“We eat watermelon, upcycle, recycle and relove” – Alleine Nadal Khalifa

A freelance Art Director at the Film House, a former Al Jazeera English Media Manager, wife and mother to two gorgeous little girls. All the way from Cavite- Phillipines.  Alleine  has a BA in Mass Communications and a string of other qualifications in Fine Arts and Art Directing in Film , she moved to Qatar […]

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Paper Quilling with Anum Kamran

A mother of two beautiful little girls, turns paper quilling art into something to behold. Anum Kamran hails from Karachi-Pakistan, holds a Masters degree in Microbiology, began her married life in Doha just a little over 5 years. Her choice to be a stay at home mum has allowed her to pursue and develop her […]

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Excellence, Imagination and refinement with Peter Langner at Per lei Couture

I had the pleasure of meeting The Peter Langner, at Per Lei Couture Doha, a multi brand boutique based in the Pearl Qatar. “our customer is not specifically running after fashion trends – i need to feel good, i need to feel right” Peter Langner, the designer who, at the young age of twenty-four, left […]

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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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