Fans compare Elissa and Yasmine Abdel Aziz in Elie Saab gown

A collage showing Egyptian actress Yasmine Abdel Aziz, left, and Lebanese superstar Elissa donning the same gown by Elie Saab. (Courtesy: 3ain.net)
Updated 12 February 2018
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Fans compare Elissa and Yasmine Abdel Aziz in Elie Saab gown

CAIRO: Social media fans have been comparing Egyptian actress Yasmine Abdel Aziz and Lebanese diva Elissa after they both appeared on separate occasions donning the same black evening gown, created by global designer Elie Saab.
Elissa appeared at the finale of “Project Runway” program wearing the same black dress in which Abdel Aziz appeared to be wearing at a Cairo-based magazine annual gala dinner a few weeks ago.
Fans shared pictures of both stars and said who wore the gown better.
The Lebanese fashion designer is not only a hot-pick for Arab celebrities, but also international ones like Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry and Mila Kunis.
He recently was on the receiving end of a backlash after a photo of Israeli actress Gal Gadot wearing his gown was posted on the label’s official Instagram account.


Nora Attal has her day in the sun in Marrakesh

Updated 19 March 2019
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Nora Attal has her day in the sun in Marrakesh

DUBAI: British-Moroccan model Nora Attal posed up a storm in Marrakesh’s golden sunlight for a new campaign by fashion brand Zara.

The in-demand model shared snaps from the campaign, photographed by Christian Macdonald, on her Instagram account.

The collection of photographs show Attal modelling looks from Zara’s laid-back Spring/Summer 2019 collection against a backdrop of rippling sand dunes. Her featured ensembled include kaftans and long-length cardigans with hefty stripes in a clay-and-beige color palette.

Attal is no stranger to fronting campaigns — in January, the model was chosen as one of seven rising stars to feature in British fashion house Alexander McQueen’s latest campaign.

The Spring/Summer 2019 collection photoshoot was shot by British fashion and documentary photographer Jamie Hawkesworth and featured Attal wearing a number of cowboy-inspired looks.

The year has gotten off to a busy start for Attal, who was similarly in demand in 2018, when she took to the catwalk for Elie Saab, Loewe and Dior during Paris Fashion Week in September and starred in Italian fashion label Versace’s summer advert campaign.

In May, luxury e-retailer Farfetch launched in the Middle East with a little help from the young model.

She starred in a photoshoot wearing pieces from collections on sale on the platform. The colorful photographs were accompanied by a snappy, chatty interview with the young model.
Readers got the chance to gain insight into her earliest fashion memories and learn some off-the-cuff facts about the star.

“Recently I’ve been obsessed with noughties trends. Everyone was so cool and effortless back then. Now I go out in a full Juicy Couture tracksuit with no shame,” she told Farfetch at the time.

“If I wasn’t a model, I’d probably be at university, studying to get into something like criminal investigations, profiling or law,” she added.

Attal finished off 2018 by hitting the sand dunes in the UAE — however, this time it wasn’t part of a high-end photoshoot, but rather a day of fun.

The model enjoyed an afternoon of sandboarding in the emirate of Sharjah and even posted a snap on Instagram at the time.

“Apparently sandboarding is a thing,” she captioned the sunset shot.