Saudi fine Nadine Jewellery label spotlights Egyptian star Amina Khalil

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Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Jeddah-based label Nadine Jewellery. (File/AFP)
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Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Jeddah-based label Nadine Jewellery. (File/AFP)
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Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Jeddah-based label Nadine Jewellery. (File/AFP)
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Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Jeddah-based label Nadine Jewellery. (File/AFP)
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Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Jeddah-based label Nadine Jewellery. (File/AFP)
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Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Jeddah-based label Nadine Jewellery. (File/AFP)
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Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Jeddah-based label Nadine Jewellery. (File/AFP)
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Updated 17 February 2020

Saudi fine Nadine Jewellery label spotlights Egyptian star Amina Khalil

  • The photographs and video were shot in the Italian city of Milan, where the label’s bijoux are meticulously handcrafted

DUBAI: Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Saudi Arabian fine jewelry label Nadine Jewellery.

The Cairo-born actress appears in a series of images and a video depicting Khalil wearing pieces from the Jeddah-based fine jewellery house’s Rouh and Neda collections.

The photographs and video were shot in the Italian city of Milan, where the label’s bijoux are meticulously handcrafted.

“Everybody welcome @nadine_jewellery,” the actress wrote on Instagram. “Such a lovely brand that I am proud to introduce to you all. I fell in love with her and all her pieces. Stay tuned for more pics of our little Italian photoshoot made with so much love (pic),” she added alongside one of the campaign shots.

It’s not the first time Khalil has collaborated with a high-end jewellery brand. In 2018, the “122” star joined forces with New York-based Indira Jewelry on a range of geometric rings, necklaces and earrings.

Nadine Jewellery was founded by Nadine Attar in 2018. A certified gemologist — she left a successful corporate career in banking to pursue her passion and establish her brand — Attar first launched her namesake label during an intimate suhoor event in the UAE during Ramadan 2018. She went on to celebrate her boutique opening in Jeddah a month later before debuting her unisex collections, including her most recent offering entitled “Sirr,” at a high tea event hosted by UN Women and Alwaleed Philanthropies. 

Though it has only been a little over one year since the brand’s launch, the jeweller’s designs — which are inspired by “nature, spirituality and culture,” according to the website — have been making waves in the fine jewelry world, grabbing the attention of a host of high-profile celebrities who have all been spotted rocking the label’s handcrafted pieces.

Memorably, “Euphoria” actress Zendaya donned a pair of earrings crafted with marquise and round cut diamonds and adorned with a large oval golden beryl plucked from the made-in-Italy label at the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards in November 2018.

Victoria’s Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio and Isabelle Goulart, as well as Egyptian icon Yousra and Tunisian star Hend Sabri, have all sported Nadine Jewellery on international red carpets since its debut.


REVIEW: Historical horror in Netflix’s ‘La Révolution’

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REVIEW: Historical horror in Netflix’s ‘La Révolution’

  • New drama reimagines French history, with added monsters

LONDON: Ever wondered if the French Revolution — a decade that rocked the country in the late 18th century and saw the abolition of the aristocratic Ancien regime in favor of a constitutional monarchy — had a more supernatural bent to it? If the uprising of the proletariat that led to many of the fundamental founding principles of democracy had less to do with a quest for liberty and equality and more to do with the fear of being quite literally eaten?

Well, even if such thoughts had never crossed your mind before, you’re in luck. Netflix’s new French-language supernatural series reimagines the pivotal historical uprising and takes some, shall we say, liberties with the finer details. “La Révolution” certainly looks the part, full of sumptuous costumes and lavish palaces that are painted in stark contrast to the gritty city and impoverished slums.

“La Révolution” is on Netflix. (Supplied)

When prison doctor Joseph Guillotin investigates a series of grizzly murders, he uncovers evidence of a strange affliction that turns the blood of its victims blue. As the young physician delves deeper, he becomes embroiled with a band of plucky rebels set on fighting back against the elite upper classes — not just because of the power imbalance of French society and the horrific conditions forced on the peasantry, but because, as it turns out, the blue blood is sweeping through the aristocracy and causes a penchant for cannibalism.

Your enjoyment of “La Révolution” will rely on a willingness to overlook historical inaccuracy and a relatively strong stomach — the show is certainly not beholden to anything as trivial as facts, and there’s some pretty gruesome violence. If you’re willing to suspend your disbelief, however, there’s an enjoyable show here. It’s a little schlocky and heavy-handed at times, but the cast (headed by an earnest Amir El-Kacem as Joseph and Marilou Aussilloux as the spirited Elise de Montargis) confront the fanciful premise head on. And the show is all the better for it. This is not high drama, and the show butts up against its own far-fetched concept on a semi-regular basis. But it is entertaining, and there’s a lot to be said for that.