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Northern light: Rawdah Mohamed has been expressing herself through fashion since she was just a child

By Allyson Shiffman
Rawdah wearing silk dress

Photo: Jacqueline Landvik

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Rawdah Mohamed selects her activities based on their outfit potential. “There has to be a fashion element,” she says. Take, for instance, camping, which the 29-year-old Somalian-Norwegian model and stylist, tried her hand at last summer. “You have no idea the amount of people who thought I was lost.” Perhaps it was the bicep-high latex gloves, which, to Rawdah, are a perfectly reasonable camping accessory. “I don’t like when my hands get dirty, so I thought, I need gloves. These ones are water resistant and they look absolutely fabulous,” she says, as she models the gloves in question over video chat from her apartment in Oslo.

Rawdah Mohamed wearing Satin and tulle gown

Rawdah wearing Satin and tulle gown, €2,900. Ziyad Buainain. Hoodie, €130. Stine Goya. Hijab, Rawdah’s own. Photo: Jacqueline Landvik

Rawdah Mohamed wearing Chiffon scarf, Rawdah’s own.

Rawdah wearing Chiffon scarf, Rawdah’s own. Photo: Jacqueline Landvik