Gina Rodriguez turns heads with the help of Lebanon’s finest

US actress Gina Rodriguez starred in ‘Jane the Virgin’ and Netflix’s ‘Someone Great.’ (Getty)
Updated 19 November 2019

Gina Rodriguez turns heads with the help of Lebanon’s finest

  • The “Jane the Virgin” star, who is of Puerto Rican descent, cut a sleek figure in a black, off-the-shoulder Ingie Paris jumpsuit
  • Last week, Kerry Washington made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live wearing a printed, sleeveless Ingie Paris jumpsuit

DUBAI: US actress Gina Rodriguez attended the Eva Longoria Foundation Gala at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on this week and opted to wear a Parisian label founded by a French-Lebanese designer for the star-studded event.

The “Jane the Virgin” star, who is of Puerto Rican descent, cut a sleek figure in a black, off-the-shoulder Ingie Paris jumpsuit. The ensemble featured sparkling details across the top and the designer’s signature waist-cinching silhouette that further emphasized the 35-year-old’s figure.

Ingie Paris, the luxury womenswear brand founded by CEO and Managing Director of the Etoile Group Ingie Chalhoub, has proven to be a celebrity favorite since launching in 2009. Just last week, Kerry Washington made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live wearing a printed, sleeveless Ingie Paris jumpsuit.




Gina Rodriguez showed off a jumpsuit by Ingie Paris. (Instagram)

Other A-listers who have donned the label include Kendall Jenner, who recently turned heads wearing a pink, ruffled silk-taffeta dress with a feathered trim from Ingie Paris’s Spring 2019 collection.

Meanwhile, catwalk model Yasmin Wjnaldum, “Riverdale” actress Madelaine Petsch and “Friends” star Lisa Kudrow have all been pictured sporting the brand’s range of cocktail dresses, daywear separates and accessories.

 The look comes just days after Rodriguez demanded a double take wearing another Lebanese label. At the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala, the actress stepped out on the red carpet wearing an intricately embroidered, baby blue design from Ras Baalbek-born couturier Zuhair Murad.




The baby blue design was from Ras Baalbek-born couturier Zuhair Murad. (Getty)

Also present at Longoria’s annual gala was “Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera and rising child actress Ariana Greenblatt, who posted a group photo with the actresses on Instagram writing: “Thank you @evalongoria for a great night and for all the inspiring work the @evalongoriafoundation does for Latina women (sic).”

Longoria also uploaded a picture of herself with Rodriguez on the social media platform and captioned it: “Latinas Unite! @evalongoriafoundation Thank you @hereisgina you for your constant support to help these young Latinas reach their full potential!”

Actors Mario Lopez, Terry Crews and “That 70s Show” star Wilmer Valderrama were also among the guests at the celebrity-filled bash.

Founded by the Hollywood star in 2012, The Eva Longoria Foundation aims to empower the Latina community through a number of mentorships, college scholarships, after-school programs and entrepreneurships.

In 2018, Rodriguez, alongside Zoe Saldana, was recognized for being an activist and role model in the Latina community by The Eva Longoria Foundation. 


What We Are Reading Today: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Updated 11 December 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist.

It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother— his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life, according to review published on goodreads.com.

The 18 personal essays collected in this book are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Noah illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty.

His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time.