Footwear designer Amina Muaddi escapes to Dubai

Footwear designer Amina Muaddi escapes to Dubai
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Updated 09 January 2021

Footwear designer Amina Muaddi escapes to Dubai

Footwear designer Amina Muaddi escapes to Dubai

DUBAI: Part-Jordanian footwear designer Amina Muaddi jetted off to Dubai this week for a quick getaway, she revealed on social media. The designer, who was born in Italy to a Romanian mother and a Jordanian father, posted a series of snaps on Instagram that offered a glimpse into her UAE escape. 

“For a few days,” she captioned the post, which included pictures and videos of palm trees, Dubai’s sprawling skyline and the stunning desert resort she was staying at.

The 33-year-old also posted two snaps of herself lounging on a wicker chair and wearing a pair of zebra-print platform sandals seemingly from her eponymous brand’s unreleased Spring 2021 collection. 

“The sandal, where is it from?” one Instagram user commented along with a series of fire emojis, prompting Muaddi to respond “SS21” with the nails and shushing emojis. 

Muaddi, who spends the bulk of her days creating collections, is also a travel enthusiast for whom, before the global lockdown, trips around the world were routine. 

But due to the pandemic, travel restrictions make it difficult to take holidays, however, if anyone deserves some time off for a little rest and rejuvenation, it’s Muaddi. 

The designer, whose vibrant footwear is a cult favorite in celebrity circles — stars like Kim Kardashian West and Hailey Bieber seek out her distinctive pumps and boots — has had quite the busy few months. 

In addition to consistently churning out new, covetable collections to line the wardrobes of her loyal celebrity clients, the designer recently picked up the FN Achievement Award alongside Rihanna and Jahleel Weaver for her collaboration with Fenty.

The duo dropped not one but two collections together in 2020. Following the sell-out success of Muaddi’s first Fenty collection, Rihanna enlisted the maker of her favorite heels to create four more shoes for the house just months later.

And those weren’t Muaddi’s only footwear collaborations in recent months. 

In December, the designer teamed up with US rapper A$AP Rocky on a new collection of AWGE x Amina Muaddi shoes. 

The Paris-based designer, who launched her eponymous footwear line in 2018 shortly after departing from Oscar Tiye, also expanded her footwear empire by adding jewelry and handbag pieces to her stylish repertoire.


Tik Tok star Addison Rae can’t get enough of this Lebanese label 

Tik Tok star Addison Rae can’t get enough of this Lebanese label 
Updated 18 January 2021

Tik Tok star Addison Rae can’t get enough of this Lebanese label 

Tik Tok star Addison Rae can’t get enough of this Lebanese label 

DUBAI: US TikTok star Addison Rae stepped out in a pair of heels by Lebanese footwear designer Andrea Wazen this week.

The Beirut-based designer, who is the younger sister of Lebanese fashion influencer Karen Wazen,  launched her eponymous, celebrity-approved label in 2013 following stints with some of the most renowned footwear designers in the world, including Christian Louboutin and Rupert Sanderson. 

The designer’s impressive list of celebrity clientele covers a broad spectrum of stars, from Hailey Bieber to Tracee Ellis Ross and Jennifer Lopez to Kylie Jenner, who have all donned Andrea Wazen’s strappy sandals and stilettos.

Rae, who rose to fame doing fun-to-replicate dances, opted for the Immy mules in multi-color. The fanciful footwear features mesh lined with leather  and a cone-shaped heel. She paired it with a bright yellow sweater and mom jeans. 

It’s not the first time the 20-year-old has been seen rocking an Andrea Wazen design. 

Last month, the Tik Tok star shared an Instagram Story with her 33.2 million followers in which she was spotted wearing clear pointy-toed shoes with white-strap detailing, called the Dassy PVC pumps. 

She styled the shoes with a white shirt dress from French luxury label Louis Vuitton that featured large pockets on the sides and was tied at the waist with a matching belt.

Indeed, Rae seems to be a fan of the Wazen family’s businesses. 

In recent months, she’s also been seen wearing  sunglasses by Karen Wazen Eyewear, including a pair of “Vicky” in navy blue shades from Karen’s line, which launched in December 2018.

Meanwhile, Rae isn’t the only star who has fallen head over heels for Andrea Wazen. 

US actress Emma Roberts recently donned a blush, floral Ganni dress paired with shoes by Lebanese footwear designer.

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

“The Kissing Booth” star Joey King is also a fan. 

The 21-year-old was spotted wearing the 90s-inspired Gloria mules for a recent press event in Los Angeles. She paired the mules with a top and matching leggings from New York-based label Lirika Matoshi and a By Far bag.