This week featured the top 4 makeup artists who made it through out FACES competition on MBC TV, Saba Al Kheir Ya Arab segment every Sunday. As a judge, its getting harder every week to eliminate especially because not only are all the makeup artists improving, but also because we are getting really used to them. This week’s challenge was GLITTER.
Looks like Risellene took my feedback from last week seriously and pushed herself where she delivered a creative output of a woman made of ice. In reality, Risellene coated the lips and eyebrowse with sugar and broke that look with a pink eyeshadow. I personally loved it!
Makeup by Risellene
As for Namareq, she did an impeccable job. I have to point out that the pictures don’t give the real work justice. Namareq challenged herself where she created a hand-made mask of glitter going gradually from blue to purple (again, that’s not shown in the photo). After all this work, she delivered a clean picture of perfection revolving around the carnaval theme. This by far was the most difficult look and she nailed it.
Makeup by Namareq
Lina has a stamp called: Let me do your makeup, let me make you gorgeous! Lina took what she does best and added a fantasy of glitter mix on the face that spoke royal beauty. I simply love her work!
Makeup by Lina
Anje on the other hand understood the theme, delivered a clean work and upgraded her level. Unfortunately, she was eliminated this week due to her limited creativity in this look. Anje has a classic approach that I personally admire. However, the stakes are too high right now and the artists shouldn’t play it safe. They should push themselves and get out of their element. Hard luck to Anje, I wish her all the best!
Makeup by Anje
Last week’s eliminated contestant was Hadjira, who I asked her to do the work and send me photos of the out come. Hadjira went for a beautiful romantic look but still kept it safe lacked perfection. Notice the similarity between Anje’s and Hadjira’s makeup.
Makeup by Hadjira
Next week’s challenge is all about GOLD! That, I can’t wait to see! See you next Sunday.
The arrival of winter beckons ladies everywhere to dress up and step out in style and where better to start shopping than at ICONIC as it launches Aiisha Ramadan’s winter ‘Flirt by Aiisha Ramadan’ capsule collection. This is Aiisha’s 2nd collection for ICONIC and its offering the season’s latest trends, the collection exudes a metallic rock chic attitude that will send temperatures soaring! And with a striking shift from fuchsia pinks and mint greens to metallic blues, blacks, silver and gold, every outfit takes fashion to the next level.
Moving further into the season, roman cut dresses let you re-live the time when the great Julius Ceaser ruled, while metal spike studded maxis will let every woman embark on a journey to live her romantic version of rock metal. But don’t forget to make some space in your wardrobe for one of this season’s must- have’s — Lace, perfect for every occasion!
Available in stores from now onwards, the capsule collection features 8 exquisite pieces priced from AED 500 and above. So, be ICONIC this season and don’t forget to get flirty with Aiisha Ramadan!
At the moment, ICONIC stores are available in many locations locations across the UAE and KSA but Aiisha’s collection is available in the below list. From spring 2013, there will be 23 stores across the GCC:
a. UAE :
Dubai Mall – Dubai
Al Wahda Mall – Abu Dhabi
Marina Mall – Dubai
Al Ain Mall – Al Ain
Sahara Center – Sharjah
b. KSA : - Riyadh
Al Qasar Mall
Mall of Dhahran
Al Shatie Mall
Othaim Mall, Hofuf
Al Noor Mall
c. Kuwait :
Check out my interview with MBC TV on Sabah Alkheir Ya Arab with a mini fashion show and models showcasing this collection:
The beautiful French-Vietnamese actress Anne-Solenne Hatte was a grace to meet the last time I was in Paris for the Paris Fashion Week. She is kind, charismatic and genuinely beautiful. Above all, I adore her body type as she represents perfection with her real-woman slim yet rounded figure.
Anne-Solenne Hatte & Aiisha Ramadan
She has recently starred in a video clip of a song called Pauline by French singer Mat. In this video clip, she wore a beautiful AIISHA dress. Watching this video was like seeing my design from sketch to fantasy embedding all the beautiful details that I dreamt of while designing this piece and summarizing those moments by a vision that only Anne-Solenne can show to the world as she sways on the French coast.
Anne-Solenne Hatte wears AIISHA
Anne-Solenne Hatte wears AIISHA
Anne-Solenne Hatte wears AIISHA
Anne-Solenne Hatte wears AIISHA
Anne-Solenne Hatte starred in a few hit movies such as Ocean’s Twelve and Lockout. She also appears in several ads for leading brands such as Cartier and Levis.
Anne-Solenne Hatte by Gilles Marie Zimmermann
Love you Anne-Solenne and thank you for choosing AIISHA!
Megan Good was spotted in a couture goddess nude dress by AIISHA as she walked the red carpet of the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards .
Meagan Good wears AIISHA
Megan Good is a young Actress that has been in many films and T.V. Shows. Megan Good is a young Actress that has been in many films and T.V. Shows. She began appearing on commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring on series like The Parent ‘Hood (1995), Touched by an Angel (1994),Moesha (1996),The Steve Harvey Show (1996) and The Division (2001). She also starred in Raising Dad (2001) with Bob Saget.
Her latest movies have been “Jumping the Broom” and “Think like a Man” that just had it’s screening last week. Meagan is a leads the polls on Glamour.com’s Best Dressed list in AIISHA! Vote for her to keep her in the lead!
Actress Torrey DeVitto, who has starred across Anthony Hopkins in the Horror / Thriller “The Rite” and has been featured on the Hit Television series “The Vampire Diaries” attended the Elton John Aids Foundation Oscar Party on Sunday night wearing an AIISHA long white dress.
Torrey Devitto wears AIISHA
Jessi Cruickshank from E! Canada, MTV & Etalk wore AIISHA as she presente the Emmy Annual Awards and now chose a black dress from AIISHA on the Oscar Red Carpet interviewing celebrities.
Jessi Cruickshank wears AIISHA
Actress Cooper Harris wore an AIISHA green silk couture dress at the Children Uniting Nations Oscar viewing party fundraiser
Copper Harris wears AIISHA
Legendary TV actress and Soap Star Kate Linder, from the Hit TV Show “The Young and the Restless” attended the “Night of 100 Stars” on the night of the OSCARS wearing an AIISHA guipure bolero d silk pants. Kate Linder recently had her star unveiled on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame” in Los Angeles.
Kate Linder wears AIISHA
Thank you Jessi, Torrey, Cooper and Kate! I love you all!
A little project that had been on my mind for over 2 years has been put together with all the passion in my heart and has just been released publicly for everyone to watch.
The idea behind this project was to go beyond the norm in introducing our collection, instead of releasing a lookbook for few to see, we decided to take our work viral and reach for everyone. That’s the idea behind this short romantic video.
Watch our first ever AIISHA Fashion Campaign of our Spring/ Summer 2012 collection “Le Pouvoir de la Poudre” featuring Tala Samman as the face of AIISHA for this season.
Special thanks to a group of amazing people, some mentioned in the credits, some remain anonymous. Thank you each and everyone of you for making this possible! I hope you like it!
The Team, the spinal cord:
Tala Samman for AIISHA S/S12
Tala Samman: When I think about fashion, bloggers, Middle East, beautiful girls, Tala Samman is the first on the my list. However, what I couldn’t get over after working with her was how polite, elegant and refined she is. She’s truly a delight to work with. She knows what works for her and is a professional in every sense of the word. Above all, she fell in love with the collection and is a long-time supporter.
Harry Santa-Olalla: Is a famous and a handsome face in Dubai and he just happens to be real fun on set! He’s a breath of fresh air and I had the pleasure of working with him.
Rupert Chesman: My favorite filmmaker ever! My supporter.. my friend, the man who always makes me proud!
Kirsty Jones: Our editor and the person who keeps smiling! Amazing human being!
Hamza Attar: By far one of the best photographers I have ever worked with! He is a raw talent. All photos were taken by him.
Samira Olfat: You know, I love her, I swear by her! One of the very best I’ve ever worked with.
Khaled Kahel: He understand hair and he simply styles it at its best! He’s my personal hair stylist and he is one of my top 2 favorite hairstylists in the world!
Cottage Chic: If I could, I’d live in Cottage Chic! Its home, its vintage, its class, elegance, beauty, warmth, luxury.. its your ultimate dream home if you’re into vintage. The cooperative staff from Cottage Chic was beyond impressive! They made our shooting feel effortless! You can visit Cottage Chic on JBR, Dubai.
Maison Sucre: We had a 100 delicious colored cupcakes from Maison Sucre and it was intensely difficult to keep our hands off of them during the shooting. After the shooting, they were all gone!
Milk & Honey: I’m addicted to shopping from Milk & Honey! I love its products and above all its interior. Visit it on The Palm Island Jumeirah, Dubai.
Al Hai Motors and Chrome Automobiles: Did you see this Lincoln Continental 1955 we had in the video? It was a show stopper in every photo, during the shooting, with the models.. it was everything!
Oceans Advertising: Every detail had someone to take care of it! Oceans Advertising took care of the branded AIISHA boxes that were meticulously produced in a very short time frame.
Elena Gramatica & Annabelle Wilkins from MS&L PR Dubai: These 2 ladies had a passion for this project to fill a palace! They worked with me on every detail from the flowers to Tala to the beautiful coverage we got starting off by Harper’s Bazaar and Savoir Flair. They were my eyes and ears, they were my support and the key people who made this possible!
Rached Hachoui: The devil’s advocate as he calls himself! Precise yet a perfectionist! Our producer and eternal partner
Maha Barada, Victoria Lelandais, Tarik Batal, Imad Bassil, Yasmine Ambre: Thank you for your support, your inspiration, and unconditional love!
Parov Stelar – Powder: I sketched most of my collection while listening to this track. It was only common sense to use it and to fall in love over and over with beauty and life while listening to it. Thank you for making such great music!
Special Thanks to June Ambrose for letting us use her personal turban making the beach scene epic! It was passion, fashion, trend, attitude, love and everything..
It has been an amazing experience that I couldn’t have done without the support of many people.
I have the pleasure to announce that our AIISHA S/S 2012 Couture collection Le Pouvoir De La Poudre will be presented in Paris for buyers to view from the 20th January until the 15th of February. The presentation coincides with the Paris Fashion Week as I’ll be there not only to meet buyers, but also to watch my favorite fashion shows like Elie Saab, Stephane Roland and George Hobeika.
Viewing our collection is by appointment only. Kindly contact us for appointments.
Its summer time following Ramadan and Eid. My Studio 8 clients know how crazy I can get with my colored kaftans. This season, we introduced a vast range of colors with emphasis on a classic kaftan with very elegant and subtle beading. This one came in a variaty of tones, from my favorite neon watermelon and white, to nude, turquoise, forest green, orange and a very chic red one.
I had the chance to have a photoshoot the collection with www.AnaZahra.com a platform where I occasionally blog in Arabic. I personally modeled the collection, a designer in the model’s shoes.
We have also introduced a wrap Kaftan which I especially think is extremely elegant and makes me think of a very stylish Abaya. I’ve kept our signature simplicity with bold colors as well as a few pieces in a printed silk with brown base. Although I’m not usually a fan of the color brown in fashion, this one in particular has the material feeling like a fresh breeze.
Its a very practical collection, relatively conservative, and quite affordable. Kaftans – or at least my Kaftan designs – are one of few pieces that can suit ANY body type. Trust me when I say, its a confidence booster!
Check it out in Studio 8 on Jumeirah Beach Road opposite Mercatto Dubai.
Thank you www.AnaZahra.com and thanks to the One & Only Royal Mirage – Jetty Lounge for such a lovely setting!