Lebanese designer Elie Saab leaves Lily Collins ‘lovestruck’

British-American actress Lily Collins took to the red carpet for the European premiere of her latest film, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” wearing a dress from Lebanese designer Elie Saab. (Getty Images)
Updated 28 April 2019

Lebanese designer Elie Saab leaves Lily Collins ‘lovestruck’

  • Collins’ dreamy dress hails from Saab’s ready-to-wear Autumn/Winter 2019-20 collection
  • Saab dubbed his collection “Lovestruck” and showed it for the first time during Paris Fashion Week in March

PARIS: British-American actress Lily Collins took to the red carpet for the European premiere of her latest film, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” wearing a dress from Lebanese designer Elie Saab’s “Lovestruck” collection late last week.
The 30-year-old actress, whose father is musician Phil Collins, plays the role of Elizabeth Kloepfer, serial killer Ted Bundy’s longtime girlfriend.
The film, which will be released in US cinemas on May 3, chronicles Bundy’s crimes from the perspective of his girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
Collins’ dreamy dress hails from Saab’s ready-to-wear Autumn/Winter 2019-20 collection and featured a sheer black tulle skirt embroidered with sequined hearts. The bodice featured a quirky design of two hands curled around black heart and also boasted panels of azure and turquoise beadwork. Embroidered tulle bell sleeves completed the ethereal dress.
Saab dubbed his collection “Lovestruck” and showed it for the first time during Paris Fashion Week in March.
For her part, Collins shared a collection of photos from the blue carpet in London.
“We’re still working on this whole posing thing. At least our outfits coordinated with the carpet!” she captioned a snap in which she is seen posing with US actor Zac Efron, who plays the role of Ted Bundy.
The actor, who shot to fame for his light-hearted role in the “High School Musical” series of films, admitted that taking on this dark role was easier said than done.
“I’ve never played a role in which I really have to separate myself from when I go home at night, and it was almost impossible. I’d like to say that I did it successfully but I couldn’t,” Zac told a group of re carpet reporters in London, according to the Daily Mail.
“I really wasn’t interested in playing a serial killer. I’m not in the business of glamorizing a horrendous person or his acts, but there is something unique about the way we went into the psyche of Ted and his longtime girlfriend Liz,” Zac added.
“It’s a different perspective and not your run-of-the-mill serial killer cliché, body count gets higher and higher, and oh the guy you always knew did it, did it. This is what it was like to be there on the day, we didn’t know if he was innocent or guilty, we just saw Ted Bundy through their eyes.”


Meet the Iraqi hair blogger making ‘waves’ on social media

Before becoming a social media influencer, Angius worked as a hairstylist for eight years. Supplied
Updated 22 February 2020

Meet the Iraqi hair blogger making ‘waves’ on social media

DUBAI: Does the Arab social media world have fashion influencers? Check. Makeup artists? Check. But hair bloggers? With Iraqi Sarah Angius, it is now a “check.” 

Angius, who boasts more than 3.9 million followers on Instagram, is known for her voluminous curly hair and distinctive hairstyle. 

Before becoming a social media influencer, Angius, currently based in the Netherlands, worked as a hairstylist for eight years. Her drive to shift to the online world was not just because of the growth in that area, but because she wanted to teach women worldwide how to take care of their hair themselves.

“Everything I’ve learned about hair as a hairdresser I share and explain to them online. I also get to be very creative, playing around with my hair while others can watch and benefit from everything that I do. So it’s a win-win,” she told Arab News. 

The Iraqi blogger is known for her voluminous curly hair. Supplied

Like many jobs, Angius’s hairstyling job started to get repetitive, and she was ready for a new adventure. “Brands started reaching out and showing interest in my work and knowledge,” she said.

At first, she tried to manage her time between working at the salon and creating content for social media, but it was not easy. “Soon I started to realize that I couldn’t keep up with both, ending up giving 50 percent to each and I wanted to give a 100 percent to both, but I couldn’t. So I had to make a decision,” Angius said. 

Despite creativity being a challenge for Angius, it also allows her to “collaborate with amazing brands and create amazing content with them.” Her passion was a gateway for her to meet new people and to travel the world. “It’s a lot of hard work but I’m all for it! I have the best job in the world,” she said. 

The influencer said that to stay motivated to create content, she always reminds herself of how she started and how far she has come in being creative and original. “I communicate with my audience to understand their needs and what they like to see me creating and talking about on my Instagram page,” Angius said.