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Baby on board: Nancy Ajram is Vogue Arabia’s First Cover Star of 2019

Nancy Ajram wears dress by Stella McCartney. Photographed by Alvaro Beamud Cortés for Vogue Arabia, January 2019

Under the headline “Rebirth,” Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram graces the January covers of Vogue Arabia, showing off her baby bump. As she expects her third girl in full motherly bliss, she confesses, “I imagine what her personality and looks will be like, and I anxiously await to see who she will take after; what are the shape of her eyes and face.” She adds, “A girl is a blessing for her family. That’s what I learned from life.”

Nancy Ajram wears dress by Dior. Photographed by Alvaro Beamud Cortés for Vogue Arabia, January 2019

Ajram, who started performing as a child, has long been perfecting and honing her skill. Since her beginnings, she has produced more than 700 songs, from which she usually hums two or three. “Music is the most wonderful language. It is my companion. It helps me meditate and turn inwards,” shares the star, who also notes that she enjoys putting headphones playing Beethoven on her belly for her baby to hear. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, in the candid interview the star also admits that her family always comes first. “My happiness derived from being a mom and what I feel for my daughters is indescribable. I lose the ability to focus on my work if I’m not satisfied about myself as a mother, or if I’m facing a problem at home.”

Nancy Ajram wears a dress byBadgley Mischka at Robinsons. Photographed by Alvaro Beamud Cortés for Vogue Arabia, January 2019

The singer announced her third pregnancy back in August, posting on Instagram an image of her two daughters, who each held boards announcing they were to become big sisters. The caption, shared with her more than 16 million followers, read, “Mila and Ella’s wish has been fulfilled.”

Nancy Ajram wears a dress by Hussein Bazaza. Photographed by Alvaro Beamud Cortés for Vogue Arabia, January 2019

To help you kick start the new year, this issue is brimming with ways to update your closet, from an extensive feature on how to wear jeans, to how to select the perfect pink dress so in demand this season. The new issue of Vogue Arabia is also filled with topics and stories to reflect on this 2019. To celebrate sustainability, inclusivity, and female empowerment, January features an interview with eco championing designer Stella McCartney, the magazine debut of the region’s new curvy model, Ameni Esseibi on the rise, and the success story of Lebanese designer Lama Jouni

Don’t miss your chance to pick up the first issue of the year when it hits newsstands soon.

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Photography: Alvaro Beamud Cortés
Style: Katie Trotter, assisted by Danica Zivkovic, Mohammad Hazem Rezq
Hair and makeup: Luciano Chiarello
Nails: Tips & Toes
Production: Snap 14
Shot on location at 8th Street Studios, Dubai

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