Expressing your individuality with Noora Al Ansari

Papillon Jewelry is a Qatari Concept born from the passion of Noora Al Ansari, a woman who believes in the beauty that comes from the simplicity of natural elements like precious stones. Noora’s philosophy is to offer her clients jewelry that best expresses one’s personality. US: When did you first realize you wanted to pursue […]

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The shoe that tells a story – with Hissa Haddad

Over a casual coffee, I had the opportunity to get to know fellow shoe-addict and designer, Hissa Haddad. Miss Haddad is known to put her best- and most fashionable foot forward- in the world of glitz and glamour. Hissa was recently selected by the British Fashion Council to participate in the London Fashion Week, after […]

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In conversation with Ghada Al Buainain

GHADA AL BUAINAIN is a fine jewelry brand specially created by young Qatari designer Ghada Rashid Al Buainain who believes in the power of jewelry, and the transformative quality it has on any outfit. The brand aims to create a distinctive urban design drawn from ideas emanating from the region. Ghada looks at jewelry from […]

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Getting to know Janna Thomson

12 year old Janna Thomson is singing her way to the top. As a winner of the first Qatar National Music Competition (competing in the 11 and under age group, in the solo vocal category, she earned the British Embassy’s “Britten Award”), Janna’s already got her break into the music business. Discovering her love for […]

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Selina Farooqui with Winter Velvets

In January this year I interviewed Selina Farooqui and I have had the privilege of interviewing her again. Selina Farooqui launched her new collection for Fall/Winter 2017/18 this week,         “Winter Velvets ” features hues of blue, black, maroon and mauve velvets with pleats to drape the feminine silhouette. UM: What was the inspiration […]

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ManjuLakhsmi – “Dream, Believe and It Will Happen!!

Manjulakshmi – a designer who dreams big.  Dreams of participating in the New York Fashion Week to the creation of a unique sustainable textile material, it all became her reality.  Having faith in the adage “Dream, believe and it will happen”, some of them have come true while others are still “work in progress”. As […]

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About Moudi Boutique…

Moudi Al Harbi, a talented and award winning Qatari designer, established her very own brand “Moudi Boutique” in 2010.  With a keen eye for textures combined with her “savoir faire” she continues to amaze us with her creations that carry her unmistakable “Moudi” trademark. Inspired by her own mother’s creativity, Moudi was passionate about experimenting […]

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QLabel – Modest Travel Wear

QLabel – A new upcoming Qatari Fashion House established earlier this year. A collaboration of designers who share a passion for travel, modest fashion style and beauty, creating collections made of the finest material to provide you with fashion wear exuding comfort and style. Versatility being the focus of their first travel wear collection, each […]

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AlDukan – The Shop

AlDukan – a Qatari brand, founded by three sisters that have been designing abayas since 2008. With a flare for modern global fashion trends, the trio experiment with patterns and textures, mixing traditional designs and embroidery, bright colours and sequences, creating unique abayas with the unmistakable hint of luxury and elegance combined. These elegant abayas […]

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