28, Le­banese

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“For in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned Lana El Sahely, who has been cov­er­ing Paris Fash­ion Week for “eight years now,” dress­ing suc­cess­fully for the oc­ca­sion is co-de­pen­dent on the prepa­ra­tion. “I al­ways plan fit­tings in Paris for brands,” she be­gins. “But I also al­ways pack sev­eral pieces from the Mid­dle Eastern brands that I work with, be­cause for me this makes up such a large per­cent­age of my closet.” Lana of­ten works on ex­clu­sive pieces with de­sign­ers from the re­gion.

“It’s part of my iden­tity, too,” she says. “I think it’s a way of dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing your­self, there’s noth­ing bet­ter than mix­ing lo­cal, re­gional and in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers.” Her go-to Mid­dle Eastern brand? Roberi & Fraud. “It’s such a suc­cess story. The de­sign­ers have cre­ated a real mo­ment – their pieces are so much fun and add an edge to any look.” While she ap­pre­ci­ates how “clas­sic” French women are in their ap­proach to dress­ing she ad­mits her style is con­stantly evolv­ing to ab­sorb the lat­est sar­to­rial must-haves, and Paris is her favourite place to dress up. “My style is al­ways adapt­ing to the lat­est trends and Fash­ion Week is the right place for me to ex­press my­self and get cre­ative when styling my out­fits.”

Lana wears: Tu­nic, Dhs3,200; trousers, Dhs4,000, both Madiyah Al Sharqi. Sun­glasses, Dhs918, Roberi & Fraud. Shoes, Lana’s own

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