Superstar Ariana Grande sports Kuwaiti arm candy

Pop superstar Ariana Grande wore a bag from a Kuwaiti brand. (File/AFP)
Updated 30 June 2019

Superstar Ariana Grande sports Kuwaiti arm candy

  • Kuwaiti siblings Fahad and Shouq Al-Marzooq, the Beirut-based accessories brand was established in 2014
  • The Kuwaiti luxury label is no stranger to celebrity fans

DUBAI: Pop superstar Ariana Grande celebrated her 26th birthday in style late last week and finished off her sleek black outfit with an orb bag by Kuwaiti brand Marzook.

Helmed by Kuwaiti siblings Fahad and Shouq Al-Marzooq, the Beirut-based accessories brand was established in 2014. The brother-sister duo started off in the fashion industry by designing pieces for their family and friends and quickly went on to garner worldwide attention.

Grande worked with stylist-to-the-stars Mimi Cuttrell — who regularly styles the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, as well as Priyanka Chopra — to come up with the glamorous look.

For her big day, Grande wore a chic black satin ensemble by New York-based designer Danielle Guizio, which she paired with jewels by Le Vian Jewelry and Kallati.

She finished off the look with her signature black bunny ears and a mini orb bag by Marzook, complete with feathers and Swarovski crystals dotted over the top half.

The Kuwaiti luxury label is no stranger to celebrity fans and has been sported by the likes of Bebe Rexha, Joey King and Priyanka Chopra in recent months.

Makeup mogul Kylie Jenner carried a bag by Marzook when she celebrated her 21st birthday in August 2018. Fashion lovers were quick to spot the $2,495 glittering pink bag and headed to Marzook’s website to snap it up for themselves — it sold out soon after it was spotted on Jenner.

Marzook also collaborated with socialite Sofia Richie on a new line of handbags in March. 

Richie, singer Lionel Richie’s daughter, worked closely with the label to create a neon-themed collection.

 “When you’re one of social media’s most popular style stars, your style influence is extremely crucial.  Sofia’s style is very much aligned with the Marzook girl, who rather than follows trends, creates trends,” the fashion label wrote on its website in March.

The collaboration featured Marzook’s perennial favorite, the spherical Lucid Classic bag, in a new set of neon shades — “Powerful Pink, Neon- Z Green and Traffic Cone Orange.”


Miami Modest Fashion Week to take place in November

The Miami Modest Fashion Week will take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. (AFP)
Updated 20 August 2019

Miami Modest Fashion Week to take place in November

DUBAI: The United States will host what is being billed as its first ever modest fashion week in Miami from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.

The three-day event is said to promote inclusivity by focusing on diversity, creativity, education and the future of modest fashion. It aims to bring together fashion houses, influencers, designers and models.

Malaysian-born Norsham Mohamad-Garcia is the founder of Miami Modest Fashion Week. She is the managing director of the Connector Group International, a marketing agency in Florida that focuses on art and lifestyle, which will sponsor the event.

Other modest fashion weeks have been previously held in Milan, Istanbul, Dubai and London. Modest influencers, including Aya Massri, Marwa Hassan and Yasmin Jay attended the previous events.

Fashion designers can now start registering on www.miamimodest.com/registration to participate in the fashion shows and educational talks.