Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman chooses Lebanese designer for her big day

Victoria’s Secret Angel and cover star Chanel Iman has just got married. (Photo courtesy: Brides magazine)
Updated 06 March 2018
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Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman chooses Lebanese designer for her big day

CAIRO: Victoria’s Secret Angel and cover star Chanel Iman has just got married, but while most brides would be happy with just the one wedding dress designed by Zuhair Murad for their big day, Iman wanted more.

And so the Lebanese designer created not one, but two dresses for the supermodel to wear at her star-studded wedding, held at an iconic hotel in Beverly Hills.

The 27-year-old looked like she had just stepped out of a fairy-tale, donning a romantic tulle gown from the label’s Fall 2018 bridal collection for the ceremony.

The dress had a plunging neckline and an A-line skirt, topped with a silk tulle bolero which added a demure twist. The bride swept her hair up into vintage-inspired waves.

For the reception, the bride changed into another gown from the same collection that also featured bucolic detailing and a plunging neckline.

“I feel very lucky to have gotten married in one of his gorgeous creations,” Iman told Brides magazine.

“I never really envisioned wearing something like that for my wedding, but the moment we put it on, we all loved it. It was so chic and unusual but also felt a little vintage.”

Three months after her engagement, Iman tied the knot with American football star Sterling Shepard, in a star-studded wedding of friends and family, including Chrissy Teigen, Gabrielle Union, Joan Smalls, Shanina Shaik and Jourdan Dun.

In a perfect classic scene, the couple had a garden ceremony before heading indoors to a flowery ballroom reception.


Kuwait’s Bibi Al-Abdulmohsen shows off stunning summer looks

Updated 23 June 2018
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Kuwait’s Bibi Al-Abdulmohsen shows off stunning summer looks

DUBAI: What do you get when you mix a GCC social media influencer with three massive fashion brands? A dream look book, that’s what.
While we’re normally quite skeptical about influencer-brand collaborations — due to the fit usually not being quite right — it’s hard to fault this “One Thousand and One Nights” themed photoshoot, a collaboration between Bibi Al-Abdulmohsen, Jimmy Choo, Tiffany & Co. and Esposa Privé. Why? Well, first of all the campaign, masterminded by the UAE-based wedding planning company Brides to Be, is all about the clothes rather than the influencer herself.
Secondly, it’s clear that a lot of thought has been put into it. Shot by French photographer Jeremy Zaessinger at Dubai’s Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel, Al-Abdulmohsen sported a number of looks by the three heavyweight brands, with the finishing touches of hair and make-up offered by Maison de Joelle.
While the campaign was originally created for the month of Ramadan, the images were released just before Eid Al-Fitr. However, we don’t think it matters as it actually goes beyond the festive season, with the Kuwaiti social media star — who has 1.8 million followers on Instagram — sporting modest looks that are appropriate for many an evening function or wedding.

It is said that Esposa Privé, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany & Co. worked together to create the looks, mixing traditional elements with modern accessories. Silk features prominently, with many embroidered abayas, along with Jimmy Choo’s Viola collection — footwear adorned with Swarovski crystals.
Al-Abdulmohsen also showcases a couple of bridal looks by Esposa Privé. Designed by Kristie Romanos, the flowy, luxurious dresses feature unique cuts and embody a modern, yet timeless elegance. The bespoke bridal couture pieces were accessorized with pieces from Jimmy Choo’s “Cinderella” collection, reimagined iconic glass slippers decorated with more than 7,000 dazzling Swarovski crystals.
Anyone into fashion will be familiar with all three major iconic brands involved. With a presence in the Middle East region for more than 30 years, Esposa Group is home to Esposa and Esposa Privé, both of which are available in Dubai and Beirut. Meanwhile, Jimmy Choo has a slew of celebrity fans, including Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Obama and Beyoncé.