This year, in preparation for Ramadan, I have teamed up with one of the freshest and hip pest Qatar-based designer NINE OFFICIAL‘s fashion shoot for their kaftan line and their much awaited abaya line, CUBE ABAYA’s look book makeup.
NINE COLLECTION & CUBE ABAYA
Formerly known as “Vintage Kaftan”, NINE COLLECTION offers a fresh vibe of kaftans, hoodies, and shirts. The line started their label in 2012, bringing out the most fresh designs, lighter hues, and pastel yet, colorful line of textile in their kaftan line. The aesthetic draws attention to the hippest crowd in the Gulf. One of the designers Funkyah, is also the woman behind the photography and parter, designer Saeeda is bringing out the brand’s stylish image. Unlike other arab-based designers, NINE OFFICIAL‘s creations are fun, bright, and fresh.
The brand also premiered their very own abaya line Cube Abaya, which consists of sleek, minimalist, and hip abayas. This is the first time they have focused on abayas, so the designs are limited.
Both NINE OFFICIAL and CUBE ABAYA will participate in HEYA ARABIAN FASHION EXHIBITION this April 28-May 2.
Mornings are the important time of the shoot as the sunlight is key for natural-lighted photographs. The brand’s beautiful model which hails from Italy, arrived fresh from the airport as well. The designers wanted something fresh, non-arabic, and the no-makeup2x look with a touch of color. So I focused on moisturizing and prepping the model’s skin for 30 mins. as this will really help in doing a fresh look while waking up the skin, and I did the makeup look for 15 mins. Shoot was held on a private studio owned by the label.
Known for their fresh aesthetic, the designers wanted the no makeup2x look and the actual beauty of the skin. So I have focused on the skin and either a nude or bold lips.
GET THE LOOK:
Enhancing real beauty, non “Instagram makeup” fad, and bringing you freshness. “No makeup” makeup look. Moisturized the model’s skin for 30 mins and did the makeup in 15 mins.
- @tatcha supple moisture cream: to wake up skin–Japan’s newest technology in skin care line
- tatcha luminous dewy skin mist: helps keep makeup and refresh skin with Japan’s newest technology in skin care line
- tatcha gold carmelia 24k. Oil: instantly rehydrates and conditions skin in seconds with it’s 24k gold carmelia infused formula
- @karunaskin under eye melting boost: wakes up puffy and tired eyes
- @armanibeauty luminous silk foundation: perfect no makeup makeup foundation, buildable coverage which makes skin look like skin
- @lauramercier translucent powder: on desired areas only and to mattefy specific areas
- @maccosmetics studio finish concealer: minimal application only–applied on areas that needed correcting.
- (crease and bottom waterline) @Tarte tartiest pro glow to go chisel + (brow bone and tear duct) chisel and burst with gleam: This specific palette of Tarte is so convenient with it’s pigmentation and size
- (waterline) MAC nw25 chromagraphic pencil: makes eyes look awake naturally with it’s skin tone beige color
- @lancomeofficial grandiose extreme mascara: instantly curls, thickens, separates, and lifts lashes with it’s new slightly bent wand. You can do either a natural looking lash or a fuller lash with this in seconds.
◼contour and highlight:
- tarte tastiest to go palette chisel and burst with gleam
- rose glow blush by bassam fattouh: the perfect rose with neutral glow blush
- (soft pink) @bassamfattouh blossom matte tricks lipstick with MAC soar lip pencil
- (red) Huda Beauty “Heart breaker” matte liquid lipstick with MAC Cherry lip pencil
- MAC lingering pencil with MAC clear brow set: Only lined areas needed as the model have perfect brows already.
- boots individual lashes by Ardell. :you can use individual lashes from other brands but they should be applied on areas that needed lifting which are the ends of the eyes until the center of the iris only.
Check more of NINE OFFICIAL here: nine.official IG
Check more of CUBE ABAYA here: THE CUBE ABAYA IG
Don’t forget to check their booth at HEYA ARABIAN FASHION EXHIBITION at BOOTH/ SPACE A30 FROM APRIL 30-MAY 2!
(Professional photos taken by Anfal Funkyah. Attached bts photos taken from my camera.)