Arab fashion icon Tamara Al-Gabbani wants to inspire people to be happy

Tamara Al-Gabbani
Updated 16 March 2018
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Arab fashion icon Tamara Al-Gabbani wants to inspire people to be happy

JEDDAH: Dubai-based fashion star Tamara Al-Gabbani has collaborated with the UAE’s Ministry of Happiness to promote the sunny side of life.
Al-Gabbani announced the collaboration in an Instagram post.
In a video, the Saudi designer, blogger and fashion icon talks about what she would tell her younger self. “Life is going to bring me some tragic moments but not to let me down ... it’s okay to be sad for a little while but then I have the tools and the tenacity to overcome them and that happiness is my choice,” she said. In a second video, Al-Gabbani shares with her fans how she copes with each day.
“I would say there is a series of happy moments in my life but everyday I wake up deciding that today whatever happens I am gonna go to sleep a happy girl,” she said.
“Positivity and happiness is most definitely a journey where you choose how to handle and manage your reactivity to life, emotions, moods, curve balls, circumstances ... etc,” Al-Gabbani wrote.
“It doesn’t mean not feeling the human response to a situation or moment, but rather feeling it and then taking the decision to accept what has happened, find the silver lining (if you can), and then moving on ... Happiness is a choice and a responsibility. No one is perfect, but we can use each day to work on ourselves and become better version of ourselves. Change is a good thing, and we are all capable of it,” she wrote on Instagram.


Gigi Hadid celebrates birthday with a funny tweet

Updated 23 April 2018
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Gigi Hadid celebrates birthday with a funny tweet

DUBAI: US-Palestinian model Gigi Hadid celebrated her 23rd birthday yesterday, a few days after she marked the birthday of a close friend in New York.
Hadid spent time in the Big Apple and stepped out to celebrate the 35th birthday of American reality TV star Tan France at his home in the city earlier this week.
A day before her birthday on April 23, Hadid took to Instagram to ask her fans to mark Earth Day, which lands on April 22.

She posted a photo of a forest with a caption that read: “I’m still just a (little) Taurus girl who finds so much happiness, contentment and inspiration when I take a minute in nature and look around.

“May we celebrate Mother Earth every day for all she gives and teaches us!”

In honor of her impending birthday, the fashion star took to Twitter on Sunday night to share a humorous message with her nine million followers.

“As we close in on midnight, I would like to share that my final meal as a 22-year-old will officially be Cocoa Krispies. Thank you for your attention.”


She has every reason to celebrate this year, as the star has been riding a wave of success that would make even the most experienced models nod their heads in approval.

A few days before her birthday, she unveiled her Vogue Japan cover — the latest in a clutch of coveted magazine covers that the young beauty has managed to nab.

“So happy and excited to share my @voguejapan June cover story!” she captioned one of the snaps on Instagram.

The cover image features Hadid wearing a high-collared leather jacket and sporting slicked-back hair, a bold red lip and minimal additional make-up.

For the inside pages, the model posed wearing various masculine, edgy outfits in a series of black-and-white shots. In one particular photo that oozed cool factor, Hadid was snapped wearing a leather jacket-and-trousers combination with a broad tie that would not look out of place in a 1980’s film about the perils of Wall Street — or on Donald Trump circa 2018.

Besides her fashion credentials, the model, who recently spit from singer Zayn Malik, is fast becoming known for her social media clap backs.

She made international headlines in February by discussing her weight loss and said it was the result of learning to manage her Hashimoto’s Disease, not because of an eating disorder or drug use.

The model sent out a series of tweets stating that she would no longer respond to comments on her appearance.

“I will not further explain the way my body looks, just as anyone with a body type that doesn’t suit (your) ‘beauty’ expectation shouldn’t have to. Not to judge others, but drugs are not my thing. Stop putting me in that box just because you don’t understand the way my body has matured,” she said on Twitter.