Christina Aguilera wears AIISHA

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!

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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.

Christina Aguilera in Aiisha

Photos are copyright of NBC – The Voice 2013

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FACES Makeup Competition on MBC TV – 6th Challenge

 

A successful look portraying the queen of gold who loved her people and was betrayed by them, rises from the dead to revenge – by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Lina Hussein proved me right once again. The model behind her makeup looked beautiful and truthfully this was the first time this model looked that good in this competition. Lina can simply make anyone look more beautiful. Lina portrayed a Queen of love full of romance.

Makeup by Lina

Makeup by Lina

Makeup by Lina

Makeup by Lina

Risellene is the perfect makeup artist for fashion shows. With her European approach, she proves to be very creative and thinks outside the box. Unfortunately, she doesn’t relate much to the Arab market. This look specifically didn’t feel complete and the gold paper was too spread in an incoherent way, especially under the eyes, it didn’t do it for me. Hard luck for Risellene; however, rest assure this is a name you will see a lot more of in the near future.

Makeup by Risellene

Makeup by Risellene

Makeup by Risellene

Makeup by Risellene

Next week’s episode will be the finale. The challenge is all about Passion. It will be a tough one. However, because both finalists are incredibly good, I have announced that the runner up will be the official makeup artist of my upcoming lookbook. Stay tune.

 

 

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FACES Makeup Competition on MBC TV – 3rd Challenge

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)

Aiisha Ramadan talking about Ange's makeup

Aiisha Ramadan talking about Ange’s makeup

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.

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

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.

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

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.

Makeup by Risellene

Makeup by Risellene

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.

Makeup by Lina

Makeup by Lina

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.

Makeup by Hadjira

Makeup by Hadjira

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.

Makeup by Raffle

Makeup by Raffle

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.

 

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FACES Makeup Competition on MBC TV – 2nd Challenge

The second week’s challenge on FACES makeup competition airing every Sunday morning live on MBC TV “Sabah Alkheir Ya Arab” program was a tough one: “Mysterious Arabic” with blue being the main color.

I went for a retro glamorous look for this episode

I went for a retro glamorous look for this episode

I’m into simpler makeup, well toned face, contoured bones and defined eyes.. a flattering makeup. Makeup artists can easily take a very wrong direction with Mysterious Arabic. Unfortunately, some of the contestants took that path.

Some, on the other hand, nailed it and exceeded my expectations giving incredibly beautiful results! I was truly impressed.

My top choices where: Namareq and Lina Hussein. Each had her own style but both had clean work, spot on with the concept yet on an international level. Both executed elegant results.

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Lina Hussein

Makeup by Lina Hussein

Lina has a gift. She can transform any face into a beautiful one. In the first challenge, I wondered if the model’s natural beauty helped her out. It looks like I was wrong but I’ll only know for sure in the next challenge.

Makeup by Risellene

Makeup by Risellene

Risellene and Ange did beautiful work too but Risellene’s makeup didn’t exactly portray “Mysterious Arabic makeup”. It was more of a beautiful smokey makeup. Ange had beautiful results with the pop out turquoise and the beautifully toned face but I wish she could take more risk in the upcoming challenge.

Makeup by Ange

Makeup by Ange

I had mixed feelings about Hadjira’s makeup as she understood this week’s challenge well but I felt the outcome was too much. The face was too glittery and the colors were intense.

Makeup by Hadjira

Makeup by Hadjira

The weakest were Lina Zoghaib and Raffle. Lina’s work was very amateur and it wasn’t clean around the eyes. It was completely out of her element and that’s what I love about this competition. It pushes talents in directions they never thought they’d take and it brings the best and worst in them. Hard luck for Lina in this competition, with a little more practice, I have no doubt she will be great.

Makeup by Lina Zoghaib

Makeup by Lina Zoghaib

Raffle on the other hand needs a canvas to draw on. Faces restrict her work as she has a very theatrical approach to her makeup. This is good creativity but not for your every day clients. I can’t wait to see how Raffle will evolve in the upcoming challenges.

Makeup by Raffle

Makeup by Raffle

Each week carries a tougher challenge than the week after. Stay tuned for next week’s post after the “Barbie’s Makeup” or watch me judge the contestants live every Sunday between 12 – 2pm Dubai local time on MBC1 TV.

 

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FACES Makeup Competition on MBC TV – 1st Challenge

The first week’s challenge on FACES makeup competition on MBC TV “Sabah Alkheir Ya Arab” program was about the “Dreamy bride”.

As one of the 3 judges, I’ll be sharing with you my views on looks by the makeup artists. For me, the below were the top looks by Lina Hussein and Risllene.

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Lina gave me a glow in the model’s face by emphasizing on the eyes and contouring the face in such a magical way. It was my favorite look by far.

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Risllene seems to be the one who understood the “Dreamy Bridal” message that we were trying to get out of this competition. She had beautiful and clean complexion, and overall her makeup was very dreamy.

Makeup by Risellene

Makeup by Risellene

The rest of the contestants, such as Ange, Lina Zoghaib and Hadjira, also gave a beautiful results. Unfortunately, each week, one makeup artist will be eliminated. This week’s challenge resulted in Rasha being eliminated. Hard luck for Rasha.

Makeup by Rasha

Makeup by Rasha

This challenge also shed the light on 2 looks that I thought could have been perfect. Namariq went oriental which I didn’t mind. It was the red lipstick that killed it for me not just because red isn’t dreamy at all, but because the model’s lips were too thin and dark red lips will make them look even thinner.

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namariq

As for Raffle, everything was perfect until she drew the flowers on the model’s face. It was definitely dreamy and its good for each artist to have her own identity, but she has to ask herself if a real bride will actually want drawings on her face. Apart from that it was a really beautiful makeup.

Makeup by Raffle

Makeup by Raffle

Next week’s challenge is not an easy one, its the “Mysterious Arabic” with blue being the main ingredient of the color palette.

Good luck all!

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Makeup competition by FACES on MBC TV!

Every Sunday on MBC TV, Sabah Al Kheir Ya Arab, FACES will be hosting a show where young talents compete to win the title of being the official makeup artist for FACES. Each week there will be a theme that the contestants should follow. I have had the pleasure to be invited as one of three judges on this weekly reality tv competition.

Below is the intro episode for this beautiful competition that aired Sunday 12th May.

This weeks theme was “Dreamy Bridal”. I can’t wait to share with you the results!

I look forward to learning interesting techniques and to find an incredible talent to work with on my upcoming projects. Above all, I love everything that brings out the best in people and that supports talent.

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Mirror (A Prologue)

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April 15th will mark the launch of my latest high-end Ready-to-Wear collection “I by Aiisha” under the title of “Mirror”. The launch will be in a form of a fashion show and a video campaign featuring celebrities from the Middle East, North Africa and Bollywood, who will attend the fashion show.

On that day, my guests and I will be surrounded by everything beautiful!

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Infiniti G37 Convertible

This is a very special line to my heart and I’ll tell you its story after the fashion show. For now, I want to thank my partners, Infiniti (Arabian Automobiles), Blackberry, Wella, Revlon, La Prairie, Dish catering and VOSS water for their support.

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Koleston Foam Hair Color

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WHITE by Aiisha for Frost Bridal 2013 in store!

After the success of our first bridal collection for Frost, we decided to pleasantly surprise our clientele with a collection that is set to redefine the parameters of white elegance. Aiisha’s White for Frost 2013 bridal collection bridges the intricacy of couture with the understated glamour of ready to wear.
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Aiisha-Faith
This ready to wear collection, which is more relevant to our Couture style using extensive amounts of Italian tulle, silk and French lace is set to appeal to a true modern yet timeless bride. Sleeves and beaded lace with an antique style hand beading are the main elements reflected in this collection that marks the return of “less is more”. Less skin to show will only make the bride appear more gorgeous than even through our designs that were inspired by the authenticity and of iconic bridal dresses across the history of bridal couture. Dramatic trains are the focal point of our signature pieces. Adorned with Swarovski Elements, some have the lace speak a fairy tale for its viewers.
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Our collection is sold exclusively at FROST Boutique, which is on the 1st Floor of the Palm Strip Center, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai – UAE. Moreover, we continue to offer our bespoke service for the bride that wants a customized detail on her big day.
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FLIRT by Aiisha for ICONIC

A very cool line by AIISHA has just launched across 18 stores in the GCC, FLIRT by Aiisha for ICONIC!

The brand AIISHA has always been recognized for high-end couture, where over the past fashion seasons hit designs emerged. FLIRT by AIISHA for ICONIC is a ready-to-wear collection born to capture the spontaneity and elegance of the designs. The first collection launched displays AIISHA’s best sellers in a variety of vivid colors to refresh every woman’s closet. Its comfortable yet feels like a custom-made one for every woman to flirt with her dresses. The collection is available in seven key styles in fabrics such as chiffon, satin and silk, capturing the summer’s trends with maxi dresses, kaftans and also an LBD with a twist.

FLIRT by Aiisha for ICONIC

FLIRT by Aiisha for ICONIC

FLIRT by Aiisha for ICONIC

FLIRT by Aiisha for ICONIC

Its our first ever ready-to-wear line and this collection specifically retails at very affordable rates starting from 295 Dhs and ending at just 500 Dhs.

La Moda Dubai said it best: Summer dressing not up your alley? Then don’t ditch your dreams of donning Aiisha Ramadan creations just yet. We heard the designer is cooking up a much-bigger Autumn/Winter 2012 collection exclusively for ICONIC!

YES! The Autumn/Winter 2012 collection is to die for!

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Aiisha & FLAKE – Part 2

The second part of my project with Flake was a moving picture of how I let myself go in a moment of complete happiness and freedom. It was based on a story that I wrote in high school and scored a A+ for it. Never in my life did I imagine that one day I’ll get to live this story and share it with others. The video also includes a detailed explanation for how to get on with creating your mood board in case you weren’t familiar with what a mood board is. Furthermore, it clarifies that your mood board should be inspired by Flake reflecting a lifestyle and may include anything you want on it. I’ll be selecting the winner, who will see her story come to life in a fashion photo shoot for Flake. Visit Flake Arabia to enter the competition. If you win, you get to style a fashion photo shoot exclusively with me, using your mood bard as the inspiration. The photos will then be published in a leading Pan Arab magazine!

The deadline to enter the competition is end of May.

A special thanks to Flake, Rupert Chesman, Hamza El Attar, Samira Olfat, and Khaled Kahel for the beautiful work they all did!

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