About Aiisha

AIISHA RAMADAN is a Lebanese fashion designer based in the United Arab Emirates, who launched her own clothing brand in 2006. She has won a number of prestigious awards such as Young Designer of the Year by Swarovski, named one of 30 Most Awesome Women in the Arab World in 2009 by Arabian Woman Magazine and won the Gr8! Women Achiever Awards in 2011. Global brands from different segments including beauty and technology have trusted and partnered with the designer on internationally recognized projects, making her one of the most influential woman from the Middle East. Her most recent partnership is with Dhamani, one of the most successful businesses in the international jewelery industry, as well as supporting the leading make up and beauty brand Shiseido in launching their A/W’15 product range. The AIISHA RAMADAN label is the epitome of modern design. The beautiful crafted garments speak to the feminine woman across the world. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Aguilera, Charlize Theron and Paris Hilton have adopted the label, which has gained international popularity for its elegant, yet sultry look. Behind each AIISHA RAMADAN collection are the fruits of self-reflection, that resulted in bridging Ramadan’s passion for extravagant couture with her own personal style, spontaneous attitude and consistent love of life. As an influential woman, emphasis is on individuality, freedom of expression, self-acceptance and celebration, all portrayed in the usage of high-quality materials, clean lines with layered details - simple, refined, elegant, effortless and timeless. Ramadan’s past collections have focused more on couture pieces, however Ready to Wear is now the main direction for the AIISHA RAMADAN brand. Ramadan felt that it was important to create collections that allowed her to reach a wider audience and showcase her more contemporary signature. In 2013, Ramadan was scouted by global fashion industry expert Asil Attar, whose business Est2014 (Establish 2014) is designed to scout the premier emerging fashion designers from the Middle East and beyond, with a vision to empower the new generation of designers, fostering their potential and launching them as regional and International future heritage labels. This blog is about Aiisha's personal fashion journey and her own perspective experiencing everything beautiful.

FULL GUIDE TO MY 50S PHOTOSHOOT

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Here are the elements for a successful 50s photoshoot

For my 50s photoshoot with Japanese cosmetic and makeup giant Shiseido, I chose few themes as a reflection to my multi-faceted personality. One of which was an elegant, bold and classic woman.

50s Makeup

For my photo shoot with Japanese cosmetic and makeup giant Shiseido, I chose few themes as a reflection to my multi-faceted personality. One of which was an elegant, bold and classic woman. This is where the team and I agreed that a 50s makeup will deliver exactly that. Shiseido makeup artist Sarah Khennouf focused on the … Read more...

My Love Affair with Manolo Blahnik

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My love affair with Manolo Blahnik began with Sarah Jessica Parker when her ‘Carrie’ character had an obsession with the art behind each shoes.

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I had a love affair.. with Manolo Blahnik

It was only natural that I tied up with the designer himself on my Love Affair collection with Victoria Casal back in 2009. It was the beginning of my never ending journey with Manolo Blahnik. Each part of his shoes are perfectly crafted to awaken the dormant princess within the woman. Much like my designs, they are simple with their silhouettes, inciting with their effect.

Here’s a throwback

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Enigma Dubai at the Versace Palazzo

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Don’t you love it when people challenge themselves to exceed expectations and inspire uniqueness? I had one such experience at the Palazzo Versace at their avant-garde restaurant, Enigma Dubai.

Enigma Dubai re-invents your dining experience

The dining concept and chefs change four times throughout the year to keep you excited for more and make your visit an ongoing treat. The only element you’ll be aware of are the prices, but not the menu. Once you’re seated, the play begins where the food, the waiters, the ambiance are all under strict choreography with the guest being the star.

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AT 33, I FOUND MY PURPOSE IN LIFE, GIVING BACK

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Giving back, a little girl’s dream

I always knew that I’m not the girl who was only born to be a fashion designer and would be handicapped if she didn’t get to do it. I was never incapable of performing excellently at other facets of life. I always knew I was smart enough to be at the top of my game in areas that interested me. While life kept me grounded, fashion was my fantasy.

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Throughout my life, I always wondered what is my purpose in life? There are thousands of fashion designers, some seriously talented others have no idea … Read more...

How to book Spa and Beauty appointments online!

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How I used to book spa and beauty appointments

Like many other women, I used to contact my favorite hair salon or spa 3 to 4 weeks ahead of time to book my appointments and they are normally more than 15 KM away from me. But what if I need an appointment for tomorrow.. or for today? What if I’m very restricted with my location? This is where Vaniday application became my preferred way to book spa and beauty appointments online.

Vaniday is a Beauty Spot, a melting online point where some of your favorite spa and beauty salons can … Read more...