Doha Challah and Nissreen Darawish

Army Of 1 melds an athletic aesthetic with high fashion
ByAhlan! Live ReporterThursday , 19 March 2015
Doha Challah and Nissreen Darawish
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Starting a business is like a rollercoaster ride. It’s been a year of ups and downs. The learning curve is crucial to helping you grow as an entrepreneur.
Having a small set-up means multi-tasking. We do everything ourselves, from running the business, marketing and sales, logistics to managing our online store. Every work day is different.
Worry less, it all works out in the end. 
I’ve worked during both my pregnancies; RIPE was founded during my first pregnancy and I had my second child as we moved Dubai’s Friday market to a larger site and expanded to Abu Dhabi.
I do yoga, running and cooking to relax. My New Year’s resolution is to start NYLA classes in addition to my twice weekly yoga sessions at The Surf House and jogging schedule. 
Nowhere is a secret anymore. We have a number of fantastic holidays booked for 2015; South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, the UK and perhaps a mini-break to Sri Lanka. We’re making up for the family time we missed during a very busy 2014!
Knowledge is power. In hindsight I would have liked to pay more attention in school. 
DC: I’m a techy and I like my iPhone apps. I use my phone to update social media for Army of 1, send out newsletters. I pretty muchhave an app for everything.
Going global is on our agenda for 2015.
Army Of 1 is ready to march into new territories!

WE FOLLOW..
Web: TheHuffingtonPost.com
This news page is so important to me that it is my homepage.
Web: TheBusinessofFashion.com
A great site for anything related to the industry from business to design.
Web: Refinery29.com
An informative news site about emerging fashion trends; it’s a fun read.
Twitter: @Pinktaxiblogger
Thoughts from a Dubai-based mum who is always ferrying around her three children, squeezing in a social life and regular work-outs too.
Instagram: @beyonce
There is no one quite like queen B.
Instagram: @thelightweights
This esoteric site puts up cool, eclectic posts.
Instagram: @WMag
My fashion magazine of choice. W and CR fashion book have the best shoots in my opinion.

FOLLOW US
Web: armyof1.com
Twitter: @dchallah @armyof1official
Instagram: @armyof1official