has always been my idol and he is the reason I am the person I am today. As for books inspiration, I believe Al Sadat Days, by the previous Egyptian president Anwar Al Sadat has taken part in shaping my personality. I learnt a lot from him especially his thoughts during his time in jail.

Tell us something we don’t know about the influencers work? 

It is not always rainbows and butterflies. This is a lot of work. It is always making sure you look picture perfect, still in a good mood for a conversation with your fans virtually or even when you meet them in the street. They believe that they are your close friends because they see you every day, and you owe them your time and patience. However, sometimes it is tough to keep up while you have your problems or busy or the list goes on. It is great to look good all the time, but it is a very tiring process. I have to spend hours and hours in a chair to get glammed up, hair and makeup etc. At times you feel tired and out of it, but you are forced to be always running, and still be creative with your content and quality of work.

Where do you yourself in the future? 

I see myself as an even bigger entrepreneur , expanding my company and taking on new business ventures. I love creating things and when it comes to business, no mater how hard I try to take it easy and stay out of it, when I have an idea, it consumes me till i get it done. It is in my blood.

We hope you enjoyed it and we thank Merhan Keller for this interesting interview.

Find and Follow Merhan Keller

Website: KISSY K

Instagram: @merhankeller | @kissykfashion

Facebook: @merhankeller

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