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11 Affordable Little Black Dresses to Up your Fashion Game

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What is a woman’s wardrobe without its little black dress. If there’s one thing a woman should never live without, it’s her little black dress that she can spice up and alter for almost any occasion. Don’t worry if you haven’t placed your hands on your favorite one yet, because we have got you covered:

1. Bershka short open-knit dress


Price: EGP 249

2. Mango sleeve knotted dress

Price: EGP 299

3. Next Lipsy tailored multiway blazer

Price: EGP 1,088

4. Zara short dress with beading

Price: EGP 599

5. H&M off the shoulder dress

Price: unknown

6. Bershka short off the shoulder dress

Price: EGP 599

7. Mango lace panel dress

Price: EGP 899

8. Zara combined dress with cutwork embroidery

Price: EGP 599

9. Bershka strappy dress

Price: EGP 249

10. H&M short jersey dress

Price: unknown

11. Bershka midi dress with straps

Price: EGP 349

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Our Own ‘Okhtein’ Makes it to the Top of Forbes 30 Under 30 List

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Forbes Middle East just unveiled their list of 30 under 30, and the results are giving us utter pride with the inclusion of a number of Egyptians.

The prestigious list ranks the Middle Eastern most influential youth from different fields, that include fashion, arts, sports, music, business, culture and more. And at the top of the list is our own Egyptian sisters Aya and Mounaz Abdul Raouf, founders of Okhtein.

Not only did they make it to the top of the list, but they were also featured on the cover of the magazine.

Back in 2013, sensing a gap in the Egyptian market for true luxurious accessories, the Egyptian duo started their line of business for bags, with the aim of setting new trends and showcasing the Egyptian artistry while promoting for their own designs internationally. Their choice of the brand name itself, which means ‘sisters’ in Arabic, aligned with their aim of shedding the light on their home country, our home country.

And in September 2017, their latest line of Okhtein bags were applauded by the remarkable Vogue editor Anna Wintour during a Vogue Italia contest. The entrepreneurs expected a buzz to be created around their brand, and for orders to start pouring in but days passed and nothing happened.

So what do they do? They decide that the way to promoting their brand is for a celebrity to appear wearing their bag, and not any celebrity, Beyoncé! And they did it, they actually did it. After hard work in trying to reach her stylist, Beyoncé did appear wearing one of their bags and that was all the buzz they needed in order to go global.

The sisters also won the DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize, and following their win, their products were picked up by international e-retailers such as Farfetch, The Modist, and Moda Operandi. And were worn by a number of A-listers, including Gigi Hadid, Winnie Harlow and Emma Watson.

Emma Watson spotted wearing Okhtein’s signature backpack

Lebanese fine jewelry designer Ralph Masri who is known for his statement and one of a kind pieces, came in second place, whom designs were also worn by remarkable figures including her honor Queen Rania.

Other talents were featured including Emirati-Yemeni hitmaker, Balgees Fathi ranking the 11th position and Saudi Arabian singer Basma Alotaibi, who came in the 12th position.

The rankings by Forbes were determined via a questionnaire that was sent out to a number of Arab talents who nominated themselves.

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Our March edition features the Middle East’s 30 Under 30 – a collection of the youngest and brightest minds in the region for 2019. We take an in-depth look at how two Egyptian sisters, Aya and Mounaz Abdel Raouf, transformed a homegrown fashion label into a #global #icon, and we list the top oil and gas companies in the Middle East. Grab your copy to know more. Photo credit 📸 @aishaalshabrawy #forbesmiddleeast #businessmagazine #uae #middleeast #30under30 #forbesmiddleeast_cover #fashion #science #sports #technology #egypt #egyptian #okhtein #Dubai #companies #founder #leader #innovation #top #label #فوربس #فوربس_الشرق_الأوسط #الإمارات #الشرق_الأوسط #مصر #أختين #غلاف_فوربس_الشرق_الاوسط

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Celebrities Turn Heads at The Oscars in Middle Eastern Designs

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The 2019 Oscars leaves us stunned, as per usual, with celebrities looking fabulous on the red carpet. And this time, it is Arab designers who dressed some of those dazzling celebrities, and they are looking quite good!

It gives us utter bride to see how Arabs killed it this year at the Academy Awards, from the nominees, to the winners and now designers are making their statement through their amazing designs.

Rami Kadi

First off, is Kendall Jenner wearing a piece by Rami Kadi, and looking stunning as usual in a Lurex Velvet Gown from the RKSS19 couture collection.

ELIE SAAB

The Lebanese designer dressed a number of celebrities for the Oscars this year, including Julia Roberts, Nadine Labaki and Priyanka Chopra.

Julia Roberts in a simple, yet elegant pink dress, during her presenting of the Best Picture Award.

Nadine Labaki slaying this sophisticated dress, inspired from the Spring Summer 19 collection of Elie Saab.

Priyanka Chopra looking magnificent in black!

Last but not least, Michelle Yeoh in another masterpiece.

Zuhair Murad

Yet another Lebanese designer, who blessed us with more eye catchy pieces, worn by some iconic celebrities such as Jenifer Lopez and Alessandra Ambrosio.

Such a nice pick for Jenifer Lopez, from the Spring Summer 2019 collection.

LaBourjoisie

A perfect design, that was best worn by Shay Mitchell, in the after party of the 2019 Oscars.

Reem Acra

Lebanese are just slaying it this year at the Red Carpet, and Reem Acra made no exception.

Till the next Oscars!

 

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Karl Lagerfeld, Iconic Chanel Designer dies at 85

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Yesterday the fashion world has lost one of the remarkable figures in the industry, Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic German Designer and creative director for Chanel and Fend.

Lagerfeld has worked tirelessly for LVMH’s Fendi and his own label, up until his death. And his designs are known to have added yet another charm to the label.

Karl Lagerfeld had been designing for Fendi since 1965 and had been at the creative helm of Chanel since 1983. All of this, while still maintaining to design collections for his own brand.

He changed his name as he believed Lagerfeld sounded “more commercial”.

Lagerfeld was known to encourage young and new designers, like Victoria Beckham – who has praised him for his kindness and generosity.

It’s true Lagerfeld has left our world, but his work and memory will forever be deeply embedded in the hearts of many, and that was apparent in the many profound tributes sent his way.

“Today the world lost a giant among men,” said the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, Anna Wintour.

Industry heavyweights, celebrities and even political figures, have all issued heartfelt tributes.

 

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