Born in the tropics. Raised as a desert bedouin. Living within the shadows. Playing with light. And trying to be social..

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MAHRYSKA is a curated visual online created by Mariyah. A modern woman, born in the tropics, raised as a desert bedouin and inspired to create stories and share her passion for fashion, all from behind her lens. Her blog which she established back in 2005 has embraced a wide readership worldwide and she has produced numerous partnerships with top international brands throughout the years, namely with Dolce Gabbana, Swarovski, Roger Vivier, Swatch, Tommy Hilfiger, Fujifilm, Diesel, Max Factor, Huawei, and many more.

Mariyah is a photographer and has dedicated 10 years volunteering at OPPPS to share and teach her love for photography to the Filipino community, helping thousands of photography enthusiasts develop the skill. Fashion has always been one of her passions in life and back in 2005 when blogging was at its early stages on the internet, she noticed a lack of fashion bloggers in the region which in turn has inspired her to start her own blog, share her love for personal style, introduce her passion for photography, and share her life in the desert.

Proud of her Filipino heritage, she takes pride of the fact that she was one of the pioneers in the blogging industry in the Middle East, establishing and @mahryska on Instagram, and with her background in the fashion industry, marketing/publishing and advertising, she has created quality content that is real, authentic to her personal style, never comprising and always remembering why she started in the first place – to simply create, share and inspire.

  • Featured as one of the 300 Most Influential Filipinos in the Middle East Region by Illustrado Magazine in January 2020.
  • Nominated for the Stylist Magazine Social Media Star
  • Nominated for the Grazia Magazine Style Awards
  • Nominated for the Cosmopolitan Magazine Style Awards
  • Featured in Harper’s Bazaar Arabia “Behind the Type” Article

Served the community with this group that is close to my heart. We spent our weekends by sharing our love and passion for photography, to teach, inspire and have a little fun along the way. For 10 years, they were my family and to this day, I am still so very proud to have been a part of them, serving the Filipino community.

Humbled to have our group included in the 300 MIFG legacy issue of Illustrado Magazine. We may no longer be around, but the fruits of our labor of love is seen everywhere we go, and in every photograph shared by those who have come our way.

Lovella | Photographer
The friend, the photographer behind the images captured for MAHRYSKA.