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Colours of Joy: a rainbow of local eyewear for every woman

Under the beaming sun that seizes to take it any easier all year long, she juggles a hectic agenda and the roles of few different individuals. To her, fashion is not only a way to express her thoughts, it is also a daily companion that helps her get through her growing to-do lists. Despite her …

Nayera Yasser

Beyonce joins Okhtein’s army of customers 

In the heart of Cairo, at the end of a long alley paved with cobblestones, two young women arch their backs over an orange belt bag centred on the table. They exchange thoughts and contemplate the bag from all angles. After a look of mutual agreement and a subtle exchange of nods, they announce the …

Nayera Yasser

Kojak brings his angels to FFWD10

With exaggerated sleeves that mimic the wings of fallen angels and moves with the wind like an extended sail, the designer’s interpretation of raged angels starts to manifest in the heart of his retro inspired atelier. As the floral wallpaper covers the surrounding walls, the mannequins baring the previous collection stand still to watch the …

Nayera Yasser

Coterique to pop-up at the garden

Fashion is a global language that has recently been mastered by younger generations. While high-end tycoons currently tailor their strategies to flirt with millennials’ needs and preferences, many young talents are utilizing their fresh take on design and their natural digital knowledge to launch early careers. Egypt’s platform for emerging talents, Coterique, is set to …

Nayera Yasser

Huwa taking the region by “Sandstorm”

His lapel pin is a testimony to his childhood in the region and his authentic take on modern fashion.  Silver calligraphy captures the eyes of those walking by. The classic piece of accessory pays a subtle tribute to this decade’s digital slang yet remains faithful to the beautiful cursives of Arabic letters. “LOL” it says …

Nayera Yasser

Hayden & Co: Accessible Jewellery for big nights

Diamonds are often said to be a girl’s best friend; however, aside from the silver screen not many girls can aspire to have such rare companions. Shaddy Elian is a fashion entrepreneur that aims to shower the country with blinding jewellery without draining any wallets. Hayden & Co is Elian’s smart way to substitute diamonds …

Daily News Egypt

Kurtis Paul hand-held accessories for modern gentlemen

For years and years, men have contemplated the components of a woman’s bag. One glossy publication after the other, asked the same question; what is often found in a woman’s closest companion and why would one person need so many options of the same accessory? With fashion changing and evolving, handbags have crossed gender boarders …

Nayera Yasser

Dima Jewellery celebrates summer with Sea of Jewels 

After stepping into the cosy villa, the eye starts to absorb the details planted at each corner. While a lady sits still in a chair to get her face painted with glitter and synthetic jewels another chats with the event’s designated DJ; trying to settle on the season’s top hit. It is not long before …

Nayera Yasser

Finding good restaurants while travelling in London

Good food always makes great memories! It is especially true when you are visiting a new city. Exploring the culture of the place through its food is surely a memorable experience. However, locating an ideal restaurant in an unfamiliar place may be a tricky affair. London, for example, is a hub for food lovers, and …

Mandy Bular

Super Fashion: picture perfect representation of the local industry

She struts in her glamorous pair of high-heeled sandals right through the metal gates, and suddenly, what was only a mere daily destination turns into a flashy runway. As she goes through the poultry fridge, the super market’s tiles reflect the fluidity of sky-blue satin and curvy details of lace. It is only minutes before …

Nayera Yasser

Wonders of Nature: Azza Fahmy expands her green haven

After a long drive towards the west side of the capital, concrete beasts reside and green landscapes accompanied with humble houses rise to fill the horizon. The long drive might take hours, but at the end of it, an old workshop would always approach to welcome those seeking authenticity and heritage. For a few decades, …

Nayera Yasser

Fashion on Wheels: Egypt’s first mobile-shopping truck

While sitting in his custom-made truck, he sips his cold smoothie to fight the burning sun before he heads to a baffled modern-day damsel in distress. As the street buzzes outside the windows, Mohamed Antar walks his client through his progressive space. They only have a few minutes to go through the latest fashion collections …

Nayera Yasser

Salma AlSaady encapsulates “Shades of Morocco” with leather masterpieces

She moves masterfully in her isolated workshop, where art transforms into lines engraved in leather and dipped in colors. While the music swirls out of her favorite speakers, her loose dress twirls following her passionate movement. Her working space is full of cluttered equipment, leather samples, colors and most importantly pictures of a charming country …

Daily News Egypt

Okhtein opens an oasis of carryable art 

While one of them welcomes the guests with her natural warm smile, the other one roams the store, frantically adjusting the bags and supervising the team behind the counter: the two Abdelraouf sisters welcomed their Cairo-based clients at their first flagship store. Mounaz and Aya are the region’s favourite sister couple to take the fashion …

Nayera Yasser