Mali Mo: For the love of fur

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Updated 18 November 2015

Mali Mo: For the love of fur

Fur is an exquisite piece to add to any ensemble given the occasion; it’s a timely classic many would enjoy. The Kuwait based luxury fur brand Mali Mo has recently launched its Fall/Winter 2015/2016 line and given the previous line, there is no question this season’s pieces are surely captivating and beautiful. The Saudi/Kuwaiti designer behind Mali-Mo, Maali AlOudah, is the Middle East’s first and only fur designer launching in 2011 in Kuwait’s Harvey Nichols. The designer captivated the market with her choice of stunning lynx, aristocratic sable, eye catching fox and royal chinchilla. From a very young age, the designer fell in love with fur watching her mother adorn her fancy outfits with a fur collar or cape, believing that one day she will venture into the fur industry. After years of educating herself and pursuing her dream to involve herself with the business of fur, she accomplished her dream and became the MENA region’s first fur designer, a rarity in a fashion loving area.
Just as her previous collection, this year’s fall/winter collection doesn’t disappoint. The exquisite assortment of exceptional fur garments include vests, long sleeve coats, fur collars, short jackets and capes made from the finest of luxurious furs. This season though, Mali Mo chose to shake things up a bit and based on popular demand from many customers, Mali Mo is introducing a new line of dyed colored vests resulting in an expansion of the label’s assortment. The dyed shades are all made from the finest sable fur in orange, red and blue. This year’s icing on the cake must go to the rare white chinchilla jacket, considered a rarity as opposed to the well-known blue/slate grey with a white bar extending to a black tip.
“I’ve been privileged to obtain a white chinchilla from my distributor this year, my trustworthy distributor provided it for me after four years on the waiting list. The fur business is most commonly a family run business and after showing my commitment and work ethics, they trusted me enough with a rarity, they are very limited and only 10 chinchilla furs are distributed worldwide each year. The distributor I am dealing with is a seven generation family run industry and they provide the best of the best fur ever found on the market. It’s a gorgeous piece and the lady obtaining it will be ever so lucky!”
The chinchilla fur pieces are the best sellers for Mali Mo since they provide the softest and silkiest feel due to their high hair density; each piece is handled with care with over 100 hours of meticulous craftsmanship per piece selected by the designer herself. Other pieces in this collection are the brown sable in its natural rich brown color with an amber touch, long haired light colored and dark dotted lynx jackets, a mix of both lynx and mink in a coat form, luxurious black mink and dark brow mink as well as other collars, jackets and capes.
It’s clear from the variety that the quality is superb. The lush, glossy and naturally thick fur of the black mink is held with the uttermost care to provide the buyer the feel of its original form, luscious and silky. Each piece provides a versatile design suitable for a classy occasion to a more down to earth jeans/t-shirt with a finish of a cape or short jacket. The designer purposefully designed her pieces for a more practical use fit for all ages.
“This year has been a good year for Mali Mo, I’ve made a name for myself in the market and have since extended more internationally. I’ve recently signed a contract to provide my garments at Boutique Elegance in Luxemburg and also a very high end boutique in Limasoll, Cyrpus and surely it’s an exciting new venture for me. I still strive to present Mali Mo in the GCC area, I’m a daughter of Saudi Arabia and a daughter of the Khaleej; I’m looking forward to spread my brand to the area since fur is never and has never been confined to an era. Fur is a timeless classic that never goes out of style.”
All pieces presented are one of a kind. With an ever so challenging market, Mali Mo has presented itself as a leader in fur in the MENA area. The designer is planning to pursue more challenging areas such as Europe and Russia through her innovative designs as well as the excellent quality of furs. You can find Mali Mo luxurious furs at Harvey Nichols Kuwait and for more information, please contact them at [email protected] and on their Instagram account @malimo_

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Kylie Jenner, Naomi Campbell and more celebrities pray for Lebanon

Updated 05 August 2020

Kylie Jenner, Naomi Campbell and more celebrities pray for Lebanon

DUBAI: On Tuesday, a massive explosion ripped through the port area of Beirut, killing at least 73 people and injuring thousands. The giant blast, which was felt 264 km away in Cyprus, sent shockwaves throughout the city, shattering windows and blowing off balconies on apartment buildings. The mushroom-like explosion caused widespread damage, destroying much of the capital. The ateliers of renowned Lebanese designers have been decimated, including Maison Rabih Kayrouz and Ralph Masri’s flagship stores. 


The horrifying explosion occurred during the country’s worst economic crisis in its recent history, and the Lebanese people need all of the help that they can possibly get at this time, which is why several Lebanese and non-Lebanese figures have taken to their social media accounts to raise awareness about the devastating event.


Using her massive platform for a good cause is US beauty mogul Kylie Jenner, who shared a video of the blast and a link to donate on her Instagram Stories. “Wow wow. Prayers for Lebanon,” she wrote alongside a series of praying hands emojis. 

British supermodel Naomi Campbell posted a string of throwbacks of herself in Downtown Beirut, including one where she is holding up the Lebanese flag. “My thoughts, prayers and love go out to the people of Lebanon and their families. My memories of downtown of how I will remember it,” she captioned the images. The model also posted a donation link on her Instagram bio. 

Also urging their fans to help Lebanon as much as they can was Albanian-British hitmaker Dua Lipa. The “Physical” singer took to her Instagram Stories to post several infographics about ways to help the country. 


“This is absolutely devastating! What is happening in Beirut? Friends, please let me know your loved ones are safe!” she captioned a video of the explosion. 

In another post, she urged her 49.8 million followers to donate blood if they are able to. “Please if you are able and healthy to donate blood please do! Beirut needs your help. There are people in critical conditions!” 


Lebanese-Australian model Jessica Kahawaty, Lebanese blogger Karen Wazen, Moroccan-Egyptian catwalk star Imaan Hammam and model Bella Hadid also used their platforms to raise awareness. 

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My Lebanon. I don’t how much more my heart can handle. Today, 6:05pm, I lived the most terrifying minutes of my entire life. Hiding behind a wall as the entire building started shaking and the house glass exploded all around; then running from a room to another to find my son. Calling a number after another to locate my family. God saved us, I am grateful to be alive. Tonight, I can’t stop crying as I feel helpless for my country, for the people. I pray for everyone touched by this terrible situation. Now, we can only dream that one day we will wakeup to a better nation. Rebuild this land. And heal the wounds. Even if at this stage, I don’t really know what can heal us. We need to act fast to save and help everyone in need at this second. Please check my stories to see how you can help and whoever has urgent information to share, please be in touch. To everyone abroad, please donate for Lebanon, link in my bio. Allah yerham every single soul we lost today and I send prayers and courage to all the medical teams; only you can save us. May God give you the strength To everyone who can donate blood, please do, there are numbers for blood banks in each city. And whoever is close to a hospital, head there now, we NEED you. Also, check @locatevictimsbeirut to localize victims and @open_houses_lebanon to find a home tonight/or to share any space you can also lend as a home to the ones who lost their roofs today. God save Lebanon يا رب #prayforlebanon #lebanon #godsavelebanon #beirut

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