For a beautiful 2014 start,
I had the pleasure of virtually meeting the www.al-sahafa.us Editor-in-chief Ms. Fatina Salaheddine on Twitter, who planned my interview with Rosanna Akhavan. It was a very light and transparent conversation and it felt like I’ve known Rosanna forever!
Its quite detailed and put together in a very lovely way. Read on..
Thank you Fatina and Rosanna for such a lovely interview!
I was thrilled to see one of my favorite Grey’s Anatomy stars, the gorgeous Camilla Luddington, wearing 9 “I by Aiisha” and “AIISHA” gowns in a beautiful editorial in Regard Magazine. I’ll let you see and judge for yourselves.
I mean isn’t she gorgeous! Thank you Camilla Luddington, Regard Magazine and Style PR for the beautiful coverage.
Its no surprise that I love dressing Raya Abirached and she loves to wear AIISHA. It was also beautiful to see her in one of my cocktail numbers from the I by Aiisha “Mirror” collection we launch showcased last April. Raya accessorized the look with Azza Fahmi jewelry, which I thought was very beautiful and gave the look a fierce effect.
This lady looks beautiful in anything she wears simply because of her character and pure beauty. She’s got a skin complexion that works with a lot of colors and textures and ultimately makes it more fun to dress her.
I love you Raya!
Christina Aguilera always looks gorgeous, but she exceptionally looked fantastic in the promo of The Voice wearing an I by Aiisha hand-beaded cocktail dress!
There are many powerful voices out there, but Xtina is one that has captured millions of hearts around the world. The Voice returned with its new season on the 23rd of September 2013 on NBC. Judges include Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Gee Lo Green and Blake Shelton.
A big thanks for Christina Aguilera and Antonio Esteban.
Photos are copyright of NBC – The Voice 2013
While I was giving my second collection from my recently launched ready-to-wear line I by Aiisha final finishing touches, my first collection is still harvesting its success in Hollywood!
On the 28th of August, singer and actress Keri Hilson looked gorgeous to perfection with her darker hair, long braids, beautiful gold accessories wearing a long black Dita gown from my I by Aiisha Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Keri kept it simple yet sophisticated.
Keri was beautifully styled by Monica Rose as she arrived to the premiere for the third installment of the science fiction thriller “Riddick”, in which she plays “Shirah” a prisoner opposite action star Vin Diesel.
To tell you more about the Dita dress, this is one of the most special pieces to my heart as it appeals to every woman. You can wear it open back with a long slit with the button loops acting as decorative elements, or you can close them for a more conservative look. The best thing about it is that its so simple and calls for statement accessories. I have made it in beautiful colors like cobalt blue, red, black and off white. I have to say that the Dita dress is the signature dress from I by Aiisha.
Thank you Keri Hilson, Monica Rose and Style PR for a beautiful outcome.
Since we’ve launched our latest high-end ready-to-wear line I by Aiisha with our first collection “Mirror”, the line has been in high demand. I can promise you that soon it will be in the USA in affordable prices – in comparison to our Couture line – yet maintaining the high quality and in most cases, hand crafting.
Ashanti wore a white beaded number from our collection that was praised by many such as Perez Hilton. Vampire Diaries Candice Accola looked amazing in one of my favorite dresses, a cobalt blue cocktail one, that was featured in the latest issue of Nouveau Magazine
Thank you Candice Accola, Style PR and Novue Magazine for a beautiful image.
Inspired by a tea party with sorbet icecream and cupcakes, this collection brings a fresh spirit to every woman’s closet. With its cocktails frocks and kaftan chiffon dresses, every woman will find what she loves in it.
At the start of the awards season , it was a beautiful start of my day in Dubai watching the beautiful singer Ashanti wearing an I by Aiisha hand-beaded white dress at the BET Awards 2013 in Los Angeles! Ashanti stepped out in a signature hair bun, white drop earrings and nude shoes.
Perez Hilton considered this an A look for Ashanti:
Ashanti is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She is most famous for her eponymous debut album, which featured the hit song “Foolish”. Ashantiis a best-selling artist and ended the decade (2000-09) as the third top new R&B artist behind Alicia Keys and Beyonce. She is currently on the list of The Twenty Best Selling Music Singles Since 1990 for her single Foolish for selling 7.2 million copies to-date.
The new hit single byAshanti is out:
You remember how my career in fashion started? It was all about dressing my Barbie dolls using my aunt’s fabric left overs from her stitching days. With that, came a nostalgic challenge for this week on MBC TV with Faces: Barbie Makeup.
(Below is my look during this episode)
One thing I have concluded from this week’s challenge is that creating a Barbie makeup is anything but easy. In fact, it takes few to get it right.
My favorite for this week’s challenge was Namareq. This girl is proving to have an eye for beauty, glamour and perfection. She not only got the theme to its core, but she also took a beautiful turn with accessorising her model making her look like one of the Barbie dolls I once had. Her work was impeccable.
My second favorite was Ange. At this stage, I have realized that Ange needs to step out of the box and push her boundaries to become a trendsetter not just a good makeup artist. I also have to admit that this was the beginning of her revolution. I just hope she keeps moving forward.
Risellene did a very different type of Barbie makeup. For some, it wasn’t at all a Barbie makeup. It was audacious, but not exactly where the theme was going. For others, she has broken the boundaries of a typical Barbie makeup, which was good. For me, it was good but didn’t stand out.
Lina surprised me this week. Although her model definitely looked like a doll, it definitely wasn’t a Barbie. It was perfect! It was everything I’d want to see in a “Fantasy Makeup”. However, for a Barbie’s makeup, it was too intense, heavy and overly contoured. I had mixed feelings about it as I truly loved it and she was by no means one of the worst looks. Having said that, among the 4 beautiful looks, she lost track of work from the original mission the most. Its also good for her to stay alert for future challenges as I want to see the best from her.
Hadjira was one of the bottom 3 in this episode. Her makeup was beautiful and clean, but it carried absolutely no Barbie effort. It was something a woman could wear on her daily activities. If time permits, a makeup artist should invest in her research once a client hands her out the brief. Till this moment, I haven’t seen real creativity from Hadjira and she needs to work on herself a lot more.
As for Raffle, who chose to withdraw from this competition for personal reasons, I have admired her bold creativity and theatrical approach. Raffle is a makeup artist with clear identity. For this challenge, Raffle gave a Barbie doll in her own way. However, technically, she should have done a better job knowing her level of work and her love for fantasy. Anyways, I only wish her best of luck in her future career.
Next week’s challenge is a favorite of mine: Glamour, or what I refer to as Retro. I can’t wait to see what each contestant will bring to the table.