WARNING! PICTURE-HEAVY POST
I’ll never forget my obsession for Vogue magazine which all started when I was a teenager back in the 90’s (before e-zines ever existed). I still have most of the magazines to this day in my old room at my dad’s house, except for the few collector’s editions (*angry face) which got destroyed thanks to a leaking roof, I was most upset when I discovered my Gold Issue with Kate Moss was completely destroyed! Oops, I digress.
Can you imagine that? A goal I never thought achievable and then it happened, so naturally! I am so grateful to have met some super talented and empowering women here in Dubai, women who know not only know what they want but who also spread that positive energy around all over the place, making it rain with those good vibes.
I want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to my girl Reemami (Reema – but I still call her Reemami, after her brand name). I am literally IN LOVE with this brand, art in the form of contemporary fashion, every gal needs a piece of her brand in their wardrobe (if I could, I would own EVERYTHING she creates, I just can’t get enough).
It was so refreshing for me to work with people on the same level, especially when it comes to beauty. Make up was minimal and fresh, no excess, no contouring, just letting natural beauty shine through and not losing focus of the talent behind the lens, Sham Enbashi, the photographer who conjured up the mise en scene for the shoot was a real treat to work with. I know I’m always saying this, but Dubai has a serious talent pool in the creative industry and this gal is setting a whole new standard with her style of photography. Then there is Farah, creator of wearable sculptures ‘HOOKED| HKD’ jewellery. Her amazing rings helped give length to my stubby fingers, haha.
And of course, the lady herself, Reema and her creations, her individually designed and handmade pieces of art for all to see in their glory. For me, this photoshoot means far more to me than just being on Vogue Arabia, sharing this experience with genuine, good souls, in fact this whole experience is something I will treasure forever.
I would like to share some of the behind the scenes shots with you, as well as some of the final shots featured on Vogue Arabia.
The only make up I used on myself for this shoot was Huda Beauty’s Liquid Matte Lipstick in Bombshell and Daniel Sandler’s watercolour blushers (around 5 in total), no foundation, no mascara, no eyeliner.
Hope you like them.x