Music’s leading ladies turn to red carpet winner Yousef Al-Jasmi

Scherzinger chose a fitted glittering gown in a summery shade of yellow. (AFP)
Updated 23 September 2019

Music’s leading ladies turn to red carpet winner Yousef Al-Jasmi

DUBAI: US singer Nicole Scherzinger was spotted on “Australia’s Got Talent” this week wearing a sparkling gown by Hollywood’s new favorite designer, Yousef Al-Jasmi.

Scherzinger chose a fitted glittering gown in a summery shade of yellow by the Kuwaiti designer, complete with a halter neck top and a thigh high slit.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lookin’ like the golden buzzer #GotTalentAU

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She paired the daring look with orange-hued lipstick, side swept hair and added a number of gold rings for good measure.

Scherzinger wasn’t the only star to be spotted in a Yousef Al-Jasmi creation in recent days, however.

Canadian superstar Celine Dion teased the cover of her soon-to-be released album “Courage” — and she just happens to be wearing a dazzling design by Al-Jasmi in the photo. Dion even performed in a similar outfit by the designer — a copper toned, form-fitting number with a skirt that curves away to only cover one leg.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

جسميكو مشعللها ومولعها مع سلين ديونيكووو

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And those singing legends aren’t the only celebrities to step out in a design by Al-Jasmi as of late — US actress Keke Palmer rocked up to the MTV VMAs in Los Angeles in August wearing a sunny yellow column gown by the king of all things sparkly.

Popularized by the Kardashian clan Al-Jasmi shot to fame for his mastery of form-fitting eveningwear.

In April, the Kardashian family celebrated eldest sister Kourtney’s 40th birthday and Khloe collaborated with the designer.

Khloe and her stylist Janelle Miller worked with the designer, known for his extensive use of Swarovski crystals, to create a dazzling column dress with a high collar and matching headpiece.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

@khloekardashian كليوي كردشيان تتألق من جسميكو ميكو

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Al-Jasmi spoke to People magazine about the head-turning outfit and valued the gown at $6,500.

 “Both Khloe and Janelle were very involved, sending over screenshots from my Instagram and inspiration photos to work off of. They knew the exact look they wanted to achieve, so we worked very closely to perfect the design, from the color to crystals.”

And he seems to have fans across the Kardashian-Jenner clan, as Khloe’s half-sister Kylie Jenner has been spotted in Al-Jasmi’s creations on numerous occasions.

The queens of reality TV aside, the Kuwait-based style guru has won over many more leading ladies — Naomi Campbell wore a daring minidress by Al-Jasmi to a Halloween party in New York in October 2018 and  singer Mariah Carey chose a black, embellished dress from his collection for last year’s American Music Awards. If those stars aren’t enough to prove Al-Jasmi is a force to be reckoned with, he has also dressed the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez.


Yara Shahidi glows on NAACP Image Awards red carpet

The US actress was nominated for an NAACP award for her role in “Grown-ish.” (Getty)
Updated 23 February 2020

Yara Shahidi glows on NAACP Image Awards red carpet

DUBAI: On Saturday night, A-listers descended upon the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, for the 51st annual NAACP Image Awards. Among the stars in attendance was US actress and activist Yara Shahidi, who was nominated for the Best Actress in a Comedy Series award for her role in “Grown-ish.” While the 20-year-old didn’t take home the prize — the accolade went to her “Black-ish” co-star Tracee Ellis Ross — Shahidi was a major winner when it came to her scene-stealing red carpet look.

The US-Iranian actress stepped out wearing a mint green satin minidress covered in embellishments by Gucci and a pair of chunky metallic leather platform sandals, also from the Italian house.

As for her beauty look, Shahidi decided to embrace her natural curls on the red carpet. Glowy skin, brushed up brows, a feline flick of liquid eyeliner and a swipe of reflective gloss rendered her makeup look complete.  

The US-Iranian actress stepped out wearing a mint green satin minidress covered in embellishments by Gucci. (Getty)

Other stars who turned heads at the annual awards ceremony include “9-1-1” actress Angela Bassett who accepted the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series award wearing a mint-colored, structured evening gown by Lebanese couture duo Azzi & Osta. The dress featured a waist-cinching belt with an asymmetric neckline and was accessorized with a matching emerald-green clutch and drop earrings.

Other winners on the night included singer Lizzo, who was named the Entertainer of the Year, and “Just Mercy,” which won the Best Motion Picture award, while its lead actor Michael B. Fox nabbed the Best Actor trophy and its secondary star Jamie Foxx won the Best Supporting Actor prize at the awards ceremony that recognizes entertainers of color.

Angela Bassett accepted the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series award wearing a dress from Azzi & Osta. (AFP)

Jordan won for his role as a crusading defense attorney in the film, while Foxx won for his portrayal of the wrongly convicted man he fought for.

Elsewhere, Lupita Nyong’o won the Best Actress in a Film prize for her role in “Us,” and 15-year Marsai Martin won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in “Little” over superstar names including Jennifer Lopez, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer.

Meanwhile, singer-turned-beauty-mogul Rihanna received the NAACP President’s Award for Special Achievement and Distinguished Public Service. She called for racial, religious and cultural unity during her acceptance speech. “If there’s anything that I’ve learned, it’s that we can only fix this world together,” she stated, adding: “We can’t do it divided.”