Rita Ora shows love for Arab fashion in London 

Updated 18 September 2019

Rita Ora shows love for Arab fashion in London 

DUBAI: Earlier this week, celebrities descended on YouTube & LOVE magazine’s London Fashion Week party, including the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Rita Ora — who chose to sport a Lebanese minidress on the occasion. 

Models and pop stars partied the night away at London’s The Standard Hotel on Monday night and Ora dazzled in a Pied-de-Coq patterned outfit from Lebanese designer Rami Kadi’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection, dubbed “Ometeo.”

The semi-sheer shirt dress featured pale yellow and ice blue patternwork and Ora paired the outfit with a wide brimmed hat and knee-high black boots. 

The outfit was styled by Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn. 




Rita Ora is no stranger to the Middle East and has performed in the Gulf a few times. (Getty Images)

Young Lebanese designer Kadi has become known for his cutting-edge style and often uses unexpected materials in his work — his latest collection features plexi glass in neon shades. The talent is becoming more and more popular with international celebrities and has already dressed the likes of pop legend Jennifer Lopez and Portuguese model Sara Sampaio, with Ora becoming the latest in a long list of leading ladies to turn to Kadi for sartorial advice. 

Besides her fashion choices, Ora has shown love for the Middle East in other ways — including filming her latest music video in Dubai. 

The singer unveiled the video for her single “New Look” in July and Dubai residents were quick to spot their stomping grounds in the clip. 

One of the neighborhoods to feature in the music video was Meydan — home to Dubai’s premiere racecourse, as well as a clutch of popular party spots.

Ora also performed at The Assembly - the Global Teacher Prize Concert in Dubai in March and at Base, the open-air club in the artsy Dubai Design District, last year.

In 2018, the award-winning singer found time for a quick Instagram-friendly workout in the gym of her Bahrain hotel before going on to wow crowds at the island’s annual Spring of Culture Festival.

The 27-year-old rose to fame in 2012 when she featured on DJ Fresh’s UK Number One “Hot Right Now.” Her self-titled debut album, released in August that year, also went to Number One and featured hits including “How We Do (Party),” “R.I.P.” and “Shine Ya Light.”


Gigi Hadid shares baby gifts from fellow celebs

Updated 26 September 2020

Gigi Hadid shares baby gifts from fellow celebs

DUBAI: Gigi Hadid’s closest friends are already showering her newborn with baby gifts.

The US-Palestinian-Dutch model gave birth to her first child, a baby girl, with former One Direction singer Zayn Malik over the weekend. 

The 25-year-old supermodel revealed the baby gifts she received from Italian designer Donatella Versace and pop singer Taylor Swift in an Instagram Story on Friday.

Hadid posted a picture of her baby girl wearing a white Versace onesie draped beneath a pink silk blanket, made by Swift.

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“From auntie Donatella Versace,” wrote Hadid. “And auntie Taylor Swift made this!!” she added over the blanket.

Gigi and Zayn have both collaborated with Versace over the years, and the model has walked in many fashion shows for the Italian fashion house.

Meanwhile, Hadid and ten-time Grammy winner Swift have been friends since 2014.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love

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“Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world,” wrote Hadid in a statement on Wednesday, sharing the exciting news with her 58.5 million Instagram followers. “So in love.”

Malik wrote: “Our baby girl is here, healthy and beautiful. To try put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task.”

“The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, and thankful for the life we will have together,” he added.