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!
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On the 18th of November, Nicole Scherzinger sizzled in a hand-beaded halter neck figure hugging AIISHA couture gown in dark charcoal at the X-Factor UK! She looked like a statue of perfection.. stunning and breath-taking.
This dress will be available this December at Frost Boutique on Al Wasl Square, Dubai - UAE, and requires approximately 2 months for completion when ordered. Nicole certainly sets the standard up high as she constantly steels the show with her fierce sense of fashion at the X Factor.
Nicole Scherzinger posted this photo on her Instagram and Twitter accounts
Thank you Nicole Scherzinger and Laury Smith for the beautiful work!
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.
Raya Abirached wears I by Aiisha
Raya Abirached behind the scenes in I by Aiisha
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.
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.
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
Candice Accola wears I by Aiisha
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 final challenge for the Faces “Wojooh Jamalek” competition on MBC TV was all about passion. The contestants were given the freedom to create anything, even draw on the body.
The results didn’t do it for me and were in fact slightly disappointing.
Lina gave me the perfect face makeup emphasizing on simplicity and practiced her calligraphy skills by writing a poem verse by Nizar Kabbani about Baghdad – her hometown. I just wondered where did all the great work that I’ve seen from her across the weeks go?
Makeup by Lina
Makeup by Namareq
Below is Lina Hussein with her model.
Makeup by Lina
As for Namareq, no doubt my eyes went straight to her model from the explosion of colors that were going on there. It certainly speaks passion, but an overload of that portion. It was too much texture going on, despite my admiration for parts of it, and the drawing on the body was imperfect.
Makeup by Namareq
Namareq said that the work she’s done needed more time and I believe her.
Makeup by Namareq
Below is Namareq Al Mansoury with her model
Makeup by Namareq
Its too unfortunate that they didn’t make me wonder much which is best because neither one was that great. I just think that if you’re not so good at body painting or that if you would need too much time, then do less of it rather than spend a lot of time trying to work it out. Its just hard for me to believe that after all I’ve seen from them, these looks are their “Best Work”, because they’re not. I’ve seen them do tons better.
In the end, both finalists were incredible throughout the competition. They have demonstrated a level of professionalism and creativity that I haven’t seen in a long time in the Middle East. In general, the decision was hard to make. Lina Hussein was announced the winner and Namareq Al Mansoury is the runner up for this competition and will be the official makeup artist for my upcoming look book.
To watch the previous episode (Gold Challenge), please view the below video
The program was presented by the beautiful Hind Boumchamar and I salute her and her team for their hard work presenting this beautiful program.
Also a big thank you for FACES and Mahmoud Rashad for the opportunity of being a judge on this show. It was a great experience.