Haifa Wehbe styled by Rana Saab

Working with celebrities , I often get the question of "how was she/he in real life? Are they as attractive as on screen? etc..." Well, one thing I can say working with Haifa Wehbe is that she is even more gorgeous in person. Being around her you feel that you're in the presence of a natural Diva! And that makes it all more challenging and exciting - styling someone who is already a fashion Diva in her own right! I will be sharing with you some (ok, a lot) behind the scenes photos and secrets...

... I also get questions on what the job involves, and simply put - it's deciding on a total image and look for each scene starting from outfit to accessories, hair and makeup styles. I must say I love the whole process from putting together a style reference board for the storyboard all the way to production. You may think watching the music video that it looks effortless - and that is exactly what we want you to think! Each look has to appear so natural to integrate with the story - but that flawless image takes a lot of prep and hands on work behind the scenes to get to! A team of no less than 20 is involved in the approval and prep process, endless days of shooting that stretch into the early morning hours with endless supply of coffee to keep you on the go... and well, the experience is all worth it in the end!

The catsuit is my favorite as it takes center stage and shows off Haifa's gorgeous figure in a very alluring way. I must add here that I worked on it with amazing designer Amato and he did an excellent job and had it produced in less than 4 days!

The cast outfits and masks are DIY by me

One of the job's challenges is finding solutions on set and fast! While hanging on the harness and doing all those acrobat moves, the elaborate beading on the catsuit was not so comfortable... so we had to take off the beads from the sides without it running and ruining the outfit or even showing! Extra delicate job - thanks to my amazing assistant on the job Maria Chaghoury, we managed doing it in no time!

Spike and fringe shoulder pads and masks custom made with a tailor from satwa

  Now here's a totally different look that reveals the other side of Haifa - feminine, romantic and dreamy! I got the Jumpsuit from Etoile Boutique designed by Ingie Paris and am still getting questions from fans on who the designer is!

Another outfit designed by Ingie Paris to complete the dreamy scene, the trench dress

Now that's an undercover look that got people comparing Haifa to Angelina Jolie. I say am thrilled as both are gorgeous women

Final scene, Haifa shows off her showbiz side. The dress designed by Charbel Khoury served its purpose of moving with the beat and showing off Haifa's killer stage persona! Over cap from Amato

That's how it feels like working with an amazing team and celebrating a job well done! Kudos to Angy Akly, the director brain behind the amazing video, for inspiring everyone to keep going and give their best! Watch the music video here

Makeup by Bassam Fatouh, Hair by Donato Abrami and Jacques La Coupe , nails by Sally Hansen.

Corporate image styling with the gorgeous Starcom ladies!

I had one amazing workshop with all the gorgeous ladies from Starcom, talking style personalities, "corporate meets creative" new dress codes, body shapes and personal coloring. Enjoy the creative style mood boards from the super talented ladies - reflecting all the different personal styles & colors! Couldn't fit all the boards here, so check the rest on my facebookpage

What's your true color? Discovering your best color shades , undertone and intensity will change your view!


My latest mascara addiction! Tried and tested

Given the fact that I always rave for Benefit "they're real" mascara, where I haven't bought another type for over a year -  I have to say that I have finally moved on and developed a new  love for  Le VOLUME DE CHANEL mascara!

Delivering massive volume as the name promises, it uplifts the eyes instantly with one bold yet elegant swift. The effect is visible  from a single coat as it thickens and separates.

You can instantly see and feel the difference with its short bristles buxom brush wand. Plus it wears all day long without smudging, clumping or flaking.

I seriously recommend it for all those looking for added volume and an eye opening effect.

Now here's a little secret - I still use Benefit "they're real" mascara sometimes by applying one coat after using the Le VOLUME DE CHANEL for a false lash effect by night. I've always been a fan for mixing products.

Have you tried it yet?

Sarah Jessica Parker is net-a-porter.com's latest cover star!

Sarah Jessica Parker photographed by Alexi Lubomirski.  Dress by Victoria Beckham; necklace by Monica Vinader all available at www.net-a-porter.com

Love the color on her! Hairstyling and makeup too!

Sarah Jessica Parker photographed by Alexi Lubomirski.  Jacket top by Theory; trousers and shoes by Saint Laurent all available www.net-a-porter.com

Fierce elegance! Would have liked some red lips maybe, what do you think?

Sarah Jessica Parker photographed by Alexi Lubomirski.  Dress by Haider Ackerman; shoes by Saint Laurent all available at www.net-a-porter.com

Love the dress and the photography!

Read the full interview on netaporter.com




Prim is not always prop.er! Ted Baker SS13

Bridging the gap between high street and luxury designer brands, Ted Baker is the go to brand for all that "style is in the detail" with immaculate tailoring and quality fabrics. I love their take on the trends with the signature Ted baker styling - and I especially love finding Ted's hidden messages on each and every item in store! Always feels like each purchase is created just for you! Their SS13 collection is an amazing mix of pop colors, sweet pastels and prints with simple fabrics and elegant silhouettes. Enjoy my picks from their look book with the amazing photography and graphics!

Ted Baker locations ; The Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Deira City Centre, Festival City and Abu Dhabi Marina Mall

Enchanted luxury! AennisEunis SS 2013

WANT these heels! Not only are they a statement piece, but each tiny design detail screams exquisite femme fatale! Now these are the kind of heels that you will have to build your outfit around - and you don't need to over think it, they will do the walking and the talking!

In case you are not familiar yet with AennisEunis, do check out his collections and you can thank me later :)  I personally fell in love with his work ever since I was introduced to his signature calligraphy heels back in 2010, and it's amazing to see how he managed to keep his spirit and expand his line into new exquisite styles for every season!

More from the SS13 collection below

Found in: Level shoe District in Dubai Mall and Saks Fifth Avenue in Burjuman Mall, Dubai. Saks Fifth Avenue in City center, Bahrain. 51 East in Lagoona Mall, Qatar. Avanti in Amman, Jordan. Progress in Cherkassy, Ukraine. Richard Rozbora Boutique in Vienna, Austria and Koko / Sant’ Elpidio a Mare (FM) in Italy.


SS13 trends I love!

A classic feminine twist on the tux with sharp tailoring, works best if balanced with clean cut designs in skinny pants,high waist pencil skirts or fluid feminine designs and fabric to add some curves.

Graphic prints are back, love the bold look in monotone - be careful not to wear the horizontal lines where you want to look slimmer as they visually add width and volume. Wear them in a top  to balance wide hips and make sure the hemline doesn't end on your widest part!

My all time favorite in a skinny straight cut as they're great to show off those statement heels! Not so great if you're short legged though :)

There's always a certain air of mystical allure to Asian designs. A very dramatic style and certainly a statement piece.

Images lifestylemirror.com

In love with JIMMY CHOO SS13!

I am totally in love with the Jimmy Choo SS13 ad campaign - the styling, photographic style and of course the shoes and bags!

This nude number is definitely on my list - it's the perfect shoe to elongate your legs and goes effortlessly with  skirts, shorts, dresses and skinny pants in any color! A trendy classic.

Might just gift it to myself for my birthday this month :)

Great work styling the shots - Effortless glamor and right on trend chic all the way...

Watch the Exclusive behind the scenes footage here

British fashion photographer Angelo Pennetta, styled by Camilla Nickerson and featuring  models Valerija Kelava and Anders Velencoso Segura


How to mix & match to create new outfits

After shopping for my client last week, I did a wardrobe mix and match session to create several outfits from day to night using the same items in more than one outfit. You too can have fun recycling your wardrobe; Start by defining your individual personal style, look for styles that suit your body shape and colorings, then experiment with layering and accessorizing. The best part is that you get to create new styles using items you never knew what to pair with by shopping in your wardrobe.


I have to admit that the best part of my job is the gratification I get when a client gives me the most honest feedback. Her saying "I can now go out to any occasion because I know what to wear and I am confident that I look great" was enough to make my day!


Men! Style your outfits

Work some cool layering into your daily casual outfits to stay stylishly warm this fall. Notice the interesting mix of fabrics and color. Add some interesting accessories to pull your look such as colored shoes instead of the traditional brown or black.
Vintage Salvatore ferragamo shoes, purple Topman jeans. Brown driving gloves, gray sweater with brown suede shoulder pads. Over-sized blue knit scarf from Zara
What do you think of the style? Share your comments with us!