Taller Marmo

Balqees Fathi Wore Two Brightly Colored Kaftans in a Single Week in Saudi Arabia

Balqees Fathi Wore Two Brightly Colored Kaftans in a Single Week in Saudi Arabia

Balqees Fathi in SemSem. Photo: Hala Aljahwary via Instagram.com/balqeesfathi
Solid-colored kaftans can be just as noteworthy as embellished and printed ones, and Balqees Fathi‘s recent outfits proved just that. While in Saudi Arabia, the Emirati-Yemeni singer served up not one, but two looks in different saturated hues that were all about pared-back elegance.
Photo: Hala Aljahwary via Instagram.com/balqeesfathi
The first came in the ever-classic and bold shade of bright red, which the star effortlessly wore in the form of a floor-grazing kaftan by SemSem. The head-turning number—picked from the brand founded by Egyptian designer Abeer Al Otaiba—featured crystal buttons down the center for a hint of glam, and caped sleeves that lent to the flowiness of the piece. For the occasion, Fathi’s makeup was done using products from her own brand, Bex Beauty, and took on a monochrome look with a brown smoky eye and creamy nude pout.
Fathi in Taller Marmo. Photo: Hala Aljahwary via Instagram.com/balqeesfathi
In the same week, the singer also attended a suhoor event in Riyadh, this time embracing a lush green shade for her kaftan from Dubai-based label Taller Marmo. Made with drapy crepe, the piece featured long silk tassels lining its entire hem, as well as the satin tie wrapped around the kaftan’s high neck. Once again wearing her hair down in her signature sleek and straight style, Fathi’s makeup look was switched to feature peachy bronze tones. Both looks were curated by celebrity stylist Cedric Haddad, and paired with dazzling jewelry from Marli, with which Fathi recently collaborated.
Photo: Hala Aljahwary via Instagram.com/balqeesfathi
Read Next: Tara Emad’s Fringed Top and Trouser Look is a Refreshing Alternative to the Kaftan for Ramadan

Tara Emad’s Fringed Top and Trouser Look is a Refreshing Alternative to the Kaftan for Ramadan

Tara Emad’s Fringed Top and Trouser Look is a Refreshing Alternative to the Kaftan for Ramadan

Photo: Instagram.com/taraemad
Kaftans may be the forever fail-safe outfit for Ramadan events, but those who want a look that is equal parts unique, traditional, and contemporary must take a page out of Tara Emad‘s book. The Egyptian actor was recently in Dubai to attend a suhoor hosted by Cartier, and for the occasion, chose an inspiring outfit from Taller Marmo.
Photo: Instagram.com/taraemad
The Suits star wore a white V-neck kaftan top lined with long fringes at both, the sleeves and the hem, which also came with the matching loose fit trousers. Emad completed her monochrome outfit with metallic silver accessories from Jimmy Choo: a small clutch, and strappy square-toed heels which perfectly balanced out the oversized look. Her enviable long hair was not worn down in her signature natural waves this time, but instead, pulled back in a sleek ponytail with polished waves for an elegant aesthetic. The actor kept the rest of her look minimal as called for by the late evening suhoor, and went for a dainty necklace and hoop earrings, while her makeup featured a hint of a smoky eye and glowy skin.

The suhoor marked the first public event for Emad since the launch of the highly-awaited Arabic remake of Suits, in which she plays the role of Laila (originally Rachel played by Meghan Markle). Clips of the actor from the event saw her posing in front of the lantern-lined walls, and twirling to show off her flowy outfit and its tassels.
Read Next: Tara Emad Embraces Low-Key Red Carpet Style in a Colorful Chanel Dress at the Suits Premiere

Shop the Best of Modest Fashion in This Edit of Local and International Designers Ahead of Ramadan

Shop the Best of Modest Fashion in This Edit of Local and International Designers Ahead of Ramadan

Photo: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter
The month of Ramadan is right around the corner and online luxury fashion retailer, Net-a-Porter, already has your wardrobe sorted. In honor of the sacred month that is rooted in unity and appreciation, Net-a-Porter has brought together the most covetable international and local brands in a wide-scale celebration of modest fashion. Uniting global names with local talent, the fashion retailer has curated a Ramadan Collection that defines traditional modest attire in utmost luxurious fashion.
Photo: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter
Net-a-Porter’s new collection works to satisfy soaring demand for modest apparel in the Middle East, especially around the Holy Month. According to the luxury retailer, searches for maxi and midi dresses increase by a whopping 80% during the Ramadan period alone. Listening to the needs of their local customers, Net-a-Porter has joined Taller Marmo, SemSem, Johanna Ortiz, Reem Acra, Halpern, Louisa Parris, Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham, Rasario, Alex Perry and more, to craft the ultimate wardrobe for divine demure dressing.
Photo: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter
The Ramadan collection radiates with exciting variety, inspired by a beautiful amalgamation of international and local taste. From the regal elegance crafted locally by SemSem and Halpern, to the understated luxury channeled by global icons Carolina Herrera and Rasario, Net-a-Porter will have you dazzling with modest allure in each and every intimate iftar of the year.
Photo: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter
This collection celebrates the Holy Month of Ramadan with female empowerment and global collaboration at its core. SemSem’s creative director, Abeer al Otaiba, talks through her inspiration for the exclusives on Net-a-Porter, mentioning: “This season, I felt called to focus on the unwavering strength of women. Ramadan is a special time of reflection and self-awareness – an opportunity to hit refresh, embrace our surroundings and give back to others. It is my hope that this collection encourages women to own their strength and approach each day with confidence.”
Photo: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter
The delectable garments make their grand debut in a campaign shot against the historic Arabian landscape of the UAE’s “garden city” – Al Ain.  Nisreen Shocair, CEO of Yoox Net-a-Porter, Middle East accentuates the symbolic significance of the collection and campaign: “Ramadan is a special month for me and this Ramadan collection and campaign feel very close to home.  The collaborative process of working with these amazing local and global designers and shooting the campaign in Al Ain perfectly captures the aesthetic and mood of the collection: beautiful, soothing, grounding yet inspiring; and that’s how we see our customers celebrating Ramadan this year with Net-a-Porter Arabi.”
Photo: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter
Net-a-Porter has become no stranger when it comes to reflecting the fashion-focused needs of the local market. As they move towards greater specialization in personalized merchandising, their new shopping experience is specifically designed for the Middle East, offering customers dual-language searching in their respective local currencies. Supporting regional talent is also at the heart of the luxury retailer, not only in this revolutionary Ramadan collection but also in their commitment to mentoring emerging local designers as a part of their didactic Vanguard Program.
Photo: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter
Traditional Ramadan lanterns are lighting up the runway, as Net-a-Porter makes way for a world of chic modesty and redefines fashion through the lens of unity and empowerment.
Photo: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter
Read Next: Exclusive: Dolce & Gabbana Unveils a Joy-Sparking Collection Ahead of Ramadan

PHP Code Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com