FASHION | Yosura Embodies An Egyptian Queen At The 2020 Oscar In Custom Zuhair Murad

Oscars 2020…Here I am’’,  wrote Yosura on Instagram after walking the 92nd Academy Awards’ red carpet and here she is indeed. The Egyptian superstar made her Oscar debut as a jury member after being one of the 842 new inductees into The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year.

As a star of more than 50 regional television and film titles as well as a singer of renowned Arab hits, Yosura is often regarded as an icon of the Middle East. While we may not know which winners Yousra voted for in the awards, we do know her choice designer for the big night in Los Angeles was none other than Zuhair Murad. Hailed as the Lebanese couturier of the stars, Murad is often a favorite of many red carpet affairs so it only seems fitting for the pair to team up in a nod to the creative talent hailing from the region.

Yousra donned a customized ensemble that took a staggering 600 hours to craft from the Arab designer’s Spring/Summer 2020 Couture Collection, an Egypt-inspired presentation brimming with arm cuffs, hieroglyphs, and a palette of bejeweled tones. As one of the few personalities from the Arab world to make an appearance at the Oscars this year, Yousra embodies Middle Easter glamor in flowing ecru gown reminiscent of a powerful Egyptian queen. From the glittering gold bodice and draped crepe folds on the exquisite feathered embroidery and cape-like long sleeves, Yousra’s bespoke version of the runway piece creates a ‘shenti’ effect, according to Murad, and champions modes fashion in the best light.

‘Youssra was the perfect celebrity to represent my new collection at the Oscars’, said Murad. ‘Not only is she is one of the most iconic figures of Egypt, but she is also beautiful and elegant and looked like a goddess on the carpet, which perfectly depicts the collection’s inspiration. It was a great coincidence to have her attend the Oscars this season’.


FASHION | The OG Hadid Supermodel, Yolanda Hadid, Returns To The Runway Alongside Bella And Gigi At Off-White

When it comes to models of the models of the moment, no one can compete with Bella and Gigi Hadid. The supermodel sisters have dominated the Autumn/Winter 20/21 season on and off the runways – but this evening at Off-White, they got a run for their money when their mom, Yolanda, stepped out in Virgil … Continue reading FASHION | The OG Hadid Supermodel, Yolanda Hadid, Returns To The Runway Alongside Bella And Gigi At Off-White

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia Announces Sporting Mega-Event

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it will hold its biggest sporting event next month, with 6,000 athletes expected to participate, the latest extravaganza in a push to soften its ultra-conservative image. The ‘Saudi Games’ will be held in Riyadh between March 23 and April 1 and will feature 40 sports – including swimming, athletics, archery, badminton … Continue reading SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia Announces Sporting Mega-Event

BABY TALK | Does Having Boys Or Girls Run In Families? New Study Say It’s Down To Chance

My mother was one of four sisters. I have a younger sister, and between the two of us, we have four daughter. We’re not the only one who appear to have one sex run in the family. Everyone knows a family who has a boy…and a boy…and then another, all in a row? Some scientists … Continue reading BABY TALK | Does Having Boys Or Girls Run In Families? New Study Say It’s Down To Chance

TRAVEL ALERT | Ministry Tourism Temporarily Suspends Issuance Of Tourist Visas For Some Counties Where New Coronavirus Is Spread

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – The Ministry of Tourism confirmed that, in coordination with the competent health authorities in the Kingdom, it decided to temporarily suspend the issuance of  electronic tourist visas for those coming from (China, Italy, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Kazakhstan), and upon the arrival from those countries. It also decided … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Ministry Tourism Temporarily Suspends Issuance Of Tourist Visas For Some Counties Where New Coronavirus Is Spread

ROYALS | All About The Making Of Kate Middleton’s Latest Little Black Dress

The chic retro-style black dress by Kate Middleton to a performance of Dear Evan Hansen was made-to-measure with very specific detailing. When Kate Middleton wore a classic little black dress to the theater earlier this week, it had more than one hidden design element. The 1950s-style black boucle dress, which featured a pleated skirt and … Continue reading ROYALS | All About The Making Of Kate Middleton’s Latest Little Black Dress

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