Vogue Arabia debuts online with digital first strategy

Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz is Vogue Arabia’s Editor-in-Chief.
Updated 24 October 2016
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Vogue Arabia debuts online with digital first strategy

JEDDAH: Vogue Arabia’s bilingual online platform goes live today on Tuesday. Vogue.me, a historic, digital-first launch for the Vogue brand, precedes the print launch, slated for spring 2017.
“The Arab world has always been a source of enchantment, dreams, mystery and beauty. As we experience a creative renaissance with technology at its core, we aim to raise the bar, providing the region with authentic, bespoke and carefully curated content. Vogue is built on heritage and storytelling. So is Arabia”, says Vogue Arabia’s Editor-in-Chief Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz.
Key editorial launch pieces include an intimate cinematic encounter with Lebanese designer Elie Saab, directed by Elisa Sednaoui in Beirut; an insightful interview with International Vogue Editor Suzy Menkes on the Middle Eastern fashion scene; a video exclusive with Gigi Hadid, and the definitive edit of the most stylish abayas to stock up on for the autumn season, among many others.
Shashi Menon, CEO of Nervora and Publisher of Vogue Arabia, remarked: “This is a landmark step in the evolution of the fashion and media landscape in the Middle East and beyond. The decision to launch digital-first is a bold, declarative statement we are making on the future of publishing, and consistent with Vogue’s long history of reinvention. We are thrilled that Vogue, the world’s foremost authority on fashion, is launching in the region and we look forward to further shaping the regional fashion ecosystem.”
Hailed as a beacon of fashion in the region, Vogue Arabia’s Editor-in-Chief, Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz has earned a reputation as a fashion opinion leader and a source of inspiration for local and international designers. Having spent considerable time in the United States and Europe, she brings to the role a thorough understanding of Western and Arab cultures. The fashion team working under Abdulaziz includes Fashion Director Daniela Agnelli, who held the role of Fashion Director with The Daily Telegraph magazine for 15 years.

 


Bollywood stars Padukone, Singh wed in Italy

Updated 15 November 2018
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Bollywood stars Padukone, Singh wed in Italy

  • The celebrity couple got married in a private ceremony at Lake Como on Wednesday
  • The pair have yet to comment or release pictures from the event which was closed to the media

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have tied the knot in Italy, Indian media reported Thursday.
The celebrity couple got married in a private ceremony at Lake Como on Wednesday, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.
The pair have yet to comment or release pictures from the event which was closed to the media.
Padukone is arguably Indian cinema’s biggest female star currently, and she has also broken into Hollywood, starring in “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” opposite Vin Diesel.
Padukone, 32, and Singh 33, announced in a joint statement last month that their wedding would take place on November 14 and 15.
The couple reportedly started dating in 2013 but have kept details of their relationship largely out of the public eye.
Hindi film director Karan Johar, a friend of the couple, tweeted his congratulations.
“Such a stunning gorgeous and beautiful couple!!!! Nazar utar lo! (Keep the evil eye away) !! Badhai ho (Congratulations) !!! Love you both!!! Here’s to a lifetime of love and joy!” he wrote on Wednesday.
The newlyweds have shared the silver screen together, including a controversial Bollywood epic earlier this year that sparked violent protests in northern India.
Padukone played a legendary Hindu queen and Singh a medieval Muslim ruler in the flick, which angered hard-liners, some of whom burned down film sets and made threats toward the two stars.
Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas are due to get married in India early next month.