Hot 100 2011 - Camelia Mohebi
This self-confessed bubbly, loud, creative and ‘blinged’ up diva is one heck of a personality. Born in the UAE, the artist and designer is also founder of the super successful Babybling store, which offers gifts and event services for newborns.
“I’ve always wanted to be in an industry that’s fun and creative. I love crafting, design and painting, but I used to work in a bank. Then I realised you have to follow your passion. I think that’s the key to my success: I followed my passion and wasn’t afraid to take a risk.”
Growing up here, Camelia enjoyed hanging out at Al Nasr Leisureland. “It was like being in Disneyland – I really miss those old days when Beach Centre in Jumeirah was the coolest place to be and Safa Park was the end of the world!”
For Camelia today, the best part of Dubai is the fact that “it’s only 39 years old, has already made history and is in The Guinness Book of Records – and it’s only the beginning!” But that doesn’t stop the designer’s burning ambition to expand globally. “2010 saw Babybling grow like never before. Wait for this year when we begin thinking on a more global level.”