With the festive season fast approaching, Jessica Kahawaty has joined the leading best-dressed names in the region with her latest look. The Lebanese model and entrepreneur recently stepped out for an event hosted by Ralph Lauren in Dubai, fully embracing the holiday theme for the occasion with a special creation from the American brand.
Her strapless dress of choice brought together the fail-safe color pairing most associated with the season: red and black, while the form-hugging silhouette made it seem as if Kahawaty was wrapped like a gift. And since no present is complete without a bow, the highlight of the gown—picked from the Ralph Lauren Holiday 2022 collection—was an oversized red bow at the back. Going into two long floor-sweeping panels, the detail was equal parts joyful and glamorous, which is precisely where Kahawaty finds her sartorial sense.
The founder and CEO of Mama Rita paired the statement dress with minimal accessories including dainty butterfly-shaped earrings and a black and gold handbag embroidered with the fashion house’s initials, RL. Kawahaty also kept her glam pared back with her hair side parted and slicked into a chic low bun, and makeup featuring neutral hues.
Considering this is only the first look sported by Kahawaty this festive season, expect her to offer more holiday dressing inspiration in the weeks to come.
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Jessica Kahawaty recently made a case for the rare but sumptuous combination of white and gold for the month of Ramadan. Attending an event in Dubai, the Lebanese model and philanthropist took to the occasion in a twinning ensemble with her mother, chef Rita Kahawaty.
The mother-daughter duo was seen dressed in dazzling kaftans from fellow Lebanese Dima Ayad‘s namesake label, in complementing metallic shades. While Jessica’s piece of choice came with a panel of gold sequins on top of the white kaftan, her mother’s featured the same, but in silver. The sequins extended to the arms of both breezy numbers, before making way for sheer flute sleeves in white. Jessica completed her look with a matte gold choker, earrings, rings, and a bracelet by Bulgari, with a handbag and platform sandals in the same color. As for Rita, she too accessorized her kaftan with a matching dainty necklace and drop earrings from the Italian jeweler, and went for a metallic silver clutch.
Jessica also served up beauty inspiration with her glam for the day. Although wearing your hair down with a kaftan adds to the elegance of the piece, also consider tying it up in a high ponytail as the 33-year-old did for a sleeker finish. Not only did Jessica Kahawaty’s hairstyle balance out the voluminous kaftan, it also allowed its details—and her jewelry—to shine. For her makeup, Jessica kept it minimal with subtle winged liner, a pinky nude pout, and glowy skin topped off with subtle gold highlighter ideal for both iftar evenings and suhoor nights.
How Jessica Kahawaty and mom Rita Kahawaty nail mother-daughter dressing
If you follow the Kahawatys on Instagram, you may already be aware that this Ramadan outing wasn’t the first time Jessica Kahawaty has twinned with her mother. By the looks of it, the two women love matching their looks, and have been seen in everything from coordinated hats to headscarves over the years. Below is a brief look at some of the sweetest pictures of the duo in matching ensembles.
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