Quarantine catch-up: At home with British model Mariah Idrissi

Model Mariah Idrissi has been keeping herself busy during quarantine. (Instagram)
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Updated 21 April 2020

Quarantine catch-up: At home with British model Mariah Idrissi

DUBAI: People across the world are staying at home in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19. We catch up with our favorite stars who answer a quickfire round of questions about their time in self-isolation.

Born in North West London to Moroccan and Pakistani parents, model Mariah Idrissi has been keeping herself busy with at-home chores. She is also using her time to work on her projects.

How has self-isolation been for you so far?

It’s been good so far, I never realized how many things I have to get done so keeping busy at home has kept me sane.

What’s the biggest challenge?

Trying to not get distracted by YouTube or binge watching movies. I usually like to work at the office or in a coffee shop after I go to the gym so not having my usual routine is throwing me off a little.

What is something positive that has happened due to self-isolation in your life?

I’ve been reading more and having mini epiphanies! I think an overall better spiritual connection with God has developed where I’m discovering more about myself.

What are you currently watching in self-isolation?

Currently watching “The Mandalorian” on Disney + thanks to my new Sky box!

What are you eating? Have you tried cooking anything new?

I’ve been eating well and cooked a prawn Thai noodle soup bowl the other day!

How are you keeping sane as you stay home?

I’ve been using this time to work on all my own projects that I usually never have time to sit down and focus on. A lot of creative writing so  sometimes it does get difficult because there’s only so much inspiration you can get from your living room. Waking up knowing there’s loads to do definitely keeps me sane.

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Going shop.

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How are you keeping fit?

I work out every other day either in my room or the garden. I just stick on some music and get motivated!

How are you staying “social”?

I’m on Whatsapp but I prefer to just hop on a regular phone call to people to stay in touch.

Any tips for bored readers?

Set goals that you want to use this time to work on and perhaps even achieve if it’s something that can be done from home. Try to see the positive in this current situation, knowing that nothing lasts forever so this could be an opportunity to plan and prepare for the outside world!

In self-isolation, are you relaxed or do you feel the need to be extra productive?

I’m a bit of both (balance is key). I’m enjoying sleeping in but I probably do lean more towards “I’ve got to learn something new.”

Are you living in your PJs, or taking the time to get dressed up?

For sure living in my PJs. I simply shower and put on a fresh pair again!

Emma Roberts shows off Lebanese label as she reveals why she blocked her mother on Instagram

Updated 21 October 2020

Emma Roberts shows off Lebanese label as she reveals why she blocked her mother on Instagram

DUBAI: US actress Emma Roberts made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this week, where she opened up about her new film, pregnancy and how she wound up in an Instagram feud with her mother.

For the occasion, Roberts, who is expecting her first child with her partner Garrett Hedlund, donned a blush, floral Ganni dress paired with shoes by Lebanese footwear designer Andrea Wazen.

The Beirut-based designer launched her eponymous, celebrity-approved label in 2013 following stints with some of the most renowned footwear designers in the world, including Christian Louboutin.

She opted for the Denver Lavender pumps, a pair of mesh sandals with an adjustable buckle strap.

Wazen’s impressive list of celebrity clientele includes Hailey Bieber, Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Jenner.

Roberts video chatted in from Los Angeles, where she revealed that she temporarily blocked her mother, Kelly Cunningham, on social media after she unwittingly “spilled the beans” about her daughter’s pregnancy. 

“I was keeping my pregnancy pretty low key but unfortunately my mother has Instagram. Which, mothers and Instagram, it’s a bad combination," Roberts said on the show.

She added, “She definitely spilled the beans.”


Me...and my two favorite guys

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The 29-year-old explained that her mother doesn’t own a computer and had a flip phone until about three years ago when she bought her an iPhone, calling it “the worst thing I ever did.”

Once she got an iPhone, Cunningham made an Instagram account where she unintentionally spilled the beans on her daughter’s pregnancy by thanking fans who were congratulating her on becoming a grandmother.

“It was a disaster and I found it all out on a plane so I couldn’t get to her, I couldn’t call her or attack her,” Roberts said. “I could just iMessage with her and DM her and ask her to please stop.”

When the “American Horror Story” actress was finally able to get a hold of her mother, Cunningham told her that she had responded to fans because she thought Roberts had already confirmed her pregnancy, but it was actually just a tabloid story. Roberts added that they “kind of laughed” and “kind of got into a fight” over the incident, which led her to temporarily block her mom on social media.

“It’s been an Instagram war with my mother that I never saw coming,” mused Roberts. “It’s a good story to tell the baby.”