After two days packed with fashion, beauty, culture, and live entertainment, Hai Vogue came to an end on a high note with an enthralling performance by Saudi rapper $kinny. The festival in Al Balad, which marked Vogue Arabia’s first public event in Saudi Arabia, brought together the Kingdom’s top creatives and talents from the fashion and beauty industries on February 8-9. After an exciting Day 1, the final day of the block party saw a special appearance by the cast of Netflix’s AlRawabi School for Girls—who also star on our February 2024 issue—alongside musical acts by Biirdperson, Dish Dash, TamTam, and Hatoon Idrees. Read on to discover everything you missed, and look back on all the highlights from Day 1 here.
Hai Vogue Day 2: The celebrities and guests
All eyes were on the talented cast of Netflix’s AlRawabi School for Girls as they walked into the Hai Vogue venue at Al Balad to soak in all the excitement of the festival. Also spotted interacting with the various installations were Abeer Sinder, TamTam, Aisha Almamy, and Lina Malaika.
Hai Vogue Day 2: The engaging entertainment talk
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Actors Raneem Haitham, Kira Yaghnam, Tara Abboud, Sarah Yousef, Tara Atalla, and Thalia Alansari took the stage for a special conversation with Saudi entrepreneur Lina Malaika to discuss the regionally taboo themes and narratives AlRawabi School for Girls has explored in season two. The cast also shared their experience with shooting their first ever Vogue cover for our February issue.
Hai Vogue Day 2: The musical performances
Opening act Lujain Albishi aka Biirdperson kicked off the evening before much-loved DJs Dish Dash treated the audience to a memorable set at the festival. Following the entertainment talk, the Hai Vogue stage came alive with music once again as singer and former Vogue Arabia cover star TamTam moved the crowd with her powerful vocals. Later, DJ oud player Hatoon Idrees left the audience in awe with her unique sound, before it was finally time for rapper $kinny to light up the stage with his very first Jeddah concert, full of dynamic tracks and beats. Fans of the artist also had the opportunity for a Meet & Great session with $kinny, ensuring their first-ever Hai Vogue experience was one for the books.
Hai Vogue Day 2: The vibrant fashion, beauty, and art installations
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The various fashion, beauty, and art activations were a major hit among both, returning guests and first-timers. While playful matches at the Jimmy Choo ping pong table and Steve Madden X and O board kept going all night long, the House of Creed fragrances and ice lollies proved to be equally irresistible, and the vibrant Jazeera Paints wall by Saudi artist Noura bin Saidan made for the perfect background for selfies and pictures. Plenty of other Instagrammable moments were also offered by the Kiko Milano glitter booth complete with a face paint station, Aigner’s flower detailed swing, and the Asteri Beauty installation where guests left heartfelt messages in the brand’s coveted products. Michael Kors and Birkenstock rounded out the activations with stand-out booths housing their key pieces, while Dyson gave guests a chance to enjoy their own Vogue moment by creating a magazine cover-inspired photo space.
Hai Vogue Day 2: More highlights
What’s a festival without scrumptious food? From Gravity Burgers to mouth-watering fries at Kechtup and coffees by Brew 92, Hai Vogue’s food corner had it all. Visitors took breaks from shopping and collecting freebies by loading up on snacks and street food, and VIP guests headed over to their private terrace lounge area, complete with majlis-style seating, canapés, and drinks, from where they enjoyed a bird’s eye view of the entire festival.
Below, a closer look at the best moments from Day 2 of Hai Vogue.