Moroccan model Tilila OulHajj featured in a global campaign

From modeling for local labels Maison ARTC and Bougroug to landing a Vogue Arabia cover, the 23-year-old Tilila OulHajj is set for a big 2020. (Vogue)
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Updated 10 January 2020

Moroccan model Tilila OulHajj featured in a global campaign

  • OulHajj was photographed by fellow Moroccan photographer Mous Lamrabat for YSL
  • OulHajj, who was also listed as one of Arab News’ rising Arab models to watch out for in 2020, grew up in the Atlas mountains

DUBAI: It looks like 2020 is off to a great start for the Moroccan model Tilila OulHajj.

From modeling for local labels Maison ARTC and Bougroug to landing a Vogue Arabia cover, the 23-year-old has just been revealed as the newest face of Yves Saint Laurent Beauty’s new cosmetics collection entitled “Pure Shots.”

OulHajj was photographed by fellow Moroccan photographer Mous Lamrabat for the Parisian label’s Instagram page.

OulHajj, who was also listed as one of Arab News’ rising Arab models to watch out for in 2020, grew up in the Atlas mountains. She was a debate teacher before turning to full-time modeling in Marrakech. 

It is no surprise that the label’s latest collection is inspired by the Moroccan city. 

It was in 1966 when Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé first traveled to the North African country. Laurent was born and brought up in Algeria, but it was Morocco that became his home away from home.

“In 1966 Yves Saint Laurent fell madly in love with Marrakech and its colors. Ever since, he used the city as a source of inspiration for his creation,” the account shared on Instagram. “In 2020, the journey continues, as daring as ever.”

The new collection of makeup and skincare is infused with natural and potent ingredients plucked from the brand’s Ourika Gardens, a botanical garden situated at the foothills of the Atlas mountains. 


Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley films new show in Dubai

Updated 11 August 2020

Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley films new show in Dubai

DUBAI:  British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whitelely visited Dubai to interview US-Iraqi entrepreneur Huda Kattan for her new Quibi series “About Face.”

The six-part show, which launched on Aug. 10, focuses on business development and entrepreneurship in the beauty industry.

In the series’ trailer, which the 33-year-old model posted on her Instagram, Huntington-Whiteley can be seen strolling on the Palm Jumeirah. 

“I’m on my way to meet one of the most iconic make-up artists in the world,” she says, before asking Kattan: “So how do you build a billion-dollar beauty brand in the Middle East?”

The 36-year-old Kattan, who founded her eponymous beauty empire Huda Beauty in 2013, is among several of the high-profile guests and beauty entrepreneurs who will join Huntington-Whitely, including cosmetics mogul Kylie Jenner, Glossier chief executive Emily Weiss, South Korean beauty influencer Park Hye-min, celebrity make-up artist Sir John and hairstylist Jen Atkin.

Huntington-Whiteley’s series on the American short-form streaming platform was announced in December last year. 

The model is an executive producer on the show, alongside Lily Berg. Also working on the project is Alfred Street Industries, the production company behind “Project Runway.”