The Talk show co-host and actress Aisha Tyler wore an AIISHA demi-couture dress at the Netflix Golden Globes after party last night. Aisha fit the party perfectly with a shimmery and mini hem “Beyoncé” cocktail dress from our SS14 Primrose Path collection, a hand-made champagne dress on silk.
I was thrilled to see that she was wearing my design as I’ve always loved her sense of class and smooth appearance all brought together with her absolutely beautiful presence.
Thank you Aisha for wearing Aiisha!
For the People’s Choice Awards, Rita Volk wore an AIISHA couture cocktail dress in black and nude. This little number was all hand-embroidered with Swarovski Elements an hand-cut out to reveal the silk nude lining underneath. As a result, this combination gave Rita a chic and edge. She was even named as one of the Best Dressed by MTV and numerous other media, I couldn’t agree more!
Rita Volk is a beautiful young actress and is the star of Faking It, which was nominated for Favorite Cable TV Comedy.
My favourite part is that I can see how my fashion is attracting the young starlets I think because we both speak the same language. We are both young at heart yet can pull out a great sense of fashion and edge. I love this language.
Thank you to Rita Volk and all team behind this placement!
A woman I looked forward to seeing every week for years, Teri Hatcher wore my very own couture draped green dress! I’m thrilled and honored as I truly love Teri. She’s so elegant and more importantly a human being that her fans look up to.
The Desperate Housewives star attended the LA Children’s Hospital recently looking super glamorous, elegant and gorgeous. Teri wore an AIISHA Couture dress from our hand-draped collection in a rich green hue. Two people in particular made me so proud by wearing my draped collection, Raya Abirached and Meagan Good. Now Teri certainly is one of my very favorites!
Thank you Teri for wearing AIISHA!
If you’re still wondering what Christmas or New Year’s gift to buy your loved ones, check out Daniel Wellington watches. They are one of the fastest-growing watch brands in Europe, and a favorite among many celebrities and fashion bloggers. They are both elegant and truly trendy, with their classic Nato and leather straps, all of them interchangeable and inspired from the preppy trend.
My absolute favorite is the Classic Glasgow lady watch. I know its a complete coincidence since we’ve just launched our campaign that was shot in Glasgow! I love it.
The good news for you is that now you can order your favorite Daniel Wellington watch(es) with 15% off until the 15th of January 2015 by simply entering the code “holidayaiisha”
Enjoy your shopping!
“She walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies and all that’s beat of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her eyes”
Lord Byron 1814
Legends and folklore, myths and tales, Scotland is the home of storytelling. Having inspired the imagination of some of the world’s most famous poets and authors from Robert Burns to Robert Louis Stephenson, this is the land where the peoples beauty shines through their traditions, history and heritage. A fascinating country where they walk proud, where individuality is strength and beauty is in abundance, the freedom to inspire and be inspired.
This is the story of my collection, representing the mystery and charm of this country and its people, where there are no limitations to creativity and where personalities shine. The movement of the landscape is as soft as the fabrics I have chosen, the colors of the land are as vivid as the jewels tones in each of my unique pieces and where we are free to wear what we want and where we want, there are no rules, just use your imagination.
This is me, this is who I am…..dare to dream.
An incredible team worked on this campaign and gave us breathtaking results. A huge massive THANK YOU goes to each and every single one of the below:
Photographer: GERARDO JACONELLI Film Director: RUPERT CHESMAN
Art Director: MARCO BARROS
Assistant Producer: DEREK CROLLA Lookbook/ Post prod.: LAURA JURJANE
Miss Scotland 2014
Model: ZOE BEITH (from Superior Model Management) and EILIDH MAcDONALD
Makeup Artist: SAM JOHNSTON
Hair Stylist: MARC McCune Nail Stylist: LAINI PAWSON
By Eutopia Hair, Beauty & Barbers
ROX DIAMONDS & THRILLS UK and JANIS SUE SMITH
Lina Husri from Think Smart
Glasgow – SCOTLAND
WIN ONE OF THREE – 500 AED VOUCHERS:
Centrepoint and I are happy to announce my new contest for all my fans around the Middle East. Simply follow @Centrepointme and @aiisharamadan on Instagram and answer the following question:
What gift would you buy one a family member from Centrepoint and why?
Centrepoint is one of the largest retailers in the Middle East that is focused on Family, Fashion, One Destination.
Terms & Conditions:
– Each participant is entitled to one entry.
– Contest is open for everyone around the Middle East & Egypt
– Competition starts today, ends 11th December and I will select the winners with my favorite answers.
My husband and I enjoy exploring new restaurants, new recipes and exciting flavors. Our most recent exploration was to Real Madrid cafe at The Beach Mall in JBR, Dubai, the only international franchise of the main restaurant in Spain. At first look, you’ll only see a retail store for everything related to the Real Madrid football club. However, walk into that store and you’ll be at the restaurant which overlooks the beach, where you’ll also be able to watch all major football and rugby matches.
Their British chef, who lived in Spain for 15 years, and Italian sous chef are behind the menu that has an international spirit, Italian Influence and a Spanish essense. Besides the espresso and water, below is what we had:
I have to say that the food was delicious and I was particularly happy to have a seafood paella that didn’t cost a fortune (85 AED for 2 people). The bottom line is that one doesn’t have to love football to eat there.
The atmosphere is comfortable and their indoors is a perfect spot for football lovers. However, the lighting at night for their outdoors doesn’t invite for an intimate dinner or a cozy get together. On the other hand, the service is excellent. The staff was friendly and knowledgable of their products and that always appeals to me.
What I recommend: Steak Skewers, Seafood Paelle and Tiramisu
Bill for two: 306 AED
Overall Experience: Very good food, brilliant location, affordable prices. Loved it.
If you’re an eyebrow lover, like myself, then this product is your must-have. I’ve been in love with cleaning & shaping my eyebrows since I was a teenager. I got so good at it that my relatives and friends would cue in line for me to get theirs done. I went through all traditional ways, threads and tweezers. Never did I think that there will be another, much better, alternative.
Braun came up with an elegant invention that will clean your sensitive facial areas with the most precision. The extra slim head captures the finest hairs down to 0,02 mm. It is also considerably faster and more thorough than manual tweezers. However, it is not to be used for shaping your eyebrows.
The Braun Facial Epilator & Cleansing Brush also strikes on what most of us women care about the most: cleaning our faces. Best advise is to make this a part of your shower routine as the brush gently removes the dead skin preparing your skin to absorb your creams.
Prices start from 200 AED and its available in all hypermarkets, supermarkets and pharmacies.
I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Gabriele Stahl, who’s responsible for The Braun Facial Epilator & Cleansing Brush, and who gave some valuable advise on our beauty regime:
1. As a practical woman with minimum time for pampering herself, what is the best beauty/ facial regime that I, and every woman like me, should follow?
The key to a healthy skin is simply the result of a healthy and well balanced lifestyle. Just apply sunscreen, eat healthy, do not overdose on creams and make up, and make sure to clean your face in the evening after applying any cosmetics and before you apply your night cream.
Her answer reminded me of one my favourite speeches/ song: Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen by Laz Buhrmann . You should listen to it
2. Is it healthy to apply a face cream after using the Braun exfoliating option?
Depends on the type of cream, and the skin type. For example dry skin would best suit a thicker moisturizer, oily skin would benefit from a moisturizing gel – but for optimal results it’s better to use the Braun cleansing brush, then use the epilator at the end of the day and apply your care cosmetic product.
3. Could the Braun facial epilator cause the new hair to grow thicker or more intense?
Not at all; epilation has been proven to be the best hair removal method as it removes hair from the root and does not irritate the skin, It is much faster and more thorough than tweezers. It removes four times shorter hairs than wax, so you don’t have to wait for the hair to be completely visible. It is much longer lasting up to 4 weeks. And finally, you can epilate at home or on the go, no need to run to that threading appointment.
4. What product or technique should we follow in order to clean and what techniques should we follow in order to exfoliate since both use the same head brush?
Braun’s deep-pore cleansing brush is six times better than manual cleansing. The cleansing brush preps the skin to absorb products more efficiently and leaves women with visibly brighter skin. The brush can be used every day on cheeks, T-zone and chin for a more radiant skin. Apply soap, gel, cleansing milk or scrub on your wet skin. Switch on the brush and start on the forehead. You can move to the nose and then outward towards the cheeks on either side. Spend more time on oily zones. It can also be used on the neck and décolleté. Exfoliation can be done with your favorite cosmetic exfoliation product and we recommend only 1 x per week.
5. Is it safe to use the head brush after tanning?
Yes absolutely; it would help clean up your pores from all the oil and dirt which can accumulate when then skin is exposed to the sun. Make sure to regularly apply sunscreen not just when tanning.
6. Can the Braun epilator be used on body parts other than the face?
Mechanically, it will work on other sensitive areas. However, it is not recommended to use one device on multiple body areas due to hygiene reasons.
- كسيدة عملية ليس لديها الكثير من الوقت لتدليل نفسها، ما هو أفضل نظام للجمال والعناية بالوجه الذي يمكن لي وللسيدات مثلي اتباعه؟
أساس البشرة الجميلة والصحية هو أسلوب الحياة الصحي والمتوازن. استعملي مستحضرات الوقاية من الشمس وتناولي الطعام الصحي ولا تفرطي في استعمال الكريمات والمكياج، واحرصي على تنظيف الوجه دوماً في المساء قبل وضع كريم الليل.
- هل من الصحي وضع كريم الوجه بعد تقشير الوجه باستخدام براون؟
يعتمد ذلك على نوع الكريم ونوع البشرة. على سبيل المثال، يناسب المرطب السميك البشرة الجافة، بينما تستفيد البشرة الدهنية من جل الترطيب، ولكن للحصول على النتائج المثالية عليك استعمال فرشاة براون لتنظيف الوجه ثم استخدام آلة إزالة الشعر في نهاية اليوم، وبعدها وضع المستحضر الخاص بالعناية.
- هل يمكن أن تسبب آلة براون لإزالة الشعر نمو الشعر أكثر سماكة او خشونة؟
أبداً. لإزالة الشعر بالجهاز مزايا عديدة، منها نزع أقصر وأنعم الشعرات من الجذور، كما أنها أسرع 200 مرة من الملقط اليدوي وأكثر شمولاً في تغطيتها، لتشمل الشعرات الأقصر بواقع 4 مرات مقارنة بالشمع، مما يعني أنه لن يكون عليك الانتظار حتى نمو الشعر كي يصبح مرئياً يمكن إزالته. تدوم فترة النعومة لمدة أطول بكثير (تصل إلى 4 أسابيع) مقارنة بكريمات إزالة الشعر. وأخيراً، يمكنك إزالة الشعر في المنزل أو خارجه، ودون الحاجة إلى تحديد مواعيد في مراكز التجميل.
- ما هي المنتجات أو الطريقة التي يجب اتباعها لتنظيف وتقشير الوجه بما أن كليهما يستخدمان نفس الفرشاة؟
فرشاة تنظيف المسامات من براون أفضل ست مرات من التنظيف العادي، وهي تنظّف البشرة بعمق ليسمح لها بامتصاص المستحضرات بكفاءة وسرعة، وبالتالي تتمتع المرأة ببشرة أكثر جمالاً ونضارة. يمكن استعمال الفرشاة يومياً على الخدين والجبهة والأنف والذقن للحصول على بشرة أكثر نضارة. ضعي الصابون أو جل التنظيف أو الحليب المنظف أو المقشر على البشرة الرطبة. شغلي الفرشاة وابدئي من الجبهة، ثم انتقلي إلى الأنف وبعدها إلى الخدين من كلا الجانبين. خصصي وقتاً أطول للمناطق الدهنية، ويمكن استعمال الفرشاة أيضاً على العنق وأسفله. يمكن إجراء التقشير باستخدام المنتج المفضّل لديك، وننصح به مرة واحدة فقط في الأسبوع.
- هل من الآمن استعمال الفرشاة بعد تسمير البشرة؟
نعم آمن تماماً، فهي ستساعد في تنظيف المسامات من الزيوت والأوساخ التي قد تتراكم على البشرة عند تعرضها للشمس. احرصي على وضع مستحضرات الوقاية من الشمس في كل وقت، وليس فقط عند تسمير البشرة.
- هل يمكن استعمال الآلة في مناطق أخرى من الجسم، إلى جانب الوجه؟
من ناحية ميكانيكية، تفيد الآلة عند استخدامها في المناطق الحساسة. ولكننا لا ننصح باستخدامها على أجزاء الجسم المختلفة لأسباب صحية.
Dr. Gabriele Stahl Biography:
Born in 1962 in Kassel, Dr. Gabriele Blumenstein-Stahl studied Nutrition Science in Marburg, Indiana and Munich.
She has worked in the health science industry since 1987 and for over ten years has been a part of the Procter & Gamble enterprise. Dr. Blumenstein-Stahl has a wide range of experience throughout the nutrition science sector. She started her career as Technical Brand Manager Beverages in 1991 and then went on to become Section Head Research & Development throughout different branch sections. After returning to Germany from the US in 2007, she became Section Head R&D Hair Care for Wella where she was responsible for leading the franchise team for retail styling brands and leading the development of new styling technology platforms.
In 2010 Dr. Blumenstein-Stahl switched to the department of research and development for beauty and grooming with BRAUN where she now leads the Silk Epil global business maintenance and Front End Innovation projects.
I was recently invited by, President & CEO of The Luxury Marketing Council, Mac McClleland to participate in one of the Middle East Gems and Jewellery Forum, that took place on the 9th of November.
I found the topic very interesting as it shed the light on Designs and Inspirations. The judges included names I enjoyed listening to: Paola De Luca – Creative Director of TrendVision, Carol Yaghi – Managing Edition MPP and Alex Popov – Board Chairman of World Diamond Mark.
That reminded me of my collaboration with jewellery brand Victoria Casal, where my entire collection was inspired by her so romantic and feminine designs that most revolved around mother of pearl with beautiful enlarged butterflies as well as snakes.
The bottom line is, fashion and jewellery inspire one another as they do for all other sectors in our lives. Iconic figures, such as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the most beautiful example as Audrey not only inspired generations as a style icon, but also catapulted Tiffany’s as the ultimate desirable gift.
In the evening, I attended the dinner where I had the chance to choose my oyster from Arabian Pearl Holding and got a beautiful pearl inside! I love my pearl!
Thank you DMCC and Arabian Pearl Holding for the beautiful opportunity.