YouTubers in Saudi Arabia attempt to set world record for largest virtual Iftar

Iraqi Noor Stars, American-Saudi Omar Hussein, The Saudi Reporters and Saudi Mohamed Moshaya, Anasala Family and Asrar Aref are all taking part in the iftar. (YouTube)
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Updated 18 May 2020

YouTubers in Saudi Arabia attempt to set world record for largest virtual Iftar

DUBAI: Six Arab YouTubers in Saudi Arabia are set to host a virtual iftar from their homes on Tuesday, allowing friends, family and fans to connect online while adhering to social distancing restrictions in the Kingdom due to COVID-19. 

The content creators —Iraqi Noor Stars, Saudi-American Omar Hussein, The Saudi Reporters and Saudi Mohamed Moshaya, Anasala Family and Asrar Aref – will also attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for “Most Views for an Iftar YouTube Livestream Globally.” 

The live stream, that will begin at 6 p.m. (Saudi time), is set to take place on Moshaya’s YouTube channel and will go on for an hour. 

 

 

“Ramadan is usually a time where friends and family gather in mosques and homes to break the fast and pray together,” said Moshaya, who has been filming videos with his family since 2010, in a released statement. 

“However with this global pandemic, Ramadan this year feels very different, which is why I decided to enlist a couple of my friends in the YouTube community to come together and turn this moment of isolation into celebration,” added Moshaya, the host of the virtual iftar.

 

 

For Abdullah and Abdulaziz Bakr, who make up The Saudi Reporters, YouTube “has always instilled the sense of togetherness in us.” 

“As The Saudi Reporters we always love to make history and reach impossible goals, so we are very excited and honored to be a part of this experience,” the duo said.

 

 

“And as content creators and YouTubers we love entertaining people, and especially in these difficult times we feel it’s our duty to do whatever we can to help people get through this pandemic even with something as small as drawing a smile on people’s faces.” 


Camila Coelho throws shade in Karen Wazen sunglasses

Updated 22 September 2020

Camila Coelho throws shade in Karen Wazen sunglasses

DUBAI: Blogger-turned-entrepreneur Camila Coelho was spotted in Los Angeles wearing a pair of sunglasses from Lebanese influencer Karen Wazen’s eponymous accessories line By Karen Wazen. The Brazilian blogger opted for the “Glamorous” shades, a pair of black cat-eye shaped sunglasses, which she paired with her husband’s oversized white button-up shirt and gold jewelry from APM Monaco.

With 8.8 million followers on Instagram and combined following of 4.7 million subscribers on her two YouTube channels, Coelho is one of the most well-known social media influencers of our time. 

She recently made headlines with the launch of her own beauty line, Elaluz by Camila Coelho. 

The lineup of lip and cheek stains and lightweight oils features sustainable packaging and effective, clean ingredients, sourced right from her native Brazil.

The Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, who got her start at a Dior makeup counter at her local Macy’s, launched her own fashion line — Camila Coelho Collection — last year. 

Coelho is also an Epilepsy Foundation board member who uses her platform to shed light on the neurological disorder, which she has struggled with since the age of nine. 

It’s not the first time Coelho has been spotted rocking Wazen’s designs.

The 32-year-old has been seen wearing By Karen Wazen on several occasions since the brand’s launch, opting for the “Harper” and “Skylar” shades in the past.  

The Dubai-based Wazen launched her debut collection of eyewear in December 2018. The first line of five styles came in acetate and stainless steel and in an array of colors, from neon to tortoiseshell. 

Less than a year after the official launch of her brand, her designs were picked up by major e-tailer Farfetch, which became the first online platform to offer her eponymous eyewear collection.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Now with 44 stylish shades, the label has gained the nod of approval from international celebrities including British-Albanian singer Dua Lipa, reality television star Kourtney Kardashian, French model Cindy Bruna and American singer Becky G, along with a number of regional influencers and trendsetters like Lebanese blogger Nathalie Fanj, Lebanese-Canadian actress Cynthia Samuel, Iraqi influencer Deema Al-Asadi and more.

Meanwhile, last month, Tik Tok star Addison Rae, who rose to fame doing fun-to-replicate dances on the social media platform, was seen walking around the streets of Los Angeles wearing a pair of Wazen’s “Vicky” shades in navy blue.