Dubai-based fashion star Tamara Al-Gabbani to showcase collection at LMFW

Saudi designer, blogger and fashion icon Tamara Al-Gabbani took center stage at London Modest Fashion Week. (Photo courtesy: @tamaraalgabbani)
Updated 18 February 2018
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Dubai-based fashion star Tamara Al-Gabbani to showcase collection at LMFW

DUBAI: Saudi designer, blogger and fashion icon Tamara Al-Gabbani is set to take center stage at London Modest Fashion Week (LMFW) tonight when she will show off her latest collection at the closing show.
Titled the “Best of Global Modest Fashion,” the runway show will take place at Victoria House in the UK capital’s classy Bloomsbury district and will feature designs by Al-Gabbani, Fatima Mohsin, House of Lancry, Q Label, Nasiba Hafez, 1001 Abayas and Rouge Couture.
Founded by the leading modest fashion e-retailer Haute Elan in 2017, LMFW is an international platform for modest wear designers to showcase their collections on the runway.
This year’s event took place from Feb. 17-18 and saw two days of seminars, runway shows and panel discussions on modest fashion.
“I want to say a very big thank you to the @hauteelan team for bringing modest fashion to the forefront…
This is truly a beautiful moment for us all. And a very big thank you to @nichearabia @shoesanddrama for representing me alongside other great designers. Thank you for all your support and most of all, Alhamdillah,” Al-Gabbani posted on social media before the show.

It’s here.. I’m elated to share with you that @tamaraalgabbanifashion is participating at London Fashion Week. The show is tomorrow in Victoria House, Bloomsbury, details are in the link in the bio, I’d love for you to attend !. I want to say a very big thank you to the @hauteelan team for bringing modest fashion to the forefront. And a very big thank you to @nichearabia @shoesanddrama for representing me alongside other great designers. This is truly a beautiful moment for us all Thank you for all your support , and most of all, Alhamdillah #الحمدلله If you are in London, make sure to pass by #LMFW !! #hauteelanxlmfw #nichearabia #shoesanddrama #tamaraalgabbanifashion #tamaraalgabbani

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Al-Gabbani’s fashion brand boasts thoughtfully-designed evening gowns, jalabiyas and abayas. Many of the colorful, vibrant designs are created using printed silk, embedded with crystals — it is Al-Gabbani’s signature style and it has been a hit with her style-savvy fans.
Modest fashion is gaining mainstream interest across the board, with several retailers and brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Uniqlo and Burberry entering the industry. As the sector gains traction, spend on clothing and apparel from Muslims is projected to reach $368 billion by 2021.


MUSE: Rawan bin Hussain talks social media stardom

Updated 20 September 2018
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MUSE: Rawan bin Hussain talks social media stardom

  • Rawan Bin Hussain is one of the largest influencers in the region
  • Aside from launching a lipstick line, the Kuwaiti blogger studies law in London

DUBAI: The Kuwaiti influencer, who has 3 million Instagram followers, talks about studying law, learning to fly and why gender biases are ‘so 1800s’

Being a fashion blogger is not the opposite of being a lawyer – they don’t conflict. I didn’t leave law behind. I’m still studying it. I could have moved to Dubai and made millions a month like other bloggers, but I’m not. I’m living in London making nothing a month because education comes first for me.
To show that lawyers don’t only fight for justice in court, but also in real life by giving back to the community, I launched a law association in Kuwait for female law students, law graduates and lawyers. If you have knowledge in the field of law, I want your experience and we can work together to do charity work and attend workshops.
I’ve always loved traveling around the world, so why not have my own license and my own airplane jetting around the world?
I don’t mind taking risks because I think people who don’t take risks are cowards. Life is fun, life is full of experiences, full of lessons. If you don’t fail and if you don’t learn from your mistakes, you won’t achieve anything in life. It doesn’t come on a plate of gold. You have to work for it.

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A lot of people think that when you are a beauty icon, you are an empty head, empty-minded. We are not. A lot of bloggers are good mothers to their children, they are engineers, doctors, lawyers. They have a career, they just choose to do blogging, which is what they love, and I respect it because you should do what you love and love what you do.
We need to stop stereotyping, criticizing, judging based on the way she looks, the way she dresses, the way she appeals to others. I cannot please everybody as, most of all, I need to please myself.
I regret being too transparent sometimes. I am too spontaneous. I say my opinion in a very casual way – maybe I don’t think about the circumstances or the consequences. But if you don’t make mistakes, you don’t learn a lesson.  
We shouldn’t look as men as competition or a dangerous threat. We can work together to make this world a better place.
As a woman, I want to say look at me, I’m here. I can be a lawyer, a pilot, a public figure, an entrepreneur. I am capable of doing so many things. Men need to see that and respect that and not underestimate us because we are females. Judgment based on gender is so 1800s.