elcome to the February edition of Ohlala, which includes our annual bumper beauty feature. As always, this fine section is beautiful to look at, informative with updated tips and tricks on how to master looks that might seem only viable on YouTube tutorials, and thoughtful when it comes to catering to all women of all skin types and needs. Your make-up bag will thank you for it! As for other beautiful spreads in the magazine, I think you’ll be mesmerised by our designer focus on Zaid Farouki. Our region has such a wonderful tapestry of modern and traditional culture which feeds into a fascinating fusion of fashion which Zaid honours and achieves with great panache. His style aesthetic has everyone talking at the moment. And while
CHANEL Métiers d’Art Show Backstage PARIS COSMOPOLITE 2016/17 Makeup CHANEL © CHANEL 2016 Photos: Benoît Peverelli
this lacklustre time of year wears us all a bit thin, we decided to play around with our style section and turned our usual fashion inspiration pages into characters. We all have a story to tell – our backgrounds, especially with today’s globetrotting ease, are colourful and checkered. Fashion unlocks the character; it highlights and enhances it. Some of us are demure, some more gregarious while others are painfully stylish with just but a simple ensemble of black and white separates. Whatever your style calling, embody the woman you are or who you want to be and let our pages give you the confidence to own it.
Editor in Chief
For The Modern Middle Eastern Woman