WOMEN OF MIDDLE EAST | Yemeni – Emirati Singer Balquees Fathi Stars In Luxurious International Campaign

Luxury watchmaker and jeweler Piaget revealed its new campaign this weekend, starring ten exceptional women pioneers in varying fields, ranging from cinema and art to music and design.

Fathi features in the Extraordinary Women campaign – which was shot in Los Angeles – along award – winning actress Jessica Chatain and Cynthia Erivo, South Korean star Kong Hyo-Jin, U.S. entrepreneurs Shiva Safai and Olivia Palermo, American actress Constance WU, Chinese Artist Chen Man and founders of Red Carpet Advocacy Arianne Phillips and Carineh Martin.

‘No stranger to the limelight meet shining star of the stage @balqeesfathi. A ground-breaking singer who use her platform to raise women up, sharing her extraordinary with people around the world’, wrote Paiget on its official Instagram page alongside a clip of the singer.

A UN Champion for Women’s Rights in the Middle East, Fathi continuously uses her platform to shed light on important humanitarian causes. As part of her philanthropic work, the 31-year-old visited Yemeni refugee camps in Dijbouti and launched the #DontCoverItUp campaign, which aims to raise awareness on domestic abuse.

She is the also the first Arabic singer to appear on Saudi national television, 40 years after singers Fairouz, Sbah and Umm Kulthum.

It’s all these reasons and more that make her an exceptional woman and a perfect fit for Piaget’s new campaign.


THE POVER OF INFLUENCE | Tiffany & Co. Is Pledging Another US$2 Million To Vulnerable Communities Affected By Covid-19

The luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. its commitment to Covid-19 recovery efforts with its Tiffany Infinity Collection. In celebration of the continued re-opening of its boutiques worldwide, Tiffany & Co. has announced the launch of its Tiffany Infinite Strength campaign, an effort which will further the jewellery’s commitment to Covid-19 recovery efforts. From July 1to … Continue reading THE POVER OF INFLUENCE | Tiffany & Co. Is Pledging Another US$2 Million To Vulnerable Communities Affected By Covid-19

ROYALS | Meghan Felt ‘Unprotected’ By U.K. Royal Family While Pregnant: Court Papers

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt ‘unprotected’ by the British Royal Family while she was pregnant with her son Archie, according to London High Court documents filed as part of her legal action against a tabloid newspaper. Meghan, wife of Queen Elizabeth’s Grandson Prince Harry, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers over articles its Mail on … Continue reading ROYALS | Meghan Felt ‘Unprotected’ By U.K. Royal Family While Pregnant: Court Papers

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Naomi Campbell Sees Black Lives Matter Altering Fashion And Beauty Industries

Worldwide protests about the treatment of Black people will alter the global fashion and beauty industries by creating job opportunities and products catering for a broader range of consumers, model Naomi Campbell told Reuters in an interview. The fashion world has long been criticized for its lack of diversity. Some firms are already making product … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Naomi Campbell Sees Black Lives Matter Altering Fashion And Beauty Industries

BUSINESS | L’Oréal To Drop Words Such As ‘Whitening’ From Skin Products

L’Oreal, the world’s biggest cosmetics company, will remove words referencing ‘white’, ‘fair’ and ‘light’ from its skin-evening products, a spokeswoman said on Friday, a day after Unilever made a similar announcement in the face of growing social media criticism. Unilever and L’Oreal are two big players in the global market for skin whitening creams used … Continue reading BUSINESS | L’Oréal To Drop Words Such As ‘Whitening’ From Skin Products

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