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. 


Syrian singer Faia Younan to perform with John Legend in Dubai

Syrian singer Faia Younan is set to perform alongside US superstar John Legend at his concert in Dubai. (File/AFP)
Updated 26 January 2020

Syrian singer Faia Younan to perform with John Legend in Dubai

DUBAI: Syrian singer Faia Younan is set to perform alongside US superstar John Legend at his concert in Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on Jan. 31.

“Friends in Dubai and UAE, I cannot wait until we meet and sing together,” the crooner wrote on Instagram, sharing the exciting news with her 1.1 million followers.

The 27-year-old, who now splits her time between Lebanon and Sweden, first rose to fame after her single “To Our Countries” became a viral sensation. She went on to release her debut single “Ohebbou Yadayka” and feature on electro-pop group Gorillaz’s 2016 album “Humanz.”

Meanwhile, Legend is to perform in the UAE as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival’s closing celebrations.

The 41-year-old artist will take to the stage at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena for what will be his second appearance in the city.

Legend headlined the 16th Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival in 2018, playing alongside singing star Ricky Martin and British pop band Duran Duran.

The start of Dubai Shopping Festival was marked with two outdoor concerts in Burj Park, which saw performances from British crooners Liam Payne and Jorja Smith, Algerian musician Cheb Khaled and Emirati singer Hussain Al-Jassmi.