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Five minutes with Anum Bashir and Nadine Kanso
Best known for her androgynous approach to fashion and her artistic collaborations, Doha-based style curator Anum Bashir has established a major presence on the fashion scene with her blog Desert Mannequin. Inspired by the inherent beauty and calligraphic shape of the Arabic alphabet, Nadine Kanso’s jewellery line, Bil Arabi, began as a one-off experiment in 2006. Today, the Lebanese-born artist has garnered international fame for her one-of-a-kind pieces.
What’s in my travel bag: Philippe Starck
When Philippe Starck arrived on the world design stage, he was lauded for the groundbreaking hotel concepts he created with long-time friend and hotelier Ian Schrager. But what many may not know is that he was extremely prolific before this collaboration – so much so that he was asked by French president François Mitterrand to design the private apartments at the Élysée Palace.
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fine food - Mustapha Haj Omar
As Executive Sous Chef of Oriental and Mediterranean cuisine at Metzo’s restaurant in the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, Thailand, Mustapha Haj Omar brings expertise and passion from a long line of restaurateurs.
Five minutes with Neal Fox
Restoring a revered brand to prominence is a tall order. But that’s just what Neal Fox has done since shouldering the load to bring the famed Mark Cross handbag back from extinction to Qatar. Available at Fifty One East and now at Per Lei Couture Boutique.
What’s in my travel bag: Georgina Chapman
Together with best friend Keren Craig, Georgina Chapman envisioned a brand that conjured up the nostalgia of a bygone era of glamour.
fine food - André Chiang
Chef André Chiang has a philosophy: to use only the freshest of seasonal produce, focusing on artisan ingredients to create ‘culinary art’ that reflects his roots in southern French nouvelle cuisine.
Five minutes with Hajera Memon
Managing Director – Shade 7 Publishing
Award-winning Hajera Memon has captured the imagination of children all over the world with Qur’anic pop-up storybooks.
What’s in my travel bag – Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe Giver: TOMS
California-based social entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie is the man behind the ‘One for One’ business model that has provided 35 million pairs of shoes to people in need around the world, from Haiti to India. Eliminating the reliance on donations, TOMS provides a person in need with a pair of shoes for every product sold, making Mycoskie a veritable modern-day Robin Hood.
fine food - Daniel Humm
Daniel Humm is the chef/owner of Eleven Madison Park, and the food and beverage spaces at the NoMad Hotel, where he creates modern American cuisine that emphasises purity, simplicity, and seasonal flavours and ingredients. A classicist who embraces contemporary gastronomy, Daniel’s delicate and precise cooking style is experienced through constantly evolving menus.
Five minutes with Carolin Zeitler
Carolin Zeitler is a woman who has created a hub of leadership around her. Her How Women Work community is a robust collective that has grown around an annual conference and its many spin-offs, such as the How Women Succeed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) book project, and year-round seminars and retreats. We caught up with her in Doha to get a mini-lesson in leadership training.
What’s in my travel bag - Furne One
Fashion designer Furne One, owner of Amato Haute Couture, is one of the most prominent designers on the global fashion scene.