Angelina Jolie wears Elie Saab kaftan while shopping in LA

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Angelina Jolie was spotted wearing a kaftan by Lebanese designer Elie Saab while shopping in Los Angeles over the weekend. (Elie Saab’s Instagram)
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Angelina Jolie was spotted wearing a kaftan by Lebanese designer Elie Saab while shopping in Los Angeles over the weekend. (Elie Saab’s Instagram)
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Angelina Jolie, in an Elie Saab gown at the 2014 Oscars. (AFP)
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Angelina Jolie, in an Elie Saab gown at the 2014 Oscars. (AFP)
Updated 25 August 2018
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Angelina Jolie wears Elie Saab kaftan while shopping in LA

  • Actress Angelina Jolie enjoyed a shopping spree with her oldest daughters in Los Angeles over the weekend, wearing a modest kaftan designed by Lebanese couturier Elie Saab
  • Saab, the 54-year-old Arab fashion designer who is a hit with Hollywood A-listers on the red carpet, is a personal favorite of Jolie

JEDDAH: Actress Angelina Jolie enjoyed a shopping spree with her oldest daughters in Los Angeles over the weekend, wearing a modest kaftan designed by Lebanese couturier Elie Saab.
“Timeless elegance” is how Elie Saab described Jolie in the photos on its Instagram page.
Despite the sunny weather in Los Angeles, the actress chose a long, black flowing maxi, which included long sleeves, a cape overlay with leather accents and lace detailing on the front and back. She completed the look with a black Céline purse, neutral Christian Louboutin pumps and oversized round sunglasses.
Saab, the 54-year-old Arab fashion designer who is a hit with Hollywood A-listers on the red carpet, is a personal favorite of Jolie too.
The actress-turned-director donned an Elie Saab Couture dress for the American Society of Cinematographers Awards in February this year. Jolie wore a similar Elie Saab gown to the 2014 Oscars from the designer’s fall/winter 2013 haute couture collection.
In Los Angeles, the 43-year-old Oscar winner was spotted with her daughters, Zahara, 13, and Shiloh, 12, at the Kitson store, a well-known lifestyle boutique for celebrity-spotting, especially by paparazzi. According to store owner Fraser Ross, Jolie appeared to be “relaxed” and was a “hands-on person.”
“Anything the girls said, she’d come and look. If they had something to show her, she’d go over there. They definitely explored every part of that store. She didn’t leave there before she looked at everything,” Ross told US Weekly.
He said the trio browsed the store for about an hour and a half and purchased earrings for Zahara.
Jolie’s late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, used to live nearby and shop at the store.
Meanwhile, Jolie and Brad Pitt have reportedly reached a temporary custody agreement after their months-long battle over their six kids: Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, Shiloh and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. The temporary agreement, which comes nearly two years after Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, 54, in September 2016, will see them through until an evaluator can finish gathering information about the family.
The actress made headlines earlier this month when she accused Pitt of not paying any “meaningful” child support since their decision to split. The contention that Pitt has not paid child support was immediately disputed by his lawyers.
Earlier this year, Jolie was ordered by the court to allow her children to spend more time with their father or risk losing custody.


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.