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The Fashion Prize Finalists Answer Vogue’s Beauty Q&A

On October 31st, the 10 finalists of the annual DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize will showcase their ready-to-wear and accessories Spring 2017 collections to a panel of regional and international industry experts. Ahead of the big reveal, Vogue Arabia—in collaboration with Wojooh—asked each of the finalists several beauty questions. Below, a snippet of each designer’s questionnaire, which will be published in full shortly on Wojooh’s website .


Daneh Buahmad.


What is your personal beauty style?
I’m a woman on the go so I try to get by with the most efficient routine. I use a day and night serum, an eye cream, and always remember to moisturize. As for toner, I use it on and off. I should be more diligent with that!

What is your personal fragrance of choice?
Ambre Nuit by Dior or Ambre Narguilé by Hermès.


Farah Nasri.


Who is your beauty icon?
Diana Vreeland.

What two products can you not live without?
Mascara and my black eyeliner.


Karine Tawil.


Describe your signature design style.
Architectural, clean, and practical.

Looking at your Spring 2017 collection for the Fashion Prize, what fragrance in particular do you imagine accompanying the looks?
I would choose “Love Don’t Be Shy” by Kilian.


Mira Hayek.


Describe yourself in one sentence.
I’m a happy child at heart who enjoys dancing, good design, and a great meal with my loved ones.

Who would you say is your beauty icon?
Today it’s Cher in the 70s.


Ayah Tabari.


What two beauty products can you not live without?
I can’t live without my lipstick and eyebrow pencil. My lipstick literally helps me get out the house in the morning and I love to experiment with different colors and shades.

Do you have any fragrance memories?
My fragrance memory involves my best friend. We used to be obsessed with the Escada perfume as teenagers—and I still wear it from time to time. It comes in a heart-shaped bottle with pink velvet.


Nathalie Trad.


Describe yourself in one sentence.
Ambitious, passionate, and clumsy.

Who is your beauty icon?
My beauty icon is Katherine Hepburn. She had such a distinctive look: natural, minimalist, and slightly androgynous, which she elevated with a splash of red lipstick.


Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf.


What is your personal beauty/grooming style?
Aya: I always highlight my eyes, either with eyeliner and mascara, or thicken my eyebrows. As for grooming, I prefer to straighten my hair.
Mounaz: My personal beauty routine involves picking the right lipstick. I believe that a woman’s lips are very sexy, so picking the right color is essential. As for grooming, I believe that depending on the outfit and mood, you’re hair should follow—but I always prefer the retro look.

What was the first fragrance you ever wore?
Aya: Tova by Beverly Hills.
Mounaz: The Baby Powder perfume from Bulgari.


Ralph Masri.


How would you describe your signature design style?
Bold, yet feminine and refined.

If you were to design your own fragrance what would it smell like?
Probably a mix of floral and spice.


Reema Al Banna.


Describe yourself in one sentence.
I love creating and am always on the go.

Who is your beauty icon?
My mom—she’s aged beautifully.


Roula Ghalayini.


What is your personal beauty/grooming style?
I prefer the natural look so my makeup is usually quite minimal. I’m huge on skin care though and religiously apply my vitamin E moisturizer, vitamin C serum, and moisturizer on a daily basis.

Name two beauty products that you can’t live without.
Sunscreen and moisturizer.

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