Welcome to my new weekly fashion and beauty column...
Hi everyone! I’m so excited to join Ahlan! as their fashion & beauty correspondent. I’ll be sharing my highlights on a weekly basis - everything from the new fashion designers I’ve discovered and the latest workouts I’m doing that week right through to my favourite fashion & beauty finds.
I’ve been in the fashion industry for quite some time now (I started working at a fashion magazine at 16!), so I can honestly say that regional brands have become stronger than ever. I couldn’t be prouder that our designers have started competing on a global level. This week, in line with the chilly season, I’ve decided to start by sharing a brand with Middle Eastern roots, and based out of an Atelier in Paris. Nour Hammour is a luxury label that specialises in some of the best leather jackets around, focusing on cuts and textures to make each piece a unique one. One half Middle Eastern, the brand is founded by two stylish ladies - a Syrian & American, Nour Hammour and Erin Conry Webb. They hosted a pop-up shop last month at A4 Space Al Quoz, and are definitely a brand to look out for if you’re after chic yet timeless and functional jackets. I was recently in Japan, and pretty much lived in my NH jacket, pictured here - I just love the versatility of leather jackets. Pair it up with a pair of jeans and thigh high boots, or over a dress and platforms. To keep up to date with future pop ups and their e-shop, check their website at www.nour-hammour.com
Nip + fab Glycolic Fix cleanser
After Skin Aesthetician, Rebecca Treston at Euromed Clinic got me hooked to gentle chemical peels, I have a new found love for light acids. I’ve been using this Glycolic cleanser from Nip + Fab (Kylie Jenner is the ambassador of the brand!). The glycolic acid helps with drying out breakouts and removes the dead skin cells, whilst the olive oil soothes and hydrates.
INFO: Dhs69, available from Basharacare.com
Charlotte Olympia Leo Clutch
I tend to invest in a few fun accessories every season because you can throw it on wearing anything from an LBD or a jeans and tee - and still look cute! I love this Leo bag by Charlotte Olympia for S/S ’16 and it’s first on my wishlist.
INFO: Dhs2,300, available at Charlotte Olympia boutiques