Aseel Omran is luminous in the new Dior Or Ramadan drop. Long dresses and midi skirts are crafted from poetic tulle and lace or woven with cotton lurex jacquard, alongside cozy knits. A boxy jacket in blistered fabric features CD signature buttons. The Lady Dior and Dior Caro bags glimmer in iridescent leather in gold, gold pink, and silver. Meanwhile, her 30 Montaigne and Dway mules and Walk’n’Dior sneakers appear to have been dipped in fairy dust. An ambassador of the Dior Or capsule, launching this Ramadan, Omran, once a golden child herself, is now resplendent as a woman with a firm grip on her career.
The 33-year-old Saudi Arabian actress and singer shot to fame at 16 years old when she sang in her first live performance on Gulf Stars. Today, she’s working on “a huge play about Saudi Arabia, which will be showcased live and is the first of its kind. At the moment, my life revolves around rehearsals and filming at all times, which is taking up most of the time and days, but I absolutely love it.” While she can’t reveal more, she does share her acting process, explaining that she first reads a script, researches the role, and then analyzes the character further to assess whether it’s something she feels she can undertake. Taking on the role of ambassador for Dior was organic for Omran, who admits to looking up to the brand ever since she was a little girl. “To be honest, the best thing about the role is being able to work very closely with a name that I absolutely love and respect,” she says. Her role entails “representing the brand in a way that brings its values to the everyday.” The codes she identifies with include “its elegance in all aspects of life, whether it is being elegant in our looks or in the way we treat people.” Omran offers that she aims to always “be true to myself and the people I love, regardless of the circumstances.” Dressed in Dior she feels “confident, elegant, and proud.”
Omran is exactly where she wants to be – right down to her city. “I am now in Riyadh, where I was born and where I love to be. The thing I appreciate and cherish the most is the love I get from everyone around me here; people are super nice and hospitable.” Particularly now, as the holy month will soon get underway. “Ramadan, to me, is all about spending qualitative time with the family and reflecting on the year that has passed.” During Eid, a movie will be released in which Omran plays the role of a big sister to a sibling with a psychological disorder. “In the role, the sister is the only one that can deal with him, and tries to convince her parents that her brother is not crazy. That he is just facing issues; keeping in mind the parents live in an old village and the mentality is a little outdated.” When life gets too fast, Omran reveals that the remedy is never too far. “I pack and go straight away to my parents’ home and back to my childhood bedroom.” There, she’ll ask for a helping of her mother’s eggplant maqluba, a dish she’s currently craving. One wouldn’t be wrong to assume that in her overnight bag is a golden bundle signed Dior.
The Dior Or collection lands in all Dior boutiques in the Middle East from March 9. It is available worldwide from March 16.
Originally published in the March 2023 issue of Vogue Arabia