Dubai-based label keeps ‘Frozen 2’ star warm in NYC

Updated 13 November 2019

Dubai-based label keeps ‘Frozen 2’ star warm in NYC

  • On Tuesday, Kristen Bell was photographed wearing a bold jacket from Dubai-based label Bouguessa
  • The look was one of three chic outfits that the actress donned that day

DUBAI: Kristen Bell is currently in the midst of a whirlwind promotion tour for her forthcoming film, “Frozen 2,” and has been serving look after look while doing so.

On Tuesday, the US actress was all smiles while she was out and about in New York for her press rounds wearing not one, but three chic ensembles. Among them was a two-tone coat from Dubai-based Algerian designer Bouguessa. 

Bell began her jam-packed day with an appearance at “Good Morning America” and for the occasion wore a bold, half-baby-blue-half-plum jacket that was plucked from the label’s Fall 2020 winter collection. She accessorized the outerwear, which has also been sported by reality star Kourtney Kardashian in recent weeks, with knee-length, crocodile-skin boots and oversized sunglasses. 

The actress wore a coat by Dubai-based label Bouguessa for a TV appearance in New York. Getty Images

The 39-year-old then switched into a burgundy trench coat paired with a coordinating sweater and stiletto boots. Meanwhile, the Broadway star was photographed sauntering out of “Good Morning America” (GMA)wearing a head-to-toe maroon look and a lilac coat slung over her shoulders.

During her appearance at GMA with co-star Idina Menzel, Bell and her on-screen sister shared some details about the hotly-anticipated “Frozen 2.” The actresses, who play Anna and Elsa in the cult Disney film, revealed that they felt they were in “really good hands” for the Disney’s first-ever musical sequel. 

Bell also spoke about a new show she is producing and hosting for Disney+. Entitled “Encore!”, the new series will invite former High School Musical castmates to perform their original musical in just six days. 

“It’s incredible, and I will say I’ve been proud of a lot of work I’ve done — I don’t know that I’ve done anything that makes me this proud,” Bell said, adding that it’s, “so heartfelt.”

Meanwhile, Bouguessa, which was founded by Faiza Bouguessa, is known for its modern abayas and stylish overlays.   The Dubai-based label has found fans in many A-list celebrities, including Indian actresses Priyanka Chopra and Sonam Kapoor. And who can forget the emerald, velvet robe Beyonce donned back in 2017? 

Born and raised in France to Algerian parents, the designer initially moved to Dubai as a flight attendant for Emirates before transforming her passion for fashion design from a hobby and to a full-fledged career. Having learnt to sew and knit from her seamstress grandmother at a young age, Bouguessa lent her skills to numerous internships at fashion houses before launching her eponymous ready-to-wear label in 2014.

Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam auction pieces from their wardrobes for a good cause

Updated 06 June 2020

Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam auction pieces from their wardrobes for a good cause

DUBAI: Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam and 21 other models have decided to donate personal pieces from their wardrobes to raise funds for two worthy causes in a charitable auction launching on June 9.

All proceeds from the The Way We Wore auction, in collaboration with pre-owned fashion platform Hardly Ever Worn it, will be split between NHS Charities Together and the NAACP. 

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With everything that has been happening in the world these last few months, I have been touched to see how the fashion industry has been rallying. In the July 2020 issue, some of my favourite models from the @BritishVogue family have taken part in a special online auction to raise money for @NHSCharitiesTogether and @NAACP, by each selecting a look from their own wardrobe to auction off, and documenting themselves in the process. You will have the chance to bid on these prized items for the first ever #TheWayWeWoreAuction, a collaboration with @HardlyEverWornIt. The event will begin on at 2pm BST on 9 June and end at 2pm BST on 12 June. See the supermodel selfies and items in full in the new issue, on newsstands and available for digital download now. LINK IN BIO for more on the auction.

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Each participating model, including Kate Moss, Irina Shayk, Adut Akech and Joan Smalls, selected a piece from their own wardrobes that was special to them, photographed themselves in it, and then donated the piece to the charity auction, which was put together by British Vogue.

Part-Palestinian mom-to-be Hadid chose a Fenty jacket and  Dior saddle bag to donate. Sudanese catwalk star Akech sent over a quilted Chanel handbag she was gifted after walking in the French maison’s latest show.

Other top models who took part in the auction include Ashley Graham, who donated a Christian Siriano dress she had previously worn to the CFDA awards, while 90’s supermodel Helena Christensen sent a vintage Christian Dior dress she had worn to an Oscars party.

The Way We Wore auction launches on Tuesday June 9 at 2pm BST and will remain open for 72 hours. Visit to register your interest and receive a notification ahead of the auction launch.