Jenna Dewan dazzles in Zuhair Murad outfit at iHeart Radio Music Awards

Jenna Dewan arrives at the iHeart Radio Music Awards on Sunday (AFP)
Updated 13 March 2018
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Jenna Dewan dazzles in Zuhair Murad outfit at iHeart Radio Music Awards

DUBAI: US actress and dancer Jenna Dewan made a stunning appearance on the red carpet at Sunday’s iHeart Radio Music Awards in California. Dewan — a host and mentor on NBC’s “World of Dance” talent show — wore a three-piece outfit from Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad.

Murad’s black-and-red patterned crop top with embellished matching jacket, and black shorts overlaid with a black chiffon high-slitted skirt are part of the designer’s Spring 2018 haute-couture collection, entitled “Indian Summer.”

Dewan, 37, was born in the US to a German-English mother and a Polish-Lebanese father. She got her first major break as a dancer in Janet Jackson’s 2000 video, “Doesn’t Really Matter,” and performed as a backup dancer the following year on Jackson’s “All For You” tour.

In 2006, Dewan starred in the dance-themed romantic movie “Step Up” with Channing Tatum, whom she married in 2009.

Murad was born in Lebanon in 1971. He studied fashion in Paris after finishing high school and has gone on to become one of the Arab world’s most successful designers, worn by Najwa Karam, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Shakira, Priyanka Chopra, Jennifer Lopez and many more, including Princess Ameerah Al-Otaibi of Saudi when she attended the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Murad’s Spring 2018 collection has drawn criticism for the designer’s controversial decision to follow a Native American theme. He explained to “Vogue” that — far from being cultural appropriation — the collection was “kind of an homage” that showed his “respect” for the culture.

He told the magazine that his clients believed in his choices. “They trust me and they will follow me,” he said. Dewan’s striking red-carpet appearance shows why.


Where We Are Going Today: Shatllah

Updated 22 March 2019
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Where We Are Going Today: Shatllah

  • Shatllah’s prices are reasonable, while the assistants are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful

Do you need to add a little life and color to your surroundings? Houseplants are often said to be a source of positivity, and Shatllah has taken this concept to the next level.

Forget the idea of a lonely looking plant in a boring beige pot; this shop adds beautifully designed containers and creative touches that turn them into delightful decorations that are almost works of art. One in particular that caught my eye was designed to look like a tiny garden, complete with a miniature table and chair.

Shatllah’s creations make for perfect gifts, which is how I discovered the shop, in Jeddah’s Al-Zahra’a district, while looking for a present for a friend who loves houseplants. I was so impressed with its wares that I ended up buying some for myself as well. After all, who would not rather have a living plant decorating their home rather than artificial flowers or other fake items?

Shatllah’s prices are reasonable, while the assistants are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They are more than happy to offer advice on picking the perfect plant and how to take care of it when you get it home.