What was the moment you realized you wanted to be a designer? Becoming a designer has been an evolution. As an only child of artists I entertained myself by drawing and painting and had my first gallery exhibition when I … Continue reading 60 seconds with Ana Katarina
Born in Australia, Katie Fielder is a well known TV presenter in Dubai. Katie had began her career as production assistant. She has worked her way up to assistant producer then reporter, before moving to Dubai – and bagged her first anchor appearance in 2009. She has covered many interesting news from Dubai’s glittering international film festival to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. From this she is one of the best known faces in UAE broadcasting. Talking about her job: ‘I love that no day is ever the same. You’re always meeting new people and experiencing new … Continue reading The Woman Blazing A Trail in World of Media in the UAE
A digital initiative launched by husband and wife team Amber and Giovanni Testino. This venture has been created to highlight environmental concerns, at the conference in United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. The Testinos, who have many famous friends in the fashion industry, including Giovanni’s brother Mario Testino, Mert Alas, Charlotte Tilbury, Natalia Vodianova, Elisa Sednaoui and Jefferson Hack have filmed videos on Instagram. Using hashtag: #COP21 Paris Climate Action Now! #ClimateCatwalk #ClimateMarch and also tagging friends to encourage them to post this campaign. Both Husband and wife had agreed to join a rally on climate change but had it had to … Continue reading #ClimateCatwalk
Lupita Amondi Nyong’o our Woman in Focus is a Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director. Born in Mexico but raised in Kenya Lupita grew up in an artistic family which often included get togethers, where the children would do performances. She had her ultimate breakthrough in 2013 with the Oscar winning performance in the film- 12 Years a Slave. When Lupita graduated from Yale with a master’s degree she was already given the role of Patsy in 12 Years a Slave. Director Steve Mqueen has said “We auditioned over 2,000 women all around the world, I always compare it to the … Continue reading The Oscar Winning Actress Lupita Amondi Nyong’o
Myfashdiary.com is a style diary that is edited by Tala Samman. Born in Chicago, originally Syrian, and grew up in Dubai, The London College of Fashion graduate edits the first blog to come out of the UAE in 2009. Her style blog, Myfashdiary.com has been nominated in Ahlan! Magazine’s Best at the Dubai awards, as well as at the Marie Claire, UK Blog, and Twitter awards. Tala was also named one of Dubai’s Hot 100 in 2011. She has collaborated with Net-A-Porter, ASOS, Tom Ford, and Halston. Tala has also hosted and styled for numerous events between Dubai, London, and … Continue reading Highlights of the month by MyFashDiary
This week in Haute Èlan’s Woman In Focus; Anne Hathaway is going to be a mum! Oscar winner Anne Hathaway is expecting first child. News of her Pregnancy broke on Friday when Anne was spotted in LA together with her husband. The actress five-month baby bump was barely visible under her loose T-shirt, jean jacket and dark pants. Her husband of three years Adam Shulman “acted very protective” and “hurried to open store doors and doted on her.” They where both smiling and looking happy, a source has said “Anne is happier and healthier than ever”. Haute Elan is the premier … Continue reading Woman In Focus – Pregnant Anne Hathaway looks happier than ever!
Who or what inspired you to start AMO? “AMO means in Italian I love and it’s because of love that it all started. As a professional horse back rider and trainer, during an international competition in Syria, I met a wonderful Egyptian man, Diaa, with whom I got married in 2009 and today is my first fan and main supporter. As an Italian woman living in Saudi Arabia, I experienced a new life style and I had some problems to find on the market Abayas and cover-ups that could fit my busy schedule and be comfortable throughout all my daily activities. Being Italian and … Continue reading 60 seconds with Amo
The units are spacious, have solar panels, and can last an average of three years. Refugee camps across Iraq are about to get a Swedish touch. The United Nations’ refugee agency just ordered 10,000 shelters designed by Ikea, its largest corporate partner, set to be shipped out and built this summer. Produced by Better Shelter, a social enterprise started by the Ikea Foundation, the design marries form, function, and sustainability. One shelter can last an average of three years, compared with traditional tents, which typically last only a few months. Each shelter is fitted with solar panels, mosquito nets, lights, and ventilation, … Continue reading Ikea’s Newly Designed Refugee Shelters Are a Game Changer
DESIGNERS BIO: Born in 1986 & 1990 respectively, Hanan and Hessa Ozair the young Emirati design entrepreneurs behind the Dubai based independent fashion brand, POSE/ARAZZI, have always had a vision of fashion being their career destination. Having been raised in Dubai the Middle East’s most cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city, allowed Hanan and Hessa to appreciate fashion from many different standpoints, as well as realise what they wanted for a fashion brand in a city that boasts style and class at almost every corner. Having learnt their business acumen in the University of Dubai, both graduating with a Bachelor of … Continue reading Individuality and uniqueness..60 seconds with Pose/Arazzi!
As being a mother of two and attending official royal duties is not keeping Kate Middleton busy enough but according to reports The Duchess is launching her very own organic food range with her sister Pippa. The sisters are both great cooks that love to try out recipes together and have finally decided to turn their hobby into an enterprise. Kate has reportedly been feeding her children, especially princess Charlotte with pureed fruit, vegetables and smoothies all organically grown in their Norfolk country home. Earlier this year Pippa has taken food nutrition courses in New York and has helped Kate … Continue reading Our Woman in focus …Kate Middleton