Working Woman in the Wind!

How the Wind Dresses Worn By Maldives' Travel-Fashion Maiden, Mariyam Shaghaf, Are Lessons to the Natural Elements of Women and Work!

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres on our open platform. We publish pieces as written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team and must meet our guidelines prior to being published.

So, we return back to the world of one Maldivian maiden. Her desire and passion for travel. How her work provides her with ample appreciation for Earth’s jewels, and the different forms she takes through the cultivation of nature and nation.

Through her travels (and work as a caretaker for those who travel through the sky) Mariyam Shaghaf has made it her fashionable sense to paint different stories (and personas) of her fashion narrative. How she camouflages herself in order to create cultural harmony with the natural realm is a herstoric/current revolutionary trend in the world of fashion.

In this literary spacing, we examine the natural wonders of the wind! How fashion plays with the wind, and decorates the wind, appears to be one of the latest themes, worn by Mariyam Shaghaf. Through these themes, designs and visual artistry of the wind come to life. How the wind moves through the clothing-breezing through the fabrics and blowing them to invoke different shapes and patterning-highlights the wind as an invisible artist. One who will paint with whoever decides to wear the palette.

(Photograph By Aligma Shamgoroth; Edits By Lauren Kaye Clark)

For this latest design, being worn by Mariyam Shaghaf, we are reminded of what it means to experience the Earth, through our travel-work relations. What it means to partake in a different way of breathing. How we surrender to breaths of winds, and inhale those breaths, when entering into unfamiliar landscapes, can be an unmatched experience of fashionable engagement.

These dresses of the wind highlight an aesthetic, where a woman’s own feminine form can feel natural. As the late Aretha Franklin would say, “a natural woman.” Allowing oneself to be fully baptized in foreign winds-their dances position the foreign traveler into the unique rhythms of that spacing. In this fashionable experience, we are again presented with another example of Maldivian fashion culture (and industry) working with the natural realm for creativity and productivity.

(Photograph By Aligma Shamgoroth; Edits By Lauren Kaye Clark)

These dresses of the wind. . .how they create infinite, photographic aesthetics. Increasing excitement for the camera eye. The colors, worn by Mariyam Shaghaf, add more to the personality of these wind dresses. Starting with the style, personifying the colors of royal, jeweled waters. Reminding viewers that water consistently shows up in our work lives. That whatever offices (whether urban or natural) we labor in, how important it is to labor in the way of water. Delving more, if the energies and design of water, become a natural pattern of movement in how we create in life. Frankly speaking, just observing Mariyam Shaghaf in this ocean’s darkened, jeweled attire, feels as if she imagines herself, modeling in a land. A land, where such waters paint and jewel any woman who enters them. These magical, jeweled spaces, seek to make a woman beautiful. Unmasking the inner and outer beauty of women, who choose to experience the naturalness of woman.

(Photograph By Aligma Shamgoroth; Edits By Lauren Kaye Clark)

Posturing and posing her design and shaping; creating in the natural essences of water. Fluid. Encompassing any shape. And the ability to nurture and sustain life. Moving through nature’s unfamiliar forces, and briefly connecting with nature in another land. And in design, this Maldivian maiden progresses in order to experience the movement of the women of that land. Mariyam Shaghaf, and her team of creative minds, move forward in bringing naturality to work. And, it’s all starting with fashion!

Then, there is her wind dress of a mango-colored hue. Happiness and joy cover her. Giving the allure of nature’s paradise, nectar being available for our nutrition. Seeing our work life, and movement through life, as nutritious. Rejecting the lie that our work is supposed to drain and deplete us. Taking our breaths, away. Literally!

(Photograph Provided By Mariyam Shaghaf; Edits By Lauren Kaye Clark)

Whoosh! Get those wind dresses in hand!

This dress of Earth’s cleverness, further illuminates that movement and work should be glowing, energizing. . .and working. And that how we work, is natural. That the wearing of this dress symbolizes how our work spaces should have the experience of paradise. When we work, we can flow into paradise. That when we labor, we are feeling paradise. As Ms. Shaghaf, in her dress of sunshine, our work can be our island of natural movement. Crafting as if we are on vacation, with our own fashionable stories.

(Photograph Provided By Mariyam Shaghaf; Edits By Lauren Kaye Clark)

Oh, the lessons, we are learning from this Maldivian fashion diva! And we are seeing what happens when we work in the wind. It is part of the allure of. . . women’s work!

Laboring with nurture and ease, as we travel through a different breeze.

It is what happens when we allow ourselves to give a different activity to our travel work. Only this time the work becomes. . . a simple breeze.

(Photograph By Aligma Shamgoroth; Edits By Lauren Kaye Clark)
Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...


Chameleon Sense For Office Bliss!

by Lauren K. Clark

Maldivian Eyes: Introducing Mariyam Shaghaf and Maldives’ Maiden of Travel and Adventure!

by Lauren Kaye Clark

Esmeray’s Vocal Dances With Turkish Winds!

by Lauren Kaye Clark

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.


We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.