We met Soraya Bakhtiar back in 2015 when the Swiss-Persian-Egyptian beauty was still living in Geneva. Now based in London, Soraya is building a name for herself on the London fashion scene. Her vision for her personal brand is focused in on sharing her love of the industry’s newcomers with her following.
Anyone you ever meet who knows Soraya will tell you how lovely she is. Possessing an incredibly peaceful soul and calm energy, Soraya is refreshingly down to earth, softly spoken and thoughtful. With all it fast turn arounds, high drama and fakery, the fashion industry needs gals like these to keep us grounded. Opposing her peaceful personality is Soraya’s style, is loud and full of flare. Endlessly envious of her wardrobe, Soraya is a handful of boho and a sprinkle of rock 'n' roll edge resulting in inspired combinations that will make you quickly covet every look.
When we first started planning our Meaningful Gemstones, Soraya seemed like the perfect ambassador for the collection – both spiritually and aesthetically. What better way to introduce Soraya to the collection, than to have a crystal healing session. We invited the wonderful Kim Alexis over to Paradise By Way of Kensal Green – A beautiful setting for a sunny day spent exploring gemstones and finding out more about the healing properties of crystals. Soraya then styled up a storm with pieces from Free People for the perfect boho look.
'It's my favorite collection from Missoma so far and I was so excited to be involved in it. Not only because it collides with my world but also because of the beautiful crystals but I love how you can personalized it for friends or family and make it ultra special for your loved ones. Not to mention the incredible benefits of these stones.'
- Soraya Bakhtiar
Kim, who we first met at an event in December, spent several years traveling the world and at one stage found herself in Morocco selling semi-precious gemstones. Little did she know that years later she would become a crystal healer. Over the years, Kim’s abilities became clearer whilst exploring crystals, tarot and other metaphysical pursuits and has grown, discovering valuable information to assist her clients open the door to new avenues of healing.
‘It is my understanding that our thoughts, attitudes and beliefs create the conditions of ill health in our body, how our upbringing has shaped our unconscious mind and how these unconscious programmes continue to run us, keeping us in a place of lack, victimhood and a plethora of other negative states. These programmes can be transformed through my sessions to bring about empowerment and balance.’
– Kim Alexis, Crystal Healer