Palestinian-Chilean singer Elyanna flaunts Egyptian label in LA

Palestinian-Chilean singer Elyanna flaunts Egyptian label in LA
Elyanna recently released a new song featuring Canadian-Lebanese singer Massari. (Instagram)
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Updated 12 June 2020

Palestinian-Chilean singer Elyanna flaunts Egyptian label in LA

Palestinian-Chilean singer Elyanna flaunts Egyptian label in LA

DUBAI: Palestinian-Chilean singer and songwriter Elyanna has been spotted toting a bag from Egyptian label Okhtein while in Los Angeles.

Founded by two sisters, the brand is one of the country’s hottest exports and is known for its quirky bags and scarves.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

@winnieharlow in our new FELUCCA MINAUDIÈRE #winneharlow #okhtein #pfw

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Okhtein, which means two sisters, was launched in 2013 by Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf and has gone on to reach A-list heights.

Beyoncé sported one of its bags in 2018 and, since then, celebrities like Brazilian fashion influencer Camila Coelho and Canadian model Winnie Harlow have been spotted with Okhtein arm candy.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

My hair my crown

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The 18-year-old music sensation posed next to a car and showed off her handmade “Minat” bag, which the brand said was inspired by the ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor whose jewelry always stood out. The post has attracted more than 39,000 likes.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

يا ويلك انا عيوني عليك

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Elyanna paired the caramel-colored clutch with blue tracksuit bottoms and a cropped top.

The rising star, who has been self-isolating with her family in California, recently dropped her eponymous EP “Ana Lahal,” which features Canadian-Lebanese singer Massari.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The energy in “Ana Lahale” is what made “Ana Lahale” @massari

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Elyanna went on Instagram to tell her 355,000 followers how excited she was about the release.

“This song is very special to me, it’s the first song I’ve ever recorded when I was 15 years old, and now we have the music video out, I’m so grateful. Thanks for everyone that’s supporting me,” she wrote.


‘Audrey: More Than an Icon’ takes viewers behind glitz of a Hollywood heroine

Audrey Hepburn was one of the most fascinating Hollywood heroines. (File/Screengrab)
Updated 02 December 2020

‘Audrey: More Than an Icon’ takes viewers behind glitz of a Hollywood heroine

‘Audrey: More Than an Icon’ takes viewers behind glitz of a Hollywood heroine

CHENNAI: Audrey Hepburn was one of the most fascinating Hollywood heroines – undoubtedly in the class of bubbly Ingrid Bergman, charismatic Julie Andrews, romantic Grace Kelly, or even the reclusive Vivien Leigh.

Known for her amazing range, she played Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl in “My Fair Lady” (adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion”), and Hepburn stole our hearts, while frustrating noted phonetician Prof. Henry Higgins’ (Rex Harrison) efforts to tame the wild girl.

All these and more have been compiled in a gripping documentary, “Audrey: More Than an Icon,” directed by British 26-year-old Helena Coan.

An Oscar winner for “Roman Holiday” and as known for her style statements as she was for her myriad roles, each performed with unforgettable moments, Hepburn was, behind all these popping flashbulbs and glitzy costumes, a woman of spirited grit.

With a string of tragic events behind her – the father she adored abandoned the family when she was a child – she made peace with all this and ultimately walked away from the allure of Hollywood to dedicate her last years to caring for children.

It could not have been easy to embark on a subject such as Hepburn, fiercely private that she was. But producers Nick Taussig and Annabel Wigoder along with Coan somehow managed that – with the clinching point coming after a meeting with her son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer.

The interviews in the film (available on DVD and digital download formats) are seamlessly woven into Hepburn’s other talent, ballet. Trained as a dancer, she even won a scholarship to the Rambert School of Ballet in London, but her height played spoilsport.

Coan manages to give us the black along with the white in her subject’s life, and a fair balance has been maintained.

In interviews that Hepburn gave, she talks about plunging into showbiz and the joy she derived from it. But her miscarriages were heart-breaking. Her divorces were terrible, and she had a lifelong wish to have smaller feet, a smaller nose, and to be blonde.

The documentary is peppered with pulsating points and will be a revelation for a generation that may not have been exactly familiar with what Hepburn was all about. Yes, it may be somewhat hagiographical, but that is a small price to pay for the boxful of bounties.